Sure it gets dark earlier now, but that just makes for ideal New Comic reading, right? --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— WONDER WOMAN #58 A new era of Wonder Woman begins as best-selling writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) makes her return to DC with art star Cary Nord joining the series! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— UNCANNY X-MEN #1 Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be...their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you...X-MEN DISASSEMBLED! WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #1 Based on the original screenplay by Neuromancer's William Gibson! After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop are intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the U.P.P forces don't expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans intent on developing the ultimate cold war weapon of mass destruction. ELISABETH DUMN AGAINST THE DEVILS IN SUITS Elisabeth Dumn is a strong, rebellious girl who's determined to make her own way. Good thing too, because her father long ago promised her to the Devil and he's come to claim what's his. Part horror adventure, part surreal dreamscape, this original graphic novella features the amazing artwork of new Brazilian sensation ARABSON, with translation by Eisner Award-winner JAMES ROBINSON. FIREFLY #1 Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job-legal or not-to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Find out now how his story began as BOOM! Studios delves into Mal's past, how he met his first mate Zoe and the real truth about the War of Unification. FORM OF A QUESTION HC Andrew Rostan is excellent at remembering facts and recalling the memories he associates with those facts. Memories of deaths in the family and extraordinary people. At the age of twenty-two and suddenly a contestant on the very game show he associates with the happiest moments in his life, Rostan’s about to realize that existence is like JEOPARDY! and that all the answers are staring you in the face if only you ask the right questions. ELECTRIC WARRIORS #1 Years after the Great Disaster, the Earth has started to rebuild and rejoin the universal coalition. In order to prevent a galactic war, different worlds throughout the known cosmos have created a new system of competitive combat to give each participating planet their own voice in the intergalactic struggle. Each world has one diplomatic gladiator, chosen to possess the Electric Seed and fight for their homeland as the Electric Warrior! So what happens when Earth can't choose a single combatant and sends two instead? DR HORRIBLE BEST FRIENDS FOREVER #0 Dr. Horrible is back and he's brought his best friend with him... Captain Hammer? The timestream has been breached, and who's to blame but the missus of time herself, Hourglass. But things are a bit peculiar in this seemingly present day with arch nemeses Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer teaming up! If that's possible, then what else is? Revisit the hilarity, wit, and charm of Dr. Horrible in this unbelievable story of preposterous possibilities featuring cameos from some of the series' most horrible villains. BITTER ROOT #1 In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family can save New York-and the world-from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But the once-great family of monster hunters has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. The Sangerye Family must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences... or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race. --DON’T OVERLOOK— FANTASTIC FOUR #3, CATWOMAN #5, MURDER FALCON #2, MISTER MIRACLE #12, GIDEON FALLS #8, CAPTAIN AMERICA #5, DIE! DIE! DIE#4 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9. And the best part of this list of New Comics is that none of them are pumpkin spice flavored.
The witching hour has come and gone! It’s time for November’s first week of New Comics! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— GREEN LANTERN #1 Superstar writer Grant Morrison returns to DC to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN! When Earth's space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps-and quite possibly the Multiverse at large-to its very core. There's an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the GL Corps' ranks, so strap in for more mind-bending adventures in this masterpiece in the making. YOTSUBA & VOL 14 Everyone's favorite green-haired five-year-old is back! And this time, Yotsuba's expanding her horizons by taking a trip to the big city with her dad! The giant amusement park of Tokyo--with all its trains to ride, neighborhoods to explore, and fancy lunches to eat--promises heartwarmingly hilarious adventures in this long-awaited volume! We here at Challengers LOVE Yotsuba, and even though this is volume 14, you can really read this series in any order. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER ORIGINAL GN It's time to shut up and return to Camp Firewood in the first-ever, all-new original graphic novel for the beloved, cult classic, Wet Hot American Summer. To tell you all about it, here's Camp Director Beth. Well guys, we made it through the first week of camp in one piece... mostly. Anyway, so I gave the Camp Firewood counselors the night off to head into town to do whatever it is teenagers do and long story short, it led to a surprise camp inspection! Now we have 24 hours to clean up our act or they're going to shut down Camp Firewood. Luckily, I have the best counselors in the whole wide world...wait, where are those little jerks...in town still?! We are so screwed . . . WICKED + DIVINE FUNNIES #1 Every ninety years gods are reborn as dogs. They are good dogs. They are very good dogs. In two years, they may have learned how to sit, which is one of several (count 'em!) stories in this special. As THE WICKED + THE DIVINE prepares for its final arc, we invite a bunch of friends over, pass out the fizzy pop and sherbet and have a lovely time. DOCTOR WHO 13TH #1 The Doctor regenerates into her most thrilling incarnation yet! A new series for a new era on the TARDIS, from a creative team of astounding women - Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and art from Rachael Stott and Enrica Angiolini! Experience mind-blowing challenges and dynamic adventures through time and space - right alongside the Doctor and her friends! EMPTY MAN #1 Horror sensation Cullen Bunn returns to the world of Empty Man in this ongoing series. The nation is in the grip of a terrible pandemic. The so-called Empty Man disease causes insanity and violence. Government quarantines are mandatory. One of the afflicted is Melissa Kerry, and the next step should be to quarantine her-but those who enter quarantine are never seen again. Melissa's family won't let that happen. All they have to do is care for her, keep her worsening condition a secret-and they'll do anything, trust anyone, to keep her safe. OUTER DARKNESS #1 Sci-fi and horror collide in this new series from the co-creator of CHEW, John Layman! Mankind has colonized the galaxy, but during our interstellar travels, we discovered a terrifying secret out in the Outer Darkness of space. Join Captain Joshua Rigg and the crew of the starship Charon as they encounter demonic possessions, hauntings, cosmic horror, and more! AUNTIE AGATHAS HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS #1 Auntie Agatha's Home for Wayward Rabbits is in danger. Run by the titular Agatha and her niece, Julie, this peculiar shelter cares for damaged and dysfunctional rabbits-and now it's being threatened by a wealthy businessman who will stop at nothing to tear it down. This charming series marks the return of critically acclaimed writer KEITH GIFFEN to creator-owned work. MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #1 In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment. He doesn't know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him. Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green. But all of that is about to change. Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember... --DON’T OVERLOOK— SPIDER-GEDDON #3, BORDER TOWN #3, BLACKBIRD #2, WALKING DEAD #185, INFINITY WARS #5, BATMAN #58, and the collection of Gail Simone’s DOMINO VOL 01 KILLER INSTINCT. It feels weird to officially be in the Holiday Season, but at least we have great comics to be in it with us!
Such a perfect batch of New Comics for Halloween! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— BATMAN SECRET FILES #1 FOIL The BATMAN team of Tom King and Mikel Janin provides a framing sequence, setting up our hand-picked teams of creators to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow's fear toxin affects the common man, and a special story written by Tom Taylor with art by Brad Walker that teams the Dark Knight Detective with Detective Chimp. HEROES IN CRISIS #2 Suspected of murder, Harley Quinn and BOoster Gold find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— WYTCHES BAD EGG Serving as both a stand-alone story in the WYTCHES world and a prequel to the highly anticipated WYTCHES, VOL. 2, "BAD EGG" tells the story of Seb and Jackson-two innocent teenagers reared on opposite sides of the eternal struggle between good and evil. Sebastian's mother is a member of "The Irons," the most ruthless Wytch hunters in history, while Jackson's family are "High Horn" Wytches. Can these two boys find friendship amidst this age-old blood feud, or are their fates already sealed? JESSICA JONES BLIND SPOT GRAPHIC NOVEL First time in print! Jessica finds a corpse in her office - the body of a woman who came to Jessica for help years ago with a case Jessica failed to solve. And now she's being framed for the woman's murder! As Jessica reopens her investigation in hopes of bringing Dia Sloane's killer to justice, she finds herself caught in the web of a serial killer intent on murdering women with powers. EDGAR ALLAN POE`S SNIFTER OF TERROR #1 Edgar Allan Poe mangles classic tales and brand new stories in this cross between Drunk History and Tales from the Crypt! First, meet AHOY's own alcohol-damaged version of Poe in "The Facts in The Case of M. Valdemar," adapted by Tom Peyer (Batman '66) and drawn by Fred Harper. Then: Sugary cereal meets vampirism in "Dark Chocolate," by writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones) and artist Peter Snejbjerg (Starman). HEX WIVES #1 For hundreds of years a war has been waged between a coven of perpetually reincarnating witches and the all-male conspiracy known as the Architects. After the death of the lead Architect in 2005 it seemed the witches had finally defeated their foes. Now, 13 years later, waking up in a perfect cookie cutter home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a sunny corner of suburbia, Isadora has no recollection of her past life as the leader of a witch coven, nor her soulmate Nadiya, let alone the centuries-old war she has waged in defense of the soul of America... AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 Spooky stories starring theAVengers, the X-Men & Doctor Doom! Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these all-new twisted tales! Spanning the breadth of the Marvel Universe, through the macabre lens of a murderer's row of writers and artists assembled here, see your favorite heroes and villains as you've never seen them before! MIDNIGHT MYSTERY #1 Follow the strange adventures of detective Zeke King as he goes from case to horrifying case. In this issue: King's latest case goes from freaky to fatal when he's hired to find the lost son of a deceased horror host! The mystery begins in this new supernatural horror series! Creator Bernie Gonzalez is signing at Challengers on November 3rd. JUSTICE LEAGUE AQUAMAN DROWNED EARTH #1 The Ocean Lords-ancient sea gods with a grudge against Aquaman and Wonder Woman-invade the Earth with an alien army and flood the globe. As Batman, Superman and the Flash race to stop the waters from rising and turning everyone into aquatic monsters, Mera seeks the advice of an old enemy, and Arthur must face down Black Manta...or lose his connection to the ocean forever! SPIDER-FORCE #1 The deadliest mission in all of SPIDER-GEDDON has come up and Kaine has stepped forward for what he's sure will be a suicide mission. But he can't do it alone and Jessica Drew, A.K.A. Spider-Woman has signed on to help, but has Kaine told her the whole truth? With Ashley Barton, from the OLD MAN LOGAN universe, and two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid), Kaine's team is complete and their first mission may be their last! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- A whole new batch of DC/HANNA-BARBERA crossovers; WWE UNDERTAKER ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL featuring a book-length tale of the deadman; STRANGER THINGS #2; and MAN-EATERS #2 (with a variant iridescent cover!). Nothing but treats this Halloween!!
Nothing goes better with Halloween candy (y’know, that you bought purely to give away to children) than new comics!
--HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— LODGER #1 A new series from Eisner Award winners David and Maria Lapham! A handsome drifter murders his way through the midwest while hiding in plain sight as a travel blogger, leaving families in shreds and body bags in his wake. Ricky Toledo was fifteen when she fell hard for "Dante"-until he killed her mother and got her father sent to prison for it. It's three years later, and Ricky will stop at nothing to get revenge. ABBOTT TP Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivela (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy. ISOLA TP VOL 01 Gotham Academy creators BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL reunite with series colorist MSASSYK and letterer ADITYA BIDIKAR for a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making. An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #1 Deadpool's teamed up with, taken down or taken a beating from just about every hero in the Marvel Universe. And no way is the Black Panther going to miss out on his turn. From Late Show writer Daniel Kibblesmith comes a hilarious romp through Wakanda as Deadpool goes on the hunt for the world's most valuable resource: Vibranium! BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 From the SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, it's the return of Neil Gaiman's magical morality fable in an all-new series written by Kat Howard (Roses and Rot, An Unkindness of Magicians) and drawn by Tom Fowler (DOOM PATROL)! INFINITY WARS ARACHKNIGHT #1 Chosen as the Avatar of the Spider-Totem, Peter Parker is the dark guardian of destiny doing the bidding of the great weaver of fate... a role that has shattered his mind into multiple personas: a tech genius, a photographer, a teacher... MARS ATTACKS #1 Writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) bring you the face melting experience of a lifetime with Mars Attacks for the first time at Dynamite! SPIDER-GIRLS #1 A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! MAY "MAYDAY" PARKER, the original SPIDER-GIRL, ANYA CORAZON, the Prime Universe SPIDER-GIRL, and ANNIE MAY PARKER, A.K.A. SPIDERLING - together for the first time! SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER #1 A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! What? You thought we were done with Gwen Stacy after the first two landmark volumes of her series?! GET OUTTA HERE. It's a whole new spin on Gwen and her world of Earth-65, brought to you by none other than SEANAN MCGUIRE & ROSI KÄMPE! --DON’T OVERLOOK— AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8, ACTION COMICS #1004, WONDER WOMAN #57, CODA #6, and MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #2.