February Previews 2020 – Indie Spotlight Books

Previews gives us a glimpse of what’s to come. Here’s the spotlight new books coming out of February Previews for the independent publishers.

Here’s some of the books we’re likely adding to our pre-orders pulls and subscribes.

I don’t normally pick Zenescope books but this one looks like it could be a potential good read.

Conspiracy Men in Black One Shot

Men in Black Men in black suits are almost synonymous with UFO sightings. Over the years it has been said that they have urged many witnesses to remain silent of unexplainable and possibly extraterrestrial phenomenon. Cases of contact with these men appear throughout history.

But where do they come from, who do they work for, and what are their intentions? Are they even men at all?

Don’t miss the shocking truth unclassified in this issue. But be warned, uncovering the truth may cause more harm than good, as some truths are best left unknown.

Not your typical zombie story. Just a day of the dead coming back for a day, some seeking revenge.

Dead Day #1

If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to? Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as ‘Dead Day’ – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.

From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of exis-tential horror with grave consequences.

I think Valiant puts out some quality books, story and art. This one is on my definite pick up as I’m all about the crime drama while this one has a super hero mixed into the story. Also the regular Rahzzah cover is pretty slick as well.

Final Witness #1 (of 5) (Cover A – Rahzzah)

Ray Fawkes (Gotham By Midnight) and Jeremy Haun (The Red Mother) ignite a chilling new crime noir mystery.

A superpowered serial killer is terrorizing San Francisco, but they’re no Zodiac — they’re worse.

The detective, the reporter, the new superhero in town… who will be the final witness?

Disaster Inc #1

In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history (and the catastrophic tsunami that followed) breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down.

Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an ‘Exclusion Zone’ for only the second time in history after the Chernobyl disaster, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history. But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections, the right people to pull the strings, and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure and misery as it really is!

Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t al-low). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts.

Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebasti¡n Piriz begin a disas-ter tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can prob-ably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!

Another Cullen Bunn book? Does this guy ever sleep?

Rogue Planet #1 (Cover A – Macdonald)

Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king.

Rogue Planet #1 (Cover B - Strahm)To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable.

Something nightmarish is at work on Lonely Orphan.

Something cruel.

Something hungry.

Another zombie story? Could be good, could be a dud. This might be coming at the wrong time as Walking Dead ratings are down. Are comic book readers ready for another take on the zombie apocalypse? I guess we’ll find out. It’s still worthy enough to check out as it could be a fresh take if the story is good.

Year Zero #1 (Cover A – Andrews)

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse.

Year Zero #1 (Cover B - Andrews)A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead.

Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.

Conan how he was suppose to be written and read? Definitely fans of Robert E. Howards Conan will be interested in this one from Ablaze.

Cimmerian Red Nails #1

Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life uncensored! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended!

In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest. Here he pledges himself a mercenary, promising his sword to the highest bidder, fighting alongside fellow mercenary and fierce female warrior Valeria.

After a clash against a terrible dragon, the two go to a strange fortified city, apparently deserted… but the duo will quickly discover that a civilization lives hidden inside, and that the citadel hides a heavy secret.

It’s a one shot but I’m all for the space exploration stories and the quest we’ll likely soon find ourselves doing in the not so distant future.

Remnant Oneshot

After decades of pollution and climate have ravaged the Earth leaving it nearly uninhabitable, a young man joins an impossible mission: to terraform Mars.

Three generations of his family face tragedies and triumphs as they attempt to build a new home for mankind.

Remnant is a sweeping and timely epic told in a single issue, about the tragic collapse of one society, the difficult birth of another, and one family’s struggle to navigate both.

It’s just a 2 issue mini-series but Steve Niles has his fans.

Grievling #1 (of 2)

From the creative team who brought you October Faction (soon to be a Netflix TV show), comes The Grievling.

Steve Niles and Damien Worm reunite to tell an all-new tale of supernatural revenge as Lily Baxter returns from the grave after she’s killed by a gang of teenagers on Halloween night.

But she’s no longer just a teenage girl struggling to fit in, now she has the powers of The Grievling, and when she figures out how they work, the people who’ve done her wrong may live to regret it.

This one looks great. I know Roc has had a rocky past but it seems there’s not been any controversy since. I think some deserve second chances when they prove their past actions are only in the past.

Everglade Angels #1

A wrong turn down a dead end road. A car that won’t start. An unspeakable evil emerges from the darkness. No phones. No weapons. No escape. Think you’ve seen this all before? Think again.

When a girls softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they’ll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways. When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage, but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back.

Sounds like a title Blind Adam would come up with.. but definitely a different story. Sounds interesting though, it’s a pick partly due to the title, which is just hilarious.

Tales of a Well Hung Man #1 (of 4)

Westerns are back! This anthology will take you places you’ve never dreamed before! Issue one’s title says it all: ‘The Tale of a Well Hung Man.’

The story of an ornery sort who’s crimes have brought him to justice where he sits in a jail cell stalling for time to escape the hangman. Will he be smarter then his executioners? Only a well hung man knows for sure.

This issue has a 6 page back-up featuring a twisted take on ‘Billy the Kid’: Imagine if Billy were a girl! And a damn mean girl at that!

Picked cause it’s filled with some of the classics, remastered.

Classic Pulp Ellery Queen Oneshot

Collected here are vintage tales of the world’s greatest detective, Ellery Queen! Curated and digitally remastered to their original colors and quality by Joshua Werner.

Prepare for daring heroics and deadly villains!

This is a must-have for fans of the mystery genre and classic pulp comics!

Tell us what you’re looking forward to from these indie publishers in the comments or forums. I hope to have the DC and Marvel picks out in the next few days, so stay tuned.

One thought on “February Previews 2020 – Indie Spotlight Books”

  1. a well hung man will be #awesomesauce.just for the billy the kid back up alone.that steve nilles book sounds #awesomesauce as well.i need to make my own comic but my spider sense tells me I should make friends witht eh cbldf first um getting an idea thanks poyo blind adam out

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