Solicitations for February 2019
November 20, 2018
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE SILENT ERA,” Part One Join film, podcast, and comics legend KEVIN SMITH (Green Arrow, Daredevil) and animation/illustration virtuoso PERNILLE ØRUM (DC Superhero Girls, Blush, Coral) for the glitz and gore of this all-new chapter of HIT-GIRL!Our favorite adolescent assassin tears Tinsel Town a new one when she realises her life’s being dramatized for the silver screen. Hit-Girl storms sets, wages war on fat-cat movie bosses, and lures old enemies out of hiding in this Californian bloodbath.
FEBRUARY 13 / 104 pages / FC/ M / $14.99HIT-GIRL’S IN ROME. Mindy’s racing around the Italian city in hot pursuit of a cargo thief. When she finally gets hold of the stolen package—a bejeweled human skull—she uncovers a macabre story that leads her deep into the dark, criminal underbelly of Rome.Collects HIT-GIRL #9-12
FEBRUARY 20 / 120 pages / FC/ E / $12.99I HATE FAIRYLAND and Deadpool writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist AARON CONLEY (Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon & Groot) bring you book one of their hilarious all-ages series!Rufus has been the biggest bully in Rottenville since kindergarten, but everything changed on the first day of high school. Suddenly going from bully to bullied, he’s forced to make a shaky pact with his favorite geeks, Spencer and his twin sibling besties Edith and Ernie, to survive the Hunger Games-like contest known as the Bully Wars—where the winner will rule the school!Collects BULLY WARS #1-5
FEBRUARY 20 / 144 pages / FC/ M / $16.99A group of teenagers must fight off an attack on their town by a secret alien invasion to save their friends and families… but they can only see the aliens if they’re completely wasted!The Burnouts are saving the world one puff at a time!Collects BURNOUTS #1-5
FEBRUARY 27 / 120 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Spine-tingling horror, psychological fright, the undead, and the bitter cold of a supernatural winter come together in this tale of mounting dread. Ten years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missing, and Dan will have to pull out all the stops to bring them home. Because ghosts stir when Dan’s estranged daughter is near, and as the dead grow restless, the cold deepens…Collects COLD SPOTS #1-5
FEBRUARY 20 / 200 pages / FC/ M / $19.99People die every year on Mount Everest. This year will be murder.Zan Jensen is on the run from her past. For now, she works as a climbing guide for rich tourists in Kathmandu. And on the side, she and her partner Haskell moonlight as high-altitude graverobbers, extorting money from the families of the many dead bodies that litter the peaks of the Himalayas. But when a body shows up at the summit of Mount Everest with a jackpot of state secrets embedded in its skin, they’re put in the crosshairs of a government agency bent on recovering the body—and eliminating any witnesses.Collecting the two-time Eisner-nominated comic by CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (CROWDED, SHANGHAI RED, We(l)come Back) and artist IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (Jaeger, Mother Panic, James Bond), HIGH CRIMES is a high-altitude noir that’s been called “the perfect thriller, with big stakes, damaged characters, dark pasts, and just the right ratio of humor-to-corpses” by CHELSEA CAIN, the New York Times bestselling author of the Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell series.
MARCH 06 / 208 pages / FC/ T+ / $19.99One castle stands alone against the might of a brutal warlord. For those caught within, it is not a question of survival, but rather hope for a good death. Game of Thrones warfare meets Spaghetti Western storytelling in this epic medieval saga from New York Times bestselling writer LANDRY Q. WALKER and critically acclaimed artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD!Collects THE LAST SIEGE #1-8
FEBRUARY 27 / 104 pages / FC/ T+ / $12.99Adolescent girls can be real monsters.Maude is twelve—which is just about that age when some girls turn into flesh-eating wildcats. As her detective dad investigates a series of strange mauling attacks, Maude begins to worry that she might be the killer.From the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird, this trade paperback collects the first story arc of the unconventional coming-of-age tale—including the informative survival handbook, “CAT FIGHT! A BOYS’ GUIDE TO DANGEROUS CATS” and all-new never-before-published extras!Collects MAN-EATERS #1-4
FEBRUARY 27 / 208 pages / FC/ M / $17.99The future’s only hope… has a zero percent chance.Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the #1 weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history—an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth—Nathan becomes the target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember?Confused, terrified, and totally unprepared for life on the run, Nathan’s fate lies in the hands of Amanda Cross, the disavowed government agent assigned to his case. Together the unlikely duo will have to rely on each other as they battle their way through the solar system in search of the truth, and the key to stopping a second extinction-level attack.A full-throttle, wide-screen, science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed… you don’t want to miss THE WEATHERMAN!Collects THE WEATHERMAN #1-6
FEBRUARY 20 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Timo and Ezerae’s brutal quest for revenge collides with Detectives Foster and Vaughn’s newest case. Now they must form an uneasy alliance if they want to survive.Collects THE BEAUTY #22-26
FEBRUARY 13 / 112 pages / FC/ T+ / $14.99As the search for Brennan and Kallista begins, Mikey still has much to atone for. In the wake of the previous volume’s events, can he become Earth’s greatest protector, or have his actions already doomed his new quest?Collects BIRTHRIGHT #31-35
MARCH 06 / 152 pages / FC/ M / $16.99The fourth arc of the cult hit series returns to our world for an all-out assault on Wizord and his burgeoning sorcerous family. Wizord’s made plenty of enemies during his time on Earth, and now the chickens have come home to roost. It’s bad news for Wizord… but he probably (definitely) deserves it.Collects CURSE WORDS #16-20, CURSE WORDS SUMMER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
FEBRUARY 20 / 168 pages / FC/ M / $17.99Endgame.Collects DAYS OF HATE #7-12
FEBRUARY 27 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99With life at its absolute lowest for the Bowman family, they’re forced to turn to a clan Bartlett had hoped to avoid for the rest of his very long life. Why? Because it’s led by his ex, July…Collects REDNECK #13-18
FEBRUARY 13 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Rathraq—along with Bobby, Timah, Del, and Cogan—sets off to (finally!) recover his immortal heart, but finds something else instead. In fact, he finds EVERYTHING else! Also, Bobby LaRosa may be reaching his breaking point. Another twist in the road for the RUMBLE team, as the past becomes the future.Collects RUMBLE #6-10
FEBRUARY 27 / 104 pages / FC/ T / $16.99Now that she’s a fugitive, Willa leaves Chicago and goes on the run. But when she takes refuge with some low-G farmers, she stumbles across a plot to attack the city. Oh, and on top of all that: giant, man-eating bugs! Maybe we should have led with that.Collects SKYWARD #6-10
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: David Lapham
APRIL 03 / 248 pages / BW/ M / $19.99Steal the money and drugs—check. Get gone—check. It was supposed to be all over. These were supposed to be the good times—the days of sunshine and roses. So why don’t they feel that way?Collects STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #25-32
WRITER: Brett Lewis
ARTIST / COVER A: Shawn Martinbrough, Adriano Lucas
AUGUST 07 / 128 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Conrad Paulson is dead—or is he? What does a notorious Russian prison have to do with the master thief known as Redmond?Collects THIEF OF THIEVES #38-43
APRIL 03 / 160 pages / FC/ M / $16.99Breaking a demon’s stranglehold on New York City was only the beginning for Alex and Team Witchblade. Now, somebody much worse than a demon wants the Artifact—and they’ll do anything to get it.Collects WITCHBLADE #7-12
WRITER: Keith Giffen
ARTIST / COVER A: Benjamin Roman
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Loomis the Mouse devises the ultimate booby trap to get rid of his feline enemies, but Sawyer has other plans for Loomis’ contraption—to spring this mouse trap on Naomi and Raquel.
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Sangerye family has fought evil for decades, but they’ve never faced anything like this. And while two family members have returned home, one may be lost forever as Hell comes to Harlem.BITTER ROOT Cover As by SANFORD GREENE will be connecting through the first story arc.
FEBRUARY 13 / 28 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99After taking out her anger on the Paragon cabals in a big way, there’s nowhere in Los Angeles’ four magical territories that Nina can hide. Good thing she’s done hiding. It’s time to throw down.
JULY 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF,” Part Three (of Four) The chaos of the Eververse has been brought to heel. But is a world of perfect order any less nightmarish? Don’t miss out on the penultimate issue of BLACK SCIENCE!
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Mantle, the final ringwork of the colony, has its own terrible secrets, and Mike finally gets a good long look at the horror of one man’s nightmarish personal utopia. And Grace realizes they might not make it out.
FEBRUARY 13 / 40 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE LONGEST WEEKEND” Archie Lewis was the artist’s artist in his heyday, although that’s not what he’s famous for. He’s famous for being a nightmare to work with—and dangerous. So when an old assistant is forced to chaperone his one-time mentor to receive his lifetime achievement award, well… let’s just say things don’t go well.As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.
JULY 17 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99As the members of Cyber Force put aside their differences and learn to use their strengths to combat their personal demons, they’re forced to choose between serving the master that created them or being independent—and thus becoming targets of the world.
MAY 08 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“NEVER GO BACK,” Part Three (of Five) Marcus and Maria return to Kings Dominion and face the rot that festers in its halls.
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“FANTASY HEARTBREAKER,” Part Three One of the saddest comics in Kieron’s career. One of Stephanie’s prettiest. Clayton’s lettering, of course, remains impeccable.
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Jace has racked up a lot of debt, so there’s no time to recover from prison. Luckily, Tawnk’s convinced Bear to give them a “nice” errand. Oh, it’s still dangerous, in barely charted space inhabited by crystalline beings and metal-eating manatees. And, yeah, it’s super illegal. Let’s hope the brothers survive their final issue!
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99As mysterious forces converge on Los Angeles, the distance between Claire and her evolved partner Rochelle widens. Meanwhile, Abe indoctrinates his son in the murderous ways of the family business.
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The ultimate darkness pays the Harrow sisters a visit, and they learn that there are much worse places to end up in than Hell.
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99The new society begins to splinter into various factions as more of the frozen vanish—and more mutilated bodies are found.
WRITER: Sean Mackiewicz
ARTIST / COVER A: Niko Walter, Mat Lopes
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99War explodes across Veracruz, turning good cops into vigilantes—and turning husband against wife. Also, what exactly is going on in the good ol’ United States?
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“ORIGINAL SINS,” Conclusion In this pulse-pounding conclusion to “Season Two” of the hottest supernatural horror story in comics, it’s a surreal nightmare as Father Fred and Norton finally come face-to-face.
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Against his boss’s wishes, Martin jumps at a chance to make a comeback album with his favorite classic rock legend. But an unwelcome figure from his violent past is about to resurface… Introducing Melch and his amazing rat trap! Plus: don’t miss this issue’s background feature and Spotify playlist.
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Hardcore facility has fallen into the hands of terrorists, and Agent Drake is the only one who can take it back. Too bad he’s trapped in the body of an enemy of the state, his own government has turned against him… and a Russian nuke is missing.
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“HOPSCOTCH MÉLANGE,” Part Two En este capítulo, no existen las fronteras. El mundo está lleno de amor, pero el amor es peligroso.
WRITER: Steve Niles
ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Marcelo Frusin
COVER C: André Lima Araújo
COVER D: John Romita Jr.
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99It’s time. This arc’s bloody climax sees Kick-Ass face off against Violencia—the monster who’s trained for months to destroy her. Patience takes a ferocious last stand against Santos and his gangs.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A / COVER B: Matt Wagner
FEBRUARY 27 / 56 pages / FC/ T+ / $7.99This is it: the grand finale that’s 35 years in the making!56 PAGES (+8-page gatefold)
FEBRUARY 27 / 24 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99“INDELIBLE IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS” Maude’s plan to disrupt the Patriarchy is temporarily thwarted. BUT EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY IN THE END. WE PROMISE.
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Abel and the fox have wandered into a small-town carnival where they should be able to find the healer they seek. While they search, Fox teaches Abel that survival sometimes means bending the rules a bit.
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Five-time Eisner Award winner for 2018As Kippa descends into the darkness, she confronts the most ancient of foes…
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99Magnum Khaos has rocked the Earth, shaking Jake and Brooticus to their core—but don’t despair! A new band rises in Iceland, unleashing the blackest of metal to turn the tide.
WRITER: Robert Kirkman
ARTIST: Annalisa Leoni, Lorenzo De Felici
COVER A: Lorenzo De Felici
FEBRUARY 13 / 36 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99In this extra-sized conclusion to our monumental second arc, Nathan has reached the end of the road—and there’s no turning back. You’ll never guess where we go from here!
FEBRUARY 27 / 24 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Oliver learns a devastating, life-changing truth about his origins—and puts his entire adoptive community in danger when he rebels against the oppressive regime that rules over it.
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“INFILTRATION” There is evil among us… and it’s too powerful for the walls to keep out.
WRITER: John Layman
ARTIST / COVER A: Afu Chan
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99In this issue, we learn the sad tale of Chief Navigator Elox. What secret in his past might doom the crew of The Charon, and why does he hate everyone so much?
FEBRUARY 20 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99Before he died, Steven told Sam and Alea to “follow it down.” But he didn’t tell them what they would find at the bottom of the Outpost…
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Crane’s quest takes him across the Himalayas and into a sunken temple in the Indian Ocean, where he battles pirates and great white sharks to find clues about the missing scroll. But the evil lying in wait is getting stronger.
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99The Red Mother and her “children” search for Will, and an old friend returns.
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Redbrandt conspires with an old friend of the witches to end their rule over Redlands. Meanwhile, Nancy must decide between living and letting go.
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ T+ / $3.99It all comes down to this! The future of Ttereve hangs in the balance. Don’t miss the epic final showdown between noble Guardian and evil queen.
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: Erik Larsen
APRIL 10 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Amy Dragon’s first solo adventure—comes with our highest possible recommendation!
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE SPORT OF GHOST KINGS” With the walls closing in on them, Amala and her creator must set aside their differences—because a vengeful Brycemere is coming for them, with a horde of cybernetic zombies at his back.
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $2.99THE CLOWN TRANSFORMS—into the all-new Clown/Violator!
WRITER / COVER A / COVER B: Todd McFarlane
ARTIST / COVER C: Will Robson
FEBRUARY 13 / 32 pages / FC/ T / $3.99IF YOU THOUGHT ISSUES ONE AND TWO HAD A LOT OF BLOOD AND GUTS… WAIT ‘TIL YOU SEE ISSUE THREE!!MORE CUTENESS AND MORE KILLINGS… WHAT COULD BE BETTER!?
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99Leslie is on the run again, and this time she’ll have to fight for her life. Get ready for betrayal, non-stop action, and an unexpected turn of events in an issue packed with jaw-dropping revelations and MIRKA ANDOLFO’s sexy art aplenty!
MARCH 06 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99After Turn’s release, a murder occurs—and it’s almost identical to the one he was convicted of committing. To protect his job and his reputation, Detective Christopher will have to defy his captain and Internal Affairs in order to prove that Turn Washington is guilty. But was it luck that brought him to the evidence that ties Turn Washington to the new murder scene—or something else?
FEBRUARY 06 / 32 pages / BW/ M / $3.99“FALLING INTO PLACE” It’s time to learn, once and for all—is Princess friend or foe?
FEBRUARY 13 / 36 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“THE RED MACHINE” What happened in the moments before the Invasion? And how will it affect the future of the planet?
FEBRUARY 27 / 32 pages / FC/ M / $3.99“OKAY,” Part Three I just read the synopsis for this issue and gaped. We’re actually going to do all this in an issue? That AND that AND that? Honestly, this last arc really is going for it.