Although we are smack dab in the middle of the blisteringly hot summer, and most of us are knee deep in summertime activities, the entertainment industry is already preparing for Halloween season. Haunted attractions are being built right now for the month of October, and big box stores can barely wait till the end of August to trot out the Halloween merch.
And over at DC Comics, the publisher has announced their contribution to the spookiest of holidays with a new 80-page one shot called DC House of Horror, which will feature a ton of well-known horror writers teamed up with established artists to tell scary tales featuring your favorite DC heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in supernatural predicaments.
Among the creators for House of Horror are authors Brian Keene, Weston Ochse, Edward Lee, Mary SanGiovanni, Wrath James White, Nick Cutter, Ronald Malfi, and Bryan Smith. They'll be teaming with artists Rags Morales, Bilquis Evely, Howard Porter, Scott Kolins, Dale Eaglesham, and the book will be released on October 25th, just days before Halloween. The cover is from comics legend Mike Kaluta, which you can see down below:
According to the official description, in these stories "Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse! A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior! The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining!"
DC Comics has a very long tradition with horror anthology comics, stretching back to the 1940s, with titles like Ghosts, House of Mystery, House of Secrets, The Unexpected, The Witching Hour, and even Weird War Tales, which mashed up war stories with the supernatural on a monthly basis. These books were published well into the '80s, until superheroes began to dominate everything at both DC and Marvel. But it's nice to see DC pay homage to their horror anthology past with this one-shot. Hopefully this can become an annual tradition.
DC House of Horror hits comic shops on October 25, 2017.
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