Morbid Methods Comic Roundup 10/9/19

Comics News Previews

Coming off a huge weekend in comics with NYCC 19 and the release of the Joker in movie theaters, what lies in store for us in terms of new releases? The epic conclusion to Dawn of X, a double dose of Joker, and the record-breaking issue of Spawn!

Marvel Spotlight

POWERS OF X #6

THE INEVITABLE TRUTH. The revelatory tale of Mutantkind’s fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men’s stories for years to come! The last issue that Jonathan Hickman highlighted as a key issue in the House/Powers of X run. This will mark the end of the House of X and Powers of X series, however, it will only be the beginning. Things will kick off with the first phase of series on Oct. 16 with X-Men #1, followed by Marauders #1, Excalibur #1, New Mutants #1, X-Force #1, and Fallen Angels #1. Also announced at the X-Men: Dawn of X panel at NYCC 19, a new Wolverine series written by Benjamin Percy (Green ArrowTeen Titans) with art from Adam Kubert (Captain AmericaSuperman: Up In the Sky) and Victor Bogdonavic (New Super-ManAction Comics). Wolverine is the only solo series announced at this time as part of the second phase of series for the new X-Men lineup. 

Other Marvel releases

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN! Everyone who has ever worn the Carnage Symbiote has a Codex, including Norman Osborn from his time as the Red Goblin! Can Spider-Man save Norman from Carnage? Does he want to? WHAT OTHER SURPRISES ARE HELD HERE? MANY!!!

 

 

 

 

DOCTOR DOOM #1

THE CRACK OF DOOM! From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series…Victor Von Doom – scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul – has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first “artificial” black hole. Wrestling with visions of an entirely different life…a better future…DOCTOR DOOM finds himself at a crossroads. (What is he questioning?) A catastrophic act of terrorism kills thousands, and the prime suspect is… DOOM? Victor will have to push his unexplained thoughts aside and focus on remaining alive as the title of “Most Wanted Man” is thrust upon him….Left with no homeland, no armies, no allies, indeed, nothing at all, will the reign of Doctor Doom come to an abrupt halt?

 

JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER – ALLEGIANCE #1

Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons, and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN’S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran’s one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight — but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.

Indie Spotlight

SPAWN #301

TODD McFARLANE returns to pencil and ink SPAWN #301—with GREG CAPULLO, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, CLAYTON CRAIN, JEROME OPEÑA, and FRANCESCO MATTINA, and even more surprises to come in the record-breaking, longest-running creator-owned comic book in history!

Other Indie releases

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: HELLMOUTH #1

THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE! Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job… keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news, she might have failed. The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world. With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn’t fully trust. The vampire vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or will these two decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy? From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol) and Eleonora Carlini (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse. One that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must-read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!

EAST OF WEST #43

“FAMINE” Five years of storytelling have led to this! The final arc of EAST OF WEST begins now. You wanted the End Times—well, here they come! HOLLYWOOD NEWS! Amazon Studios has put in development as an hourlong genre drama series from Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta. They are teaming with Robert Kirkman who will executive produce via Skybound Entertainment’s first-look deal. The show will be created and executive produced by Hickman and Nick Dragotta and written by Hickman. Also executive producing alongside Skybound’s Kirkman will be Dave Alpert, Sean Furst, and Bryan Furst (Dice).

 

 

THUMBS #5

MINISERIES FINALE

The grand finale—and grand it is! Thumbs and MOM™, reeling from personal loss and with their backs against the wall, put everything on the line.

 

DC Spotlight

THE JOKER: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1

In the Year of the Villain, what’s a Clown Prince of Crime to do when the world has started to accept doing bad as the only way to live? Out-bad everyone else, of course! The Joker is on a mission to get his mojo back and prove to the world that there is no greater villainy than the kind that leaves you laughing. This special one-shot is co-written by legendary film auteur John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) and Anthony Burch (the Borderlands video games), making for a Joker comic that’s twisted in ways you never imagined! This will be the biggest Year of the Villain one-shots so it’s no surprise that the book gets the heavy variant cover treatment. With the film out and gaining so much attention, Joker is in demand. Don’t miss our review of the film Joker.

Other DC releases

JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY #1

In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one unsolved case—the night she discovered her roommate’s body marked with the signature of a notorious serial killer known as The Joker. Five years later, the case remains unsolved and a new series of horrific murders occur throughout the city. As the murders escalate, Harley’s obsession with finding the depraved psychopath responsible leads her down a dangerous path. When the past and the present finally collide, Harley has to decide how far she is willing to go—and how many lines she is willing to cross—to solve these cases once and for all. Written by #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Kami Garcia (co-author of Beautiful Creatures, author of Unbreakable and X-Files: Agents of Chaos) with art by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot: Reborn) and Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars), JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY introduces readers to a Joker and Harley Quinn unlike any they’ve seen before, utilizing forensic psychiatry, behavior analysis (profiling) and psychological profiles to create a true-to-life take on these iconic characters that is more terrifying than any psychotic fantasy.

THE BATMAN’S GRAVE #1

The World’s Greatest Detective must try to inhabit the mind of a murder victim to solve a case—without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents. Can Batman imagine the life of a corpse with a half-eaten face without dying himself? Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunite in this maxiseries about life, death and the questions most are too afraid to ask.

EVENT LEVIATHAN #5

From the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it’s the reveal of the biggest mystery of the summer. Who is Leviathan? And what is their true goal? You’re going to find out here! Plus, Lois Lane had a whole other team working this story the entire time, and — oh man! — someone found something!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Another big update for Marvel coming out of NYCC 19 was that Donny Cates (Venom, Absolute Carnage, Silver Surfer: Black) will be taking over on Thor. It looks like some of the mini-series that have been crossing over will finally be tied together! New X-Men titles are right around the corner, as well as a new writer for Batman with James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children, Justice League Dark) taking over in a few weeks. Get those pull boxes updated!

View previous week roundups, news, and reviews at the comics landing page, or jump into the Mulehorn Gaming Discord – #comics_collectibles anytime to talk comics! See you next week same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

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