Holidays are usually steeped in tradition and a huge favorite holiday of mine, Halloween, is just around the corner. As such I’d like to share some thoughts on what has become my own little comic book Halloween tradition, picking up the release of the year’s special The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror issue from Bongo Comics. It’s incredible to think that this issue marks the 16th year that TOH has been published. My fascination with the regular monthly Simpson’s comic (which first appeared in late 1993) pattered out over 10 years ago. Though very well written and illustrated, the sense of comedic timing so essential to the success of the show just does not translate in most instances to the comic page. This is, however, not a problem with TOH as these stories are often direct parodies of horror and sci-fi comics themselves and always employ top-notch talents from both the mainstream and alternative press.