10 Creepy Comic Book Series to Read for Halloween 2019

October 1, 2019

1) DIE by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans (DIE #8 is in stores on 10/2, V. 1 TP available now)
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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2) ICE CREAM MAN by W. Maxwell Prince & Martín Morazzo (ICE CREAM MAN #15 in stores on 10/9, V. 1-3 TP available now)
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.Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | ComiXology | IndieBound | Indigo

3) UNEARTH by Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm & Baldemar Rivas
(UNEARTH #4 in stores on 10/9)

When a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico, a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. Tracing the source of the disease to a nearby cave system, the team discovers a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape. This new subterranean nightmare is brought to you by writers CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION) and KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD), and rising-star artist BALDEMAR RIVAS!
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4) NOMEN OMEN by Marco B. Bucci & Jacopo Camagni
(NOMEN OMEN #1 in stores on 10/2)

No matter how fast you run, sooner or later your past will catch up with you. Enter Becky Kumar, a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and a realm of otherworldly truths. From writer and RPG creator MARCO B. BUCCI (Magna Veritas, Memento Mori) and artist JACOPO CAMAGNI (X-Men Blue, Deadpool The Duck) comes a tale of tales, witchcraft, and secrets for mature readers that rewires the rules of urban fantasy.
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5) FARMHAND by Rob Guillory
(V.1 & V. 2 TP available now)

Jedidiah Jenkins is a simple farmer. But his cash crop isn’t corn or soy. He grows fast-healing, highly-customizable human organs. For years, Jed’s organic transplants have brought healing to many, but deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm something sinister has taken root. Today this dark seed will begin to sprout, and the Jenkins family will be the first to taste its bitter fruit. Collects FARMHAND #1-5.
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6) BITTER ROOT by David Walker, Chuck Brown & Sanford Greene
(V. 1 TP available now)

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. Collects BITTER ROOT #1-5.
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7) COFFIN BOUND by Dan Watters & Dani (COFFIN BOUND #3 in stores on 10/9)
Cars! Guns! Entropy! Chased by an unstoppable killer, Izzy Tyburn has decided that if the world won’t have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She’s re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Join writer DAN WATTERS (Sandman Universe: Lucifer, LIMBO), artist DANI (2000AD, Girl with No Name), and colorist BRAD SIMPSON (JESUSFREAK, MCMLXXV) on a road trip through a blood-splattered life.
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8) INFIDEL by Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia & Jeff Powell

NPR included this buzz-worthy standalone horror comic in its 100 Best Horror Novels & Stories list, and it’s no wonder. Michael Sugar, who won an Oscar for producing Spotlight and is an executive producer on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, will produce the film adaptation with Ashley Zalta via the duo’s Sugar23 banner. Anonymous Content will also produce.

A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
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9) GIDEON FALLS by Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino

Lemire & Sorrentino are the creative team behind the beloved Green Arrow run and Old Man Logan, and here the team provides readers with a series that’s part bone-chilling, mystery-solving storytelling of The Ring. Part terror-building pacing of The Exorcist. Wholly unsettling horror at its finest and one of the biggest launches of the year for 2018.

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.
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10) THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard

The bestselling, multiple award winning series that kicked off one of this biggest, most successful pop culture phenomenons of all time and was adapted for television by AMC. This survival horror series just finished with issue #193 this year, so this is the perfect time to revisit the walker horror and binge read the entire experience.

In THE WALKING DEAD, an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.
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