Anthony’s comics picks for February 2020

Here’s my look at what comics of interest are coming out for February 2020.

Marvel

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 12 TPB, on sale Feb. 26, $16

Archie

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Archie Meets the B-52s #1 (one-shot), $4

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Lumberjanes #71, $4
  • Lumberjanes: Campfire Songs SC, on sale Apr. 2020, $4

IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Marvel Action: Black Panther: Rise Together TPB, on sale Apr. 2020, $10

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Archie Meets the B-52s cover
“Archie Meets the B-52s” #1. Art by Dan Parent.

DC’s releasing another young adult graphic novel. This month, it’s a Dick Grayson story, set during his days with the Flying Graysons. The main DCU seems to be embroiled in a storyline about Superman revealing his secret identity, which I assume will eventually be undone via time-travel/a global memory wipe/some clever Silver Age-style trick on Superman’s part/Yet Another Continuity Reboot.

Marvel’s releasing the final trade paperback for “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.” They’re also leaning heavily into the X-Men and Fantastic Four this month, including a crossover featuring the two. The plot sees Cyclops invite Reed and Sue’s son Franklin (who’s a mutant) to live in the new all-mutant country of Krakoa.

Archie’s publishing a one-shot where the Archies meet yet another classic music group, this time the B-52s. They’ve previously met KISS, the Ramones, and the Monkees.

That “Lumberjanes” special sounds rather low a price, given it’s reprinting a few previous stories. Perhaps it’s a typo in the solicitations?

IDW’s releasing a graphic novel adaption of the Mueller Report, meant to make it much easier to understand.

A “For Better or For Worse” hardcover volume’s out in February, collecting the early 90s storyline where Michael’s friend Lawrence came out as gay. Lawrence is one of the first gay characters I can recall seeing in any type of cartoon period, plus one of the first I saw who wasn’t a stereotype or closeted.

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