The Horror Genre

Comic Book Horror GenreAre you a fan of things that go bump in the night? If so, brace yourself for the spine-chilling horrors that await in the darkness of the horror genre. These comics will send shivers down your spine and make your heart race with tales of supernatural entities, terrifying monsters, and psychological thrillers. Whether you enjoy classic horror icons like Dracula and Frankenstein or crave modern-day horror filled with gore and suspense, the horror genre will satisfy your craving for the macabre.



Top 25 Best-Selling Comic Series Titles Of The Horror Genre:

  1. “The Walking Dead” (Image Comics): Robert Kirkman’s epic tale of survival in a zombie apocalypse.
  2. “Hellblazer” (Vertigo/DC Comics): Following the supernatural adventures of John Constantine.
  3. “Swamp Thing” (DC Comics): Especially Alan Moore’s run, which delved deep into horror and mysticism.
  4. “Locke & Key” (IDW Publishing): Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s tale of a haunted house and magical keys.
  5. “Uzumaki” (VIZ Media): Junji Ito’s spiral-obsessed horror manga.
  6. “American Vampire” (Vertigo/DC Comics): Scott Snyder’s and Rafael Albuquerque’s fresh take on vampire lore.
  7. “Outcast” (Image Comics): Another Robert Kirkman creation, focused on demonic possession.
  8. “Afterlife with Archie” (Archie Comics): An undead twist on the classic Archie characters by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla.
  9. “Nailbiter” (Image Comics): A serial killer horror series by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson.
  10. “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (Archie Comics): A darker, more horrific take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  11. “Gideon Falls” (Image Comics): Jeff Lemire’s and Andrea Sorrentino’s eerie tale about urban legends and parallel universes.
  12. “Harvest” (Image Comics): A tale of illegal organ harvesting by A.J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer.
  13. “Severed” (Image Comics): A historical horror tale by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, and Attila Futaki.
  14. “The Wake” (Vertigo/DC Comics): Scott Snyder’s and Sean Murphy’s deep-sea horror mystery.
  15. “Clean Room” (Vertigo/DC Comics): Gail Simone’s chilling series about a journalist investigating a self-help guru.
  16. “Infidel” (Image Comics): A horror story about xenophobia and haunted apartments by Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell.
  17. “Providence” (Avatar Press): Alan Moore’s unsettling take on H.P. Lovecraft’s universe.
  18. “Neonomicon” (Avatar Press): Another Lovecraft-inspired tale by Alan Moore.
  19. “The Immortal Hulk” (Marvel Comics): A fresh, horror-oriented take on the Hulk by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett.
  20. “B.P.R.D.” (Dark Horse Comics): Spinning off from “Hellboy,” it deals with various global supernatural threats.
  21. “Wytches” (Image Comics): Scott Snyder and Jock’s chilling tale about ancient forest-dwelling entities.
  22. “Black Hole” (Pantheon): Charles Burns’ story about a mysterious STD causing strange mutations.
  23. “Revival” (Image Comics): Tim Seeley’s and Mike Norton’s series about the dead coming back to life in a small town.
  24. “Redneck” (Image Comics): Donny Cates’s tale of a family of Texas vampires trying to live a quiet life.
  25. “House of Penance” (Dark Horse Comics): A psychological horror by Peter Tomasi about the woman who built the Winchester Mystery House.

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