Spooky Graphic Novels and Manga

Want to get into the Halloween spooky mood but you don’t want any nightmares? These selections should feed that appetite.

Little Witch Academia Vol. 1
A young girl dreams of becoming a witch and follows in the footsteps of her hero Shiny Chariot. But as the only student of a non-magical family at Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy it’s not going to be easy flying for her.
Snap has a chance run in with the “town witch” and finds not only that they may need each other more than they believe, but also may uncover a family secret and the magic within her.
The Witch Boy
In thirteen-year-old Aster’s family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn’t shifted… and he’s still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.
So I’m a Spider, So What?
In a freak turn of events a high school girl’s entire class is obliterated and she is reborn into the body of a spider in a game like world. It’s every spider for herself!
Beetle & the Hollowbones
Twelve-year-old goblin and witch-in-training Beetle enlists her former best friend, Kat Hollowbones, to help stop Kat’s sorceress aunt from demolishing the mall where Beetle’s friend Blob Ghost is trapped.
Kim Reaper
Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim’s job is pretty cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld.

We’re on the next step up! These won’t haunt your dreams but they’re a bit darker.

D Gray-Man
Young Allen Walker joins a group of exorcists named the Black order who use a substance called “innocence” to combat a man known as the Millennium Earl and to save humanity.
Grimoire Noir
When his little sister is kidnapped for her magical powers, Bucky Orson goes on a strange journey to find her, uncovering his town’s painful history and a conspiracy that will change it forever.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Chosen Ones
The secret origins of some of the most important Slayers in history……and the First Appearance of a new character with a familiar face who will change the way you look at Buffy and everything about her world. This is the Buffy comic that everyone will be talking about and the most important new character in over twenty years!
Graveyard Wars
There are those among us, all of whom have had near death experiences, who now have an ability called a Soul-Skill which allows them access to the skill-sets of the dead; fighter, mechanic, sniper. Anything. This ability connects them in this realm to the soul, and its skill, in the next. Pilot. Hacker. Assassin. Anything. While not everyone who touches death is able to retain this ability those who do have formed two warring guilds: Caretakers and Dark Hearts. The Caretaker’s mission? To use the power of the dead to protect the living. Welcome to Graveyard Wars.
Death Note
Ace student Light Yagami finds a notebook dropped by a rogue death god (shinigami) with the power to kill anyone whose name he writes on the pages. He begins writing criminals’ names into the book garnering the attention of the Tokyo Police and the famous investigator “L”.
Soul Eater
Maka is a weapon meister, determined to turn her partner, a living scythe named Soul Eater, into a powerful death scythe — the ultimate weapon of Death himself! Charged with the task of collecting and devouring the tainted souls of ninety-nine humans and one witch, Maka and her fellow meisters strive to master their weapons as they face off against the bizarre and dangerous minions of the underworld.
The Last Halloween 1: Children
In a grisly gothic adventure at the end of the world, ten-year-old Mona and her motley crew of good-hearted ghouls must stop an invading horde of monsters, or this will be The Last Halloween!
The Girl From the Other Side
In a land far away, there were two kingdoms: the Outside, where twisted beasts roamed that could curse with a touch, and the Inside, where humans lived in safety and peace. The girl and the beast should never have met, but when they do, a quiet fairytale begins.

These are not for the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk for these terrifying, bone-chilling comics!

Locke & Key
Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…. and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all.
Magical Girl Apocalypse
Kii Kogami is looking for excitement in his life when a girl clad in gothic attire begins bludgeoning, dismembering, and mutilating all in her path while chanting the mantra “Magical.” The high schoolers are terrified but even moreso because the girl’s victims reanimate and join her in the rampage as her minions. What will be left of the world outside, even if young Kii escapes the high school?
The Walking Dead
Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son.
Tokyo Ghoul
Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way — except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.
Jujutsu Kaisen
Yuji Itadori is resolved to save the world from cursed demons, but he soon learns that the best way to do it is to slowly lose his humanity and become one himself!
The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes
An occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power.

Monday, October 18, 2021 from 4-5 p.m. Rm 110

Love graphic novels and comics? Join us as we talk about our favorite stories and enjoy tasty snacks. October’s theme is spooky stories. Open to 6th-12th graders. Register online.

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