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The Scariest Comic Books of All-Time! – A Frog is a Frog

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A reader named Chris S. suggested that I devote October to the scariest comic books of all-time, as suggested by you readers out there! Sounds like a plan to me! So all October-long, I’ll be featuring 31 comic book tales of terror, based on YOUR suggestions! So e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com your scary suggestions! Here is an archive of all the comics featured so far!

Reader benday dot e-mailed me to suggest a short story by the late Stephen Perry and Stephen Bissette from 1982’s Bizarre Adventures #31 called “A Frog is a Frog,” which is a disturbing look at the de-humanizing effects of violence.

Enjoy!

It is interesting to see work from Bissette that is basically right before his acclaimed Swamp Thing run with Alan Moore and John Totleben. Bissette and Perry did a number of good stories for Marvel’s various magazines, but I think this is probably their strongest effort.

It opens with two young boys reading comic books in their treehouse.








Pretty damn striking.

Boomas’ following actions are quite powerful. I heartily recommend tracking down a copy of this issue to see what happens next (the whole issue is filled with stories on the topic of violence).