Sunday, February 03, 2013

February Previews Picks

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


Gil Jordan, Private Detective: Ten Thousand Years In Hell HC - I was a huge fan of the first Gil Jordan, Private Detective collection, Murder At High Tide, so I'm happy to see Fantagraphics rolling out more of the series.

Justice League of America #1 - Another JL book launches, from the creative team of Geoff Johns and David Finch, with some more interesting secondary characters in the mix.

Nova #1 - A new young Nova takes the mantle in this new ongoing series by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness.

Nemo: Heart of Ice HC - A new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book featuring Nemo, from series creators Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill.

Secret Avengers #1 - Nick Spencer and Luke Ross take the reins of the new undercover Avengers team, which sees Nick Fury leading a small group of superheroes and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents into the field.

The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction HC - A collection of stories from two masters of the medium that features some stories never before collected, including the duo's first collaboration on Blue Bolt.

Uncanny X-Men #1 - Cyclops leads his troop of heroes/villains, Emma Frost, Magneto and Magik, in the new incarnation of the flagship series by Bendis and Bachalo.

John K Presents Spumco Comic Book HC - This Yoe Books! collection features comics from Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi.

Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1 - Setting the stage for the new Guardians of the Galaxy series.

Katana #1 - Bursting from out of the pages of Birds of Prey is the sword-wielding assassin Katana, from Ann Nocenti and Alex Sanchez.

The Fearless Defenders #1 - Misty Knight and Valkyrie star in this new series from Culleen Bunn and Will Sliney.

New Tales of Old Palomar HC - The Gilbert Hernandez comics from Fantagraphics' Ignatz line gets collected.

The Jack Kirby Omnibus (Volume 2) HC - More Kirby goodness from DC in the 70's and 80's.

Zed: A Cosmic Tale GN - Published in comics over a span of a decade, the complete, remastered Zed is now being collected in a definitive volume, from the creator of The Saga of Rex, Michel Gagne.

Goddamn This War! - More Jacques Tardi war comics!

New Warriors Omnibus (Volume 1) HC - Well, this is probably fun.  Over a thousand pages of New Warriors, with credits to artists such as Mark Bagley, Brandon Peterson and Steve Epting.

The Complete Peanuts (Volume 19): 1987-1988 HC - Fantagraphics' reprint project of Charles Schulz' masterpiece continues!

Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel (Volume 1) TP - I like that these affordable paperback versions of the Masterworks series are getting to less-known heroes.

Jack Davis' EC Stories: Artist's Edition HC - An artist's edition featuring one of the founding fathers of EC Comics.

Beautiful Creatures: The Manga GN - Just in time for the movie, a manga adaptation of popular YA paranormal romance.

Five Weapons #1 (of 5) - This book is about a school for the children of assassins, who are sent there to learn the art of one of five deadly weapons. Art and story by Jimmie Robinson.

Dexter #1 (of 5) - A brand-new story about the serial killer hwo hunts serial killers, by the creator of the books that started it all, Jeff Lindsay.

Powers: Bureau #1 - Deena Pilgrim makes the jump to federal agent in the latest chapter of Bendis' crime superhero saga.

Debris TP - This futuristic title from Image always sounded like fun, so I'll be checking out the trade!

Avengers: Season One HC - Continuing the successful original graphic novel series that modernize the origins of Marvel superheroes, Avengers gets the treatment under the hand of Peter David and a slew of artists, while Iron Man: Season One also gets a chance to shine under the care of Howard Chaykin and Gerald Parel.

Justice League of America's Vibe #1 - I doubt this one will last long, even with the JLA mention in the title, and Geoff John's co-writing status, but I could be wrong.

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