EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’ve been following our monthly Pre-Order Picks columns, then you know the drill. Please look over the new December Previews catalog in print or online, and let your local comic shop know what books you want to receive in two months. We’ll continue to review the offerings, focusing on new titles, and leave you some suggestions for consideration. These are our picks for books releasing in February 2017. Let’s take a look at some Image books . . . . . .
THE OLD GUARD #1 Written by Greg Rucka with Art and Cover by Leandro Fernandez. Release date February 22. Rated M.
Eisner Award winner Greg Rucka wowed us with LAZARUS. His newest series introduces immortal mercenary soldiers offering high-priced services. Put Rucka in a setting with spies, conspiracies, government agents, war, and/or terrorists and he will make magic. This is the type of yarn he is best at.
THE BELFRY one-shot with Story, Art, and Cover by Gabriel Hardman. Release date February 22. Rated M.
We’ve been a fan of Hardman’s art for quite some time. HIs co-scripting of INVISIBLE REPUBLIC was also impressive. So, turn him loose on a one-shot horror tale and let him write and illustrate it. We want to see this!
An airline crash in a remote jungle finds the survivors struggling to escape from the brutal world of the Belfry.