24 Hours of Halloween: Calliope combines toys, animation and a spooky vibe


If you liked Coraline, you’ll probably like Calliope, a proposed stop motion film that’s a collaborations bwteen the world of designer toys (Circus Posterus’ toy designers Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters), stop-motion innovator and Annie Awards Special Achievement recipient Martin Meunier (Coraline) and filmmaker Jon Schnepp (The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened). It’s currently being Kickstarted, and if it isn’t quite a Halloween thing, it certainly fits in with the mood of the season.

24 Hours of Halloween: Black Magick by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott


Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott launched their new Image comics this week, with Black Magick #1, which stars a female PD in a world of mysteries: Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the truth about herself…both who she has been, and who she will become. Yet there […]

24 Hours of Halloween: John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight


An anthology of horror comics written by John Carpenter, Steven Hoveke, Sandy King, Steve Niles, James Ninness, Trent Olsen, David Schow and Duane Swierczynski and drawn by Tim Bradstreet, Jon Bogdanove, Federico DeLuca, Leonardo Manco, Darick Robertson, and Tone Rodriguez? Sounds good! Tales for a HalloweeNight is edited by Sandy King and available at fine comics shops.

24 Hours of Halloween: The Groom by Emily Carroll


Emily Carroll — who just won a British Fantasy Society Award for Best Graphic Novel — is a Halloween tradition with her amazing webcomics which stretch the boundaries of the medium. Sadly she didn’t do a new one this year, but you can read all the old ones here, and the most recent one, The Groom, which manages to find chills in a pipe cleaner.

Carroll is truly a master of horror and if you haven’t read her other comics, there’s no spookier way to spend Halloween.

24 Hours of Halloween: Dark Horse digital sale with Creepy, Hellboy and more


It doesn’t really get any more Halloween-y than Dark Horse’s outstanding line up of horror books…and there’ a big digital sale going on at Comixology which ends tomorrow, as spirits go back to their graves. Books on offer include Creepy archives, Eerie Archives and the incomparable Hellboy.