Upcoming Releases: October 2023

Posted on 10/1/2023

From spooky film releases to thrilling crossover comics, there's plenty to look forward to this October!

It's officially spooky season, and October is geared up to present horror fans with seasonal thrills in nearly every industry. Film enthusiasts get to look forward to several new horror movies in theaters, while video game and comic fans can anticipate some new and fun battles. Here's what's new this October.

Upcoming Comic Releases

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1 – October 18

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The cataclysmic crossover event of the year is here as the DC Universe clashes with Legendary’s Monsterverse in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong!

Clark Kent is enjoying a night off. He has a very important dinner date with Lois Lane when, suddenly, Godzilla emerges from the bay and sends the city into chaos! What started as a routine clash between the Justice Leage and the Legion of Doom takes a dangerous turn when the wall between worlds is breached, with Godzilla, Kong and the Monsterverse emerging into DC’s Earth!

What ensues will be a brawl of unprecedented scale and destruction. From acclaimed writer Brian Buccellato (Injustice) and best-selling artist Christian Duce (Batman / Fortnite: Zero Point) comes Justice Leage vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1, releasing on October 18, 2023!

Other notable comic releases for October 2023 include:

  • Transformers #1 – October 4
  • Superior Spider-Man Returns #1 – October 11
  • American Psycho – October 11
  • Marvel Zombies: Black, White and Blood #1 – October 25
  • Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #10 – October 25

Upcoming Card Releases

TCG: Magic: The Gathering – Doctor Who – October 13

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Take a trip through Doctor Who’s entire 60-year history with the newest Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond crossover set!

In 2021, Wizards of the Coast began a special Magic: The Gathering crossover campaign. This campaign centered on releasing MTG sets that featured characters and settings from other popular franchises. Some of these releases included popular sets such as the Warhammer 40,000 Commander series, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle Earth series and the Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Secret Lair Drop series. These sets saw the release of several popular and valuable cards, such as the above Dwarven Sol Ring.

Now, Magic: The Gathering is partnering with the ever-popular, time-traveling Doctors themselves to bring fans of MTG and Doctor Who alike the ultimate collectible set! The set will come in the form of four pre-constructed Doctor Who-themed Commander decks, Collector Boosters and a Secret Lair set. Additionally, the set will feature ten new Planechaser cards.

Take a trip through time and space with the Magic: The Gathering – Doctor Who set when it releases on October 13, 2023!

Other notable trading card releases for October 2023 include:

  • Cardfight!! Vanguard: Special Series 06-08 – October 6
  • Flesh and Blood: Bright Lights – October 6
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Age of Overlord – October 19
  • Marvel Champions: X-23 Hero Pack – October 20
  • Weiss Schwarz: Azur Lane – October 27

Sports Cards: 2023 Panini Black Football – October 4

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The newest Panini Black Football set is full of collectible goodies, and it’s touching down into collectors’ hands on October 4!

With the new NFL season underway, Panini’s high-end set combining NFL stars with dark designs returns in 2023. Once again, collectors are guaranteed an average of three hits out of each five-card Hobby box, including one rookie patch autograph, one additional autograph, one memorabilia card, one base and one parallel per box.

The newest set in the Black series delivers a 242-card set with 100 base rookie cards. Each box includes one serial-numbered base parallel, with the base inserts numbered no higher than #/75. Search for short-printed inserts, including Forcefield, Prolific, Vanata and White Night exclusives. On-card autographs headline the 2023 Panini Black Football set. Look out for signed Capstones, Midnight Signatures, Shadow ink, Smoke Show Signature and Spotlight Signature inserts.

With so many elite cards to chase, collectors are sure to score again this NFL season with the newest Black Football set from Panini! Look for it on store shelves on October 4, 2023.

Other notable sports card releases for October 2023 include:

  • 2023 Bowman University Chrome Football – October 4
  • 2023 Panini Select Baseball – October 4
  • 2023 Topps Update Series Baseball – October 11
  • 2023-24 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey – October 11
  • 2023-24 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Basketball – October 25

Upcoming Video Game Releases

Super Mario Bros. Wonder – October 20

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Experience a classic Super Mario Bros. side-scrolling adventure with an all-new twist!

Mario, Luigi, Peach and all of your other favorite characters are back in this brand-new adventure through the Flower Kingdom — an all-new world ruled by Prince Florian. When Bowser shows up to wreak havoc, it’s up to the brothers and their friends to use their newfound power-ups to save the land! Take on Koopas, Goombas and more of Bowser's minions with the Wonder Flower, a special flower that warps the world around it, or rely on your familiar abilities to take down enemies.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder combines classic gameplay with new twists to make for an enjoyable experience for the whole family. While parents and seasoned players may enjoy playing as Mario or Luigi, younger players may prefer playing as Yoshi or Nabbit, because they won’t take any damage. The game will also feature co-op play with up to 12 players and online compatibility.

Let’s-a-go! Super Mario Bros. Wonder releases on the Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2023.

Other upcoming video game releases for October 2023 include:

  • Detective Pikachu Returns – October 6
  • Lords of the Fallen – October 13
  • Wizard with a Gun – October 17
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – October 20
  • Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 – October 24
  • Alan Wake 2 – October 27

Upcoming Home Video Releases

The Exorcist: Believer – October 6

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Nearly fifty years after the original movie’s release comes The Exorcist: Believer, a direct sequel to 1973’s The Exorcist!

Since the death of his wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years prior, Victor Fielding has been raising his daughter, Angela, on his own. One day, Angela and her friend, Katherine, disappear for three days. When they return, they come home with no memory of what happened and with chaos in their wake. In a desperate attempt to save the girls, Victor goes on a mission to hunt down the only other person alive who has an inkling of what’s happening to his daughter: Chris MacNeil.

Starring Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett and Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist: Believer is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It’ll arrive in theaters on October 6 — a week ahead of the previously-announced release date.

Other notable films releasing in October 2023 include:

  • Pet Sematary: Bloodlines – October 6
  • Kraven the Hunter – October 6
  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – October 13
  • Killers of the Flower Moon – October 20
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s – October 27

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