Top Ten Hair-Raising Horror Titles

By Kat La Mantia | April 5 2022 | GeneralGraphic NovelsManga, Manhwa, Manhua

Spring may be around the corner, but horror has no season. Spooks and chills lurk in any length of night, and these ten highlighted books are no exception. Some of our bestselling horror graphic novels and manga, these titles run the gamut between body horror, suspense, the supernatural, and the gothic.

If you’re looking to get even more into the horror genre, be sure to check out our title list highlighting all upcoming horror books releasing in 2022. View that list here.

Attack on Titan 1
Attack on Titan is a breakout hit in Japan, where is has sold over five million copies in just one year. This title has breakout potential in the U.S. as well. 16 and up.
$10.99 US
Jun 19, 2012
208 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Black Hole
“The best graphic novel of the year” (Time) tells the story of a strange plague devastating the lives of teenagers in mid-1970s suburban Seattle, revealing the horrifying nature of high school alienation—the savagery, the cruelty, the relentless anxiety, and the ennui. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways—from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable)—but once you’ve got it, that’s it. There’s no turning back.As we inhabit the heads of several key characters—some kids who have it, some who don’t, some who are about to get it—what unfolds isn’t the expected battle to fight the plague, or bring heightened awareness to it , or even to treat it. What we become witness to instead is a fascinating and eerie portrait of the nature of high school alienation itself.And then the murders start.As hypnotically beautiful as it is horrifying, Black Hole transcends its genre by deftly exploring a specific American cultural moment in flux and the kids who are caught in it—back when it wasn’t exactly cool to be a hippie anymore, but Bowie was still just a little too weird.To say nothing of sprouting horns and molting your skin…
$22.00 US
Jan 08, 2008
368 Pages

As Marvel prepares for a xenomorph invasion, rediscover the comic book legacy of ALIENS! Familiar faces star in tales that expand on the movie mythos! As Hicks and Newt undertake a dangerous mission to destroy the creatures' homeworld, a deadly outbreak leaves Earth overrun with aliens! Billionaire Daniel Grant sets his sights on an alien queen, and scientist Stanislaw Mayakovsky must retrieve the galaxy's most precious substance: alien royal jelly! But can even Earth's finest fighting force, the Colonial Marines, hold off the most frightening and relentless creatures in all of film? Collecting ALIENS (1988) #1-6; ALIENS (1989) #1-4; ALIENS, EARTH WAR #1-4; ALIENS, GENOCIDE #1-4; ALIENS, HIVE #1-4; ALIENS, TRIBES #1; ALIENS, NEWT'S TALE #1-2; ALIEN 3 #1-3 and ALIENS, SPACE MARINES #1-12 - plus material from DARK HORSE INSIDER (1989) #14-27 and DARK HORSE PRESENTS (1986) #24, #42-43, #56 and FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.
$125.00 US
May 18, 2021
FOC Nov 23, 2020
1024 Pages
Licensed Publishing

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition
One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, Neil Gaiman's award-winning masterpiece The Sandman set the standard for mature, lyrical fantasy in the modern comics era. Illustrated by an exemplary selection of the medium's most gifted artists, the series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven.
$19.99 US
Oct 30, 2018
240 Pages

Dissolving Classroom Collector's Edition
Master of horror, Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom now in a collector's package! "Dissolving Classroom is one of the strangest stories that Ito has ever created in his history as a horror mangaka, and considering the sheer amount of strange stories that he has formed in the past, this is really saying something." -
$24.95 US
Oct 25, 2022
FOC May 02, 2022
182 Pages
Vertical Comics

Preacher Book One
Writer Garth Ennis's violent, scabrous journey across America's religious landscape.
$19.99 US
Jun 18, 2013
352 Pages

Devilman: The Classic Collection Vol. 1
Go Nagai’s groundbreaking horror classic that inspired the genre for decades. Hordes of demons, once thought entombed forever in the underworld, have now returned to Earth. Evil and corruption begin to seep into our world, as demons seize human hosts. Mankind’s only hope for salvation is to use the demons’ power against them–-and only a pure-hearted man like Fudo Akira can do so without losing his humanity. Once little more than a crybaby, Akira now wields the terrible power of a devil, yet holds the innocent soul of a man–-Devilman!
$29.99 US
May 22, 2018
680 Pages
Seven Seas

Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth
Three never-before-collected additions to the series the A.V. Club called a "modern masterpiece," showcasing the depths of depravity and the beautifully heart-breaking heights New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez have to offer.
$14.99 US
Aug 15, 2017
72 Pages
IDW Publishing

Happiness 1
A creepy and suspenseful coming-of-age story (with vampires!) from the creator of the hit Flowers of Evil.Will appeal to fans of dark fantasy manga (Death Note, Ajin) and coming-of-age dramas (Inio Asano, Natsume Ono).Ages 16+.
$12.99 US
Sep 27, 2016
192 Pages
Kodansha Comics

Gleipnir 1
Anime adaptation coming soon!Dark, disturbing, seductive, and violent, this new sci-fi action manga stars a dominating teenage girl searching for a sister who became a monster, and a submissive boy with the strange power to turn into a ragged but powerful beast, with a zipper down his back and a compartment on the inside just big enough to hold a human body.
$12.99 US
Mar 19, 2019
192 Pages
Kodansha Comics