Friday, July 25, 2014

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Ken Kelly's Creepy Covers

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Ol' Groove recently learned that Richard Sala and company were producing a new b&w full-sized magazine called The Creeps! Sala and the gang (which includes Groovy Age greats like Rich Buckler, Frank Brunner, Joe Rubinstein, and today's subject, Ken Kelly) are out to re-capture the Warren glory days, and, judging my my hot-off-the-presses copy, doggoned if it doesn't look like they just might pull it off!  'Tis a thing of blood-curdling beauty--looks like it just crept in from the 1970s (that's meant in the best possible way)! For more info on the inspiration for today's post, head on over to the official The Creeps Magazine website (but only after ya get done here, Irving)!

"And why don't we get on with today's post, huh, Groove?" Okay, Groove-ophiles! Feast your eyes on these creature-filled Creepy Magazine covers painted by the great Ken Kelly!










4 comments:

  1. It would be great if there were a revival of the magazine-size format for comics. The larger pages, crisp black and white art and lush painted covers and all those story pages were a great change from the flimsy comics we were used to back when. Vampirella, Spirit, Hell Rider, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Doc Savage, Psycho...

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  2. Russ buddy I couldn't agree with you more! The magazine formats for those titles were truly awesome. I hope more people try to bring back this format!

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

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  3. I especially miss Tales of the Zombie. 10 issues of excellence. But probably too specialized to last for long

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  4. Russ, I couldn't agree more. That is the whole idea behind The Creeps. Enjoy! - Rich Sala

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