Each month I like to showcase a batch of new comics that you should be reading. I try and make it varied, mixing up creative ideas, genres and different storytelling to create a list that will have something that will appeal to everyone. This month we have witches, decapitated heads, an emerald archer, Deadpool taking on Thanos, futuristic parkour and much more.
As always, let me know which comics you will be reading in the comments below!
Toil And Trouble
Written by Mairghread Scott. Art by Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews. Published by Archaia.
This month things get a little bit Shakespearean with Toil and Trouble, which tells the tale of the three witches of Macbeth. For years they’ve been influencing fate to their whim, shaping kings into power and Scotland in the process. When there’s a disagreement in the group they decide they will influence Macbeth to a crown he was never meant to have. If you’re a Shakespeare nut this 6-part miniseries should be the comic you read this month.
Toil and Trouble #1 is available from September 2nd.
Mirror’s Edge: Exordium
Written by Christofer Emgard. Art by Mattias Haggstrom and Robert Sammelin. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
If you loved Mirror’s Edge and simply can’t wait to get your futuristic parkour action before the sequel comes out next year then this comic is for you. Written by game the writer of the games, Christofer Emgard, this comic acts as a prequel to the highly anticipated game.
Mirror’s Edge: Exordium #1 is available from September 9th.
Deadpool Vs Thanos
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Elmo Bondoc. Published by Marvel Comics.
What happens when Deadpool has to team-up with the Mad Titan, Thanos, in order to save the woman they both love? If Deadpool is involved I’m sure it will be a little bit crazy and sure to get on Thanos’ nerves.
This 4-part miniseries will be bi-weekly and is sure to give readers their Deadpool fix before his ongoing series returns in November.
Deadpool Vs Thanos #1 is available from September 2nd.
Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary
Written by Kathryn Immonen. Art by Rich Ellis. Published by Marvel Comics.
As part of a series of celebratory one-shots, September sees some Peggy Carter action! Dum Dum Dugan wants Peggy to join the S.H.I.E.L.D. but she isn’t really too impressed with how they operate. Will she join them or will she do things her way? You’ll have to read find out. Along for the ride will be Lady Sif, who fans of the Thor movies will be quite famliar with, as they team up to save the day.
If you’re a fan of Agent Carter and can’t wait until the series returns later in the year then this one-shot will scratch your itch.
Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary is available from September 16th.
Captain America: White
Written by Jeff Loeb. Art by Tim Sale. Published by Marvel Comics.
Out of all the comics feature in this list this one is the longest coming as it was announced many years ago. Featuring the classic creative team of Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale, this miniseries tells the story of Captain America’s early days during and after World War II with a focus on characterisation and peeling back what makes the character so great. If the creative teams previous collaborations are anything to go by – including Spider-Man: Blue and Daredevil: Yellow – we’ll be in for a treat.
Captain America: White is available from September 16th.
Green Arrow Annual #1
Written by Benjamin Percy. Art by Szymon Kudranski. Published by DC Comics.
In the very first Green Arrow since the series was relaunched are part of the New 52 initiative we get a Halloween themed standalone story. Among all the trick-or-treating a threat is lurking in the city that can turn anyone it scratches into rabid beasts. Will Green Arrow be able to stop it or will he join the pack.
If you’re a fan of Arrow but haven’t had a chance to dive into any if the comics this is a great place to jump on.
Green Arrow Annual #1 is available from September 30th.
Atomic Robo And The Ring Of Fire
Written by Brian Clevinger. Art by Scott Wegener. Published by IDW Publishing.
Atomic Robo has a brand new series of science filled action at the new home of IDW Publishing. Robo has been missing for the past two years and in that absence an evil organisation know as ultra has taken over. Described as a “task force leveraging the U.S. surveillance and military industries against scientific pursuits deemed to be hazardous”, Ultra sound to be bad news. It’s up to the remaining scientists to track down Atomic Robo, even if that means going deep into enemy territory.
Atomic Robo And The Ring Of Fire #1 is available from September 9th.
Written by Paul Allor. Art by Paul Tucker. Published by IDW Publishing.
Soldier Eugene Smith is desperate to leave the war behind him so he can join the woman that he loves and plans to marry. But this is not going to plan when one of his fellow marines is murdered and he is thrown into the whole mess. This 4-issue miniseries features hard-boiled crime and romance on the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the years that follow it. This is the kind of series that sounds like it could have a lot of potential and will be interesting to see where it goes.
Tet #1 is available from September 9th.
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Emi Lenox. Published by Image Comics.
Revolving around a group of kids, they make a shocking discovery in the woods that will change their lives forever – the body of Plutona, the world’s greatest superhero. Mixing coming of age elements that are reminiscent of movies such as Stand by Me, is unlike any superhero comics you’ve read before. Combining dark themes and friendship with Emi Lenox’s fantastic art this comic is one to watch out for.
Plutona #1 is available from September 2nd.
Written and art by Andrew MacLean. Published by Image Comics.
Originally self-published, Andrew MacLean brings his wild fantasy, Head Lopper, series to Image Comics. This quarterly series follows a warrior with the taste of decapitation and the living head of a witch as they rid the world of evil. Full of dark humour, this issue is massive at 80 pages of story and additional features such as pin-ups for a mere $5.99.
Headlopper #1 is available from September 9th.
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Sean Murphy. Published by Image Comics.
This month sees the launch of Tokyo Ghost, a science-fiction series by comics heavyweights Rick Remender (Captain America, Black Science) and Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake). Set in the year 2089, the world has become addicted to technology and has been exploited organised crime. The only place this hasn’t happened is Japan, which is the last place in touch with nature.
If you’re a fan of science fiction, especially the manga/anime masterpiece Akira, which visually this looks to take a lot if inspiration from, then this a comic you should keep on your radar.
Tokyo Ghost #1 is available from September 16th.
From Under Mountains
Written by Claire Gibson and Marian Churchland. Art by Sloane Leong. Published by Image Comics.
From Under Mountains is an ongoing fantasy series which follows three figures from warring houses who are forced to work together to restore peace. The problem is that in order to achieve this peace they will have travel into the region of witches and goblins to track down the ancient power they command. This looks like it will be the kind of series that’s full of a lot of world building and given enough time could be epic in scale.
From Under the Mountains #1 is available from September 30th.