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Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date May – October 1989
No. of issues 6
Creative team
Created by Peter Milligan
Brett Ewins
Steve Dillon
Written by Peter Milligan
Penciller(s) Brett Ewins
Inker(s) Steve Dillon
Letterer(s) Tom Frame
Colorist(s) Tom Ziuko
Editor(s) Karen Berger
Collected editions
Skreemer ISBN 1-56389-925-6

Skreemer is a six-issue comic book limited series, written by Peter Milligan with art by Brett Ewins and Steve Dillon. The first issue was published by American company DC Comics in May 1989.


The story is set thirty-eight years after the fall of civilization in New York. The central character is Veto Skreemer, an imposing giant in an age when giants are near obsolete. His story is narrated by Peter Finnegan as he looks back on both Veto’s life and how it intersects with the lives of the Finnegan family, contrasting the formers’ rise to power with the latter’s struggle to survive.


Brett Ewins, in the foreword to the book, explains that Skreemer has two distinct inspirations. The first is gangster films, specifically Once Upon a Time in America and The Long Good Friday, and the second is James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into a trade paperback: