Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bless Us, Father…

Love him or hate him, here’s another Creepy Corben Christmas tale! Try saying that 10 times fast. And thanks to Keith Smith for all the scans today.

From the January 1974 issue of Creepy #59







6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'M ONLY SLIGHTLY FAMILIAR WITH CORBANS WORK BUT IT LOOKS PRETTY GOOD......I DIDN'T REALIZE THESE CREEPY MAGS WERE SO GORY!

Horror pariah said...

I never got to read CREEPY and ilk when i was young,when i did it was just a bunch of stupid sci-fi crap,so i never appreciated it,till i later learned that i'd been reading the "dark ages" of it,i recently bought #'s 2 & 3,it was very campy at first,the first issue had a funny cover!,but in the'70's,WHOOO! it produced some excellently gory stuff.

Karswell said...

I'd like to check out more of this stuff too... I remember reading some Warren stuff in the 70's but I was too much into the Marvel GA horror reprints to collect anything else.

Anonymous said...

I think that Corben did some of his best work for the Warren magazines back in the 70s.This is one of his best.I also like Forgive us our trespasses,Child,The Raven,Bowser,You're a big girl now, and Judas.I hope you post more of the Warren stuff here.thanks

Anonymous said...

Oh my god...

I'm browsing through the archives and I know I'm commenting on an old old posting, but...

This shit is GOOD. No...it is THE SHIT. O_O

I LOVE THIS SHIT!!!

(Yes that means it isn't shit. ^^ )

The first one had the "Holy fuck!" moment (the TRUE anti-christ turns out not to be the baby, but the murderous zealot) and the second one was quite sad; it was a story of broken people and of the chain reaction/Domino effect that they cause and told of how one person's/more that one peoples' craziness affects another and then the craziness is inherited and then that person affects another and so on. The last panel particularly hit hard, because the mom says, "Of course he is thinking about you." Of course it's good that she didn't know the truth, but it does hit hard, because the mother will probably never tell her little girl and the little girl will miss an idealized version of "Father" that never existed. Dilemma.

My god. I have never talked THIS long on a THOIA comment before. o_o

This is just THAT good. Thank you for everything you do, Karswell. And very, very, very, VERY Belated (or super early, however you see it ;) ) Christmas to you. ^^

Karswell said...

Please feel free to comment on any post, new or old... I have the blog settings set to notify me anytime anyone comments on anything in the archive. Thanks, and merry xmas to you too, haha!