There's a bit of a theme this week with a swathe of darker titles all getting #1s - It seems a little early for Halloween so maybe there was a bit of general grumpiness going through editors' offices 6-8 months ago?
After the successful relaunch of Justice League we get the first offshoot with Justice League Dark #1 - Team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat and Detective Chimp against enemies too fantastic even for the Justice League.
Next we have a couple of horror titles from Valiant and Boom -
Britannia returns with Antonius Axia, Rome's best/only detectioner being sent off by Nero to retrieve captured Roman eagles (but I'm guessing things will not be quite that simple)
Cullen Bunn gives us Bone Parish #1 - What happens when a new drug hits the streets of New Orleans with the key component being the ashes of the dead? Side effects will not include pink fluffy elephants or anything remote pleasant methinks!
The dark theme is somewhat counter by DC's latest special featuring bad guys on summer holiday - not sure what was going though the editorial offices when this was commissioned?!?! Check out DC Bad Guys Beach Blanket Special #1
Marvel have been building up to Infinity War with the countdown series and now we have Infinity War Prime #1 which promises some rather dramatic events before the main series kicks off! #NoSpoilers
Similarly we have the first issue of a series we had to order in the blind since a proper solicitation would have spoiled the Wedding events in X-Men Gold - Mr & Mrs X #1 kicks of this week as the happy couple come to terms with married life in the world of X
Stories for Blizzard games have been requested pretty much since we opened and the first to arrive this week is Starcraft Scavengers #1! Writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Faith) and artist Gabriel Guzmán (Mass Effect: Discovery, Star Wars) join forces for a new series further exploring the expansive universe of Blizzard's hit game.
Images #1 this week is a ballistic sci-fi action romance miniseries-in the vein of Mad Max and Romeo and Juliet-from ALEŠ KOT, TRADD MOORE, and HEATHER MOORE begins with a massive-sized debut issue
Action Comics returns after a break with #1001 - Bendis continues his takeover of the super-comics with artist Patrick Gleason - Following on from the events of Man Of Steel there are many changes in Metropolis giving new challenges to the red panted one
As ever let us know what needs to magically appear in your pull list!
See you all in the shop soon & have a great week!
Owen, Aaron and the rest of the team