In an effort to have an annual thing to do, I’ve decided to try and do a horror comic post, at least once every two weeks. Possibly every week, if I can afford it, but I doubt I’ll be able to afford more then one or two every week, so it may work out to be bi-weekly.
I’m not great with keeping up with comics, until they are in trade paperback form. So many seperate issues, so much memorization. My extracurricular lifestyle of happy juice and happier plants, often makes it hard for me to remember what number issue I’m on. That being said, I’ll give this my best damn shot, and try to keep up to date.
First up is issue one of a new series written by Steve Niles and drawn by Kelley Jones entitled Edge of Doom.
So far, it appears to be about a divorcee who has little demon people in his backyard, like only a few inches high little people. Think Gulliver’s Travels, but instead of tiny people, tiny demons. Promising so far.
Issue four of The Stand, in the Hardcases arc, has a really creepy cover, as seen above, by Tomm Coker(fun last name) and Laura Martin. This arc in The Stand is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with art by Mike Perkins. Being the extreme Stephen King dweeb that I am, I’ve read nearly everything the man has had made into comic format, and so far The Stand series has been great. Hardcases has been my favorite arc so far, because we get to see more of Flagg, and all the other badies that are under his black wings. This issue in particular deals with Harold, and the first comittee formed by the good folks under Mother Abigail. Not for nothing, but I have a hard time with this story, as I’m an agnostic, and I don’t strictly believe in the traditional God. Whatever though, I’ll believe in God for this story, as long as I keep getting more deliciously evil Flagg.
The X Files: 30 Days of Night issue number 4 for December 2010(because somehow I went forwards in time I guess…)continues the story of the spooky one, and agent scully, as they try to uncover what is happening in the town of Wainwright, Alaska. It’s written by Steve Niles, a favorite of mine in terms of the subject matter he tends to write about, and was also written by Adam Jones, and the art was done by Tom Mandrake. I had to sit down and plow (no pun intended, but I’ll take it) through issues 1 through 3 to get up to date, and they’ve been a fun little ride so far. I recommend it for casual horror comic fans, and die hard X Files and 30 Days of Night fiends, the like.