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Underrated: Superhero Comics (That Aren’t A Marvel Or DC Comic)

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Superhero Comics (That aren’t a Marvel or DC comic).




This week I wanted to talk about some fantastic superhero comics from publishers that aren’t either Marvel or DC so that you can, if you so choose, branch out a little for your spandex fix. There will be some series here that have ended, and some that are still ongoing. A few things before we start; firstly, the only rule for these characters to be included here are that they’re not from Marvel or DC. Secondly, because I’ve got eclectic taste these comics may not be for everybody, so be prepared for some potentially foolish claims. Thirdly, this isn’t a complete, or inclusive, list and it is completely subjective.

invincibleShall we get started, in no particular order?

Invincible (Image) Created by Robert Kirkman (the same man responsible for The Walking Dead) and artist Cory Walker, Invincible is good. It’s very good. The titular hero Invincible is an extraterrestrial teenager with super strength and the ability to fly, born of an alien father and a human mother. Invincible is an incredibly brutal comic that takes the Superman mythos and adds a dash of Spider-Man and a whole lot of awesome. Absolutely worth checking out.

Irredeemable & Incorruptible.jpgIrredeemable/Incorruptible (BOOM)  Written by Mark Waid, Irredeemable asks the question: what if Superman snapped? It’s a grim, dark tale that explains how thankful we should be that Clark Kent is as well adjusted as he is. Conversely Incorruptible follows the worlds’ greatest supervillain as he he realizes that somebody has to be a hero. But he has no moral compass, and so for him doing the right thing means doing exactly the opposite of what he did. Both are fantastic series that have been collected in trade paper backs, and you should read them alternately if you do pick them up to get the most from the story.

COWLTPB001_webC.O.W.L. (Image) I’ve raved about C.O.W.L. loudly before. And whilst the series has ended (for now), it’s still work check out. Set during the 1960’s in Chicago, C.O.W.L. a creator owned comic published by Image and written by Kyle Higgins weaves a complex story that follows the Chicago Organized Workers League, and is set against some fantastic art work. Without giving anything away, this is a comic that focuses as much on the political intrigue of superheroing for hire as it does the superheroes themselves. Higgins explores some really interesting questions here, chief of which is “what if superheroes are unionized?” This series was cancelled long before its time

XO2017_001_COVER-A_LAROSAX-O Manowar (Valiant) The current series is the second volume in Valiant’s X-O Manowar saga (that’s a fancy way of saying that it’s the second volume with a new number one issue and the last series concluded at #50). Whether you start with the first volume, or the second, you’re in for a treat – and yes, you can read the second independently of the first.  The lead character of the series is a time displaced Visigoth named Aric of Dacia (or of Earth in Vol. 2) who has somehow come into possession of a (very interesting looking) alien armour. It’s an awesome series, and one well worth checking out. The second, and currently ongoing series, is the highlight of my pull-list every month.

TheFox_01-0The Fox (Dark Circle Comics) When a superhero desperately wants to stop running around in spandex, to retire to a quiet life with his family, do you have any idea how difficult that is when he seems to attract freaks like a magnet? Written by Mark Waid,  the second volume, Fox Hunt, came to a cataclysmic conclusion. There is a trade paper back collecting the first series entitled The Fox: Freak Magnet, but you don’t need to read it to appreciate the second series. I miss this series so much.


That’s all for this week, folks. I could keep this list going quite a bit longer, but I’ll save that for another time.

Have a great week!

Preview – Incorruptible #30

INCORRUPTIBLE #30

Created by Mark Waid
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Damian Couceiro
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Garry Brown
COVER B: Matteo Scalera
Diamond Code: MAR120858

THE FINAL ISSUE OF WHAT MTV CALLED, “ONE OF THE BEST ONGOING COMIC BOOK SERIES!” The end has come for comics’ favorite anti-hero, Max Damage, but not before an explosive conclusion that will leave fans reeling and finally answer the question…can someone truly be INCORRUPTIBLE? Don’t miss the incredible last issue of the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!

Preview – Incorruptible #28

INCORRUPTIBLE #28

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Damian Couceiro
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Garry Brown
COVER B: Matteo Scalera
Diamond Code: JAN120943

Since her apparent betrayal, Alana Patel has been on Max Damage’s long list of enemies. But when Alana is in danger and Max is called upon to save her, can he find the heart of a true superhero within himself and finally forgive the sins of the one person who forgave his? An unforgettable arc in the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!

Pick of the Week – Transformers: Robots in Disguise #2

It seems like a pretty light week of books, but I’m digging IDW’s Transformers series.  This week see Transformers: Robots in Disguise #2.  The Transformers universe has changed quite a bit with one series following the recovery and rebuilding of Cybertron while others are on a quest for something from their past.  The two books are solid together expanding upon a universe that’s already been solid.

  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise #2 – see above
  • I, Vampire #6 – Vampires in the DC universe and we’re building towards something huge.  Can’t wait to see this battle.
  • Incorruptible #27 – Mark Waid is wrapping up the series and I can’t wait to see what he does for an encore.
  • American Vampire #24 – Scott Snyder is one of the hottest writers out there, and this series is one reason why.
  • Chew #24 – Consistently one of the most entertaining comics on the market.

Preview – Incorruptible #27

INCORRUPTIBLE #27

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Garry Brown
COVER B: Matteo Scalera
Diamond Code: DEC110918

BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT FOR NEW READERS! Max Damage has seemingly driven Plutonian from Coalville, finally cementing him as a hero among the struggling desperate populace. But at what cost? And when the deal he made with Plutonian comes due, can Max be the hero that Coalville needs once again? Don’t miss the beginning of a new era in this companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!

BOOM! Studios in April 2012

Official Press Release

BOOM! Studios February Previews for April Shipping 2012


FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 (A)
FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120828

SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES! One is a decrepit mob of gurgling, ravenous fiends…and the other is a zombie outbreak. When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside America’s largest comic convention transformed into a seething cauldron of zombies. Is a horde of starving brain-eaters any match against reflexes battle-hardened by video games, nerves tested by horror flicks, and courage crystallized by comic books? Find out as an unlikely band of nerds use their genre savvy to survive in Fanboys vs. Zombies! Written by indie sensation Sam Humphries (OUR LOVE IS REAL) with art by hot new talent Jerry Gaylord! Don’t forget to ask your retailer about the rare CGC 9.8 Near Mint variant by MARVEL ZOMBIES artist and Zombie King Arthur Suydam!



RICH JOHNSTON’S THE AVENGEFULS #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845

A fundamentalist Islamic terrorist, the world’s leading for-profit deity and a reality TV star thawed out from the 1940s. Can The Hoff assemble this ragtag group together into a team ready to face Earth’s greatest threats? Well, he better, because that’s why we’re making this comic! A hilarious parody of what’s sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2012. No, not Step Up 4…written by BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston (WATCHMENSCH, CHASE VARIANT).



RICH JOHNSTON’S IRON MUSLIM #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Bryan Turner
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845

Trapped in a warzone, Al Stark has an epiphany: “Americans are a superstitious and cowardly lot. I shall become a Muslim”. Al, newly inspired, takes his jihad to New York City, and a showdown with a Freedom Fighter who resembles a certain Caped Crusader…part of THE AVENGEFULS saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston takes us on a raucous ride through politics, fanaticism and the healing power of Hollywood.


RICH JOHNSTON’S CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Chris Haley
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120847

During World War II, Captain American was America’s #1 entertainer, thrilling audiences stateside and on the front lines — until a Komikaze attack on his show seemingly took him away forever. But now, a TV talent show looking for fresh blood instead finds the Captain’s frozen body. Another key piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston shows us if an old entertainer can recapture the hearts of his country.


RICH JOHNSTON’S SCIENTHORLOGY #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Michael Netzer
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120851

Norse (& comic book) legend says Thor is the son of Odin. But, what if he was really the spawn of alien overlords, who harness volcanoes for ammunition for their intergalactic war, and inspire a sci-fi writer to create a church? What if that church was created to deal with the fallout of that war, and recruits movie stars to aid their cause? Another piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston welcomes us to a religion whose God is stuck in an Australian soap opera.


SUPURBIA #2
Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120858

What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the “Real Housewives” of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! But as the Fritsche family tries to cover up Night Fox’s sordid affair and Hella Heart relapses into drug addiction due to Sovereign’s messiah complex, the rest of the Meta Legion is too preoccupied with their own personal problems to notice the evil lurking beneath the cul-de-sac’s surface… From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, SUPURBIA takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it’s like to live with a superhero!


EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (A)
EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (B)
Written by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120842

From the team that brought you BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES comes an all new Apes saga! Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) team up with red hot artist Marc Laming (AMERICAN CENTURY, THE RINSE) to take the fan-favorite franchise to all new heights in this can’t-miss mini-series. With ape society gripped in uncertainty, Doctor Zaius must find a way to unite the warring factions before they rip the city apart. It’s up to one lowly chimp to seek out the famed, disgraced General Aleron deep in the heart of the Forbidden Zone, with a secret that might help — or destroy!


HELLRAISER #13 (A)
HELLRAISER #13 (B)
Written by Clive Barker, Robb Humphries & Mark Miller
Drawn by Janusz Ordon, Stephen Thompson
SC, 3224 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120833

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Captain Elliott Spencer is no longer Pinhead. He gave his power away to his sworn enemy, walked away from his Cenobite disciples, and returned to Earth with nothing. He is no longer feared — merely pitied. Everyone will soon learn that the former Pinhead is more dangerous now than ever before… As Capt. Spencer begins working towards his ultimate goal, Kirsty Cotton fights to keep the denizens of hell under control. Can she truly count on her predecessor’s former flame, the Female Cenobite? The haunting new era of Hellraiser continues into its second year of horrifying madness!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 (A)
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 (B)
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120826

AN UNMISSABLE ISSUE! The four incarnations of the Eternal Champion – Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum and Eric Beck – find themselves facing off in a war against an ancient enemy from the Champion’s past as this final arc hurtles toward its explosive conclusion. But this enemy’s not done playing our heroes yet… Join legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) in this critically-acclaimed fantasy series being called “one of BOOM!’s best!”


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #11
Written by Larry Wachowski
Drawn by Russ Heath
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120835

The demonic soldiers of Leviathan fight on as The Devil’s Brigade saga continues, with The Matrix’s Larry Wachowski bringing you the next chapter in “Enoolsung: The Final Solution.” The Cenobites have set gears into motion to bring unspeakable horrors to Earth, and it seems as if no one can stand in their way. HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES continues to bring back the best of the classic, epic series, a must-read for any fan of Clive Barker’s twisted creations!


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #12
Written by Ron Wolfe, Nicholas Vince
Drawn by Kieron Dwyer, Andrew Paquette
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120836

Clive Barker’s visions of Hell’s vilest creations come to life in Parts 13 and 14 of The Devil’s Brigade. Ron Wolfe and Kieron Dwyer deliver “Breakdown in Red,” with Nicholas Vince and Andrew Paquette teaming up on “Echoes, Dreams, and Revelations.” No man or corner of Earth is safe from the reach of the Cenobites in another thrilling and gruesome month of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES.


INCORRUPTIBLE #29 (A)
INCORRUPTIBLE #29 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120837

ONE OF MTV’S “TEN BEST ON-GOING COMIC BOOK SERIES OF 2011!” With the Plutonian back on Earth, Max has faced countless trials that test his ability to remain inflexibly focused on the cause of justice. But Max’s greatest test is yet to come, and no one in the INCORRUPTIBLE universe will be the same. Don’t miss this thrilling issue in the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!


IRREDEEMABLE #36 (A)
IRREDEEMABLE #36 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120838

SEE WHERE OTHER SUPERHERO STORIES ARE AFRAID TO GO! The Plutonian has ruined so many lives, and nearly destroyed the human race. When a savior emerges from the most unlikely of places, leaving the world reeling from the news, where can the Plutonian fit into this new world? And is death a fitting punishment for a god? An intense not-to-be-missed issue of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero saga.


PLANET OF THE APES #13 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES #13 (B)
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120840

BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Ten years after the events of last issue, the world has changed — humans seemingly have learned their place, and the utopia that Voice Alaya sought for her people has seemingly arrived at last. Or has it? Rumbles of a revolution begin to shake through ape society, but for once, it isn’t human… Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run and kick off a new year of ape mayhem!


TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3
Written by Doug Moench
Drawn by Mike Ploog
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120844

By popular demand, the classic Apes reprints continue! In 1974, mighty Marvel Comics published the bone-breaking PLANET OF THE APES MAGAZINE featuring a fan-loved all-new original story written by MOON KNIGHT co-creator Doug Moench and drawn by GHOST RIDER co-creator Mike Ploog: TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES! Thanks to you, the fans, we’re reprinting this lost piece of Apes history, and the thrilling tale continues right here! This issue features the jaw-dropping chapters, “Spawn of the Mutant Pits” and “The Abomination Arena!”



STEED AND MRS. PEEL #4
Written by Anne Caulfield
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120856

The start of “The Deadly Rainbow!” Emma Peel’s husband was long feared lost forever in the South American Jungle — until his shocking return! Upon seeing her lost love, Emma said goodbye to John Steed, and rode off into the countryside with her lover…but the joyous reunion was shattered thanks to what followed Mr. Peel home from the jungle… Anne Caufield and Ian Gibson continue the non-stop excitement with the classic Avengers story, “The Deadly Rainbow!” The original British TV series The Avengers helped define the “Spy-Fi” genre: from January 1961 to May 1969, for 161 episodes, The Avengers was a staple of fandom, one of the longest-running hit espionage series alongside Mission Impossible and a small screen counterpart to that other famous United Kingdom spy, James Bond!


VALEN THE OUTCAST #5 (A)
VALEN THE OUTCAST #5 (B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Matteo Scalera
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120859

BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The King is dead — long live the DEAD KING! King Valen Brand was a just ruler and a great warrior until he was killed in battle by the necromancer Korrus Null and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul…



THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 ULTIMATE EDITION
Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David
Drawn by Chris Burnham, Aaron Kuder
SC, 336 pgs, FC, SRP: $29.99
ISBN13: 9781608861026
Diamond Code: FEB120822

All 12 issues of the “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3” saga are now collected in one premium hardcover volume! Based on the Coheed & Cambria album of the same name, songwriter and front-man Claudio Sanchez brings his epic tale to the printed page. We find our hero, Claudio, broke and destitute, living in a sewer to avoid his calling as the Crowing. Can he rise up and lead the rebellion against evil overlord Wilhelm Ryan? Co-written by comics-luminary Peter David with art by Chris Burnham (BATMAN: INCORPORATED) and Aaron Kuder (KEY OF Z), this is essential reading for any sci-fi fan.



PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 2
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608866694
Diamond Code: FEB120839

THE PLANET OF THE APES SAGA CONTINUES! Don’t miss the second volume of the sci-fi masterpiece in the making that pits man versus ape in the continuity of the landmark original feature film. When the Lawgiver, the revered ape leader, is assassinated by a human, the city teeters toward civil war. The assassin, the mute girl Chaika, becomes a martyr for the human cause when she blows herself up rather than allowing herself to be captured. As ape leader Voice Alaya begins to put her devastating plan to control the human population of Southtown into motion, it’s up to resistance leader Sullivan to fight back. But at what cost? The second volume of Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno’s critically acclaimed series can’t be missed!



STARBORN VOL. 3 TP
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860883
Diamond Code: FEB120853

Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, MEMORIAL) and red hot artists Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN) and Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL, VALEN THE OUTCAST) for volume three of this action-packed, sci-fi superhero scorcher! Compiling the out-of-this-world third arc, Benjamin Warner must use his powers to fight against an alien attack that threatens all of Earth. Finding himself in the middle of a galactic war, Ben must find a way to overcome the harsh truth that he comes from a dynasty of ruthless dictators and is actually the son of…Space Hitler!



ADVENTURE TIME #3 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME #3 (B)
Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120869

ALGEBRAIC! Don’t miss Finn, Jake, and all of their friends on their biggest adventure yet! Trapped by the dreaded Lich, the guys gotta stop all of Ooo from being sucked away forever…and rescue a bunch of wayward Princesses. Luckily, no one does adventure…and looks cooler doing it…than Finn and Jake! The Cartoon Network sensation’s brand new comic is the hot new series you can’t afford to miss!



ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED #7

Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120874

Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge (THE MUPPET SHOW, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) brings you the latest chapter of his critically acclaimed series SNARKED! Shipwrecked on a deserted isle with no food and no map, our heroes stumble upon an ancient, lost civilization. But when the Walrus and the Carpenter are treated like plump deities, will Scarlett and Rusty be able to pry them away from their feast before they become one?


PEANUTS #4
Written by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Shane Houghton
Drawn by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Matt Whitlock
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120872

Charles Schulz’s gang is back to close out the miniseries with all-new adventures and classic Sunday strips, all under one cover! Snoopy takes center stage, when the super secret origins of the “Masked Marvel” are revealed! And Charlie Brown can’t catch a break as the kite-eating tree returns to exact its vengeance on any and all kites that stray in its path! All that and a special “Snoopy 1st Appearance” variant cover makes this a must-have issue!


 ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED VOLUME 1
Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860951
Diamond Code: FEB120875

Roger Langridge, the Harvey Award winner behind THE MUPPET SHOW and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, returns for an all-new, side-splitting adventure that can only be explained as…SNARKED! Journey with Langridge as he pulls the carpet out from under such Lewis Carroll classics as “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” “Through the Looking Glass,” and “The Hunting of the Snark,” creating an all-new world of humorous grandeur. Join Princess Scarlett as she and her baby brother Rusty outwit the villainous royal advisors and team up with the infamous Walrus and Carpenter to set sail in search of their father, the Red King, who has been lost at sea for six months. It’s a rip-roaring action-adventure comedy you won’t want to miss, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes content and commentary from Roger Langridge!



  I TOLD YOU SO
Written by Shannon Wheeler
Drawn by Shannon Wheeler
SC, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $17.99
ISBN13: 9781608860937
Diamond Code: FEB120863

Hot on the heels of last year’s Eisner Award-winning I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Shannon Wheeler serves up another dose of absurd and hilarious cartoons, making up the best-of-the-best-of-the-rest of what’s left on the cutting room floor from Wheeler’s cartoon submissions to The New Yorker! Don’t miss this laugh-a-minute collection presented in a perfect gift-friendly hardcover!


  SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS
Written by Daniel Johnston
Drawn by Daniel Johnston
HC, 96 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
ISBN13: 9781608862610
Diamond Code: FEB120868

SPACE DUCKS is a visceral work of art by celebrated musician Daniel Johnston, who has spent the last 30 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment to an ever-growing cult audience, including Beck and Kurt Cobain. This book combines his unique characters, images, words and music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans.


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It’s the weekend!!!! If you haven’t noticed a theme for the last few of these, I’ve been looking forward to the weekend…

Around the Blogs:

IGN – Irredeemable/Incorruptible to EndWell shit, I liked the series.

The ComicChron – Best January since 2008 for comics orders – Super.

Mashable – Apple No Longer Claims to Own Your Content on iBooks – Interesting…..

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CBR – Fatale #2

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Preview – Incorruptible #26

INCORRUPTIBLE #26

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Garry Brown
COVER B: Matteo Scalera
Diamond Code: NOV110814

THE LEGENDARY IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE CROSSOVER’S UNFORGETTABLE CONCLUSION!Don’t miss the final issue of the crossover event answering the question that’s been teased since the beginning of IRREDEEMBLE and INCORRUPTIBLE…how did The Plutonian and Max Damage become sworn enemies? DON’T MISS THE FINAL ISSUE OF MARK WAID’S EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT! The fourth and final issue of the IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover series!

BOOM! Studios in March 2012

Official Press Release


SUPURBIA #1
Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120927

What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the “Real Housewives” of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! It’s the egos, the tantrums, and the betrayals of the super set. Find out what happens behind the masks as superhero families are faced with the sordid problems of everyday life – and then some! From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, this series takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it’s like to live with a superhero!


EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 (A)
EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 (B)
Written by Corinna Sara Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120955
From the team that brought you BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES comes an all new Apes saga! Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) team up with red hot artist Marc Laming (AMERICAN CENTURY, THE RINSE) to take the fan-favorite franchise to all new heights in this can’t-miss mini-series. With ape society gripped in uncertainty, Doctor Zaius must find a way to unite the warring factions before they rip the city apart. It’s up to one lowly chimp to seek out the famed, disgraced General Aleron deep in the heart of the Forbidden Zone, with a secret that might help — or destroy!


HELLRAISER ANNUAL #1 (A)
HELLRAISER ANNUAL #1 (B)
Written by Clive Barker & Various
Drawn by Janusz Ordon
SC, 3224 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120939
The secrets of the Cenobite War revealed! The first year of Clive Barker’s long-awaited return to Hellraiser has been full of jaw-dropping events and new characters, forever changing the landscape of the classic horror universe. Now, only in this annual, learn the shocking secrets behind those seismic shocks to the Cenobites, the Cottons, and the hierarchy of Hell! This all new story will give clues to future storylines, so no Hellraiser fan can miss it!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #9 (A)
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #9 (B)
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120937
BRAND-NEW ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The source of the imbalance of Law and Chaos that’s been assaulting the Multiverse is revealed, and it will leave Moorcock fans reeling! Finally, all incarnations of the Eternal Champion will have to join together to fight against forces bigger than Law and Chaos, for the very survival of existence itself! Legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) bring Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum back to comics in this critically acclaimed series!


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #9
Written by Erik Saltzgaber, Larry Wachowski
Drawn by Denys Cowan, Jackson Guice
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120941
Another bi-monthly dose of classic Hellraiser high strangeness comes your way! We have the next two epic installments of “The Devil’s Brigade,” with Erik Saltzgaber and Jackson Guice delivering “No Loss to the Community,” followed by “Black & White,” written by Larry Wachowski, of The Matrix fame, with art by Denys Cowan.


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #10
Written by Nicolas Vince, Peter Akins
Drawn by Sam Kieth, Dave Dorman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120942
With Chapter 11 of “The Devil’s Brigade,” the epic tale of Leviathan’s most fearsome soldiers, Nicholas Vince and Sam Kieth team up to bring you “Believe the Sinners.” Next, in “Songs of Metal and Flesh” by Peter Akins and Dave Dorman, will even the blind be spared the hooks of the Cenobites? From the darkest depths of the underworld comes another thrilling installment of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES!


INCORRUPTIBLE #28 (A)
INCORRUPTIBLE #28 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120943
Since her apparent betrayal, Alana Patel has been on Max Damage’s long list of enemies. But when Alana is in danger and Max is called upon to save her, can he find the heart of a true superhero within himself and finally forgive the sins of the one person who forgave his? An unforgettable arc in the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!


IRREDEEMABLE #35 (A)
IRREDEEMABLE #35 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120950
THE FALLOUT FROM THE REVELATION OF THE PLUTONIAN’S ORIGIN CONTINUES! As the Plutonian struggles with his past, the world is on the brink of nuclear apocalypse. Is there anything on earth that can save the human race now? Or will that savior come from…somewhere else? A gripping installment of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero saga.


PLANET OF THE APES #12 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES #12 (B)
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120952
When the Lawgiver was assassinated by a human freedom fighter, the world plunged into chaos. Sullivan, now free from Alaya’s clutches, takes humanity’s fight for freedom to the next level, in a devastating gambit for ape and human alike! Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run and end this arc on a cliffhanger that you have to read to believe!


TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2
Written by Doug Moench
Drawn by Mike Ploog
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120957
By popular demand, the classic Apes reprints continue! In 1974, mighty Marvel Comics published the bone-breaking PLANET OF THE APES MAGAZINE featuring a fan-loved, all-new original story written by Moon Knight co-creator Doug Moench and drawn by Ghost Rider co-creator Mike Ploog: TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES! We heard you at conventions, we read your tweets, and we smiled at your wall posts! This issue features “The Forbidden Zone of Forgotten Horrors!” and “Lick the Sky Crimson.”



STEED AND MRS. PEEL #3
Written by Grant Morrison
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120958
From the one and only Grant Morrison — the conclusion of “The Golden Game!” Psychedelic secret agents John Steed and Emma Peel search for Tara King as she leads them to a secret society obsessed with deadly games. Will our heroes survive The Leopard People? Featuring artwork by Ian Gibson, best known for his work with Alan Moore on “The Ballad of Halo Jones.” The original British TV series The Avengers helped define the “Spy-Fi” genre and now Grant Morrison is serving up a science fiction/spy fiction mash-up with two of TV’s most iconic heroes!


VALEN THE OUTCAST #4 (A)
VALEN THE OUTCAST #4 (B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Matteo Scalera
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120964
The King is dead — long live the DEAD KING! King Valen Brand was a just ruler and a great warrior until he was killed in battle by the necromancer Korrus Null and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul… The quest continues as Valen has reached the treacherous sea that acts as a border to Korrus Null’s deadly kingdom, Wraithendal. But when one of his companions is abducted by a seedy guild of thieves and murderers, will Valen even make it to the boat alive? Don’t miss this visceral new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER) and rising star DEADPOOL artist Matteo Scalera!



TANPOPO COLLECTION VOLUME 1 HC
Written by Camilla d’Errico
Drawn by Camilla d’Errico
SC, 176 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
ISBN13: 9781608862542
Diamond Code: JAN120963
Celebrated creator Camilla d’Errico delivers a stunning visual journey exploring emotion, self-discovery/innocence and what it means to be human. TANPOPO is superhumanly intelligent and inhumanly emotionless. Attached to a mysterious machine and ruled by her vast knowledge, one day her heart rises up to struggle against her ruling mind. Torn and confused, she now seeks humanity, longing to feel what other humans feel. Each chapter of TANPOPO is inspired by a classic piece of literature or poetry, woven into its own epic story, and contained in this beautiful hardcover edition.



INCORRUPTIBLE VOL.6 TPB
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608860845
Diamond Code: JAN120944
THE FIGHT READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Max Damage, a terrifying supervillain turned superhero, is alone, thanks to the strain of the Plutonian’s return to earth. He’s excommunicated all of his allies, and he doesn’t even know about the new sidekick he inspired, a former supervillian who calls herself Hatecrime. All Max knows is that the Plutonian has finally come for him. And it’s a fight he’s ready for… Don’t miss this pivotal volume of Mark Waid’s superhero redemption series!



KEY OF Z TPB
Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Drawn by Aaron Kuder
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608861019
Diamond Code: JAN120951
New York City is down but not out – the zombie apocalypse has destroyed much of the city, but hard-boiled humanity hangs on. But with the survivors divided into warring factions, and the undead hiding behind every corner, only one man can walk the streets alone: Nick Ewing. His murdered wife and child, from the grave, give him the strength to continue his vendetta against the king of Yankee Stadium. The complete collected hit series from Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, hot new talent Aaron Kuder, and cover artist Nathan Fox.



THE TRAVELER VOLUME 3
Written by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer
Drawn by Chad Hardin
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860630
Diamond Code: JAN120960
Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with comic luminary Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME) and fan-favorite Tom Peyer, with art from the acclaimed Chad Hardin (AGE OF HEROES, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) to bring you the further adventures of the man out of time! A mysterious affliction has begun to spread over the world: strange temporal ghosts of the past and future come to the present to wreak havoc! With Soldier Zero on his tail, believing Traveler responsible for the temporal disruptions, Traveler must find a way to convince Soldier Zero of his innocence, while he investigates the connection between his past and the current destruction…



ADVENTURE TIME #2 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME #2 (B)
Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110961
IT’S TOTALLY MATHEMATICAL! Join Finn, Jake, and all of their friends in this second issue of the ongoing comic book series showcasing all-new adventures through the magical Land of Ooo. The boys have embarked on another crazy-cool adventure, and this one will be their longest, most exciting yet! The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! The Adventure is just beginning, so don’t miss out on this exploding phenomenon—this is an issue that will go FAST!



ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED #6

Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120981
The adventure continues as Roger Langridge — the Harvey Award winner behind THE MUPPET SHOW and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER — brings you the next chapter of his critically acclaimed side-splitting series! Having thwarted the dastardly crocodile Big Norman, the crew of the Snarkhunter is faced with their biggest threat yet — a pirate attack by some very familiar Lewis Carroll characters! Don’t be late! Don’t be late! Join Princess Scarlett, baby Rusty, the Walrus and the Carpenter for this very important date!


PEANUTS #3
Written by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Shane Houghton
Drawn by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Matt Whitlock
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120978
From the newspaper strips to the animated specials, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang have held a special place in America’s heart since first appearing in 1950. Let that young reader in your household discover these beloved characters like they were brand new! Peppermint Patty and Marcy join the series in “School Daze,” and Charlie Brown dons his Manager’s cap for another year of Spring Training. Includes classic Sunday strips from Charles Schulz and a special Linus 1st appearance variant cover!



ICE AGE: PLAYING FAVORITES
Written by Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
ISBN13: 9781608862535
Diamond Code: JAN120977
Before the spring thaw, KaBOOM! is serving up a mammoth heap of ICE AGE! Join the bumbling Sid the Sloth, the practical Manny the Mammoth, the cunning Diego the Saber-tooth Tiger, and the hilarious saber-toothed squirrel Scrat in an exciting all-new frozen adventure! Featuring wacky, beloved characters from the hit film series!



PETE AND MIRIAM
Written by Rich Tommaso
Drawn by Rich Tommaso
SC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860999
Diamond Code: JAN120970
In his first full graphic novel since his Eisner Award-winning performance on SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW, Rich Tommaso delivers another gem with PETE AND MIRIAM. From the trouble caused by youthful impulses to exploring the seedier side of what life has to offer outside their suburban confines, Peter and Miriam forge their friendship through the odyssey of coming of age in America. This hot item at Angouleme is now available in the U.S. for the first time!

Preview – Incorruptible #25

INCORRUPTIBLE #25

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Garry Brown
COVER B: Matteo Scalera
Diamond Code: OCT110918

IT’S THE IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE CROSSOVER THAT FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! The Plutonian and Max Damage have always been arch-enemies…but how did they get that way? Witness the birth of these super-powered nemeses in this flashback story across the pages of INCORRUPTIBLE and IRREDEEMABLE! You can’t miss this crossover event in Mark Waid’s superhero epic! Reading IRREDEEMABLE? If you’re not reading INCORRUPTIBLE too, you’re missing out! The second issue of the IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover series!

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