Each week I try and spotlight five books that I think are noteworthy, and most weeks I can narrow it down to five with relative ease. This week however, even though there are some clear standouts, there are a lot of books that I could have easily swapped in as something to highlight which means this is a pretty good week for comics! For DC, they roll out a few debut issues, most notably Arkham Manor #1 which continues the slightly different direction of the Bat-books. They also have Deathstroke #1 and new installments of Aquaman #35, Catwoman #35, Flash #35, Harley Quinn #11, Justice League Dark #35, another part to the Green Lantern “Godheads” story in Red Lanterns #35, and Secret Origins #6. Marvel is ready to wrap up Act I of AXIS, which also opens up the supplementary titles with AXIS: Hobgoblin #1, along with All-New X-Factor #15, Amazing X-Men #12, Avengers #37, Deadpool #36, Death of Wolverine: Logan Legacy #2, Secret Avengers #9, and She-Hulk #9. Image has a few good picks as well with Lazarus #12, Walking Dead #133, and Wicked + The Divine #5. IDW pumps us full of nostalgia with G.I. Joe #2 and a highlighted crossover.
Superman #35 (DC)
It’s classic Superman story telling and things are heating up with the Man of Steel and Ulysses are still battling the Machinist. There’s plenty of action with a new baddie in the Machinist and a super powered hero we still really know nothing about in Ulysses.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters #1 (IDW)
If 8-year old Justin saw this title he would give all his monies to have it. It’s TMNT + Ghostbusters, this is in the wheelhouse of any child of the ’80s/’90s.
Revival #24 (Image)
The snow is finally melting in the rural Wisconsin town affected by the reanimated dead, but does this mean with the melting snow that secrets will also surface? If you haven’t been reading this great yarn from Tim Seeley, you should definitely pick it up as it’s only 24 issues in as of this one and it’s a great choice for an October title.
Amazing Spider-Man #8 (Marvel)
An ode to one of Tom DeFalco’s greatest creations as Spider-Girl gets dragged into the “Spider-Verse” story. Amazing Spider-Man doubles as a trip to the MC2 universe as well as more fan-girl moments between Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man. This caps off the “Edge of Spider-Verse” portion of the story and next month starts the core series.
Multiversity The Just #1 (DC)
Another installment of Morrison’s love letter to the multiversal depths of the DC universe. This time it’s an adventure on Earth-16, which is Earth-Me, where everyone is self absorbed and the heroes are more like super stars.
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