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The Scariest Comic Books of All Time! – Over His Head

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com your scary suggestions! Here is an archive of all the comics featured so far!

Today we look at one of the most acclaimed stories from Bruce Jones’ overall acclaimed run on Twisted Tales for Pacific Comics. Titled “Over His Head,” it is was drawn by the great Mike Ploog and it first appeared in Twisted Tales #2, although it has appeared in at least one “Best Horror Comics” compilation since. Do note that the sample pages are of the “R-rated” variety. So be forewarned!


The comic tells the story of a schlub who is falls for a little lady who acts like a bit of a succubus…

Ploog’s EC-inspired artwork is amazing. And Jones’ story is suitably spooky. I love the twist about her hair entangling him.

There’s another major twist at the end of the story. I’ll let you pick up the comic (it is available in a recent reprint, The Mammoth Book Of Best Horror Comics, which you can get for less than $15) to see for yourself. It is well worth your while!


Tom Fitzpatrick

October 21, 2011 at 5:11 am

I remember this one back in the day when Pacific Comics was starting out.

A Bruce Jones classic.

going to have to pick the reprint up for now for joe learned the hard way a price of getting his hearts desire.

The final reveal on this one is classic. Are we going to get Brian Cronin’s fave horror strip?

I own ‘The Mammoth Book Of Best Horror Comics’. Great value but I wish the pages were larger (and in color).
I thought Peter Normanton was very wise to break the stories down by the decade of publication. It would be difficult to rate something like ‘Over His Head’ against EC’s ‘Foul Play!’. Different times.

I think “Infant Terrible” (in the same issue as this one) and “Hooked” (issue 7) are way up there with this one. “Hooked” has one of the all time most vile visuals in it.

I remember reading this comic when I was a kid on summer vacation and scared the living daylights out of me. The ending to this specific story is classic!

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