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#631  ZodWallop 09-27-2022, 09:57 PM
In 2019, DC gave Joe Hill his own comic imprint, Hill House Comics. They put out five horror miniseries, two written by Hill and the rest written by others. All are worth reading, a couple were excellent.

All five series have been collected and those collections are on sale for $3.99 each (the cost for an individual issue when they were first published). Try a couple:

Basketful of Heads by Joe Hill (Author), Leomacs (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
One of the best
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June Branch-trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe-and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.
Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations...racing to save the man she loves before time runs out. But is June Branch a woman fighting for her life-or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? The truth is even more horrifying than a basketful of heads.

The Dollhouse Family by Mike Carey (Author), Peter Gross (Artist), Vince Locke (Artist)
The other best one
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On Alice's sixth birthday, her dying great-aunt sent her the birthday gift she never knew she always wanted: a big, beautiful 19th-century dollhouse, complete with a family of antique dolls. In no time at all, the dollhouse isn't just Alice's favorite toy...it's her whole world. And soon, young Alice learns she can enter the house to visit a new group of friends, straight out of a heartwarming children's novel: the Dollhouse family.
But while the Dollhouse family welcomes her with open arms, in the real world, her family life is becoming much more complicated...and deep within the Dollhouse's twisting halls, the Black Room waits, with an offer to Alice. The house can fix all this, the Black Room says. All she has to do is say the words...
From there unfolds a twisty, surreal, multigenerational horror tale that echoes into centuries past, into Alice's tormented future, and into the beating heart of the madness that makes up our world...literally.

Daphne Byrne by Laura Marks (Author), Kelley Jones (Artist)
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In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her grief-stricken mother who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body...an entity with unspeakable appetites. What does “Brother” want? And could Daphne stop him even if she tried?

Plunge by Joe Hill (Author), Stuart Immonen (Artist)
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In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Wreck Removal team to recover the Derleth’s dead...only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle, the dead have plenty to say to the living…
There’s something down in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea...something that doesn’t want to be found. Unlike on land, where terror shows itself as the long-lost crew of the Derleth emerges from caves. They seem as though they haven’t aged a day-it’s as if they’re exactly the same as the day they disappeared...except they’re all missing their eyes. Will the salvage crew survive to bring their findings to shore? What danger waits for them if they fail? What dangers await us all should they succeed?

The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado (Author), Dani (Artist)
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Shudder-To-Think, Pennsylvania, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either.
When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home. Like so many women in Shudder-to-Think before them, all they have is a void where the truth once was. But as time passes, El finds herself needing to know more about what has happened, while Octavia wants nothing more than to forget the forgetting. Can these two teens reconcile their differences before the horrible things lurking beneath their town emerge and swallow them whole?
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#632  Dr. Drib 10-05-2022, 08:24 AM
^

...or 'FREE' with Kindle Unlimited.

(By the way, if one buys a Kindle Scribe, Kindle Unlimited is free for 4 months.)
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#633  ratinox 10-20-2022, 03:42 PM
Cross-copied from Free/Bargain SF & Fantasy:
Quote Apache
So, comics for adults with literary pretensions????
Apache
This would be the just-announced The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal, vol. 1.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/bleeding-heart-heavy-metal-vol-1-books?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_ti le&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_3_layout_index_2_la yout_type_threes_tile_index_2_c_bleedingheartheavy metalvol1_bookbundle
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#634  ZodWallop 10-20-2022, 03:55 PM
Quote ratinox
Cross-copied from Free/Bargain SF & Fantasy:


This would be the just-announced The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal, vol. 1.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/bleeding-heart-heavy-metal-vol-1-books?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_ti le&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_3_layout_index_2_la yout_type_threes_tile_index_2_c_bleedingheartheavy metalvol1_bookbundle
Too bad it's such a random smattering of issues. I wonder if they are complete?
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#635  GlennD 10-20-2022, 04:55 PM
Quote ZodWallop
Too bad it's such a random smattering of issues. I wonder if they are complete?
I was also thinking you'd get a lot of partial stories, where one story extends through several issues.
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#636  Cactus Chef 10-20-2022, 05:17 PM
At least we get Arzach if you buy the full thing. I wasn't thrilled with having to buy the French edition on Amazon just to get a decent, non-pirated version of Arzach. Especially when the dang product listing even calls it "Arzach USA"!
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#637  ZodWallop 10-20-2022, 05:29 PM
Quote GlennD
I was also thinking you'd get a lot of partial stories, where one story extends through several issues.
That's the nature of an anthology magazine like Heavy Metal. I just wonder if the scans contain all the stories (or partial stories) that the paper copies have.
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#638  ZodWallop 10-20-2022, 05:32 PM
Quote Cactus Chef
At least we get Arzach if you buy the full thing. I wasn't thrilled with having to buy the French edition on Amazon just to get a decent, non-pirated version of Arzach. Especially when the dang product listing even calls it "Arzach USA"!
I don't know if you get all of Arzach.

Moebius heirs must be a pain in the ass. It's a shame how difficult it is to get his stuff in English.
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#639  ratinox 10-20-2022, 05:35 PM
Quote ZodWallop
Too bad it's such a random smattering of issues. I wonder if they are complete?
It does appear to be random, with a little bit of overlap with previous Heavy Metal bundles. You'd have to cross reference the issue/volume numbers to find which stories are incomplete in the bundle. Or buy them and find out the hard way and maybe pick up individual issues to fill in particular gaps.
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#640  GA Russell 10-21-2022, 08:22 PM
This might be interesting.

The Creators of Batman: Bob, Bill & The Dark Knight - $2.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094XCR8KP
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