Creepshow (comics)

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Creepshow Plume.jpg
Page count64 pages
PublisherPlume (Penguin Books)
Creative team
WritersStephen King
ArtistsBernie Wrightson

Creepshow is a graphic novella published by Penguin imprint Plume in July 1982, based on the film Creepshow (also from 1982). The film, 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 film.

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


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

  • "Father's Day"
  • "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" (based on the short story "Weeds", first published in 1976)
  • "Something to Tide You Over"
  • "The Crate" (based on the short story "The Crate", first published in 1979)
  • "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.

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