Read more Read less. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Shadows on the Grave. Who'll Stop the Reign? Harrow County Volume 1: Product description Review "Managing to skilfully blend Native American folklore with twisted Lovecraftian horror, Rat God immediately sinks its teeth into the reader early before gradually dragging them down into the murky, unnerving word that Richard Corben has created. Dark Horse have long since established their reputation as the go-to publisher for bold, imaginative horror, and titles like this only serve to reinforce that fact.
Highly recommended, but only if you're willing to take on something a little bit different from the usual horror fare. See all Product description. Kindle Edition File Size: Dark Horse Books 27 October Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Kinda gruesome at times starting with the cover! Some pages of breathtaking art, some surprising and interesting story twists, some puzzlements.
A lot of fun.
The story begins in the pre-historic northern taiga, with a brother and sister fleeing pursuers from two menacing tribes. A rather startling but effective transition takes the story into the 's or thereabouts as an arrogant young New Englander searches for an isolated backwoods community and a young woman he encountered at college. While the action entertains, questions pile up.
How did the brother and sister in the opening episode get into that predicament?
There are a brother and sister in the main, "modern" chapters of the story, too -- are they descendants? One of them is evidently now a shapeshifter -- how'd that come about? I mean, I'm not asking for everything to be laid out in a flow chart, but a lot of things are still open-ended at the story's conclusion. From time to time a narrator appears, a one-eyed old crone who also occasionally takes part in the action. She's nameless here, but reappears in the same role as "Mag the Hag" in Corben's Murky World, currently being serialized in Heavy Metal.
In the final chapter, Corben pulls a Mel Gibson: Hmm, wonder what that was about. And following that, a couple of other characters start speaking Tlingit to each other. Still a fun read, just one you'll be puzzling over the details of for a while. Along with the earlier Bernie Wrightson collection, this is an essential piece for a horror comics library.
Oct 17, Joe Crawford rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 22, Camilo Guerra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yo soy de los segundos, a mi me encantan sus mujeres de curvas imposibles , colores detallados ,oscuros o su lapiz detallado a niveles demoniacos.
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Sep 03, Nicola Mansfield rated it it was amazing. I used to love these horror story comic collections when I was a young teen and I believe I may have read some of this title's single issues but I am sketchy on which comics I did actually read, except of course "Tales from the Crypt", that I distinctly remember. A fabulous collection of short horror stories from both Creepy and Eerie comic magazines. The stories were originally published through the years Other reviewers talk about reading these original comics when they were 8,9,12 and while I see no problem with that as there are certain children who love to have the pants scared off them.
My age recommendation is older because I am concerned about the hugely buxom women and eventually totally frontally naked women with a strategically placed object in the groin area. The violence is quite violent also and the stories pretty freaky. That said, they are a whole barrel of fun for the appropriate age group.
I undoubtedly had a lot of fun with these eerie, creepy stories that compare to "Tales of the Crypt" or "Twilight Zone", if you've never read this kind of thing before. Richard Corben's art is delicious and he certainly deserves a collection of his own. It's a pleasure to read all these stories some of which he did write and find the same consistent quality artwork throughout.
As to the quality of the stories, they vary. There are three well done retelling of Poe stories, near the end we have a couple of episodic stories which carry over for about three parts each and these were very good. There are stories about monsters, werewolves, madmen, serial killers, ghosts and plain old weirdos. I'll admit there were 2, I think, that I didn't "get", a couple that made me chuckle, and quite a few that made me think "sweet" at their unsettling endings.
I don't particularly have a reason why but I did find myself enjoying the last half of the book containing the stories from the "Eerie" magazine better than the "Creepy" issues for some reason. A whole lot of fun and this volume is a good price, especially compared to the hefty price of the Creepy Presents Archive volumes. I'd love to collect these but price is definitely a factor for me and will drive me to the library, unless they come out with trades at half the price.
But this special volume is priced to sell! View all 3 comments. Jun 30, L. Diaz rated it really liked it. A pretty good collection of Corben's early contribution to Creepy and Eerie. I wished it collected the Vampirella stuff as well as I have never read any of his stories or anyone else's for that matter.
I think if there was a way to go back in time and collect the final art or print data to make this book look a lot closer to the original way it suppose to look like it would be perfect. Although great effort was done to make this book and I'm so happy it readily is available I can't help, but t A pretty good collection of Corben's early contribution to Creepy and Eerie. Although great effort was done to make this book and I'm so happy it readily is available I can't help, but think how well it would look if we had the best possible reproduction material.
I think some things get lost and perhaps some of it has to do with Corben's way of coloring comics. He was heavily involved in a process not many artists normally work from. Either way this volume is well done with what they have available and some of the work was rescanned when those pages were still around. Some stories are a bit dated in theme, but there are some gems if you look hard enough. Jul 11, fleegan rated it really liked it Shelves: I am so glad I picked this book to read. Some of the stories are ones he wrote, and all of them I think?
The artwork was great. I enjoyed the Edgar Allan Poe stories the best, but the whole book was an entertaining read.
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The section of comic book covers was so much fun to look at. But if you do like horror, especially bite-sized Twilight Zone-ish stories with a bit of humor, give this book a go. Jun 11, Sunny rated it liked it. I received an advance digital copy from the publisher for review. I was not paid to do this review. Of course, I knew it would be horror but it gave me more of a Tales from the Crypt vibe and that was unexpected. That means it is a combination of horror and humor which combines to be creepy.
There appeared to be a moral to some of the comics shown in the book, some a little contrived such as the monster th I received an advance digital copy from the publisher for review. There appeared to be a moral to some of the comics shown in the book, some a little contrived such as the monster that fed off anger and animosity and was brutally killing people.
I liked the story but I wasn't overly impressed by it. The drawing of the comics leaves something to be desired. Its gritty which matches the horror theme but I'm not sure if it is due to the quality of this digital copy but the images weren't very clear. The writing is a bit elementary so I think this would be a good comic for teenagers and young adults especially those into the morbid and black humor.
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Jan 09, Gordon Lee rated it it was amazing. This book is a must-have. It is already one of my favorites of all time. I have been a fan of Corben for years and to see this collection in a beautiful hard cover is too much for words. I describe his style as equal parts dark, fantastic, psychedelic, graphic, and frightening. The stories come from both Creepy and Eerie magazines and most of them are presented in full color. Some of my favorite stories are Terror Tomb, Within You Toward the back of the book are many of Corben's magazine covers from Creepy and Eerie.
The works presented in this book are all Corben and so it's almost like entering into another world. If you are unfamiliar with his work, this is truly a sight to behold and one you will not soon forget. Jun 26, Sara Thompson rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wish I had discovered Creepy Magazine when I was a kid. However, I am enjoying the editions they are publishing now that feature a particular artist. This time Creepy is all about Richard Corben.
Creepy Presents Richard Corben is a collection of short comics from one page inserts to several page stories. Prepare to be amazed by his trivia and shocked into quiet contemplation as he I wish I had discovered Creepy Magazine when I was a kid. Prepare to be amazed by his trivia and shocked into quiet contemplation as he points out the stupidity that seems to be the primary motivation for humans. It has an older feel to it like images from Vincent Price movies.
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Jun 24, D. If you know the work of Richard Corben, you know exactly what you're in for. Great fantasy art, amazing colors, and strange worlds. The stories are a mix of EC comics and low-rent Twilight Zone, but Corben's art makes even the most uneven stories worthwhile. Jan 04, Gee Lampa rated it it was amazing. Corben has redefined horror, and like a fine cheese, the older he gets, the more pungent his effect!
Truly one of the only artists in the industry that can render a static image that frightens me. Perhaps it's the understated calm of his panels. The reproduction of the art in this volume is presented with great care and respect. Presently, this book is delivers the biggest bang for your horror buck.
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Dec 28, Mark Singer rated it really liked it Shelves: I remember reading Creepy and Eerie in the s, and this is a good collection of all of Corben's work that appeared in those comic books. The only reason I do not give this collection five stars is that some of the colored comics look like third generation photostat copies, and are blurry.
Jan 19, Neven rated it really liked it Shelves: What to say about Richard Corben? His career spans thriller comics, gothic horror, graphic slasher horror, sci-fi, fantasy, erotic art, collaborations with writers, his own stories. The stories are sometimes hoaky, pun-based twists, sometimes genuinely terrifying, always drawn in an art style that swings curiously between beautiful, realistic painting and bizarre, childish anatomy.
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