Jill Thompson’s Scary Godnmother has become something of a Halloween classic, with two animated specials that are still shown on Caqrtoon Network, and a DVD. However, the original Eisner Award winning graphic novels have long been out of print — a series of graphic novels and several stand alone comics starting in 1998 — as they were published by long gone Sirius.

Luckily, Dark Horse is coming to rectify this sad omission with a collection coming this October — just in time for Halloween. The 192-page hardcover collection will reprint Scary Godmother, The Revenge of Jimmy, The Mystery Date and The Boo Flu from the original comics, and Thompson will provide a new cover.


  1. Yay! My nieces love Magic Trixie, so I’ll be sure to get them this!

    Is the entire Sirius catalog out of print? They seemed to have a table at MoCCA.
    Might we see “A Wandering Star” reprinted?

    Scary Godmother
    (The new cover can be seen on

  2. Though, I must confess, the title of the post confused me. My heart sank when I first read it: “Why is Scary Mother returning from Dark Horse? Were they holding the rights captive or something?”

    Luckily it had a very happy ending.

  3. This is very good news indeed! It’s difficult to recommend something when it’s out of print. I hope Dark Horse will keep this Scary Godmother collection available for a long time to come. I plan to recommend it to ALL libraries!