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Alan Moore's "Come on Down"





"Alan describes this story as 'an inversion of regular horror stories: What's horrible isn't that grotesque things happen to people, but that people want grotesque things to happen to them.' In such a society, where self-image and self-worth are perversely equated with public recognition and approval of self-destruction, where does the greater horror lie--in acceptance or rejection?"
--Steve Bissette's introduction

Trigger warning for suicide.

'You wanna spin the wheel?' )

DC House of Horrors

Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse! A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior! The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining!

Cover under the cut... )

More info here.

NS: Junji Ito anime series on the way

 

So apparently there's an upcoming Junji Ito anime anthology coming soon. Based on the available art it appears they're adapting several stories that you might recognize from posts I've made throughout the years here. 

Larger pic under the cut... )

More info here.
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Babyteeth #1




"Honestly, despite all the “horror” tropes like the antichrist and all of that, Babyteeth is the sweetest book I’ve ever done. It’s about a mothers love for her child. It’s really just about this scared young girl named Sadie that’s been put in this insane situation."

- Donny Cates


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Caliban #1




"The idea that would eventually evolve into "Caliban" began when I heard there was going to be a prequel to "Alien", which is one of my all-time favourite films. What I like best about it is the sheer level of imagination on display; it gets you thinking about all kinds of possibilities. When I finally saw "Prometheus" I realised they’d gone in a completely different direction to what I expected, and given that I had all these ideas kicking about from my idle musing, I thought- why not?"

- Garth Ennis


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Locke & Key on sale at Comixology



Technically, it's a Gabriel Rodriguez sale but the main selling point is the entire series of 'Locke & Key' for 99 cents an issue. The sale is available here. I've sang its praises here numerous times but it's still in my opinion of the best modern comics series around.

Here is the most recent issue, 'Small World', which I posted here way back in January.

Scans under the cut... )

The Muck Monster



"It was almost like a dry run for me. I had Frankenstein in mind and I wanted to do it. I had an idea what I wanted the drawings to look like; and 'The Muck Monster'—and a few other things I did for Warren—were the embryonic version of the penwork that finally showed up in Frankenstein." - Bernie Wrightson

Very sad to hear about the passing of Bernie Wrightson. In his memory, this was a story he wrote and illustrated for Eerie #68 that would serve as the groundswell for what would arguably be his magnum opus, the illustrated version of Frankenstein.

Story under the cut... )

Tales from the Darkside #4

 

As stated in an earlier post, Joe Hill had written some scripts for a reboot of 'Tales from the Darkside'. The show never came to be but the planned episodes were later reworked into comic format for IDW. This was the last issue but functions as a stand-alone story.

Scans under the cut... )

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1



For those who don't know, Berni Wrightson once did illustrations for the novel Frankenstein and it's widely considered to be his definitive work. In my opinion its the best visual depiction of the monster.

In 2012 he started what was going to be a 13-issue miniseries with Steve Niles that served as a 'sequel' to the original novel. The second issue was delayed by a few months and the third issue by two years. As of 2017 the series remains unfinished. Given that Wrightson is sadly no longer able to draw I imagine that it will never be completed (I suppose they can find another artist but Wrightson was clearly the main selling point.)

So without further ado here is a glimpse at what might have been with the first issue.

Scans under the cut... )

Nightfall

 

Here's another comic from Berni Wrightson that first appeared in Eerie #60.

Scans under the cut... )

The Pepper Lake Monster

 

Here's an original story from Eerie #58 that Berni Wrightson wrote in addition to illustrating.

Scans under the cut... )

Cool Air



Here is Berni Wrightson's adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's 'Cool Air' from Eerie #62.

Scans under the cut... )

The Black Cat

 

Here's another story from Creepy to showcase Berni Wrightson's art in light of his retirement.

For those not familiar with the original story by Edgar Allan Poe, I'll preface this with a heavy warning for depictions of animal cruelty.

Story under the cut... )

Jenifer



I posted this only a few months ago but in light of today's news with Berni Wrightson's health issues causing him to retire I figured I would share it again. 'Jenifer' is arguably one of Wrightson's most infamous horror works. It first appeared in Creepy #63. For those interested this was made into an episode of 'Masters of Horror' directed by Dario Argento. If I have the time and resources I may try to post further Wrightson comics in the future.

Warning for gore as well as a rape scene.

Story under the cut... )

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: About a Boy



Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning did a few 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' comics for Wildstorm (I posted one last year for Halloween). As a fan of the franchise, it's my opinion that they 'got' the series and Leatherface to the point that it genuinely makes me sad that they couldn't have been on board for any of the recent films.

'About a Boy' was a one-shot focusing on Leatherface as a teenager. I remember being disappointed how the 2005 prequel completely skipped over Leatherface's early years. Abnett and Lanning's comic is exactly what should have been in the film.

Warning for gore and violence.

Scans under the cut... )