This week’s look at new comics includes ‘Knight Terrors,’ Godzilla, new BRZRKR, Black Label Superman, a new Scrooge McDuck graphic novel and more.
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:
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.
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The three-issue series will feature the Court of Owls and a twisted version of Batman.
DC’s solicitations for October arrived today, revealing a project from Christian Ward that originated from a social media post last year.
“One day I’ll do my cosmic horror Batman,” Ward wrote on Twitter (0r X, or whatever it’s called now). Someone was listening, because that image spawned a three-issue, 48-page Black Label series from DC, and it kicks off Oct. 10.
With this being the day after San Diego, it might seem odd that DC wouldn’t have mentioned such a major project at the convention, but there is something appropriate about Ward essentially announcing it on Twitter. Here’s the original tweet:
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Am I hearing my voice in my head, or someone else’s?
Scott Hoffman, aka Babydaddy of the multi-platinum selling rock/disco/glam/pop band Scissor Sisters, will team with artist Juan Bobillo and letterer Steve Wands, on Wag, a new five-issue miniseries coming from Comixology Originals in September.
This is Hoffman’s second work for Amazon’s imprint, following Nostalgia. This new story is set after the apocalypse, when a character named Wag starts hearing voices in his head.
“I think the pandemic got most of us considering the possibility of our post-apocalyptic fears becoming a reality,” said Hoffman. “This dystopian anxiety felt especially poignant to me in a time when global connectedness/national fracturing, conspiracy theories, continuing breakthroughs in neuroscience/neural implanting/our understanding of consciousness and the whiplash caused by runaway advances in AI leave most of us with more questions than answers about how to navigate our frantically changing world.”
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Patrick Horvath writes, draws and colors the new series for the IDW Originals line.
The town of Woodbrook might seem familiar to anyone who has ever read Richard Scarry or played Animal Crossing, but the little town has some dark secrets that will be exposed in Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees.
Written, drawn and colored by Patrick Horvath with lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees offers a “cozy horror” story, according to IDW Publishing.
“One of my guiding principles for this series is to strike a balance between cute, fun, dark and disturbing, and I think that readers will be very pleased with the results,” Horvath said. “A lot of the creative work that I do tends to be these dark little existential explorations, carving a path through the dread of having your life up-ended. For as strange, or insane, or idiosyncratic your interior life might be, that type of story resonates with a ton of people. Every person goes through it in some form or other, and with Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees that person happens to be a cuddly brown bear who is a serial killer and owns a hardware store.”
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