He's Got Issues #205.3: Independent Comics, 10/24/18

Jon Cooney


Backstagers Halloween Intermission #1

(Cover A Rian Sygh), $7.99

(W) James TynionIV, Sam Johns (A) Savanna Ganucheau, Shan Murphy, Abby Howard (A/CA) Rian Sygh

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting SPOOKIER, the Backstagers are back for the

Halloween season with all-new tales of terrors and creepy creatures. When Sasha accidentally falls asleep backstage, he ends up locked in the theater overnight! What lurks in the shadows, what terrors will he discover, and what the heck are the stage managers chanting?

From writers James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and Sam Johns (The Backstagers:

Valentines Intermission), and artist Rian Sygh (Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Card Wars, Regular Show), this haunted oversized one-act is a night at the theater you won't want to miss!

With back-up stories from artists Shan Murphy, Abby Howard, and Savanna Ganucheau this spine-tingling tale of the stage will leave you with goosebumps you can see from the back row!

Coda #6 (Of 12)

(Cover A Matias Bergara), $3.99

(W) Simon Spurrier (CA) Matthew Taylor (A/CA) Matias Bergara

Hum and his allies have infiltrated the bandit city of Thundervale, but the secret villain commanding the city proves to be a much fiercer foe than anticipated.

Jim Henson's Labyrinth Coronation #8 (Of 12)

(Cover A Fiona Staples), $3.99

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Fiona Staples

While Maria and her companions seek refuge among the Goblin rebellion, the Owl King's plan takes a dangerous step forward bringing the second arc to a stunning conclusion.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32

(Cover A Jamal Campbell), $3.99

(W) Marguerite Bennett, Ryan Ferrier (A) Simone Di Meo, Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell

It's morphin time in this powerful next chapter for Tommy Oliver, one of the most iconic Power Rangers in history.

It's been a long time since Tommy Oliver laid down the mantle of the original Green Ranger, and now he leaves protecting the world to Space Patrol Delta.

But when his son goes missing, Tommy will call on all his training, his friends, and maybe even some of his enemies as he sets out on one last mission: find his son and bring him home.

From Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing) and artist Giuseppe Cafaro (Suicide Squad), with special consultant Jason David Frank, the original Green Ranger, comes the next adventure in the life of history's mightiest Power Ranger.

Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town #2

(Cover A Celia Lowenthal), $3.99

(W) Celia Lowenthal (A) Jorge Monlongo (CA) Celia Lowenthal

As Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice continue their journey home, they stumble upon a town amidst their fall festival, and everything looks wonderful... except the townspeople are all wooden dolls with hollow, painted eyes.

Regular Show 25 Years Later #5 (Of 6)

(Cover A Cristina Rose Chua), $3.99

(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Anna Johnstone (CA) Cristina Chua

Mordecai and Rigby are on the verge of finally getting their kids back, when Viceroy Alberich and his children pull one last surprise... will Mordecai and Rigby be able to save their family?

Thrilling Adventure Hour #4 (Of 8)

(Cover A Jonathan Case), $3.99

(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) MJ Erickson (CA) Jonathan Case

It's time to send the little ones to dreamland and set your radio's dial to "spooky." Steel yourself for mysterious suspense in... BEYOND BELIEF!

Trading quips and tossing back cocktails, the Doyles take what they want and hoodwink their clientele for the rest. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, even diabolical gingerbread men are nothing but obstacles in the way of the liquor cabinet for our fast-talking, hard-drinking sleuths.

Written by the creators of the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Deadpool, Star Wars Adventures), and illustrated by Phil Hester (Batman Beyond), The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance is a rip-roaring adventure that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment.


Aliens Dust To Dust #3 (Of 4)

(Cover A Gabriel Hardman), $3.99

(W) Gabriel Hardman (A/CA) Gabriel Hardman

A boy faces threats and decisions that would reduce a grown man to tears. A terrifying coming of age story featuring the most frightening creatures in the galaxy!

Beasts Of Burden Wise Dogs And Eldritch Men #3 (Of 4)

(Cover A Benjamin Dewey), $3.99

(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Benjamin Dewey

The Wise Dogs encounter a survivor of the Cotter Farm massacre who agrees to lead them to the witch-cult's camp high in the mountains, which can only be reached by a treacherous path leading through a series of insidious traps and a host of deadly creatures.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 #2

(Cover A Todd Nauck), $3.99

(W) Joel Hodgson, Harold Buchholz, Matt McGinnis, Mary Robinson, Seth Robinson, Sharyl Volpe (A) Mike Manley, Wes Dzioba (A/CA) Todd Nauck

Incepted into three different public domain comics by Kinga Forrester's Bubbulat-R, the heroes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 struggle to riff themselves free. While Jonah plays second fiddle to 1940s heroine Black Cat, and Tom Servo enjoys being a real live boy in Johnny Jason, Teen Reporter, something strange is happening to Crow in the pages of Horrific . . .

Created for comics by Joel Hodgson!

The hit Netflix show has come to comics!

Olivia Twist #2


(W) Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva (A) Emma Vieceli, Lee Loughridge (CA) Vanesa Del Rey

2050 London: The Esthers send Olivia on a heist into the Vertical City-a mile-high tower, the last refuge for wealthy Americans who have lost their country. But there's incredible danger waiting for her on all sides: the mysterious killer from her nightmares, machine-augmented men, the most powerful C.E.O. in the world. And there is also, as it turns out, an even greater danger for Olivia: a love triangle.

Predator Hunters II #3


(W) Chris Warner (A) Neeraj Menon (A/CA) Agustin Padilla

Afghanistan is called the "Graveyard of Empires," but it may also soon be the graveyard of the Hunters when they go up against a Predator who has honed its skills fighting the jihadi and U.S. forces!

Usagi Yojimbo #172 (The Hidden Part 7 Of 7)


(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai

The stunning conclusion to Stan Sakai's "Hidden" arc! Usagi and Inspector Ishida uncover the truth just as the Shogunate agents attack. Trapped by flames and assassins, not only are the pair's lives in danger, but the secret they've just discovered may vanish with them, as a raging fire threatens to annihilate city-destroying everything and everyone within it.

Whispering Dark #1


(W) Christofer Emgard (A/CA) Tomas Aira

An Army pilot confronts a supernatural horror in this thriller in the tradition of Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness and Coppola's Apocalypse Now!

Hannah Vance believed her faith in God could survive anything. But when her helicopter is shot down behind enemy lines, she will fight and kill on an ever more savage battlefield, desperate for a way home. On the horizon, an evil waits for her-and freedom, of a sort.


Army Of Darkness Halloween Special #1 (One Shot)


(W) Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, Benito Cereno (A) Eoin Marron, Sam Lotfi (CA) Reilly Brown

when a crazed tour guide raises the spectral remains of the galleon that brought the Necronomicon to America, Ash finally meets the one thing he hates more than Deadites - ghost pirates! It's chainsaws and boomsticks against cutlasses and muskets, and if Blackbeard's men can't have their treasure, the Promised One's head will have to do!

Bettie Page Halloween Special #1 (One Shot)


(W) David Avallone, Leah Williams (A) Julius Ohta, Fernando Ruiz (CA) Reilly Brown

Bettie Page is back! Is a Boston artist in contact with godlike space invaders, or is he just nuts? Bettie brings the love, and the craft, in the BETTIE PAGE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, the latest chapter in writer David Avallone's Secret Diary of Bettie Page!

KISS Blood Stardust #1

(Cover A Stuart Sayger The Demon Variant), $3.99

(W) Bryan Hill (A) Rodney Buchemi (CA) Stuart Sayger

KISS returns to rock'n'roll and save the world!

An immortal cabal is taking the lives of innocents and the only ones who can stop them are KISS! The only problem...they are dead. And now they have to make a deal with a demon to save their souls and return to Earth to fight evil!

Join Bryan Edward Hill (The Wildstorm: Michael Cray, Postal) and Rodney Buchemi (Death of Hawkman, The Librarians) as they bring you the KISS series we have all been waiting for!

Mars Attacks #1

(Cover A Tom Mandrake), $3.99

(W) Kyle Starks (A) Chris Schweizer (CA) Tom Mandrake

Spencer hasn't finished a dang thing in his life. So when he goes to visit his dad to see if maybe he can borrow some money, the last thing on his mind is global survival. Now Spencer and his father are on the run, trying to avoid being spaceray'd by a bunch of destruction happy Martians, heck bent on zapping them dead!

Writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) bring you the face melting experience of a lifetime with Mars Attacks for the first time at Dynamite!

Red Sonja Halloween Special #1 (One Shot)


(W) Erik Burnham, Tom DeFalco (A) Anthony Marques, Tom Garcia (CA) Reilly Brown

During the Festival of the Dead, an old woman hires Sonja to find and save her son from a terrible evil. What Sonja is not told is that this terrible evil is the curse of lycanthropy... can Sonja defeat a werewolf during one of the longest and most magic-filled nights of the year, or will skill and luck finally fail her? Find out in RED SONJA: CURSE OF THE WOLF!

Vampirella Dejah Thoris #2

(Cover A Jay Anacleto), $3.99

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Ediano Silva (CA) Jay Anacleto

Forbidden to modify Heliumite technology to try and save the dying planet of Drakulon, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris decide to navigate the River Iss and petition the goddess Issus for aid. It's a dangerous journey, and with thousands of blood-hungry vampires currently on their way to Barsoom, there's no time to lose!

Vampirella Halloween Special #1 (One Shot)


(W) Scott Lobdell, Blake Northcott (A) Rapha Lobosco, Anthony Marques, Marc Deering (CA) Reilly Brown

Where Vampirella comes from they don't celebrate birthdays-so she had to choose her own. Is it any wonder she picked Halloween night? Unfortunately, her simple celebration is interrupted by-you guessed it-one of those pan-dimensional demonic invasions that often seem to take place on All Hallows Eve!

Vampirella Roses For The Dead #2 (Of 4)

(Cover A Joseph Michael Linsner), $3.99

(W) Kristina Deak-Linsner (A/CA) Joseph Michael Linsner

After avoiding a lethal clash with the Witch Evily, Vampirella continues to track down a serial sexual predator. Joining forces with Evily, they both decide that there is strength in numbers. Meanwhile, dark forces conspire to unleash an ancient demonic presence to destroy our united heroines.


Judge Dredd Toxic #1

(Cover A Mark Buckingham), $3.99

(W) Paul Jenkins (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Mark Buckingham

Celebrated British writer Paul Jenkins takes his first shot at Judge Dredd! The death of a genetically modified toxic waste worker leads to a startling discovery that fuels anti-immigration fervor and threatens to spill over into the streets of Mega-City One.

Cutting satire and gritty action from writer Paul Jenkins (Hellblazer, The Inhumans) and artist Marco Castiello (Star Wars)!

Lodger #1

(Cover A David Lapham), $3.99

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

A handsome drifter murders his way through the midwest while hiding in plain sight as a travel blogger, leaving families in shreds and body bags in his wake. Ricky Toledo was fifteen when she fell hard for "Dante"-until he killed her mother and got her father sent to prison for it. It's three years later, and Ricky will stop at nothing to get revenge. Lodger is a dark, grimy, psychological thriller-a game of cat and mouse between a broken young woman and a serial killer-and like all the best crime noir... a twisted love story.

A new series from Eisner Award winners David and Maria Lapham!

BLACK CROWN'S first black and white miniseries!

Star Trek The Next Generation Terra Incognita #4

(Cover A Tony Shasteen), $3.99

(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Tony Shasteen

On the heels of the blockbuster THROUGH THE MIRROR mini-series comes a brand-new NEXT GENERATION series, featuring untold tales of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D! Wesley Crusher finds himself in a situation outside his comfort zone and must rise to the challenge.

Takes place during Star Trek: The Next Generation's critically acclaimed fourth season!

Featuring retailer incentive covers by Mirror Broken co-creator and designer J.K. Woodward!

The unexpected twist ending of Through the Mirror continues!

Star Wars Adventures Tales From Vader's Castle #4 (Of 5)

(Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Robert Hack (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 III!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macro-Series #2 (Michelangelo)

(Cover A David Petersen), $7.99

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Michael Dialynas (CA) David Petersen

Michelangelo's deteriorating relationship with his father, Splinter, reaches a point of no return! Will Mikey fight those he loves to save those who need him the most?

An oversized special focused on Michelangelo that will have lasting repercussions for the character!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #6

(Cover A Frank Fosco), $3.99

(W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco

This is it! Fans demanded it and IDW Publishing listened! The entire TMNT Volume 3, reproduced for the first time ever in full four-color glory! With Splinter still missing, The Turtles try to test the limits of Donatello's new cyborg body. But when a friend makes a mistake, will Donatello be able to take control before it's too late?


Burnouts #2

(Cover A Chris Burnham), $3.99

(W) Dennis Culver (A) Geoffo (CA) Chris Burnham

After learning aliens are real, Andy goes on the run-from his family, his friends, and especially the Burnouts! But the Burnouts have other plans for Andy: namely, to teach him how to get high and smash aliens. Being wasted is just the price you pay to save the world.

Cold Spots #3 (Of 5)

(Cover A Mark Torres), $3.99

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mark Torres

The unquiet dead gather around a crumbling island mansion, drawn to a quiet young girl who is trapped within the dreary old house. The girl's father has come to bring her home, but a sinister family with dark and murderous plans stands in his way.

Days Of Hate #9 (Of 12)


(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Danijel Zezelj

It's right around the corner. Fates and furies.

Die!Die!Die! #4


(W) Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple (A/CA) Chris Burnham

A secret cabal within the United States government works outside our normal system to influence world matters through targeted assassination. So, if you're hurting people and making the world worse than it already is, someone could right now be giving the order for you to DIE! DIE! DIE!

Rat Queens #12

(Cover A Owen Gieni), $3.99

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Owen Gieni


In a wicked daze, Dee finds herself in the far edges of reality, on a grand, otherworldly stage. Meanwhile, the rest of the team do their very best to either kill or befriend a pack of recently deflowered were-owls. Cover B will be the second of five connected parts.

Redneck #16


(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Lisandro Estherren

Let's go to prison!

What does a state penitentiary's most famous inmate have to do with the Bowman family? And what secret is Greg hiding from his dad?

Regression #12


(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Danny Luckert

Gregory Sutter is now in control of both Adrian’s body and the Valgeroti. But he has grown paranoid, fearing those who might send him screaming into the void once more. To protect himself, he launches a bloody campaign to eliminate anyone who dares threaten him. At the top of his murder-list: Molly and Detective Graymercy


Shadowman #8

(Cover A Tonci Zonjic), $3.99

(W) Andy Diggle (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Tonci Zonjic


As Shadowman returns to New Orleans with a revelatory new understanding of the immense abilities within himself, he won't have long to adjust...because a war for control of the ultimate magical artifact - the bones of Master Darque, his old arch-nemesis - is about to erupt out of the underground and into the harsh view of day!

On one side: The Brethren, a society of wealthy and powerful occultists obsessed with Darque's resurrection and ushering in a millennia-long reign of darkness. On the other: Shadowman's old allies from The Abettors...and Darque's own sister, Sandria, who would like nothing more than to grind her brother's bones to dust...

The endless cycle of death and rebirth stops here as Shadowman and the Darque clan usher in the reckoning they've waited ten lifetimes to achieve - with massive repercussions for the future of the Valiant Universe - as renowned writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics) return to heed the call of "RAG AND BONE"!

X-O Manowar #20

(Cover A Kenneth Rocafort), $3.99

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Kenneth Rocafort

The Agents of G.A.T.E. vs. the Brothers of the Bomb!

In a realm far more fantastical than our own, a Sky Goddess is missing... And in pursuit of their vanished cosmic princess and her nefarious captors, a squadron of soldiers from the Unknown have invaded our planet! As tensions run high and trust becomes scarce, can X-O Manowar and G.A.T.E. leader Colonel Capshaw band together to keep our world from becoming ensnared in a battle larger than life?

Eisner-nominated writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and explosive artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring Eternity to Earth as "AGENT" rages onward!