Each month I like to showcase a batch of new comics that you should be reading. I try and make it varied, mixing up creative ideas, genres and different storytelling to create a list that will have something that will appeal to everyone. This month there’s web-slingers, a modern day Cupid, dogs in prison, a quest for immortality and much more.
Don’t forget to tell me in the comments below which comics you will be reading this month!
Steven Universe And The Crystal Gems
Written by Josceline Fenton. Art by Chrystin Garland. Published by Kaboom.
Steven Universe fans get excited as you get an extra does of comics with this new 4-part miniseries! Steven and the Gems head out on a camping trip, full of spooky stories around the camp fire. The problem is when one of the spooky stories comes true and they come home to find that the citizens of Beach City have turned to glass.
Steven Universe And The Crystal Gems #1 is available from February 24th.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli. Published by Marvel Comics.
Miles Morales has always been known as the Spider-Man from the alternate universe known as the Ultimate Universe – until now. With this brand new series he’s been moved to the regular Marvel Universe and is now swinging along side all the Marvel characters you know and love. With Peter Parker is globe-trotting with his international corporation, Miles has become now only THE Spider-Man of New York City but also a card carrying member of the Avengers. Don’t worry if you’ve never read a comic featuring this particular Spider-Man, this issue is a great starting point.
Spider-Man #1 is available from February 3rd.
Power Man And Iron Fist
Written by David Walker. Art by Sanford Greene. Published by Marvel Comics.
Marvel Comics’ original bromance is back! Luke Cage, aka Power Man, and Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist, take to the streets to reopen their Heroes for Hire agency to beat up villainous wierdos and crime lords. It has been a long time since the two have teamed up together so it should be a fun read ,featuring some fantastic art from up and coming artist Sanford Greene.
Power Man And Iron Fist #1 is available from February 17th.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 – Beyond the Fences
Written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson. Art by Paolo Rivera. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
In this new Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. miniseries a monster has been hunting down children in a peaceful suburban neighbourhood. The B.P.R.D. get more than they bargained for when they start their investigation and start to see a pattern that they’ve seen before. If you’ve never read Hellboy or B.P.R.D. before then this is a good place to jump on.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 – Beyond the Fences #1 is available from February 24th.
The Dark And Bloody
Written by Shawn Aldridge. Art by Scott Godlewski. Published by Vertigo Comics.
This new ongoing Vertigo horror series follows a military veteran who makes ends meet by running illegal moonshine. The problem is that supernatural forces have come to collect the debts that he has accrued. The Dark and Bloody is steeped in Southern Gothic fiction and folklore of the South. If you’re a fan of those kinds of things, or simply a good horror story, then this comic could be for you.
The Dark And Bloody #1 is available from February 10th.
Written by Joe Harris. Art by Martin Morazzo. Published by Image Comics.
Snowfall is a dystopian science fiction series in which the climate has gone bad. It’s a world where corporations rule the world and on their path to do this they ruined the climate. One man, calling himself Snowfall, has waged a war on these corporations with his special ability to control the weather. Is he a hero, a terrorist or just completely mad? You’ll have to read it to make your own decision.
Snowfall #1 is available from February 17th.
Street Fighter X G.I. JOE
Written by Aubrey Sitterson. Art by Emilio Laiso. Published by IDW Publishing.
The villainous M. Bison and Destro have joined forces and the only way to stop them is the union of the worlds’s greatest fighters and America’s fighting elite. This series will feature all of your favourites from both sides including: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Chung Li and Duke. If you’ve ever wanted to know what Street Fighter taking on G.I Joe would be like then this comic is for you.
Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1 is available from February 24th.
Kennel Block Blues
Written by Ryan Ferrier. Art by Daniel Bayliss. Published by Boom Studios.
Kennel Block Blues is a 4-issue miniseries about anthropomorphic dogs in prison. In particular Oliver who is a good family dog who has been thrown into maximum security prison and is now Death Row with the other inmates. Due to the stress of it all Oliver begins hallucinating cartoon characters – all of which are singing, dancing and having a whale of a time. So essentially, musical theatre. Why is a dog like Oliver in prison with all the bad dogs? You’ll have to read to find out.
Kennel Block Blues #1 is available from February 3rd.
Written by Sam Humphries. Art by Caitlin Rose Boyle. Published by Boom Box.
Just in time for Valentines Day comes this brand new dorky romance comic about a dork named Jonsey She loves making zines, watching anime and all other kinds of dorking things but she also has a secret. She’s a modern day Cupid, who has the power to make people fall in love. She can make anyone fall in love with anything, but there’s one catch. It doesn’t work on her. If she wants to find love she’ll have to do it the hard way. If you’re looking for a read that’s a bit of fun then this series could be for you.
Jonsey #1 is available from February 10th.
Written by Mariko Tamaki. Art by Phillip Sevy. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
Tomb Raider is back with a new ongoing comic book which picks up where the Rise of the Tomb Raider video game left off. In the opening story we follow Lara Croft as she ventures around the world, and many exotic locations, in order to find a rare mushroom which may hold the key to immortality. If you’re a fan of the video games then you’ll love this.
Tomb Raider #1 is available from February 17th.