New Comic Wednesday: Several Interesting Debuts, Plus More Metal and Legacy

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Another week of new comic book releases is upon us as we head towards mid-October and closer to that spooky time of year. For the week of October 11th, there are a few first issues of note from various comic book publishers, plus a couple of big events from the “Big 2” continue rolling along according to schedule.

For the first issues in this week’s New Comic Wednesday report, we get at least one from each of DC Comics, Image Comics, and Titan Comics, including the return of a once popular British science fiction hero, as well as a trio of debut issues from both DC and Image.

That is just the quick overview, though, so here is CPG’s picks for the top new comic book releases for the week of October 11, 2017.

DC Comics

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Dark Nights: Metal #3 – The Justice League continues their battle against the evil forces from the Dark Multiverse as Superman jumps into the fray while the other JL members seek a solution to defeat The Batman Who Laughs and his evil minions. Scott Snyder is the writer for this epic tale, with Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion lending their artistic talents to the story art. The cover above is the Jim Lee variant cover, but there is more than one cover for this issue as you would expect.

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Gotham City Garage #1 – While the basis for the creation of this series sounds a bit cheesy – these comic books are based on a line of DC Collectibles statues – the actual plotline sounds at least a bit more promising. Gotham City is a relative paradise compared to other parts of the country, thanks to the efforts of Governor Lex Luthor. But the price of keeping the peace can sometimes be too high, so enter Kara Gordon and her new-found friends at Gotham City Garage. Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing are the co-writers for this debut issue, with story artwork from Brian Ching and the nice main cover above from Rafael Albuquerque featuring Harley Quinn on a…Harley?

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Ragman #1 – A DC character that first debuted back in the 70’s is brought back roughly 40 years later in this mini-series that alters the origin of this character. Rory Harper is back in Gotham City after a failed attempt to raid a tomb in Israel that led to the death of his partners. But more than just guilt may have followed Harper back to Gotham as an entity transforms Rory as evil descends on Gotham. The series is written by Ray Fawkes, with story art from Inaki Miranda and cover artwork by Guillem March.

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Wildstorm: Michael Cray #1 – International Operations’ gun for hire Michael Cray has been double-crossed by his employer, and is now dealing with internal “demons” – literally, but of the alien variety. Cray maintains his sanity by joining forces with Trelane, who provides Cray with targets to hunt while he plots to get back at International Operations. The first spinoff series from the Wildstorm title is written by Bryan Hill with artwork from N. Steven Harris and Dexter Vines, and a main cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan.

Image Comics

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Atomahawk #0 – Writer Donny Cates is a hot name right now due to the work he has done on two recent series for Image, God Country and Redneck. But Cates garnered attention prior to these releases with his work on a serialized science fiction series for Heavy Metal Magazine called Atomahawk that was illustrated by Ian Bederman. Those stories about the Cyberzerker have been collected by Image in this deluxe, over-sized one-shot, an item that is sure to be hot with Cates collectors.

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The Family Trade #1 – Image has debuted a number of new series this year and they will be adding another pair to that list this week, starting with this series from writers Justin Jordan and Nikki Ryan that follows a sketchy family in a secluded nation that has kept the peace behind the scenes but must now deal with a civil war started by one of their own. Artist Morgan Beem brings a steampunk vibe to this series that has the look of another winner for Image.

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God Complex #1 – Image’s other new series for the week is this one written by Paul Jenkins and drawn by Hendry Prasetya that follows digital forensics investigator Seneca and his investigation into the murders of members of a religious sect. But there is more to these murders than meets the eye, as Seneca discovers with the aid of his mentor, Hermes. This tale mixes a futuristic world with mythology and a dash of detective work to present a story that should be of interest to science fiction fans.

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