Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital.
I’ve pulled out some of the highlights below, but for the complete list of everything you might find at your local comic shop and on digital this week, you’ll want to check out one or more of the following:
- Penguin Random House (Marvel + IDW + graphic novels + manga)
- Lunar Distribution (DC + Scout + more)
- Diamond’s PreviewsWorld (Image + Dark Horse + many more)
- ComicList (Pretty much all of the above)
- comiXology/Kindle new releases (digital comics)
As a reminder, things can change and what you find on the above lists may differ from what’s actually arriving in your local shop. So always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.
Batman Incorporated #1 (DC, $3.99): This reboot of the Morrison/Burnham classic spins out of the events of the “Abyss” storyline in Batman and the 2022 Batman Annual. It’s written by Ed Brisson with art by John Timms.
Venom #11 (Marvel, $3.99): The Sleeper symbiote — that’s Dylan’s cat sidekick — gets a new look and name, courtesy of Al Ewing, Ram V and Bryan Hitch.
DC’s Terrors Through Time (DC, $9.99): Paul Levitz, Karla Pacheco, Jeremy Haun, Tim Seeley, Zac Thompson, Peter Nguyen, Juan Doe, Kelley Jones, Andy MacDonald and more tell horror stories set at various points in the DC timeline in this Halloween-themed anthology.
Wakanda #1 (Marvel, $4.99): Shuri takes the stage in the first issue of this miniseries focused on the citizens of Wakanda, which also includes a back-up about the history of the Black Panther line. It’s by Narcisse, Evan, Stephanie Williams, Paco Medina, Natacha Bustos and more.
Year Zero Vol. 0 #1 (AWA, $3.99): AWA’s zombie anthology series continues with a “zero volume” that’s set before the full-on apocalypse engulfed the world. This one has a new writer, Daniel Kraus, with Goran Sudzuka on art.
The West Moon Chronicles #1 (Scout Comics, $4.99): Frank Jun Kim and Joe Bocardo tell the story of the dokkaebi, aka “the elusive creatures of mud and blood” from Korean myth who have apparently invaded Texas.
The Closet (Image, $14.99): James Tynion IV and Gavin Fullerton’s Substack comic gets collected in print, courtesy of Image Comics. It’s about a man who moves cross-country with his family, dragging the past along with them — and the monster his son sees in the bedroom closet.
Spider-Ham: Hollywood May-Ham (Scholastic Graphix, $8.99): The latest graphic novel in the partnership between Marvel and Scholastic features Spider-Ham, who tries the police the unauthorized filming of his life story by”Alfred Peacock.” Steve Foxe and Shadia Amin are the creative team.
The Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One: Pirate’s Daughter (Skybound, $14.99): Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica present the latest from Skybound’s Comet imprint, which publishes young adult graphic novels. This one is about Aella, a teenage girl who is the reincarnated sea serpent prophesied to destroy the world.
Lore Olympus Vol. 3 (Del Ray, $21): Del Ray presents a third volume of the mega-popular Webtoon comic by Rachel Smythe that serves as a modern retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone.
Festival (Dark Horse, $19.99): Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon and Peter Bergting tell the story of a music festival held on the site of an ancient viking battle where members of the audience start to disappear when the musicians begin playing mysterious songs.
The Brothers Flick: The Impossible Doors (Vault, $12.99): Ryan Haddock and Nick Wyche tell the story of four brothers who investigate all the weirdness that occurs at Strander House, a place with ogres in the closet and oceans in the attic.