Category Archive: Comics

Comics

Nov 24 2016

A Fangsgiving Comic

The above comic by Elmer Andrews Bushnell originally appeared with the caption “The Spirits of Halloween Are Abroad” when it was published in the Cincinnati Times-Star and Cartoons Magazine. Sadly, the text looked too awful to use when I tried posting a direct scan of it. Although Cartoons Magazine included it in their “Golden October” …

Continue reading »

Aug 17 2015

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

Archie comics brings us another title in their horror themed more mature series of comics with Chilling Tales of Sabrina. Like “After Life With Archie”, Sabrina is told in a serious dramatic tone with horror elements abound. The issues have been by monthly and they are up to issue 4. Variant covers have included a …

Continue reading »

May 28 2014

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Volume 1

It always surprises me how people are praising Marvel Studios’ strategy for the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” as if it’s something new. I guess they have forgotten how Toho did it decades ago with their daikaiju movies. I suppose one could make an argument for Universal doing it first, but since most of their stable of …

Continue reading »

Oct 21 2010

Jill Thompson: Queen of Halloween.

Jill Thompson is amazing. There’s no denying that her career as a cartoonist has produced some of the most fantastic spooky artwork out there. There’s both a playfulness in her line work and a genuine sense of creepy in her colors, making her a great example of how spooky and weird can be fun. I …

Continue reading »

Oct 03 2010

Additional: derf city

derf city has a lengthy Ghoulardi comic. You can read the rest of it here. Highly recommended, for both the artwork and the story.

Oct 02 2010

A Horror Beyond Imagination…

While reading the excellent horror site Evilontwolegs.com, I learned of the artistic equivalent of the fabled Necronomicon, which only gets worse for your sanity the more you look at it. Here’s a quote hinting at the madness within: “If you imagined Freddy impregnating Jason, you’d probably think that this a completely original, albeit bizarre, idea. …

Continue reading »

May 27 2010

Batman: The Stone King

From his appearances on The Adventures of Superman radio show to the numerous “record/tape and comic” releases, Batman has always had a rich history in the world of audio dramas. The latest company to contribute to this legacy is Graphic Audio, with their series of adaptations of novels starring DC comics characters. Some of his …

Continue reading »

May 01 2010

It’s Free Comic Book Day!

Ah, Free Comic Book Day. A day of free comics and special sales at numerous comic book stores that falls on the first Saturday in May of each year. 2010 marks the 9th annual celebration of the event since its creation in 2002. Although past installments have carried horror-related titles and there are plenty of …

Continue reading »

Apr 30 2010

Free Comic Book Day is Coming!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day 2010! That’s right, comic shops all over America are giving away free comic books and having special sales on May 1st. Don’t miss out on this!

Mar 17 2010

Leprecomics

What do Godzilla vs. Megalon and Leprechaun both have in common? They both had short promotional comic books released during their theatrical runs! And if you guessed that the Leprechaun comic was riddled with as many inaccuracies as the Godzilla vs. Megalon comic, you’re absolutely correct. It should also be noted that there was a …

Continue reading »

Jan 19 2010

Horror’s MARVELous Influence

It just occurred to me just how much Marvel Comics seems to have been influenced by the horror genre when it came to creating some of their superhero characters. And no, I’m not talking about how many of them either made their debut in or had stories published in former horror/sci-fi comics such as Tales …

Continue reading »

Oct 26 2008

Chick or Treat!

Jack Chick, that is. For those not in the know, Mr. Chick is infamous for creating little illustrated booklets (popularly known as “Chick tracts”) that claim you’ll go to Hell if you don’t follow his particular interpretation of Christianity. If you go to his website, which I’m not linking to for obvious reasons, you’ll even …

Continue reading »