A few choice selections from the comics due out February 20th:
G.I. Joe #1
Description: YO JOE! The truth is out: the world knows the G.I. JOE team is real. Now Duke leads his squad directly into the public eye, confronting COBRA on American soil! The best of the best just got better, as Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth lead the charge and we roll out one new G.I. Joe title a month for the next three months!
By: Fred Van Lente, Steve Kurth
Hellraiser Dark Watch #1
Description: The new era of Hellraiser begins!
As promised, Clive Barker did not only return to the Hellraiser universe, he re-imagined it. Nothing is as simple as it seems – the old ways have been destroyed and a dangerous new world lies in its wake. The Cenobites and their order are no longer hidden — how does the world respond, knowing that Hell is real? Where are Elliott Spencer and Kirsty Cotton? Who will rule, and who will serve?
Rising star Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) joins forces with the legendary Clive Barker to begin this amazing new chapter in the history of one of horror’s greatest franchises.
By: Clive Barker, Tom Garcia, Tim Bradstreet
Shadow Year One #1
Description: THE SHADOW is a character that has lasted through decades on the pages of pulp magazines, over the radio airwaves, thru the silver screen, and in the panels of comic books. Shrouded in mystery, his origins have been explored and hinted at over the years but never fully revealed.
Much is known of Kent Allard/Lamont Cranston’s years spent in the Orient and Central America-wherein he gains his powers and purpose but not how he first developed his persona as the Master of Darkness.
Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner is joined by artist Wilfredo Torres in an exhilarating 8-issue limited series that will explore the dynamic events that first drew Cranston back to the States, how he first met his companion and lover, Margo Lane, how he began to assemble his vast network of agents and how he first adopted the famous black hat and cloak as his alter-ego’s disguise-all secrets that, up until now only The Shadow knew!
By: Matt Wagner, Wilfredo Torres
Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #1 (of 4)
Description: The princess of Helium is kidnapped and taken to the underground cave hideaway of the brutal rogue Thark, Voro, who threatens to destroy the recent peace between the red-skinned Heliumites and the green-skinned Tharks. But Voro doesn’t want a ransom. He’s a butcher. For Tharks who never lost their taste for red meat, common Helium women are always in demand, but the incomparable Dejah Thoris will be the rarest of delicacies.
By: Mark Rahner, Lui Antonio, Jay Anacleto
Vitriol The Hunter #1 (of 6)
Description: They own the night… they yearn for the day!
In this gothic sci-fi adventure, Billy Martin (guitarist of Good Charlotte) and Brent Allen bring a new grisly horror to life! As Basilika City’s last great hope, Vitriol stands as the only force that can stop Lord Barthus and his heinous vampire regime from overtaking the city.
By: Billy Martin, Brent Allen