The weather may be cooling off, but this week’s New Comics are as hot as ever! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— AQUICORN COVE HC From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After and The Tea Dragon Society comes Aquicorn Cove, a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love.When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a big storm, Lana remembers how much she's missed the ocean-and the strong, reassuring presence of her aunt. As Lana explores the familiar beach, she discovers something incredible: a colony of Aquicorns, small magical seahorse-like creatures that live in the coral reef. GIDEON FALLS VOL 01 BLACK BARN The legend of the Black Barn-an otherworldly building alleged to have appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake-ensnares and entwines the lives of two very different men. From the bestselling creative team of Jeff Lemoire and Andrea Sorrentino comes a character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— EXORSISTERS #1 Did you sign a deal with the Devil? Has your fiancé been dragged to Hell? Then Kate and Cate Harrow should be the first ones you call for timely soul retrieval at a reasonable rate! But why are these identical twins so different? Is there a darker secret? An all-new ongoing series by Eisner Award-winning writer IAN BOOTHBY (The Simpsons, MAD Magazine), with art by GISÈLE LAGACÉ (Ménage a 3, Archie). SHURI #1 Black Panther's techno-genius sister launches her own adventures - written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Leonardo”Hawkeye” Romero! Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone's looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She'd rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one - and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda's welfare and her own. FRANKENSTEIN BY JUNJI ITO The master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster-and the fouler beast who created him-to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for. Also included are six tales of Oshikiri-a high school student who lives in a decaying mansion connected to a haunted parallel world. Uncanny doppelgangers, unfortunately murdered friends, and a whole lot more are in store for him. CAPTAIN GINGER #1 When the human race died out, the cats inherited the Earth! Or at least one starship. Now the intrepid Captain Ginger struggles to keep his fellow felines united against a hostile universe. Plus: An all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison! UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1 Nadia Van Dyne, A.K.A. the UNSTOPPABLE WASP, and her team of girl scientists are back! With the backing of the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, there's no problem the Agents of G.I.R.L. can't solve! SIMPSONS COMICS #245 It's a Simpsons Comics send off! Join Bongo for the final issue of Simpsons Comics in a series finale that's been 25 years in the making! A heartfelt series farewell from your pals at Bongo. We hate to say goodbye, so let's just leave it at "Smell ya later!" VENOM ANNUAL #1 For the first time in Marvel history, the Wicked Webslinger called VENOM gets his very own Annual! This one features a few walks down memory lane from some of the best creators in comics today -- and even a few surprise guests from Venom's past! Serving as a great jumping on point for readers new and old, this is one issue of VENOM you can't afford to miss! How's that for completely vague issue summary?? MARVEL ZOMBIE #1 Years after an incurable zombie virus ravaged the world, a small colony of survivors is protected by the Marvel U's few remaining heroes, including Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Falcon. But when their last chance at salvation arrives, will they be willing to sacrifice their own humanity in the process? From the twisted minds of ICE CREAM MAN writer W. Maxwell Prince and Stefano Raffaele (Generations: Hawkeye)! --DON’T OVERLOOK— CEMETERY BEACH #2, THOR #6, BATMAN #57, GIDEON FALLS #7, STAR WARS DARTH VADER #22, BLACK BADGE #3 and SCIENCE COMICS THE BRAIN. Thanks! Hope to see you soon.
Welcome to another amazing week of comics! And we start with 2 highly anticipated books! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— MURDER FALCON #1 From DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, creator of EXTREMITY, comes MURDER FALCON! The world is under attack by monsters, and Jake's life is falling apart: no band, no girl, no future... until he meets Murder Falcon. He was sent from The Heavy to destroy all evil, but he can't do it without Jake shredding up a storm. Now, with every chord Jake plays on his guitar, the power of metal fuels Murder Falcon into all-out kung fu fury on those that seek to conquer Earth. It's time to shred! MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC This gorgeous, must-have hardback is the first original graphic novel from ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS. Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be, she'll find another, more dangerous romance... and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— CURSED COMICS CAVALCADE #1 Horror! Death! Uh...Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe. SPIDER-GEDDON #1 Back in 2014, SPIDER-VERSE brought every Spider-Man ever together. This event spinning out of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 has Christos Gage and Dan Slott teaming up to destroy them all. The Inheritors have somehow gotten out of their radioactive prison planet and made their way to the Marvel Universe. It's going to take a whole Spider-Army to keep them from TAKING IT ALL! --DON’T OVERLOOK— FROM HELL MASTER EDITION #1, IMMORTAL HULK #7, SUPERMAN #4, AVENGERS #9, CATWOMAN #4, SHE COULD FLY #4, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 and WRONG EARTH #2.
Welcome to October! There sure are a lot of comics out this month! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- •UMBRELLA ACADEMY HOTEL OBLIVION #1 The Umbrella Academy is scattered. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, a rotund Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head-and no one wants to even mention Seance until issue #2. The stunning return of Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba's offbeat super team that's soon to be a Netflix series. •ON A SUNBEAM An epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love. An inventive world, a breathtaking love story, and stunning art come together in this new work by award-winning artist Tillie Walden. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- •BLACKBIRD #1 An all-new ongoing series from red-hot artist JEN BARTEL. In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: she's not crazy - she's right. •DEAD RABBIT #1 Back in the '90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he's back in the mask to save her, but no one-not his wife, the mafia, or the cops-is happy that he's out of retirement. Get on board with the oversized first issue of an all-new ONGOING SERIES for mature readers. •LAST PICK VOL 01 An alien abduction has left behind only those younger than sixteen, older than sixty-five, or too "disabled" to work. In other words, people who weren't a threat - until now. It's time for "the last picked" to step into the game. •SUPERIOR OCTOPUS #1 Doc Ock has set up shop as San Francisco's protector, but you won't believe his methods. Some of Otto Octavius's new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free, but the good doctor swears that he's the SUPERIOR OCTOPUS. •WONDER WOMAN & JL DARK WITCHING HOUR #1 Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew a day would come when the monsters she stole her magic from would return. Now she must activate the Witchmarked, humans within whom she secreted vast stores of power. And the most powerful of the Witchmarked? Wonder Woman! Just in time for Halloween, "The Witching Hour," will rewrite the future of DC's magical heroes! •X-MEN BLACK MAGNETO #1 Written by Chris Claremont! For years, Magneto has done everything he can to achieve his goals for mutant domination. But now Magneto has declared that enough is enough. So what revolutionary plan does Magneto have that will change the face of mutantkind? And will anyone be able to stop him? Will anyone want to? •LOLLIPOP KIDS #1 When immigrants came to the new world they didn't only bring their hopes and dreams, they also brought their MONSTERS. Years ago, early settlers locked these monsters away in a secret prison deep in the woods of New Amsterdam so that they would never return to the Old World again. Those woods have since become Central Park and now the monsters have escaped! •SPARROWHAWK #1 Teen Victorian fairy fight club! As the illegitimate daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemesia has never fit in with her father’s family, nor the high class world to which they belong. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm, she has no choice but to try and save the world that has always hated her. •BATMAN THE MAXX #1 Join Batman and The Maxx on an off-kilter and unforgettable romp through the diabolical consciousnesses of Batman's greatest foes. Legendary artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, Wolverine) returns to his greatest creation for the first new The Maxx story in more than a decade! •JOOK JOINT #1 Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping... and the women? The women are to die for. There's only one rule: "Keep your hands to yourself." But some men think rules don't apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- DIE DIE DIE #3, TONY STARK IRON MAN #4, BORDER TOWN #2, WALKING DEAD #184, SHATTERSTAR #1, and DOCTOR STRANGE #6. Keep it spooky!
Okay… this is the kind of week that really gets us excited! Have you seen what’s coming out this week? No? Well don’t let us stop you; check out these beauties! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- •HEROES IN CRISIS #1 There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It's up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition? •MAN-EATERS #1 From the creative team behind the Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird! A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part The Handmaid's Tale, MAN-EATERS will have everyone talking. Also available in a glitter cover. •INFIDEL TP A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. A really great modern, urban horror story that's creepy as Hell. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- •SPIDERGEDDON #0 The end of all Spiders doesn't exclude the star of the most anticipated video game of 2018. He makes his Marvel Comics dedut right here. How does he enter the Marvel Universe and what role will he play in the final chapter of SPIDER-VERSE?! •GAMMA #1 Pokémon meets Power Rangers in this kaiju-packed mature parody that follows a monster trainer whose dreams of fortune and glory collide with his own hubris and the downfall of the entire planet in a story about betrayal and redemption in a world of bizarre, cute, and deadly monsters. •STRANGER THINGS #1 Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. •ROLLED AND TOLD #1 An all-inclusive gaming experience! Each and every month we bring you a ready-to-play, fun adventure for one of your favorite table top role-playing games. These 64 pages are packed with beautiful illustrations, comics coinciding with each adventure to excite and inspire your players, and helpful articles sure to enhance the game for new and old game masters alike. •JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #1 Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship, and Darkseid...who says he's there to help?! •HIGH HEAVEN #1 Chronic malcontent David Weathers dies and goes to Heaven-where everything is terrible, and everybody hates a complainer. And! The socially awkward science-adventurers known as Hashtag: Danger kill a dinosaur! And And! A cartoon by Shannon Wheeler, and an all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison. •STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #1 The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- SAGA VOL 9, WICKED & DIVINE 1373, BLACK PANTHER #4, BATGIRL #27 (new costume designed by Sean Murphy), RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #2, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6, DOOMSDAY CLOCK #7 and X-23 #4! Hope to see you soon!