PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 2/21

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those books and graphic novels which stand out from all the rest. These titles from Premier Vendors and independent publishers should be at the top of your list, and can be found at your local comic shop on February 21.

Hellboy And The B.P.R.D. 1955: Burning Season

Dark Horse Comics

(W) Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson (A/CA) Shawn Martinbrough

Hellboy investigates a rash of spontaneous human combustions in a Florida town unlike any supernatural phenomena he's seen before, and the fire has an appetite for Bureau agents.

Item Code: DEC170084
Price: $3.99
In Shops 2/21/2018

Batman #41

DC Comics

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin

"EVERYONE LOVES IVY" Part One! Mikel Janin returns to Batman for a brand-new epic! Pamela Isley's influence can spread as far as vegetation will allow, putting the whole world at her fingertips. Can Batman and Catwoman stand their ground against an entire planet of Poison Ivys?

Item Code: DEC170256
Price: $2.99
In Shops 2/21/2018

The Brave And The Bold: Batman And Wonder Woman #1

DC Comics

(W/A/CA) Liam Sharp

Don't miss the start of a new, six-issue mini-series written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman)! When a Celtic god's murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World's Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.

Item Code: DEC170238
Price: $3.99
In Shops 2/21/2018

Punks Not Dead #1

IDW Publishing

(W) David Barnett (A/CA) Martin Simmonds

As if being an awkward, bullied 15-year-old isn't bad enough, "Fergie" Ferguson suddenly discovers he can see dead people. Well, one dead person specifically-the ghost of a certain punk rocker named Sid. Sid's spirit was trapped in London's Heathrow Airport for 40 years until the day he met Fergie. Sid's ghost is now stuck to Fergie-as if Fergie doesn't have enough on his plate, being raised by a single mum whose idea of parenting is strictly fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. Now Fergie has to contend with an unruly ghost sidekick and some weird, uncontrollable new "abilities." How does the father Fergie never knew fit into this mayhem? And why is the Department for Extra-Usual Affairs showing an interest? Never Mind the Bollocks-all of this plus fish fingers, chunky chips, and endless pints of anarchy in the new monthly series Punks Not Dead!

Item Code: DEC170426
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #146
In Shops 2/21/2018


Hit-Girl #1

Image Comics

(W) Mark Millar (A) Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Amy Reeder

The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia's most feared hitman. Mature Readers.

Item Code: DEC170576
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #186
In Shops 2/21/2018

The Amazing Spider-Man #796

Marvel Comics

(W) Dan Slott (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Alex Ross

“THREAT LEVEL RED” Part 3.  You've watched for months as Norman Osborn has scoured the globe for a cure to the genetic tampering that prevents him from becoming the Green Goblin. In This Issue...He Finds It! And it spells the worst kind of trouble for your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

Item Codes: DEC170831
Price: $3.99
In Shops 2/21/2018

Infinity Countdown Prime #1

Marvel Comics

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato

The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart's desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END.

Item Code: DEC170883
Price: $4.99
In Shops 2/21/2018

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24

BOOM! Studios

(W) Kyle Higgins, Ryan Ferrier (A) Jonas Scharf, Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell

Billy makes a devastating discovery within the heart of Promethea that threatens to break the Ranger's alliance with Grace, just as Finster's monsters activate en masse.

Item Code: DEC171219
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #302
In Shops 2/21/2018

The DC Universe By Neil Gaiman TP


(W) Neil Gaiman, Mark Verheiden (A) Eric Shanower & Various (CA) Andy Kubert

New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's tales of DC's greatest superheroes are collected in a new trade paperback. Gaiman, co-creator of The Sandman and author of American Gods, teams with superstar artist Andy Kubert to tell the story that truly defines the years of Batman's life in the epic "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" Also included are stories starring Batman, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Metamorpho and others from the pages of Secret Origins #36, Secret Origins Special #1, Wednesday Comics #1-12, Batman #686, Detective Comics #853 and Green Lantern/Superman: Legend Of The Green Flame #1.

Item Code: NOV170366
Price: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #130
In Shops 2/21/2018


Astonishing X-Men By Charles Soule Volume 1: Life Of X TP

Marvel Comics

(W) Charles Soule (A) Jim Cheung & Various (CA) Jim Cheung

Charles Soule and a stellar roster of superstar artists unite to put the Astonishing back in the X-Men! An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence - and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but is there any time left for Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomex, Rogue and Gambit?  In an action-packed X-epic, they must head to the astral plane in pursuit of...the Shadow King! But who does he have by his side? When Logan loses himself, the true horrors begin - for London, and for the X-Men! To survive this ordeal, the team will have to face sacrifice, lies...and the darkest of truths! Collecting Astonishing X-Men (2017) #1-6

Item Code: NOV171063
Price: $17.99
In Shops 2/21/2018

Invincible Iron Man/Ironheart Volume 1: Riri Williams TP

Marvel Comics

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Stefano Caselli

A new Iron Age begins! From the violent streets of Chicago, an armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man suit, Riri Williams is ready to show the world what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. Her technology just might change the world forever...if she survives long enough! But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man's jet boots? Problems like her first big Marvel villain. And the other guy currently running around as shell-head. And the laundry list Tony Stark left of criminals looking to destroy his legacy. Oh, and all the super-teams out to recruit her! As Riri's adventures go viral, it's time to claim an alter ego of her own - welcome to the Marvel Universe, Ironheart! Collecting Invincible Iron Man (2016) #1-5.

Item Code: NOV171061
Price: $19.99
In Shops 2/21/2018

Invader Zim Volume 5 TP

Oni Press

(W) Eric Trueheart, Dave Crosland (A) Warren Wucinich & Various (CA) Warren Wucinich

ZIM's latest doomsday plot is foiled when GIR goes haywire and tries to kill everyone in sight! (But especially ZIM. He kinda deserves it.) Diagnostics reveal that the malfunction is due to a virus, forcing ZIM to do the one thing he never thought he'd have to-go inside GIR's brain. Where nothing works and everything is exactly at GIR's level of nonsense. And when ZIM discovers that the virus was created and implanted by a being known only as VIROOZ from the planet Cyberflox... well hey, let's not give away too much, alright? Just read this special 4-part story with bonus guest issue from Dave Crosland!

Item Code: NOV171799
Price: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #412
In Shops 2/21/2018

Marvel Gallery: Homecoming Spider-Man PVC Figure

Diamond Select Toys

A Diamond Select Toys release! The first Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-film is here, and we couldn't be happier! To celebrate, we've created a Marvel Gallery PVC figure of Spidey in his new duds, clinging to the side of a building in typical Spider-Man fashion. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting and paint and is in scale to all other Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Item Code: AUG172644
Price: $45.00
PREVIEWS Page #540
In Shops 2/21/2018


Ghostbusters 2 Select Series 6 Action Figures

Diamond Select Toys

A Diamond Select Release! It's the 15th-anniversary of the Select action figure format, and DST is continuing one of its most successful Select lines to date! With the 15-figure Rooftop diorama completed, DST is starting a new diorama-building series of Ghostbusters movie action figures, based on 1989's Ghostbusters 2! Series 5 will include Ray Stantz in his gray jumpsuit and gear, Louis Tully in his tan jumpsuit and gear, and Vigo the Carpathian. Plus, each figure includes pieces from a new diorama so fans can start to build the sign and doors from the Ghostbusters' fire house headquarters! Fire house parts will be included with the 15 figures total in Series 6-10, and these diorama pieces are exclusive to the speciality market. Each figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Item Code: JUN172634
Price: $24.99 Ea.
PREVIEWS Page #518
In Shops 2/21/2018

Star Trek Discovery Figure Magazine #1 U.S.S. Shenzhou NCC-1227

Eaglemoss Publications LTD

Starting in 2018 Eaglemoss will be producing a new series of die-cast models featuring ships from Star Trek: Discovery. Each model will be between 8 and 10 inches long, and will be based directly on the original VFX models created for the show, ensuring an extraordinary level of detail and accuracy. The series will be available from January of 2018 with a new ship released every month. As always the models will be accompanied by a magazine that profiles the ship and explores the inside story of how it was made.

Item Code: NOV172455
Price: $55.00
PREVIEWS Page #502
In Shops 2/21/2018

Supergirl TV: Supergirl PREVIEWS Exclusive Statue

Icon Heroes

A PREVIEWS Exclusive! This statue features Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, as seen in the CBS series from Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl! Kara is sculpted here in a dynamic flying pose, cast in polystone and measures about 11" tall.

Item Code: AUG172720
Price: $65.00
PREVIEWS Page #558
In Shops 2/21/2018

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