Hello, comic fans! The comic industry is still going strong with tons of new, great-looking stuff for eager fans like us. You can always check out the brand new series on our Brand New Series page. Captain Marvel will be out before our next newsletter, and I’m really excited about this latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). If you didn’t catch it, Peter David had an awesome reply to Bill Maher’s insults to comic fans. I really appreciate PD’s view of comic characters as modern-day myths-in-the-making. And finally, super mad props go out to DC for including nearly every one of their variant covers in the latest pre-order catalog. Cover art is a large part of the appeal of collecting comics, and in this direct market age so many publishers expect us (both retailers and consumers) to pre-order comics without even seeing the cover. Marvel needs to step up their cover-revealing game! As always, let us know if there is something we can track down for you…we try to cater to regular, normal newbies…crazy, intense collectors…and everyone in between (except for Bill Maher, because we reserve the right to refuse service to stagy entertainment disguised as legitimate news). –Glenn
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Focus This Month:
Get Started In… Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Get ready for her big-screen debut, because it looks to be cosmically epic! Check out our guide to getting started in Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) comic books!
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DARK HORSE 100 SPECIAL EDITION VARIANT COVERS
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
MARVEL FOILOGRAM VARIANT COVERS 
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2019
Star Wars: Galaxys Edge #1
This looks pretty cool. Definitely worth checking out for any Star Wars fan.
“A CALL TO ADVENTURE ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE GALAXY. THE COMIC TIE-IN TO THE THEME PARK. BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market – or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous DOK-ONDAR, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space. But the evil FIRST ORDER has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake. The road to Black Spire’s possible salvation might begin in the past…with a job HAN SOLO and his partner CHEWBACCA pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing Star Wars saga begins this April with ETHAN SACKS AND WILL SLINEY’S GALAXY’S EDGE – the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park.”
Symbiote Spider-Man #1
What a cool concept! A Peter David/Greg Land Spider-Man tale from the ‘black costume’ days before we knew the symbiote was the nefarious ‘Venom.’ And Mysterio is the main baddie! This will be epic.
“Everyone knows that Spider-Man’s infamous black suit would someday become the wicked web-slinger called Venom – but what happened BEFORE Peter Parker discovered the black suit’s sinister secret? Find out in this dynamic tale from comics legends PETER DAVID and GREG LAND. Set during the original ‘Black Suit Saga,’ this is an all-new tale that pits the wall-crawling wonder against that most mystifying of menaces…MYSTERIO.”
Star Trek: Year Five #1
Hey, this is truly exciting! A new, ongoing Star Trek series that continues the original mission. There was a couple ‘Year Four’ mini-series, but this is YEAR FIVE! Beam me up!
“The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They’ve traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they’ll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original Five Year Mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series. A new continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission. The classic crew is back in all -new stories featuring your favorite characters from the Original Series.”
NEWLY ADDED AND IN-STOCK
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1
Web of Venom: Unleashed #1