Anthony’s independent comics picks for February 2018

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Here’s a look at what non-DC/Marvel comics are coming out for February 2018.

Archie

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Marvel Comics Digest #5, on sale Feb. 14, $7
  • Mighty Crusaders #3, on sale Feb. 14, $4
  • Cosmo #2, on sale Feb. 7, $4

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • The Backstagers 2018 Valentine’s Day Special (one-shot) (no price listed in solicitation)
  • Goldie Vance, vol. 4 TPB, on sale Apr. 2018, $15
  • Lumberjanes #47, $4

IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #3, $4
  • Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #4, $4
  • Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #5 (of 5), $4

Image

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Bingo Love OGN, on sale Feb. 14, $10

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This month’s new Marvel Comics Digest features the Avengers and Black Panther. It’s out in time for the Black Panther movie in theaters in February.

“Atomic Robo” wraps up the end of its latest miniseries run this month.

LGBT-friendly material

The Backstagers 2018 Valentine's Day Special
Art by Rian Sygh.

Out in time for Valentine’s Day is a “Backstagers” special comic. The series is about the stagehand staff at an all-boys’ high school’s drama club, and the strange supernatural events going on backstage. A few of the characters also enter into a relationship with each other.

“Goldie Vance” releases a fourth volume in April. The series focuses on the Nancy Drew-esque adventures of a teenage amateur sleuth in a more idealized version of early 1960s Florida. The plot of this volume centers around a music festival in town.

Also available on Valentine’s Day is “Bingo Love,” a graphic novel by writer Tee Franklin and artist Jenn St-Ogne. The graphic novel is about two African-American women who fell in love as teens in the early 1960s, and reunite decades later.

“Bingo Love” has a website, as well as a successful Kickstarter campaign that was promoted on Twitter. St-Ogne was also the main artist for “Jem and the Holograms” spin-off comic “The Misfits.”

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