He's Got Issues #204.3: Independent Comics, 10/17/18

Jon Cooney


Black Badge #3

(Cover A Matt Kindt), $3.99

(W) Matt Kindt (CA) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

On a dangerous extraction mission in Pakistan, the Black Badge team is forced to see the terrible

consequences of war, and the people who get lost in the battle of nations.

Garfield TV Or Not TV #1

(Cover A Andy Hirsch), $7.99

(W) Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel (A) David Alvarez, Antonio Alfaro (CA) Andy Hirsch

Garfield and the gang head out to audition for a new reality show. Meanwhile, a night in turns terrifying, as a creature reaches through the television and into Jon's living room.

Low Road West #2 (Of 5)

(Cover A Flaviano), $3.99

(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson (A/CA) Flaviano

Following a brutal dust storm that drove them to seek shelter, the teens decide to venture out into the mysterious ghost town of Duster's Wake to search for supplies...only to find that they are not alone.

Lumberjanes #55

(Cover A Kat Leyh), $3.99

(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Dozerdraws (CA) Kat Leyh

Ripley is missing, and the Roanokes are hot on her trail, except that the place that they're headed... isn't really a place?

Steven Universe #21

(Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

(W) Grace Kraft (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena

When Peridot wants to learn a song from Camp Pining Hearts, Steven asks Greg for help teaching Peridot!

Welcome To Wanderland #2 (Of 4)

(Cover A Maddi Gonzalez), $3.99

(W) Jackie Ball (A/CA) Maddi Gonzalez

It was supposed to be a normal day at the Wanderland theme park. But now magic is real, portals are a thing, and Bel's favorite character Riot is wandering around the park, determined to try every ride there.


Bedtime Games #4 (Of 4)


(W) Nick Keller (A/CA) Conor Nolan

The friends must face the terrifying Mr. Bedtime and his ghoulish army of nightmares in a final showdown, or it's lights out for all of them.

Black Hammer Age Of Doom #6

(Cover A Rich Tommaso), $3.99

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Rich Tommaso

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns!

After the shocking revelations in the last issue, Colonel Weird finds himself as a stranger in a strange land, where reality is ever changing!

Call Of Duty Zombies 2 #2


(W) Justin Jordan (A) Andres Ponce, Mauro Vargas, Dan Jackson (CA) E.M Gist

Meet the brand-new cast of characters from this year's Call of Duty®: Zombies offering in this prequel!

Tempted by the possibility of discovering an ancient depository of humanity's greatest secrets, a brilliant chemist with a troubled past travels across the globe in search of forbidden knowledge. Unfortunately, his past is coming too!

Disney Frozen Breaking Boundaries #3

(Cover A Kawaii Creative Studio), $3.99

(W) Joe Caramagna (A/CA) Kawaii Creative Studio

Anna and Mari's search for the perfect job suddenly has them working to save the day when they delve into the mystery of missing cargo. Meanwhile, animals from the forest have found their way to the village! Elsa must find a way to work with the neighboring kingdom and return the animals back to their woodland home . . .

Dragon Age Deception #1


(W) Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir (A) Fernando Heinz Furukawa, Michael Atiyeh (CA) Sachin Teng

BioWare's bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse!

Olivia Pryde hasn't worked an honest day in years. Once an actress, she now lives by the con, and has come to Tevinter with a new target: Calix Qintara, the heir to a wealthy house. Once she approaches the young man, she quickly realizes that he is not exactly who he says he is-and she may be in too deep.

The creative team from Dragon Age: Knight Errant returns!

Empowered And Sistah Spooky's High School Hell #6 (Of 6)


(W) Adam Warren (A/CA) Carla Speed McNeil

Empowered and Sistah Spooky's hellish high-school ordeal climaxes with a brutal hallway battle pitting the nearly powerless pair against Spooky's final surviving classmates, who have ascended to blonde godhood after inheriting all the hellscape's infernal magic. Can our hellbound heroines finally "graduate"-or will they be lethally expelled?

Neil Gaiman's American Gods My Ainsel #7

(Cover A Glenn Fabry), $3.99

(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (CA) Glenn Fabry, Adam Brown

As Shadow follows Wednesday around the country, he eventually finds himself face to face with Laura, who lays down some difficult truths about the time she was alive and with him.

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series!


Dejah Thoris #9

(Cover A Diego Galindo), $3.99

(W) Amy Chu (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Diego Galindo

Danger is everywhere, even in the air! Outgunned and outmanned, Dejah Thoris and the crew of the Xataxian battle the legendary Black Pirates of Barsoom.

Red Sonja #22

(Cover A Dave Bullock), $3.99

(W) Amy Chu, Erik Burnham (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Dave Bullock

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja's travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

Xena #9

(Cover A Vicente Cifuentes), $3.99

(W) Erica Schultz (A/CA) Vicente Cifuentes

There can be only one Xena... but you wouldn't think so if you were to happen upon the festival in Dyme. Gabrielle and Xena mingle among admirers, but some "fans" can take things a little too seriously...


Ghostbusters Crossing Over #7

(Cover A Dan Schoening), $3.99

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening

Several teams of Ghostbusters from across the multiverse have just about pulled off a very difficult task-tracking down and recapturing all the ghosts that had escaped from the containment unit. Crisis averted, right? They wish. In this issue, the Ghostbusters of many worlds come face-to-face with the goddess of chaos herself. TIAMAT HAS RETURNED!

Optimus Prime #24

(Cover A Kei Zama), $3.99

(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith (CA) Kei Zama

YOUTH IN REVOLT! As Unicron approaches, Optimus Prime's colonist soldiers take matters into their own hands. With Autobot forces spread thin, will anybody stand in their way? And-more importantly-SHOULD anybody stop them?

Ties-in to the Unicron event!

Part of the summer of Transformers-all building up to the end of the universe as we know it!

The penultimate issue before the conclusion you have to see to believe!

Real Science Adventures The Nicodemus Job #4

(Cover A Meredith McClaren), $3.99

(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Meredith McClaren

Our heroes snuck a cart, a donkey, and five thieves into the Imperial Library of Constantinople. And, what's more, they've almost got everything they came to steal. There's just one problem: how do they get out again without also getting caught by the small army of scholars inside and the much larger army of, well, the Imperial Army patrolling outside? It'll be the biggest heist of the 11th century... if they can pull it off.

Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

(Cover A Andy Suriano), $3.99

(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Chad Thomas (CA) Andy Suriano

A new age of Turtle-mania begins! This new comic spins out of the highly anticipated Rise of the TMNT animated series! The Turtles are hitting the sewers with brand new weapons, brand new enemies and a brand-new vision!

Overseen by showrunners Andy Suriano (Cosmic Scoundrels) and Ant Ward!

Kinetic, action-packed, and hilarious!

Star Wars Adventures Tales From Vader's Castle #3 (Of 5)

(Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Corin Howell (CA) Francesco Francavilla

Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all under the shadow of Vader's Castle! Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #87

(Cover A Dave Wachter), $3.99

(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter

"Battle Lines," Part 2 of 4. It's an all-out fracas as alliances form and break down while the TMNT take the fight to Bishop with the fate of alien life on Earth hanging in the balance!

A desperate moment for a key character!


Aphrodite V #4 (Of 4)

(Cover A Jeff Spokes), $3.99

(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Jeff Spokes


The final battle with Basilisk will test Martin, Aphrodite, and Hui-Men. Aphrodite may not be a human being, but she can die like one... and that just might be the peace for which she's been searching.

Cemetery Beach #2 (Of 7)

(Cover A Jason Howard), $3.99

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard

Mike Blackburn and Grace Moody are trying to get out of the middle of a secret colony on an unknown exoplanet while trying not to make any noise. It's not working out like that. And the Outerfamilies of Second Stage are waiting for them. Utopia is kind of murdery.

Coyotes #7


(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Caitlin Yarsky

Battles rage as The Victorias square off with Seff and his brothers, and questions arise about how redemption works in the City of Lost Girls.

Curse Words #17

(Cover A Ryan Browne), $3.99

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ryan Browne


After his epic defeat in the last issue, Jacques Zacques has realized that winning a magical duel isn't quite as easy as snapping your fingers and saying "abracadabra." He's off to wizard school! Meanwhile, Margaret seeks the truth, and Wizord and Ruby get caught up in the hottest new show of the season.

East Of West #39


(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta


"THESE BROTHERS OF DESTINY": The army of the Prophet masses, preparing to conquer the world.

Evolution #11


(W) James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Joe Infurnari

What exactly does Abe's son have to do with his quest to expose the bug? Will Hannah remain faithful to her religion in the face of Evolution? And a cult is revealed to Claire as EVOLUTION races toward the climax of the second arc!

Exorsisters #1

(Cover A Gisele Lagace), $3.99

(W) Ian Boothby (A/CA) Gisele Lagace

Did you sign a deal with the Devil? Has your fiancé been dragged to Hell? Then Kate and Cate Harrow should be the first ones you call for timely soul retrieval at a reasonable rate! But why are these identical twins so different? Is there a darker secret? An all-new ongoing series by Eisner Award-winning writer IAN BOOTHBY (The Simpsons, MAD Magazine), with art by GISÈLE LAGACÉ (Ménage a 3, Archie).

Flavor #6


(W) Joseph Keatinge (A/CA) Wook Jin Clark


The annual Culinarian tournament has begun and no one sees the real danger boiling over. Meanwhile, is Buster the Dog still a good boy? Oh, yes, he is! PLUS!: Every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, Ali Bouzari!

Gideon Falls #7

(Cover A Andrea Sorrentino & Dave Stewart), $3.99

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino



After the mind-blowing events of the first arc, Norton digs deeper into the mystery of the Black Barn, and secrets of his past begin to come to light. Meanwhile, Father Fred does some digging of his own and learns the hard way that some secrets should just stay buried.

Hack Slash Resurrection #12

(Cover A Tim Seeley & Nick Filardi), $3.99

(W) Tini Howard (A) Celor (CA) Tim Seeley, Nick Filardi

Boobs, butts, blood and guts: Cassie and Vlad encounter a killer obsessed with censoring all the things that makes horror comics so great!

Hit-Girl #9

(Cover A Rafael Albuquerque), $3.99

(W) Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque


HIT-GIRL'S IN ROME. Mindy races around the ancient city in hot pursuit of an airport cargo thief and their stolen loot. When Hit-Girl finally gets hold of the package, she uncovers a macabre story that leads her deep into the dark, criminal underbelly of Rome.



(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Ian MacEwan

If there's one thing cab driver Pamela Evans knows for sure, it's that fighting the savage hordes of the underworld is a life-and-death proposition.

New World #4 (Of 5)

(Cover A Tradd Moore & Tom Muller), $3.99

(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Tradd Moore

Save the kids.

Proxima Centauri #5 (Of 6)


(W) Farel Dalrymple (A/CA) Farel Dalrymple


Conditions in the spectral zone are getting unbearable. Shakey, Parasol, Almendra, Gris Gato, and the Proxinauts join forces with many others to fight some malignant deities.

Rumble #8

(Cover A David Rubin), $3.99

(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) David Rubin


The corpse of Rathraq's wife makes an appearance, but the Goddess of memory and thought will make everything better-or much, much worse.

Savage Dragon #239


(W) Erik Larsen (A/CA) Erik Larsen

"THE DEADLY DEMONOIDS," Part One (of Two)-The deadly Demonoids resurface in Toronto, and Malcolm Dragon recruits Freak Force, the Dynamic Daredevil, and Battle Girl to face off against their hideous hordes! Mighty Man! SuperPatriot! Dart! Barbaric! Lightning Girl! And more Demons than you can imagine! Comes with our highest possible recommendation!

Skyward #7


(W) Joe Henderson (A/CA) Lee Garbett

Picked up by Sony Entertainment with Henderson adapting and director Brad Peyton attached. Henderson will also executive produce alongside Peyton and Jeff Fierson.


Willa's alone in the middle of the forest, surrounded by giant insects that want to make her dinner. But here to the rescue comes a badass group of sword-wielding... farmers?

Stellar #5


(W) Joseph Keatinge (A/CA) Bret Blevins

A stranger in a strange dimension, Stellar visits the family she never had-and fights for her life, with more on the line than ever before!

Stray Bullets Sunshine And Roses #39


(W) David Lapham (A/CA) David Lapham

An ill-advised phone call may spell the end for Beth and Orson. Their only hope might be an in an urgent message... from an imaginary character.


Quantum And Woody #11

(Cover A Kyle Smart), $3.99

(W) Eliot Rahal (A) Joe Eisma (CA) Kyle Smart

Situation Normal All Klanged Up!

Quantum and Woody are having a pretty terrible day so far - their atoms were dissolved in the middle of a nationwide disaster; they faced down their personal demons in "The Otherverse;" and now they're responsible for bringing a malicious entity back with them! These guys can't even finish a jigsaw puzzle without losing a whole bunch of pieces - how are they gonna put all of reality back together?

Rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Eisner-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) give the world's worst superhero team some much needed closure as SEPARATION ANXIETY draws the two brothers closer than ever before!