Happy Valentine's Day, kiddos! For those of you who hate this 24-hour celebration of doilies and copulation, rejoice in the fact that absolutely nothing Valentine-themed is hitting the comic book stands tomorrow! Yay! Let's see what's in store for your hungry eyes.
A lot of stuff for horror fans this week. There's BPRD: Hell On Earth - The Long Death (which we talked with Mike Mignola about a wee while back) and a new Army of Darkness series from Dynamite.
Infestation 2: Dungeons & Dragons is out as well, so maybe Cthulhu and the Beholder will have a wriggling-appendage-off (which is basically a dance-off for abominations). Father-and-son team Stephen King and Joe Hill collaborate on Road Rage, a comic book tribute to Duel author Richard Matheson. Finally, Bluewater Productions has released the biocomic Female Force: Cher, which could qualify as horror depending how badly you were scarred by Believe.
There are new issues of Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi, Batman, Fables, Wonder Woman (check out a preview here), Star Trek/Legion Of Super-Heroes (that Mike Allred cover above makes me happy in ways I cannot articulate), Infestation 2: Transformers (preview here), Daredevil, Uncanny X-Men, and Wolverine.
As far as reprints go, you can find the second volume of Uncanny X-Force in trade paperback, the Avengers omnibus (which collects the first thirty issues of the comic ever), Joe Casey's Vengeance on hardcover, and the weirdo Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius graphic novel Madwoman Of The Sacred Heart.
The latter is one of the oddest comics I've ever read. Seriously, this lead character is a French university professor who has a case of explosive, divinely sanctioned diarrhea every couple of pages. This is a side effect of impregnating one of his students with the messiah — it's all very complex. Finally, Viz Media is releasing the manga adaptation of the Studio Ghibli film The Secret World Of Arrietty.