Summer is nearly at it end, and as publishers put away its big events and crazy twists for the latter part of the year, getting ready to replace them with... well, more big events and crazy twists! Here’s our guide to the very best new comic series you’ll want to curl up with in the cooler months. Warning: There are a lot.


September

DC

Doom Patrol #1—Musician Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint kicks off with a new version of the team-of-freaks who’ve been reinvented time and again. The new Doom Patrol mashes up new characters like trippily tuned-in EMT Casey Brinke with old stalwarts like Robotman in a mix that promises to touch on all of the team’s past flavors. ( Gerard Way and Nick Derrington)

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Trinity #1—DC’s most iconic heroes co-star in a title that has the new/old Superman getting to know the latter-day counterparts of the Batman and Wonder Woman he once fought alongside. (Francis Manapul)

Blue Beetle #1—Jaime Reyes is the latest incarnation of a decades-old heroic identity who learns that everything he knew about the scarab fused to his spine might be way, way wrong when master magician Dr. Fate reveals that sorcery, not science, could be the source of his superhero mojo. (Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins)

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Cyborg #1—After a Rebirth one-shot that revisits his backstory, Victor Stone becomes the point man in charge of stopping any and all robotic threats to the planet Earth. (John Semper, Jr. and Will Conrad)

Everafter #1—Set in a world now suffused with the fantastical, this new series continues the saga of Fables, following the efforts of Bo Peep, Connor Wolf and other characters to make sure all that newly available magic doesn’t get used in horrible ways. (Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, and Travis Moore)

Frostbite #1—Warm summer days are but a distant memory in a new series set during Earth’s illness-ravaged second Ice Age. Victoria Bonham and her scientist dad Henry travel across miles of icy terrain to try and figure out the cure that freezes people from the inside out. (Joshua Williamson and Jason Shawn Alexander)

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Gotham Academy: Second Semester #1—The plucky, mystery-solving students in Batman’s hometown return in a series that introduces new characters and new drama. (Brendan Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, and Sandra Hope)

Raven #1—The Teen Titans’ demonically descended empath goes to an all-new high school in San Francisco, where she begins to investigate how the disappearance of a classmate is connected to an ancient evil. ( Marv Wolfman and Alison Borges)

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Supergirl #1—The Maid of Might’s evolving status quo starts here, with a new secret identity, new foster parents and a new city to protect. The past isn’t leaving her alone, though, because she’s about to find out that her long-lost dad is the evil Cyborg Superman. (Steve Orlando and Brian Ching)

Teen Titans: Rebirth—DC Comics’ youngest super-team gets a refresh as Damian Wayne re-assembles the Teen Titans to take on his grandfather Ra’s Al Ghul. (Ben Percy and Jonboy Meyers)

Dark Horse

Aliens: Life or Death #1—Humans on a faraway planet struggle to regain stability after an attack by the Engineers of Prometheus but they and a squad of Colonial Marines soon became targets for a swarm of Xenomorphs. (Dan Abnett and Moritat)

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Angel Catbird—Margaret Atwood makes her comic book debut with a hero that’s part-cat, part-owl, and part-human. (Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Tamra Bonvillain)

Hellboy and the BPRD 1954 #1—The tour of the pancake-loving paranormal investigator’s formative years continues in a story that sends Hellboy and fellow agents in search of a mysterious beast in the Arctic. (Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, and Stephen Green)

Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #1—An extraterrestrial marooned on Earth poses as a small-town doctor, dodging the government agents determined to track him down. (Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse)

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Rise of the Black Flame #1—This horror story digs into the past of Hellboy villain The Black Flame, linking to a group of creepy cultists who’ve been abducting young girls in Southeast Asia for a sinister purpose. (Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, and Christopher MItten)

The Strain: Mr. Quinlan, Vampire Hunter #1—The spotlight shines on the popular human/vampire hybrid from Guillermo Del Toro’s vamp universe, taking a look at Mr. Quinlan’s origins as a fledgling bloodsucker in ancient Rome. (David Lapham and Edgar Salazar)

Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1— In this jungle-to-dystopia crossover, Tarzan and Caesar are primate siblings pulled apart from each other by slave traders. But they have an unlikely reunion once humans and apes start fighting for supremacy. (Tim Seeley, David Walker, and Fernando Dagnino)

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Seven to Eternity #1—A being dubbed the God of Whispers rules the fantasy realm of Zhal by sowing lies, discord and intimidation. Series protagonist Adam Osidis is a fatally ill warrior who must decide to accept the deity’s promises to grant his every wish or join a crew of eldritch rebels trying to overthrow him. (Rick Remender and Jerome Opena)

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Surgeon X #1—After an antibiotic apocalypse happens in a near-future London ruled by a far-right regime, physician Rosa Scott goes rogue to become Surgeon X and perform life-saving but illegal healthcare procedures. (Sarah Kenney and John Watkiss)

Eclipse #1—The sun’s rays will set people on fire in this series’ world-yet-to-come, which forces survivors to live in cities bathed in darkness. After a killer using sunlight marks a solar power CEO’s daughter for murder, her only hope for survival is an engineer who used to harness solar energy for good. (Zack Kaplan and Giovanni Timpano)

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Glitterbomb #1—Hollywood thinks fortysomething actress Farrah Durante is too old to work anymore and her anger awakens an ominous force that’s ready to kill everything she resents. (Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan)

IDW

Revolution #1—Hasbro’s toy universes collide in a big honkin’ crossover that pits G.I. Joe, Action Man, MASK and human heroes against the Transformers. Rom and the Micronauts will be getting their own tie-in series to augment the drama, too. (Cullen Bunn, John Barber, and Fico Ossio)

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Star Trek: Waypoint #1—50 years of boldly going deserves a comics celebration, no? This anthology series will offer up short stories from the original series, Next Generation, and other iterations of Trek. (Donny Cates, Sandra Lanz, and Mack Cahter)

Boom! Studios

Skybourne #1—Here’s a genre mash-up that splices super-spy conventions with Arthurian legend, resulting in a magic-sword-carrying secret agent tasked with stopping Merlin obliterating the entire planet. (Frank Cho)

Adventure Time 2016 Spooktacular #1—Finn, Jake and the rest of the crew from Pendleton Ward’s fan-fave TV show get the snot scared out of them in this collection of scary-fun stories. (Meg Gandy, Fran Krause, Christina Z., Meg Gandy, Ronny Turner, and Fran Krause)

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Backstagers #1—The high-school theater-nerd drama in this new series isn’t just about writing a hit play and being the star of the show for main character Jordy. It’s also about the dimensional portal that audiences can’t see and the adventures that follow when stagehands use it to find out about different worlds. (James Tynion IV and Rian Singh)

Valiant

Britannia #1—In the long-ago days of antiquity, soldier Antonius Axius becomes the world’s first detective as he investigates supernatural terror at the fringes of the Roman Empire. (Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp)

Aftershock

Alters #1—A young transgender woman finds herself discovering that she is also a superpowered mutant while undergoing her transition, taking on the daunting task of becoming a hero while discovering her true self. (Paul Jenkins and Leila Leiz)

Archie

Josie and the Pussycats #1—Josie wants to get the Pussycats back together on a trip to pop stardom, but do they trust each other enough to last long enough to get there? (Margueritte Bennet and Cameron Deordio)

Black Mask Studios

Black #1—In a world where only black people can get superpowers, a young man gunned down in a police incident discovers he’s part of the biggest lie in history. (Kwanza Osajyefo and Jamal Igle)

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The Forevers #1—Five wannabe celebrities make a black magic pact to bring them the fame they’ve always wanted, but when one of them is murdered years later, they find themselves stalked for the magical power that’s awakened within them (Curt Pires and Eric Pfeiffer)


October

Marvel

Clone Conspiracy #1—The Jackal, best known as the villain behind all those Peter Parker clones running around two decades ago, is back with a new scheme that’s promising eternal life and reviving Spidey’s dead loved ones. (Dan Slott and Jim Cheung)

Cage #1—The long-brewing homage to Power Man’s blaxploitation-era funk from the creator of Samurai Jack finally comes out, years after being announced. (Genndy Tartakovsky)

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Champions #1—Sick of the old guard’s action during Civil War II, Cyclops, Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, and some of Marvel’s younger heroes splinter off into their own new team called the Champions. (Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos)

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerors Supreme #1—After the fallout from “The Last Days of Magic” storyline, Earth’s prime magical defender gets drafted into a team along with his predecessors from centuries past. (Robbie Thompson and Javier Rodriguez)

Great Lakes Avengers #1—Mr. Immortal, Big Bertha, and Squirrel Girl’s other former teammates get called up to the big leagues and become for-real Avengers tasked with protecting their new home base of Detroit. (Zac Gorman and Will Robson)

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Infamous Iron Man #1—After months of hanging around Tony Stark before the billionaire’s life crumbled, Victor Von Doom takes his place as a different sort of Iron Man. Think he’s actually going to be a good guy? (Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev)

Jessica Jones #1—The superhero once known as Jewel gets back on the mean streets as a private investigator uncovering secrets scattered throughout the Marvel Universe. (Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos)

Mosaic #1—Can a man still exist if he doesn’t have his own body? Pro hoops star Morris Sackett is trying to figure that out, after Terrigen Mist exposure turns him into an Inhuman with the power to take over other people’s bodies. (Geoffrey Thorne and Khary Randolph)

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Prowler #1—Former Spidey villain the Prowler had changed his ways and has been working for the wall-crawler. So why is he hanging out with resurgent mad scientist the Jackal? (Sean Ryan andJamal Campbell)

Solo #1—Headlining his own title after being a part of Deadpool and The Mercs for Money, the teleporting counterterrorist operative gets on the trail of alien weaponry appearing on Earth. (Gerry Duggan, Geoffrey Thorne, and Paco Diaz)

A Year of Marvels: Unbeatable #1—This new anthology series kicks off with a spotlight on Nick Fury trying to stop an arms deal in Japan and team-up between Rocket Raccoon and Squirrel Girl’s right-hand rodent Tippy-Toe. (Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, Nilah Magruder, and Brian Level)

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Deadpool: Back in Black #1—What would Deadpool do with Spider-Man’s black alien symbiote costume after Peter Parker rejected it? Here’s where you find out. (Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin)

Deadpool: Too Soon #1—After the murder of Forbush Man, Wade Wilson races to find out who’s trying to kill all of Marvel’s humorous heroes… and the Punisher. (Joshua Corin and Todd Nauck)

Death of X #1—We finally get to find out what happened to the adult Cyclops in this series that shows the escalation of the mutants-vs-Inhumans conflict. (Jeff Lemire, Charles Soule, and Aaron Kuder)

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Doctor Strange: Mystic Appearance #1—Just in time for the Sorcerer Supreme’s big-screen debut, a new story that shows how Stephen Strange mastered the mystic arts. (Will Pilgrim and Andrea De Vito)

DC

Lost Boys #1—A new miniseries picks after the events of the classic 1980s suburban horror film by introducing the Blood Belles, a crop of female vampires who force the Lost Boys and Frog Brothers into an alliance. ( Tim Seeley, Scott Godlewski, and Patricia Mulvihill)

Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time #1—DC’s Winged Wonder and teleporting genius cross paths again when Adam Strange gets transported to a Rann where his girlfriend is fomenting war with Hawkman’s native Thanagar. (Marc Andreyko and Aaron Lopresti)

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Batman Beyond #1—For a long while, Terry McGinnis hasn’t been the one wearing the sleek, armored Batsuit of the future. He’s back now and has to deal with the more-powerful-than-ever Jokerz gang threatening to crush a Gotham City recovering from catastrophe. (Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang)

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1—In the new series that’s part of musician Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint, DC’s old-school spelunker hero has settled down aboveground, raising a young daughter Eileen after his wife’s death. After weirdness comes back into his life, he and Eileen have to go back into the caverns of his past. (Gerard Way, Jon Rivera, and Michael Avon Oeming)

Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1—Boston Brand is a dead acrobat who possesses people to help secure cosmic justice. In this gothic romance miniseries, Deadman gets help from Bernice, young woman who can communicate with ghosts like him. (Sarah Vaughn and Lan Medina)

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He-Man/Thundercats #1—The battles you used to make your toys fight out are finally going to happen when the Strongest Man in the Universe crosses over with the feline heroes of Third Earth. Wonder how they’ll feel about Battlecat? (Rob David, Lloyd Goldfine, and Freddie Williams III)

Midnighter and Apollo #1—The solar-powered strongman and black-clad martial arts master who aren’t Superman and Batman are a couple again, taking on threats across the DC Universe in a new miniseries. (Steve Orlando and Fernando Blanco)

Dark Horse

Call of Duty: Zombies #1The Call of Duty franchises’ zombie mode comes to comics with heaps of crazy backstory and schlocky lore. (Justin Jordan and Jonathan Wayshak)

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Spell on Wheels #1—Three witches go on a road trip to hunt down a thief who’s stolen their most prized magical items. (Kate Leth, Megan Levens, and Marissa Louise )

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Moonshine #1A prohibition-era tale of a booze-runner keeping both his illegal smuggling and a deadly supernatural lineage secret. (Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso)

Cannibal #1—A small town finds itself at the heart of a viral pandemic that causes people to turn into bloodthirsty cannibals. (Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young, and Matias Bergara)

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Romulus #1A young woman fights back against the mysterious order that both controls her planet and raised her as one of their own. (Bryan Hill and Nelson Blake II)

Star Trek Boldly Go #1

IDW

Revolution Tie-Ins—The huge Hasbro crossover continues, with tie-in entries from Transfomers (John Barber and Andrew Griffith), Transfomers: Till All are One (Mairghread Scott and Naoto Tsushima), G.I. Joe (Aubrey Sitterson and Giannis Milogiannis), and Action Man (John Barber and Paolo Villanelli).

Star Trek: Boldly Go #1—These are the journeys of the starship Enterprise, continuing after the events of Star Trek Beyond. (Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen)

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Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #1—Dirk returns to Cambridge University to seek answers about his past from a time-travelling professor. (Arvind Ethan David and Ilias Kyriazis)

Boom! Studios

Warlords of Appalachia #1—In the aftermath of a new civil war, the town of Red Rock, Kentucky, is home to a new post-apocalyptic warlord who refuses to recognize U.S. sovereignty. (Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Jonas Scharf)

Valiant

Bloodshot U.S.A. #1—Bloodshot battles against a pathogen released in Manhattan that turns people into violent warriors as perfect as he is. (Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite)

Dynamite

James Bond: Hammerhead #1—Bond finds his loyalty to Queen and Country tested when he goes after a radical anti-capitalist after Britain’s nuclear arsenal. (Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida)

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Kiss #1—The rock group gets their own crazy scifi comic,where they’re recruited from the past to help save a desolate future Earth. ( Amy Chu and Kewber Baal)

Army of Darkness/Xena Warrior Princess: Forever and a Day #1—Xena and Ash team up to face an ancient evil. (Scott Lobdell and Elliot Fernandez)

Black Mask Studios

The Skeptics #1—It’s the height of the Cold War, and Russia has found a new ace in the form of two psychic siblings. In the race to find American psychics to combat the threat, a grifter recruits two teenagers to help con the U.S. Government into thinking they are psychic. (Tini Howard and Devaki Neogi)

Titan

Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #1—When a new front in the ongoing war against Chaos opens up, the Dark Angels Space Marines are sent to recover long lost artifacts and fight back against the Chaos hordes. (George Mann and Enrica Eren Angiolini)


November

The Unworthy Thor #1

Marvel

Inhumans vs. X-Men #0—The Inhumans and X-Men rally their forces in preparation for the inevitable war between them to arrive. (Charles Soule and Kenneth Rocafort)

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Avengers #1—Shattered and weary from the events of Civil War II, a new team of Avengers must rise to face Kang the Conqueror. (Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo)

Invincible Iron Man #1—Riri Williams takes flight as the Invincible Ironheart! (Brian Michael Bendis and Stefano Caselli)

The Unworthy Thor #1—The Odinson discovers the key to his redemption lies in a mystical Mjolnir torn from another universe. (Jason Aaron and Olivier Coipel)

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Thanos #1—Marvel’s Mad Titan returns on a quest for vengeance and a reckoning with his family. (Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato)

Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1—Discover more about the supporting cast of the Black Panther comic with this new anthology series. (Roxanne Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, Alitha Martinez, and Afua Richardson)

Occupy Avengers #1—Hawkeye stands up for the public against the actions of his former superpowered allies. (David Walker and Carlos Pacheco)

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Ultimates² #1—The Ultimates quest to protect the galaxy from cosmic quests continues, with the added fun of them being the new heralds of Galactus the Lifebringer. (Al Ewing, Travel Foreman)

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1—The married Peter Parker and Mary Jane of Secret Wars return for their own ongoing series. (Gerry Conway and Ryan Stegman)

Venom #1—Venom is back in New York, and has shed its do-gooding persona for a return to villainy. (Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval)

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Ghost Rider #1—Robbie Reyes, the Spirit of Vengeance, teams up with Amadeus Cho to investigate a mysterious object from outer space. (Felipe Smith, Danilo Beyruth, and Tradd Moore)

Foolkiller #1—Former mercenary Greg Salinger offers psychiatric help to villains detained by SHIELD. But if he can’t help them, he has to kill them as the Foolkiller! (Max Bemis and Delibor Talajic)

Mother Panic #1

DC

Mother Panic #1—A new vigilante trawls the streets of Gotham City: enter Violet Page, a celebutante striking back against her privileged peers. (Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards)

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Catwoman: Election Night #1—Selina Kyle finds herself running for Mayor of Gotham,and Prez comes to a close in this Very Special Edition just in time for the U.S. election. (Meredith Finch, Mark Russell, Shane Davis, Ben Caldwell)

New Talent Showcase #1—An anthology collection of stories told by the graduates of DC’s first Talent Development Workshop. (Vita Ayala, Emma Beeby, Joelle Jones, Hena Khan, and More)

Super Powers #1—An all-ages re-imagining of the iconic DC trinity sees Superman and Wonder Woman on a quest to find the missing Caped Crusader. (Art Baltazar and Franco)

Dark Horse

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 11 #1—Buffy’s adventures continue as a new supernatural disaster forces the Scoobies to take up arms once more. (Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs)

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Ether #1—An interdimensional scientist from Earth finds himself solving crimes for a magic-infused world called Ether. (Matt Kindt and David Rubin)

Frontier #1

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A.D.: After Death #1—In a future where a genetic cure for death is discovered, one man discovers a mind-bending conspiracy that forces him to confront his mortality. (Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire)

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Frontier #1—Jonathan Hickman writes and draws his own depressing take on the idealistic Star Trek-esque future. (Jonathan Hickman)

Batman/TMNT Adventures #1

IDW

Batman/TMNT Adventures #1—Batman follows escaped Arkham patients into the New York of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Matthew Manning and Jon Sommariva)

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Optimus Prime #1—Optimus Prime must protect Earth from a new alien invasion. (John Barber and Kei Zama)

MASK: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand #1—Matt Trakker must lead MASK into a brave new world in the ongoing fight against VENOM. (Brandon Easton and Tony Vargas)

Comic Book History of Comics #1—The history of how comic books came to be, as told by a comic book. (Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey)

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Yakuza Demon Killers #1—A young art thief finds themselves thrust into the middle of a war between demonic forces and Tokyo’s Yakuza underbelly. (Amit Chauhan and Eli Powell)

Boom! Studios

Namesake #1—A young man heads on a quest to put his father to rest during a time when Earth intersects with Ektae, a world where alchemy and magic are real. (Steve Orlando and Jakub Rebelka)

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Mega Princess #1—Princess Maxine has all the powers of every fairy tale princess, but all she wants to do is become a detective and find her missing brother. (Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard)

Valiant

Harbinger Renegades #1—The Harbingers are forced to team up again to combat the rise of violence in the wake of the revelation of their existence to the world. (Rafer Roberts and Darick Robertson)

Dynamite

Battlestar Galactica: Gods and Monsters #1—Set in the continuity of the rebooted show, Baltar rebuilds a Cylon Centurion, claiming it is fully under his command. But is it really friend or foe? (Karl Kesel and Alec Morgan)

Titan

Masked #1—A man returns to future Paris after a war, only to find himself becoming a vigilante to fight back against a terrifying new threat. (Serge Lehman and Stephane Crety)


To see every comic on its way over the next few months, both ongoing and new, head on over to Previews World. What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!