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Keep the scares coming with October's horror comics releases

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Matthew Funk
Oct 5, 2017

October is here again, and that means SYFY WIRE is celebrating Halloween all month long! There’s always plenty of spooky stories to explore in every realm of pop culture, and none more so than in the world of comic books!

Comic book companies love to spotlight their most monstrous, most haunting, and most devilish releases during the month of All Hallow’s Eve, and this year is no exception, though every company does it a little bit differently. Some will be launching all-new terrifying titles like Jughead: The Hunger, others will drop ominous anthologies like DC House of Horror, while still others will use covers to chill their readers' bones, like Image's month of Walking Dead homage variants.

There are plenty of brand-new and continuing comic book series to get your fix of frights from this month, and so we've compiled all of the horror, supernatural, monster, and generally scary comics releasing in October from the American comic book industry's biggest publishers. Check out the list below, and stay tuned to SYFY WIRE for features on many of these and other horror comics throughout the month.

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Aftershock Comics

  • Babyteeth #5, Oct. 11
  • Dark Ark #2, Oct. 25 (pictured, cover by Juan Doe)

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Archie Comics

  • Jughead: The Hunger #1, Oct. 25 (pictured, cover by Francesco Francavilla)
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Boom! Studios

  • Adventure Time 2017 Spoooktacular #1, Oct. 11 (pictured, cover by Ian Culbard)
  • The Woods #36, Oct. 11
  • The Unsound #5, Oct. 25
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #6, Oct. 25
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Dark Horse Comics

  • Harrow County #26, Oct. 11
  • Hellboy and the BPRD: 1955 — Occult Intelligence #2, Oct. 11
  • Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1, Oct. 18 (pictured, cover by Mike Mignola)
  • Angel Season 11 #10, Oct. 25
  • BPRD: The Devil You Know #3, Oct. 25
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #12, Oct. 25
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DC Comics

  • Ragman #1, Oct. 11 (pictured, cover by Guillem March)
  • Scooby Apocalypse #18, Oct. 11
  • DC House of Horror #1, Oct. 25
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Dynamite Entertainment

  • Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella #1, Oct. 4 (pictured, cover by Jenny Frison)
  • Ash vs. Army of Darkness #4, Oct. 18
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IDW Publishing

  • Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse: Mr. Wormwood goes to Washington #1, Oct. 11
  • Wynnona Earp: Season Zero #4, Oct. 11
  • Kid Lobotomy #1, Oct. 18
  • Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #1, Oct. 25 (pictured, cover by Corin Howell)
  • Goosebumps Monsters at Midnight #1, Oct. 25
  • The X-Files: JFK Disclosure #1, Oct. 25
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Image Comics

  • Manifest Destiny #31, Oct. 4
  • Regression #5, Oct. 4
  • Spread #22, Oct. 4
  • Walking Dead #172, Oct. 4
  • Redlands #3, Oct. 11
  • Sacred Creatures #4, Oct. 11
  • Kill the Minotaur #5, Oct. 18
  • Southern Cross #16, Oct. 18
  • Gasolina #2, Oct. 25
  • Hack/Slash: Resurrection #1, Oct. 25 (pictured, cover by Tim Seeley)
  • Outcast #31, Oct. 25
  • Spawn #279, Oct. 25
  • Underwinter: A Field of Feathers #1, Oct. 25
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Marvel Comics

  • Spirits of Vengeance #1, Oct. 4 (pictured, cover by Dan Mora)
  • Monsters Unleashed #7, Oct. 18
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Oni Press

  • Made Men #2, Oct. 18 (pictured, cover by Arjuna Susini & Gonzalo Duarte)
  • The Damned #5, Oct. 25
  • Kaijumax Season 3 #4, Oct. 25
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Titan Publishing Group

  • The Evil Within #2, Oct. 11 (pictured, cover by Szymon Kudranski)
  • Penny Dreadful #6, Oct. 11
  • Wolfenstein #2, Oct. 11
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Valiant Entertainment

  • Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1, Oct. 4 (pictured, cover by Renato Guedes)

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