Monday, October 27, 2014

Top 5 Comic Book Stories for Hallowe'en

It's almost Hallowe'en, so here are my top 5 comic book stories that have a Hallowe'en theme...

5. Batman, "The Last Arkham" (Batman Shadow of the Bat 1-4). Great story featuring Jeremiah Arkham, and Batman fighting the inmates of Arkham Asylum

4. After-life with Archie #s 1-3. The first 3 issues of this Zombie Apocalypse Archie series will show the Archie gang like you've never seen them before, including a menacing zombie Jughead.

3. Amazing Spider-Man issue #s 293 and 294, "Kraven's Last Hunt".  This story-line is incredibly macabre and twisted, with Kraven wanting to bury Spider-Man once and for all, and ends with Kraven's suicide in #294.

2. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth graphic novel. This is one of the best Arkham Asylum stories ever written, and it features Grant Morrison's writing at his best and creepy sexual pathologies in some of the Arkham villains.

1. Amazing Spider-Man #122. There is something very Hallowe'en when it involves the Green Goblin in his Final Appearance. The Goblin has killed Gwen Stacey in issue #121, and he gets killed off in issue #122. Certainly, other Goblins take his place as villains, but nobody comes close to the villainy of the original Green Goblin.