PopCultHQ’s NCBD Picks for 10/26

PopCultHQ takes a look at the comic books hitting newsstands, online, and your local comic shop on Wednesday, October 26th. The comics listed are ones we feel are worth keeping an eye on, a definite read, or a must for every collection.

Please note: All cover images used are for the “Cover A” (if applicable) of the series. Issue may or may not have more than one cover available. Also, all prices listed are suggested retail price (SRP) as printed on the cover. The price found online or at a retailer may be different.

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vampblade-9Vampblade #9

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By: Jason Martin, Winston Young

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

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Now that Katie’s figured out she can control the appearance of the Vampblade costume, its time for an all new look inspired by one of her favorite comic books! She’s still got two blades and a thirst for TSD’s (translucent space [email protected]#s – aka space vampires), but now she’s rockin’ a crazy mercenary vibe too!! Features 3 regular and risqué variants showcasing the all new Vampblade costume!!


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american-monster-6American Monster #6

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By: Brian Azzarello, Juan Doe

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Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

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Price: $3.99

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The small town that Mont now calls home is about to boil over in a flurry of blood, bile and bullets. Just the way he likes it.


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batman-beyondBatman Beyond #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Ryan Sook

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $2.99

‘THE RETURN’ part one! Terry McGinnis is back as Batman, much to the delight of his family and friends. But is the original Joker really back as well? Inspired by the possible return of their role model, the Jokerz have taken over an entire section of Gotham City and are determined to wreak havoc in the still-rebuilding city. While Batman battles chaos on the streets, his friend Dana is at the mercy of the new leader of the now-unified gang.


blue-beetle-2Blue Beetle #2

By: Keith Giffen, Scott Kolins

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $2.99

As the mysterious underground force begins to gain in power, its minions gain in power as well, which means nothing but trouble for Jaime Reyes, who seems to be losing control of his Blue Beetle costume! It’s all happening right as Jaime was beginning to master it thanks to the help of his self-proclaimed ‘mentor,’ billionaire industrialist Ted Kord, and the mysterious Doctor Fate, who seems to be the only person who understands how truly dangerous this force can be-not just to Jaime and his neighborhood, but to everyone living within a thousand miles of there.


flash-9Flash #9

By: Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe, Carmine Di Giandomenico

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $2.99

‘KID FLASH OF TWO WORLDS!’ In this single-issue tale, Wally West meets Wally West! The original Kid Flash meets his cousin for the very first time in this special issue, which continues The Flashes’ investigation into the events that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1.


teen-titans-1Teen Titans #1

By: Ben Percy, Jonboy Meyers

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $2.99

‘Damian Knows Best’ part one! Now that Damian has ‘summoned’ the Teen Titans, the tyrannical teen reveals his master plan! But a great evil from Damian’s past is lurking around the corner, ready to strike at the team’s newest leader and destroy the new Teen Titans before they even begin!


vigilanteVigilante Southland #1 (of 6)

By: Gary Phillips, Elena Casagrande, Mitch Gerads

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

Donny was feeling pretty settled in his cushy life. Even though his girlfriend was politically active, he never gave social justice or racial issues any time. So, when Dorrie discovers something she shouldn’t have and ends up dead, no one expects Donny to be the guy to carry on her work-but that’s exactly what he does, putting on a mask and taking to the streets.

He soon finds himself tangled in family history, political conspiracy, and a plot that goes far deeper than he ever imagined. Set in the heart of Los Angeles, this new VIGILANTE series raises an old question while making it relevant to our times: when you witness bad things being done, how far would you go to set them right?

Written by Gary Phillips, noted writer of the Ivan Monk series of novels, and drawn by Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), this hard-hitting tale of revenge and redemption takes the Vigilante into a whole new danger zone.


wwWonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1

By: Jim Lee

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $7.99

An immense special issue celebrating seventy-five years of the Amazing Amazon, through phenomenal new stories, art, and stand-alone illustrations! Featuring a roster of incredible creators-some who’ve laid down legendary runs with the character, and some who’ve never drawn her before-including Rafael Albuquerque, Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Renae De Liz, Brenden Fletcher, Adam Hughes, Karl Kerschl, Gail Simone, and many, many more to be announced!


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serenitySerenity: No Power in the ‘Verse #1

By: Chris Roberson, Georges Jeanty, Karl Story, Wes Dzioba, Dan Dos Santos

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

The ‘verse is a complicated and dangerous place, and Malcolm Reynolds and his outlaw crew aboard the Serenity are ever experiencing tough times. When tensions rise among the crew, a call for help becomes a welcome interruption: they must track down a missing friend and the answers to the mystery surrounding her disappearance.


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revolution-4Revolution #4 (of 5)

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By: Cullen Bunn, Fico Ossio, Tradd Moore

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99
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SILENT INTERLUDE! One human has the skill to break into AUTOBOT CITY-but what is SNAKE EYES going to do when he finds himself face-to-knee with OPTIMUS PRIME? And outside, MILES MAYHEM and the M.A.S.K. team wait to see who walks out alive…


transformers-revolutionTransformers Revolution #1

By: John Barber, Andrew Griffith, Marcelo Matere

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

THUNDERCRACKER AND BUSTER SAVE THE WORLD! A DECEPTICON who wants to be a screenwriter. A dog who wants to, I don’t know, eat stuff and chase squirrels or whatever dogs want to do. A White House under siege by DIRE WRAITHS. And the phone call that brings them all together.

Just because OPTIMUS PRIME and SOUNDWAVE are leading the REVOLUTION doesn’t mean the rest of the TRANSFORMERS aren’t keeping busy!


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lake-of-fire-3Lake Of Fire #3

By: Nathan Fairbairn, Matt Smith

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

The small band of surviving crusaders and heretics struggles to come to grips with the alien menace that has cursed the land. A decision must be made- do they try to run, or are they compelled by their faith to track the devils and take the fight to them, even if that means marching through the very gates of Hell itself?


renato-jones-5Renato Jones One Percent #5

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By: Kaare Andrews

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

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At the height of slavery, only 1% of America actually owned slaves… sound familiar? As Class War explodes across the city, Renato Jones finds himself with more at stake than he ever counted on.


seven-to-eternity-2Seven To Eternity #2

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By: Rick Remender, Jerome Opena

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

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Now face to face with the God of Whispers, enslaver of worlds, all that stands between Adam Osidis and his heart’s every desire is one simple compromise, to bend the knee.


surgeon-x-2Surgeon X #2

By: Sara Kenney, John Watkiss

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

‘RELATIVE INSANITY,’ Part Two As Rosa Scott aka Surgeon X struggles to save lives in a post-antibiotic world, she learns more about the horrific death of her mother. This news pushes her brother into a psychotic breakdown, and when the Scott family have a royal engagement at Buckingham Palace with King Charles, things get even weirder.


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civil-war-iiCivil War II #6 (of 8)

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By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Marko Djurdjevic

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Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

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Price: $4.99

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Sides have been drawn, battles have been fought, but it all comes down to this. Captain Marvel versus Iron Man over the future of the Marvel Universe, one of the biggest battles in Marvel history!


doctor-strangeDoctor Strange Mystic Apprentice #1

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

BEFORE HE WAS THE SORCERER SUPREME…STRANGE MASTERED THE MYSTIC ARTS!

A master of delicate surgery, DR. STEPHEN STRANGE had no equal…until a freak accident shattered his hands!

Now a student of the MYSTIC ARTS, Strange must find a way to master his magical assignment…or throw in his cape and robes for good!

Don’t miss this all-new story, as Strange finds that the road to Sorcerer Supreme can be a real pain in the…astral form!

ALSO: reprinting the original first appearance and origin stories of Doctor Strange from STRANGE TALES #110 and #115!


prowlerProwler #1

By: Sean Ryan, Jamal Campbell, Travel Foreman

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

‘CLONE CONSPIRACY’ TIE-IN! Even a super hero’s life can get boring. Double-check your gear. Patrol the city. Save the innocent. Report back to your boss, The Jackal. Wait, what? Why is Prowler working for The Jackal? What does the resurrected Madame Web have to do with him? And what has Prowler already done that may have compromised him?!


punisher-annual-1Punisher Annual #1

By: Gerry Conway, Felix Ruiz, Rahzzah

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $4.99

OUR TREAT: FRANK’S UP TO HIS OLD TRICKS!

There are ghouls everywhere on Halloween night, but real monsters don’t wear costumes!

The Punisher is searching for a killer, but he’s also being watched…
Let’s hope Frank’s quarry doesn’t put costumed civvies in the line of fire!

Parental Advisory


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bloodshot-usaBloodshot USA #1 (of 4)

By: Jeff Lemire, Doug Braithwaite, Kano

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

In Bloodshot we trust! Project Rising Spirit – America’s greatest exporter of classified weapons technology – has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology…and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot.

But now…Project Rising Spirit’s top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America’s greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments…and threatening to destroy humanity itself. In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in pivotal new standalone comics event.


gen-zeroGeneration Zero #3

By: Fred Van Lente, Francis Portela, Stephen Mooney

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

Generation Zero came to Rook, Michigan to investigate a strange death…and the clues have led them into the halls of an even stranger high school! But only one person knows what really happened to Keisha Sherman’s tragically deceased boyfriend: Rook High’s reigning queen bee! Now, this reformed squad of walking warheads will have to forgo their usual military tactics…and wage a psychic infiltration into the mind of Rook’s most popular teenager!

But, as they experience the truth through her eyes, what even darker revelations might spill forth about a town where murder, deception, and deceit lurk behind every picket pence? Out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS, Project Rising Spirit’s tempestuous team of super-powered radicals is about to get slayed by the bell – courtesy of New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and red-hot artists Francis Portela (FAITH) and TBD!


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frostbite-2Frostbite #2 (of 6)

By: Joshua Williamson, Jason Shawn Alexander

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

The start of their journey did not go exactly as planned, but Keaton made a deal to get Vic to Alcatraz safely, and nothing will dissuade her from carrying out her contract. With their main transport knocked out, and roving gangs looking to block their path, Keaton and crew are going to have to get clever if they’re going to stay alive.


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gft-apocalypse-1Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Apocalypse #3

By: Patrick Shand, JG Miranda, Salvatore Cuffari

Pub. Date: October 26, 2016

Price: $3.99

The casts of Zenescope’s flagship series – Grimm Fairy Tales, Robyn Hood, and Hellchild – unite for an event to end all comic book events… the apocalypse. As one of their own struggles to stay alive after their clash with the Horsemen, the divided heroes find themselves again at odds as they move toward their final battle. Meanwhile, the witch hunt for the mysterious bearer of the Dark Light continues, leading former friends to a showdown in the crumbling center of the Earth.

 

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