Alan Moore‘s, Bram Stoker Award winning graphic novel, Neonomicon is a mind-blowing, shocking addition to H.P. Lovecraft inspired / Cthulhu mythos fiction. Illustrated by Jacen Burrows, who’s art you might recognize from the frightening series, Crossed (another very SERIOUS horror comic). If your an Alan Moore fan or H.P. Lovecraft fan you have no choice but to pick this up.
Neonomicon was adapted from Moore‘s previous Lovecraftian short story, The Courtyard (which is collected in this graphic novel). Unlike other fictions inspired by the old gods, Moore modernizes the genre, adding critique to the controversial unspoken elements of racism and sex. Neonomicon is one of Alan Moore‘s darkest works to date and has already created quite a stir, inciting some libraries to ban the book. So get it while it’s hot!
Warning: Neonomicon puts the M in mature and the E in explicit. Not only is it not for kids, but do not…I repeat DO NOT eat Chinese food while reading this book. Mid-way through the book I just about lost my lo mein noodles. It was that awesome!
I tend to pick up a series after its been compiled into a graphic novel or when the Library adds them to it’s massive collection. The up-side, it’s free. The downside, I chance missing out on a really great series. In this case, the series was John Rozum‘s Xombi. In almost 30 years of reading comics, I can honestly say Xombi is one of the most uniquely bizarre, pleasurable reading experiences I’ve had in comics. Xombi is up there with the weirdest of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison!
Puns, nuns with guns, killer snow angels, secret cults, a floating magical skull fortress, religious superheros, talking coins…ahhhaha my mind! Join David Kim, Nun of the Above, Nun the Less and Catholic Girl,on an epic horror adventure!
I love a good horror western and The Sixth Gun is top notch. There are six supernatural guns and Rebecca Moncrief inherits one of them from her father that at one time belonged to dead – recently resurrected General Oleander Hume. The gun allows the owner to see into the past and the future. The General and his “four horseman” will do anything to get it back including raining blood hell on earth! Only the gunslinger Drake Sinclair stands in their way…
Bethany “Fig” Keele escapes from her burning house and a pair of threatening entities only to find herself in Cain’s (Cain from Neil Gaiman‘sSandman) missing house, the House Of Mystery. A place where, when one enters one cannot leave. Luckily for Fig there’s a full bar and you can pay for your tab by telling a scary story. Written by Bill Willingham (Fables) and Matthew Sturges (Jack Of Fables) with some of the greatest story tellers and illustrators in comics.
Fell has to be one of the greatest comics I have EVER read in my entire life! And I really mean that. Written by Warren Ellis, the story is gritty and Ben Templesmith‘s signature hazy scratchy illustrating style adds a level of depth to the book that makes it extremely disturbing. I swear somewhere in hell the Devil has Fell sitting on his bookshelf with the pages worn from continuous readings!
Homicide detective Richard Fell is transferred across the bridge to “feral city” Snowtown, a cold dangerous crime ridden slum-hole. Serial killers, child molesters and protective magic is just another part of life in the city. Why did Richard Fell get transferred to Snowtown? Where is Snowtown, really? Most importantly, who is that creepy Nixon mask wearing nun, eating an ice cream cone?
“My name’s John Constantine, and here I stay: haunted by London. And London, haunted by me.”
John Constantine. Does that name ring a bell? You might remember the 2005 film Constantine staring Keanu Reeves as THE John Constantine. You know the smart mouthed, streetwise, black arts magician who kicks demon a$$? Yep he’s even more awesome in his own comic Hellblazer. Which is probably one of the greatest on-going horror series of all time and written by some of the best writers in comics. Give it a read!
From now until Halloween we here at SLCPLALTPRESS will be sharing with you some of our SPOOKIEST reading recommendations. Guaranteed to send shivers down your spine! Also, make sure to check out the post 5 Scary Graphic Novels and the Halloween edition of From The Vault! By the end of October you’ll be an expert of the macabre…or insane!
What better way to start then with the godfather of horror, H.P. Lovecraft! His CthulhuMythos has been scaring innocent souls for generations! Here are a number of Lovecraft based graphic novels that will give you NIGHTMARES!