Even if your 2020 Halloween plans have fallen to the wayside, there’s arguably no better way to spend the spookiest evening of the year than curled up (safely) on the couch with the horror anthology film Trick ‘r Treat, anyway. Written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Krampus), Trick ‘r Treat has garnered a passionate cult following over the years.
Thanks to Legendary Comics, your Halloween plans just got even creepier (and more exciting!) Over the years, Dougherty has produced not one but two graphic novels based on his beloved cult classic. And now, just in time for the holiday, you can order the special deluxe edition Trick ‘r Treat comic book collection to read as you indulge in a supernatural evening at home. The omnibus unites the two aforementioned graphic novels for the first time ever, and also features a special new introduction from Dougherty, new cover art, and other cool extras.
First up in this collection is Trick ‘r Treat, the graphic novel adaption of the film, which follows four illustrated tales of horror interwoven into one unforgettable Halloween night. The star of the interconnected tales is Sam, a small, unsettling figure that sets out to wreak havoc on unsuspecting victims.
Additionally, the omnibus also includes Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead, in which Sam returns and takes readers on a thrilling ride through the history of Halloween over the course of four chilling tales. Stories include old-world lovers whose romance takes a chilling turn, Western pioneers who discover the dark side of the frontier, pranksters who are taught a lesson they’ll never forget in the heart of small-town America, and a tale of pure horror noir in 1950s Los Angeles.
This full compendium of twisted Halloween tales features work from an incredible team of creators, including: writers Zach Shields (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Krampus) and Todd Casey (Krampus); Eisner Award-winning writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman); Eisner Award-winning artist Fiona Staples (SAGA); ZID (Skull Island: Birth of Kong; Lost in Space: Countdown To Danger); Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship); Stephen Byrne (Green Arrow); Grant Bond (Supernatural); Mike Huddleston (Man Bat); and Christopher Gugliotti (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
Even if we can’t have Halloween parties or go trick or treating this year, I hope this compilation will help readers conjure Sam and that special spooky season magic he brings – Michael Dougherty
So what are you waiting for? Order your copy of the Trick ‘r Treat omnibus today!