A spook-tacular comic roundup this week because along with the usual fare of solicited comics that you have to pay for, there are also a handful of special FREE comics handed out for Halloween Comic Fest. Most publishers are being represented but some notable choices are: Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight Halloween Special from DC and the original Secret Wars #1 from Marvel, so be sure to pad your weekly list with these extra goodies!
In terms of the books we have to exchange tender for, which is another issue entirely, the big ones from DC are the end of the Wonder Woman #35 run, two annuals with Justice League Dark Annual #1 and Justice League United Annual #1, plus the end of the first act of “Godhead” in Sinestro #6. Marvel trots out All-New X-Men #33, a debut issue for the solo series Deathlok #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #20, Fantastic Four #12, Inhuman #7, plus a few tie-ins to “Death of Wolverine” and “AXIS”. The winner this week is Image that features quite a few great titles to pick up, many of which made it to the spotlight and rightfully so. Outside of those highlighted books from Image are Wayward #3, Low #4, and Savage Dragon #199. Free comics, someone outside the big two with the bigger week, and a comic that smells like pizza and marijuana!
Harley Quinn Annual #1 (DC)
It’s like something plucked out of the 1950’s or something. It’s a comic book that has scratch and sniff portions during the book. If this title wasn’t whacky enough, now there are spots within this annual issue that smell like leather, suntan lotion, pizza, and marijuana.
Wonder Woman #35 (DC)
It’s the end of the three year long run for Azzarello and Chiang with their opus getting wrapped up in this issue. This should definitely end up on the short list as one of the best runs on Wonder Woman ever, if not the best.
Saga #24 (Image)
The ever popular space opera continues to misdirect and gut punch its readers. Vaughn and Staples do a wonderful job with their character moments, but things look to get even more grim. But hey, it’s Brand and the Sweet Boy!
Southern Bastards #5 (Image)
Jason Aaron is quite the popular writer these days, and Southern Bastards is quite the popular southern crime series. What I’m saying is you should pick up Southern Bastards #5.
Black Science #10 (Image)
You know who else is a notable writer right now on the comics scene? Rick Remender. As polarizing as he may be with some of his books, I dig him, and he has two new issues with Image this week, but in Black Science #10 Kadir has had a rough stretch as of late is hoping to redeem himself with this latest rescue attempt. But that’s never any fun without some hjinks!
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