During the month of October, ghosts, goblins and zombies haunt the shelves of comic shops. The following are a few Halloween comics and magazines of note this year.
Walking Dead Magazine No. 1 (Titan)
The hit show “The Walking Dead” returned to AMC this month, and the official magazine from Titan takes an inside look at both the show and the comic book on which it is based. The zombie survivalist epic is in its third season on television, and in 2012, the comic book released its 100th issue.
The magazine features interviews with Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead” and a writer and executive producer for the show; the comic's artist, Charles Adlard; Glen Mazzara, showrunner and executive producer of the TV show; Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne; and more. The 100-page magazine also features a look at the character of Michonne; a recap of the comic series so far; and an in-depth look at the storyline “A Larger World.”
Ghost No. 1 (Dark Horse Comics)
From zombies to ghosts: Dark Horse Comics is bringing back its “Ghost” series.
“Ghost” No. 0, out in September, reprinted the character's appearances in “Dark Horse Presents.” Issue No. 1, by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Phil Noto, went on sale this week.
In the series, paranormal investigators Tommy and Vaughn find a curious device that summons a beautiful, translucent woman. The investigators join forces with the mysterious Ghost as they search for clues to her past life. The new series stands alone, though “Ghost” first launched in 1993 as part of Dark Horse's “Comics Greatest World” line. Two omnibus editions collect those issues, with a third omnibus set for release later this year.
Halloween Eve (Image Comics)
“Halloween Eve,” by writer Brandon Montclare and artist Amy Reeder, follows Eve, a young woman who works at a costume shop, on the day before Halloween. Working late on the night before Halloween, Eve's evening becomes potentially deadly when the costumes come to life. Reeder previously drew “Batwoman” and “Madame Xanadu” for DC Comics, as well as drawing covers for the “Supergirl” series. Montclare wrote “Fear Itself: Fearsome Four” for Marvel Comics and has been an editor at DC.