'Marvel NOW! Point One,' 'Sword of Sorcery,' And 'Fishtown': New Comics For October 17th

We may be wiped from this past weekend’s New York Comic Con, but like the mail, nothing stops the comics. This week the big one (literally) is MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1, which may have an awkward title, but it’s chock full of new content… And our first look at how “now” Marvel NOW! truly will be. Now. There’s a full length Guardians of the Galaxy story, Young Avengers, and more, so we’ll be reading this one with magnifying glass in hand, scouring it for clues.

While NOW! begins, AvX ends not with a bang, but with a whimper in A-BABIES VS X-BABIES #1. The parody teams Skottie Young with Gurihiru, and some poop jokes, so we’re there. We’ll also be picking up MIGHTY THOR #21, finishing the excellent* “Everything Burns” storyline; and two of the best looking, most exciting comics on the stands with DAREDEVIL #19 and HAWKEYE #3.

[*That’s a very subtle Mr. Burns joke, you guys.]

Over at DC, meanwhile, there’s a lot to look forward to, led by SWORD OF SORCERY #1. Christy Marx’s Zero issue was thoroughly enjoyable – controversial scene not withstanding – and we can’t wait to see what happens with Princess Amethyst next. There’s also JUSTICE LEAGUE #13, kicking off a big year for the series that potentially leads into the Trinity War event; and WONDER WOMAN #13, introing the New Gods into the New 52, for double the New!

Then there’s Dark Horse, featuring three number one debuts: EX SANGUINE #1, a vampire riff by the seemingly omnipresent Tim Seeley (and it’s nice to see him back on pencils!); BPRD: 1948 #1, featuring Kid Hellboy; and BILLY THE KID’S OLDE TIMEY ODDITIES & THE ORM OF LOCH NESS #1, a Mike Mignola Joint.

Other titles we’re craving? GLORY #29, the infrequently released, but superb Wonder Woman analogue with some crazy monster fights; THE WALKING DEAD #103, which you’ve probably heard of; COURTNEY CRUMRIN #6, our favorite teen witch book ever; SIXTH GUN #26, continuing the ice cold Snowmen versus magical werewolves arc; and from Valiant, HARBINGER #5 and X-O MANOWAR #6, two of the Publisher’s slower burn books that are definitely starting to heat up, and more fire/warmth puns.

Lastly, if you’ve never read it before, IDW is publishing a new hardcover of Kevin Colden’s superb, award winning FISHTOWN. The true crime story shows what happens when a bunch of teens decide to go bad, and it’s one of the saddest, most heartbreaking stories you’ll ever read. Do not miss it. Plus: only $10! If you don’t have it, steal the money; you won’t learn crime doesn’t pay until you read the book, anyway.

That’s it! See you next week, for more comics!