In honor of Halloween (again), we discuss horror comics, eating horse meat, other people, and touch on other deliciously terrifying topics. Daniel Morbach, resident graphic novel expert (okay, maybe not resident, since he calls in from Kansas City) and Ky Richmond resident (for real) art critic weigh in on the three titles we have picked.
Hosted by Dean Karpowicz, with Daniel Morbach and Ky Richmond.
I Am Legend, Steve Niles (adaptation), Elman Brown (Illustrator)
Richard Matheson’s classic novel of fear and vampirism – the tale of the last human on an Earth overrun by the undead – returns to graphic novel format in a single volume collection of four long out-of-print books.
Hungry Ghosts, Anthony Bourdain (author), Joel Rose (author), Alberto Ponticelli (illustrator), Irene Koh (illustrator), Paul Pope Illustrator
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian Oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles–where each storyteller tells a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings–and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
Including stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol, Vanesa Del Rey, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, and Mateus Santolouco as well as amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.
At the Mountains of Madness, I.N.J. Culbard (adapter), H.P. Lovecraft (author)
H.P. Lovecraft was one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. I.N.J. Culbard is an award-winning artist widely known for his graphic novel adaptations of the classics. He collaborated on a critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes series with Ian Edginton and worked on The New Deadwardians for Vertigo, Dark Ages for Dark Horse, and Brass Sun for 2000AD. His first original graphic novel, Celeste, was nominated for the British Comic Award.
To listen to the episode, click below, and if you want to listen on your phone, we’re available on Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can also find more episodes of The Pub right here on Straylight.