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DC and Vertigo Comic Book Releases for October 2015 [Solicitations]

DC October 2015 Solicitations
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It's only right that everyone breaks out their masks for Halloween and DC is no different for its comic book releases this October! In Batman and Robin Eternal, the Dynamic Duo are haunted by a bizarre human trafficking case they solved five years ago. With all kinds of dark secrets returning from the grave, the House of Wayne is in for a new kind of villain from the Rogues Gallery. Back in Metropolis, Superman and Lois must face the consequences and aftermath of the epic Convergence event.

Now that we have learned the identity of the mysterious Arkham Knight, you’d best believe that there are all kinds of new, twisted tales featuring this mysterious villain. On the other side of the galaxy, Hal Jordan must face Black Hand yet again. Only this time, one of them is armed with a weapon stronger than a dozen Green Lantern rings combined, and the other has the power to turn whole planets to stone. Meanwhile, as the Fates are dead and Donna Troy on the lam, Wonder Woman must stop a new threat facing the Amazons.

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The Original Secret Avengers Return: Tom Taylor on ‘Agents of Atlas’ [Interview]

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What if The Avengers formed a decade earlier, before Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and their fellow writers and artists at Marvel Comics had created Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Ant-Man and The Wasp? Before there even was a Marvel Comics?

This was an idea explored in a classic What If, revived for the 2006 Agents of Atlas, and revived again for Secret Wars in October, Jimmy Woo, Namora, Marvel Boy, Gorilla-Man, Venus and M-11 the Human Robot, are returning in one of the domains of Secret Wars' Battleworld in the upcoming Secret Wars: Agents of Atlas. We spoke with writer Tom Taylor and editor Mark Paniccia about what we can look forward to.

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William Gibson and Butch Guice Bring ‘Archangel’ to IDW in 2016

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A few months ago, IDW said that they were planning a comic series with author William Gibson, inventor of cyberspace and general prophet of the future we live in today. The publisher formally announced details of that comic at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend. Archangel, with artist Butch Guice, will debut next year.

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Top Cow Announces Three New Titles, Kickstarter Project and Editorial Appointments

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At its panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Top Cow unveiled three new titles, Blood Stain, Romulus and Symmetry, that touch on the sci-fi and conspiracy genres from creators Linda Sejic, Bryan Hill and Nelson Blake, and Matt Hawkins and Raff Ienco.

The publisher also announced a Kickstarter to fund a comic book that coincides with a multimedia project about a "human-reaper hybrid" called September Mourning. The book is from a concept by Emily Lazar and Marc Silvestri, and will be written by Mariah McCourt with art by Silvestri and Summeye Kesgin.

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Raina Telgemeier Announces New Graphic Novel for 2016, ‘Ghosts’

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Raina Telgemeier, the biggest name in comics today, made a major announcement at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend --- her next project will be a graphic novel called Ghosts, scheduled for release by Scholastic Graphix in 2016.

Ghosts will be Telgemeier's second major work of original fiction following 2012's Drama, in contrast to her autobiographical works Smile and Sisters, and centers on a young girl called Catrina and her family as they move to a new town and attempt to settle in.

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New ‘Batman v Superman’ Photo Shows Batman Ready For Desert Warfare

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If you’re the kind of nerd that crawled through the new Batman vs. Superman trailer frame-by-frame...welcome to the club. However, in your attempt to figure out how everything in this massive trailer could possibly fit into one movie, you probably noted one scene that stood out from the rest. At some point, Batman finds himself in the desert, wearing desert Batman gear and getting into a brawl with soldiers wearing the Superman “S”. Now, a new photo has arrived online to give us a new glimpse at the Dark Knight in this alternate get-up.

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Joss Whedon Goes Creator-Owned for ‘Twist’ at Dark Horse

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Joss Whedon announced his next project at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, and it marks his unexpected return to comics, as he heads back to Dark Horse Comics for the mini series Twist.

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Sith Happens: Gillen and Aaron Talk Up ‘Vader Down’ [Interview]

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Darth Vader — the most dangerous man in the galaxy — crashes on an alien planet and the entirety of the Rebel forces will stop at nothing to take him out. That's the pitch for "Vader Down," the new story coming this fall to both the Darth Vader and Star Wars comic series from Marvel. Announced during Saturday's Cup O' Joe panel from Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada, the six-part crossover kicks off in its own giant-sized #1 issue and then continues across the two titles, with art from Mike Deodato and Salvador Larroca and covers by Mark Brooks.

ComicsAlliance chatted with 'Vader Down' writers Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron about what makes Vader tick; the promise of sweet, sweet droid fights; and the mechanics of lining up the crossover the galaxy has been waiting for.

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Titan Bring McGann Goodness to ‘Doctor Who’ for ‘The Eighth Doctor’ by Mann and Vieceli

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Along with their Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor titles, Titan has a fourth 'rotating' slot in their Doctor Who license which brings a new Doctor to the fore every few months. At San Diego Comic-Con the publisher announced that, following the conclusion of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) series later this year, George Mann and Emma Vieceli will be the creative team for The Eight Doctor.

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Kelly and McGuinness Return To Deadpool With ‘Spider-Man/Deadpool’ #1 This Fall

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It's been 18 years (that's right, 18 years) since Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness first teamed up on Deadpool back in 1997. A lot (and I mean a lot) of Deadpool comics have been published since then, but for many fans who read that original run, Kelly and McGuinness are still the definitive Deadpool team.

Those fans can now officially rejoice: Marvel announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday that Kelly and McGuinness are teaming up again to pair Deadpool with another Marvel favorite, Spider-Man, in this fall's Spider-Man/Deadpool.

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