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!
Who has time to read our prattling when there are awesome books out! Books such as… •BATMAN DAMNED #1 The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he's uncovering. So who better to set him straight than... John Constantine? From DC's BLACK LABEL imprint. By Brian Azzaerllo and Lee Bermejo. •DICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #1 The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for "the city by the lake," and its criminals better watch out! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of 2018! •DOG MAN VOL 05 LORD OF FLEAS When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action - and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. •HCHOM BOOK If you were a goblin, what would your treasure hoard contain? Gems and minerals, biscuits and pastries, finely tailored jackets-or perhaps all of the above. Collects illustrations and essays from MARIAN CHURCHLAND's popular long-running blog, Hchom.com. •OLIVIA TWIST #1 To save a boy she barely knows, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins THE ESTHERS, a rag-tag girl gang of thieves running free in a dangerous future. Olivia's life in this imminent London of internment camps and strange technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she's ever dreamed of. But it comes with a great cost. Debut comic by internationally best-selling author, Darin Strauss. •RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 He's back, bub. *SNIKT* •TEA DRAGON SOCIETY CARD GAME Discover the dying art form of Tea Dragon caretaking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Each player`s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players will choose to draw a card, triggering effects and strengthening their position, or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points. The game takes place over four seasons, starting in spring and ending in winter. Based on Oni Press' acclaimed book The Tea Dragon Society by Katie ONeill. So block off some time on your Wednesday calendar to come by Challengers and grab some comic book goodness!
September keeps a-rollin’ along with all sorts of wonderful new comics! •MCMLXXV #1 (1975) Meet Pamela Evans. Much more than a typical Manhattan cab driver, she also happens to be a badass monster-fighter who wields an enchanted tire iron. Welcome to the year of her greatest adventure. JOE CASEY and IAN MacEWAN team up for MCMLXXV: modern mythology for a new generation. •CEMETARY BEACH #1 A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. WARREN ELLIS & JASON HOWARD ignite a high-speed new action serial. •MOTH & WHISPER #1 A YA cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief. Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they're still just a teenager, and now they're alone, searching for their parents in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. Identity is a commodity and privacy is impossible. The truth about Niki's parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it? •MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #1 Created for comics by Joel "Joel" Hodgson! The riffing hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to comics when Kinga Forrester pairs her Kingachrome Liquid Medium with her latest invention-the Bubbulat-R! Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo find themselves thrust into the 2-D world of public domain comics, with riffing as their only defense! •LOW ROAD WEST #1 In the aftermath of a nuclear first strike that has left the East Coast uninhabitable, five teenagers are being sent west, away from the wreckage that was once their home. Halfway through the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, the shuttle that promised safety has broken down, stranding them in the middle of nowhere with only one another to count on. •ARCHIE 1941 #1 WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you're a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? •HOUSE OF WHISPERS #1 An all-new corner has been added to Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe! From her bayou, Erzulie scries upon the mortal realm and sees four human girls open a mysterious and magical journal filled with whispers and rumors that, if they spread, could cause a pandemic unlike any the Earth has seen, with the power to release Sopona, the loa lord of infectious disease and cousin to Erzulie, who is currently banned from the human plane. •ICEMAN #1 Iceman is back! Which is good, because someone is hunting the Morlocks for sport. Now it's up to Bobby Drake to prevent another potential Mutant Massacre. But who's behind this horrific hunt? You won't believe it if we tell you! Guest-starring Bishop! •WRONG EARTH #1 On one world, Dragonflyman and his sidekick Stinger enjoy a life of adventure. On another Earth, the Dragonfly hunts criminal parasites like a lethal exterminator. But what happens when these two heroes change places? Plus an all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison. •WELCOME TO WANDERLAND #1 Bellamy Morris knows everything there is to know about Wanderland Park. She knows when all the most iconic rides were built, all the shortcuts around the park, and all the secret lore behind Old West Town, Space Age Metropolis and New Princesston. So when she winds up in the REAL version of Wanderland, with real princesses and adorable talking woodland creatures, Bellamy is sure that she has GOT this. That is, until it starts to become clear that this magical land isn't much like the real world park at all, and the characters she thinks she knows aren't at all like she'd imagined. •And let us not forget the mainstays like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5, CATWOMAN #3, LOEG TEMPEST #2, NANCY DREW #4, OBLIVION SONG #7, FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (now featuring all 4 members!), and KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #258!