Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected MARCH 2021!

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

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From the Previews Catalog #388, JANUARY 2021 (for books arriving mainly in MARCH 2021)…

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KARMEN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Guillem March, Dan Christensen (A/CA) Guillem March
Spanish writer and artist GUILLEM MARCH is best known for his ongoing, extensive work with DC Comics on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn and has worked as an artist on several graphic novels including the English editions of Monika with Titan Comics and The Dream with Europe Comics. Here, he takes up his pen for an edgy new FIVE-PART SERIES about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.

 

 

 

SHADECRAFT #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Henderson (A) Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela (CA) Lee Garbett
Zadie Lu is afraid of her own shadow. She’s a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things?
From the creative team that brought you the Eisner-nominated SKYWARD, writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Netflix’s Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Captain Marvel). Join Zadie Lu as she ventures into the shadows to face her fears and discovers a legacy she never knew she had.
“ELEVATOR PITCH”: The dark tones of Demon Slayer and Something Is Killing The Children meets a cast of contemporary teen characters not unlike VERONICA FISH and KELLY THOMPSON’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

 

 

 

ULTRAMEGA BY JAMES HARREN #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) James Harren (A/CA) James Harren, Dave Stewart
A cosmic plague has spread, transforming everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega – three individuals imbued with incredible powers – hold the line against this madness. Their battles level cities and leave untold horror in their wake. Now, the final reckoning approaches for the Ultramega… but is this a war they can even win?
Fight monsters and stand with humanity in this new Skybound original from the greatest artist of his generation, JAMES HARREN (RUMBLE, BPRD) and Eisner Award-winning colorist DAVE STEWART. Each issue is extra-sized, with a 60-page debut that can barely contain its giant heroes, creatures, and devastation!
“ELEVATOR PITCH”: The high-impact adventure of EXTREMITY, but with the kaiju-esque monster action scenes of Pacfic Rim.

 

 

DOWN RIVER PEOPLE ORIGINAL GN
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Adrian Smith (A/CA) Matt Fox
For fans of Stillwater and Essex County comes a new graphic novel reuniting writer Adam Smith and artist Matt Fox, the duo behind the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated Long Walk to Valhalla, for a riveting story about a man attempting to survive the complicated and dangerous web of his family’s criminal ties with his soul intact.
Myers Carpenter is a bootlegger who just inherited his family’s bar and must turn to his estranged mother – who he hasn’t seen since he was a boy – for help.
Myers learns the secrets of his new family’s lodge, but he may not escape the dark cult thriving just under the surface of opulence.

 

 

 

WYND HC BOOK 01 FLIGHT OF THE PRINCE
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
A Comic Book Shop Exclusive Hardcover Edition!
Wynd lives a quiet life in Pipetown – working at the local tavern, out of sight in the secret rooms beneath the floorboards, often stealing away to catch glimpses of the son of the castle’s groundskeeper as he works.
But Wynd also has a secret… magical blood betrayed by his pointed ears, forbidden within the city limits.
Joined by his best friend Oakley and Thorn, the groundskeeper’s son, Wynd’s strange dreams and an encounter with the city guard send him on the most dangerous adventure he could imagine, where Wynd will discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, the magic within himself.

 

 

 

 

FIREFLY BRAND NEW VERSE #1
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Josh Lee Gordon (A) Fabiana Mascolo (CA) Qistina Khalidah
Set 20 years after the events of Firefly, Serenity soars the ‘Verse once again with a new captain – Emma, the daughter of Wash and Zoë!
The old crew of Serenity has gone their own way and now Emma is working to prove herself to Zoë, alongside a new crew of castaways and misfits just trying to stay afloat.
But when Serenity takes a job from a familiar face, they discover that their new, living, breathing cargo is far more than they bargained for…and might bring them into conflict with Alliance once again!
Josh Lee Gordon (Firefly: Bad Company) and Fabiana Mascolo (Yasmeen) begin a new era for Joss Whedon’s Firefly with First Appearances of an all new cast, new adventures and shocking new surprises!

 

 

 

JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER TRICKSTERS #1
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Jonathan Rivera (A) Jade Zhang (CA) Peach Momoko
The Storyteller and his faithful dog take shelter one night from a storm, when the dog becomes scared of a large spider who is also occupying the shelter.
Now, discover the story of Anansi, the spider-god, and his quest to free all stories from his father, the sky god Nyame.
But when Anansi becomes the keeper of all stories, he hordes them until his son confronts them to free the knowledge that could change the world!
Jonathan Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye) and Jade Zhang begin the next Jim Henson-inspired epic limited series here, with a different acclaimed creative team on each issue!

 

 

 

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #1
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
Perfect for fans of Paper Girls and Die, visionary writer Grant Morrison (Klaus), Alex Child (BBC’s Holby City) and Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) present a chilling new horror series about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road – and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them.
August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organized a “Spook Tour” with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams.
When their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students… before the town tears them limb from limb.
Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road… along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.

 

 

 

WYND HC BOOK 01 FLIGHT OF THE PRINCE
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
A Comic Book Shop Exclusive Hardcover Edition!
Wynd lives a quiet life in Pipetown – working at the local tavern, out of sight in the secret rooms beneath the floorboards, often stealing away to catch glimpses of the son of the castle’s groundskeeper as he works.
But Wynd also has a secret… magical blood betrayed by his pointed ears, forbidden within the city limits.
Joined by his best friend Oakley and Thorn, the groundskeeper’s son, Wynd’s strange dreams and an encounter with the city guard send him on the most dangerous adventure he could imagine, where Wynd will discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, the magic within himself.

 

 

 

WITCHBLOOD #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Matthew Erman (A/CA) Lisa Sterle
A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes WITCHBLOOD, a blend of action, lore, and Americana-perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.

 

 

 

CRITICAL ROLE: TALES OF EXANDRIA #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A) CoupleofKooks (CA) Helen Mask
Leylas Kryn, the Bright Queen of the Kryn Dynasty, has spent multiple lives in pursuit of assembling the Luxon. With her eternal lover Quana at her side, she will stop at nothing to use its otherworldly power to bring a Golden Age to the peoples under her rule. So when what might be the final piece of the Luxon appears nearby, Leylas sends Quana to collect it . . . with consequences that may threaten the entire Dynasty!
Critical Role Game Master Matthew Mercer joins Eisner Award-winning writer Darcy van Poelgeest (Little Bird)!

 

 

 

DEAD DOGS BITE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Tyler Boss
Cormac Guffin has gone missing. It’s been three days and no one has seen hide nor hair of her. The police have nothing, and the townsfolk are acting more like a funeral procession than a search party. If Cormac has any hope of being found, it rests on the slouching shoulders of her best friend Joe. Joe will need her wits about her though, because, like any story worth hearing, nothing is what it seems.
From award-winning cartoonist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank) comes the story of a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a candy wrapper.

 

 

 

ORPHAN & FIVE BEASTS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) James Stokoe
A brand-new kung-fu epic from James Stokoe, the creator behind Orc Stain and Aliens: Dead Orbit!
Spurred on by her master’s dying words, the adopted warrior “Orphan Mo” seeks to find and kill five former disciples who now threaten the land with corruption from their demonic powers. Part Five Deadly Venoms and part surreal grindhouse, James Stokoe brings his knack for ultra-detailed fantasy imagery and over-the-top violence to this classic tale of revenge.
“His artwork is astonishingly detailed, with an infectious, monstrous energy and dynamism that needs to be experienced by every fan of comic books.”-SyFy Wire

 

 

 

BEQUEST #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Freddie Williams II (CA) Tim Seeley
Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea! A land where wizards and warriors battle dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the audible words of their great gods!
Welcome to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up.
Now, a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without wizards and warriors? A world without heroes?
From Tim Seeley (DARK RED, BRILLIANT TRASH) and Freddie E. Williams II (HeMan/Thundercats, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) comes BEQUEST, a real-world fantasy tale.

 

 

 

UNDONE BY BLOOD OTHER SIDE OF EDEN #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A/CA) Sami Kivela
The early 1930’s: The height of the Great Depression and beginning of the Dust Bowl. Silvano Luna Del Rio works as a postman in Buttar, Texas. Reeling from a tragic past, with only a gun and a Western novel to his name, Silvano sets out to take back from the country that took so much from him by robbing the first skyscraper West of the Mississippi. But acts of retribution are never as simple as they seem, as his target is home to an eccentric fraternal brotherhood hiding their own dark secrets.
By Silvano’s side is an old west novel featuring famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, in true UNDONE BY BLOOD fashion, the mythic Western 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 Kivelä (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes the next story in the critically acclaimed neo-western series that depicts the hard truths of seeking vengeance in the real world.

 

 

 

JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #1
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee
Don’t miss the brand-new, original series written and drawn by Eisner-winner Chris Samnee! Filled with action, adventure… and monsters!
Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They’re big, ugly, and dangerous creatures, driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn’t much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she’ll do anything to find her.

 

 

 

DESTINY NY #1
BLACK MASK STUDIOS ENTERTAINME
(W) Pat Shand (A) Manuel Preitano (CA) Elisa Romboli
Logan grew up in a boarding school for children with magical prophecies, but she fulfilled her destiny so young that she’s now having a midlife crisis despite being in her 20s. When she falls for the estranged daughter of a mystical crime family, Logan’s new love puts the entire school in jeopardy.
A grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.
From writer Pat Shand (Snap Flash Hustle) and artist Manuel Preitano (DC Comics’ The Oracle Code) with an incredible limited-edition cover by Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), this exuberantly youthful and achingly heartfelt ongoing series feels like Strangers in Paradise set in a magical NYC, featuring characters that will stick with you long after finishing this double-sized first issue.

 

 

 

JAMES BOND AGENT OF SPECTRE #1
DYNAMITE
(W) Christos Cage (A) Luca Casalanguida (CA) Steve Epting
AGENT OF SPECTRE Part 1! There’s a civil war brewing within SPECTRE. An upstart American member of the international criminal organization is attempting a coup, threatening to depose Ernst Stavro Blofeld. She’s on guard against Blofeld’s men, so to take her out, Blofeld recruits a wild card – James Bond! With Blofeld threatening the life of Bond’s friend Felix Leiter as leverage, Bond agrees…but he has a plan to use this internal strife to bring SPECTRE down once and for all. Will he succeed, or is this a dark path from which even 007 can’t return?

 

 

 

ALIEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee
THE ICONIC CINEMATIC TERROR MAKES ITS MARVEL DEBUT!
Gabriel Cruz gave his life to Weyland-Yutani–In the case of an alien attack he barely survived, almost literally! Recently retired, Cruz is trying to patch things up with his abandoned son with the help of his friend, a Bishop-model android, but his re-entry into civilian life is not going smoothly…and his encounters with the deadly Xenomorph are far from over. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Salvador Larroca team up to tell an all-new tale of the titan of horror and science fiction that has scared audiences for decades. No one is safe. No one is innocent. And no one can hear you scream.

 

 

 

BETA RAY BILL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
FROM THE PAGES OF DONNY CATES’ THOR AND SPINNING OUT OF THE EVENTS OF KING IN BLACK!
The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir. The right-hand man to the god of Thunder. And now, a warrior without his best weapon. Beta Ray Bill is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor – and with Bill’s famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new All-Father’s hands, tensions are higher than ever. The Korbinite must strike out in search of a new weapon…and a new destiny. Assuming he can first defeat a Knullified Fin Fang Foom! Writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Murder Falcon) and colorist Mike Spicer take Beta Ray Bill on a journey beyond the shadow of a god! Plus: This oversize first issue contains an exclusive conversation between Johnson and Beta Ray Bill’s creator, the legendary Walter Simonson!

 

 

 

DEMON DAYS X-MEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Peach Momoko
From STORMBREAKER PEACH MOMOKO comes a Marvel story unlike any you’ve ever seen before! A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at village that’s being targeted by demons. One demon is black and white with a terrifying red tongue and another may be the strongest demon there is! In the stunning kick-off issue of this prestige quarterly story, you’ll see a revolutionary reimagination of the Marvel Universe that could only come from Peach Momoko. Ready your katana and enter a mysterious world of demons, monsters, mutants, and magic!

 

 

 

JOKER #1
(W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo (CA) Frank Quitely
Following the events of Infinite Frontier #0, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement—and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces are also in pursuit of The Joker? And in the backup story, following the events of the smash hit Punchline #1, DC’s most controversial new villain navigates the infrastructure of Blackgate Penitentiary—while on the outside, Harper Row takes up the mantle of Bluebird to stop her brother from falling under Punchline’s influence.

 

 

 

SWAMP THING #1
(W) Ram V (A/CA) Mike Perkins
Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the deadly reality of a ravenous new villain in order to comprehend what he is truly, and horrifyingly, becoming. A new era of global action and horror blossoms here, and Swamp Thing will be at the root of it!

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