Exclusive: Take A Peek Inside CREEPSHOW #1

The debut issue kicks off with Chris Burnham, Paul Dini, Stephen Langford and John McCrea.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · June 23, 2022, 6:00 AM PDT
CREEPSHOW #1 main cover by Chris Burnham.

We have new details (and a sneak peek) at the upcoming Creepshow #1! The five-issue comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series, produced by Cartel Entertainment (which is also acting as the studio for the TV series), will be hitting comic book store shelves in September, with each issue featuring two spine-tingling tales. The debut issue kicks off with all-star writer/artist Chris Burnham (Die! Die! Die!) offering up a terrifying tale of trick or treaters who are taught what happens when you mess with the wrong house.

From cautionary tales of trick or treaters to clowns, legendary writers Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) and Stephen Langford (Creepshow TV series) team up with artist John McCrea (Hitman) to petrify readers with the party antics of Shingo, the birthday clown with an appetite for more than cake. “Parents might fool themselves into believing that anything big, cute and silly is good for kids, but little ones recognize a monster when they see one. Steve Langford and I put ourselves back into that childlike mindset when we dreamed up Shingo,” said Paul Dini. “In the world of Creepshow, kiddie birthdays are rarely fun, parents often have worse outbursts than their kids, and that strangely grinning party character is not as friendly as it seems.” 

“Working on the Creepshow book was thrill enough, but to be teamed up with Stephen and Paul was the gory icing on the creepy cake,” said John McCrea. “And the character Shingo is such freaky fun to draw, it’s a dreamscream!”

The debut issue boasts an impressive lineup of variant covers. In addition to the main cover by Chris Burnham, a cover by Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight) and a 1:10 incentive cover by singular artist Vance Kelly will also be available. Check out Burnham's main cover, featuring the iconic Creep.


Creepshow #1 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on September 21, 2022. Variant covers will include: Creepshow #1 CVR A by Chris Burnham (JUL220023), Creepshow #1 CVR B by Declan Shalvey (JUL220024), and Creepshow #1 CVR C by Vance Kelly (1:10 Incentive) (JUL220025).

Stop me if you've heard this one before... Marty McFly, a hotdog, and a mummy walk onto a porch on Halloween night...

“I first saw Creepshow in third or fourth grade...right around the time I had the initial germ of the idea for the story in this issue!” said Chris Burnham. “I was absolutely terrified to take more than one candy bar from the TAKE ONE bowl. What if the owner of the house was hiding in wait? And what would they do if they caught me?!? I’ve chewed these questions over for thirty years...and this story is the definitive answer!”

Take a peek inside Creepshow #1 now: