October means Halloween, and we’ve got a generous handful of spooky comic treats to jam-pack your hard drive right here in our virtual comics boutique! Isotope and Comixology are beaming the best in digital comics releases directly to your iOS or Android device.
Here’s the IsotStaff’s curated suggestions of the best there is out there to fulfill your wildest digital comic reading dreams, or as always, you’re always welcome to dig through our virtual long boxes for other goodies the exact same price as those soul-less corporate megamarts down the virtual street are hawking their wares for.
Delicious yummies for you October trick or treaters:
The Walking Dead
by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore & Charlie Adlard
No list of October-time readings would be complete without the grand daddy of all zombie books, THE WALKING DEAD. If you haven’t started reading this already, now is the time to start. But be warned, this is one of the most addictive substances in the known universe!
Treasury of Victorian Murder
by Rick Geary
This series of true crime graphic novels are some of the most treasured books on my bookshelf at home and Comixology has two of the best on offer here! Jack The Ripper looks at the most famous murderer of all, charmingly depicted with Geary’s unique wit and wonderful woodcut-like artwork. The second of these, The Beast of Chicago, is an exploration of H H Holmes, America’s first serial killer. Holmes transformed his innocent looking hotel into a literal funhouse of death and slaughtered hundreds of nice midwesterners and visitors to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Geary’s awesome cutaways of this house of horrors (complete with secret trap doors and chutes to hide bodies) make this one of the best of the series.
Locke & Key
by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
One of the single best comics being published today, master of suspense author Joe Hill will truly rock your world! The sleepy town of Lovecraft, Massachusetts is the home of the Keyhouse, a forbidding old mansion with a supernatural secret. Inside are dozens of mysterious locked doors, that when opened literally transform all who dare to walk through them. But there are darker secrets inside those four walls… and some doors are meant to remain locked! This comic gave me chills and brought me right back to the first time I watched Poltergeist as a kid and had to sleep with the lights on. Beautiful art and simply brilliant writing. A perfect read for those spooky fall nights home alone!
Nightmares & Fairy Tales
by Serena Valentino & Foo Swee Chin
Spooky things are lurking in the shadows and under the bed in this awesomely cute and creepy series by San Francisco’s own Serena Valentino. Join animated doll Annabelle’s adventures in a world where creepy crawlies lurk around every corner and nothing is quite what it seems. Great art and adorable characters for readers young and old alike!
by Chris Roberson & MIke Allred
This high kitch styled zombie book will bring a huge smile to your face with every issue. Graverobber/undead detective Gwen has to eat one brain every month to stay alive, but eating minds means she also must share the dead person’s final thoughts and an obsessive compulsion to complete any unfinished business they’ve left behind. Smart, funny, mysterious, sexy, and always fun. And jam-packed with gorgeous retro-cool art by comics god Mike Allred!
Sea of Red
by Rick Remender & Kieron Dwyer
Many of you will know Rick Remender from his recent work on a duo of Marvel’s best books, UNCANNY X-FORCE and VENOM, so this will be a real treat for those who haven’t checked out Rick’s creator owned comics yet! This particular one is a perfect addition to your all-hallow’s eve reading, the best pirate vampire comic ever made. Yep you read that right: Pirates & Vampires. What’s not to love?!
by Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner
This original new series mixes one part medical drama and five hundred parts horror in a mad quest to find the cure for mankind’s rapidly approaching extinction. Beautiful artwork and some great writing by newcomers Ketner and Seifert and mentored by THE WALKING DEAD’s Robert Kirkman. Voodoo, demonic babies, fish people, occult monsters from beyond and all sorts of questionable surgery are on tap for your comic thrilling here. And as a bonus you can tell your friends you were reading the comic long before they were when this series hits the American pop-culture zeitgeist because there’s not a doubt in my mind this one will be possessing a tv or movie screen soon!
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