I love a good monster story. Strange beasts lurking in the darkness and and the people who hunt them? Sign me up! I also love comics, so here are a few of my favorite comics that involve monsters. All have been collected in trade paperback format, so you don't have to track down individual comic book issues. And it's always a good idea to check your local library to see what's in their graphic novel collection!
(This joins my lists of zombie comics with kick-ass female leads, comics about magic, post-apocalyptic comics, comics about race and social justice, and all-ages comics as Things You Should Read. (Does this post use affiliate links? Yep! More about that if you're not familiar.)
First up, B.P.R.D. Volume 9: 1946 and its sequels. Mike Mignola is the creator and author, joined by by a changing team across the series. Writers Joshua Dysart, John Arcudi, and Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. Art by Paul Azaceta, Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, and Max Fuimara. Colors by Nick Filardi and Dave Stewart. Letters by Clem Robins.
Hellboy fans will know instantly that B.P.R.D. stands for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. The B.P.R.D. 1946+ series focuses on Professor Broom, Hellboy's adoptive father. It begins in post-war Germany, with the investigation of a Nazi Occult Bureau project called Vampir Sturm.
Unfortunately, this investigation requires cooperation from the Russians, including an actual demon who leads the Soviet arcane studies division. Varvara the demon appears as a young, beautiful doll almost, or an extremely creepy Shirley Temple. And she's a little too interested in Hellboy.