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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 10/04/17

If you're looking for some fun comics then this is your week. Check out all of this week's recommendations.



NEW COMIC BOOK DAY by Slidely Slideshow
Music by Tom Petty (R.I.P.)

There are some highly anticipated crossovers this week that should be a blast to read. HACK SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA, THE SHADOW/BATMAN, and HARLEY AND IVY MEET BETTY AND VERONICA all come out this Wednesday. THE ARCHIES rock on, MOTOR CRUSH is back,  BATMAN and ALL-STAR BATMAN keep on truckin,' SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE debuts, so do EUGENIC and WARFRAME. A lot of variety but plenty of action and adventure. Check out the list and watch and listen to this week's slideshow featuring the recently departed Tom Petty's music. Happy reading!





(W) Scott Snyder (A) Sebastian Fiumara (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
"The First Ally" finale! In the final issue of Scott Snyder's high-octane run on ALL STAR BATMAN, he and superstar artist Rafael Albuquerque put Batman to the ultimate test! Faced with either losing his future as Batman or the person he loves most, the Dark Knight must decide which ultimate price he is willing to pay.



(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, Catwoman must make her decision: Will she marry Batman?
RATED T



(W) Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko (A) Laura Braga (CA) Amanda Conner
Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?! That's the plan-after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a new campus. The only snag? A certain botany-obsessed super-villain. When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie, Harley, to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale's most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she's counting on some assistance-and the mayhem that ensues will probably work as well!
DC Comics and Archie are proud to present the adventure of a lifetime for all these best pals. Their hijinks are brought to you by the real-life team-up of Paul Dini (HARLEY QUINN) and Marc Andreyko (WONDER WOMAN '77), with art by Laura Braga (DC BOMBSHELLS)!
RATED T


(W) Jay Faerber (A/CA) Sumeyye Kesgin, Ron Riley
Amelia Earhart and her new friends seek shelter from the invading Vanthi-and find it in the most unexpected place!


(W) Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr (A) Jake Wyatt (A/CA) Babs Tarr
Two years have passed in Nova Honda, and everything has changed. Where does Domino Swift fit into a world without Crush?


(W) Bryan Hill (A) Isaac Goodhart (CA) Linda Sejic
Mark and Maggie's happy ending is threatened by the FBI and their march on Eden. Mark wanted to escape the violence of Eden, but first he must survive a war. The fall of Eden begins now.


(W) Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady (A) Studio Hive (CA) Kevin Glint
The critically acclaimed free-to-play cooperative shooter comes to comics!
In the far future, humanity's descendants scramble to survive in a galaxy rife with conflict, scavenging for ancient technology and long-forgotten secrets. Only the Tenno, powerful warriors, battle to preserve peace and keep the technological masterpieces of the long-dead Orokin out of the wrong hands. Now, a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers, under the tactician Captain Vor, scour the Earth for a hidden artifact, and only a lone Tenno and a blinded girl can stop them...


(W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon (CA) Dan Mora
WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 1
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands... When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them...But this time he won't do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance - HELLSTORM! SATANA! BLADE! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and TBA!
Rated T+



(W) Mark Waid (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) Alex Ross
WORLDS COLLIDE Part 1
Following the events of GENERATIONS comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions! The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready to meet this threat - but will their first cataclysmic clash deter them from Changing the World? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+


(W) Sina Grace (A) Robert Gill (CA) Kevin Wada
CHAMPIONS REASSEMBLED Part 1
ICEMAN, one of the most powerful mutants within the Marvel Universe, discovers his powers and his outlook on life evolving. He needs to lead the charge with a team who stand proudly by his side in the war to "protect those who can't protect themselves." Hercules, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, Darkstar, and Angel re-unite with Marvel's fearless frozen fighter setting ICEMAN on an all-new path. As more unexpected enemies emerge, can Bobby mature into the warrior he's destined to become? Hope he survives the experience! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+


(W) Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Joe Eisma
What's next for the teenage rockers The Archies? When someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can the group keep it together? It's friendship vs. fame in this must-read #1 issue to the new, ongoing The Archies series!


CATALYST PRIME ASTONISHER #1 MAIN CVR
LION FORGE
(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Pop Mhan
The most dangerous corners of the universe live inside the nightmares of super-powered people.
Magnus Atitarn, heir to the Atitarn Satellite Corp., tried to save the world with his experimental one-man spaceship -- and ended up a broken man. Now a celebrity joke suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Magnus has the power to travel inside the mind of super-powered people, where he discovers nightmares which threaten the entire human race.


(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eryk Donovan
From the GLAAD award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: Metal, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity's future in the vein of Black Mirror.
When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are... unnatural, and the definition of "normal" is forever altered.


(W) John Allison (A) Liz Fleming (A/CA) Max Sarin
Daisy has abandoned (friend)ship after the apocalyptic falling out from last issue, so McGraw (whose own reputation is in shambles) takes it upon himself to mend things.


(W) Shawn Aldridge (A) Rapha Lobosco (CA) Jenny Frison
The Vegas strip heats up as Cassie Hack and her companion Vlad are on the trail of a deadly slasher and meet the lovely, yet deadly Vampirella. The team-up event you've been waiting for is a high stakes game of chance when they have to take on The Queen of Hearts!


(W) Steve Orlando (A) Giovanni Timpano
The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process?
Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist by Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains.

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