This week is the perfect use for the mind blown emoji! Not only do many of our favorites return, like Border Town and Paper Girls, but we get a whole collection of new titles to swoon over!
First up is Blackbird, the long awaited title from Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel. The story follows Nina as she discovers a magical world hiding below Los Angeles. With the powerhouse writing of Sam Humphries (Harley Quinn) and mesmerizing art of Jen Bartel, this is sure to be a powerhouse new addition to your pull list. Two more we're excited to snag on Wednesday are Jook Joint and Sparrowhawk, both new #1 issues. Set in 1950s New Orleans, Jook Joint promises to be the feminist horror comic we've been waiting for! Lastly, Sparrowhawk is described as a "teen victorian fairy fight club" and follows Artemesia as she is challenged to save the world which has never embraced her.
Scroll through our recommendations for October 3rd'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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Asgardians of the Galaxy #2
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
ALL DEAD GODS GO TO WAR! Angela's ragtag team of Asgardians are hot on Nebula's trail - but she's left a grisly gift behind. With the power of the Naglfar Armada at her cybernetic fingertips, Nebula is unleashing hordes of undead gods to ravage the galaxy. And its only defenders are a slightly traitorous Executioner, a half-mortal Valkyrie, a lost Asgardian huntress, a hammer-wielding teenager, a suit of ancient armor and a frog. And if the rest of the team finds out who's behind the Destroyer's faceplate, things will go from bad to Ragnarok. Guest-starring Gladiator and the Imperial Guard!
Belonging (Graphic Novel)
(W) Nora Krug (A/CA) Nora Krug
Nora Krug was born decades after the demise of the Nazi party, but the Second World War continued to cast a long shadow all throughout her youth and childhood. For Nora and her classmates, two generations removed from the Holocaust, the simple fact of their citizenship bound them to its unspeakable atrocities. Nevertheless, because her parents knew little about their own parents' involvement, Nora never learned truth about her family's part in the war. Nora returns to Germany after years of living abroad. As she investigates her family's place in the darkest hours of the twentieth century, she makes a series of remarkable discoveries, including a file compiled by the U.S. military about her grandfather's political participation during the Nazi regime. As Nora works to untangle her shame about her nation's past, she undertakes an extraordinary quest, one that will span continents and generations, to piece together both her family's story and the story of her country.
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Jen Bartel
An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and 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. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?
Border Town #2
(W) Eric M Esquivel (A/CA) Ramon Villalobos
After barely surviving a supernatural showdown at Jack in the Box, the kids regroup over nachos to debate what to do when your town is overrun by monsters of myth. Frank's freaked and wants to go to the cops! Julietta can't because her family's undocumented. Aimi wants to know the secrets of the underworld! And Quinteh might just be hungry. Meanwhile, El Chupacabra crosses the border between worlds, bringing with him an unspeakably terrifying force to Devil's Fork.
(W) Jim Zub (A) Max Dunbar (A/CA) Sean Izaakse
OVERSIZED 25TH ISSUE! Celebrate 25 issues of Champions with the start of a brand-new story and a perfect jumping-on point! Swords and sorcery beckon as our heroes travel to Weirdworld, a place where dreams can come true, but nightmares are never far away! A quest begins and sacrifices will be made...
Conspiracy of Ravens (Graphic Novel)
(W) Leah Moore, John Reppion (A) Sally Jane Thompson
Teen schoolgirl Anne unexpectedly inherits a mysterious locket and a crumbing English mansion estate from her long-lost aunt. She unearths the family secret that she's part of a magical legacy that gives her fantastic abilities, and she isn't the only girl whose family is involved. But not all the girls are so willing to use their new powers for good . . .
Cucumber Quest Volume 4
(W) D.G. Gigi (A/CA) D.G. Gigi
The fourth volume in a delightfully pun-filled middle-grade graphic novel about bunny siblings on a heroic journey. Continuing their journey to collect the signatures of each princess in the seven kingdoms of Dreamside, Cucumber and Almond's entourage travel to the Flower Kingdom. But when they get there they discover that the royal family was wiped out centuries ago! Then who was signing the swords of the heroes before Cucumber? To make matters worse they have a new enemy to deal with-Rosemaster! Adapted from the popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom is the fourth graphic novel in a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure series that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.
Gender and the Superhero Narrative (Graphic Novel)
A look at the controversies and changes in the role of gender in comics. Gender and the Superhero Narrative launches ten essays that explore the point where social justice meets the Justice League. Ranging from comics such as Ms. Marvel, Batwoman: Elegy, and Bitch Planet to video games, Netflix, and cosplay, this volume builds a platform for important voices in comics research, engaging with controversy and community to provide deeper insight and thus inspire change.
Giant Days #43
(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin
Attempting to raise funds for Christmas presents, Daisy and Ed Gemmell take a job at a "Winter Village" that turns out to be a borderline-illegal shambles. Can Daisy save Christmas? Or should she just go home?
Harley Quinn #51
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Guillem March
Harley broke most of DCU continuity last issue, and in this ish, she's dealing with the fallout, namely the time-tossed hero of World War II called Captain Triumph! The golden boy of the Golden Age finds his black-and-white approach failing miserably in the gray areas of the modern world (although unfortunately, there are still plenty of fascists for him to punch). It's up to Harley to return Captain Triumph to his own time, but she'll have to put the kibosh on his do-gooding first-right after she figures out what "kibosh" means!
Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #3
(W) Adam Smith (A) Alexandria Huntington (CA) Benjamin Dewey
The challenge for the throne between Thurma and Nita begins in Mithra! Meanwhile, Kensho and his new companions visit a village with hopes of helping the locals... but things are not as they appear.
Jook Joint #1
(W) Tee Franklin (A/CA) Alitha Martinez
TEE FRANKLIN (BINGO LOVE) and ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) team up for a timely horror series from the Deep South!
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.
Justice League #9
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! Superman and Batman can't agree on how to put back the moon-you know, the one that went missing in issue #1. On the other hand, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have faith in each other, working together on a new addition to the Hall of Justice. Martian Manhunter takes Hawkgirl under his wing to test out the limits of her recently broken wing, and Flash and Green Lantern get up to some hijinks in the Hall's cafeteria. Can you say super food fight?!
Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #2
(W) Sarah Graley (A/CA) Sarah Graley
Becke and Tyler have been discovered as mortal tourists by the vampires, and now they're trapped at the top of Castle Vampire Island with no Kim in sight! Luckily, they've got a new friend to help them out. They do't really know much about Charlie, though -- except that Charlie has suspiciously large teeth. And a tragic backstory! Uh oh, it's going to be a long night!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #71
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Andy Price
Twilight's new students experience Nightmare Night in Ponyville for the first time! Big scares are in store, but things start to get downright dangerous when they wander into a very haunted Castle of the Two Sisters!
An annual tradition goes delightfully awry!
On a Sunbeam (Graphic Novel)
(W) Tillie Walden (A/CA) Tillie Walden
An epic graphic novel about a girl who travels to the ends of the universe to find a long lost love, from acclaimed author Tillie Walden. Throughout the deepest reaches of space, a crew rebuilds beautiful and broken-down structures, painstakingly putting the past together. As Mia, the newest member, gets to know her team, the story flashes back to her pivotal year in boarding school, where she fell in love with a mysterious new student. When Mia grows close to her new friends, she reveals her true purpose for joining their ship-to track down her 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. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
Paper Girls #25
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
END OF STORY ARC
In another explosive "season finale," the time-traveling Paper Girls' deepest wishes collide with their greatest fears.
Rainbow Brite #1
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Brittney Williams (CA) Paulina Ganucheau
The adventure begins for children and adults alike, as the classic character Rainbow Brite comes to comics and brings a little color to your life! Wisp and Willow are best friends who live in a small town. They are inseparable, until one night Wisp discovers something is stealing the color from the world! To escape their grasp, Wisp must use her wits and the help of a new friend...from somewhere else! Then the adventure begins! Follow along with writer Jeremy Whitley (My Little Pony, Unstoppable Wasp) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!, Goldie Vance) as we find out how this seemingly normal girl becomes Rainbow Brite and how it changes Wisp, Willow, and their world!
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A/CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
NEW STORY ARC
The Eisner-nominated horror series returns! Daddy's home-and he needs something from the witches of Redlands. The coven is divided, Bridget is still inhabited by another woman, and Casper is finding that Nancy is not at all the innocent victim she claims to be. And soon, she'll discover that neither is he.
(W) Delilah Dawson (A) Matias Basla (CA) Miguel Mercado
Teen Victorian fairy fight club! As the illegitimate daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemesia has never fit in with her fathers 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. Writer Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny) and artist Matias Basla (The Claw and Fang) present a beautiful, gripping tale perfect for fans of Labyrinth and Princeless.
Steven Universe: Harmony #3
(W) Shane-Michael Vidaurri (A) Mollie Rose (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
With one of their own down for the count, the Crystal Gems must band together and figure out how to deactivate the Harmony Core. When they don't make much headway, it's Pearl's turn to take Steven's place at band practice.
Tomb Raider: Inferno #4 (Final Issue)
(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Phillip Sevy, Michael Atiyeh (CA) Hannah Templer
It all ends here! A friendly face shows up to aid Lara as she works her way out of the mental haze she's trapped in. Unexpectedly, Lara discovers the key to her survival and how to beat Trinity once and for all but must act quick as time is fighting against her. Will Lara be able to make the tough choice in the end against everything she's always fought for, or will Trinity finally prevail?
United States Vs. Murder Inc. #2
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
In a world where the five families of Murder, Inc. never gave up their stranglehold on parts of America, the U.S. president tried to pit them against one another and failed. Badly. Now the families are united in their common cause. And there will be blood. From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes another big, bold world of crime-comic alternative history full of sexy, smart fun.
War Bears #2
(W) Margaret Atwood (A/CA) Ken Steacy
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books.
Al Zurakowski is living his dream to be a cartoonist, working on his own creation Oursonette, but the demands of his publisher is starting to take a toll. Add tough news regarding his brother fighting the war in Europe, and the weight of the world is proving difficult for Al. That said, his real life struggles prove to translate well to fuel his creative endeavors.
Wonder Woman & Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jesus Merino
Just in time for Halloween, it's "The Witching Hour," a five-part weekly event that will rewrite the future of DC's magical heroes! 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!