Comics of the week – Jan 12

If you like to feel the chills, and to hide under your covers while you read, then you’ll enjoy this week’s selection of horror comics! Eldrich horrors, zombies, sacrifices to bring back the sun – will they survive? Will you?

Arbalest – Haelu is a monster, born of the snow and the long dark. In 6 months, she will be dead. Her purpose: to bring back the sun. But, as awareness of her complex self begins to emerge, Haelu forges goals of her own. Rated M for partial nudity, blood/gore, sex, themes of abuse.

broken is a fantasy/horror story about a psychic zombie befriending a fairy general while they try to protect each other from eldritch abominations, a genocidal dictator, and their own PTSD. Contains graphic violence (including suicide), body horror, and the occasional flashing image.

Children of Shadow: Ashes – Rava is a fire daemon and an outcast. Anor is a water daemon incapable of killing, even when lives are threatened. And Fawna is only a simple fox, who could be the key to saving everyone from the twisted monsters plaguing their worlds. But their most difficult battles might just be against the demons lurking inside themselves.

↓ Transcript
9 Panels

Panel 1,2,3:
Nikita steps down from the wall's edge, as Steffano watches with relief. Steffano leans against the wall and lets his body fall until he's sitting on the floor. Nikita sits next to him, seemingly confused by his reaction.

Nikita: You were saying?
Steffano: Ohhh, this is embarassing... Haha, your men told me you only ever talked to give them orders! So, I guess I must be lucky!

Panel 4:
Nikita looks very softly at Steffano, and smiles. There's a rose tint to the panel.

Nikita: Or maybe... It's because you're so easy to talk to.

Panel 5,6,7:
The moon is in a slightly different position. Nikita seems to have fallen asleep with his head on Steffano's shoulder. Steffano is hugging his own jacket, cold. He puts his hand around Nikita, who snuggles closer.

Steffano: Come, it's getting cold. We should get going.
Nikita: I don't want to go. I wanna stay here.
Steffano: Sitting on the floor?
Nikita: ..With you.