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Creepshow Vol. 2 #3 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

First, the Eisner Award-nominated ZOE THOROGOOD (IT’S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH) writes and draws the story of a woman who discovers the fountain of youth and her terrifying journey into “Eternity, Eternity, Eternity.”

Then, nightmarish novelist JOEL FARRELLY (Tell Me a Story) teams up with ghoulish GORAN SUDŽUKA (GHOSTED, Year Zero) to tell the tale of a gem heist with a Lovecraftian twist in “Sacrifices.”

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
30 pages
Amazon ASIN

4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Creepshow #3 is a must-buy for Zoe Thorogood’s story alone, a truly terrifying and disturbing story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it. The second story is also good, with a great Lovecraftian twist. Overall, it’s a terrific issue and it’s highly recommended.

  • 80

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Story 1: Eternity, Eternity, Eternity – A fantastic and darkly endearing story from Thorogood. The plot is beautifully engaging and has some fantastic elements of horror and science fiction mixed with amazing art that is compelling.

    Story 2: Sacrifices – An interesting premise that is hampered by its quick pacing. Everything happens so fast that you never get to enjoy either the caper or the horror.

  • 80

    In the first story, unlocking the key to immortality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as a scientist discovers that the key to a never-ending life comes with the curse of loneliness, no matter what hardships one might suffer through. While many Creepshow stories feature a moral twist at the end of their narratives, the twist in this experience comes relatively early on, instead depicting how living with an expiration date allows you to appreciate what you have while you’ve got it, resulting in a grotesque yet life-affirming excursion. The second story is a more traditional experience for Creepshow, as a man procures a rare gem to sell to a wealthy client. When the dealer tries a double-cross, he realizes that he’s condemned himself to die in an entirely unexpected fashion. Even if the backup issue is more traditional and follows the formula of the series more authentically, that doesn’t at all mean it’s not also entirely entertaining, delivering one-dimensional characters whose jobs are to merely to be a delivery system for the cruel plot twist. The ocean-bound setting also elevates the material outside the more familiar locations of such stories, as they typically unfold in small towns or the suburbs, with the pairing of these two storylines arguably making this the standout issue of the new series.

  • 80

    Comical Opinions

    CREEPSHOW (VOL. 2) #3 is a rock-solid horror comic with two shorts that look and feel very different in terms of subject matter and visuals but do an equally good job of nailing the horror of their respective plots. Farrely’s double-cross plot reads more like a traditional monster story, while Thorogood’s tragic tale of irony delivers plenty of horrific imagery.

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