Welcome again Comic fans, because a torrent of exciting new stories is about to flood our worlds from the giants of the comic industry: DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW. Prepare to traverse vibrant worlds and witness jaw-dropping developments in story arcs teeming with both budding and iconic characters. Dive in, as this week promises a spectacular journey through the mesmerizing realms of the newest comic book releases!
New Comic Book Recommendations | September 20, 2023
Batman Superman World’s Finest #19
(W) Mark Waid (A) Travis Moore
THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD’S FINEST TEAM CONCLUDES! What, of all things, could tie the Riddler and the Phantom Zone together–and what secrets will the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel learn about one another that will define their friendship? All this, and a lead-in to an upcoming event set in the present day!
(W) Morgan Hamton (A) Tom Raney
A.I. SILAS STONE REVEALS ALL! The truth behind Solace CEO Markus Wilcox and his connection to Silas is uncovered. Cyborg needs to do some corporate espionage to get to the bottom of this shady activity–and if that wasn’t enough for Victor Stone to deal with, an old enemy from his Teen Titans days is on the Solace payroll. Teen Titans animated series villain Atlas makes his DC Comics debut and is ready for a rematch!
Green Lantern War Journal #1
(W) Philip K Johnson (A) Montos
JOHN STEWART RETURNS IN AN EPIC NEW SERIES FROM THE PAGES OF GREEN LANTERN! John Stewart’s time as a Green Lantern has come to an end…or so he thinks. A family tragedy calls him back home, and as John begins to reclaim the career he once left behind, he tries to embrace a peaceful post-superhero life. But when a terrifying and contagious force with a mysterious connection to Oa appears on Earth, the last Green Lantern of another Universe comes seeking the only warrior to face this threat and win: the immortal Guardian and Builder, John Stewart himself! Can this brilliant but brash young Lantern help John discover the qualities that made him one of the greatest Lanterns of the entire Multiverse? Featuring the first appearance of an iconic and terrifying new villain!
Harley Quinn Black White and Redder #3
(W) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon
Three all-new short tales of Gotham’s most unpredictable antihero in only black, white, and red ink! In this issue: Superstar writer Gail Simone returns to DC with a hilarious story sending Harley Quinn to Rann, with Domino artist David Baldeon riding along on the zeta-beam! Monkey Meat and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles breakout Juni Ba teams up with writer Aditya Bidikar to give Harley the perfect cure for the breakup blues: a kitten. Plus, That Texas Blood hitmakers Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips tell a tale of twisted fate where Harleen Quinzel never fell for The Joker!
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jamal Campbell
NEW STORY ARC STARTS HERE! FIRST APPEARANCE OF A NEW SUPERMAN VILLAIN! THE CHAINED PART ONE! Following the shocking cliffhanger of Superman #5 and the events of Knight Terrors, Superman has learned that Lex Luthor kept a prisoner beneath Stryker’s Island for decades. Who are they and why did Lex lock them up? Can Superman unlock the secrets of the Chained? Featuring guest artist Gleb Melnikov!
The Vigil #5
(W) Ram V (A) Lalit Kumar Sharma
Who are the Vigil?/ /Castle file loading… This 12-year-old boy is believed to be the latest member of the Vigil, known only by the code name Castle. He possesses a level of skill and cunning that surpasses even our most seasoned operatives…including the Bat-vigilante known as Oracle. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on Castle. Remember, discretion is key–you are being watched. Stay vigilant. And stay tuned for more./ /…/ /you are being watched./
Wonder Woman #1
(W) Tom King (A) Daniel Sampere
THE AMAZON WARRIOR IS NOW A WANTED OUTLAW! A NEW ERA FOR THE AMAZON WARRIOR BEGINS, FROM THE SUPERSTAR TEAM OF TOM KING AND DANIEL SAMPERE! After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, Congress passes the Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from U.S. soil. To carry out their plans, the government starts a task force, the Amazon Extradition Entity (A.X.E.), to remove those who don’t comply, by any means necessary. Now, in her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect! Writer Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow) and superstar artist in the making Daniel Sampere (Dark Crisis, Action Comics) join forces for this action-packed relaunch and the beginning of what will undoubtedly become a groundbreaking run on the character.
Captain America #1
(W) Michael Straczynski (A) Jesus Saiz
WHAT FUTURE AWAITS THE MAN OUT OF TIME? Decades ago, Steve Rogers changed the world forever. Now powerful and insidious forces are assembling to ensure he never does it again. Past, present and future collide as the man out of time reckons with an existential threat determined to set the world on a darker path at any cost… Esteemed creators J. Michael Straczynski (THOR, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Jesús Saiz (PUNISHER, DOCTOR STRANGE) embark on an exhilarating new journey for CAPTAIN AMERICA!
Guardians of the Galaxy #6
(W) Collin Kelly & Lanzing (A) Alex Lins
THE ORIGIN OF GROOTFALL! One year ago, the Guardians were more than a team, they were the galaxy’s SUPER HEROES… Now the Guardians are outlaws, guns for hire roaming the frontier in hopes of stopping one of their own. How did the Guardians fall apart, and what changed Groot into the monster he is now? The untold story is finally revealed!
(W) Dan Watters (A) German Peralta
LOKI TAKES TO MIDGARD…WITH BULLSEYE’S TARGET ON HIS BACK! The third shard of Naglfar has fallen to Midgard – and straight into the hands of someone who can make even the most mundane objects into lethal weapons. With unknown mythic power at Bullseye’s fingertips and Loki caught in the crosshairs, how will our favorite trickster reclaim the final piece of his cursed ship? And what is the price of such a power?
Uncanny Spider-Man #1
(W) SI Spurrier (A) Lee Garbett
THE NIGHTCRAWLING WALL-CRAWLER! On the darkest of days, he is the spark in the shadows! After the devastating events of the Hellfire Gala, Kurt Wagner is on the run – and having the time of his life?! Swashbuckling about NYC in disguise, the Uncanny Wallcrawler sets aside his mutant angst and dedicates himself to the hero’s life: saving civilians, hanging with fellow wallcrawlers, battling baddies, and hunting down the best pizza on the planet. But he can’t ignore the mutant plight forever… Si Spurrier and Lee Garbett launch a joyful, sexy series that will shake Nightcrawler to his foundations – and have a hell of a good time doing it!
What If? Dark Carnage #1
(W) Larry Hama (A) John McCrea
WHAT IF…CORTLAND KASADY BECAME CARNAGE? CLETUS KASADY, the madman who bonded to CARNAGE, wasn’t the only family member to have a connection with symbiotes. CORTLAND KASADY, his long-dead ancestor, rests beneath the RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE! What would happen if the symbiote reanimated the corpse of Cortland Kasady? Is the world big enough for TWO KASADY CARNAGES?!
Big Game #3
(W) Mark Millar (A) Pepe Larraz
Nemesis is murdering his way through all your favorite Millarworld characters. The Chrononauts are down, but now Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, and Huck are in his sights. Will the Kingsman spy organization be able to stop him before he follows through on his master’s wishes to wipe every single super off the face of the Earth?
Klik Klik Boom #4
(W) Doug Wanger (A) Douglas Dabbs
Dillinger holds Serena and Beatrix hostage in an evacuated hospital, the building now a death trap designed specifically for Sprout. The only chance Sprout has to rescue her newfound friends? A supply closet full of surgical stabby-stabby stuff.
(W) Scott Synder (A) Tony Daniel
“NO BRAKES,” Part Five
Thirteen years ago, the sun set and never returned. Now, with the forces of darkness staring them down, it’s up to Val, Em, and the Ferrymen to save humankind from total blackout. NOCTERRA’s latest arc comes to its stunning conclusion in a no-holds-barred showdown!
(W) Brian K Vaugh (A) Fiona Staples
The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement #4
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Dave Stewart
The seven neighbors struggle to make sense of their twisted surroundings as they are confronted by all their worst fears and the terrible inhabitants of the tunnels.
The biggest and most essential project yet in the bold and ambitious new shared horror universe of THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS continues from the Eisner-winning creative team JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #143
(W) Sophie Campbell (A) Gavin Smith
Dr. Barlow holds a member of the Claw Clan hostage! Alopex has run out of options, and she can’t take on Barlow alone. Forced to seek the aid of the TMNT, whose friendship she renounced after they forged an alliance with the Shredder, Alopex forms an uneasy truce with the Turtles, one that is put to the test when they must work together to bring Barlow to justice. Meanwhile, Leatherhead gets a new perspective on the consequences of his work enforcing Barlow’s plans.
Best Pick Up from Last Week | September 13, 2023
Alligator Loki #1
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Bob Quinn
ALLIGATOR LOKI MAKES A SPLASH IN HIS PRINT COMIC DEBUT! Bow down to the reptile in a helm who has enraptured the Ten Realms…with his cuteness! First Alligator Loki chomped down on Mjolnir, and then he chomped his way into our hearts. Now, the beloved Alligator of Mischief finds – and makes – trouble all across the Marvel Universe in his very own comic! Collecting the hit Infinity Comics series from the Marvel Unlimited app, this one-shot includes a never-before-seen adventure in the life of everyone’s favorite swamp-dwelling scamp!
Graphic Novel/ Trade Paperback Recommendation
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Geoff Shaw
Marvel’s top merc is back is business and better than ever! We all know Wade Wilson is one of the leading guns-for-hire in the Marvel Universe (even if he is simultaneously the most annoying one), but now he’s pushing to make that recognition official. Deadpool is auditioning for the elite group of assassins known as the Atelier, and he has 48 hours to kill one of the world’s most famous supervillains: Doctor Octopus! Only problem? He’s been kidnapped, and something…strange…is growing inside him! Things are going to get gross as writer Alyssa Wong (STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA, IRON FIST) and artist Martin Coccolo (HULK VS. THOR: BANNER OF WAR) take out their pent-up aggression on everyone’s pizza-faced, jabber-mouthed, misguided, hate-to-love, love-to-hate fave! Collecting DEADPOOL (2022) #1-5 and material from NEW MUTANTS (2019) #30.
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