I love a good, real-life twist in a superhero comic, and Stealth gives me just that. For decade,s we have read superhero stories, and, after a while, they tend to get repetitive and stale. It takes a twist like putting Daredevil in jail or letting Doc Ock take over Peter Parker's body to give it life again.

Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? The Jim Henson's The Storyteller series does it again with a new series of ghost stories. If you are not familiar with this line through BOOM! Studios, it is a series of short stories told by a character called ”the storyteller” with his faithful dog at his side, listening to his tales. The stories themselves do, in fact, come from The Jim Henson Company and continue to carry the torch of telling touching, mythical fairy tales (like The Dark Crystal).

Horror comics are an acquired taste, and one that I usually find hard to stomach.  That’s why I’m more than surprised that I loved the first 2 issues of The Red Mother as much as I did.  This is a supernatural horror story with a clear footing in reality - a comic book genre that is leaps and bounds out of my usual comfort zone.  I’ve always been a fan of the “cape and cowl” comics.  You know, superhero books full of SNIKTs, THWIPs, and BAMFs. There is comfort in familiarity, but I’m well aware that the medium is limitless, and the comic landscape can support any type of storytelling.  

Blackwood is a wonderfully strange and absolutely charming series. It poses the following question: What if a group of modern-day, Breakfast Club-like, outcast college kids ended up at what is essentially Miskatonic University from the H.P. Lovecraft universe?

The fourth and final chapter in the first story arc of Tales from Harrow County is haunting and beautiful.

Transmissions is a new, four-issue series published by UK-based publisher TPub. Writer/letterer Jed McPherson (Jacob, Deadbeat) heads up the creative team and is joined by artist Marco Perugini (Samuel Stern, Heavy Metal), colorist Shannon Bennion (If We Shadows), and editor Neil Gibson (Twisted Dark) who is also the founder/CEO of TPUb.

Issue #12 of the post-apocalyptic bullfighter series, Monster Matador, feels like an epic finale.  Ramon faces off against his most dangerous foe to date while trying to protect his daughter and their companions as a third party advances on the arena.  The lines between friends and enemies blur, as the intrepid matador relies on his faith and ingenuity to guide everyone to peace.

In Don’t Go Without Me, cartoonist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell brings us three tales about the fragility of existence, memory, and intimate connection. We encounter fantastic creatures, mind-bending technology, and imaginative new worlds. And we discover the strangest frontier of all: the labyrinth of human emotion.

Love can be a real monster some days, but what happens when a spouse in a failing marriage turns into a zombie? In The Empties, writer Kristen Renee Gorlitz explores this intriguing concept, meshing the personal and horrific into a fast-paced and dramatic read.

This is not your typical murder-in-a-small-town-type of story. I mean, sure, there is murder, and, yes, it happens in a seemingly typical small town, but there is so much more to Something Is Killing the Children. Children all over Archer’s Peak are disappearing and dying. Young James is the sole survivor of a sleepover gone bad, where something killed his best friends. Now an outcast, James comes across a mysterious stranger who shows up asking him detailed questions about that fearful night. Her name is Erica Slaughter, and she kills monsters.

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