30 Graphic Novels to Read This Halloween Season
For the last two years I’ve written articles recommending authors to read during the Halloween season (check out the first one here and the second here). This year, instead of novels, I’m suggesting 30 graphic novels and trade paperbacks that are perfect to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (by Michael Burgen and José Alfonso Ocampo Ruiz): A re-telling of the classic gothic novel.
30 Days of Night (by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith): An Alaskan town must survive an onslaught of vampires while the sun is down for 30 days.
American Vampire Vol. 1 (by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque): A 1920’s vampire sets out for revenge against those who wronged her.
iZombie Vol 1: Dead to the World (by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred): Various supernatural characters deal with everyday life as well as unnatural threats.
Heathentown (by Corinna Sara Bechko and Gabriel Hardman): A woman visiting a small town in the Everglades discovers some deadly and unusual secrets.
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye (by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore): Police officer Rick Grimes must survive an apocalyptic post-zombie outbreak world.
Severed (by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki): A young runaway in the early 20th century encounters a strange man with sharp teeth and the desire to kill.
Werewolves of Wisconsin and other American Myths, Monsters and Ghosts: A Graphic Novel (by Andy Fish): This is an illustrated journey to the most haunted American locations.
Harbor Moon (by Ryan Colucci, Dikran Ornekian and Pawel Sambor): A man travels to Harbor Moon, Maine where the inhabitants are not what they seem.
Locke & Key, Vol 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez): The story of a New England mansion full of fantasy and horror.
Wraith (by Joe Hill and Charles Paul Wilson III): Discover the scary world of Christmasland and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III.
The Wake (by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy): Scientists studying in the Arctic Circle discover more than they bargained for.
The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes (by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, and Dave McKean): Occultists, Death, Dream and Lucifer interact in this fantasy tale.
Joe R. Lansdale’s The Drive-In (by Joe R. Lansdale and Andres Guinaldo): After being trapped in a drive-in, a group of people must fight off something scarier than what’s on screen: other people.
From Hell (by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell): From Hell is a beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched tale of Jack the Ripper.
Harpe: America’s First Serial Killers (by Chad Kinkle and Adam Shaw): A tale of two murderous brothers in the Old West who go on a crime spree.
Vlad the Impaler (by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon): The brutal story of the real life man who inspired Dracula.
Superman and Batman vs. Vampires and Werewolves (by Kevin VanHook and Tom Mandrake): The world’s finest faces the deadliest creatures of the night.
Superman and Batman Vs. Aliens and Predator (by Mark Schultz, with art by Ariel Olivetti): Superman and Batman must stop a hidden colony of aliens and predators from taking over the Earth.
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (by Mike Mignola and John Byrne): Hellboy discovers his grisly origins when sent to investigate a supernatural mystery.
Hellblazer, Vol. 1: Original Sins (by Jamie Delano, Rick Veitch, John Ridgway, Alfredo Alcala, and Tom Mandrake): Occultist antihero John Constantine investigates supernatural occurrences.
Marvel Zombies (by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips): In an alternate universe the world’s superheroes have been turned into zombies.
Inspired by TV/Film:
Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (by James Kuhoric and Jason Craig): Ash must stop Freddy and Jason from using the Necronomicon to achieve godhood.
28 Days Later: The Aftermath (by Steve Niles): Four separate stories of people trying to survive the terrible rage virus.
X-Files Classics Volume 1 (by Stefan Petrucha and Charlie Adlard): All new mysteries featuring the famous pairing Mulder and Scully.
Halloween Vol 1: First Death of Laurie Strode (by Stefan Hutchinson, Jeff Zornow, Nick Filardi, Ed Dukeshire, Stephen Christy): Laurie Strode is convinced the madman from Halloween is still out there.
Trick ‘r Treat (by Marc Andreyko, Mike Huddleston, Grant Bond, Christopher Gugliotti and Fiona Staples): A graphic novel version of the popular anthology film about the weird goings-ons on Halloween.
For the Younger Crowd:
I luv Halloween (by Keith Giffen and Ben Roman): The story of a group of trick-or-treaters and their misadventures on Halloween.
Scooby Doo Vol 1: You Meddling Kids! (by Dan Slott and Barbara Slate): The creepy adventures of the classic Scooby Gang put to page.
Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon (by Paul Tobin): Crazy Dave, Patrice, and Nate must fight off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion.
What are you reading this Halloween season?
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I really want to read The First Death of Laurie Strode…but I can’t find it anywhere! Where did you read it? 🙂
I might read all of these 😀
How is the X-files, art-wise? I got the first couple of issues waayyyyy back in the day (late 90’s? I forget), and I was really disappointed with the art. Both main characters looked totally different in every single panel.
As an unabashed Scott Snyder fan I am very happy to see; American Vampire, Severed, and the Wake on this list.