This was a fantastic collection, even though the credits are a mile long, they all deserve to be acknowledged for the work they did on this collection of stories. And it is affectionately presented as Sam’s 10th Anniversary Collection, and everybody loves Sam. How can you not???
The first half of this graphic anthology is based on the film Trick ‘r Treat, which I loved. You can read my review of it HERE. So, the stories in the first half of this collection are the stories in the movie but in comic book form. A fantastic way to relive the joys of watching Sam and his love for Halloween. (Not to mention this is the perfect time for this to be released.)
All of the key points from the film are included, even the sarcasm and dark humor that comes with the macabre stories and situations we all love so much from the movie. The character of Sam is portrayed exactly the same in this comic book as he is in the film, adorably cute, funny and witty, and incredibly dangerous and evil. Of course, that raises the enjoyment factor to the top of the scales.
The second half is titled Days of the Dead and includes four new stories. Each of these stories has their own flavor of horror and their own style of art as well. My favorite was Corn Maiden as far as the story went. But for artwork and story, for the whole complete package, I have to say that Monster Mash was a home run that went over the fences and out of the ballpark. The artwork alone in Monster Mash is just astounding. My husband is a classically trained artist and he went to the Disney Art Institute and he was also blown away by the artwork in Monster Mash. I love when the art is so good that it can carry the story even without the text.
The collection is presented in a high-quality hardcover book, printed on heavy paper with a slightly glossy finish making this an excellent collector’s item for the Trick ‘r Treat or Horror Movie enthusiasts out there.
This whole collection was a huge success in my opinion. Any Trick ‘r Treat fan is going to want this to add to their collection. Plus, any horror comic fan is going to be foaming at the mouth to have this in their graphic novel collection. This is a must have for all horror comic lovers and all Sam and Trick ‘r Treat fans. An absolute must have!