Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson

Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson Horror legend Bernie Wrightson s Creepy and Eerie short stories color illustrations and frontispieces are finally collected in one deluxe collection These classic tales from the s and early

  • Title: Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson
  • Author: Bernie Wrightson Bruce Jones Nicola Cuti
  • ISBN: 9781595828095
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Horror legend Bernie Wrightson s Creepy and Eerie short stories, color illustrations, and frontispieces are finally collected in one deluxe collection These classic tales from the 1970s and early 1980s include collaborations with fellow superstars and Warren Publishing alumni Bruce Jones, Carmine Infantino, Howard Chaykin, and others, as well as several adaptations and orHorror legend Bernie Wrightson s Creepy and Eerie short stories, color illustrations, and frontispieces are finally collected in one deluxe collection These classic tales from the 1970s and early 1980s include collaborations with fellow superstars and Warren Publishing alumni Bruce Jones, Carmine Infantino, Howard Chaykin, and others, as well as several adaptations and original stories written and drawn by Wrightson during one of the most fruitful periods of his career The infamous Jenifer is included, as well as Wrightson s fullcolor Muck Monster and adaptations of Poe and Lovecraft classics.

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    1. Update March 19 2017One of my favorite comic book artists, Bernie Wrightson has died at the age of 68. Do yourself a favor and check out some of his work.Just so you know, I'm a complete fanboy of Bernie Wrightson. Unless this had blank pages inside, it was gettin' a five. As you can tell from the title this is a collection of some of his work from Creepy and Eerie which includes his interpretation of Poe's The Black Cat and Lovecraft's Cool Air as well as original stories written for the magazi [...]

    2. Una antología impecable (historias realizadas tanto para Creepy como para Eerie) de un dibujante virtuosísimo y que fue capaz de plasmar como nadie monstruos repulsivos, pero entrañables (¿alguien dijo la criatura de Frankenstein?) en un glorioso blanco y negro. Incluye la adaptación de "El gato negro" de EA Poe y "Aire Frío" de HP Lovecrat y por supuesto su famosísima "Jennifer", adaptada luego como capítulo de "Masters of Horror" por Dario Argento. 

    3. A wonderful collection of stories perfectly illustrated by Bernie Wrightson. The illustrations go great with each story and are beautifully done in Bernie' s famous black and white style. Highly recommended for fans of horror fiction and comics. Only wish this collection was longer.

    4. As much as I love Bernie Wrightson, some of the reproductions are really poor and some stories that originally appeared in color are in B&W but appear to be sourced from color material. Still Bernie Wrightson horror comics!

    5. I'm a sucker for a good spooky story, and there's just something about the old horror comics that draws me right in. "Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson" hits two sweet spots - good art, and good story-telling. From a beautifully rendered version of Poe's "The Black Cat" to an eerie poem about a man on Mars, who is (to paraphrase) left with three days of air, with rescue ships three weeks away, there’s plenty to pique the reader’s interest… and fear level. The level of attention to detail i [...]

    6. Bernie Wrightson trouxe ao mundo dos comics um estilo muito próprio, combinando mestria gráfica com um elegante barroquismo visual, alicerçado num fortíssimo sentido de composição e um olho para a espectacularidade visual. O ilustrador teve rédea solta nas páginas da clássica revista Eerie, conferindo às histórias que ilustrava uma qualidade muitas vezes superior aos argumentos. Os confinamentos da história de terror gótico, base das revistas de horror dos anos 70, de que a Eerie (e [...]

    7. This is a very nice collection, but I was surprised that it wasn't longer. I guess Wrightson didn't do as many Creepy/Eerie stories as I'd figured. Most of the ones that are real classics ("The Black Cat," "Jenifer," "Cool Air," "The Pepper Lake Monster," etc.) weren't new to me, but it's nice to have them in a decent format.Maybe the best part of this particular collection was the inclusion of all of Wrightson's frontispieces from Creepy and Eerie, which were pretty great.

    8. Wrightson the artist is, as ever, brilliant and perfect for the material. That's why I bought this one. What surprised me was how much I liked the writing, which I expected to be cheesy, but found to be WONDERFULLY cheesy. Just very over the top, chewing up the scenary (after the body parts were done), and being joyfully over the top. Loved this.

    9. I hate redundancy so I will just say that I thought that the collection was brilliant and anything I would say has already been written better in Karissa’s stellar review.

    10. I am not a fan of twist endings. When you know one is coming, the shock at the end is shockless. That was true for nearly every story in this collection. One star. On the other hand, this book reprints all the stories drawn or inked by Berni Wrightson for Warren Publications. I believe Wrightson is the best horror artist to work in American horror comics. His work here is stunning. Five stars. Average: three.

    11. The artwork was consistently fantastic, the stories, not so much (though they were still good). Black Cat was my favorite. There's my review. Who cares. No one reads these. I have a lot of eye boogers right now. Bye.

    12. I got an advanced reading copy of this book through NetGalley. I had seen Berni's artwork before and was anxious to read some of his stories. I really enjoyed this and now I wonder why I never read anything by him before! This collection of Bernie Wrightson's work is broken into three parts. The first contains Bernie's independent works: The Black Cat, Jenifer, Clarice, Country Pie, Dick Swift and His Electric Power Ring, Martian Saga, and the Laughing Man. The second part contains stories that [...]

    13. Before I begin this review, I want you to humor me and pause long enough to just go ahead and order this book. Seriously. The man, Bernie Wrightson, designed things that are pop culture - consulting on Ghostbusters, Creepshow, and more. If you value my words at all - and you are spending time reading them so one would hope - go order it. I'll wait. Use whatever book provider you want. Seriously, I'll wait. Back?Good! While this book collects the best of Bernie Wrightson's art for Creepy and Eeri [...]

    14. Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson (Dark Horse, 2011) is a newly released hardcover collection of the works of comic book artist Bernie Wrightson that appeared in Creepy and Eerie. Also included is an introduction by Bruce Jones that gives insight into Wrightson’s talent, and the behind the scenes workings at Warren Publishing. Reading these comics really took me back. These are the same gruesome tales that were originally presented in the 1970s and 1980s, and the presentation is beautiful. One [...]

    15. Bernie Wrightson's claim to fame began in the seventies. A leader in the new wave of comics, Bernie created a darker sort of comic in contrast to the superhero comics that came before. Some might contribute the salvation of comics to artists like Bernie Wrightson. His work was featured in Creepy and Eerie, two publications of his time.While I don't have a reader relationship with Bernie Wrightson, I know his work. In fact, I'm rather sad that I didn't know his name before. His art is black and w [...]

    16. I'm somewhat new to the horror comic genre, and this was quite the introduction. This is a collection of stories from the mid to late seventies and it's funny to look at them with a modern eye.We've seen so much that it takes quite a bit to shock or disgust us. I found myself smiling at the quaintness of some of the stories, or rolling my eyes at the predictability of the story lines.The first story was a huge turn-off and actually one of the more shocking ones in the collection, but I decided t [...]

    17. During my teenage years, no magazines had a greater influence on my imagination than Creeepy and Eerie. These magazines also featured work from perhaps the greatest horror comics artist of all time, Bernie Wrightson. He's one of those people whose impact was far greater than his output, especially in the case of these two magazines. I remember most of his ghoulish stories to this very day, but its shocking to see just how slim this "definitive" collection actually is. There are twelve stories he [...]

    18. Bernie Wrightson is quite possibly the best comic artist of the macabre. Creepy Presents: Bernie Wrightson gathers the work he did for the Warren magazines "Creepy" and "Eerie" after leaving DC and "Swamp Thing" (probably my first exposure to his art).The only problem with this collection is that it isn't big enough. However as it appears to contain all of Wrightson's art fron those two magazines, I don't really have anything to omplain about. The collection doesn't contain a story he wrote, "Co [...]

    19. This book is a great introduction to Wrightson's work at Creepy and Eerie, especially for those who are new to "old school" 70s and 80s horror comics. No matter what the story is about, Wrightson finds just the right tone, including classics such as Poe's "The Black Cat" and Lovecraft's "Cool Air," as well as several other great stories.My only criticism is that this collection includes too many frontpieces from the magazines featuring Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie. Fewer of these, and we would' [...]

    20. A master of horror and macabre illustration art deserves a collection like this; one can only hope it's the first of several volumes of this talented artist's work. A must-have for fans of old horror comics, and especially aficionados of contemporary horror, this collection presents some of Bernie Wrighton's greatest illustrated collaborations, including his exquisite adaptation of Poe's 'The Black Cat'; the horrifying (and infamous) 'Jenifer'; and the luridly colorful 'Muck Monster'. Horror fan [...]

    21. This is an excellent collection. The artwork is beautiful and the book itself is large and solid, so it will hold up for a while. I think that there is a half-truth about the actual length of the work. It comes in at 144 pages, but a decent portion of this is just various covers he did, while one would assume that it'd be stories all the way through. Not that there is anything wrong with his covers, mind. It just seems a touch misleading.

    22. This was an excellent collection of horror comics from the 70s, all drawn by Bernie Wrightson (who is, according to the introduction, a pretty decent human being in addition to being a great artist). I haven't read a lot of EC-style horror comics (although I have fond memories of the collection in the waiting room of the hair salon my mom went to circa 1983), but the ones collected in this book were uniformly enjoyable, assuming you don't mind a gruesome story.

    23. These collections are a helpful way to separate out the wheat from the chaff in the Warren horror magazines, and focus on the best sequential art creators. I like Wrightson's attention to detail, his gaunt, impossibly long limbed monsters, broad sweep of style and story, and his adaptations of famous writers (Poe, Ellison, Shelley, etc.) This is a handsome compilation. Unfortunately there wasn't more stories. A good portion of the collection is cover art and splash pages.

    24. Though I'm not a big horror fan, I've loved Bernie Wrightson's moody art since seeing his "Swamp Thing" as a 10- or 11-year-old in the 1970s. Ironically, probably my favorite stories are the two pencilled by Carmine Infantino and inked by Wrightson, "Country Pie" and "Dick Swift and His Electric Power Ring."

    25. Un Creepy spécial dessinateur (que je ne connaissais pas, mais de toute façon je ne connais pas beaucoup de dessinateurs !) qui reste dans le ton des ouvrages de ce genre, c'est à dire très ironique dans les conclusions d'histoire, à part la dernière "the muck monster" (la seule en couleurs aussi) qui est juste magnifique et poignante.

    26. We can all pretty much agree Bernie Wrightson is amazing, yes? Okay, good. Now on to the stories. I sincerely loved most of the stories in this book - definitely creepy - and Wrightson just has this spectacular way of making them all come to life. The Muck Monster was particularly awesome - it's like Wrightson's retelling of Frankenstein.

    27. The Art of wrightson is magnificient as ever and it's fascinating to see the variety of expressions and style he was able to produce. However, I'm somewhat unsatisfied with this collection, having some great stories but also some totally superflous trash. Pitty that this were his complete stories for Creepy/Eerie, but I enjoyed this volume anyway.

    28. If you're in the market for creepy old comic books, look no further. Some of the stories in here are spectacular, mixing exquisite art and truly chilling stories. When Wrightson was in his element, he was the best of the genre. Unfortunately, the collection isn't very consistent (story-wise, that is; the art remains beautiful). Don't bother reading the Eerie selections.

    29. El maestro Wrightson en una selección de relatos en los que el horror se esconde en infinitas capas de grises. Una delicia que, a nivel gráfico, solo flojea en las historias dibujadas por otros autores, y en las que el homenajeado se limita a entintar. Poe, Lovecraft y Mary Shelley aparecen explícita o veladamente prologando el matrimonio feliz entre la literatura y el cómic de terror.

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