New Comics for 10/29/08 have no costume ideas

Get to pulling this Wednesday’s books, and then let us know what you’re looking forward to most, what you’re dropping, what others should be buying and anything you’re thinking. Be heard, because we need you, iFanbase!

What are the iFanboys buying? Check it out here – Conor, Ron, Josh, and Gordon the Intern. And what about the rest of the staff? What are they buying? Dave, Jim, Paul, Mike and Sonia.

Lots of extra books coming out this week… lots.

The most exciting one, though? No, it’s not Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1, it’s Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch — the first Hellboy comic with interior art by Mike Mignola in years! I’m excited.

This week I have the Pick of the Week!

Bonus Question: What should each of the iFanboys dress up for Halloween as? What are you going as?



  1. I am going as Rorschach this year. I’m super excited. Even though only about 3 people will actually recognise it. HUZZAYS.

  2. Big week, wide range of interesting stuff…as I try one more time to see if I can get into Hellboy…there’s no reason I shouldn’t love it, but sometimes I just don’t get myself even.

    BQ: It’s my son’s first yr trick-or-treating, so haven’t even thought of my own costume – he’s going as Spider-man.  I think iFanboy should go as The Brothers Three from Thor. And stay in voice character all night.

  3. Correction – that should have read The Warriors Three

  4. Small week beside two trades. I am so exicited for Hellboy and Joker.

    BQ: I am going as Daniel Plainview. 

  5. Excited for the Hellboy one shot, FC: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Ultimate Captain America and Spider-Man annual, Superman #681, Proof, Nova, Marvel 1985, and Spider-Man.

    BQ: Conor – A DC Character, Josh – Nova, Ron – An X-Man Character. I personally am going as Captain America 

  6. Oh gosh, I’m excited for every book I’m gettin’ this week: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Hellboy, Wolverine: First Class and Superman.

    Bonus: I suggest Disney’s the Three Caballeros (Josh as Jose the Parrot, Connor as Panchito the orange bird, and Ron as Donald Duck). Me? I’m going as a guy from Top Gun (mostly as an excuse to wear my flight suit my friend just sent me, but also I kinda forgot halloween was coming up…)

  7. Zooooommmmmbbiiieeee…

  8. Where’s Guerillas #2?

  9. Rage of the Red Lanterns!  Geoff Johns month!  Weeeeeeeee!!!!

    I’m also getting Azzarello’s Joker OGN (or is it ORGN?), Superman, and the Knaufs’ Cap thing… maybe.

    BQ: Conor should be Darkseid. Ron should be Jack Knight.  Josh should be Jim Starlin.

  10. If I go as anything, I’m going as Jack Bauer just so it’s socially acceptable to wave a gun in people’s faces and yell "TELL ME WHO YOU’RE WORKING FOR!!!!" for at least a night.

  11. Conor you totally need to be Hitman, get a nice suit and fake guns. Josh could go as Constantine if he shaves the beard and Ron can always be the grey gargoyle

  12. Since I have to work on Halloween I already did my Halloween thing.  I went to one of those crazy showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  I dressed up as Brad.  Its pretty easy glasses and a light blue robe.

  13. Bonus first: Dress as each other. One shaves his head, annother grows sideburns, and the third wears glasses and grows a beard or goatee or something. 

    Most anticipated this week is the most anticipated book of the quarter for me: Empowered. I think Adam Warren is one of the most underrated/overlooked talents in comics and this is his opus. Getting past the fetish subculture origins of this book may be hard for some but hang in there because it’s worth it. Dynamic art and great writing combine to make a truly enjoyable book. I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: Go Buy This Book.  

  14. @RobAbsten — I just read your first sentence as "Dress each other" — which really brought it to a whole new level.

  15. I totally agree about Empowered. This was supposed to come out in September… I’m very excited about that it’s finally here! Character developments and reveals abound in each volume, it’s totally worth your $14 (or $7.47 if you got it from DCBS).

  16. Pretty good week for me.  Rage of the Red Lanterns has had me salivating for weeks!  Also glad to finally get an issue of Iron Fist, still contemplating dropping it since the new story hasn’t really done enough to sink its teeth into me.  The fact that it is so late isn’t helping either.

    BQ: Connor=Bullseye, Josh=Hawkeye and Ron=Cyclops.  Not sure why, those are just the ones that popped into my head.  I’m still debating what to be.  I might just get some of those nasty tight pants, short sleeve shirt and a tie, put on eyeliner, bunch of wrist bands, strape on my guitar hero guitar and go as a poser pop rock guy.  I might insult some people at the party though, so still thinking about it

  17. Heh.  I can imagine Ron going for Halloween as "Batroc the Lee-PAIR!"

  18. Rufio Rufio Ru Fi O


  19. Rage of the Red Lanterns, Superman, and the Hellboy one-shot top my list this week.  I’m also looking forward to the Joker HC and LoEG: Black Dossier TPB when I can afford them.

    BQ:  No costume for me this year (I am, what you call, a party pooper…).  As for the iFanboys, well, Conor could go as middle managment Red Skull, Josh could go as fighter pilot Hal Jordan (and be mistaken for Tom Cruise in Top Gun all night), and Ron could go as a demented Morrissey. 

  20. I am really looking forward to Rage of the Red Lanterns, Superman, and the Amazing Spider-Man Annual. The identity of Jackpot really has me intrigued.


  21. Ummmm…. Conor, you do realize that A GARTH ENNIS WAR BOOK IS COMING OUT THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     Everyone better buy Garth Ennis’ Night Witches! Because I want him to get to keep writing war books!

  22. I do realize, yes, but a Mignola drawn HELLBOY is more exciting.

  23. Um, I’ll be getting Amazing Spider-Man, the two Spidey annuals, the two Thors, Supes, Teen Titans, Wolverine, X-Force (hey, don’t get all judgy!) and the X-Men First Class special. Oh, and Rage of the Red Lanterns of course, can’t wait!

    BQ: Josh to dye his hair blond again and dress up as Green Arrow, Conor as crazy technicolour RIP Batman and Ron drag up as Spider-Girl ;o) 

  24. lantern4life: where are they still showing Rocky Horror in town?

    I used to work at the theater that showed it every Saturday night back in the early nineties, and I always have a wave of nostalgia for drunk men in teddies around this time of year.

    Have I said too much?

  25. Top 3

     Final crisis Rage of the red lanterns

    Amazing spidy

    Ultimate spidy

     Conor  as Batman Ron as some x person Josh as GL i am thinking Guy (not for any reason thats just what comes to mind) and Gordon as Zorro i am won’t be anything for Halloween because i’ll be home because i have no life.



  26. The books I’m most excited about this week are: Hellboy One-Shot, Rage of the Red Lanterns, Superman, Astounding Wolf-Man, ASM, ASM Annual, Immortal Iron Fist, Ultimate Captain America Annual, Ultimate Spider-Man Annual, X-Men First Class Giant-Size Special, and Project Superpowers.

    I think the iFanboys should dress as The Three Stooges – Conor as Curly, Josh as Moe, and Ron as Curly.

    I no longer dress up for Halloween. 🙁

  27. So, I didn’t pick up my comics last week (work and etc.) and now I’ll have a stack that’s over 20 books, including a GN and a trade or two AND .. EVERYTHING JUST WENT UP BY 20% because Bay Street Comp. Index took a dive and pulled the Loonie down with it.  Goddamn it.  I usually flirt with the $100 mark most months.. sometimes over, sometimes under.  Adding an extra $20 is not cool.  Not cool at all. 

    BQ – My little guy’s first Halloween.  He’s going as a Sock Monkey during the day with mom and the Flash at night with me.  Maybe I should go as Flash and he could be Kid Flash from back before they had seperate costumes?  (yes, that’s right, because the people we go to visit will care about something like that)   


  28. Small week, just FC Red Lanterns, Spike #4, Checkmate #31 and the Screamland TP. Easily most excited for Lanterns.

    BQ: The iFanboys should dress as each other; Ron be Conor, Conor as Josh etc. I’m going as Gary Oldman Dracula (the top hat and glasses version, not the 90 year old bumpy-headed croney)

  29. BQ: Why not just wear the costumes from your college days?
    (See article:

    I am sure they still fit.  Right Conor?

  30. My Batman t-shirt still does.

  31. Rage of the Reds and Ultimate Spidey


    Spary some white streaks in my hair and wear my Fantastic Four t-shirt, its uncanny how much I look like Reed Richards

  32. @conor – Sport that Batman shirt on the next Video Podcast and I will buy a trade through your online store.  Guaranteed.  (How much would you net on that?  $1?)

  33. I try not to wear overtly comic book t-shirts on the comic book show.  It’s a bit on the nose.

  34. But I did wear it on this one.

  35. Wear a nice button down dress shirt a la Clark Kent and then rip that bitch open at the end of the show a la Superman.  (Has Bruce Wayne/Batman ever pulled that move?)

  36. Just watched the clip.  It still fits nicely.  I wonder if Ron can still wear that Flash shirt as comfortably as you wear yours?

    I still think you should wear it for Halloween this year.  It would work as a nice counter balance for all the guys who over do it with the store bought "The Dark Knight" Batman costumes with the ultra padded muscles.

    And if you do what I suggested above I will buy two books at your store.  If you can get Ron to wear his Flash shirt and Josh to pull on that Green Lantern shirt I will make it three.

  37. Does this work?  Can iFanboy episodes be guest-directed for TPB sales? 

    I can see it now.   Crippler will be directing tonight’s episode in the style of Rashomon…

  38. Rage of the Red Lanterns, The Boys, Wolfman (really give this one a try, people), Ultimate annuals, Hellboy, new Ennis war comic, PROOF!!!! – a lot of great stuff this week. Also going to add the Joker GN to my list, but I’ll have to do some extra chores around the house in order to squeeze the blood from the stone to get it.

    Also, if you’ve never read it, I highly recommend Kill Your Boyfriend – one of Grant Morrison’s unsung works.

    BQ: You should dress as Chris, Tom and Sal from Around Comics.

  39. I just had this weird meta-mashup in my head, trying to combine this week’s comics and Halloween. I had a vision of John Belushi playing Bluto from Animal House chanting "No-va! No-va! No-va!" as though he were trying to inspire a Nova rather than a toga party.


    I feel wacked out. Still – Animal house costumes might be great. Conor could play Niedermayer (requires a riding crop and miltary uniform), Josh would make a cool Hooper (just get an early ’60’s plaid sportjacket and skinny tie), and Ron would be a great Bluto (with a fat suit and a "College" sweatshirt).

  40. Superman, Secret Invasion Thor, Iron Fist, and both First Class book. I’m happy about all of these.

    BQ: I have no thoughts for Conor or Ron, sorry, but Josh should dress up as Hawkeye.  Or Green Arrow if he can grow the beard back in time.

  41. Big week on All’s Hallow Eve….or Halloween for the purists….

    Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch (confusing name for a one-shot but Mignola on art? Hells yes! Please let me LCS have this!)

    Incredible Herc #122 (Last issue was my POTW, wonder how many more will still ignore this series?)

    Joker HC (I have it on my pull list but honestly…I dont have the money for this. Damn economy!!)

    Nova #18 (Still one of the best Marvel titles out there, better then Daredevil and Uncanny X-Men combined)

    Superman #681 (Part 2 of ‘New Krypton’ and even if it is Robinson issue…who I dont see why he’s such a special writer…My gut still tells me this is going to be a great storyline.)

    USM Annual #3 (USM has been very boring, but this is an annual! and it’s about sex! Win Win!)

    BQ: Dressing up as Hulk for Halloween….yes I still have work, what about it?

  42. Wow. There are a lot of annuals and specials out this week!!! My poor pocketbook!


    BQ: Conor, Josh, and Ron should go as Sam, Twitch, and Spahwn.  I’m going as a boring old dad this year. I wonder whatever happened to my Iron Fist costume?

  43. I’m very excited for the new Hammerhead arc on Amazing Spider-Man and for this Jackpot stuff to hopefully finally pay off in the Annual.  I’m also excited for the second issue of Kick Drum Comix.

    But most of all, I am excited for… Spawn.  I haven’t bought it in right around 100 issues,  but I can’t wait for McFarlane’s return and Portacio’s art looks great in the previews.  

     Plus Thor is coming out, good stuff all around.  

  44. Thor, Nova, USM Annual, Red Lanterns, ASM Annual… I’ve decided to go hardcovers for regular issue ASM.

    BQ: Boots the Monkey to my daugheter’s Dora the Explorer. 

  45. @MeanOldPig: thats a great costume idea. you should walk around with a bowling pin and a very long straw for milkshake drinking 🙂

  46. I’m most looking forward to reading Superman(new krypton pt2 yay!), wolf-man, FC: rage of the red lanterns, superman/batman and the joker HC(if i can afford it)

    Bonus Question: I’m working but they say i can dress up. so, I’m thinking either an extremely cheap looking homemade Robin costume or just wearing some David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust Aladdin Sane lighting bolt make-up.    

  47. Superman #681, Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns are what I’m most excited.  (I just had to pinch myslef to make sure I was’nt dreaming, I just said I’m excited for Superman)

    Jumping onto a bunch of titles this week, Savage Dragon #139, Proof #13, and Spawn #185 because I can’t resist reading Spawn written by McFarlane.  And Astounding Wolf-Man #9 because I dig Kirkman’s work.

    I’m going to start reading Northlanders in issues starting with #11.  If I don’t like it in that format, I will go back to trades.

    And Hellboy drawn by Mignola is something I can’t pass up.

    BQ: I would’nt know what to recommend, I don’t even have an idea for myself.  I may do what I did a few years ago and wear a schoolboy outfit and go as Angus Young from AC/DC. 

  48. Shaun from Shaun Of The Dead. I’m getting a cricket bat today!

  49. I’m only on TPB #3 of Hellboy, but I can’t pass up this one shot.  Otherwise, nothing looks that mouth-wattering to me.

    Haven’t done halloween in years… went as Capt. Lou Albano last time. 

  50. Most looking forward to the ASM Annual.

    BQ: I’m going as an injured guy cause my beautiful girlfriend is going in a  skimpy nurse outfit. I’m not usually into couple’s costumes but it really wasn’t that hard to talk me into this one.

  51. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Very excited for Hellboy, Solomon Kane, and USM.  Also checking out Token, which I believe is the last or one of the last Minx books.  I liked the preview in the back of Janes in Love.  

  52. No singles for me this week unless I decide to get Hellboy. I’m getting:

    Joker HC
    Doktor Sleepless HC

  53. going as Clark Kent (suit w/superman tshirt under it) and the lady is going as Lois.  My friend and his gf are doing joker/harley, and two of our other friends are riddler/penguin

     should be fun at the bars

  54. BQ: Go as a piece of kryptonite, the joker, and magneto.

  55. Mignola on Hellboy does make for an exciting, impending apocalypse.  I’m also optimistic about the Astonishing mini, if only to see Ellis’s story with art that doesn’t make me want to shake a baby  (on that front, what the hell is happening to the art in X-Factor?).

     BQ: Conor as mulleted Longshot, Josh as Skrullectra, and Ron as Invincible.


  56. Go as The Warriors Three like PV said! That’s a GREAT idea!

  57. The Warriors Three IS awesome.

  58. Hmm, light week for me. I’m most excited for No Hero #2 I think, and hoping for a better Trinity, disapointed with last weeks.

    BQ: Go as BSG characters!  Conor as Colonel Tighe, Ron as Admiral Adama and Josh as…uhhh…Balthar?

  59. League of ExtraOrdinary Gentlemen  characters.

    One without an ear, one with a white face and one with a dress or a turban or a gun.

    One sickly looking, one thin and bearded, and if you want more diversity maybe the woman from that school but you’ll need huge fake breasts and backside.

    Or jack the ripper, the invisible man (that would probably be weirder than Vendetta masks if you don’t talk and everything else is covered but the face which is ghostly white), and someone naked (300) or as Alan Moore: 



    Astonishing X-Men Ghost Boxes #1 (of 2) 

    Astounding Wolf-Man #9

    Avengers Initiative #18

    Final Crisis Rage of The Red Lanterns #1 

    Secret Invasion X-Men #3(of4) 

    Wolverine Origins #29

    X-Force #8

    My first DC book in months!

    BQ: The iFanboys should go as the guys from Trainspotting! Ron and Renton, Conor as Spud, and Josh as Sickboy. 🙂 I’m not going as anything, though; I gotta work and I’m not really prepared for Halloween.

  61. Azzarello’s JOKER!  Looks like Luthor, man of steel;  the art gives a realistic feel to the costumes and realizes the villains in the real world.  I also heard that the design of the Joker (oral scars) preceeded the design of the joker in the dark knight.

    Agree with the other hi pulls, but this I have been waiting for a long time.  Story and the art.  Azzarello usually does supes and bats well (the books centering on the villains, NOT FOR TOMORROW.)

  62. Most excited to get my hands on Proof#13,  Rage of the Red Lanterns#1, Nova#18, and Avengers Initiative#18.  Unfortunately this may be the week that Teen Titans and JLA go into the drop book bin unless this weeks issues can make my black heart care again

    BQ: CYCLOPS!               Couple of years ago my wife got me a lazer level, which came with red goggle that can be used to see the beam mor clearly.  Immediately I knew one day it would be the basis of a Cyclops costume.     Unfortunately I don’t know how many people outside of comics will recognize the outfit.  That and my wife just laughed when I tried on the costume for her.  I can’t understand why she doesn’t find Scott Summers sexy.

  63. Most excited – the New Warriors run by Dan Slott that has been anounced, and Comic Book Comics #3 whenever that gets published (I’ll buy #2 in the next few days…)

  64. PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:

    As respectfully as I can, I will suggest Conor dresses up as The Watcher. With his knowledge of the Marvel Universe, he can tell people where a story might be headed and what possible fates should be avoided. Think how much better the film Rise of the Silver Surfer would have been with Conor-Watcher in it!

    No idea for Josh’s costume, but Ron should definitely be the Hulk, and then he can punch Conor-Watcher if the God needs to be taken down.


    I guess Josh can be Yorick Brown. They’re both awful witty.