RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FEBRUARY’S PREVIEWS BOOKS – RELEASES DUE IN APRIL 2021

Each month, we like to go through the Previews books, and pick out all of the titles that we believe are not to be missed!  We will always do a podcast on our choices as well that can be found elsewhere on the website!  And now?

We will have a monthly article right here on the website for you to have a peek at.  For those who don’t know, the comic industry is built on a pre-order system.  We will have the Previews books sent to us, and then we place an order for upcoming titles two months in advance.

This big order is the only way to 100% guarantee that we can source specific books for our customers, so the earlier we receive preorders the better! So if any of the following recommended titles appeal to you, do get in touch and let us know if you’d like them added to your pull list.  Don’t have a pull list?  Get in touch and we can guide you through it.  At Coffee & Heroes, we have no minimum or maximum books required in order to set up a pull list with us.

If it’s on your pull list then you’re guaranteed that title on release day and at cover price. So allow us to guide you through the best of the best from the February 2021 Previews Books, due for release in April 2021!  Orders are due by Friday 22nd January!

DC TITLES

ROBIN #1 – A NEW ONGOING SERIES FOR DAMIAN WAYNE!

(w) Joshua Williamson (a) Gleb Melnikov

After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: winning the tournament and prove he is the greatest fighter in the DC Universe!

But first he must find the secret island where it’s all going down! This brand-new solo Robin series will force Damian Wayne to find his own path away from both sides of his family! New mysteries! New supporting cast!

First appearances of new characters! And lots of fights!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 – EASILY ONE OUR MOST ANTICIPATED TITLES OF 2021!

(w) Tom Taylor (a) Andy Kubert

An epic tale begins that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert!

A horrific tragedy in the United Kingdom sends a very personal and deadly message to the Dark Knight, one that will draw Batman out of Gotham City to investigate! From the moment he lands in Europe, Batman will face a difficult investigation and unheard-of adversaries and find the assistance of a partner once more, all in the hunt for the villain known as Equilibrium! New villains! New allies!

A thrilling overseas adventure begins for the Dark Knight!

NEXT BATMAN: SECOND SON #1 – THE FUTURE STATE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!

(w) John Ridley (a) Tony Akins

The Next Batman: Second Son is a new miniseries, launching weekly digital chapters beginning February 23. The first three digital chapters will be collected into the debut print issue, available at comic book stores on April 6.

Now that the world knows Tim Fox is behind the mask fighting against The Magistrate in Gotham City, what’s the truth behind his origin and his connection to the current DC Universe? Featuring art by Tony Akins (Jack of Fables), Travel Foreman (Animal Man, Birds of Prey) and Mark Morales (Justice League, Deathstroke, REPRESENT!/”It’s A Bird”) this miniseries answers the questions behind Tim’s estrangement from Lucius Fox and the rest of the Fox family and his evolution from man of mystery to Gotham’s newest guardian.

CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS #1 – THE FAN FAVOURITE DUO RETURN IN PRINT!

(w) Peter J. Tomasi (a) Max Raynor

The boys are back! Picking up where the sensational ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS left off, the son of Batman and the son of Superman are back in the spotlight and ready to give evil a good spanking. But are Robin and Superboy in over their heads this time?! A mysterious woman from beyond time has appeared to the DCU’s favorite sons, and her arrival heralds certain DOOM (the’s a hint, everyone) of things to come!

HARLEY QUINN: BLACK, WHITE & RED – SOME OF THE INDUSTRIES BEST CREATORS CONTRIBUTE TO THIS ANTHOLOGY FOR HARLEEN QUINZEL!

(w) Various (a) VArious

One of the crown jewels of the DC library is the inimitable BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE – innovative short tales of the Caped Crusader, told purely in primal black and white ink. Unfortunately, now Harley Quinn wants in on the action…and she’s got her red pen, and some NOTES.

In HARLEY QUINN: BLACK & WHITE & RED, 14 tales of Gotham City’s craziest clown princess are presented in nothing but black, white, and bold splashes of red. See how Harley’s story unfolds in worlds beyond the DC Universe, in the alternate timelines of Batman: White Knight, Harleen, and the Harley Quinn animated series! Witness her darkest hours and her happiest moments! Wait, did she just…win an underground rap battle?!

An incredible array of award-winning talent from across the comics industry have put their reputations in jeopardy to bring you these stories—so show a little gratitude, will ya?

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE TP – RETURN TO THE GREATEST SUPERHERO CARTOON OF ALL TIME WITH BRAND NEW TALES!

(w) Alan Burnett, Paul Dini (a) Ty Templeton

From Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series, comes a collection of all-new stories and adventures that turn Batman’s world upside down!
Starting off with an attack on S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City by a giant robot that steals an entire room of the laboratory! Batman is going to have to stop it before it can cause more harm…and with Lex Luthor freshly back in Gotham, he knows where to start his search. Will Batman be able to topple the billionaire before he leaves Gotham?

Collects Batman: The Adventures Continue #1-8.

MARVEL COMICS

VENOM #35 (LEGACY #200) – THE END OF CATES AND STEGMAN’S EPIC RUN IS HERE!

(w) Donny Cates (a) Ryan Stegman

The Final Chapter in the Book of VENOM by Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman!

This is it, Venomaniacs! The landmark 200th issue starring the most sinister symbiote in the Marvel Universe arrives – and after this, NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME!

From Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, and a who’s who of artists from the issues that tore Eddie Brock’s life asunder and brought the KING IN BLACK to Earth, comes the first chapter of the rest of Venom’s life. But in Knull’s wake, what even remains of the Lethal Protector?

THE MARVELS #1 – BRAND NEW STORIES SPANNING DECADES FROM THE HOUSE OF IDEAS!

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Alex Ross

ALL-NEW, ONGOING SERIES!

Kurt Busiek (MARVELS, Astro City) is back, with the biggest, wildest, most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe, telling stories that span the decades and range from cosmic adventure to intense human drama, from the street-level to the cosmic, starring literally anyone from Marvel’s very first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow. This first issue includes an invasion from orbit, a picnic in Prospect Park, super hero sightseeing in Manhattan, the All-Winners Squad in 1947, Reed Richards during his time in military intelligence, cosmic beings beyond space and time- and that’s only for starters.

Featuring Captain America, Spider-Man, the Punisher, the Human Torch, Storm, the Black Cat, the Golden Age Vision, Aero, Iron Man and Thor, and introducing two brand-new characters, all beautifully drawn by Yildiray Cinar (X-MEN, Legion of Super-Heroes, IRON MAN) in the opening act of a thriller that’ll take us across the Marvel Universe…and beyond. Plus: Who (or what) is KSHOOM? It all starts here. And it goes…everywhere.

THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES #1 (of 5) – JASON AARON RETURNING TO  THE WORLD OF THOR AGAIN? HELL YEAH!

(W) Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk (A/CA) Mattia De Iulis

JANE FOSTER GETS A FRESH START – AND ALLIES BOTH NEW AND OLD!

Jane Foster believed she was the only Valkyrie left – but the fight against Knull, the King in Black, proved her wrong. Now the Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world – and Asgard’s not going to make it easy. When Loki comes to Jane with rumors of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action – but she’s not the only one after the strange wolf’s hide. She’ll need backup…but her ancient coworker has other priorities.

Years ago, the warrior made a promise to a woman she loved. And now, it’s time to follow through. Get the real story behind the Marvel Universe’s newest star – and don’t miss the start of an all-new epic adventure from powerhouses Jason Aaron, Torunn Gr nbekk and Mattia de Iulis!

DARKHAWK: HEART OF THE HAWK #1 – THE ULTIMATE 90’S MARVEL HERO!

(W) Danny Fingeroth, More (A) Mike Manley, More (CA) Logan Lubera

• Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ’90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories!
•  First, an untold story from Darkhawk’s early days by creators Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley!
•  Then explore the winged hero’s cosmic years by Dan Abnett and Andrea Di Vito.
•  Finally, find out what the future holds for Darkhawk by Kyle Higgins and more!

SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER’s SHADOW #1 (of 4) – A BRAND NEW WHAT IF FROM THE CREATOR OF SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY! OUR BIGGEST MARVEL RECOMMENDATION THIS MONTH!

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Phil Noto

WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?

Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life – but what if he’d never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote! Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can’t seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgoblin attacks, he finds a hero at the end of his rope…and vulnerable to new dark impulses. Spider-Man is about to change his rules – but is it truly Peter who is in charge? Creative powerhouses Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry and Matt Hollingsworth bring you a terrifying tale of a Peter Parker possessed and on the edge!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #13 – A BRAND NEW JUMPING ON POINT FOR READERS!

(W) Al Ewing (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Brett Booth

A NEW AGE OF SPACE STARTS HERE!

They were soldiers, misfits, mercenaries, thieves and a family. They were heroes… but times have changed. The galaxy no longer needs heroes.

It needs super heroes! Now, when the call goes forth – whether it’s from a stranded team of planetary explorers or Emperor Hulkling and his Kree/Skrull Alliance – the Guardians of the Galaxy answer!

The New Age of Space brings a new artist! New headquarters! New costumes! New teammates! And an all-new enemy you’ll have to see to believe! Get on board, true believer – it’s going to be the ride of your life!

INDIE COMICS

GEIGER #1 – THE BRAND NEW COMIC SERIES FROM THE WRITER/ARTIST TEAM ON DOOMSDAY CLOCK!

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank

Industry heavyweights GEOFF JOHNS (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and GARY FRANK (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC’s DOOMSDAY CLOCK reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming GEIGER. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Comics.

Who are the scavengers of a dying earth? GEIGER is set in the years since a nuclear war ravaged the planet, desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear. Some name him Joe Glow, others call him The Meltdown Man. But his name… is Geiger.

THE OLD GUARD: TALES FROM TIME #1 – A RAFT OF SUPERSTAR CREATORS GET TO PLAY IN THE IMMORTALS SANDBOX!

W) Greg Rucka, Andrew Wheeler (A) Jacopo Camagni (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez

A STAR-STUDDED ANTHOLOGY EVENT!

The bestselling, critically acclaimed THE OLD GUARD, now a hit Netflix movie starring Charlize Theron, returns with all-new stories by writers GREG RUCKA, VITA AYALA, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, MATT FRACTION, DAVID F. WALKER, and more, and artists LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, HORACIO ALTUNA, RICK BURCHETT, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, JUSTIN GREENWOOD, KANO, NICOLA SCOTT, and more!

Andromache the Scythian-a warrior over six thousand years old, who has fought more battles than she cares to remember-has kept one constant companion through her long lifetime of combat…her labrys. Andy’s battle axe takes many forms, and many lives, in its centuries at her side, a story told by THE OLD GUARD creators GREG RUCKA & LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ.

Meanwhile, Nicolo “Nicky” di Genova and Yusuf “Joe” al-Kaysani, lovers since they tried (and failed) to kill each other in the First Crusade, spend an evening at Berlin’s famed Eldorado nightclub in the twilight era of 1932, sharing drinks with drag queens and fistfighting Nazis in an all-new story by writer ANDREW WHEELER (Another Castle: Grimoire) and JACOPO CAMAGNI (NOMEN OMEN)!

THE SILVER COIN #1 – A UNIQUE HORROR ANTHOLOGY WITH A DIFFERENT WRITER EVERY ISSUE!

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Michael Walsh

Eisner-winning artist MICHAEL WALSH (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League) teams with an all-star lineup of collaborators-CHIP ZDARSKY (STILLWATER), KELLY THOMPSON (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), ED BRISSON (Old Man Logan), and JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS)-on a new horror anthology miniseries for mature readers. Each issue will tell a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world. The story starts in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.

MIDDLEWEST: THE COMPLETE TALE – AN EPIC HARDCOVER COLLECTION OF ONE OUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE SERIES OF RECENT YEARS!

(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona

When a violent storm levels his sleepy Middlewest town, Abel and his childhood companion, Fox, must hastily flee into a world of mystical carnies and soothsayer hobos, bridge trolls and wilderness spirits, endless forests and forgotten children.SKOTTIE YOUNG (Strange Academy, I HATE FAIRYLAND) and JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers), with colorist JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU and letterer NATE PIEKOS, collect the complete Eisner Award-nominated tale of Abel, a boy who must navigate a strange and mysterious land in order to discover who he can become.

Collects MIDDLEWEST #1-18, with exclusive bonus features!

THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR #1 (of 5) – A NEW SERIES FROM OUR PICK FOR WRITER TO WATCH OUT FOR MOST IN 2021 – RAM V!
(W) V. Ram (A/CA) Filipe Andrade

* A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine  and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism.

* With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai.

* Struggling with her new-found mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born…

* But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history…or does a more shocking fate await her?

PHANTOM OF THE SCAN #1 – A NEW HORROR/SCI-FI MYSTERY FROM AFTERSHOCK COMICS!
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mark Torres

Twenty years ago, a comet fell to earth. Since that night, Matthew has been haunted – haunted by a spirit that gives him incredible psychic abilities. But these abilities come with a price…and payment is due.

Every time Matthew uses his gifts, he draws closer to death, and other psychics – all of whom gained their powers on the night the comet fell – are dying in the most horrible of ways. To save himself, Matthew gathers a group of psychics to solve the mystery of their powers before it’s too late.
CANTO & THE CITY OF GIANTS #1 (of 3) – OUR FAVOURITE TIM KNIGHT RETURNS FOR A THREE ISSUE SIDE QUEST!
(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Sebastian Piriz
Canto has surprised, delighted, and moved readers with tales of the clockwork hero-fighting for love, his people, and hope! In this special Canto series, our titular hero reunites with the Giant Guardians of Dis, Fra and Ba, as well as other friends and foes, to recruit the kingdom of Giants to his quest to defeat the Shrouded Man.
Canto co-creator David M. Booher and artist Sebastián Piriz (Headspace, Disaster Inc.) bridge Canto II: The Hollow Men and the upcoming Canto III!
RADIO APOCALYPSE #1 – THE TEAM BEHIND BLUE IN GREEN BRING YOU ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING LOOKING TITLES OF THE YEAR!
(W) Ram V. (A/CA) Anand Radhakrishnan

Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown, a beacon in the dark for those who wander the lost places. Now change is coming to Bakerstown.

Among the refugees flocking into an already precarious settlement, an orphan boy Rion, caught in an indiscretion, will twine his fate with the Radio Station. And in doing so, begin this mixtape of love and heartbreak and interminable hope. This soundtrack to the end of the world.
HARD MELODY HC – AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL BY ONE OF ASIA’S MOST RESPECTED CREATORS!
(W) Lu Ming (A/CA) Lu Ming

Three middle-aged friends reunite in Beijing to reflect on their high school dreams of becoming rock stars if their dreary adult lives hadn’t gotten in the way. Now they seek to turn their disillusionment into purpose with plans of one more gig to show the world what they are capable of.

And there you have it!  Our picks from the February 2021 Previews Book!

 

 

 

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RECOMMENDATIONS FROM JANUARY’S PREVIEWS BOOKS – RELEASES DUE IN MARCH 2021

This big order is the only way to 100% guarantee that we can source specific books for our customers, so the earlier we receive preorders the better! So if any of the following recommended titles appeal to you, do get in touch and let us know if you’d like them added to your pull list.  Don’t have a pull list?  Get in touch and we can guide you through it.  At Coffee & Heroes, we have no minimum or maximum books required in order to set up a pull list with us.

If it’s on your pull list then you’re guaranteed that title on release day and at cover price. So allow us to guide you through the best of the best from the January 2021 Previews Books, due for release in March 2021!  Orders are due by Friday 22nd January!

DC TITLES

  • INFINITE FRONTIER #0 – ESSENTIAL ONE SHOT!

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, GEOFF JOHNS, JAMES TYNION IV, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, GEOFFREY THORNE, PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, BECKY CLOONAN, MICHAEL W. CONRAD, JOËLLE JONES, and TIM SHERIDAN
art by JOHN TIMMS, HOWARD PORTER, JOËLLE JONES, JORGE JIMENEZ, ALITHA MARTINZEZ, DAVID MARQUEZ, STEPHEN BYRNE, JAMAL IGLE, DEXTER SOY, RAFA SANDOVAL, ALEX MALEEV, JOHN ROMITA JR., and others
ONE-SHOT |

The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe.

In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never expected. In Brazil, a young woman discovers her destiny and her connection to the Amazons. In Belle Reve, Amanda Waller plots an invasion of Arkham Asylum. In the far reaches of space, Mongul dreams of galactic domination, while the Green Lantern Corps hosts a summit of its greatest enemies. At the Hall of Justice, the League joins forces with Black Adam. Beyond the mortal world, Wonder Woman settles into a new role in the godsphere. And somewhere in the DC Universe—it’s the return of Stargirl, in an all-new tale written by Geoff Johns!

This oversized, all-star issue kicks off the next great era of storytelling and excitement as top writers and artists reveal what’s next for the World’s Greatest Heroes and opens the door to some of the greatest stories of 2021.

  • BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS #1 – NEW SERIES!

written by CHIP ZDARSKY, MATTHEW ROSENBERG, STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, and BRANDON THOMAS
art by EDDY BARROWS, MARCOS TO, RYAN BENJAMIN, LAURA BRAGA, and MAX DUNBAR
cover by HICHAM HABCHI

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes—and villains—who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales:

• Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with celebrated Detective Comics and DC Future State: Robin Eternal artist Eddy Barrows for a six-part story chronicling Red Hood’s investigation of a new drug sweeping through Gotham. It’s a night that will change his life forever—and put him in Batman’s crosshairs.

• Writer of the DC Future State “Grifters” story Matthew Rosenberg picks up where he left off, continuing from the pages of Batman #101! Superstar artist Ryan Benjamin joins the team as we learn why Cole Cash is in Gotham in a tale that hints at what Halo might be…and we also get Batman vs. Grifter—round two!

• New Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and DC Future State: The Next Batman artist Laura Braga join forces for a Harley tale set just before the launch of her new series. Harley’s determined to sort out her history with Poison Ivy—but first, she’ll have to find her!

• Coming off the DC Future State “Outsiders” tale, writer Brandon Thomas begins a three-part saga reuniting Black Lightning, Katana, and Metamorpho. But this reunion quickly turns into a confrontation with a figure from Katana’s past, in a story drawn by fan-favorite artist Max Dunbar (Champions, Dungeons and Dragons, Judge Dredd)!

  • THE JOKER #1 – NEW SERIES!

written by JAMES TYNION IV
backup story written by JAMES TYNION IV and SAM JOHNS
art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Following the events of Infinite Frontier #1, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement—and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces are also in pursuit of The Joker?

And in the backup story, following the events of the smash hit Punchline #1, DC’s most controversial new villain navigates the infrastructure of Blackgate Penitentiary—while on the outside, Harper Row takes up the mantle of Bluebird to stop her brother from falling under Punchline’s influence.

  • SWAMP THING #1 (OF 10) – NEW SERIES!

written by RAM V
art and cover by MIKE PERKINS

Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the deadly reality of a ravenous new villain in order to comprehend what he is truly, and horrifyingly, becoming. A new era of global action and horror blossoms here, and Swamp Thing will be at the root of it!

  • DETECTIVES COMICS #1034 – GREAT JUMPING ON POINT!

written by MARIKO TAMAKI
art and cover by DAN MORA

DC FUTURE STATE may be over—but the present looks tense! With the loss of his fortune and manor, the election of Mayor Nakano, and the growing anti-vigilante sentiment in Gotham, Bruce Wayne must rethink how to be Batman…or risk being left behind by his own city. To make matters worse, a catastrophic crime wave has taken hold of the city, culminating in a murder mystery that hits close to home—the suspects mount, the clues multiply, and the trail of bodies hasn’t ended yet! Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and superstar artist Dan Mora begin an exciting, surprising, and death-defying new chapter of Detective Comics.

Plus, in the second and concluding chapter of “Demon or Detective,” Damian Wayne meets a startling new faction from his family’s checkered past…but what is the League of Lazarus?

  • ACTION COMICS #1029 – GREAT JUMPING ON POINT!

written by PHILIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
art and cover by PHIL HESTER

As Superboy desperately tries to save Superman’s life from the leviathans of the Breach, Superman discovers the Breach’s shocking origins. But with his powers mysteriously fading, he is utterly outmatched. Can Superboy change the course of history and save his father’s life? Don’t miss this prelude to DC’s MASSIVE Superman event!

Plus, in another all-new backup “Tales of Metropolis” story, writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad join forces with Michael Avon Oeming to continue the Midnighter story that Cloonan and Conrad started in DC Future State. But is the DC Universe ready for Trojan Industries?

  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #59 – GREAT JUMPING ON POINT!

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art and cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
backup story written by RAM V
backup story art by XERMANICO

Writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with artist David Marquez (Miles Morales, Iron Man, Batman/Superman) for a new, star-studded Justice League featuring Superman, Batman, the Flash, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Hippolyta, new DC powerhouse Naomi, and…is that Black Adam?! Superman is leading the charge to reinvent the Justice League—and at the same time, a new, cosmic-powered threat arrives from Naomi’s homeworld to rule the Earth!

And in the backup story, dark days lie ahead for the new Justice League Dark. Zatanna and John Constantine take a road trip, only to discover horror around the bend as a friend—and sometime foe—is reborn in fire! A legend is destroyed, and another takes a terrible turn, as Merlin reveals the beginning of a new, blood-drenched plot for all humankind. So begins writer Ram V’s new journey into the abyss with the Justice League Dark and artist Xermanico!

  • SUPERMAN: RED AND BLUE #1 – NEW SERIES!

In the spirit of DC’s iconic Eisner Award-winning Batman: Black & White anthology series, DC proudly announces Superman: Red & Blue, a new six-issue DC comic book mini-series presenting fresh new visions of the Man of Steel, featuring an incredible slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers creating comics pared back to Superman’s two signature colors of red and blue (magenta and cyan for the color nerds)!

Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird…it’s not a plane…it’s Superman!

To start things off in March’s Superman: Red & Blue #1, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John Ridley joins artist Clayton Henry (Batman/Superman) to tell a story of Clark Kent as he confronts a villain who still haunts him, in a story that shows what Superman can mean to a whole country. Then, Brandon Easton (DC Future State’s Mister Miracle) and Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen) take readers to the streets of Metropolis to show how one hero can mean so much to an individual in pain.

  • NIGHTWING #78 – GREAT JUMPING ON POINT!

written by TOM TAYLOR
art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO

Nightwing is back—and his drive to keep Blüdhaven safe has never been stronger! But his adopted city has elected a new mayor with the last name Zucco. When Nightwing enlists Batgirl’s help in investigating the politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, she unearths details that will shock and fundamentally change the hero.

The New York Times bestselling team of writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice) and artist Bruno Redondo (Injustice, Suicide Squad) are about to take Nightwing to the next stage of his evolution as a hero!

MARVEL TITLES

  • BETA RAY BILL #1 (OF 5) – NEW MINISERIES FROM THE CREATOR OF WONDER WOMAN: DEAD EARTH!

written by, art and cover by  Daniel Warren Johnson

FROM THE PAGES OF DONNY CATES’ THOR AND SPINNING OUT OF THE EVENTS OF KING IN BLACK!

The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir. The right-hand man to the god of Thunder. And now, a warrior without his best weapon. Beta Ray Bill is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor – and with Bill’s famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new All-Father’s hands, tensions are higher than ever. The Korbinite must strike out in search of a new weapon…and a new destiny. Assuming he can first defeat a Knullified Fin Fang Foom! Writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Murder Falcon) and colorist Mike Spicer take Beta Ray Bill on a journey beyond the shadow of a god! Plus: This oversize first issue contains an exclusive conversation between Johnson and Beta Ray Bill’s creator, the legendary Walter Simonson!

  • BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE #1 (OF 5) – NEW MINISERIES!

written by Simon Spurrier
art by Sergio Davila
cover by Iban Coello

THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN!

Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade’s power comes at a terrible price. Dane forever bears the burden of its curse: an insatiable lust for blood and mayhem that constantly threatens to swallow its owner in darkness. Must that be Dane’s fate? Following the battle against the KING IN BLACK, a reinvigorated Dane has a greater sense of purpose than ever before. But his sword is the key to a new enemy’s evil plan and only the Black Knight can prevent the coming death and destruction. This conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC will test Dane like never before and challenge everything he believes about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight! Guest starring the AVENGERS!

  • ALIEN #1 – NEW SERIES!

written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson
art by Salvador Larroca
cover by Inhyuk Lee

THE ICONIC CINEMATIC TERROR MAKES ITS MARVEL DEBUT!

Gabriel Cruz gave his life to Weyland-Yutani–In the case of an alien attack he barely survived, almost literally! Recently retired, Cruz is trying to patch things up with his abandoned son with the help of his friend, a Bishop-model android, but his re-entry into civilian life is not going smoothly…and his encounters with the deadly Xenomorph are far from over. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Salvador Larroca team up to tell an all-new tale of the titan of horror and science fiction that has scared audiences for decades. No one is safe. No one is innocent. And no one can hear you scream…

  • KING IN BLACK: GHOST RIDER #1 – SPINNING OUT OF KING IN BLACK!

written by Ed Brisson
art by Juan Frigeri
cover by Will Sliney

THE WAR FOR HELL’S THRONE MEETS THE KING IN BLACK!

All Ghost Rider wants is to destroy Mephisto, round up an army of escaped demons, and secure his seat on the throne of hell. Is that so much to ask? But now a dark god from space has shown up to throw the world into chaos, and some of Johnny’s old friends have come to ask for his help. It may take everything they’ve got to stop this madness. Maybe even…the devil himself?

  • CARNAGE: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD #1 (OF 4) – NEW MINISERIES!

written by Donny Cates, Ben Percy, Tini Howard
art by Ken Lashley
art & cover by Sara Pichelli

CARNAGE RULES!

Witness the cerebral chaos caused by CARNAGE, brought to life by some of the greatest creators at Marvel!

But beware, True Believers, true to their titular character’s namesake, these spine-chilling tales are not for the faint of heart and presented in BLACK, WHITE AND BLOOD!

  • Captain America: ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE #1 – CELEBRATION ONE SHOT!

written by Joe Simon, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
art by Various
cover by Steve McNiven

Captain America celebrates 80 years of battling tyranny this month! And what better way to celebrate than by having a cadre of Marvel’s best artists redraw and modernize Captain America’s origin and the debut of the Red Skull from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 as well as Cap’s return in the Marvel Age from AVENGERS #4!

The legendary stories that changed the course of comic book history are presented in an all-new way for the current generation of Marvel fans!

  • NON STOP SPIDER-MAN #1 – NEW SPIDEY SERIES!

written by Joe Kelly
art by Chris Bachalo, Dale Eaglesham

Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Universe villains old and new and give you a Spider-Man adventure (and Spider-Man) the likes of which you’ve never seen.

THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART, SO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE READING!

INDIE TITLES

  • NOCTERRA #1 – NEW SERIES FROM SCOTT SNYDER!

written by Scott Snyder
art & cover by Tony S. Daniel, Tomeu Morey

“FULL THROTTLE DARK,” Part One-Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler.

This March, legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER (Dark Knights: Death Metal, WYTCHES) and TONY S. DANIEL (Batman, Deathstroke) unveil horrors beyond any shade in this extra-sized first issue.

  • FRIEND OF THE DEVIL: A RECKLESS HC – FOLLOW UP TO ONE OF THE BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS OF 2021!

written by Ed Brubaker
art by Sean Phillips
colours by Jacob Phillips

The next book in the red-hot Reckless series is here!

Bestselling crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are back with another new original graphic novel featuring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless.

It’s 1985 and things in Ethan’s life are going pretty well… until a missing woman shows up in the background of an old B-movie, and Ethan is drawn into Hollywood’s secret occult underbelly as he hunts for her among the wreckage of the wild days of the ’70s.

Another hit graphic novel from the award-winning creators of PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, CRIMINAL, and KILL OR BE KILLED -a must-have for all Brubaker and Phillips fans!

  • THE FALL TP VOL 1 – TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME!

written by Jared Muralt
art & cover by Jared Muralt

“Readers who found themselves gripped by the apocalyptic adventure of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD and who were moved by the emotion in Cormac McCarthy’s THE ROAD will not want to miss Jared Muralt’s THE FALL.

After just losing his wife, one father will have to face a world in freefall; shaken to its core by an economic, social, political and health crisis without precedent. Facing seemingly unreal and very unexpected dangers, he will do whatever it takes to protect his loved ones in a country on the brink of collapse. In this internationally acclaimed series, Jared Muralt not only tells the story of one family struggling to survive, but also questions the very reasons that brought mankind to this apocalypse. Collects THE FALL #1-6.

  • FIREFLY: BRAND NEW ‘VERSE #1 – NEW SPINOFF SERIES!

written by Josh Lee Gordon
art by Fabiana Mascolo
cover by Qistina Khalidah

Set 20 years after the events of Firefly, Serenity soars the ‘Verse once again with a new captain – Emma, the daughter of Wash and Zo !

The old crew of Serenity has gone their own way and now Emma is working to prove herself to Zo , alongside a new crew of castaways and misfits just trying to stay afloat.

But when Serenity takes a job from a familiar face, they discover that their new, living, breathing cargo    is far more than they bargained for…and might bring them into conflict with Alliance once again!

Josh Lee Gordon (Firefly: Bad Company) and Fabiana Mascolo (Yasmeen)  begin a new era for Joss Whedon’s Firefly with First Appearances of an all new cast, new adventures and shocking new surprises!

  • PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #1 – NEW INDIE SERIES FROM GRANT MORRISON!

written by Alex Child, Grant Morrison
art & cover by Naomi Franquiz

Perfect for fans of Paper Girls and Die, visionary writer Grant Morrison (Klaus), Alex Child and Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) present a chilling new horror series about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road – and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them.

August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organized a “Spook Tour” with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams.

When their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students… before the town tears them limb from limb.

Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road… along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.

  • THE DOWN RIVER PEOPLE OGN – HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!

written by Adrian Smith
art & cover by Matt Fox

For fans of Stillwater and Essex County comes a new graphic novel reuniting writer Adam Smith and artist Matt Fox, the duo behind the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated Long Walk to Valhalla, for a riveting story about a man attempting to survive the complicated and dangerous web of his family’s criminal ties with his soul intact.

Myers Carpenter is a bootlegger who just inherited his family’s bar and must turn to his estranged mother – who he hasn’t seen since he was a boy – for help.

Myers learns the secrets of his new family’s lodge, but he may not escape the dark cult thriving just under the surface of opulence.

  • UNDONE BY BLOOR OR THE OTHER SIDE OF EDEN #1 – SEQUEL TO THE AFTERSHOCK COMICS SMASH HIT!

written by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson
art & cover by Sami Kivela

The early 1930’s: The height of the Great Depression and beginning of the Dust Bowl. Silvano Luna Del Rio works as a postman in Buttar, Texas. Reeling from a tragic past, with only a gun and a Western novel to his name, Silvano sets out to take back from the country that took so much from him by robbing the first skyscraper West of the Mississippi. But acts of retribution are never as simple as they seem, as his target is home to an eccentric fraternal brotherhood hiding their own dark secrets.

By Silvano’s side is an old west novel featuring famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, in true UNDONE BY BLOOD fashion, the mythic Western informs choices in reality, for better or worse.

From the minds of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson (The Dregs, X-Men, HER INFERNAL DESCENT) and artist Sami Kivelä (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes the next story in the critically acclaimed neo-western series that depicts the hard truths of seeking vengeance in the real world.

  • CHARIOT #1 (OF 5) – HOTLY ANTICIPATED NEW MINISERIES FROM AWA STUDIOS!

written by Bryan Hill
art by Priscilla Petraites
cover by Jeff Dekal

The Chariot was a Cold War-era secret government project to provide its star agent with a weapon unlike any other in the form of a supercharged muscle car. It sank into the ocean decades ago, and the agent along with it. Now, a petty criminal looking to reform his life has stumbled upon the Chariot, and he’s about to find out that the agent’s consciousness is still controlling it in this synthwave thriller.

  • ORPHAN & THE FIVE BEASTS #1 (OF 4) – INCREDIBLE LOOKING NEW MINISERIES FROM ACCLAIMED CREATOR JAMES STOKOE!

written by, art & cover by James Stokoe 

A brand-new kung-fu epic from James Stokoe, the creator behind Orc Stain and Aliens: Dead Orbit!

Spurred on by her master’s dying words, the adopted warrior “Orphan Mo” seeks to find and kill five former disciples who now threaten the land with corruption from their demonic powers. Part Five Deadly Venoms and part surreal grindhouse, James Stokoe brings his knack for ultra-detailed fantasy imagery and over-the-top violence to this classic tale of revenge.

“His artwork is astonishingly detailed, with an infectious, monstrous energy and dynamism that needs to be experienced by every fan of comic books.”-SyFy Wire

  • DEAD DOGS BITE #1 (OF 4) – NEW MINISERIES FOR FANS OF TWIN PEAKS!

written by, art & cover by Tyler Boss

Cormac Guffin has gone missing. It’s been three days and no one has seen hide nor hair of her. The police have nothing, and the townsfolk are acting more like a funeral procession than a search party. If Cormac has any hope of being found, it rests on the slouching shoulders of her best friend Joe. Joe will need her wits about her though, because, like any story worth hearing, nothing is what it seems.

From award-winning cartoonist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank) comes the story of a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a candy wrapper.

Described as Twin Peaks meets Lady Bird.

  • CANTO II: THE HOLLOW MEN TP – ONE OF OUR ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE TITLES RETURNS IN A NEW VOLUME!

written by David M. Booher
art & cover by Drew Zucker

The fan-favorite all-ages comic fantasy continues with book two! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules-he found love, took a name, and escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his beloved. Along the way, he met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn’t turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom.

The freedom that Canto won so desperately is in danger, as he discovers his people’s clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. On their quest, they’ll encounter old friends, relentless monsters, and the village of the mysterious Hollow Men. Will Canto and his friends lift the curse and save their people before time runs out? Collects Canto II issues #1-5 plus the Clockwork Fairies one-shot.

  • James Bond: AGENT OF SPECTRE #1 – A BRAND NEW ORIGINAL 007 SERIES!

written by Christos Cage
art by Luca Casalanguida
cover by Steve Epting

AGENT OF SPECTRE Part 1! There’s a civil war brewing within SPECTRE. An upstart American member of the international criminal organization is attempting a coup, threatening to depose Ernst Stavro Blofeld. She’s on guard against Blofeld’s men, so to take her out, Blofeld recruits a wild card – James Bond! With Blofeld threatening the life of Bond’s friend Felix Leiter as leverage, Bond agrees…but he has a plan to use this internal strife to bring SPECTRE down once and for all. Will he succeed, or is this a dark path from which even 007 can’t return?

  • JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #1 – BRAND NEW CREATOR OWNED SERIES FROM FIRE POWER ARTIST CHRIS SAMNEE.  AN ALL AGES TITLE TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2021…

written by Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee
art & cover by Chris Samnee

Don’t miss the brand-new, original series written and drawn by Eisner-winner Chris Samnee! Filled with action, adventure… and monsters!

Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They’re big, ugly, and dangerous creatures, driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn’t much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she’ll do anything to find her.

  • WITCHBLOOD #1 – NEW HORROR SERIES!

written by Matthew Erman
art & cover by Lisa Sterle

A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes WITCHBLOOD, a blend of action, lore, and Americana-perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.

And there you have it!  Our picks from the January 2021 Previews Book!