We're halfway through October already and while it's a slightly quieter week for #1s there are still plenty of essential books landing on the shelves this week
GCPD BLUE WALL #1 - Still relatively early in her tenure as GCPD commissioner, Renee Montoya sets out to rebuild her department and restore public faith in the historically troubled PD during some of the worst conditions it's ever seen. But Renee can't do it alone-in order for her plan to work, everyone from the topmost officials all the way down to the most fresh-faced new officers must contend with the harsh realities of being a symbol of law and order in a city of super-powered saviors and superhuman lawlessness. DC is proud to present GCPD: The Blue Wall by the stellar team of Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Stefano Raffaele. This six-part miniseries is a thought-provoking and riveting story of everyday people trying to do good in the midst of a flawed system. No one said protecting a city like Gotham would be easy.
MIRACLEMAN SILVER AGE #1 - Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham's unfinished storyline "The Silver Age" begins! Young Miracleman - the lost member of the Miracleman Family - is back! His last memories were of a 1963 world of joy and innocence. Now, he's been thrust into the 21st century, where his best friends have become gods and monsters. Remastered with stunning new artwork by Mark Buckingham! Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #23, plus bonus content.
DEADLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1 - A REVOLUTIONARY DARK TAKE ON SPIDER-MAN BEGINS HERE!
What is reality and what is dream? What is science and what is magic? At the intersection of all of this stands the Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Peter Parker goes to Los Angeles and what he finds there are definitely not angels. The demons waiting for Peter are going to test him like never before. One demon in particular, a very famous one for Marvel and X fans in particular, might just eat Spider-Man alive.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SCRAPNIK ISLAND #1 - It was a dark and stormy night. Harsh rain from an unnatural storm fell upon Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower as they flew above the sea in the Tornado. Lightning strikes, causing the plane to spiral downward into a crash landing on an uncharted island.What Sonic and Tails will soon learn is that the island is no island at all, but the floating remains of the Death Egg. Scrapped, rusted, and malfunctioning Badniks call this place home. Can the friends survive isolation on an island of robots programmed to destroy them?
ALPHA BETAS #1 - Origins Part 1. It's Rick and Morty meets Tron as top gamers Eddie, Buck, Mason, and Tommy find themselves caught in the middle of a high stakes battle between the U.S. government and a digital terrorist inside the virtual realm of video games. Now they must save the pixelated world of NIMBUS to prevent catastrophic consequences in the real world. Based on the new animated series with over 7 million views, Alpha Betas is a collaboration between popular Youtube creators
BATMAN ONE BAD DAY PENGUIN #1 - The Penguin's criminal enterprise and the Iceberg Lounge have been stolen from underneath him by his former associate the Umbrella Man. The Umbrella Man has removed all of the rules for crime in Gotham City that the Penguin put in place, and the city is in chaos. The Penguin is a broken man, and he'll have to travel through the burning streets of Gotham with a gun and a single bullet putting together a new crew to take back what he's built. Will Batman help the devil he knows or face the devil he doesn't in the form of the Umbrella Man? A crime epic from the team behind the critically acclaimed Other History of the DC Universe, John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli-don't miss it!
CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1 - The heroes of the Marvel Universe spend most of their time in the bright sun, flying high above it all...but every once in a while, they venture into the darkness that lurks in the hidden corners of the world. There lurk the creatures, the monsters, the vampires...the ones who prey on innocence and goodness. Join us, and some of your favorite heroes, for tales of fangs, claws and silent, stalking swamp creatures to celebrate All Hallows' Eve!
EVE CHILDREN OF THE MOON #1 - The long-awaited return of the best-selling sci-fi adventure is finally here!
Eve seemingly saved the world once already, embarking on a perilous quest to protect what remained of humanity after a deadly virus outbreak... but the story doesn't end there!
Eve, Eve's sister, and Wexler face new challenges, and a darkness from the past, in this exciting sequel series from award-winning author and lauded professor Victor LaValle (Sabretooth, Destroyer) and returning Eve artist Jo Mi-Gyeong (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance).
Perfect for fans of Little Monsters and What's The Furthest Place From Here, Eve: Children of the Moon continues to ask-what kind of world are we leaving for our children?
HARLEY QUINN ANIMATED SERIES LEGION BATS #1 - When last we checked in with Harley Quinn, she ate, she banged, and she killed-but now it's time for something a little different. Fresh out of the events of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series season 3, Harley has found herself a part of a highly unlikely team-the Bat-Family! Meanwhile, Poison Ivy has found herself prepping for her new job-leader of the Legion of Doom! But while Harley and Ivy adjust to their respective new roles, a ghost from Ivy's past enters the fray and threatens the relationship between everyone's favorite clown/plant couple!
HELLBOY IN LOVE #1 - Hellboy has been assigned to patrol a train route where goblins have been stealing from passengers. Their latest victim, Anastacia, is a researcher and archaeologist transporting valuable artifacts to a museum, and she's not going to let them go without a fight! Rather than stay behind, she teams up with Hellboy to chase the light-fingered fey through the British countryside and into . . . a local punk show?
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD REVENANCE #1 - The Dead shall rise...again! The horror comic event of the year begins as we take fans back to the farmhouse that started it all! George Romero's macabre masterpiece shaped the cinematic landscape of horror for the last fifty years! Now, American Mythology has joined forces with Image Ten, the original production company for the film and official license holder, to bring fans a new dose of the dead with a comic series paying homage to the horror classic. Come along as we follow Johnny and Barbra to the graveyard that changed their lives forever!
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