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Upcoming furry comics for October 2013 (Previews and Marvel Previews)

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See also: July 2013, August 2013, September 2013

Amulet Books

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde Vol. 1: Spelling Trouble
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Frank Cammuso
96 pages, partial color, US $6.95
“Salem Hyde just isn’t like other kids. For one thing, she’s stubborn, independent and impulsive. For another, she’s a witch. Salem acts first and thinks later – which means most of her thinking involves coming up with excuses! Good thing she’s been assigned an animal companion, Lord Percival J. Whamsford III. This over-anxious cat doesn’t like Salem calling him Whammy, and Salem doesn’t like listening to his long-winded explanations as to why she shouldn’t do something, like enter the class spelling bee. Salem knows she can beat all her classmates at spells, no problem. Too late, she realizes the competition is about spelling words, not magic. And there’s nothing like a misspelled spell to cause all kinds of havoc!”
crossie’s note: There is also a hardcover available for $14.95.

Andrews McMeel

Get Fuzzy: The Fuzzy Bunch
Writing and art by Darby Conley
128 pages, partial color, US $12.99
House cats are known to be aloof, but cat-titude reaches new heights in Get Fuzzy, the bitingly hilarious comic strip from cartoonist Darby Conely. At the center of this warm and fuzzy romp is Rob Wilco, a single, mild-mannered ad executive and guardian of the anthropomorphic scamps Bucky and Stachel. Buxk is a temperamental cat who clearly wears the pants in this eccentric household. Satchel is a gentle pooch who tries to remain neutral, but frequently ends up on the receiving end of Bucky’s mischief. Together, this unlikely trio endures all the trials and tribulations of a typical family – more or less.”

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #205
Writing and art by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Ayane is invited to join Gina’s class on a field trip to one of Gina’s earliest sites, the Tomb of Tyranthraxus in the Iranian wilderness. When the class reach the Historian, a device that reveals elements of the distant past, they’re confronted by dangerous ancient guardians who ignore everyone except Ayane! There’s mystery, action and revealed clues to Ayane’s hidden past and true identity!”

Ape Entertainment

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Kung Fu Panda: A Gathering of Masters
Written by Troy Dye, art by Christine Larsene and Massimo Asaro
24 pages, full color, US $3.99
“It is time for the Gathering of Masters, a conference that sees the best of the best gather and exchange techniques and wisdom. When Master Shifu decides to send Po as his representative, will Po properly represent the dignity of the Jade Palace – or will he geek out over the esteemed assemblage of martial arts idols?”

Penguins of Madagascar: Morticus Idioticus Raricus
Written by David Server and Jackson Lanzing, art by Antonio Camp and Bob Renzas
24 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The comics based on DreamWorks Animation’s and Nickelodeon’s hit TV series continues! When a visiting zoologist stops to inspect Mort a little more closely, he discovers that he is in fact one of the very last of his particular subspecies of endangered lemur. This makes Mort the new central attraction of the New York Zoo – much to King Julien’s absolute horror!”

Archie Comic Publications

Sonic the Hedgehog #254
Written by Ian Flynn, art by John Workman and Ben Bates
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“Countdown to Chaos, part 2. The long-awaited debut of the new Freedom Fighters continues! The mysteries deepen as Sonic and Tails find their long lost pal Antoine! But what is the state of our formerly fallen fellow freedom fighter? What has Uncle Chuck’s research discovered about the nature of the dark power they’ve found seeping from the earth? And an unlikely return of a character you won’t expect alongside Uncle Chuck! Plus, Eggman versus G.U.N. and the prize is Eggman’s life!”

Sonic Universe #57
Writing and art by Tracy Yardley
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“Pirate Plunder Panic part 3. Tha’rr be mutiny on the high seas! As Capt. Metal and Capt. Whiscker clash, the quest for the Sol Emeralds pits pirate against pirate even if they be on th’ same vessel! Yo-ho! Meanwhile, Blaze, Amy, Cream and Marine are caught in the blazin’ crossfire – and in the tentacles of the terrifying sea-villain salty dog, the Kraken! You’ll be walkin’ the plank if you don’t read this exciting issue with new cover art from that scallywag Tracy Yardley, plus a variant cover from Sonic comic veteran artist Dawn Best!”

Sonic the Hedgehog Legacy Volume 3
Trade Paperback
Art by Ben Bates
512 pages, full color, US $16.99
“The Sonic Legacy series returns with a third massive volume! Over the years, the Sonic comics have inspired thousands of stories, three spin-off series and a library of graphic novel collections. Continue your library of the Blue Blur’s earliest adventures with this gigantic collection of thrilling adventures and hilarious antics as only Sonic and the Freedom Fighters could provide! It’s perfect for long-time fans of the series or those looking to get in on the ground floor! The volume collects Sonic the Hedgehog #37-56 and is loaded with extra material and special features! Sonic and the Freedom Fighters take on the evil Dr. Robotnik once and for all, and the result will surprise you!”

Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Book 1 Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Book 1
Trade Paperback
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jamal Peppers and Patrick Spaz Spaziante
104 pages, full color, US $11.99
“The year’s most talked-about comic crossover is here, collected for the first time in graphic novel form! Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Book 1 collects the historic first meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the world! See the two blue heroes do battle while their evil counterparts doctors Eggman and Wily revel in every minute of it! Featuring all of the first four capters of the 12-part epic, plus exclusive bonus features you can only find in this graphic novel collection!”

Sonic Universe Volume 6: Treasure Team Tango
Trade Paperback
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardley and Ben Hunzeker
104 pages, full color, US $11.99
“It may take two to tango, but it takes twelve to Treasure Team Tango! The most successful Sonic graphic novel series continues strong as some very special Sega game characters take the center stage! It’s Team Rose vs. Team Hooligan vs. Team Babylon vs. Team Dark in a winner-take-all battle royal! The race is on for the missing Sol Emeralds as the heroic Amy Rose teams up with the fiery Blaze the Cat and the charming Cream the Rabbit in this super-fun, action-packed hit story! Sonic Universe Volume 6 collects the entire Treasure Team Tango storyline from Sonic Universe #21-24 plus exclusive special features!”

Avatar Press

Ferals #18
Written by David Lapham, art by Gabriel Andrade
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated MR
“The final issue of the first Ferals series will leave you speechless! It Begins is the title of this issue and that is an indicator of the bloody consequences of the military invasion of the Feral town. Now, Dale Chesnutt must face an entire facility of newly turned Ferals if he wants to have any hope of stopping the escalation of violence. The stakes could not be higher and drastic measures have to be taken! Watch for the next Ferals series in summer 2014! Available with a regular, wraparound, gore and special slashed incentive cover by series artist Gabriel Andrade.”

Skin Trade #3
Written by George RR Martin and Daniel Abraham, art by Mike Wolfer
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated MR
“Werewolves clash with snarling ferocity but Randi Wade is on the cusp of uncovering a trail of murders that ends with her father’s death years ago. A chess game is being played with humans as the pieces and life and death the stakes. She must navigate the mysterious machinations before she becomes the latest victim of brutal murder. George RR Martin’s World Fantasy Award winning story, Skin Trade, delivers a mix of intense horror and fascinating character drama. Available with regular, wraparound, grisly and skinned retailer incentive covers by series artist Mike Wolfer.”

Big Dog Ink

The Legend of Oz: Wicked West #13
Written by Tom Hutchison, art by Alisson Borges and Nei Ruffino
28 pages, full color, US $3.50
“Part two of a look back at the history of the flying monkeys of Oz, and how they came to be controlled by the Wicked Witch of the West. Dark times have shrouded the monkeys existence as they are bound to the Golden Cap and forced to do the Witch’s bidding!”

Penny for Your Soul: Death #3 Penny for Your Soul: Death #3
Written by Tom Hutchison, art by J. B. Neto and Oren Kramek
28 pages, full color, US $3.50, rated mature themes
“The third Horseman of the Apocalypse is awoken, but can Jesus control the Horseman known as Death?”
crossie’s note: Death is Anubis, judging from the covers, which makes sense. Kinda. Not really. It’s a comic book.

Rex, Zombie Killer #1
Written by Rob Anderson, art by Dafu Yu
28 pages, full color, US $3.50
“Rex the golden retriever, Kenji the gorilla with a baseball bat and the rest of the pack thought the zombies were bad enough. But now a new group of gorillas from a zoo are on their trail, too! It’s ape versus apes versus zombies! Luckily, two gorillas are better than one when it comes to zombie-bashing.”

Serusis #5
Written by Tom Hutchison, art by Owen Gieni
28 pages, full color, US $3.50
“Adam and Dot have found something they had not counted on in the Master’s stronghold. Meanwhile, Kayla is captured by the Relitons but finds she is not alone.”

The Legend of Oz: Wicked West Volume 3
Trade Paperback
164 pages, full color, US $17.99
Written by Tom Hutchison and Eric M. Esquivel, art by Alisson borges and Carlos Reno
“Jack Pumpkinhead has made his dramatic entrance, but has also brought with him enough personal baggage to put the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Tip and the Lion in extreme danger. The Wheelers aren’t the only bounty hunters in Oz!”

Boom! Studios

Imagine Agents #1 (of 4)
Written by Brian Joines, art by Bachan
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Why we love it: Brian Joines’ story is one of with, originality and heart, complemented by imaginative and loveable art by Bachan. Why you will love it: Big action and bigger fun in the vein of Men in Black and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, with a dash of Chew. What it’s about: Ever try to wrangle an illiterate, 30-foot tall rock monster away from his 5-year-old best friend? Or calm down a 400 pound muscle-man rag-doll during her daily temper-tantrum? For Dave and Terry, it’s all in a day’s work. As agents form I.M.A.G.I.N.E., they are responsible for keeping your imaginary friends in line … Little do they know that six-year-old Eliot and his best bear-friend, Furdlgurr, are about to be entangled in a plan to change everything!”
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Six-Gun Gorilla #5 (of 6)
Written by Simon Spurrier, art by Jeff Stokely
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Following their harrowing confrontation with Auchenbran’s corpse army, Six-Gun Gorilla and Blue retreat into the wilderness in hopes of finding the natives of the Blister – weird, abstract creatures that may hold the key to blue’s ultimate quest to return the locket …”

Dark Horse

Abe Sapien #6
Written by Mike Mignola and Scott Allie, Art by Sebastian Fiumara, Dave Stewart and Max Fiumara
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, on sale Oct 9
“Abe uncovers connections between the hell on earth he and the B.P.R.D. are experiencing and blood-soaked Mayan legends of the origins of man and the end of the world.”

Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1 (of 8)
Written by Alex de Campi, art by Chris Peterson, Nolan Woodard and Francesco Francavilla
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Oct 2
“Literature: overrated. Morality: expendable. Tonight is right for some over-the-top sex and violence! Bringing the flavor of midnight exploitation flicks to comics, Grindhouse delives four two-issue gore operas, starting with Bee Vixens from Mars, pitting a one-eyed southern Latina deputy against lusty alien chicks bent on laying eggs in the entire male population!”

DC

Animal Man #24
Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Rafael Albuquerque
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Oct 16
“The totems are dead, and Brother Blood rules The Red. Can Buddy reunite with his family in time to save life as we know it? Writer Jeff Lemire team with superstar artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) for an epic new story that longtime fans and new readers alike will not want to miss!”

Larfleeze #4
Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Scott Kolins and Tyler Kirkham
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Oct 23
“No longer an army of one, the Orange Lantern Corps declares war on Larfleeze! But the greedy Agent Orange won’t let his possessions go easily! Revolt of the Orange Lanterns begins here!”

Looney Tunes #215
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Robert Pope and Scott McRae
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Oct 2
“Acme has a product for everyone – but what about an evil scientist? Daffy Duck visits a castle and uses his finest Acme salesman techniques to find out! An evil scientist, eager to return to his fiendish experiment, leads Daffy through a booby-trapped castle to get rid of him. How will Daffy’s sales techniques hold up against a castle of antics?”

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #38
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Scott Neely
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Oct 2
“When the monsters from a late-night horror movie TV show become all too real, they scare the hostess right out of her fright wig and straight to Mystery Inc. for help! Join the gang as they dress up and host the TV show themselves to unravel what’s really causing a scene behind the set!”

Dynamite Entertainment

Grimm #6
Written by Marc Geffen and Kyle McVey, art by Jose Malaga and Lucio Parrillo
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T+, on sale Oct 9
“Nick’s quest to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos comes to a smashing end! Still reeling from a devastating betrayal, the gang find themselves facing staggering odds and the fiercest creature they’ve ever encountered.”

Fantagraphics Books

Fran Fran
Hardcover
Writing and art by Jim Woodring
120 pages, black and white, US $19.99
“An all-new graphic novel from the genius that is Jim Woodring is always cause for celebration. Fran introduces a first-ever love interest for Woodring’s beloved creation, Frank. Fans of Frank, conoisseurs of bizarre romance and spelunkers in the radiant depths of graphic metaphysical psychodrama will want to add this singular cartoon adventure story to their lifetime reading list.”
crossie’s note: The solicit doesn’t make it clear that the titular characters are funny animal cats.

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955
Hardcover
Writing and art by Charles M. Schulz
288 pages, full color, US $49.99
“In this first volume in a planned series of ten oversized coffee-table quality books, Charles Schulz’s cast of Peanuts characters are presented in full, vibrant color, just as readers back in the 1950s first experienced them. Every Sunday Peanuts strip from 1952-1955 has been scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring (including some unusual colors for Charlie Brown’s trademark zig-zag shirt, before it was officially yellow) – allowing readers once again to plunge back into Charles Schulz’s marvelous world.”

Pogo Vol. 3: Evidence to the Contrary
Writing and art by Walt Kelly
344 pages, partial color, US $45.00
“Presenting all of 1953 and 1954’s daily strips for the first time anywhere, Pogo Volume 3 also contains all 104 Sunday strips from these two years in lush full color for the first time in 60 years. Plus the usual in-depth historical annotations by R.C. Harvey, spectacular samples of Kelly’s work scanned from original art and a whole lot more!”

Sock Monkey Treasury: A “Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey” Collection
Hardcover
Writing and art by Tony Millionaire
344 pages, partial color, US $39.99
“For the first time, all twelve of Tony Millionaire’s acclaimed Sock Monkey all-ages comic books are collected under one cover, as well as the full-color graphic novella Uncle Gabby and the full-color illustrated storybook, The Glass Doorknob. Also included is the only full-length Sock Monkey graphic novel, The Inches Incident. Beloved by adults and children, Sock Monkey harkens back to a time when comics actually were for all ages.”

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Christmas on Bear Mountain”
Hardcover
Writing and art by Carl Barks
240 pages, full color, US $28.99
“Christmas on Bear Mountain is one of Carl Barks’s funniest holiday stories and a true landmark in comics history, featuring as it does the first appearance of multiplujillionaire Scrooge McDuck. Also featured in this volume are a trio of adventures featuring Donald Duck in exotic locales plus seven of Barks’s hilarious 10-pagers. As with the previous volumes, Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Christmas on Bear Mountain has been scanned from crisp vintage art and meticulously colored to match the original printing’s warm, simple hues, and features abundant critical and historical notes penned by some of duckdom’s finest experts.”

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Vol. 2: “Robin Hood Rides Again”
Hardcover
Writing and art by Floyd Gottfredson
280 pages, full color, US $29.99
“Fantagraphics award winning Mickey Mouse series continues with this 2nd full-color volume featuring the further exploits of the world’s most famous mouse. Restored from Studio art sources, Robin Hood Rides Again also includes more than 30 pages of swashbuckling extra features. You’ll enjoy coveted non-Mouse Disney comics by Gottfredson, rare behind-the-scenes art and commentary by a Round Table of Mickey scholars.”

Hermes Press

Neil the Horse: The Complete Comics Stories
Hardcover
Writing and art by Katherine Collins
320 pages, full color, US $49.95
“Neil the Horse has long been acclaimed as one of the most innovative and charming comic creations of the 1980s. It has often been compared to the best work of Walt Disney; fans of the strip will finally be treated to a comprehensive reprint of this important strip. Now for the first time ever all of the classic Neil the Horse comic books are collected together in the definitive archival edition. Fully authorized by its creator this book is reproduced from the original artwork. Collects issues #1-15 with an historical essay by Trina Robbins and documentary material. Also available in a signed limited edition with 32 pages of extra material and a signed tipped-in plate.”
crossie’s note: You can have the signed edition for the low, low price of $95.

IDW

My Little Pony: 2013 Annual My Little Pony: 2013 Annual
Written by Ted Anderson and Katie Cook, art by Tony Fleecs and Andy Price
48 pages, full color, US $7.99
“The world of My Little Pony expands in this special oversized annual. Straight from the new hit movie Equestria Girls comes all your favorite ponies like you’ve never seen them before! New looks, new friendships and new dangers! Join IDW in exploring this brand new tale that ties in closer to Canterlot than you may think!”

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #12 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #12
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price and Sabrina Alberghetti
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The courting of Princess Cadance continues, as Shining Armor must find a way to win her hoof. But with the school dance quickly approaching, Shing Armor will have to call upon some familiar faces to catch the eye of his one true love.”

The Other Dead #2 (of 6)
Written by Joshua Ortega and Digger T. Mesch, art by Qing Ping Mui
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The world’s first zombie animal epic continues! President Obama travels to New Orleans to deal with the evacuation of the city as Tommy, Azrael and Justina Abelinda fight for their very lives against the undead animal horde! All-star creators Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War) and Digger T. Mesch (Agent 88) join up with rising star Qing Ping Mui for the second issue of the year’s most talked about new horror series!”
crossie’s note: Probably not furry, but worth listing. I guess.

Powerpuff Girls #2
Writing and art by Troy Little
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“What’s this? Mojo Jojo volunteers to take Antidote X to revert back to his former simple simian state? And what’s more, he’s moving in with the Powerpuff Girls? Shirley, you’ve got to be kidding me! The next thing you’re going to tell me is that HIM’s got his tutu in a knot, and is starting trouble! Oh wait, it looks like he has … just what the heck is going on in Townsville?!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #27
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Mateus Santolouco and Kevin Eastman
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“City Fall: part six. In this breathtaking penultimate issue to City Fall, Shredder asserts his dominance over the criminal underworld of NYC through a show of force. But what happens when the Turtles crash the party? With allegiances shifting, no one is safe from all-out war!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #4
Written by Erik Burnham, art by Dario Brizuela
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“After a deadly Foot Clan ambush, Raph will need his brothers’ help more than ever! With the clock ticking, will Leo, Mikey and Don be able to overcome the odds against Shredder’s assassins?!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Micro-Series #7: Bebop & Rocksteady
Written by Dustin Weaver and Ben Bates, art by Ben Bates and Tyler Walpole
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“The IDW debut of these powerful villains has arrived! The routine life of a street-level goon can get dull, so when opportunity presents itself these two won’t let it pass them by. But as they are about to learn the hard way, there’s more to being a successful mutant menace than just strength. Don’t miss this bone-shattering issue that sets the stage for the final showdown in City Fall!”
crossie’s note: I am so happy right now. So happy, happy!

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #6 (of 8)
Written by Mairghread Scott and Mike Johnson, art by Agustin Padilla and Ken Christiansen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“With Cybertron reformed, the underground tunnels and caves have become unstable. It’s up to the DinoBots to lead the underground survivors to safety on the surface. But with the waters rising and the walls collapsing, making it out alive may be tougher than it sounds …”

My Little Pony: Pony Tales, Vol. 1
Trade Paperback
Written by Thom Zahler, Ryan Lindsay, Katie Cook, Barbara Kesel and Ted Anderson, art by Amy Mebberson, Thom Zahler, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price and Ben Bates
152 pages, full color, US $19.99
“Collecting the six hit hit spotlight issues on everyone’s favorite ponies! Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Flutershy, Pinkie Pie … everybody gets a story!”
crossie’s note: Apparently, Applejack is too best pony to make the solicit.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 6: City Fall Part 1
Trade Paperback
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Kevin Eastman and Mateus Santolouco
104 pages, full color, US $17.99
“The latest collection of the red-hot ongoing series kicks off with Kevin Eastman’s solo issue #21, a prelude to the first three parts of City Fall. A normal night on the town for Raphael and Casey turns deadly when the Foot Clan appears in full force. The resulting chaos is only the first step in Shredder’s master plan!”

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Vol. 1
Trade Paperback
Written by Mairghread Scott and Mike Johnson, art by Agustin Padilla and Ken Christiansen
104 pages, full color, US $17.99
“They were there when Cybertron fell – but what happened to the DinoBots for the past few thousand years? Here’s a hint – Grimlock and company haven’t been sitting around and relaxing! The time is now – the place is Cybertron – and the recipe is action!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Book
Hardcover
Writing and art by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
200 pages, full color, US $49.99
“This special collection is a re-mastered & expanded version of the enormously popular and completely sold out TMNT 25th Anniversary Book. Hand-picked by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, this 25th anniversary special not only brings back some of the classics of the early years, but Eastman was able to re-master, re-touch and with a few very special stories – color them – for the very first time!”

Image Comics

Elephantmen #52
Written by Richard Starkings, art by Axel Medellin and Boo Cook
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated M, on sale Oct 30
“Picking up the Pieces, part two. Farrell and Hip Flask are investigating a tragic lover’s tiff … but perhaps there are bigger issues at stake.”

Mice Templar IV: Legend #8
Written by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Victor Santos and Michael Avon Oeming
48 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T, on sale Oct 16
“Icarus the God. The true madness of King Icarus is revealed as he launches his war against the heavens, forcing the owls of Wotan to defend the Great Ash Tree from the rat horde. But as the sacred Fields of Gold burn, former High Priest Micah unleashes true justice against the corruption of the priestly order!”

Savage Dragon #193
Writing and art by Erik Larsen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T+, on sale Oct 23
“A new beginning! It’s the ultimate jumping-on point for new readers and a bold new beginning as Malcolm Dragon takes over the title role from his famous father. Malcolm Dragon is not your typical teenager. He lives in an apartment by himself in downtown Chicago, he’s a junior who’s just transferred to a new high school and he’s trying his best to fill the shoes of his father, the Savage Dragon, fighting the forces of evil in the Windy City! New dangers! New adventures! Get in on the ground level of a whole new Savage Dragon!”

God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Ryan Browne
180 pages, full color, US $17.99, rated M, on sale Oct 9
“God Hates Astronauts follows the story of a group of incompetent, small-minded, super-powered narcissists called The Power Persons Five who are hired by NASA to stop all farmers from launching themselves into space in homemade rocket ships. Unfortunately for NASA, this goal is scarcely even addressed and the book focuses more on extramarital affairs, bank-robbing owls, big gross swollen heads, ghost cow heads, olde tyme boxers, tigers eating cheeseburgers in the Crab Nebula, buffalo judges and tons of aggressive swearing. Not so much a superhero book as it is a parody of basically everything and a celebration of weird that is jam-packed with references to RoboCop and Die Hard.”

Non-Humans: Runaway American Dream
Trade Paperback
Written by Glen Brunswick, art by Whilce Portacio
130 pages, full color, US $14.99, rated T+, on sale Oct 2
“Los Angeles, 2041 – it’s twenty-six years after a NASA probe brought back a strange disease, causing many of our familiar toy-like objects to come to life. This is a new world order where cute and fearsome creatures fight for their right to exist in a world that fears them. The critical hit is finally collected with a special sketchbook section that highlights to fantastic Portacio design work and world-building, with unique insight into the author and artist’s creative process.”

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Adventure Time #21
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“It’s another crazy adventure with our favorite heroes of Ooo. Join Finn and Jake as they protect their friends from the Ice King … who isn’t really a bad guy … he’s just kind of sad sometimes. But that’s okay because Finn and Jake aren’t sad, and that’s what makes them our heroes!”

Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular #1
Written by Jen Bennett, Bryce Carlson, Ming Doyle, Jones Wiedle, Jay Hosler and Kevin Church, art by Jen Bennett, Mind Doyle, Frazer Irving, Jones Wiedle, Jay Hoser and Jen Vaughn
32 pages, full color, US $4.99
“Why we love it: The surreal, post-apocalyptic world of Ooo is already a little bit spooky, which makes it perfect for a collection of funnily scary stories. Why you will love it: This time of year, everyone loves a good scare! Why not get in the spirit with all of your favorite characters from Cartoon Network’s top-rated series? What it’s about: The Spoooktacular is a collection of short stories following some of our favorite friends in Aventure Time. Enjoy Marceline’s attempt at being a good girl, Fionna and Cake getting through their latest adventure and other stories! It’s going to be a great time!”

Adventure Time: Candy Capers #4 (of 6)
Written by Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya, art by Ian McGinty
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“It looks like something crazy is happening in Ooo … crazier than usual that is. Will the next pair of heroes-in-training be able to handle it? Or is this part of something greater? Now, if only Peppermint Butler could figure out what happened to Finn and Jake … before Cinnamon Bun tries to help again.”

Garfield #18
Written by Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel, art by Andy Hirsch and Genevieve Ft
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“We’ve seen Garfield face off with some scary foes in this series: creatures made of everything from snow to lasagna. Garfield has come out on top so far, but does he have what it takes to defeat … a Ti-gor?”

Herobear and the Kid Annual 2013 #1
Writing and art by Mike Kunkel
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Why we love it: Herobear and the Kid was a self-published, all-ages hit before all-ages comics were en vogue. It’s a beautifully drawn, endearing story that connects both with kids and the kid in all of us who dreamed of having a hero best friend. Why you will love it: Mike Kunkel’s charming art will remind you of classic animation techniques and his stories will inspire and warm your heart. It’s a perfect comic to hand to the young dreamer in your life or share with your family. What it’s about: It’s Halloween … one of Tyler’s favorite times of the year. Everyone loves to dress up, hang out with friends and of course, the free candy. Tyler tries his best to do what all kids aim to do on Halloween and that’s getting all the candy possibley. Good thing he has Herobear to help him this year!”

Herobear and the Kid: The Inheritance #3 (of 5)
Writing and art by Mike Kunkel
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“We’re finally seeing Herobear and Tyler make way as they become great friends while at the same time trying to learn more about Tyler’s grandpa and the mystery that surrounds Herobear. Too bad Tyler has to deal with a giant, wind-up robot at the same time, but what’s a story without its trials?”

Regular Show #7
Written by KC Green, art by Allison Strejlau
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
“Looks like Rigby and Mordecai are about to enter a contest … for their lives!! Who ever said a little competition never hurt anyone obviously never met these two. It’s a crazy issue this month. Will Mordecai and Rigby be able to get out of this unscathed, or is this the time they don’t make it out?”

Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts Vol. 1
Hardcover
Writing and art by Paul Pope, Lucy Knisely and Michael Deforge
144 pages, full color, US $34.99
“Why we love it: Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward loves the independent comic scene, which is why he’s given us the unprecedented ability to have our favorite creators reinterpret his creation in their own style. Why you will love it: This special volume is the perfect juxtaposition of everything you love about Adventure Time and everything you love about the limitless potential of comic book storytelling. What it’s about: Comic creators from around the world unite to celebrate all things Adventure Time in this collection of incredibly original mini-adventures. Starring all of your favoriete characters from Finn and Jake to Hot Dog Princess and Peppermint Butler, Sugary Shorts Volume One is a syrupy salute to the Land of Ooo that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Sugary Shorts is all the short stories from issues #1-14. Finally all of our favorite little moments of the comic in one place.”

Kettledrummer Books/Diablo Ediciones

Bites
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Jose Fonollosa
80 pages, full color, US $13.95
“In the tradition of The Munsters and The Addams Family, Jose Fonollosa creates a dysfunctional vampire family while parodying some of the most popular vampire sagas in recent times. Fans of Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and other works in the genre will laugh at this humorous look at vampires. Created with a contemporary aesthetic, Bites is set in a world inhabitaed by other monsters such as werewolves, vampire hunters, ghosts and other outlandish beings as they go about their daily lives.”

Kodansha Comics

Animal Land Volume 8
Trade Paperback
208 pages, black and white, US $10.99
“Orphaned after her parents were killed by Lynxes, Monoko is the only tanuki (raccoon dog) in her village without a family, until she finds a human baby in a river. In Animal Land, a world inhabited soley by animals, this human child is a mystery. This baby is Monoko’s only chance at having a family and she is determined to raise the human child as her own. Animal land is a quirky story about Monoko and the mysterious human baby.”

Marvel

Avengers Arena #16
Written by Dennis Hopeless, art by Karl Moline and Francesco Francavilla
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“Boss level, part 3: the final battles begin! Up on Murder World Island, it’s the surviving contestants in an all-out battle royale. Down in Arcade’s lair, it’s two other contestants vs. Arcade!”

Guardians of the Galaxy #8
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Francesco Francavilla
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
“Infinity tie-in. What will it take for Peter Quill to betray the entire Marvel Universe? And if you don’t know Eisner award winning artist Francesco Francavilla yet, you will after this comic!”

Monsterverse LLC

Wilder One-Shot
Written by Mark Kidwell, art by Andrew Mangum and Kyle Holtz
36 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated mature themes
“December 1944: Private Roy Wilder and his fellow U.S. soldiers flee through the Ardennes Forest pursued by Nazi storm troopers. Wilder falls as his brothers die in a hail of enemy lead. Wonded and helpless, he finds unexpected salvation as savage, unnatural howls tear the night and the full moon glistens off the blood soakes snow. Wilder’s destiny is forever changed and the Nazis have a deadly new foe.”

Papercutz Classics Illustrated Volume 18: Aesop’s Fables

Classics Illustrated Volume 18: Aesop’s Fables
Hardcover
Writing and art by Eric Vincent
56 pages, full color, US $9.99
The world’s beloved fables from history’s most famous storyteller get the Classics Illustrated treatment! Eric Vincent’s richly detailed paintings breathe new life into favorite tales like The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, The Fox and the Grapes and The Tortoise and the Hare. A charming introduction to one of t humanity’s greatest cultural achievements.”

United Plankton Pictures

SpongeBob Comics #25 SpongeBob Comics #25
Written by Derek Drymon, art by Stephen DeStefano
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
“It’s another swimmingly spooky Halloween issue! First, the Flying Dutchman’s undead crew is on the loose in Bikini Bottom – but why can’t they get a good scare out of that little yellow guy? Writer Derek Drymon and legendary Mister Monster-maker Michael T. Gilbert may have the answers in The Dutchman’s Challenge. And in Things That Go Burp in the Night by David DeGrand (Garfield, Zombie Chasers), SpongeBob must confront the terror of the late shift at the Krusty Krab. Then Squidward’s dream has come true – his rival Squilliam Fancyson is reduced to miserable pauper in a O. Henry-esque tale of late October by Jacob Lambert and Stephen DeStefano. All this plus a monster pumpkin, a costume contest, and a back cover by acclaimed children’s book artist Marc Rosenthal!”

Valiant Entertainment

Quantum and Woody #4
Written by James Asmus, art by Tom Fowler and Ryan Sook
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T+, on sale Oct 2
“The staggering first appearance of … the goat! Bitterly divided and hopelessly outgunned, Quantum and Woody are getting torn apart! Literally! Can they get their #$@% together before being shredded to atoms by the mysterious Crone and her super-science footsoldiers?! Probably not. But when a new ally emerges from the shadows, they’ll find the strength to fight baaaaack.”

Vertigo

Fables #134
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated mature readers, on sale Oct 16
“This interlude issue takes place in Bigby Wolf’s favorite hunting forest, which is the Platonic ideal of the deep dark woods. In fact, it’s so perfect in every detail, it can’t possibly exist in real life. Rather, what we should have said is, it can’t possibly exist in this life. But it would fit nicely as a heaven for wolves in the afterlife. And so it is.”

Fairest #20
Written by Sean E. Williams, art by Stephen Sadowski, Andrew Pepoy and Adam Hughes
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated mature readers, on sale Oct 2
“Charming is in for the fight of his life, the results of which will ripple through the Fables universe, in this thrilling conclusion to The Return of the Maharaja!”

Hinterkind #1
Written by Ian Edginton, art by Francesco Trifogli and Greg Tocchini
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated mature readers, on sale Oct 2
“Men go and come, but Earth abides. – Ecclesiastes 1:4 Decades after The Blight all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back what’s hers, and she’s not alone … the Hinterkind have returned. From the last, lost corners of the world they come, a myriad menagerie of myth and magic … but these aren’t childhood fairytale creatures. They are flesh, blood and passion, and they have a long-simmering hatred for those who drove them into the shadows: the human race! After her grandfather disappears, Prosper Monday must leave the security and seclusion of their Central Park village to venture into the wilds to find him, unaware of how much the world has changed. Or how hungry it has become …”

Zenescope Entertainment Inc.

Vampires and Werewolves
Trade Paperback
Written by Pat Shand and Mark L. Miller
156 pages, full color, US $15.99
“Zenescope’s epic comic book event of the year brings classic fairy tales monsters into the Grimm Universe! Collected the Unleashed tie-in stories that feature a grizzled werewolf hunter Roman and a gorgeous but deadly vampire hunter Liesel Van Helsing as they take the figh to the monsters they hunt. Collects Grimm Fairy Tales: Vampires #1-3 and Grimm Fairy Tales: Werewolves #1-3.”
crossie’s note: I reserve the right to wimp out and not put up any covers next month, okay?

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Just a warning, but never mind covers for next month, I may miss next month, period; I don't think it'll ruin anyone's month, but there will probably be a gap in the archives.

Budget crunch and all. Sorry, guys, I can't keep the cat and the comics going, and I think everyone would rather the cat get fed.

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Yes; it would be unfortunate if any cats died due to Flayrah!

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Actually, I think the cat would eat me first; you know how cats are.

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.

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