Geek Picks for October 30th, 2019!
There’s only one Geek Pick left before Halloween. Lots of scares and chills await. Maybe a first issue or two. There’s no tricks here! Let our team of Geeks recommend some treats for the October 30th, 2019 New Comic Book Day!
Gaumer: Chrononauts: Futureshock #1
Well, is it really JUST the #1 issue? No, not really, as comic book writer and Netflix Mark Millar simply has to be different in the worst way possible. He’s releasing, (wait for it!) All. Four. Issues. at once! This thing had better be worth it, but with artist Eric Canete and a premise established in the first volume that I just adored, I’m all in. I’m a glutton for punishment with Chrononauts #1 (through 4) on the very tippy top of my comic book stack this week.
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Eric Canete
THE BOYS ARE BACK.
CHRONONAUTS returns with FUTURESHOCK, as time-traveling physicists Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly attempt to conquer the future with their new machine-The Timehawk. A little older but none the wiser, the best friends return for their biggest mission yet!
Publisher: Image Comics
Tony: Star Trek: The Q Conflict TPB
The decades-spanning Star Trek miniseries is finally collected! The omniscient entity Q pits together Captains Kirk, Picard, Sisko and Janeway to solve a dispute that threatens the entire fabric of reality! The only thing missing is Captain Archer and his team and those guys from Discovery. Maybe there will be a sequel. Of course there’s gonna be a sequel!
Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
The captains of the Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine meet for the first time in a contest of unwilling champions! When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict? Advance solicited for October. The crews of The Next Generation, The Original Series, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine come together to face their biggest challenge yet! Written by Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken scribes Scott & David Tipton!
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Jan: The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck,
Volumes 1 & 2 Box Set
Not only does volume 2 drop this week in trade paperback, the entire epic is being published this week in a stunning hardcover box set. Written and illustrated by Disney Ducks legend Don Rosa, this collection is full of some of the most legendary and beloved Uncle Scrooge stories of all-time!
Writer: Don Rosa
Artist: Don Rosa
The complete, two-volume fan-favorite Scrooge McDuck life story as it’s never been told before – in chronological order – with “in-between” untold tales. In Vol. 1 of the internationally acclaimed comics collection The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Don Rosa tells the tale of how Uncle Scrooge earned his fortune. In Volume 2, he still has more secrets to tell from Scrooge’s legendary life – including a rollicking Yukon adventure involving Glittering Goldie (that might just break your heart!). Fantagraphics proudly presents, in a handsome hardcover, the fan-favorite Scrooge McDuck life story as it’s never been told before – in chronological order – with “in-between” untold tales.
Rating: All Ages
William: Joker: Killer Smile #1 (of 3)
Well since Joker is my favorite villain and with John Carpenter’s issue of Joker still blowing up. How on Earth can you follow that up? Two words Jeff Lemire! That’s right on of the most prolific story tellers of this modern age writing a Joker limited series this should be a must have for any serious comic book collector. Make sure you get your copy before they disappear missing you, like Wednesday.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Andrea Sorrento
Everyone knows The Joker doesn’t have the most promising history with psychotherapists. In fact, no one’s even been able to diagnose him. But that doesn’t matter to the confident, world-beating Dr. Ben Arnell; he’s going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind. There’s no way The Joker could ever get through the therapeutic walls Ben has built around himself. Right? There’s no way The Joker’s been entering his house at night…right? There’s no way The Joker has stood over his son’s bed, and put that book in his hands, the one with the, the, the…
The Eisner-nominated creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (GREEN ARROW, Gideon Falls) reunite for a psychological horror story where nothing is as it seems, your eyes can’t be trusted and Mr. Smiles is waiting behind the basement door.
Wait, who’s Mr. Smiles?
Publisher: DC Comics/ Black Label
Thomas: The Last God #1
Honestly when I saw DC’s preview for the first issue of Last God I thought this looks like an indie book? With that DC has brought together a team of creators to launch the next sword and sorcery epic. With echoes of Tolkien and perhaps a little Howard in there this could be the big one. Maybe this will even lead to a revival of some of DC’s classic sword swinging heroes. Warlord anyone?
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Ricardo Federici, Various
THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat…30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. But it did not last.
Now the foul legions of the Last God march once more, laying waste to all of Cain Anuun and revealing that the aging fellowship may not be the great heroes they claim to be. With the world burning down around them, a new group of unlikely champions must band together and accomplish what no other has done: kill the Last God, once and for all.
THE LAST GOD: BOOK ONE OF THE FELLSPYRE CHRONICLES is a high-octane, no-holds-barred dark fantasy epic from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Last Sons of America, Warlords of Appalachia, AQUAMAN) and artist Riccardo Federici (DARK NIGHTS: METAL, AQUAMAN), featuring additional work from Kai Carpenter (BOOKS OF MAGIC), Dean White (ALL-STAR BATMAN, Uncanny X-Force) and Jared Blando (Dungeons & Dragons).
Publisher: DC Comics/Black Label