My favorite holiday, Halloween, is right around the corner. So to help get you in the mood, I picked out some fantastic supernatural issues. Also this Saturday is Halloween Comicfest, so dress up as your favorite comic character and stop by your local comic shop for some FREE comics!
Black Magick #1 ($3.99, Image Comics): Bestselling writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott bring us another exciting supernatural title called Black Magick. In the words of Rucka, Black Magick is “The story of a witch who carries a badge & a gun & the destiny of the world. Whether she likes it or not.” It seems as though this series will be a mix between the crime and horror genres, or ‘witch noir’. Rucka has had the idea for this book since 2009, and has spent a lot of time developing the story and researching witchcraft. It is apparent that Rucka and Scott are very passionate about this creator-owned series, which makes me even more certain Black Magick will be a hit. If you’re still on the fence about this title, go check out the first few pages released by Entertainment Weekly. The art is stunning and the story is intriguing.
IXth Generation #6 ($3.99, Image Comics): As always, you get this book for the incredible cover from Stjepan Sejic, but you stick around for the awesome story from writer Matt Hawkins and artist Atilio Rojo. Rojo joined the book last issue, with the start of the new story arc. What’s really cool is that Rojo’s art style matches up nicely with Sejic’s covers. Image has been really quiet about what is going to happen in this issue, so we will have to pick it up on Wednesday and find out.
Aquaman #45 ($3.99, DC Comics): Aquaman is the only series I have stuck with since the beginning of the New 52. It had a fantastic start, and it has managed to stay pretty consistent, even through several creative team changes. So far I think Cullen Bunn’s run has a lot of potential, but I was skeptical at first when he had Mera turn against Arthur and exile him from Atlantis, since I’ve always considered their relationship to be one of my favorite parts of the series. In the last issue however, Bunn addressed this issue and revealed that it is actually the villain Siren who is ruling over Atlantis, and Mera is being held captive in another dimension. It has been hinted that Aquaman will visit this other dimensional Atlantis in this upcoming issue, and I’m very interested in seeing how this story line plays out. OK, so this this title isn’t really Halloween related, but there is a pretty cool Monsters variant cover!
Angela: Queen of Hel ($3.99, Marvel Comics): I’ve been a fan of Angela since her Spawn hunting days, and needless to say, I am incredibly happy Marvel has added her to their universe. I really enjoyed her last mini-series, Asgard’s Assassin, and thankfully they have decided to keep the same creative team for Queen of Hel. At the end of Asgard’s Assassin, she descended into Hel to free her longtime companion Sera, who was imprisoned there by her mother, Freya. Hel seems like the perfect place to continue Angela’s story, and I am anxious to see how she changes the Asgardian Underworld, and in turn, how it changes her. If you are unfamiliar with Angela, don’t worry! Unlike a lot of Marvel stories, hers is relatively self-contained and writer Marguerite Bennett has stated she will catch new readers up to speed in the first issue.
As always, WCPE is so happy to be publishing #FCIW with the support of Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS. William and the Elite Crew run a friendly, clean, and safe comic shop which is welcoming to all and supportive of many local and national non-profits including The Hero Initiative. Stop in, pick up these four books, and let the gang at Elite Comics know that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you over.
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