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Geekscape Comics: Best Bets for 10/19/16

Wednesday 19th October 2016 by Karson

It’s that wonderful time of the week again, new comic book day! Choosing what to read can be daunting (and expensive!). Don’t worry though, Geekscape has you covered. Each week we give our best bet for a comic book that you’re sure to enjoy. Let’s get into it.

Honorable Mentions

Ok, I’ll come out right away and admit that I’m kind of fudging my answer a bit this week. Amazing Spider-Man #20 is by far the book I’m most excited for this week, but this article will get pretty boring if every week you are seeing Spider-Man titles in the Most Excited For slot, so alas, it is only getting an honourable mention. If you aren’t in the know, THE CLONE CONSPIRACY has begun, and Doctor Octopus is back (and not as Spider-Man)!

Speaking of villains becoming heroes, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev are introducing a new Iron Man and his name is Doctor Doom in Infamous Iron Man #1 . We don’t know what happens to Tony Stark in Civil War II’s conclusion, but it looks like he is going pretty far off the map.

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are killing it on Black Widow, the seventh issue comes out today and the other six are definitely worth checking out! You’ll probably see this book on a lot of Best of 2016 lists.

In the DC Universe, the Batman titles are moving into the post NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN event, Bane is moving into the spotlight in the newest Batman book and we are about to learn a whole lot more about Raptor in this week’s Nightwing.

Now let’s move on to the publisher responsible for the book I’m most excited for this week…

Most Excited For

We haven’t spoke of Dark Horse in awhile and it turns out this is a perfect week to do so. This week we have new issues of three of their greatest ongoing series’. We have a new issue of Cullen Bunn’s Harrow County, which has fallen into a bit of a slump after the first couple of story arcs, but it still makes for great reading. I’ll read this over his recent X-Men work any day 😊. A new issue Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer is out, this is the complete comic book package; tight writing, sick art, and captivating characters. And finally…


Dept. H #7
📝 Matt Kindt
🎨 Sharlene Kindt

From New York Times best-selling MIND MGMT creator Matt Kindt comes an exciting new undersea sci-fi mystery. Mia is a special investigator hired to uncover possible sabotage taking place at a deep-sea research station. What she finds is a mind-blowing crime scene filled with suspects with terrible secrets, strange deep-sea creatures, and an impending flood!

This is comic books at their finest. Matt Kindt’s love of the medium bleeds through the pages. Each issue drives the story forward and teaches us more about the characters, growing our attachment to them. The water colours in this book are absolutely gorgeous, some of the best art you’ll see in a comic book this year. The back issues are only $1.99 each, you gotta read this series!

Best Bet

No best bet this week. Seriously consider checking out Dept. H.