PopCultHQ has the definitive list of New Releases on 2/10/16 from Independent publisherrs. Included are images of all covers being made available, as well as the synopsis for each issue. A number of issues have Valentine’s Day themes and there a lot of variants on tap. Take a look at what’s coming, then be ready to hit up your LCS tomorrow!
Sunflower #4 – Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. CJ’s relentless pursuit of her kidnapped daughter Sunflower continues, knowing full well that all roads lead to the nightmare they call Rush Bridge. We know CJ is willing to sacrifice her body to the cause, but is she willing to sacrifice her mind as well? The answer to that question will lead to a truly shocking encounter!
Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman #3 – The sci-fi sword, sorcery and sasquatch epic continues with Bigfoot and Bagworm on the hunt for the Heart of the Sun, a priceless gem worth untold riches! Standing in their way is Malona the Damned, Queen of the Fiends of Mars! Variant cover by Dave Hamann and Jules Rivera, limited to 1,500 copies!
Cyrus Perkins And The Haunted Taxi Cab #4 – The stunning conclusion to the most innovative crime noir in comics! Will Cyrus solve Michael’s murder? Will Michael finally get the peace he deserves? If you think you know how the story ends, you are DEAD WRONG.
House of Montresor #1 – Murder is only perfect when everyone knows you got away with it. Edana Fortunato is the sole surviving heir of two great families whose fates have commingled. On the eve of her inheritance, Edana is summoned to the grand estate to meet the enigmatic Count Montresor. She embarks on the journey, unprepared for the secrets still to be revealed, and unaware that a killer has set the stage for one final act of vengeance upon the Fortunato family. Revenge does not end in THE HOUSE OF MONTRESOR, a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic revenge tale, ‘The Cask of Amontillado.’
Zombie Tramp VD Special #1 – Valentine’s sucks. Especially when you’re Janey Belle. Janey has only been close to love once and screwed it up, but can all that change when she reunites with that very same high school crush? Well it’s a Zombie Tramp story, so it’ll probably be one messed up Valentine! Features three holiday themed covers, and risque variants of each!
Insexts #3 – Lady and Mariah twist and evolve to protect their little family from the insidious force inside their very home. As the dangers of the lovers’ new world escalate, old horrors ooze up from beneath the streets of London ready to pounce on our sultry, but dangerous duo.
Second Sight #1 – Ray Pilgrim knows how to get inside a killer’s head. Getting in is the easy part. 20 years ago, Ray Pilgrim became a celebrity when he discovered his unique ability to see through the eyes of psychotic killers who were terrorizing London. But his world collapsed around him when he was accused of the same crimes as the monsters he hunted. Now, Pilgrim’s teenage daughter is using her blog to investigate a ring of child abusers that includes some of the most powerful men in British society – men who are prepared to kill anyone who threatens to expose them. In order to protect his daughter and uncover the truth, Pilgrim must reluctantly revisit his past and the twisted path that led to the hotel room the media called The Bloody Chamber.
Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue #12 – Coming soon to a Gearhearts near you: Dapper novella author Rachael Acks of Musa Publishing and the last installment in Melanie Fletcher’s masterpiece, ‘The Lark Ascending’! Shiver through a pictographical horror story of Frankensteinian proportions. Swoon with over the luscious curves of Wilhemina Frame and the distracting dances of Aela Badiana!
Gold Digger #229 – Dreadwing has claimed the Ancient One’s cosmic energies, but his grasp is tenuous. There’s only one chance to stop him now: Britanny must use the fading power of her cosmic booty to hold Dreadwing long enough for Jade-Realm’s defenders to gather strength for a final shot, uniting to hit him where it hurts!
Immortal Wings #2 – Deep in the wild wastelands of the cosmic frontier, bounty hunter Blaze and her draconic partner, Gruffyd, combining fighting prowess and magical might to stay alive as they make a living. Now they dodge the forces of the Galactic Shogunate, as they have partnered with the greatest threat to the empire’s reign… a bunny named Mortimer.
Archie Jumbo Comics Double Digest #266 – Archie loves spending time with his best furry friend (and wingman!), Vegas. The two are an unstoppable duo: especially when it comes to collecting phone numbers from girls! But Archie’s not the only one getting the girl: this time, Vegas has landed himself a date! But when the two wander off together during an impending winter storm, it’s up to Archie, his friends and their pets to band together and track down Vegas and his lady. Can they save them before the storm hits? Find out in ‘Best Friends,‘ the heartwarming lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!
Jughead #4 – Riverdale High has been taken over by a nefarious outside force! Or has it? It’s up to Jughead and Dilton to get proof, but can the mysterious Captain Slackbeard show the way? It’s adventure on the high seas and in the classroom for the gang! Yar!
Lola XOXO Wasteland Madam #4 – The action-packed climactic ending sees Madeline fighting for the survival of not only her group of rebels, but also any hope for a future! As the battle for the airport surges to its bloodiest apex, the Wasteland Madam must make a critical choice of whether love is more important than survival-and no matter what choice she makes, someone will pay the price!
Arcadia #8 – Synopsis: Final issue! In Arcadia, Lee Garner gives someone a ‘factory reset,’ while people at Arcadia Base Station One begin falling ill in the face of a new viral onslaught.
Adventure Time #49 – Finn and Jake must re-banish their old friend from reality in order to defeat a monstrous threat.
Jonesy #1 – What’s to Love: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jonesy is a comic about love that makes us swoon! Sam Humphries (Legendary Star Lord, Citizen Jack) and fresh talent Caitlin Rose Boyle (Buck n’ Lou & the Night Crew) bring something special to BOOM! Box with this series about mad-cap shenanigans, friendship, pals, being a teenager, and figuring out who you are… with a teen cupid twist! If you like Giant Days, dig adorkable romance stories, or just want to smile from ear to ear after reading a comic, you’ll fall in love with Jonesy!
What It Is: Jonesy is a self-described ‘cool dork’ who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch-it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong.
Lantern City #10 – Sander attempts to save Lantern City from Killian’s schemes as the Fortache army approaches.
Last Contract #2 – The Man is on the run, searching for the person from his past who leaked his kill list.
Last Sons Of America #3 – Jackie and Julian are held captive by the crime lord Don Carlo. Bad news…especially if you kidnapped his daughter!
Snow Blind #3 – After Trent is taken into police custody, Teddy’s parents take the family to a cabin to get away for a few days, unaware that Teddy knows the truth about everything.
Welcome Back #5 – Now an ongoing! With Showtime at her side, fan-favorite character Lorena sets out to find Mali-but is she still Mali, or has she reincarnated into a new life?
Badger #1 – Fans have demanded it and now, at long last, the Badger returns! A brand new story ripped from today’s headlines, from the inimitable Mike Baron! Badger as you’ve never seen him: Raw! Furious! Crazier than Randy Quaid! Jim Fern’s art will astonish! With a killer variant cover by Paul Pope!
Public Relations #5 – With death on the line, Dan makes a desperate play to save his P.R. team, but at what cost to his love life? Goodbyes are said, and the beast with two backs is made, as Public Relations brings its first story arc to a close with blood on its sword and a churro in its mouth.
Ganges #5 – “The Eisner and Harvey nominated and Ignatz winning series is back. In this pulse pounding issue Glenn Ganges travels back in time and learns about mountains and rivers at the speed of ‘Deep Time.’ Glenn and his wife Wendy also spend some time trying to work together, go to the airport and go to a funeral. Every page is a jam packed jewel of cartooning power. Arguably, the comic book highlight of the year.”
Hip Hop Family Tree #7 – Before there was NWA there was a group called the World Class Wreckin’ Cru anchored by the young, impeccable Dr. Dre from Compton. This issue is jam packed with early appearances of Ice T, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Notorious BIG, and a punk rock band called Beastie Boys (which has a female drummer).
ZAP Comix #16 – This final issue not only includes work by all eight Zap artists, but also a collaboration with Aline Kominsky and three double-page jams by the group. Plus: Zap‘s first-and-only color section, featuring comics by R. Crumb and Gilbert Shelton (his final Zap Wonder Warthog episode). Paul Mavrides provides an alternate version of Gilbert Shelton’s and his Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers episode, ‘Phineas Becomes a Suicide Bomber’. Front cover by R. Crumb. Back cover by Moscoso.
Hellbreak #10 – Orpheus Team is trapped in a mental asylum in Hell… but they are making their escape. The only problem? Their demonic tormentors have become aware of the squad’s ability to enter the land of the living, and they mean to take advantage of the capability and invade our world!
Invader Zim #7 – ZIM’s tragic past revealed? Nope! No. Never. Why. But other things will be revealed! Critically acclaimed comedy cartoonist Kyle Starks and also critically acclaimed cartoonist Dave Crosland join forces on this explosive issue!
Letter 44 #23 – President Blades struggles with the savior’s burden placed on him by the mysterious return of Major Gabriel Drum, while Drum seeks to confess his own multitude of sins. The crew of the Clarke desperately seeks a method by which their fuel-less, drifting craft can travel the millions of miles between them and the closest safe haven this side of Jupiter.
Assassin’s Creed #5 – Charlotte has to call on all she has learned from her ancestor Tom Stoddard to save her cell from decimation at the hands of Abstergo. In doing so, she learns more about herself, and more about the Brotherhood than she expected, and is forced to decide where her loyalties lie!
Bloodthirsty One Nation Under Water #5 – With Hurricane Rose in full swing and New Orleans’ poor and needy in the firing line, it’s going to take more than one man’s effort to save this sinking city. But will community spirit be enough to prevail?
Deus Ex Universe Childrens Crusade #1 – With society still reeling from the Aug Incident – the Illuminati orchestrated event which caused augmented individuals to mindlessly attack their ‘natural’ counterparts – anti-aug sentiment is at an all-time global high. Task Force 29 stands as the world’s main defence against total anarchy. In the city of Prague, where tension is especially high, the team’s latest recruit, Adam Jensen, readies for his first mission with the unit. But being augmented himself, how will the former SWAT officer handle himself when faced with the grim reality of the mechanical apartheid? Welcome to the darker side of Deus Ex in this thrilling prelude to the upcoming new installment, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided!
Doctor Who 10th Doctor Year Two #6 – The Doctor and Gabby are still caught between two factions as modern humanity is born. Neanderthals and Cro Magnons clash, and their actions will shape the direction taken by humankind in the millennia to come! Plus: Cindy discovers an alarming secret back in NYC… and in deep space, Anubis grows impatient!
Doctor Who 12th Doctor Year Two #2 – CLARA OSWALD AND THE SCHOOL OF DEATH, Part 1. The gothic, sprawling Ravenscaur is the top private school in the UK, educator of the children of royalty, politicians and celebrities, and epicentre of generations of power and influence. When an old friend of Clara’s dies at the school under mysterious circumstances, she and the Doctor go undercover to investigate.
Troop #3 – Torrent, a young woman who can turn herself into water and travel via people’s bladders! Hotshot, sex bomb and pyro-boy! Virus, a little girl who spreads disease like a plague louse! Super-heroes with very little that’s super about them, they have been brought together by a mysterious billionaire who seems keen to protect them from an equally mysterious but far more lethal organization with big guns and cool suits.
Death-Defying Doctor Mirage Second Lives #3 – Shan Fong-Mirage thought she had solved the riddle of her ghostly husband… They thought the magic of an ancient scroll, the Secunda Vita, could restore Hwen Mirage’s physical form. But the spells in the scroll are deadly and after spending decades trapped within its words, the malevolent and corrupted spirit of a long-dead sorcerer has been freed to wreak lethal havoc on Earth!
Ninjak #12 – Into the darkness, as ‘OPERATION: DEADSIDE’ reveals the secrets of Shadowman! MI-6’s doomed rescue mission into a parallel dimension is in dire peril as Ninjak and Punk Mambo find themselves face-to-face with the one and only Shadowman! But what is the true nature of the man once called Jack Boniface, and has his time trapped amidst the Deadside’s horrors stolen his humanity once and for all?
Grimm Fairy Tales #119 – WHAT THE GEMINI SAW: Bloody Bones, Bloody Bones, Bloody Bones, All is revealed about the demonic entity that has invaded the students’ nightmares and murdered their friends. While they are now armed with information, will it help them stand against a creature older than time itself?
Abe Sapien #31 – Our villain reaches his goal-the mythic Black School, where his training began over two hundred years ago. Here he’ll find the answers Abe Sapien himself has sought for years. Strobl may also find the shortcut he needs to restore his place at the end of the world: tyrannizing mankind at the right hand of the devil.
Alabaster The Good The Bad & The Bird #3 – Dancy Flammarion was content to spend eternity in the nothingness of hell, but when a twisted pair of incestuous bounty hunters initiates a dark ritual, she finds herself unceremoniously cast from the afterlife into the deadly waters of the bayou! Now, new dangers are stalking Dancy, some of whom wear familiar faces . . . ‘Dancy is a compelling mix of down-home earnestness, savage ferocity, and sullen misery.’-Crave Online ‘The script is raw and powerful, the characters are dynamic, with brilliant artwork to tie it all together.’-Bloody Disgusting
Harrow County #9 – Emmy knows the Skinless Boy simply as her silent and grisly protector, but the mysteries of his life and afterlife run much deeper than the powerful young witch could ever know. Now, briefly reunited with his disembodied tattered skin, the Skinless Boy explores the secrets of his lost past. o Guest art Eisner-winning creator Carla Speed McNeil (Finder, No Mercy).
Kings Road #1 – This 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade, and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team! Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colorist Douglas A. Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.
Leaving Megalopolis Surviving Megalopolis #2 – The survivors of a mysterious event in the world’s greatest city wish they were only being chased by the walking dead! Instead, the world’s greatest heroes have turned into violent, rage-filled killers, and staying alive is nearly impossible. An illegal rescue attempt into the center of the quarantined city goes terribly wrong, and the rescuers attract the attention of the supers in the worst way imaginable. Also, the question is answered-where are all the supervillains?
Massive Ninth Wave #3 – A tiny, pristine island in the North Pacific is ground zero for Ninth Wave’s newest environmental battle. Leased for oil exploitation, the island is in danger of being consumed completely by a million tons of heavy machinery poised to roll in. The indigenous animals are about to be obliterated. But they may yet have friends in high places.
Mirror’s Edge Exordium #6 – Faith’s skills are pushed to their limit as a questionable job pits her against a desperate fellow runner. Faced with an impossible choice, the woman who leaps without looking will finally have to decide where she lands. This breathless conclusion to the prequel saga leads directly into Mirror’s Edgeâ„¢ Catalyst, February’s highly anticipated game! o The final issue leads directly into the events of the new Mirror’s Edgeâ„¢ Catalyst game! o Scripted by the writer of the upcoming game!
Zodiac Starforce #4 – Evil mean girl Diana, powered by the malevolent goddess Cimmeria, is about to overrun the remaining members of the Zodiac Starforce. Can they put their differences aside and unite to free team leader Emma and save the day? It’s gonna mean so much detention for them if they don’t!
Alice Cooper vs. Chaos #6 – This is it! The union of Mistress Hel and ‘Evil’ Alice Cooper has dominated the realm of nightmares, and it won’t be long before they plunge the world into horror. The monsters of the Chaos! universe must rescue the real Alice and keep from killing each other long enough to save us all!
Aliens Vampirella #6 – Aliens / Vampirella reaches its action-packed conclusion! Can Vampirella convince the resurrected Nosferatu to unite with humanity against a common foe? Can even Vampirella survive an encounter with a Xenomorph Queen/Vampire hybrid? The fate of every person left on Mars, both living and undead, hangs in the balance!
Cage Hero #4 – Schoolkid Ryder Stone is now Legend, one of an elite super team known as the Cage Heroes. But with his family kidnapped by a sinister super army, can Ryder unlock the hero from within in time to save the world? The furious final chapter of Cage Hero, as imagined by Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ian Parker (MMA expert and former UFC Manager), and Mark Mastrandrea (MMA personality)!
Doc Savage Spider’s Web #3 – While she seems like a sweet old lady to the staff at the nursing home where she resides, only Doc Savage knows that a seemingly harmless elderly woman was once a member of a doomsday cult that threatened to kick off World War III back in the 1970s, and might well hold the key to a mystery that threatens the safety of the world in the modern day.
James Bond #4 – James Bond is alone in Berlin, with nothing but the clothes on his back and the gun in his hand. When help is offered from an unexpected source, Bond has no choice but to accept it – even though it may guarantee that he doesn’t live through the night. Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the first James Bond comic book series in over 20 years! ‘Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books.’ – Warren Ellis
The Precinct #3 – Mort and Jo dive deeper into the mystery of the steampunk monstrosities, while danger lurks around the corner! A dangerous new opponent makes his move, and our heroes face off against an army of mechanical spiders. Not everyone is going to survive, so find out who lives and who dies in the thrilling new steampunk series from Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World) and Crizam Zamora (Vampirella: Prelude to Shadows)!
Shaft Imitation of Life #1 – After a high profile case that put him in the headlines, private detective John Shaft is looking for something low profile and easy that will keep him out of the spotlight and out of danger. Shaft takes a missing person case that proves to be more difficult than he initially thought. At the same time, he is hired to be a consultant on a low budget film that may or may not be based on his life, and proves to be as dangerous as any job he’s ever had. But when there’s danger all about, John Shaft is the cat that won’t cop out – even if it means squaring off against sadistic gangsters that want him dead.
Classic Popeye #43 – Ahoy ya swab! Take a gander at ALL these stupendous stories you’re gonna find in this salty and seafarin’ issue: ‘Mind Over Muscles!!’, ‘The Voyage!’, and more!
Fistful of Blood #4 – Just as Blondie loses all hope in her battle with the Zombies and Vampires, a gang Ducati riding, black leather, Mac 10 toting thugs roll into town, seeking refuge after a bank heist – the whole town explodes in a battle for the last man, or woman, standing – in a climax you don’t want to miss.
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #225 – COBRA WORLD ORDER ENDS HERE! COBRA has unleashed the COBRA WORLD ORDER and now G.I. JOE must fight back before the world is pushed past the brink and COBRA reigns supreme! Larry Hama and S L Gallant bring fans the concluding chapter of the story, which will change the world of G.I. JOE forever!
Gutter Magic #2 – A showdown at the Goblin Market puts Cinder and Blacktooth on the path to tracking down their quarry – but the necromantic sorceress known as the Morgue wants Cinder’s head, even if she has to threaten his family to get it. Fans of Harry Potter and Sin City will love this genre-bending caper that brings magic down to the gritty streets of New York!
Insufferable On The Road #1 – On the trail of the murderer who bankrupted them, Galahad and Nocturnus are forced to travel overseas-where their connections and resources are of no use to them!
Jem and the Holograms Valentines Day Special – ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tensions run high between JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and THE MISFITS as their tour kicks into high gear! And now, the sound buried in Synergy programming-the one that’s been profoundly affecting all those who hear it-has just changed its tune! For one night only-Valentine’s Day-it’s making friends of enemies with sometimes dangerous consequences!
Luna the Vampire #2 – By the giant flying heads of the space gods! Dance completions, pet stores, seas of geeks! Imagine all of that, in Monster Space. And that’s not all! Who would ever think Luna would tolerate a roommate? And such a cute one too! *Awkward love interest included*
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #39 – ‘Don’t You Forget About Us’ part 2! The Cutie Mark Crusaders and their classmates are hopelessly lost in the woods! The only chance of salvation may lie with, Diamond Tiara?!
Star Trek Starfleet Academy #3 – The all-new hit STAR TREK mini-series continues here, as Uhura and Kirk draw closer to uncovering the truth surrounding a century-old mystery. Meanwhile, T’Laan and the new cadets find themselves on the brink of elimination from the Centennial Competition!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures #7 – ‘Job Security Part 1′
Shredder is fed up with Fishface, Rahzar, Bebop and Rocksteady and declares that only the pair that bring in the Turtles will remain in his employ. The other team will meet a much more unpleasant fate. It’s an all-out competition between the goons with the Turtles stuck in the middle!
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #49 – SHUTDOWN! A vengeful god stalks the corridors of the Lost Light, murdering everyone who makes eye contact. The crew must answer two questions: Why have they been singled out for punishment? And how do you stop someone who can kill you just by thinking about it?
X-Files Season 11 #7 – ‘Endgames,’ Part 2 (of 3): Gibson Praise sees his master plan close to becoming reality. Will Mulder and Scully be able to stop him? Will they really want to? Find out in the stunning finale of Season 11, which starts here!
Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #9 – Sheep. Beer. Mountain. TROUBLE.
Black Jack Ketchum #3 – The Judge closes in! The identity of the Gambler is revealed! The search for Black Jack reaches its conclusion! And Tom finds himself outnumbered, outgunned, and quite possibly out of his mind!
Black Science #20 – ‘Godworld’ Part 4 The last Dimensionaut returns to save the Eververse.
Descender #10 – As TIM-21 dives deeper into the mysteries of the Machine Moon-the amazing artificial world of the robot resistance-Andy, Driller, and Bandit come face to face with a startling new group called the Between. MAJOR PLOT POINT Brand new character ‘Queen Between.’
Injection #7 – Detective and sandwich enthusiast Vivek Headland investigates the strange case of the man having an affair with the ghost of his dead girlfriend.
Limbo #4 – Something is slithering under the stagnant waters of the swamp, and our detective finds himself face to face with some old friends.
Low #11 – NEW STORY ARC Sisters Stel and Della Caine return to their family home haunted by ghosts of their past. Do they seek blood or redemption?
Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond the Stars #4 – ‘SMUGGLERS’ The black market for exotic alien death machines is absolutely booming and Yuri Gagarin has empty pockets and a bag full of destruction. Who’s buying?
No Mercy #7 – Getting in strangers’ cars: never a good idea. Even less so in Mataguey. Uh-oh, DeShawn and Tiffani.
Spread #13 – Jack’s story with guest artist FELIPE SOBREIRO
They’re Not Like Us #11 – ‘EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE TO PAY’