Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Horror Graphic Novels. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Invincible Compendium Volume 1

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

NOW A HIT ANIMATED SERIES ON PRIME VIDEO! The first nine volumes of the greatest superhero comic in the universe from visionary creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), along with acclaimed artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, are collected in one massive paperback edition, as Mark Grayson discovering that having his father superpowers and being a hero isn't what he expected! INVINCIBLE comic issues #0-47 (trade paperback volumes 1 through 9)

  • Author: Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Image Comics; Illustrated edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1607064114
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.9 x 10.2 inches


2. The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

Get that red crayon ready! With this coloring book for adults channeling The Walking Dead meets The Secret Garden , comics creator/rock star Alan Robert ( Crawl to Me , Killogy , Wire Hangers ) invites fans of horror to discover their inner-colorist. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, color, and embellish, readers will meet an onslaught of severed heads, monsters, deadly weapons, and skeletal remains. Visit burial grounds, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and gruesome torture chambers. Horror fans and newcomers alike will welcome this GOREgeous and creative journey into a blood-soaked new world.

  • Author: Alan Robert
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2016)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1631407284
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches


3. Blackest Night Saga (DC Essential Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

A war has been brewing between the different colored Lantern Corps—the Green fighting the Yellow, the Red trying to destroy all, the Blue attempting to broker peace among the tribes. However, the real battle is yet to come: the undead Black Lanterns are coming and seemingly nothing can stop them. Putting aside old vendettas, it’s up to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps to lead DC’s greatest champions as well as their deadliest foes in a battle to save the universe from an army of the dead. Collects Blackest Night #0-8.

  • Author: Geoff Johns
  • Publisher: DC; Illustrated edition (February 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


4. The Walking Dead: Compendium One

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel's farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.

  • Author: Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher: Image Comics; 7th edition (May 19, 2009)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1607060765
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.1 x 10.2 inches


5. Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes - 30th Anniversary Edition (The Sandman)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

Neil Gaiman's seminal series, THE SANDMAN, celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new edition of THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES!  New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's transcendent series THE SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision.  In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.  This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.  Collects THE SANDMAN #1-8.

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher: Vertigo; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


6. Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer’s Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos - and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost. IT’S THE MONSTERS WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID. When the children of Archer's Peak—a sleepy town in the heart of America—begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only one who sees what they can see.  Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done. GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV ( The Woods, Batman: Detective Comics ) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera ( Briggs Land ) for an all-new story about staring into the abyss. Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-5.

  • Author: James Tynion IV
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios; Illustrated edition (May 26, 2020)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1684155583
  • Dimensions: 6.63 x 0.4 x 10.19 inches


7. Locke & Key Vol. 1: Welcome To Lovecraft (Locke & Key Volume)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

Collects Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1-6! The Eisner-nominated Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!

  • Author: Joe Hill
  • Publisher: IDW (August 5, 2009)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


8. Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing Vol. 1

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

Fear Nothing tells the story of 28-year-old oddball hero Christopher Snow, who lives in the city of Moonlight Bay, California, along with his hyper-intelligent dog Orson, his best surfing buddy Bobby and his late-night deejay girlfriend Sasha. Snow has XP-xeroderma pigmentosum-a very rare genetic affliction that forces him to avoid light at all costs, and will likely give him cancer later in life. His parents died under mysterious circumstances and he's now being stalked by the shadowy characters who want Snow to stop trying to find out how they died--or else they'll bump off his remaining loved ones.

  • Author: Bob Gill
  • Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment (October 27, 2010)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Comics, Manga & Graphic Novels


9. Batman: Last Knight on Earth

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

Powerhouse creative team Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo ( Batman: The Court of Owls , Dark Nights: Metal ) conclude a decade-long partnership with the Caped Crusader in Batman: Last Knight on Earth . Twenty years in the future, Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And...he's never been Batman. To piece together the mystery of his past, the Dark Knight embarks on a sprawling quest through this unknown world, meeting futuristic versions of former friends and enemies, including a grisly traveling companion--the Joker's head. Somehow still alive, Joker's decapitated head becomes Batman's ghoulish guide through the landscape of the devastated DC Universe. But to unravel the cause of this terrible future, he'll need to track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world he once knew. This could be the last Batman story ever told... Collects Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1-3

  • Author: Scott Snyder
  • Publisher: DC Comics (April 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 978-1401294960
  • Dimensions: 6.91 x 0.58 x 10.45 inches


10. The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Horror Graphic Novels - August 2021

An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman. Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind?   The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia , a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

  • Author: E. B. Hudspeth
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; Illustrated edition (May 21, 2013)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-1594746161
  • Dimensions: 7.77 x 0.76 x 10.82 inches