Tradewaiting – October 4th, 2017 Releases

by Noah Sharma

A lot of comics come out every week. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of #1s and dramatic new status quos as they crash. That’s why I’m here. Whether you said you’d revisit checking that series out when it was collected in trade, or you simply never noticed the announcement of that awesome OGN, whether you’re just waiting for that hardcover to come out in trade, or have been longing for a collection of your favorite stories since childhood, Tradewaiting is here for you, with the complete Diamond list of graphic novels and collections as well as some recommendations to scoop up.

So, without further ado, here’s what’s coming to the bookshelves of your LCS this fine week of October 4th, 2017.

HIGHLIGHTS

Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner vol. 1

Relatable, controversial, the one true Lantern, Kyle Rayner has borne many descriptions over his publishing history. Why not chose one for yourself?

Completionists and those looking to brush up on some beloved character history are in luck this week as DC publishes the earliest adventures of the Torchbearer Lantern. From Hal Jordan’s disastrous fall in “Emerald Twilight” to the rise of a new Lantern to the death of Alex DeWitt and beyond, it’s a blessedly accessible entry point to this era of Green Lantern history and a lovely way to package these classic adventures from writer Ron Marz and artists including Daryl Banks, Bill Willingham, and Jamal Igle.

Collecting Kyle’s first ten issues of Green Lantern as well as adventures from New Titans and R.E.B.E.L.S. ’94, this volume gives Kyle a well deserved moment in the sun and fans a welcome way to relive or discover the character’s origins.

Mis(h)adra

Serialized superheroes dominate American comics for many reasons, many of them sensible and quite a few fairly silly, but there’s a huge wealth of touching, educational, and artful comics in the indie scene. Of course, the problem is that, especially depending on how indie you like your indie books, very few of them get the attention or publishing they deserve.

Well, whether you’re looking for a stunning artistic communication or a story that’s real and honestly indie, may I draw your attention to Mis(h)adra, the debut graphic novel from writer/artist Iasmin Omar Ata.

Based on the creator’s real-life experiences with epilepsy, Mis(h)adra combines the Arabic words for seizure and “I can’t” into a title that captures the wry honesty of its approach as well as the crushing, largely hidden, weight that its subject matter can bring to bear. Combined with brilliant colors, poignantly poetic imagery, and a lovely and relatable anime aesthetic, Mis(h)adra offers something beautiful and different from much of the professionally published comics world. Its honesty and vulnerability make for a striking graphic novel that more than deserves a look.

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Year One Deluxe Edition

Though I’ve always held onto a certain fondness for them, I think that if you told me that the Power Rangers, the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers no less, would be one of the most balanced and excellently written superhero teams in mainstream comics in 2016, that I would have some healthy skepticism about. But that was before Year One of Boom! Studios’ Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

From Kyle Higgins, Hendry Prasetya, and colorist Matt Herms, MMPR reimagines the original five teenagers with attitude in the modern-day, making them every bit as cool and heroic as they were in your mind the first time you saw them cause explosions through the sheer grandeur of their posing.

Though the pacing of the story makes the thirteen issue format of this deluxe edition a bit arbitrary, it certainly earns the name. Reprinting the first thirteen issues of the series, with all their backmatter, alongside a lavish gallery of the title’s numerous variant covers, production sketches, a forward from original Green Ranger Jason David Frank, and a brand new backup story featuring Ninjor(!), this is an impressively complete collection. And at a slightly upscaled size, you can enjoy those gorgeous Prasetya/Herms pages and all the variant covers you didn’t have the money to afford in their full glory. If you truly loved this series or you’ve been waiting for the right time to jump on board, Boom! is offering a quite a way to enjoy this series. The $75 price tag is nothing to sneeze at, but if ever it has been morphin’ time, surely this is it.

Whether you’re making your list of NYCC prey or looking for something to sooth your FOMO, there’s a little something for everyone this week. I hardly had the chance to highlight all of it, but here’s Diamond’s complete listing of collections and graphic novels to peruse at your leisure.

Dark Horse Comics

PLANTS VS ZOMBIES HC BOX SET VOL 03

VISITOR HOW AND WHY HE STAYED TP

DC Comics

BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 03 LEAGUE (REBIRTH)

FLINTSTONES TP VOL 02

GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER TP VOL 01

JUSTICE LEAGUE BY GEOFF JOHNS BOX SET VOL 01

JUSTICE LEAGUE THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPHS TP

NEW SUPER MAN TP VOL 02 COMING TO AMERICA (REBIRTH)

RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 02 WHO IS ARTEMIS (REBIRTH)

SUPERGIRL BY PETER DAVID TP BOOK 03

SWAMP THING THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC

WONDER WOMAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA TP VOL 02

WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01

IDW PUBLISHING

SAMARIS TP

SPACEBAT & THE FUGITIVES GN BOOK 01

SPOOKY & STRANGE TALES MONSTER INN HC

WILLIAM GIBSON ARCHANGEL HC

IMAGE COMICS

BLOOD STAIN TP VOL 03

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 05 (MR)

PLANETOID TP VOL 02 PRAXIS (MR)

WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN HC (MR)

MARVEL COMICS

COLOR YOUR OWN THOR TP

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST HC VOL 02

DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION AFTERLIFE TP

HULK PLANET HULK PROSE NOVEL HC

HULK WORLD WAR HULK OMNIBUS HC

MARVELS AGENTS SHIELD SEASON FOUR DECLASSIFIED SLIPCASE HC

MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE TP

MUPPET BABIES OMNIBUS HC

MUPPET BABIES OMNIBUS HC KERMIT DM VAR ED

ROYALS TP VOL 01 BEYOND INHUMAN

SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 DM WILSON VAR

SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 MACK ED

THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG

THOR HEROES RETURN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01

THOR VS HULK TP

TOMB OF DRACULA COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

ANA AND THE COSMIC RACE GN VOL 01 (RES)

ANA AND THE COSMIC RACE HC VOL 01 (RES)

ANNA & FROGA COMPLETELY BUBU GN

ASSASSINS CREED AWAKENING TP VOL 02

BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS DLX ED HC VOL 02

BREAKS GN (MR)

BURKE & HARE GN NEW ED

CLOUD RIDERS GN PRINCE GUNDA

COMIC BOOK STORY OF VIDEO GAMES GN

DEVILS LINE GN VOL 09

DISNEY FAIRIES MANGA GN VOL 02 TINKER BELL SECRET

DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS GN ED

GAME FOR ADVENTURE YR GN VOL 02 BELINDA THE UNBEATABLE

GRIMJACK OMNIBUS TP VOL 03

HORROR CITY GN VOL 02 (MR)

HP LOVECRAFT WORLDS TP VOL 02 DAGON AND OTHER

ITS TREASON BY GEORGE YR GN

JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES OMNIBUS TP VOL 02

JOHN CARPENTER TALES FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT GN VOL 03

JUNI TAISEN ZODIAC WAR HC NOVEL

KAMISAMA KISS GN LTD ED VOL 25

LORD MARKSMAN & VANADIS GN VOL 05

LUMBERJANES ILLUS HC NOVEL VOL 01 UNICORN POWER

MARK SCHULTZ XENOZOIC COMPLETE NEW PTG TP

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS DLX HC YEAR ONE

MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR LUCKY CHARM TP

MISHADRA HC GN

NO PINK PONIES GN VOL 02

RAPTURE TP

RAVEN CHRONICLES TP VOL 02 FAITH & MACHINES

RIVERDALE TP VOL 01

SCARLET ROSE GN VOL 01

SCARLET ROSE HC VOL 01

SCREWED UP GN (MR)

SPIRIT CIRCLE GN VOL 01

STARGATE ATLANTIS TP VOL 01

STEAM CLEAN GN (MR)

STREAK OF CHALK HC

STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED HC VOL 03 BALANCE

TESTAMENT OF SISTER NEW DEVIL STORM GN VOL 01

WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC BOX SET PARROT & BEAGLE BOYS

WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 10 SECRET HONDORICA

WARCRAFT LEGENDS TP VOL 03

WARCRAFT LEGENDS TP VOL 04

WHISKERS SISTERS YA GN VOL 01 MAYS WILD WALK