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10 Spooky Comics for this Halloween

If you, like the rest of the internet, have been celebrating Halloween since before Labor Day, or have gotten swept up in the pumpkin spice frenzy, or are riding the high of those spooky seasonal vibes, hey. You’re not alone.

Though this year has been widely deemed a dumpster fire, 2017 has provided some excellent seasonal reads for readers who like their comics with a side of horror and mystery. Here are ten comics perfect for setting the Halloween mood.

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Donny Cates, Garry Brown, and Mark Englert (AfterShock Comics)

Being a teenager can feel like hell. For pregnant sixteen year old Sadie, it might literally be hell. The first volume explores the strength of familial relationships, navigating the world as a teen mom, and how to deal when a powerful underground group of assassins tries to kill your baby, who is the antichrist.

Goldie Vance
Hope Larson, Jackie Ball, Brittney Williams, Noah Hayes (BOOM! Studios)

Goldie Vance is a teenage detective story appropriate for all ages. Join Goldie as she takes on the mysteries at the Florida resort where she and her dad work. The series is no longer published as single issues and will instead be published in the future in a series of graphic novels, and each arc is an excellent jumping-on point for the series.

Goosebumps_01_CoverA copyGoosebumps: Monsters at Midnight
Jeremy Lambert and Chris Fenoglio (IDW Publishing)

Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight was released by IDW earlier this month. While it’s definitely geared toward a younger demographic, the first issue is full of references to the original books and stays true to their voice.

HellraiserOmnibus_v1_SC_PRESS_1Hellraiser Omnibus Volume 1
Clive Barker, Tom Garcia, various (BOOM! Studios)

The Hellraiser Omnibus isn’t for the squeamish. The book collects issues 1-20 of Clive Barker’s 2011-2012 Hellraiser series, as well as Hellraiser Annual #1. As part of Hellraiser canon, the comic explores the fate of Kirsty Cotton and the Cenobite realm–and changes them forever.

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Mina Elwell, Eli Powell, and Tristan Elwell (Scout Comics)

The first issue of this Lovecraft-inspired horror comic from Scout Comics was released earlier this month. The story follows Sam, who is trying to save her town (and the people in it) from vicious monster attacks while keeping her grip on sanity.

insexts-3Insexts
Marguerite Bennett, Ariela Kristantina, and Jessica Kholine (AfterShock Comics)

The second collected volume of Insexts will be released in late November, but this comic is well worth reading. The first volume followed Lady Bertram and her lover Mariah as they come to grips with their insect powers and go up against the monsters terrorizing Victorian England. The second volume deals with the aftermath in the same beautiful, erotic, and horrific style as the first volume.

Nancy-Hardy-001-Cov-A-DaltonNancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie
Anthony Del Col, Werther Dell’Edera (Dynamite Entertainment)

Fans of the original series or previous Drew-Hardy team-ups will likely appreciate this series, which brings the gang back together to figure out who killed Fenton Hardy. This is something of a dark departure from the original series (which never featured murder) but is an interesting update appropriate for teens and adults alike.

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Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image Comics)

Though Monstress is currently on hiatus, this comic remains one of the most visually and narratively interesting comics published this year. The second volume, released in July, develops each character as they process the consequences of the Monstrum living inside main character Maika.

anc_lit-my_favorite_thing_is_monsters-900My Favorite Thing is Monsters
Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)

My Favorite Thing is Monsters is a gorgeous book with an incredible amount of narrative depth. Though the fact that the main character, Karen Reyes, believes herself a monster makes this read Halloween-appropriate, readers will likely find plenty to relate to in Karen’s interests and search for identity.

My-Pretty-Vampire-coverMy Pretty Vampire
Katie Skelly (Fantagraphics)

Katie Skelly’s My Pretty Vampire combines comics with vintage horror in a gorgeous and compelling color palette. The book follows vampire Clover, who escapes from an oppressive ruled by her brother. Clover’s newfound freedom leads her on a town-wide murder spree, with a shadowy organization not far behind.

AfterShock and comiXology Team Up for Exclusive Digital Connection Covers

For the first time, AfterShock and comiXology have partnered to provide limited-time exclusive digital connecting covers across several exciting titles. These covers will only be available to add to your digital collection via the comiXology platform until May 11, 2017.

Issues included are InSEXts #10 (Marguerite Bennett & Ariela Kristantina), Rough Riders: Riders on the Storm #2 (Adam Glass & Patrick Olliffe), Black-Eyed Kids #12 (Joe Pruett & Szymon Kudranski), Shipwreck #4 (Warren Ellis & Phil Hester), Animosity #6 (Marguerite Bennett & Rafael de Latorre), Jackpot! #5 (Ray Fawkes & Georges Duarte), and Captain Kid #5 (Mark Waid, Tom Peyer & Wilfredo Torres). The connecting covers were illustrated by Mike Zagari and colored by Gabe Eltaeb.

Each digital comic will be released over the course of the next month, but can be pre-ordered right now! You’ll need to act fast, as time is extremely limited to get these exclusive digital covers.

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DSKREB_Cv1_dsThe weekend is almost here! How are folks spending it? We’ll be catching up on movies and playing some of our games from Gen Con!

While you count down the hours, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Time – Why Marvel Will Change Captain Marvel’s Origin Story in the Brie Larson Film – Just don’t make her green with CGI?

 

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Talking Comics – Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

IGN – Insexts Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Superwoman #1

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sexcriminals15-coverIt’s new comic book day tomorrow and we’re one day closer to Captain America: Civil War and Free Comic Book Day!

To keep you entertained, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Women Write About Comics – Fainted When She Saw My Body: Social Construction of Monstrousness in Saga  – A very interesting read.

Kotaku – The Only Thing This Ant-Man Cosplay Doesn’t Do Is Shrink – It looks pretty great!

The Nerdy Bird – GLAAD’s 2016 Hollywood Report: “Historic Low” For Representation, Star Wars Call Out – Always interesting to see these reports.

 

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CBR – Daredevil #6

CBR – Faith #4

Big Shiny Robot – Golem

Comic Attack – I Am a Hero Vol. 1

CBR – Insexts #5

Talking Comics – Library Wars

CBR – Ms. Marvel #6

CBR – Sex Criminals #15

Newsarama – Best Shots Reviews: Doctor Strange – The Last Days of Magic #1, Cyborg #10, Faith #4

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everone get? What did you really enjoy? Sound off in the comments below!

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Arts Beat – Next Installment of ‘Star Wars’ Pushed Back to End of 2017 – Shocker?

Kotaku – Mobile Games Website Uses Patreon, Things Get Messy – Why Patreon is risky and gets messy easy.

Newsarama – Spider-Man Reboot Release Date Moved Up – Interesting. Very interesting.

Publishers Weekly – Viz Expands at Walmart, Gets Into Best Buy – Well that’s certainly a good move.

The Outhousers – X-Men Fan Cartoon Yanked From YouTube – How to alienate fans in one move.

Panels – Tales From the Motherland: 4 Comics By African Creators – Some good suggestions.

Panels – The Art of the Start: INSEXTS #1 – A good dissection of some art.

 

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Talking Comics – Adventure Time: Ice King #1

Talking Comics – Amazing Forest #1

Comic Vine – The Astonishing Ant-Man #4

Talking Comics – Batman #48

CBR – Batman #48

Newsarama – Batman #48

Black Nerd Problems – Captain America: Sam Wilson #5

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #1

Panels – Captain Marvel #1

CBR – Captain Marvel #1

Comic Vine – Captain Marvel #1

Talking Comics – Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #2

CBR – Pencil Head #1

Comic Vine – Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death #1

CBR – Silver Surfer #1

Comic Vine – Star Wars #15

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What was everyone excited for? Let us know in the comments!

While you think about that, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Teen Vogue – 7 Comic Books with Badass LGBT Characters – Cool to see Teen Vogue covering comics more.

Comics Alliance – Hasbro Cinematic Universe Will Team G.I. Joe, Micronauts, and More – Transformers being included would make much more sense.

Popoptiq – The 10 Greatest Star Wars Comics on Marvel Unlimited – If you’re looking for some reads while you wait in line to get in.

Panels – Start ‘Em Early: Comics for Young Kids – Some solid suggestions.

 

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The Rainbow Hub – Batman #47

Comic Vine- Batman & Robin Eternal #11

The Rainbow Hub – Catwoman #47

Talking Comics – Insexts #1

Comic Vine – Klaus #2

The Rainbow Hub – Lumberjanes #21

The Rainbow Hub – Power Up #6

The Rainbow Hub – The Wicked + The Divine #17

Icv2 – Yo-Kai Watch Vol. 1 & 2