Dave Chisholm’s Canopus and Chris Hamer’s Adventures Of Byron Launch in Scout Comics’ February 2020 Solicitations

Here’s a look at Scout Comics’ line-up for February 2020 and it begins with a couple of prominent launches…

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ADVENTURES OF BYRON #1
Written and Illustrated by Chris Hamer
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: February 19, 2020
A special one-shot of everyone’s introducing everyone’s new favorite monsters. What happens when ordinary monsters, find themselves in life’s, awkward situations? They call their friends for help. The ADVENTURES OF BYRON is an all-ages story about just that, friends helping friends even if the odds are stacked against them. Join Byron, Oswald and Paxton, three monsters with different personalities who all rely on each other no matter what hair-brained idea each may have, in their adventures of surviving boredom, creativity and well, many other things.

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CANOPUS #1
Written and Illustrated by Dave Chisholm
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: February 12, 2020
Helen wakes up marooned on a lifeless alien planet 300 light years from Earth with no memories beyond a hazy sense of extinction-level urgency to return to Earth. Joined by Arther, her strange robot companion, she explores the planet to find materials necessary to repair her ship. However, circumstances are not as straightforward as they seem. Along the way, Helen’s most painful memories return as monstrous manifestations hell-bent on her destruction. CANOPUS is Castaway meets Annihilation, with a healthy dose of P.K. Dick.

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CATEGORY ZERO Trade Paperback
Written by Adem Kiamil and Illustrated by Tom Lima
Full Color, 120 pages, $15.99
On Sale Date: February 26, 2020
Collecting all five issues of CATEGORY ZERO. Earth’s entire population has become infected with an airborne virus, but only one percent have the specific gene required to activate it and they become to be known as the One Percenters. These individuals begin to develop unusual abilities due to the rare gene. In most cases these abilities are harmless, but in a few isolated cases they become extremely dangerous. Because of this threat, all One Percenters are forced into isolated facilities run by a company called Sanaxus to undergo further testing. Under the guise of being a research company searching for a cure, Sanaxus carries out barbaric tests on One Percenters with their own secret agenda in mind. That is until a cataclysmic event at a minimum security camp involving One Percenter, Lenard Higgs, a former college professor, triggers the start of a war between government-backed Sanaxus and the One Percenters.

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LAST STOP Trade Paperback
Written by Trey Walker and Illustrated by Hoyt Silva
Full Color, 176 pages, $19.99
On Sale Date: February 26, 2020
Special NONSTOP! Imprint trade paperback where Scout releases a World Premiere issue followed by the entire story in a collected volume at a special reduced price! Seven issues worth of art and story for the price of five! Time is ticking for the World’s last superhero. Disillusioned, Lincoln Adams (AKA Unstoppable) must make peace with the changing world around him—can there truly be a place for him in a world without Supers? After learning of his terminal disease, Lincoln sees an easy way out; however, the re-emergence of an old Arch-Nemesis, and a new shadowy masked figure, turn Lincoln’s plans of an easy passing on their head. Can Lincoln stop this new threat before the disease stops him?

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MIDNIGHT SKY #5
Written by James Pruett and Illustrated by Scott Van Domelen
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
UPC: 85999000277400511 – Cover A
UPC: 85999000277400521 – Cover B
On Sale Date: February 26, 2020
After their harrowing experience in the amusement parks of Orlando, Jennifer, Alejandro and Elita begin the treacherous journey to the Changeling stronghold of Cape Canaveral, where Jennifer has discovered may be a portal to the Changeling’s dying world hoping to finally bring back her biological son. But to do this would require sacrificing Alejandro. Is she willing to bear the cost? Meanwhile, resentment continues to build between Elita and her mother when Elita discovers that by killing changelings she is condemning the humans whose forms they have taken to forever be banished to the Changeling’s dying home world, never to return. And if things weren’t treacherous enough, something monstrous is slithering in their path in the swampland. MIDNIGHT SKY is Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets They Live. Featuring two covers by series artist Scott Van Domelen, including a special The Thing homage.

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STABBITY BUNNY #10
Written by Richard Rivera and Illustrated by Dwayne Biddix
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: February 19, 2020
Ronnie is released from Holiday Regional, as another close family friend is rushed to the same hospital in critical condition. The people closest to the Lee family are being targeted. Amanda trains with Dorian, mastering the artifacts she will need for the coming battle. As the family prepares to go on the offensive against their mysterious adversaries, a shocking betrayal, from an unthinkable source, may destroy them all before the confrontation can even begin!

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WHITE ASH #2
Written by Charlie Stickney and Illustrated by Conor Hughes
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: February 12, 2020
As Gunther clings to life, Alex becomes obsessed with finding out what caused the explosion in the coal mine. Turning to Lillian for help, the duo travels deep into the woods. But instead of answers, they find Seth, whose appetite for human flesh is only increasing… Welcome to White Ash, a small smudge of a town in Western Pennsylvania, where mining is a generational calling and the secrets are buried deeper than the coal in the mountain. It’s Romeo and Juliet meets Lord of the Rings… in rural Pennsylvania.

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WRETCHES #4
Written by James E. Roche and Illustrated by Salo Farias
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: February 19, 2020
Shea and Sean are finally within a laser’s blast away from one another, and they don’t even know it. Trapped behind enemy lines in the bot settlement, Timentes, Shea’s inability to trust her temporary ally, Burr, might just leave her in need of rescuing. Meanwhile, armed and ready after escaping his captors, Sean needs to do whatever he can to get off Timentes in one piece. However, once he locks on to Shea in need of his help, his concern for himself goes out the window. In a last-ditch effort to act quickly and save them both, he may just take himself out of the frying pan into the fire

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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