Skybound Entertainment have announced details of the superstar creative teams and stories for CREEPSHOW #1, the debut issue of a brand new five-part series based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series.
In the spirit of all iterations of Creepshow in pop culture, each issue of the Creepshow comic anthology series will come packed with two spine-chilling stories.
In the first story, writer/artist Chris Burnham will deliver a terrifying tale of trick or treaters who are taught what happens when you mess with the wrong house.
“I first saw Creepshow in third or fourth grade…right around the time I had the initial germ of the idea for the story in this issue!” said Burnham. “I was absolutely terrified to take more than one candy bar from the TAKE ONE bowl. What if the owner of the house was hiding in wait? And what would they do if they caught me?!? I’ve chewed these questions over for thirty years…and this story is the definitive answer!”
In the second tale, legendary writers Paul Dini and Stephen Langford (Creepshow TV series) team up with artist John McCrea to petrify readers with the party antics of Shingo, the birthday clown with an appetite for more than cake!
“Parents might fool themselves into believing that anything big, cute and silly is good for kids, but little ones recognize a monster when they see one. Stephen Langford and I put ourselves back into that childlike mindset when we dreamed up Shingo,” said Dini. “In the world of Creepshow, kiddie birthdays are rarely fun, parents often have worse outbursts than their kids, and that strangely grinning party character is not as friendly as it seems.”
“Writing for Creepshow was mind-blowing but having co-written a Creepshow comic goes beyond any of my expectations as a writer,” added Langford. “It’s hard to believe that Paul and I created the character Shingo and he’s finally come to life!”
“Working on the Creepshow book was thrill enough, but to be teamed up with Stephen and Paul was the gory icing on the creepy cake,” added John McCrea. “And the character Shingo is such freaky fun to draw, it’s a dreamscream!”
These new creative teams join the already impressive roster of creators from comics, film, television, and beyond who will be working on the anthology, including Josh Malerman (Creepshow TV series, Bird Box), David & Maria Lapham (Stray Bullets), Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine), Kelley Jones (Batman, The Sandman), and Steve Orlando (Spider Man 2099), with many more to be announced.
Creepshow #1 will arrive in comic book shops and digital platforms on 21st September 2022.
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