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New Creepshow Comic Coming in September

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Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly (EW), it has been discovered that Skybound is publishing a five-issue comic book anthology based on the Creepshow franchise. Creepshow and the world of comics have long since gone hand in hand. The film that launched the whole franchise, directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King (who stars in one of the segments), was inspired by the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950s. According to makeup artist Greg Nicotero, the comics also served as inspiration while he oversaw the TV show, which is about to air its fourth season on Shudder.

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The new comic series marks the second time that Creepshow has gone full circle, after the original 1982 film was adapted as a comic book, with the artwork done by Bernie Wrighton of Heavy Metal fame. Creepshow 2, which was written by Romero and featured a cameo from King, was going to be adapted to comics, but issues with the rights ultimately canceled the project. However, artist Kelley Jones has released his work on “The Raft” segment adaptation. Creepshow 3, made without Romero or King, has not been adapted, and given the film’s overwhelmingly negative critical reception, most people would probably say that’s a good thing.

The new comic will launch on September 21 with a different creative team from the worlds of comics, film, television, and beyond in charge of each issue. The creative roster involved includes Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), Steve Langford (Creepshow TV series), Josh Malerman (Creepshow TV series, Bird Box), Chris Burnham (Die!Die!Die!), John McCrea (Hitman), David & Maria Lapham (Stray Bullets), and Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine). And these are just some of the people involved, with more to be announced.

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