It’s the happiest day of the week–WEDNESDAY! That’s right, new books from your favorite publishers are lining the walls, waiting for you to find your escape for the week. What awaits you in your pullbox?
THIS WEEKS AND NEXT WEEK’S BOOKS
Here are the links for this week’s books…..
And next week’s books……
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LOOKING FURTHER OUT
Also, just so you can keep an eye further out for what is coming your way two months from now, be sure to check out the following link to see what all of the publishers are printing for November. The comic industry is definitely upping their game to ensure you have a quality entertainment experience. Don’t miss out on anything.
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LOCAL COMIC ARTISTS
We need YOUR help! Not only are we doing an art show throughout the month of October, but we are doing a charity raffle for one of a kind covers.
If you are interested in displaying your original horror themed art work in the art show, contact us at [email protected] You can either have it simply as a display or for sale.
Then for the comic book raffle, we are looking for artists to do an original horror themed piece on some select blank cover comics that we have. All of the proceeds will go to the charity of the artist’s choice (nothing political, please). If you are interested in participating, contact us at [email protected] so we can get you hooked up with the comic you want to do the cover for.
TOP OF THE STACK
And now we are to the Top of the Stack portion of our program. Here John counts down to what he is most interested in reading this week. Some people arrange their comics so that they save the one they’re most anticipating until last. John is not that person. He prefers to have his dessert first. Without further hesitation, let’s see what sits on Top of the Stack….
Here are the new series and/or mini-series hitting the wall this week.
5) War Bears #1
Margaret Atwood is delving deep into the Golden Age of comics with this series, exploring that time period. I’m hoping this is done in the same vein as Kavalier and Clay. Here is the solicity from Dark Horse:
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale, comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books.
Oursonette, a fictional Nazi-fighting superheroine, is created at the peak of World War II by comic book creator Al Zurakowski who dreams of making it big in the early world of comics publishing.
A story that follows the early days of comics in Toronto, a brutal war that greatly strains Al personally and professionally, and how the rise of post-war American comics puts an end to his dreams.
International and New York Times best-selling novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Ken Steacy collaborate for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events!
4) Asgardians of the Galaxy #1
Infinity Wars has been an entertaining read and I’m a Cullen Bunn fan, so I’m interested to see what he has in store for this series. This book spins out of hte aforementioned miniseries, Angela makes her reappearance along with Throg! They are on a mission to stop Nebula from taking over the Galaxy.
3) Cover #1
This book has an interesting hook–a comic creator is employed as a secret agent. Always on the move, they move from country to country, gathering intelligence. As if the hook weren’t interesting enough, it’s also brought to us by Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack.
2) The Dreaming #1
When the Sandman Universe line of comics were announced, my ears definitely perked up. There have been few non-superhero book (or even including superhero books for that matter) as influential on the medium as Neil Gaiman’s opus. Simon Spurrier takes the reins for this take on Gaiman’s work. Here is the solicit from DC:
There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind—and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon.
Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies.
Meanwhile, in Dream’s gallery, something new is growing…
1) Thanos Legacy #1
There are so many reasons to be looking forward to this book. First and foremost, Donny Cates returns to the character he has been elevating for last year or so. But more importantly is what this leads into……DONNY CATES IS TAKING OVER GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BEGINNING EARLY NEXT YEAR!!!!
Yes, that needed to be in all caps. Cates is quickly making an indelible mark on the Marvel Universe. If you like Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy or Donny Cates, then you HAVE to read this book.
ONE OF EACH…
So I’m changing the format a little bit again this week. I’m going to say which book I’m most looking forward to from DC, Marvel, and the independent scene.
As a fan of huge monsters and against all odds stories, Leviathan has to top the indy books for me this week. From the co-creator of Chew, this has the government trying to stop the invasion of various monsters. If you’re a fan of kaiju or the like, this is the book for you.
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #2
Ever since Jon has been introduced, I’ve loved the relationship that Robin and he share. It’s just a fun read that pays tribute to the older type of stories. This one in particular gives a call back to a classic story, so it had to be my top pick for DC.
MARVEL–Top of the Stack!
IMMORTAL HULK #5
I’ve been loving this twist on the the Hulk. Written by Al Ewing with art by Joe Bennett, the duo has been exploring the character as a true monster in the horror sense. He is meting out vengeance, not justice, leaving Bruce Banner to deal with the consequences of his alter ego’s actions. If you are not reading this book, you’re missing out on one of the better books on the shelves. Yes, it even nudged out the Donny Cates written Thanos Legacy.
FAVORITE COVER OF THE WEEK
THE DREAMING #1
Jae Lee just does some amazing work. I’ve been a fan of his for quite some time and he still finds ways to impress.
That’s it for this week. Hopefully you enjoyed this week’s Top of the Stack.
As always, thank you for reading.