Greetings Boils and Ghouls! Your Friendly Neighborhood Library is celebrating Halloween with a list of spooky graphic novels. This year, why not ditch the movie marathon and check out these titles from the Palm Beach County Library System? Whatever your plans are for this evening, remember to have fun and be safe.
Batman: Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
This classic Batman tale focuses on the early days of the Dark Knight as he attempts to stop a serial killer named Holiday. The renowned team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale deliver one of the best Batman stories in history: a must read for any Batman fan.
From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
Comic book icon Alan Moore’s From Hell is a study of Jack the Ripper. The story examines many different aspects of one of history’s most notorious characters, and instantly galvanized the comic industry.
Hellboy by Mike Mignola
The Hellboy series follows the exploits of the eponymous character and his team as they investigate the supernatural. The catch here is that Hellboy and his team are themselves supernatural beings. The books blend folklore, comedy, suspense, and great art to create one of the best series in comics.
Marvel Zombies by Robert Kirkman & Sean Phillips
The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman turns the Marvel superheroes into zombies. ‘Nuff Said.
Green Lantern: Blackest Night by Geoff Johns & Ivan Reis
This multi-volume series focuses on the Green Lantern Corps’ battle with the Black Corps, a group of undead superheroes and villains.
30 Days of Night by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith
In the sleepy town of Barrow, Alaska, the sun sets for 30 consecutive days. A group of vampires discover this and descend on the town in a frenzy. 30 Days of Night is one of the most innovative horror stories in recent memory, and the amazing artwork only adds to the horror.
Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman & Various Artists
This is where it all started: Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead was a runaway hit from the moment it was released, and is now one of the most recognizable franchises in America. Kirkman is without a doubt this generation’s George A. Romero; if you’re a horror fan, you owe it to yourself to read these books.
Sandman by Neil Gaiman & Various Artists
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is without equal. The books blend elements of mythology, suspense, and horror to create a comic series unlike any before or after it. A true classic in the medium, and a perfect choice for Halloween.
The Crow by James O’Barr
James O’Barr’s The Crow is the tragic story of a man who is brought back from the dead to seek revenge on the men that killed him and his fiancée. This underground hit has produced several movies, a television show, and numerous comic book sequels, but nothing compares to the original.