A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out Jan 24

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, January 24th, 2018.

(If you’re looking for Marvel or DC comics, you’re probably looking in the wrong place.)

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Book cover for Abbot #1

Abbot #1

Honestly? the cover is what got me. Just the kind of stark cover with the African American lady smoking a cigarette and just staring at the viewer like “Yeah? What the eff you want?” But then the synopsis sounded pretty damn good as well.

Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivel? (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.

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Book cover for Vinegar Teeth 1

Vinegar Teeth #1

Just read the description, and I think you’ll understand why Vinegar Teeth quickly garnered a spot on my pull list for this week. This looks completely ridiculous and I can’t wait to give it a go!

As a human being, Artie Buckle is a grade-A schmuck. But he’s a pretty damn fine cop. Good thing, because Brick City is under siege from its citizenry and only an unlikely partnership with a mysterious, tentacled, extra-dimensional being can put an end to the escalating crime problem. Thing is, there’s a danger far greater than cub scouts robbing banks . . . oh my! Across space and time lies a far greater threat, not only to Brick City but to the world! Holy crap! Can the two get past their differences and save the planet? Well, of course they can, but getting there is gonna be a helluva fun ride.

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Book cover for Meteor Swarm #1

Meteor Swarm #1

Monsters hitching a ride inside meteors crashing to Earth? Gigantic dragonfly things eating us alive? NASA? Gimme. Mine mine mine mine.

While NASA warns of the potentially devastating consequences of a meteor storm closing in on the planet, it’s the horrors that hide inside the falling debris that present the real danger. An unstoppable horde of terrifying space hornets has descended upon Earth and they are going to eat their way through every living thing in their path. This is big screen drive-in grindhouse at its best! Devastating meteor impacts, diabolical alien hordes, and only one person with a chance to end the terror before Earth becomes a hive of swarming death!

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Imaginary Fiends #3

So, this one would require a bit of back-log reading, but it’s only 3 in, so not that bad really. The synopsis for the third issue of Imaginary Fiends made me stop and immediately look up the first issue because I needed a little bit more information. Now I just need to read it.

The first issue introduces the series as thus:

“POLLY PEACHPIT.” Those were the words ten-year-old Brinke Calle said when she was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls, MN. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to.

Since that day, Melba has spent seven years in a mental health facility. Tomorrow is her eighteenth birthday. Tomorrow, she’ll be transferred to a federal prison. Tomorrow, her real sentence will begin.

That is, until she receives a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett. Crockett explains that there is another world beyond ours, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the impressionable and weak. These things, called IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites) feed on compliance. They convince hosts to do things for them, and the more they feed, the stronger they become. More IMPs stream into the world each day, invisible to everyone but his or her hosts.

After years of drugs and counseling, Polly and Melba have developed a unique relationship—and to Crockett, this relationship represents something her people can work with. In exchange for release from prison, Crockett asks Melba (and Polly) to serve as IMP hunters. For Melba, it’s a chance to prove that she’s innocent, convinced to murder by a monster…a monster she must now unleash.

Issue 3’s synopsis is much shorter:

Agent Melba Li and her imaginary monster partner, Polly Peachpit, continue their search for a missing child, as a twisted conspiracy unfolds in the small town of Maiden Springs. What is the Fraidy Cat? And how can a woman who lives in fear defeat something that lives on it?

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A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out Jan 17

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, January 17th, 2018.

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Book cover for 1985 Black Hole Repo #2

1985: Black Hole Repo #2

1985 Black Hole Repo just recently started, and I have to say, it looks quite interesting. Issue 1’s introductory information reads:

Welcome to an alternate 1985 where the space race never slowed down, where the push away from Earth relies on duct tape, analog computers, and unstable solid rocket fuel. It’s the worst. Max, Roach, Doc, and Bear are the dregs of the cosmos. Punks. Losers. Dropouts. They make cash repossessing the starships of deadbeats who don’t make their payments. When they unknowingly jack a mysterious ship, they find themselves thrust into a conflict between the US and USSR. Targeted by American cyborg assassins, mad Soviet agents, Japanese video hackers, and every degenerate space punk bounty hunter between the Earth and Moon, their apolitical nihilistic morals are put to the test, making these losers into unlikely heroes.

 

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Belle: Beast Hunter

I’m not really one for superhero comics, but this type of re-imagining is one I could probably get behind! I admit, I wanna get my hands on Belle Beast Hunter #1

NEW SERIES! NEW HERO! The Grimm Universe is filled with heroes far and wide dealing with threats from vampires, werewolves, corrupt governmental organizations, to ancient orders battling for control of the realms of power. But what lies in the deepest corners of our world could give the evilest creature nightmares. A threat since the beginning of time is rising and only one person will be there to stop it from destroying everything! Working from the shadows a long lineage of warriors have been defending life from the darkness that exists and from that family of soldiers comes the newest ally in the war of monsters, Belle the Beast Hunter! Don’t miss this new series as a new hero is introduced into the Grimm Universe!

Book cover for Days of Hate #1

Days of Hate

Ales Kot is an interesting writer, and doesn’t hold back from voicing his opinions. I’ve just recently been introduced to his work. Days of Hate #1 caught my attention as soon as I saw it because it seems exceedingly relevant to what’s going on in America right now.

The United States of America, 2022.

The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again. This is a story of a war

Book cover for Under #2

Under #2 (Under: Scourge of the Sewers)

I read and reviewed the first issue in this series, and thought it was awesome! Been waiting for Under #2 to come out. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Some people bury their secrets underground. In Megalopolis, the dirt flows into the sewers. LT Wilson Jericho, disgraced from his position above ground and now an officer in the sewer police, thinks he knows everything there is to know about what lies beneath. But scientist Sandra Yeatman is determined to discover the truth behind the legends, and something is threatening to crawl out and rip the city apart…

Book cover for Pestilence Vol 1

Zombies! Pestilence Vol 1 (TP) is about the first non-recorded outbreak of zombies in history, and I think that’s just enough of an interesting alternate history for me to go “Gimme!”

It is the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence—the “Black Death”— is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow “black ops” agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist!


What are some of you guys and gals favorite graphic novels? Do you have any horror recommendations (or sci-fi) for me?

5 Graphic Novel Versions of Classic Science Fiction and Horror Tales for Kids

It can be hard to get kids to sit down and read classic novels. The wording can be a bit dense, and the descriptions aren’t the most exciting. And often times they don’t even realize that movies they’ve seen and liked were adaptations of classic works.

Luckily, for those of us with little comic book readers on our hands, there are graphic novel adaptations of some our favorite classic novels available. And they’re for kids, too. Maybe we can hook them with these 5 graphic novel versions of classic science fiction and horror tales, and introduce them to the full versions of the stories they like the best? (btw, click on the covers to visit their Goodreads pages)

5 Graphic Novel Versions of Classic Science Fiction and Horror Tales for Kids

Graphic Novel Versions of Classic Science Fiction and Horror Journey to the Center of the Earth  is obviously a super simple version of the story (I kind of feel it’s missing a bit too much, actually..) But..it is definitely kid-approved. My little monkey caught site of what I was reading, and suddenly we were delving into it together.

She told me: “The only thing that would make it better is if it was longer and they went on another adventure!”

Pages: 32

ISBN13: 9781616412524

 

 

Graphic Novel Versions of Classic Science Fiction and Horror

The War of the Worlds is 48 pages long and is a bit more vivid and ‘busy’ than Journey to the Center of the Earth is. It’s been around for a while (how am I just now discovering these?). Its interest level is perfect for 9-12-year-olds.

Pages: 48

ASIN: B008OURVVE

 

 

 

Graphic Novel Versions of Classic Science Fiction and Horror I loved the illustrations in this version of The Invisible Man. Definitely my favorite out of the ones on the list. It got the basic story across well, and I could see how it might actually nicely creep kids out a little bit.

Pages: 34

ISBN13: 9781616412517

 

 

 

 

Graphic Novel Versions of Classic Science Fiction and Horror

Okay, so the graphic novel version of A Wrinkle in Time is considerably longer than the other ones that I’ve mentioned so far. However, I think it’d be totally worth it. The kiddos might not be able to read this one all in one sitting, but you could easily make it a bedtime deal with them.

Pages: 392

ISBN13: 9780374386153

 

 

 

Graphic Novel versions of science fiction and horror classics for kids This graphic novel version of Dracula is novella length and has received lots of positive reviews -including many from teachers for its faithful adaptation of the source work. It’s also got some of the most original illustrations out of this batch.

Pages: 192

ISBN13: 9781402731525