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New Creator-Owned Comics This Week: October 18, 2023

Check out out selection of the most exciting creator-owned comics coming out this week from Image Comics and BOOM! Studios!

Creator Owned Comics October 18 2023
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By: Javier ReyesJan 25, 2024, 10:00 PM

Hot off the heels of New York Comic-Con is a fresh week of incredible creator-owned comics to check out! Image Comics especially has a wide selection of titles to pick up, from thrilling finales to exciting new series and even returning favorites. Be sure to have your pull lists ready for our picks of the best comics coming out this week!

Grim #14

By Stephanie Phillips, Flaviano, and Rico Renzi

Grim #14 CoverImage: BOOM! Studios

With The End in sight, Jess has no choice but to finally confront it. But that’s not the only thing on the reaper’s plate. After discovering Lilah’s strange relationship with Death, Jess must also make a painful compromise with Adira if she wants to set everything right. Plenty is hanging in the balance in this upcoming confrontation.

The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement #5

By Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart

The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement #5 CoverImage: Image Comics

The deeper the tenants descend the floors of the strange building, the more secrets are revealed. This latest issue of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s chilling horror comic series has its characters scrambling for a way out of their supernatural prison, only to learn that the answer to the puzzle defies reality.

Time Before Time #28

By Declan Shalvey, Rory McConville, Geoffo, Chris O'Halloran

Time Before Time #28 CoverImage: Image Comics

In the penultimate issue of Declan Shalvey and Rory McConville’s time-traveling sci-fi epic, Nadia and Marston finally come face to face. It’s up to Tatsuo to make a big gamble if he wants to save his close friend. But is there enough time left on the clock for him and Kevin to stop The Syndicate?

You can check out my review of this explosive new issue here!

Swan Songs #4

By W. Maxwell Prince and Caitlin Yarsky

Swan Songs #4 CoverImage: Image Comics

Swan Songs returns with a new tale about “The End of Sentence.” A crazed man obsessed with a game called “Sad Libs” gets released from prison. But in what is supposed to be a fresh start, he finds himself lost in a world of crime and fill-in vocabulary.

Local Man #6

By Tim Seeley, Tony Fleecs, Felipe Sobreiro, and Brad Simpson

Local Man #6 CoverImage: Image Comics

Local Man is back with an all-new story arc! Jack is called in to investigate a new murder case in town. The problem is that he’s already got a lot on his mind. Not only is he not legally allowed to be a superhero anymore, but he’s also secretly having an affair with the police chief’s wife. Oh, and there are people in town who think Jack is who killed the Camo Crusader. There’s just no rest for a former superhero like Jack Xaver.

The Forged #5

By Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, Mike Henderson, Nolan Woodard, and Ariana Maher

The Forged #5 CoverImage: Image Comics

Vic and the rest of the Forged are in for a very busy time on their mission. Vic must attend an “intimate breakfast” with the Eternal Empress. You can bet it doesn’t take long for some brutal action to happen after the pleasantries are all finished.

Klik Klik Boom #5

By Doug Wagner, Douglas Dabbs, and Matt Wilson

Klik Klik Boom #5 CoverImage: Image Comics

It’s the finale of this wonderfully unique miniseries! With no options left, Sprout is left to go on a suicide mission as her last chance to get revenge. That’s until Serena and Beatrix come in clutch with a bag full of photos and a Polaroid camera to give Sprout the support she needs for her dangerous mission.

Kill Your Darlings #2

By Ethan S. Parker, Griffin Sheridan, Bob Quinn, and John J. Hill

Kill Your Darlings #2 CoverImage: Image Comics

The tragic fantasy story of Rose continues in this new issue of Kill Your Darlings! Hateful rumors about that horrific night plague the young girl’s mind. She begins questioning what’s real and what isn’t. So begins Rose’s journey to discovering the truth. But is she ready to face the reality of what happened to her home?

Hexagon Bridge #2

By Richard Blake

Hexagon Bridge #2 CoverImage: Image Comics

Adley and Staden put their wits together as they begin training to rescue her parents. Except when a strange device inadvertently sends them to an ancient city, the two must face a mysterious figure who holds the answers they are looking for.

Hack / Slash: Back to School #1

By Zoe Thorogood

Hack / Slash: Back to School #1 CoverImage: Image Comics

Hack/Slash, one of Image Comics’ most beloved horror series, is back with a new miniseries written and illustrated by superstar creator Zoe Thorogood! Cassie Hack goes back to school when she finds herself in a case involving murderous mascots, dead kids, and teenage serial killer hunters! This newest chapter in Cassie’s long-running story is the perfect jumping-on-point for new readers and returning readers!

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