A Look Ahead to 2019 Small Press Releases for February 2019

Here we are, 2019, with a whole year of new comics in store for us. Here is a peek at what is on our radars coming up in the next few months.


Exciting Comics #1 – Antarctic Press – February 27, 2019

For the first time in over 70 years, Exciting Comics returns to stores! In this premiere title, Antarctic Press introduces the Superverse, a new shared universe that combines classic public domain characters such as Black Terror and the Heap with a host of new, original heroes!

Why we like it: I mentioned Black Terror in this week’s New Comic Spec Review video. This is a new Antarctic Comic and they have been on fire lately. Going to see if it continues into the new year.


Tainted Love #1 – Antarctic Press – February 27, 2018

Arthur Bellfield, writer of War’s Chosen (OGN) (Arcana Comics) and God Cell: Gate of the Gods (Advent Comics), shows us that some girls really DO prefer bad guys. Chloe Anderson is a troubled woman who dates super villains and often calls upon them to help her solve cases as a crisis manager for superhuman millennials. Her life has led her to give up on love, so now she dates only men to whom she won’t form an attachment. Then she meets the one: American One, a superhero. In the middle of a date, he gets into a superhuman fight and disappears. Chloe discovers he’s been taken to a secret military complex and been shot!

Why we like it: Same as above. New Antarctic series, company has had spec hits lately.


Vessel #1 – Zenescope – February 27, 2019

Experience a mesmerizing series that spans centuries! From the reign of the Mayans to the swashbuckling days of pirates, to future space travel, there is one thing that has tied various time periods together… and it is absolutely terrifying. For thousands of years a strange vessel has been passed down or discovered by many generations and it has unleashed unspeakable horrors upon those who dare open it. But what does it contain?

Why we like it: Strange right, a Zenescope book on the list. However, Zenescope has been doing more than their traditional boob books with some success. The story sounds amazing and the cover on this is fantastic.


Sharkey Bounty Hunter #1 – Image Comics – February 20, 2019

MINISERIES PREMIERE Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.

Why we like it: No denying Mark Millar’s deal with Netflix is a big deal. If this gets picked up it could be a secondary market hit. Check out how people are talking about Bird Box and Black Mirror Bandersnatch. Now insert a comic behind it.

Stronghold #1 – Aftershock Comics- February 20, 2019

Our planet is actually a prison designed to both trap and shelter an amnesiac alien entity of incalculable power. Now known as Michael Grey, this cosmic angel of destruction currently believes himself to be an ordinary, midwestern insurance underwriter, who belongs to a global secret society dedicated to making sure he never discovers the truth about his past. To make matters worse, our hero has fallen in love with Michael Grey. And for their love to be born, Earth must die. Phil Hester (The Coffin, Deathstroke, The Darkness, SHIPWRECK) and Ryan Kelly (The Wicked & The Divine, Lucifer, Saucer Country) weave a tale of cosmic horror, high adventure and tragic romance unlike anything else in comics.

Why we like it: Cosmic Horror… I am in.


Army of Darkness Bubbahotep #1 Dynamite Entertainment – February 12, 2019

Two cult classics clash for the first time in an epic crossover miniseries: ARMY OF DARKNESS VS. BUBBA HO-TEP. Ash embarks on a soul-searching road trip to Texas on a hunch that Elvis Presley may still be alive and kicking (and supposedly vanquished a mummy)! What follows is a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to 70’s Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep. Has Ash met his ultimate match when trading barbs with a 4,000-year-old, foul-mouthed mummy who sucks souls? Can his idol Elvis mentor him through a mid-life crisis before it becomes his final crisis? Join the adventure in a road-tripping, time-hopping groovy tale!

Why we like it: A little meta in your comic book, Bruce Campbell meets Bruce Campbell for comedy horror.

23 thoughts on “A Look Ahead to 2019 Small Press Releases for February 2019”

  1. i preordered several copies of Exciting Comics #1 incentives. got a feeling about it.
    the devils #1 by ANTARCTIC is already selling for 15-18

      1. Does anyone remember Space Riders, Young Terrorists, and We Can Never Go Home? Antarctic is looking a lot like Black Mask. Flip em if you can but don’t be surprised when you end up with a pile of 10 X’ed and 4 Kids Walk into a Bank.

  2. Bird Box was not good. Convenient writing to move the story along. And Sandra B. looks turrible with her plastic surgery face. Seriously, why do these celebrities opt for the surgery knowing that they are going to loon like plastic freaks when its all said and done.

    1. Sometimes it’s not plastic surgery, it’s just they’re overdosing on botox. Injecting something that basically paralyzes your muscles just to remove wrinkles explains a lot about our society.

      1. I couldnt get past how Sandra B. Snd her movie sister saw the news on her tv describe tens of thousands of unexplained mass suicides, perhaps caused by a contagion, snd they turn off the tv as if that isnt anything to be concerned with.
        You are probably correct in that it should have been a mini. The concept intrigued me but it was poorly executed, imo.

          1. Meh. Doesn’t pass the smell test for me. If ten people, a hundred, maybe a thousand, a typical person may be able to use that excuse. But tens of thousands? Nope. A possible contagion making tens of thousands people in several countries (albeit on the other side of the ocean) commit suicide would not be news to sneeze at. Im not buying. It is To dramatic of a report/situation on the news to just dismiss it so casually, imo.

      2. I have not seen the new Black Mirror. TBH, I didnt even know what that was. I watch very little tv other than pro football, MCU movies and stand up comedy.

    2. Agreed. It was unintentionally comical at times, and Sandra Bullock’s face continues to look more and more like Michael Jackson’s before his passing.

  3. that w.w.f. book is going to be #awesomesauce.sarky the bounty hunter will be mainstream. mark millar is the modern day stan lee the greatest of all time . out of all his current series this just sounds #awesomesauce. and remember this.antaric press is not a rookie.they have ben around sicne 1997 maybe even before that.watch the opening sceen of the second greatest movie of all time chasing amy mallrats is the greatest of all time word to big bird on that look at the convention tracer sceen look at the one of the booths holy sh&& it is antaric press .before rags before tanted love witch is #awesomesauce before the flavor of the week in current times people in todays hobby need to learn from this hobbys history . I wish I could say what I want to say but then I would have to break the code of being family friendally.i think I need to do a podcast and go nerdcore .I am the king of nerdcore #testify love you guys blind adam out

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