New Number Ones: New Comics Series Coming in October 2022

October is here. It is every ghouls favorite month. In this column, we have compiled an alphabetical list with cover art and the official solicitation text from the publishers of some of the cool new comics that are coming out this month. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

This month, we have books on the list from: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, AfterShock Comics, Image Comics, Boom! Studios, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, Top Cow Productions, Vault Comics, Mad Cave Comics, and Black Mask Studios.

One of the trends that we noticed with this month’s new release is that there are quite a few cartoonists taking on the writing and art chores in their projects. We are excited to see the results of those books and wish the creators great success!

We will bring you reviews of these debut issues as they come out, and don’t forget to use the comments section to let us know what you think of this list.

You will find the books listed below in the order of when they are released.

Week of 10/5/22
Week of 10/12/22
Week of 10/19/22
Week of 10/26/22

Week of October 5

3Keys #1
Image Comics
Written by David Messina
Art by Messina
Cover Art by Messina

Han Solo artist DAVID MESSINA invites you to explore the mysterious world of 3KEYS!

Did the inhabitants of another dimension flee into our reality to save themselves from the terrible wrath of the Great Old Ones…or to help prepare us for a final devastating invasion? And what if humanity’s only chance against these Great Old Ones is an impetuous, mischievous young woman and her sardonic, furry, and surprisingly violent mentor?

All questions are asked and answered in this five-part introduction to writer and artist DAVID MESSINA’s epic, apocalyptic universe, featuring 27 full story pages!

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: This has an interesting premise and we are confident in the art being amazing.

Dark Ride #1
Image Comics
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan & Adriano Lucas
Cover Art by Bressan

Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created – The Devil’s Due. But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park’s reclusive creator Arthur Dante and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: The Birthright team looks for a second hit, and we are looking forward to it.

Earthdivers #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Stephen Graham Jones
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Stephen Graham Jones makes his ongoing comics debut with Earthdivers! The year is 2112, and it’s the apocalypse exactly as expected: rivers receding, oceans rising, civilization crumbling. Humanity has given up hope, except for a group of outcast Indigenous survivors who have discovered a time travel portal in a cave in the middle of the desert and figured out where the world took a sharp turn for the worst: America. Convinced that the only way to save the world is to rewrite its past, they send one of their own on a bloody, one-way mission back to 1492 to kill Christopher Columbus before he reaches the so-called New World. But taking down an icon is no easy task, and his actions could prove devastating for his friends in the future.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: This is a great first issue. It is the start of something big.

Gotham City: Year One #1
DC Comics
Written by Tom King
Art by Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, & Jordie Bellaire
Cover Art by Hester, Gapstur, & Bellaire

There once was a shining city on the water, a home for families, hope, and prosperity. It was Gotham and it was glorious. The story of its fall from grace, the legend that would birth the Bat, has remained untold for 80 years. That’s about to change. Superstar creators Tom King and Phil Hester team up for the first time to tell the definitive origin of Gotham City: how it became the cesspool of violence and corruption it is today, and how it harbored and then unleashed the sin that led to the rise of the Dark Knight. Two generations before Batman, private investigator Slam Bradley gets tangled in the “kidnapping of the century” as the infant Wayne heir disappears in the night…and so begins a brutal, hard-boiled, epic tale of a man living on the edge and a city about to burn.

Release Date: October 4, 2022

PCS NOTES: There is rarely a book from one of the big two that pairs a writer and artist as well as this pairing feels. Totally looking forward to this. 

The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1
DC Comics
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico & Arif Prianto,
Cover Art by Di Giandomenico

The world once again holds its breath as The Joker strikes again! But how far is he willing to go this time? From the twisted minds of Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine Di Giandomenico comes a violent, mind-bending new series that picks up from the cataclysmic end of The Joker and follows the mayhem across the United States. With the Clown Prince of Crime setting out on his most bizarre caper yet, will a fan-favorite vigilante be able to prevent certain tragedy? Or is he in on the joke?

In the back-up—Joker’s got a hot date but he’s going to need a mirror to make sure he looks nice. Maybe Mirror Master can help.

Release Date: October 4, 2022

PCS NOTES: This has a fantastic creative team.

Junkyard Joe #1
Image Comics
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Brad Anderson
Cover Art by Frank

By the critically acclaimed team of GEOFF JOHNS, GARY FRANK & BRAD ANDERSON! Throughout history, unlikely and strange heroes have risen and fallen, their identities and lives a secret. But for a Great Evil to be stopped, their stories must be told. They are The Unnamed fighting The Unknown War. From the explosive pages of GEIGER comes JUNKYARD JOE! The world knows him as the comic strip by cartoonist Muddy Davis, but the truth stretches back to the Vietnam War. This is their story of sacrifice and brotherhood.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: We have a feeling this book will be excellent.

Kaya #1
Image Comics
Written by Wes Craig
Art by Craig
Cover Art by Craig

A jam-packed series premiere with 31 gorgeous story pages, plus bonus material and a Jack Kirby-inspired variant cover by DEADLY CLASS co-creator WES CRAIG!

After the destruction of their village, a young girl with a magic arm and a fighting spirit is tasked with delivering her little brother to a faraway safe haven. There, he’s destined to discover the secret to overthrowing the all-powerful empire that destroyed their home.

From writer and artist WES CRAIG comes an astonishing new ongoing fantasy-adventure series about siblings surviving in a world of monsters and mutants.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: This is the type of debut issue that you just can’t say “No” to. Interesting concept, great creator taking the reins on writing and art. We can’t wait to get our hands on it.

A Legacy of Violence #1
Mad Cave Studios
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Andrea Mutti
Cover Art by Mutti

A Legacy of Violence, by masters of horror Cullen Bunn and Andrea Mutti, with letters by Rus Wooton, follows Dr. Nick Shaw; an honest doctor just trying to help people. But one day, when a patient gets out of control, Nick suddenly begins recalling past memories he had kept hidden away. That’s when he decides to join Doctors Without Borders and heads straight for Central America. But his past still comes calling. With a serial killer on the loose in the small town of Disante, Honduras, Nick’s flashbacks begin to intensify-and become clearer. Was Nick meant to go to Honduras? Is this all part of the killer’s plan? Find out what Nick has been repressing all these years and why.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: We feel this going to be hell of ride for the protagonist. Give us more Bunn and Mutti whenever you can.

Revolvers #1
Top Cow Productions
Written by John Zuur Platten
Art by Christian Dibari & Simon Gough
Cover Art by Dibari

Hampton Wales, a Detroit homicide detective, finds himself trapped in a mysterious and violent reality, only to find himself dead while attempting to solve a seemingly average and routine homicide. Confronted by an immortal tormenter known as La Piton (the Python), Hampton begins a dark and twisted quest to find out why and how he died. To do so, he must face off against a legion of gun-toting, deceased Revolvers within the Moratorium, a hellish version of Puragatory. Hampton will need to “kill of be killed” to have enough time to unravel his demise and discover it was by his own hand, someone else, or something more sinister.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

Rogue State #1
Black Mask Studios
Written by Matteo Pizzolo
Art by Carlos Granda
Cover Art by Granda

What if a contested Presidential election plunged America into turmoil? What if political violence consumed the streets? And what if a raging Supreme Court, in a strict interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, legitimized and deputized all militias, transforming the entire country into a paramilitary police state?

What if a freedom fighter emerged from the chaos, raised a civilian army, and carved out a territory across the United States?… pushing out police, militias, and National Guard… enforcing its own laws… Sovereign.

What if Americans refused to be governed?

In this speculative fiction comic book series ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, a mysterious figure named Vya Of Brightstars will rise from the crisis, but is she a freedom fighter or a terrorist? Either way, her rogue state will not just blaze a path across America, it will also inspire others to raise their own armies… some in solidarity, others in opposition.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: You can’t say that the concept is that far fetched in this “speculative fiction”. We are interested in seeing what the creators do with it. 

Sirens Gate #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Shannon Maer
Art by Maer
Cover Art by Maer

SUPERSTAR ARTIST SHANNON MAER MAKES HIS WRITING AND INTERIOR ART DEBUT! Red-hot artist Shannon Maer’s covers have been showcased on some of the best-selling books in the industry, and fans have asked for years when will he draw interiors. Well, wait no more, as Shannon makes his writing and interior art debut with this fiendish tale that explores the very nature of what we call reality, illuminated with the kind of stunning artwork that only he can deliver.
Tara, an aspiring writer, has never thought of herself as anyone special. For better or worse, all that is about to change.
When a mysterious young man extends an unexpected invitation, Tara is awed at the opportunity to meet with her literary idol, Lady Rose. This unique encounter sparks a series of events, forever thrusting her into a world of the unimaginable.

What Tara once assumed to be nothing more than the imagined pages of dark fiction, slowly begins to unravel itself as the true reality.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: Fans of Shannon Maer will clamoring for this book and we think it is definitely worth a try.

Spider-Man #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Mark Bagley & Edgar Delgado
Cover Art by Bagley & Delgado

“The End of the Spider-Verse” is here! Morlun is back and he is not alone. Allied with one of the most powerful beings known to the Spider-Verse, the scariest Spider-Villain of all time is making his biggest play and no Spider is safe. Especially not the Chosen Spider himself, Peter Parker. With Peter working for Norman Osborn and using a glider…does he have it coming? Spidey’s 60th Anniversary is no joke as two of the most legendary Spider-Creators are working together on Spidey for the first time and you know it’s going to be one for the record books!

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: Slott, Bagley, Spider-Man. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Sweetie Candy Vigilante #1
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Suzanne Cafiero
Art by Jeff Zornow
Cover Art by Zornow

IT’S SUGAR, ICE AND YOU BETTA’ BE NICE! Sweetie Candy Vigilante is a honey-dipped, dark-humor infused horror/fantasy that tells the tale of Sweetie, an ethereal, beautiful, charming, well-meaning (yet unquestionably unhinged) blood relative of the mythological “candy man”…you know, the dude that takes the sunrise and sprinkles it with dew? Yeah – that guy. Dismayed by the blight and decay of her community, Sweetie is hell-bent on enacting a blood-caked, sugar-coated manifesto on society by utilizing her other-worldly powers and proprietary family secrets in her quest to make the world a “sweeter” place. She’s starting brick-by-brick in her hometown, New York City.

In issue #1, on a snowy, icy night, Sweetie pays a visit to a NYC landmark sweet shop known as the Ice Cream Bunny, hoping to find its namesake at the helm. To her dismay, she finds the shop transformed from its once sugary splendor to a salty den of iniquity. The once-beloved store is now a front for a notorious crime syndicate, and they’re not very nice at all. Sweetie uses her captivating persona and unassuming confectionary weapons to tear the place, and its gang of thugs, limb from limb – as the first step to restoring its former glory. All the while enjoying a dynamic punk rendering of the Archies’ pop classic “Sugar, Sugar” on the jukebox, as heads roll – literally.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: Hey, This just looks like a lot of fun.

Unbreakable Red Sonja #1
Dynamite Enterainment
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Giovanni Vallenta & Ceci de la Cruz
Cover Art by Lucio Parrillo

As we head toward the 50th anniversary of the She-Devil With a Sword in 2023, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present a sweeping story of sword and sorcery and high adventure by writer Jim Zub and artist Giovanni Valletta!

In this debut issue, Red Sonja carries a hazy vision that lurks just out of reach in her memories. The answer to that mysterious moment will unlock a journey of forbidden magic and searing steel as Sonja’s past and present collide in a quest beyond anything our scarlet-haired hero has faced before!

Release Date: October 5, 2022

PCS NOTES: We are interested in what Jim Zub brings to this legendary character.

Week of October 12

The Approach #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Jeremy Haun & Jason A. Hurley
Art by Jesus Hervás
Cover Art by Haun

In this turbulent new horror mini-series from writers Jeremy Haun & Jason A. Hurley and artist Jesus Hervás, a storm is coming that’s bringing more than bad weather.

When airport employees Mac and Abigail find themselves snowed in after a blizzard, they witness a terrible plane crash.

After pulling a survivor from the wreckage, they realize a terrifying truth: this plane has been missing for 27 years!

The nightmare has only just begun though, as the people trapped in the airport soon find themselves confronted by what this plane actually brought back….

For those with a fear of flying… it’s not the sky that deserves dread, but what lies beyond it…

Release Date: October 12, 2022

PCS NOTES: The solicitation grabs you and then the creative team attached makes this book a must read.

Batman Incorporated #1
DC Comics
Written by Ed Brisson
Art by John Timms & Rex Lokus
Cover Art by Timms

From the pages of Batman comes an all-new, all-exciting adventure for Ghost-Maker and his Batman Incorporated team! The team’s trust issues and detective skills are immediately put to the test when someone from Ghost-Maker and Batman’s recent past is brutally murdered…Is this an isolated event, sending a message to the two? Or is this the start of something darker and more sinister? (Hint—it’s sinister and dark!)

The all-star creative team of Ed Brisson and John Timms chart a new future for Batman Incorporated in this exciting new ongoing series, loaded with adventure, excitement, and amazing new members and villains!

Release Date: October 11, 2022

PCS NOTES: You can’t go wrong with either Ed Brisson or John Timms, so we will be definitely checking out this latest ongoing series in the Batman line. 

Chicken Devils #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by Brian Buccellato
Art by Mattia Monaco
Cover Art by Hayden Sherman

The world’s FIRST (and perhaps only) hot chicken sandwich-inspired vigilante is BACK…and this time he’s not flocking around!

See Mitchell Moss thrust in the middle of a new gang war! Watch Mitch battle his family as they actively thwart his efforts to keep them safe! And let out an exasperated SIGH alongside Mitch as he is forced into teaming up with the kill-crazy bad cops!

Written by Brian Buccellato and illustrated by Mattia Monaco, these are the further adventures of a regular guy plucked out of obscurity by destiny to deliver justice with all the fixins!

Release Date: October 12, 2022

PCS NOTES: The first Chicken Devil series was incredibly good. We will be salivating as we eagerly await this second helping.

Namor, The Sub-Mariner #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by Pasqual Ferry & Matt Hollingsworth
Cover Art by Ferry & Hollingsworth

A century into the future, not much land remains on Earth. A combination of a worsening climate and a devastating war with the Kree has left the surface of the planet mostly inhospitable, with an ever-dwindling population of air-breathers and a profound lack of super heroes to protect them. Enter NAMOR, who these many years on is no longer King of Atlantis…but ruler of the entire world.

Release Date: October 12, 2022

PCS NOTES: I wonder why we have a new Namor series…… Oh wait, yeah I know. But seriously The Sub-Mariner in the capable hands of Chris Cantwell and Pasqual Ferry seems like a winning combination to me.

Star Wars: The High Republic #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Cavan Scott
Art by Ario Anindito
Cover Art by Anidito

A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS FOR STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC! One hundred and fifty years before the fall of Starlight, another beacon burns bright in the galaxy, a beacon of faith and spirituality. Jedha. The Pilgrim Moon. The Kyber Heart. But tensions are rising in the holy city and dark days are to come. Jedi Vildar Mac, a Jedi safe and secure in who he is and what he could be, arrives as Jedha’s fragile peace begins to crumble. But a nightmare awaits…a nameless terror that will become the stuff of legend.

Release Date: October 12, 2022

PCS NOTES: Cavan Scott is to be trusted in all things Jedi.

Wakanda #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Stephanie Williams & Evan Narcisse
Art by Paco Medina & Natacha Bustos
Cover Art by Mateus Manhanini

THE BLACK PANTHER IS NO LONGER WELCOME IN WAKANDA! Who is this proud nation without its king? This exciting new miniseries answers that question as each issue spotlights a different fan-favorite Wakandan character. First up: Shuri proves that being without the Black Panther doesn’t mean Wakanda is without heroes to protect it—and that there is a reason she too once wielded the power. Plus, part one of the “History of the Black Panthers” backup story, providing for the first time anywhere a definitive overview of every Wakandan who has ever held the mantle of the Black Panther!

Release Date: October 12, 2022

PCS NOTES: We are big fans of Stephanie Williams and are looking forward to this book.

Week of October 19

Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Taboo & B. Earl
Art by Juan Ferreyra
Cover Art by Rahzzah

A revolutionary dark take on Spider-Man begins here! What is reality and what is dream? What is science and what is magic? At the intersection of all of this stands the Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Peter Parker goes to Los Angeles and what he finds there are definitely not angels. The demons waiting for Peter are going to test him like never before. One demon in particular, a very famous one for Marvel and X fans in particular, might just eat Spider-Man alive.

Release Date: October 19, 2022

PCS NOTES: They definitely picked the right month to launch this series. Boo!

Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: Legion of Bats! #1
DC Comics
Written by Tee Franklin
Art by Shae Beagle
Cover Art by Yoshi Yoshitani

When last we checked in with Harley Quinn, she ate, she banged, and she killed—but now it’s time for something a little different. Fresh out of the events of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series season 3, Harley has found herself a part of a highly unlikely team—the Bat-Family! Meanwhile, Poison Ivy has found herself prepping for her new job—leader of the Legion of Doom! But while Harley and Ivy adjust to their respective new roles, a ghost from Ivy’s past enters the fray and threatens the relationship between everyone’s favorite clown/plant couple!

Release Date: October 18, 2022

PCS NOTES:  Tee Franklin knocked our socks off with the first Harley TAS series. We excitedly await more of the same. 

Hellboy in Love #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden
Art by Matthew Smith
Cover Art by Smith

Hellboy has been assigned to protect a shipment of occult artifacts from a gang of thieving goblins. The artifacts are being transported by train to the British Museum by archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, and she’s not going to let them go without a fight! Rather than stay behind, she teams up with Hellboy to chase the light-fingered fey through the British countryside and into . . . a local punk show?

Release Date: October 19, 2022

PCS NOTES: Who can’t get enough Hellboy? I can’t. That’s who.

Miracleman: The Silver Age #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Mark Buckingham & D’Israeli
Cover Art by Buckingham

“THE SILVER AGE” BEGINS AGAIN! After thirty years, Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s unfinished storyline “The Silver Age” begins again!

Young Miracleman – the lost member of the Miracleman Family – is back! His last memories were of a 1963 world of joy and innocence. Now, he’s been thrust into the 21st century, where his best friends have become gods and monsters. Remastered with stunning new artwork by Mark Buckingham! Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #23, plus bonus content.

Release Date: October 19, 2022

PCS NOTES: This book has been one of the most anticipated new releases of the year. We can’t wait.

Week of October 26

American Jesus: Revelation #1
Image Comics
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Peter Gross & Tomm Coker
Cover Art by Jodie Muir

The third and final volume of the MILLAR & GROSS Antichrist trilogy is finally here-and coming soon as a live-action horror series from Netflix!

The apocalypse is upon us: Satan is in the White House, and the returned Christ is all that stands between humanity and their enslavement in the New World Order.

Release Date: October 26, 2022

PCS NOTES: Never pass up a chance to see Peter Gross do his thing!

Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City #1
DC Comics
Written by Evan Narcisse
Art by Abel
Cover Art by Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion

A mysterious virus has infected Gotham City–turning its victims into rabid, yellow-irised maniacs driven to looting, theft, and bursts of anger. Batman and his Gotham Knights struggle to keep this strange virus contained while investigating its origins. But this is not the first time this unusual illness has overtaken the city. Take a trip to Gotham in the mid-1800s and meet the city’s first masked vigilante–the mysterious hero known only as the Runaway–as they, too, find themselves mired in the mystery of this infection! This thrilling and horrific tale, split between modern-day Gotham and the Gotham of 1847, leads directly into the upcoming video game Gotham Knights!

Each issue will also offer a code for readers to redeem in the Gotham Knights game for an exclusive item. For issue 1, readers will receive a code for an exclusive skin variant for the Batcycle! Readers who redeem the codes for all 6 issues will receive a special 7th item!

Release Date: October 25, 2022

Damn Them All #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Charlie Adlard
Cover Art by Adlard

In this new dark supernatural thriller for fans of We Have Demons and Something is Killing the Children, meet Ellie “Bloody El” Hawthorne: occultist-for-hire.

Following the death of Ellie’s uncle, an infamous magician and occult detective, the 72 devils of the Ars Goetia are mysteriously freed from their infernal realm.

It’s now up to Ellie to track down each of these exiled demons and damn them right back to Hell by any means necessary… holy water, conjuration, or just her trusty, rusty claw hammer.

Legendary The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard teams up with Step By Bloody Step scribe Simon Spurrier to introduce your favorite new occult antihero since John Constantine!

Release Date: October 26, 2022


Dead Mall #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Adam Cesare
Art by David Stoll
Cover Art by Stoll

The Penn Mills Galleria is about to be demolished. Five teens sneak into the mall to take a last look around before it’s gone. However, while Penn Mills has been closed for years, the mall is far from abandoned. A night of exploration becomes a shopping spree from hell. The teens must contend with the sprawling, transformative cosmic horror of Penn Mills or be trapped forever within the Dead Mall.

Release Date: October 26, 2022

PCS NOTES: This seems like spooky premise just in time for Halloween.

Lovesick #1
Image Comics
Written by Luana Vecchio
Art by Vecchio
Cover Art by Vecchio

The LOVESICK CLUB is an exclusive, subscribers-only site on the dark web that offers the best in erotic and ultra-violent entertainment. There, matriarch Domino and her fellow dominatrixes punish and torture none other than their own loyal subscribers, many of whom pay good money to meet their end by her hand in front of a large, anonymous audience.

But in the eyes of her rage-filled haters, Domino is the MOTHER DEMON, a deranged succubus who oppresses men by turning them into her slaves. For this crime against men, she must be hunted down and PUNISHED.

Release Date: October 26, 2022

PCS NOTES: I am intrigued about how this story will play out but I bet it is gorgeous!!

Nightfall Double Feature #1
Vault Comics
Written by Tim Daniel, David Andry, & Daniel Kraus
Art by Maan House & Chris Shehan
Cover Art by House


Grab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror from the creative teams of The Autumnal, The Plot, and Resonant!


After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.


A family’s cross country roadtrip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer.

Release Date: October 26, 2022

PCS NOTES: Two stories in one from Vault. How can you go wrong?

Riddler: Year One #1
DC Comics
Written by Paul Dano
Art by Stevan Subic
Cover Art by Bill Sienkiewicz

As depicted in Matt Reeves’s hit movie The Batman, the Riddler wasn’t simply an amusing eccentric with an affinity for wordplay and baffling clues, but as terrifying a villain as any in the annals of the Dark Knight. Here you can see Edward Nashton evolve into the menace known as the Riddler. How did an unknown forensic accountant uncover the dark secrets of Gotham’s underworld and come so close to bringing down the entire city? This six-issue miniseries is an immediate prequel to The Batman—the detailed, disturbing, and at times shocking story of a man with nothing to lose.

Artist Stevan Subic makes his American comics debut, including a variant cover that is the first of six interlocking covers. This collaboration with Paul Dano delivers a shadowy and gritty tale of a society’s forgotten man who refuses to go unnoticed any longer. Subic’s recent Conan the Cimmerian for French publisher Glenat has brought him great acclaim in Europe, and he’s about to break out globally with a Batman series unlike any you’ve seen before.

Release Date: October 25, 2022

PCS NOTES: Paul Dano looks to take the Riddler to a dark, dark place, and we are here for it.

Star Trek #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Art by Ramon Rosanas
Cover Art by Rosanas

It’s stardate 2378 and Benjamin Sisko has finally returned from the Bajoran Wormhole-omnipotent-but with every minute, his godhood is failing. Sent by the Prophets on a mission to the deepest parts of space aboard the U.S.S. Theseus, he witnesses the unthinkable-Someone is killing the gods. And only Sisko and his motley crew of Starfleet members from every era of Trek can stop them. From Star Trek: Year Five duo Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly comes IDW’s brand-new, flagship Star Trek ongoing series that goes where no one has gone before!

Release Date: October 26, 2022

PCS NOTES: Lanzing and Kelly are one of the most reliable comic writing teams out there. We expect greatness with this book.