Saturday, December 31, 2011

Previews HYPE: February '12

Here are the books that caught my eye in Previews Catalogue, for books shipping to comic shops in February...


Folly: The Consequences of Indiscretion SC - This is a collection of material that was originally self-published by the creator, Hans Rickheit, who topped my best-of-the-year list a few years back with The Squirrel Machine.

Winter Soldier #1 & #2 - A new ongoing series from Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice, featuring Bucky as well as Black Widow.

Harvey Pekar's Cleveland HC - Autobiographical sketches and glimpses of the city he lived in for most of his life, haunt this graphic novel from the late great Harvey Pekar.

Fantastic Four: Season One HC - The first in a series of original graphic novels, these are great for new fans, retelling the origins of some of the greatest Marvel heroes.

DC Comics Presents #6 - Now that Deadman's story has wrapped up, Dan Didio and Jerry Ordway take the reigns of the anthology series DC Comics Presents to debut The Challengers into The New 52.

Conan the Barbarian #1 - A new Conan series launches from Dark Horse, featuring the talents of Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan.

Next Men: Aftermath #40 - John Byrne isn't done with Next Men yet!

Thief of Thieves #1 - A new series co-written by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), featuring a master thief.

Gloriana HC - Collecting some previously published material, this Kevin Huizenga hardcover, featuring his Glenn Ganges character, is sure to make quite an impression on new readers.

Friends With Boys GN - A new Faith Erin Hicks coming-of-age story with ghosts and school.

Batman Beyond Unlimited #1 - This oversized monthly comic features a Batman Beyond story from Adam Beechen and Norm Breyfogle, as well as a back-up story for the series that sees Justice League Beyond's print debut.

Katsuya Terada's The Monkey King (Volume 2) TP - After seven years, the illustrator Terada returns to this adaptation for a rare full-color fully-painted manga.

Showcase Presents: The Losers (Volume 1) TP - While Marvel seems to be running out of good material for their Essential line, DC is still prepping series like this in thick editions.

Journalism HC - A new Joe Sacco collection featuring short journalistic comics.

Quasar Classic (Volume 1) TP - Recently appearing in the Annihilators mini-series, cosmic hero and Avenger Quasar's adventures get collected.

Courtney Crumrin (Volume 1): The Night Things Special Edition HC - A newly remastered, full-color edition of the first book in Ted Naifeh's fan-favorite series.

Sonic: Genesis HC - A new-reader friendly Sonic graphic novel, featuring some fan-favorite artists from the series.

DC Super Pets - There are a ton of DC Super Pets trade paperbacks coming out this month, featuring favorite sidekicks like Krypto, in kid-friendly stories.  Some titles include Attack of the Invisible Cats, The Hopping Hero, Superpowered Pony and Starro and the Space Dolphins.

Glory #23 - Rob Liefeld resurrects his Extreme line with this comic by Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell.

Avengers: Kree/Skrull Wat HC - I think a collection like this could be a lot of fun to read.

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