Hello, comic fans! If it only takes two instances to make a trend, then there’s a new trend in comic publishing. Scout has been doing these “Binge!” titles, where they publish the first issue of a mini-series…then they release next the whole series as a trade paperback with no further individual issues. A World Blue Wave now has a similar publishing concept where they publish the first issue of a mini in print, then release the subsequent chapters digitally only before they publish the trade paperback. They’re calling this the Premiere #1 Program. We’ll see if this trend lasts. Otherwise, I’m super excited for new Star Wars comics, as the long-running ongoing flagship series has ended, and something will assuredly be following on soon. Meantime, there’s some pretty cool offerings this month, including a Kylo Ren mini. As always, let us know if we can search our stacks for something…we try to cater to regular, normal newbies…crazy, intense collectors…and everyone in between (except for Artie Banks…what a slimeball PI). –Glenn
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GET STARTED IN COMIC BOOKS
Focus This Month:
Get Started In… Star Wars
There’s some really cool Star Wars stuff offered this month ahead of what I assume will be a relaunch of the main flagship title soon. Check out our guide to Getting Started In Star Wars comic books!
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The following tags were added to Spiral Comics’ database since last month. They can represent existing pop culture tags that hadn’t been created in our database yet, as well as brand new tags from the latest Previews catalog. Click on the links to see a short description and any items that can be pre-ordered this month…
A WAVE BLUE WORLD (AWBW) PREMIERE NO. 1 PROGRAM
DARK PHOENIX SAGA 
DC ACTION FIGURE REPRINTS
DC BLACK LABEL PRESTIGE FORMAT GRAPHIC NOVEL MINI-SERIES
DYNAMITE DOLLAR EDITIONS
ERB NOVEL UNIVERSE 
FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S
JACK KIRBY (W/A)
JUDAS CONTRACT, THE 
LOVE AND CAPES
MARVEL HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVERS 
MARVEL IRON MAN 2020 VARIANT COVERS 
NAMOR, THE SUB-MARINER
PHOENIX SAGA 
SPIDER-MAN CLASSICS ACTION FIGURE REPRINTS [2000-2001]
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The 2099 Universe is making a small comeback with a relaunch storyline. There were some interesting takes on familiar characters last time around. I’m sure there’ll be one or two standout characters this time as well. It’s worth a look to see if anything grabs your attention.
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS FOR OCTOBER 2019
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN  #1
Tons of Star Wars stuff this month, but this one looks exceedingly cool.
“WITH BEN SOLO’S FALL… COMES KYLO REN’S RISE. Young Ben Solo is legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker’s most promising pupil. As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, as well as Luke’s own nephew, Ben has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the dark side run deep, and Darth Vader’s blood runs in Ben’s veins. Voices call from both his past and his future, telling him who he must be. He will shatter, he will be reforged, his destiny will be revealed. Snoke awaits. The Knights of Ren await. Ben Solo’s path to his true self begins here. ”
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: ALIEN REALITY  #1
More tales of Spider-Man from his black costume days!
“Peter Parker find himself entrenched in a battle with Hobgoblin. Where did HOBGOBLIN get these new powers? The original creative team from Symbiote Spider-Man return for the next installment of classic tales from the Alien Costume Saga.”
ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: THICKER THAN BLOOD  #1
Mostly formulaic, but these AvP series are always entertaining.
“Predators board a luxury charter spaceship, unleashing a path of terror and bloodshed. An adolescent girl and her younger ‘brother’ are the last to survive, and begin a cat-and-mouse chase with the attackers. They hope for an escape, but they haven’t counted on the alien . . .”
NEWLY ADDED AND IN-STOCK
Once And Future #1 6th Print Var
Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker–Allegiance #1