It's the time of the season for loving. And for comics.
SAM & TWITCH: THE BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP - GEM
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
art by ASHLEY WOOD, ALBERTO PONTICELLI, CLAYTON CRAIN & ALEX MALEEV
cover by GREG CAPULLO
Can you say BENDIS? Nine issues of what BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS does best - kick ass crime fiction! Collected for the first time in full-color issues 1-9 of his legendary SAM & TWITCH run. Featuring the acclaimed "Udaku Hunter" story arc, an ASHLEY WOOD cover gallery and other special bonuses. A must-have collection for any fan!
Ah, for the days when Bendis was a little-known figure whose claim to fame was being screwed over by Todd McFarlane on this series. Kind of odd that they've waited this long to trade this stuff, given that Bendis has absolutely no association with Image now.
PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF: A BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANTHOLOGY GN
by CHARLES BROWNSTEIN & DAVE CROSLAND, IAN CARNEY & JONATHAN EDWARDS, CATIA CHEN, LEELA CORMAN, BRUNO D'ANGELO, JEN DE GUZMAN & BRIAN BELEW, JANET HARVEY & LAURENN McCUBBIN, KAKO, JACOB MAGRAW, B. CLAY MOORE & HECTOR CASANOVA, ANDE PARKS & CHRIS SAMNEE, JAMIE S. RICH & MARK ELLERBY, MARK RICKETTS & LEANN BUCKLEY, RICK SPEARS & ROB G, ANDI WATSON, JOEY WEISER and others
With their infectious brand of Scottish indie pop, Belle and Sebastian have been cult and critical favorites for years. The band's colorful lyrics and gorgeous, full-bodied melodies have provided Image Comics with the inspiration for a new kind of comics anthology.
With PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF, a stellar collection of independent comic creators and cartoonists put their own spins on a cross section of Belle and Sebastian's songs, crafting stories inspired by the band's music, drawn from the band's entire catalog. PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF debuts just in time for Belle & Sebastian's latest release and provides the perfect compliment to your listening pleasure.
An interesting idea. It'd be fun to do this with other catalogs, too; I myself would love to write a story based around "Eleanor Rigby."
ROCKETO, VOL. 1: THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA TP
written by FRANK ESPINOSA
art & cover by FRANK ESPINOSA
The adventures of Rocketo Garrison take place in a mythical future 2,000 years after the world has been destroyed in a catastrophe. This compilation of the first six issues of The Journey to the Hidden Sea tells the story of Rocketo's idyllic childhood and his early training as an explorer and Mapper. After returning from the deadly Solarium War a broken man, Rocketo Garrison is swept away on a journey to the Hidden Sea, a fabled, dangerous land that may hold the key to undreamed of treasure as well as the truth about an ancient mystery.
PLUS: introduction by Alex Ross, pin-ups by some of today's leading comic book artists, maps, sketches and background information on the New World and more!
COLLECTS ROCKETO #1-6
I really can't dis a book with this neat a title.
written by JOSHUA LUNA
art & cover by JONATHAN LUNA
Are you afraid of girls?
February 15 o 32 pg o FC o $2.99
So, the plot won't be moving this issue, either?
written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
art & cover by RYAN OTTLEY & BILL CRABTREE
As things slowly return to normal following the cataclysmic events in the recently completed "A Different World" story arc, Mark takes his girlfriend, Amber, to Africa to visit Atom Eve.
Oh, yeah, that'll end well.
ARROW: Eric Basaldua covers Hunter-Killer!
(W) Mark Waid (P) Eric Basaldua (Col) Steve Firchow (Cov) Eric Basaldua or Marc Silvestri
The origins of the Hunter-Killer program stand fully revealed as Morningstar shows Ellis the future of all mankind--a fiery Armageddon that cannot be prevented, only delayed--and even then only if Ellis can finally prove to Samantha and the other Hunter-Killers that he's sane while the rest of their world is mad!
Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
Two covers available by Eric Basaldua or Marc Silvestri! Have your retailer reserve your favorite!
Which is, really, just like getting two covers by Marc Silvestri.
That's all for this month. Full soicits are here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=6227