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Stephen King "Creepshow" Softcover Illustrated Comic, First Edition - First Printing
Stephen King "Creepshow" Comic, First Edition - First Printing (Scarce in this Near Fine condition)

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VERY NEAR FINE. Square and tight spine without any marks , writings or stamps.  The binding is uniform and tight, colors clear and vibrant. An original Collector's Grade comic that's hard to find. A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of any marks across the page edges. Small crease to the rear cover corner. Just about Near Fine+. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. Book Grading Definitions

Publisher: New American Library / Plume 1982
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover wraps
Illustrator: Bernie Wrightson
Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches

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Product Code: 76-909

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A very unique and colorful comic that you will enjoy in your Stephen King collection. Lavishly illustrated throughout.

New York: New American Library / Plume, 1982. First edition. First Printing. Full number line as required on the copyright page for a 1st/1st. An over-sized trade softcover. 64 pages. Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches. Illustrated Fiction with the original prices printed on the back cover in the upper right corner. Very Near Fine condition.

Creepshow is a graphic novella published by Penguin imprint Plume in July 1982, based on the movie Creepshow (also from 1982). The movie, directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, consists of five short films, two of which are based on earlier prose stories by King, while the remaining three were written specifically for the movie. The book's interior art is by Bernie Wrightson with Michele Wrightson, with a cover by Jack Kamen.


The comic book, like the movie, consists of five short stories. These are:

  1. "Father's Day"
  2. "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" (based on the short story "Weeds", first published in 1976)
  3. "Something to Tide You Over"
  4. "The Crate" (based on the short story "The Crate"", first published in 1979)
  5. "They're Creeping Up on You"

There is no introduction or afterword of any kind, although on the back cover it states "Stephen King conjures up five jolting tales of horror." The short stories "Weeds" and "The Crate" have never been collected in a King book and both remain uncollected.

About Creepshow

Originally written as a screenplay by King in 1982, the film was originally considered a sleeper hit at the box office bringing in over $21 million domestically and has grown with a cult following. Directed by George A. Romero (of "Night of the Living Dead" fame) and starring a high-powered ensemble cast, including Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall, Fritz Weaver, Carrie Nye, and Ed Harris. King himself also has a cameo appearance, as does his son, Joe Hill, as the boy being punished by his parents for reading horror comic books on Halloween night.

Immediately following the film, King developed the graphic novel version of "Creepshow," which contained the five stories illustrated in comic book form by legendary artist, Bernie Wrightson.

Softcover comic. The book's interior art is by Bernie Wrightson with Michele Wrightson, with a cover by Jack Kamen.

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