Creepy Magazine was a black-and-white comic book publication that ran from to 1964 to 1983. It went under the title of a magazine to avoid The Comics Code.
Hosted by the namesake Uncle Creepy, it specialized in pulp horror tales and featured the likes of Frank Frazetta, Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, Neal Adams, Dan Adkins,Johnny Craig, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, John Severin, Angelo Torres, Alex Toth, Al Williamson and Wally Wood. Archie Goodwin is remembered as being the one of the comic's best writers.
Creepy has been revived as a comic publication by Dark Horse, who are publishing the original Creepy comics as the Creepy Archives.
- Body Horror: Many, many examples. For example, a man who wrongfully sentenced his victim to death has the head of the executed man grow on his chest.
- Comic-Book Adaptation: The comic adapted various horror stories by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker
- Darkness = Death: "Thing of Darkness"
- Downer Ending: Many. Special mention goes to "A Hero Within": a small child is eaten alive by a vicious dog owned by his equally vicious foster family.
- Fun with Acronyms: "V.A.M.P.I.R.E."
- Fur Against Fang: Several stories.
- Guest Host: Cousin Eerie. The host for Frazetta's werewolf story was different, too.
- Henpecked Husband: The protagonist of "Fun & Games"
- Horror Host: Uncle Creepy
- Karmic Death: This happens in almost all the stories in Creepy.
- Man-Eating Plant: In one story, a gardener is mistaken for a vampire because she exhibits many of the trademark vampire traits. She was really just finding victims to feed to her plants, who were vampires.
- Origins Issue: Uncle Creepy's origin story is told in one issue. He's a mish-mash of different monsters formed after a strange substance was spilled in a house full of monsters.
- Our Ogres Are Hungrier: "Ogre's Castle"
- Our Vampires Are Different: Loads of examples.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Just as many.
- Voodoo Doll: Suprisingly appears in a story titled "Voodoo Doll"
- Wolfman: Self-explanatory