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Horror Comics (Free Comic Book Day 2023)

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Free Comic Book Day is right around the corner, and it’s a good time to try out some new scary stories! Here’s a look at some of the horror titles we’re expecting to have on the day.

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ARCHIE HORROR PRESENTS CURSED LIBRARY

(CA) Robert Hack

Throughout the years, we have seen Chilling Adventures and gruesome outcomes emerge more frequently in various versions of Riverdale. As creatures gathered and teens were corrupted, the town became a hotbed for cruel and unusual events. Yet the question remains – why have Archie Andrews and his friends faced such terrifying tales? Who is responsible for creating these dark worlds, and how is babysitter Jinx Holliday at the centre of it all? A story years in the making starts here! Beware the Cursed Library and all the horrors within!

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


CHOUJIN X & ROOSTER FIGHTER

(W) Sui Ishida, Shu Sakuratani (A) Sui Ishida, Shu Sakuratani

Choujin X: 

Best friends Tokio and Azuma do everything together, even if most of the time it feels like Tokio is just stumbling along in Azuma’s cooler, more talented footsteps. But when they’re attacked one night by a superhuman mutant called a choujin, Tokio finally has a chance to shine-by turning into a choujin himself!

Rooster Fighter:

In a world where terrifying monsters walk the earth, one heroic rooster is destined for greatness. When giant demons threaten the innocent, he’s going to show them who’s boss!

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


SACRIFICERS #1

(W) Rick Remender (A) Max Fiumara (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

Tomorrow is a harmonious paradise thanks to the careful oversight of five families who make everything perfect… for the price of one child per household. Now, as that bill comes due, a son expected to give everything for a family that never loved him, and an affluent daughter determined to destroy utopia, must unite to end one generation’s unnaturally protracted reign.

Bestselling writer RICK REMENDER (LOW, DEADLY CLASS, Uncanny X-Force) joins forces with the insanely talented MAX FIUMARA (Amazing Spider-Man, FOUR EYES, Lucifer) to take you through the dark science fiction world of THE SACRIFICERS! Get an advance look at 2023’s most stunning new ongoing series with this Free Comic Book Day special!

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


WEST OF SUNDOWN #1

(W) Tim Seeley, Aaron Campbell (A) Jim Terry

A beautiful vampire must flee monster slayers in New York City and reclaim the ancestral soil that restores her undead flesh. But the world has changed since she was reborn in the New Mexico desert, and now Constance der Abend and her loyal assistant Dooley must adapt to life in the rough frontier town of Sangre de Moro, where all sorts of monsters have settled. A western tale of survival starring a cast of literary horrors from the diabolical minds of Tim Seeley, Aaron Campbell, and Jim Terry.

Age Rating: Mature


SEISMIC STORIES

(W) Alex Segura, Rex Ogle, Marguerite Bennett (A) Joe Eisma, TBD

In the small town of Arcadia Heights sits an abandoned house with an open door, daring anyone to enter it. Soon a ragtag band of teenage misfits will do just that and return with a darkness the likes of which this world has never seen. 

Featuring an original prologue to THE DARKNESS WE BROUGHT BACK, a YA OGN from the minds of Alex Segura, Rex Ogle and Joe Eisma, plus an all-new story from the critically acclaimed and much loved world of ANIMOSITY, written by series creator, Marguerite Bennett! A perfect blend of fun, suspense, adventure and intrigue, SEISMIC STORIES breaks new ground in the AfterShock FCBD tradition.

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


SHADOWMAN DARK LEGACY

(W) Bob Hall, Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad (A) Bob Hall, Liam Sharp

From legendary SHADOWMAN creator Bob Hall, Valiant’s FCBD SHADOWMAN new story delves into the secret past of Valiant’s premier horror character.

Includes an inside look at the 2023 series X-O MANOWAR UNCONQUERED from the acclaimed writing team of Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad and award-winning artist Liam Sharp!

Age Rating: Teen or Teen+


Don’t forget – Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday 6th May! Make sure to save the date!

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