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5 Horrifying Comics to Read for Halloween 🎃

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Killadelphia (Image Comics)

Writer: Rodney Barnes - Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander

“When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr.-he begins to unravel a mystery that leads him down a path of horrors that will shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality... and vampires. Welcome to KILLADELPHIA.”

Jason Shawn Alexander (SPAWN) teams up with Rodney Barnes (Wutang: An American Saga) team to create one of the best debut series. It’s dark. It’s deep. It’s horrifyingly real. 



Department of Truth (Image Comics)

Writer: James Tynion IV - Artist: Martin Simmonds 

“Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth?”

This story just began in September of 2020 and is looking like one of the best comics of the year. Tyrion’s writing is savvy and suspenseful while Simmonds art feels like a dark dreamscape. Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? 


Ice Cream Man (Image Comics)

Writer: Maxwell Prince - Artists: Chris O’Halloran & Martin Morazzo

“Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, addiction, musical fantasy...there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery. 

ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series, featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man―a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who with a snap of his fingers―lickety split!―can change the course of your life forever.”

This is a book that feels like a genuine cult classic horror! Be sure to check out these twisted tales of suburban surrealism this Halloween! 



American Vampire (Vertigo)

Writers: Scott Snyder & Stephen King - Artist: Rafael Albuquerque 

“When notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet is attacked by an old enemy (who happens to be a member of the undead), the first American vampire is born... a vampire powered by the sun, stronger, fiercer, and meaner than anything that came before. Plus... Pearl Jones is a struggling young actress in 1920s Los Angeles. But when her big break brings her face-to-face with an ancient evil, her Hollywood dream quickly turns into a brutal, shocking nightmare.”

What happens when you combine the horrific genius of Stephen King with one of greatest comic writers of the last decade?? You get a chilling Vampire-Western worthy of an Eisner Award. Check out the book that brought the pop-culture Vampire out of the Twilight Age. 



Gideon Falls (Image Comics)

Writer: Jeff Lemire - Artist: Andrea Sorrentino 

“The legend of the Black Barn tells of an otherworldly building that has appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Now, it’s mystery ensnares and entwines the lives of two very different men. One: a young recluse, obsessed clues within the city’s trash. The other: a washed-up Catholic priest, finding his place in a small town that hides dark secrets. Neither of them are prepared for what’s inside the Black Barn.”

This soon to be TV series weaves obsession, mental illness, and faith into a singular vision of terror. Find out what secrets are hiding in the Black Barn! 



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