By Marc Strom
Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.
Halloween's almost here, so we here at Marvel thought we'd give you a spooky treat with five of the most frightening, blood-curdling, spine-chilling tales in Marveldom!
Starring the likes of Dr. Strange, the Man-Thing and more, these stories will help get you in the mood for a night full of fright this Friday...just remember to stay away from haunted swamps, abandoned mansions and anywhere zombified super heroes are known to lurk!
So kick back and ignore that rapping, rapping at your chamber door with these five digital gems on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.
STRANGE TALES #116
Dr. Strange battles the nefarious Nightmare in a story which is sure to disturb your own sleep, Marvelite! The supernatural villain leaves his home in the Dream Dimension to track down the mystical hero, placing innocent victims under a sleeping spell to gain Stephen Strange's attention! Feast your eyes on one of the most stunning battles in Marvel's history as Strange and Nightmare face one another in the surreal Dream Dimension, with Steve Ditko bringing his psychedelic visuals to this stunning story that will weave its spell on you in no time!
TOWER OF SHADOWS #1
While "At The Stroke of Midnight" might not feature any Marvel hero or villain, this classic story from the master of suspense, Jim Steranko, will surely send a chill down your spine; and if it doesn't, we here are Marvel are concerned about your health! A lone couple has come to a shadowy house in the middle of nowhere for undisclosed reasons, but when Lou Fowler becomes afraid of the eerie mansion, his companion won't let him back out as she unwittingly hurtles them towards an evening they'll never forget! Lush artwork, bone-chilling narration, and mystery galore-what more could you ask for from this spooktacular Marvel classic?
TOMB OF DRACULA #10
Get ready for a devious double-feature with this classic gem that not only stars Dracula, but introduces the world to Blade, the Vampire Hunter! Dracula takes control of a party-ship populated with some of the world's elite, and Blade has to stop him from turning everyone onboard into bloodthirsty vampires! Terror hits the ocean ways in this Mighty Marvel mini-epic, but can Blade save all the passengers before their oceanic voyage meets a rather explosive ending? And for that matter, can he even save his own skin from the deadly fangs of Dracula?
ADVENTURE INTO FEAR #16
Steve Gerber kicks off his classic run on the Man-Thing with "Cry of the Native," a story which brings the fearsome swamp creature in contact with a community of Native Americans desperately trying to preserve their land. But will one member of the community take the battle too far? How can the Man-Thing hope to keep the land from becoming an airport? Gerber injects his hero into a real-world conflict complete with moral ambiguities, and proves that heroes exist in the world even if they don't have super powers!
MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS #1
Learn how Marvel's heroes became infected with the disease that turned them into flesh-eating zombies in this special one-shot by the original MARVEL ZOMBIES creative team of Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips! As Nick Fury brings the remaining heroes together for one last-ditch effort to stop their undead former allies, the hope of saving their world begins to fade. Get ready for one of the most gruesome and horrifying takes on your favorite Marvel characters yet, True Believer!
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