Published on August 15th, 2020 | by Andrew Bistak
For the Horror Fans: Hill House Comics’ Graphic Novels—Now Available for Review!
“Those familiar with Hill’s work in the Eisner-winning comic series Locke & Key and novels Heart-Shaped Box and NOS4A2 will instantly recognize the high-concept originality of the series and the author’s penchant for supernatural objects with uncanny abilities.”
—The Hollywood Reporter
#1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill asks, “With a cursed Viking axe, what can you accomplish?”
June Branch visits her boyfriend, Liam, on Brody Island for a relaxing last weekend of summer. After an escaped group of criminals breaks into the house that June and Liam are watching, Liam is taken by them. June grabs a strange Viking axe and flees from the intruders. When one of the attackers finds her, she swings the axe and takes off his head, which rolls away and begins to babble in terror. For June to uncover the truth, she’ll need to hear the facts straight from the mouths of her attackers, with…or without their bodies attached.
Carmen Maria Machado and Dani
ISBN: 9781779504524 / Pub Date: 29 Sep 2020
“A dark and beautiful look at what it is to become yourself while also dealing with the horrors of the world.”
From New York Times bestselling author Carmen Maria Machado comes a story so horrifying you won’t dare to forget!
When your memories are stolen, what would you give to remember? Follow El and Vee as they search for answers to the questions everyone else forgot. Shudder-to-Think, Pennsylvania, is plagued by a mysterious illness that eats away at the memories of those affected by it. El and Octavia are two best friends who find themselves the newest victims of this disease after waking up in a movie theater with no memory of the past few hours. As El and Vee dive deeper into the mystery behind their lost memories, they realize the stories of their town hold more dark truth than they could’ve imagined. It’s up to El and Vee to keep their town from falling apart…to keep the world safe from Shudder-to-Think’s monsters.
Mike Carey and Peter Gross
ISBN: 9781779504647 / Pub Date: 13 Oct 2020
“Continues the reemergence of the horror comic in the form of a complex dive into three seeming disparate horror sub-genres including Cthulhu-like ancient gods, frightening, abusive relationships, and a ghostly, supernatural dollhouse.”
—Horror News Network
Alice loves to talk to her dolls, and her dolls and dollhouse love to talk back.
When Alice is six, she is given a beautiful antique dollhouse. When things in her life get scary, Alice turns to her dolls and dollhouse for comfort. One day, they invite her to come play inside with them. As Alice’s life is turned upside down in the “big” world, she is always welcomed home to the little world inside the dollhouse; the house will even grant her a wish if she agrees to live with them! Follow Alice through the door of the dollhouse and into the demon’s den!
Laura Marks and Kelley Jones
ISBN: 9781779504654 / Pub Date: 03 Nov 2020
“Some of the most frightening comics pages of 2020”
When grieving, support can come in many ways. For Daphne, it came as a demon.
Turn-of-the-century New York is a growing metropolis for many, but not for Daphne Byrne. After her father’s death, her mother is drawn to a piritualistic group that claims to speak to the dead. Daphne sees through their act right away, but something from the other side sees her too. Or someone? Daphne finds herself in new company, Brother. He offers support and encourages Daphne to stand up for herself…and to use the powers he has too.