Another week brings with it another batch of new comics. Both Marvel and DC come out swinging with some heavy hitters, but there are a good amount of indie books looking to earn a place on pull lists, especially with Halloween just around the corner.
X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics)
(w) Jonathan Hickman (a) Leinil Francis Yu
A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR THE X-MEN!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
Absolute Carnage #4 (Marvel Comics)
(w) Donny Cates (a) Ryan Stegman
THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF THE SYMBIOTIC EVENT OF THE YEAR!
Eddie Brock has taken a beating, lost the allies closest to him, and, after the shocking events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: #3, sees no way to take Cletus Kasady down once and for all without making the ultimate sacrifice. But what IS the ultimate sacrifice? Of the two beings that are bonded as VENOM, which will make it out alive?
SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN #1 (DC Comics)
(w) Gene Luen Yang (a) Gurihiru
The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis’ Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!
While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story.
When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn’t even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.
Metal Men #1 (DC Comics)
(w) Dan Didio (a) Michelle Delecki
The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus’ lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse…
The Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask #1 (Dark Horse)
(w) Christopher Cantwell (a) Patric Reynolds (c) Lee Loughridge
Years ago, a weird mask of unknown origin and limitless power was buried in the cement of an apartment building’s basement floor. Edge City and its residents have all but forgotten the mysterious green-faced killer known only as “Big Head.” But now, decades later, the bizarre Tex Avery-style killings are happening all over again and are on a collision course with a bizarre political campaign where a homicidal maniac wants to “Make America Green Again”!
The Marked #1 (Image Comics)
(w) David Hine (w/a) Brian Haberlin (a) Geirrod Van Dyke
DOUBLE-SIZED FOR SINGLE PRICE! THEIR MAGIC IS CHANNELED THROUGH THEIR TATTOOS! The Marked may look like cool young influencers, but beneath the designer clothes, their bodies are tattooed with the magical glyphs of an ancient order that secretly protects the world against evil forces. With no new occult threats, The Marked use their tattooed powers solely for the pursuit of pleasure until a young woman called Liza creates a dangerous new form of Hybrid Sorcery. The party is over for The Marked. You’ll believe in magic—terrifying, soul-destroying magic.
Spookhouse Halloween Special #1 (Albatross Funnybooks)
(w/a) Eric Powell
The annual Albatross Funnybooks Halloween comic for kids of all ages is back! This extra length 32 page spine tingler features the work of Eric Powell, Steve Mannion, Gabe Soria, and Gideon Kendall!
Savage Tales: Halloween Special #0 (Dynamite Entertainment)
(w) Mark Russell (a) Jacob Edgar
A 28-page special, directly connected to the events of RED SONJA #9. Know this, in a time before, Young Sonja The Red journeyed to the Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene. She would attempt to convince them to bring her family and friends back to life. But magic…comes with a cost…
By acclaimed writer MARK RUSSELL (Red Sonja, The Riddler: Year Of The Villain) and JACOB EDGAR (James Bond: Moneypenny).
Pink Lemonade #1 (It’s Alive)
(w/a) Nick Cagnetti
Mysterious past… colorful costume… altruistic… nomadic lifestyle… it’s all pretty cool! Pink Lemonade dreams of doing big things. She just wants to be good and help where she can. But things don’t always work out the way we plan. And soon Pink Lemonade finds herself in jail, after a big misunderstanding with some cops, while trying to help a child. And just when you think she’s sunk, a powerful man shows up with an offer she may not be able to refuse! But is it too good to be true? A story full of both fun and mystery, readers are sure to get lost in her strange, action-packed adventures!