10 Horror-Themed Graphic Novels You Should Read

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Black Hole

Started by Charles Burns way back in 1995, Black Hole revolves around the aftermath of a sexually transmitted disease that causes horrific mutations in teenagers. The mutations turn these teens into something monstrous – changing the form of their bodies to make some of them look inhuman. The core group of teens, Chris, Rob, Keith, and Eliza, keep the story in motion as we follow them through their Seattle suburb, through their mutations, and to the fringes of society. Black Hole is certainly a metaphor for teen angst, but the gloomy subject matter is shot through with moments of humor and flashes of tenderness. And the art itself is a beautiful collection of black and white, heavily inked drawings. Believe me when I say, this story will stick with you for a long, long time.

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