Trick or treat give me some great comics to read! Silver Surfer concludes his battle with Knull. DC’s hit series DCeased comes to a close, meanwhile Marvel respawns Zombies. Great week for Indie – everything from a femme fatale assassin, to Van Helsing, to the end of a serial killer!
SILVER SURFER: BLACK #5
The final stand against Knull! The Surfer’s severely depleted of his Power Cosmic, will desperate lengths force him to use his secret weapon and unleash a new horror upon the galaxy? Trust us, you won’t want to miss this epic conclusion!
Other Marvel Releases
A NEW DAY IS FORGED! Mutantkind has always been special…as has their relationship with the world—or WORLDS—around them. As this new era dawns, a new connection forms between mutants and the magic of the world… and that of Otherworld! Can the new Captain Britain forge a new way through the chaos with her companions Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, Rictor…and Apocalypse?!?
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN! A FAMILY AFFAIR! As Carnage rules and chaos reigns, the symbiotic offspring of VENOM make their presence known by hunting Eddie Brock’s son Dylan! But there’s more to Dylan than Venom, Carnage, or even The Maker understand – and once they learn the truth, nothing will be the same!
RED GOBLIN: RED DEATH #1
DEAD IS THE NEW RED! In order to finally destroy Spider-Man once and for all, Norman Osborn joined himself with the Carnage symbiote, becoming the Red Goblin! Here, at last, is the Red Goblin’s reign of madness and mayhem! So grab your greatest goblin gear and rend your raiments red, for the Red Goblin rides again!
Also from Marvel this week, the return of the horror smash hit MARVEL ZOMBIES: RESPAWN #1.
How many lives must the lethal assassin Roku take in her first series? Killing her way around the globe, the deadly weapon called Roku will face a challenge she can’t simply execute. Being bad has never been so fun.
Other Indie releases
Led by the legendary professor Van Helsing, Wolvenheart is an organization dedicated to monitoring anomalies in the space-time continuum. After the group is infiltrated and decimated by a cabal of history’s most infamous villains, led by the most notorious serial killer of the 16th century, Elizabeth Bathory, Sterling Cross, the organization’s most prolific monster slayer, winds up trapped in an alternate reality where his only choice is to fight his way through time and change the course of history! For fans of Doctor Who, Castlevania, Penny Dreadful, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
LEAVE ON THE LIGHT #3
FINAL ISSUE! Despite how impossible it is for The Butcher to be a threat after his death, Sara Mckinney and Gary Marshall come to terms that the serial killings are indeed his method. Now they face his supernatural threat. But how do you defeat someone who even the death penalty couldn’t stop?
PINK LEMONADE #1
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!
Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and only a few remaining members of the Justice League stand between life and annihilation. As the remnants of humanity make their last gamble for survival, will there even be a planet left to call home when all is said and done? The senses-shattering conclusion to the year’s surprise blockbuster is here!
Other DC releases
JOKER: KILLER SMILE #1
Everyone knows The Joker doesn’t have the most promising history with psychotherapists. In fact, no one’s even been able to diagnose him. But that doesn’t matter to the confident, world-beating Dr. Ben Arnell; he’s going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind. There’s no way The Joker could ever get through the therapeutic walls Ben has built around himself. Right? There’s no way The Joker’s been entering his house at night…right? There’s no way The Joker has stood over his son’s bed, and put that book in his hands, the one with the, the, the… The Eisner-nominated creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (GREEN ARROW, Gideon Falls) reunite for a psychological horror story where nothing is as it seems, your eyes can’t be trusted and Mr. Smiles is waiting behind the basement door. Wait, who’s Mr. Smiles?!
Despite the strongest objections from every possible authority—including district attorney Harvey Dent—Dr. Harleen Quinzel has found herself with free access to every inmate in Arkham Asylum, where she desperately pursues a revolutionary and highly controversial cure to the insanity of Gotham. But her work with the city’s super-criminals quickly muddies the waters of good and evil, and in the deepest, darkest padded rooms of Arkham, even the words of a mad clown start making sense!
BASKETFUL OF HEADS #1
The rain lashes the grassy dunes of Brody Island, and seagulls scream above the bay. A slender figure in a raincoat carries a large wicker basket, which looks like it might be full of melons… covered by a bloodstained scrap of the American flag. This is the story of June Branch, a young woman trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe-and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech. Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations… racing to save the man she loves before time runs out. Plus, in the premiere chapter of the backup story “Sea Dogs,” which sails across all the Hill House Comics titles!!
Also from DC, coming off of a very popular TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: KNIGHTFALL this week presents TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN #1
Happy Halloween indeed with so many treats for fans this week! While several mini-series are ending this week there is an assortment of new titles. Everyone will be trying to grab the Jubilee variant for Excalibur #1 and the Eddie/Dylan Brock variant for Venom #19. Surfer Black variants again are absolutely stunning! Great storylines, variants galore, and original content from the Indie side. No doubt that there is truly something for every type of comic book fan this week.
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