Mikey’s Friend is a horror comic about a young boy who has a strange and disturbing imaginary friend. It was originally published in Secrets of Haunted House #26 (June 1980).
The story begins with a young boy named Mikey who is living with a foster family. His previous family were killed in a fire. Mikey spends all his time playing with an imaginary friend named “Nick” who he insists is real. His father, Larry, can’t stand him and his older sister, Sassy, delights in bullying him.
Sassy goes out to meet her friend, but Mikey’s threat makes her uneasy. All of a sudden, an invisible force pushes her and she stumbles into the middle of the street.
She finds herself in the path of an oncoming car and she is unable to get out of the way in time. The car ploughs into her and she is killed on impact.
A few weeks after her tragic death, Sassy’s parents are still recovering from the loss. Her father is sick and tired of hearing Mikey talk about his imaginary friend.
He decides to teach the boy a lesson and gives him a beating with a leather belt.
That evening, the father is taking a bath and watching a baseball game on a small portable TV.
All of a sudden, the TV topples over and falls into the bath, electrocuting the man. He is killed instantly.
Mikey and his mother, Carol, attend the funeral. The poor woman can’t believe that she has lost both her daughter and her husband in the same month.
One day, Carol is doing some housework when she overhears Mikey talking to someone in his bedroom. Quietly, she opens the door and peers inside. She realizes that Mikey is talking about her.
When she sees who Mikey is talking to, she gets the shock of her life.
The creature forces Mikey to make a tough choice.
Who will Mikey choose?