The official kick off to holiday madness began at midnight and even earlier in some places as “Black Friday” rages on. With everyone so worn out with holiday stress and overstuffed from Thanksgiving meals, we wanted to offer you a few soothing Avatar titles to help settle your fevered brains. Of course, they are Avatar books, so you should expect to be frightened and driven to the edge of madness…but that seems strangely apropos for this time of year.
We have two creepy vault selections that should help to darken your day, both from the pen of master storyteller Warren Ellis and available from your local comic shop in trade paperback format. First is a story of dire infection…in Black Gas:
Horror gets a whole lot more terrifying as Warren Ellis unleashes his zombie epic! A tiny little island off the East Coast of America, that sits on its own tiny little fault in the underlying tectonic plate. An odd little history ignored by almost everyone. Until the night of the big storm, and the creak in the fault line, and the release of something foul from the earth’s guts, blown across the little town on Smoky Island. And the only two people on the island who were outside its reach are now trapped on a black spit of rock with a population who aren’t people anymore. They started eating each other an hour ago.
And if you prefer politics in your horror…Black Summer:
No fan of The Authority or Wanted will want to miss Warren Ellis’ bleeding-edge eight issue masterpiece. When the political situation in the USA becomes more than Horus can stand, he moves to take matters into his own bloody hands by killing the president. But since all his other team-mates aren’t so eager to throw the world into chaos, an epic conflict starts to form. And no one will be safe as the bodies start to fall.
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