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Subject: horror graphic novels?
Date Posted: 2/14/2008 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2007
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so within the past year i've discovered that comics/graphic novels don't have to be all superheros and crappy anime. what i've really taken an interest to are horror graphic novels. i have the classic jthm (imho) and for awhile i thought it was the only one of its breed, but then i discovered 30 days of night. what else am i missing out on? =D

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 4:20 AM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2008
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Jiatsu Circle is really good, but that's not really horror.

 

Parasyte isn't known that well but it's amazing :P beautiful story, I cried at some parts, and it's not some stupid 'earth gets run over by aliens and only one man can stop them' story, it'll make you think differently :)

Highschool of the Dead is another good one, I suppose. I couldn't really get into it, but the art is nice. It's just an awesome zombie killing spree.

Hellsing is REALLY popular these days, too!

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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If you haven't read them yet, there are seven other books in the 30 Days of Night series. Another good zombie comic is The Walking Dead (I think there are 6 or 7 volumes of that out now)

Hellblazer is awesome (and SO much better than the movie) as is the "Preacher" series by Garth Ennis.

I would also suggest that you go to your local comic shop and ask them. There are a ton of horror comics out now that you won't find in a regular bookstore.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 4:44 PM ET
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yeah, i've been looking for the rest of the 30 days of night series. i'll have to check those other ones out. =D

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 10:25 AM ET
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Swamp Thing by Alan Moore has been around for a very long time.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 3:13 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
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My votes are for The Preacher and Hellblazer. Does Sandman count as horror? Either way I really like it.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:16 AM ET
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Sandman is amazing! It's the book that got me hooked on comics. Certain story arcs could be considered horror (especially the first book, and "The Kindly Ones") but overall I think of it as a dark, modern fantasy. Still, it's definitely worth reading.

I know that Batman is usually put in the "superhero" catagory, but some of his stories are very dark and verge on horror (he is The Dark Knight, after all...)  I love "Batman: Year One," "The Dark Knight Returns," and "The Long Halloween." And "Arkham Asylum" is definitely a horror story. Oh, and "The Killing Joke" is great! Very, very dark.

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 9:38 AM ET
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Another I thought of is Deadworld, great end of civilization zombie story.