Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday Morning Superhero: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween!!!  It is the best night of the year and I can't wait to pass out comic books and raid my kids' candy stashes!  In honor of this spooky holiday I thought I would recommend five books that would be appropriate to enjoy on Halloween.

Locke and Key: Welcome to Keyhouse - This is the book that kicked things off for Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's epic horror story that centers around house and its magical keys. The story centers around the Locke family and the return of a dark force named Dodge. This is by and far my favorite comic book series and would make for some great Halloween reading.

Batman: The Long Halloween - While the entire story doesn't take place on Halloween, Joesph Loeb's classic Batman story features a mysterious killer only know as Holiday.  Holiday murders one person a month on the holiday associated with that month. It is a dark and gritty book that features other classic Batman villains and is considered a classic for good reason.

Nailbiter - Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson introduced us to the town of Buckaroo, Oregon, a town that has created a wealth of deadly serial killers. An FBI agent has gone missing and Nicholas Finch uncovers the reasons behind the creation of so many serial killers.  Edward Charles Warren, the Nailbiter, is the most current serial killer and it appears that he might be helping Finch in his investigation.  That is, if we can trust someone who enjoys chewing off his victim's nails.

The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes - One of Neil Gaiman's best comics (which is saying a lot!) features mankind's attempt to capture the physical embodiment of Death, but accidentally traps her brother Dream instead.  I first read this on the way to my first SDCC and will never forget the horror that Dream instilled in humans who had taken his objects of power. Just writing this small recap makes me want to revisit this series.

The Sixth Gun - If you are looking for a book that deals with the occult set in the time period following the Civil War then you have found what you are looking for in The Sixth Gun. You cannot have a list of Halloween titles without including Cullen Bunn. This series centers around Drake Sinclair, his history with the guns, and a cast of characters that is difficult to capture in a brief summary.  The six guns represent six weapons that have existed throughout the history of mankind. Each weapon grants its owner tremendous power, but at a cost. If one individual should wield all six guns, that person has the ability to reshape the earth in his or her own vision.

POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.