Shocktober Reads: 10 Comics to tide you over till Halloween

Indisputable fact: 2017 has been a landmark year for horror comics. Do I sense a modicum of doubt among you, faithful readers? Well then, here are some examples to back up my claim: - Marvel has released (or re-released) more horror comic reprints this year than any in recent memory. Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf By …

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Dracula: Notable Comic Book Incarnations

There's no doubt that Dracula is, in our cultural subconscious, a classic and modern literary phenomenon and one of the most enduring characters in all of fiction and film. The count easily matches the cultural clout of such heavy-hitters as Sherlock Holmes, Superman, Tarzan, Mickey Mouse, and Harry Potter without breaking a sweat. When author …

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While the world burns…Etrigan returns!

Jack Kirby's demonic creation Etrigan has struggled to find a foothold in almost all his many iterations since he first debuted in August 1972, in DC Comics' The Demon #1. Even though he had all the abilities and attributes of popular characters at the time (super-human strength, a healing factor, force blasts, hellfire breath, precognition …

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My 30-year love affair with horror comics

Imagine a kid running down the street to the nearest corner store, pockets stuffed with undeserved allowance, face a shiny shade of red, hair an unruly mess, eyes bright and bursting with barely suppressed glee. Imagine this same kid reaching the aforementioned store, squeezing past and even jostling customers standing at the checkout counter, heading …

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