Welcome to What To Look Forward To!
Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. I won’t be talking about Marvel’s Secret Wars here, but check out Paul Miranda’s “Secret Wars Declassified
” for everything SW. Halloween is soon upon us, so I’ve taken the liberty of providing a list of holiday favorites you should check out asap. Without further ado, let’s dive in…
Hellboy and the BPRD 1953: The Phantom Hand & The Kelpie #1 – I really enjoyed Hellboy and The B.P.R.D. 1952, and this continuation shouldn’t disappoint either. Unlike it’s predecessor, this is a one-shot, two-story issue, possibly suitable for new readers. But like I said, 1952 was great as well, so why not pick up both? The TPB is available now.
Adventure Time 2015 Spoooktacular #1 – Looking for a great all-ages book to get you ready for Halloween? Adventure Time never disappoints with their annual Halloween Spooktacular!
Batman ’66 #28 – The latest additions to the ‘66-verse, inspired by villains we already know and love: Scarecrow and Killer Croc!
Black Magick #1 – Award winning and fan-favorite Greg Rucka (Gotham Central, Lazarus) and Nicola Scott begin their new gothic noir mystery just in time for Halloween!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 – One of the biggest surprise hits of the year reboots again! But what else could you expect from Ryan North and Erica Henderson? This looks to be a continuation from the previous series, but given that it’s a #1 should be a good jump-on for new readers as well!
Other issues to look forward to: Gotham By Midnight #10, Island #4, Justice League: Gods and Men – Batman #1, Rumble #8, The Coming of Rage #1, Vertigo SFX #3.
If you’re having a hard time trying to find new stories, check out these HCs & TPBs soon…
Batman: War Games Vol. 1 TPB (new this week)
Casanova: Acedia Vol. 1 TPB (new this week)
Fables: The Wolf Among Us Vol. 1 TPB (new this week)
Fables Vol. 1 Legends In Exhile TPB
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas HC (new this week)
The Batman Adventures Vol. 3 TPB (new this week)
(For more recommendations, see previous “What To Look Forward To” TPB sections, starting from 06/10/15)
Looking for some creepy books this Halloween? Check out some of these horror/holiday classics (and soon-to-be classics!)
30 Days of Night
Afterlife With Archie Vol. 1 Escape From Riverdale
American Vampire Vol. 1
Batman: The Long Halloween (several major holidays, including Halloween)
Batman: Haunted Knight (just Halloween)
Criminal Macabre: A Cal McDonald Mystery
Gotham By Midnight Vol. 1
Hellboy Vols. 1-3
Hexed Vol. 1 The Harlot & The Thief
PIXU: The Mark of Evil
Rachel Rising Vol. 1 The Shadow of Death
Sandman Vol. 1 Preludes & Nocturnes
Wytches Vol. 1
Don’t forget to check if your local shop is participating in Halloween Comicfest! If you’ve never been, it’s like Free Comic Book Day but with fewer releases and many are reprints (see here for a full list of this year’s books). But the ones I’ve been to are always fun, and most stores have special sales on regular items!
Looking for even more recommendations and news? Find me on Twitter @4ColorPhil
That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.
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