New comics are due to hit the shelves on Wednesday so here’s a look ahead at some of the books we’ll be picking up this week.
Stewart R: Following a five Wednesday month (how quiet was last week for your pull-list??) and with the New York Comic Con sweeping into the social media town this weekend it seems that many of the publishers, and in particular Marvel, are going big and bold with this opening New Comic Book Day of October 2015! Of course Secret Wars isn't over yet, and as such it feels to me that much of the fanfare for the 'All-New, All-Different' Marvel seems to have been muted a touch thanks to the slight conflict of status quos. All of these brand new #1s this week mark the beginning of a newly restructured universe, yet the ghosts and echoes of the previous big event are still yet to be put to rest and resolved which leaves things feeling rushed and slightly off kilter. I, having missed much of the main thrust of Secret Wars (I'm waiting to catch up on Hickman's Avengers run before possibly trade-waiting) am heading back to the Marvel books I stepped away from at the beginning of the Summer with some trepidation. Amazing Spider-Man #1 has literally one issue to convince me the new direction for Peter Parker as an international globe-trotting entrepreneur is a solid one before I potentially drop the book for the foreseeable future. Similarly, Avengers #0 appears to be a catalogue showing us snippets of the upcoming books across the spectrum and I'll use this to steer my limited buying scope in the coming weeks. This - outside of two Star Wars titles - leaves Doctor Strange #1 as the only superhero Marvel book that I'm genuinely excited for this week.