Shudder’s Creepshow TV series will jump from the screen to the printed page in a new five-issue miniseries from Skybound, who have recruited an impressive array of talent to scare the pants off of readers.
“Creepshow has consistently been one of the best things in horror for the last 40 years, and for Skybound to be able to carry on such a rich horror tradition is an absolute thrill,” said Jon Moisan, editor at Skybound. “We knew a franchise this prolific would require the best talent in the industry, so we assembled a collection of creators that will do the Creepshow name proud. The stories they have planned are going to scare the absolute hell out of people.”’
The creative mix includes folks who have worked on the TV series, like Steve Langford and Josh Malerman, along with comics talent like Chris Burnham, David & Maria Lapham, Steve Foxe, John McCrea and Kelley Jones, and someone who has made his mark in both comics and TV, Paul Dini. Burnham provides the cover, above, for the first issue.
Creepshow, the anthology film by director George Romero and writer Stephen King, debuted in theaters back in 1982. Inspired by EC Comics’ horror titles like Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror, the film featured a kid reading a comic called Creepshow and a host, “The Creep,” who was reminiscent of the Cryptkeeper and other horror comic hosts. Animated sequences between the different stories made it look like The Creep was flipping the pages of a comic.
It spawned two sequels and a comic book of the same name, which featured the work of horror master Bernie Wrightson. In 2018, Shudder revived Creepshow as an anthology TV series from Greg Nicotero, director, writer and executive producer of the show.
“Growing up a fan of horror comics and Famous Monsters, I will never forget the thrill of seeing a new issue hit the stands…thumbing through the pages with the anticipation of diving into a dark, twisted and outrageous world filled with ghouls, zombies and the classic come-uppence,” Nicotero said. “I’m very proud to see Creepshow find its rightful place on comic book shelves everywhere!”
Look for the first issue on Sept. 21