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February's Gems of the Month: Catwoman and Joker turn 80!

 

Get your checklist ready! Ani-Mia has our Gems of the Month for February. 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) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson
SERIES PREMIERE! ALL-NEW series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, OBLIVION SONG) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $9.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
SERIES PREMIERE! A CATACLYSMIC ADVENTURE DECADES IN THE MAKING!
In this WILDLY AFFORDABLE TRIPLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, revisit how the legend of the greatest pulp hero of them all, ADVENTUREMAN, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis BARON BIZARRE on the eve of the MACABRAPOCALYPSE...or did it?!? Eighty years after his apparent demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling ADVENTUREMAN sagas...but from that memory burns THE SPARK OF RESURRECTION! WHERE HIS STORY ENDED...HER STORY BEGINS! This sense-obliterating, earth-shaking, imagination-quaking adventure that spans generations comes to you from MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (X-Men/Fantastic Four, RED ONE)!!!
In Shops: May 06, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol (A) Tamra Bonvillain (A/CA) Jeff Stokely
SERIES PREMIERE! The Ludocrat! The ludicrous aristocrat! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they're going to save us all have a nice time.

KIERON GILLEN (DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and JIM ROSSIGNOL (Sir, You Are Being Hunted) write! JEFF STOKELY (The Spire) draws! TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Once & Future) colors! Clayton Cowles (BITTER ROOT, DIE) letters! The universe screams in pleasure, writhing, finally satisfied, complete, joyous!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cristiano Seixas (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi
En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .

o Just in time for Alien Day (April 26, 2020)

o Adapted from the original 1976 screenplay by Dan O'Bannon (author of Moebius's The Long Tomorrow, cowriter of Total Recall, writer/director of The Return of the Living Dead).

o Variant covers by Walter Simonson!
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Elise McCall (CA) Lia Miternique
Super spy Nora Freud (no relation) has a plum assignment.  She's stationed on a tropical island. Her mission? Keep an eye on things. Her problem?  The island is on the lip of the Bermuda Triangle, where anything can happen.  Her other problem? This particular island is a den of intrigue, populated by spies, tourists, and evil villains set on global domination.

Spy Island is a four-issue special limited series by the creative team that brought you Man-Eaters.

New comics series from New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Rio Youers (A) Alison Sampson (CA) Annie Wu
Based on the horror novel by Stephen and Owen King and adapted by Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and Alison Sampson (Hit Girl, Winnebago Graveyard)! With A covers by Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye)!

A strange sleeping sickness, known as Aurora, has fallen over the world, and strangest of all, it only affects women. In the small town of Dooling, a mysterious woman has walked out of the woods; she calls herself Eve and leaves a trail of carnage behind her. More mysterious: she's the only woman not falling asleep.
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean (A/CA) Derek Charm
This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights confront Count Dooku, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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DC COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker, Paul Dini, Tom King, Ann Nocenti, Mindy Newell, Will Pfeifer, Others (A) Cameron Stewart, Mikel Janin, Adam Hughes, Emanuela Lupacchino, Steve Rude, Jim Balent, Tula Lotay (CA) Jo?lle Jones
Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating with nothing less than with a huge soiree, invite only, packed with creators who mean the most to her and to whom she means the most! Stories featured in this 100-page spectacular include a tail-sorry, tale-that takes place at the end of the Brubaker/Stewart Catwoman run, in honor of artist Darwyn Cooke. Plus, Catwoman is caught by an exotic cat collector, runs into a wannabe thief trying to prove himself as her apprentice, encounters a mystery involving memorabilia from alternate continuities, and of course some Bat/Cat fun.
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $9.99
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DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello, Paul Dini, Dennis O'Neil, Scott Snyder, Tom Taylor, James TynionIV, Others (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Lee Bermejo, Simone Bianchi, Tony S. Daniel, Mikel Janin, Jock, Jos? Luis Garc?a-L?pez, Eduardo Risso, Riley Rossmo, Others (CA) Greg Capullo
The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who's who of comics' finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum, from the local underworld to the Dark Knight and his allies! Make sure to RSVP to this birthday bash-you wouldn't want to wake up with a Joker Fish on your doorstep, would you?
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $9.99
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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes
Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, STAR) and rising star artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman) launch a new BLACK WIDOW series that changes everything! Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she's been alive. And she's never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys...or the bad. But Natasha's world is about to be upended. Beyond San Francisco's Golden Gate lies a mystery that only the Marvel Universe's greatest spy can solve. Don't miss the heartbreaking thrill ride of 2020!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Darick Robertson
Twelve years after the events of The Boys, Hughie finds himself back home in Scotland where he intends to finally marry Annie in the company of friends and family. But the sudden appearance of a peculiar document sends our hero into a tailspin and threatens to bring the events of his nightmarish past crashing down on him in the worst possible way. There was one story about The Boys that Hughie never knew. Now, whether he likes it or not, he's going to.
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Maria Llovet
The best-selling erotic thriller returns from the acclaimed team of Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (?Heartbeat) as Faith, and her lovers, Louis (a.k.a. The Devil) and Poppy (his daughter), bring  magic and chaos to the streets of Italy. Turin, known as the epicenter of black magic, is also a place of high fashion, art, and literature. Now, Faith is in the center of it all and with that, her own power grows. But any power comes with a price. Faith has only just begun to pay for hers. Curious about this blockbuster occult sex thriller? This is your new jumping-on point! Featuring the first of six connecting erotic variant covers by superstar Tula Lotay that are too explicit to show you in PREVIEWS!
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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