Paranormal Pop Comics

A few quick hits on what’s new in paranormal comics this week …

28 Days Later #1

Boom! Studios

Written by Michael Alan Nelson, art by Declan Shalvey

This is not the first comic based on the film series, but is it maybe the most relevant? With a setup like a bad ’50s jungle flick, a cocky reporter cajoles survivor Selina to guide him back into the
infected, and a now military-quarantined, United Kingdom. I’m curious to see how this new ongoing series bridges the gap between the two films. I'm usually a big supporter of the single issue, but will wait for the collection - I dig those shrunk down BOOM! trades.

Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse - Necromancer #4
Marvel Comics
Written by Jessica Ruffner, art by Ron Lim

Lonely housewives and Union Square vampire
freaks will unite over the next installment in this series based on the novels of best selling author Laurell K. Hamilton. ’Nuff said. Speaking of comics based on the works of best-selling authors ...

The Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead #4

Marvel Comics
Written by Peter David, art by Robin Furth and Richard Isanove

Hey Marvel, calm down with the Stephen King comics. Without a doubt The Gunslinger Born was a success, and it may be true that "Sometimes They Come Back... Again... For More." But don't make the same mistakes as Hollywood. Diversify!

Ghost Rider: Trials and Tribulations Trade Paperback
Marvel Comics
Written by Jason Aaron, art by Tony Moore

This is definitely my pick of the week. I haven't read Ghost Rider since Marvel Comics Presents, but when I heard my man Tony Moore (Walking Dead, Fear Agent) was on it how could I resist. Consisting of practically stand-alone stories, this collection is easily accessible to newcomers and guaranteed grue with Moore's patented touch. You ain't seen nothing ’til you seen a man with cats growing out of his head. Mee-ow!

-matt desiderio, Forbidden Planet