Top 5 Comics Pull List for April 2016 :: (Feb. 2016 Previews)

Top 5 Comics Pull List – February 2016 Previews – in shops April 2016

5. Hellboy in Mexico TP by Mike Mignola & Richard Corben, Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba  – Dark Horse

Some of the Hellboy in Mexico one-shots are hard to find, so this is another welcome collection from Dark Horse.  These comics, illustrated by Richard Corben, are some of my favorite Hellboy stories.  It will be nice to have them all together in one book!

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4. Moon Knight #1 by Jeff Lemire & Greg Smallwood – Marvel

I love that Moon Knight straitjacket cover by artist Greg Smallwood and his interior pages look really nice!  Lemire has come up with an interesting starting point for this new series; exploring Marc Spector’s sanity and throwing everything into question.

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3. The Fix #1 by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber – Image

“The Superior Foes of Spider-Man” team is back with an all new original series.  From reading the brief preview, it looks like a fast-paced, humorous caper about old-school criminals trying to operate in a modern and very digital world.  Looks like fun!

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2. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus HC by Chester Brown – Drawn & Quarterly

A follow-up, in spirit, to his critically acclaimed Paying For It, this new offering from Chester Brown explores prostitution in the stories from the Bible.  How can I resist such a treat?  And how long do we have to wait before Kirk Cameron attempts to bring this to the big screen??

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1. Heavy Metal #280 edited by Grant Morrison

I’m really curious to see what Grant Morrison has up his sleeve for this.  I don’t see any specific information out there about what the contents will be(other than his desire to recruit names like Neil Gaiman, Frazer Irving, and Richard Corben) and it was originally supposed to be issue #279, but I’m giving this the #1 slot just based off of the anticipation of it.  I hope it lives up to all of the hype!

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Honorable Mentions:

Mad Balls #1 by Brad McGinty & Brian Smith – Lion Forge:  Just because I have fond memories of these little guys from the ’80s!

Prophet: Earth War #4 by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Grim Wilkins & Giannis Milonogiannis – Image:   Final chapter of Brandon Graham’s epic Prophet run, but will this really be the last?

Aliens 30th anniversary: The Original Comics Series HC by Mark Verheiden & Mark A. Nelson:  An 80’s classic gets a nice new special edition hardcover.  This can help us get ready for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant!

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