Creepy was a horror-comics magazine launched by Warren Publishing in 1964. Like Mad, it was a black-and-white newsstand publication in a magazine format and thus did not require the approval or seal of the Comics Code Authority.
Russ Jones, the founding editor of Creepy in 1964, detailed the magazine's origins and his lengthy negotiations with Warren in the memoir "Creepy & Eerie" at his website. In 1965, Archie Goodwin joined Warren as the editor of Creepy, and Joe Orlando was a behind-the-scenes story editor. Goodwin, one of comics' foremost and most influential writers, helped to establish the company as a major force in its field.
Illustrators included such established artists as Orlando, Neal Adams, Gene Colan, Frank Frazetta, Roy G. Krenkel, Gray Morrow, Al Williamson and Wally Wood, plus a newer group of talents, including Dan Adkins, Richard Bassford, Roger Brand, Frank Brunner, Rich Buckler, Dave Cockrum, Richard Corben, Nicola Cuti, Al Hewetson, Ken Kelly, Mike Royer, Tom Sutton and Boris Vallejo.
The anthology magazine was initially published quarterly but later went bimonthly. Each issue's stories were introduced by the host character, Uncle Creepy. Its sister publications were Eerie and Vampirella.