The TOP 15 New Marvel and DC Comics To Read and Order in November
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This is a list of currently pre-orderable titles you can find in Previews either online or from their monthly catalog. Ask a person at your local comics shop if you're interested in reserving titles in the future.
If you want to order any of these titles, you can use the link in each entry for that issue and its previous issues and volumes. You can also find most, if not all, of these titles for sale online or digitally, but ask your local comics shop if you're looking for any previous hardcopies.
The "New Readers" descriptions were taken directly from their first issue or trade paperback, so there are no story spoilers. The "Returning Readers" descriptions were taken from the current issue for people who have already read up to the current issues and want to stay up-to-date.
Full Disclosure: Each entry on the list was decided by my own personal tastes.
If you find this list in the far future, don’t despair! You can still most likely find all of these titles in trade paperbacks or digitally. And they won’t stop being great reads – that’s for sure.
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1. THE ORACLE CODE GN
(W) Marieke Nijkamp (A/CA) Manuel Preitano
Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV190499 For New Readers (No Spoilers): The #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp and artist Manuel Preitano unveil a graphic novel that explores the dark corridors of Barbara Gordon's first mystery: herself.
After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed below the waist, Barbara Gordon must undergo physical and mental rehabilitation at Arkham Center for Independence. She must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously amiss. Strange sounds escape at night while patients start to go missing.
Is this suspicion simply a result of her trauma? Or does Barbara actually hear voices coming from the center's labyrinthine hallways? It's up to Barbara to put the pieces together to solve the mysteries behind the walls.
In The Oracle Code, universal truths cannot be escaped, and Barbara Gordon must battle the phantoms of her past before they consume her future.
2. FAR SECTOR #3
(W) N.K. Jemisin (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=far%20sector For New Readers (No Spoilers): N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.
But that's all about to change in this new maxiseries that gives a DC Young Animal spin to the legacy of the Green Lanterns! For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): Protecting the City Enduring's population of 20 billion aliens gets even harder when rookie Green Lantern Jo Mulein is thrust into the middle of a massive protest that's about to get out of hand. What do the protesters want? The right to feel.
3. DAPHNE BYRNE #1
(W) Laura Marks (A) Kelley Jones (CA) Yasmin Putri Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue: https://previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=daphne%20byrne For New Readers (No Spoilers): In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body...an entity with unspeakable appetites. What does "Brother" want? And could she even stop him if she tried?
Writer Laura Marks (TV's Ray Donovan, The Expanse, and The Good Fight) and horror-art legend Kelley Jones (The Sandman, Batman: Red Rain) join forces to unleash spirits from beyond into the Hill House Comics line!
4. LAST GOD #4
(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson (A) Ricardo Federici (CA) Kai Carpenter Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/Series/142668-LAST-GOD For New Readers (No Spoilers): THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it.
Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. But it did not last.
Now the foul legions of the Last God march once more, laying waste to all of Cain Anuun and revealing that the aging fellowship may not be the great heroes they claim to be. With the world burning down around them, a new group of unlikely champions must band together and accomplish what no other has done: kill the Last God, once and for all. For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): Beyond the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amidst the void, he waits. Mol Uhltep, the Last God. This is the tale of those who claimed to slay him, and the world they doomed with their lies.
With the wraith of King Tyr and Mol Uhltep hot on her trail, and the Last God's foul curse worsening, Queen Cyanthe must rally her surviving allies within the walls of the Guild Eldritch's newly restored stronghold, the Pinnacle, and convince them to join her on her quest to travel past the edge of creation once more and do what she could not 30 years ago: kill the Last God, Mol Uhltep, once and for all.
In the past we watch as young Tyr and the first fellowship delve into the depths of the very same fortress 30 years earlier, where they uncover a terrible secret guarded by the dead. It will change the course of their lives forever...assuming they can survive.
5. EXCALIBUR #5 & #6
(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=excalibur&CreatorName1=tini%20howard
For New Readers (No Spoilers): A NEW DAWN IS FORGED!
The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side - Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee...and Apocalypse. For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): The Secret of Rogue's Coffin!
Locked in her mysterious coffin, Rogue dreams. Meanwhile, Apocalypse performs a ritual, and the throne of power changes hands. The reign of mutantkind reaches the Otherworld at last. Rated T+
6. THOR #1
(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue: https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG199016 For New Readers (No Spoilers): A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.
7. LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #3
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Travis Moore (A/CA) Ryan Sook
Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/SEP190461 For New Readers (No Spoilers): Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories! For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): You knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!) Also, meet the new Legionnaires as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across the DC Universe for months to come! All this, and Monster Boy is on the loose!
8. QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #2
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://www.previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=THE%20QUESTION&CreatorName1=Jeff%20Lemire For New Readers (No Spoilers): For years, Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. He knows right from wrong. He knows black from white. But what happens when he is drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the heights of Hub City power to the depths of its underground tunnels? What happens when things stop being black-and-white and start getting a little gray? And what happens when, in a secret chamber deep beneath the city, Vic Sage meets his own end...and his new beginning? Eisner-winning writer Jeff Lemire joins forces with the legendary art team of Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz to resurrect Vic Sage, only to destroy him all over again...and again... For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): In modern-day Hub City, Vic Sage died. And then he woke up. In Hub City...in the 1800s! The legend of the Man with No Face rides across the Old West, discovering a shocking connection running through history all the way to the day he died...and pointing to more carnage yet to come!
9. DEADPOOL #3
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Chris Bachalo Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://www.previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=deadpool&CreatorName1=kelly%20thompson For New Readers (No Spoilers): Deadpool's newest mercenary job has him going after the King of Monsters, who has claimed a new kingdom for his monstrous subjects...on Staten Island! But you know what they say, when you come at the king, you better not miss! The Merc with a Mouth finds himself neck deep in political intrigue, monster law, and a monster hunter out for blood! It's like The Crown but with even more swords and monsters! Can Deadpool's smooth charisma and deft diplomacy allow him to keep his head, or will he be royally screwed? Parental Advisory For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): KRAVEN COMES FOR THE KING, AND HE NEVER MISSES!
After hunting the monsters of Staten Island, Kraven realizes the most dangerous game is Deadpool! With a target on his back and his subjects dropping like flies, what's a king to do? They say it's good to be the king, but it looks like Deadpool may be ROYALLY hosed. Parental Advisory
10. TAROT #2
(W) Alan Davis (A/CA) Paul Renaud Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://www.previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=tarot&CreatorName1=alan%20davis For New Readers (No Spoilers): An all-new epic adventure teaming the classic Earth's Mightiest Heroes with Marvel's premiere Non-Team by Alan Davis and Paul Renaud!
A strange and impossible lost memory from his days in World War II draws Namor the Sub-Mariner to his one-time compatriot Captain America-but the two heroes and their respective allies find themselves pulled into a labyrinth of pain, destruction and madness courtesy of the Infernal Ichor of Ish'lzog! For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): Avenger vs Defender as the alchemist Diablo casts another card from the deck of fate, pitting hero against hero for his own nefarious purposes! Rated T+
11. DR STRANGE #2
(W) Mark Waid (A) Kev Walker (CA) Phil Noto / (CA) Max Fiumara Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://www.previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=dr%20strange&CreatorName1=kev%20walker For New Readers (No Spoilers): The impossible has happened! Doctor Strange's hands have been healed, restoring his surgical skills - but now he's being torn between his obligations as the Sorcerer Supreme and as a neurosurgeon. And when he's forced to choose which vows to uphold, who suffers most for it? After all, magic always has a cost...Be here for a brand new era of magic...and horror from Mark Waid (HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) and Kev Walker (BLACK PANTHER)! Rated T+ For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): Enter: The Wrecker...of reality! After being beaten, broken and at the end of his rope, how will Strange keep the Wrecker from tearing apart reality? Plus, a familiar face from Strange's past makes a surprise return! Rated T+
12. X-MEN #5 and #6
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Leinil Francis Yu Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://www.previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=xmen&CreatorName1=Jonathan%20Hickman For New Readers (No Spoilers): DAWN OF X!
The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses! For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): #5: The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis' surprising return...
#6: Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants...
13. JESSICA JONES BLIND SPOT #2
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Valerio Giangiordano / (CA) Martin Simmonds Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://www.previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=jessica%20jones&CreatorName1=Kelly%20Thompson For New Readers (No Spoilers): The critically acclaimed Marvel Digital Original series by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis, released for the first time as a print miniseries!
Jessica Jones was once the costumed superhero known as Jewel. She sucked at it. Now she's a private investigator at her own firm, Alias Investigations. She sucks less at that. With the Purple Man gone, her relationship with her husband, Luke Cage, and their daughter, Danielle, is better than ever. But her past always comes knocking, and when a woman whose case she fumbled winds up dead on her office floor, Jessica goes from private investigator to prime suspect. Can she find the real killer and clear her name? RATED T+ For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): After being brutally attacked in her office, Jessica turns to Doctor Strange to help her find the target. But he may discover more than Jessica bargained for...
14. MARAUDERS #5 & #6
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Russell Dauterman Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue and previous issues: https://www.previewsworld.com/Search?mode=A&q=marauders&CreatorName1=gerry%20duggan For New Readers (No Spoilers): THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!
For Returning Readers (Possible Spoilers): The Marauders are caught between the forces of Madripoor and the Black King's machinations! Thankfully, they have TWO Omega Level mutants onboard...
15. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Juan Cabal Get the Diamond Order Code for this issue: https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV190742 For New Readers (No Spoilers): Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!
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