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It’s been a while, folks, but I’m back with more comic book goodness to help move your fall season along! This season’s lineup is just beautiful – from engaging stories to artwork that I need plastered all over my walls, the comics I’m most attracted to outside of my standard superhero pulls seem like engaging, heartfelt reads. If you’re interested in any of these titles, make sure to contact your local comic shop and ask your faithful clerks to order them!
One of the most interesting titles coming this season is Dennis Liu’s Raising Dion, a story about a single other raising a son with extraordinary powers. We’ve seen similar stories told with Nikki and Micah Sanders, but what makes this title stand out — beyond the mother-son duo taking center stage — is it’s heartfelt take on the story, as a young mother slowly learns how to develop her own “super powers” while struggling to keep her son’s secret from prying, dangerous unknown agents. The comic made headlines with a live-action trailer, which fans are already begging to see come to life as a TV show.
Release Date: September 9th
Publisher: Marvel Comics
This four-issue miniseries is the first official comic series in the new Star Wars canon to take place after the events of Return of the Jedi. Quite literally, the series begins smack dab in the middle of the Battle over Endor, and it stars rebel Pilot Shara Bey. Just as she and her husband Kes believe that the war against the Empire has been won, they’re sent right back into the heat of the battle — will they ever find peace in their galaxy?
For anyone looking to spice up their lives with valiant tales of heroines and mystic magic, this dark adventure might just be the comic for you. Monstress is the story of a young girl who shares a psychic link with an otherworldly monster. Set against the backdrop of an alternate universe Asia in the 1800’s, this comic is written by Marjorie Liu, and brought to life with artwork by Sana Takeda.
Release Date: October 7th
Publisher: Image Comics
For those of us who miss the days of Riot Grrl confidence and hard-earned friendships, Paper Girls might be able to fill that static hole in our hearts. Saga’s Brian K. Vaughn teams up with Wonder Woman’s Cliff Chiang to bring Halloween of 1988 to life, as told through the eyes of four 12-year-old delivery girls who uncover the “most important story of all time”.
Release Date: August 26th
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
2015 has been a great year to be a magical girl. With the return of TV shows like Sailor Moon Crystal and the launch of the new (amazing) Jem comics, girls and women everywhere have been celebrating their own interpretations of femininity through these new, fun heroines. Zodiac Starforce — out now — aims to up the ante on the genre, delivering a diverse cast and a fun, engaging story along the way.
Are there any comics that you can’t wait to read this Fall? I’m always looking for new titles — so leave yours below in the comments!