Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected FEBRUARY 2020!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in the December 2019 Previews Catalog!

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From the Previews Catalog #375, DECEMBER 2019 (for books arriving mainly in FEBRUARY 2020)…

 

HARLEY QUINN AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
DC COMICS – BLACK LABEL
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A/CA) Amanda Conner
The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off! Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone – especially her ex – learns she’s been there. But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud… and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head-and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! The foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred sequel to one of DC’s raciest runs is here! Get on board early, before we come to our senses!

 

 

 

AMETHYST #1 – ECMBG!
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Amy Reeder
Following her triumphant reintroduction in the pages of Young Justice, the new Amethyst miniseries follows teenager Amy Winston-a.k.a. Princess Amethyst-as she returns to her magical kingdom to celebrate her 16th birthday in style. The only problem? Her kingdom is missing, her subjects have vanished, and none in the realm of Gemworld-even her best friend, Lady Turquoise-remain loyal to her house! Alone and dejected, Amy’s forced to find new allies and confront dark secrets on an all-new quest to the farthest reaches of Gemworld.

 

 

 

PLUNGE #1 – ECMBG!
DC COMICS – HILL HOUSE – BLACK LABEL
(W) Joe Hill (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Jeremy Wilson
In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth’s dead…only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle the dead have plenty to say to the living…Joe Hill and Stuart Immonen’s Plunge into terror begins here!

 

 

 

WOLVERINE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ben Percy (A) Adam Kubert, Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Adam Kubert
THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be… happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted… and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home! PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED!

 

 

 

X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Terry Dodson
KRAKOA. Every mutant on Earth lives there … except for one. But now it’s time for FRANKLIN RICHARDS to come home. It’s the X-MEN VS. the FANTASTIC FOUR and nothing will ever be the same.

 

 

 

AFTER REALM QUARTERLY #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Michael Avon Oeming (A) Michael Avon Oeming & Various (CA) Michael Avon Oeming
From Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers and The United States of Murder and writer of Thor: Ragnarok and Red Sonja, comes The After Realm, a new ongoing extra-length quarterly!
In the aftermath of Ragnarok, Oona, an elven ranger, sets out into the post-apocalyptic chaos to discover the fate of the old gods. But first, she must fulfill an oath to a lost friend that could doom what’s left of the Nine Realms.

 

 

 

ON THE STUMP #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Chuck Brown (A/CA) Prenzy
SERIES PREMIERE! Each issue of arc one features a connecting variant cover by SANFORD GREENE! The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones. History diverged in 1868 when a pivotal presidential debate turned violent. Today, elections are decided by highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. Unfortunately, the violence doesn’t end in the ring, and powerful people can still get away with murder. Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister are teaming up to bring it all down. Eisner-nominated writer CHUCK BROWN (BITTER ROOT) joins forces with Italian artist PRENZY (#Like4Like) and letterer CLAYTON COWLES to create a hyper-violent tale full of countless injustices-and people who have to fight for their place in it.

 

 

 

TARTARUS #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Johnnie Christmas (A/CA) Jack Cole
SERIES PREMIERE! A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley! Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde’s only way home may be to reclaim her mother’s dark crown. #1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story!

 

 

 

BANG #1 – ECMBG!
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres
A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all…
And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it. Action, mystery, and altered reality!

 

 

 

TOMORROW #1 – ECMBG!
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Jesus Hervas
In this shocking new sci-fi horror series, a Russian computer virus has jumped the species barrier and wiped out most of the adult population, leaving the world precariously in the hands of the next generation. In the wake of devastation, musical prodigy Oscar Fuentes is separated from his twin sister Cira. Stranded on opposite sides of the country, they’re swept into rapidly evolving networks of teenage gangs. Can Oscar find his way back to Cira . . . or will they be lost to each other forever, in a dangerous makeshift civilization that is mercilessly replacing the past?
From acclaimed and legendary writer Peter Milligan (Shade the Changing Man, Enigma, X-Statix) and breakout artist Jesus Hervas (Penny Dreadful , Sons of Anarchy, Hellraiser).

 

 

 

HIDDEN SOCIETY #1 – ECMBG!
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Rafael Scavone (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
A new series from Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone, the team behind Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald! Hidden from ordinary eyes, there is a world alongside our own full of deities, demons, and danger-where magic wins out over science and dark secrets lie in wait. Ulloo, the last wizard from the Hidden Society, enlists the aid of a blind girl and her demon, a young magician, and a cursed bounty hunter in order to stop a group of nihilist warlocks from waking the Society’s greatest nemesis: a primeval force that, unchecked, will scorch the planet bare of all life.

 

 

 

DEATH TO ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 – ECMBG!
DYNAMITE
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Jacob Edgar (CA) Ben Oliver
An all-new series by RYAN PARROTT (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and JACOB EDGAR (Red Sonja)! It’s been six months since the events of the Army of Darkness film…Ash is just trying to settle down and get back to his groovy ways. But dammit, DEADITE-POSSESSED strangers keep attacking him at every turn. Why is evil following everywhere he turns, and what happens when an awful splinter spell causes Ash to become…TEAM ASH!?

 

 

 

ALIENATED #1 – ECMBG!
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Chris Wildgoose
Acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (John Constantine Hellblazer, Coda) and artist Chris Wildgoose (Batgirl, Batman: Nightwalker) present a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it. Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it’s born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature’s incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a super-predator in the making – and it’s in need of prey. Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens’ decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making.

 

 

 

EAT, AND LOVE YOURSELF ORIGINAL GN – ECMBG!
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A/CA) Sweeney Boo
For fans of Seconds and Wet Moon! Mindy is a young woman living with an eating disorder and trapped in a battle for her own self-worth. When she accidentally discovers a magic chocolate bar that will give her a chance to revisit her past, she thinks she has a chance to put her life back on track. But will she be able to find a way back to her present, and just as important, a way to treat herself with love and kindness, at any size? Join the incredible creative duo of writer/artist Sweeney Boo (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) and writer Lylian (Ellana) on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and just a bit of magic.

 

 

 

WONDER PONY ORIGINAL GN – ECMBG!
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A/CA) Marie Spenale
Middle school wasn’t exactly stable before, but it becomes a real struggle when sixth grader Louison is given the strength and powers of a pony by… a tiny pink pony that insists on being called Jean-Pierre? Now, she’s saddled with the responsibility of reining in the monsters that are giddy-up to no good in her new school! It’s time to horse around with Wonder Pony! Angouleme Youth Award-nominated writer and artist Marie Spénale presents a magical adventure full of friends and fun for anyone who’s ever wished they had the power to save the day! Perfect for fans of My Little Pony and Miraculous Ladybug!

 

 

 

ONCE & FUTURE TP VOL 01 – ECMBG!
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora
The King is Undead. Long live the King.
When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire escapes her retirement home and pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat.
Best-selling writer Kieron Gillen (Die, Star Wars) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) explore the mysteries of the past, the complicated truths of our history and the power of family to save the day… especially if that family has secret bunkers of ancient weapons and decades of experience hunting the greatest monsters in Britain’s history!

 

 

 

MAN WHO EFFED UP TIME #1 – ECMBG!
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) John Layman (A/CA) Karl Mostert
Sean Bennett is just your everyday, ordinary lab worker in a high-tech lab with a proto-type time machine. And, yeah, he’s got the same temptations any of us would have about going back in time, just a bit, to correct mistakes of the past and right old wrongs. So, when he meets a version of himself from the future who encourages him to do just that, Sean takes the temporal plunge. Only…can you guess what happens next? Did you read the book title? Yup. All of TIME is f#%&ed up now, and it’s up to Sean to cor-rect it-or else!
Presenting a time-twisted sci-fi action-comedy, a butterfly effect noir, by multiple Eis-ner-winning writer John Layman (Chew, ELEANOR & THE EGRET) and talented new-comer Karl Mostert. Order it today…before time runs out!

 

 

 

GODKILLERS #1 – ECMBG!
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Mark Sable (A) Maan House (CA) Jeremy Haun
Abdul Alhazred is an Arab-American folklore professor-turned-soldier whose fear of death stems from uncertainty about the existence of an afterlife. Then he joins THE GODKILLERS, a special forces unit tasked with ?ghting insurgents who use mythological creatures as weapons of mass destruction. Now that he knows that the supernatural exists, he’ll have to decide which is worse – death or the nightmarish monsters he thought were mere legends. From writer Mark Sable (Grounded, Fearless, Supergirl) and newcomer artist Maan House, THE GODKILLERS is a monster story for the modern age.

 

 

 

UNDONE BY BLOOD #1 – ECMBG!
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A/CA) Sami Kivela
In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him. As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction informs choices in reality, for better or worse. From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivela (Abbot, Machine Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.

 

 

 

ADLER #1 – ECMBG!
TITAN COMICS
(W) Lavie Tidhar (A) Paul McCaffrey (CA) Butch Guice
For Sherlock, there was only ever one woman – now Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty! It’s the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, as Adler teams up with a host of famous female faces from science, history and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time!

 

 

 

FINGER GUNS #1 – ECMBG!
VAULT COMICS
(W) Sabs Cooper, Justin Richards (A) Val Halvorson (CA) Arjuna Susini
Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst.
Oh yeah… and chaos.
So much chaos.

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