September is quickly approaching and with four new comic book days it can be daunting to pick which books to buy. We breakdown a list of a few new comic series we are excited to read including Vanish #1, Crashing #1, and more!
Of course, there are many on-going books that have release dates in September, but we are focusing on new series releases. Most of our selections come from independent publishers, but you may also see books from Marvel and DC Comics as well. This list is also subjective to what we are interested in reading.
Lastly, release dates are always subject to change due many different reasons. We will do our best to update this list as we are made aware of these changes.
LAST LINE #1
Release Date: September 7, 2022
Publisher: AfterShock Comics
Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artists: Jose Holder
Sally Hazzard just had the worst day of her life: While on a usual shift as a driver for the tube, the unthinkable happened when a man is pushed in front of her train and killed.
But…there’s something strange here. Sally swears the man was pushed but her supervisors, witnesses and the cc tv footage all show the man falling on his own. Sally cannot let this go, and her investigation into the murder introduces her to an MI-6 agent named Edward Tarn also curious about the so-called accident.
Together, Sally and Ed discover an off-world explanation for the assassination, plus an alien invasion and the craziest plot twist of all: an interplanetary travel system buried deep beneath the London Underground!
Written by Richard Dinnick (Doctor Who: The 12th Doctor, Thunderbirds are Go!, Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger) and drawn by Jose Holder (X-Men: Apocalypse, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Rainbow Six Siege).
Release Date: September 7, 2022 (delayed from August)
Publisher: Scout Comics
Writers: Don Handfield, Anastazja Davis
Artists: Karl Moline, Andy Owens, Rob Prior
From creators Andy Serkis and Andrew Levitas! 360 CE. The great god Zeus is long dead, brutally murdered in his own temple some thirty years prior. Heracles, Zeus’s son and champion, spends his days drunk and depressed as the old gods struggle to stay alive after decades of Christian disruption. When Athena’s Temple is sacked by a mysterious Centurion looking for a powerful relic that once belonged to Zeus, the old gods are convinced they have found Zeus’s killer.
Now the mighty Heracles must sober up long enough to keep the lone witness, a 9-year-old blind priestess, alive long enough to identify the killer and finally find justice for his dead father. The main cover features beautiful Rob Prior wraparound artwork!
THE 06 PROTOCOL #1
The seemingly perfect life of the Mirino family is shattered when family patriarch, Faust, is brutally murdered on a quiet summer night. His wife, Cat, and 16-year-old daughter, Missy, are forced to confront a shocking truth about Faust’s involvement in a secret government program known as The ’06 Protocol.
Now, Cat and Missy have to protect each other as they are hunted, and haunted, by the people and secrets of Faust’s double life.
Written by Lee Turner and illustrated by Cliff Richards (10 Years To Death, Batman: Red Hood – The Lost Days, Wonder Woman: Mission’s End) comes a story of family secrets, betrayal and bonds built in blood.
Release Date: September 21, 2022
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Matthew Klein
Artists: Morgan Beem
Rose Osler is a specialist. Her focus? Patients with Powers… at a hospital with a No Powered Patients policy. When a battle between Boston’s protectors and destroyers erupts, Rose is trapped between saving the city’s beloved hero by day and greatest villain at night. Except Rose could become a casualty when she’s forced to risk her recovery. As Rose pushes past her limits to save everyone else, will she be able to save herself?
STUFF OF NIGHTMARES #1
R.L Stine is back-but not for the faint of heart-with a chilling take on an iconic character, perfect for fans of Fear Street and EC Comics horror titles!
In the first of Stine’s reanimated reimaginings, you’re familiar with the classic tale of a mad scientist hell-bent on creating life, but what these two demented brothers have created is something else entirely!
Fans also won’t want to miss celebrating this milestone event with a Björn Barends variant signed by R.L. Stine and not one but two extra spooky glow in the dark covers by Francesco Francavilla and original Goosebumps cover artist Tim Jacobus!
Release Date: September 21, 2022
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Ryan Stegman
Vanish is from Donny Cates (God Country, Hulk, Thor), Ryan Stegman (Venom, King in Black), JP Mayer (Absolute Carnage, Fantastic Four), Sonia Oback (Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Han Solo), and John J. Hill (Crossover, Harley Quinn), the all-star creative team that brought you Venom, comes an all-new take on the classic hero’s quest!
Oliver Harrison was a mythical hero who slayed the greatest threat to his realm before even hitting puberty. But that was then.
As an adult, Oliver leads an average cookie-cutter suburban life-aside from the fact that he’s mentally unstable, massively paranoid, smokes like a chimney, and gets blackout drunk every night to hide from his horrific nightmares. Will the arrival of a superhero team called the Prestige prove the madness isn’t all in Oliver’s head? And what about all the epic fantasy crap from his childhood?
Join us for a brutal as hell tale of magical worlds, gifted youth, evil sorcerers, superheroes, war, blood, guts, and death that punches you right in the face in Vanish.
What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself?
Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know!
Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man, The United States of Captain America, Halt and Catch Fire) and rising artist Germán García (Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land) reimagine the classic tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure.
Gem Ezz is a psychiatrist in the Kafkaesque city of Setham, where corruption and brutality rule the streets. By day, she uses words to solve her patients’ problems. By night, she takes a more direct-and sometimes deadly-approach. But when her practice puts her in the sights of an immortal serial killer, Gem finds herself embroiled in a power struggle that threatens everything she’s ever known.
OLD DOG #1
Jack Lynch was a once-promising CIA operative. On the eve of retirement, looking back at a failed career, he is tasked with one final mission…that goes horribly wrong. He wakes years later to a changed world and deeper changes within him. When a shadow group offers Lynch a second chance at a life of adventure, he’s paired with the last person he could ever imagine. In order to adjust, this old dog will have to learn some new tricks…
Old Dog is a striking new spy-fi series by Declan Shalvey, the accomplished and innovative creator behind books such as Moon Knight, X-Men Unlimited, Injection, and Time Before Time. The Winter Soldier meets Mission Impossible in this Bourne-esque action/espionage blowout.