DC Comics Solicitations - On Sale Feb 2016
Written by KURT BUSIEK Art by BRENT ANDERSON Cover by ALEX ROSS On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T A look in at Steeljack, and how he’s been getting by the last few years. When he’s hired by a femme fatale from his past, he’ll wind up in deep trouble, with no one to turn to. Part 1 of a 3-part sequel to “The Tarnished Angel,” one of ASTRO CITY’s most popular stories.
Written by SHAWN ALDRIDGE Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI Cover by TYLER CROOK On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS Guns, moonshine, monsters—there’s a lot going on in the backwoods of Kentucky. Iris Gentry is a war veteran who returned from Iraq to find his options for supporting his family limited. Since they live in a “dry” county, Iris has turned to running moonshine for his former ranking officer—meaning the men now share crimes at home and abroad. You see, back in their combat days, Iris’s regiment got involved in something they shouldn’t have, and now a deadly, otherworldly consequence has come looking for vengeance. THE DARK AND BLOODY is a haunting new horror series by writer Shawn Aldridge (Vic Boone) and artist Scott Godlewski (Copperhead), with covers by Tyler Crook (Harrow County).
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art by EDUARDO RISSO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON On sale MARCH 30 • 496 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS In this final trade paperback collecting issues #81-100, more members of The Trust fall, and one family head reaches out to a semi-retired Minuteman for help. And learn the last dark truths as secrets are revealed about what really caused this war.
Written by SHAUN SIMON Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS After learning the devastating power of his art arm, Reggie Riot must decide if now is the time to take responsibility for his decisions and aid the dwindling remnants of the Art Operatives to rescue Mona from the cubist criminal Scarlet in the stunning conclusion to the first arc, “How to Start a Riot”!
Written by MATTHEW STURGES and DAVE JUSTUS Art by STEVE SADOWSKI, SHAWN McMANUS and TRAVIS MOORE Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST With all the villains gathered at the Crooked Man’s HQ, Bigby has a hell of a fight on his hands. But now that he’s found the real killer, the Wolf isn’t about to let his prey escape in one piece. And in the backup tales, discover the true nature of the Silvering, as Aunty Greenleaf shows up to demonstrate just how dark the “dark arts” can get!
Written by GAIL SIMONE Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT Cover by JENNY FRISON On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS Astrid Mueller is scared for the first time as she struggles to tame a Clean Room gone wildly out of control. Meanwhile, her cult followers take the recruitment process to a whole new level. And Chloe faces demons more horrible than even her own hallucinations.
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art and cover by BRETT PARSON On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 12, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS It’s the most romantic time of the year! Yes, that time when Casanova tries to have Lord Byron for dinner, Lexy discovers something shocking inside the mysterious Incubator building and infamous spy Mata Hari tries to reunite with a long-dead lover. Meanwhile, Lexy’s nemesis enlists the services of Byron’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, while Raj goes to even more desperate lengths to save his floundering dating start-up. All this and a candlelit dinner on the Golden Gate Bridge in the special Valentine’s Day issue!
Written by ERIC KRIPKE Art by JOHN HIGGINS Cover by GLENN FABRY On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, 4 of 6, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS Josh Jaffee has been a superhero just long enough to make some powerful enemies—but the worst one might be his own growing addiction. Caught between vengeance-seeking drug lords and crippling withdrawal, what will Josh sacrifice to get his next fix?
Written by SIMON OLIVER Art by RUFUS DAYGLO Cover by ROB DAVIS On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, 3 of 7, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS The Silver Jubilee is coming to London, but Ava has more than a street party and a free commemorative souvenir in her sights. Only now she and her gang of urchins and reprobates are on the radar of a local crime boss with ties to Buckingham Palace, and if there’s one thing the Queen won’t stand for, it’s dissent.
Written by HOLLY BLACK Art by LEE GARBETT Cover by DAVE JOHNSON On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS Finding little assistance in Hell, Gabriel and Lucifer continue their quest to uncover their Father’s murderer. Next stop: The Dreaming. Meanwhile, Azazel, a former Archduke loyal to Beelzebub, finds himself in the hands of an unlikely savior, an orphaned thirteen-year-old girl named Medjine.
Written by TOM KING Art by MITCH GERADS Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS The epic, brutal crime tale continues. In the power vacuum left after the American invasion of Iraq, no one is safe. Christopher, Sofia, and Nassir attempt to navigate this dangerous landscape to find the story behind a mysterious dead body. But as they get closer to the truth, and to each other, the bombs start to fall.
Written by LAUREN BEUKES and DALE HALVORSEN Art by RYAN KELLY Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS Harvey is a captive audience for Alice’s creepy childhood stories. Simon tries to figure out the bloody message from his missing parents. Kiri and Teo play show
Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, NATE POWELL and EMI LENOX Cover by JEFF LEMIRE On sale APRIL 6 • 304 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US MATURE READERS • In these tales from SWEET TOOTH #13-25, Gus learns that the path to freedom can be deadlier than captivity. Plus, Gus reluctantly joins Jepperd to hunt for the missing girls as the tension between the two continues to grow.
Written by SI SPENCER Art by MAX DUNBAR and ANDE PARKS Cover by TULA LOTAY On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS The past continues to flare up in Rosheen’s face, fanning the flames of chaos that threaten to incinerate her carefully constructed cover. Innocent childhood indiscretions and messy grown-up gropings collide in a blaze of feathers, funerals, fracking and flamingos.
Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS The first chapter of the last love story is back in this new, $1.00 reprint! In the year 3797, botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station, while in the year 1921, explorer William Pike leads an expedition in search of the lost temple of the Incas. Though separated by thousands of years and millions of miles, these two souls will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe.
Written by ROB WILLIAMS Art by MIKE DOWLING Cover by MATT TAYLOR On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS The rules of the game have been stated, and now the bloodbath begins! Per Rubinstein’s instructions, RaVan is recording it all. Plus, we learn that some of the 140 are a little more well equipped than others. It’s tough to update social media with no fingers...
Written by DAVID BAILLIE Art by MEGHAN HETRICK Cover by CHOONG YOON On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS Travel to a walled Moroccan city by the sea, where you’ll meet Tarek, a boy who’s been drawing maps his whole life—maps of places that don’t exist. Get a glimpse of what Thorn was up to in 410AD, and watch as a castle is magicked out of thin air onto a hill in the middle of Glasgow. Witness how Isla discovers how awful Red Cap wine tastes before seeing the most gorgeous double-page spread of the year, as we thunder toward the terrible revelations that will soon bring our first arc, “Glasgow Kiss,” to a close.