Two likely stories:
I was once visited by an October ghost while flipping records as a midnight DJ my university radio station. It was freaky, in a cool-freaky kind of way.
There was also the time my grade school friend and I used a Ouija Board on occasion. I’ve bottled that story up and have tried, very hard, to forget that it ever happened.
We all have our own horror stories, don’t we? Recollections of incidents in our near and distant path that, depending upon the audience and the telling, could scare the bejesus out of near anyone. And October makes for a great month to gather round and listen to those personal stories of dread.
And that’s what makes today the perfect day for Dark Horse Comics to publish the hardcover collection of acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories.
Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories is an 80-page hardcover comic book compilation of four of his various horror-themed short stories.
Gaiman is, of course, best known for his award-winning comic book work on Sandman, Violent Cases, Books of Magic, among many others, as well as his novels American Gods (winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Award), The Graveyard Book (winner of the Newbery Medal and Hugo Award) and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. With Likely Stories, he’s joined by Eisner-Award winning artist Mark Buckingham (Fables, 1001 Night of Snowfall, Marvelman, Shade the Changing Man) joins the prolific author on each of the four tales contained in the hardcover release. With Likely Stories, you’ll find the sublime and frightening visual representations of short stories:
- Looking for the Girl
- Foreign Parts
- Closing Time
- Feeders and Eaters
These are tales of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a magazine skin model and a ghost story within a story.
Make the run to your local comic book shop today, gather round the candlelight tonight, and continue your 31 Days of Horror celebration with Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories! Here, there be more tales to deliciously scare you and your circle of family and friends!
You can catch a brief preview of Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories right here.
Of course, there’s also the 2016 British television adaptation, in case you didn’t already know! Happy 31 Days of Horror!