#NCBD 10/18/17: HCF's 5 Comics for New Comic Book Day!

Halloween ComicFest and Free Comic Book Day were founded on the belief that there's a comic book perfect for everyone out there! Every Wednesday is New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) in comic book shops, where new comics release hit the shelves of comic book shops for eager fans to pick up and purchase.

We've highlighted five comics that are perfect recommendations for anyone looking to get into spookier, Halloween-like comics!

In this week's list, for books coming out 10/18/17, there's definitely something for everyone: meet the gods of Skull Island, vampires abound in Mr. Higgins Comes Home, get dressed up with the Art of Cosplay, and more!

What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!


KONG GODS OF SKULL ISLAND ONESHOT #1
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson
(A) Chad Lewis
(CA) Jeremy Wilson
In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has travelled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there. Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among them, they're devoted to their god...and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.

MR HIGGINS COMES HOME HC
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola
(A) Warwick Johnson-Cadwell
(CA) Mike Mignola
Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife's death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about-his own.

This sendup of classic vampire stories sees Mignola teaming with British artist Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Solid State Tank Girl, No. 1 Car Spotter) for an original graphic novel as outlandish as The Amazing Screw-On Head.


 

KID LOBOTOMY #1
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Peter Milligan
(A/CA) Tess Fowler
Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation? 
Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger can't hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last change to prove his worth-and regain his sanity-by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business, despite a host of obstacles-including his own sister-who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably. 
Kid Lobotomy is co-created/written by Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man, Brittania, Hellblazer) and illustrated by Tess Fowler (Rat Queens) with "A" covers by Fowler, a "B" cover by Frank Quitely, and a retailer incentive cover by comics superstar Frank Quitely (Jupiter's Legacy, We3) 
Bullet points: 
•  Grab your cockroach! Black Crown debuts here!
•  Special 23 pages of story in the first issue!
•  Letter columns, creator interviews, process pages & more!
•  Previews for upcoming Black Crown series!
  

TORCHWOOD THE CULLING #1 (OF 4)
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TITAN COMICS
(W) Carol Barrowman, John Barrowman
(A) Neil Edwards
(CA) Claudia Caranfa
WRITTEN BY CAPTAIN JACK HIMSELF - JOHN BARROWMAN - AND CAROLE BARROWMAN, WITH ART BY NEIL EDWARDS (DOCTOR WHO, JUSTICE LEAGUE)!
DOCTOR WHO SPIN-OFF TORCHWOOD IS BACK! THE OFFICIAL CONTINUATION OF THE SAGA! When we last saw Captain Jack, Gwen, and the rest of the new Torchwood team, they had just defeated an alien invasion in the Arctic... but missed a mysterious pod, buried under the ice, that held a seemingly familiar face. Now Captain Jack must battle his worst nightmare... or greatest daydream!

 

ART OF COSPLAY HC
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ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Joe Brusha
(A) Various
(CA) Jamie Tyndall
96 illustrations by the best artists in the business depicting Zenescope's heroes and villians cosplaying various pop culture icons.

Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf
Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf
Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny, and follows in his father's footsteps, joining the Chicago Police Force. Officer Malcolm Dragon's first adventures as he faces off against a host of new foes: Wrath! Rag Doll! Fountainhead! Devil Ray! Tantrum! And the birth of the next generation of Savage Dragon offspring! Collects SAVAGE DRAGON #206-211 - See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/savage-dragon-legacy-tp#sthash.9W4GYun0.dpuf

All of these comics are available at your local comic shop! To find a comic shop near you, visit  Comicshoplocator.com!

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