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Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1

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Comic creator Alex Oxaca has been out of the spotlight for decades, and he’ll wish he’d remained in obscurity soon enough…

RED MURDER was the smash hit title of the early 2000s, and will come back from the past in more ways than one during the 20th anniversary celebration of the title!

A real ax murderer, eerily parallel to the hatchet-wielding killer in the comic, starts chopping down equally real victims.

Prolific author of legendary terror R.L. Stine is joined by artist Adam Gorham (Dune: Blood of the Sardaukar, The Blue Flame) for a nightmarish self-contained chapter of the bestselling Stuff of Nightmares that readers new and old would kill for!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
50 pages
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2 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Capes & Tights

    Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder is well-told, and it’s not afraid to take the reader to dark places. It’s an exploration of comic creator rights, the relationship between artists and their creations, and the power of horror. It’s a fantastic read for any fans of the horror genre, and it’s perfect for those who love a good scare.

  • 60

    If it were’t for the blood and multiple ax murders, Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder one-shot would’ve felt right at home in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. The story centers around the mystery of someone dressing up like a popular horror-based comic book superhero and horrifically murdering fans at a horror convention. The jokes about superhero media and the comics industry all hit their mark but you can see the twist coming from fairly early on no matter how many times Stine tries to divert your attention. And while the bloody violence is excellently drawn, some of the artwork is formatted in a way where it’s actually hard to tell what’s going on during the “action” scenes. If you arew up with Goosebumps or liked certain horror anthologies like Tales From The Crypt you’ll feel right at home.

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