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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 2/18

New Comics 2/18 by Slidely Slideshow

This week in comics is another eclectic mix of stunning work whether you like a hard-boiled crime drama (Criminal TPB), thrilling military thriller (Burning Fields) or an action-packed dystopian showdown (Lazarus) we got you covered. 

First, let's talk about the new titles starting this week. Famed illustrator Rafael Albuquerque pens Eight #1 for Dark Horse, Jay Faerber and Brian Joines bring their superteam in Secret Identities #1, straight from the Spider-Verse, Silk from Marvel and some fantastic classics reimagined - Legenderry: Green Hornet #1 and King: Mandrake the Magician #1 from Dynamite. 

Then there's the awesome on-going titles that keep getting better. Bitch Planet #3, Goners #5, Moon Knight #12, Ms. Marvel #12, Silver Surfer #12, Solar: Man of the Atom #9 and Batgirl #39 to name just a few. Sadly, we say goodbye to Charles Soules' with  She-Hulk #12.

Happy reading!

Image Edition - Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Lawless!" Collects Criminal (2006) #6-10. Written by Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips. THE BEST-SELLING CRIME SERIES CONTINUES IN THIS STRIKINGLY-DESIGNED NEW EDITION FROM IMAGE! LAWLESS: A story of brotherly love and hate, as Tracy Lawless finally returns home to find out who murdered his kid brother, and how much their family history has doomed them both. This is where BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS take the world they created in CRIMINAL, VOL. 1 and begin stretching the boundaries of what crime comics can be. Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $14.99.

Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by Darryl McDaniels. Art by Felipe Smith. Cover by Sal Buscema. New York City, 1985. Wildstyle graffiti covers subway cars. Koch is mayor. Drugs and crime rule the streets. A terrifying plague is brewing in the shadows. As the populace loses faith in the police, a man named Bernard Goetz is being hailed as a hero for shooting four teenagers in a subway car. In this 1985, however, the city's brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to clean up the City, even if their methods hurt more people than they help. It seems like only some of New York's residents are benefitting from these vigilantes' protection. The rest whisper the name of another hero: DMC. He dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defends the city's marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike, leaving no traces besides the imprint of his knuckle rings on his opponents' faces. Softcover, 100 pages, full color. 
Cover price $19.99.

Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Art by Robert Wilson Iv. Cover by Valentine De Landro. 'Too Big to Fail' reveals the specific events leading to zaftig Penny Rolle's incarceration. Cover price $3.50.

Written by Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson. Art and Cover by Rafael Albuquerque. Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can't count on anything but his heart and a stranger's voice to guide him to his destiny. Cover price $3.50.

Written by Jacob Semahn. Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. 'WE ALL FALL DOWN,' Part Five Hard answers and death await as the Latimers take the fight to Bellweather Sanatorium. Cover price $2.99.

Written by Ollie Masters. Art by Ming Doyle. Cover by Becky Cloonan. It's the day Kath, Raven and Angie have been dreading: their husbands are released from prison, and they're not happy with their wives' new careers. But as the girls settle into their new lives and assert their dominance over crime in Hell's Kitchen, they have to ask themselves one question: Are they willing to go to war with their own husbands? Cover price $2.99.

Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Michael Lark. Cover by Owen Freeman. 'CONCLAVE,' Part Five The Conclave concludes, and Malcolm's plan seems on the verge of success, but one thing still stands in his way: Jakob Hock has demanded a Trial by Combat, and now Forever must fight the Lazarus of Hock's choosing to the death... Cover price $3.50.

Written by Brian Wood. Art by Greg Smallwood. Cover by Declan Shalvey. The climactic end of MOON KNIGHT arc 2! Everything comes crashing down on Mr. Knight. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

Written by C. Willow Wilson. Art by Elmo Bondac. Cover by Kris Anka. Love is in Jersey City as Valentine's Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of - by crashing it attempting to capture Asgard's most annoying trickster! Yup, it's a special Valentine's Day issue featuring Marvel's favorite charlatan, Loki! Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.

Written by Brian Joines and Jay Faerber. Art and Cover by Ilias Kyriazis and Charlie Kirchoff. The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets. Classic super-team action and intrigue for the 21st century. Behind every mask is a secret... Cover price $3.50.

Written by Alex De Campi and Amy Chu. Art by Neil Googe and Bernard Chang. Cover by Shane Davis. In 'Venus Rising,' Diana's conflicted about her current mission: She agreed to represent the Justice League as the first space station for harvesting Venusian fuel gases is brought online. But her arrival doesn't go smoothly - and then, kaiju attack! Plus: A combat pilot gets a little help from Wonder Woman as a routine reconnaissance mission turns deadly in 'Rescue Angel.' Cover price $3.99.

Written by Dan Slott. Art and Cover by Michael Allred. This is the moment everything changes. There is no coming back from this. SILVER SURFER VS. GALACTUS! Don't read this comic alone. You're going to need someone close by. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

Written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher. Art by Babs Tarr. Cover by Cameron Stewart. For months, Batgirl's been hounded by an unseen threat claiming to be the 'real' Batgirl…and the truth of her enemy's identity will shock her to her very core! Cover price $2.99.

The Ultimate Betrayal: Part 2 - Written by Ian Flynn. Art by Gary Martin & Various. Cover by Patrick Spaz Spaziante. Ding Ding Ding! Get ready for the fight of the century with: Mega Man versus Break Man! 'The Ultimate Betrayal' Part Two: This is it, the day has finally arrived-it's the epic-beyond-epic duel you've been waiting for as brother battles brother and the Blue Bomber brings the ruckus to the Prodigal Son! Everything has been building to this battle of two siblings-and the fate of the world is at stake! The Mega Man 3 game adaptation reaches a fever pitch in this exciting installment! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Gail Simone & Various. Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila & Various. Cover by Ed Benes. Who knows how to celebrate ten years of Dynamite publishing better than the She-Devil with a Sword herself, RED SONJA? And she's invited some serious barbarian bards to help! Past and present Sonja scribes GAIL SIMONE (current monthly writer), LUKE LIEBERMAN (the man behind Queen Sonja), MIKE OEMING (the first scribe of Red Sonja's tenure at Dynamite), ERIC TRAUTMANN (who swept Sonja across the many Hyborian kingdoms), and ROY THOMAS (the man who started it all) pair up with beloved artists for this phenomenal five-story, supersized anthology, celebrating Red Sonja and her many roles and sojourns throughout the Hyborian Age! Cover price $7.99.

Written by Charles Soule. Art by Javier Pulido. Cover by Kevin Wada. FINAL ISSUE! The end of the Blue File...and the end of an era! But when one door closes, another one opens, and Jen finds herself face to face with her most important case yet. Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.

Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art and Cover by J. Bone and Jordie Bellaire. BASED ON THE HIT NERDIST PODCAST! Shine your astro spurs and don your robot fists! Justice rides a rocket steed across the crimson plains of the fourth planet, where one man brings fear to robots and aliens...and hope to humans who make this frontier planet their home. He is...SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Daryl Gregory. Art by Brent Peeples. Cover by Joe Benitez. From the pages of Bill Willingham's LEGENDERRY, it's Green Hornet and Kato, goggles-deep in an all-out steampunk gang war! We've got airships! Electric velocipedes! Semi-automatic blunderbusses! Each gang and gang lord is weirder than the last, beginning with the child psychopath who starts the war, the adorable and deadly 'Little Lord Homicide.' But who's pulling the boy's strings? Cover price $3.99.

Written by Roger Langridge. Art by Jeremy Treece. Cover by Darwyn Cooke. 'It's time to put on a SHOW!' Welcome to the KING, full of Impossible Trickery and Demonic Destruction and Heartbreaking Villainy and Witch Doctoring and Global Catastrophe and Smirking Sleight-of-Hand and Dapper Determination! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Swifty Lang. Art and Cover by Skuds McKinley. After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Stacey Lee. Cover by Dave Johnson. Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe when we first learned that she had been bitten by that same radioactive spider in the first arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. She then went on to save Peter Parker's life (more than once!) and traverse the Spider-verse alongside Spider-Woman. Now, as SILK, Cindy is on her own in New York City, searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing up wrong-doers along the way! Robbie Thompson (writer from TV's Supernatural) fills this new ongoing series with his unique blend of antics and feels. Featuring stunning covers by Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson and interiors by future superstar Stacey Lee. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

Written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel. Art and Cover by Colin Lorimer. As new murders arise across the oilfields of Iraq and their surrounding cities, strange alliances form: Dana and Aban delve into one another's pasts in the search for the killers, while Verge, the private military company that blocks Dana and Aban at every turn, makes its own inroads on the case. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art by Jonathan Lau. Cover by Marc Laming. Earth! It's pretty cool. There's cable, and other stuff. But now that Erica's been all around the universe and discovered that she can do pretty much anything…the transition back to normal life has been kinda challenging. Luckily she's got distractions, like her ghost-dad bugging her about galactic math, her brother trying to screw her out of her inheritance…and villains trying to take over the world. It's enough to make a girl want to adopt 30 or so dogs and cats. Check out a brand new arc of Solar! Cover price $3.99.


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