It’s the 13th month of the year (Editor’s Note: No, it’s actually the 10th), and the witching-y day approaches! In honor of All-Hallow’s day, as any snotty 10-year old will try to correct you to, Nerdcenaries is doing a special countdown of spooky comics. For the next 13 days until Halloween, I’ll be talking about one scaaaaaary issue or original Graphic Novel per day, to get you in the proper mood (Editor’s Note: the proper mood is murder.) Here’s the tenth!:
Written by Benito Cereno
Drawn by Nate Bellegarde
Colored by Jacob Baake
When I said that I was going to do a Halloween spooky comic countdown, the number one suggestion I got more than any others was Hector Plasm. There’s a reason for that, and not just because it’s got great writing, phenomenal art, and is so good you immediately want there to be more stories, but because of how polished it feels. It’s got a great concept, but more than that, it feels like it has depth to the story, like there are already other stories with these characters, they just haven’t been told yet. And that’s a really rare thing in any medium; even Locke and Key and the Goon took a while to warm up for me. “Hector contre la danse macabre”, the final story in the collection, is all-time spooky fun that’s worth 2.99 all on its own, and there’s so much more in here! It’s hard to believe that artist Nate Bellegarde did all the art, since most of the stories are drawn in different styles.
Plus, Benito Cereno is a super smart and nice dude. He knows Latin! One time he helped me translate “Seize the day in the context of a letter (the writing kind)”, even though it was a dumb thing to translate.
Anyway, you should buy this comic for sure! It’s 2.99 on Comixology for this one, and 2.99 for the other one too! And still in print last time I checked, so your LCS can definitely order you a copy. Buy it so they’ll make more!
Alright, starting tomorrow, I’m going to take the last 3 days before Halloween to go over the three comics that most scared me when I was kid. It’s a trip down memory lane with some nostalgia comics.