Creepshow: Relive the Iconic Horror Tales With Skybound’s New Anthology Series
Skybound Entertainment has announced a new anthology series, Creepshow. The new series will bring together an impressive ensemble of creators to bring stories to the comic series adapted from Greg Nicotero’s beloved Shudder TV series.
Staying true to the soul of the horror pop culture phenomenon, each issue will include what the publisher describes as “two spine-chilling stories.” The debut issue will include the work of writer/artist Chris Burnham who aims to take readers on a horror ride that will teach the trick or treaters in the story, what happens when you mess with the wrong house.
Burnham talks about this story being an idea years in the making, saying:
“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! “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!”
Rounding off the highly-anticipated debut issue will be co-writers Paul Dini and Stephen Langford who team up with artist John McCrea to haunt our nightmares with Shingo the clown.
Dini talks about his and Langford’s mindset being set back to their childhood to create this horrifying tale, saying:
“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.
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. It’s hard to believe that Paul and I created the character Shingo and he’s finally come to life!”
McCrea chimed in saying:
“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. And the character Shingo is such freaky fun to draw, it’s a dreamscream!”
Talent from all mediums of entertainment have gathered to contribute to the series including Josh Malerman, David & Maria Lapham, Steve Fox, Kelley Jones, and Steve Orlando. Also contributing will be artists Declan Shalvey & Vance Kelly who will provide variant cover art for the debut issue.
Creepshow #1 will arrive at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on September, 21st, 2022. Check out the preview below:
Source: Skybound Entertainment