Dark Horse Comics has announced an agreement with New Comic Company to create archive editions of Creepy and Eerie comics. Back in 1960s, Creepy and Eerie were huge horror and sci-fi comics that lasted well into the mid 1980s.

“Both Creepy and Eerie are fondly remembered by comics fans as representing the best of science fiction and horror, and Dark Horse is proud and excited to relaunch these classic titles,” said Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson in a prepared statement.

eerie05.jpgIn addition to the archives, Dark Horse will produce all new versions of the titles for horror fans. The deal also allows the company to seek additional publishing, film, television development, an merchandising deals. Already Dark Horse has signed Ernie Wrightson and Steve Niles to work on the new series.

Creepy is best remembered for its classic horror and was hosted by Uncle Creepy, while Eerie often ventured into science fiction and featured Cousin Eerie as its host. The rest of the gang includes Hunter, Child, El Cid, Marvin the Dead Thing, and the newly developed Creepy Family. The magazines, originally published by Jim Warren are remembered as presenting some of the era’s greatest genre comics work.

Dark Horse plans on releasing the comics in 2008.

via Dark Horses

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  1. Steve-n
    July 26, 2007 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    I’m I the only one who would love to see DC do this with old Mad and E.C. comics.

  2. July 26, 2007 at 10:41 pm — Reply

    Gladstone was doing it with the old Mad and DC Comics, but I don’t know how long it’s been since they stopped…

  3. Randy B.
    July 27, 2007 at 10:04 am — Reply

    This is the absolute best news, to me. I have fond memories of both mags and was so sad when they just vanished. Last year at a con I found a bunch of old issues of Eerie for cheap. Got nostalgic and sad when I realized I could never afford to get them all.
    Now, if only they’d start the mags back up again….

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