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.