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8 Comics We Can’t Wait To Read In February 2019

What that, it’s almost February already?  Well, as we surge ahead into 2019, we’ve once again trawled through all the upcoming solicitations to pick out some of the new comics that we’re most excited about getting our hands on next month.

So feast your eyes on our picks below, and feel free to let us know of your own recommendations in the comments.


SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 (MARVEL) (on sale 13th Feb)

Hot on the heels of Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar’s Conan The Barbarian, comes a brand new Conan series from the creative partnership of Gerry Duggan and Ron Garney.  Featuring Conan being captured by pirates, the new five-part series looks to the absolute business, and is an easy recommendation to kick off this month’s list.

Here’s the official blurb:

THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN. A MYSTICAL TREASURE. AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!

Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew…one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!


FEMALE FURIES #1 (DC) (on Sale 6th Feb)

Boasting a lineup of Jack Kirby favourites like Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa, this new all-woman team book from writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Adriana Melo is definitely worthy of your attention this February.

Here’s the official blurb:

All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness’ girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid’s army, Granny thinks it’s about time that changed.

And so, Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa set out to beat the boys at their own game. Little do they know the game is rigged—and one accidental murder could spell disaster for them all!

FEMALE FURIES is an exciting new miniseries starring some of Jack Kirby’s coolest Fourth World characters by the writer of SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL and the artist of PLASTIC MAN!


STRONGHOLD #1 (AFTERSHOCK COMICS) (on sale 20th Feb)

Pretty much any time AfterShock Comics announce a new series, we sit up and pay attention.  Which is why this blend of cosmic horror, high adventure and tragic romance from writer Phil Hester and artist Ryan Kelly looks to be well worth a look when it goes on sale midway through next month.

Here’s the official blurb:

Our planet is actually a prison designed to both trap and shelter an amnesiac alien entity of incalculable power. Now known as Michael Grey, this cosmic angel of destruction currently believes himself to be an ordinary, midwestern insurance underwriter, who belongs to a global secret society dedicated to making sure he never discovers the truth about his past.

To make matters worse, our hero has fallen in love with Michael Grey. And for their love to be born, Earth must die.


MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 (OF 4) (MARVEL) (on Sale 13th Feb)

Okay, so it’s not technically a new series, but Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek’s MARVELS is nothing less than an absolute classic, so the prospect of seeing it completely remastered with bags of extra content is simply too good for us to pass up on.

Here’s the official blurb:

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch — little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels!

Prepare to relive Marvel’s Golden Age from a whole new point of view as Phil covers the superhuman sightings of the 1930s and 1940s — from the terror caused by the Human Torch’s epic clash with the Sub-Mariner to the patriotism stirred by the debut of Captain America and more!

Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don’t want to miss this unique look back at the MARVELS phenomenon!


THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 (VALIANT) (on sale 27th Feb)

We’re huge fans of Valiant’s rich and exciting universe, but we’re also aware that it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming to new readers.  Which is why we simply couldn’t help but recommend the first issue of this new four-part series from the supremely talented Tini Howard and rising start artist Amilcar Pinna as a perfect stand-alone read.

Here’s the official blurb:

An ancient evil returns!

Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War-Monger. And now she is walking again.

This winter, an ancient evil will stir as superstar-in-the-making Tini Howard (Captain America Annual #1, Assassinistas) and powerhouse artist Amilcar Pinna (Generation X) unleash hell in a brand-new saga of honor, love, and savagery that’s centuries in the making!


OBERON #1 (AFTERSHOCK COMICS) (on sale 6th Feb)

What’s that, you say? Two new AfterShock series going on sale this month?  Don’t mind if we do, especially when this new book from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Milos Slavkovic looks and sounds as interesting as it does.

Here’s the official blurb:

Betrayed by his people and exiled to Earth, Lord Oberon, the former king of the fairies, seeks out an innocent prophesied child in order to manipulate her into becoming his ultimate weapon so that he can reclaim his rightful throne.

From writer Ryan Parrot (VOLITION) and artist Milos Slavkovic, OBERON is a new supernatural adventure proving once and for all that fairies should never be trusted.


THE GUNHAWKS #1 (MARVEL) (On sale 6th Feb)

What’s better than the prospect of Marvel revitalising this long-forgotten ’70s Western cult classic series?  How about the knowledge that it’s coming from the Stray Bullets’ partnership of David & Maria Lapham, and talented artist Luca Pizzari.  Bit of a wild card perhaps, but definitely one worth keeping an eye out for this Feb.

Here’s the official blurb:

For Marvel’s 80th anniversary we’ve set our sights on bringing some old titles back into the herd, and we’ve brought in Stray Bullets” David & Maria Lapham for a bullet-riddled saga of violence, vengeance and Western justice. In the days of the Old West there were plenty of fearsome folk… cowboys, rustlers, lawmen and outlaws…but few were as fearsome as THE GUNHAWKS!


THE GIRL IN THE BAY #1 (DARK HORSE) (on sale 6th Feb)

Okay, so this one’s probably cheating, because we’ve technically already read it. But after absolutely loving the first issue of J.M. DeMatteis and Corin Howell’s tense supernatural thriller (CLICK HERE FOR OUR REVIEW), we simply had to share it with the rest of the world.

Here’s the official blurb:

In 1969, seventeen-year-old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives and fights her way back to the surface, only to discover that fifty years have passed and an eerie doppelganger has lived out an entire life in her place.

Kathy soon confronts not just this strange double, but the madman who ”murdered” her five decades earlier. Will he, and the dark entity that lives inside him, hold the key to Kathy’s missing years? Or will Kathy become a ghost of herself, forced to live out what remains of her life on the edge of the world that she desperately wants to be a part of?


ceejThe writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej) Article Archive: Ceej Says You can follow Ceej on Twitter


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