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Graphic Novel, Comics, etc. Q&A > What was the scariest graphic novel you had ever read?

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Ronyell (Rabbitearsblog) | 345 comments What graphic novel did you read that either scared you or disturbed you?

For me, a couple of things in Neil Gaiman's Sandman series did disturb me a bit like in the volume The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You where Barbie has a nightmare about one of her babies eating up her other baby and the scene where a girl rips off the face and tongue of a mysterious guy and nails them to the wall. Also, even though X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills is not downright scary, the whole theme of that story was disturbing.


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Paul | 286 comments I'd have to say FROM HELL by Alan Moore disturbed me more than anything else I'd read before.
His account of the story of Jack the Ripper using historical facts and adding mysticism / magic was so well done that by the end of it, one could actually believe the entire story.


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Ronyell (Rabbitearsblog) | 345 comments Paul wrote: "I'd have to say FROM HELL by Alan Moore disturbed me more than anything else I'd read before.
His account of the story of Jack the Ripper using historical facts and adding mysticism / magic was so ..."


I haven't read From Hell yet, but it does sound interesting and creepy (having a story about a murderer is creepy enough!)


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Sérgio | 459 comments Anything by Al Columbia, honestly.

His comics are the most bleak and nightmarish I've seen.

By the way, great idea for a thread considering that Halloween is near. :)


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Ronyell (Rabbitearsblog) | 345 comments Sérgio wrote: "Anything by Al Columbia, honestly.

His comics are the most bleak and nightmarish I've seen.

By the way, great idea for a thread considering that Halloween is near. :)"


Thanks! I actually wasn't thinking about that when I posted this topic up but, now I'm glad I did! :D


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Brenda Clough (BrendaClough) | 162 comments The Sandman Vol. 1, PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES. The one set in the diner. That's something you do not read before you go to bed.


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Velveteen Rabbit (Balthiersrabbit) I'm going have to say hellsing for me
along with the ring



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Ronyell (Rabbitearsblog) | 345 comments Brenda wrote: "The Sandman Vol. 1, PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES. The one set in the diner. That's something you do not read before you go to bed."

Oh yeah! I remembered the diner scene! That was so disturbing!


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Berna Labourdette (Maldita_berna) | 14 comments For me:
Freak show: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
Swamp thing. Love and death: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (especially the part where anton arcane possesses the body of the husband of abigail until she realizes, creeepy).
Uzumaki: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2... (all the manga is pretty disturbing, specially when you noticed all the weird possibilities for a human body to turn into a spiral).
- Gyo: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (the plot is gore and creepy all the time).


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Dominick (DominickGrace) | 160 comments Bernardita wrote: "For me:
Freak show: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
Swamp thing. Love and death: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... (especially the part where anto..."


Ditto re: Swamp Thing. I can still remember how creepy issue 29 was when I first read it--my first issue, and I didn't even know at that point that Matt was possessed by Abby's uncle, thereby giving the whole thing an incest vibe that made it ten times creepier.


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Caitlin | 10 comments For me it's The Cape: The Cape. It's hands down one of the most messed up stories I've ever read. It's based on a short story by Joe Hill who also does one of the coolest creepy graphic novel series ever (Locke and Key: Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft). What Eric does to the people in his life who have "disappointed" him is incredibly disturbing.


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Hrishabh Chaudhary (HrishabhChaudhary) Brenda wrote: "The Sandman Vol. 1, PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES. The one set in the diner. That's something you do not read before you go to bed."
Yeah, that was really disturbing, I couldn't put it out of my mind for 2-3 days.


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