Welcome to our second Can’t Wait for Comics for this week, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital. Halloween week brings an extra-large helping of horror and Halloween-themed comics and graphic novels, so I broke them out into their own separate post yesterday. This post will spotlight some of their not-so-scary brethren that can also be found on shelves this week.
You can visit Diamond’s website for this week’s almost complete list of new comics arriving in stores. The Lunar Distribution home page has DC’s releases and the comiXology new releases page for what’s available digitally.
I should also add that the list of what is actually arriving at your local shop can vary from what’s on anyone’s official website for a myriad of reasons — so always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.
Aquaman/Green Arrow: Deep Target #1 (DC, $3.99): DC continues the 80th anniversary celebrations of both Aquaman and Green Arrow with this new miniseries featuring the return of the shadowy organization Scorpio. Brandon Thomas and Ronan Cliquet send the duo on a hunt to save the timeline in a “high octane” story.
Batman/Fortnite: Foundation (DC, $4.99): DC and Epic Games follow up the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point miniseries with this one-shot, which features not only the addition of writer Scott Snyder, who joins Christos Gage and Donald Mustard in writing it, but also an appearance by The Batman Who Laughs. Not coincidentally, this issue also comes with a code to download a The Batman Who Laughs skin into Fortnite.
The All-Nighter #1 (comiXology Originals, $2.99): The Eisner award-winning creative team behind Afterlift—writer Chip Zdarsky, artist Jason Loo, colorist Paris Alleyne, letterer Aditya Bidikar, and editor Allison O’Toole—reunite for a series about vampires who sometimes moonlight as superheroes.
Comrade Kill (AdHouse, $14.95): In what could be AdHouse’s final publication, Patrick Sparrow tells the story of a cold war super soldier who accidentally wakes from a cryogenic freeze long after the war has ended to find out his existence is now meaningless.
Cross to Bear #1 (AfterShock, $4.99): Marko Stojanovic and Sinisa Banovic team up for an alternate history tale on Jack the Ripper, who flees London for the American West — hunted by a clandestine group called The Order.
Hello, My Name is Poop (Vault Comics, $9.99): With a title like that, this should be on every kid under 10’s Christmas list. Ben Katzner and Ian McGinty tell the story of Will Poupé, who the bullies at school nickname Poop, and the secret janitor/wizard who teaches him that names have power. Especially names like Poop.
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: IG-88 (Marvel, $4.99): The advanced assassin droid known as IG-88 gets its own tie-in to the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event that’s been raging through Marvel’s Star Wars titles over the last several months, courtesy of Rodney Barnes and Guiu Vilanova.
Leonard Cohen on a Wire (Drawn + Quarterly, $24.95): Philippe Girard presents a biography of the famous musician and poet, Leonard Cohen, who ponders his existence on the last day of his life in a series of flashbacks that reveal the ups and downs of a storied career.
Merlin and Hector #1 (Red 5 Comics, $3.95): Rodolfo Santullo and Jok reveal a story from Merlin’s past, before he was a master of magic, as he and a local thief fight monsters in order to save their village.