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.
Nail Biter Tp1 There Will Be Blood
Story By: Joshua Williamson
Art By: Mike Henderson
Cover By: Mike Henderson
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″
Story By: Scott Snyder
Art By: JOCK
Cover By: JOCK
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”
The Woods TP1: The Arrow
STORY BYJames Tynion IV
ART BYMichael Dialynas
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.
Gotham Academey # 1
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!
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.