Happy Halloween everyone! What are you and your family dressing up as? If you are looking for a few horror themed comic books or one that have a thriller vibe to it check out these series from DC Comics.
With all of that candy you’ve collected for Halloween, you’re going to need a good scary story to get you through the next few months while you’re eating all of it, and if you’re one of the few that have missed the best-selling miniseries DCeased, you’ve got your shot at redemption, as the hardcover collected edition of this fan-favorite series is available for pre-order now.
Written by Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE 2, SUICIDE SQUAD), with art by Trevor Hairsine and Stefano Gaudiano, DCeased pits the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes against a techno-virus that turns people into mindless, homicidal creatures of destruction. What’s worse is that none of the DC heroes are immune to this infection and are caught completely off guard by this new threat. If the world ends, what happens to our heroes?
DCeased has been an instant hit with fans and received high praise from the press:
“…an absolutely stellar series that any diehard DC or horror fan should check out.”
“DCeased has brought horror to the DC Universe in a big way.”
“If you’re any kind of fan of the DC Universe or horror, you need to be reading this book.”
This stunning hardcover collected edition includes all six issues of of DCeased, plus the one-shot DCeased: A Good Day to Die, also written by Tom Taylor with art by Laura Braga, Darick Robertson, Richard Friend and Trevor Scott. A parallel story to the events of DCeased, Mr. Terrific leads a motley group of heroes to stop the impending apocalypse, hoping to succeed where the heroes of the Justice League have thus far failed.
This collection also includes some awesome bonus content, including a gallery of variant covers by artist Francesco Mattina, plus an incredible gallery of homage variant covers by Yasmine Putri and Tasia M.S. that pay tribute to current and classic horror films like It, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Nun and others.
The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is also available for pre-order at all participating Barnes & Noble retailers, featuring an exclusive cover of an infected Superman, by artist Francesco Mattina, as well as a bonus gallery of variant covers featuring infected versions of DC heroes such as Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and more.
The DCeased Collected Edition Hardcover is available in participating comic book retailers November 20 and arrives in book stores and online retailers on November 26. For more information on the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes, check out the website at www.dccomics.com.
This Halloween, you can keep your ghosts, goblins, candy corn, and red balloon carrying clown costumes, because DC and Joe Hill are taking care of all your boogeyman needs now and the coming months as the Hill House Comics imprint debuts today with BASKETFUL OF HEADS, written by Joe Hill, with art by Leomacs and cover by Reiko Murakami.
BASKETFUL OF HEADS is the story of June Branch, a young woman from the small town of Brody Island. Four cunning criminals have kidnapped her boyfriends for their own deranged reasons and June is trapped with them with no defense except an 8th-century Viking axe that can lop off a man’s head in one stroke. But there’s a catch – the severed heads remain conscious and are still capable of speech. Each disembodied head has its own malevolent story to tell and before long June finds herself in an even more desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations, racing to save the man she loves before it’s too late.
But that’s just the beginning! In the coming months, the fear will continue to ratchet up with new titles hitting comic book stores in November and December:
THE DOLLHOUSE FAMILY – written by Mike Carey, with art by Peter Gross and Vince Locke, with covers by Jessica Dalva (featuring dollhouses Dalva has built by hand), debuts on November 13. On Alice’s sixth birthday, her dying great-aunt sends her the birthday gift she didn’t know she always wanted: a big, beautiful 19th-century dollhouse, complete with a family of antique dolls. In hardly any time at all, the dollhouse isn’t just Alice’s favorite toy…it’s her whole world.
Soon young Alice learns she can enter the house, to visit a new group of friends, straight out of a heartwarming children’s novel: The Dollhouse family. As the years pass, Alice finds herself visiting their world more frequently, slowly losing track of where reality ends and make-believe begins. What starts as play concludes in an eruption of madness and violence. The house can offer her a shelter from all her sorrows…but only if she gives it what it wants, and god help her if she tries to walk away again…
THE LOW, LOW WOODS – On December 18, bestselling author Carmen Maria Machado and artist Dani bring you this spooky series, featuring covers by Sam Wolfe Connelly and J.A.W. Cooper.
When you live in a Pennsylvania coal-mining town called Shudder-To-Think, there’s bound to be stories to tell, especially when the coal mines underneath it have literally been on fire for years. Two local teens, El and Octavia, wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last hours of their lives, they begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the strange truth about their hometown, encountering human-eyed rabbits, a deer woman with a taste for humans, and swaths of skinless men along the way.
These three titles, as well as the rest of the Hill House lineup, will also include a chapter of a backup feature, SEA DOGS, written by Hill with art by Dan McDaid. It’s 1779, and the American Revolution is screwed. With untold firepower, the British Navy is wreaking havoc on the fledgling republic and of course, the only answer to turn the tide of battle are werewolves.