The Walking Dead comic

First and foremost, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We hope you mighty Midtowners have a fun and safe holiday this year! If you do dress up as a comic book character, tell us in the comments! Secondly, what better way is there to celebrate than reflecting on some of the scariest and creepiest comics around? So, we’ve thought about the countless scary comics that have been published over the years, and we have quite a few to recommend! Obviously, not every single horror/spooky comic will be on the list below, so if there’s one you really like that isn’t here, promote it in the comments! Also, don’t forget to stop by any of our three stores on Halloween for Comic Fest – there are free comics!

Batman: Black Mirror

Batman Black Mirror Comic

If you like Batman and you haven’t read this amazing story yet, you need to rectify that mistake as soon as possible. Like, stop reading and go buy it. Seriously, go! Scott Snyder’s gripping story will pull you into the dark mystery and keep you guessing. Meanwhile, Jock and Francesco Francavilla do a brilliant job crafting a haunting atmosphere in each and every panel. This is a must-read Batman comic. Sure, it may not be Bruce Wayne wearing the cowl, but it’s still Batman and it’s one heck of an attention-grabbing journey!

Afterlife with Archie

Afterlife With Archie Comic

Did you ever think you’d see Riverdale overrun by zombies? Probably not, right? Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Franceso Francavilla’s horror story was a huge surprise to many, and few were prepared for the shocking amount of gore and heartbreak that occurred! You’ve never seen Archie quite like this, and you’re never going to forget the horrifying events that lurk within the limited series.

Locke & Key

Locke & Key comic

Who’s in the mood for some suspense? Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez gripping IDW story about demons and a portal to another dimension has been nominated for awards, and won a few, too! Let this book possess your focus this Halloween – you won’t regret it. Okay, you may have some spooky dreams, but that just makes the reading experience more immersive and personal, doesn’t it?

I, Vampire

I, Vampire Comic Book

I,Vampire’s run in The New 52 wasn’t that long (just 20 issues!), but because of its talented creative team, it sure is worth experiencing. Thanks to Joshua Hale Fialkov’s intense writing and Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo’s breathtaking art, this is a vampire story that you simply need to sink your teeth into. We’ll only apologize for the bad pun after you’ve read it. Deal?

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead comic book

Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve reached the most obvious choice on our list: The Walking Dead! Robert Kirkman’s zombie apocalypse story is downright addictive. How does this horrible scenario change each person? Who will survive? What threat will appear next? If you’re a horror fan, this is a book that needs to be on your pull list.


Hellblazer Comic

You’ve all heard of a little DC character named John Constantine, yes? Of course you have! Full of black magic and demons, Constantine’s classic journeys in the dark corners of the DC universe are exactly what you need to experience on this Halloween. It’s disappointing NBC cancelled his show, but at least you can always reread these great comics!


Spread comic book

Image’s new series, Spread, is twisted, gory, and terrifying. So yeah, that makes it pretty appropriate for this holiday, doesn’t it? Written by Justin Jordan and with visuals by Kyle Strahm and Felipe Sobreiro, Spread shouldn’t be overlooked by any horror fan, especially those who enjoy John Carpenter’s The Thing.


Wytches comic book

When it comes to scary stuff, Scott Snyder can do no wrong! Wytches will make you never want to go in the woods again. The fact this series is gorgeously brought to life by Jock and Matt Hollingsworth certainly doesn’t hurt, either! Take the pledge to read this series…



Come on, you really didn’t think we’d have a spooky comics list without Hellboy on it, did you? Mike Mignola‘s fictional demon (or is he fictional?) deserves your love this Halloween – he’s the perfect fit for the holiday! Anung un Rama’s adventures will not disappoint you.

The views expressed herein are solely those of the writer, and not Midtown Comics. Additionally, Midtown Comics makes no representations as to the accuracy of any of the information expressed herein.

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