The NYC Comic Con is over and the rumblings of what’s to come are starting to be felt. The doomsday clock is looming, legends are being re-aligned and inspiring characters are emerging across the genre. These are the times to be a comic fan. In this list, the focus is on comics that are worth checking out.
From 18 Oct 2017
‘Underworld’ part five. The former king and his allies fight for the future of Atlantis. Desperate to penetrate the supernatural barrier surrounding Atlantis, Mera enlists the help of an ex-Atlantean magician: Garth, the Titan know as Tempest. But Aquaman’s former protégé has sworn off his mystical practices, and the magisters of the Silent School don’t take betrayal lightly. Meanwhile, as Arthur and Dolphin fight off both the armies of the Drift and Krush’s criminal empire, Vulko discovers that which the former will need to take back his thrown…something forgotten.
‘A Dream of me’ part 1. Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family-each disturbed by Batman’s journey, each ready to stand in his way, each ready to push back against Batman’s stubborn determination to evolve into something better than a superhero.
BATMAN THE DROWNED #1 (metal)
As the events of Dark Nights: Metal rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world. The World’s Greatest Heroes face their nightmarish versions of themselves.
GREEN ARROW #33
‘The Trial of Two Cities’ part one. With the Ninth Circle crippled by Green Arrow and the Justice League, the Emerald Archer returns to a Star City ripe for resistance. But, Ollie Queen must deal with a pretty unnerving issue: his trial for murder.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #31
‘Legacy’ finale. The truth about Sovereign is revealed and her identity will shake the Justice League to its core. The Darkness is out of control and if the Justice League and their future children don’t triumph over its evil, it will mean the end of everything, everywhere, forever.
‘Raptor’s Revenge’ part two! Raptor’s wrath is rolling through the streets of Bludhaven, and every ally Nightwing has made there is under attack! He’ll have to make an awful pact with Blockbuster if he wants to save the city-a pact that will change the course of Nightwing’s destiny.
SUPER SONS #9
‘Planet of the Capes’ part four. Superboy and Robin were training to become the next Superman and Batman – but they never signed up to be the saviours of the multiverse! Ready or not, the boys have their work cut out for them as an endless alien armies of Yggardis descend upon these young lads.
‘Imperius Lex’ part three. Steppenwolf, the field general of Apokolips, enlists Superman’s son Jon into his Canine Cavalry to stop Superman from helping Luthor reclaim the throne once held by Darkseid.
‘Death Race’! After suffering a major cardiac episode due to his weakened heart, Wally West is dead…or is he? In a race against time and death itself, Wally reaches out to another speedster for help: Kid Flash! There may or may not be one less Wally West.
DOCTOR STRANGE #26
Doctor Strange and Zelma make what may well be their last house-call! An evil of unspeakable proportions puts Strange in his toughest spot yet, stripping him of his magic, leaving him only with his crippled fists to defend himself.
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593 Legacy
The Search for Tony Stark part 1. Tony Stark has vanished! The mystery deepens as Stark’s friends and foes must decide, finally, who will wield the power of Iron Man! All the contenders are in position and the all the armour is polished. There can only be one Armoured Avenger. The path to the most startling Iron Man story ever begins here.
THE MIGHTY THOR #700 Legacy
Death of The Mighty Thor part 1. The final judgement comes as Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of the Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog. The battle rages as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worst, and she might not have to wait for the final judgement at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe.
SPIDER-GWEN #25 Legacy
Gwenom part 1. Gwen’s life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe’s version of the Venom symbiote. What does it mean for her relationship with crime kingpin Matt Murdock? With her father? With the Osbornes’? Is any relationship in Gwen’s life safe? It’s Spider-Gwen like you’ve never seen her before, and this time, there’s no easy fix for her troubles.
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #20
General Leia Organa gave Poe Dameron an important task…locate the mysterious Lor San Tekka! And Poe may be closer than he thinks.
X-MEN: GOLD #14
Mojo Worldwide! Part 3. Brood and Dark Phoenix and Mojo – wow. The Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of Manhattan. With reality-warping resources at the tips of his gross fingers, Mojo may finally have the upper hand against the mighty mutants.
JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #4 (of 6)
As 007 closes in on rogue agent Rika Van De Havik, a deadly drone attack strikes at the heart of Europe. Russia’s covert ops agency SMERSH is plotting to split NATO – by pitting Britain’s MI6 against the CIA.
HALF PAST DANGER II: DEAD TO REICHS #2 (of 5)
Agent Moss is back and she’s about to drop one hell of a bombshell. The team reels at this revelation and realize that there’s only one man they can turn to as a result: the enigmatic ninja Ishikawa Minamoto.
KID LOBOTOMY #1
Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in Kid Lobotomy, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Sibling rivalry, seduction and shapeshifting may lead to either sanity or salvation. Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger can’t hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last chance to prove his worth-and regain his sanity-by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business, despite a host of obstacles-including his own sister-who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably.
ROM vs. TRANSFORMERS: SHINING ARMOR #4
Stardrive is torn between joining her fellow Transformers and staying with ROM and his knights.
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #3
When Finn finds an adorable baby creature hiding in an Imperial ship, it’s up to him to find a home for the mischief maker before Captain Phasma kicks them both into space.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE #15
‘Karai’s Path’ part 4 of 4. Tokyo is ablaze as a gang war spirals out of control. Karai returns with a secret weapon, but will she choose a path of peace or war? And what will it mean for the TMT?
TRANSFORMERS: LOST LIGHT #10
Homecoming! First Aid, the Autobots’ Chief Medical Officer, returns to the Lost Light to find that everything has changed: the ship is now under the command of the treacherous Getaway, half of his closest friends are missing, and – most shocking of all – the crew is actually making progress.
BITCH PLANET #5
Patriarchy is the disease. We are the cure. Join the resistance with tales of appropriation, erasure and feminist grannies…all with a healthy dose of back matter. 100% Grade-A satire. Doctor approved, patient demanded.
‘Rise of the Robots,’ Part Four. The fall’s big Descender event continues as Tim 21 enacts a daring escape from the Robot Resistance, but will he make it in time to save Telsa? And Andy and Bandit are betrayed by an unexpected source when they come face to face with the UGC!
‘The End of all things,’ part nine. Things take a dark turn as we near the end.
SAVAGE DRAGON #227
‘Oh! Canada!’ Part one-with America’s hostile anti-alien fervour, Malcom Dragon is forced to relocate his family to the Great White North. Toronto welcomes a new champion, and Malcolm Dragon settles in at his new home.
ASTRO CITY #48
A tale of redemption and farewell, as G-Dog learns the secrets of his origin, faces personal tragedy and joins a very unlikely superhero team. Featuring the return of Kittyhawk and Rocket Dog, and the debut of Ghost Ferret.
ASSASSINS CREED UPRISING #8
Final instalment of this story arc.
DOCTOR WHO 10th YEAR THREE #10
The shocking truth about Gabby is revealed! The Doctor realises that his companion may have been forever changed by her travels in the Tardis.
HERCULES WRATH OF THE HEAVENS #3
As war rages across the galactic frontier, one half-human, half-god super-soldier faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth and redemption.
In the first issue of a new arc, Sandor, Jesse and the survivors, hear rumours of a mysterious Walled City where safety may be waiting.
INVADER ZIM #24
The killer virus has a name! Well, not really, but ZIM has the name of the guy who put the virus in GIR in the first place: VIROOZ. He also knows where he lives-Cyberflox, the galaxy’s largest technology flea market! It’ll take all ZIM’s cunning, intelligence and subtlety to infiltrate the planet and find VIROOZ, which means ZIM is probably going to fail. Badly.
Space Goat Productions
THE HOWLING: REVENGE OF THE WEREWOLF QUEEN #4
Chris Halloran enacts a desperate gambit to rescue Ruth and escape the Colony alive, while Marsha Quist’s path to vengeance enters its final and most horrific stage. The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen picks up where the cult-classic 1981 film left off.