The Halloween season is here once again! Time for creepy decorations and spooky fun!
While the way we celebrate Halloween Night might be different this year, the thrills of creepy comics will never change! Here are some suggestions from the haunted corners of the Free Library’s catalog.
The Low, Low Woods written by Carmen Maria Machado; illustrated by Dani
In the mood for a creepy small town yarn, filled with monsters and arcane secrets tied to memories? Try this six-issue comics series, featuring a nightmarish journey of two friends investigating a bizarre illness in their hometown of Shudder-to-Think, Pennsylvania. Layer by layer, as the story unfolds, memorable characters inhabit a narrative that rides on a building sense of dread and mystery. On top of all this, the artwork creates an atmosphere that readers will feel long after the last page is turned.
Die written by Kieron Gillen; illustrated by Stephanie Hans
Are you now or have you ever been a roll-the-dice player of Dungeons & Dragons or other tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs)? Or maybe you just like a great portal horror story with slightly damaged adult protagonists? Then the Die series is for you! At three volumes so far, this comic is framed around the fantasy realm of Die, which was created by the characters as teenagers and has become all the more horrifying when they must return as adults, decades later. This is a group-of-friends story that plunges readers into the darker edges of fantasy world-building, a sword and sorcery nightmare without the fairy tales, and a charged drama about the effects of trauma on relationships.
What's the scariest graphic novel that we should read? Let us know in the comments!