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Author Topic: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?  (Read 1598 times)

What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« on: 30 Oct 2020, 17:09 »

Hallowe'en is coming, and it get the usual rite: disguising as horror monsters, watching horror tv specials, reading horror comic books,

In my humble opinion, one of the most scary comic book is Tim Vigil's Faust. With his steel claws he could resemble someone else that now I ca'nt remember...
Anyway, is a real horrorful and gory one:



And you? What is the scariest comic book you ever read?

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #1 on: 30 Oct 2020, 18:51 »
As a kid it was traumatic and i've yet to find that particular Comic Book issue. Maybe you can help me. Batman get shoot in the back and is lying on the ground bleeding.
 8-0 :~(

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #2 on: 30 Oct 2020, 20:54 »
E.C. Comics. I had a bunch of them as a kid in a stack of normal superhero comics a relative gave me and they fascinated and terrified me. Probably why I love Creepshow so much.

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #3 on: 30 Oct 2020, 21:37 »
I don't read comix. I have read a few stories by Junji Ito, if you can call that a comic :)
Imo he is far better at drawing than coming up with a story, though.
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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #4 on: 30 Oct 2020, 22:07 »
Any Astérix issue written after René Goscinny's death. Why? Because it was scary to see how bad they were comparing those written by him.

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #5 on: 30 Oct 2020, 22:37 »
The mummy of Rascar Capac in the Tintin comic The Seven Crystal Balls creeped me out. I went past certain pages really fast.


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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #6 on: 30 Oct 2020, 23:03 »
The mummy of Rascar Capac in the Tintin comic The Seven Crystal Balls creeped me out. I went past certain pages really fast.


In that case you might find this interesting:

There's a movie about the real mummie where The mummy of Rascar Capac in the Tintin comic The Seven Crystal Balls is based on.

"Between Chile and Brussels, between the desert beaches and the state-of-the-art science laboratories, the film proposes to follow the fascinating scientific research that reveals the true identity of this mythical mummy."

http://www.unfilmalapatte.fr/films.asp?id=43&t=la-veritable-histoire-de-rascar-capac

Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #7 on: 30 Oct 2020, 23:57 »
I read a fair few ‘truly scary stories’ and ‘scary urban legends’ type manga that I find cheaply in convenience stores and second hand book shops. It’s hard to get genuinely ‘scared’ by a comic (especially since my Japanese sucks) but some of those stories are pretty creepy. I’ll upload some pictures when I get home.

@KyriakosCH - Junji Ito is great. I haven’t read a ton of his stuff but I love his style. And yeah the stories are weird as hell but I love that. I requested a Junji Ito book for Xmas but my wife said ‘you don’t need that’. We’ll see.
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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #8 on: 31 Oct 2020, 00:00 »
I read a lot and can't remember any one that ever scared me. Shock? yes. Emotion (happy, fun, sad, and so on...)? yes. But scared? No.

If you after shock effect, then I can recommend:

Le Club des prédateurs (available in english also)
by Valérie Mangin (Author) & Steven Dupré (Illustrator)

Spoiler: ShowHide




Shi (available in english as well)
by Zidrou Homes

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And maybe

Green manor (also available in english)
by Bodart & Vehlmann

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These are just a few I've read recently. (waiting for Shi 4 atm to continue reading that story  ;) )
« Last Edit: 31 Oct 2020, 00:03 by Cassiebsg »
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #9 on: 31 Oct 2020, 00:17 »
Also, I saw this the other day on a Discord channel. Seems relevant to this thread.

‘Terrifying Tales from Kodansha’ Humble Bundle

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #10 on: 31 Oct 2020, 08:05 »
In that case you might find this interesting:
I don't WANT to be creeped out.

Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #11 on: 31 Oct 2020, 08:58 »
I read a lot and can't remember any one that ever scared me. Shock? yes. Emotion (happy, fun, sad, and so on...)? yes. But scared? No.

If you after shock effect, then I can recommend:

Le Club des prédateurs (available in english also)
by Valérie Mangin (Author) & Steven Dupré (Illustrator)

Spoiler: ShowHide




Shi (available in english as well)
by Zidrou Homes

Spoiler: ShowHide



And maybe

Green manor (also available in english)
by Bodart & Vehlmann

Spoiler: ShowHide



These are just a few I've read recently. (waiting for Shi 4 atm to continue reading that story  ;) )

Thank you, Cassiebsg! They looks intriguing!


Also, I saw this the other day on a Discord channel. Seems relevant to this thread.

‘Terrifying Tales from Kodansha’ Humble Bundle

The link don't work?

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #12 on: 31 Oct 2020, 10:14 »
Hmm. Works fine for me. Nevertheless try deleting everything after (and including) the question mark. That’s all just unnecessary guff.

Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #13 on: 31 Oct 2020, 10:25 »

Ah, now it works! Thank you, Stupot!

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #14 on: 01 Nov 2020, 09:23 »
Also, I saw this the other day on a Discord channel. Seems relevant to this thread.

‘Terrifying Tales from Kodansha’ Humble Bundle

The only one that looks interesting to me is Dissolving Classroom by Junji Ito. Maybe I should try to read something from this author. Is it difficult Japanese? I don't like to read translations.

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #15 on: 01 Nov 2020, 10:24 »
One that has stuck with me is Heart of Ice by Kate Craig. It's available on her website.

Another is "The Connecting Thread," a short comic by Adrian Tomine from Optic Nerve #2 (and included in 32 Stories and in Sleepwalk and Other Stories). It's about a lonely woman who starts to receive ever more intrusive messages through the newspaper personals ads.

Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #16 on: 01 Nov 2020, 18:50 »
As a kid it was traumatic and i've yet to find that particular Comic Book issue. Maybe you can help me. Batman get shoot in the back and is lying on the ground bleeding.
 8-0 :~(

Do you mean this, Olleh?

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I'm sorry I don't recognize the artist.
Look as Bob McLeod but I'm not sure.

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #17 on: 04 Nov 2020, 07:13 »
Also, I saw this the other day on a Discord channel. Seems relevant to this thread.

‘Terrifying Tales from Kodansha’ Humble Bundle

The only one that looks interesting to me is Dissolving Classroom by Junji Ito. Maybe I should try to read something from this author. Is it difficult Japanese? I don't like to read translations.

The Japanese was a little difficult for me (because I suck) but I tend not to worry too much about that. Just process what I can and only look up a word if it keeps coming up and seems important. I don't read much manga but when I do, I prefer stuff with furigana, so at least there's a chance I can understand the word even if I can't read the kanji.

Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #18 on: 04 Nov 2020, 09:23 »
Any Astérix issue written after René Goscinny's death. Why? Because it was scary to see how bad they were comparing those written by him.
I understand what you mean, but don't be so hard with the good Albert Uderzo. He tried his best.

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #19 on: 23 Feb 2021, 06:06 »
I don't read comix. I have read a few stories by Junji Ito, if you can call that a comic :)
Imo he is far better at drawing than coming up with a story, though.


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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #20 on: 23 Feb 2021, 07:02 »
This one gave a lot of my students here in Japan some fun scares during the Halloween season for many years:

https://www.webtoons.com/en/thriller/chiller/bongcheon-dong-ghost-horang/viewer?title_no=536&episode_no=22

Not exactly on theme, and many probably already know of it, but...

Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #21 on: 23 Feb 2021, 08:03 »

Interesting, Mandle. Looks more as a kinetic novel, but yeah it's scary.

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #22 on: 23 Feb 2021, 08:18 »
I still name Maus the scariest comic book I ever read. Because it was real.

Nothing scares me more than what is real. That is why I often say Brazil is the scariest movie I ever saw: each time I see it, it's a bit less science-fiction and a bit more like reality  8-0

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #23 on: 23 Feb 2021, 10:16 »
I still name Maus the scariest comic book I ever read. Because it was real.

Nothing scares me more than what is real. That is why I often say Brazil is the scariest movie I ever saw: each time I see it, it's a bit less science-fiction and a bit more like reality  8-0

In that case, I totally agree! And will also up the ante with: When The Wind Blows.

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #24 on: 24 Feb 2021, 15:09 »
I still name Maus the scariest comic book I ever read. Because it was real.

Nothing scares me more than what is real. That is why I often say Brazil is the scariest movie I ever saw: each time I see it, it's a bit less science-fiction and a bit more like reality  8-0
Real stuff doesn't scare me, simply because since I'm always terrified of real stuff, when something actually goes out of it's way to remind me, I shrug it off because I've already built up a tolerance from my own irrational fears.
As such, the stuff that really scares me are weird psychological stuff, like The Twilight Zone. Stuff I've never thought about, and therefore could never have built up a tolerance against.
That being said, I don't really like anything involving ghosts. They're just so boring.  >:(

I've personally not read enough horror comics to suggest one which I would consider scary enough to suggest.
But a little off topic, the sweetest one definitely has to be Scud the Disposable Assassin, simply because of the beginning, the ending, and the real story behind the comic. Put it all together and you have in my opinion, the best romance story of all time.  :-D

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Re: What is the scariest comic book you ever read?
« Reply #25 on: 24 Feb 2021, 15:41 »
I think that you can only realistically scare very young readers. Some stories by Lovecraft had that effect - and I suppose it was because the reader wasn't looking for the matrix of symbolisms in the story :)

With images, it may be different. Some images are (as far as I know) distorted in a way which has similarities to patterns in the brain under stress. Still, the observer should at least be quite familiar with sense of dread already, I suppose. You can't get frightened if you are in an entirely unrelated mood - try feeling any fear by watching a movie, when eating dinner.
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