Trade Waiting: Week of February 12, 2014

We are a mere 48 hours away from new comic books, and a whole fresh crop of collections as well! If your bookshelf is in need of a trade or hardcover infusion, look no further than the top five releases of February 12, 2014:

Written by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Art by Francis Manapul, various
Published by DC Comics
Price: $24.99

When Grodd and his gorilla army descend on Central City, The Flash will have to contend with a threat unlike any he’s faced before: murderous, ruthless and without principle. With mammoth strength and mind-control powers, Grodd will not stop until he conquers the city with its heroes blood on his hands. Knowing he cannot defeat this new foe alone, The Flash will need the help of his former enemies, the Rogues, if he wants to keep himself and Central City alive. This new hardcover collects THE FLASH #13-19.

Why to watch for it: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato have one of the most visually impressive books on the market and volume 3 is no different. Grodd. The Flash. The Rogues. Winning.

Written by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes
Art by Renato Guedes, Fabiano Neves
Published by DC Comics
Price: $14.99

This first CONSTANTINE collection includes issues #1-6 of The New 52 series, including a quest to find the last piece of a powerful mystic artifact and Constantine’s run-in with the power of Shazam!

Why to watch for it: Constantine comes to the DC Universe by the hands of Lemire, Fawkes & Guedes! JLD fans will be right at home with this take on the scoundrel of the DCU!


Writtten by Ed Brubaker
Art by Sean Phillips
Published by Image Comics
Price: $14.99

Sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and ritual killers all collide in the strangest and most exciting volume of FATALE yet. A strange woman with no memory stumbles into the lives of a struggling grunge band in mid-’90s Seattle… Is she their muse? Will she save them from “one-hit wonder” status? Or will she be something much worse, especially since there’s a psycho killer on her trail?

The newest volume of the New York Times Best-Selling series!

Collects FATALE #15-19

Why to watch for it: Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips keep getting wilder with this series, one of the most successful in creator-owned comics! One of the top teams in the history of comics, working in their own world!

Written by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy
Art by Simon Roy, various
Published by Image Comics
Price: $14.99

The Earth Empire is now rebuilt and gaining a stronger grasp on Earthspace. Facing an even more menacing new threat, Old Man Prophet and his team look for the help of an old ally.

Collects PROPHET #32 & 34-38

Why to watch for it: Science fiction in it’s purest form, breaking new ground in the comic medium! Brandon Graham makes comics like no other, and Prophet is completely unique.


Written by Dan Slott
Art by Various
Published by Marvel Comics
Price: $34.99

Everyone’s favorite Jade Giantess, She-Hulk, has returned for tons of fun – both on and off the field of battle! As a superhuman lawyer, She-Hulk has tried some of the strangest cases on Earth. But now, Shulkie is heading into deep space to practice Universal Law! And upon her return, the emerald enchantress matches muscles with Hercules – but it’s going to take brains, not brawn, to get the Prince of Power out of some Herculean legal problems. Plus: No one hates She-Hulk more than Titania! What makes her one of the deadliest threats in the universe? And how is Hawkeye’s fate tied to She-Hulk’s latest case? Dan Slott’s fan-favorite run is collected in two massive volumes, so join She-Hulk as she deals with the bizarre legal problems of the Marvel Universe! Collecting SHE-HULK (2004) #1-12 and SHE-HULK (2005) #1-5.

Why to watch for it: Charles Soule’s She-Hulk is set to hit stores and if you’re looking for more, get your fix here! Slott’s acclaimed run is right here for you!


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