Ghastly Awards May 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 May 2012 the judges are recommending you take a look at:




Zombies: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics Volume 3 (IDW): Ghastly Award winning Craig Yoe is back at it with the help of our own Steve "Karswell" Banes, uncovering more horrifying pre-code goodness! Zombie stories that feature artwork by Wally Wood, Bob Powell, Reed Crandall, Gene Colan and a host of other comic book legends, this tome delivers legendary horror tales that are sure to please the hard to please fan... like me! Top shelf all around, from the printing to the story choices! Indispensable! - Mike Howlett
 

Adventures into the Unknown Vol. 1 (Dark Horse): Volume One of the new ongoing Dark Horse series of pre-code ACG reprints, nicely collected in order starting with of course issues 1 - 4. Featuring creepy classics by many of the best artists the Golden Age of horror had to offer: Guardineer, Moritz, Ward, Elkan, Ulmer, Reinman, Bald, Starr, Feldstein, Blummer, Sultan, Riss etc... not to mention a handful of stories here actually written by weird pulp hero Frank Belknap Long. The price tag is large but fair, those feeling the need to complain about this should be reminded that if they actually attemtped to purchase any of these original issues (even in poor condition), you'd be paying an even larger arm and leg-- and possibly even your soul! - Steve Banes (http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/)



Justice League Dark #9 (DC): Although I’ve really been enjoying Milligan’s work on Justice League Dark, I’ve been waiting for Jeff Lemire to take over since the writer switch was announced a few months back.  Lemire has been unstoppable with his work Animal Man, Frankenstein Agent of SHADE, and Sweet Tooth; now, he adds another book to his insane repertoire.  Lemire changes the team up and gives them a clear cut direction, something the series lacked in previous issues. JLD is a team that the DC Universe needs in their lineup in order to balance out their A-list superhero books, and I can’t wait to see what Lemire has in store for the team of B-list heroes. - Lonnie Nadler (www.Bloody-Disgusting.com)

Rachel Rising #8 (Abstract Studios): Think about this horror fans, how often does a horror comic scare you or creep you out? Month after month Terry Moore is delivering both of these elements straight to my face with Rachel Rising. The book is GORE-Geous and it combines horror with drama and comedy so well. This book is quickly rising, pun intended, to the top of my greatest of all time list. - Decapitated Dan (www.decapitateddan.com)


The Secret History of D.B. Cooper (Oni): Boasting such underappreciated gems as Ghost Projekt, Stumptown, Resurrection, and 2011s Ghastly Award winning, Sixth Gun (Best Ongoing Title); Oni Press has become the comic company to watch. Their recent 2012 effort, Brian Churilla’s The Secret Adventures of D.B. Cooper, tells the imagined (highly imagined) tale America’s most infamous, home-grown hijacker, D.B. Cooper. This baby casts the legendary Cooper as a CIA killer using psychotropic drug- induced monsters of the id to perform "psychic assassinations" on key soviets during the cold war. A horror comic? Oh, you bet, and then some. And the best title to rear its head in 2012. - Mykal Banta (http://www.bloodypulptales.com/)

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 10 BLOODY YEARS TREASURY ED
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
AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 02
ANGEL & FAITH
ANIMAL MAN
ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL
ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 01 THE HUNT
ANITA BLAKE VH LAUGHING CORPSE ULT COLL TP
ANNE RICE SERVANT OF THE BONES HC
ANNOTATED SANDMAN HC VOL
ARMY OF DARKNESS
ARMY OF DARKNESS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
AVENGELYNE
BALTIMORE HC VOL 02 CURSE BELLS
BELA LUGOSI TALES FROM GRAVE
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 DEVILS ENGINE
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 HELL ON EARTH TRANSFORMATION ODONNELL
BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS HC VOL 03
BRIMSTONE
BTVS SEASON 8 LIBRARY HC VOL 01 LONG WAY HOME
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
CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE LIVING DEAD
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
DARKNESS COMPENDIUM HC VOL 02
DARKSTALKERS ULTIMATE ED TP
DEAD OR ALIVE
DEAD RISING ROAD TO FORTUNE
DEADLANDS BLACK WATER
DEMON KNIGHTS
DEVILS ISLAND GN
DIABLO
DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD
DPD DOKTORMENTOR JAIL BABE SURGEON
DREAM REAVERS
DREAM REAVERS TP
DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON
EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 09
EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 10
EERIE PRESENTS HUNTER HC
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES
FATALE
FEARLESS DAWN SECRET OF THE SWAMP
FERALS
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.
FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE
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 KINGDOM OF MONSTERS TP VOL 03
GODZILLA LEGENDS
GOON
GORE
GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES
GREEN WAKE
GREEN WAKE TP VOL 02 LOST CHILDREN
GRIM LEAPER
GRIMM FAIRY TALES
GRIMM FAIRY TALES MYTHS & LEGENDS
GRIMM FAIRY TALES THE LIBRARY
GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 11
HACK SLASH
HACK SLASH EVA MONSTERS BALL TP
HACK SLASH OMNIBUS TP VOL 04
HACK SLASH TP VOL 10 DEAD CELEBRITIES
HAUNT
HAUNT TP VOL 03
HAUNTED CITY
HEAVY METAL
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
HOWARD LOVECRAFT & UNDERSEA KINGDOM GN
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 AND LOST WORLD SC
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
LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS
LIVING CORPSE EXHUMED
LOBSTER JOHNSON THE BURNING HAND
LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS
LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 04 KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY TP VOL 01
MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY
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
PLANET OF THE APES TP VOL 02
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
RESIDENT ALIEN
RESURRECTION MAN
RETURN OF THE MONSTERS PHANTOM DETECTIVE VS FRANKENSTEIN
REX ZOMBIE KILLER
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
SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER
SERVANT OF THE BONES
SEVERED
SEVERED HC
SHINKU
SIXTH GUN
SIXTH GUN VOL 3
SPAWN
SPAWN COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01
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 (Ongoing)
TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER
URSA MINOR
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
XENOHOLICS TP VOL 01
YOUNG LOVECRAFT GN VOL 02
ZOMBIE RECOGNITION GUIDE GN
ZOMBIES HC
ZOMBIES VS CHEERLEADERS
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS ANNUAL 2012
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS THIS MEANS WAR PROSE SC
 

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