October is creeping in and with it are some truly chilling comics available for download now! This week we’ve got a list of books perfect for the change in temperature with new Digital Firsts from some of the best creators around, to brand new Same-Day-as-Print releases from the very best publishers out there! Take a look at the list below and don’t forget to tell us what you’re reading this week over on Twitter, Facebook or even Google Plus.
Memorial: Imaginary Fiends #1: Chapter 1 of 9. Return to the world of MEMORIAL in “Imaginary Fiends,” an all new digital-only 9 part series! The fantasies and fears that seem so real to children are often forgotten in adulthood. But after the events of the first Memorial miniseries, forgotten memories are being recovered all over the world. Can those lost fears and fantasies be far behind? Brought to you by Chris Roberson (EDISON REX, iZOMBIE), Rich Ellis (Stars Below, Twilight Zone), and Grace Allison (Wander).
Power Play #3: The action continues! As Mac fights his way through the bizarre and colorful contestants of the Power Play games, he slowly figures out how his own powers work, but does he have what it takes to make it to the end of the Gauntlet and be the champion? Wait… that’s how this thing works right? What were the rules again? Mac just may learn that his biggest challenge still lies ahead of him!
Same Day as Print
Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1: The Doctor is back! Welcome to a new, exciting era for everyone’s favorite Time Lord, as New York Times bestselling writer Andy Diggle (The Losers) pilots the TARDIS as the ongoing series architect. Joining him for this first arc is Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham (Fables), who also will provide covers for the series. Geronimo!
Daredevil: End of Days #1: Revealed at last… how it ends for the Man without Fear! In the near future, investigative reporter Ben Urich has one last story to write — what was Matt Murdock’s final secret?
Non Humans #1: Los Angeles, 2041 – it’s twenty-six years after a NASA probe brought back a strange disease causing many of our familiar toy-like objects to come to life. This is a new world order where cute and fearsome creatures fight for their right to exist in a world that fears them – Blade Runner meets Toy Story.
Swamp Thing (2011-) #13: “Rotworld: The Green Kingdom” part 1! Swamp Thing learns the truth of how the Earth fell to the Rot, as seen Animal Man #13 and Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #13. Guest-starring Poison Ivy, Deadman, and The Parliament of Trees!
Collections & Graphic Novels
Sullivan’s Sluggers: Harvey Award-winning graphic novel author MARK ANDREW SMITH joins forces with Eisner Award-nominated illustrator JAMES STOKOE for a powerful collaboration. When Sullivan’s bedraggled, minor league sluggers accept an invitation to play an out-of-town game, they have no idea their small-town destination is cursed. When the sun goes down after the 7th inning stretch, the dysfunctional teammates find themselves fighting for their lives against a town crawling with flesh eating monsters. See what happens when America’s favorite pastime becomes one team’s nightmare.
Hell Yeah Vol. 1: Last Day On Earths: Collects Hell Yeah #1-5. Today is the worst day of Benjamin Day’s life. He’s the poster child for the first generation raised in a world where superheroes exist, but he wants nothing to do with super-anything. When versions of himself from throughout the multiverse show up dead this one-man crisis of infinite selves tears open twenty-year old secrets. Ben’s now forced into the super-society he’s long denied. Eisner award-winner & writer Joe Keatinge and illustrator Andre Szymanowicz team to bring the comic described by Third Eye Comics’ Steve Anderson as “Watchmen for the Kick-Ass Generation.” Features an introduction by the acclaimed creator of MADMAN and iZOMBIE, Michael Allred.
New & Noteworthy Back Issues
Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993-1999) #1: “The Tarantula,” Act One. The film-noir style series kicks off with an opening arc following Wesley Dodds as he tracks the Tarantula, a mysterious kidnapper who wants the last dance on every young woman’s card!
Archer & Armstrong (1992) #21 – 26: The Ladakh attack! When Archer learns that Master Darque has murdered everyone at the temple in Ladakh, he vows to avenge his fallen friends and teachers. He’ll have to go it alone, however, thanks to the seductive powers that Pamela has developed over Armstrong. As Darque re-animates those he has slain to fight in his defense, will Archer be able to overcome an army of the undead on his own?
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