This week, we begin our look at Oddity Woods, a cute, creepy comic that harkens back to the best parts of comics like Broodhollow and The Last Halloween in giving us quirky, fun characters and pants-wettingly scary creatures with a story that you’re sure to root for. The second part of our review will post next week. Enjoy!
It’s exam time here in Australia, so I haven’t yet got out to see the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s IT on the big screen. Luckily for me (and us all), there’s plenty of great horror to be found in webcomics, meaning I can scratch my horror itch and still pretend to be working on my essays!
If you’re like me and need something to tide you over until the movie – or if you’ve seen the film and are jonesing for more – here’s a short list of some great horror webcomics that are sure to stand your hair on end.
False Positive by Mike and Ashley Walton
Written and drawn by Mike Walton, and edited by Ashley Walton, False Positive gives plenty of content for your click. An anthology of short-run stories of horror, fantasy and sci-fi that Steve and Jason discussed way back in 2012, it features some truly creepy stories and some deliciously grotesque art. They’re short reads, so if you’ve only got a few minutes to spare they’re definitely worth your time.
The Last Halloween by Abby Howard
Ok, so we’ve talked about The Last Halloween before on the blog and the podcast, and it’s clear I’m a fan. But really, how many webcomics out there open with someone burning (mostly) to death, rendered in lovingly graphic, greyscale detail? If you’re looking for something that reminds you of Stephen King, while still being it’s own, unique work, then this is definitely the webcomic to read and recommend to your friends as the credits roll on IT.
Little Green God of Agony by Dennis Calero and… Stephen King
What can remind one more of a Stephen King story, than an actual Stephen King story? Little Green God of Agony was adapted to webcomic format in 2012 from King’s 2011 short story, and is available to read from King’s website. As you would expect from a renowned professional comic artist, the pages are gorgeous, and capture the creepy tone of King’s prose whilst bringing a distinct and unmistakable comics feel to the story.
Do you know any great horror webcomics to add to this list? Drop them in the comments or link them to me on Twitter – I’d love to check them out (instead of studying). We’ll be back to our scheduled programming on the blog posts from next week, but until then I hope you enjoy a tale or two that send a shiver up your spine. And, as always, remember: don’t eat the clickbait!
This week, Steve has a couple comics worth checking out in Tea Dragon Society and Call of the Sentinel. While he failed to do his main job, Jason does have thoughts on The Last Halloween, which returns for a Halloween-timed update, and the laboriously-titled Table Titans tale, Legends of Fallen Veil: Alondu: Port of Call.
Hurricanes are (were) coming, and no one can catch a baseball! We’re changing this show into Sports and Strips and no one can stop us! Don’t worry, once the impending doom and foul balls talk passes, the guys talk about a lot of webcomics and webcomics-related things. Will you be on Team inktober? Or are you House drawlloween? Either way, we all hashtag lose.
No matter which color you see, you can trust that we talk about wrestling, Steven Universe, and why bad things happen to good shows. That, plus looks at comics like Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, Parallax, and The Last Halloween. Stick around after the brief outro music for a discussion of the upcoming Mortal Kombat game.
The midshow music is provided by Baq5.
WE HAVE THE POWERRRRRRR! … to give you a great podcast about webcomics. We briefly check in with Abby Howard’s The Last Halloween and ML Snook and Katie DeGelder’s Opportunities in Space. After the break (involving discussions of lesbians on the trick-or-treating trail), we find our sword and power up for a review of Xamag’s The Black Brick Road of Oz.
The midshow music is provided by Tobu and Syndec.