Melvis’s September Comic Picks of the Month

Hey everybody, with fall fast approaching I though you might want to get the heads up on what to pickup at your comic shop for the month of September. September is always a great month to start reading comics because…well because comics are awesome. They don’t get any better in September but what the hell there’s no time like the present to go snag yourself a 32page slice of artistic goodness.

On Sale September 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #36: The final arc of Buffy: Season 8 starts this week. Joss Whedon fans won’t want to miss this.

Red Hood: Lost Days#4: Find out what happened to Jason Todd from the time he died right up until he tried to kill Batman. I’m becoming more and more impressed with Judd Winick’s work these days

5 Days to Die #1: A new comic from IDW from writer Andy Schmidt. It might be a bust, but it could also be the next big thing. It’s worth taking a risk on.

Choker #4: I’m loving this Image series from Ben Templesmith and Ben McCool. If you don’t like superhero comics this might be up your alley. Noir, cyberpunk, and awesome all in 32 pages.

Wolverine #1: Logan’s going to hell and I’m along for the ride. I don’t know if this series is going to be worth picking up full time, but I want to give it a shot.

Sweet Tooth#13: Jeff Lemire’s latest indy hit is worth checking out. If you’ve never heard of this comic check out the trade paperback collection of the first five issues.

On Sale September 8th

Batman and Robin #14: Check out Grant Morrison’s last arc before Peter Tomassi takes over the title. Great reading.

Dragon Age #4: I’m a big fantasy fan, I loved the video game and the comic has been great so far. It’s not a genre defining title but it’s a lot of fun if you’re into fantasy.

Kill Shakespeare #5: This is my thinking man’s book for the week. Kill Shakespeare is a fantastic concept that is flawlessly executed. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Frank Miller’s girlfriend might hate it, but I love it.

Invincible Iron Man #30: Matt Fraction is getting a bit redundant with his plots, but I’m not quite ready to give up on Iron Man yet. I’ve been enjoying this story, and the twist with Sasha Hammer being Ezekiel Stane’s girlfriend has me looking forward to this title.

On Sale September 15th

Brightest Day#10: Geoff Johns has continued to deliver the goods with Brightest Day. It’s been a great read so far and #10 should bring more of the same.

Machete #0: A 32 page prequel to the Robert Rodriguez movie that came out last week. If you’re looking forward to the movie check out the comic. It won’t be great but its guaranteed to entertain.

The Walking Dead #77: If you want to be able to say you read the comic before the AMC series came out, you’ve only got two months to jump on the bandwagon. It’s a great comic too, I mean c’mon whats not to love about Robert Kirkman’s  “zombie movie that never ends”.

Kick Ass 2 #1: Mark Millar’s follow up to Kick Ass starts now. If you loved the first series, or the movie, I think that this one is going to kick more ass.

Thor First Thunder#1: If you’ve read Mice Templar you can appreciate what a great writer Bryan JL Glass is. I think that when given the reigns to a project like this; it’s essentially Thor: Year One you might be looking at the genesis of the next big name in superhero comics.

On Sale September 22nd

Dexter Color changing mug: It’s not a comic book, but this white mug reveals its darker blood splattered side when it heats up. Very cool if you’re a Dexter fan.

Superman/Batman #76: In this flashback story Judd Winick tells how Superman dealt with the death of Bruce Wayne. Not a title I normally buy, but I plan on picking this issue up.

Elephantmen #30: This is such a fun title. Check it out if you’re feeling like something different this week.

Thor #615: Matt Fraction takes over writing duties for the Norse god of thunder. Here’s hoping this will be great, I’ve been bummed by Thor since JMS left.

Joe the Barbarian #8: The conclusion of Grant Morrison’s fairy tale book about a diabetic teenager who must save an alternate reality world. A great title, if you haven’t been reading it I would suggest waiting for the trade. Morrison seldom disappoints.

On Sale September 29th

WonderWoman #603: J Michael Straczynski is writing Wonder Woman, and for the first time ever, I’m reading it. I can’t guarantee you’ll love it, but its way better than anything that ever came from Gail Simone’s pen.

Chew #15: I love this title from Image, it’s such a fresh concept and the art pops spectacularly, it’s as close to watching Adult Swim as you can come without actually having moving images. I know I pick an Image title a week, but you should be too. It’s great to see what creators can do when they have the freedom to make the books they want. The first 10 issues are available in trade too, so you can almost get caught up.

Pocket God #1: The best-selling online comic of all time comes to comic shops. I’m going to pass but thought you’d want to know it was there.

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