On the racks
We look ahead to some of the other exciting new comics headed our way over the next three months...
CHEWBACCA (MARVEL) Yep, another of the original Star Wars gang gets the Marvel miniseries treatment. Still, if it’s as good as the recent Lando book we’re not going to complain. Gerry Duggan writes and Phil Noto draws the five-issue run. Expect insights and that into your favourite furball.
Available 14 October Steam Man (Dark Horse) Giant steam-powered robots versus invading Martians, armies of killer albino apes and a crazed vampire in the Old West. Written by Mark Alan Miller and Joe R Lansdale, with art by Piotr Kowalski. Who doesn’t love a bit of steampunk Western?
Available 21 October BAT MAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL (DC) As you may have guessed from the title, this weekly is a sequel to Batman Eternal. It’s set to run for six months with Scott Snyder and James Tynion in charge of an intriguing cast of artists and writers.
Available 7 October Heroes (titan ) Mid-noughties phenom Heroes is back, back, BACK. Titan’s ongoing series starts with “Vengeance”, a prequel to the new series, written by Seamus Fahey and Zach Craley and drawn by Rubine.
Available 7 October
Huck (Image ) Mark Millar says all the best old comics were about people you didn’t expect becoming empowered. His six-parter with Rafael Albuquerque art is described as “Captain America meets Forrest Gump” with a bright, upbeat and warm Frank Capra vibe.
Available 18 November CITIZEN JACK (IMAGE) US politics and horror collide in this new horror comic from Sam Humphries and Tommy Patterson in which a Satan-worshipping US presidential candidate gets a little campaign help from the demonic realm. Could explain a lot...
Available 4 November All new all different avengers (marvel ) With Secret Wars done and dusted (er, sort of), it’s time for a new team of Avengers to get together (they really should think of a term for that). Ms Marvel, Nova and many more are in it, and it looks good.
Available 11 November
Superman: american alien (DC) Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis teams up with a number of artists, including Jock and Jae Lee for a seven-issue miniseries focusing on Clark, rather than Supes.
Available 11 November
Weirdworld (MARVEL) Becca is an ordinary girl trapped in “a place where the lost can be found. But only if you’re strong enough,” according to cryptic Weirdworld scribe Sam Humphries. What we do know is that we’re promised swords, sorcery and “tricked out cars”. Good enough for us!
TBC December The eighth seal (image ) The First Lady’s nightmares about transforming into a monster start to bleed into reality with this print version of the digital horror series from James Tynion IV and a diverse cast of artists. What is all this US politics and horror thing, guys?
TBC December STAR BRAND & NIGHTMASK (MARVEL) Greg Weisman and Domo Stanton bring the two ex Avengers back to Earth and put them in their trickiest spot yet: college. This new ongoing series looks like a fun collision of the cosmic and everyday.
TBC December Secret wars (Marvel ) Er, we thought this would be over by now, but apparently not. Secret Wars #9 expands on the Battleworld saga, even though we’ll all be living in All New, All Different territory by then. Weird.