New Number Ones: Comics Coming in February 2021

This month we give our readers a list of the exciting new comic book series debuting in February. We have compiled an alphabetical list with cover art and the official solicitation text from PREVIEWSworld. Check below for our PCS NOTES to find out what we just have to tell you about the new comics in question.

There are a bunch of great new and interesting series starting this month from AfterShock Comics, Boom! Studios, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, Scout Comics, and Valiant Entertainment.

We will bring you reviews of most of these debut issues as they come out, and don’t forget to use the comments section to let us know what you think of this list.

You will find the books listed below in the order of when they are released.

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Week of February 3rd


Chained To The Grave #1
IDW Publishing
Written by Andrew Eschenbach & Brian Level
Art by Kate Sherron
Cover Art by Sherron

Outlaw Roy Mason has come back from the dead, chained to the headstone that marked his grave. It’s a lawless time, a magical time, and the undead Roy soon finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place as he sets out in search of treasure. But Roy, trying to do right by the wife and children he left behind, soon finds out that everything is not always as it seems…

Writers Brian Level & Andrew Eschenbach and artist Kate Sherron bring you a tail of intrigue, murder, magic, and the good ol’ wild, wild west!

Release Date: February 3, 2021

PCS NOTES: We really like the concept behind this book. 

Deep Beyond #1
Image Comics
Written by Mirka Andolfo & David Goy
Art by Andrea Broccardo
Cover Art by Broccardo

In an underpopulated future Earth, devastated by the dire consequences of the millennium bug, the survival of mankind – and, maybe, of the planet itself – is handled by a small number of people. Talented scientists who, despite the adverse situation and the stupid feuds that continue to divide the small number of people still alive, try to understand and study what is hidden in the depths of the abyss. Something mysterious and dangerous, which could eventually cause an even worse and more destructive catastrophe!

The 100 meets LOW, with a hint of Death Stranding in the brand-new sci-fi thriller series from acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO, teaming up with writer DAVID GOY and rising-star artist ANDREA BROCCARDO and colorist BARBARA NOSENZO.

Release Date: February 3, 2021

PCS NOTES: We have read this first issue and think you will enjoy it.

Encoded #1
Devil’s Due Publishing
Written by Josh Blaylock
Art by Jethro Morales
Cover Art by Phil Hester

What if our fears of a tyrannical A.I. turn out to be unfounded, but nevertheless, humanity forces this machine intelligence to fight back? In 2045 we survive a brush with oblivion when the A.I. AURELIUS achieves singularity, quickly deactivated but not without a fight. A decade later governments ensure it never returns by activating the ‘Analog Protocol,’ frequently and without warning. Citizens must expect, at any time, to lose all digital capabilities. What they don’t know is that AURELIUS left a piece of its mind behind in a simple hemp farmer known only as Epictetus.

Release Date: February 3, 2021

Fear Case #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Tyler Jenkins
Cover Art by Tyler Jenkins

A new, horrific detective series by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins!

A no-nonsense Secret Service agent and his new-age partner investigate a mysterious box known as the “Fear Case,” which has appeared throughout history at sites of disaster and tragedy. Whoever comes into possession of this case must pass it on within three days or face deadly consequences. The agents must track down this Fear Case while staying one step ahead of a psychotic cult and the otherworldly forces behind the Case’s existence.

Release Date: February 3, 2021

PCS NOTES: The first Matt Kindt book of the month on this list. This one looks spooky.

Luna #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Maria Llovet
Art by Llovet
Cover Art by Llovet

When Teresa fatefully crosses paths with the Family of the Sun, she believes them to be exactly what anyone else in the late ’60s would expect – a hippie cult whose leader claims to have met the divine.

But secret blood rituals, powerful drugs and sex runneth amok will bring Teresa face-to-face with the truth about the Family, herself and the dark secret behind her dreams.

Immortality, magic and alchemy, and the true power of enduring love collide in this new series for Mature Readers.

Release Date: February 3, 2021

PCS NOTES: The concepts that this book is advertising are everything we love about Maria Llovet’s work. So, we are in.

Man-Bat #1
DC Comics
Written by Dave Wielgosz
Art by Sumit Kumar
Cover Art by Kyle Hotz

For years Kirk Langstrom has struggled with his monstrous alter ego Man-Bat and the serum that transformed him. But he’s finally hit rock bottom following a devastating setback, and he’s going to take out his anger on every single citizen of Gotham City. Will the combined might of Batman and the GCPD be enough to stop Langstrom once and for all? Or will this just be the start of Man-Bat’s devastation?

Release Date: February 2, 2021

Maniac of New York #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by Elliott Kalan
Art by Andrea Mutti
Cover Art by Mutti

Four years ago, a masked slasher began stalking the streets of New York City.

Maniac Harry is inhuman, unkillable and unstoppable. Which is why the authorities’ solution has been to ignore him, and let New Yorkers adapt to a world where death can strike at any moment. When Maniac Harry starts killing his way through the subway system, trauma-haunted political aide Gina Greene and disgraced NYPD detective Zelda Pettibone become determined to go rogue and destroy him. But how can they fight a monster when they can’t fight City Hall?

From Emmy Award-winning writer Elliott Kalan and artist Andrea Mutti comes the horrifying story of what happens when terror becomes the new normal. A frightening, thought-provoking, sometimes funny, always timely tale of murder, obsession and urban living.

Release Date: February 3, 2021

PCS NOTES: Um, Yes! This looks really good.

Redemption #1
AWA / Upshot Studios
Written by Christa Faust
Art by Mike Deodato
Cover Art by Deodato

The dusty desert town of Redemption survived the apocalypse but is hanging on by a thread. A despot rules the town with an iron fist and controls its most precious resource: water. When that strongman marks her mother for death, young Rose Obregon ventures into the perilous wasteland to seek the help of the legendary gunslinger Cat Tanner, only to discover that the so-called “Butcher” is long retired, living in solitude, far from what’s left of the world, and preferring to keep it that way. When Rose arrives on Tanner’s doorstep, with gunmen hot on her trail, the Butcher has a choice to make: sit on the sidelines or pick up her guns and do what she does best?

Release Date: February 3, 2021

Specter Inspectors #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Bowen McCurdy
Art by McCurdy & Kaitlyn Musto
Cover Art by McCurdy

For fans of supernatural stories like Blackbird and Vampironica comes a new series from Bowen McCurdy & rising star Kaitlyn Musto introducing the Spector Inspectors, who live that Scooby Doo life chasin’ ghosts!

True believer Noa, her cynical little sibling Gus, credulous camera man Ko, and skeptical Astrid head to one of the most haunted towns in America to prove that ghosts exist, for all the social media likes!

The investigations of hauntings uncover something more devilish than just a couple of ghosts, something that will put Noa and Astrid’s relationship to the test…

…and reveal the centuries-old sinister secrets of the town itself.

Every issue of Specter Inspectors is oversized, featuring more than 30 story pages.

Release Date: February 3, 2021

PCS NOTES: I am a little surprised how much I am looking forward to this book. I seems like it will be fun.

Week of February 10th

Black Hammer: Visions #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Patton Oswalt
Art by Dean Kotz
Cover Art by Kotz

An exciting reimagination of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series told by guest writers and artists such as Patton Oswalt, Geoff Johns, Mariko Tamaki, Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson, and more of comic’s top talents!

Patton Oswalt joins artists Dean Kotz and Jason Wordie to explore the life of youthful super heroine Golden Gail on the Black Hammer Farm before the beginning of Black Hammer #1, and her struggle to maintain sanity as a middle-aged woman trapped in the unchanging body of a superpowered grade-schooler.

Release Date: February 10, 2021

PCS NOTES: I like the concept of this series, and I think this looks like a great debut issue.

Casual Fling #1
AWA / Upshot Studios
Written by Jason Starr
Art by Dalibor Talajic
Cover Art by Dani

Jennifer Ryan has the perfect life. A loving family. A high paying job in corporate law. A luxurious apartment in upper Manhattan. Then one day she steps out of her marriage…and finds that her new lover isn’t the one night stand she expected. Stalked and threatened with exposure, Jennifer attempts to unravel the true identity of her tormentor, discovering valuable clues in the trail of destruction left in this mysterious man’s wake.

Release Date: February 10, 2021

PCS NOTES: AWA has done a great job supporting these kind of horror tales. This one has me intrigued.

Orcs #1
Boom! Studios
Written by Christine Larsen
Art by Larsen
Cover Art by Larsen

For fans of The Adventure Zone and Critical Role, meet Bog and his misfit crew of Orcs as they adventure through the Known World courtesy of acclaimed cartoonist Christine Larsen.

After being banished from their Orcish village by King Hrograhgah (it was a simple misunderstanding, involving an acorn-related prank!), Bog and his crew venture out into the world to seek their fortune, and hopefully find their way back home again.

Tag along with Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu and Gurh as they venture through the dreaded Eerieasallhel Forest, face off against Trolls, Gnomes, squirrels and more, and follow in the footsteps of the legendary Orc hero, Drod One-Eye!

Every issue of Orcs! is oversized, featuring more than 30 story pages.

Release Date: February 10, 2021

PCS NOTES: Fun Adventurous Fun!! Looking forward to it.

Radiant Black #1
Image Comics
Written by Kyle Higgins
Art by Marcelo Costa
Cover Art by Michael Cho

For fans of INVINCIBLE and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comes a brand-new ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer KYLE HIGGINS and artist MARCELO COSTA that reinvents superheroes for a new generation!

Nathan Burnett has just turned thirty, and things aren’t great: He’s working (and failing) at two jobs, his credit card debt is piling up, and his only move… is moving back home with his parents. But when Nathan discovers and unlocks the ethereal, cosmic RADIANT, he’s given the power to radically change his fortunes! There’s just one problem: The powers don’t belong to him. And the COSMIC BEINGS who created them want them back… by any means necessary.

Release Date: February 10, 2021

PCS NOTES: This book is already getting high praise. We will bring you a preview review when it gets closer.

Week of February 17th

The Final Witness #1
Valiant Entertainment
Written by Ray Fawkes
Art by Jeremy Haun
Cover Art by Rahzzah

Ray Fawkes and Jeremy Haun ignite a chilling new crime noir mystery.

A superpowered serial killer is terrorizing San Francisco, but they’re no Zodiac — they’re worse.

The detective, the reporter, the new superhero in town… who will be the final witness?

Release Date: February 17, 2021

PCS NOTES: We are big fans of this creative team. 

Hollow Heart #1
Vault Comics
Written by Paul Allor
Art by Paul Tucker
Cover Art by Tucker

EL used to be human. Now he’s a jumble of organs in a bio-suit. EL is also in tremendous pain and has been for a very long time. Hope arrives in the form of Mateo, a mechanice brought in to work on EL’s suit. Mateo sees LK in a way no one ever has. And what’s more: Mateo offers EL an escape.

Hollow Heart reunites Tet creators Paul Allor and Paul Tucker for a queer monster love story about the choices we make between giving our loved one what they want and what we think they need.

Release Date: February 17, 2021

Savage #1
Valiant Entertainment
Written by Max Bemis
Art by Nathan Stockman
Cover Art by Marcus To

From the mad minds of international superstar Max Bemis and powerhouse artist Nathan Stockman comes the craziest action book of 2020.

Teenage heartthrob. Feral social icon. Dinosaur hunter?

Born and raised on an uncharted island full of prehistoric dangers, Kevin Sauvage has a taste of home when a mutant dino threat invades England!

Release Date: February 17, 2021

Shadow Doctor #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by Peter Calloway
Art by Georges Jeanty
Cover Art by Mark Chiarello

Years in the making, this is the true story of writer Peter Calloway’s grandfather, Nathaniel

Calloway, a Black man who graduated from medical school in the early 1930’s. Unable to get work at any Chicago hospitals because he was Black, and unable to secure a loan from a bank to start his own practice because he was Black, he turned to another source of money in Prohibition-era Chicago: the Mafia, run by none other than Al Capone.

As Calloway himself says, “On the one hand, his story represents the promise of America. On the other hand, it shows the worst of it.”

Release Date: February 17, 2021

PCS NOTES: This is one of the most important books on the list. We are excited to see it in print. 

Truth & Justice #1
DC Comics
Written by Geoffrey Thorne
Art by Jordi Tarragona & ChrisCross
Cover Art by ChrisCross

Vixen takes center stage in the debut issue of this new team-up series! Mari McCabe is many things: superhero, model, activist, but can she add godkiller to the list? Vixen teams up with Dr. Mist and Impala of the Global Guardians to face down an ancient deity that’s taken over the body of a scientist investigating powerful magical artifacts. Vixen will need to dig deep and use all the abilities in the animal kingdom to face down this powerful primeval threat!

Release Date: February 16, 2021

PCS NOTES: This month has a bunch of anthology style series an we are definitely interested in this one 

X-Men: Legends #1
Marvel Comics
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Brett Booth
Cover Art by Booth


Break out the yellows and blues, fire up the Danger Room and snap on your pouches as legendary X-writers return to classic eras of the mutant super heroes in ALL-NEW, in-continuity stories set during their fan-favorite runs! Fabian Nicieza kicks off the series with a special saga of CYCLOPS and HAVOK, as the SHI’AR return to Earth in search of the FORSAKEN ONE! But what secret will the Summers brothers uncover, and how will its revelation change what you thought you knew about the X-Men? Get ready for a story decades in the making! And come back each month as we dive deeper to expand the X-MEN mythos! Welcome back, legends: Hope you survive the experience.

Release Date: February 17, 2021

PCS NOTES: This anthology series definitely has our attention.

Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Mike Mignola & Tom Sniegoski
Art by Craig Rousseau
Cover Art by Matt Smith

Stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are confronted by all manner of monsters! But even when the stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy’s heroes, they aren’t as safe as they think they are!

Join Hellboy creator Mike Mignola as he teams with writer Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, and colorist Dave Stewart to bring you a tale of Hellboy’s childhood!

Release Date: Februrary 17, 2021

PCS NOTES: Craig Rousseau is the perfect choice for the artwork in this series. 

Week of February 24th

Boom! Studios
Written by Keanu Reeves & Matt Kindt
Art by Alessandro Vitti
Cover Art by Vitti

Discover the next blockbuster action franchise from the iconic KEANU REEVES in his Must Read comic book writing debut alongside New York Times best-selling co-writer Matt Kindt and acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior’s fight through the ages.

The man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity.

But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else.

In exchange, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence… and how to end it.

Release Date: February 24, 2021

PCS NOTES: This is the most anticipated new comic of the first quarter of 2021. I bet you can guess why.

By the Horns #1
Scout Comics
Written by Markisan Naso
Art by Jason Muhr

Elodie hates unicorns. For nearly a year, she’s dedicated her life to tracking down and killing them all for trampling her husband, Shintaro. Now exiled from her farming village of Wayfarer for selfishly neglecting her duties, Elodie and her half wolf/half deer companion, Sajen, search the continent of Solothus for clues to the whereabouts of unicorns. When they discover a lead in the port city of Lycus, their revenge mission suddenly takes a dangerous turn.

Release Date: February 24, 2021

Nuclear Family #1
AfterShock Comics
Written by Stephanie Phillips
Art by Tony Shasteen
Cover Art by Shasteen

America, 1957. Elvis dominates the airwaves and apple pie is served after every meal. But, with the dark cloud of nuclear holocaust looming, Korean War vet Tim McClean’s major concern is taking care of his family in the atomic age.

When the first bomb does drop on an unexpecting Midwest city, Tim and his family find themselves plunged into a strange new world, where what’s left of the Unites States has gone underground while continuing to wage war on Russia with unthinkable tactics.

Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “Breakfast at Twilight”, NUCLEAR FAMILY is written by Stephanie Phillips and illustrated by Tony Shasteen. It is Cold War era science fiction at its most timely and terrifying.

Release Date: February 24, 2021

PCS NOTES: Stephanie Phillips interpreting P.K. Dick? Yes, Please!

Stray Dogs #1
Image Comics
Written by Tony Fleecs
Art by Trish Forstner
Cover Art by Fleecs

Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs

It’s scary being the new dog.

Sophie can’t remember what happened. She doesn’t know how she ended up in this house. She doesn’t recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened, but she just… can’t…recall… WAIT! Where’s her lady?

A five-issue Don Bluth-style suspense thriller by My Little Pony comic artists TONY FLEECS and TRISH FORSTNER, STRAY DOGS is Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs.

Release Date: February 24, 2021

PCS NOTES: The tag line is certainly intriguing. Looking forward to checking it out.

Two Moons #1
Image Comics
Written by John Arcudi
Art by Valerio Giangiordano
Cover Art by Giangiordano

RUMBLE and B.P.R.D. writer JOHN ARCUDI is back at Image with rising star VALERIO GIANGIORDANO for an all-new ONGOING HORROR SERIES! This issue starts the long journey of a young Pawnee man named Virgil Morris – a.k.a. Two Moons.- fighting for the Union during the Civil War. When he is suddenly confronted with his shamanic roots, he discovers horrors far worse than combat as the ghosts of his past reveal the monstrous evil around him!

Release Date: February 24, 2021

PCS NOTES: This book is calling to me.