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Complete Guide to Comics | October 2020

October isn’t just for the scary movies and spooky shows! It’s also a time for excellent comics. In some ways, comic books are the original home for spooks and scares. So this Halloween season, don’t just limit yourself to some of the best movies, games, and shows of the month. Also, be sure to check out these great comic books coming to a store near you!

BATMAN #100

Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and Wraparound Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Backup Stories Art by GUILLEM MARCH, CARLO PAGULAYAN, and DANNY MIKI
Wraparound Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Card Stock Variant Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 Card Stock Variant Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Blank Variant Cover
On Sale 10/6/20
$6.99 US | 56 PAGES | FC | DC
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVERS $7.99 US

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life—it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses-shattering conclusion of “The Joker War” come a pair of short stories that will chart what’s to come in Gotham City and Batman. Don’t miss the first showdown between Batman and Clownhunter!

THE ORIGINAL MARVEL ZOMBIES: MARVEL TALES #1

Written by Mark Millar & Robert Kirkman
Art by Greg Land & Sean Phillips
Cover by Inhyuk Lee
Virgin Variant Cover By Inhyuk Lee
On Sale 10/7/20
$7.99 US | 104 Pages | Marvel

The relentless Marvel Zombies rise from the dead as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. When the Reed Richards of the Ultimate Universe makes contact with his counterpart from another Earth, it looks like a marvelous crossover – until the terrifying truth is revealed! The Ultimate FF face a truly frightful foursome in ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-23 by Mark Millar and Greg Land! Then the full horror is unleashed in MARVEL ZOMBIES (2005) #1 by Robert Kirkman – the superstar writer of The Walking Dead – and artist Sean Phillips! Can even the mutant master of magnetism, Magneto, survive in a devastated world against a horde of undead super heroes?

GETTING IT TOGETHER #1 (OF 4)

Written by Omar Spahi, Sina Grace
Art by Sina Grace, Mx. Struble, Jenny D. Fine
Cover A by Jenny D. Fine
Cover B by Kevin Wada
On Sale: 10/7/20
$4.99 | 32 pages | FC | M | Image Comics

Each extra-juicy, extra-length issue of this must-read miniseries is guaranteed to satiate even the thirstiest drama-hound! Newcomer artist JENNY D. FINE shines alongside Marvel Comics’ Iceman writer SINA GRACE and co-creator OMAR SPAHI in the all-new modern dramedy you didn’t know you needed! Sam and Jack are best friends, and Sam is dating Lauren, Jack’s indie rocker sister and roommate. Tensions skyrocket when Sam and Lauren decide to open up their long-term relationship, sending social shockwaves through their friend group and the entire Bay Area, leaving poor Jack caught in the middle! Life gets pretty messy when you’re in your 20s and your friends are your family.

DC THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED #1

Written by KEN PORTER, JOHN ARCUDI, SALADIN AHMED, ALYSSA WONG, TRAVIS MOORE, MARV WOLFMAN, and more
Art by RILEY ROSSMO, MIKE PERKINS, LEONARDO MANCO, TRAVIS MOORE, TOM MANDRAKE, and more
Cover by KYLE HOTZ
PRESTIGE FORMAT | ONE-SHOT
On Sale 10/13/20
$9.99 US | 80 PAGES | FC | DC

It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC Universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take down a shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team-up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE 1976 #1

Written by Scott Snyder
Art and Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Variant Cover by Artist
Blank Variant Cover
On Sale 10/20/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 OF 9 | FC
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+

America is broken. Trust between the government and the American public has crumbled. Paranoia reigns supreme.
It’s 1976, and this is the concluding chapter of the Eisner Award-winning American Vampire!
Skinner Sweet has exhausted all efforts to regain his lost immortality. With his powers and purpose gone, he is now determined to go out with a bang. At a seedy motorcycle rally in the desert where he’s closer than ever to his death wish, Pearl Jones and a shocking partner tracks him down for one last, desperate mission: The force known as the Gray Trader and its minions are tunneling through the bowels of the world to unleash hell on Earth—just in time for America’s bicentennial. With catastrophe looming, it’s up to Skinner and Pearl to reconcile and change the course of history—or die trying.
The series that launched the careers of superstars Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque returns for nine final issues and the closing chapter of the legacy of American Vampire.

RORSCHACH #1

Written by Tom King
Art and Cover by Jorge Fornés
Variant Cover by JAE LEE
Blank Variant Cover
On Sale 10/20/20
$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 of 12 | FC
Card Stock Covers
DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.
So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin trying to kill a candidate running against President Robert Redford? Who is the man behind the mask, and why is he acting this way? It’s up to one detective to uncover the true identity of this would-be killer—and it will take him into a web of conspiracies involving alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystic visions, and yes, comic books.
Writer Tom King joins forces with artist Jorge Fornés for a new miniseries that explores the mythic qualities of one of the most compelling characters from the bestselling graphic novel of all time, Watchmen.

THE SCUMBAG #1

Written by Rick Remender
Art by Lewis LaRosa, Moreno Dinisio
Cover A by Lewis LaRosa, Moreno Dinisio
Cover B by Andrew Robinson
On Sale 10/21/20
$3.99 US | 32 pages | FC | M | Image Comics

“JAZZ APPLE ARMAGEDDON,” Part One
The fate of the world rests in the hands of the worst person on it! NEW ONGOING SERIES from the writer of DEADLY CLASS! RICK REMENDER launches an all-new comedy espionage series, THE SCUMBAG—the story of Ernie Ray Clementine, a profane, illiterate, drug-addicted biker with a fifth-grade education. He’s the only thing standing between us and total Armageddon because this dummy accidentally received a power-imbuing serum, making him the world’s most powerful super spy. This new ongoing series will feature a murderers’ row of all-star artistic talent rotating each issue. The first issue showcases the stunning work of LEWIS LaROSA, with subsequent chapters and covers by brilliant talents such as ANDREW ROBINSON, ERIC POWELL, TULA LOTAY, WES CRAIG, ROLAND BOSCHI, SIMONE DI MEO, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, DUNCAN FEGREDO, YANICK PAQUETTE, MIKE McKONE, DAVE JOHNSON, MORENO DINISIO, and many more!


What about you? Which comics are you most looking forward to this month? Will any of these be on your pull list? Did we leave anything important out of our picks? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for reviews of these comics, plus much more all month long!

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