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  • A WARREN MAGAZINE m

    Illustrated terror tales designed toplunge YOU into ultimate fright!!!

  • SOME OF yOU FRIENDLY FIENDIES TIRED OF YOUR PRESENT HUMDRUMEXISTENCE, LIKE A LITTLE CHANGE? THEN LET'S LOOK IN ON SOME AN-CIENT FEAR FORMULAS FOR BECOMING A WEREWOLF IN._

    CREEPY'S IpaTHSoME ishp/

    It was widelybelieved in themiddle acesthat the devilhimself made&ifts of beltsor skins ofwolves to someof his followers...when worn,the owner wouldbe transformedinto a wolf withall its awesomepower and lusts.'

    Ancient romans believed a werewolf was someonewho could turn his skin inside out. in human form,the suspected werewolf's fur. woulo be growinginward... final proof at many trials, consequently,involved partial skinning- of the accused/

    Unwary innocents could be transformed into were-wolves BY PRINKING- WATER FROM THE FOOTPRINT OF AWEREWOLF, OR BY TASTING THE WATER OF A STREAM FROMWHICH A WEREWOLF HAD ALSO DRUNK... SOMETIMESTURNING- HUNTERS INTO THE VERY PREY THEY STALKED/

    ART BY GRAY ,v,Cki-:oy./

  • NQ.33'PUBUSHER: James Warren ASSISTANT TO PUBLISHER: Richard ConwayEDITOR: Archie Goodwin COVER: Gray Morrow LETTERING: Ben OdaSTAFF ARTISTS: Dan Adkins, Eugene Colan, Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko,Frank Frazetta, Jerry Grandenetti, Rocco Mastroserio, Gray Morrow, Joe Orlando, JohnSeverin, Angelo Torres, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Wallace Wood

    CONTENTSLOATHSOME LOSEBreathless browsing into lycan- Athropic legends

    THE SQUAWBram Stoker's startling study of re- :'venge in a torture chamber

    EARLY WARNINGCome to Starksburg, if you don'tmind a few angry citizens with a i Avampire problem 1

    SCREAM TESTA girl reporter finds herself face- flflto-face with a scarey scoop fit*

    MADNESS IN THE METHODHenry Belmond has a crazy plan to flflget away with murder H I

    CREEPY FAN CLUBThe spook spotlight is on demon 5^1draftsman Angelo Torres

    FEAR IN STONEUncle Creepy chisels out a tale of Wfisome strange sculpturing Vv

    ADAM LINK, GAN6BUSTERTo save his metal mate from the hot *seat, Adam winds up in a hot spot . T*

    SECOND CHANCEBeing dead doesn't bother EdwardNugent, he's got a deal with the ECdevil

    CREEPY, PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLYELSEWHERE: 13. DO. EDITORIAL OFFICES AT 430 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW

    BE PRINTED IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM< PUBLISHING CO. NOTHING MAY

  • HEARUNCLECREEPY

    This month our monstrous ma-terial is being sent to theprinter's before the carrierbats have arrived with yourpoison pen patter on my twing-ing twelfth issue, so we'll haveto print more of your curdlingcomments on issue 11, andcover 12 & 13's letters in is-sue 14's letter column. And ifall this is confusing to you,think how I feel!UC

    Issue 11 had a cover whichwas bad. The colors were blur-red and the characters werebad. The cover story had goodart and story. "The Devil toPay" had the best art andstory. I like art which is dark."Hop Frog" and "SkeletonCrew" were fabulous in plotand art. Your mag is a winner,with EERIE along side. Theyboth out sell the other trashyhorror comic mags by far.Creepy's "Loathsome Lore" isthe most. I have a book ontrue supernatural happeningsand some of them are in"Loathsome Lore". The FanClub page is good too. I be-long to the club and am get-ting stories and drawingsready for entry. EERIE has awell constructed mag too. War-ren Publishing Company picksall winners.

    Russell TierLindenhurst, N.Y.

    1 dont know if that FAT FIENDEERIE is such a winner, Russ... He just isn't as much ofa loser as our competition.

    I've noticed many a copy ofCREEPY on the newsstands,but it has been only recentlythat I started to read and

    collect them. Now I mustsay that I'm glad I started.CREEPY No. 11 was the firstissue 1 read, and what reallyhooked me was the fabulousartwork. All the great comicartists were present: Wood,Ditko, Frazetta, Crandall, onlyto mention a few. What moremore could one fan ask? Notmuch I'm afraid.As for your stories, they are

    well written and handled, withmuch the same plot twists asthe pre-superhero Marvels. Butyours have that added extratouch of horror that is so fre-quently missed in most comicstoday ... So all I can sayis more, MORE!Now, as I sit and puff my

    reefer of dried wolfbane leav-es, and daydream of my heartbeing replaced with a gorilla's,one question keeps enteringmy mind (which is somewhatunusual, as I have very littlemind to enter), and that isthis: Are Wallace Wood andDan Adkins one and the sameartist? I've seen lots of Woodartwork, and this guy Adkinshas a style almost exactly likethat of Mr. Wood. So what'sthe skinny? One and the sameperson, or two different artists?

    Mike RobertsonMaple Valley, Wash.

    Better lay off the wolfbaneleaves, Mike! Demon Dan andWeird Wally are two differentpeople. They have worked to-gether for some time now,hence a similarity in styles.Thanks to Wally's guidance,we think Dan has become oneof the brightest new talentsin comics today, and we'll betrying to feature work by bothof them in issues to come.-UC

    CREEPY No. 11 was great[like all your other issues). Iespecially liked "Beastman". 1have always admired his workin Spiderman, but in No. 11,Steve Ditko topped himself!I could praise him forever, butI don't like to forget some ofyour terrific new artists DonaldNorman and Dan Adkins . . .And Eugene Colan and JoeOrlando who have been withyou.

    That's fine, Les, but what amI going to do about the noisefrom all the chain rattling bythe artists you didn't mention?

    . . . Upon rereading CREEPYNo. 11, I decided not to letyour best issue go by withoutsome comment. First of all, toStart from the very beginning,t3ke all of the praise everwritten about Frank Frazetta

    and apply it to the latest Heis the master and can do nowrong.Now for the stories . . . Reed

    Crandall's "Hop Frog" got theissue off to an excellent start.With a team like Crandall andPoe, how can you go wrong."Sore Spot" was Joe Orlando'sbest work in some time. Itlooked as if he put quite a bitof work in it and it showed.The story itself was reallygreat. I'm very glad to seethat you are using mo.-e stonesof this type. You don't needa vampire or werewolf in everystory in order to convey hor-ror. In fact, most stories thatfeature them have very pre-dictable endings.Dan Adkins' handling of "The

    Doorway" was simply breath-taking. Each and every panelwas a true work of art. If pos-sible, please add him to yourregular staff and use his workin both CREEPY and EERIE.The story was another gemand proves that science-fictionhorror has a very real place inyour magazines. "The BlackDeath" was a good story butI was not overly impressed byManny Stallman's art. I reallyhesitate to make a statementlike this because I am notqualified to technically criti-cize the man's work. My onlyguide Is whether or not anartist's style really "shakes meup" and I realize this is purelya personal reaction. Perhapsfuture efforts in different tech-niques will change my mind."Beastman" was a terrific

    story, beautifully drawn bySteve Ditko. Steve is a perfectexample of what 1 was sayingabove. I did not care for hisfirst few contributions to yourbook but now he seems to getbetter and better and has be-come one of my favorites. "TheDevil to Pay" was unfortunate-ly the weakspot of the issue,though not so much the storyitself, but rather the artwork,which except for the first twopages, left much to be desired."Skeleton Crew" was a master-piece of true crawling horror,expertly done by another topmember of your staff, AngeloTorres. It's a good thing youchose this as the last storyof the issue because it wouldhave been hard to top.One suggestion which I

    would like to make in closingconcerns the interest that agreat many of your readershave in your staff artists andtheir varied techniques. Whydon't you list, along with theartist and writer of each story,the technical name of eachstyle the artist has used. Ithink this would make com-ments and opinions muchclearer to you.

    Vincent MarrettiBrooklyn, N.Y.

    Before 1 gloat too much

    Vinnie's glowing words, I bet-ter steel myself for the nextbit of fang mailUC

    CREEPY No. 11 wasn't up topar. You had two good stories(considering art and writing),"Hop Frog" and "Beast Man."Absolutely superb. Except for"The Doorway" (Your usualtype great story; Dan Adkinsis grrreat), and the two men-tioned above, the magazinewas terrible. "Sore Spot" wasa stupid story. Manny Stall-man is a terrible artist, Don-ald Norman is OK but byno means great. "LoathsomeLore" was bad. Get Frazettato do one. The cover was great,considering what he had towork with; instead of a gorilla,he could have made some sortof monster-beast.

    Dan MorganGreensboro, N.C.

    As a Lowe Junior HighSchool student, I get a bigkick out of your magazines. InNo. 11, I especially enjoyed"Black Death" by Ron Parker,although I do think the artcould have been a bit better."The Beast Man" by Steve Dit-ko and Archie Goodwin wasgood too. The rest of the stor-ies were also good although"The Doorway" was kind ofhard to understand.

    I happen to be a girl, andI'd like to know why you don'tprint girl's letters. Is it be-cause they just don't write orbecause you just don't printthem?!

    Delores SullivanMinden, La.

    Certainly not, Delores . . .some of my best fiends aregirls! More of our letters seemto be from boys (or something),but we do, to our delight, re-ceive fan mail from females.You probably just happened tosee a column where no letterfrom a girl appearedUC

    ... I must commend you,so far since Cousin Eeriestarted putting out mags, youhave outdone him every time.

    Jerry LaymanLogansport, Ind.

    That'll show Jelly-belly!UC

  • Time to rush into the loathsome, rabip reapers/ snake a slimy tentacleup to the shock shelf, and dust off another creepy classtc/ th