Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.
Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.
To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 (or up to 3) for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!
Upon completing my research, October seems to be a drought month for book releases that interest me. And, honestly, I’m glad. There’s already too much I still need to read anyway, haha! 😀
COMIC BOOK RELEASES.
There once was a shining city on the water, a home for families, hope, and prosperity. It was Gotham and it was glorious. The story of its fall from grace, the legend that would birth the Bat, has remained untold for 80 years. That’s about to change. Superstar creators Tom King and Phil Hester team up for the first time to tell the definitive origin of Gotham City: how it became the cesspool of violence and corruption it is today, and how it harbored and then unleashed the sin that led to the rise of the Dark Knight. Two generations before Batman, private investigator Slam Bradley gets tangled in the “kidnapping of the century” as the infant Wayne heir disappears in the night…and so begins a brutal, hard-boiled, epic tale of a man living on the edge and a city about to burn.
My thoughts: I’m always down to try the limited series written by Tom King and a Year One story for Gotham City? Count me in.
Shot in 1936, Night of the Ghoul by writer/director T.F. Merritt was meant to sit beside Frankenstein and Dracula as an instant classic . . . But the legendary film never made it to the silver screen. Just before editing was finished, a mysterious studio fire destroyed the footage and killed the cast and crew celebrating at the wrap party. Forest Inman is a horror film obsessive who digitizes old films for the famed Aurora movie studio. When Forest stumbles across a seemingly forgotten canister of footage, he just might have discovered the remnants of the lost classic Night of the Ghoul. This discovery sends Forest on a dark odyssey, where he’s warned by a mysterious old man that the film’s ghoul is far more than a work of fiction: it’s a very real monster who plans to kill him.
My thoughts: It’s been a while since I haven’t read or seen writer Scott Snyder around and this sounds like a fun one to check out!
A revolutionary dark take on Spider-Man begins here! What is reality and what is dream? What is science and what is magic? At the intersection of all of this stands the Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Peter Parker goes to Los Angeles and what he finds there are definitely not angels. The demons waiting for Peter are going to test him like never before. One demon in particular, a very famous one for Marvel and X fans in particular, might just eat Spider-Man alive.
My thoughts: So, this sure does sound dark but will it be any good? I’d be down to find that out as each issue comes out!
As depicted in Matt Reeves’s hit movie The Batman, the Riddler wasn’t simply an amusing eccentric with an affinity for wordplay and baffling clues, but as terrifying a villain as any in the annals of the Dark Knight. Here you can see Edward Nashton evolve into the menace known as the Riddler. How did an unknown forensic accountant uncover the dark secrets of Gotham’s underworld and come so close to bringing down the entire city? This six-issue miniseries is an immediate prequel to The Batman—the detailed, disturbing, and at times shocking story of a man with nothing to lose.
My thoughts: Since there are no book releases that interest me, I’ll add this fourth comic that I’ve been waiting for for a while! Actor Paul Dano writes a Riddler Year One story and I couldn’t be more curious to see how this works out in the end!
TV SHOW RELEASES.
My thoughts: Not a TV series per se but an audio series quite original worth trying out!
My thoughts: It’s time for the mind of Guillermo del Toro to be set free in this series and it looks promising! 🙂
My thoughts: I’m not sure how they’ll balance out screen time for all these actors/actresses but hopefully they get it right!
My thoughts: Surely going to be a depressing movie based on a true story.
My thoughts: I really hope Dwayne Johnson’s portrayal of Black Adam will work for the best… I really want this to set the tone for future DCEU movies as upper management tries to figure out a plan for these DC movies.
VIDEO GAME RELEASES.
My thoughts: Having played the first game and enjoyed it (check out my review here), I do hope this sequel will push the game’s potential even further and deliver a solid story too!
My thoughts: This is already pre-ordered and probably my most highly anticipated release this month and I really hope it won’t flop despite all the criticism it’s been getting since showcasing gameplay elements in the past months!
My thoughts: As per tradition with my high school friends, we’re about to dive into the next Call of Duty installment and I really hope that they’ll get it right. Storytelling has been less and less their forte and the multiplayer elements have struggled in more of their games than not.
October is going to be super wild for me. I’ve already convinced myself that things will be super unpredictable but I’m quite excited to see how it all goes in the end. To kick things off, we’ll have family (girlfriend’s side) over at our place for most of the month of October and that means it’s going to be time to become a tourist in my own city/province again, which is always so much fun!
Towards the 20th, my girlfriend, her sister, her sister’s boyfriend, and I will be off to Los Angeles (mainly because my girlfriend has a huge congress to attend) and that means it’s time to revisit it for me! I already know that there are a gazillion things to do out there and I look forward to it all!
Oh, and, for our random country of the month, we got Haïti this time and that should be quite fun, considering that the diaspora of the people led to a huge influx of that community in my city back in the day, meaning there’s plenty of food and culture to explore! So, yes, October is booked to the max! 😀
Thank you all for checking out my monthly anticipation post!
Now tell me what you’re looking forward to this month! Any new releases? Anything exciting you plan on doing?