IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!

But what to read?

Fortunately, the Major Spoilers Staff have comic book recommendations for you!

amazingspidermanAMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: • Peer over the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE! • Spidey teams up with Ms. Marvel in a high-flying (stepping in Kamala’s case) adventure! • Who is Spider-UK and what does he have to do with SPIDER-VERSE?

ROB: After Parker’s first adventure post-return, I’m looking forward to where we get to go from here. While I was hoping to get into the Spider-Verse story line, getting a chance to see the young Ms. Marvel is easily as entertaining.

atomicroboATOMIC ROBO KNIGHTS OF GOLDEN CIRCLE #4
Writer: Brian Clevinger
Artist: Scott Wegener
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
SOLICITATION: Atomic Robo, Doc Holliday, and U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves just infiltrated Baron von Helsingard’s secret war zeppelin factory hidden in the Rocky Mountains. They are now all that stands in the way of the greatest threat the Americas have ever seen.

Too bad Robo’s nuclear fuel is running dry.

ROB: Robo in the past has been just as fun as the past Robo stories, which is to say, awesome. Nothing beats just how well done this series always is.

STEPHEN: Damn, I do love me som Atomic Robo. Can’t miss a single issue, even if I tried.

pickoftheweekBatgirl35BATGIRL #35
Writer: Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart
Artist: Babs Tarr

Publisher: DC COMICS

Cover Price: $2.99

SOLICITATION: “Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes.”

ASHLEY: I just need this book to be good. For my money, Batgirl hasn’t had an awesome solo title in a long, long time. If this new creative team can breathe fresh life into Barbara Gordon (one of my favourite comic characters), than this will easily become one of my favourite books on the shelf.

STEPHEN: Look, if you haven’t listened to Dueling Reviews, and hear Matthew and I gush on about Gotham Academy and our hopes and dreams about the new Batgirl, then maybe you listened to Ashley and I on the most recent Finally Friday where we gushed on what could be the best book of the month. Yes, ladies and gentlemen Batgirl #35 is THE book to get.

WAYNE: Many of us here at MajorSpoilers are excited about this book because it looks like a fun, enjoyable read featuring a popular character getting a great update! I’ve always enjoyed Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, so to see her get this kind of “star” treatment is very gratifying. I’ll be anxious to see how she does in the “real” world!

Batman35BATMAN #35
Written by: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Art by: Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – “Batman: Endgame” begins here!

WAYNE: Yeah, the price will likely be higher than it has in the past, but for me, it’ll be well worth it! With these folks involved, I’m expecting a high-power story that I simply cannot miss!

blacksadBLACKSAD AMARILLO HC
Writer: Juan D. Canales
Artist: Juanjo Guarnido

Publisher: DARK HORSE

Cover Price: $17.00

SOLICITATION: “Hard-boiled feline detective John Blacksad is back in the latest tour de force from the multiple-award-winning duo of writer Juan Díaz Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido!
Taking a much-needed break after the events of A Silent Hell, Blacksad lands a side job driving a rich Texan’s prized yellow Cadillac Eldorado across 1950s America, hitting the back roads from New Orleans to Tulsa. But before long, the car is stolen and Blacksad finds himself mixed up in another murder, with roughneck bikers, a shifty lawyer, one down-and-out Beat generation writer, and some sinister circus folk! When John Blacksad goes on the road, trouble is dead ahead!”

ASHLEY: I love Blacksad! The book are gorgeous and hard-hitting noir stories presented in a whimsical style that you only get from European comics. I’m interested in seeing the Blacksad story set against an American backdrop.

STEPHEN: Here’s what you need to know about Blacksad – It’s awesome crime noir with animals, but not kiddie animals, as this is definitely for mature readers. Great art, great story, this is a must buy!

captainmarvelCAPTAIN MARVEL #8
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Marcio Takara
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Carol’s bombastic adventure through space with her pet, Chewie, continues! Rocket was right, though, Carol Corps! There’s more to Chewie than meets the eye! But, where did the Flerken come from? Chewie is a Mom… to hundreds. Where was she hiding all those Flerken eggs, and is this the end for Carol and her pet?

MATTHEW: Alien-pastiche with a talking raccoon and good-looking art? Sold American! Here’s hoping for a happy ending and/or ideas on what to do with the evil cat who lives at my house…

Sabrinacover1-2ba41CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #1
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: Robert Hack
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Terror is born anew in this dark reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s origin. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comic’s latest horror sensation starts here!

MATTHEW: I love the fact that Archie is becoming my go-to for excellent horror comics. I’ve already read (and reviewed!) this issue, but y’all need to get onboard the Sabrina train, as it’s simply transcendent.

Constantine18CONSTANTINE #18
Written by: Ray Fawkes
Art by: Jeremy Haun
Covery by: Juan Ferreyra
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: Trapped on a dying world, John will have to pull off the most daring escape of his life if he’s going to survive! Don’t miss the debut of new series artist Jeremy Haun (Batwoman).

WAYNE: Constantine really gets around! A great new artist comes on board this month, and the new NBC television series about this character begins on Friday, October 24! Also, this week’s Wayne’s Comics Podcast features my intervew wth new artist Jeremy Haun, so be sure to listen in this Sunday!

hawkeyedeadpoolHAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #1
Writer: Gerry Dugan
Artist: Matteo Lolli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: • Trick or treat! It’s Halloween in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one thing — disaster is right around the corner! • Why are the bad guys dressed as good guys? And will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out? The blockbuster comic event of the fall returns for its official #1 issue (even though this is really issue 2, but what does a number really even MEAN anyway?)

ROB: Hawkeye and Deadpool ended up being the best pairing in the A+X series, and then we had an issue of them teaming up awhile ago that I somehow missed. Well, not this time, Hawkeye is the only Avenger I can see putting up with Deadpool long enough to get the job done, and i want to see what that job is.

klarionKLARION #1
Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artist: Trevor McCarthy

Publisher: DC COMICS

Cover Price: $2.99

SOLICITATION: “Klarion the Witch Boy makes his New 52 debut and stands for the forces of chaos in this new ongoing series!”

ASHLEY: While I’m really not comforted by the writer, Klarion needs to be a part of DC’s New 52 universe and I’m thrilled to see him make his debut.

sexcriminalsSEX CRIMINALS #8
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Chip Zdarsky
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
SOLICITATION: Jon and Suzie have had to deal with a whole lot in their time together but nothing can prepare them for…Robert Rainbow. Actually he’s a pretty cool guy. And that’s the problem. Come along and laff and love with the Eisner Award nominated SEX CRIMINALS by MATT FRACTION (SATELLITE SAM, HAWKEYE) and special guest artist CHIP ZDARSKY.

MATTHEW: Still loving this book, and recommend it to all my grown-up 21+ Spoilerite pals and gal-pals… Just don’t go looking up what “brimping” means. Seriously. Don’t…

transformersgijoeTRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #3
Writer: Tom Scioli, John Barber
Artist: Tom Scioli
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: CYBERTRON INFESTED! The Transformers’ homeworld is crawling with tiny green invaders from the planet Earth-the G.I. JOE team! Also this issue-Funeral for a Friend. Many AUTOBOTS and G.I. JOE soldiers have fallen in the line of duty-but you’ve never seen a send-off like this!

GEORGE: There may be better comics on the stands, but there isn’t one more fun than Transformers VS G.I. Joe. It captures that anything goes feel of playing in the sandbox with all your favorite toys, plus innovative art. Also, poor Wheeljack.

war storiesWAR STORIES #1
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Matt Martin
Publisher: Avatar Press
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Garth Ennis’ War Stories find a new home at Avatar with the launch of this ongoing monthly! Pulling tales from real conflicts throughout modern history, this series is where a master storyteller brings the horrors of war to life in comics. Ennis travels the timeline to pull some of the most harrowing tales of valor and bloodshed from history’s most violent battles with his trademark wit and spot-on dialogue to show the humanity within the inhuman horrors. The first story is Castles in the Sky, a tale of early bomber pilots and their incredibly difficult missions.

GEORGE: Garth Ennis’s best work has been his War Stories series, so I’m excited we’re getting some new entries. Hardboiled, sometimes insightful, always entertaining, War Stories is a must-read for all history buffs.

wytchesWYTCHES #1
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jock
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. This October, superstar creators SCOTT SNYDER (SEVERED, Batman) and JOCK (SNAPSHOT, Batman) unveil WYTCHES, and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads for just $2.99

GEORGE: Scott Snyder and Jock are a match made in comics heaven. I’ve been hyped for this series since it was announced, and what better time for this to drop than the Halloween season? I also enjoy the solicitation contrasting this book with Snyder’s other big comic this week, which offers 30 pages for $4.99 (not Snyder’s fault, of course; shame on DC though).

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