Good Comics Out February 1

Another light week means a good time to keep catching up on last year’s overflow, but there are a few things to recommend today.

DC collects the truncated run of John Rozum and Fraser Irving’s Xombi ($14.99). These six issues are some inspiring weirdness, demonstrating a great deal of imagination, and even if Rozum’s experiences with DC have been horrific, at least this great comic came out of it.

On the historical front, Fantagraphics continues its excellent classic reprints with Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics. Jack Kirby and Joe Simon created the genre, and this book is reported to include 21 stories, 200 pages of “never-before reprinted material”.

On the periodical front, The Twelve is finally returning (Marvel, $2.99)! This 12-issue miniseries launched in 2008, and I liked it, but it got bogged down in its writer, J. Michael Straczynski, doing other things. I hope it finishes as strong as it starts.

Also, Fatale looks to be a success, with the first two issues selling out. Smartly, a reprint of #1 is now available today, along with the release of #2 (Image Comics, $3.50). This is another crime/noir comic by the accomplished team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, only this one has the twist of involving demons and a potentially immortal femme fatale.


2 Responses to “Good Comics Out February 1”

  1. Ralf Haring Says:

    Image is starting out very strong this year, with the new Brubaker/Phillips ongoing, a new Brian Vaughan one, two new Jonathan Hickman series, Liefeld’s old garbage superhero properties completely reimagined by indy creators, and a missing Alan Moore Supreme story to top it off.

  2. Johanna Says:

    I’m always impressed by how Image keeps itself fresh and relevant, changing company direction as needed.

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