December 7, 2010 at 9:28 am By:

A sampling from the most recent Previews catalog of what looks like a winner in the month of February! All books are available for pre-order at your local shop (that’s us)!

Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #1 (of 5) – The first mini-series, a spin-off of Hellboy and a distant one at that, from 2009 was a very pleasant surprise.  The occult detective heads from Victorian England to the old west for an adventure by comics legend John Severin. Nobody draws the old west better than Severin and nobody does atmospheric gothic horror like Mike Mignola and John Arcudi.  So we all win here. Pg. 30

Stumptown, Vol 1. HC – Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, and Rico Renzi (he works here!) does the P.I. genre a solid with Stumptown.  The modern Detective story has certain beats it needs to hit and this book hits them all with ease.  Rough n’ tumble, down on their luck hero, episodic incidences, characters that bop in and out of the narrative, not explaining who they are with a violent streak.  There should be more comics as rock solid as this. Pg. 288

Marvel .1 Program – It’s the Marvel -1 (remember that?) of the 2010’s!  These issues are designed to be jumping-on points for Amazing Spider-Man, Invincible Iron Man, and Wolverine. So if you’ve been remiss in buying these books, life is giving you a second chance.

Kids Stuff!

Bone: Quest for the Spark Novel Vol. 1- This is a NOVEL, not a comic book or a graphic novel.  Jeff Smith will be providing the spot illustrations throughout and his involvement is a stamp of quality in favor of writer Tom Sniegoski.  A new generation of characters head into The Valley and fun adventure ensues. Pg. 279

Owly & Wormy: Friends All Aflutter! HC – Andy Runton takes the cutest comic in the world and makes it even cutier by doing it in full painted color. Pg. 298


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