ComiXology, the digital comics service, is feeling festive this Halloween with four new horror comics anybody with a subscription can read as soon as they’re published. Here’s what you can look forward to beginning October 23…
Thrill to the chills of Dracula: Son of the Dragon, written by Mark Sable with art by Salgood Sam:
Mark Sable and Max Douglas, aka Salgood Sam, re-unite to tell the story of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler, Vlad Drucul), the so-called “historical Dracula”. But how did this 15th century ruler become the world’s most notorious vampire? As an adolescent in Wallachia, young Prince Vlad learns hard lessons in politics and betrayal and is held prisoner of the Ottoman Turks after being introduced to the Dark Arts at the infamous Scholomance in Transylvania. To survive he believes he must kill in the name of God in order to serve the Holy Roman Order of The Dragon—a very secret – but very real – society both Vlad and his father were members of—but at what cost?
Feel the psychological terror of Tremor Dose, written by Michael Conrad and drawn by Noah Bailey:
Everyone dreams, but are these dreams our own? Who controls our thoughts when we’re sleeping? Ginn, is a young college student who has been having wildly disturbing nightmares featuring a man she has never met. When she finds a flyer with his picture and the question, “Have you dreamed this man?” she submits to an interview that begins to unravel her perceptions of reality.
Scream to the frights served up in Afterlift, from the award-winning writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Jason Loo:
In AFTERLIFT, Janice Chen is adrift. She quits her day job in finance and signs up to be a driver on a ride-sharing app. But what was at first a mundane but enjoyable way to pass the time takes a terrible turn when a mysterious passenger updates his ride with a very final destination: the afterlife!
And finally, the most spine-tingling tale of all, from Alex de Campi and Devaki Neogi, it’s…….um………….Josie and the Pussycats In Space:
Josie and the Pussycats are the hottest band in outer space! But with fame and fortune comes turmoil as internal conflicts are threatening to tear the group apart. But that’s nothing compared to the alien horrors they’re about to encounter as they find themselves adrift in the vastness of space! Even if the Pussycats manage to stick together as a band, will they be able to survive the horrors that await them in the final frontier?
We have no idea how that last one got in there, but at least 3/4 of these comics are seasonally appropriate. Look for them to appear on the ComiXology app over the next two weeks.