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Here are a few spotlight issues coming out today! #NewComicWednesday

MARVEL COMICS

Cover Shatterstar #1 Cover: X-MEN BLACK: MAGNETO #1

SHATTERSTAR #1
Official Description: A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar!
Writer: Tim Seeley | Artists: Gerardo Sandoval, Carlos Villa

X-MEN BLACK: MAGNETO #1
Official Description: MAGNETO IS BACK…and so is Chris Claremont! For years, Magneto has done everything he can to achieve his goals for mutant domination. But now Magneto has declared that enough is enough. So what revolutionary plan does Magneto have that will change the face of mutantkind? And will anyone be able to stop him? Will anyone want to? PLUS: Includes Part 1 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE the back up story by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Geraldo Borge!
Writers: Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson | Artists: Geraldo Borges, Dalibor Talajic

DC COMICS

Cover: Batman #56 Cover: THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #7

BATMAN #56
Official Description: The Dark Knight’s looking to drop both the hammer and sickle on the KGBeast, whose rampage across Gotham City takes a toll on Nightwing when he’s injured in the fray. Blaming himself for his ward’s fate, Batman gets grimmer than usual—and vows to take the Russian assassin down like the Berlin Wall. Is even Gotham City ready for that much violence? The streets will run red like borscht if the Dark Knight gets his way against this Soviet scourge.
Writer: Tom King | Artist: Tony S. Daniel

THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #7
Official Description: Early-warning sign you’re about to get murdered: a mysterious, cursed ledger directs you to a small, eerie town filled with an unusual amount of amputees who all take a keen interest in you. That’s what the cursed Joe and his sister Annie are up against when their ledger leads them to a town where strangers check in, but they don’t check out.
Writer: Justin Jordan | Artist: Eduardo Pansica

BOOM STUDIOS

Cover: SPARROWHAWK #1 Cover: JIM HENSON BENEATH DARK CRYSTAL #3

SPARROWHAWK #1
Official Description: Teen Victorian fairy fight club! As the illegitimate daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemesia has never fit in with her father’s family, nor the high class world to which they belong. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm, she has no choice but to try and save the world that has always hated her. 
Writer: Delilah Dawson | Artist: Matias Basla

JIM HENSON BENEATH DARK CRYSTAL #3
Official Description: The challenge for the throne between Thurma and Nita begins in Mithra! Meanwhile, Kensho and his new companions visit a village with hopes of helping the locals… but things are not as they appear.
Writer: Adam Smith | Artist: Alexandria Huntington

What will you be picking up today?

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Cover Issue One

I briefly mentioned this new series in the last Pit, BOOM! Studios has put together a very interesting 24 issue series adapting Philip K. Dick’s classic book, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, into a comic. The book of course inspired Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, but this is its first telling in comic form in my knowledge.  In fact, I don’t know any other comics that have adapted a book by combining panels and actual text. It is so faithful, that they are giving sole writing credit to Philip K. Dick. The issue hits stands tomorrow.

BOOM! Studios is becoming a comic publisher to look out for. They were completely off my radar until very recently, but between this series, new ongoing books for Pixar’s library of films (including  The Incredibles), and Mark Waid’s Irredeemable, about a Superman like hero who becomes the world’s most powerful villain, they putting out some new and very interesting comics.

What else is worth getting this week?

  • Marvel: X-Factor #46 – Siryn vs Monet. Madrox and Layla vs Sentinels in the future. ’nuff said.
  • DC: Blackest Night #1 – Another DC Comics crossover sucks me back in. Hey, I’m a sucker for heroes returning from the dead.
  • IDW: Doctor Who #1 – It is about time that the good Doctor got an ongoing series. In the first issue, he travels to Hollywood in the 1920s, where he befriends Charlie Chaplin and uncovers an alien plot. Aweome.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 26 Oz is back!

The moment most Buffy fans have waited for since the middle of season 4 is here, Daniel “Oz” Osbourne is back! (as seen in the awesome cover on the left)  As I did with the television series, I have blocked myself away from spoilers and the only thing that I know is that the gang goes to Oz for help.  While I have enjoyed the Buffy comic series, it has been a little disjointed and hit or miss. The pacing and flow of the “season’s” story has been off.  With Buffy writer Jane Espenson penning the next few issues I have a lot of hope for this arc.  In fact, I’m keeping this preview short so I can run to the store right now to pick up the issue…

What else is worth your time?

  • Marvel: Cable #16 – Continuing directly from the “Messiah War” crossover with X-Force, Cable is in a bad place and might not be long for this world.
  • DC: Nothing is worth your time this week.
  • Image: Chew #2 – A twisted concept that is both engaging and… well, pretty twisted.
  • IDW: Angel #23 – This book still stinks, but maybe it will get a little better with the return of “After the Fall” writer Brian Lynch. I want to root for this book so badly, except every week that gets harder (and it is not worth the high $3.99 cover price!).
  • Boom! Studios: Irredeemable #4 – My comic book guy recommended this to me. Mark Waid at the top of his game? I’m in.