The February Previews catalog is sitting on the desk at the shop as always, so as I read through it I will try to point out the new and notable items that I think might interest you. These solicitations are for comics and products that will begin shipping in April of 2016. If there’s anything that you’d like please try and let me know by the twenty first of this month so I can be sure to have enough copies on hand to fill your requests and subscription orders. (Don’t feel obligated to subscribe to a whole series; if you’d just like a copy of the first issue of a new series to try it out, let me know and I’ll be sure to put a copy aside for you.)
Some of the codes and abbreviations that I use are: HC (hard cover), TP (trade paperback), SC (soft cover), GN (graphic novel), OGN (original graphic novel-not a reprint or collection), MMPB (mass market paperbacks), AF (action figure), T/C trading cards, T/S (tee shirt) and☻(to denote an excellent writer, creator or title deserving wider recognition in my humble opinion).
Besides the monthly Previews catalog there is also an ‘Adult Supplement’ which showcases the ‘adults only’ comics, books and videos. If you are interested in seeing what’s available (and you’re over eighteen) just send me an email and I will send you this month’s adult catalog with images, descriptions and prices.
The catalog’s theme this month is ‘Kid’s Comics’ so there will be a lot of All Age titles, new and reprints available. If you have some young ones at home be sure to check out the catalog for some titles that will get them excited about reading!
DARK HORSE: Last month Predator: Life and Death #1 of 4 was offered so this month it’s ☻ALIENS: DEFIANCE #1 of an ongoing series written by Brian (Rebels) Wood with Tristan Jones illustrating. Now that Mind Mgmt has ended (and has been optioned for film) Matt Kindt is ready to win some more awards with his new ongoing series ☻DEPT. H #1. Matt also has ☻POPPY! AND THE LOST LAGOON HC, an original all age graphic novel illustrated by Brian (Sixth Gun) Hurtt. The ☻BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS-FREAKS & GEEKS TP is an original new story set during Season One, written by Eisner Award winner Faith Erin (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) Hicks with art by Yishan Li. The ever prolific Mike Mignola begins ☻BALTIMORE: EMPTY GRAVES #1 OF 5 co-written by co-creator Christopher Golden and with the art of Peter Bergting as the Red King makes use of his fallen allies. ☻HOUSE OF PENANCE #1 OF 6 by Peter Tomasi with Ian Bertram’s artwork is a horror story set in the historical Winchester House. ☻TARZAN: THE BECKONING TP is an epic modern day story, over two hundred pages written and illustrated by the brilliant Thomas Yeates. ☻FRITZ LEIBER’S FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER: THE CLOUD OF HATE AND OTHER STORIES TP gathers stories by Dennis O’Neil with artists Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson and Jim Starlin that have been out of print since the early seventies. The ☻HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES HC is written by Neil Gaiman with art by brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. Collected editions this month include the ☻FIGHT CLUB 2 HC with issues one through ten and ☻FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: THE HARD GOODBYE CURATOR’S COLLECTION HC also available in a signed limited edition, reproduces the original artwork at full size directly from the originals, The COMPLETE EMILY THE STRANGE: ALL THINGS STRANGE HC is self explanatory, ☻ABE SAPIEN, VOL. 7: THE SECRET FIRE TP compiles the latest tale and ☻THE GOON LIBRARY: VOL. 3 HC collects the contents of soft cover volumes seven through nine. The ☻SEMIAUTOMAGIC TP collects two complete story arcs originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents written by Alex de Campi with Jerry Ordway’s art.
DC: She has a monthly title and a bi-monthly title but that’s apparently not enough. ☻HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1 OF 6 is written by Frank Tieri and Jimmy Palmiotti with Mauricet’s art while the one shot ☻HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL is written by Rob Williams featuring art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Sean ‘Cheeks’ Galloway. BLOODLINES #1 OF 6 is written by J. T. Krul with art by V. Ken Marion, a story of a meteor crash that brings an alien infestation. ☻JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 is by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok and is the forty eight page conclusion to the Darkseid War. Peter Tomasi begins a new story ‘Super League’ that begins in ☻SUPERMAN #51 and continues through ☻BATMAN SUPERMAN #31, ☻ACTION COMICS #51 and ☻SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #28 as our restored hero tries to gather a team of powered individuals in case of another power outage. Deluxe collections this month include ☻HARLEY QUINN, VOL. 4: A CALL TO ARMS HC and ☻SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 4: DARK TRUTH HC, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: SILVER AGE OMNIBUS, VOL. 2 HC plus the GREEN ARROW: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC, over four hundred pages for less than forty dollars. Soft cover editions include ☻THE JOKER: ENDGAME TP with Batman issues thirty five through forty plus the third Annual and the four Endgame one shots, THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS, VOL. 2 TP, ☻BATMAN AND ROBIN, VOL. 7: ROBIN RISES TP, ☻GRAYSON, VOL. 3: NEMESIS TP, BATMAN: WAR GAMES, VOL. 2 TP, BATMAN ’66, VOL. 4 TP, ☻CATWOMAN, VOL. 5: BACKWARD MASKING TP, GREEN ARROW, VOL. 5: THE BLACK ARROW TP, GREEN LANTERN/NEW GODS: GODHEAD TP, JLA, VOL. 8 TP, ☻SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 3 TP, SMALLVILLE-SEASON 11, VOL. 8: CHAOS TP and ☻SUPERGIRL: BOOK ONE TP reprinting Peter David and Gary Frank’s series from the nineties. ☻SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE TP, ☻SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, VOL. 2 TP, ☻TEEN TITANS GO!: HEROES ON PATROL TP are three all age books, two of them getting new printings. ☻WONDER WOMAN BY MIKE DEODATO TP collects issues ninety though one hundred of the previous series and ☻WONDER WOMAN, VOL. 7: WAR-TORN TP has issues thirty six through forty plus the Annual from the current series. DC‘s mature imprint, VERTIGO offers ☻DARK KNIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY HC written by Paul Dini and illustrated by Eduardo Risso, an autobiographical story showing how Batman inspired the courage needed for Mr. Dini to recover from a brutal real life assault. New collected editions this month include the ☻ART OPS, VOL. 1 TP, the ☻TWILIGHT CHILDREN TP and UNFOLLOW, VOL. 1 TP while older collected editions include ☻DMZ: BOOK ONE TP, and ☻HELLBLAZER, VOL. 13: HAUNTED TP. DC‘s collectible imprint, DC DIRECT has two waves of SUICIDE SQUAD STATUES with three characters in each plus a BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN BY LEE BERMEJO STATUE and a DC COMICS SUPER HEROES: GREEN LANTERN-HAL JORDAN BUST, each statue numbered and limited to 2500 copies. In single action figures there’s the BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT figures of HARLEY QUINN, THE JOKER and POISON IVY, from the DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES: LEE BERMEJO comes BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN and LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURES plus the DC COMICS ICONS: STATIC SHOCK ACTION FIGURE. Their figures have had a price increase and will be twenty eight dollars each. There’s also the BATMAN: ARKHAM BATMAN AND THUGS ACTION FIGURE 3-PACK with Batman, a Soldier and a Combat Expert for seventy five dollars and the BATMAN: RAINBOW ACTION FIGURE 6-PACK with six different colored figures as seen on the cover of Detective Comics #241, all six for seventy dollars. And, finally there’s the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES DELUXE BATMOBILE which comes with Batman and Robin (with cloth capes that you don’t have to destroy to get their seat belts fastened), light up headlights, brakes and engine, independently moving wheels and the Batsignal for a hundred and seventy five dollars.
IDW: Idea & Design Works acquires a license long absent from comics with the launch of ☻MICRONAUTS #1; written by Cullen (Uncanny X-Men) Bunn with artist David (Nova) Baldeón, the first issue is forty pages and ships with four different covers. A boxed set of five covers is available, the fifth cover being an exclusive 3-D version of the J. H. Williams variant. Another new license brings DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #1 written by Jim (Wayward) Zub with Nelson (Judge Dredd) Daniel’s art. The ☻X-FILES: COMPLETE SEASON 10, VOL. 1 TP collects the first fifteen issues, over three hundred and fifty pages for under thirty five dollars and coincides with the release of ☻X-FILES #1, a new ongoing series still written by Joe Harris, produced by Chris Carter and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith. HOT DAMN #1 OF 5 is written by Ryan (D4VE) Ferrier with Valentin Ramon’s art as main character, Teddy’s hard living leads him to eternal damnation, and ‘Hell is a therapy session you can never leave’. IDW‘s extensive all age line expands with STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1 by Georgia Ball and Amy Mebberson and, for an extra dollar there’s a scented cover version. As part of the fiftieth anniversary STAR TREK: MANIFEST DESTINY #1 OF 4 has the return of the Klingon’s and the first issue is also available in a Klingon language edition. ☻MIKE MIGNOLA: SCREW ON HEAD & CURIOUS OBJECTS ARTIST ED HC is scanned from the original art of the Eisner Award winning tale with extra stories and a gallery section. The ☻RUSS HEATH: YELLOW HEAT ARTIST EDITION PORTFOLIO collects perhaps the artists’ finest work, the eight pages scanned from the original art and bound in a hard cover portfolio case for forty dollars. The ☻DANGER GIRL: PERMISSION TO THRILL COLORING BOOK is sixty four pages of J. Scott Campbell’s artwork in black and white for you to color for under ten dollars. Many of you have picked up the small gilt edged God is Disappointed In You HC from Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler; the faithful but irreverent approach to the Bible that has become a cult classic. ☻APOCRYPHA NOW HC gives the same treatment to the Gnostic Gospels and more; available alone or in a slipcase edition with both volumes. New collected editions include ☻OCTOBER FACTION, VOL. 2 TP, ☻FISTFUL OF BLOOD TP, ☻MICHAEL WM. KALUTA: THE COMPLETE SKETCHBOOKS HC and ☻WYNONNA EARP: STRANGE INHERITANCE TP with the original limited series plus three more tales.
IMAGE: The creator of the Northlanders returns to Viking tales in the new, ongoing ☻BLACK ROAD #1 with art by Garry Brown and Dave McCaig; fans of Conan will be duly impressed. Crooked cops, scheming mobsters and corrupt politicians fill the pages of the new ongoing series from Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber; ☻THE FIX #1, oh, and the hero is a drug sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Tons of great books this month; I’m going to go with THE FIX as the Pick of the Month for April. ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK #1 OF 4 returns writer B. Clay Moore to his tropical noir series with artist Jacob Wyatt, an investigation in the early seventies of an incident in the early fifties. Now that Fade Out has ended the stellar team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips gives us the ☻CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION, a sixty four page one shot, also available in a magazine sized format. A silly one shot from six years ago returns with GRIZZLY SHARK #1, now in color by Ryan Ottley and Ivan Plascencia to be followed by new stories. ☻CHEW: DEMON CHICKEN POYO #1 is the final chapter of the trilogy by John Layman and Rob Guillory. Another one shot, THE DARKNESS: HOPE takes place one generation in the future as Jackie Estacado has retired and focuses on his crusading science reporter daughter by Charlie Harmon and D. P. Dwyer who got the gig by way of the talent hunt Top Cow Pilot series. With three limited series, ☻THINK TANK: CREATIVE DESTRUCTION #1 begins an ongoing series with creators Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal dealing with conspiracy theories and the demise of America’s technological infrastructure. Currently in between story arcs, the ☻LAZARUS SOURCE BOOK leads into the new arc and answers the question of what it’s like to live under the Carlyle regime. And, speaking of story arcs, these are all beginning new arcs so if you’ve been waiting to try these titles out, now’s the time: ☻INVINCIBLE #127, DRIFTER #10, ☻EAST OF WEST #25, ☻RAT QUEENS #16, SPAWN #263, ☻TOKYO GHOST #6 and ☻THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #18. The SPAWN COLORING BOOK features the black and white artwork of Todd McFarlane and the WALKING DEAD COLORING BOOK has art by Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore and Stefano Guadiano, both ninety six pages and under fifteen dollars each. The CAMP MIDNIGHT OGN is by Steven (Big Hero 6, Ben 10) T. Seagle and New Yorker cartoonist Adam Katzenstein, about a girl sent to the wrong summer camp, one for monsters. Collected editions this month include the ☻AIRBOY DELUXE HC, THE COVENANT, VOL. 1: SIEGE TP, ☻THE GODDAMNED, VOL. 1 TP, the LIMBO TP, RINGSIDE, VOL. 1: KAYFABE TP, SAVIOR: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP, ☻SYMMETRY, VOL. 1 TP, the VELOCITY TP, the ☻WE STAND ON GUARD DELUXE HC, ☻THE WICKED + THE DIVINE: BOOK ONE HC plus ☻BLACK SCIENCE, VOL. 4 TP, ☻BIRTHRIGHT, VOL. 3 TP, ☻CHEW, VOL. 11: THE LAST SUPPERS TP, ☻DESCENDER, VOL. 2 TP, EGOS, VOL. 2: CRUNCHED UP TP, ☻INVISIBLE REPUBLIC, VOL. 2 TP, ☻LAZARUS: THE SECOND COLLECTION HC, MINIMUM WAGE, VOL. 2: SO MANY BAD DECISIONS TP, ODDLY NORMAL, VOL. 3 TP, ☻POSTAL, VOL. 3 TP, ☻PRETTY DEADLY, VOL. 2: THE BEAR TP, ☻SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES, VOL. 6 TP, ☻SOUTHERN BASTARDS, VOL. 3: HOMECOMING TP, TECH JACKET, VOL. 4: ALL FALLS DOWN TP and ☻WAYWARD, VOL. 3: OUT FROM THE SHADOWS TP.
MARVEL: The one shot CAPTAIN AMERICA: ROAD TO WAR is written by Will Corona Pilgrim with art by Andrea Di Vito as Captain (Steve Rogers) America and the Black Widow train the New Avengers by battling the giant robot Ultimo. The five dollar book also contains a reprint of Tales of Suspense #58. Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, winner of the MacArthur Genius Award and the National Book Award, and illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze ☻BLACK PANTHER #1 begins as T,Challa faces a violent uprising among his citizens of Wakanda. Spinning out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes the new, ongoing ☻STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 written by Charles (Daredevil) Soule with art by Phil (Black Widow) Noto as the galaxy’s best pilot fights covert missions against the First Order. I guess it was inevitable: GWENPOOL #1 is written by Christopher Hastings with art by Gurihiru, a new character to compete for the least responsible and worst role model title. Jeff Lemire writes and Greg Smallwood illustrates ☻MOON KNIGHT #1 who wakes, powerless in an insane asylum with a lifetime’s worth of medical records. SPIDER-WOMEN: ALPHA #1 is the beginning of an eight part crossover that will run through the next two issues of Spider-Gwen, Silk and Spider-Woman written by all three scribes: Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless and Robbie Thompson with Vanesa Del Rey’s art. The Standoff series continues, crossing into CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #8, NEW AVENGERS #9 and #10, UNCANNY AVENGERS #8, the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8, ILLUMINATI #6, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 and culminating in AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL: OMEGA #1. The ☻MIGHTY THOR #6 is a one shot tale of a young Thor (Odinson) in the age of Vikings. The ☻ULTIMATES #6 is also a one shot with guest artist Christian (ODY-C) Ward focusing on what it means to be Galactus, especially now that he no longer hungers. AMADEUS CHO: GENIUS AT WORK is a one shot, over a hundred pages for under eight dollars as the seventh smartest person tries to solve the riddle of his own past and future, also featuring reprinted material from Amazing Fantasy #15 (2004), Incredible Hulk #100 (2000) and four different issues of Incredible Hercules. ☻HOWARD THE DUCK #6 is the finale to the cross over with the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. ☻KARNAK #6 completes ‘The Flaw in All Things’, Warren Ellis’ first arc (although when we’ll see it is up in the air as issue one arrived in October last year and we’re still waiting for issue two). ☻DOCTOR STRANGE #7 finds our hero no longer supreme and ☻DOCTOR STRANGE: LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1 expands on the tale with a six dollar, sixty four page one shot. A YEAR OF MARVELS: THE AMAZING #1 is yet another one shot, this one forty pages for five dollars by Amy Chu and Ryan Browne as your favorite heroes journey through the calendar year one month at a time. The UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #7 is a Choose Your Own Ending story titled ‘Be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl‘. ☻DAREDEVIL #6 begins a new arc, ‘Practice to Deceive’ and Elektra Natchios is back in New York City. The Apocalypse Wars continue through UNCANNY X-MEN #6 and EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #9. ☻OLD MAN LOGAN #4 ends the first arc as Logan battles Old Man Rogers, then ☻OLD MAN LOGAN #5 begins the ‘Bordertown’ arc both by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. In DEADPOOL #9 and #10 the mouthy merc battles Sabretooth; don’t you love it when two characters with healing powers fight? A new chapter in the Susannah Dean story begins in ☻DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE-BITTER MEDICINE #1 OF 5 and ☻MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM: THE SILVER AGE #3 is the first all new story for the character in decades. We haven’t seen anything new from Marvel’s creator owned imprint, ICON in a long time (although I’ve been anxiously waiting for Brian Bendis’ Scarlet #8 since May of 2012); ☻EMPRESS #1 OF 7 is written by Mark (Kick-Ass, Kingsmen) Millar with art by Stuart Immonen, a tale of a woman and her three children trying to escape their alien dictator father and husband. The LITTLE MARVEL STANDEE PUNCH-OUT BOOK is eighteen pages of Skottie Young Marvel characters for under twenty five dollars, each figure about three by five inches. In collected editions comes AVENGERS K-BOOK ONE: AVENGERS VS ULTRON TP; when you see books with that letter ‘K’ in the title, then it’s the licensed comics from Korea, translated into English. Other collections include: ☻DOCTOR STRANGE, VOL. 1: THE WAY OF THE WEIRD PREMIERE HC and ☻THE MIGHTY THOR, VOL. 1: THUNDER IN HER VEINS PREMIERE HC, both with the first five issues, STAR WARS: KANAN, VOL. 2-FIRST BLOOD TP, STAR WARS: EPISODE I-THE PHANTOM MENACE HC originally published by Dark Horse in 1999, the SPIDER-MAN BY TODD McFARLANE OMNIBUS HC, the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, VOL. 1: THE FOUR SISTERS TP, SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL, VOL. 0: DON’T CALL IT A TEAM UP TP collecting all of their cross overs from before they had their own book, ALL-NEW INHUMANS, VOL. 1: GLOBAL OUTREACH TP, ☻HOWARD THE DUCK, VOL. 1: DUCK HUNT TP with the first six issues of the latest series plus issue six of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, SILK, VOL. 1: SINISTER TP, SPIDER-GWEN, VOL. 1: GREATER POWER TP also with the first six of her latest series, WEB WARRIORS OF THE SPIDER-VERSE, VOL. 1: ELECTROVERSE TP, SPIDER-MAN 2099, VOL. 1: SMACK TO THE FUTURE TP, CARNAGE, VOL. 1: THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY TP, THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN, VOL. 1: EVERYBODY LOVES TEAM-UPS TP, and ☻DAREDEVIL: BACK IN BLACK, VOL. 1-CHINATOWN TP. Some older titles returning to print include: SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY-THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP, X-MEN: MUTANT GENESIS 2.0 TP, AVENGERS/IRON MAN: FORCE WORKS TP, X-FACTOR: GENESIS & APOCALYPSE TP, X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE-TWILIGHT TP and X-MEN: THE RISE OF APOCALYPSE TP. And, if you really don’t need the artwork there’s the X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST PROSE NOVEL by Alex Irvine, a MMPB for under eight dollars.
INDEPENDENTS: Those are the ‘Big Five’ publishers above and technically these are the small press publishers although many of them have been growing so much these past few years (like Boom! and Dynamite) that they’re not ‘small’ at all. One of the new ones have been knocking it out of the park with every new title and that’s AFTERSHOCK. In April they’ll launch three new series with first issues priced less than two dollars: ☻ROUGH RIDERS #1 is written by Adam Glass with Pat Olliffe’s artwork and the team is led by a young Teddy Roosevelt and involves Harry Houdini, Annie Oakley, Jack Johnson…and some alien technology that destroys the USS Maine. ☻JACKPOT! #1 is by Ray Fawkes and Marco Failla, a story of the world’s greatest con artists ripping off the Gods themselves and ☻B.E.K. #1 (Black Eyed Kids) is by Joe (Cable) Pruett and Szymon (Spawn) Kudtranski, a frightening horror series. AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS, an imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland offers KILLBOX #1, the debut series by Tom Riordan with art by Nathan Gooden, this is a black and white L.A. crime series with Yakuza. AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS launches their company and their first titles in April with STARGATE ATLANTIS: BACK TO PEGASUS #1 written by Mark L. Haynes and J.C. Vaughn with the art of Greg LaRocque, THE THREE STOOGES: THE BOYS ARE BACK #1 and a forty eight page one shot, ZOMBIE PROOF: ZOMBIE ZOO by J.C. Vaughn and Vincent Spencer. ANTARCTIC PRESS offers BLADE BUNNY #1 by Eric Kimball with Erwin’s black and white art, a young, pretty ninja girl with bunny ears who likes to eviscerate bad people, and STEAMLORE: A CURIOUS PUBLICATION #1, a one shot of Gothic steampunk horror by Chris Allen. Last year ASPEN STUDIOS picked up publisher BIG DOG INK and now offers the first new title from their new imprint with LEGENDS OF OZ: TIK-TOK AND THE KALIDAH #1 OF 3 by Rob Anderson and Renato Rei. AUTOMATIC PICTURES solicits ☻HATTER M: THE LOOKING GLASS WARS, VOL. 6-CROSSFIRE TP and BENITEZ PRODUCTION offers ☻LADY MECHANIKA, VOL. 2: THE TABLET OF DESTINIES TP. I’ve been talking up publisher BLACK MASK for a while now and with the success of Matthew Rosenbergs’ We Can Never Go Home, they’ve finally been noticed. A new one shot by Rosenberg, with art by Tyler Boss, ☻4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK will further establish him as a solid creator. A group of ex-cons want Paige’s Dad to help with a heist; Paige decides that if she wants to keep her Dad out of jail she should do the job herself, as the ex-cons are none too smart. BLUE JUICE COMICS has AETHER AND EMPIRE #1 by Michael Horan and Bong Dazo, a tale of a Victorian race to space, like Jules Verne meets Star Trek. New from BOOM! STUDIOS comes ☻JOYRIDE #1 OF 4 by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly with the art of Marcus To, a kind of punk rock space epic with rebel teens in a hijacked space ship. From their all age imprint, KaBOOM! comes GOLDIE VANCE #1 OF 4 by Hope Larson with Brittney Williams’ artwork, a sixteen year old girl detective tale plus there’s the forty eight page LUMBERJANES #25 anniversary issue and ☻OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1, now an ongoing series. And there’s the UNCLE GRANDPA 2016 GOOD MORNING SPECIAL #1, and the ADVENTURE TIME: THE FOUR CASTLES OGN TP. BOUNDLESS, Brian Pulido’s imprint at AVATAR PRESS offers HELLINA #1 OF 3, the usual ‘bad girl’ fare with multiple cheesecake covers. CAPSTONE offers ☻FAR OUT FAIRY TALES TP, a twisted all age collection; what if Snow White was raised by robots or Cinderella was a ninja? Canadian publisher CHAPTERHOUSE offers the quarterly ☻THE FOURTH PLANET #1 by Fred Kennedy and Mikko Maciaszek, a cosmic tale of space war. As previously mention Brian Pulido has an imprint at AVATAR that publishes his titles but apparently that’s not enough, as COFFIN COMICS offers LADY DEATH: CHAOS RULES #1, issue one is forty eight pages priced under eight dollars with a twenty five dollar J. Scott Campbell variant and a forty dollar NSFW variant by Mike DeBalfo. COMIXTRIBE has CHUM #1 OF 3 by Ryan Lindsay and Sami Kivela, a surf noir kind of Pulp Fiction and CREATURE offers FORGIVE ME FATHER #1 OF 3 by John Ulloa with Ulises Carpiontero and Greg Narvasa’s art, a crime series with three different characters bound by a singular fate. New licensed series’ acquisition at DYNAMITE brings GOLD KEY: ALLIANCE #1 OF 5 by Phil Hester and Brent Peeples involving Turok, Magnus, Solar, Mighty Samson and Doctor Spektor. The TWILIGHT ZONE: THE SHADOW #1 OF 4 is a mash up between the two series as the Master of Men enters that ‘land bounded only by imagination’ as imagined by writer David Avallone and artist Dave Acosta. ☻XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS #1 is written by Genevieve (Catwoman) Valentine with Ariel Medel’s art. JIM BUTCHER’S THE DRESDEN FILES: WILD CARD #1 OF 6 is a new original story set in official continuity by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers with Carlos Gomez’ art. ☻MISS FURY, VOL. 2 #1 OF 6 is by Corinna Bechko and Jonathan Lau as the Golden Age heroine tries to stop a deadly WWII attack in NYC. DOVER PUBLICATIONS has the ☻MURDER BY REMOTE CONTROL GN written by internationally renowned mystery writer Janwillem van de Wetering with art by Paul (Heavy Metal, The Bus) Kirchner. DRAWN & QUARTERLY offers Chester Brown’s polemical interpretation of the Bible: ☻MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS HC; those of you familiar with Chester’s earlier works will be thrilled by a new and controversial work by the creator of Yummy Fur, Ed the Happy Clown and Paying For It. FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS has ☻THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1959-1960, VOL. 5 TP and :01 FIRST SECOND has Faith Erin Hicks’ ☻THE NAMELESS CITY, VOL. 1 available in hard or soft cover editions, a story of the bond between a citizen of a city that has endured many conquests and name changes and one of the invading victors. HEAVY METAL offers ☻HEAVY METAL #280 which is the first of the issues put together by new Editor in Chief Grant Morrison. IMPROPER BOOKS offers a forty eight page silent first issue by Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose, ☻BUTTERFLY GATE #1, an ongoing episodic odyssey with two siblings thrown into a world built after a revolution against the Gods. JOE’S BOOKS, a Disney
imprint, launches DISNEY’S DARKWING DUCK #1 written by Aaron Sparrow with James Silvani’s art, the issues are priced under three dollars. LEGENDARY COMICS offers the ☻AXIOM GN written by Mark (Kingdom Come) Waid with art by Ed (Supergirl) Benes, a tale of an alien couple bringing peace and prosperity to Earth, until it goes wrong. LION FORGE, a company obsessed with the eighties launches MADBALLS #1 OF 4 by Brad McGinty and Brian Smith. MAGNETIC PRESS now has the Darby Pop imprint previously distributed by IDW and they’re offering BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES #1 by Jeff Kline and Shannon Lee with art by Brandon McKinney; there will be a preview issue of this series available on Free Comic Book Day this May. MOONSTONE offers GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #1 by Ron Fortier and Aaron Shaps with art by Silvestre Szlagyi, featuring Airboy, Domino Lady, Moon Man and more battling Nazi’s in 1938. ONI PRESS launches ☻HEARTTHROB #1 by Christopher Sebela and Robert (Bitch Planet) Wilson IV about bank heists and thieving hearts. A new all age adventure from J. Torres and Corin Howell, ☻THE MIGHTY ZODIAC #1 OF 6 has the tagline ‘twelve warriors, six fallen stars, one destiny’. Collected editions include: RICK AND MORTY, VOL. 2 TP and the ☻BLOOD FEUD TP. REBELLION offers ☻DREDD: DUST #1 OF 2, more sequels to the Dredd movie by Arthur Wyatt and Ben Willsher. STRANGER COMICS has ☻ERATHUNE #1 OF 4 by Sebastian A. Jones and Darrell May with the art of Sheldon Mitchell involving dwarfs, a cursed ax and featuring Niobe. British publisher TITAN COMICS has DARK SOULS #1 written by George Mann with art by Alan Quah, a prequel to the Dark Souls III video game. VIKINGS #1 by Cavan (Doctor Who) Scott and Staz Johnson is set during season three of the hit MGM television program. ☻DOCTOR WHO: THE NINTH DOCTOR #1 begins a new and ongoing series. PUSS IN BOOTS #1 is the new series based on the Dreamworks Animation. VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT launches ☻DIVINITY II #1 OF 4 by the incredible team of Matt (Mind Mgmt) Kindt and Trevor (Sentry) Hairsine and ☻NINJAK #14 begins a new arc.
And that’s the new and notable comics arriving in April. Flip through the monthly Previews catalog when you stop by and see if there’s any books, magazines, toys, tee shirts, games, trading cards, or other merchandise that’s you might like. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like added to your subscriptions or any first issues you’d like to try by the twenty first if possible. Meanwhile I hope that you’ll all stop by on SATURDAY, the SIXTH OF FEBRUARY to get free sketches and enter the raffle or make bids on original artwork as we raise some money for the good work done by EMERGE: CENTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Fun for all, with all proceeds going to a good cause.
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