Sam is back and more frightening than ever! Take a journey through 4 new stories with the brand new trade, Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead.  I’m so excited this is finally on shelves and I’m even more excited that I finally got to read this yesterday! The Halloween spirit has finally arrived via this trade. Get ready to get spooked because Sam has a lot of stories to tell.

Synopsis:

From the twisted imagination of Trick ‘r Treat creator Michael Dougherty (director of the upcoming Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat 2 and screenwriter of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns) alongside a top-notch team of creators including writers Todd Casey and Zach Shields(Krampus), Marc Andreyko (Batwoman) and artists Fiona Staples (Saga), Stephen Byrne (Buffy/Angel), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship) and Zid (Son of Merlin) comes this 4-part collection that paves the way for the Trick ‘r Treat film sequel.   
 
Days of the Dead takes readers on a journey through Halloween history with 4 chilling new Trick ‘r Treat tales. Discover old-world lovers whose romance takes a chilling turn and Western pioneers who discover the dark side of the frontier. Travel to 1950s Los Angeles for a tale of pure horror noir and into the heart of small-town America to see some pranksters taught a lesson they’ll never forget.
 
Across centuries of Halloween horror, wherever fear lies, Sam will be waiting…

I picked this up last night after forgetting that it released on October 6th. I’ve been waiting to read this ever since it’s release because I’ve been craving more Sam, especially towards the Halloween season. I wasn’t too sure what to expect going in because I had never read any blurbs or anything like that, but I pleasantly surprised that it felt exactly like a form of the film itself. Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead tells four individual stories all centering around one boy: Sam. He comes in different forms throughout the stories but is key to the terror that unfolds in each one. All stories were really well written, but my favorite was probably Monster Mash because of the monsters and idea of becoming your Halloween costume for forever. Also the art style was very pretty! I loved the art in all stories as well as each one is different and beautiful in its own way.

I really enjoyed this trade! It was equal parts frightening and mysterious. I’d highly recommend to anyone who loved Trick ‘r Treat and wants more!TRICK-R-TREAT-DAYS-OF-THE-DEAD

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