Scroll through our recommendations for October 17th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
We are very excited for some of the new comics coming this week, especially Shuri! The nation of Wakanda looks to Shuri as next for the thrown after the Black Panther is lost on a mission! The brilliant and clever scientist is of course most comfortable in her lab, but will Shuri choose her own happiness over the welfare of Wakanda? We can’t wait to read and find out! This week also brings what sounds like a perfect October read, Exorsisters #1. Exorsisters tells the story of Kate and Cate, identical twins who offer “timely soul retrieval at a reasonable rate!” Lastly, we get a new series for one of our favorite young Marvel sheroes: The Unstoppable Wasp #1! Nadia Van Dyne and The Agents of G.I.R.L are back with a new adventure and we can’t wait to join them!
Some of our favorite ongoing stories return this week, including Cover, Harley Quinn (with an awesome foil cover!), Lumberjanes, Pearl, Runaways, and Submerged!
Scroll through our recommendations for October 17th's New Comic Book Day, listed below! Scroll down to see cover art and read brief descriptions from the publishers (titles listed in alphabetical order). To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head to Previews World.
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A City Inside (Graphic Novel)
(W) Tillie Walden (A/CA) Tillie Walden
Shifting between the everyday and the surreal, A City Inside recounts one woman's life from childhood home, to the first love that she will never forget, to the creation of the idea of herself that she can grow old with and the home that she can grow old in. Walden's follow up to the lyrical I Love This Part is a poetic exploration of the process of growing older; the journey towards finding out who you are and building a life for yourself. It is a universal story of how we don't just come-of-age once, but many times throughout our lives.
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack Nazi-hunters? Escape artists? Some M.I.A. for decades? Exactly how long have comics creators been part of the intelligence community? Follow the latest recruit from the Comic-Con circuit as he falls in with this mysterious crowd. The secrets he uncovers about its legacy will shock and delight, well, just about everyone. This whip-smart multimedia explosion by lifelong collaborators Brian Michael Bendis (writer of SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS) and David Mack bring the worlds of spies and comics together in a loving mash-up that celebrates both. Fans of David's multimedia comics work are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat.
(W) Ian Boothby (A/CA) Gisele Lagace 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).
Harley Quinn #52
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Julian Totino Todesco Trapped in a future he doesn't understand, Captain Triumph can't battle his way out of our modern world, as all his efforts lead to disaster. That causes him to butt heads and trade punches with his would-be protector, Harley Quinn. Can Harley talk her way out of this clash? And more importantly, where's she getting a time machine so she can send Captain Triumph home?AUG180534 (W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Julian Totino Todesco Trapped in a future he doesn't understand, Captain Triumph can't battle his way out of our modern world, as all his efforts lead to disaster. That causes him to butt heads and trade punches with his would-be protector, Harley Quinn. Can Harley talk her way out of this clash? And more importantly, where's she getting a time machine so she can send Captain Triumph home?
Hey Kiddo (Graphic Novel)
(W) Jarrett J Krosoczka (A/CA) Jarrett J Krosoczka In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery - Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents, two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper (Graphic Novel)
(W) MariNaomi (A/CA) MariNaomi
In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman's role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she was the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice and other classic novels, Jane Austen was a young woman wrestling with society's expectations and challenges of the heart. Her own story involves choices that changed literary history - and perhaps even the choice to walk away from love. This graphic imagining of Jane Austen's youth includes her creative awakening and her much-speculated-upon encounters with Tom Lefroy, a brash law student. Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper is a vision of the thrills and pains of young romance, the bonds of sisterhood, and the decisions that make a person who she is.
Justice League #10
AUG180480 (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Francis Manapul THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Earth. Who are those guys? Some very big fish-and you know what big fish do? Eat smaller fish like Aquaman and his Justice League buddies!
Life of Captain Marvel #4
(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Carlos Pacheco, Erica D'Urso (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
It was an accident of fate. A mysterious bonding between a super hero, a human and an alien machine. Mar-Vell and the Psyche-Magnitron that gave her Kree powers have been part of Carol's story since the beginning - but that's just the story you know. The true tale of Carol Danvers and her journey to becoming Captain Marvel begins years ago, on a star-filled night in a sleepy town. A night that no one knew would change the world.
(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Dozerdraws (CA) Kat Leyh Ripley is missing, and the Roanokes are hot on her trail, except that the place that they're headed... isn't really a place?
Lumberjanes Illustrated Graphic Novel Volume 1: The Infernal Compass
(W) Lilah Sturges (A) Polterink (CA) Alexa Sharpe
œ Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges ( Fables, Thor: Season One ) teams with artist polterink ( Enough Space for Everyone Else ) for the first Lumberjanes graphic novel in a story about finding your way and navigating life, love, and a literal forest. When the Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls. Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers.
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos From the Peabody and Eisner award-winning creators of Jessica Jones comes a brand-new force of nature. Her name is Pearl...a master tattoo artist and reluctant assassin for the modern-day yakuza. With Pearl's dangerous secret now revealed, her chances of happiness in her yakuza clan have all but disappeared. With real true love revealing itself to her for the first time, Pearl begins to discover her story isn't completely written yet. It's the latest beautifully illustrated, fully painted chapter by Michael Gaydos.
(W) Rainbow Rowell (A) David Lafuente (CA) Kris Anka • A truly terrifying villain from the Runaways' past returns and gives the Runaways an ultimatum with the world in the balance. • The kids have had a hard enough time with a grandma and a 13-year-old, so...things look pretty bleak for everyone in the world. • Plus, see a story from a never-before-seen perspective!
(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BLACK PANTHER! The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther's techno-genius sister launches her own adventures - written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero! The 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.
(W) Joe Henderson (A) Antonio Fabela (A/CA) Lee Garbett Picked up by Sony Entertainment with Henderson adapting and director Brad Peyton attached. Henderson will also executive produce alongside Peyton and Jeff Fierson.
"HERE THERE BE DRAGONFLIES," Part Two Willa's alone in the middle of the forest, surrounded by giant insects that want to make her dinner. But here to the rescue comes a badass group of sword-wielding... farmers?
Steven Universe #21
(W) Grace Kraft (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena When Peridot wants to learn a song from Camp Pining Hearts, Steven asks Greg for help teaching Peridot!
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Lisa Sterle (CA) Jen Bartel
Having overcome raging fires and terrifying monsters in search of her lost brother Angel, Ellie Puente has reached the center of the labyrinth. There she will wind through a maze of forsaken subway cars, as her most painful memories emerge from the ever-rising water. If she can wade through the flood, she'll face the most frightening challenge yet - the truth.
Unstoppable Wasp #1
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Gurihiru BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! • 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! • But they're not the only acronym-toting science organization out there, and when A.I.M. strikes, Nadia and the ladies of Genius In action Research Labs answer the call. • But who is A.I.M.'s new super-powered lieutenant, and how do they know Nadia? And what does A.I.M.'s plan have to do with Nadia's father, Hank Pym?
Welcome to Wonderland #2
(W) Jackie Ball (A/CA) Maddi Gonzalez It was supposed to be a normal day at the Wanderland theme park. But now magic is real, portals are a thing, and Bel's favorite character Riot is wandering around the park, determined to try every ride there.
X-Men Black: Mystique #1
(W) Seanan McGuire, Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler (A) Marco Failla (CA) J. Scott Campbell THAT'S SO RAVEN! What's a day in the life for Raven Darkholme, A.K.A. Mystique? Brutal kills, revenge-fueled chills, seductive thrills...and that's all before breakfast! Award-winning author Seanan McGuire (X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2) and rising star Marco Failla take Marvel's multifaceted mutant murderess for a spin! PLUS: Part 3 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!