Hello, comic fans! The tide of comic-related television and film productions continues most recently with the release of OCTOBER FACTION and LOCKE & KEY. There’ll be so many more this year, I’m afraid–for me–the personal time commitment to properly watch them all won’t leave enough time left over to raise my children. (Who am I kidding, there’s probably plenty of YouTube videos they can watch to raise themselves.) The catalog this month is heavy on BLACK WIDOW and WONDER WOMAN offerings, as those two movies are only a couple months out. Both look to be spectacular, to be sure. But, my first love has always been the comic books themselves. (Don’t tell my wife.) As always, let us know if we can search our stacks for something…we try to cater to regular, normal newbies…crazy, intense collectors…and everyone in between (except for Sam Lesser… the dude is acutely subject to demonic influences). –Glenn
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GET STARTED IN COMIC BOOKS
Focus This Month:
Get Started In… Doctor Aphra
The mostly unscrupulous archaeologist with a specialty in droid and weapons technologies gets a second ongoing series. What an absolutely great addition to the Star Wars dramatis personae she has been and will undoubtedly continue to be. Check out our guide to Getting Started In Doctor Aphra comic books!
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The following tags were added to Spiral Comics’ database since last month. They can represent existing pop culture tags that hadn’t been created in our database yet, as well as brand new tags from the latest Previews catalog. Click on the links to see a short description and any items that can be pre-ordered this month…
ARCHIE BLUE RIBBON  *
DC 80TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS 
DC CARTOON-BASED SERIES
DISNEY ‘THE STORY OF THE MOVIE IN COMICS’ GRAPHIC NOVELS
FIRESTAR (ANGELICA JONES)
GORHAM ‘MCFARLANE HOMAGE’ VARIANT COVERS  *
HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON)
HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP)
JOE HILL (W)
JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER (CA)
LOVE AND ROCKETS
MARVEL SUPER WAR VARIANT COVERS  *
MARVEL ZOMBIES VARIANT COVERS  *
MARVELS SNAPSHOTS 
MESSIAH WAR 
NEAL ADAMS’ DC UNIVERSE (ADAMSVERSE)
OUTLAWED  *
RALPH MACCHIO ONE-SHOTS 
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9
SUPERMAN COVER HOMAGE
YEAR ONE STORY
YEN PRESS JY
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There’s another mini-series offered this month…another entry in the seemingly endless stream of Marvel Zombies material. I want to see the corpse of Galactus crash into Earth. There’s a series of variant covers across the Marvel line to commemorate the mini-series.
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2020
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA  #1
New crew. New mission. Can’t miss.
“NEW CREW, NEW MISSION. With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job. She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before. But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory?”
BOYS: DEAR BECKY  #1
This should be well received.
“Twelve years after the events of The Boys, Hughie finds himself back home in Scotland where he intends to finally marry Annie in the company of friends and family. But the sudden appearance of a peculiar document sends our hero into a tailspin and threatens to bring the events of his nightmarish past crashing down on him in the worst possible way. There was one story about The Boys that Hughie never knew. Now, whether he likes it or not, he’s going to.”
ROGUE PLANET  #1
An exciting-looking, new, sci-fi, horror series from Cullen Bunn!
“Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable. Something nightmarish is at work on Lonely Orphan. Something cruel. Something hungry.”
NEWLY ADDED AND IN-STOCK
Star Wars  #1
Marvel’s Black Widow Prelude #1
Daphne Byrne #1 Card Stock Variant