5 new books on my radar for October

Fall is upon us and with it comes a enormous amount of new books launching from every publisher. There is literally 30+ new books launching in October but here are the top 5 new books I am looking forward to as we close out September. As its getting close to Halloween by no means did I mean for most of my picks to be horror  or horror related.

 

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Nail Biter Tp1 There Will Be Blood

Story By: Joshua Williamson

Art By: Mike Henderson

Cover By: Mike Henderson

Publisher: Image

Release 10/1/14

Okay so kind of a cheat seeing as the series is 6 issues in so not really a “new ” book, but I read the first 3 issues and what I read completely sold me on the trade. Any fan of horror stories and morbid creepy disturbing scenes should pick the first volume of Nail Biter up. As you know I have the weird habit with image books to read the first 3 issues of a series and then if I like what I read I continue in trade form. This has been one of the hardest books for me to not continue reading in single issues because the story is just so goooood.

“Where do serial killers come from?” and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he’ll have to team up with the infamous Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to do it. JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en! Collects NAILBITER #1-5″

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Wytches #1

Story By: Scott Snyder

Art By: JOCK

Cover By: JOCK

Publisher :Image

Release 10/8/14

Snyder, Jock, Horror story…..I mean do I need to say anything else? I mean the books team itself sells this… BTW you should totes read the short story prelude to this book here.

“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”

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The Woods TP1: The Arrow

STORY BYJames Tynion IV

ART BYMichael Dialynas

PUBLISHERBoom! Studios

Release: September 23

Okay…another “cheat”not only because  its not a new series but also because it came out on the 23 of September,  but  the first issue alone sold me.  I love this series because its a more believable Battle Royale/Hunger games. I love stories of how dire situations bring out the best of us along with the worse in use as human beings.

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Collects issues #1-4 of the critically acclaimed series.

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Gotham Academey # 1

Cover by:Karl Kerschl
Variant cover by:Becky Cloonan
Release October 1 2014
VERYYYYYY happy about this book. Its ANOTHER batman book but its not your typical batbook. For one, Its a fun book and wont be all dark and gritty. And from the looks of it , kids under 16 can read it. That means, another entry point comic for kids to read which is always a plus to me. Think Scooby Doo and gang investigating a haunted high school in Gotham.
WELCOME TO GOTHAM ACADEMY! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students!
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Memetic 1
Writer(s): James Tynion IV
Artist(s): Eryk Donovan
Release date: October 22
Another new series from James Tynion IV who is slowly starting to become one of my favorite writers of this year. the series focuses on internet meme’s and how they spread from person to person to a global idea within seconds thanks to social media. But what happens when a deadly meme gets out on the internet and goes from person to person to person at the click of the “share” button.
“A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.”
There you have it, my most anticipated books for the month of October . Like I sad there are 30+ new books coming out but these are just the ones that have me excited.

Have not disappeared

Lots of new and groovy upcoming things for the store so that’s why the lack of post/podcast lately. We will be bring the podcast back bigger and better than before and as well as new video project Chris Navarette and I are working on. Stay tuned for more details and keep a eye on the Metropolis Comix youtube channel.  Comic wise futures end month  is okay….some books have had amazing with the “what if this future happened ” story lines including Swamp thing, Batman and robin, Green lantern, and Batgirl. The rest have just been “okay” to me. I am ready for October to come so we can get all those new books from DC, Marvel, and Image as well as the continued story lines from Batman and Robin, Justice league, and of course my favorites Swamp Thing and Wonder Woman. On the subject of those 2 books, we know Wonder Woman and superman/Ww are getting new writers, but revealed last week, Charles Soule has singed a exclusive contract with marvel …meaning he will no longer be writing Red lantern, Swamp Thing, Superman /Wonder Woman and well everything else. That is right folks..when those last issues hit the shelves with his name attached expect me to be a sour mood. That is it for now I will attempt to update the blog at least twice a week from here on out.  Oh and Spidey-Verse is just insane!!!!! in a good way.  Lots of Multiverse stuff going on with both companies right now.

 

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Oh and Wayward is a really amazing book!!! its like Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Witchblade/ Highlander/any “Chosen one” concept you can think of , mixed with anime. Best looking colors I have seen in a book. That is what caught my eye was the colors of this book just stunning !!!

New Store, New Episode!

CitizensOfMetropolis

Sierra and Shane break in the new store with a new and slightly improved show. Nothing scripted or planned just off the dome comic talk and chatter. And the after show follow up with Mr. Shane. Ryan can be heard chirping in from time to time throughout the show.  A big thanks to Mr. Byrce for help improving the show as we move on forward. He is sole credited for the Podcast’s new image,and new opening and ending tune  for the show.

Remember we are on the itunes store and all RSS feeds. Just search Citizens of Metropolis.

New books coming

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Bunch of new books announced thinking of doing a article about all the new books post comic con and share thoughts about each one. But quick run down

.Gotham High
.Arkham Manor
.All new Deathstroke
.Klarion the witch boy
.The trinity of sin
Bunch of creator /artist change. Nicola Scott is off earth 2 and Tony Daniel is off supes /WW both which make me sad. Catwoman is getting a new writer(finally !!!) So hopefully after a year this book can get back on track and I’ll pick it up again.
And a few more coming from DC this Thursday.

Marvel announced a axis (next event ) tie in for Hob Goblin and Carnage. And a new captain America is coming soon(my bets falcon is taking over and series gets relaunched at issue 1 ). I’ll post all new books coming after comic con.

Books getting cancelled
Ultimate FF
Mighty avengers
Birds of Prey
Superboy
Trinity of sin Pandora
Trinity of sin phantom stranger
And a couple more I can’t remember.

Batman vs. Superman or Batman Superman United?

A break down of my love of their friendship and why I fear movies won’t do them justice . But amazing analysis into these two budz.

Duchess of DC (and More!)

            I love superheroes, I do. I couldn’t be more thrilled at the influx of comic books, movies, and TV shows flooding the marketplace right now with their tales of adventure and mayhem. And with the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film in the works and set to release next year, there are plenty of speculations and online rumors as to how the plot will unfold. Many posts can be seen asking things like, Will the creative teams stay true to the nature of the heroes and their relationship to each other? Will they choose a specific comic book arc to portray? Who will win in the (nearly assured by the title) hero face-off: Bats or Supes? While all are worthy questions, I would like to posit a query of my own: Why must they face-off at all?

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Anniversary Episode!!!!

Its a super late night podcast featuring Sierra , Alex, Ethan “Rage trident Weeks”, and myself.  Discussions of Daredevil castings, the rumored Justice League castings, and semi breakdown of the end of Forever Evil and what is to come April 2015 for the new52. Also its our anniversary episode!!! Thank you for those whom have been listening and givin me ideas and tips for the show. I know the audio/quality has not been the greatest but I hope in the near future we can fix some of the hiccups. Big thanks to Alex, Ethan, And Sierra whom have pushed me to keep the podcast going and who are always awesome guest to have on. Also big shoutout to Ryan/Phil/Fernando/ whoever you are on any given day, who is also a pleasure to work with and all around awesome coworker and buddy of  mine. In the future, I hope to have more of  you on the show and  I will do my best to have the best darn comic podcast in Sacramento. Thank you guys!!! Remember you can download the podcast from itunes and any podcast app just search: Citizens of Metropolis.