It’s that time again when we look at the new, exciting, and upcoming releases in the world of comic books in our February 2021 Solicitations. Though these titles are listed in February they’ll come out in April. Or they won’t.
Haha April Fools!
Shadowman – Valiant
Wow! Finally! Valiant’s back baby! Though this was solicited last year, we will finally hold the first issue of Shadowman in our hands come April. I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I saw the names Cullen Bunn and Jon-Davis Hunt. I know this won’t disappoint.
Ninjak is also coming back and X-O Manowar is proving to be a great run from Dennis Hallum.
2021 is shaping up to be a swell Valiant year.
Green Lantern – DC Comics
The mildly confusing, brilliantly epic Season 2 of Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s Green Lantern is coming to an end. And what a fantastic run it’s been. What was it about? I have no idea.
But I do know that years from now, when I turn to my bookshelf and decide to give this one another whirl before walking over to my death bed, I’ll know.
But in all seriousness, it was a great run and it’s definitely worth revisiting.
However as 2020 has taught us it’s time for the new! After a bunch of Hal Jordan stuff since Rebirth I’m looking forward to getting to some new John Stewart stuff. And the writer Geoff Thorne is too.
Also Stewart just joined Twitter so I’m super stoked.
The Next Batman: Second Son – DC Comics
Who would’ve thought that some of these Future State titles would then branch off on their own?
Everyone. Except for DC Comics apparently.
I’ve been complaining about the number of Batman and Batman adjacent titles lately and I stand by that complaint. Anything Batman or Batman adjacent I automatically tune out. UNLESS it’s a NEW story set in a DIFFERENT universe…or the FUTURE.
The lesson here? DC is throwing out so much Batman that they’ll get you eventually.
Plus John Ridley’s on this and John Ridley is pretty much my favorite DC author at the moment. He leads and I follow.
Guardians of the Galaxy 13 – Marvel Comics
Whaaaaaat? A number 13 on this list? Yeah, that’s right. So what of it?
It’s Al Ewing coming on board Guardians of the Galaxy. Some of you know him from his award winning, immortalized..err.. Immortal Hulk run.
But most of you know him from 2000AD. Or at least I do.
So this makes sense and with all the Marvel starts and stops on Guardians of the Galaxy, I say lets do it, even if it’s number 13.
Will it stop after six issues? Probably. But these will be six incredible issues.
My Little Pony Transformers II – IDW Publishing
What does My Little Pony and Shadowman have in common? They were both solicited at the same time. Believe it.
And I said it back then and I say it again here. Let’s do it! Again! My Little Pony Transformers II tells us that there’s an actual point to crossovers. Should it work? No. But does it work. Yes.
And you can’t know for sure until you do it.
So make those deals, shake those hands, and let’s get more of these.
And that’s my February 2021 Solicitations! Curious on any of my other picks? Well shucks. Go ahead and head on over to my dedicated Solicitations page and bask in my in-depth knowledge and exceptional taste of everything related to comic books.