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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Horror/Supernatural

Time for some more spoopies ya'll, let's see what's coming soon in the realm of horror an the supernatural.

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.


ABBOTT 1973 #1

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Sami Kivela (CA) Taj Tenfold

* In a new series for fans of Something is Killing the Children and Bitter Root, Saladin Ahmed, the visionary writer behind Miles Morales: Spider-Man, and Sami Kivelä, the acclaimed artist behind Tommy Gun Wizards, reunite for this Must Read supernatural thriller.

* Detroit's hardest hitting journalist, Elena Abbott, is trying to make a fresh start at a new newspaper...but her deadly past isn't ready to let go.

* The city is days away from the historic election of a Black candidate as their new Mayor, but a vicious new group has emerged to destroy him, targeting anyone who supports his campaign or the change he represents.

* That means Abbott, who discovers the group's connection to a dangerous dark magic, has been targeted for certain death - unless she embraces her true power as the Lightbringer to save her city.


Why this caught my eye:

I like Ahmed's scripting a lot and I'm also a sucker for crime/supernatural mixes. If you haven't checked out the previous run it's def worth hunting down.



Before there was The Walking Dead there was Deadworld. A snow storm has engulfed New York City; even the walking dead have trouble seeking out fresh meat. A group of survivors in the high rises attempt to flee during the storm but are pulled into a struggle between two intelligent zombies and their factions. The Giant rules the dead in the city but when King Zombie comes calling, things escalate with the humans caught in the middle. Collects the entire Frozen Over storyline (issues #1-4). NOV201186

Why this caught my eye:

In my experience the quality of Deadworld comics has been a little inconsistent over the years, but I've always had a soft spot for the series and concept. I always just liked the idea of the intelligent King Zombie character and that different approach to the zombie apocalypse.



(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) David Brame, John Jennings

After the Rain adapts Nnedi Okorafor's short story "On the Road." In a a small Nigerian town, a Nigerian-American woman named Chioma answers a knock at her door and is horrified to see a boy with a severe head wound standing at her doorstep. He reaches for her, and his touch burns like fire. Something is very wrong. Haunted and hunted, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive.


Why this caught my eye:

I'm 100% down with getting some more adaptations of Okorafor's novels and short stories, and Abrams ComicsArts has been putting out some great books as of late.



written by JOE HILL art by STUART IMMONEN

$24.99 US | 168 PAGES | FC |

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Wreck Removal team to recover the Derleth's dead...only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle, the dead have plenty to say to the living…

There's something down in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea...something that doesn't want to be found. Unlike on land, where terror shows itself as the long-lost crew of the Derleth emerges from caves. They seem as though they haven't aged a day—it's as if they're exactly the same as the day they disappeared...except they're all missing their eyes. Will the salvage crew survive to bring their findings to shore? What danger waits for them if they fail? What dangers await us all should they succeed?

New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill and superstar artist Stuart Immonen team for the latest Hill House Comics horror epic!

Why this caught my eye:

I'm sold on this for a few different reasons, not just counting that I really loved the first few issues I read before just deciding to wait for the collection. I love Joe Hill, Immonen's artwork is amazing, and I am a huge suckeer for underwater horror and sci-fi. This series checks every box for me. This should actually be out in just a week or two as well, I've just been terrible about posting DC things on time since they have a different catalog system.



(W) loputyn (A/CA) loputyn

In the Shadows of Orfano Hill, spells, potions and evocations are prepared! But Metillia is a witch who likes to have fun, sometimes at the expense of her own responsibilities. And all of this despite knowing that the most important test of her career as a witch approaches and that she still has to get control of her own destiny. NOV201580

Why this caught my eye:

Ioputyn's art is definitely a huge draw, plus virtually every book I've read with witches this year has been a hit so why break the streak.


That does it for this batch! We'll focus on a new category next time as I decided to make a focus on Misc items. Books that just defy normal categorization or are a unique mixture of genres!

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