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Hellmouth Reading Order

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order: How to read the Buffy/Angel Boom Studios’ event?

As explained in the Buffyverse Comics Reading Order, Dark Horse Comics’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer license expired at the end of 2018, and the license is now in the hands of BOOM! Studios who relaunched the series in 2019 and followed 3 months later with an Angel title. The publisher didn’t lose time and offered the first cross-over event, Hellmouth.

What is the Hellmouth event about?

Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert and illustrated by Eleonora Carlini and Marco Renna, Hellmouth is a miniseries of the crossover event tying into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel comic book series.

As Boom Studios explain to us, Buffy and her Scooby Gang will have to muster all their strength as they deal with an open Hellmouth that threatens the lives of everyone they love in Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Angel, the vampire cursed with a soul, arrives in town to find his redemption by doing whatever it takes to close the Hellmouth… and no human, demon, or Slayer will stand in his way.

Dexter Books in Order

Dexter Books in Order: How to read Jeff Lindsay’s series?

Maybe the most famous fictional serial killer, after Hannibal.

Who is Dexter?

Dexter is the creation of american crime novelist Jeff Lindsay, made famous thanks to Showtime television series of the same name, where he is portrayed by Michael C. Hall.

Dexter Morgan is a forensic blood spatter analyst for the Miami-Dade Police Department by day, and a serial killer by day. Convinced the legal system failed to stop murderers, rapists and other criminals, Dexter takes justice in his own ends, and kill them.

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The Hulk Reading Order: How to read Bruce Banner’s smashing comic book story?

HULK SMASH!!!

Who is The Hulk?

The Jekyll/Hyde of the Marvel Universe created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Saving the life of Rick Jones during the experimental detonation of a gamma bomb, scientist Bruce Banner was hit by the blast resulting in the absorption of gamma radiation.

Banner didn’t die, but he wasn’t the same. The radiation didn’t kill him, but they changed him. Now, he is two “men” in one body, transforming from the physically weak and emotionally reserved physicist into the powerful green-skinned monster named “the Hulk” when he loses control.

The Walking Dead Comic Book Reading Order

The Walking Dead Comic Book Reading Order: How to read Robert Kirkman’s series?

Living in the Zombie Apocalypse.

What is The Walking Dead about?

Created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore (for the first 6 issues), then drawn by Charlie Adlard for the remaining of the series, The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic comic book series published by Image Comics.

It focuses on Rick Grimes, a Kentucky deputy who is shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma in a zombie apocalypse that has resulted in a state-wide quarantine. After joining with some other survivors, he gradually takes on the role of leader of a community as it struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.

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Twilight Saga Books in Order

Twilight Saga Books in Order: How to read Stephenie Meyer’s series?

When you can live forever what do you live for?

What is The Twilight Saga about ?

Written by american author Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga is a young adult vampire-romance series about the love story between a seventeen-year-old human girl, Bella Swan, and a 104-year-old vampire, Edward Cullen. Most of the story is told from Bella’s perspective.

One of the biggest phenomenom of the 2000s, with 160 million copies sold worldwide, it’s been adapted in a series of five romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment, with Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the lead roles.

Goosebumps Books in Order RL Stine

Goosebumps Books in Order: How to read the classic children’s horror books series by R.L. Stine?

Let’s dive into the second-best-selling book series in history, after J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

What is Goosebumps?

Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novels by American author R. L. Stine. The series begun in july 1992. Like all good story, the success wasn’t there at the beginning and the adventure almost ended with the sixth book. Soon enough, public find their way to the Goosebumps series and the rest is history.

The Goosebumps books follow children, who find themselves in scary situations, usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements. The original series comprised of 62 titles, but was followed by various spin-off series. Goosebumps has also spawned a television series, merchandise and feature films.

The October Faction Reading Order: How to read the IDW horror comics by Steve Niles?

Now a Netflix series.

What is The October Faction about?

Published by IDW, The October Faction is an horror series written Steve Niles (Kick-Ass, 30 Days of Night) with art by Damien Worm (Dark Souls).

The October Faction tells the adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family, his wife Deloris, and their two children Geoff and Vivian… which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock.

Anno Dracula Books in Order: How to read Kim Newman’s series?

What if vampires rule the world?

What is Anno Dracula about?

Written by British writer Kim Newman, Anno Dracula is a historical/fantasy series in which vampires are common and increasingly dominant in society.

This alternate history brings Count Dracula from Bram Stoker’s novel in Great Britain where nobody stopped him. The series focused on members of the mysterious Diogenes Club which represents the crown in matters that cannot be made public, and mostly two of its members, vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard. The series also features a lot of fictional figures for the amateur of metafictions.

Skulduggery Pleasant Books in Order: How to read Derek Landy’s Series?

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The skeleton is a detective…

Who is Skulduggery Pleasant?

Written by Irish playwright Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant is a series of horror/comedy/fantasy novels following the adventures of an undead sorcerer and detective and his partner.

This is the story of the 400-year-old detective named Skulduggery Pleasant who is a walking and talking skeleton, and his partner Stephanie Edgley who goes by the name Valkyrie Cain. With the help of Skulduggery, Valkyrie wants to stop evil forces threatening the world, but also find justice for her uncle’s death.

Buffyverse Comics Reading Order: How to read Buffy/Angel comics?

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In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.

Who is Buffy Summers ?

She made a first appearance in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before becoming the badass heroine of her own television show and comic books. Presented as a shallow high school cheerleader, Buffy is the Chosen One. She is gifted with the strength and skills to fight vampires, demons and other supernatural creatures.

As Buffy grows up, she must face the challenge of every teenager (and after, adult) life and also the darkness. She is surrounded by friends and family who help her in her mission.

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