We went through the 1,000+ February catalog items to pick out the potentially best and brightest comics. Take a look below to see what is on tap:
Blood Hunt #1 – Marvel – THE BLOODIEST MARVEL EVENT EVER! The skies have gone dark, the sun hiding its face from the carnage to come. The children of the night, the vampires, have risen from the dark and hidden places of the world as one to drown the Marvel Universe in blood. Earth’s final night has fallen – can even the heroes of this doomed world stem the tide of blood that is to come? An even bloodier Red Band Version and a sweet classic 70’s Blade JTC Negative Space Variant
Heartpiercer #1 – Dark Horse – Atala thought she was saving the world—but hunting the great beasts wound up dooming it. Betrayed by her lord, and left for dead, she awakes in a dark world overrun by nightmares, with a single mission on her mind: revenge. A thrilling new dark fantasy tale.
Principles of Necromancy #1 – Magma – While brave knights and dangerous monsters wage endless war, business is booming for Dr. Jakob Eyes, a traveling physician whose arcane remedies are the closest thing to magic the world knows. These gruesome miracles are only stepping stones for Dr. Eyes’ ultimate ungodly goal: to overcome death itself. And now, a band of decimated barbarians, desperate to bargain for their lives, may just make the ideal next test subjects The phenomenal writing duo of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Outsiders, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek) return to creator-owned comics with this macabre series brought to life by the evocatively horrific art
Pooh vs Bambi #1 – Zenescope – Yeah, this is a real thing. In war there are rules, but the forest has none. Abandoned by his country, betrayed by those he once called family, and hunted by those who want nothing more than to keep him as a trophy, Pooh is on a mission and no amount of honey will sate his thirst-he wants revenge!
Red Coat #1 – As premiered in the recent Ghost Machine one shot. Immortal. Mercenary. Kind of a tool. Meet Simon Pure, the newest UNNAMED hero, created by comic all-stars GEOFF JOHNS and BRYAN HITCH. British redcoat and all-around rogue, Simon mysteriously became immortal in 1776 after a run-in with the clandestine cabal known as the Founding Fathers, which included George Washington, John Hancock, and many other prominent American Revolutionary War leaders. Since that fateful day, Simon has led a life of adventure and avarice, rubbing elbows (and sometimes fists) with many of history’s most renowned figures, including his nemesis Benedict Arnold, Albert Einstein, Annie Oakley, and many more. One thing they all agree on: they never want to see him again! But what are the true origins and extent of Simon’s power and the mysterious organization behind them? And how has it secretly shaped America and the world? Simon’s on a quest to find out!
Rook Exodus #1 – Of all the Ghost Machine books I am looking forward to this the most. Hundreds of years from now, the man known as Rook was once a simple farmer who fled the crumbling Earth for a new life on the planet Exodus; a terraformed planet where all of nature, including its imported animal population, was completely controlled by humans called Wardens. But when Exodus’s world engine failed, the Wardens’ power fell into the wrong hands, creating chaos and mass evacuation for those who could afford it. The rest, like Rook, must scavenge for an escape vessel as the war for control of what’s left of Exodus begins.
Roxxon Presents Thor #1 – From the pages of IMMORTAL THOR – the ROXXON AGE OF COMIXX BEGINS! In his secret identity as A.I. spokesguru CHAD HAMMER, the son of Odin knows Mama Gaea is a TOP PRIORITY for heroes AND for business! But when a group of insane environmental activists take “saving the Earth” TOO FAR, it’s time to show them the wisdom on BOTH sides – AS THOR! But WHICH God of Evil is prompting the kids to rebel? Could it be…LOKI, GOD OF EVIL??? Featuring an all-star cast of heroes! MINOTAUR! EXECUTIONER! ENCHANTRESS! And the THOR-TRUCK! This is the story of THE ROXXIN’ THOR
Star Wars Darth Maul Black White & Red #1 – DARTH MAUL STARS IN HIS VERY OWN HORROR BLOCKBUSTER! A prison ship – transporting a cult known as the FINAL OCCULTATION – goes offline, and DARTH MAUL is sent by PALPATINE to investigate. What he finds on board is the stuff of nightmares!!! It’s up to him to stop this profoundly dark and unstable force that wishes to bring chaos to the galaxy.
Uncanny Valley #1 – Oliver is a seemingly typical 12 year old boy except for a mysterious family history that seems to start and end with his mother, and unexplainable powers, that is. He can do things other boys can’t, to the point of landing him in some trouble. Baffled by the surreal cartoonish nature of his abilities and followed by a murder of peculiar crows, the mystery behind Oliver’s family history finally unfolds! Written by fan-favorite writer Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs, Local Man) and illustrated by acclaimed artist Dave Wachter (Punisher, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), discover what makes Oliver special and strange as he searches for his place in the world.
Universal Monsters Black Lagoon #1 – A NEW HORROR DREAM TEAM RESURRECTS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC MONSTERS Acclaimed creators DAN WATTERS (HOME SICK PILOTS, Lucifer), RAM V (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr, Batman: Detective Comics), and MATTHEW ROBERTS (MANIFEST DESTINY) rise from the depths for an all-new epic. Years after the events of the original film, journalist Kate Marsden hunts for a notorious serial killer in the heart of the Amazon. Hot on the trail of this madman, she soon encounters an unexpected new threat-but is it friend or foe? Or is it simply… THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON?
Wicked Tales #1 – Blood Moon – Wicked Tales #1 marks the debut of independent creators Christoff Rodriguez and artist Giuseppe D’elia and their imprint Watch Out! Studio, presenting three tales of terror on which talks about the inevitability of fulfilling certain demonic contracts, how an obscure jazz trumpeter set his mysterious latest performance, and witnessing a gambler with some magical help pushes his luck too far, plus a flash fiction. In the same vein as Tales from the Crypt, the tandem has reunited in this small anthology a bit of intriguing and a bit of horror in equal dosis revolving around the supernatural.
Msh Secret Wars Facsimile Edition #5 – Marvel’s monthly celebration of the finest super-hero crossover of them all continues! As if life on the Beyonder’s Battleworld wasn’t eventful enough for Earth’s stranded superhumans, Galactus has summoned his incredible spacecraft to the planet. And now three separate factions – the heroes, the villains and the X-Men – must reckon with the implications! But the World-Eater isn’t in the mood to explain himself and unleashes a deadly robot to enforce his cosmic will! Meanwhile, a love triangle forms, the villains mount their latest attack, the Molecule Man asserts himself and Doctor Doom makes secret plans of his own!
X-Men #130 Facsimile Edition – First appearance of Dazzler gets the facsimile treatment.
For the Cover
Fall of the House of X #4 (Em Gist Emma Frost Variant) – Fan Favorite artist EM Gist cranking out a sweet Emma Frost.
Jackpot & Black Cat #2 – I do like Hughes’ Black Cat covers.
Ones to Watch
Avengers Twilight #5 – Future Hawkeye on the cover and possibly inside. Cool looking female Hawkeye suit.
Rat City #1 – A NEW SPAWN SERIES – Peter Cairn is an ex-soldier, an amputee, and a Hellspawn in a post-war future. But Peter’s not dead like Al. Peter got his Spawn powers from the nanites in his prosthetic legs-nanites that were affected when Al Simmons initiated his necroplasmic detonation in the present. Al had no clue that the effects would ripple across not just space, and but time as well.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #150 – Final issue of the long running TMNT IDW series.