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Our Ten Favorite Modern Horror Comics

by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

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Happy Halloween, PREVIEWSworld!

You may have heard that it is indeed spooky season, which is the only time of year to enthusiastically talk about MURDER and MAYHEM. So let's revel in the joys of the grotesque -- the CHILLS, THRILLS, GHOSTS, GHOULS, GOBLINS, and SUSPENSE that your local comic shop can offer. 

Here are ten bloody page-turners to delight your macabre heart. 

OPUS COMICS
FRANK FRAZETTA DEATH DEALER TP VOL 01
(W) Mitch Iverson, Torunn Gronbekk (A) Stefano Martino, Diego Galindo (CA) Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta's legendary creation Death Dealer returns to life in collaboration with Frazetta Girls! Critically acclaimed animation writer Mitch Iverson joins world renowned artists Stefano Martino and Luis Antonio Delgado to bring you the first salvo in a major launch of new, related titles featuring characters envisioned by the Master himself! Kur, the cursed barbarian, takes in a woman and child against his better judgmentagainst that of the evil mind inhabiting his helmet, which he never removes. Sure enough, it leads to deadly results as Kur is forced to unleash the Death Dealer once more. Bear witness to the beginning of an entire multiverse of Frazetta's most famous creations!
In Shops: Dec 21, 2022
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #370

DYNAMITE
DIE!NAMITE LIVES TP
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Vincenzo Carratu (CA) Lucio Parrillo
The hit series returns, cuz you can't kill a never-ending army of zombies... you can only hope to beat the $%&# out of them! After tragically losing their first Chosen One against the zombie plague, Vampirella, Miss Fury, and what remains of the Project Superpowers look for a new savior -- but Ash Williams is an even more reluctant Deadite hunter than usual! This time, the Army of Darkness has ray guns, super powers and a brilliant new general: Evil Sonja, who takes her role of Queen of Hel quite seriously! Collecting DIE!NAMITE LIVES #1-5.
In Shops: Sep 13, 2023
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #148

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
BUNNY MASK CAVE COLLECTION HC
(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
Sealed in a cave before the dawn of man, released by a crazed madman, Bunny Mask walks our world once more.

But for what dark purpose does she use her unnatural powers? And what's her connection to Bee Foster, a young girl murdered by her father fourteen years ago? In order to save his life - and his sanity - one man will have to discover the truth of what waits behind the mask.

Writer Paul Tobin (MY DATE WITH MONSTERS, Colder, The Witcher) and artist Andrea Mutti (MANIAC OF NEW YORK, Hellblazer, A Legacy Of Violence) unleash an eons old legend upon an unsuspecting world - one that'll make your most horrific nightmare feel like a walk in the park!

This hardcover collection contains both volumes, BUNNY MASK: THE CHIPPING OF THE TEETH, issues #1-4, and BUNNY MASK: THE HOLLOW INSIDE, issues #1-4, plus "making of" content, including Andrea Mutti concept art!
In Shops: May 01, 2024
SRP: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #128

MASSIVE
AMERICAN PSYCHO #1 (OF 5) CVR A STAPLES (MR)
(W) Michael Calero (A) Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson (CA) Greg Staples
Greg Staples, best known for his work on Judge Dredd and as a concept artist for Magic: The Gathering, brings his realistic painterly style to capture the likeness of Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman.

See Patrick Bateman's infamous New York City killing spree from a brand new perspective as a familiar character from the film is revealed to be much more than they appeared. Witness the greatest hits of Patrick's murderous rampage while exploring new revelations in the world of American Psycho, in this story that'll make fans see Patrick's bloody story through a whole new lens.

This limited series also begins the journey of an all-new psychopath as social media obsessed millennial, Charlie (Charlene) Carruthers, goes on a downward spiral filled with violence. Drug fueled partying leads to bloodshed as Charlie leaves a trail of bodies on her way to discovering the truth about her dark nature.
In Shops: Oct 11, 2023
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #204

TITAN COMICS
DEAD BY DAYLIGHT TP VOL 01 DM ED LEE
(W) Nadia Shammas (A) Dilon Snook (CA) Jae Lee
BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING HORROR SURVIVAL GAME, DEAD BY DAYLIGHT
WRITTEN BY HARVEY AWARD WINNER, NADIA SHAMMAS AND ILLUSTARED BY DILLON SNOOK!
When the rebellious FRANK crashes into the lives of JULIE, JOEY and SUSIE, together they'll unleash bloody chaos onto the sleepy, dead-end town of Ormond. Witness the terrifying origins of THE LEGION!
REGULAR & DM EDITION includes IN-GAME CODE INSIDE!
In Shops: Jun 12, 2024
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #210

ABLAZE PUBLISHING
ZOMBIE MAKEOUT CLUB GN VOL 01 DEATHWISH (JUL221026) (MR)
(W) Peter Richardson (A) Peter Richardson
The Hit webtoon comes to print!

A rebellious high school student is brought back to life in a strange underground facility after committing suicide. Now, she must piece together not only how and why she has been resurrected, but also confront the fragmented memories of her past and the horrors of the laboratory that want to send her back to the afterlife. This breakneck story illustrates a violent vision of life after death.

Welcome to DEATHWISH. A graphic and chaotic comic about life, death, suicide, and the other side. Brought to you by the creator of ZOMBIE MAKEOUT CLUB.
Collecting the popular Webtoon comic series, plus bonus material!
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #170

IMAGE COMICS
NITA HAWES NIGHTMARE BLOG TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Szymon Kudranski, Well-Bee, Patric Reynolds (A/CA) Jason Shawn Alexander
From the team of Image's Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA comes a terrifying new horror series created by acclaimed Marvel writer Rodney Barnes and fan-favorite SPAWN artist Jason Shawn Alexander.
Untold evil lurks the streets of Baltimore, Maryland as the demon Corson surfaces from the underworld to possess a man-once-wronged... and his vengeance will come at humanity's despair! As Gods and Demons clash, humanity's fate hangs in the balance! But paranormal investigator Nita Haweswoman with demons of her ownset out on a quest to root out the evil from her city. Guided by the ghost of her dead brother, she must come to terms with her own past, else she become a victim herself and join her brother in a state worse than death!
Collects NITA HAWES NIGHTMARE BLOG #1-6
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #68

BOOM! STUDIOS
SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN DLX ED HC BOOK 01 (JUN211086)
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera
Children in a sleepy Wisconsin town begin to go missing with most never returning, and those that do have disturbing stories of horrific creatures that live in the shadows.

There is one person that believes the children and claims to be the only who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. This is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

Experience the critically acclaimed series by GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Department of Truth, Batman) and artist Werther Dell'Edera (Razorblades) like never before.

Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-15 in a single deluxe edition hardcover for the first time.
In Shops: Nov 15, 2023
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #73

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
ARCHIE HORROR PRESENTS CHILLING ADVENTURES ANTHOLOGY TP
(W) Various (A) VARIOUS (CA) Robert Hack
Welcome to the chilling world of Archie Horror, where demons roam the earth and terrifying tall tales come to life. From robotic rogues and inter-dimensional interlopers to sinister sorcerers and macabre mystics, this anthology collection has everything your horror-hungry heart desires. Riverdale and its surrounding areas are known to be hotbeds of strange happenings and paranormal activity, but sometimes things get downright disturbing, and even the most pure-hearted of people can't be saved. Join the masters of Archie Horror, Madam Satan and Jinx Holliday (plus everyone's favorite talking cat, Salem), as they act as our tour guides into the realms of the unknown, plunge us into the depths of Hell and send chills up our spines! Featuring a retro, distressed cover by horror comic master Robert Hack. Collects seven killer comics: Madam Satan, Chilling Adventures in Sorcery, Jinx: Grim Fairy Tales, Weirder Mysteries, Chilling Adventures of Salem, The Return of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery, Happy Horror Days.
In Shops: Aug 23, 2023
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #289

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
RED ROOM ANTISOCIAL NETWORK TP (MR)
(W) Ed Piskor
A cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design!
Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable cryptocurrency, a criminal subculture has emerged. It livestreams murders as entertainment. Who are the killers? Who are the victims? Who is paying to watch? How to stop it? Red Room is constructed as a series of interconnected stories, shining a light on the characters who exist in the ugliest of corners in cyberspace. Piskor cuts the graphic horror with his sharp sense of humor, gorgeous cartooning, and dynamic storytelling. Red Room peels back the curtain on the side of humanity few of us knew existed, let alone understood. Fans and followers of Piskor's YouTube channel sensation, Cartoonist Kayfabe, have already made Red Room: The Antisocial Network one of the most eagerly anticipated and talked-about releases of 2021. It is the first in a series of graphic novels, with the second scheduled for release in Summer 2022.
In Shops: Nov 10, 2021
SRP: $22.99
PREVIEWS Page #319
 

And that’s just scratching the coffin's surface. Stay on top of all those dark fantasies! Pick up a copy of the PREVIEWS catalog from your local comic shop or online. It's the safest way to travel this Halloween!

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Troy-Jeffrey Allen is the producer and co-host of PREVIEWSworld Weekly. His comics work includes BAMN, Fight of the Century, the Harvey Award-nominated District Comics, and the Ringo Awards-nominated Magic Bullet.

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