graphic novel


Edgar Allan Poe’s Morella and the Murders in the Rue Morgue

If you're a fan of horror comics, or of Edgar Allan Poe, today this one shot comic from Richard Corben hits the stands. It's a retelling of the two short stories Morella and The Murders in the Rue Morgue--stories of killer apes, and the return of the dead.  You can pick it up at your local comic shop, or digitally on Comixology, Dark Horse, or Amazon. If you prefer collections, you can find these stories later this year reprinted in a hardbound collection, which will include Corben's previous Edgar Allan Poe retellings, which will be titled Edgar Allan Poe's S[...]


Locke & Key

Today I'm going to tell you about my most favorite graphic novel series ever, Locke & Key. This dark fantasy-horror series is a thriller with gore and ghosts and an old mansion and such a detailed and beautiful mythology, it makes my jaw drop open in awe. If I could just strap you down and hold your eyes open to make you read it, I would. Description: Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until[...]


The Last Halloween By Abby Howard

Creepy dolls, brilliant storytelling, and wasp monsters exploding out of people’s brains-- Abby Howard’s new web comic, The Last Halloween has it all. I suggest you get caught up on the first couple dozen updates immediately, because this is something that everyone who reads the Midnight Society really ought to be following. One of the things I love about The Last Halloween is that Howard has thrown the usual webcomic pacing out the window, giving readers a whole page worth of panels in one weekly update. This pacing really works for the story, allowing her ti[...]


Eerie Finds at at Emerald City Comicon

I recently visited Emerald City Comicon, one of the largest cons out there, and spent a full day (open to close, 11am to 8pm) just going through artist alley. This con has gotten BIG. There is something for every taste. With that in mind, I've pulled out just a few of my finds, in the hopes of finding something of interest for every Midnighter out there. I'm going to start off with one of my favorite artist finds, Gillian Newland. Her booth was constantly swarmed and I had to try three times to get up there. One of the great stuff about her work is that while i[...]


Ghostly Graphic Novels

How much can we really know about the thoughts and motivations that go through another person’s head? Particularly if one of the individuals in question is already dead? These are the questions posed by two graphic novel ghost stories: Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks and Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. Maggie has always been haunted. But since her mother left, Maggie’s ghostly friend has been hanging around even more than usual. The Reaper’s Widow doesn’t talk, just stares at Maggie with big haunted eyes. Which leaves Maggie wondering—what does th[...]