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Title: Six of the scariest horror comics
Author(s): Lindsay, Stuart Logan
Keywords: comics
DC comics
graphic novels
Issue Date: 31-Oct-2018
Date Deposited: 31-Oct-2018
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Lindsay SL (2018) Six of the scariest horror comics. The Conversation. 31.10.2018.
Abstract: First paragraph: Comic books of the 1950s and 1960s made a point of their potential to terrify, with anthologies from Entertaining Comics, such as Haunt of Fear, Vault of Horror, and Tales of the Crypt, boasting covers with straplines such as “Within these pages dwell creatures from the terrifying beyond!” The House of Mystery series from rival DC Comics asks: “Dare you enter the house of mystery?” – and cover art often depicts children or young adults on the cusp of discovering what lies within. This teasing investigation and revelation of horror has always been a key trope in horror comics – from their earliest days to the resurgence of interest in the format in recent decades. As darkness descends around Halloween, here are some of the most chilling reads the graphic novel medium has to offer.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
Affiliation: English Studies
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