When I was big into manga one of my favorite kinds of manga(or maybe ones that fascinate me) were body horror. It was common genre among people who were into obscure mangas, so I’ve been wondering what are some body horror comics are there in dc.
I guess what I’m saying is, any body horror recommendations?
The first thing that comes to mind is Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man run (and to a certain extent Scott Snyder’s Swamp Thing) during the New 52. Dealing with the cosmic forces of death and decay in The Rot, as well as the body twisting and contorting to connect with certain animals, there was not just a lot of body horror, but psychological horror, dealing with death and family and how they connect. It was so disturbing that the initial artist, Travel Foreman, had to leave the book because he recently had a death in the family and it was disturbing him too much.
Well, the difference, as elucidated once to me by the mods, is that every free feature of the site is considered suitable for ages 14 and up, and everything behind the paywall- such as the videos and comics- is considered suitable for 18 and up.
The 1970s comics are fairly tame, since they had to deal with the Comics Code Authority. The Alan Moore run eventually abandoned the code and paved the way for the Vertigo imprint, so it delivers more horrific imagery. Later creative teams would push it even further. Here’s a cover that I always think of when the Swamp Thing comics come to mind:
That’s an image of Swamp Thing’s main recurring antagonist, Anton Arcane.