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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Horror/Supernatural

On this batch of titles we've got some supernatural horror, the new spin-off to Something Is Killing The Children, a chilling anthology from Aftershock, a political horror story set in East berlin in 1968, the first-ever collection of the hugely influential girls horror comic Misty, and some coffee centric supernatural romance from Dark Horse.

RUSH #1

(W) Si Spurrier (A/CA) Nathan Gooden


This Hungry Earth Reddens Under Snowclad Hills.


1899, Yukon Territory. A frozen frontier, bloodied and bruised by the last great Gold Rush. But in the lawless wastes to the North, something whispers in the hindbrains of men, drawing them to a blighted valley, where giant spidertracks mark the snow and impossible guns roar in the night.


To Brokehoof, where gold and blood are mined alike. Now, stumbling towards its haunted forests comes a woman gripped not by greed -- but the snarling rage of a mother in search of her child...


From Si Spurrier (Way of X, Hellblazer) and Nathan Gooden (Barbaric, Dark One) comes THE RUSH, a dark, lyrical delve into the horror and madness of the wild Yukon.

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Why this caught my eye:

I loves me some Spurrier, and western/horror is one of my favorite mashups. Gooden's art is looking like a solid fit in the previews as well, so this should be worth a look.

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1

(W) James TynionIV, Tate Brombal (A) Werther Dell'Edera (A/CA) Chris Shehan


Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.


You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica's handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.


Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.


Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal (Barbalien), with art by rising star Chris Shehan (The Autumnal) and co-creator Werther Dell'Edera (Razorblades).

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Why this caught my eye:

Something Is Killing The Children was a huge hit so it wouldn't hurt to jump on this launch, plus I'm really liking Chris Shehan's style.

AFTER DARK ONE SHOT

(W) Cullen Bunn, Jim Starlin, Joe Pruett, Frank Tieri (A) Cliff Richards, Nikkol Kelenic, Szymon Kudranski, Joe Eisma (CA) Tony Harris


Tales from the Crypt meets The Twilight Zone-four tales of horror, lost souls and things that go bump in the night.


A prestige format "One-Shock" featuring top creative talent just in time for the most horrific month of the calendar year, AFTER DARK is a collection of tales you'll want to read with the lights on! A disparate tale from a possible future; a chance encounter with a mythical Black-Eyed Kid, a children's fable gone awry; and a gut-wrenching last meal at the local diner.


These horrific, bone-chilling tales are conceived and written by Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, EDEN, Harrow County), Jim Starlin (Thanos, Dreadstar, SHOCK), Joe Pruett (BLACK-EYED KIDS, Cable, X-Men Unlimited), Fran Tieri (Wolverine, Harley Quinn, PESTILENCE) and drawn by Cliff Richards (10 YEARS TO DEATH, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Nikkol Kelenic, Szymon Kudranski (BLACK-EYED KIDS, Spawn) and Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, SHOCK).

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Why this caught my eye:

That's a pretty nice lineup and I'm curious as to what Jim Starlin has planned. Also, I feel like I haven't seen enough Tony Harris in a while and that's just a great cover.

TINY ACTS OF VIOLENCE GN

(W) Martin Stiff (A) Martin Stiff


East Berlin 1968: a city recovering from the horrors of World War II and where the state police, the Stasi, cultivate a climate of paranoia and fear. In a place where your closest friend or family member could be a state informer, the threat of violence is ever present and no one knows this more than damaged school teacher Sebastian Metzger. But something evil and ancient is stalking Metzger from the shadows of war-torn buildings-something which threatens the city and perhaps even the future of humanity itself.

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Why this caught my eye:

I saw good review over at Broken Frontier and was waiting to see this offered as I like the look of Stiff's art as it gives me some Charlie Adlard vibes.

MISTY TP VOL 01

(W) Pat Mills (A) Malcolm Shaw, John Armstrong, Various


The first-ever collection of the hugely influential girls horror comic Misty. This stand-alone collection contains the entire run of Misty's two most popular strips Moonchild and The Four Faces of Eve. Like her grandmother before her, Rosemary Black has discovered that she has the power to move things with her mind. While her mother forbids her to use her new found abilities, the actions of a school bully push Rosemary closer and closer towards temptation and revenge.

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Why this caught my eye:

I think this actually came out like in 2016 but I missed it back then and I'm not sure that it's been readily available for the past few years, so here we are with another chance to jump on. I just appreciate that 2000AD has been hitting these types of reprints over the past few years, not that I need more temptations.

CREMA TP

(W) Johnnie Christmas (CA) Johnnie Christmas (A/CA) Dante Luiz


#1 New York Times bestselling cartoonist Johnnie Christmas and Prism Award-nominee Dante Luiz bring you a haunted tale of love, ghosts, and coffee beans.


Esme, a barista, feels invisible, like a ghost . . . also, when Esme drinks too much coffee she actually sees ghosts. Yara, the elegant heir to a coffee plantation, is always seen, but only has eyes for Esme. Their world is turned upside down when the strange ghost of an old-world nobleman begs Esme to take his letter from New York City to a haunted coffee farm in Brazil, to reunite him with his lost love of a century ago. Bringing sinister tidings of unrequited love.


Collects the ComiXology original digital graohic novel Crema in print for the first time.


"This book is a love letter to love swathed in the richest flavor imaginable. And one that enchants and haunts you with the taste of coffee all around it." -Comic Watch

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Why this caught my eye:

I mean how can you say no to a coffee centric supernatural romance? Plus, Luiz's artwork is looking pretty fantastic.

That's it for this batch, we'll hit sci-fi next!

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