What are the best Horror comic books?

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    #1Tales from the Crypt

    Tales from the Crypt

    As any fan of comics knows, EC Comics still represent the best of golden age writing and artwork. Now, Dark Horse Books is proud to bring you the very first issues of EC's Tales from the Crypt, featuring the amazing artistic talents of Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein, George Roussos, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, and Jack Kamen.  

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    Danielle Fowler
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Tales from the Crypt was one of my favorite TV shows back in the 90's so to see these comic books made me nostalgic. Of course these comics are what inspired the show and I have to be impressed that the creator of the Tales of the crypt comic had this much of a vision of horror back in the 1950s. They are well drawn, and well written and I would love to own at least part of this series!"
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    #2From Hell

    From Hell
    From Hell is the investigation about Jack the Ripper made by Alan Moore and drew by Eddie Campbell. This comic book is the theory of Alan Moore about who was Jack The Ripper. His hypothesis results in a spectacular investigation in comic book form in which Alan Moore tells us that Jack the Ripper is the tool for hiding a large conspiracy.
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    Ishan Kapoor
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "When looking for the best horror comic books, "From Hell" is definitely worth checking out! The story of Jack the Ripper is fascinating enough but then adding in some great fiction gives a stunning, intriguing story that's hard to put down."
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    #3The Swamp Thing

    The Swamp Thing

    The saga that made Alan Moore famous in the US comics industry. With this comic Alan Moore will show himself as a master of narrative in this comic from DC that is a mixture of horror, drama, political and ecologist matters and classic monsters stories.  

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    Laura Tucker
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "You can't go wrong with Alan Moore. As someone who isn't very into comics, Swamp Thing was a great point of entry for me. Complex and interesting with enough action to keep me engaged. Recommend!"
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    #4The Walking Dead (Vol.1)

    The Walking Dead (Vol.1)

    The Walking Dead (Vol.1): Days Gone Bye is a graphic novel comics series written by Robert Kirkman which centers after an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

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    Janet Hudson
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "Although they call it a comic book, it is nothing like you are thinking. These are true graphic novels. I love The Walking Dead T.V. show and now I love these black and white comics. Do yourself a favor and start on the very first one, you won't want to miss a single page. Zombies everywhere, and very well written and illustrated."
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    #5Locke & Key

    Locke & Key

    Locke & Key is a comic book series (written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez and published by IDW Publishing ) that tells of the Locke family, and the family's ancestral home, Keyhouse, a New England mansion with a fantastic collection of magical keys and doors.  

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    Sara Parker
    Written on July 13, 2017
    "Locke and Key deserves every single amount of recognition it has gotten. It is definitely one of the best horror comic books. The story and characterization are amazing. It transports you, keeps you on the edge of your seat, and has you flipping the pages in eager anticipation."
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    #6Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and illustrator Dave Mackean is an interesting reflection about madness and the boundaries between superheroes and supervillains. Batman is forced to enter Arkham Asylum when the inmates take control of the sanitarium and want Batman to be exchanged with the innocent workers and doctors. There, he must face his inner demons while fighting Joker, The Penguin and other supervillains. 

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    Victoria Gilbert
    Written on July 29, 2017
    "Arkham Asylum is famous as the place the Joker is locked away....whenever he's locked away. This comic is full of horror and psychological fear when the patients/inmates of the asylum take over. "
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    #7Neonomicon

    Neonomicon

    Neonomicon is a four-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore from 2010. It continues the narrative of his 1994 short story The Courtyard, which had been converted into a comic back in 2003.   


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    Craig Coleman
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Well Bunky, if like me those Stepeh King horror novels just have too many words and too many pages, then maybe comic books are more your cup of tea. Give me some dark colors on paper to help "paint the picture," and I'm a happy camper. If you want to talk about the best Horror comic books, you need to have sampled this one."
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    #8Outcast

    Outcast

    Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it. Outcast is an American comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta.

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    Randy Jimenez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The book looked interesting, and it had high reviews on the Amazon page, so I checked it out. I'm very pleased with the story! This is one of the best horror comic books I have read, which was a pleasure to find out after not exactly being enthused by the TV series. "
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    #9Nameless

    Nameless

    Nameless, created by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham tells the story of a down-at-heel occult hustler known only as "Nameless" who is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists as part of a desperate mission to save the world.    

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    Wayne Robinson
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "I have never heard of the book Nameless before but after checking the solution and looking at the very first pages of the book, it looks very interesting book. I do not know any other horror comic books and I think I will give a shot and read the Nameless."
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    #10Hellblazer: All His Engines

    Hellblazer: All His Engines

    John Constantine Hellblazer: All His Engines is a horror comic book created by Mike Carey and Leonardo Manco to Vertigo/ DC Comics.   

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    Jorge Bravo
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "Reading Hellblazer, it's hard not to be stunned by the wild visuals the artist is capable of creating. Laced in a dark horrific story line indignant of comic books, the vibrant and dark visuals are truly what make this book worth reading. Truly capable of unsettling thoughts that follow you long after you are done reading, this is definitely one of the best horror comics ever made. "
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    #11Coven

    Coven

    Coven is a science fiction and horror story written by famous novelist Edward Lee. It was first released in 2005. It was first published as Women in Black. It is about a group of beautiful people that attack the town of Exham. 

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    Cheng Gu
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A really fun read for anyone interested in horror. It's got a unique story and the artwork is great."
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    #12The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8

    The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8

    The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 is a horror wordless graphic novel created by Thomas Ott. This sequential art book is first published in 2008 by Fantagraphics. 

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    Chen Yi
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I love this! I was looking for a new horror comic to read, and this was recommended. I'd never heard of it before, and I was pleasantly surprised by its quality and uniqueness."
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    #13Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula is Roy Thomas' and Dick Giordano's comic book adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic book adaptation, Dracula. The graphic novel was published on November 9th, 2005 by Marvel Comics. 

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    Daniel Reid
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Stoker's Dracula is a great comic adaptation of a classic. The illustrations are great. I really enjoyed it. It looks very nice and has an original feel while staying true to the original."
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    #14Abarat

    Abarat

    Abarat by Clive Barker is a fantasy novel written and illustrated in 2002. This book follows the story of a troubled teenage girl named Candy Quackenbush exploring an abandoned lighthouse at the edge of her hometown.

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    Benjamin Rose
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Clive Barker delivers yet again with his latest release, Arabat. This book filled me with joy and held my attention all the way through. 5 stars."
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    #15The Thief of Always

    The Thief of Always
    The Thief of Always by Clive Barker is a dark fantasy novel published in 1992. This book is filled with fables for children but is intended for adults as well. It also contains some graphic illustrations by Barker in black and white.
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    Raquel Aguilar
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "The Thief of Always by Clive Barker has been one of my favorite books so far. I really enjoy the introduction and character development throughout the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author allows the book to cater to the child within all of us. "
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    #16John Dies at the End

    John Dies at the End

    David Wong's comedic horror novel John Dies at the End, which started out as an online web series, is now a major motion picture. This novel is considered to bring back the love for Lovecraft, one of the biggest names in horror. 

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    Dan Xu
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Far from a comic book. Comedic book, maybe, but not a comic book. The book was awful either way. Definite pass."

Summary

Best What are the best Horror comic books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Tales from the CryptBooks 18 Paid
2From HellBooks 16 Paid
3The Swamp Thing Books 14 Paid
4The Walking Dead (Vol.1)Books 12 Paid
5Locke & KeyBooks 11 Paid
6Batman: Arkham AsylumBooks 9 Paid
7NeonomiconBooks 6 Paid
8OutcastBooks 6 Paid
9NamelessBooks 3 Paid
10Hellblazer: All His EnginesBooks 1 Paid
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