10 Comic Book Spin-Offs Of Iconic Horror Franchises

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A murdered child-killer who lives on in the dreams of children. An unkillable great monster in a hockey mask. A square-jawed Chosen One with a chainsaw for a hand. In many ways, our favourite horror movie characters are a lot like the classic comic book superhero or villain.

Visually striking, usually superpowered and in possession of a tragic upbringing and serious mommy/daddy issues. If they weren't slaughtering horny teenagers by the dozen, many of them would be just as at home battling the Avengers or the Justice League. And, in the case of at least one of them, that actually did happen (sort of. They were Marvel Zombies, but it still counts).

And, if you take a good long look inside the longbox, you'll find that many, if not most, of them have made that foray onto the page. For some of them, it's no more than a simple (and usually terrible) comic book adaptation of their movies.

For others, it's a one-shot nightmare, prestige miniseries or a crossover with one of the heavy hitters (usually that guy from the Evil Dead). Here we take a look at ten of our favourite horror franchises and just a few of their comic book adventures. Some, it must be said, are doing better than others. Well, we can't all be doing as well as that Evil Dead guy.

What's your favourite scary, uh, comic book?

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