Fans of the darker side of the DC Universe are in luck today as the company has announced not one, but two Halloween themed forays into superhero terror!
DC Comics has been giving a lot of love to monster and horror fans throughout 2018. Beginning the year with The Swamp Thing Winter Special, closely followed by the Young Monsters in Love anthology, and ending with the EC Comics inspired Cursed Comics Cavalcade, DC has not been afraid to mix their traditional monster characters in with their standard superhero fare.
Borrowing the title from yesteryear’s romance comics of the 1950’s, Young Monsters in Love #1 is a lengthy anthology featuring both obscure and popular monster characters from DC’s long publishing history. With 80 pages to work with, the collection is able to highlight a number of characters that we rarely see such as I Vampire, the Monster Commandos, and Monsieur Mallah and the Brain, while also giving some fan favorites like Man-Bat, Solomon Grundy, and Swamp Thing a short story or two.
Swamp Thing has been one of the most enduring “monster titles” to grace comics since the character’s debut in House of Secrets #92 in 1971. The title has also been written by some of the greatest writers in comics history, beginning with creator Len Wein, and followed by Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder and many other accomplished writers.