Halloween has always been a time where comics creators flex their horror muscles. By Halloween, I mean the whole month of October, not just the 31st. Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore debuted The Walking Dead #1 in October 2003. Eleven years later, it was Scott Snyder’s and Jock’s Wytches, a series that has figured into most ‘Best horror comics’ lists since its debut.

This year’s Halloween season has the potential to be one for the history books, with acclaimed horror writer Joe Hill getting his own ‘POP UP’ horror imprint under DC Comics with Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Joe Kelly, and Laura Marks among its contributing creators.

Storm King Comics will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of its horror anthology Tales for a HalloweeNight while Charlie Adlard’s post-Walking Dead horror comic Vampire State Building will be hitting shelves in the hopes of becoming the next big thing in horror. And this is just the beginning.

Here are 42 horror comics and graphic novels that will be haunting comic stores this Halloween season.

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Tales for a HalloweeNight, Vol. 5

Halloween comics

Writers: John Carpenter & Sandy King
Artists: Various
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
Publisher: Storm King Comics
Release Date: Sept. 25
List Price: $24.99

From the mind of John Carpenter, the man who brought you the cult classic horror film Halloween and all of the scares beyond, and the heart of writer, editor, producer Sandy King comes 12 more twisted tales of terror, tricks, and treats. In volume 5 of the award-winning graphic novel series, they bring together another stellar ensemble of storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for another spine-tingling collection of stories that will haunt you. Each story is a standalone surprise that captures the essence of fright night. We dare you to read it all the way to the end. If you get too scared, remember, it’s only a comic. It’s only a comic… or is it? Happy Halloween.

Dr. Mesmer’s Revenge

Halloween Comics

Writer: Don Avenell
Artist: Carlos Cruz
Publisher: Rebellion Graphic Novels
Release Date: Oct. 2
List Price: $15.91

Hammer Horror meets Doomlord in this 1970s supernatural comics gem! After several artefacts are stolen from his home, the mysterious Egyptologist Dr. Mesmer resurrects a five-thousand-year-old mummy called Angor, a Pharaoh possessed with great mystical power. Together they set out to retrieve the missing items, bringing terror and destruction in their wake! Featuring the work of legends of British comics Donne Avenell (The SpiderThe Phantom) and illustrated by Carlos Cruz (M.A.S.KThe Phantom).

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror, Vol. 1

Edgar Allan Poe Ahoy

Writers: Tom Peyer, Mark Russell, Various
Artists: Peter Snejbjerg, Hunt Emerson, Various
Cover Artist: Richard Williams
Publisher: Ahoy! Comics
Release Date: Oct. 2
List Price: $19.99

A comedic collection of classic tales and brand new stories, adapted by comics’ snarkiest talents, in this cross between Drunk History and Tales from the Crypt, all introduced by Edgar Allan Poe at his drunkest. Collecting all of the comics from the 6-issue AHOY Comics series, plus terrifying prose and poetry features.

Strange Lights Over East Berlin #1

Halloween Comics

Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artist: Evan Cagle
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: Oct. 2
List Price: $3.99

MANKIND MADE IT TO SPACE. AND NOW SPACE HAS FOLLOWED THEM BACK.
Herring is a disillusioned American spy stationed on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, struggling with his role in a Cold War that seems to have no end. But when he’s sent on a mission behind enemy lines to infiltrate East German intelligence, he soon learns the Soviets have a secret weapon that could change the tides of the conflict: an alien monster that they don’t understand, and can’t control.

The Soviets are about to learn that they ‘re not in charge of the monster it’s already in their minds and has twisted them to their will. Now Herring must find a way to understand the impossible before it transforms him into a monster unlike any other.

Writer Jeff Loveness (Judas) and Lisandro Estherren (Redneck) team up for a story in the spirit of Cold War classics, for fans of period piece science fiction as well as alien action such as Barrier.

Dark Ark: After the Flood #1

Halloween comics

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Juan Doe
Publisher: Aftershock
Release Date: Oct. 2
List Price: $3.99

THE EPIC SERIES RETURNS!

Two arks were built to survive the Flood. One was filled with the creatures of the natural world. The other was populated by…everything else.

Now that the denizens of the DARK ARK have beaten Noah’s Ark to land, a new so-cietal order must be created – one based on the rule of monsters. Khalee, a new sorceress, ventures to maintain order amidst the chaos, but her otherworldly mas-ters have a different task in mind. She must devise a way to bring Noah’s Ark to the monsters…because the beasts must feed.

From writer Cullen Bunn (UNHOLY GRAIL, BROTHERS DRACUL, WITCH HAMMER, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (ANIMOSITY: THE RISE, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes an even more sinister tale of biblical proportions!

Man-Wolf!, The Complete Collection

Man WolfWriters: More, Marv Wolfman, Gerry Conway
Artist :Gil Kane, Ross Andru, More
Cover artist: John Romita Sr.
Publisher: Marvel
Release date: Oct. 2
List price: $39.99

When J. Jonah Jameson’s astronaut son, John Jameson, brings a strange red gemstone back from the moon, he finds himself transformed into the macabre Man-Wolf! Becoming a lycanthropic creature on the loose, the Man-Wolf battles Spider-Man, Morbius, Kraven the Hunter and more – while investigator Simon Stroud comes ever closer to the Man-Wolf’s true identity! Jameson soon discovers the truth behind the gem – but does his destiny lie in Other Realm wielding the sword of the Stargod? Or will the parasitic stone mean his destruction? Man-Wolf takes on Frankenstein’s monster, She-Hulk and more – but can Spider-Man save him from a fate worse than death? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #124-125 and #189-190; GIANT-SIZE SUPER-HEROES #1; CREATURES ON THE LOOSE #30-37; MARVEL PREMIERE #45-46; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #36-37; SAVAGE SHE-HULK #13-14 and material from PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3.

Vengeance of Vampirella #1

Vampirella Horror

Vengeance of Vampirella #1

Writer: Tom Sniegoski
Artist: Michael Sta. Maria
Cover artist: Lucio Parrillo
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Release date: Oct. 2
List price: $3.99

Originally debuting in 1994, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon. Now, for the 50th Anniversary of Vampirella, original series writer Tom Sniegoski (joined by the incredible art of Michael Sta. Maria) is back and issue #1 features a host of incredible cover artists.

Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is Dead!? Long Live Vampirella!
Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own.  Mistress Nyx continues to rule the planet, her Chaos Lords reigning over the various regions of the world, but she is getting bored – There’s no one to challenge her! That is, until a small, but determined rebellion finds what could be their savior or seal their doom!

This new series – and anniversary event – is not to be missed!
THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, Legacy, and Force Majeure, as well as the series The Brimstone Network. The author’s first adult novel, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, developed into a series of novels about the character Remy Chandler.

Bettie Page Halloween Special #1

Horror comics

Writer: David Avallone, Erica Schultz
Artists: Roy Allen Martinez, Fernando Ruiz
Cover artist: John Royle
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Release date: Oct. 2
List price: $4.99

Something evil is lurking in the dark woods of Upstate New York, and hunting the student bodies at exclusive and isolated Annandale College. Model Agent Bettie Page investigates the Annandale Horror…and finds herself enrolled in Werewolf 101, for extra credit…plus, Bettie and Lyssa go to the drive-in with a bunch of intergalactic gate crashers!

Vampire State Building #1

Vampire State BuildingWriter: Ange, Patrick Renault
Artist: Charlie Adlard
Cover artist: InHyuk Lee
Publisher: Ablaze
Release date: Oct. 2
List price: $3.99

The newest horror series from the artist of The Walking Dead, Charlie Adlard! Just in time for Halloween, get ready to be bitten from the first full color page. Terry Fisher is a young soldier on the verge of being sent away for active military duty, and is going to meet his friends at the top of the Empire State Building for a farewell party. But suddenly a legion of vampires attacks the skyscraper and massacres its occupants. Hounded in the 102 floors that have become a deadly trap, Terry must take decisive action to save himself and his friends – and the city of New York – before the army of abominations, and the terrible vampire god within, walled in the building since its construction, spill into the city!

DCeased #5

DCeased

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Gaudiano
Cover artist: Yasmin Putri
Publisher: DC Comics
Release date: Oct. 2
List price: $3.99

The world is dying at the hands of the infected, and the very survival of humanity is at stake. Facing extinction, Superman and the heroes will make a decision that will fundamentally alter Earth’s present…and future!

Manifest Destiny #37

Horror Comics

Writer: Chris Dingess
Artist: Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni
Publisher: Image Comics
Release date: Oct. 2
List price: $3.99

NEW STORY ARC

Spring has sprung and the Corps of Discovery is closing in on the Pacific! But new beginnings mean new horrors for Lewis and Clark, and out on the American plains a sleeping beast has awoken!

The Immortal Hulk #24

Horror

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Joe Bennett
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Publisher: Marvel
Release date: Oct. 2
List price: $3.99

As the war with Shadow Base comes to a brutal, bloody end, Bruce Banner has a choice to make. And the repercussions of that choice will have an effect on every single life on this planet…including the IMMORTAL HULK.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1

Horror

Writers: Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Cover artist: Kyle Lambert
Publisher: Boom Studios
Release date: Oct. 9
List price: $3.99

THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE!
* Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job… keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news.she might have failed.
* The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
* With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn ‘t fully trust.the vampire.
vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or these two decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy?
* From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert ( Doom Patrol ) and Eleonora Carlini ( Saban ‘s Go Go Power Rangers ) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse.one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!

Camp Midnight vs. Camp Daybright

Camp Midnight

Writer: Steven T. Seagle
Artist/Cover artist: Jason Adam Katzenstein
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: Oct. 9
List price: $16.99

After a long year among normals, Skye is eager to return to Camp Midnight as an older, more seasoned camper. But her parents have other ideas. They’re putting her on a bus to the camp she was supposed to go to last summer-Camp Daybright! With a sinking feeling of déjà vu, Skye sets out for a summer of new friends in a new camp, complete with a creepily familiar new arch-frenemy. It all adds up to big adventures and even bigger scares at the camp with a happy name-and a monstrous secret just beyond its fences!

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror, Season 2 #1

Horror

Writer: Dean R. Motter, Hunt Emerson
Artists: Dean R. Motter, Alex Ogle, Hunt Emerson
Cover artist: Richard Williams
Publisher: Ahoy! Comics
Release date: Oct. 9
List price: $3.99

AHOY Comics’ snarky anthology/desecration of Edgar Allan Poe returns for a new season-beginning with the ultimate Poe mashup! In Dean Motter’s “The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher,” the drink-addled writer falls prey to his own horrific imagination. Hunt Emerson offers another slapstick “Poe and the Black Cat.” A selection of horrific prose and pictures rounds out the issue. Painted cover by Richard Williams (MAD).

Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Comics

Ghosts Horror

Artists: Alex Toth, Jon Blummer, Sid Check, Lin Streeter, Ross Andru, Lou Cameron, King Ward
Cover Artist: Al Avison
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release date: Oct. 9
List price: $24.99

From the horror team that curdled your blood with Haunted Horror, Zombies, Return of the Zombies, Haunted Love, Swamp Monsters, and Mummies, Ghosts is the latest and ghastly greatest in the Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror comics collections. Over 128 pages of appalling apparitions, formidable phantoms, shuddery seances, shivery spooks ‘n specters, and evil wraiths with much more than just revenge on their murdered minds!

Hack/Slash vs. Chaos!

Horror comics

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Rapha Lobosco, Celor
Cover artist: Tim Selley
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Release date: Oct. 9
List price: $19.99

Cassie Hack, Slasher Hunter Supreme, thought she’d gotten rid of those teenager-perforating undead menaces. But now they’re suddenly springing back to life! Cassie and Vlad are going to have to team up with megadeath dispenser Evil Ernie to stop the slaughter, putting them on a path that appears to lead through Chastity, the Chosen, and Purgatori!

Tim Seeley returns to his beloved creations to pit them against the world’s greatest horror universe and brings back some of the series’ most beloved slashers!

Joker: Year of the Villain #1

JokerWriter: John Carpenter, Anthony Burch
Artist/Cover artist: Philip Tan, Marc Deering
Publisher: DC Comics
Release date: Oct. 9
List price: $4.99

In the Year of the Villain, what’s a Clown Prince of Crime to do when the world has started to accept doing bad as the only way to live? Out-bad everyone else, of course! The Joker is on a mission to get his mojo back and prove to the world that there is no greater villainy than the kind that leaves you laughing.

This special one-shot is co-written by legendary film auteur John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) and Anthony Burch (the Borderlands video games), making for a Joker comic that’s twisted in ways you never imagined!

Secrets of Sinister House #1

Sinister House

Writers: Paul Dini, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone, Bryan Hill, Dan Watters, Others
Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Cian Tormey, Jorge Fornes, Others
Cover artists: John RomitaJr, Bill Sienkiewicz
Publisher: DC Comics
Release date: Oct. 9
List price: $9.99

Witness what hides within the Sinister House-the DCU’s most horrific secrets and mysteries! Travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation firsthand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion…we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with the dreaded vampire Batman. Don’t miss this year’s DC Halloween special-because if you do, it’ll haunt you!

The Dark Judges: The Fall of Deadworld, Book 1

Horror

Writer: Kek-W
Artist/Cover artist: Dave Kendall
Publisher: Rebellion
Release date: Oct. 16
List price: $24.99

Deadworld was once a planet similar to Earth, until Judge Death and his brothers Fear, Fire and Mortis deemed that as only the living could break the law, life itself should be a crime. As the Dark Judges set out to bring extinction to this parallel world, Judge Fairfax and a family of farmers attempt to escape the chaos. Is it possible for the living to evade to cold, icy grasp of Death? This chilling collection also features the Dreams of Deadworld strips, giving an extraordinary insight into the undead psyches of the internationally famous super-fiends. Includes the untold origins of The Dark Judges, including Judge Dredd arch-nemesis Judge Death.

EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 3

Comics Beat Horror

Writers: Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines
Artists: Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, George Evans
Cover artist: Jack Davis
Publisher: EC Comics
Release date: Oct. 16
List price: $49.95

Originally published in 1952 and 1953, this volume of Gemstone’s EC Archives series reprints issues #13-18 of Tales from the Crypt! Creators include writers Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein, and artists Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando, and George Evans.

Gideon Falls, Vol. 3: Stations of the Cross

Jeff Lemire Horror

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart
Cover artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Publisher: Image Comics
Release date: Oct. 16
List price: $16.99

The hot horror series that WIRED magazine named one of the best books of 2018 returns from the creative team that BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS said “will go down as one of the greatest comic teams of all time!”

After the mind-blowing events of the second arc, our story heads right through the looking glass. Father Burke tracks a vicious killer named… Norton Sinclair? And when that killer can travel through time (and space!), readers are in for a wild ride.

Collects GIDEON FALLS #12-16

Alien vs. Predator: The Essential Comics, Vol. 1

Alien Predator Horror

Publisher: Dark Horse
Release date: Oct. 16
List price: $24.99

Two of cinema’s greatest monsters clash in a battle that spans the galaxy and extends across one woman’s lifetime!  Collected in one volume for the first time is the complete Machiko Noguchi/Aliens Versus Predator trilogy-over 400 pages of extraterrestrial action! Collects the original AvP series, AvP: War, and AvP: Three World War.

The Illuminati Ball

Horror

Writer: Cynthia von Buhler
Artist: Cynthia von Buhler
Publisher: Titan Comics
Release Date: Oct. 16
List price: $29.99

Acclaimed author and visual artist Cynthia von Buhler (Minky Woodcock: The
Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini) brings her hit immersive theater production The
Illuminati Ball to the page in an all-new graphic novel! A secret organization of
the rich and powerful control the world, yet on the eve of a fabulous party for its
members, the human-animal hybrids trapped in its experimental lab stage a
break-out! The Illuminati Ball merges myth and mystery to tell an unforgettable
story about power, cruelty, deceit, betrayal, and insatiable hunger for freedom.

Something is Killing the Children #2

Something is Killing the Children

Writer: James TynionIV
Artist/Cover artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Publisher: Boom Studios
Release date: Oct. 16
List price: $3.99

Children are dying in the town of Archer’s Peak and the ones who survive bring back terrible stories. A strange woman named Erica Slaughter has appeared and says she fights these monsters behind the murders, but that can’t possibly be true. Monsters aren’t real… are they?

Witchfinder: City of the Dead, Vol. 4

Horror Comics

Writers: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Ben Stenbeck
Cover artist: Julian Totino Tedesco
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release date: Oct. 16
List price: $3.99

Flesheating corpses and an ancient temple discovered beneath London lead authorities to call upon Edward Grey, Queen Victoria’s official occult investigator. But the sinister Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra also has interests in the underground ruins. When they ask for Grey’s help, he has to wonder if the threat is great enough to team up with a secret society he’s sworn to destroy. Collects Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1-#5.

Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Horror Comics Beat

Writer: David Dastmalchain
Artist/Cover artist: Lukas Ketner
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: Oct. 23
List price: $3.99

Aspiring reporter Jerri Bartman is furious when she’s demoted to hosting the nightly Creature Feature at her small-town TV station. But Jerri quickly learns that there is more to horror hosting than just introducing bad B-movies. Her first night in the costume of her missing predecessor, Count Crowley, finds her face to face with a living, breathing . . . werewolf. Or was she just that drunk?

Featuring the dynamic creative team of David Dastmalchian and Lukas Ketner!
The perfect comic for the Halloween season!

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Vol. 2

Horror Elvira

Elvira: Mistress of Dark, Vol. 2

Writer: David Avallone
Artist: Dave Acosta
Cover artist: John Royle
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Release date: Oct. 23
List price: $17.99

Elvira’s temporal adventures land her in hot water – so hot — one more time, and it may be the last. Her new nemesis sends her to the worst place in the universe, and we’re not talking about Encino! See it all go to Hell in the fifth exciting chapter of ELVIRA: TIMESCREAM, brought to you in Elvirascope (no special glasses required) by artist Dave Acosta (TWELVE DEVILS DANCING) and written in Elviravision by David Avallone (BETTIE PAGE), the team who brought you DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE and TWILIGHT ZONE: THE SHADOW.

Evolution: Extinction, Vol. 3

Horror Comics Beat

Writers: James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela
Artist/Cover art: Joe Infurnari, Jordan Boyd
Publisher: Image Comics
Release date: Oct. 23
List price: $16.99

Humanity has been rapidly evolving, and Sister Hannah, Abe and Rochelle are the only ones putting together the pieces. But is it a mad conspiracy engineered by deviants, or nature’s ultimate revenge on mankind?

Collects EVOLUTION #13-18.

Punk Mambo

Horror

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Adam Gorham
Cover artist: Daniel Brereton
Publisher: Valiant
Release date: Oct. 23
List price: $14.99

GO PUNK YOURSELF!

Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to Louisiana’s Bayou Country. Now, she’s a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans gutter punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.

From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (New Mutants: Dead Souls) comes this hilariously horrifying breakout adventure for Valiant’s fan-favorite mystic malcontent.

Collecting the complete PUNK MAMBO five-issue limited series, along with PUNK MAMBO #0 from writer Peter Milligan and artist Robert Gill.

Redneck: Longhorns, Vol. 3

Redneck horror

Writer: Donny Cates
Artist/Cover artist: Lisandro Estherren
Publisher: Image Comics
Release date: Oct. 23
List price: $16.99

With life at its absolute lowest for the Bowman family, they’re forced to turn to a clan Bartlett had hoped to avoid for the rest of his very long life. Why? Because it’s led by his ex, July… Collects REDNECK #13-18.

Resonant

Resonant

Resonant #4

Writer: David Andry
Artist/Cover artist: Alejandro Aragon
Publisher: Vault
Release date: Oct. 23
List price: $3.99

Paxton learns the only rule of Honcho’s island: Fight for him or die! After leaving home, Ty finds refuge with a group of religiously devoted survivors. This Congregation welcomes Ty with open arms, but what will be required of him to stay? Left at the family cabin, Bec finds evidence of an unwanted visitor.

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, The Complete Graphic Novel Series

Stephen King

Writers: Peter David, Robin Furth, Stephen King
Artist: Richard Isanove
Artist/Cover artist: Jae Lee
Publisher: Gallery
Release date: Oct. 23
List price: $149.99

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain and the world of the Dark Tower in a stunning graphic novel form. Sumptuously drawn by Sean Phillips, Luke Ross, Michael Lark, Laurence Campbell, Alex Maleev, and Richard Isanove, adapted by Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by Peter David, The Gunslinger is an extraordinary and terrifying journey, ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower. This boxed set includes the complete graphic novel series: The Gunslinger: The Journey BeginsThe Little Sisters of EluriaThe Battle of TullThe Way StationThe Man in Black, and Last Shots.

Horde

Horror

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist/Cover artist: Leila Leiz
Publisher: Aftershock
Release date: Oct. 23
List price: $19.99

After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately tries to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnaring both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by a mother’s love, the “Horde” is determined to purge Ruby from the collection-or see her join it forever.

Brought to life by Marguerite Bennett (ANIMOSITY, DC’s Bombshells, Batwoman) and Leila Leiz (ALTERS, Nvrlnd), HORDE is a haunting, housebound horror story about the things we let control us.

Absalom

Absalom

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Tiernen Trevallion
Publisher: Rebellion
Release date: Oct. 30
List price: $16.99

The intense conclusion of the cult hit occult detective series! Inspector Harry Absalom is an old-school copper. Curmudgeonly antiauthoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from an inoperable cancer, he’s also the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the sixteenth century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell. As the cancer finally starts to take hold, Harry calls in every friend and favor he has left in a last-ditch attempt to save his kidnapped grandchildren from the depths of the Mills.

Basketful of Heads #1

Joe Hill Horror

Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Leomacs
Cover artist: Reiko Murakami
Publisher: DC Comics
Release date: Oct. 30
List price: $3.99

The rain lashes the grassy dunes of Brody Island, and seagulls scream above the bay. A slender figure in a raincoat carries a large wicker basket, which looks like it might be full of melons… covered by a bloodstained scrap of the American flag.
This is the story of June Branch, a young woman trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe-and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.
Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations… racing to save the man she loves before time runs out.
Plus, in the premiere chapter of the backup story “Sea Dogs,” which sails across all the Hill House Comics titles!

Daybreak

Halloween Comics

Writer: Brian Ralph
Artist/Cover artist: Brian Ralph
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Release date: Oct. 30
List price: $21.95

A new edition of Brian Ralph’s cult classic zombie graphic novel, now a Netflix Original series! Daybreak is seen through the eyes of a silent observer as he runs from the shadows of the imminent zombie threat. The post-apocalyptic backdrop features tangles of rocks, lumber, I beams, and overturned cars that are characters in and of themselves. Drawing inspiration from horror movies, television, and first-person shooter video games, Daybreak departs from zombie genre in both content and format, achieving a living-dead masterwork of literary proportions. Read the book before it hits the small screen this fall!

DCeased #6

DCeased 6
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Trevor Hairsine, Neil Edwards, Stefano Guadiano
Cover artist: Yasmin Putri
Publisher: DC Comics
Release date: Oct. 30
List price: $4.99

Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done? The senses-shattering conclusion to the year’s surprise horror blockbuster is here!

The Shape of Elvira #4

Elvira

Writer: David Avallone
Artist: Fran Strukan
Cover artist: Francesco Francavilla
Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Release date: Oct. 30
List price: $3.99

Maybe all film directors are megalomaniacs…but what do you do when you find out your movie was literally a cover for a plot to conquer the world? Elvira and Gill team up to escape the clutches of the horror conspiracy that threw them together, in the final insane issue of THE SHAPE OF ELVIRA!

Misty Presents: The Jordi Badia Romero Collection

Misty

Artist: Jordi Badia Romero
Publisher: Rebellion
Release date: Oct. 30
List price: $24.99

Deluxe over-sized art-book celebrating the art of a lost master of horror illustration! Celebrating the incredible art of Jordi Badia Romero from supernatural girls comic Misty, this sumptuous hardcover art book collects stories from the 1980s that showcase this remarkable, and criminally-overlooked, artist who died in 1984. This is a must for collectors of artist-focused biographies and visual history guides.

The Plot #2

Horror Comics

Writers: Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel
Artist/Cover artist: Josh Hixson
Publisher: Vault
Release date: Oct. 30
List price: $3.99

Secrets fester in the Blaine family-and in their home. Chase uncovers a piece of history best left hidden, while Mackenzie explores the fraught past between her uncle and Reese.

Locke & Key: Dog Days

Horror

Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez
Cover artist: Jay Fotos
Publisher: IDW
Release date: Nov. 6
List price: $4.99

TWO new stories by creators Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez-“Nailed It” and “Dog Days”-plus a behind-the-scenes tease of the coming horror TV series, and a 5-page preview of an all-new series by Hill and artist Martin Simmonds, too!

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