This week, the comic book world brims with anticipation as fresh stories unfurl across the vibrant universes of DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW. Whether you’re a seeker of heroic feats, cosmic quests, dark mysteries, or bold new worlds, prepare to have your expectations surpassed. Here’s your insider’s look at the comic book releases sparking buzz everywhere this week!

New Comic Book Recommendations | October 18, 2023

DC

Batman Superman World’s Finest #20

(W) Mark Waid (A) Dan Mora

MARK WAID RETURNS TO THE WORLD OF KINGDOM COME! The return of Boy Thunder! To find and save Superman’s former protege, the World’s Finest duo bridges the dimensional gulf between their world and an Earth with a jaded Superman, a broken Batman, and a war-hungry Wonder Woman–the world of Kingdom Come!

 

 

 

 

 

City Boy #5

(W) Greg Pak (A) Minkyu Jung & Mike Choi

Follow City Boy as he discovers a mysterious power that allows him to control ants. But such power disturbs the natural order of the Green…and when none other than Swamp Thing appears, the two quickly clash with their contrasting powers. As they face off, a startling revelation is made…and Cameron gets a better understanding of where his City Boy powers originate from. Don’t miss out on this action-packed tale of elemental forces!

 

 

 

 

 

Green Lantern War Journal #2

(W) Philip K Johnson (A) Montos

DISCOVER THE SHOCKING IDENTITY OF THE REVENANT QUEEN! As John Stewart travels to Metropolis to meet with Steelworks, the Radiant Dead have claimed their first victim on Earth-0 and are ravenously hunting for John. Stripped of his ring and unaware of the danger he’s in, John is caught completely unprepared to face this otherworldly horror…and to unravel the shocking identity of the Revenant Queen!

 

 

 

 

 

Harley Quinn Black, White, and Redder #4

(W) Zoe Thorogood & Kyle Starks (A) Hayden Sherman & Chris

Eisner nominee Zoe Thorogood has Harley recruit seven girls who compete to be her sidekick, but their attempts to be like Harley give her a bit of an identity crisis! Kyle Starks (Peacemaker Tries Hard!) and Chris Schweizer reacquaint Harley with an old college friend who needs her help to get back at their mutual bully! And Sean Lewis (King Spawn) and Hayden Sherman (DC Pride 2023) take Harley into the future, where an alien invasion might destroy the Earth, but more importantly, interrupt her favorite show!

 

 

 

 

Jay Garrick The Flash #1

(W) Jeremy Adams (A) Diego Olortegui

JAY AND HIS LONG-LOST DAUGHTER RACE SIDE BY SIDE IN THE PRESENT DAY! Spinning out of the events of Stargirl: The Lost Children and Justice Society of America, Jay Garrick is reunited with his long-lost daughter, Judy. After being pulled from the timeline, Judy returns to a world where she and her dad aren’t the only ones that ride the lightning, but is there enough space for her in Jay and Joan’s life? And can they keep up with their teenage daughter and make up for lost time?

 

 

 

 

Justice League Vs Godzilla vs Kong #1

(W) Brian Buccellato (A) Christian Duce

HEROES AND MONSTERS COLLIDE IN THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE YEAR! The cataclysmic crossover event of the year is here as the DC Universe clashes with Legendary’s Monsterverse in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong. Clark Kent is enjoying a night off with a very important dinner planned with his girlfriend, Lois Lane, when the entire city shudders under the weight of the monstrous Godzilla, who emerges from the bay! What started as a routine clash between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom takes a dangerous turn when the wall between worlds is breached…with Godzilla, Kong, and the Monsterverse emerging on DC’s Earth! What ensues will be a brawl of unprecedented scale and destruction from acclaimed writer Brian Buccellato (Injustice) and bestselling artist Christian Duce (Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point)!

 

 

 

Superman #7

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Gleb Melnikov, Dan Jurgens, & Edwin Galmon

AN OVERSIZE ANNIVERSARY ISSUE CELEBRATING THE MAN OF STEEL AND HIS LEGACY! Superman #850! A special oversize issue celebrating Superman and his super-legacy! Since the start of Superman #1 and Dawn of DC, a mystery has been brewing in Metropolis. Now that mystery’s secrets are unleashed, with startling revelations that set up a massive story in 2024! The Chained continues as Superman battles against an overpowered new menace who wants to destroy Metropolis! Superman must decide if he is willing to follow Lex’s tragic orders to take the Chained down! And Lex Luthor is visited by a blast from his past. One that will impact his future forever.

 

 

 

Marvel

 

Avengers Inc. #2

(W) Al Ewing (A) Leonard Kirk

MYSTERY AT THE MANSION!
Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She’s known “Victor Shade” for years – as the Vision’s cover identity. His name is Victor Shade. Whoever he is, he’s not the Vision. And together, they’re hunting the Ghost of Avengers Mansion – a ghost who might just be…the Vision? Did we mention our guest star?

 

 

 

 

 

The Incredible Hulk #5

(W) Philip K Johnson & Vita Alaya (A) Travel Foreman & Alitha Martinez

THE SWAMP SIREN REVEALED!
Hulk tracks down the beauty that has been luring man and monster alike to their dooms! An epic brawl breaks out between the Jade Giant, Man-Thing and the true face of the Swamp Siren… …but even the Jade Giant is not immune to her song! Plus… A backup story featuring a surprise guest character to honor Latin and Latinx characters and creators!

 

 

 

 

Moon Knight #28

(W) Jed Mackay (A) Federico Sabbatini

Moon Knight and his allies race to intercept the Black Spectre before his apocalyptic schemes bear fruit – but the clock is ticking, and a city hangs in the balance.

 

 

 

 

 

Spine-Tingling Spider-Man #1

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Juan Ferreyra

Terror continues for the Web-Slinger! After a fight with SPIDER-CIDE, Spider-Man gets taken on the most terrifying ride of his life. If you think you’ve already read the scariest Spider-Man story ever, you may stand corrected after this one!

 

 

 

 

Image

 

Big Game #4

(W) Mark Millar (A) Pepe Larraz

The Chrononauts might be dead, but Hit-Girl can use their time travel technology to go back to the world of Empress. This is literally the maddest and most brilliant book out there right now. The comic book event of 2023 and a must for anyone who loves the Millarworld books, as every single character is here for the fun!

 

 

 

 

Hack/ Slash Back To School #1

(W/A) Zoe Thorogood

HACK/SLASH returns with an untold tale and critically acclaimed cartoonist ZOE THOROGOOD at the bloody helm!
Slasher hunter Cassie Hack is only just getting used to her man-monster partner, Vlad, when she’s drawn into a new case involving a murderous bunny mascot, dead kids, and an entire squad of maladjusted teenage serial-killer hunters!
A completely new chapter in the beloved, long-running series that’s perfect for new readers and old fans alike, just in time for Halloween.

 

 

 

 

Kill Your Darlings #2

(W) Ethan S. Parker & Griffen Sheridan (A) John J Hill

The terrifying new saga continues! After the fateful fire, Rose finds herself a social outcast. As whispers of murder and insanity plague her, she begins to question everything she’s experienced. Will the truth of that night confirm the grisly rumors, or will reality prove to be even stranger?

 

 

 

 

 

Klik Kilk Boom #5

(W) Doug Wagner (A) Douglas Dabbs & Matt Wilson

Sprout has decided a suicide mission is her only chance at revenge. However, Serena and Beatrix-armed with a bag of photos, a polaroid camera, and a plethora of club dancers-are determined to show her there’s a better way.”

 

 

 

 

 

The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement #5

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Dave Stewart

The Eisner-winning creative team of JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO brings you another chapter of the newest epic series within THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS!
Secrets are revealed amongst the neighbors as they continue their descent between floors, but when the group attempts to find a way out of the tunnels, they’ll find answers that defy logic and terrors beyond reality.”

 

 

 

Dark Horse

The Alternatives #2

(W) Patton Oswalt, Tim Steely & Jordan Blum (A) Christopher Mitten

For a brief time in an alternate world, he was a god, an elemental avatar to all of crustacean-kind, but now the man-monster known as Crab Louie is back home. Here he’s a distant husband and a fumbling father who can’t even remember to take the trash cans out. But now his team, The Alternates, have a new lead on the dangerous reality-altering street drug, Prestige, offering Crab Louie either a second chance at superherodom, or a permanent escape from humdrum life.

 

 

 

 

Best Pick Up from Last Week | October 11, 2023

The Superior Spider-Man Returns #1

(W) DAN SLOTT (A) RYAN STEGMAN. MARK BAGLEY. GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN WEB-SLINGS AGAIN!
The spider-team that redefined the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN returns to celebrate the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the most monumental and shocking Spidey story in a generation! DAN SLOTT. RYAN STEGMAN. MARK BAGLEY. GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI. HUMBERTO RAMOS. Peter Parker. Doc Ock. Together again for a Spider-Man story SUPERIOR to all others!

 

 

 

Graphic Novel/ Trade Paperback Recommendation

 

The Superior Spider-Man Vol:1 My Worst Enemy

(W) Dan Slott (A) Ryan Stegman & Giuseppe Camuncoli

Part of the Marvel NOW! initiative!
THEN!…Peter Parker spent a lifetime living up to the responsibilities his powers foisted upon him, but his story finally ended dramatically in the historic Amazing Spider-Man #700. NOW!…The new Amazing Spider-Man has arrived, and he is better in every single way. Smarter, stronger…Superior. And he’ll prove it, both to himself and the world, when he faces down the all-new Sinister Six! But is this all-new Spider-Man in cahoots with J. Jonah Jameson? And has Carlie Cooper figured out the Superior Spider-Man’s secret identify? Plus: Spider-Man and Mary Jane…reunited?! All this and the return of the villainous Vulture! It’s an all-new era of web-slinging excitement, and it all starts NOW!

 

 

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