With January almost over, a new month of comics is almost upon us, so once again we’ve decided to try and make it as easy as possible for you by singling out some of the new titles on the horizon that we’re most excited about.
Once again, it’s worth pointing out that these are just the tip of the February 2020 comic book iceberg, and we’ve opted to focus on new titles for the most part (or, at worst, solid jumping-on points).
As always, we’d also love to hear what you’re all most excited about, so feel free to reach out on social media, or comment below, with your own “must buy” books.
PLUNGE #1 (DC Hill House Comics) – on sale 19th Feb
Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Stuart Immonen
In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth’s dead…only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle the dead have plenty to say to the living…Joe Hill and Stuart Immonen’s Plunge into terror begins here!
NEBULA #1 (Marvel Comics) – on sale 12th Feb
Nebula has grown under the shadows of Thanos and Gamora, but no longer! With her eyes set on a top-secret device, Nebula has big plans for her future—and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way! But her goal may end up costing her more than she’s willing to pay after a showdown with one of the cosmos most feared bounty hunters….
Don’t miss out on this cosmically critical series launch from rising stars, Vita Ayala (PRISONER X) and Claire Roe (FEARLESS)!
TMNT: JENNIKA #1 (of 3) (IDW Publishing)
Trying to acclimate to life as a mutant, the newest Turtle Jennika embarks on a solo adventure that will force her to come to terms with both her troubled past and conflicted present. Not to mention a brand new villain! Brahm Revel (Guerrillas) returns to reveal more of Jennika’s backstory from his acclaimed TMNT Universe tale “What is Ninja?”!
BANG #1 (of 5) (Dark Horse Comics) – on sale 19th Feb
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Wilfredo Torres
A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all . . .
And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it.
A mind-bending story that ties in with past Kindt works (Revolver).
ALIENATED #1 (BOOM! Studios) – on sale 12th Feb
Acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier ( John Constantine Hellblazer, Coda ) and artist Chris Wildgoose ( Batgirl, Batman: Nightwalker ) present a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it.
Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it’s born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature’s incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a superpredator in the making—and it’s in need of prey.
Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens’ decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making.
FINGER GUNS #1 (Vault Comics) – on sale 26th Feb
Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst.
Oh yeah… and chaos.
So much chaos.
ON THE STUMP #1 (Image Comics) – on sale 19th Feb
The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones.
History diverged in 1868 when a pivotal presidential debate turned violent. Today, elections are decided by highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. Unfortunately, the violence doesn’t end in the ring, and powerful people can still get away with murder. Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister are teaming up to bring it all down.
Eisner-nominated writer CHUCK BROWN (BITTER ROOT) joins forces with Italian artist PRENZY (#Like4Like) and letterer CLAYTON COWLES to create a hyper-violent tale full of countless injustices—and people who have to fight for their place in it.
UNDONE BY BLOOD OR THE SHADOW OF A WANTER MAN #1 (AfterShock Comics) – on sale 12th Feb
In the early 1970s, Ethel Grady Lane returns to her hometown of Sweetheart, Arizona with one thing on her mind: killing the man who murdered her family. But first, she’ll have to find him.
As Ethel navigates the eccentric town and its inhabitants, she learns that the quaint veneer hides a brewing darkness. She has no choice but to descend into a ring of depravity and violence, with her only ally an Old West novel that follows famed gunslinger Solomon Eaton. As both stories unfold simultaneously, a love of fiction 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 Kivela (Abbot, Tommy Gun Wizards) comes a neo-western that depicts the hard truth of seeking vengeance in the real world.