All-Comic’s You Should Be Reading is the weekly list of comics we can’t wait to get our hands on. Each of our writers picks their most-anticipated comic for the upcoming week and sums up why it needs to be on your radar. Get your comic shop on the phone – here’s what you should be reading on October 30, 2019. This week, we’re looking at Red Goblin Red Death #1, Runaways #26 and The Last God #1.
Red Goblin Red Death #1 by Patrick Gleason, Rob Fee, Sean Ryan, Pete Woods, Ray Anthony-Height, Marc Deering, Dono Sánchez-Almara, ProtoBunker, Joe Sabino
Jeremy: Few characters in the marvel universe are as diabolical as Norman Osborne. Now imagine Osborne getting a murderous symbiote and becoming an even bigger menace. This is what we get with Red Goblin Red Death #1. The character was only introduced a couple of years ago, but has been a hit and adds a new layer of crazy to Norman Osborne. With his first series focusing solely on him, Red Goblin Red Death #1 should be a must read for anyone who is a fan of the character.
Runaways #26 by Rainbow Rowell, Andrés Genolet, Dee Cuniffe, Joe Caramagna
Luke: After last month’s issue where the team/family was forced to flee their hideout, the Runaways are homeless and looking to start heroing as a serious profession for the first time in years. Rainbow Rowell has taken this title to heights that haven’t been reached since Brian K Vaughn created the series and every month just keeps projecting her higher. The art team also has defined this series with their character design, especially Molly’s fashion sense, and use of color.
This book is always a hit, and the have 26 issues with no low point is nothing to dismiss.
The Last God #1 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Ricardo Federici, Sunny Gho, Dean White
Josh: This is one of the first series to come out of DC’s Black Label that’s completely and utterly outside of the company’s canon. It’s a fantasy series intertwined with a generation-spanning mystery from Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Marvel Zombies, Aquaman) and Ricardo Federici, whose gothic, spooky pencils are extremely enticing for this dark swords and sorcery tale. Of course, colors from the Sunny Gho are always welcome, too. Zooming out though, if you’re interested in seeing whether or not DC is really planning on expanding its Black Label line to pick up where Vertigo left off – The Last God #1 is likely the nexus of it all.