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Freakiest comic you've ever read!

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:23 pm
by Auntie Slag
I didn't buy this comic, but I leafed through it in the shop and it really made me nauseous. It was called We3, and its probably due to watching dark British animations like Watership Down and The Plague Dogs as a child.

Seeing these three animals tortured/altered for science and even having their own language, and then the other robot, evil dog things. It didn't sound like it was going to end well for them. I was really intrigued, but totally put off at the same time.

Have you read any comics that were just a step too far and broke your fragile little minds? [/Cartman] Or failing that, certain sequences from comics you do like?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:56 pm
by Denyer
I don't do apocalypse fiction for much the same reason -- depressing as hell if you actually think about the circumstances. And in many ways Red Dwarf is the same.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:56 pm
by Brendocon 2.0
We3's ace. But you may want to read Garth Ennis's "Rover Red Charlie" to cleanse your pallet afterwards.

I will however nominate another Grant Morrison book as perhaps the brain****iest thing I've read for a while, and that's "The Filth".

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:44 pm
by Cyberstrike nTo
Midnight Nation by JMS and Gray Frank it's probably the best thing JMS has ever written in any media. I put in the same league as Watchmen.

Camelot 3000 by Mike Barr and Brian Bolland It's dated as hell but it's still an amusing read. King Arthur, Merlin, and the most well known Knights of the Round Table get reincarnated in the year 3000 to help save England and the world from alien invaders.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:45 pm
by Auntie Slag
Holy crap, Rover Red Charlie looks fantastic (checked out a few pages online). I've never wanted a comic so much since Transformers! Many thanks for mentioning it :)

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:13 pm
by Skyquake87
At the other end of the quality spectrum, Eerie and Tales From Crypt themed Fukitor is one of the most purelie and enjoyable things I've ever read. Comes in black polybags to protect the innocent and easily offended.

I love We3. Its probably one of the best things Grant Morrison's ever written.

Charles Burns' Black Hole and X'd Out are great, taking familar things and turning them into quite disturbing things.

Recently re-read Young Liars by David Lapham. I like his stuff, and his characters are great - probably the most true to life comic characters I've read, as they're all total sh*tbags with no redeeming features, but you end up rooting for them anyway. Its kind of the comic equivalent of having that friend everyone has that's a total knob, but they're a mate, so what are you going to do?

I don't know that anything I've read has freaked me out, so much as resonated with me, even if it is totally disgusting.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:08 pm
by Brendocon 2.0
Auntie Slag wrote:Holy crap, Rover Red Charlie looks fantastic (checked out a few pages online). I've never wanted a comic so much since Transformers! Many thanks for mentioning it :)
My absolute pleasure! It was my favourite mini series of last year and it doesn't even have a ****ing Wikipedia article about it, so it's one of my missions to mention it at every viable opportunity. Deserves all the attention it can get.

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:45 pm
by Knightdramon
The vast majority of "Crossed", by Garth Enis.

Before it became a regular gorefest, the original series plus a few Badlands stories are quite disturbing.

Watership Down meets Robocop.

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:46 pm
by Auntie Slag
I bought We3 yesterday. Its only three issues long. I feared for them all the way through the story. Now I'm really glad to have made it to the end after so many years of putting it off.

Interesting the bloke at the shop counter said they're working on a movie version of this book. I think he said first it was intended as a live action, but now they're going for something animated. Seems like that was an idea back in 2008, but then the film company (New Line), were absorbed into another, and since then it appears to be in limbo.

Here's an interesting article about it from 2015.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:28 pm
by Tetsuro
There was this comic book I had as a kid that had a guy that looked like an older version of Logan as a Cryptkeeper-type storyteller, and it was a horror anthology with a bunch of short stories, some of them were creepy, like this Indian Wars-era story about a soldier who takes refuge in the house of an insane woman, or one called "New Toys" (IIRC) that was like a creepier version of Toy Story where the titular toys were portrayed as giant centipedes for some reason - but then there were also bonkers stories like CIA fooling Santa Claus into bringing them the head of Idi Amin.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:56 pm
by Skyquake87
Having just read the TPB of Black Mask's Godkiller, this is definitely an odd and interesting read. The artwork is by turns murky, peculiar and horrific. Not sure quite what I made of this, but its certainly left an impression.

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:10 pm
by StoneCold Skywarp
Brendocon 2.0 wrote:I will however nominate another Grant Morrison book as perhaps the brain****iest thing I've read for a while, and that's "The Filth".
I hate thread necromancy as much as the next person but I've just recently read The Filth and will confirm that my brain oozed out of my ears and nose simultaneously upon completion.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:37 pm
by starlord
I thought a lot of Disney adventures comics and the Disney ones were better weird.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:00 pm
by oneagainstall
Camelot 3000 is my favourite.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:43 am
by markwood007788
Having recently perused the TPB of Black Mask's Godkiller, this is certainly an odd and intriguing read.

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:15 am
by Cyberstrike nTo
Star-Lord: Guardian of the Galaxy a TPB reprinting Star-Lord's debut and early adventures from Marvel's black and white magazines and his jump to the color Marvel comics from 1970s, and the Star-Lord mini-series from the 90s. If you think you know Peter Quill only from the movies and cartoon shows and that is all to know of him then check out this book and think again.

Re: Freakiest comic you've ever read!

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:14 pm
by elverimp
If you're a fan of Archie comics, the Afterlife with Archie comic series will freak you out.

Re: Freakiest comic you've ever read!

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:00 pm
by Cyberstrike nTo
Sachs and Violins by Peter David and George Perez this was a 4 part mini-series that was published by Marvel under their Epic Comics/Heavy Hitters line in the 90s I'm honestly surprised that it's not more well known given the talent involved. Basically it's Peter David and George Perez's ultra violent and super sexy 90s action movie. Brutal, nasty, and not for kids. It's about JJ Sachs an adult model/softcore porn actor who's a second wave sex positive feminist living in NYC she also knows self defense and when she learns that her BFF has been murdered in a snuff movie, she vows vengeance and her photographer who is a Vietnam vet named Violins (who is also in love with her) tries to talk JJ out of it but he knows she will go through with it and he teams up with her and they kill the director of the snuff film in #2 then in #3 and #4 they have sex and then battle Mr. O the leader of an organization who make snuff films, child porn, sex traffic, and all other kinds of sick shit. They kill him and then decide to become vigilantes to stop this kind of stuff.

The Fallen Angel Peter David's follow up to his 80+ issue run on Supergirl started at DC and was dark nasty, brutal, and full of twists and turns including including Sachs and Violins making their long awaited return in the final two issues of the 20 issue DC run. However the then current IDW EiC Chris Rydell loved the series so much he made an offer to Peter David to bring it too IDW and while original artist David Lopez couldn't return due to being under contract to DC, so IDW teamed Peter David up with artist J.K. Woodward and made the second series even more darker and Woodward's artwork is more like Alex Ross and gave the IDW series a more haunted look that really fit the tone of the character and her universe than Lopez's who drew like it a standard DC book (his work is very good but feels like he would've been a better fit for David's Supergirl series). After about 36 issues (or there about) the IDW series came to close. Then came a 4 issue series called The Fallen Angel: Reborn which guest starred Illyaria from Joss Whedon's Angel series this I think was the first time that any character from the Buffy/Angel Universe guest starred in another universe and then was followed by another 4 issue series called The Fallen Angel: The Return of the Son which was the last one for now. If you think Peter David can't do mature, dark, violent, and sexy stories try these books out.

IDW has released 3 omnibuses on The Fallen Angel:
vol. 0 reprints the entire DC run of 20 issues plus covers and has intro by David.
Vol. 1 reprints the #1-21 of IDW series.
vol. 2 the rest of the IDW series and also reprints #22-33 and Fallen Angel: Reborn #1-4.
The Fallen Angel: The Return of the Son has been reprinted in a normal TPB.

There were also standard TPBs and deluxe hardcovers collecting the IDW series.
I've read that, that all of the various IDW The Fallen Angel omnibuses, TPBs, and HCs are out of print and might cost you some money, but I'm not 100% sure though.
There were also one or two DC TPBs reprinting issues of the DC run and those are long out of print.

Sachs and Violins was collected into TPB by IDW a few years ago and since it was a 4 part mini-series series published by Marvel in 90s it should also be easy to find on eBay or online comic book stores.

Re: Freakiest comic you've ever read!

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:41 pm
by Auntie Slag
Thanks to Cliffjumper I read Planetary and wow! How do they come up with this stuff?

Re: Freakiest comic you've ever read!

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 pm
by Denyer
Must get around to re-reading that at some point -- as a love letter to different forms of fiction it's right up there with League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but still very much its own thing focusing on comics. Even better if you've read some of the source material like Doc Savage.