PREVIEWSworld's Gems of the Month for February 2019

 

Get your checklist ready! It's once again time to shine! Ani-Mia is back and she's sporting several of February's GEMS OF THE MONTH!

Get a look at what's arriving in comic shops from BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Dynamite, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel.

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
"THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part One
Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER!  

Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER's storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed... Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same!

With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Nicholas Aflleje (A/CA) Sarah DeLaine, Ashley Lanni
Something hunts people on the outskirts of town...

Sam and Lielet are two new friends living in Ethiopia. They're dealing with the kind of problems that all kids have: judgmental social cliques, condescending adults, alienation... and a legendary brain-eating monster straight out of folklore. Sure, it's not going to be easy, but all they have to do is live through it.

Showcasing a quietly unsettling plot and building tension similar to NICK DRNASO's Sabrina and ADRIAN TOMINE's Killing and Dying, debut creative team NICHOLAS AFLLEJE and SARAH DeLAINE construct a poignant story of otherness and mystery.
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $17.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (CA) Glenn Fabry
The new and old gods agree to meet in the center of America to exchange the body of the old gods' fallen leader-heading toward the inevitable god war in this final arc of the bestselling comics series! The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Miroslav Mrva (A/CA) Martin Morazzo
The acclaimed miniseries continues! Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution . . . but that might just mean she's closer to the edge than she's ever been before. After discovering clues about the Flying Woman's missing family, Luna's obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago and a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more. Luna begins to wonder . . . will she even survive long enough to go insane?
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti, Kevin Maurer (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
June 1944. World War II. D-Day. One hundred eighty two members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside-a full 18 miles southeast of their intended target. This original graphic novel from DC Vertigo is the true story of an obscure World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France, for six days and the men who survived to tell the tale.
In the worst misdrop of the D-Day campaign, a group of soldiers are rattled to the core to find themselves even deeper behind enemy lines than anyone had intended. Miraculously, the citizens of Graignes vote to feed and shelter the soldiers, knowing that the decision will bring them terrible punishment if their efforts are discovered by the Germans. That day of reckoning comes faster than anyone could expect.
As a small German militia passes through, the world's war comes to their remote town in the countryside, and for the next six days, the small band of American paratroopers and French citizens must fight for their lives to hold back 2,000 enemy combatants.
Six Days is a true story of survival, loyalty, the brutality of war, and a triumph of the human spirit so rarely brought to the comics form. Writers Kevin Maurer (the #1 New York Times bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden) and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern)-whose uncle fought in the Battle of Graignes and is a key character in the tale-completed comprehensive archival research in preparation for this unbelievable untold story of World War II.
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $24.99
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DC COMICS
(W) Kami Garcia (A/CA) Gabriel Picolo
When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth's foster mom-and Raven's memory-she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother's family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn't easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can't remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening-things most people would consider impossible-Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.
But as she grows closer to her foster sister, Max, her new friends, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she's ready to face what's buried in the past...and the darkness building inside her.
From the #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of Beautiful Creatures Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo comes this first graphic novel in the Teen Titans series for DC Ink, Teen Titans: Raven.
In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
SRP: $16.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Stephen Thompson (CA) Greg Hildebrandt
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They've traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they'll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original Five Year Mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series!
A new continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission! The classic crew is back in all -new stories featuring your favorite characters from the Original Series! Featuring a new cover by legendary artist Greg Hildebrandt! Ask your retailer about the Greg Hildebrandt retailer incentive sketch cover!
In Shops: Apr 24, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #133

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter
"City at War, Part 1." The battle for control of New York City begins! As the city splinters into different human, mutant, and ninja factions, the TMNT find themselves in the middle of the chaos! Eight years of storytelling have led to this! Including the first of eight special "legacy" incentive covers: an IDW TMNT year one homage by Dan Duncan! The storyline that leads to TMNT #100 begins here!
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, More (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Valerio Schiti, David Curiel
The creators of the blockbuster podcast The Adventure Zone bring their talents to Marvel for a wild romp through THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
Earth is at war, besieged by an army of Frost Giants, Trolls and Fire Goblins - and the mighty Thor is nowhere to be found! But could it be that the key to turning the tide is...Thor's baby sister? Journey into Mystery with Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Wonder Man, and Balder the Brave as they go on an epic quest to save Earth's only hope! (And, yes, deal with diaper duty.)
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Olympia Sweetman (CA) David Mack
In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and artist OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?
In Shops: Apr 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Paul Pope
Faith. Sex. The Devil.
Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it's cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it's part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She's right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her . . .
In short- Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.
New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello ( 100 Bullets , Batman: Damned ) and artist Maria Llovet ( Loud ) with Eisner Award winning artist Paul Pope on covers coalesce in a story of self-exploration, eroticism, and maybe even love.
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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