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Comic reading for the Halloween season

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:33 pm
by Silent Shout
I'll admit, I'm totally a sucker for this time of year. I'll watch all the horror movies on TV, read some HP Lovecraft stories, play creepy video games, even listen to "goth" music. As I'm just getting into reading comics again, what horror/creepy series would you think to be good reading for the Halloween season?

These are a few I've come up with (and already started purchasing because of it):

The Walking Dead series
30 Days of Night series
Batman: Haunted Knight
Hellboy series

I'm personally more interested in TPB's or graphic novels, but any form will do. Look forward to some recommendations.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:40 pm
by wonkabar
How 'bout them Lovecraft stories? I've never gotten around to reading one...we have a Lovecraft thread somewhere don't we?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:40 pm
by Brocktune
faust

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:41 pm
by wonkabar
Wasn't there a comic based on Cthulhu recently?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:53 pm
by Silent Shout
Brocktune wrote:faust


Brocktune, you may be pleased to hear that the avatar I've used at a couple of other forums is this:

Image

My screen name at another forum is even Mr. Belvedere.

Wesley!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:05 pm
by Brocktune
Silent Shout wrote:
Brocktune wrote:faust


Brocktune, you may be pleased to hear that the avatar I've used at a couple of other forums is this:

Image

My screen name at another forum is even Mr. Belvedere.

Wesley!


awesome.

thats like my favorite sketch.

WEZ-LEE T OWENZZ 4 LIFE!!!!!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:14 pm
by Iconoclastica
Can't forget the greatest one of all, Batman: The Long Halloween :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:26 pm
by DennisMM
Brocktune wrote:faust


You're the guy who liked Faust? The giant erection while his enemy's blood dripped down Faust's body was a bit much.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:31 pm
by Brocktune
i guess i just have a soft spot for stuff thats really over the top.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:32 pm
by Brocktune
also, i would like to add that for a 15 year old who couldnt and wouldnt believe that wolverine would say "flamin" instead of "fuckin", Faust was right up my alley.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:59 pm
by DennisMM
I knew Wolverine wouldn't say "flamin'" and complained about it. In 1989 I was 27 and had been reading Alan Moore for 7 years; by comparison Faust was a bit silly. Who the hell sold it to a 15-year-old? It was strictly behind the counter in Des Moines. I know, LA and all that, but Jebus!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:14 pm
by Brocktune
well, i spent a lot of time in one of our neighborhood comic shops, so i think i had that going for me.

plus, they didnt do a lot of business, so im sure the guy really needed the money.

but when i think about it now, im like, who the hell sold this to me when i was 15?!?!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:16 pm
by Iconoclastica
hahaha and I thought it was bad that they sold me Preacher when I was 14

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:28 pm
by DennisMM
Really. This stuff is pretty graphic.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:30 pm
by Iconoclastica
DennisMM wrote:Really. This stuff is pretty graphic.


:lol:

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:23 am
by buster00
May I recommend Torso.

Bendis hasn't come up with anything better since, IMO. And I like Bendis.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:39 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
I wouldn't say either entire series deals in horror per se, but The Sandman and Lucifer both contain individual issues / runs that could satisfy any horror stan.

24Hours (issue 6?) of the Sandman particularly stands out, ditto the Serial Killer Convention run in the second trade.

Can't name the individual Lucifer's off the top of my head, but hey, you can always jerkoff to Mazikeen.

But fuck it, cut to the chase and just read From Hell. I love to revisit that work of twisted genius, but there's always a part I skip. Even in charcoal, black and white, it's still too tough for me to look at again...

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:44 am
by wonkabar
Yeah, The Corinthian is a pretty freaky creation.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:47 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
wonkabar wrote:Yeah, The Corinthian is a pretty freaky creation.


heh, he's got a vitreous sense of humor...

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:49 am
by wonkabar
I also loved the shit in the resturant with the dude from Arkham. Hell was pretty bitcn' and the little bit about "The nightmare everlasting" I always use that line when I'm kicking someone's ass at HALO.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:46 am
by doglips
wonkabar wrote:Wasn't there a comic based on Cthulhu recently?


Yep

The Lovecraft Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:52 pm
by Squashua
Boom! Studios is coming out with two more books. A followup to Cthulhu Tales, and Fall of Cthulhu or something.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:02 pm
by DennisMM
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:I wouldn't say either entire series deals in horror per se, but The Sandman and Lucifer both contain individual issues / runs that could satisfy any horror stan.

24Hours (issue 6?) of the Sandman particularly stands out


I was reading The Sandman, enjoying the dark and literate suspense fantasy. Then, like something out of a different title, Dr. Dee showed up. His behavior in was disturbing, but Kieth's stylized art softened the character some. Next issue Kieth is gone, Driggenberg is there with very realistic art and Dee starts manipulating people in ways that made Hell seem ordinary. It was a very creepy experience.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:46 pm
by Iconoclastica
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
wonkabar wrote:Yeah, The Corinthian is a pretty freaky creation.


heh, he's got a vitreous sense of humor...


hahahahahahahaha

hahahaha
ha



ha


<3 shameless puns :-p

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:49 pm
by DennisMM
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
wonkabar wrote:Yeah, The Corinthian is a pretty freaky creation.


heh, he's got a vitreous sense of humor...


I'd slap you down for that awful pun if you weren't on the coast and much tougher than I am.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:30 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
I wasn't punnin', I was referencing!

during a latter issue, Delirium, in a tizzy, asks "the name of the gunky jelly stuff in people's eyes" to anyone who'll listen.

I'm above such cheap, hollow literary devices like puns.

No pun zone.

:wink: