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Read some creepy comics for Friday the 13th

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm •  Published: November 13, 2009

I completely forgot about it being Friday the 13th today, but as such I can’t let the day pass without a few recommendations of creepy comics to read.

1. Creepy

Might as well go with the comic that has “creepy” right there in the title.   The first Creepy Archive features stories by Archie Goodwin, art by Alex Toth and covers by Frank Frazetta!  That’s an all-star lineup.

2. Eerie

Creepy’s sister publication. The first Eerie Archive  does duplicate some of the stories from the second Creepy Archive, as Dark Horse presents the first five issues of Eerie as they were originally presented.  Covers by Frazetta and Gray Morrow.

3. Blackest Night
Odds are good you may already be reading this best-seller from DC Comics, but I’m enjoying it as the equivalent of a superhero zombie movie.

4. Essential Marvel Horror Vol. 2

This is likely to fall more along the lines of “goofy” than “scary.”  It’s a mix of characters including Brother

Voodoo and Gabriel the Devil-Hunter from the 1970s Marvel line.  The mixture of one oddball thing after another makes this a fun one to pick up and read in short bursts.

5. House of Mystery

While the original “Showcase” edition is worth a look, I’ll recommend checking out the recent series by Bill Willingham and Matt Sturges.  Five characters trapped are trapped in a bar that appears to be in an otherworldly realm.  They are trying to find out why they are imprisoned, and along the way they tell their stories.  One of the best current series from Vertigo.

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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