Comic Stack 10/07/15 – 5 Horror Graphic Novel Recommendations


I took September off from reviewing comics due to a busy schedule, but I’m going to try to get back on schedule. October is one of my favorite months of the year because of Halloween. I revel in the spooky fun the season brings about. For that reason, I thought I’d recommend five horror graphic novels that will get you in the spooky mood! Next week, I’ll recommend five horror based manga books as well. If you decide to read any of these, I hope that you’ll enjoy them. Before we begin, I would like to give an honorable mention to October Faction, as well.

Outcast by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser (Illustrator)

From the creator of The Walking Dead. Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.

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Wytches by Scott Snyder, Jock (Illustrator)

Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry.

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Nailbiter by by Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson (Illustrations), Adam Guzowski (Illustrations)

“Where do serial killers come from?” and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he’ll have to team up with the infamous Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to do it. Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en.

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From Hell by Alan Moore,  Eddie Campbell (illustrator), Pete Mullins (illustrator)

“I shall tell you where we are. We’re in the most extreme and utter region of the human mind. A dim, subconscious underworld. A radiant abyss where men meet themselves. Hell, Netley. We’re in Hell.” Having proved himself peerless in the arena of reinterpreting superheroes, Alan Moore turned his ever-incisive eye to the squalid, enigmatic world of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders of 1888.

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Locke & Key by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez (Artist)

Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…

This series is FREE as audiobook right now on Audible! I recommend snatching it up. It was released on October 5th.  It features known names like  Haley Joel Osment (Sixth Sense), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black).

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We’ll end this post with a little Marilyn Manson for mood music (warning: that is not a bright and happy video), but I also recommend Genghis Tron, Atreyu… and… let’s not even get me started on my first passion… MUSIC!

11 Comments on “Comic Stack 10/07/15 – 5 Horror Graphic Novel Recommendations”

    • I haven’t started listening yet, but I have listened to other graphic novels/novels based in comics in the past and enjoyed them. I hope this has the same quality.


  1. Glad to read your comic reports again, Tiara. 🙂
    Audible version of Locke & Key is really awesome. I am fan of graphic novel and this version made it even more enjoyable. Audio/graphic novel mix works particularly well for accentuating the creepy atmosphere of Keyhouse. 🙂
    I bought October Faction based on your rec, btw. and enjoyed it great deal.


    • I’m glad to hear that it sounds superb. It deserves the best quality and after listening to two Marvel based audiobooks that were really great, I was hoping this would be on part with those. And thank you, my reviewing has slowed down with life, but I’ll slip some stuff in here. 😉


  2. I generally don’t like horror, but oh Locke & Key I will love you forever. I definitely need to get on with listening to the audiobook.

    Nailbiter we just read for our book club. Innnteresting. Love the art though.

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  3. The only one I’ve read on hear is Locke and Key which is in fact very awesome and I’m psyched to hear about the free audio! That cast sounds pretty amazing! Thanks for the tip – I’ll go get on that downloading right away:).

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    • Definitely do! I don’t know if they plan to keep it free forever or not, but I’ve been telling everyone to snatched it up while they can. It’s an amazing series.


  4. Pingback: Comic Stack 10/14/15 – 5 Horror Manga Recommendations | The BiblioSanctum

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