Geekade Top Ten: Horror Novels

What are the best horror novels of all time? Here’s Alex’s opinion. 

By now most of you know me as a comic fan, and while that will always be true, there’s another world of geek in me that was born about the same time.  Evident from my new book, “Nightmare Noir” (available here), I’m also a horror fan. I’ve long been fascinated with the macabre.  With that in mind, I present to you my top ten horror books (not written by me).

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Judging by Covers

When it comes to comics, you should totally judge a book by its cover

We’ve all been told not to judge a book by a cover, and typically this is actually referring to people, and I have to agree with this idiom.  But when it comes to books, especially comic books, judging by the cover is typically a large factor in the decision making.  That’s like saying we shouldn’t judge a movie by its trailer, when in fact that is exactly what you should do. 

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Comics Are My Drug, and I Need a Hit

Alex has issues. (Get it?)

For every collector there is that “Holy Grail” item that a collection could not be complete without.  If you’re a philatelist (stamp collector) it may be the British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp, or if you prefer coins you might be in the hunt for an 1849 Double Eagle (Google these to see how much they’ve sold for).  If, however, you happen to be a comic fan there’s usually two different comics at the top of your list.  One of them is either going to be Action Comics #1 or Detective Comics #27, the first appearances of Superman and Batman respectively, for obvious reasons.  

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Do You Remember Your First Time? I Do.

How one collector got his start

If recent history is any indication, we all love comics.  How else would the biggest Hollywood blockbusters be based on the four-color ‘funny pages’ so many of us grew up on?  Marvel’s The Avengers is the third highest grossing movie of all time, with its forthcoming sequel set to break that record. The Iron Man and Christopher Nolan Batman trilogies are among the biggest franchises in recent years.  Comics have even taken over our TV screens with the recent success of Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Flash, not to mention the countless cartoons we’ve seen over the decades. 

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