Summer might be drawing to a close, but autumn has you covered in terms of comicbooks – plus, it has the perfect weather to sit inside and read. So, it’s a good thing that there are some big hits coming!
Legacy #1 – Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic – Legacy, is a single, easily digested issue that encapsulates all the wonder Marvel’s books have managed to create over the years. Expect big revelations about the past and futures of Marvel’s finest, setting in place a new era for the publisher’s comics.
Generations One-Shots – Marvel’s new series brings together the classic iterations of legendary characters and their newer incarnations – and while there isn’t much in the way of details, we’ve put together a list of each issue, who’s in them and their release dates right here.
Runaways #1 – Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka – When a group of teens find out that their parents are all in an organisation that plans to bring about the destruction of the world, it bonds them together. In the years since the Runaways last saw each other, there’s been a few deaths, but the team’s reunion is set to be fantastic.
Secret Empire: Omega #1 – Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino – If you though Secret Empire was over, boy were you wrong. Comicbook events like this never end – although Omega #1 is set to be a different kind of story, as it explores how the power vacuum that develops in the absence of a repressive regime can be just as destructive as the regime itself.
Venomverse #1 – Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello – Kicking off a new mini-event, Venom discovers a threat called the Poison, that’s hunting the symbiotes. However, when he discovers that he cannot fight them alone, he brings together the other Venomised Marvel heroes to help.
Venomverse: War Stories #1 – Cullen Bunn, Declan Shalvey, Magdalene Visaggio & more – Confused? Don’t be. This companion series works alongside the other Venomverse series, delving into the background of the other symbiote-enchanced heroes not covered in the main series, from The Punisher to Rocket Raccoon.
Captain Phasma #1 – Kelly Thompson, Marco Checchetto – With so many characters in the Star Wars universe, it would be impossible for the films to cover them all. But now, one of the most intriguing mysteries is about to be solved – How did Captain Phasma get out of the trash compactor in The Force Awakens to be able to return in The Last Jedi.
Dark Nights: Metal – Batmen One-Shots – Part of DC’s ongoing Metal event, they are introducing a suad of evil (seemingly sadistic) Batman analogues, sharing characteristics with various members of the Justice League. And while we still don’t know much about who or what these evil Bats are or where they’ve come from, each will be getting their own one-shot with their own creative teams.
- Batman: The Red Death #1 (Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico)
- Batman: The Murder Machine #1 (Frank Tieri, Ricardo Federici)
- Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 (Sam Humphries, Ethan Van Sciver)
- Batman: The Drowned #1 (Dan Abnett, Philip Tan)
- Batman: The Merciless #1 (Peter j. Tomasi, Francis Manapul)
Bombshells United #1 – Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage – In 1943 Arizona, Donna Troy and Cassie Sandsmark’s families are torn from their lives and placed in internment camps – and Wonder Woman hears their pleas for help. And together, the bombshell heroines stand up in the face of the growing spread of racialised hostility in the US post-WWII.
Dastardly and Muttley #1 – Garth Ennis, Mauricet – When a radioactive substance called unstabilium is accidentally released into the atmosphere, Lt. Col. Richard ‘Dick’ Atcherly and Captain Dudley ‘Mutt’ Muller are tasked with trying to fix the mess.
Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1 – Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini, Chip Zdarsky, Chad Hardin, Joe Quinones – In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the appearance of clown princess Harley Quinn, legendary writers and artists are coming together to tell a series of stories that reflect the true essence of her character.
Wonder Woman/Conan #1 – Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan – Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian have a lot in common, strength, compassion, and steadfast and aggressive personalities. When their paths cross in this issue, will they be friend or foe?
Kingsman: The Red Diamond #1 – Rob Williams, Simon Fraser – Following the events of the original comic (of the same name) The Red Diamond picks up as Eggsy begins to discover what kind of agent he’s going to be when, as luck would have it, he finds himself wrapped up in a mission to save Prince Phillip.
Angelic #1 – Simon Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard – All the planet’s humans are extinct, and the animals that we experimented on inherit the Earth, and along with it, a new lease on life. Free from their oppressive human overlords, these animals consume and mimic dead human culture, but without fully understanding what they’re doing.
Millarworld Annual 2017 – Mark Millar’s Millarworld Annual is an excellent place to discover new writers and artists you might never have seen otherwise. This annual includes work from writers Emma Sayle, Martin Renard, Simon James, Stephanie Cooke, Steve Lawrence and William Mclaren, and artists Alex Aguilar, Edgy Ziane, Jake Elphick, Luana Vecchio, Marcelo Salaza and Robert Carey.
The Realm #1 – Seth M. Peck, Jeremy and Nick Filardi – Imagine living in a world infested with mythical terrors like orcs and dragons all hellbent on destroying what’s left of humanity. Welcome to the Realm.
Retcon #1 – Matt Nixon, Toby Cypress – How would you make your way back into a reboot of a comicbook series that never existed? How would you make sense of its story and its characters? How would you wrap your mind around a reimagining of a familiar universe that you haven’t actually experienced before?
Scales & Scoundrels #1 – Sebastian Girner, Galaad – Luvander is an unlucky treasure hunter, whose dungeon spoils don’t amount to much. But, she’s finally going to get her shot at making it big.
Star Wars Adventures #1 – Cavan Scott, Derek Charm – This monthly series delves into new stories and adventures of characters from throughout the franchise in fresh new ways, acting as a gateway to the galaxy far, far away for young Star Wars fans. First up is Rey, who we’ll see on Jakku, long before she knew that the Force would change her life.
DuckTales #1 – Joe Caramagna, Luca Usai, Gianfranco Florio, Marco Ghiglione – It isn’t just TV that’s seeing the return of Huey, Dewey and Louie, you’ll also be able to read about their adventures in this new comic series.
Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1 – Fabian Rangel Jr., Warwick Johnson-Cadwell – Jack’s been hopping around the timeline for a while now, it was inevitable that we’d see him return in a way such as this – not so concerned about the saving the world from Aku, he’s now focused on leading a gang of criminal bikers.
Half Past Danger II: Dead to Reichs #1 – Stephen Mooney – Dinosaurs were an integral part of the Nazi plan to win WWII. Fact. Thing is, you don’t hear anything about the Nazi dinosaurs because the Third Reich’s plan to deploy them was foiled by Sergeant Tommy Irish Flynn and Captain John Noble.
Wormwood, Gentleman Corpse: Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington #1 – Ben Templesmith – Imagine if the Federal Government dispatched a very special type of agent to Capitol Hill to gather intel. Imagine that that special kind of agent was dead. Undead. A zombie special agent.
I Am a Number #1 – Rian Hughes – In a world where you’re assigned a number when you’re born, the number represents the value you provide to others. The lower the number, the less valuable you are. That’s the world of I Am a Number.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1995 – Occult Intelligence – Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Brian Churilla – The team catch wind of a strange magical phenomena taking place on a remote island, the drop in and discover themselves entangled in yet another set of perilous circumstances.
Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1 – John Carpenter, Anthony Burch, Jorge Corona – Set in the same universe as the popular movie, the gates of hell have opened and unleashed horrors into the world in the year 2020. Jack Burton, now an old man, is one of few still living who can stop Ching Dai, the hellish planet’s new self-appointed ruler.
Lazaretto #1 – Clay McLeod Chapman, Jey Levang – A story about a group of young adults, trapped on their college campus after being quarantined, Lazaretto gives us a view of if Lord of the Flies was played out with older individuals, showcasing the extents of the human spirit.
Bloodshot: Salvation #1 – Jeff Lemire, Lewis Larosa, Mico Suayan – As Ray Garrison, codename: ‘Bloodshot’, puts his brutal past behind him to start a family with the woman he loves, a secret from her past threatens to ruin all they’ve built.
John Wick #1 – Greg Pak, Giovanni Valletta – Set before the events of the first movie, this series sees a young John as he tries to master the Book of Rules, and discover what Calamity and the Three Bills are.
The Beautiful Death #1 – Mathieu Bablet – In this series, an alien invasion has left the world decimated, with the few remaining humans clinging desperately clinging to the remnants of their culture in a secret, underground society.