New Number Ones: Comics Coming in October 2018

We will be giving our readers a preview of the new comic book series that we are looking forward to each month. Here, we compiled an alphabetical list with cover art and the official solicitation text from PREVIEWSworld.

There is a fairly good cross section of comics to get excited about this month. New interesting series are coming from many different publishers. This list represents a cultivated group of new series that have sparked our interest. Many of these are from some of our favorite writers and artists. Some feature new and up-and-coming talent. Each of these series have something special. It may be the subject matter, lots of magical content just in time for Halloween. Some of these stories are returns to characters that we have not seen in awhile, and we are excited to see how they are revisited.

We hope you will take a look and think about giving these a try. We will bring you reviews of most of these debut issues as they come out.

Image Comics
Writer: Sam Humphries
Art: Jen Bartel

An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she’s crazy. The bigger problem: she’s not crazy – she’s right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?

Release Date: Oct 03, 2018



DC Comics
Writer: Kat Howard
Art: Tom Fowler
Cover Art: Kai Carpenter

From the SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, it’s the return of Neil Gaiman’s magical morality fable in an all-new series written by Kat Howard and drawn by Tom Fowler!

Timothy Hunter may be destined tobecome the most powerful magician in the universe, but he’s still a London teenager, and having magical abilities complicates things more than it helps. It’s not like he can use magic to pass his exams, stop being bullied or convince his cute friend to date him. And while Tim’s trying to live his life, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him into becoming a merciless mage. Oh, and those are the good guys. Luckily, his new substitute teacher is more than she appears, and may be able to help Tim discover the mystery behind the Books of Magic…

Release Date: Oct 24, 2018


Ahoy! Comics
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: June Brigman, Roy Richardson

When the human race died out, the cats inherited the Earth! Or at least one starship. Now the intrepid Captain Ginger struggles to keep his fellow felines united against a hostile universe. Thirty-five pages of comic adventure-with a bite-by writer Stuart Moore and artist June Brigman. Plus: An all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison, “The Electric Sky Bear That Inspired Ben Franklin,” illustrated by Phil Hester, and a cartoon by Shannon Wheeler!

Release Date: Oct 17, 2018




Aftershock Comics
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Matthew Dow Smith

NEW SERIES! Written by Steve Orlando and drawn by Matthew Dow Smith DEAD KINGS continues Orlando’s in-depth exploration of retribution in all its dark, complex forms. Having burst forth from the restrictions of the modern world’s flesh and bone, Orlando and Smith create a whole new world of iron-and-oil fantasy, paths walked by a redemption-fueled older brother and the abandoned, rusted out, vindictive tool of a bygone war that protects him-this is us AFTER the World Wars of Mechs and Magic, broken hearts and busted fists included, a world you would ONLY find at AfterShock!

Release Date: Oct 24, 2018




Image Comics
Writer: Ian Boothby
Art: Gisele Lagace

Did you sign a deal with the Devil? Has your fiancé been dragged to Hell? Then Kate and Cate Harrow should be the first ones you call for timely soul retrieval at a reasonable rate! But why are these identical twins so different? Is there a darker secret? An all-new ongoing series by Eisner Award-winning writer IAN BOOTHBY, with art by GISÈLE LAGACÉ.

Release Date: Oct 17, 2018




DC Comics / Vertigo
Writer: Ben Blacker
Art: Mirka Andolfo
Cover Art: Joelle Jones

“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…

Release Date: Oct 31, 2018

Image Comics
Writer: Tee Franklin
Art: Alitha Martinez

TEE FRANKLIN and ALITHA E. MARTINEZ team up for a timely horror series from the Deep South!

Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping… and the women? The women are to die for. There’s only one rule: “Keep your hands to yourself.” But some men think rules don’t apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do.

Release Date: Oct 03, 2018



IDW Publishing / Black Crown
Writer: David Lapham, Maria Lapham
Art: David Lapham

A handsome drifter murders his way through the midwest while hiding in plain sight as a travel blogger, leaving families in shreds and body bags in his wake. Ricky Toledo was fifteen when she fell hard for “Dante”-until he killed her mother and got her father sent to prison for it. It’s three years later, and Ricky will stop at nothing to get revenge. Lodger is a dark, grimy, psychological thriller-a game of cat and mouse between a broken young woman and a serial killer-and like all the best crime noir… a twisted love story.

Release Date: Oct 24, 2018



Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Mark Russell
Art: Bob Q
Cover Art: John Cassaday

A sparking new adventure from multiple Eisner Award nominee MARK RUSSELL and BOB Q!

1883. The advent of barbed wire is creating havoc in the Texas panhandle. A corrupted state senator conspires with dirty ranchers to make land unnavigable for open rangers and native tribes, passing new laws allowing cattlemen to kill anyone caught cutting the wire. Good people are getting hurt, and The Lone Ranger must act. But to truly stop this rampant villainy, he’ll need to go all the way to the top, and rely on an old friend for help…

Release Date: Oct 03, 2018


Black Mask Comics
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Art: Becca Farrow
Cover Art: Kiki Jenkins

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 and artist Becca Farrow.

Release Date: Oct 31, 2018


Marvel Comics
Writer: Tim Seeley
Art: Carlos Villa, Gerardo Sandoval
Cover Art: Yasmine Putri

A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.

Release Date: Oct 03, 2018





Marvel Comics
Writer: Nnedi Okorafor
Art: Leonardo Romero
Cover Art: Sam Spratt

The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures – written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero!

The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone’s looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one – and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own.

Release Date: Oct 17, 2018

Marvel Comics
Writer: Jody Houser
Art: Genolet, Andres
Cover Art: Yasmine Putri

• MAY “MAYDAY” PARKER, the original SPIDER-GIRL, ANYA CORAZON, the Prime Universe SPIDER-GIRL, and ANNIE MAY PARKER, A.K.A. SPIDERLING – together for the first time!
• May will do anything to protect her brother from the Inheritors, and Anya’s knowledge of the mystical Spider-Totems could save the day.
• But how does Annie fit in? And what chance do three girls have against ageless universal forces?!

Release Date: Oct 24, 2018


Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Gerard Way
Art: Gabriel Ba

Faced with an increasing number of lunatics with superpowers eager to face off with his own wunderkind brood, Sir Reginald Hargreeves developed the ultimate solution …

Now, just a few years after Hargreeves’s death, his Umbrella Academy is scattered. Number Five is a hired gun, Kraken is stalking big game, Rumor is dealing with the wreckage of her marriage, a rotund Spaceboy runs around the streets of Tokyo, Vanya continues her physical therapy after being shot in the head-and no one wants to even mention Seance until issue #2.

With a Netflix series soon to debut, the award-winning and best-selling superhero series returns, stranger than ever-

And their past is coming back to hunt them.

Release Date: Oct 03, 2018