With real-life superheroes turning up on the six o'clock news and providing fodder for prime-time procedural dramas, we've seen some of the most sensationalized aspects of the real-life superhero movement. This year, the long-running webcomic Something Positive has cast some of its characters as costumed community…
One little trick-or-treater finds a haunted house more haunted than he could have imagined. Another brings her new friend a grisly treat. Candy-hunting children meet all sorts of macabre ends in the watercolor comic series "The Last of the Trick-Or-Treaters."
Most fans of science fiction and comic books just want to enjoy their hobby in peace, or maybe one day don a costume and save the world. But every now and then, a fan turns to the Dark Side instead.