I heard it was Comic Week around here! Awesome! Since the only things I know about are scary, I figured this would be a great time to whip up another horror list for ya! Today, we look into the bowels of the comic book world to find YOU the most terrifying, disgusting, AMAZING horror comics out there! Keep in mind that this list will probably contain gross content, so squeamish readers beware! Let's get this freak show on the road! Muhuhahaha!
#5: Neonomicon (2010-2011)
This list is starting with a big bang! Alan Moore, the mastermind behind V For Vendetta, Watchmen, and a ton of other awesome graphic novels, brings forth his take on H. P. Lovecraft's lore with the excellent four-issue Neonomicon, a tale of mystery, murder, and fishmen. Two FBI agents are on the trail of a serial killer when they happen upon a cult who perform disgusting sexual rites and grisly human sacrifices in worship of the Great Old Ones. As the two agents delve deeper into the realm of the occult, can they possibly survive deadly fanatics AND the creatures they seek to summon?! Rape, murder, mutilation, and bleak, apocalyptic outlooks permeate these pages, making this series a chilling and gut-wrenching read! The plot is very true to Lovecraft's style of storytelling, and is intelligent and disorientating in its madness. These comics are not to be missed if you're a fan of the macabre!
#4: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (2007-2008)
When I first heard about this horror movie mash-up from James Kuhoric and Jason Craig, I couldn't help but indulge myself in some horror icon murder-y goodness! This series was six issues long, and gives horror fans EXACTLY what they want! Freddy Krueger's crazy plots to come back to life? CHECK! Jason Voorhees, the killing machine, on an unstoppable rampage? CHECK! Ash Williams, reluctant hero and savior for the average man, kicking evil ass? CHECK! This series has great gore, awesome throwbacks to the source material, and a kick-ass story, pitting three of horror's greatest stars against each other in a supernatural fight to the death! If you're even CLOSE to as big of a horror fan as I am, this will definitely satiate your thirst for blood! Oh, and did I mention it has a badass sequel?!
#3: Locke and Key (2008-2013)
You know what's awesome? When a story is TOTALLY original! Locke and Key is a series of six-issue story arcs which are all INSANE, and all revolving around mysterious keys that can open doors to other dimensions, summon spirits, or even TAKE YOUR SOUL OUT OF YOUR BODY!! When the Locke family patriarch is murdered, his surviving kids and wife move to Lovecraft, Massachusetts and go to the family estate, aptly named "Keyhouse". Chaos ensues as the children start discovering keys and their strange powers, and let's just say the spirit world is not to be toyed with. Explaining any more would just ruin the fun! Go out, find these series, and experience the madness for yourself! Murder is the order of the day, and the occult is only one step away when you live in the world created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez! What are you waiting for?! Expand your mind's eye and READ THIS SERIES!
#2: Marvel Zombies (2005-Present)
Obviously you guys and gals love comics, or there wouldn't be a Comic Week! Ever wonder what would happen if your favorite Marvel comic book characters became FLESH-EATING FREAKS?! Mark Millar and Greg Land have got you covered then, my friends! Reed Richards, Bruce Banner, Peter Parker, and countless others are turning into zombified supers with all their powers intact and a HUNGER that is INSATIABLE! Oh, that's right, they get to keep their powers while they RAVAGE the human race, each other, and even the likes of GALACTUS! This long-running, oft-continued series of insanity will take everything you loved about Marvel comics and EAT IT ALIVE!!! 'Nuff said, folks, you NEED to watch them FEED!!!
#1: The Walking Dead (2003-Present)
Admit it! You all KNEW this was coming! For 12 awesome years, this series has made us quiver, cry, contemplate, and high-five with its amazing zombie action, character arcs, and flat-out, balls-to-the-wall brutality! If you've been living under a rock for a while, here's the plot. Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find the whole world ravaged by zombies! Once he finds his family and a group of other survivors, they have to battle the undead, the elements, and the most deadly threat of all: EACH OTHER. Will ANYONE survive?! Why am I explaining this?! The Walking Dead is about to wrap up its fifth season on AMC, the comics are still going strong, and there's no telling what other killer arcs will be coming our way, but I am SOOOOO STOKED! This series is an awesome comic for adults, DEFINITELY the best horror comic around, and the TV show is badass too, so for God's sake, man, check it out! It'll BLOW YOUR MIND!
It's time to stop reading this post and START READING THESE COMICS!!! Thanks for checking this out, and if you're in need of a horror fix, LOOK NO FURTHER than my profile, because I put out cool content almost every day! Until next time, have a KILLER night!! Muhuhahahaha!