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New Creator-Owned Comics This Week: October 04, 2023

It's time to dive into our picks of the best comics this week from Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and BOOM! Studios!

New Comics of the Week October 04, 2023
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By: Javier ReyesJan 25, 2024, 10:02 PM

We’re kicking off spooky month in a big way with huge releases from Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and BOOM! Studios. Along with some highly-anticipated series debuts, this week also has its fair share of terrifying horror comics to dive into. Not sure which ones to check out? Worry not! I’ve put together a list of comics worth having on your reading list as we get into the swing of October! Let’s check out what is in store for us!

Transformers #1

By Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer

Transformers #1 CoverImage: Skybound

This is the beginning of a new age of Transformers comics! Superstar comic book creator Daniel Warren Johnson puts together his own spin on the beloved franchise for a brand-new generation. This new tale has the Autobots and Decepticons reigniting their long-running war on Earth. Battle lines will be drawn while new alliances are stuck. The fate of the world rests on Optimus Prime’s shoulders.

The Sacrificers #3

By Rick Remender, Max Fiumara, and Dave McCaig

The Sacrificers #3 CoverImage: Image Comics

The Sacrificers inch closer to the ceremony they were born to participate in. This latest issue shows us a greater look at the devious Old Gods who rule over the land. Through their lies and false promises, they feed on the naive hopes of the people to keep themselves in power. It will take a gargantuan effort to unseat them from their thrones.

Ghostlore #5

By Cullen Bunn, Leomacs, and Jason Wordie

Ghostlore #5 CoverImage: BOOM! Studios

With Lucas and Harmony drifting further apart, the young woman finds herself connecting with others who can also see ghosts manifest. She encounters a ghost story that completely changes how she perceives the meaning of family. But while Harmony is in this fragile state, Shane sees it as his time to enact his sinister plan.

The Enfield Gang Massacre #3

By Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips

The Enfield Gang Massacre #3 CoverImage: Image Comics

The Enfield Gang is reeling after the attack from Captain Ely of the Texas Rangers. But the show must go on as the Gang prepares to hit back from the rooftops of Fort Lehane. There’s truly no rest for the wicked in this thrilling Western story.

Untold Tales of I Hate Fairyland #4

By Jorge Corona and Morgan Beem

Untold Tales of I Hate Fairyland #4 CoverImage: Image Comics

This month’s installment is a double feature from two phenomenal writer-artists! Jorge Corona takes us to prehistoric times with a story called “Fairland Before Time.” Then Morgan Beem brings us a musical twist with “Arcade Love Song - It’s All For You.” There’s a whole lot of crazy to uncover throughout the world of Fairyland!

The Plot Holes #2

By Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth

The Plot Holes #2 CoverImage: WhatNot Publishing

The comic book world-hopping adventures continue in Sean Murphy’s new series! As the newest member of Plot Holes, Cliff Inkslayer heads out on his first “Edit” with the team. Not only must he come to terms with his whole world turning upside down, but he also has to fend off an army of space worms and rogue historical heroes. That all seems like just a normal day in the office for the Plot Holes team.

The Mighty Barbarians #6

By Michael Moreci and Giuseppe Cafaro

The Mighty Barbarians #6 CoverImage: Ablaze

With the party fully assembled and the orbs all collected, the stage is set for the Mighty Barbarians to go on a rampage. It’s up to Kull and his team of ruthless barbarians to save their world from the strongest enemies they’ve ever encountered. Either way, the battle is not stopping until only one side is left standing!

Ranger Academy #1

By Maria Ingrande Mora, Jo Mi-Gyeong, and Fabiama Mascolo

Ranger Academy #1 CoverImage: BOOM! Studios

Follow the life of Sage, a 13-year-old girl whose life changes when she stumbles on a wreckage with wounded passengers from the Ranger Academy. It opens her eyes to enrolling in their school in hopes of becoming a Power Ranger! For the first time, this comic shows what it’s like for Rangers to train to become the heroes of the universe.

The Midnite Show #1

By Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Bill Crabtree, and Jim Campbell

The Midnite Show #1 CoverImage: Dark Horse Comics

Horror comic superstar Cullen Bunn reunites with his Sixth Gun collaborator Brian Hurtt for an all-new tale inspired by the classic monsters of the silver screen. The story is about a small town being terrorized by horror movie monsters after a mysterious film is unearthed at a local film festival. It takes the work of a ragtag group of misfits to stop the famous creatures and send them back to their world of movie magic.

Tear Us Apart #2

By Jay Baruchel, Van Jensen, Alessandro Micelli, and Taylor Esposito

Tear Us Apart #2 CoverImage: Dark Horse Comics

While Boy and Girl manage to escape from the death cult that trained them to be assassins, the two don’t make it out unscathed. Wounded and stuck in a blizzard in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, the two must put their deadly skill to work if they want to survive.

TAGGED: Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics
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