Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Countdown 02/12/2020

Greetings Comic Book Fans,

Northwest Comics & Games Presents the Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Countdown.  Each and every week on NCBD (New Comic Book Day) we're suggesting the following comics for your reading entertainment. Please remember to contact your local comic store to see if they carry of the titles you see below. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Attention: Some comics might be delayed in Oregon and Washington due to weather!


10. Superman #20 $3.99 DC Comics
The United Planets is a perfect, beautiful idea...that completely flies in the face of everything the barbaric Mongul has been fighting for his entire life. Mongol will destroy the United Planets and Superman with it. And he said something about using Earth as his toilet. Which doesn't sound very nice. The return of one of Superman's biggest and baddest villains...bigger and badder than ever! 

9. Doctor Who 13th Season Two #2 $3.99 Titan Comics
Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser and Witchblade artist Roberta Ingranata return for a brand new story in the 13th Doctor comic series. As the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor begin to cross timelines, the two become entwined in the machinations of their deadly enemies - the Weeping Angels and the Autons! 

8. Tartarus #1 $3.99 Image Comics
SERIES PREMIERE! A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley! Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde's only way home may be to reclaim her mother's dark crown. #1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story! 

7. Blackwood: The Mourning After #1 $3.99 Dark Horse Comics
Evan Dorkin! The next chapter of the hit occult fantasy series Blackwood, from Eisner Award winning Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden) and the powerhouse art team of Veronica and Andy Fish. Blackwood College is in mourning after the death of Dean Ogden, unaware there's a traitor in their midst looking to bury the entire school. Meanwhile, the students continue to deal with Dennis's death, a situation that Reiko not only refuses to accept but plans to rectify. Will mayhem ensue? Duh. * A continuation of the hit occult fantasy series. * Perfect for Harrow County and Beasts of Burden fans! 

6. Transformers Valentines Day Special $3.99 IDW Publishing
Bookish Glyph wants a challenge-to do work for xeno-relations, not just data analysis. Athletic Tap-Out needs a challenge-his boxing career isn't working out so well. When one mission presents both of them a chance to meet new challenges head-on, will they be able to lift each other up to the task or will they just get in each other's way? Robo-mance is real in this adventure focusing on love in the Transformers universe! The perfect gift for Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion! Back-up story written by the real-life engaged couple: Kate Leth & Cohen Edenfield! 

5. X-Men #6 $3.99 Marvel Comics
Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants!

4. Alienated #1 (of 6) $3.99 Boom! Studios
Acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (John Constantine Hellblazer, Coda) and artist Chris Wildgoose (Batgirl, Batman: Nightwalker) present a subversive coming-of-age story about about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it. Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it's born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature's incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a super-predator in the making - and it's in need of prey. 

3. Batman Pennyworth Rip #1 $4.99 DC Comics
Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal with that all falling apart? And if the Caped Crusader is to be truly alone, he might either hang that cape up once and for all…or double down and carry on with this vengeful quest forever. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 celebrates the life of one of the most important people in the history of Gotham City, while also addressing questions about what's next. 

2. Amazing Spider-Man #39 $3.99 Marvel Comics
There's a new game in town, and the ante is QUITE HIGH! Welcome to The Palace, a super-villain casino run by the classic (and under-utilized) Spidey-villain CHANCE! It's got everything a villain could want, including betting on whether your arch-enemy is going to make it through his or her latest super-battle! Not only will this not sit well with Spidey, but it may just CRUSH him. 

1. Sonic the Hedgehog #25 $4.99 IDW Publishing
A Sudden Shift.' The world has fallen to the Metal Virus. Heroes, villains, and civilians have become Zombots. There's only one place left to hide and the few survivors-good and bad alike-find themselves up against a new threat commanding the Zombot hordes. Who will Sonic turn to for help in his most desperate hour? Find out in this extra-length issue!