The GeeksversePREVIEW | Image Comics: February 2014 Solicitations

PREVIEW | Image Comics: February 2014 Solicitations
Published on Friday, November 15, 2013 by
Is it time to talk about February’s solicitations already? It seems like these things come out earlier with each month. Check out the covers and issue descriptions of Image Comics’ February 2014 releases after the jump.

IMAGE COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2014

(schedule subject to change without notice)

Abbreviations used in this article:

  • BW = Black & white
  • E = For readers of all ages (may contain minimal violence)
  • FC = Full color
  • HC = Hardcover
  • M = For readers aged 18 and up (may contain nudity, profanity, excessive violence and other content not suitable for minors)
  • T = For readers aged 12 and up (may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
  • TP = Trade paperback
  • T+ = For readers aged 16 and up (may contain moderate violence, moderate profanity use and suggestive themes)

Prior solicitation listings

THE FUSE #1
  • thefuse1story ANTONY JOHNSTON
  • art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • “THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part One: Working homicide 22,000 miles up on an orbiting energy platform, in a five-mile-long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, with no help from your so-called colleagues back on Earth, is more than tough…it’s murder! Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with attitude! 22,000 miles up, there is no backup.
UNDERTOW #1
  • undertow-01story STEVE ORLANDO
  • art / cover ARTYOM TRAKHANOV
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • Atlantis is the world superpower, and Redum Anshargal is its worst enemy. If you want to break free of the system, he can offer you a place at his side, exploring the wild surface world in his watertight city barge The Deliverer. He and his hostage-protege Ukinnu Alal hunt the Amphibian, a legend that could be the key to an air-breathing life on land. But as they become the hunted, can Anshargal’s team survive long enough to turn the tables on the godlike beast they set out for? A brand new pulp monster adventure with Ray Harryhausen at its heart and a look at Atlantis like never before from the up-and-coming team of writer STEVE ORLANDO (Mystery in Space) and artist ARTYOM TRAKHANOV.
THE REVENGER #1
  • REVENGER_1story JONATHAN ROSS
  • art / cover IAN CHURCHILL
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • Griffin Franks was a joke in Hollywood. A washed up action-hero. Over the hill. Past it. A has-been. A barely-was. But now he IS The Revenger. He’s a star. His movie’s a hit. His latest wife is hot. He finally has everything he wants. Just in time for someone to take it all away. Forever. Starting with his face.
APOCALYPSE AL #1 (of 4)
  • apocalypse-al-01story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
  • art SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
  • cover A SID KOTIAN & BILL FARMER
  • cover B RYAN SOOK
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 36 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • Alison Carter is a private detective. Her beat: the end of the world, or more accurately, preventing same. With an attitude of “shoot first and the hell with the questions,” she leads a life that would drive other investigators mad, filled with monsters, demons, trolls, mad prophets, zombie detectives, techno-wizards, machinegun toting imps, and dead boyfriends. In the first action-packed installment of this new universe, Al is given her biggest assignment ever, one that will take her into the heart of Ultimate Darkness itself. The first of a four-issue miniseries, this issue contains 30 pages of story, unbroken by advertisements.
THE MERCENARY SEA #1
  • mercenary-sea-01story KEL SYMONS
  • art/cover MATHEW REYNOLDS
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • “NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT”: Action and adventure set in 1938—The South Seas. Japan has invaded China. War in Europe is imminent. Ex-bootlegger Jack Harper captains The Venture, a refitted German U-Boat, with a crew of expats, mercenaries and treasure hunters. They do whatever it takes to stay afloat, often running up against pirates, headhunters, spies, and soldiers. They’re always one step away from the greatest score of their lives…or their certain demise.
ONE HIT WONDER #1 (of 5)
  • one-hit-wonder-01story FABRICE SAPOLSKY
  • art /cover ARIEL OLIVETTI
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • If there was a thin line between reality and fiction, Richie Reese tore it down. Better, he crushed it. Smashed it. Destroyed it. From child star to hitman in Hollywood, this is the story of a glorious bastard. Written by FABRICE SAPOLSKY (Spider-Man Noir) and drawn by superstar artist ARIEL OLIVETTI (Cable, Punisher War Journal, Conan), this is the crime comedy series you don’t want to miss this year.
EAST OF WEST, VOL. 2: WE ARE ALL ONE TP
  • east-of-west-vol02story JONATHAN HICKMAN
  • art NICK DRAGOTTA
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
  • Collects EAST OF WEST #6-10
  • The second volume of the most exciting new book in the industry is here! “We Are All One” follows our cast around the fractured future-scape of America as we learn more about a world that’s rapidly coming to an end.
INVINCIBLE, VOL. 19 TP
  • invincible-vol19story ROBERT KIRKMAN
  • art / cover RYAN OTTLEY, CLIFF RATHBURN, & JOHN RAUCH
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
  • Collects INVINCIBLE #103-108
  • Angstrom Levy returns to take revenge on Invincible and all those he holds dear.
MICE TEMPLAR, VOLUME 4.1 TP
  • mice-templar-vol4.1story BRYAN J.L. GLASS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
  • art MICHAEL AVON OEMING & VICTOR SANTOS
  • cover MICHAEL AVON OEMING
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 304 PAGES / FC / $17.99
  • Collects MICE TEMPLAR: LEGEND #1-8
  • “LEGEND PART ONE”: The Legend of Karic grows…but its legacy is both greater and darker than the noble young mouse it is said to embody. As every victory is turned against him, Karic confronts his own past and demands answers. And the mad king Icarus launches his great war against creation.
PETER PANZERFAUST, VOL. 3: CRY OF THE WOLF TP
  • peter-panzerfaust-vol03story KURTIS J. WIEBE
  • art / cover TYLER JENKINS
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 136 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99
  • Collects PETER PANZERFAUST #11-15
  • Having faced the wrath of The Hook, Peter and the Lost Boys join forces with the Braves in guerilla warfare from their secret hideout in the Sticks. This time, Felix is the man with the memories, and as Mr. Parsons soon learns, he’s not eager to revisit that life.
PROPHET, VOL. 3: EMPIRE TP
  • PROPHETv3_NotFinalCoverstory BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
  • art SIMON ROY, FAREL DALRYMPLE, GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS, BRANDON GRAHAM, MATT SHEEAN, & MALACHI WARD
  • cover FAREL DALRYMPLE
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
  • Collects PROPHET #32 & 34-38
  • The Earth Empire is now rebuilt and gaining a stronger grasp on Earthspace. Facing an even more menacing new threat, Old Man Prophet and his team look for the help of an old ally.
REALITY CHECK TP
  • reality-check-tpbstory GLEN BRUNSWICK
  • art / cover VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
  • Collects REALITY CHECK #1-4
  • Willard Penn, a struggling artist, scores an unlikely hit with his new comic. After an unexpected sell-out, the book’s hero shows up in the real world, appearing outside Willard’s window, and refuses to return to the comic until he finds true love. Exasperated, Willard is forced to help the lovesick hero meet the perfect woman. He needs to hurry, because a homicidal maniac has escaped from his comic and entered the real world as well.
  • Includes a behind-the-scenes sketchbook by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC with exciting extras!
REVIVAL, VOL. 3: A FARAWAY PLACE TP
  • revival-vol03story TIM SEELEY
  • art MIKE NORTON & MARK ENGLERT w/ ART BALTAZAR
  • cover MIKE NORTON & JENNY FRISON
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
  • Collects REVIVAL #12-17
  • For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now the living and the recently returned struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy amidst political and religious conflicts. Officer Dana Cypress is hot on the trail of a man she believes may have murdered her sister Em, but Em herself is on a quest through the snowy woods to find the strange glowing creature that haunts a child.
SIDEKICK VOL. 1 TP
  • sidekick-vol01story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
  • art / cover TOM MANDRAKE & HiFi
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $12.99
  • Collects SIDEKICK #1-6
  • What happens when a hero’s sidekick is abandoned by tragedy, mocked by the media, scorned by enemies and heroes alike…and then his entire world is turned upside-down? Drawn by Julia Moonglow into investigating the death of the Red Cowl, Flyboy will discover things that will shatter his life completely as he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and terrible, life-changing secrets. Who was the Red Cowl, really, and what scared him so badly that he had to stage his own death in order to escape it? The debut volume of Sidekick contains the first six issues of this saga of grief, madness, and murder.
SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 20 TP
  • spawn-vol20story TODD McFARLANE & BRIAN HOLGUIN
  • art ANGEL MEDINA & DANNY MIKI
  • cover CLAYTON CRAIN
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
  • Collects SPAWN #117-122
  • SPAWN ORIGINS, VOL. 20 features the stories and artwork that helped cement the Spawn legacy. Relive the excitement of this groundbreaking series in this accessibly priced format with exclusive bonus content, including cover galleries, black and white art, classic quotes from TODD McFARLANE, and an exclusive digitally painted cover by CLAYTON CRAIN.
ZERO, VOL. 1 AN EMERGENCY
  • zero-vol01story ALES KOT
  • art MICHAEL WALSH, TRADD MOORE, MATEUS SANTOLOUCO, MORGAN JESKE, WILL TEMPEST, & JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 172 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
  • Collects ZERO #1-5
  • Edward Zero was the best spy the Agency had—and then he realized he was working for the wrong side.
ALEX + ADA #4
  • alex+ada-04story JONATHAN LUNA & SARAH VAUGHN
  • art / cover JONATHAN LUNA
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Alex makes a decision that will change Ada forever.
APHRODITE IX #9
  • aphrodite-Ix-09-coverAandBstory MATT HAWKINS
  • art STJEPAN SEJIC
  • cover A STJEPAN SEJIC
  • cover B LINDA SEJIC
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • “DANGERS OF THE DESOLATE ZONE”: The ninth issue of APHRODITE IX finally reveals what the numbering system really means. Plus, Aphrodite XV’s design and build reveals more about Aphrodite IX’s future—and her past—than she could ever anticipate.
ARTIFACTS #35
  • artifacts-35story HANNIBAL TABU
  • art / cover NELSON BLAKE II
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
  • TOP COW’S THIRD 2012 TALENT HUNT-WINNING WRITER DEBUTS! Mercenary Michael Finnegan just can’t catch a break. Whether he is running guns or stealing mystical Artifacts for hire, all of his clients seem to double-cross him in the end…especially when he is paid to face-off against Ember Stone bearer Glorianna Silver!
BLACK SCIENCE #4
  • black-science-04story RICK REMENDER
  • art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • Grant McKay and his team of Dimensionauts are given a short reprieve when the Pillar drops them not into a hellish warzone or an alien swampland but a…hotel? Just don’t trust the room service; there’s more to this place than meets the eye.
THE BOUNCE #10
  • the-bounce-10story JOE CASEY
  • art / cover DAVID MESSINA
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • THE TIME HAS COME, BOUNCE FANS! Jasper Jenkins can’t hide anymore! The truth is out there—and the Darling might be the only one who knows what it all means! This is the issue you dare not miss!
CLONE #15
  • clone-15story DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE MCINTYRE
  • art / cover JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • “You must hide the truth to save his life.” As government forces lead an assault on the clones, Luke and his brothers are given an offer they can’t refuse. But what sacrifices must they make to ensure their freedom?
DEAD BODY ROAD #3
  • dead-body-road-03story JUSTIN JORDAN
  • art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • Orson Gage is no good man…but Mr. Cobb and his unique interrogation tactics are even worse. Why is he pursuing Gage? And just how do you remove blood from a motel carpet?
DEADLY CLASS #2
  • DeadlyGridFinalstory RICK REMENDER
  • art / cover WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • It’s Marcus’s first day at the Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. A locker full of death threats, a schedule full of brutality, and whispers in the hallway about his mysterious past…which is fast catching up to cut out his freshly broken heart.
DRUMHELLAR #4
  • drumhellar-04story RILEY ROSSMO & ALEX LINK
  • art / cover RILEY ROSSMO
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • When an immortal talk radio celebrity discovers a slight problem with living forever, he turns to Drum Hellar, the psychedelic detective, for help. But Drum’s got problems of his own. He’s in prison, in the doghouse with his girlfriend and in serious need of drugs! He’ll have to take desperate—and deadly—action!
EGOS #2
  • egos-02story STUART MOORE
  • art / cover GUS STORMS
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • The hero-epic of the far future continues as Deuce, the EGOs’ leader, flies off to battle with his army of [CENSORED]s. Meanwhile, his estranged wife Pixel must deal with an army of new team applicants. Featuring: Costumes! Battles! Masse, the Living Galaxy! Blood and gore! Uncomfortable emotions!
ELEPHANTMEN #56
  • elephantmen-56story MARK SCHWEIKERT & RICHARD STARKINGS
  • art / cover SHAKY KANE
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
  • “BLOOD AND SAND”: SHAKY KANE returns to ELEPHANTMEN to tell a chilling story of the L.A.P.D’s Lieutenant Trench.
FATALE #22
  • CRIM008_cvrstory ED BRUBAKER
  • art / cover SEAN PHILLIPS
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • The life story of the man-monster called The Bishop.
  • As always, every issue of FATALE includes extras and articles every month!
FIVE GHOSTS #10
  • five-ghosts-10story FRANK J. BARBIERE
  • art / cover CHRIS MOONEYHAM
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • “LOST COASTLINES,” Part Four: The Island of Dreams.
FIVE WEAPONS #7
  • fiveweapons7-coverstory / art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
  • “BACK TO CLASS,” Part Two: The tables are turned on Enrique in a no-win contest at the school of Five Weapons. Tyler is now the smartest kid in school and he’s using Enrique as a pawn in his malicious plans, but Enrique learns an old secret that could tilt the rivalry in his favor.
GHOSTED #7
  • ghosted-07story JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
  • art DAVIDE GIANFELICE & MIROSLAV MRVA
  • cover MATTEO SCALERA
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • Organ thieves, slave traffickers: Jackson Winters will have to do business with all the wrong people to find his lost girl. Unfortunately, ghosts of the very recent past will be dogging his every step…
GREAT PACIFIC #13
  • great-pacific-13-coverAandBstory JOE HARRIS
  • art / cover A MARTÍN MORAZZO
  • cover B MICHAEL WALSH & RUTH REDMOND
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • “THE UNIVERSAL MINISTRY OF INTERGALACTIA”: When a mysterious visitor washes up warning of UFOs and invaders from space, Chas Worthington finds his grip over New Texas threatened. But if the aliens are coming, Chas knows just the leader the earthlings need to represent them—himself!
  • “Abduction” variant cover by MICHAEL WALSH (ZERO, COMEBACK)!
INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #10
  • invincible-universe-10story PHIL HESTER
  • art / cover TODD NAUCK & GABE ELTAEB
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Welcome to the wedding of Knockout and Kid Thor! Even with everyone in the Invincible Universe invited, there are bound to be some party crashers!
KRAMPUS! #3
  • krampus-03story BRIAN JOINES
  • art / cover DEAN KOTZ
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Hunting through the desert for an unmarked grave, the Krampus is stalked by a notorious historical figure, reborn into the world of Sugar Plum Fairies and flying reindeer.
LAZARUS #8
  • lazarus-08story GREG RUCKA
  • art / cover MICHAEL LARK
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • “LIFT,” Part Four: Forever calls on the Daggers. The Barrets reach the final stage of their journey as all threads converge on Denver for the Lift.
THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #20
  • manhattan-projects-20story JONATHAN HICKMAN
  • art NICK PITARRA
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
  • “FINITE OPPENHEIMERS: FOREVER”: High stakes as the imagined reality of the Mad Oppenheimers finally collides with the Manhattan Projects proper.
MANIFEST DESTINY #4
  • manifest-destiny-04story CHRIS DINGESS
  • art / cover MATTHEW ROBERTS & OWEN GIENI
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Surrounded by buffalotaur and fighting for survival, what Lewis and Clark need most is a monster killer. And her name is Sacagawea.
MIND THE GAP #18
  • mind-the-gap-18-coverAstory JIM McCANN
  • art SAMI BASRI
  • cover A RODIN ESQUEJO
  • cover B JENNY FRISON
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • “ACT II: EXPOSED”: Some things are better left hidden. It’s too bad for one group that’s no longer an option! And a collision course is set in motion that will shake everyone to their core…
MINIMUM WAGE #2
  • minimum-wage-02story / art / cover BOB FINGERMAN
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 24 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50
  • What do smutty outgoing messages, missing monster kit parts, and condoms have to do with each other? They’re all pieces of Rob’s jigsaw puzzle life in the second monthly issue of BOB FINGERMAN’s so-real-it-hurts series. Plus, things heat up between Rob and his new gal pal, May. Tune in!
MORNING GLORIES #38
  • morning-glories-38story NICK SPENCER
  • art JOE EISMA
  • cover RODIN ESQUEJO
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • “Everything we love.”
PETER PANZERFAUST #17
  • peter-panzerfaust-17story KURTIS J. WIEBE
  • art / cover TYLER JENKINS
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
  • “THE HUNT” Part Two: Lily continues the hunt, honoring her father’s memory…one kill at a time. The fourth story arc of the hit critically acclaimed series continues.
PRETTY DEADLY #5
  • pretty-deadly-05story KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
  • art EMMA RÍOS & JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • cover EMMA RÍOS
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • It’s the ultimate father-daughter showdown as Ginny faces off against Death himself in the bloody conclusion to PRETTY DEADLY’s opening arc.
PROTECTORS, INC. #4
  • protectors-inc-04story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
  • art GORDON PURCELL & MICHAEL ATIYEH
  • cover A GORDON PURCELL & MICHAEL ATIYEH
  • cover B GIUSEPPE CAFARO & MICHAEL ATIYEH
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • Detective Riley’s investigation into the murder of the Huntsman brings him into the very heart of Protectors, Inc., where he meets the woman of his dreams—assuming she’s not actually a killer—and the other members of the Chicago Protectors. One of them killed the Huntsman…and may be after Riley next.
REVIVAL #18
  • revival-18story TIM SEELEY
  • art MIKE NORTON
  • cover JENNY FRISON
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • While Dana is obsessed with discovering the identity of the masked Reviver who attacked her, her family is falling apart. And just what has escaped Reviver Anders Hine been up?
ROCKET GIRL #5
  • rocket-girl-05story BRANDON MONTCLARE
  • art / cover AMY REEDER
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50
  • “ONLY THE GOOD…”: The hard-hitting conclusion to the first story arc! Teen time-cop DaYoung Johansson uncovers a thing or two about both New York Cities, the connection between past and future, and the secrets that people don’t even know they keep. Growing up is hard to do—and sometimes it proves to be impossible.
SATELLITE SAM #6
  • satellite-sam-06story MATT FRACTION
  • art / cover HOWARD CHAYKIN
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50
  • VOLUME TWO of SATELLITE SAM starts HERE: The son of the slain star of SATELLITE SAM steps into his father’s shoes in more ways than one while falling into bed with any woman that’ll have him. One of the stars of the show with a dubious past finds herself in the media spotlight—and trouble with the law. All while a sex and blackmail scandal threatens to envelop the show and the nascent LeMonde Television Network—unless someone stands up and saves the day. SEX! DEATH! LIVE TV! Brought to you by MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and HOWARD CHAYKIN (BLACK KISS, CENTURY WEST).
SAVAGE DRAGON #196
  • savage-dragon-196story / art / cover ERIK LARSEN
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
  • SAVAGE DRAGON: THE NEXT GENERATION! Strange things are going on in Chicago’s notorious Danger Zone. The poor and downtrodden are being mysteriously transformed into hideous freaks and Malcolm Dragon is being thrown into a situation beyond what he’s used to as he faces a horde of desperate killers with power to spare. Malcolm’s struggle to measure up to his famous father intensifies as he plunges into a new, dangerous adventure.
  • The bold new direction continues!
SAVIORS #3
  • saviors-03story JAMES ROBINSON
  • art / cover J. BONE
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Tomas Ramirez is now in the small Mexican coastal town of La Calma, where other new freedom fighters allies intend to test a device to end the threat of the aliens forever. But the aliens have a counterattack plan of their own, so this certainly will be the Day of the Dead.
SEX #11
  • sex-11story JOE CASEY
  • art/cover PIOTR KOWALSKI
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • This issue, SEX goes even deeper than ever before! Simon Cooke faces his adulthood. Japanese businessmen get their freak on. Annabelle reprimands an employee. Then there’s the battle cry heard throughout the underworld: “Breaks! Damn straight!” This one’s a rub for the ages!
SEX CRIMINALS #5
  • Printstory MATT FRACTION
  • art / cover CHIP ZDARSKY
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
  • The best part of a new relationship is the first three weeks, right? The rush of the new, the gravitational pull of the sudden other-ness in your life, the almost-illicit charge of nothing else mattering…and then it’s time to pay the bills. Well, the honeymoon is over for the SEX CRIMINALS. Can Jon and Suzie survive Jon and Suzie?
SHELTERED #7
  • sheltered-07story ED BRISSON
  • art / cover JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Curt shot first.
SPAWN #240
  • spawn-240story TODD McFARLANE
  • art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD McFARLANE
  • cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI
  • FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Cogliostro continues mentoring Jim as he learns to harness the power of the costume and the deeper power within him…but something goes terribly wrong. Is this the end for Cog, or will Jim prevail in controlling the dark forces vying for his special gift?
TEN GRAND #8
  • ten-grand-08story J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
  • art / cover A CP SMITH
  • cover B WHILCE PORTACIO & MICHAEL ATIYEH
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • Joe Fitzgerald entered Hell to find out what happened to Laura, the greatest love he has ever known. At last, he has found her…only to be captured by the same man who killed both of them and seized Laura’s spirit from deep inside Heaven. It’s the beginning of the confrontation Joe has been fighting to make happen ever since the Angel put him on this mission, but nothing’s going his way. If Joe dies this time, it’s permanent, and he and Laura will be trapped in Hell forever.
THREE #5
  • three-05story KIERON GILLEN
  • art/cover RYAN KELLY & JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • historical consultant PROF. STEPHEN HODKINSON
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • It comes down to this: three versus three hundred at the border of Sparta. The men who’d keep them slaves versus the three who would be free. The historical epic reaches its bloody denouement. The end of a story, the start of a legend.
UMBRAL #4
  • umbral-04story ANTONY JOHNSTON
  • art / cover CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • “AND BLACK WATERS REMAIN”: Rascal is trapped in the Umbral, Dalone is down and out, and a certain pirate ghost has vengeance on his mind!
  • THE PARANOID DARK FANTASY CONTINUES!
VELVET #5
  • velvet-05story ED BRUBAKER
  • art / cover STEVE EPTING
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
  • The first arc draws to a shattering conclusion.
A VOICE IN THE DARK #4
  • a-voice-in-the-dark-04story / art / cover LARIME TAYLOR
  • FEBRUARY 19 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99
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  • Written and drawn—by mouth—by disabled creator Larime Taylor.
THE WALKING DEAD #121
  • walking-dead-121story ROBERT KIRKMAN
  • art CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN
  • cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
  • FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99
  • “ALL OUT WAR,” Part Seven: In the aftermath of the unthinkable.
THE WALKING DEAD #122
  • walking-dead-122story ROBERT KIRKMAN
  • art CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN
  • cover CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99
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  • art LAURA BRAGA
  • cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • cover B LAURA BRAGA
  • FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
  • Is the Witchblade out to reclaim Sara as its rightful host…or is it out for revenge?
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