Writers: Richard Layman, Kealan Patrick Burke, William F. Nolan, Elizabeth Massie
Artists: Earl Grier, Glenn Chadbourne, William Renfro
Cover Artist: Joe Vigil
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Full Color – 48 pages
“A brand new horror anthology comic book presented by the World Fantasy Award-winning magazine Cemetery Dance, each issue will feature three tales of terror from today’s most popular authors! If you were a fan of the old Warren comics (Creepy and Eerie) and the legendary EC horror books (such as Tales From the Crypt and The Vault of Horror), you will absolutely love Grave Tales!”
Artwork: 4.3 out of 5
Wow! What an awesome looking issue. Every story just shines and has its own unique creepy feel to it. I honestly can’t choose one over another. Geier’s work is very solid in the shapes and shading, while Chadbourne is a master of detail and line work. Then you follow them all up with Renfro who just gives you the real combination of the two. This is a solid triology of terror.
Story: 4.5 out of 5
While reading the first story, “Madman Stan” i got the chills. Then moving onto “Snowmen” I was shaking in my boots. By the time I got to “Fair Trade” I was ready to run and hide behind the couch. This is what I want in a psychological anthology. All the works are so solid and just build up and up as they go. It’s rare to be scared these days but this collection does it perfectly!
Dying Breath: 4.4 out of 5
I know that there is a good mix of horror anthologies out there, trust me I read them all. What makes Grave Tales stand out to me is the quality of the work by the creative teams. This issue in particular had me terrified and entetained all at one time. The art is creepy, the stories are spooky and you just get sucked right in. This is how it’s done!
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