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A reader named Chris S. suggested that I devote October to the scariest comic books of all-time, as suggested by you readers out there! Sounds like a plan to me! So all October-long, I’ll be featuring 31 comic book tales of terror, based on YOUR suggestions! So e-mail me at email@example.com your scary suggestions! Here is an archive of all the comics featured so far!
Reader “the man with no alias” suggested that I spotlight Eric Powell’s contribution to Dark Horse Comics’ 2005 anthology, Book of the Dead, titled “The Wallace Expedition,” about a disturbing discovery on a mission across the Arctic Circle.
This is a short story (only eight pages), so I don’t want to give away too much of the story, and because of that, you’re actually going to miss out on when things get REALLY crazy in this story. However, I think these first few pages can properly prepare you for the dread that these characters are feeling. This is one of the most restrained Powell stories that I can recall reading (unrestrained Powell is amazing, of course, just noting that this is a different type of approach for him) and the art is, as usual for Powell, excellent…
Did that suitably pique your interest? Pick up a copy of Dark Horse’s Book of the Dead, then! You won’t be sorry (the rest of the book is very good, as well, including a Beasts of Burden story by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson and a Hellboy story by Mike Mignola).
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