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 AVATAR and BLACK MASK books . . . . . .


PROVIDENCE ACT 1 Hardcover - Final Printing. (Avatar Press, release date February 22 2017)  Writer: Alan Moore.  Art & Covers: Jacen Burrows. 160 pages. Color. MATURE READERS.


      The iconic creator Alan Moore teamed up with dynamic illustrator Jacen Burrows once again. And Moore is unleashed once more upon one of his favorite realms - the unearthly universe of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft.  If you like Moore and/or Lovecraft you will want to have this collection.


     From the Previews Catalog:  “Due to overwhelming demand, we offer one final printing of the Providence Act 1 hardcover.  Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H. P. Lovecraft.  It is being universally hailed as one of Moore’s most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. 


     The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 1 Hardcover edition that contains Providence Issues #1-4, and all the back matter, in the one-time printing of the edition.  There will be Act 2 and Act 3 hardcovers in the coming months, also limited to single production runs.”



QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO!  (Black Mask, release date February 22, 2017) Written by Magdalene Visaggio.  Illustrated by Eryk Donovan.  Colored by Caludia Aguirre.  Covers by Eryk Donovan and Ryan Ferrier. 32 pages MATURE READERS. Full Color.  


     This Black Mask is earning a reputation for edgy, bold series — and this looks to continue the trend.   


     From the Previews catalog: “Mad science is the punkest s*** there is.  Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned super labs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine — and they’ve just found the most important part.  But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them from turning it on.  Now all they’ve gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why.  Magdalene Visaggio (kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars and queer-a** skater punks.”


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