Monster of the Day #798

Here’s a shocker. The early issues of Creepy and Eerie, the ones edited and nearly entirely written by Archie Goodwin (no, not that Archie Goodwin–I think), are still amazingly fab. I urge anyone to go to their libraries and request the super-nifty Dark Horse hardcover reprint books of those, of which I own several. A great way to introduce kids to really classic conceptions of monsters, too.

  • Ericb

    The original painting of the large figure in the foreground is kept locked in Bill Belichick’s attic.

  • Rock Baker

    I thought the Warren stuff was a little strong for kids, frequently featuring as it did nudity and gore….

  • bgbear_rnh

    It is certainly what interested this kid in Eerie and Creepy, however, my childhood budget could not cover both Mad and either of these mags. So, I grew up sarcastic rather than perverted ;)

  • zombiewhacker

    The 60s period was mostly kid stuff. The 70s is when Eerie and Creepy poured on the nudity and gore. Not that I’m complaining, mind you.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I forget, was it Creepy or Eerie that ran the last comics story done by Frank Frazetta, ‘Werewolf’? I remembered the monster (the Gonteekwa) as being the flipping Conan of werewolves. It made the titular bear from Grizzly look puny!