We could just go on and sing the praises of some of the best stories on the market right now. (Yes, Absolute Carnage Immortal Hulk is out this week by Al Ewing. Yes, Batman and Catwoman head back to Gotham to retake the city in Batman #80. And yes, House of X #6 is this week as well.)
But instead, let’s enjoy then season and talk about some Halloween related titles coming out this week!
I’m sensing a theme here…
Here’s the featured new releases coming out this Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019!
DCeased #5 (of 6) continues Tom Taylor’s DCU zombie story. This book has had some great horror homage covers and has been a fun read all around. Taylor did some great work universe building early on with the Injustice books.
Marvel’s following suit with a weekly five-issue mini-series called “Contagion”, which obviously has some zombie elements to it.
Those Mole People always looked like they had something.
It’s not necessarily horror per se, but Ghost Rider’s new ongoing features the reunion of Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch.
With Johnny being the new lord of hell, there’s lots of potential here. (Didn’t read Doctor Strange Damnation by Donny Cates? Go read it! It’s great!)
Todd Phillips’ new Joker movie is out this week, and you can expect to see a lot of great products this month to go with it. (A one-shot by John Carpenter, a mini-series by Lemire and Sorrentino are some highlights.)
This week you just get a $1.00 reprint of the 1975 Joker #1, but we’ll take it!
Walking Dead is over, but artist Charlie Adlard has a new book from Ablaze Comics, Vampire State Building.
“Terry Fisher is a young soldier on the verge of being sent away for active military duty and is going to meet his friends at the top of the Empire State Building for a farewell party. But suddenly a legion of vampires attacks the skyscraper and massacres its occupants. Hounded in the 102 floors that have become a deadly trap, Terry must take decisive action to save himself and his friends – and the city of New York – before the army of abominations, and the terrible vampire god within, walled in the building since its construction, spill into the city!”
BOOM! Studios had a big hit with Once and Future, followed by Something Is Killing the Children. Both sold out and went to multiple printings. This week we finally have a big pile of Something Is Killing the Children hitting the table. (4th printing!)
This book is a great pick for Halloween and definitely lives up to the hype and its title.
Star Wars Adventures brings it’s weekly Halloween anthology back with Return to Vader’s Castle.
Each issue is stand alone and has art by horror masters like Kelly Jones and Francesco Francavilla!
All this should be prepping you for Halloween Comic Fest on Saturday, October 26th, featuring free comics, candy and photography services for all in costume!
We will also be hosting our first-ever book club on Thursday, October 10th at 8:15 pm to cover the events of House and Powers of X!
I’ll be hosting the event with Valentino Luca Zullo in the shop and we’ll be reviewing each issue as well as posing some questions to the group. This will be a SPOILER FILLED ZONE!
(So pick up and read your copy of Powers of X #6 the day beforehand!)
Here’s the event page! That’s it for this week! Keep those Krakoan plants growing, there’s a $100 gift certificate on the line!