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Upcoming furry comics for March 2013 (Previews and Marvel Previews)

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Previews runs a top 100 best selling monthly comics list; they’re obviously a bit behind, as this issue contains November’s. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 was ranked at 15, making it the most bought book not from DC or Marvel. So, way to go bronies!

Aardvark Vanaheim

Cerebus Volume 5: Jaka’s Story
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Dave Sim
Black and white, 486 pages, US $30
“Dave Sim’s Cerebus began as a parody of Conan, but has expanded and grown into much, much more!”

Cerebus Volume 6: Melmoth
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Dave Sim
Black and white, US $20
“Intellectual, entertaining and thought provoking, Cerebus was one of the longest running independent black-and-white comics published!”

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #149
Writing and art by Fred Perry
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Just in time for the annual Explorer’s Society banquet, Chairwoman Gina Diggers is horrified to see that Spellvis, a reformed psionic criminal who’s just finished serving his sentence, is applying to join! The group’s charter rules that he be allowed the chance, but Gina would rather see Spellvis and his misogynistic psi-music back behind bars!”

Ape Entertainment

Kung Fu Panda: Tales of the Dragon Warrior #4
Written by Tom Kelesides, art by Massimo Asaro, Christine Larsen and Marcelo Ferreira
Full color, 24 pages, US $3.99
“After watching Master Shifu use the the essence of a simple flower to create a healing salve, Po decides to distill the very essence of Kung Fu into his very own awesome sacuce, and share his love of martial arts with everyone! But when Po’s new concoction falls into the wrong hands, it could have dire consequences for the suddenly not-so-peaceful Valley of Peace! Also in this issue: Po’s father, Mr. Ping, takes center stage in his very own back-up story!”

Archie Comic Publications

Mega Man #24
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Matt Herms and Patrick Spaz Spaziante
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“Worlds Collide, part one. The crossover event of 2013 starts here! The Mega Man/Sonic the Hedgehog epic kicks off with a bang as the Blue Blur and the Blue Bomber meet for the first time! And considering how hard they’re fighting each other, it might be the last! Why are the heroes trying to take each other down? Drs. Eggman and Wily know, and they’re loving every minute of it! You cannot miss this historic first meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the entire world! Get in on the ground floor with all-new cover art by the legendary Patrick Spaz Spaziante, and choose your favorite hero with the Team Sonic and Team Mega Man variant covers.”

Sonic the Hedgehog #247
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Terry Austin and Matt Herms
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“At All Costs, part 1. On the eve of the history-making Worlds Collide crossover event, Sonic’s Team Fighters have reached the frigid north! The plan: Finally rescue Mecha Sally. But will Silver’s arrival help or hinder their efforts? Meanwhile, Operation: Deadly Cuddles goes into full effect, menacing Team Freedom! It’s the lst stop of the road to the Sonic/Mega Man crossover event – with an explosive ending that will rock Sonic’s world!”

Sonic Universe #50
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash, Patrick Spaz Spaziante and Matt Herms
Full color, 48 pages, US $3.99
“Forged in Fire. Celebrate 50 issues of Sonic Universe and 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog comics with this double-sized anniversary spectacular! Metal Sonic has been one of Dr. Eggman’s deadliest creations. But what happens when the fastest robot around has to track down itself? It’s a clash of metallic titans as Metal Sonic is sent to take down his original model – now known as the Secret Freedom Fighter Shard! All this plus a special bonus presentation of the very first race between Sonic and Metal Sonic! Featuring a brand-new, bone-chilling cover from Sonic artist supreme Patrick Spaz Sapaziante, and special foil cover enhancements available exclusively for comic shops!”

Knuckles the Echidna Archives Volume 4
Trade Paperback
Art by Patrick Spaz Spaziante
Full color, 160 pages, US $9.99
“Knuckles, Sonic’s original friendly nemesis and the lost guardian of the Floating Island, unlocks the secrets of the mysterious Brotherhood as he continues on his quest to uncover the truth of his past! Featuring the debut of a royal family member long thought dead, and tying directly into the top-selling Sonic Select series, Knuckles Archives 4 is full of the action, intrigue and adventure that Sonic and Knuckles have come to expect from the Archives series.”

Avatar Press

Ferals #13
Written by David Lapham, art by Gabriel Andrade
Full color, 32 pages, rated MR, US $3.99
“A startling new arc begins here! Officer Dale Chesnutt is long gone … what remains is a feral man bent on finding and killing the man who took his woman. The government has moved in and is working to eliminate the Feral threat … but the ancient clan won’t go down without a bloody war.”

Big Dog Ink

The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #6
Written by Eric M. Esquivel, art by Carlos Reno and Nei Ruffino
Full color, 28 pages, US $3.50
“Jack Pumpkinhead gives us a bit of Oz’s history … as well as his own.”

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time #14
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Final issue of the arc! Finn and Jake are trapped inside a digital world … who can rescue the heroes? Find out in the latest installment of the best comic of 2012! An all ages sensation!”
crossie’s note: Worth noting that #10 was the only other all ages comic book to break the top 100 at 94.

Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #3 (of 6)
Writing and art by Natasha Allegri
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Adventure Time’s Fionna and Cake’s totally math adventure continues in this fan-favorite series! Don’t miss this popular mini-series, written and drawn by Fionna nd Cake creator and Adventure Time storyboard artist Natasha Allegri! The hottest series of 2013!”

Fairy Quest #2 (of 2)
Written by Paul Jenkins, art by Humberto Ramos
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The world of Fablewood, where all the stoires that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! The thrilling adventure of Red Riding Hood and her Wolf continues as they try to escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World, all the while staying one step ahead of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police!”

Garfield #11
Written by Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel, art by Andy Hirsch and Fred Hembeck
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Yes, fans, we are returning to Planet Dorkon for another Pet Force adventure! This time, they’re joined by one of the most far-out artists in the entire galaxy: Fred Hembeck! Don’t miss out on the rare variant cover as Hembeck visits Planet Dorkon!”

Ice Age: The Hidden Treasure
Written by Caleb Monroe
Full color, 24 pages, US $3.99
“When Crash and Eddie hear about a haunted treasure in a place called Bone Valley, they can’t get the idea out of their heads! After convincing Peaches and Sid to join them on their journey, they set off to become treasure hunters … but what surprise awaits them where X marks the spot? A brand-new story featuring popular characters from the summer smash hit Ice Age: Continental Drift!”

Peanuts #7
Writing and art by Charles M. Schulz and Vicki Scott
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Rock and Bowl! The Peanuts gang is headed to the bowling alley, and no one wants to win that coveted tournament trophy like Charlie Brown! If you’re looking for laughs, this issue is a full strike!”

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #7
Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Damian Couceiro
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Deep in the caves near the Forbidden Zone, Milo, Vitus and Cornelius find themselves cut off from the rest of their party, and face the grim task of fending for themselves with no help or hope of rescue!”

Garfield Vol. 2
Trade Paperback
Written by Mark Evanier, art by Gary Barker, Dan Davis and Mike DeCarlo
Full color, 112 pages, US $13.99
“Writer Mark Evenier (Garfield and Friends) and long time Garfield strip artist Gary Barker introduce Garfield and his gang to many new friends, including a mouse that wants to be a cat (and sometimes a dog), a mummy and Pet Force! Yes, we’re going to Planet Dorkon to hang out with the galaxy’s greatest superheroes! Get ready for a whole new round of fun for the entire family!”

Adventure Time Mathematical Edition Vol. 1
Hardcover
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Full color, 144 pages, US $34.99
“The all-ages hit of the year is now available in a deluxe, hardcover and totally mathematical edition! The adventures of Jake the dog and Finn the human in the Land of Ooo are available for the first time in this gorgeous over-sized presentation. The Lich, a super-lame, super-scary skeleton dude, has returned to the Land of Ooo, and he’s bent on total destruction! Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case … but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet? Featuring fan-favorite characters Marceline the Vampire Queen, Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess and the Ice King. This inaugural hardcover edition is a must-have!”

Cartoon Books

Bone Color One Volume 20th-Anniversary Slipcased Edition
Hardcover
Written by Jeff Smith, art by Jeff Smith and Steve Hamaker
Full color, 1344 pages, US $150
“After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. It will be the longest – but funniest – year of their lives. This special 20th Anniversary hardcover edition of the “One-Volume” collection of Jeff Smith’s entire Bone series is presented in full-color and includes an illustrated slipcase.”
crossie’s note: If you’re a comic fan who hasn’t read Bone yet, shame on you.

Dark Horse

Emily and the Strangers #3 (of 3)
Written by Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner, art by Emily Ivie and Buzz Parker
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99, on sale Mar. 27
“After winning the magical guitar and gathering other musicians, Emily should have everything she needs to start a contest-winning band. The sound is promising, and Emily’s got the perfect song to perform, but there are still a few more lessons about harmony to learn – and some freaky elements to add to the mix. Time to have a séance and evoke the spirit of the a long-lost musical genius to ask for help! Join Emily and her new friends on a journey to the true heart of rock ‘n’ roll!”
crossie’s note: The variant cover by Cynthia von Buehler highlights the talking cats who are not mentioned in the solicit.

DC

Animal Man #18
Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Steve Pugh and Jae Lee
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Mar. 6
“Rotworld epilogue! The horrible tragedy of Rotworld weighs heavily on the Baker family. Nothing will be the same for Animal Man after this issue!”

Dial H #10
Written by China Mieville, art by Alberto Ponticelli, Dan Green and Brian Bollard
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Mar. 6
“This issue marks a turning point in Roxy and Nelson’s quest for knowledge and delves into the mysteries of the H Dials. The information contained in the issue will expand your knowledge of the known universe!”
crossie’s note: Fairly furry cover, so I’m throwing it in.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #31
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Robert Pope and Scott McRae
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Mar. 6
“Scooby and friends hit the slopes in pursuit of a ghost haunting a ski resort! But when a five-way collision leaves the entire gang wearing casts, the suddenly immobile Mystery Inc. is forced to solve the case by unconventional means!”

Superman Family Adventures #11
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art by Art Baltazar
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Mar. 27
“Ma Kent finally meets Lois Lane! What startling questions might they have for one another? Is trouble brewing in the big city? Time to take the Super-Pets for walkies in Metropolis!”

Threshold #3
Written by Keith Giffen, art by Tom Raney, Scott Kolins and Howard Porter
Full color, 40 pages, US $3.99, rated T, on sale Mar. 13
“Former Green Lantern Jediah Caul leads an assault on the powers behind the game … a very ill-advised assault. Introducing Captain K’Rot! In the backup feature, the hunt for Larfleeze’s stuff turns up evidence that the theft was an inside job!”
crossie’s note: A stupidly dark-and-edgy-with-a-capital-3 reboot of the hilarious and likable Captain Carrot [ed.: No, not that one] that is an obvious ripoff of Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon at the same time? I hate it already.

Digital Manga

Unico
Trade paperback
Writing and art by Osamu Tezuka
Full color, 410 pages, US $34.95, all ages, on sale Mar. 27
“Unico is a little unicorn with the power to bring happiness to those who love him. But when the goddess of beauty, Venus, sees the good fortune he brings to mortals, she orders him flung across the world! On his journey, Unico meets new companions human, animal and otherwise – and learns what a true friend really is.”
crossie’s note: Huh, a unicorn who has magical friendship powers? Wonder why they pulled this one out of the archives … That being said, it’s Osamu Tezuka and adorable.

Disney Comics

Monsters, Inc: The Perfect Date #1
Written by Alessandro Ferrari, art by Anna Merli, Andrea Greppi, Paolo Campinoti, Michela Frare, Paco Desiato, Marco Ghiglione and Massimo Rocca
32 pages, US $2.99, all ages
“An all-new Monsters, Inc. tale! Mike forgets a special date he promised his girlfriend, Celia, and she’s furious with him. Can Mike get his relationship off the rocks with a little help from his pal Sulley?”

IDW

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #5
Written by Katie Cook, art by Amy Mebberson and Stephanie Buscema
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Attention, everypony! Get ready for another unforgettable adventure in the land of Equestria. Twilight Sparkle and the gang are confronted with a perilous new danger in the form of a long-unseen enemy! See how the Magic of Friendship prevails in the start of a brand new story arc!”

My Little Pony Micro-Series: #2 (of 6) Rainbow Dash
Written by Ryan Lindsay, art by Toony Fleecs and Amy Mebberson
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The next in a series of spotlights focusing on everyone’s favorite ponies! Rainbow Dash takes her job patrolling the skies very seriously, but she may have met her match when a group of mischievous cloud gremlins threaten to block out the sun! Rainbow Dash will have her hooves full when it comes to these pint-sized menaces!”
crossie’s note: I still say this sounds like pony Gremlins.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #20
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Ben Bates and Kevin Eastman
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The Turtles bring the battle to Krang, and it’s up to Fugitoid’s secret weapon to turn the tide of the Neutrino battle! The devastating conclusion to Krang War is here!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Micro-Series: Donatello
Writing and art by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Full color, 38 pages, US $3.99
“A solo story following Donatello on an adventure to remember! Donatello meets a reclusive artist by the name of Kirby in his building’s basement apartment. No ordinary artist, Kirby has a magic pencil that makes his drawings come to life! Before they know it, Donatello and Kirby are in over their heads and stuck in a dangerous dimension of Kirby’s creating!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #4 (of 4)
Written by Mateus Santolouco and Eric Burnham, art by Mateus Santolouco
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“In feudal Japan, Oroku Saki decimates his opponents and cements his control over the Foot Clan … control that will last for centuries! Meanwhile, in the present day, the TMNT and the Foot Clan enter into a pitched battle for the History of the Foot Clan’s sacred text. Secrets and betrayal are the order of the day for this final chapter of a landmark mini-series!”

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Written by John Barber, art by Dheeraj Verma
Full color, 48 pages, US $7.99
“Rise of the Dinobots! Searching for a missing teammate, Grimlock leads his team deep into Shockwave’s citadel – and they’ll pay for their trespass with their lives! It’s the origin of the Dinobots as you’ve never seen it before!”

True Blood #11
Written by Michael McMillian, art by Michael Gaydos
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, faeries, werewolves and other supernatural creatures continues! With creative collaboration from True Blood creator/writer/producer Alan Ball, actor/writer Michael McMillian begins a climactic arc that threatens to rip up Bon Temps at its roots!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 4
Trade Paperback
Written by Dean Clarrain and Ryan Brown, art by Ken Mitchroney, Donald Simpson and Jim Lawson
Full color, 124 pages, US $19.99
“The all-ages Turtles action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Enjoy classic Turtles like The Final Conflict, Leave Heaven Alone, The Howling of Distant Shadows and Dredging the Ocean Blue.”
crossie’s note: Awfully pretentious story titles for an all-ages TMNT collection.

The Wizard’s Tale
Trade Paperback
Written by Kurt Busiek, art by David T. Wenzel
Full color, 144 pages, US $19.99
“Welcome to the Land of Ever-Night. Bafflerog Rumplewhisker is an evil wizard, from a long line of evil wizards. It’s his job to maintain the darkness spells that keep his corner of Ever-Night as dark and Gloomy as the rest of it, and to find the long-lost Book of Worse, which holds magical spells that can crush the forces of goodness and light forever. There’s only one problem – his heart’s just not in it. Master storytellers Kurt Busiek and David T. Wenzel invite you to join Bafflerog and his companions – Gumpwort, an enchanted toad who was once a wizard himself, and Muddle, the third son of a woodcutter who’s convinced he’ll one day be king – as they make a journey that may mean the end of everything. Or maybe … it could mean something else.”

Image Comics

Hack/Slash #25
Written by Tim Seeley, art by Elena Casagrande and Dominic Marco
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.50, rated M, on sale Mar. 27
“Final, conclusion. Cassie battles Samhain to the death. Q: Who will survive and what will be left of them? A: Not everyone, and very small bits. The blood spattered, panty-flashing saga of Hack/Slash comes to an end in this epic issue!”
crossie’s note: Well, there goes the Blood and Nuts (Killer cartoon chipmunk! Vlad’s favorite cartoon chipmunk!) arc from the Trailers one-shot ever happening.

Super Dinosaur
Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Jason Howard and Cliff Rathburn
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Mar. 27
“Who or what is Tyrannosaurus X – and how can Derek Dynamo and Super Dinosaur ever hope to defeat him?! Eek!”

Guarding the Globe, Vol. 2
Trade Paperback
Written by Phil Hester, art by Todd Nauck and John Rauch
Full color, 144 pages, US $16.99, rated T+, on sale Mar. 20
“The Guardians of the Globe are back in an all-new, all-exciting series! Your favorite heroes – Brit, Invincible, Best Tiger, Robot, Yeti, Kaboomerang and more – face new challenges of epic proportions. Catch up just in time for the debut of an all new Invincible Universe series!”

The Mice Templar, Vol. 3
Trade Paperback
Written Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming, art by Michel Avon Oeming and Victor Santos
Full color, 336 pages, US $17.99, on sale Mar. 6
“A Midwinter Night’s Dream. Karic was the prophesied Chosen One, yet now all the Dark Lands will suffer for his audacious actions against King Icarus and the snake god of the druids. Winter has come to the Shadow Time. The Druid High Priest claims the vacant throne and unleashes a wave of tyranny. Civil war looms between rats and weasels. The legend of Karic Lives sparks open rebellion. While the hero Karic lies in a feverish coma, unable to wake: yet his dreams are portal to the Outer Darkness, where the accursed evil of Donas the Nathair lays claim to Karic’s very soul.”

Marvel

Avengers Assemble #13
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick, art by Pete Woods and Nic Klein
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Time to pay the piper … or the psychopathic lizard girl. Black Widow and Hawkeye stand in judgment for the sins of their pasts. Spider-Woman caught in the middle. Natasha don’t drink that, it’s-! … Uh-oh.”

Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Steve McNiven
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! No one!! Why has Earth become the most important planet in the Galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out!! Join the brightest stars in the Marvel universe: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and – wait for it – Iron Man as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Mavel NOW! These galactic Avengers are going to discover secrets that will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here!”

Nova #2
Written by Jeph Loeb, art by Ed McGuinness
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
“A boy, a helmet and an intergalactic legacy! Sam Alexander isn’t just any 15-year old, he’s just been recruited to the Nova Corps: the Universe’s police force. What do you get when you pair a raccoon, a green alien lady and a scared teenager? An amazingly awesome origin tale!”

Road to Oz #6
Written by Eric Shanower, art by Skottie Young
32 pages, US $3.99, all ages
“Time to party! When the celebration is for Ozma of Oz, you know it will be the most extravagant bash in all of fantasy literature. Lots of food, lots of magic and a guest list that includes Santa Claus! Plus: the best way to go home? Magic bubbles of course!”

Scarlet Spider #15
Written by Christopher Yost, art by Khoi Pham and Kalman Andrasofzky
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“In the Midst of Wolves part two of three. Retribution. Lines will be crossed as the most savage fight this book has ever seen concludes. We kid you not: Scarlet Spider will never be the same after this issue.”

X-Factor #253
Written by Peter David, art by Leonard Kirk and David Yardin
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“Hell on Earth War continues! The story years in the making continues here as X-Factor struggles to stop the Lords of Hell from tearing the Earth apart in their battle for dominance! Wolfsbane fights for the life of her son, Tier. His birth signaled the start of this war … and now she needs to keep him from falling into the clutches of those who would kill him to end it! And as X-Factor is caught in the crossfire, a member of the team falls into Hell’s clutches …”

Seven Seas Entertainment LLC

Kanokon Volumes 1-2 Collected Omnibus Edition
Trade Paperback
Written by Katsumi Nishino, art by Rin Yamaki
Black and white, 352 pages, US $18.99
“Innocent country boy Oyamada Kaouta transfers to a big city high school in his freshman year, and from day one, his life enters a world of crazy. First, a beautiful second-year student named Chizuru professes her love to him, then reveals that she is in fact a fox spirit. Frisky and flirty, she suggestively teases naïve Kouta in front of his classmates, embarrassing him to no end. If that wasn’t enough, a gorgeous wolf spirit named Nozomu suddenly transfers to Kouta’s class and decides she wants the hapless country boy for herself. As fox girl and wolf girl vie for his heart, does Kouta have any say in this?”

United Plankton Pictures

SpongeBob Comics #18
Written by David Lewman, art by Gregg Schigiel
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“The latest addition to Mrs. Puff’s boating school is the Flying Dutchman, and SpongeBob is terrified! Will Mrs. Puff finally be rid of her worst student? Find out in Driving Dutchman. And in New Guy, Patrick and SpongeBob make a friend who’s a lot of fun, even if he doesn’t move or talk at all! But what is his stunning secret? You’ll know way before they do. Plus, underground comics legend Gary Hallgren (Air Pirates) designs cool new hot rods for the SpongeBob cast, Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho, Aquaman) draws the adventures of comic-collecting pirates and Aaron Renier (Walker Bean, Adventure Time) provides a blazing back cover pin-up!”

Vertigo

Fables #127
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, Mature Readers, on sale Mar. 20
“In part 3 of Snow White, the newly established Fabletown in the former Castle Dark continues to yield dark secrets. Ruthless Prince Brandish locks one of Fables’ beloved princesses in a tower with no way out. And in Haven, Beast cooks up a scheme involving Geppetto and the Blue Fairy while Flycatcher enjoys a nice, relaxing bath – only to find more than a rubber duckie with him in the tub.”

Fairest #13
Written by Lauren Beukes, art by Inaki Miranda and Adam Hughes
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, Mature Readers, on sale Mar. 6
“In the conclusion of The Hidden Kingdom, will Rapunzel discover what happened to her long-lost children – or will the Japanese Fables have their final, bloody revenge? Lies, secrets and betrayals fold into each other like origami in the finale to Lauren Beukes’ and Inaki Miranda’s acclaimed story arc!”

Yen Press

Soul Eater Volume 13
Trade Paperback
Writing and art by Atsushi Ohkubo
“As Maka and a team of DWMA students slip into Baba Yaga Castle in the guise of Arachonophobian guards, Black Star opts for his usual style of entrance: loud and without a trace of subtlety. But although Black Star doesn’t seem to have changed much on the outside, inwardly he has at last found the way to harness the true power of the Uncanny Sword. And that means he’s ready to test his blade in a round three rematch against swordsman Mifune. Will Black Star’s transformation be enough? Or will he once again find himself at the mercy of the great samurai?”

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I wonder how many bronies bought twenty copies to collect all the variant covers . . .

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If my experience was any indication, they weren't buying the subscription variant (which was rather ugly). I ordered three copies(one for myself and two for Christmas presents for my nieces); I didn't care about the cover and have never been a cover collector (though I was secretly hoping for the B cover which featured Applejack), and my comic shop knows this. They gave me three Subscription variants; technically, one was mine, since I'm a subscriber, but this suggests to me a lot of early subscribers were switching out their exclusive (and theoretically more collectible) but ugly variant for I'm guessing there favorite pony cover.

So, yeah, I think a lot of bronies were picking up multiple copies, but not all 19 (I only counted 19) covers. Probably all six regular, at least. Also, I wonder if Diamond would even be able to track the retailer variants. That being said, the Mane 6 A-G interlocking covers reminded me a lot of the six interlocking covers of X-Men #1; you know, the number one selling comic of all time.

So, yeah, the multiple covers were a factor and the real test will be to see how #2 does.

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