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Snark Blocker – Halloween Edition!!

Happy Halloween, everybody! Today, we’re going to block snark, Halloween-style, with an onslaught of awesome Halloween comic book covers!! We’ve got FIVE Tim Sale Batman Halloween covers, FOUR Bugs Bunny Halloween covers, TWO Little Lulu Halloween covers, a Franklin Richards cover, a Tick cover and SEVEN Treehouse of Horror covers!!

Feel the snark melting away, like the flesh off of a vampire at dawn?

Enjoy!!

Covers courtesy of the Grand Comic Book Database, which is, indeed, a grand comic book database!!

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Which cover is your overall favorite?

Which of the Sale ones is your favorite?

Which of the Bugs Bunny ones is your favorite?

Which of the Treehouse of Horror covers is your favorite?

Is there a Treehouse of Horror comic that you think should have been up here instead of the seven I chose?

Are you dressing up in a costume for Halloween (or did you already dress up for a costume party this weekend?)?

Did you carve a Jack O’ Lantern?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!!

11 Comments

Not to sound ungrateful, but any chance you could add some SCOOBY-DOO covers in there? DC has been doing some exceptional work with that book in terms of covers (stories are so-so, mind).

Which cover is your overall favorite?
Treehouse of Terror #11

It serves as both a throwback to classic comics and to the episode. Great design.

Which of the Sale ones is your favorite?
Long Halloween #1

Which of the Bugs Bunny ones is your favorite?
Trick’nTreat #1

Are you dressing up in a costume for Halloween (or did you already dress up for a costume party this weekend?)?
I did, I went as Shipwreck from G.I.Joe.

Did you carve a Jack O’ Lantern?
No, I live in an apartment, no one would have seen it if I had.

Favorite cover – Treehouse of Horror #8. Tough to choose, though.

Overall, I’d have to choose the 2nd sale Halloween Special cover, although now that I see them together, they’re pretty similar. I kick myself again this year for not carving my pumpkins in such a manner!

I carved two pumpkins for my daughter. One was Donald Duck’s face based on a comic strip I had lying nearby, and the other was kind of a cat-mask based on a Halloween mask someone was wearing in a newspaper article lying next to the Donald Duck comic strip. I strung lights through them that go up my sidewalk, which I think should give a neat effect to the trick-or-treaters this evening.

Um, in that Lulu and Tubby one, is he looking up her skirt?

Long Halloween #1 would be my favorite. Very simple design. I like the empty space and the fonts used (except the big A at the bottom).

That “Madness” cover is my favorite of all of Sale’s Batman covers.

My brother currently has all my “Treehouse” comics. I think I need to get ‘em back by next year.

I love “Long Halloween” and for getting someone into reading comics for the first time, it can’t be beat.

That being said, Ghosts is a a great story, almost somthing of an overlooked gem. Rough and raw compared to their later work, it packs a lot of story into a short format (and if I had a complaint about it its that I wanted more) and does a lot of great character work.

Is Bugs going into surgery? Whats with those gloves?

Wow, Sale really milked dry that “pumpkinhead with a bat-logo for a mouth” idea, huh? The first four covers shown here are all basically the same drawing, only slightly altered for re-use.

Well, they were all part of the same series.

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