Happy Halloween!

Here are a few spooky comic picks from our catalogue!

Cover of Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz

Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz

1.) Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir, & Steenz: A spooky mystery/ghost story set in a museum’s haunted archive, and also a realistic narrative of mental health struggles (and the challenges of maintaining relationships while struggling with mental illness).

DeadEndia The Watcher’s Test (Book 1)

2.) DeadEndia: The Watcher’s Test (Book 1) by Hamish Steele: A fun and spooky adventure set at the Dead End theme park, involving plenty of demonic forces, vengeful ghosts, talking pugs, time traveling wizards, a haunted house… and perhaps a portal to hell. A very endearing book which also features queer protagonists!

Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoet

3.) Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoet: Oh dear. At first, this appears to be a very cute Disney-like fairy tale that takes place in a lush forest— but very soon you will realize that this is a terrifying fairy tale (closer to the original fairy tales), that takes place surrounding the decomposing body of a corpse in the middle of the woods. The cute characters are horrifyingly wicked, cruel, and vain, and the reader must follow the sweet protagonist as she painfully uncovers the truth of her dark world and dreams.

Big Baby by Charles Burns

4.) Big Baby by Charles Burns: A charmingly creepy large format comic that will suck you right in. Meet Big Baby, an impressionable young boy named Tony Delmonte, who must come face to face with the dark realities of his seemingly idyllic American suburb after he sneaks out of his room one night. A beautifully pulpy horror tale featuring summer camp murders, ghoulish things, and mysterious backyard burial holes. An eerie satire of the nuclear family in 1950s romance comics (and outside of comics).

5.) The Case of the Missing Men (Hobtown Mystery Stories) by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes: A truly creepy mystery thriller set in an East Coast Village called Hobtown, reminiscent of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys— corrupted with shades of the Twilight Zone and Creepshow. A group of teenage detectives, The Teen Detective Club (a registered afterschool program), must solve a missing persons case, which transforms into a far more sinister world of rural mythologies and occult activities.

Bonus: We believe that any Richard Sala comic will satisfy your spooky comic cravings; see our catalogue for several options.

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