Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected MARCH 2019!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

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From the Previews Catalog #364, JANUARY 2019 (for books arriving mainly in MARCH 2019)…

 

INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward
Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system’s dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left?
By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt, ODY-C).

 

 

 

BLACK HAMMER 45 FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #1 CVR A KINDT
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes (A) Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt (CA) Matt Kindt
During the Golden Age of superheroes, an elite Air Force crew called the Black Hammer Squadron was formed to fight the Axis powers. With occult threats from the German side, this team must save a family of scientists from the Nazi’s, but the mysterious and dangerous Ghost Hunter is hot on their trail. From the World of Black Hammer comes a truly gripping tale of war and intrigue!

 

 

DIAL H FOR HERO #1
DC COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Joe Quinones
Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial-a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? This blistering new six-issue miniseries joins the Wonder Comics lineup with stories by award-winning fan favorite Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN) and art by Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck).

 

 


SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky
In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event – so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that’s a part of the celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY combines the talents of Chip Zdarsky (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL 2-IN-ONE) and Mark Bagley (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) to tell the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived!
In this first oversized issue, when Flash Thompson is drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, Spidey must weigh the question of where his responsibility truly lies!

 

 

SHIELD BY HICKMAN & WEAVER TP HUMAN MACHINE
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Dustin Weaver & Various (CA) Gerald Parel
A long-awaited modern classic! The hidden past of S.H.I.E.L.D. is revealed, courtesy of some of history’s greatest minds! Michelangelo has been pulling the strings for years – but can even he keep Leonardo Da Vinci and Isaac Newton from killing each other and destroying the Brotherhood of the Shield? The battle for the Immortal City comes to a climactic conclusion! Michelangelo and Nikola Tesla kick their plan into high gear! Galileo takes on Galactus! The truth behind Nostradamus is uncovered! And Howard Stark lays the foundation for the espionage organization you know and love! But the battle that decides our present will be fought in the future…

 

 

FIREFLY BAD COMPANY #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Josh Lee Gordon (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Diego Galindo
In this 40 page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved
Firefly characters in the ‘Verse-SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron’s life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget!

 

 

OUT OF THE BLUE HC GN VOL 01
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Keith Burns
A WAR IS A DIFFICULT THING TO KILL
The Second World War is almost over, but no one seems to have told the Germans – as Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie finds out when he’s assigned to deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast.
Flying the Mosquito fighter-bomber against heavily armed targets is dangerous enough at the best of times, but after incurring the wrath of his vengeful commanding officer, Jamie is assigned the most unpopular navigator in the unit – not to mention the least reliable aircraft. Worse still, the commander’s sights are firmly set on Jamie’s beautiful young wife, Beth.
Writer Garth Ennis (A WALK THROUGH HELL, Preacher, The Boys) and artist Keith Burns (War Stories) reunite after the success of their series Johnny Red, presenting another tale of World War Two aerial combat: featuring skies black with flak and enemy fighters, nail-biting low-level action, and the dark humor of men whose lives can be snatched away at any second… OUT OF THE BLUE.

 

 

GOON #1
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
The next era in the legacy of The Goon starts here! This all new series marks The Goon’s return to Albatross Funnybooks and is just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the book. Eric Powell takes the series to its humor-based roots as Goon & Franky return from strange adventures abroad to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in his absence from Lonely Street.

 

 

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #1
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Veronica Fish (CA) Adam Hughes
BRAND NEW SERIES! Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD!

 

 

IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME HC LOVE & ROCKETS
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together – literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey’s lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however – this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.
Hernandez’s acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters – Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others – have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez’s latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time.

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