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New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Horror/Supernatural

I know I said this batch would be Marvel stuff, but I lied ( or I have no concept of time anymore, pick one). I figured I should make this a spoopy post instead, so here, have some horror.

 

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS DRACULA #1 (OF 4)

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Martin Simmonds


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THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COMICS RESURRECT THE MOST ICONIC MONSTERS!


THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH creators JAMES TYNION IV (W0RLDTR33, Something is Killing the Children) and MARTIN SIMMONDS reteam to tell a new tale of the monster who started it all!


When Dr. John Seward admits a strange new patient into his asylum, the madman tells stories of a demon who has taken residence next door. But as Dr. Seward attempts to apply logic to the impossible...his surrogate daughter Lucy begins to fall under the spell of the twisted Count Dracula!

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Why this caught my eye:

Simmonds' art on this is giving me some Jon J Muth and Bill Sienkiewicz vibes.

 

LUNAR LODGE #1

(W) Tyler Marceca (A/CA) Mirko Colak


Marriage ain't easy, especially when your spouse is hiding a monstrous secret. Just ask Rob Moreland, who knows things aren't great lately with his wife, Fiona, but is hoping to fix that... until the Lunar Lodge calls to confirm her stay. Rob decides to shadow his wife to the hotel but what he finds reveals even more horror than he thought. Rob will soon discover there's much more to the Lunar Lodge-and to his wife-than meets the eye.

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Why this caught my eye:

Check out Colak's art here.

 

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER HC

(W) Edgar Allan Poe, Raul Garcia (A/CA) Raul Garcia


Edgar Allan Poe's gothic tale of the decaying Usher mansion comes to life in an all-new way!


In this graphic novel edition of The Fall of the House of Usher, Raul Garcia adapts his animated short, The Fall of the House of Usher, now streaming on Prime Video, and as a part of the animated feature Extraordinary Tales.


A traveler arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all siblings have gone insane, dying horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.


In this adaptation, the celebrated animator translates the cinematographic language into the comic medium.


As a bonus, the original Edgar Allan Poe prose story is included!

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Why this caught my eye:

It's kind of a pain in the butt to find on Amazon as noted above, but you can check out the animated short up on DailyMotion.

 

MISTY 45 YEARS OF FEAR HC

(W) Shirley Bellwood, Pat Mills, Malcolm Shaw, Julia Round, Chloe Maveal, Clare Napier (A) John Armstrong, Jaume Rumeu, Mario Capaldi (A/CA) Jordi Badia Romero


In 1978 British comics were changed forever with the release of Misty, the classic cult horror comic for girls. Masterminded by Pat Mills, the original editor of 2000 AD, and called "the most peculiar, imaginative and challenging work in British comics" by The New Statesman, this weekly comic featured the best comics talent working on haunting, terrifying tales. From high 70s glamour to chilling stories that have haunted readers for decades, this Essential Collection curates the creepiest, campest Misty serials and short stories alongside critical essays, in a volume perfect for readers old and new.

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Why this caught my eye:

I already featured this on the newsletter a bit ago with a review from Comics Journal, but it just released in early Oct so wanted to put up a reminder.

 

CULLEN BUNNS BODY BAG #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) TBA


From the Eisner-nominated pages of Harrow County to the pre-pandemic prescience of The Empty Man, Cullen Bunn has made a prolific career of terrorizing comic fans. Now the man who killed the Marvel Universe and countless other characters is ready to show you where the bodies are buried...


Cullen Bunn's Body Bag, the debut release of Overlook, will introduce the world to four new creatures straight from the twisted imagination of the horror scribe. But which creature will invade your nightmares?


Four different tales of terror. Four startling new monsters. Four different approaches to the beasts that go bump in the night. Each sealed "Body Bag" contains the chance to uncover alternate storylines and monsters. So tread lightly. Hold your breath. There's no way of telling which monster you'll uncover... until you unzip the body bag.


With each monster you'll see a very different story play out in a gruesome and frightening way...


This is pure, horrific fun on the page!

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Why this caught my eye:

On one hand, I probably shouldn't praise bagging gimmicks like this one. Still, I like the pitch, and when Bunn hits he can really hit.

 

DRACULA BY GEORGES BESS HC

(W) Georges Bess, Bram Stoker (A/CA) Georges Bess


Bram Stoker's original novel about the world-renowned vampire, Dracula, is adapted into a beautiful graphic novel by the renowned artist Georges Bess. This volume includes an epilogue adapting Stoker's short story "Dracula's Guest" (believed to be the original novel's first draft chapter before later revived for publication two years after the author's passing).

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Why this caught my eye:

I mean I did just kinda want to make a Dracula sandwich out of this batch, but all Bess' artwork is great and Magnetic Press does fantastic work. Check out more previews here, plus hey they went and made an entire video as well.

 

That's it for this batch, maybe we'll check out some Marvel titles on the next round. It will still be of Halloween time though.......

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