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FM’s Got Issues: So, You Want to Read a Scary Comic Book?

FM’s Got Issues: So, You Want to Read a Scary Comic Book?

It’s October, and you hear it all the time—usually in reference to film, but coming up in all sorts of discussions about horror and Halloween-related media: “Will this actually scare me?”

Cue the skeptics. “Oh sure, it’s horror, but it’s not scary.” “It’s been so long since something really terrified me.” I’m guilty of saying such things myself—mostly because I enjoy being scared by movies and books, and it’s such a rare treat these days. I’m not talking about shock-factor dime-a-dozen jump-because-the-music-tells-you-to scares. I mean a story that is genuinely unsettling, with imagery that lingers in your brain like a default synaptic firing and makes you see things in mirrors that aren’t there.

Look no further, friend. Independent publishing company Fanboy Comics have released two graphic novels that manage to tap into terror in a way I haven’t seen

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