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 firstname.lastname@example.org your scary suggestions! Here is an archive of all the comics featured so far!
Courtesy of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is certainly no stranger to scary comic books with his work on Man-Thing and the Stand, we have "Mikey's Friend," a disturbing little tale from J.M. DeMatteis and Charles Nicholas that first appeared in Secrets of Haunted House #26.
Roberto actually could not remember the name of the story and actually had not read it since he was a kid. But after describing it to me, I figured out which story he was talking about.
It opens with a young boy living with a foster family who do not treat him particularly well, especially his foster father and his foster sister, Sassy, who mocks him for having an imaginary friend.
Well, things begin happening to his foster family...
This leads to the big reveal...and a dilemma!!
What will Mikey do? What will happen next?
Normally, I would not spoil the ending, but I figure Roberto has (in his words) been "haunted by this comic for decades," so I will share the twist(ed) ending...
Pretty darn messed up!