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Autumn is here, dear reader. Leaves are falling, pumpkin spice is pumping, and new comics are dropping! Here you’ll find eight spectacular new titles you can bring into your life throughout October 2022. They’re just the thing to read when you’re snuggling up in a blanket, munching on candy that should have been for Halloween, and ignoring all those leaves you were supposed to rake but didn’t.
Although Halloween is this month’s main event, very few of these comics involve ghosts, curses, or other spooky things (unless you consider scary Greek gods, which is fair). . So if you’ve had enough of ghouls and ghosts already, there are still plenty of new titles to dive into this month.
While a few of these comics may stand on their own, many of them are continuations of long-running sagas or franchises. Guess it makes sense to spotlight so many of these comics in the last quarter of the year when many of us start looking back at everything that happened in the past as we anticipate the holidays, the new year and the many new adventures to come. Read these comics in good health and in a good mood!
My Hero Academia Vol. 32 by Kohei Horikoshi (October 4)
The English translation of this popular series continues this month with Midoriya leaving Hero Academy, believing he can do more good by putting his powers to good use in the real world rather than being stuck in school. His attempts to ensnare his nemesis, All For One, work a little too well, and Midoriya finds himself the target of a series of super-powered assassins – including one he’s more than a little familiar with…
Are you home by Catana Chetwynd (October 4)
Chetwynd has a perfect and poignant way of capturing the little moments that make up a life. This latest collection shows how relationships change, for better and for worse, once a couple moves in together. From everyday tasks (like trying to remember to buy toilet paper) to bigger events (like committing to another person), this sweet book will have you laughing and wiping away a tear or two. And there are stickers!
Hollow by Shannon Watters, Branden Boyer-White and Berenice Nelle (October 6)
Sleepy Hollow has been the subject of myths, rumors and legends for centuries, but newcomer Izzy Crane doesn’t believe a word of it. She has more than enough on her plate with a new school and the beautiful Vicky van Tassel, descendant of the girl who captured that other Crane’s heart so long ago. When Vicky learns of a family curse, will Izzy be forced to accept that ghosts exist after all? And can she save her crush from the supernatural forces that haunt her?
Lore Olympus Vol. 3 by Rachel Smythe (October 11)
The story of Hades and Persephone continues! Despite their mutual attraction, each feels they have too much baggage to have a happy relationship. But the more they tell themselves that they are better off alone and that the expectations of others are too heavy to bear, the more they find themselves drawn into each other’s arms…
Mission: Yozakura Family Vol. 1 by Hitsuji Gondaira (October 18)
Meet Taiyo Asano. An orphan and socially anxious, he only made one friend at school: Mutsumi Yozakura, who is always ready to support and take care of him. So what is the problem? The Yozakura family are all spies. In particular, Mutsumi’s brother is determined to protect her at all costs – and that means he now has his sights set on the unsuspecting Taiyo!
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra (October 18)
As someone with curly hair, this one speaks to me personally. Marlene loves her curls, but it seems like she’s the only one. Her mother insists that straightening her hair is an essential part of growing up. With the help of her best friend and beloved aunt, can Marlene show her mother that curly hair is just as beautiful as straight hair?
Star Wars: The Adventures of the High Republic – The Jedi Quest by Claudia Gray (October 19)
In this gripping comic, two Jedi encounter a strange and powerful artifact: the Echo Stone. The stone could have dire consequences for the world of Angcord, and it’s up to our heroes to find out what they are and protect the planet however they can.
Tarzan of the monkeys by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos (October 25)
Still catching up on your graphic novel reading? Check out the new September releases list or our list of the best comics of all time!