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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 2/11

New Comics 2/11 by Slidely Slideshow

It’s comic book day and this week has an eclectic mix of titles to choose from including some excellent trade paperbacks to binge on. This week is indie-heavy and that means original creative works you won’t find from the Big Two. That’s not to say the big guys don’t have some good reads this week. In fact, Marvel has a blockbuster franchise with Star Wars and Darth Vader #1 is sure to sell out. Everyone’s favorite jester, Harley Quinn has her own Valentine’s Day Special from DC Comics out today. Check out some of this week’s debuts and exciting ongoing series. 

Here are some notable #1 issues coming out Wednesday: Legenderry: Red Sonja by Marc Andreyko, Darth Vader #1 by Kieron Gillen, The Empty by Jimmie Robinson, Harley Quinn: Valentine’s Day Special,  The Divinity by Matt Kindt and Princeless: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley.

Great ongoing series available Wednesday: Brides of Helheim #4, Secret Six #2, X-Men #24, Five Ghosts #15, Southern Bastards #7, The Walking Dead #137, and Witchblade #180.

There’s lots more out today so whatever you’re into get it at your local comic book and support a local business. Unless they’re jerks in which case shop online at most publisher’s website and Comixology.


Happy reading!




1st printing. Collects Starlight (2014 Image) #1-6. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Goran Parlov. Art and cover by John Cassaday. Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories...until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure. Softcover, 168 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.


Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Warren Ellis. Art and cover by Jason Howard. Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive. TREES, a new science fiction novel by WARREN ELLIS (Transmetropolitan, Red) and JASON HOWARD (SUPER DINOSAUR, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN), looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the "special cultural zone" of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent. Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.


Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art and Cover by Chris Mooneyham. 'MONSTERS & MEN,' Part Three Fabian's adventure in Eastern Europe takes a dark turn. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by Jason Latour. As a kid, Euless Boss had football in his blood. But all football ever did for him was make him bleed. Until the day he met a strange man who would change his life and the fate of Craw County forever. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard & Various. Cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart. A future uncertain. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art by John Timms. Cover by Amanda Conner. Love is in the air in New York City! The planet's richest bachelor, Bruce Wayne, is in town for a charity auction - and the highest bidder gets a date with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Brooding! Good thing Harley Quinn just came into some money (please, whatever you do, don't ask how). But can Bruce really spend a night with Harley without her learning how he spends his nights? Cover price $4.99.


Written by David Hine. Art by Laura Braga. Cover by Dale Keown. DARKNESS FALLS IN WITCHBLADE'S 19TH ANNIVERSARY! In another life Jackie Estacado was Sara Pezzini's lover and the father of her child. Now he has used the power of the Darkness to endanger the whole of human existence and only the Witchblade can stop him. Here at last is the untold story...the Death Of Jackie Estacado! Cover price $3.99.


Written by C. Willow Wilson. Art by Roland Boschi. Cover by Terry Dodson. Trapped deep underground in the sinkhole that mysteriously appeared in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, STORM battles her claustrophobia while trying to find answers. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Story and Art by Felipe Smith. Cover by Fiona Staples. L.A. NIGHTS BURN BRIGHT WITH THE FLAMES OF VENGEANCE! Little brother GABE'S medical condition is improving by leaps and bounds but something's causing his relationship with Robbie to deteriorate just as quickly. As ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER'S powers continue to evolve, Robbie finds out a shocking truth about his long lost parents. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by Gail Simone and Jim Zub. Art by Dan Panosian. Cover by Dan Panosian and Dave Stewart. Conan and Red Sonja unite to stop a sorcerer-priest from creating a new age in Hyborian warfare! Exposed to a deadly toxin, barbarian and she-devil race against time to save themselves! Cover price $3.99.


Story, Art and Cover by Jimmie Robinson. 'DEATH,' Part One Tanoor lives in an empty apocalyptic world of poison and decay. Her village is all that remains of humanity as they struggle against mutant beasts and rotting bones. But Tanoor finds a chance to save her people when a stranger drifts into town. A stranger armed with the power to grow life from death. A stranger who could change the world-if Tanoor can keep them alive in the deadly world of The Empty. Cover price $3.50.


Spider-Verse: Part 6 of 6 - Written by Dan Slott. Art by Olivier Coipel. Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli. THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION TO SPIDER-VERSE! The Prophecy is coming to fruition but Superior Spider-Man has something up his sleeve. Rated T Cover price $3.99.


Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larroca. Cover by Adi Granov. The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience's dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Cover price $4.99.


Written by Gail Simone. Art by Ken Lashley. Cover by Dale Eaglesham. What is Catman's strange secret - and how will it affect this new team? Find out in the second sensational issue of SECRET SIX! Cover price $2.99.


Written by Cullen Bunn. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. Raevil has unleashed the Valkyrie to wage war against Rikard. But the foul warlock could not have predicted how the Maiden of Death would react to the walking dead man! Now Raevil plots to raise an army of demons and undead to oppose Rikard, but even that might not be powerful enough to stand against the draugr's fury. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ian Flynn. Art and Cover by Terry Austin & Various. The contestants are brawlin' and the saga continues in 'Champions' Part Two! The fighting tournament for the Chaos Emerald is in full swing! Tails vs. Honey! Espio vs. Bean! Knuckles vs. Bark! But it's a sure bet that if a competition's going down, something's fixed with thugs like Breezie and Nack involved. Sonic will need some inside info - and he finds it from some surprisingly familiar faces! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jeremy Whitley. Art and Cover by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt. Princess Adrienne is back! This time Adrienne and Bedelia have found another young princess locked away in a tower and decided to rescue her. But Princess Raven is more than meets the eye and Adrienne may have finally met her match. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Aneke. Cover by Joe Benitez. One of the breakout stars of LEGENDERRY gets her own series! After sailing the high seas, Red Sonja returns to the Big City for some R&R, but when she tries to stop a simple kidnapping, she discovers that things ain't so simple! Red finds herself caught up in an adventure that will take her from the city to the sea to---- well, you'll find out! And who is that mysterious figure lurking in the shadows? All--- well, some anyway, will be revealed in a story that had to be called 'The Body Electric'! Cover price $3.99.


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