Who doesn’t love a good scary story, especially this time of year? Just in time to make this Halloween even more frighting comiXology is delivering a magnificent menagerie of the macabre with some of the greatest horror comics of all time ready to go on the iPhone, iPad and even the iPod touch.
For a full list of all comiXology’s haunted offerings this year check out the online store. In the meantime check out a few worth while stand outs and long time fan favorites from the list below:
Batman The Long Halloween #1: Obliviously the holiday can hardly be complete without an appearance by The Dark Knight himself and what better way to celebrate Halloween than with this caped crusader classic. The Long Halloween follows the early trials of Batman as he stalks a killer who strikes according to the days on the calendar, worst yet, this same killer seems to have ties to some of the eeriest Batman villains of all time, but just who is ‘Holiday,’ download issue #1 and find out.
High Moon #1-#11: Werewolf’s and Cowboys, two of the halloween costumes that may never go out of style and neither hopefully will this award winning digital comic that celebrates 3rd year on the web this month as a comic tailor made for halloween. It’s a little tough to pick out a single issue from a series so ripe with horrors and twists so go ahead and download all 11 issues right now…if you dare!
The Walking Dead #71: Ever wonder what would happen to trick’ r’ treating if the world was actually plummeted into the Zombie Apocalypse? Read The Walking Dead #71 and find out. Be warned though, celebrating this frightful holiday during the day may not seem like such a bad idea after you’re though with this issue.
Night Owls #3: It may seem like every night is halloween night when The Night Owls are on the case, but when the Vampire criminals of 1920′s New York go after head night owl Ernest Baxter it’s up to the stalwart do-gooder to fiend for himself as partners Mindy Markus and Roscoe the Gargoyle have some issues of their own to deal with. The least may involve a pair of silver knuckles. Be sure to check out all the zany adventures of The Night Owls and don’t forget issue #1 is available for Free!
Trick ‘R’ Treat #1-#4: Remember the critically acclaimed halloween horror flick that proved nearly impossible to find in theaters last year? well there are no tricks to this treat as the entire graphic novel adaptation is ready to go on comiXology. Celebrate the feast of Samhain as it was meant to be celebrated
Vincent Price Presents #9: It really wouldn’t be halloween without a little Vincent Price. Throw in a tale inspired by The Grandfather of American Gothic Horror Edgar Allen Poe and a few frightful teenagers in the mix and the result is a gruesome tale with all the hallmarks of Halloween out in Full Force. The entire Vincent Price Presents series from actually caters to many a sinister sensibility but issue #9 deserves special mention here. Read it to find out why…
Swamp Thing #76 & Hellblazer #9: A frightful crossover from two of the top titles in horror comics, be prepared for shocks, spooks and even a little bedside manner as only these early issues can deliver. Both titles pack plenty of spine-tingling chills and both titles are available for download right now!
Sandman #18: Why are Black Cats never a sign of good luck? perhaps it’s because of the demented dream reality from which they all come from. Witness the final tale of a dying Siamese cat as told in the eerie light of a graveyard after midnight. A rare issue of the Sandman series that fits nicely between it’s early horror roots and it’s more fantastical later runs. The Dream of a Thousand Cats is both visually creepy and conceptually cool, and ready for download along with the first nineteen issues of Neil Gaiman’s ground breaking series.
Naturally these are only a brief sampling of the many fright filled digital comics available from comiXology. Check them all out today and keep reading long after the sun’s gone down; even if it means sleeping with the lights on till Christmas.
Tagged: Batman The Long Halloween #1 · Hellblazer #9 · High Moon #11 · Night Owls #3 · Sandman #18 · Swamp Thing #76 · The Walking Dead #71 · Trick 'R' Treat #4 · Vincent Price Presents #9
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