· This Week’s Comic News:
No news this week as we discuss the All-New Marvel #1 issues from the last two weeks.
Marvel #1 issues from October 7th:
All New All Different Point One #1 (Marvel)
Cover Artist: Mundo, Mike Del
In the aftermath of SECRET WARS, it’s an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, and this is your one-stop entry point to the changes and mysteries that have developed during the eight months that have passed! Featuring new stories of DAREDEVIL, CARNAGE, CLASSFIED, CLASSIFIED, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS!
Contest of Champions #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Medina, Paco
Cover Artist: Medina, Paco
Welcome to the BATTLEREALM–a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power while their unwilling pawns fight for their lives and a chance to return back to Earth. Who will survive… THE CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS?
Avengers #0 (Marvel)
Cover Artist: Rocafort, Kenneth
The kickoff to the All-New AVENGERS line begins here, with new stories of the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS! Someone is carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit-but do they mean to harm, or help? Find out the first clues in this special launch issue!
Invincible Iron Man #1 (Marvel)
To be revealed.
Doctor Strange #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He’s the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Every act of magic has a cost and Jason Aaron (THOR, ORIGINAL SIN) and Chris Bachalo (UNCANNY X-MEN) are going to put Stephen Strange through hell to even the scales.
Marvel #1 issues from October 14th:
Captain America Sam Wilson #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Spencer, Nick
Artist: Acuna, Daniel
When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield. Now Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as Falcon, carries on the fight for liberty and justice as the all-new, all-different Captain America!
New Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Sandoval, Gerardo
Cover Artist: Sandoval, Gerardo
EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth – and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS – a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes… today! America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without… the NEW AVENGERS!
Uncanny Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Stegman, Ryan
Cover Artist: Stegman, Ryan
New team, same mission. Steve Rogers has formed a new Avengers unity squad compromised of humans, mutants and…Inhumans? A new threat to the Avengers is revealed. Wait, is that Deadpool on the cover? Is he seriously an Avenger now?
Comics Worth Reading:
DC Comics: Bombshells #3(DC)
Writer: Bennett, Marguerite
Artist: Sauvage, Marguerite
Cover Artist: Lucia, Ant
A dark ritual is performed in a German cabaret, and a supernatural servant is brought forth to serve the Reich- has Zatanna been manipulated by The Joker’s Daughter? Plus, Batwoman leaves Gotham City, and Amanda Waller introduces her to an unearthly ally. And Wonder Woman gets into combat as she joins Mera on the European war front.
Harrow County #6 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Crook, Tyler
Cover Artist: Crook, Tyler
It’s said that everyone has an evil twin-and in Emmy’s case that may be true! But if Kammi is evil, she’s also charming, clever, and sweet, and she could lure Emmy down a dark and dangerous path-one that leads ever closer to fulfilling the legacy of the long-dead witch Hester Beck!
Star Trek/Green Lantern #4 of 6 (DC/IDW)
Writer: Johnson, Mike
Artist: Hernandez, Angel
Cover Artist: Laming, Marc
The crossover event of 2015 continues here, as Starfleet and the Green Lantern Corps team up in the middle of a ring-powered galactic war! The evil Nekron has arrived in the Star Trek universe… with his eye on resurrecting the planet Vulcan itself! Don’t miss out on the latest chapter of this franchise-spanning epic!
Rebels #7 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Woodson, Matthew
Cover Artist: Lotay, Tula
A standalone one-shot story featuring the lush artwork of Matthew Woodson (Northlanders, Meathaus), this issue takes the American folktale of Molly Pitcher and brings to it fresh relevance as a poignant commentary on the subjects of veterans’ rights and women in combat. Not to be missed.
Topic of the Week:
Spooky Comics: Come prepared to discuss your favorite scary, spooky, or halloween inspired comics.
- Aliens: Labyrinth » 4 issues, VOLUME » Published by Dark Horse Comics. 1993. One of the creepiest, most disturbing, and most influential Aliens stories of all time.
- Several Aliens books and movies borrow scenes and concepts from this story, including the recent Prometheus movie.
- Issue #3 describes the events from his youth that cause Dr. Church to become an expert on Xenomorph behavior. The story is chilling and tense from beginning to end
This Month’s Highlights:
Where we each callout the 1 or 2 books we’re most looking forward to. Also –any key #1’s or good jumping on points?
*Your Pull List for October 21, 2015
Black Canary #5(DC)
Writer: Fletcher, Brendan
Artist: Guerra, Pia
Cover Artist: Wu, Annie
The secrets of Ditto’s bizarre abilities come to light-and Dinah and her newfound nemesis Bo Maeve come face to face! It’s not gonna be pretty
Star Wars FASE #4 of 4 (Marvel)
Writer: Rucka, Greg
Artist: Checchetto, Marco
Cover Artist: Checchetto, Marco
* Concluding the first new-canon comic tale set between episodes VI and VII! * As the Empire Shatters around them, Rebel heroes fight for a better tomorrow! * Greg Rucka (Punisher, Cyclops, Wolverine) and Marco Checchetto (Punisher, Avengers World) take us into the more recent long, long time ago!
Empty Zone #5 (Image)
Writer: Alexander, Jason Shawn
Artist: Alexander, Jason Shawn
Cover Artist: Alexander, Jason Shawn
We learn Corinne’s dark secret and everything crashes down in pure destruction as she takes on a gang of thugs that are half-animal.
Cognetic #1 (BOOM!)
Writer: TynionIV, James
Artist: Donovan, Eryk
Cover Artist: Donovan, Eryk
What’s to Love: The creative team behind the award-nominated Memetic are back with another apocalyptic tale! In Cognetic, Tynion and Donovan offer a look at the fundamentally human desire for control-that deep-seated belief we all feel in our darkest moments that if we had total, absolute power, we would be able to create a perfect world. What It Is: Every human believes that they are self-reliant, self-determined individuals, each set on their own course. They’ve built civilizations, they’ve built culture, they’ve built lives… But what if that isn’t the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorrow? Cognetic is the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s a psychic action thriller, precariously positioned on the edge of outright apocalypse. It’s also the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. Each issue in this miniseries is oversized with 48 pages!
Steam Man #1 of 5 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Miller, Mark Alan
Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
Cover Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
The Old West, but not as we know it. Giant steam-powered robots are created to take down invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes in an all-out brawl. The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the town protected and the West under control, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town to bring forth the apocalypse!
*Your Pull List for Oct 28, 2015
Art Ops #1 (Vertigo)
Writer: Simon, Shaun
Artist: Allred, Michael
Cover Artist: Allred, Michael
In this new series by Shaun Simon, co-writer (with Gerard Way) of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and legendary artist Michael Allred (iZOMBIE), art not only imitates life, it becomes it! When rogue figures from famous works of art come to life and escape their frames, it’s up to Reggie Riot and the agents of Art Operatives to track them down before they wreak havoc on the unsuspecting public. But Reggie has secrets of his own that may affect his ability to interact with these living works of art—and he wants no part in the agency his mother ran before him. Pop culture will never be the same.
Black Magick #1 (Image)
Writer: Rucka, Greg
Artist: Scott, Nicola
Cover Artist: Scott, Nicola
The hammer falls this Halloween! From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, Stumptown, Gotham Central) and superstar artist NICOLA SCOTT (Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Earth 2)! Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the truth about herself
Gotham By Midnight #10 (DC)
Writer: Fawkes, Ray
Artist: Ferreyra, Juan
Cover Artist: Sienkiewicz, Bill
After the shocking ending of the Internal Affairs investigation into the Midnight Shift, Drake and Corrigan find themselves on the run from the GCPD! Can Corrigan face The Spectre once and for all in order to save Drake
Love Vol. 2: The Fox HC (Magnetic Press)
Written by Frédéric Brrémaud / Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci
It’s not easy being one of the smaller predators in the woods, competing with an entire woodland population for scraps along the food chain. But when nature throws cataclysmic weather into the mix, it becomes a race for survival – and love. Follow an agile, intrepid fox through a day’s journey through the woods in this beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in lavish, wordless illustration.
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