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New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Horror/Supernatural

This batch features boogiemen, indy horror anthologies, Irish and English folklore, video nasties, and working people fighting mind-bending monsters.



(W) Mathieu Salvia (A) Djet

Monsters don't only exist in children's minds...

Passionate about reading, Elliott has always had a preference for the stories of boogymen, those monstrous creatures which, at night, hide in the shadows or under the bed to frighten little children. He can't imagine how much they will change his life... Witnessing the bloody murder of his parents, he will discover that, in reality, boogymen do indeed exist, and very precise codes govern their existence. When one of the most powerful boogymen, Father Death, decides to protect him, Elliott finds himself plunged into a terrible conflict at the heart of a universe as terrifying as it is fascinating. On a dark, stormy night, Elliott's destiny will be fulfilled...

Creators Mathieu Silvia and Djet craft a stylish nightmare world and take you on a non-stop action adventure into the realm of the Boogymen. Collects the hit 6-issue series, along with cover gallery and bonus material.


Why this caught my eye:

I like the premise, plus Djet's art is looking great.



(W) Joy San (A/CA) Joy San

An amoral creature ensures a girl's blood sugar stays up. A gory ritual creates a woman's perfect smile. An overworked wife is subsumed by violent fantasies. In this collection of short horror comics, Joy San masterfully explores the ways in which we contort ourselves, balancing the bloody with unexpected levity.


Why this caught my eye:

Gotta support that Silver Sprocket goodness, plus I caught this review. You can buy directly from the publisher here.



(W) Jude Ellison S. Doyle (A) Letizia Cadonici (CA) Miguel Mercado

When Janet and Oliver Gowdie move to a quaint mountain town, their daughter Casey becomes part of a horrific chain of events revealing that their neighbors are anything but what they seem. Soon an unsettling old woman named Agnes Early fixates on Janet and Oliver's other daughter-2-year-old Isobel. It becomes clear that it's impossible to know who to trust... or who is even still human...

Steeped in Irish and English folklore and mythology, Jude Ellison S. Doyle (Maw) joins artist Letizia Cadonici (House of Slaughter), and colorist Alessandro Santoro (Bloom) to tread new ground in changeling horror. A tale perfect for fans of Eat the Rich and The Nice House on the Lake!


Why this caught my eye:

Art's looking solid, and there's not enough with Irish mythology on the comic horror market.



(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Danny Luckert

Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), Danny Luckert (Regression), and Leila Leiz (The Last Book You'll Ever Read) present a brand-new horror anthology flipbook taking place in a haunted comic book shop with a twisted retailer filled with tales of terror sure to leave you with the lights on. Welcome to the SHOCK SHOP!

Collects the four-issue miniseries with the stories "Familiars" and "Something in the Woods, In the Dark."


Why this caught my eye:

I feel like the comic book shop framing device set up must have been done in Treehouse of Terror at least once, but hey, it's Bunn.



(W) John Lees (A) George Kambadais (A/CA) Adam Cahoon

"Calling all scary movie fans!"

Scotland, 1994.

Eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell still has an imaginary friend: the masked killer from his favourite slasher film. Thumper is obsessed with horror and always has been. He fills his time with scary VHS rentals and hanging out with his fellow fans, The Murder Club. But everything changes when his local video shop acquires one of the notorious films known as "video nasties" - films so scary, they're the target of the British Moral Decency League's crusade to ban and burn. But it's only a movie, right? It's all just imaginary, isn't it?

A story about the perception of evil, the power of genre, the love of fandom, the need to create art, oh, and crap-your-pants TERROR!" JAN231934

Why this caught my eye:

Love the idea of playing with video nasties, and I've already highlighted Kambadais' artwork not too long ago so this should look great.



(W) Saladin Ahmed (A/CA) Dave Acosta

Eisner-winning writer SALADIN AHMED (Miles Morales) and superstar horror artist DAVE ACOSTA (Elvira) make their Image debut with this sci-fi horror series about working people fighting mind-bending monsters. Blue City was the last livable place on Earth. Now it's crawling with Terrors-creatures that transform into their victims' worst fears. Humanity's last hope? Muhammad Cho and his overworked, underpaid crew of freelance Terrorfighters.

"We're not heroes-we're contractors."


Why this caught my eye:

This has a 'Ghostbusters' feel with the working schlubs vs creatures set up and I do love that kind of stuff.


That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some sci-fi on the next round!

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