VAMPIRELLA VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1 MATTINA VIRGIN COVER GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Back with another awesome giveaway contest from our friends across the pond at SCOTT'S COLLECTABLES.

This time they have graciously gifted us with some copies of there brand new VAMPIRELLA VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1 with cover art by Francesco Mattina.  Limited to just 400 copies, this is sure to sell out.

 

Want to win one?  Of course you do!!  To enter, simply comment below with your answer to : WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HORROR COMIC AND WHY??  Can be anything, Golden Age, Silver, Bronze, Modern, no restrictions, just keep it to comics(and Comic Magazines).

Can't wait?  GET YOURS NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!!

 

Top 3 winners will be announced Tuesday March 19th.

 

A huge thanks to Dan Scott and the Scott's Collectables team for all the awesome support!!  Make sure to check out all the other great offerings HERE.

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    I haven’t read much horror, but Bloodborne always stood out to me as a reader.

    The game is visually disturbing and pleasing at the same time and that translated to the pages of the comic.

    Gothic Architecture, ambiguous plot, disgustingly beautiful monsters and a morally confused hunter. What else can you ask for?

    • curtis.w.austin@gmail.com
      curtis.w.austin@gmail.com

      My absolute favourite in the 70’s was a book I picked up in grade school, probably at the time from the travelling book mobile ,,, I was a huge fan of the universal monsters and this post reminded me of this book.

      It was called Movie Monsters, Monster makeup and monster movies to put on. Author was Alan Ormsby.

      Amazon even has these for sale – by far my go to for being a kid, having fun and being creative acting and playing the monster role. Such a throwback for me – check it out.

      https://www.amazon.com/Movie-monsters-Monster-make-up-monster/dp/B0006WJ5NK

      Curtis

  • Dell18

    There’s a few really good choices, but for me? Anything E.C. The originators of horror comics. Actually decent stories, especially considering the era. Superstar/Legendary artists. Iconic Covers. I mean if you could find any 10 horror comics at a garage sale for $1, you’d want like 8-9 of them to be original E.C.’S right? They’re my top grail books and not just because of price or the covers.

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    Some comics have horrible art or stories, but that’s not the type of horror you asking I think. 😀

    I liked Lady Death when I can find them and the latest Vampirella series (Vol 8) with the cosplay covers. That’s pretty great they supported the cosplayers. The art was great!

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    Swamp Thing! Growing up on the South there are plenty of creepy backwaters and stagnant bogs. I would look at those Bernie Wrightson covers and my imagination would run wild!

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    Tales From the Crypt, EC comics are classics and have so many classic covers.

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    My favorite Horror Comic is the 1982 movie adaptation graphic novel of CREEPSHOW written by Steven King and illustrated by Bernie Wrightson because the twisted endings were reminiscent of the EC Comics era, but those were published way before I was born, but Creepshow introduced me to the genre that then inspired me to seek out the various EC titles and read those issues, which I still enjoy today over 30 years later.

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    Creepy/Eerie is the best!

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    As a 90’s kid I’d say Marvel’s Midnight Sons characters. Morbius (2-part Sub City in McFarlane’s Spiderman), Nightstalkers (aka Blade & the funky bunch) and of course Ghost Rider Vol. 2 (street justice + demonic vengeance = 90’s cool). It’s not classic pre-code horror or Gaiman/Morrison existential high-brow horror. Just trashy, ultra-violent, punk rock punch-to-your-gut comics.

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    I’m going to have to go with the classic Tales from the Crypt.

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    If I had to pick a single issue I would say Bloodborne #4. Really shows the character progression of the hunter, also the amygdala’s are extremely creepy.

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    Jamie Delano’s Hellblazer run. So underrated.

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      Ack. Hit post too soon. Delano’s run ties its horror to the realities of post-Thatcher Britain in a meaningful way, but the best issues (Dead boy’s Heart and the Magus) of the series about John himself and horror of regretting how our lives turn out.

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    Army of Darkness #1 1992, Dark Horse.. Evil Dead is the bread and butter of the horror genre turned comics. It makes my cold heart turn to warmth. Ash. Sam rami .. yes I said it… and John Bolton art… Yes!!!

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    Flinch from the late 90s! Vertigo was at the height of their game. Great, sometimes over the top reads! The Aug 99 issue with Satanic, a parody of the Titanic sinking, 20 years later still cant get it out of my head.

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    Edgar Allen Poe’s Snifter of Terror. Horror is best hillarious not serious.

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    Swamp Thing, was what had my young mind thinking that is why you don’t go into swamps!!! I was around 10, I couldn’t wrap my mind around that creature.

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    30 days of Night was pretty great. Also Spawn can be pretty horrific at times.

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    Vault of Horror, Tales from the Crypt or Swamp Thing.

  • stevemcqueen

    Crime Suspenstories #22, April/May 1954 is my all-time favorite horror comic because when I was a kid, the cover which shows an axe-wielding man holding aloft the severed head of a blonde woman, was already very traumatic to me when I first saw it. I first laid eyes on this comic book when I was only around 8 years old from my Dad’s drawers and I couldn’t even open the first page. A few months have passed, after gaining more courage and out of curiosity, I finally read it and oh man! I couldn’t forget how one of the stories where a man dismembering his wife, burying the pieces in his backyard, could ever try to live with it! And it scared the hell out of me! I was really having sleepless nights because of it. The illustrations by Johnny Craig and Reed Crandall and the well-written story of this book was awesome and unforgettable that I myself was convinced that this really deserves to be one of the most iconic horror comic books in history.

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    My favorites would be EC, especially anything drawn by Graham “Ghastly” Ingels, as well as the old Warren horror mags like Creepy and Vampirella!

  • passenger27

    The Tomb of Dracula hands down. Fantastic stories and great, consistent art make this a clear winner to me. Personally, I think these were the best-written horror comics until a guy named Alan Moore came along and wrote Swamp Thing. But TOD came first, so to me, even still, it’s the best horror comic ever.
    It’s impossible to pick a favorite issue. They were all great, but the final issue, #70, was a great wrap up to the series, so I guess that’s the one.

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    Vampi has always been my favorite horror comic. From the Warren years to Harris and now Dynamite. She’s always been my go to of the “bad girl” comics. Maybe one day soon we’ll get a new movie of her (I’m ignoring the previous).

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    the black and white book Creepy 1971 annual. As an 11 year old there were stories in that magazine that scared the crap out of me and gave me nightmares. But it also started my addiction to creepy and eerie and exposed me to some of the greatest graphic talent of that bronze age period…There was a story about an evil baby in a post apocalyptic world that gives me the creeps even today at 57

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    Ice Cream Man! I love the idea that this guy gives out messed up ice cream while whistling a tune. And the teeth/spider fingers are awesome. Can’t wait for the tv version!

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    Lately I’ve been digging Bone Parish (see what I did there?). Drugs, the dead, family ties&ties to the dead, and all set in the voodoo heartland of New Orleans…!

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    My favorite current horror comic right now is Garth Ennis’s A Walk Through Hell.

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    Dead World. King Zombie! It was the first horror book I collected and it was during my prime collecting days in high school. … plus loved the way they described the sound of bullets hitting zombie flesh. Smek! Sput! and Splorch for a particularly juicy zombie. 🙂

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    Right now I’m digging Afterlife with Archie. I enjoy seeing over privileged brats getting terrorized.

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    walking dead has been great

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    Teether 1 and 2 from Antarctic Press is genuinely creepy and would make a great movie. I hope we get a conclusion to the series. And the sense of dread and horror in Garth Ennis Crossed is greater than your average zombie stuff, not just because of how explicit it is, but an evil, more capable “infection” is much scarier. The Crossed won’t just eat you.

    Vampirella will never get a proper movie in these PC times, but she certainly deserves it. The recent Vampi/ Dejah Thoris crossover was very enjoyable.

  • Slanthook

    Severed was a great horror mini written by Scott Snyder that built a tension and uneasiness that progressed until the final reveal. Snyder is solid and writes great stuff!

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    walking dead and lady death!

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    Tales from the crypt; a bunch of different great horror stories in each comic and it was made into a movie.

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    I loved house of secrets and house of mystery as a kid. Terror to a child in that the scares were from intensity and not graphic. Some concepts of terror I really remember were the 9-11 tribute issues in which our childhood heroes were thrust into real world situations. Images of real terror in a medium that I love.

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    For me it’s Vampirella, for many reasons, not the least of which is the Frazetta cover from the very first issue. I mean, c’mon!

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    Marvel Spotlight #2 (first werewolf by night) I just got this recently and I love everything about it. The cover just pops to me!

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    The Walking Dead for the strong story that is was out of the gate as well as it’s lasting effects on the independent comic arena. So many good books wouldn’t have been published today without the success of The Walking Dead. As collectors and investors we owe a ton to this series.

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    As a kid, my older cousin gave me some Swamp Thing to read. While creeped out, I just couldn’t put it down. Really part of why I love comics today, being able to bond with my cousin.

  • eye_ess

    First my fav horror comic for myself was Swamp Thing, but recently when I picked up the 2nd Print of These Savage Shores and fell in love with the homage cover I had to read it. It has everything I love about horror: vampires, beasts, fantasy, mystery, and suspense. Ever since reading issue 1, I got hooked. Indy horror I find exposes limitless to the genre where most big production companies have limitations to what they show. Heck, These Savage Shores totally deserves to be on the Hot 10 List here on CBSI and glad it has been.

    My fiancee’s favs are Vampirella and Helena. She likes the female lead horror that has no fear and takes charge. If I win this, it would be to add to my fiancee’s collection :). Not to mention it is another awesome cover by Mattina!!! (I know the controversy, but covers like this still shows his talent. Anyone can trace an image, but still takes skill to make it your own).

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    Grew up watching tales from the crypt, so looked to that title first when looking for classic horror comics. Ended up looking into other EC titles and Haunt of Fear is my favorite now.

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    I liked the 1st run of Marvel Zombies. Bother for the cover swipes and the story. Super powered zombies looking to eat all the brains in the universe? Yup!

  • tsouthammavong

    Is Outcast considered horror? Cause that’s my choice. I don’t really read much horror comics.

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    Plop comic by DC. Sure it’s childish but I was a kid back then. And meeting Sergio Argones and having him doodle in the book made my year! Then I sold it a few years later 😔

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    The Immortal Hulk

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    By far and away the best horror tale that I’ve experienced was ‘The Braille Encyclopedia’ that was published in Verotika #1. The comic featured 2 stories, and the other story, ‘Obscenity’ with art by Simon Bisley got all the attention. But ‘The Braille Encyclopedia’ was the most disturbing, unsettling story, comic or text, that I’d ever read. After I’d finished it, I needed to find out what sick mind could have ever imagined such a tale and that he should probably be institutionalized in order to isolate him from the rest of society. It was the 1st time that I’d seen the name of Grant Morrison.

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    Tomb of Dracula. Gene Colan did the pencils on every page in all 70 issues. Marv Wolfman writing on most issues from 7 to 70. Great covers from Neal Adams, Sal Buscema, Larry Leiber, Gil Kane, John Romita, and more. Also, Blade.

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    I’ll say Hack/Slash is my favorite horror comic. The idea of the daughter of a serial killer who hunts serial killers and slashers is pretty original plus they have had many crossovers with horror movie characters and properties including Chucky and Hatchet. Tim Seeley is an awesome writer and artist and the long-running series served as a launching pad for many of the top talents of today. The Jenny Frison My First Maniac cover is my favorite cover of all time.

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    I gotta go with Hellraiser. It made me not want to play with a Rubik’s cube for awhile just in case it might also open a portal to hell lol. I think pinhead had the greatest horror voice too!

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    Corny I know, but Walking Dead for me.

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    The all time classic: Tomb of Dracula.

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    Ohh man! I am gonna go for Clean Room from DC/Vertigo.
    Gail Simone writing it you got a whole bunch of covers by Frisson. And just a totally insane story line. Twisted bodies, X-Files type happenings, crazy sick views of people’s minds.

    It’s really different, does not get the recognition it should and I really wish that there was more of it!

    Otherwise well – Aliens – Aliens is just awesome! Anything Aliens or based on H.R. Geiger Art is just scary, you don’t even need a story ;)!

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    Cant go wrong with tales from the crypt. Such classic stories of terror

  • Ironmonkeyfist74
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    I would have to say A Walk Through Hell so far…love the story and creepy stuff going on…I grew up on vamperilla and all but AWtH is proving to be awesome. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • AZBarbarian

    Zombie #1 from 1973 is my favorite horror book. Not only does it have spectacular, iconic cover art by Voris Vallejo, big great stories and interior art. My favorite is the zombie story, which, unlike modern zombie stories, is about voodoo. This is a must own, must read comic in my opinion.

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    Any black and white Berni Wrightson horror story . My favorites were in Eerie , Creepy and Swamp Thing .

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    I’m a big fan of Hellblazer. I think DC should’ve brought over Constantine from Vertigo years before they did, but at least he is in the main DC Universe now.

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    “These Savage Shores” is only 3 issues in and taking forever to release but it’s just a fantastic mix of old and new school story telling with a subtle twist and unparalleled art

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    Teether, from the cover of issue #1, to the bathroom scene has such visceral and visual appeal to me, and the horror of what is coming as well as the fact that the kids abandoned the girl really affected me.

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    Tomb of Dracula
    Love the series 1st blade one of the best movie series ever cant get enough of the comic.

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