Ghastly Awards April 2012 Update

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Horror comics are becoming more and more frequent in our reading culture, and the Ghastly Awards are here to recognize, through peer nominations, those that shine the brightest. As a matter of fact so far this year, this entire list of titles (and some self published books) have already come out. We encourage all Comic Creators to take the time to head over to www.ghastlyawards.com and nominate those who you think are the best so far in your eyes.

Creators please remember that you can nominate up to 5 times throughout the year, so make your voice heard!

For the month of April 2012 the judges are recommending you take a look at:

The New Deadwardians #1 and #2: It’s yet another Vertigo title full of vampires and brainless zombies! But it’s so much more than that. It’s a social class satire, a thrilling crime story, and reversion to Victorian era literature. I’m just as sick of flesh eaters and blood suckers as anyone, but Abnett and Culbard have given new hope to the cliched sub genre. This is easily my favorite book from Vertigo since Sweet Tooth. – Lonnie Nadler

Pandemonium OGN: Yet another amazing imported title from Humanoids is on the stands for your horror pleasure. Amazing artwork and a killer story mix to bring you to your knees in fear. Based on an actual haunted location in the United States, this book is primed to terrify and intrigue you into the mystery of what happened at The Waverly Hills Sanatorium. – Decapitated Dan


Dark Horse keeps on chuggin’ along with their resurrected CREEPY #8. While it’s not as good as the first few issues, #8 (April 2012) has plenty to offer the anthology horror fan. There are four new features, including a ten-pager by the great Rick Geary, as well a reprint of the classic Warren CREEPY story “Jenifer” by Bruce Jones and Berni Wrightson. All this is behind a new Richard Corben cover. Not perfect, but DH is moving back in the right direction. Now if only they could lose the reprints (or at least print them better; “Jenifer” is too dark). -Mike Howlett


Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1. Terror team titans, Niles and Wrightson are back, this time reviving Bernie’s visually famous Franken variation, where we see The Monster continue to grapple with his endlessly lonely, tortured existance, his day job in a carnival freakshow, and his ultimate death (?) by volcano. Beautifully illustrated (of course) in glorious black and white, rounded out with letters from Mary Shelley, and Niles interviewing Wrightson on his own fascinating origins with the Frankenstein monster. – Steve Banes


The Sixth Gun from Oni Press continues to be the best ongoing title in the horror comic universe. Volume 3 collects issues 12-17 of the series and Bunn’s brilliant scripting and plotting hasn’t let up on the accelerator from the first issue. The eye-popping artwork of Brian Hurtt continues to be the perfect complement to Bunn’s imaginative storytelling. All-in-all, a magnificent artistic team on a magnificent comic.  Highly recommended. – Mykal Banta


So we ask all comic book creators, what are you enjoying? Make sure to go over to www.ghastlyawards.com to nominate your favorites for 2012! So far this year, these titles have come out:


30 DAYS OF NIGHT
30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP VOL 01
68 SCARS
ALABASTER WOLVES
ALPHA & OMEGA CRY WOLF VOL 01
ALPHA & OMEGA CRY WOLF VOL 01
ALPHA GIRL
AMERICAN VAMPIRE
AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 03
ANGEL & FAITH
ANIMAL MAN
ANITA BLAKE VH LAUGHING CORPSE ULT COLL TP
ANNOTATED SANDMAN HC VOL
ARMY OF DARKNESS
ARMY OF DARKNESS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
AVENGELYNE
BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
BIG BOOK OF KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER TP
BILLY FOG GIFT OF TROUBLE SIGHT HC
BLOOD FEAST
BPRD HELL ON EARTH LONG DEATH
BPRD HELL ON EARTH PICKENS COUNTY HORROR
BPRD HELL ON EARTH RUSSIA
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 02 GODS AND MONSTERS
BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS HC VOL 03
BRIMSTONE
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9
BULLETPROOF COFFIN DISINTERRED
CARNAGE FAMILY FEUD TP
CARNAGE USA
CHARLAINE HARRIS GRAVE SIGHT GN VOL 03
CHARMED
CLASSIC JURASSIC PARK TP VOL 04 RETURN JURASSIC PK
COURTNEY CRUMRIN
CRAWL TO ME TP
CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 12
CREEPY COMICS
CRIMINAL MACABRE DIE DIE MY DARLING
CROSSED BADLANDS
CROSSED HC VOL 03 PSYCHOPATH
CROSSED PSYCHOPATH
CRYPT OF HORROR
DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN
DARK SHADOWS
DARKNESS
DARKNESS ACCURSED TP VOL 07
DARKSTALKERS ULTIMATE ED TP
DEAD OR ALIVE
DEADLANDS BLACK WATER
DEMON KNIGHTS
DEVILS ISLAND GN
DIABLO
DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD
DREAM REAVERS
DREAM REAVERS TP
DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON
EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 09
EERIE PRESENTS HUNTER HC
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES
FATALE
FEARLESS DAWN SECRET OF THE SWAMP
FERALS
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.
FUBAR II EMPIRE OF THE RISING DEAD
GHOST RIDER
GHOST RIDER BY DANIEL WAY ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP
GHOST RIDER CYCLE OF VENGEANCE
GHOSTBUSTERS
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS TP VOL 02
GODZILLA LEGENDS
GOON
GORE
GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES
GREEN WAKE
GRIMM FAIRY TALES
GRIMM FAIRY TALES MYTHS & LEGENDS
GRIMM FAIRY TALES THE LIBRARY
HACK SLASH
HACK SLASH EVA MONSTERS BALL TP
HACK SLASH TP VOL 10 DEAD CELEBRITIES
HAUNT
HAUNTED CITY
HELLBLAZER
HELLBLAZER PHANTOM PAINS TP
HELLBOY TP VOL 12 THE STORM AND THE FURY
HELLDORADO
HELLRAISER
HELLRAISER ANNUAL
HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES
HELLRAISER TP VOL 02
HOAX HUNTERS
HOUSE OF NIGHT
HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR
HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR TP
I VAMPIRE
INFESTATION 2
INFESTATION 2 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
INFESTATION 2 G.I. JOE
INFESTATION 2 TEAM UP
INFESTATION 2 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
INFESTATION 2 TRANSFORMERS
INFESTATION HC
IZOMBIE
IZOMBIE TP VOL 03 SIX FEET UNDER AND RISING
JURASSIC PARK DANGEROUS GAMES
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
KEY OF Z
KEY OF Z TP VOL 01
KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER FILES
LADY DEATH
LADY DEATH
LAST ZOMBIE NEVERLAND
LEGION OF MONSTERS
LEGION OF MONSTERS TP
LENORE
LITTLE GREEN MEN TP SMALL PACKAGE BIG FUN
LIVING CORPSE EXHUMED
LOBSTER JOHNSON THE BURNING HAND
LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS
LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY TP VOL 01
MONSTER HUNTER ORAGE
MONSTERMEN AND OTHER SCARY STORIES HC
MONSTERS ARE JUST LIKE US
NANCY IN HELL ON EARTH
NAZI ZOMBIES
NEW DEADWARDIANS
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HC VOL 03
NINJAS VS ZOMBIES
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
OCCULT FILES DOCTOR SPEKTOR ARCHIVES HC VOL 04
ORC STAIN
PANDEMONIUM GN
PATRICIA BRIGGS MERCY THOMPSON MOON CALLED TP VOL 02
PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL FALSE PROPHET
PLANET OF THE APES
POSSESSIONS GN VOL 03 BETTER HOUSE TRAP
RACHEL RISING
RACHEL RISING TP VOL 01 SHADOW OF DEATH
RAGEMOOR
RAISE THE DEAD II HC
REBEL BLOOD
RESURRECTION MAN
RETURN OF THE MONSTERS PHANTOM DETECTIVE VS FRANKENSTEIN
ROTTEN LOST DIARY JOHN FLYNN US AGENT SC
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 01
SALEMS DAUGHTER HAUNTING
SAUCER COUNTRY
SCHOOL BITES SPECIAL SEMESTER COLL TP
SCOURGE
SCREAMLAND DEATH OF THE PARTY TP
SERVANT OF THE BONES
SEVERED
SEVERED HC
SHINKU
SIXTH GUN
SIXTH GUN VOL 3
SPAWN
SPONTANEOUS HC
STRANGEWAYS THE THIRSTY GN
SUPERNATURAL
SWAMP THING
SWEET TOOTH
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE
THE LAST ZOMBIE INFERNO TP
THE OCCULTIST
THE PACK
THE STRAIN
THEATER
TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER
VALEN OUTCAST
VAMPI OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
VAMPIRELLA
VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES HC VOL 04
VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES TP VOL 07
VAMPIRELLA SCARLET LEGION TP
VAMPIRELLA TP VOL 02
VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA
VAMPIRELLA: THE RED ROOM
VENOM
VOODOO
WAKING DREAM END
WALKING DEAD
WHISPERS IN THE WALLS GN
WITCHBLADE
WITCHBLADE REDEMPTION TP VOL 04
WITCHFINDER TP VOL 02 LOST AND GONE FOREVER
XENOHOLICS
ZOMBIE RECOGNITION GUIDE GN
ZOMBIES VS CHEERLEADERS
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS THIS MEANS WAR PROSE SC
 

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