Comics Catch-Up – September 2017

Brand new to comic books? Looking to try something new? Comics Catch-Up – September 2017 highlights the best jumping-on points for comics hitting the racks this September.

Comics Catch-Up 09-2017

Comics can be a confusing and expensive hobby, particularly when you’re a new reader, or someone looking to get into the hobby. For Comics Catch-Up – September 2017, I try to point out books that are both a good value, and a good place to start for new readers.

As always, the best way to get into comics is to just pick up a comic, any comic, and start reading. However, if you want some advice, what follows is a list of some convenient places to start reading, or get caught up…

Comics Catch-Up – September 2017

Dark Horse Comics

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1955 Occult Intelligence #1HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955–OCCULT INTELLIGENCE #1
The Hellboy saga may be over, but these mini-series’ based on his early days are a good place for readers old and new to find some good ol demon punching fun. That makes now a good time to give this a try!

ALIENS DEAD ORBIT TP
This original story set in the Aliens universe by master artist JAMES STOKOE is sure to satisfy any sci-fi/horror fan.

CALL OF DUTY ZOMBIES TP
Get ready for the new CoD video game with this bit of fiction that fleshes out the popular Zombie campaign with a proper origin story.

DC Comics

Action Comics #987ACTION COMICS #987 (OZ EFFECT)
The long-awaited OZ story arc is finally here. It has to refer to the Watchmen crossover that’s been simmering below the surface of DC Comics since Rebirth, right?

HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
DC’s most lovable villain gets her own anniversary special. Jump on board and see what Harley has been up to these last 25 years, Puddin’.

WONDER WOMAN/ CONAN #1 (OF 6)
A miniseries crossover that brings Wonder Woman into the world of Conan the barbarian. ‘Nuss said!

Bombshells United #1BOMBSHELLS UNITED #1
A new era begins for DC’s Bombshells. Jump on board this all-female reimagining of the DC universe with a brand new series.

JUSTICE LEAGUE THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPHS TP
Grab this collection and catch up on some of the Justice League’s best stories.

BATMAN HUSH 15TH ANNIVERSARY DLX ED HC
One of the definitive Batman stories is collected in a beautiful deluxe edition. That makes now a good time to give this a try!

BATMAN METAL
Batman The Red Death #1DC’s (late) summer event is finally here and it drops with five issues depicting the most brutal versions of Batman you’ve ever seen.

  • BATMAN THE DAWNBREAKER #1
  • BATMAN THE DROWNED #1
  • BATMAN THE MERCILESS #1
  • BATMAN THE MURDER MACHINE #1
  • BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 (pictured)

WILD STORM TP VOL 01
Read up on the publishing history of the Wildstorm universe then check out the latest incarnation written by Warren Ellis.

WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01
Catch up with Wonder Woman and DC’s Rebirth with this deluxe edition.

IDW Publishing

Wormwood Goes to Washington #1WORMWOOD GOES TO WASHINGTON #1 (OF 3)
Introduce yourself to the special talents of Ben Templesmith by jumping on board this brand new Wormwood mini-series.

GI JOE FIRST STRIKE #1
Re-live your childhood with this one-shot issue that combines GI JOE with TRANSFORMERS and the lesser know M.A.S.K. Part of the larger Hasbro universe “FIRST STRIKE” crossover event.

SAMURAI JACK QUANTUM JACK #1 (of 5)
Iconic Cartoon Network star, Samurai Jack returns to comics with an all-new miniseries.

INFINITE LOOP NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH #1 (of 6)
Try something new! The Infinite Loop is back with a new self-contained story, a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Twin Peaks-creepiness collides with Orwell’s 1984-dystopian madness in this sci-fi miniseries.

MAN FROM THE GREAT NORTH HC
Expand your horizons with this brand new English translation of the classic 1980’s french language graphic novel. Set in Canada around 1920, this story follows the trail of a killer disguised as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer.

Image Comics

Five Fists of Science TP (2017)ANGELIC #1
Try something new! Humanity’s long gone and its only legacy are the genetically modified animals they left behind. Think WALL-E by way of Watership Down.That makes now a good time to give this a try!

FIVE FISTS OF SCIENCE TP (NEW EDITION)
This new printing of a steampunk classic pits Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla against Thomas Edison and JP Morgan in a titanic battle over the very fate of mankind.

LUTHER STRODE: THE COMPLETE SERIES HC
Many of us on the show are fans of this. Though a bit on the pricey side, Image does hardcovers well. About an average teenage nerd – until he sends away for The Hercules Method, a bodybuilding course that promises to give him the body of his dreams.

Marvel Comics

Marvel Legacy #1Plenty of new jumping on points for new readers coming from Marvel in the next year. Start from the beginning with these comics that tie Marvel’s future with its past:

  • MARVEL LEGACY #1
  • GENERATIONS CAPT MARVEL & CAPT MAR-VELL #1
  • GENERATIONS CAPT MARVEL & MS MARVEL #1
  • GENERATIONS CAPTAIN AMERICAS #1
  • GENERATIONS IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1
  • GENERATIONS MORALES & PARKER SPIDER-MAN #1

THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 01 NEW PTG
Read a new printing of the most iconic stories ever to feature The Mighty Thor.


The suggestions above are a mere sampling of the hundreds of titles arriving in stores each week, but I hope something here caught your attention.

Did I miss a good jumping-on point for a September title? Share your own Comics Catch-Up titles in the comments!


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Author: Mitch

Mitch has been reading comics since he was 13 years old and his dad brought home a stack of Captain America comics from a garage sale. He’s collected Captain America comics old and new ever since, and still thinks of the Star Spangled Avenger as his personal role model.

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