Halloween Treats: Your Guide To Creepy Comics This Holiday (Part 2)

by Oliver MacNamee

After a large variety of Halloween themed comics that came out last week, it would seem it’s a quieter week for such things, but there are the odd few frightening floppies out there to grab if you’re heading for your local comic book store this week. Check them out below and enjoy DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince while you’re at it too! Spooktacular!

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror Season 2 #1 (Ahoy Comics)

Ahoy Comics’ snarky anthology/desecration of Edgar Allan Poe returns for a new season-beginning with the ultimate Poe mashup! In Dean Motter’s ‘The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher,’ the drink-addled writer falls prey to his own horrific imagination. Hunt Emerson offers another slapstick ‘Poe and the Black Cat.’ A selection of horrific prose and pictures rounds out the issue. Painted cover by Richard Williams (MAD)

Victor Crowley’s Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 (American Mythology Productions)

Spend Halloween with three creepy tales from Honey Island Swamp! Novelist SA Check (Volcanosaurus) delivers the doomed destiny of a circus troupe attempting to add Victor Crowley to their freakshow. In ‘Following,’ writer Jason Pell (Beware the Witch’s Shadow) shows us that heartbreak can lead to a fatal outcome. And in ‘Patchwork,’ horror author James Kuhoric (Freddy vs Jason vs Ash) delivers a Halloween monster mash of bloody revenge. Plus – a horrific bonus – enjoy several holiday themed pages to give horror fabs a bloody bit of holiday entertainment in the gory Hatchet vein! Victor Crowley’s Hatchet Halloween Tales #1 is available with three covers – Main Cover by Roy Allan Martinez, Bonk Movie Parody Variant, and Deluxe Limited Edition Hatchet 1/350 Bloody Horror Cvr also by Martinez!

Star Was Adventures: return To Vader’s Castle #2 (IDW)

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt-all under the shadow of Darth Vader! Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III! Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect them all!

Secrets of Sinister House (DC Comics)

Witness what hides within the Sinister House-the DCU’s most horrific secrets and mysteries! Travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation firsthand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion…we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with the dreaded vampire Batman. Don’t miss this year’s DC Halloween special-because if you do, it’ll haunt you!

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