Updated: Nov 2, 2018
We're trying something a little different this month- there are so many things we're excited to read in October that, in order to make it a more digestible list, we're making two! This list comprises the comic issues we're planning to pick up, and the second list will be the graphic novels, trade paperbacks and other books!
Diving in to our comics list, we are probably most excited for Blackbird #1! Described as a combination of Harry Potter and Riverdale, the story follows Nina as she discovers a secret magical world hidden below Los Angeles! We love both Sam Humphries writing (perhaps best known for Harley Quinn) and Jen Bartel's art, so we can't wait to pick this one up! Also high on our list is Hex Wives #1, which writer Ben Blacker explained is largely about the insidious ways men control women, and more specifically tells the tale of a witch who one day wakes up in suburbia with no recollection of her magical powers. Last, but certainly not least, we have been counting down the days until the new Shuri comic! Though the teen genius is most comfortable in her lab, the comic will find Shuri challenged after her brother, the Black Panther, has been lost on a mission and the people of Wakanda look to Shuri to fill the throne.
We can't wait for all of the amazing comics coming out this month featuring dynamic femme characters, writers, and artists!
Scroll down to see cover art and brief descriptions from the publishers for all 90 titles (listed in alphabetical order). To get more information, including anticipated release dates, click on the cover images and head on over to Previews World. **Please note the links are temporarily disabled, and will be working again soon**
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Adventure Time: Season 11 #1
AUG181352 (W) Sonny Liew (A) Marina Julia (CA) Jorge Corona Cartoon Network's award-winning animated series Adventure Time will conclude this fall with Season 10-but this October, KaBOOM! proudly continues telling the stories of Finn and Jake in a new Season 11 comic series! In the aftermath of The Great Gum War, Finn, Jake and the entire land of Ooo begin to pick up the pieces with some new and unexpected friends. Written by Eisner Award-winning writer Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Hock Chye) and illustrated by Marina Julia (Lumberjanes: Faire and Square), this is the only place fans can get new stories in the land of Ooo!
Asgardians of the Galaxy #2
AUG181005 (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!
AUG180939 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez WORLD WAR BELOW! With the underwater world on the brink of war, the Avengers go aquatic to save the day, but air-breathers are no longer welcome in the undersea city of Atlantis. And Namor, the Sub-Mariner, lord of the seven seas, has a bold new plan that will change the balance of power on Earth forever.
AUG180499 (W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco Even millennial superheroes are moving back in with their parents! While recovering from the injuries she suffered battling Grotesque, Barbara Gordon's been living with her police commissioner dad while she recuperates. To get Barbara out of her funk, Jim Gordon hires her to do some I.T. grunt work at the GCPD. Unfortunately, he just gave full security clearance to one of the best hackers on the planet! Batgirl now has access to the police database in hopes of capturing Grotesque...who also seems to be using the database as well! Is this an inside job?
Black Panther #5
AUG180998 (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (CA) Paolo Rivera (A/CA) Daniel Acuna T'Challa and the rebels finally have the tools they need to recover the memories the Empire stripped from them - but not everyone thinks the past is worth saving. Especially in the face of the Empire's swift and merciless vengeance. But for T'Challa, there is only one path forward. And it may mean rebellion against his own.
AUG180013 (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
AUG180508 (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.
AUG180509 (W) Joélle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco (A/CA) Joélle Jones Things have gone from bad to worse for Selina in Villa Hermosa. Her new city has taken away what little she was able to carry with her from Gotham, and her rap sheet offers scant protection when local crooks frame her for murdering two police officers. The law has caught up with her and Catwoman is in the clink, giving her time to reflect on her life and all the things that led her to Vila Hermosa. Turns out she didn't choose the move randomly or just to get away from the Batman. This special interlude issue takes us back in time to explode some previously unknown truth bombs from Selina Kyle's past. BATWOMAN artist Fernando Blanco joins Joëlle Jones to explore a couple of the early versions of Catwoman's nine lives.
AUG180943 (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...
AUG180511 (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.
AUG180215 (W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, Triona Farrell
Rebel Wilson has optioned the rights with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment.
Circe and Trotter, two of the heaviest hitters in the private murder industry, have just landed in Los Angeles, looking for Charlie and eager to collect the almost two million dollar Reapr campaign on her life. Charlie, oblivious to the growing danger, tries to carry on her freewheeling lifestyle while under Vita's lock and key. But even their safest safehouse can't keep the fame-and-fortune-driven killers off their trail for too long.
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1
AUG182221 (W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott, Enrica Eren Angiolini (CA) Babs Tarr The Doctor regenerates into her most thrilling incarnation yet - played by Jodie Whittaker, and traveling alongside three brand new companions: Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yasmin (Mandip Gill), and Ryan (Tosin Cole)! Experience mind-blowing challenges and dynamic adventures through time and space - right alongside the Doctor and her friends! A new series for a new era on the TARDIS, from a creative team of astounding women - Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Orphan Black, The X-Files: Origins), art by Rachael Stott (Doctor Who, Motherlands, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes) and colors from Enrica Angiolini (Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince, Warhammer 40,000)! Commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime regeneration with thirteen variant covers, from a variety of astounding women comics artists!
AUG181039 (W) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon (CA) Lim, Gang Hyuk • After the explosive events of "Killer Instinct" and DOMINO ANNUAL #1, Neena Thurman has a new mission... • Don't miss the surprise hit series!
AUG181042 (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) David Nakayama ARABIAN NIGHTS! Javier Rodriguez returns on art duties with the start of a brand-new arc! On the run from rogue Watchers, the Exiles find themselves scattered in a dusty Arabian town - and with a bad case of mistaken identity! Who is the ne'er-do-well son of a tailor everyone calls "Aladdin"? What are the 40 thieves after? And most importantly...what classic Marvel villain plays the role of despotic Caliph? Saladin Ahmed brings One Thousand and One Nights to life in the pages of Marvel Comics!
AUG180029 (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).
Faith: Dreamside #2
AUG182307 (W) Jody Houser (A) Mj Kim (CA) Marguerite Sauvage Don't go to sleep... Something strange in your neighborhood? Renowned ghost whisperer Shan Fong Mirage knows how to fix it. But it's going to take more than stories of supernatural-tinged nightmares to convince her that the young psiot Animalia truly needs her spiritual guidance... Now it's up to Faith, L.A.'s highest-flying hero and Dr. Mirage's number one fangirl, to get the world's leading parapsychologist to take the case! Renowned writer Jody Houser (Star Wars: Thrawn) and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH'S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) prepare Valiant's fan-favorite defender for an adventure through the land of dreams!
AUG181399 (W) C.S. Pacat (A) Johanna the Mad (CA) HamletMachine It all comes down to this-the final match that will determine who makes the team, and who gets left behind.
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #8
AUG180773 (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening The Ghostbusters have survived every challenge thrown their way so far, but they aren't home free yet-and with Tiamat involved, victory will come at a cost! Join us for the grand finale of the biggest Ghostbusters story of 2018, setting the stage for the future! CROSSING OVER ends here!
Giant Days #43
AUG181398 (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
AUG180532 (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!
Harley Quinn #52
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?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?
Heroes In Crisis #2
AUG180462 (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] 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. Meanwhile, [REDACTED] tries to make a shady deal to hide from the Trinity, while [REDACTED] searches out an old friend to help him out of this mess-and only gets deeper in trouble.
Hex Wives #1
AUG180482 (W) Ben Blacker (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Joelle Jones "The women are too powerful. They must be tamed." 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...
AUG180237 (W) Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque NEW STORY ARC
HIT-GIRL'S IN ROME. Mindy races around the ancient city in hot pursuit of an airport cargo thief and their stolen loot. When Hit-Girl finally gets hold of the package, she uncovers a macabre story that leads her deep into the dark, criminal underbelly of Rome.
House of Whispers #2
AUG180538 (W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray Erzulie shouldn't be in the Dreaming; in fact, she isn't really sure how she suddenly got stranded there. Worse, she soon learns that she is no longer connected to her worshippers, which, for a deity, means only one thing: death. Against the advice of Cain and Abel, Erzulie steers her houseboat back into the rip between the worlds in an effort to return to her realm. But how will she find her way back, and what danger lies ahead in the otherworldly waters she finds herself sailing? Meanwhile, Latoya's sisters and her girlfriend watch her comatose body in the hospital, praying she'll wake up, not realizing they'd best be careful what they wish for...
AUG181038 (W) Sina Grace (A) Nathan Stockman (CA) W. Scott Forbes • Guest-starring Emma Frost, the White Queen! • When it comes to Bobby Drake and Emma, the White Queen has always held the upper hand. • So what trouble is Emma in that has her pleading for his help?
Impossible Incorporated #2
AUG180801 (W) J. M. DeMatteis (A/CA) Mike Cavallaro While lost in the other-dimensional paradise called Conundropolis, teen genius Number Horowitz is reunited with her long-missing father, Goliath. Or is she? In a world where reality is plastic and perception is open to interpretation, how can she possibly be sure? Plus: the Impossible Inc. team faces the universe-devouring threat of the Time Termites!
Infinite Dark #1
AUG180036 (W) Ryan Cady (A/CA) Andrea Mutti The universe ended, but onboard the void station Orpheus, a skeleton crew of humanity survived: the last two thousand souls, waiting for a second big bang that may never come. Now, two years into their voyage, Security Director Deva Karrell investigates the station's first murder-and the otherworldly motives behind it.
Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #3
AUG181389 (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.
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #8
AUG181392 (W) Simon Spurrier (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Fiona Staples While Maria and her companions seek refuge among the Goblin rebellion, the Owl King's plan takes a dangerous step forward bringing the second arc to a stunning conclusion.AUG181392 (W) Simon Spurrier (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Fiona Staples While Maria and her companions seek refuge among the Goblin rebellion, the Owl King's plan takes a dangerous step forward bringing the second arc to a stunning conclusion.
Jook Joint #1
AUG180039 (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.
Jughead The Hunger #9
AUG181584 (W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma (CA) Adam Gorham Marmaduke "Moose" Mason is dead, having been executed by the Cooper clan after turning into a werewolf. Then who... or what... is FrankenMoose? Find out as Jughead the Hunger goes classic movie monster with "FrankenMoose Meets the Wolf Jug" Part 1!
Justice League Dark & Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour #1
AUG180473 (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jesus Merino The deadly finale of "The Witching Hour" arrives as Zatanna battles for Wonder Woman's soul-and the rest of the Justice League Dark battle for their lives! Hecate is more powerful than the Greek Gods...and no matter who wins, the Earth will lose its chance of surviving the war that's coming!
Justice League #9
AUG180477 (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?!
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!
Justice League Dark #4
AUG180471 (W) James TynionIV (A) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez (CA) Riley Rossmo "The Witching Hour" part three! Everything the Justice League Dark thought they knew about Wonder Woman and Hecate has proven to be wrong...and the Parliament of Trees is about to pay the price! Hecate knows this world isn't strong enough to resist the Otherkind, so she's going to burn it down and replace it with a world of her own...starting with that ancient grove!
AUG180243 (W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin Kick-Ass is building her own army in New Mexico. But now her men are being captured and tortured for information, and Hector Santos will stop at nothing until Kick-Ass is unmasked. Can Patience keep her identity-and her family-safe?
Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #2
AUG182107 (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!
Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #3
AUG182108 (W) Sarah Graley (A) Sarah Graley (CA) Katy Farina We're doing a magical business babe transformation! Kim is tired of being overworked, underpaid, and severely lacking in quality girlfriend time. She's going to be assertive, confident, and set those grim reapers straight! No one can argue with you when you've got a briefcase... right?
Long Lost Part Two #4
AUG182178 (W) Matthew Erman (A) Lisa Sterle The Mountain that looms over Hazel Patch has changed, leading to a confrontation in the woods. Piper and Frances are reunited with no time to spare as they scramble to safety. Pursued by a horror beyond their imagination, will they finally get the answer to what happened to their mother? The puzzle pieces have fallen into place and the mysteries are revealed as Long Lost hurdles towards an ending.
AUG181394 (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?
AUG180252 (W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Lia Miternique "BLOOD WILL SPILL," Day Two Maude experiences abdominal cramping and a sudden increased appetite. Her father investigates another mauling.
Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Captain Marvel's Halloween Spooktacular
AUG181068 (W) Jacob Chabot, Jeff Loveness, Ty Templeton (A) Mario Del Pennino, Ty Templeton (A/CA) Jacob Chabot EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HERO AND YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN GET SPOOKED! It's October, and you know what that means! HALLOWEEN! And with Halloween, come tricks and treats alike. But while Captain Marvel and Spidey are trying to get their sugar fix, the rambunctious rogues of the Marvel Universe will be spying and scheming from afar...
AUG180254 (W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Ian MacEwan If there's one thing cab driver Pamela Evans knows for sure, it's that fighting the savage hordes of the underworld is a life-and-death proposition.
Miss Fury #1
AUG181166 (W) Billy Tucci (A) Emma Kubert (CA) Billy Tucci The debut issue marking the return of one of the most influential characters in Comics History comes this October with "Miss Fury - Joy Division." Multi-Eisner nominee Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock) and rising star Emma Kubert recapture the legend of the original "Cat Woman" Marla Drake and her army of "Black Furies" that take readers from the warring skies above NYC and into the heart of Hitler's Third Reich in spirit of an all-female "Inglourious Basterds."
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #36
AUG181028 (W) Brandon Montclare (A/CA) Natacha Bustos Kingpin and Princess Fisk are using every trick in the book to shut down P.S. 20 for good! What are a girl genius and her prehistoric partner supposed to do? RESIST! As only they know how...
Moth & Whisper #2
AUG181466 (W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Jen Hickman SECOND ISSUE! Everyone knows that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. Very few know that the Moth and the Whisper disappeared six months ago. And what nobody knows is that the new Moth and Whisper are actually one person pretending to be both of them. One supremely skilled but uncertain young genderfluid thief: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper. 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. The truth about Niki's parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it? Niki's hunt for Wolfe, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Niki's parents, takes them to a high-class party where the elite rub shoulders with the city's criminal underclass. And with bil-lions in wealth in the room, security's going to be extremely tight. If Niki wants to live up to the mantles of their parents, it's going to take all their skills to make it in and out alive ... A Young Adult cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief, MOTH & WHISPER is the brainchild of Ted Anderson (My Little Pony, Adventure Time) and Jen Hickman (Jem and the Holograms, The Dead), and a socially significant and engaging story that AfterShock is proud to tell.
Ms. Marvel #35
AUG181027 (W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nico Leon (CA) Valerio Schiti • MS. MARVEL's powers are on the fritz! • If she and BRUNO can't figure out what's going on, it could be the end for Jersey City! • Which is all fine for the self-appointed big man on campus - the SHOCKER!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #71
AUG180791 (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!
My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights #1
AUG180794 (W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Tony Fleecs Powerless and threatened by a great evil, Princess Luna discovers she can't count on her sister or any of the usual heroes of Equestria. Running out of time and with nowhere to turn, Luna assembles a team specially suited to save the day... a team of former villains!
A brand new mini-series featuring former villains turned heroes! A crazy caper story the likes of which My Little Pony has never seen!
Nancy Drew #5 (Final Issue)
AUG181246 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Jenn St. Onge (CA) Tula Lotay WHERE'S BESS!? Nancy and the gang race against the clock to find Bess before she meets the same fate as the other women in their case. Can Nancy solve the mystery in time to save her friend and close a case that's haunted Bayport for nearly a decade? It's a sprint to the finish by writer KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, West Coast Avengers) and artist JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits) in this fiery conclusion!
Old Lady Harley #1
AUG180484 (W) Tieri, Frank (A/CA) Mauricet After liberating New York City from her now-feral Gang of Harleys, poor Harley wants nothing more than to slip back into retirement in her coastal (and heavily guarded) paradise. But the Laughing Boys Gang has another idea-they'll follow her to the ends of the Earth, to drag her back to their leader! It can't actually be...him! Right?! He couldn't possibly still be alive, could he? After all...Harley killed him herself with her bare hands! Should she turn to President Power Girl for help? Or flee to the 51st state, Atlantis? Step into an insane vision of a future DC Universe we all better hope we don't live to see!
Olivia Twist #2
AUG180325 (W) Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva (A) Emma Vieceli, Lee Loughridge (CA) Vanesa Del Rey 2050 London: The Esthers send Olivia on a heist into the Vertical City-a mile-high tower, the last refuge for wealthy Americans who have lost their country. But there's incredible danger waiting for her on all sides: the mysterious killer from her nightmares, machine-augmented men, the most powerful C.E.O. in the world. And there is also, as it turns out, an even greater danger for Olivia: a love triangle.
Outpost Zero #4
AUG180260 (W) Sean McKeever (A/CA) Alexandre Tefenkgi, Jean-Francois Beaulieu END OF STORY ARC
With one friend dead, Alea confronts Sam about what really happened out there on the Frost... and the fallout will shake the Outpost's very foundation.
Paper Girls #25
AUG180261 (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Matt Wilson (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.
AUG180550 (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.
Rainbow Brite #1
AUG181154 (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!
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #9
AUG180552 (W) Marv Wolfman (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco The hunt for the young arcanes gathers steam! Before they can bond as a team and find their strengths, Raven and Baron Winters' new, young Night Force may be ground to dust under the hooves of the Shadow-Riders!
AUG180270 (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.
AUG181023 (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!
AUG180555 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev From the Eisner Award-winning team that brought you Daredevil and Iron Man comes the latest chapter in their critically acclaimed series SCARLET. Scarlet has fought back against the corruption that destroyed her life-and now the next American revolution is underway! The city of Portland has been shut down-or, in the eyes of some, taken hostage-and Scarlet must decide how far she is willing to take her crusade. Enter Kit, the woman who will reduce Portland to rubble. SCARLET tells the story of a generation pushed too far in an alternative world we may soon find ourselves in as created by writer Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS) and artist Alex Maleev.
Scooby Apocalypse #30
AUG180556 (W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A/CA) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer This Daphne-centric issue focuses on the history of our favorite monster-killing mistress, from her relationship with her unforgiving father to the tragic death of Fred Jones. But the past has come back to haunt Daphne in the form of a savage new monster that's hunting her. How can she survive a creature that feeds on her sorrow and guilt?
Scooby-Doo: Where Are You #95
AUG180559 (W) Derek Fridolfs (A) Scott Jeralds, Derek Fridolfs Sunday! Sunday! SUNDAY! And Scooby and the gang are spectators at the local monster truck mash-up! But when the Diesel Dragon invades the track driven by the barbaric Black Knightmare, can anyone stop them? A certain Machine is here to solve that Mystery!
She Could Fly #4 (Final Issue)
AUG180326 (W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Martin Morazzo Luna's journey to get to the bottom of the Flying Woman's death finally comes to a head, just as EON-DEF, Chinese Intelligence, and the U.S. government encircle the Brewster household.
Will any of the family survive the encounter? And even if they do, will the stress of all this mentally break Luna once and for all?
The final chapter in the acclaimed series!
AUG180868 (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.
Simpsons Comics #245 (Final Issue)
AUG181668 (W) Nathan Kane (A) Rex Lindsey (CA) Jason Ho, Nathan Kane 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! When Lisa brings home a lovable new pet from All Creatures Great and Small and Cheap, it seems like the perfect gift. But this new addition to the family turns out to be much more than anyone could have expected, and soon Springfield itself is in danger. Only one person can save the town from total disaster, but they're too busy taking a nap! It's a tale of twists, turns, irradiated missteps, and surprise cameos that will have your head spinning, bosom heaving, and wallet screaming to be emptied! A heartfelt series farewell from your pals at Bongo. We hate to say goodbye, so let's just leave it at "Smell ya later!"
AUG180287 (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?
AUG180288 (W) Sarah Vaughn (A/CA) Leila Del Duca, Alissa Sallah Cyrenic must adjust to life without the Sleepless spell, while Poppy prepares for her wedding to the man she believes tried to kill her.
AUG180289 (W) Bryan Lee O'Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung Lottie's big sister is here to visit, and she's taking over Lottie's entire life. Can a girl get some privacy?! Meanwhile, Sunny tries to get back in the dating game, and John takes a fresh stab at fashion design.
AUG181356 (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 fatherfs 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.
AUG180846 (W) Priest (A) Paulo Siqueira (CA) Shane Davis A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! 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!
AUG180842 (W) Christos Gage, Dan Slott (A/CA) Jorge Molina REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE! 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! Starring Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, the Spider-Man from the anticipated video game and, well, every Spider-Man and Spider-Woman ever, including some brand-new ones! With Jorge Molina on art, the END OF ALL SPIDERS never looked so good!
AUG180838 (W) Christos Gage, Dan Slott (A/CA) Jorge Molina The Inheritors have made landfall and have drawn first blood. Now the Spiders have to gather their army and start their missions. But can it possibly be enough for an incredibly powerful family that eat Spider-People?
AUG180851 (W) Jody Houser (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Yasmine Putri 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! • May will do anything to protect her brother from the Inheritors, and Anya's knowledge of the mystical Spider-Totems could save the day. • But how does Annie fit in? And what chance do three girls have against ageless universal forces?!
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1
AUG180854 (W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Bengal 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! • We pick up with Gwen right where we left her - fighting crime through her home reality, unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Someone's gonna be late to band practice...
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #25
AUG181064 (W) Simon Spurrier (A) Kev Walker (CA) Ashley Witter CUE THE IMPERIAL MARCH! • After a lifetime of betrayals, all DOCTOR APHRA's mynocks are finally coming home to roost. • Murder-droids, Force-active spores, heartbroken lovers and vengeful lawmen - but they're all eclipsed by the tall, dark shadow that now falls across her. • HE IS HERE.
Steven Universe #21
AUG181405 (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!
Steven Universe: Harmony #3
AUG181403 (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.
Stranger Things #2
AUG180318 (W) Jody Houser (A) Stefano Martino (CA) Aleksi Briclot Stuck in the mysterious Upside Down, Will Byers is cold, scared and starving. He uses his last bullet to temporarily drive away the Demogorgon. Drawing on lessons learned from D&D, Will hunts for food and supplies to prepare for whatever lies ahead. After discovering he can affect the lights in his family home, brief excitement turns to terror when he realizes he isn't the only one that wants to break through to the other side. o Based on Will's unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.
AUG180565 (W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire (CA) Stanley Lau Supergirl's cosmic quest continues as she searches the galaxy for the truth about Rogol Zaar's connection to Krypton's destruction-and if there are any other culprits to be brought to justice. The library police are hot on Kara's trail after she breaks into the Green Lantern database on Mogo, but she's short on credits to pay the fine.
The Life of Captain Marvel #4
AUG181024 (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.
The Long Con #4
AUG182109 (W) Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman (A) Emilee Denich (A/CA) M. Victoria Robado A bloodbath at the hands of a murderous cosplay squad is interrupted by... another murderous cosplay squad? Dez and Victor flee into a network of secret tunnels once used to whisk celebrity guests to their appearances without pressing the flesh of normal mortals. Now the tunnels echo with mysterious screams, and those who enter are never seen again. What semi-famous horrors will Dez and Victor discover in the darkness? And more importantly, when was the last time those horrors ate?
The Lost City Explorers #5
AUG181473 (W) Zack Kaplan (A) Alvaro Sarreseca (CA) Rafael La Torre Hel Coates, her brother and our teenage urban explorers have journeyed through underground New York City to find the Lost City of Atlantis...and Hel's missing father along with it. Now, they've reached their destination. As the first story arc comes to a close, our teenage urban explorers must face the threat of a supernatural guardian and corporate mercenaries, while Hel travels through the mysterious portal beyond which is anyone's guess.
The Seeds #3
AUG180327 (W) Ann Nocenti (A/CA) David Aja The American Dream is invited to a shooting party, Lola and Race hit a rough patch, Astra goes to an AA meeting, the Queen Maker's experiments in the no-drone-zone get nasty, and the birds and the bees have a little chat.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #37
AUG181022 (W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson • It's the latest issue of the all-ages smash hit, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL! She's defeated Galactus! She's defeated Doctor Doom! Who KNOWS what fun adventures she'll get up to THIS month! • Well, we do. And you may want to brace yourselves for this, because this issue begins an all-new story arc called..."THE DEATH OF SQUIRREL GIRL"! • Has the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl been BEATEN? Is this TRULY the end of Doreen Green? We haven't canceled the comic so it doesn't seem likely, but can you REALLY be sure? What if this issue installment actually IS the one Squirrel Girl dies in and you miss out because you didn't buy it? • So I guess what we're saying here is everyone should definitely buy this comic. • PLUS: This issue also has Wolverine in it for LITERALLY several pages!
United States Vs. Murder Inc. #2
AUG180578 (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.
AUG180296 (W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo END OF STORY ARC
Murder, betrayal, blood, and a shocking truth: the first story arc of MIRKA ANDOLFO's dystopian tale concludes with a bang-and a few twists!
Unstoppable Wasp #1
AUG180894 (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?
Vault of Spiders #1
AUG180849 (W) Cullen Bunn, James Asmus, Jed MacKay, Nilah Magruder (A) Javier Pulido, Juan Gedeon, Sheldon Vella (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! • Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse! • Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West, in an unforgettable story by CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) and JAVIER PULIDO (SHE-HULK). • He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! • And that's just a glimpse into the VAULT OF SPIDERS!
War Bears #2
AUG180337 (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.
Welcome to Wanderland #2
AUG181400 (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.
West Coast Avengers #3
AUG180945 (W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Stefano Caselli • If the team thought a 50-Foot Woman version of Tigra was trouble, just wait till they get a load of her "friends." • That's right, it's close encounters of the very large and destructive kind as the West Coast Avengers try to save the day from B-movie-monster-sized threats roaming Los Angeles! • And while her team takes the direct approach, Kate Bishop finds herself in a compromising position when trying to get ahead of the game... Is she going to end up on the wrong side of this battle?!
AUG180302 (W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata "GOOD INTENTIONS," Part Three While Alex and an unlikely ally try to get inside N-GEN, Johnny's mysterious employer, Alex must also deal with the fallout of Legion's demise as a host of demons vie for supremacy in NYC.
Wonder Woman #56
AUG180467 (W) James TynionIV (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) Yasmine Putri "The Witching Hour" part two! The Justice League Dark barely escaped their first encounter with Hecate, but they know she'll be coming back for the power inside Wonder Woman. But what if Diana could tap into that power herself to take on Hecate directly?
Wonder Woman #57
AUG180469 (W) James TynionIV (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) David Yardin "The Witching Hour" part four! As Hecate's new world is born, Wonder Woman is under the goddess' total control! This is magic's darkest hour-one of the most powerful magicians of all time may not survive!
Wonder Woman & Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1
AUG180464 (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!
AUG181032 (W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Mike Choi All is revealed as Laura and Gabby fight to return to each other and work to uncover the ultimate machinations of the power-hungry Cuckoos. But which team will take the day - and will any of the sisters emerge unscathed?
X-Men Black: Emma Frost #1
AUG180913 (W) Leah Williams (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) J. Scott Campbell THE DIAMOND DIVA STRIKES BACK! Before she was an X-Man, Emma Frost was White Queen of the Hellfire Club where she labored under the yolk of Sebastian Shaw, the Black King. Now she sets her sights on the club, determined to tear down the organization that wronged her...if she can convince the X-Men to help out. PLUS: Part 5 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
X-Men Black: Mystique #1
AUG180909 (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!
X-Men Red #9
AUG181054 (W) Tom Taylor (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Jenny Frison • Following the shocking events of X-MEN RED #8, it's time for Jean to finally confront her demon head-on. • Jean Grey and Cassandra Nova... The showdown begins here!
AUG181278 (W) Erica Schultz (A/CA) Vicente Cifuentes There can be only one Xena... but you wouldn't think so if you were to happen upon the festival in Dyme. Gabrielle and Xena mingle among admirers, but some "fans" can take things a little too seriously...