[Spoiler-Free Review] EERIE Archives Vol. 5 TPB

PopCultHQ received a review copy of EERIE Archives Vol. 5 TPB from Dark Horse Comics which releases on May 14th in bookstores & May 15th in comic book shops.

Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…

EERIE Archives Vol. 5 TPB

Collects Eerie magazine issues #23-#27.

Take a ride in the back of Cousin Eerie’s hearse and head for the cemetery in Eerie Archives Volume 5, now in value-priced paperback.

Join legendary creators Frank Frazetta, Archie Goodwin, Jim Steranko, Tom Sutton, Angelo Torres, Reed Crandall, and more as they devise the most dastardly tales in the heinous history of horror.

Foreword by Creepy author, screenwriter, and director Don Glut.

Get ready to shriek with delight, fellow fans of freaky fun. Dear Dark Horse Comics is at it again with another fang-tastic collection of the complete classic Eerie magazine. It is shock full of fearful frights, monsters, mayhem and other things that go bump in the night. There is something for everyone who loves a good scare, so don’t worry or despair. The writing is crisp, the artwork is sublime, and all of it is awesome and worth traversing this rhyme. So get ready, get set, and be prepared to scream because Eerie Archives Volume 5 is a horror lover’s dream.


Some of the stalwart souls of comics put pen to page to produce shocking stories for Eerie. Among the returning scribes were Archie Goodwin and series editor Bill Parente. New names include comics legend Gardner Fox and acclaimed novelist Don Glut. From the days of the Pharaohs to the far-flung future, no time or place is safe from the piercing pen of pain and peril. What fun these creepy collections are, thanks to the creative efforts of the writers.


This TPB is a regular art fest, meaning another high bar of excellence was set back in the day. Thanks to their outrageous art, many known names continued to take readers on outrageous adventures. Among the new bloods was Marvel Comics (now legendary) Jim Steranko. And it wasn’t just the pedigree of the people drawing that drew in readership. It was the way these individuals could shock these senses in ways not seen since the days of EC and Tales from the Crypt. Make sure to read with the lights on before you go to bed; the artwork is out of this world.


Overall Assessment:

Even though October and ‘Spooky Season’ is still a few months away, seeing another edition of Eerie out there in the world puts a smile on my face. These trade paperback volumes are a frightful delight, making my hair stand on end and check the dark corners before I drift off to Dreamland. This book is 264 pages of pure shock and awe. These are superb examples of horror comics at their finest, from a point in time when the genre was making a significant resurgence in the modern market. So don’t be afraid to get yourself this creepy treat, little fiends; it is worth cracking open your coffins for.

PopCultHQ’s Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

About Dark Horse Comics:

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Aliens, Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Predator, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

Follow Dark Horse Comics on
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.