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13 Horror Comics and Graphic Novels You Need to be Reading in 2016



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Last year I put together a piece titled, 13 Horror Comics and Graphic Novels You Need to be Reading in 2015. The loyal DCers crawled from the woodwork to pick up some recommendations and offer some insight into a few books that probably should have been included in the original lineup.

I’ve taken some time, and I’ve listened to the voice of DC. Of course that means I’ve done some research, tracked down some stellar books, and, as you may have expected, crafted a new list with a handful of titles that certainly deserve a shine.

If you want to know what you should be reading in 2016 (note that a few of these books actually debuted prior to the year’s arrival), take a gander at 13 insanely slick titles that didn’t find a home on my first breakdown of this nature!

Joe Golem: Occult Detective: I can’t even begin to express my love for this book. A throwback tale equipped with gorgeous vintage cityscapes, hideous monsters and one bad-ass private investigator (who specializes in the “unnatural”) by the name of Joe Golem, it’s practically impossible to put the book down. And every single issue offers some really, really wild sequences, anchored by both action and horror. Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden are responsible for the story (huge respect to these two, as they’ve got something truly special on their hands) while Patric Reynolds gives us a hint of classic illustration style. It’s a genius book and a certified home run for Dark Horse Comics!

Joe Golem

Ghosted: There’s something very special about this book. It’s all about a masterful criminal who finds himself busted out of the clink and hired to, get this: capture a ghost! Sounds insane, right? It is, but it’s insane in the best way possible. There’s a very minor hint of 13 Ghosts in the tale, but it’s unique, and the characters are great. Joshua Williamson (who pops up more than once on this list) handles the story while Goran Sudzuka takes care of beautiful business with the pencils. The book has an interesting blend of crime noir (particularly those aesthetics) and modern day ghost-busting.


Nailbiter: A story about small town shenanigans and 16 serial killers. What more need be said? The truth is, after reading the first volume of this book, I was a little disappointed: very few of the conflicts and mysteries had been solved. But as I’ve continued reading, my mind has been changed for the better. This is an engrossing tale, extremely well thought-out by the talented Joshua Williamson and brilliantly illustrated by Mike Henderson. The series is 20 issues deep, so you’ve got plenty of time to catch up on a wild spin on the slasher tale.


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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?



You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.


In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes



Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.


That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Vanessa Taylor and del Toro, and stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stulbarg, and Doug Jones.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Get Out Scores Golden Globe Nominations… as a Comedy



It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

As a comedy.

As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship; but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could never have imagined.

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