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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Horror/Supernatural

There were a ton of horror offerings in this past catalog and I haven't even touched the new catalog that just came out. I get the feeling we're seeing an outpouring of the genre as a coping mechanism for the past year, so at least interesting looking comics is a sort of silver lining to be thankful for I guess.


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.

NOCTERRA #1

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Tomeu Morey


"FULL THROTTLE DARK," Part One-Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina "Val" Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler.


This March, legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER (Dark Knights: Death Metal, WYTCHES) and TONY S. DANIEL (Batman, Deathstroke) unveil horrors beyond any shade in this extra-sized first issue.

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Why this caught my eye:

I think Snyder's writing is generally more interesting when he's doing creator owned projects, and this sounds like it can be a B-movie level type of fun.

LADY BALTIMORE WITCH QUEENS #1

(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A) Bridgit Connell (CA) Abigail Larson


Once she was Sofia Valk, living in a village overrun by evil. In time she became Lord Baltimore's most trusted ally. Now, more than a decade after his death, Europe has erupted with the early battles of World War 2 and dark forces are rising again. With witches, vampires, and Nazis on the march, Sofia must embrace the title of Lady Baltimore! But can she fight monsters without becoming a monster herself?


Horror genius writing team Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden reunite, with stellar art by Bridgit Connell and colors by Michelle Madsen as they return readers to the world of Baltimore.

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm a fan of the Baltimore series as a whole, and if you haven't had a chance to check any of it out I highly recommend them. I also really like Connell's artwork, plus that Larson cover is really nice.

TONO MONOGATARI GN SHIGERU MIZUKI FOLKLORE

(W) Shigeru Mizuki (A/CA) Shigeru Mizuki


Shigeru Mizuki-Japan's grand master of yokai comics-adapts one of the most important works of supernatural literature into comic book form. The cultural equivalent of Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, Tono Monogatari is a defining text of Japanese folklore and one of the country's most important works of literature. This graphic novel was created during the later stage of Mizuki's career, after he had retired from the daily grind of commercial comics to create personal, lasting works of art.

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Why this caught my eye:

I love that companies like Drawn & Quarterly are bringing collections like this to print. I'm a sucker for adapted works of folklore, plus I've been meaning to check out more of Mizuki's work.

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #1

(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz


Perfect for fans of Paper Girls and Die, visionary writer Grant Morrison (Klaus), Alex Child (BBC's Holby City) and Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) present a chilling new horror series about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road - and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them.


August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organized a "Spook Tour" with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams.


When their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students... before the town tears them limb from limb.


Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road... along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm pretty much down for any Grant Morrison project, plus I really like Franquiz's artwork.

MIDNIGHT WESTERN THEATRE #1

(W) Louis Southard (A) David Hahn (CA) Kalman Andrasofszky


Welcome to the Midnight Western Theatre! Our feature presentation is a tale of a town under siege... The notorious Red Tom and his dastardly posse have laid claim to the once prosperous vista of Liberty Springs, but for how long? Will these outlaws be able to savor their sinful victory as two blackclad strangers suddenly arrive? JAN211515


Why this caught my eye:

I love the subgenre of supernatural westerns so I kinda gotta check most anything that fits the bill. I've always enjoyed Hahn's clean artwork, and the few mini-previews that I've seen look fun.

That's it for this batch, I'm going to do a special focus on some particular Lovecraftian horror solicitations next time!

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