As Presidential candidate Donald Trump might say: “It’s a fantastic midnight hour, the best midnight hour, believe me.” And for once, he might be right in his horrific exuberance.
We here at Biff Bam Pop! would certainly agree, and as we continue with our daily 31 Days of Horror series of articles, a tribute to all things spooky this Halloween season, this weekly Wednesday Run column gets in on the act one last time – with another sampling of comic book storytelling you need to get your hands on.
Prepare yourselves, then, for the grandest of grand midnight hour tales! Prepare yourself with a collection of some of the best horror, fantasy and strangeness you’ll ever come across, in any season, with today’s release of Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days!
Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days
Written by: Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by: Various
Published by: Vertigo Comics
Author Neil Gaiman has written some of the best comics the medium has ever seen and it’s amazing that in his three decades long career as a sequential storyteller, those stories still resonate with old and newer and brand new readers!
From Sandman to Swamp Thing to The House of Mystery, Gaiman has collaborated with the best artists the medium has to offer. And we’re lucky to get a new edition of some of those early works from Vertigo Comics and parent company DC Comics.
Today, Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days is republished as a softcover collection, featuring some of the writer’s works from his early days on the comic book scene. Within the book’s 200 pages, you’ll find stories of horror and fantasy from a number of comic book titles including Sandman Midnight Theatre, John Constantine: Hellblazer, Welcome Back to the House of Mystery and the previously mentioned Swamp Thing. Joining him is a veritable who’s who of artistic talent including: Teddy Kristiansen, Mike Mignola, Steve Bissette, John Totleben, Richard Piers Raynor, Sergio Aragones and many, many more. Of course, frequent Gaiman collaborator, Dave McKean is here, too. It’s his painted on the fanatical cover of the book.
These are, undoubtedly, some of the most enjoyable stories you’ll ever have the pleasure of reading!
For all of the Biff Bam Pop! 31 Days of Horror articles this year – pieces that run from television to movies to music to serial killers to comics and so many more, just – click the above link! Afterwards, be sure to make the run to your local comic book shop and pick up the paperback collection of Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days.
Your nights, let alone your days, could never be more riveting this Halloween season!