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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:47 am 
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Hey all...Long time no electronically talk.

Can anyone suggest some killer :twisted: (pun intended) good horror comics.

I am taking a class, and would love some resources


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:28 am 
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Hey all...Long time no electronically talk.

Can anyone suggest some killer :twisted: (pun intended) good horror comics.

I am taking a class, and would love some resources



For me, the best horror comics out these days are mostly by Steve Niles (from IDW Publishing):
30 Days of Night
30 Days of Night: Dark Days
30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow
30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella

Wake The Dead (a new modern take on the Frankenstein story)
Lurkers (A detective investigates a spate of bodies baring human bite marks)
Cal McDonald: Criminal Macabre series (Dark Horse - Think of Cal as John Constantine's drunk, drug abusing non-magic using American cousin who's a private detective)


Ben Templesmith (Artist and co-creator of 30 Days of Night):
30 Days of Night: Red Snow (IDW - Set during WWII on the Russian Front)
Welcome to Hoxford (IDW - Set in a prison for criminals of the worst kind - and it's run by cannibals! First 2 issues, of 4, out now)

Also, by Rick Remender and Seth Peck (Image Comics):

Sorrow (Like Twin Peaks meets the Exorcist)

You cannot go wrong with Warren Ellis (Avatar Press):
BlackGas (A nastier take on the zombie tale)

Garth Ennis (Avatar Press - issue 0 out now, issue 1 released Oct.'08)
Crossed (Something is pushing mankind to the utmost extremes of violence and horror, and only a handful have apparantly escaped it's effects.. for now)

Hope that helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Horror Comics
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:14 pm 
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Depends on how your tastes in horror run, but you might enjoy the old EC titles, like Tales from the Crypt.

I've read some really fucking WONDERFUL (read: highly disturbing and upsetting) stories from Tales from the Crypt and similar old comics. I know there are some EC compilation books out there so you can find them.

As far as more modern stuff goes, I don't really read anything involving vampires or spooky ghosts or anything like that, but I think WE3 fits the definition of "sci-fi horror" if you're into that. WE3 is awesome.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:13 pm 
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Thanks!!!

You guys look like you know your stuff!

Appreciate it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Horror Comics
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i'm a bit late on the scene here!!! new job!!!

EC is definately the way to go, but the collections can be VERY, VERY expensive...

on the other end of the scale, i've had my eye on this - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mammoth-Book-Best-Horror-Comics/dp/1845296419/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222687696&sr=8-1

cheap and cheerful! probably a couple of decent ones in there!

if you want something different, Charles Burns comics like Black Hole or Big Baby... a different type of dark horror with fantastic and unique art - especially for the horror genre.

also, the horror god that is H. P. Lovecraft has recently had a run of comic books from marvel - illustrating some of his best works. you will definately be able to find some back issues of this in your local comic shoppe as the 3rd issue has only just been released!

EDIT: i just found this! 608 pages! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-Marvel-Horror-TPB-Comics/dp/078512196X/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222687920&sr=1-8

i'm going to order one myself!

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 Post subject: Re: Horror Comics
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Well, that's a spam bot, but if you want some enjoyable tributes to pulp horror comics and movies alike, I always enjoyed the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror comics. Usually just as good if not better than the episodes themselves.

I hope that helps, people of four years ago.

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