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Meet the Creepies: a punk rock band composed of triplet teen sisters Coady, Criss, and Corey. They've more than earned the label of punk — they have the attitudes and the musical skills to back it up. They also have a tragic past — just as their career was starting to take off, they were involved in a terrible van accident that killed their tour manager, scarred Corey, and paralyzed Criss. Mysteriously, Coady was seemingly completely unharmed. Now, a year later, they're back on the road and determined to be the first-ever winners of Pinmageddon: a cross-country touring blitz in which bands race to play all the best punk venues and collect the enamel pins at each. If the Creepies want to win, however, they'll also have to learn how to deal with the media attention that's surrounded them ever since the accident, as well as their thuggish rivals the Boneheads. And Coady has a dark secret that could tear apart the band once and for all...

The series is written by Liz Prince and illustrated by Amanda Kirk. It was first published in October 2017 by Boom! Studios and ran for four issues. It is currently on hiatus.

Coady And The Creepies contains examples of:

  • Alliterative Family: Coady, Criss, and Corey Castoff of the Creepies.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Castoffs:
      • Coady Clementine
      • Criss
      • Corey
    • Declan Decay
    • Devin Danger
  • Berserk Button: Don't make Harry Potter references around Corey.
  • Big Bad: Declan Decay, the undead former lead singer of Skeleton Youth Crew
  • Big Damn Heroes: When the Creepies' van crashes again on the way to their last Pinmageddon show and it looks like they won't be able to make it to the show in time, Shil shows up in his car.
  • Big Entrance: The Creepies skid up to the House of 1,000 Couches in Shil's car and emerge in a cloud of smoke right before they play their last Pinmageddon show.
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  • Breaking the Fellowship: Turns out that when you live the hard and fast life of a punk for years without rest, your body breaks down pretty fast. Also, not everyone wants to be a musician forever, what with the financial insecurity that entails, and sometimes bandmates will leave to settle down and start families. Declan Decay learned both of these things the hard way.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Defied by Criss and Corey, who didn't let their injuries from the van accident deter them from performing anymore.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Jose.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Coady Castoff
  • Cute Kitten: Shil's cat Ichabod.
  • Dead All Along: Coady is killed in the van accident at the very beginning of the first issue and spends the rest of the series as a ghost.
  • Dem Bones: Declan Decay seems to be something like this.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: Corey got hers in the van accident.
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  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The House of 1,000 Couches is punk venue that is a house with...1,000 couches. Well, more or less.
  • Friendly Ghost: Coady and Shil
  • Handicapped Badass: Criss is paralyzed from the waist down. That doesn't stop her from rocking out on lead guitar like a true punk.
  • Internal Reveal: The readers learn halfway through issue 1 that Coady is a ghost, but Corey and Criss don't find out until issue 4.
  • Lead Bassist: Corey is the bassist and the lead vocalist of the Creepies.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: They don't usually stick around for long, since they are supposed to be reincarnated after death. They only stay if they have Unfinished Business, like La Llorona. They can also interact with things without passing through them, but it takes a tremendous amount of effort.
  • Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: Corey got a massive, jagged scar across her face in the horrific van accident that killed the Creepies' friend/tour manager Marnie as well as Coady, although Corey doesn't know that, and left Criss a paraplegic. To say that Corey still has some psychological trauama from the incident would be an understatement.
  • Psychopomp: Shil is a self-appointed one.
  • Reincarnation: Everyone goes through this when they die until they finally achieve karmic perfection.
  • Rock Trio: The Creepies features Corey on bass and lead vocals, Criss on lead guitar, and Coady on drums.
  • Rugged Scar: Corey has one.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: The Castoff sisters.
  • Scars Are Forever: Corey has a massive Harry Potter-esque scar across her face from the van accident.
  • Sibling Seniority Squabble: Criss tries to use her status as Coady's older triplet sister to get her to spill the dirt on her love life. Coady, however, insists that she's the oldest, which confuses the hell out of Corey, who thought that she was the oldest. Jose is unhelpful in helping them decide.
    Corey: Hey, Jose, which of us is older?
    Jose: Me.
  • Sickening "Crunch!": Devin Danger apparently breaks something when he falls into the pit while chasing Coady.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Devin Danger, small-time journalist and big-time egomaniac.
  • Tempting Fate: Criss comments in issue 2 that she's a little sad that Pinmageddon is almost over. Immediately after that, the van crashes again and puts them in danger of not being able to make it to the last show of Pinmageddon. Lampshaded by Criss herself.
  • The Dead Can Dance: Averted — they won't dance or rock out, which is why Declan Decay needs the Creepies.
  • Theme Twin Naming: The Castoff triplets all have names that start with C.
  • The Power of Rock: Declan Decay thinks that this will reinvigorate the spirits, but this turns out to be incorrect.
    • Jose uses the power of disco to save the day immediately after the above revelation.
  • The Quiet One: Coady prefers to step back and let her sisters take the spotlight. She's incredibly uncomfortable with all the attention surrounding her due to the accident.
  • The Reveal: Halfway through issue 1 it's revealed that Coady is a ghost.
  • The Underworld: The Creepies, Jose, and Shil venture down there in issue 4.
  • Town Girls: Corey is femme, Coady is butch, and Criss is neither.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jose really likes chimichangas.
  • Undeath Always Ends: Ghosts are supposed to pass over to the afterlife after death. Lately, though, they've been simply disappearing instead, so Shil enlists Coady to help him figure out why.
  • Unfinished Business: La Llorona still feels guilty about killing her children, so she roams by the river and kidnaps random people to use as substitutes for her children.
  • Vengeful Ghost: Declan Decay vowed on his deathbed that he wouldn't let the spirit of punk die with him, so he returned as a ghost in order to raise hell — and an undead army of punks — in the scene.
  • You Look Like You've Seen a Ghost: Corey and Luna, fittingly right after they've seen an actual ghost. Which they announce to everyone else by running past and screaming "GHOSTS ARE REAL!!!"


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