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Anthony’s independent comics picks for September 2018

Updated on December 10, 2021

Here’s my look at what non-Marvel/DC comics are coming out for September 2018.

Archie

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3, on sale Sept. 26, $4
  • Cosmo (vol. 1) TPB, on sale Sept. 26, $13

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Lumberjanes #54, $4

IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Star Trek vs. Transformers #1 (of 4), $4
  • Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job #3, $4

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Star Trek vs Transformers #1
“Star Trek vs. Transformers” #1. Art by Phillip Murphy.

Archie’s collecting its short-lived “Cosmo” reboot into a trade paperback. They’re also releasing a new miniseries titled “Archie: 1941.” Set in 1941, it sees Archie, Jughead, and company deal with the US’ looming entry into World War II, and how it affects their lives. Mark Waid’s a co-writer on this series. Given the very negative reception of his “Strange Fruit” miniseries a few years ago, I hope this book does a much better job when it comes to showing a 1940s-set Chuck Clayton (if Chuck appears).

“Star Trek vs. Transformers” is a miniseries crossing over everyone’s favorite 1980s giant shape-shifting robots (sorry, Gobots) with everyone’s favorite 23rd century, post-capitalism space explorers. Specifically, it’s a crossover with the 1970s “Star Trek” animated series, thus the art style on the cover. Presumably, we’ll also get to see Animated Series-only characters like M’Ress (the cat-like Enterprise crew member) and Arex (the crew member with three arms).

IDW is also releasing a four-issue “Dick Tracy” miniseries. It’s apparently set early in Dick’s career. They’re also releasing a special starring Disney’s “Tsum Tsum” stackable plush toys; it’s written by Thom Zahler (of “Love and Capes” fame).

Boom is releasing a graphic novel adaption of the 1977 “Peanuts” movie “Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown.” That’s the film where the gang go to summer camp and have a lengthy, several-day-long river raft race against a group of bullies. (All, as usual for “Peanuts,” without any adult or teenage supervision.)

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