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Start Here: Five New Comics for February 12th

Looking to spruce up your pullbox with new titles perfect for jumping into this week? Here's our hand-picked list of five comics to start reading hitting stores on Wednesday. Just start here.

Every week, PREVIEWSworld collects five titles with new number ones or fresh story arcs perfect for readers looking to get into a new series. These new releases are available to purchase at your local comic shop and feature comics from any genre or publisher.

This week: See the adventures of Gwen Stacy before she met Spider-Man, Harley Quinn teams up with The Birds of Prey for a new mission, three teens bond over a mysterious alien they find in the woods, discover the world of sci-fi world of Tartarus, and Sonic's world undergoes "A Sudden Shift!"

These series are ready for new readers to enjoy - all you have to do is Start Here.

Gwen Stacy #1 (DEC190842)

The first of Gwen Stacy's amazing adventures!

Gwen and Peter may not have met until Amazing Spider-Man #31, but that doesn't mean Gwen's life began on that page. Learn the never-before told origin of Gwen Stacy, top of her class, daughter of the Police Captain and, as her friend Harry Osborn calls her, "The Beauty Queen of Standard High."

But she's way more that you even know! Gwen's got a science brain, a nose for trouble and a no-quit attitude that always gets her in trouble. In the early Marvel Universe, that's a recipe for disaster. Don't miss Gwen, Captain Stacy, Harry and Norman Osborn, Crimemaster, Wilson Fisk, Jean DeWolff, Yuri Wantanabe and even Spider-Man!

Harley Quinn & The Birds of Prey #1 (DEC190420)

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!

Alienated #1 (DEC191231)

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.

Tartarus #1 (DEC190067)

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!

Sonic the Hedgehog #25 (NOV190580)

"A Sudden Shift" begins! The world has fallen to the Metal Virus. Heroes, villains, and civilians have become Zombots. There's only one place left to hide and the few survivors-good and bad alike-find themselves up against a new threat commanding the Zombot hordes. Who will Sonic turn to for help in his most desperate hour? Find out in this extra-length issue!

 

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