Hello everyone! Hope you all had a good Halloween weekend. I plan to be in costume this Wednesday as a character from one my favorite movies. I’m sure the folks at Culver will wear something cool as well, as they don’t seem to ever pass up an opportunity to dress up. There’s lots of spooky books this week as well, including a new witch book from Vertigo and an Avengers Halloween Special. See you at the bottom.
Comics Classes With Jim Higgins
Comics Class for Kids
Does your kid love to draw? Do they like comics? Then they’d love this class for kids all about making comics. They’ll learn the fundamentals of telling a story in comics form, plus basic drawing tips, information on how to write good stories, and fun activities that will help them learn all these skills. Click here for more details.
Making Comics with Jim Higgins
Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics. The class is for both writers and artists. Click here for more details.
The Art of Inking – A Workshop For Comics Artists and Illustrators
In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn various different techniques to ink either your artwork or the work of others. Click here for more details.
Writing Horror For Comics And Film
In this online class, we’ll analyze various comics and films in order to understand some of the tropes, methods, and techniques used to make great horror stories as well as the reasons behind our desire to be scared. Click here for more details.
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Wytches Bad Egg Halloween Special
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jock
Hex Wives #1
(W) Ben Blacker (A) Mirka Andolfo
“The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” For hundreds of years a war has been waged between a coven of perpetually reincarnating witches and the all-male conspiracy known as the Architects. After the death of the lead Architect in 2005 it seemed the witches had finally defeated their foes. Now, 13 years later, waking up in a perfect cookie cutter home at the end of a cul-de-sac in a sunny corner of suburbia, Isadora has no recollection of her past life as the leader of a witch coven, nor her soulmate Nadiya, let alone the centuries-old war she has waged in defense of the soul of America…
Sex Death Revolution #1
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Becca Farrow
Life is a story. Her’s is being rewritten. Still reeling from the sudden collapse of her cover, Manhattanite sorceress Esperanza tries to rebuild. But everyone in her life is saying she’s done and said things that never happened — terrible things. Before she knows it, she’s becoming someone entirely different. Someone she used to be, once upon a time. Life is full of ch-ch-ch-changes in this urban fantasy from Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim) and artist Becca Farrow (Ladycastle).
Avengers Halloween Special One-Shot
(W) Various (A) Various
TRICK OR TREAT, TRUE BELIEVERS!
PLUS! Spooky stories starring the X-Men & Doctor Doom!
Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these all-new twisted tales! Spanning the breadth of the Marvel Universe, through the macabre lens of a murderer’s row of writers and artists assembled here, see your favorite heroes and villains as you’ve never seen them before!
Also including the Marvel Comics writing debut of Jay Baruchel (This is the End; Goon)!
X-Men Black: Emma Frost One-Shot
(W) Leah Moore (A) Chris Bachalo
THE DIAMOND DIVA STRIKES BACK!
Before she was an X-Man, Emma Frost was White Queen of the Hellfire Club where she labored under the yolk of Sebastian Shaw, the Black King. Now she sets her sights on the club, determined to tear down the organization that wronged her…if she can convince the X-Men to help out. PLUS: Part 5 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
Vault of Spiders #1
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
• Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse!
• Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West, in an unforgettable story by CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) and JAVIER PULIDO (SHE-HULK).
• He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action SPIDER-MAN show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back in comics form in an insane story by JED MACKAY (EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON) and SHELDON VELLA (DEADPOOL, SPIDER-VERSE).
• And that’s just a glimpse into the VAULT OF SPIDERS!
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Paolo Siqueira
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
The deadliest mission in all of SPIDER-GEDDON has come up and Kaine has stepped forward for what he’s sure will be a suicide mission. But he can’t do it alone and Jessica Drew, A.K.A. Spider-Woman has signed on to help, but has Kaine told her the whole truth? With Ashley Barton, from the OLD MAN LOGAN universe, and two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid), Kaine’s team is complete and their first mission may be their last!
Check out DC’s next round of Hanna-Barbera Crossovers!
New & Noteworthy Graphic Novels
Superman The Man of Steel by Bendis HC
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Jim Lee, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Evan Shaner, Steve Rude, Ryan Sook, Kevin McGuire, Adam Hughes
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis! The six-issue weekly series written by Brian Michael Bendis is collected, along with the prelude story from DC NATION #0.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49
X-Men Grand Design Second Genesis TP
(W/A) Ed Piskor
The sequel to the critical smash hit X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN is here – and it’s all-new and all-different! Witness Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Sunfire and Thunderbird suiting up as X-Men for the very first time – all over again! Plus: The return of Banshee! The arrival of the Shi’ar! The Brood! The Starjammers! Watch as Marvel’s merry mutants take to the stars. See the first X-Men adventures of Kitty Pryde and Carol Danvers. And marvel at the grandeur and glory of the now classic Dark Phoenix Saga! All through the lens of indie auteur Ed Piskor – who lovingly researches, writes, pencils, inks, colors and letters every page just for you! This volume also includes an issue of Giant Size X-Men and pinups by Art Adams, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee and Joe Madureira masterfully recolored by Ed. Presented in the same dynamic, oversized format of the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree.
Collecting X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN – SECOND GENESIS #1-2.
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99
American Vampire Omnibus Vol 01 HC
(W) Scott Snyder, Stephen King (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, Dustin Nguyen
In this volume collecting the series that first brought Scott Snyder to fans’ attention, meet Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and then sets out on a path of revenge against the monsters who tortured and abused her – with the help of a gunslinger named Skinner Sweet. Plus, in stories written by legendary novelist Stephen King, learn the origin of Skinner Sweet! Collects AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1-27, AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1-5 and AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #1-5.
Cover Price: $99.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $69.99
That’s it for this week!