This is a blast from the past. A slightly nostalgic, even almost emotional, moment to see Tales from the Crypt back again. In this book we have a number of original stories accompanied by some fantastic artwork. All told in the classic Tales from the Crypt fashion, we get a variety of tales brought to us by The Crypt-Keeper, The Old Witch and The Vault-Keeper. This book is put together like an anthology. It is different issues put together in one collection. The writer and artist list is wicked long for this small of a collection.
We have an evil billionaire whose common sense is blinded by his love for money and eternal life, a Zombie Bank that encounters a “rough day at the office”, a werewolf on Wall Street, a body-shaming teen who doesn’t understand karma, the wickedness of a mother gets some light shone on it, a disgusting fashion designer with exotic taste and more!!
I love that these stories are so short. I also like that they put so many in one book as opposed to only getting the three per issue like usual. I will say that there were a couple of stories that the ending just kind of POPPED up and I had to kind of think a little bit and piece some things together, kinda go back a few pages and see if I missed something and then figured out how we got to where we ended up.
The artwork is great though. Bold color choices and incredible line work come together to create a world of imagery we can get lost in, if only for a short time. Reading the Tales from the Crypt takes me back to my childhood and watching it as a series on HBO. It was always such a treat to get to watch one of those episodes. This book definitely captures the essence of the show as well as the original comic book.
My recommendation of this goes out to anyone who loves horror comics. Although it’s old school style, it is sure to not disappoint.
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