These are the books that caught my attention for February.
(As a side note: they finally hired me a co-worker at my job and once the holiday season is over I should be back to a regular posting schedule.)
ADVENTURE COMICS #523
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by PHIL JIMENEZ & ANDY LANNING Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ.
Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS, Amazing Spider-Man) launches an arc starring the rookies as they learn to be heroes at Legion Academy! This gorgeous issue marks a perfect jumping-on point for any new reader curious to learn about the DC Universe of the 31st century! On sale FEBRUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III & W. HADEN BLACKMAN Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III 1:10 Variant cover by AMY REEDER.
The multiple award-winning creative team of J.H. Williams III (DETECTIVE COMICS) and W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Force Unleashed) launch the first, chilling arc of the ongoing series fans have been clamoring for! In the 5-part 'Hydrology,' Batwoman faces bizarre new challenges in her war against the dark underworld of Gotham and new trials in her personal life as Kate Kane. She quickly finds herself in the deep end facing truths about her past and her future. Who - or what - is stealing children from Gotham's barrio, and for what twisted purpose? Can she train her cousin Bette Kane (a.k.a. Flamebird) as her new sidekick? How will she handle dark revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? How is she dealing with the supposed drowning of her sister, the villain known as Alice? And why is a certain government agency suddenly taking an interest in her? The road to the answers begins here! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale FEBRUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC
BIRDS OF PREY #9
Written by GAIL SIMONE Art by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES Cover by STANLEY 'ARTGERM' LAU.
The game-changing 'Death of Oracle' storyline continues! Black Canary finally confronts her inner demons as the Calculator's army and creepy new villainess Mortis take their ultimate revenge on Oracle. This massive story reverberates throughout Gotham City - and beyond! On sale FEBRUARY 9 • 32 pg, FC
BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #515
Written by DAVID LISS Penciled by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI.
For the fate of Hell's Kitchen: T'Challa vs. Vlad the Impaler in a desperate rooftop battle of wills, wits and fists! 'Urban Jungle' heats up as Luke Cage guest-stars, friends fall, dark forces prepare to step from the shadows, and a dangerous conspiracy begins to unfold! 32 PGS./Rated T+
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #1
Written by TONY BEDARD & MARV WOLFMAN Art by HOWARD PORTER & LIVESAY and ADRIANA MELO & NORMAN LEE Wraparound cover by ED BENES.
Issue #1 1:10 Variant cover by RYAN SOOK The DC event of the year begins, coinciding with the release of the wildly anticipated DCU MMO! Get ready for the ride of a lifetime with this immense, 26-issue biweekly series! Lex Luthor's obsession with destroying Superman reaches a fevered limit when he cuts the ultimate Devil's deal with Brainiac...but with the shake of a hand, has Luthor consigned humanity to genocide? Comic book legend Marv Wolfman joins fan-favorite writer Tony Bedard and artist Howard Porter to tell the ultimate DC Universe Super Hero tale of good versus evil! Retailers please note: Issue #1 will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale FEBRUARY 2
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #2
Written by TONY BEDARD & MARV WOLFMAN Art by HOWARD PORTER & LIVESAY and ADRIANA MELO & NORMAN LEE Cover by ED BENES.
The DC event of the year begins, coinciding with the release of the wildly anticipated DCU MMO! Get ready for the ride of a lifetime with this immense, 26-issue biweekly series! The Lex Luthor of a post-apocalyptic future scrambles to escape Brainiac's invasion of Earth, but he must gather an army to stop the invasion. Who will he recruit? And in the present, Brainiac's first assault on Earth has begun, which recaps the incredibly rare DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #0! Comic book legend Marv Wolfman joins fan-favorite writer Tony Bedard and artist Howard Porter to tell the ultimate DC Universe Super Hero tale of good versus evil! On sale FEBRUARY 16
DEUS EX #1 (OF 6)
Written by ROBBIE MORRISON Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE Cover by JIM MURRAY.
The legendary video game franchise, which PC Gamer called 'The Best PC Game of All Time,' comes to comics in advance of the highly anticipated new installment in the series! Adam Jensen is a cybernetically enhanced security operative for the powerful Sarif Industries in a future where biological enhancements have become commonplace, yet fanatically opposed by many. While recovering the kidnapped niece of the founder of Sarif Industries, Jensen unstitches a mystery that goes all the way back to his fully human SWAT origins in Detroit - and an adventure of violence and betrayal that will span the globe! On sale FEBRUARY 9 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC
DOCTOR STRANGE FROM MARVEL VAULT #1
Written by ROGER STERN Penciled by NEIL VOKES Cover by MARIO ALBERTI.
A Marvel Masterpiece from deep inside the treasure vaults can now be told! For decades, Doctor Stephen Strange has worked as a practicing sorcerer out of the weird old brownstone at 177A Bleecker Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. But what eerie secrets does the building hide? What lurks within its walls? Is it … haunted? Now, at last, the full story of Doctor Strange's first night in his Sanctum Sanctorum stands revealed -- in a tale tastefully told by Roger Stern (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and dramatically drawn by those Masters of the Comic Arts, Neil Vokes and Jay Geldhof (UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN: STRANGE ENCOUNTERS, The Black Forest). 32 PGS./Rated A
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #10
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & WAYNE FAUCHER The Durlan plot against the United Planets comes to a very deadly conclusion, as Chameleon Boy must dive into battle with one of his own kind! And what this final assassin reveals will stun the shape-shifting Legionnaire! On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC
SILVER SURFER #1 (OF 5)
Written by Greg Pak Pencils by Stephen Segovia Cover by Carlo Pagulayan.
A new beginning for the SILVER SURFER! The sentinel of the spaceways walks the Earth once more, a stranger feared by many. Only the HIGH EVOLUTIONARY understands his true potential, but the Evolutionary's mysterious grand design may cost the Surfer everything and change the cosmic balance forever! He's traded blows with Thor and matched wits with Mephisto, but can the herald of Galactus survive the judgment of NORRIN RAND, the man within the Silver Surfer? It's a character-defining epic showing the Silver Surfer as you've never seen him before, brought to you by 'Planet Hulk' writer Greg Pak and 'Dark Wolverine' artist Stephen Segovia. 32 PGS./Rated T+
YOUNG JUSTICE #1
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO Art and Cover by MIKE NORTON.
Based on the highly anticipated, all-new hit animated show from Warner Bros. debuting in January on Cartoon Network! It's moving-in day for Superboy and Miss Martian as they choose their rooms at their new headquarters! But the Boy of Steel is haunted by the Cave's memories and strange visions of his past… On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC