February is traditionally the coldest month of the year, so it might behoove us all to start planning now for how to ward off a few chills. Personally, I'm going to try looking longingly at the cover for Astro City #43, letting my mind drift off to warm sunlight, sandy beaches, and... well,  and an old man with a manta ray costume sitting on top of a palm tree. Warmth and weirdness aren't mutually exclusive, I suppose.

Either way, I invite you to follow my lead with an advance look at some of the covers and accompanying solicitations for comics coming from DC's Vertigo imprint in February 2017. Check out Astro City, The Lost BoysLucifer, and more!

 

 

ASTRO CITY #43
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by MATTHEW CLARK
Cover by ALEX ROSS

They call him Mister Manta, the Scourge of the Seven Seas. At least, they called him that a long time ago. Nobody’s called him anything for years, but that’s about to change. What happens when a long-forgotten villain makes his dramatic return? Can he find his place in the world, or has it moved on without him? Featuring guest artist Matthew Clark (Wonder Woman, Doom Patrol).
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

 

CLEAN ROOM #16
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by JENNY FRISON

A new power player in Washington comes to the Mueller organization for guidance, but journalist Chloe suspects the man holds a secret so grotesque that even Astrid won’t touch him. Politics, passion and pain collide in “The Fetish.”
On sale FEBRUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #6
Written by DAVE JUSTUS and MATTHEW STURGES
Art by STEVE ROLSTON
Cover by TULA LOTAY

Experience the dawn of the Everaftering through the eyes of the legendary magician, The Amazing Szymon! At a crisis point in his tired career, the Amazing Szymon is on the verge of throwing it all away when his tricks of the trade are suddenly revitalized by real and inexplicable magic. After Feathertop intervenes with a promise to guide this new Fable in exchange for his service with the Shadow Players, Szymon’s mission to rescue a Mundy pop star from a distant goblin realm reveals sinister underpinnings.
On sale FEBRUARY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

FROSTBITE #6
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

The sense-shattering conclusion of the hit miniseries arrives with a bang! Keaton has been cast out of the convoy, but Vic’s new allies are not to be trusted. If Keaton can take them out of the picture and get Vic to Alcatraz, can she even redeem herself?
On sale FEBRUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

THE LOST BOYS #5
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover by TONY HARRIS

The Blood Belles reveal their true reason for coming to Santa Carla: unleashing a vampire threat unlike anything the world has ever seen. If you thought lost boys were bad, wait until these girls get their way.

 

 

LUCIFER #15

Written by RICHARD KADREY
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Writer Richard Kadrey continues to chart Lucifer’s course! No one does evil like the Devil, of course, but corrupt real estate moguls come close—and this one has some debts to settle with a demon. When their paths cross, it’ll mean big business and blood in the streets.
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

UNFOLLOW #16
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by MIKE DOWLING
Cover by MATT TAYLOR

The hunted become hunters as the last survivors of the 140 List prepare to meet their maker in the heart of the Amazon. Dave, Deacon, Courtney and RaVan have spanned the globe in pursuit of survival, but all roads lead here—and Larry Ferrell is ready for the final showdown! And what will become of Rubinstein’s mask when it returns home?
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS