Halloween Treats: Your Guide To Creepy Comics This Holiday

by Olly MacNamee

It’s October and that means Halloween is nigh upon us once again. It also means comic book publishers will be rolling out a set of spooky specials and other creepy comics to celebrate the season across the coming month. But, with the coronavirus pandemic still at large, theres not as many terrifying tales out there this year. Especially as the good folks behind Free Comic Book Day are still reeling from cancelling this year’s celebrations.
No comic books for this years ComicFest, but there’s still march to look out for. Check out their line-up of ghoulish goodies here. Although, if that changes, you’ll be the first to know.
So, what is there to look out for on the shelves of your local stores, or online, this October? It’s a list that’s slimmer than a month old zombie. But nevertheless here’s your handy guide tooth’s year’s Halloween and horror themed comics coming out from each of the major publishers:
IDW Publishing

Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Written by Cavan Scott
Art by Derek Charm, Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire

“The Empire has fallen, and the Mustafarians celebrate. But they know they will never be safe as long as they live in the shadow of Vader’s Castle. Two young boys decide they’re going to destroy the castle themselves. But a wizened old Mustafarian tries to put them off by telling them tales to teach them the lessons they might otherwise have to learn the hard way.”

In shops Wednesday October 14th, 2020
Written by Joe Hill
Art by Gabriel Rodriguez

“If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming!
The Sandman Universe crossover begins here, with this specially priced re-introduction of the storylines and characters who populate next month’s landmark event series.

First, in the Eisner-winning Locke & Key tale, “Open the Moon,” meet Chamberlin Locke, patriarch of the Locke family, whose Moon Key began to unlock the events of this event series.
Next, journey with the Lord of Dreams to Lucifer’s domain in the chapter of Sandman’s epic “Season of Mists” storyline that sees the Key to Hell change hands in a most momentous way.

And join IDW and DC Comics next month for Locke & Key: Hell & Gone #1 by L&K co-creators Hill and Rodriguez!”

In Shops Wednesday October 28th, 2020
DC Comics
The Doomed and the Damned #1
Written by Ken Porter, John Arcudi, Saladin Ahmed, Alyssa Wong, Travis Moore, Marvel Wolfman and more
Art by Riler Rossmo, Mike Perkins, Leonardo Manco, Travis Moore, Tom Mandrake and more
“It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC Universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take down a shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team-up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples.”
In Shops Tuesday October 13th, 2020
Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular #1
Written by Tom King, James Tynion IV, Vita Ayala, Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Ram V
Art by Domo Stanton, Mike Perkins, Tradd Moore, Emma Rios and Christian Ward
“DC invites you to welcome Swamp Thing to your witching hour festivities. In this 48-page collection of six all-new stories, the Guardian of the Green reveals past lives and the unforgettable horrors that befall those who cross his path. From ancient Rome to present day, Swamp Thing stalks these ghostly and ghastly tales—all of which are best read by the light of a jack o’ lantern!
In Shops Tuesday October 6th, 2020

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