Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels & Toys for 10/23

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those comics, graphic novels, and toys which stand out from all the rest. These titles from Premier Vendors and independent publishers should be at the top of your list, and can be found at your local comic shop October 23rd!

See all the New Releases for October 23rd here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL!
•  As seen in ASM #25, Miguel O'Hara is back in the present and NEEDS to get to Peter Parker.
•  But as he's currently being held in an off-the-books ROXXON prison, this is easier said than done.
•  And J. JONAH JAMESON has a new scheme which means one thing-- TROUBLE FOR SPIDER-MAN!
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #36

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Russell Dauterman
THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #6

DC COMICS
(W) Sean Murphy (A/CA) Sean Murphy
After a shocking tragedy strikes the Bat-Family and Montoya takes the reins, Babs defies the GTO and goes rogue in the hunt for Azrael. When her new methods prove almost too effective, Batman intervenes-leaving Harley to her own devices in the wake of her own emergency.
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $4.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #32

DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez
"Who are the Secret Six?" part three! Is Superman the newest member of the Batman Who Laughs' Secret Six? It certainly looks that way, and Batman may be powerless to stop the Man of Steel and his own demented doppelgänger. The Dark Multiverse's most dangerous Bruce Wayne is loose in our world, and he has our world's greatest superhero at his side. Who do you turn to when there's no one to trust?
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #37

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
Teenage Leo Patterson takes center stage as his best friend, Ricky Lawless, starts to drag him down a destructive path. CRUEL SUMMER, the story of the last days of series favorite Teeg Lawless, continues as BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS deliver the best monthly comic on the market.

And as always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #76

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
NEW STORY ARC

"THE DEAD SEA," Part One (of Five)
The hit fantasy series from powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN continues!
  
After a bruising escape attempt, Andy finds himself in the clutches of the Militia, which means the murderous Mother can't be far behind. Meanwhile, Mila books passage on a ship piloted by none other than the irascible Captain Telsa!
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #74

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) David Dastmalchian (A/CA) Lukas Ketner
Aspiring reporter Jerri Bartman is furious when she's demoted to hosting the nightly Creature Feature at her small-town TV station. But Jerri quickly learns that there is more to horror hosting than just introducing bad B-movies. Her first night in the costume of her missing predecessor, Count Crowley, finds her face to face with a living, breathing . . . werewolf. Or was she just that drunk?
* Featuring the dynamic creative team of David Dastmalchian and Lukas Ketner!
* The perfect comic for the Halloween season!
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #98

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Paul Allor (A/CA) Chris Evenhuis
New characters, new threats, new action!  With Cobra ascendent across the globe, the G.I. Joe program takes on new recruits to fight back. Are the recruits, everyday people determined to fight for their country, ready for the realities of war? Or will Cobra root out and destroy the initiative before it has a chance to launch?

In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #149

DYNAMITE
(W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Fay Dalton
Will Betty and Veronica ever consider journalism as a career again or be tempted by the darker, more lucrative path as social media influencers?  Is this the first and last time Vampirella and Red Sonja journey to Riverdale, or will they team up with The Punisher next? Indeed, will Riverdale ever be the same again? Stay tuned!
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #204

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian
A TIE IN TO HELLMOUTH! With Angel trapped in Sunnydale, the rest of the newly formed Angel Investigations is left to deal with the Hellmouth's fallout in Los Angeles. Will his team of supernatural crime-solvers be able to protect Los Angeles from the shockwaves of the Hellmouth's opening... and from newly arrived vampire Spike?
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #220

AHOY COMICS
(W) Mark Russell (A) Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk (CA) Amanda Connor
Jesus Christ is missing! Sunstar recruits a team of lesser costumed heroes (who resent his great power) to assist him in the search for the Son of God! Plus the usual AHOY prose fiction, beautifully illustrated.
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #268

VAULT COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie (A/CA) Rebekah Isaacs
In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device. Her big idea: She'll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT!
A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind-and money.
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #411


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky
Spider-Man makes history! In 1962's AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter? To celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary, Chip Zdarsky and Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley unite to spin a unique Spidey tale - telling an entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived! From the Vietnam War to Secret Wars and Civil War, all the way through to what just might be a 72-year-old Spider-Man's final mission, prepare to watch Peter Parker age through 57 years of groundbreaking history - and find out what happens to him and those he loves the most! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1-6.
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $24.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #128

DC COMICS
(W) Meg Cabot (A/CA) Cara McGee
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $9.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #12

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
10 years after the conclusion of DESCENDER, magic has taken the place of machinery, and the rules are very different indeed. Mila, daughter of Andy and Effie, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, just like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same!

With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic, DESCENDER, powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!

Collects ASCENDER #1-5
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #61

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward
The exhilarating first arc of the hit ongoing series! An epic new sci-fi saga from the acclaimed team of Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt). In a far-flung galaxy's small solar system, two women-one a young religious acolyte, the other a hard-bitten freighter pilot-uncover a conspiracy between the leaders of the most dominant religion and an all-consuming megacorporation. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair must decide where their loyalties lie-and risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. Collects Invisible Kingdom: Walking the Path #1-#5.
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #98


Toys & Merchandise

DC COMICS
Greg Horn's bold, highly detailed style has helped him become one of the most recognizable cover artists in comics today. His take on a Harley Quinn joined with the mysterious Batman Who Laughs is a visceral delight for fans of the character. Cast in polyresin, the design is based on Horn's variant cover from DARK KNIGHTS: METAL.
This Harley wears a haunting mask, walks barefoot and has traded her mallet for the face of the Batman Who Laughs to create a wholly unique and nightmarish addition to the RED, WHITE & BLACK collection.
•  Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
•  Statue measures approximately 6.25 " tall
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $80.00
DC PREVIEWS Page #93

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! All hail Darkseid! The ruler of Apokolips gets ready to pulverize his foes in this all-new PVC Diorama from the DC Gallery line! Based on his comic-book appearance, it measures approximately 10 inches tall and includes an alternate head where his eyes crackle with Omega Beams. Made from high-grade plastic, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar. Sculpted by Alterton.
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $69.99
PREVIEWS Page #1023

FUNKO
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $11.99

HIYA TOYS
From Hiya Toys. A PREVIEWS Exclusive!  Based off the action-packed sequel to the original movie, Hiya Toys presents this 1/18-scale action figure of the Elder Predator! Prowling the streets of the City of Angels, this figure captures the iconic creature's look and with a fully poseable body. Fans can recreate their favorite scene with the included accessories and detailed base!
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #1080

HIYA TOYS
From Hiya Toys. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Based off the action-packed sequel to the original movie, Hiya Toys presents this 1/18-scale action figure of the Stalker Predator! Prowling the streets of the City of Angels, this figure captures the iconic creature's look and with a fully poseable body. Fans can recreate their favorite scene with the included accessories and detailed base!
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #1081


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