Halloween draws closer, Gatherers! This inescapable truth lies before us as October creeps onward to destiny. And like you I am most interested to see what great horror comics are to be read! What kind of spooky tales can we expect this week? Well, let’s just see what awaits us in the indie reading world, friends! Bring on the Picks!
Adam Green’s Hatchet #1
Writer(s): James Kuhoric, Ken Haeser
Artist(s): Andrew Mangum
Cover Artist(s): Rich Bonk, Buz Hasson, Greg LaRocque, Andrew Mangum
Publisher: American Mythology
Synopsis: “Come with us back to Honey Island Swamp for a brand new tale of horror at the hands of Victor Crowley. It’s 1983 and a group of college kids with aspirations of creating the next blockbuster horror franchise set out to find the place where New Orleans most notorious boogeyman lived. Victor Crowley waits for those foolish enough to enter his swamp and disturb his nightmare cycle. This is old school horror returned to comics with Adam Green’s vision of rage and terror unleashed on the comics’ page. If you loved Hatchet #0 – don’t miss the brand new heaping helping of horror right here! HATCHET #1 comes with five covers – Main Massacre by Richard Bonk, Full Moon by Greg LaRocque, Gore by Andrew Mangum, Hand of Horror by Buz Hasson & Ken Haeser…”
Who was not a fan of the slasher film released in 2006 detailing the exploits of foolish teenagers wanting to cash in on their fandom? C’mon people, Victor Crowley and his exploits are legendary and so are those that will be told within the tales of this book which seeks to pick up where issue zero left off. Just how many of them will actually survive though? Better yet, do any survive at all? Horror at its finest, folks. I am quite sure Adam Green gives his bloody stamp of approval!
Writer(s): S. A. Check
Artist(s): Scottie Watson
Cover Artist(s): Rich Bonk, Andrew Mangum
Publisher: American Mythology
Synopsis: “More terrifying that a hurricane of flying sharks! More bone chilling than an invasion of giant snow scorpions! And more destructive than gargantuan slithering snakes throwing down! Erupting from the very Earth comes an unimaginable threat – giant lava breathing dinosaurs! Some horrors can’t be unseen and the terror of this schlockfest will leave you smoldering. Join the refuges escaping the scorching vengeance of the Volcanosaurus! Trust us, you’ll lava it. ”
Seriously, people. While this tale sounds like it should either be a B-movie in theaters or on the SYFY channel in the sanctity of your own home, Volcanosaurus is a story that is as fiery and horrific as it is simple. Dinosaurs that are inundated with lava to wreak havoc on humanity. What you see is what you get with this hot item, and anyone that is a lover of the monster genre in any format will love this story as well. How does humanity deal with such a smoldering threat anyway? Guess you’ll have to get off your high Krakatoa and find out!
The horror, Gatherers! The horror indeed. Stories of Victor Crowley’s murderous exploits on top of lava-infused terrible lizards to entice your reading needs. These are the treasures that await you at the mere click of a button on your PC, phone, or tablet. But I will challenge you take the next step and head on down to your local comic book shop and buy the hardcopies of these issues themselves. Read them and share them with your friends. Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, Gatherers, remember…GGG!