Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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 Robert G. suggested this Stephen Bissette classic short story from 1986’s Gore Shriek #1 (from Fantaco). It is called Cottonmouth, and it is a twisted tale of revenge.
I know it is just a three-page story, but Stephen Bissette is still selling copies of SpiderBaby Comix #2 on his site (you can buy them here), and that issue reprints this story, so I need to give you incentive to buy a copy from Steve!
Anyhow, the story is about four undead women who get revenge upon the corporate jerk who put them into their current predicament (think about it as a supernatural Occupy Wall Street).
That’s an extremely well-written and well-drawn set-up.
Now go buy a copy of Steve’s SpiderBaby Comix #2 to see the pay-off (plus a bunch of other good stories in the comic, too)!
Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.