Halloween is a time for spooky stories, scary movies, and the best candy. Here are 15 of the best comics to get you in the spirit!
The best comics are the 15 best Halloween comics to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Halloween is a unique time of year, and most people like it. What makes Halloween so unique? Is it the setting, the clothes, or the terrifying stories?
We’re not sure; we’d have to consult an anthropologist or two to find out, but we know how to supply you with all three of these things in our selection of the finest Halloween comics that are sure to get you in the mood for the holiday.
Our list will include the top 15 Halloween comic books, whether they are graphic novels, single issues, or whole series. They won’t be rated in any particular way since our aim isn’t to judge their quality but to put you in the proper spirit for the holidays.
Halloween Comics at Their Finest
We’ll provide you the basics about all of the books in our list, such as the authors, the release date, and the overall narrative. You’ll quickly see why we chose these titles in particular.
Batman: The Haunted Knight is a horror film directed by Christopher Nolan.
Jeph Loeb, Jeph Loeb, Jeph Loeb, Jeph Loeb, Je Tim Sale is an artist. Date of Publication: 1996 DC Comics is the publisher.
Haunted Knight is a collection of Halloween-themed Batman tales. Batman goes off in search of the Scarecrow in the tale “Fears.” Fear plays a significant role in this tale, as the title implies.
Barbara Gordon, Captain James Gordon’s daughter, is abducted by the Mad Hatter and made to drink tea with other kidnapped children in “Madness.” In the end, Batman and Gordon rescue Barbara and defeat the Mad Hatter.
“Ghosts” is a Batman-verse version of A Christmas Carol, featuring Poison Ivy (the Ghost of Christmas Past), the Joker (the Ghost of Christmas Present), and a Grim Reaper (the Ghost of Christmas to Come) who turns out to be Batman’s ghost.
The ghosts’ warning to Bruce is that he should not allow Batman to take over his whole existence.
Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola, Mike Mignola is one of the most well-known comic book creators. Dates of publication: 1993 until the present Dark Horse Comics is the publisher.
Anung Un Rama was born from the marriage of a demon and a human and spent his childhood in hell until being called by Rasputin in 1944. After surviving assassination in 1916, the monk was recruited by Heinrich Himmler and so served for the Nazis.
The latter intended to use the monster to alter the course of WWII, but the summoning failed, and Anung Un Rama was ultimately taken in and nurtured by the US military and Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who named him Hellboy.
As an adult, he joined the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, an organization dedicated to combating paranormal dangers.
Key & Locke
Joe Hill, Joe Hill, Joe Hill, Joe Hill, Joe Hill, Joe Hill, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodrguez is an artist. IDW Publishing published the series from February 2008 until December 2013.
The three Locke children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, move in with their mother Nina to Keyhouse, their family’s historic mansion, after their father’s horrific death. When they find mystical keys with amazing abilities like converting a person into a ghost or wiping their memory, they quickly learn that this mansion contains many mysteries.
They aren’t the only ones who are aware of the keys’ existence: a demonic monster known as Dodge is on the lookout for them in order to open the Black Door, which would allow the demons of hell entrance to our planet.
Dan Brereton, Dan Brereton, Dan Brereton, Dan Brereton, Dan Brere Dan Brereton, Dan Brereton, Dan Brereton, Dan Brereton, Dan Brere Dates of publication: January 1995 to the present Bravura (Malibu Comics), Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, and Image Comics are among the publishers.
Polychrome, the ghostly apparition; Starfish, the amphibious spitfire; Firelion, the pyrokinetic swordsman; Komodo, the reptile; Raccoon, the streetwise animal-human chimera; Gunwitch, the silent undead gunslinger
They will reside in or visit Doc Horror’s subterranean refuge, Tomb, which serves as the group’s home and fortress while they fight the criminal underworld and other supernatural dangers that often lurk in Pacific City.
The Crim, a parasitic race of extra-dimensional invaders that destroyed Doc Horror’s homeworld before he and Eva escaped to Earth, are his primary adversaries.
Junji It is the author(s) of this work. Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Junji It, Ju Asahi Sonorama is the publisher.
Tomie is a manga that focuses on the main character, Tomie, in the style of an episodic series. She is an exceptionally attractive and cunning adolescent with the power to reproduce and replicate herself. She bewitches males who are driven to murder or suicide in each episode, and she sometimes transforms pure young ladies into replicas of herself.
Tomie is dismembered and chopped into pieces by the men she has bewitched on a regular basis; she then regenerates from various parts of her body or bodily fluids and seeks vengeance, as well as to remove her duplicates.
The Darkest Night
Geoff Johns, Geoff Johns, Geoff Johns, Geoff Johns, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Ivan Reis, Ivan Reis, Ivan Reis, Ivan Reis, Dates of publication: June 2009 – May 2010 DC Comics is the publisher.
After the events of Final Crisis, Black Hand uses the Black Lantern Corps battery in Sector 666 to create Black Lantern rings, resurrecting the DC characters that had died (Batman, Firestorm, Aquaman, Deadman, Captain Boomerang, Skater, Sam Scudder, James Jesse, Top, Tula, Dolphin, Max Lord, the Martian Bloodhound, Roy Lincoln, Dee Tyler, Al Pratt, Katma Tui, Extansive-man, Sue Dibny).
Other characters are also given the ability to turn into Black Lanterns (Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Specter).
Gideon Falls is a popular tourist attraction in the area.
Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino is an artist. Dates of publication: March 2018 through December 2020 Image Comics is the publisher.
The lives of a young inmate obsessed with a conspiracy hidden in the city’s garbage and a Catholic priest transferred to a small town full of dark secrets are intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, a building from another world that allegedly appeared in both the city and the small town throughout history, bringing death and madness with it.
Junji It is the author(s) of this work. Junji It’s artist(s) Dates of Publication: 2001–2002 Shogakukan is the publisher.
Kaori and her pals spend their holiday in Okinawa at Tadashi’s uncle’s home, which is also where her fiancé lives. They return to the chalet in the evening two days before their vacation ends and are greeted with a terrible stench. A monster suddenly brushes by Aki, Kaori’s buddy.
Kaori manages to squash the monster between a piece of furniture and the wall by reacting fast. It’s a fish with dry-land-walking legs that smells rotten and preys on people.
The girls believe they’re done with this tale now that they’ve thrown it away, but the following morning they’re attacked by a shark in the same condition as the fish from the day before. This is the beginning of a monster assault against humans.
Anyone who becomes a victim of these fish evolves into a hideous monster with the same odor. The fish gradually infiltrate Japan’s interior from the shore.
The Long Halloween of Batman
Jeph Loeb, Jeph Loeb, Jeph Loeb, Jeph Loeb, Je Tim Sale is an artist. Dates of publication: 1996–1997 DC Comics is the publisher.
June. Bruce Wayne unwillingly attends the wedding of Johny Viti, the nephew of Carmine Falcone, the despotic godfather of Gotham City’s underworld, nicknamed as “the Roman.” At nighttime, the masked hero Batman surprises Catwoman, who is breaking into the safe of an Italian mafioso.
The bat signal, lighted by Police Captain James Gordon, lights up the Gotham sky as the burglar vanishes into the city’s dark recesses.
On the top of the police station, Batman, Gordon, and the young city attorney, Harvey Dent, strike a deal to combine their resources in order to permanently depose the mafia’s reign of terror over their city, with the sole stipulation that they obey the law.
Today is Halloween. The Roman’s nephew is killed with two gunshots in the head after returning from his honeymoon in Italy. This is the first in a series of killings carried out by the enigmatic serial killer “Holiday,” who is known for striking on national holidays.
Man Who Serves Ice Cream
W. Maxwell Prince, W. Maxwell Prince, W. Maxwell Prince, W. Maxwell Prince, W. Max Martin Morazzo is an artist. Dates of publication: January 2018 to the present Image Comics is the publisher.
The series is a loosely connected horror anthology in which a mysterious man called Rick (identified as Riccardus) who, although apparently average, has strange abilities that he uses on unsuspecting victims is the constant thread.
Caleb, Rick’s adversary, is a guy clad in an all-black cowboy costume who will appear intermittently throughout the series, attempting to disrupt Rick’s schemes with varying degrees of success.
Junji It is the author(s) of this work. Junji It’s artist(s) Dates of publication: January 19, 1998 through August 30, 1999 Shogakukan is the publisher.
Kirie Goshima comes from Kurouzu, a tiny village nestled between the sea and the surrounding mountains. She is a completely typical high school student, but her boyfriend’s father starts acting strangely: he becomes fascinated with spiral-shaped items.
As if it were under the influence of a curse, this shape is becoming increasingly prevalent in the tiny town.
The Doom That Came to Gotham (Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham)
Mike Mignola and Richard Pace are the authors. Troy Nixey is an artist. Dates of publication: November 2000 to January 2001 DC Comics is the publisher.
This Elseworlds comic book, inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s writings, portrays Batman as an adventurer akin to the heroes of pulp books and tales from the 1920s. Batman must battle a slew of Lovecraft-inspired creatures linked to his infamous Rogues Gallery.
The Hunger of Jughead
Frank Tieri and Michael Walsh are the authors. Frank Tieri (artist) Dates of publication: March 2017 to the present Archie Comics is the publisher.
In Riverdale, a serial murderer is on the loose, and Jughead Jones learns that he is not only the killer, but also a werewolf. Betty Cooper, a descendant of a long line of covert werewolf hunters, is persuaded by Archie Andrews to use Wolfsbane to inhibit Jughead’s Transfiguration rather than murdering him directly.
Archie and Betty find Reggie Mantle’s corpse months later and set out to find Jughead, who is on the run. They have the Cooper hunting clan’s backing, led by Elena, Betty’s aunt. Reggie, now a werewolf, turns and gathers other Riverdale residents to get vengeance on Jughead.
Marvel Zombies is a sequel to Marvel Zombies.
Robert Kirkman, Robert Kirkman, Robert Kirkman, Robert Kirkman, Robert Kirkman, Robert Kirkman Sean Phillips (artist) Dates of publication: December 2005 – April 2006 Marvel Comics is the publisher.
The tale is based on a crossover that first appeared in the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four: Mister Fantastic is transported to a parallel reality where the world’s most powerful heroes have turned into zombies. It will be revealed later how an alternative version of Sentry produced this mutation.
Now that the apocalypse has started, all of the superheroes have been infected and are completely consumed by a need for human flesh, which is capable of driving them insane in its absence. Because they are already dead, they are much more difficult to pull down. They can only be killed if their brains are taken away.
A filling meal only offers them a brief moment of clarity before hunger strikes again. Heroes like as Luke Cage, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Wolverine have therefore become soulless, greedy creatures.
They are fought by a tiny number of heroes who have survived the infection, headed by Magneto, who are fighting to stop the lunacy of people who were once his friends and foes, as well as the spread of the virus to other worlds.
Alan Moore is the author of this work. Eddie Campbell is an artist. Date of Publication: 1999 (collected) Knockabout Comics / Eddie Campbell Comics are the publishers.
The Duke of Clarence, Queen Victoria’s grandson, has a love connection with Annie Crook, a saleswoman from London’s East End, under a fake name in Victorian England. Their connection culminates in a covert Catholic marriage and the birth of a kid.
After undergoing a medical procedure that caused her to lose part of her mental abilities, Queen Victoria puts a stop to it: the Duke is expelled from the city, and Annie Crook is sent to a lunatic hospital.
Unfortunately, Annie’s pals and a small number of prostitutes attempt to take advantage of the situation to get the money required of them by a local gang of racketeers.
When Queen Victoria became aware of this effort at extortion, she ordered the royal doctor, Sir William Gull, to have these individuals silenced in order to keep the monarchy of England free of any controversy.
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