It’s the spooky season! To celebrate, here’s our current top recommendations of what comics you should be reading this Halloween! From fun adventures for the kids to psychological thrillers, we have a bit of everything for you to sink your teeth into if you are feeling thirsty for some scares and screams! Remember that there are always new books on the horizon, so keep your eyes out for our PREVIEWS Picks, updated every month over on The Blog! Also make sure to check out our Horror Section!
👻🦇🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃🦇👻
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Best Of Horror
The best sellers! The cream of the crop-circles! The frights of might! The bumps in the night! The shadows on the wall! The twigs against the window! The event commitments you’re second guessing! The public speaking you never signed up for! That dingey alley you don’t want to walk down (come on down to 18 Stephens Place)! That man behind the counter who just won’t shut up about the Hellraiser franchise (just joking Dan)!
The Junji Ito Collection
The wide range of Junji Ito’s work is sure to send chills down your spine and create a strong urge to chat with your sleep paralysis demon about the horrors you just read about. While not for the faint of heart, Junji Ito is the king of horror manga for a reason, serving up intense body horror alongside psychological enigma’s to the point where you may want to cleanse your pallette with a viewing of ‘Hereditary‘ or ‘The Conjuring‘. He’s even done work adapting ‘Frankenstein‘, giving his own take on the cosmic horror genre & depicting the true nightmares of owning cats.
The Department Of Truth
Volume 1 of ‘The Department of Truth’ by James Tynion IV & Martin Simmonds is excellent. Off the premise of a secret department investigating conspiracy theories and their place in our twisted reality, how could you not be interested in finding out what is going on? Need more convincing? Read Dan’s recommendation of it here!
Something Is Killing The Children
James Tynion IV (yes again) teams up with Werther Dell’Edera to deliver ‘Something Is Killing The Children’ Vol 1, the start of what has now become one of the best selling series from BOOM! Studios and definitely the most eye-catching title we have ever had in the shop window! If you really delve into it and want more from the world of SIKTC, you can check out ‘House of Slaughter’!
Soul Plumber HC
From the creators of ‘The Last Podcast On The Left‘!
Nice House On The Lake
The anxieties of the 21st century get terrifying new faces.
If you love dogs and horror this book was designed with you in mind.
Razorblades: Book One HC
Over 350 pages from some of the biggest comic creators in the genre.
A character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.
RAIN By Joe Hill
From Stephen King’s son Joe Hill with art by the incredible Zoe Thorogood!
The Clive Barker Collection
Experience the madness of the Master of Horror’s 1st original comic.
A serial killer mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en!
These ain’t your grandma’s classic Universal Monsters! Oh wait… some of them definitely still are. From those raised back from the dead, to those who just can’t help but get thirsty for some of that good red juice (blood) or a familiar big green fella who gets a little angry at times.
BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH MONSTERS HC
The hint is in the name as to why this tops our monster section of this article. Created over a period of 35 years, Barry Windsor-Smith’s ‘Monsters’ is a tour de force of visual storytelling. Part family drama, part espionage thriller, part metaphysical journey, it is an intimate portrait of individuals struggling to reclaim their lives and an epic political odyssey across two generations of American history. Monsters is rendered in Windsor-Smith’s impeccable technique, the visual storytelling being the most sophisticated of the artist’s career. There are passages of heartbreaking tenderness, of excruciating pain, and devastating violence. It is surely one of the most intense graphic novels ever drawn.
The DC Comics/Vertigo classic from later ‘Watchmen’ creator Alan Moore, ‘Saga of the Swamp Thing’ has been collected in paperback editions. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history.
Vampire children at the end of the world by Lemire & Nguyen? Yes.
John Constantine Hellblazer
The most recent series of the bisexual-garbage-fire that is John.
Or check out their new series ‘The Night Eaters‘!
Fun For The Family
From Young Adult to Younger Readers, what better time to introduce a growing human to the nightmares of the world they are entering! We’ve got witches, cryptids, ghouls, ghosts and so much more for the kids these days who are growing up with videos of scary gaming let’s plays on YouTube desensitizing them to everything!
From the wonderful Sarah Andersen! Do you hate social gatherings? Dodge cameras? Enjoy staying up just a little too late at night? You might have more in common with your local cryptid than you think. Enter the world of Cryptid Club, a look inside the adventures of elusive creatures ranging from Mothman to the Loch Ness Monster. This series celebrates the unique qualities that make cryptids so desperately sought after by mankind (to no avail). After all, it’s what makes us different that also makes us beautiful.
The Witch Boy
Molly Knox Ostertag can do no wrong, whether its the adventures of the ‘Witch Boy’ series, the heartwarming tale of young love in ‘The Girl From The Sea’ or what is sure to be the fun fantasies of the upcoming D&D series they are working on!
Over My Dead Body
The latest from creator Sweeney Boo! Enchanting full-color illustrations will be sure to charm readers as they explore the halls of Younwity’s Institute of Magic and the forbidden forest that lies beyond. If you enjoyed ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ or just like Witches & Wizard school-vibes, definitely check out this new release!
Wait till helen comes
Adaptating Mary Downing Hahn’s spookiest and most popular tale!
Up To No Ghoul
Nightmares about vampires as a blood bank opens in town? Spooky!
The most horrifying, terrifying and sickening time in life. Middle School!
Spooky solving adventures with the Mystery Machine &… Batman?
Don’t you hate it when you accidentally fall into the underworld?
Roald Dahl’s dark masterpiece now available as a graphic novel!
If anything jumped out to you, remember to message us or let us know next time you’re in the shop! You get a text the second it arrives in the shop and we place a copy aside just for you so you don’t miss out!
Have a great month and happy reading 💚