Dark Graphic Novels for Halloween

Posted on October 25, 2013. Filed under: Fiction | Tags: , , |

The library recently acquired some great graphic novels just in time for Halloween. Whether you are looking for dark paranormal, horror, or violent rebellion in a distopian society, we have the graphic novel for you. Come and check one out from our new book display at the Oakton’s Library in Des Plaines.

book cover for The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger BornThe Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
by Stephen King, et al.

“‘The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.’ With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland – an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic.

Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland’s past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert Robin Furth (author of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance) and scripted by New York Times bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Roland’s origins—the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels” (enriched content provided by Syndetics).

book cover for UnwrittenThe Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
by Mike Carey & Peter Gross, et al.

“Tom Taylor’s life was screwed from go. His father created the Tommy Taylor fantasy series, boy-wizard novels with popularity on par with Harry Potter. The problem is Dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom’s real life that fans are constantly comparing him to his counterpart, turning him into the lamest variety of Z-level celebrity. In the final novel, it’s even implied that the fictional Tommy will crossover into the real world, giving delusional fans more excuses to harass Tom.

When an enormous scandal reveals that Tom might really be a boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a very mysterious, very deadly group that’s secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his own life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, eventually finding himself at locations all featured on a very special map—one kept by the deadly group that charts places throughout world history where fictions have impacted and tangibly shaped reality, those stories ranging from famous literary works to folktales to pop culture. And in the process of figuring out what it all means, Tom will find himself having to figure out a huge conspiracy mystery that spans the entirety of the history of fiction” (enriched content provided by Syndetics).

book cover for V for VendettaV for Vendetta
by Alan Moore, et al.

“In an alternate future in which Germany wins World War II and Britain becomes a fascist state, V, an anarchist revolutionary dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask, begins an elaborate, violent, and intentionally theatrical campaign to murder his former captors, bring down the government, and convince the people to rule themselves” (enriched content provide by Syndetics).

-posted by Gretchen Schneider

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