This is going to be one exhausting day. Not only do we have the beginning of the massive Arkham War event, but in Batman we’ll actually see the birth of The Dark Knight and possibly the Joker, Batgirl is on the run from the police, and Nightwing is teaming up with Tony Zucco to stop a terrorist loose in Chicago. It’s going to be a pretty big comic book Wednesday, folks. Buckle-up.

Here are the review comics coming out this week, October 9th, graded on a scale of my own anticipation.

Hell no!  –   I’d rather not   –   Ambivalent  –  Interested  –  TAKE MY MONEY

Scroll to the bottom of the page and post in the comments section what books you’re most looking forward to this week!

Upcoming Comics: October 9th

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BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #7

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Anticipation Level:   Interested

Aquaman calls upon Batman’s help during the Japanese “Month of Waters” and in the issue’s 2nd holiday-themed episode we have Uncle Sam in a 4th of July celebration. This is a pretty reliable book for a few laughs and some beautiful water colors. Plus it’s always nice to see wheelchair Barbara and a living Damian again.

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FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #1

Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by JASON FABOK
1:25 B&W Variant cover JASON FABOK
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   TAKE MY MONEY

Arkham War– or as I call it, “No Batman’s Land”— finally begins. All those Villains month books finally pay off as we see the loonies of Arkham Asylum and the crooks of Blackgate Prison fight for territory in a post-Forever Evil Gotham City.

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BATMAN #24

Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 64 pg, FC, $6.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $7.99 US

Anticipation Level:   TAKE MY MONEY

In this pricey, double-sized issue we finally see Bruce Wayne don the cape and cowl for the first time. It’s a big deal. Oh, and it’s probably going to show us the birth of the Joker as well so… yeah, it’s pretty much a can’t-miss issue.

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BATGIRL #24

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   Interested

Part two of Batgirl: Wanted. Now that Jim Gordon has shot and perhaps even killed his daughter’s boyfriend, will the relationship between Barbara and her father ever be the same again?

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NIGHTWING #24

Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by WILL CONRAD
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   TAKE MY MONEY

Nightwing is partnering with Tony Zucco, the man who killed his parents, and together they are going to bring down The Prankster, how has been terrorizing all of Chicago. This should be interesting.

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BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #19

Written by KAREN TRAVISS
Art by TONY SHASTEEN
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
On sale OCTOBER 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Anticipation Level:   I’d rather not

With so many other great books coming out this week this one really feels unnecessary. The whole Bookbinder arc has really gone on for much too long and with the new Arkham Origins game coming in just a few days– what’s the point of reading an Arkham City prequel anymore?

Graphic Novel Watch!

I’m not entirely sure if Batman, Vol. 3: Death of the Family is coming out this week or not. It was originally slated to, but last week DC updated their website and moved it to the 30th of October. In the meantime, the TPB of Batman, Vol. 2: The City of Owls will be available for sure this Wednesday.