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.