Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ANOTHER CREEPY WEEK: CREEPY'S LOATHSOME LORE

Yesterday I covered for  MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD readers the concept of the one page "filler" feauture that was common to many 'a horror comic from the 1950's and resurrected (a good term, don'cha think?) again in Warren's CREEPY in 1965.

This time around it was titled CREEPY'S LOATHSOME LORE, and each entry in this wonderful series could be considered a stand-alone work of art, by its design, layout, text placement and fabulous illustration.

LOATHSOME LORE began in Issue #2 and ended in Issue #47. There were a total of 42 installments, including reprints in the CREEPY 1969 YEARBOOK and the CREEPY 1972 ANNUAL. According to David Horne in his essential book on Warren, GATHERING HORROR, it is likely that, unless otherwise credited, all were written by long-time Editor Archie Goodwin.

The first two installments of LOATHSOME LORE are found in CREEPY #2, published in April 1965.


CREEPY'S LOATHSOME LORE: VAMPIRISM
Script: Archie Goodwin - Art: Bob Lubbers
This is the first appearance of LOATHSOME LORE in CREEPY #2.

CREEPY'S LOATHSOME LORE: WEREWOLVES
Script: Archie Goodwin - Art: Frank Frazetta
from CREEPY #2

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