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Creepshow #1 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

The worldwide phenomenon based on the hit Shudder TV series comes to comics in a star-studded five-issue anthology series that will SCARE YOU TO DEATH.

In the debut issue, CHRIS BURNHAM (DIE!DIE!DIE!, NAMELESS) terrifies with a tale of trick or treaters who are taught what happens when you mess with the wrong house.

Then, legendary Batman: The Animated Series creator PAUL DINI, STEVE LANGFORD, and JOHN McCREA (DEAD EYES, Hitman) petrify with the party antics of Shingo, the birthday clown with an appetite for more than cake!

Each issue of CREEPSHOW will feature different creative teams with uniquely horrifying standalone stories.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Horror DNA

    Creepshow #1 makes a strong case for it being a worthy successor to the original movie, the recent Shudder series, and the King and Wrightson graphic novel adaptation. It has its influences in place, but it isn’t hindered by them. The stories feel like EC style versions of modern horror and it helps keep the comic balanced quite well between legacy and inventiveness. It’s fun, disturbing, and indulgent and it more than earns your eyes on its pages, regardless of whether they’re attached to your head or not.

  • 93

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Take One – A brutal, violent and incredibly fun story that is bolstered by some beautifully detailed art and a great sense of humor both narratively and visually.

    Shingo – A fun, funny and entertaining story from start to finish. The art is just as fun and entertaining as the story.

  • 88

    Geek'd Out

    Creepshow may not be everyones cup of tea but its a brilliant and disgusting love letter to the horror comics of old and the creative teams pay homage to its source material with tongue planted firmly in cheek. And despite its long history, this issue is perfectly accessible to those unfamiliar with the franchise – but be warned: this definitely aint for kids!

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    Creepshow and the Cryptkeeper are icons of the genre, and this first installment is absolutely enjoyable and so much fun. It pays great service to fans old and new and is a great stepping stone to those that may have never heard the Cryptkeepers tales before.

  • 85


    Creepshow #1 comes out of the gate running, or in this case, screaming and blubbering. Both stories feel like an homage to older comics and the legacy of Creepshow while offering unique tales worth getting lost in.

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    The stories do not really make that much sense and there does not seem to be the heavy-handed moral lesson that the older stories seem to have as part of the story. Just having a horror setting seems to be enough for them.

    Well worth checking out if you are a fan of the show and want more horror themed comics to look at.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    The two stories follow the general theme of different kinds of greed taken too far. Its easy to feel a sense of satisfaction in seeing victims becoming victims in a pair of horror stories. No one is really innocent, and no one is totally evil, so all of the gore and murder is somehow appealingly acceptable in the opening issue of a potentially fun anthology mini-series.

  • 80

    Big Comic Page

    I will always be up for a good horror anthology series, and between the nostalgia that comes with a name Ive known since childhood, and the quality of what we get in this first issue, I think this is a title that is going to be gracing my shelves for a long while to come.

  • 80


    As we ease into Autumn, with the nights drawing in, what could be a more perfect comic to enjoy?

  • 80

    Creepshow steps forward with its first issue this week, and the wickedly strange series is just the treat ahead of Halloween. Filled with heart-pounding tales and impressively poignant messages, this debut issue will make your blood rush. So if you are looking for a delightfully deadly read this fall, Creepshow promises to deliver in blood.

  • 50

    Multiversity Comics

    The debut of “Creepshow is pretty standard horror anthology fare. Fun and spooky in the moment, but ultimately forgettable and never comes close to its great counterparts.

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