Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father’s Day

Long time readers here at THOIA know of my undying love for George Romero’s excellent pre-code horror inspired 1982 film Creepshow. Five tales penned by Stephen King, presented in the “EC tradition”; the first segment of the film “Father’s Day” is our subject in honor of todays “holiday.” And with artwork by Bernie Wrightson, you know you’ve just hit the three-way juggernaut of jolting terror!

From the July 1982 graphic novel adaptation of Creepshow











9 comments:

Horror pariah said...

I knew you'd post either this or a frankenstein story for father's day,i had this years ago and i somehow lost it,thanks so much for re-posting this!.Wrightson really knocked himself out to get the faces right,huh?.

Anonymous said...

Creepshow was a great movie and i have always wanted to read the creepshow comic, thanx for posting it

silvano said...

I'm lucky enough to own a copy of the "CREEPSHOW" graphic novel , but Wrightson is one of my all-times faves ,so I can't help but agree with your choice for today's story !

Anonymous said...

DAMN THIS IS GREAT! I'VE ALWAYS HEARD ABOUT THE CREEPSHOW COMIC BOOK BUT NEVER SEEN IT. NOW I NEED TO FIND A COPY TO READ THE REST! BERNIE RULES!!

jim said...

wrightson, awesome

Karswell said...

I'm surprised that someone hasn't carried on publishing a Creepshow comic book as it's a perfect name and set up and everything... can you imagine how many back issues we'd have right now if they had bothered to do this nearly 30 years ago when the film first came out? Of course WB still hasn't bothered to release a REAL Creepshow DVD special edition with proper extras here in the US either so who knows what the hell the deal is.

You can still find this graphic novel adaptation easy enough, there's a bunch on ebay right now and used copies starting at around $10 at amazon marketplace too. It's worth every penny.

Finally, I found an excellent golden age story in my collection that obviously inspired King for another tale from Creepshow, look for it early next month...

Jeffos said...

Holy %^*@&*!!!

That was off-the-charts grawesome.

Great story, fantastic writing, creative (and funny) dialog, and incredible artwork -- wow. That corpse in the morgue was creepy enough, but the grinning skull with maggots in the eye sockets on p7 is nightmare fuel. And it only gets better as it heads to the inevitable finish.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

jeffos is right, and its definitely one of the best movie to comic adaptations of all time. the whole graphic novel is completely on par with the film in fact.


now I want to read it all again AND watch the movie tonight!

Karswell said...

I also want to say Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there. Kick back and enjoy your day, but please do not rip off anyone's head and make a cake out of it! (Unless you're a zombie, then it's okay.)