Archie Horror Presents : Chilling Adventures by Cullen Bunn and Eliot Rahal
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Welcome to the spine-chilling world of Archie Horror, where demons wander the earth and horrifying stories become reality. This anthology collection is a treasure trove for horror enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of chilling tales. Riverdale and its neighboring areas have always been a breeding ground for bizarre phenomena and supernatural events. However, there are instances when the strangeness crosses into the realm of pure terror, leaving even the most virtuous individuals helpless.
Embark on an unsettling journey with the ultimate guides of Archie Horror, Madam Satan and Jinx Holliday, accompanied by everyone’s beloved talking feline, Salem. Together, they escort us into the unknown realms, plunging us deep into the fiery abyss of Hell, sending shivers cascading down our spines. Each comic within this compilation is riveting, encapsulating everything we crave from the horror genre.
The first thrilling installment, “Madam Satan: The Queen of Hell,” sees our protagonist’s frustration with playing second fiddle to the Devil himself. Determined to break free from her subordinate position, Madam Satan seizes control, paving the way for a gripping story of vengeance. In “Chilling Adventures in Sorcery,” Madam Satan encounters lost and tormented souls, who, in their quest to escape the depths of Hell, share the horrors that led them to such a dire fate.
In “Jinx: Grim Fairy Tales,” our Riverdale babysitter extraordinaire, Jinx Holliday, graces the stage, sharing her macabre collection of unique fairy tales. Each tale serves as a cautionary lesson, imparting wisdom to naughty children with a sinister twist.
“Weirder Mysteries” unravels a selection of peculiar case files, delving into the abnormal occurrences and paranormal phenomena that haunt the peaceful town of Riverdale. Prepare to be captivated by the inexplicable enigmas and spine-chilling events that unfold.
Salem the Cat, the iconic anti-hero, takes center stage in “Chilling Adventures of Salem.” He embarks on a mission to deliver vigilante justice to those who have caused harm, mirroring his own painful experiences.
The relentless pursuit of survival is the focus of “The Return of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery.” Hell encroaches upon Earth, forcing Madam Satan to seek out kindred spirits while evading capture.
Finally, “Happy Horror Days” presents a twisted version of holiday festivities in Riverdale. Amidst the chaos, Santa Claus is absent, replaced by the menacing figure of Krampus, accompanied by an Icelandic yule cat and malevolent elves.
This compilation, adorned with a vintage cover by the horror comic master Robert Hack, collects seven spellbinding comics for your delight and terror.
Dark Comic Books and Graphic Novels Coming Out September 2023
Hello dark reader and welcome to the dark side of the library podcast! I’m your host Katie and today we’re going through some comic books and graphic novels that are coming out in September 2023. September is a big month for spooky books because we’re getting ready for Halloween! So, let’s dive into the exciting releases that you won’t want to miss!
Archie Horror Presents Chilling Adventures
Let’s start off with an Archie horror comic book called “Chilling Adventures.” This anthology series features creepy and awesome horror stories set in the Archie Universe. We’ll be taken on a thrilling journey through Riverdale and its surrounding areas, where strange happenings and paranormal activity are common. Join Madame Satan, Jinx Holiday, and everyone’s favorite talking cat Salem as they guide us through the unknown realms, including a plunge into the depths of hell. This anthology is perfect for fans of horror!
The Battle for Pumpkin King
If you’re a fan of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” you won’t want to miss this graphic novel. The story takes us back to when Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie were friends, both eager to prove themselves as the scariest duo in Halloween Town. However, only one can be the Pumpkin King, and their friendship turns into a bitter rivalry. Dive into the world of these beloved characters and discover how they became bitter enemies. This graphic novel is a must-read for fans of the iconic film.
Get ready for a dark and captivating story with “The Boogeyman.” This graphic novel follows Elliot, a passionate reader with a preference for stories about Boogeymen. Little does he know that Boogeymen exist in reality, and their existence is governed by precise codes. When Elliot witnesses the murder of his parents, he finds himself in the midst of a terrible conflict at the heart of the universe. Brace yourself for a thrilling journey through a dark and fascinating world on a stormy night. This graphic novel is filled with captivating art and an intriguing storyline.
Disturbed: Dark Messiah
For fans of the band Disturbed, this graphic novel is a Halloween treat. Follow the story of firefighter Griffin DeSanto, who finds himself in a world ruled by technology and suffering. When he stumbles upon a vengeful force, his life takes a dangerous turn. Joined by the band Disturbed, Griffin embarks on a journey that challenges his beliefs and leads to a confrontation with a dark and powerful entity. Get ready for a thrilling read with amazing art that captures the band’s aesthetic.
Earth Divers: Kill Columbus
“Earth Divers: Kill Columbus” takes us to the year 2112, where the world is on the brink of collapse. An indigenous group of outcasts discovers a time travel portal and sends a reluctant linguist named Tad to 1492 with a mission to kill Christopher Columbus. Tad’s actions could change the course of history, but they come with steep costs and unforeseen consequences. This graphic novel, with the renowned horror author Stephen Graham Jones as one of the authors, explores the repercussions of altering the past and the moral dilemmas faced by its characters.
E-Junkie: The First Volume
In a dystopian future, technology has transformed human experiences. Nerve-reading devices and emotion regulators have made emotions commodities, with some seeking alternative experiences through drugs like “Torch.” Hector Holmes, a disgraced investigator and e-junkie, is pulled back into the world of danger when he is asked to stop a terrorist group from disturbing Torch-induced memories and starting a revolution. With stunning art and a captivating storyline, “E-Junkie” provides a thrilling dive into a world of technology, addiction, and hidden truths.
Hide: The Graphic Novel
“Hide” is a thrilling graphic novel adapted from Kirsten White’s novel of the same name. The story follows Mac, who enters a dangerous competition where competitors must hide in an abandoned amusement park for seven days. When people start disappearing, Mac realizes that the game is far more dangerous than she expected. Teaming up with other survivors, she must find a way to outsmart the game and stay alive. With creepy visuals and a suspenseful storyline, “Hide” is a perfect read for fans of horror and thrillers.
Lovecraft: Unknown Kadath
Step into the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” with this captivating adaptation. Join Randolph Carter as he journeys through Dreamland, encountering threats, monsters, palaces, and cities that challenge his understanding of reality. As the horror unfolds and Carter’s commitment is tested, his actions could shape a devastating future. With stunning artwork and Lovecraftian atmosphere, “Lovecraft: Unknown Kadath” provides a chilling and thought-provoking experience for fans of cosmic horror.
Misty: 45 Years of Fear
For fans of cult classic horror comics, “Misty” is a must-read. This anthology series features chilling stories that have haunted readers for decades. With a mix of gothic, sci-fi, and occult themes, “Misty” offers a unique reading experience. Dive into the haunting tales and immerse yourself in the world of supernatural mysteries. If you’re looking for a dark and captivating read, “Misty: 45 Years of Fear” is the perfect choice.
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower Beginnings Omnibus
Stephen King fans, rejoice! This omnibus collects the complete graphic novel adaptation of “The Dark Tower Beginnings.” Follow Roland, the Gunslinger, as his troubled past and coming-of-age story are revealed. This omnibus is perfect for both longtime fans of the Dark Tower series and newcomers alike. Immerse yourself in the epic world of Stephen King’s magnum opus with this stunning collection.
Trees: The Complete Manga Box Set
“Trees” is a captivating Filipino comic book series that has also been adapted into a Netflix series. Explore a world where supernatural creatures hide in the shadows, and magical beings challenge the lives of ordinary people. The police turn to Alexandra Trees, a special investigator, when crime takes a supernatural turn. With stunning art and an engaging storyline, “Trees” offers a fresh take on the supernatural genre.
The Witches of Brooklyn: Spell of Time
End your graphic novel journey with a whimsical and enchanting tale in “The Witches of Brooklyn: Spell of Time.” Join Effie and Garance as they embark on a mission to find a missing mermaid. With the help of talkative seagulls and a helpful turtle, they venture into a magical world and unravel secrets along the way. This graphic novel is perfect for young readers aged 8-12 who enjoy charming and magical adventures.
That concludes our list of must-read graphic novels coming out in September 2023. Whether you’re a fan of horror, mystery, fantasy, or adventure, there’s something for everyone in this diverse selection. Explore these captivating worlds and let your imagination run wild!