Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga - October 9, 2017

Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga
 

Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga

Monday, October 9, 2017

Welcome to our Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga Insider newsletter!

We'll have fresh recommendations for you each month: from superhero comics, to creator-owned series, manga, and original graphic novels.

This month, to prepare you for Halloween, we are showcasing some of the more bone-chilling comics and graphic novels from our collection.

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Batman: Gotham after Midnight
by Steve Niles (writer) and Kelley Jones (illustrator)

The monstrosity named Midnight is convinced that he's doing Batman's job, only better than Batman ever could. As the city descends into madness, it's Batman's duty to stop Midnight. But the newcomer has manipulated an exceptionally unstable Joker, a giant Clayface and others into destroying the Dark Knight for him! Can Batman restore peace to a city that's growing colder and more heartless by the minute? Or have the people forsaken their patron protector to live in the shadow of Midnight's perpetual terror?

Daybreak
by Brain Ralph

You wake up in the rubble and see a ragged, desperate one-armed man greeting you. He takes you underground to a safe space, feeds you, offers you a place to sleep. And then announces that he'll take the first watch. It's not long before the peril of the jagged landscape has located you and your newfound protector and is scratching at the door. What transpires is a moment-to-moment struggle for survival - The Road meets Dawn of the Dead.

Ghosted, Vol. 1: Haunted Heist
by Joshua Williamson (writer) and Goran Sudzuka (illustrator)

Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live...except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints
by Cullen Bunn (writer) and Tyler Crook (illustrator)

Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures - and to the land itself - in a way she never imagined.

House of Penance
by Peter J. Tomasi (writer) and Ian Bertram (illustrator)

This is a tale about guilt, ghosts, and guns... of how fortune brings misfortune, as a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house 24 hours a day for 20 years with the simple motto: keep busy building or get busy dying.

Nijigahara Holograph
by Inio Asano

As butterflies ominously proliferate into town, the rumour of a mysterious creature lurking in the tunnel behind the school spreads among the children. When the body of Ari Kimura's mother is found by this tunnel's entrance, next to apparently human traces, the legend seems to be confirmed. Is the end of the world coming? In order to appease the wrath of the beast, the children decide to offer it a sacrifice: The unfortunate Ari, whom they believe to be the cause of the curse, is shoved into a well that leads to the Nijigahara tunnel.

Revival (Deluxe Edition), Vol. 1
by Tim Seeley (writer) and Mike Norton (illustrator)

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect.

Severed
by Scott Snyder & Scott Tuft (writers) and Attila Futaki (Illustrator)

1916. A man haunts the roads. A man with razor-sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When twelve-year old Jack Garron runs away from home to find his father, a wayward minstrel who he hasn't seen since birth, he'll discover how quickly the American Dream can become a nightmare.

Through the Woods
by Emily Carroll

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation "His Face All Red," in print for the first time. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll's stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology.