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15 Dark & Spooky Horror Comics & Graphic Novels for Halloween 2021

October 18, 2021

Fans of Killadelphia who seek more creature feature goodness…

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NITA HAWES' NIGHTMARE BLOG by Rodney Barnes & Jason Shawn Alexander

“THE FIRE NEXT TIME,” Part One
From the universe of Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying new tie-in horror series by acclaimed Marvel writer RODNEY BARNES and fan-favorite SPAWN artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER.

Jimmy Sangster might have left Maryland for the vampire-infested city of “Killadelphia,” but there is still untold evil lurking the streets of Baltimore. The demon Corson has surfaced from the underworld to possess a once-wronged man, and his vengeance will come at the cost of humanity’s despair! But Jimmy’s former lover Nita Hawes—a woman with demons of her own—has begun a quest to root the evil out of her city. Guided by the ghost of her dead brother, she must come to terms with her own past, lest she join her brother in a state worse than death!


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Salem’s Lot meets The Wire and perfect for fans of vampires & true crime podcasts…

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KILLADELPHIA by Rodney Barnes & Jason Shawn Alexander

Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Marvel’s Runaways, and STARZ’s American Gods—RODNEY BARNES. When small-town beat cop Jimmy Sangster returns to his Philadelphia roots to bury his murdered father, he stumbles into a mystery that will lead him down a path of horrors and shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality…and vampires. There’s a reason they say you can’t go home again. Welcome to Killadelphia.


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Vol. 2 also available. Vol. 3 available in December.


Black Swan meets Suspiria, perfect for those wanting to spiral into madness...

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BLUE IN GREEN by Ram V & Anand K
The dark and haunting portrayal of a young musician’s pursuit of creative genius—the monstrous nature of which threatens to consume him as it did his predecessor half a century ago. From creators RAM V (Grafity’s Wall, These Savage Shores) and ANAND RK (Grafity’s Wall), BLUE IN GREEN is an exploration of ambitions, expectations, and the horrific depths of their spiraling pursuit.


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The X-files meets The Black Monday Murders—perfect for fans of conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries…

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DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH by James Tynion IV & Martin Simmonds

Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth? Bestselling writer JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) debuts his first Image ONGOING SERIES alongside breakout artist MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy)!


Buy Vol. 1: Local Comic Shop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | ComiXology | IndieBound | Indigo

Vol. 2 in stores October 27


If Quentin Tarantino did Dracula—perfect for fans of pulpy grindhouse horror flicks…

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DRACULA, MOTHERF**KER by Alex De Campi & Erica Henderson

Vienna, 1889: Dracula’s brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an aging starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula’s three brides there to help him...or use him as bait? A pulpy, pulse-pounding graphic novel of California psych-horror from acclaimed creators ALEX DE CAMPI and ERICA HENDERSON.


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The Exorcist meets Midnight Mass—perfect for fans of character-driven tension-building mysteries…

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GIDEON FALLS by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino
From the bestselling creative team behind Old Man Logan and Green Arrow comes a character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. The legend of the Black Barn—an otherworldly building alleged to have appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake—ensnares and entwines the lives of two very different men. Plus, this collection includes a variant cover gallery from some of comics’ best artists, including CLIFF CHIANG (PAPER GIRLS), JOCK (WYTCHES), SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND), and more!


Buy Book One hardcover: Local Comic Shop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | ComiXology | IndieBound | Indigo

Vol. 1-6 available now.


Mad Max meets Alien—perfect for fans of high octane action with a dark, dystopian atmosphere…

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NOCTERRA by Scott Snyder & Tony S. Daniel

It’s been 10 years since Val Riggs saw the sun swallowed up by darkness. Ten years since nearly everyone she knew was infected and changed into hideous shades. Now a ferryman providing transport for people and goods, she traverses the deadly unlit roads in her eighteen-wheeler, taking on whatever evils the night provides. When the promise of an illuminated sanctuary crosses her path, Val must undergo a journey far beyond the limits of any ferryman before her. But with a loved one in the throes of infection, time is running short…

Legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER (Dark Knights: Death Metal, WYTCHES) and TONY S. DANIEL (Batman, Deathstroke) unveil horrors beyond any shade in this pulse-pounding new ONGOING SERIES.


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Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs

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STRAY DOGS by Tony Fleecs & Trish Forstner

It’s scary being the new dog.

In this suspenseful new series, readers meet Sophie, a dog who can’t remember what happened. She doesn’t know how she ended up in this house. She doesn’t recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened, but she just…can’t…recall…Wait! Where’s her lady? Now Sophie has to figure out where she is, what’s happening, and how she’s going to survive this. They say there’s no such thing as a bad dog—just bad owners.

STRAY DOGS is a heartbreakingly adorable suspense thriller by My Little Pony comic artists TONY FLEECS and TRISH FORSTNER. It’s Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs.


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Twin Peaks meets The Walking Dead—perfect for fans of isolated, small town terror…

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STILLWATER by Chip Zdarsky & Ramón K. Pérez

Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that’s not just a promise. It’s a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAMÓN K PÉREZ (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.


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Vol. 2 available in January.


Jumanji meets IT—for fans of horror that pairs deadly games and childhood trauma…

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DIE by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1831, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji.” That only captures a sliver of what you’ll find in oversized debut issue—where fantasy gets all too real.


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Vol. 2-3 also available. Vol. 4 available November 3


The Twilight Zone meets Creepshow—for fans of episodic horror where each chapter is a standalone tale of terror…

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ICE CREAM MAN by W. Maxwell Prince & Martín Morazzo

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery. ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.


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Vol. 2-6 also available.


Monstress meets Mercy—for fans of dark, steampunk adventure with a touch of horror but a ton of action...

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LADY MECHANIKA by Joe Benitez

In a Victorian world filled with flying dirigibles and clockwork automatons, a young woman searches desperately for the secrets to her past—a past that left her with extraordinary, but unnatural, mechanical limbs.


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Vol. 3 also available.


Ghostbusters meets Lovecraft Country—for fans of monster-hunting, demon-fighting action…

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BITTER ROOT by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown & Sanford Greene

Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate. But those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins divided between by the desire to cure monsters or to kill them. Now, though, there’s a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, and the Sangerye family must either come together or watch the human race fall to untold evil.


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Vol. 2 also available. Vol. 3 available October 27


Pacific Rim meets The Shining—for fans of haunted house horror but with an unexpected kaiju spin to the trope...

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HOME SICK PILOTS by Dan Watters & Caspar Wijngaard

In the summer of 1994, a haunted house walks across California. Inside is Ami, lead singer of a high school punk band—who’s been missing for weeks. How did she get there? What do these ghosts want? And does this mean the band has to break up? Expect three-chord songs and big bloody action as Power Rangers meets The Shining (yes really), and as writer DAN WATTERS (Lucifer, COFFIN BOUND) and artist CASPAR WIJNGAARD (LIMBO, Star Wars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt) delve into the horrors of misspent youth.


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Vol. 2 available November 10.


The perfect pick for fans of Locke & Key and Neil Gaiman-esque storytelling...

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THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK by Skottie Young & Jorge Corona

Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.


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