February 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm By:

1) Conan the Barbarian #1

Aside from being a great place for new readers to jump into a new Conan story, this issue also kicks off a run  by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan.  The idea of these two creators adapting one of the most beloved Conan stories (full of pirates and such) should be a reason enough to give this one a try.  The duo previously collaborated on two acclaimed Demo series, and while those bear little relation to Conan, both creators have proven themselves capable of producing good comics in a variety of genres.

2) Deadpool #50

This issue marks another milestone for the fan favorite mercenary.  It also kicks off a new storyline called ‘Dead,’ where Deadpool might just meet an ending.  How exactly can the regenerative mutant die?  And if he does die, how might Marvel bring him back?  These are just a few questions that could be answered in this issue.  The storyline also includes lots of guest start ranging from Uncanny X-force to the Kingpin.

3) Adventure Time #1

This debut comic is based on the insanely popular Adventure Time animated series on Cartoon Network.  The book looks like it fits nicely alongside the quirky, surreal tone of the t.v. show.  Plus, it’s got creators like Dinosaur Comics’ Ryan North and former Muppet artist Shelli Paroline, which suggests to me that if you’re a fan, you should definitely find plenty to like in this new series.

4) Secret Avengers #22

This issue marks the debut of a new creative team (Uncanny X-force writer Rick Remender and Hulk artist Gabriel Hardman), and a new team lineup (including Hawkeye, Beast, Giant Man, Black Widow, Venom, and Captain Britain).  Remender’s top notch work on Uncanny X-force makes him an ideal writer to handle the Avengers’ black ops team, and Hardman’s work on Hulk suggests his style is ready made for a book like this one.  Exatly how these particular characters fit into that group identity is one of  many things worth finding out about in this new storyline.

5) Bone: Quest for the Spark Book 2 HC/SC

It’s impossible not to mention a new Bone book when it hits shelves.  Tom Sniegoski returns as the writer of this novel that features all new illustrations from Bone creator Jeff Smith.  The promotional blurbs for this book indicate there’s a lot to look forward to in this new book.  Everything from dragons and bears, to beehives and traitors!  This remains one of the great properties that continues to offer comics entertainment to kids and adults alike.

> Bonus Picks of the Week: Batwoman #6, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing TP vol. 1, Kevin Keller #1, Wolverine and the X-men #5, Young Romance: Simon and Kirby 1940-1950 HC, Batgirl #6, Carnage USA #3, Richard Corben’s Murky World one shot, Fantastic Four Season One HC, and Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #2.


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