Halloween in July: Horror and Macabre Reading


Here it is: Halloween in July! Of course, Halloween is over three months away, but here at PREVIEWSworld, we have to list things early so everybody gets a chance to plan ahead.

We love Halloween and Horror here at PREVIEWSworld, and our product specialists have chosen a great batch of titles that will give you chills and thrill your imagination!

And if these titles don’t shock and dismay you, then look for one of our “Trick or Treat” icons located throughout the July PREVIEWS for more horribly good comics and graphic novels!

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key.
Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...
Locke & Key creator Hill has received the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story, and the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award-2007, among his growing collection of critical accolades. This collection of Locke & Key, in development as a major motion picture by Dimension Films, features an introduction by Robert Crais, author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels.
In Shops: Sep 24, 2008
SRP: $24.99
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ABLAZE
(W) A. J. Lieberman (CA) A. J. Lieberman (A/CA) Andrew Sebastian Kwan
There are those among us, all of whom have had near death experiences, who now
have an ability called a Soul-Skill which allows them access to the skill-sets of the
dead; fighter, mechanic, sniper. Anything. This ability connects them in this realm to the
soul, and its skill, in the next. Pilot. Hacker. Assassin. Anything.
While not everyone who touches death is able to retain this ability those who do have
formed two warring guilds: Caretakers and Dark Hearts. The Caretaker's mission? To use
the power of the dead to protect the living. Welcome to Graveyard Wars.

All his life Ethan Noble felt he was different; unstable, crazy. How else to explain his
ability to master so many different skills only to have them vanish time after time.
All her life Carter Noble has tried in vain to help her brother. Raise him, shield him,
understand him. An impossible task, even for a twin, because no matter how hard
Ethan tried to explain his behavior Carter was never able to understand and any
attempt to enlist help from Sebastian, their father, was met with an icy stare and stony
silence.

What all three Nobles will soon learn is that in a world where the secrets someone
takes to their grave are no longer safe you need family more than ever. The problem?
When Ethan and Carter uncover a web of lies that led to their mother's death
they're lead straight to their father.

  Brought to you by AJ Lieberman, writer of Image Comics (COWBOY NINJA VIKING, TERM LIFE), DC (Gotham Knights, Harley Quinn, War Games) and Scholastic (THE SILVER SIX). Illustrated by Andrew Sebastian Kwan and Darren Rawlings.
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $19.99
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ABRAMS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
(W) Daniel Pinkwater (A) Aaron Renier
Welcome to the village of Blinsh, Pinksylvania, famous for the many vampires that call it home. With a caring look at this town not so different from our own, we hope the reader will get to know more about vampires and see that they are not so different from you or I. It is true, a certain amount of biting happens, but a nip on the neck may just be a vampire's way of saying, "Hello, let's be friends." This story features spooky (but fun!) vampires, and culminates on Halloween night, with tongue-twisting names and playful illustrations throughout.
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $17.99
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ABSTRACT STUDIOS
(W) Terry Moore (A/CA) Terry Moore
Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan's sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth's final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future?
In Shops: Nov 02, 2016
SRP: $55.00
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ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
(W) Dillon Gilbertson (A/CA) Francesco Ianquinta
The award-winning series collected at last, Sweet Heart is a bone-chilling, emotional horror story about growing up in a town where being "chosen" by bloodthirsty monsters is an everyday risk. Follow the life of Maddie who, being chosen herself, must overcome self-loathing and public ridicule in order to save herself, her family, and a town with no interest in being saved.
In Shops: Sep 09, 2020
SRP: $14.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mirko Colak
The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters?Dracula?Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time, the brothers learned many things?archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court...and how to stalk and slay vampires. From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (UNHOLY GRAIL,The Punisher) comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $14.99
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A WAVE BLUE WORLD INC
(W) Joe Corallo, Rachel Pollack, Magdalene Visaggio, Eric Palicki (A) Richard Case, Steenz, Rafer Roberts, Sweeney Boo (CA) Lisa Sterle
The Dead Beats music shop is filled with deadly secrets. Run by the mysterious Shoppe Keeper, customers can browse through cursed records, evil sheet music, and instruments of the damned! Our host has dozens of spooky stories to tell you from some of the top names in comics. You're gonna wanna put on your favorite album when you crack open this anthology.
In Shops: Sep 30, 2020
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #242

GALLERY
(W) Mary Shelley (A/CA) Bernie Wrightson
Few works by comic book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson's illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. A generation later, this magnificent pairing of art and literature is still considered to be one of the greatest achievements made by any artist in the field. This book includes the complete text of the original groundbreaking novel, and approximately fifty original full-page illustrations by Bernie Wrightson. Introduction by Stephen King.
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $29.99
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GRAPHIX
(W) Roald Dahl (A) P?n?lope Bagieu
Roald Dahl's darkly funny masterpiece, The Witches, now available as a graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning artist Pénélope Bagieu!
Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world -- and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country!
This full-color graphic novel edition of Roald Dahl's The Witches, adapted and illustrated by Eisner Award winner Pénélope Bagieu, is the first-ever Dahl story to appear in this format. Graphic novel readers and Roald Dahl fans alike will relish this dynamic new take on a uniquely funny tale.
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $24.99
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RANDOM HOUSE GRAPHIC
(W) Sophie Escabasse (A) Sophie Escabasse
There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie
discovers MAGIC runs in the family.
A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe
and Her Unicorn and Making Friends.
Effie lost her mom.
Lost her home.
And now she has to live with two strange aunts who she's never met before.
Life in Brooklyn takes a strange twist for Effie as she learns more about her
family and herself. With new friends who will do whatever they can to be there
for her, a cursed pop-star, and her new magically-inclined family -- Effie's life is
about to get interesting.
Hit category: With books like Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl, Luke Pearson's Hilda and
the Midnight Giant, and Dana Simpson's Phoebe and Her Unicorn, middle-grade fantasy is
a hit in the graphic novel market!
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $20.99
PREVIEWS Page #306

VAULT COMICS
(W) Daniel Kraus (A/CA) Chris Shehan
Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint--and possibly pernicious--town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America's prettiest autumn.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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SCOUT COMICS
(W) Richard Rivera (A) Dwayne Biddix
From the kidnapping of seven-year-old Grace to the terrifying reveal in issue six, this volume collects the first 6 issues of Stabbity Bunny! A supernatural force has been pursuing her family for generations and Grace is now the target of this ancient evil.  Fortunately, an unexpected protector intervenes, her plush bunny, Stabbity, handed down through the family for almost 100 years. Horror and mystery combine!
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #377

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, Ben Meares, Billy Hanson, Brian Studler, Michael Gordon, Shawn Gabborin (A) Various
The terror just keeps coming in the fourth volume of Zenescope's horror anthology series!

Included in this collection, is horror anthology at its finest, with retellings of history's scariest stories and new twists on urban legends, including tales of chain letters, Route 66, the Bermuda Triangle, the Black Dahlia, and much more. All overseen by Keres, goddess of death, who punishes those she deems worthy of her wrath.

This gorgeous 300-page hardcover collects 13 issues of one of the best comic book horror titles currently on shelves!
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $39.99
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