And with all the little ghosts and ghouls and goblins (and, let’s face it, superheroes) ringing your doorbell and asking for tricks or treats next Tuesday evening, you may want to shake things up a bit.
Instead of the usual candy and chocolate bars and chip bags handed out on Halloween, why not a comic book as a loot bag stuffer?
It’s a great idea: the gift of four-colour literacy! Of pop culture personified! Of imagination and excitement!
Then again, it can get pricey handing out all those comics.
So, treat yourself (or a select few) to some comic book scares this Halloween with the just-released, over-sized, frightfully awesome, completely fun, and altogether appropriate, DC House of Horror #1!
DC House Of Horror #1
Written By: Various
Illustrated By: Various
Published By: DC Comics
Despite all the silver age shine that is currently making the DC Universe stable of comic books shimmer, this time of year brings long shadows and a sense of eeriness to every superhero’s cape, mask and cowl.
But it’s not all dark and ominous – it’s also a fun time to be a comic book reader! Who needs tricks? As a Halloween treat, DC Comics is publishing an immense 80-page comic book of Halloween-flavoured stories, featuring all of their top characters: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash, plus many, many more!
Written by a number of new talents to the industry (including Mary Sangiovanni, Nick Cutter, Brian L. Keene, Edward Lee, Bryan Smith, Weston Ochse, Ronald Malfi, Wrath James White, whew!) and illustrated by just as many comic book greats (including Dale Eaglesham, Scott Kolins, Howard Porter, Bilquis Evely, Rags Morales, whew!), and joined my master storyteller Keith Giffen, the DC House of Horror #1 (there’s only going to be one issue – it’s a seasonal special, after all!), has got a lot going on!
Martha Kent fights for her life against an alien creature from a landed spacecraft! A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior! And the last surviving member of the Justice League faces a horror beyond imagining! Plus more – a whole lot more!
DC House Of Horror #1: These are the kinds of stories that make comic book reading fun – your favourite characters put in oddball circumstances that celebrate the season, as much as they do our reading of the art form!
Trick or treat, indeed!
Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up the DC House Of Horror #1 as a Halloween treat for yourself – or as a fun “Boo!” for a youngster in your life, dressed up in a great pop culture costume!