So as we are getting closer to the spooky scary skeletons, our minds are filling to the brim with blood, gore, maybe some other questionable body fluids…who knows. Anyway, for Halloween what better way to scare yourself silly then to curl up in your bed all alone..like me, on Halloween..you might want to get scared and I think I have some books for you!
1. Baby Teeth
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown
Synopsis: Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it’s going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though…should be fine.
Why you should read it: Antichrist? Offending your religious mother? breaking barriers? Sounds like a good time, Donny Cates has a very wide variety of genres under his belt, Buzzkill to God Country, but what sets Babyteeth apart from the others is a strong emotional story that is more than just the antichrist running rapid, it tells the story of a mother raising her child, but the twist is..she’s sixteen and inexperience and he’s the Antichrist. Babyteeth is one story that will make you not want to have kids or feel terrified with the idea of raising one of Satans spawn…
Writer: John Lees
Artist: Alex Cormack
Publisher: Comix Tribe
Synopsis: A forgotten East End district of a warped funhouse mirror vision of Glasgow, Scotland, Sinkhill is a hive of crooks, deviants and killers, and ordinary folk unfortunate enough to live among them. Sink is a vicious new crime series from the creative team behind Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare. When Allan misses the last bus home, a wrong turn on his walk home takes him into Sinkhill. There, he must face an onslaught of knife-wielding youths, a fox-masked vigilante, and a nightmare lurking in a blue van.
Why you should read it: Sink is unique since each issue is set in the same town but are completely different stories, John Lees and Alex Cormack are terrifying by bringing us a mixed bag of horror from fox masked vigilantes to a van full of killer clowns and who doesn’t like killer clowns? Oh, there is also tons and tons of blood, and if you’re looking for a horror book that will make you question what is lurking around the corner, then Sink is for you.
Writers: Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young
Artist: Matias Bergara
Synopsis: CANNIBAL is about the denizens of a small Everglades town desperately trying to hold onto their everyday lives at the dawn of a cannibal pandemic. With no cure in sight, the region has become split over what to do with the victims, though for Cash and Grady Hansen the answer is simple: Kill them. But all of that changes when the virus begins to infect people they love.
Why you should read it: Want to read a book about people eating people but don’t want to feel judged and porn is not your thing? Cannibal dives into the weird emotional zombie aspect, what if the people eating you…were aware but didn’t have a choice? Well, Cannibal answers that question and it is uncomfortable to read..for all the right reasons.
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Lisandro Estherren, Dee Cunniffe
Synopsis: The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!
Why you should read it: Okay, yes there are two Donny Cates books on this list, but he has been climbing the ranks in content and Redneck is one of those great books, Vampires opening up a BBQ join sounds amazing and the fact that people challenge the unknown once again leaves a trail of blood, destruction and pure vampire goodness.
Writer: Paul Tobin
Art: Juan Ferreyra
Publisher: Dark Horse
Synopsis: Declan Thomas’s body temperature is dropping. He never gets sick, never feels pain. An ex-inmate of an insane asylum that was destroyed in a fire, he has the strange ability to step inside a person’s madness and sometimes cure it. He hopes to one day cure his own, but time is running out, because when his temperature reaches zero . . . it’s over.
Why you should read it: Yes, I’ve spoken about Colder before and I’ll just cheat and repeat what I said in my top 5 creepy books. First off, the synopsis of this series does not even describe the insanity of this book, the art is twisted and gruesome that sometimes it can be hard to think about what you’re looking at, the story is weird and makes you wonder if insane people are sane! The series will give your mind a good dose of mental games this Halloween!
So do any of these books make you want to stay home and scare yourself silly? If not then you can also check out my list of 5 Creepy Comics You Should Read, to give yourself even more of a variety! Remember to have a safe, fun and spooky Halloween from all of us at SlackJawPunks!