When you think about it, superheroes are awfully scary.
I mean, just look at the Justice League. You have an all-powerful alien capable of shooting beams from his eyes that can melt metal, a speedster who has a habit of messing with our history and altering the timeline in the process, a young man who can access and take control of every computer network in the world within a matter of seconds, a woman who’s strong enough to toss a tank and can make you confess all your deepest secrets, two dubiously responsible individuals who each wield the most powerful weapon ever created, and of course, Batman—the man who pretty much defines terror.
Yes, all of these heroes are good-hearted and despite the power they wield, would never seek to harm anyone. However, it’s easy to see how they could quickly become our worst nightmares if something were to ever go wrong. Heck, it’s what Lex Luthor has been warning us about all of these years.
So DC’s new Halloween-timed one-shot, DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1, holds plenty of potential for super-powered scares. An all-new, all-creepy one-shot set in the DC Universe, DC House of Horror features the contributions of some of the most exciting voices in contemporary horror fiction, including Bram Stoker Award winners Brian Keene and Weston Ochse, Bram Stoker nominees Edward Lee and Mary SanGiovanni, and other masters of horror including Wrath James White, Nick Cutter, Ronald Malfi and Bryan Smith. They’re partnered up with some of our best artists, including Rags Morales, Bilquis Evely, Howard Porter, Scott Kolins, Dale Eaglesham and others for some short stories that will keep you reading late into the night.
Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse! A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior! The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining! Those are only a few of the tales within, but if they’re not enough to get you screaming like you’d just been hit by Scarecrow toxin, well, Keith Giffen is involved with this bad boy, too.
Look for the 80-page DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 on October 25, 2017.