Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Doug Moench, Peter Bagge, Alex De Campi, Dan Braun, Bruce Jones
Artist: Mike Norton with Dave Stokes, Peter Bagge, Henrik Jonsson, Ramon Torrents
Release Date: 12th February 2014
The ever decrepit Uncle Creepy has a few nasty tales up his sleeve as another packed issue shuffles onto the shelf. Step right up folks, chest tentacles, rat armies and wicked scoundrels fill the pages of this nasty piece of work. It’s a funny book with some ghastly turns.
Composed of three decently wicked tales, each one is bookended with a ‘breather’ page of corny comedy horror. With each story having a different writer and artist, the black and white look is constantly bleak as well as varied while the writing is quick and economical. The dialogue is overly daft and blunt at times which it adds to the charm. It’s a delight to make your way through.
Each tale has its own unique style and dark humour you expect from this series. A special mention to Second Childhood, the last of the three, which is a little darker than I expected. It’s about an unlovable, deeply vile and decadent man who has indulged in booze and women and wealth for far too long. It’s a cracking story which conjures memories of A Portrait of Dorian Gray. It’s well written and nicely twisted.
The stories in this book don’t have an ounce of fat between them. Not one panel and barely a single word is wasted; yet each story gives you just enough to make you pull that wicked wee grin we all crave. It’s why we read this stuff, right?
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The writer of this piece was: James McQueen
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