On The Shelf: Boom Studios Solicitations for December 2015

Boom Studios Solicitations for December 2015

VENUS  #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: W. Scott Forbes
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Felipe Smith
Incentive Cover: Andre De Freitas
What’s to Love: Surviving against all odds. Adventures on the frontier. Lying on the cusp of discovering something new. Rick Loverd (Berserker) and artist Huang Danlan brought us a story that evokes the history of great adventurers from the pilgrims to the Western pioneers, from deep-sea explorers to polar trailblazers, all of whom searched for a new beginning.
What It Is: In 2150, Earth’s resources are depleted, and countries race to outer space to mine what they need from other planets. China has laid claim to Mars, so the U.S. and its allies have to make do with getting what it needs from the inhospitable world of Venus. But for a group of Americans making its way there, survival has become all too real. After their ship crash-lands on the planet, the scrappy crew is forced to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape in their journey to find the science base they were flying toward. In the vein of great adventure survival stories like Lost and The Martian, there’s only one reality on Venus—adapt or die.

BOOM! Studios December coverSNOW BLIND #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Felipe Smith
Incentive Cover: Matt Taylor
What’s to Love: With books like Hit and Day Men in our library, you can tell we absolutely love noir stories, and the more unconventional, the better! Critically acclaimed writer Ollie Masters (The Kitchen) and artist Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) have crafted a tense noir story in the tradition of Criminal, Scalped, and 100 Bullets, set in the bleak, snow-covered landscape of Alaska, a perfect setting to highlight the cold nature of crime.
What It Is: What happens when you discover your dad isn’t the man you thought he was? For high school teen Teddy, life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska turns upside-down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad on Facebook, only to learn he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program. A man seeking revenge invades their town, and soon FBI agents arrive, too. But what if his dad’s reasons for going into the program aren’t as innocent as he says?

Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch, David DeGrand
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Andy Hirsch
Incentive Cover: David DeGrand
What’s to Love: The Fat Cat makes the perfect lasagna-stuffed stocking stuffer in this oversized holiday one-shot from some of our favorite Garfield pals!
What It Is: It’s time for the not-so-classic story of “The Lasagna Monster That Stole Christmas,” where the Lasagna Monster steals ALL the lasagna in the world on Christmas Day!

BOOM! Studios December coverCLARENCE: REST STOPS #1 (One-shot)

Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Scott Maynard, Derek Fridolfs, Kelly Turnbull, Kevin Panetta
Artists: Scott Maynard, JJ Harrison, Kelly Turnbull, Patrick Crotty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Scott Maynard
Incentive Cover: Laura Knetzger
What’s to Love: Clarence’s unstoppable optimism has captured our hearts, and we’re sharing that joy with a collection of shorts from some of our favorite indie writers and artists!
What It Is: It’s a collection of shorts based on the Cartoon Network animated series that takes place during family road trips when Clarence and his pals make it out of the car to stretch their legs.

BOOM! Studios December coverMUNCHKIN: DECK THE DUNGEONS #1 (One-shot)

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Katie Cook
Artist: Mike Luckas
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ian McGinty
Incentive Cover: Katie Cook
What’s to Love: There’s nothing better than getting a ton of loot during the holidays, and we can always count on Spyke and Flower to make the Yuletide a little more interesting!
What It Is: Charles Dickens is turning in his grave as Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) and Mike Luckas (Skull Kickers) put a Munchkin-sized spin on A Christmas Carol. Tour the Dungeons of Past, Present, and Future! No one learns anything, obviously, except to pillage, steal and stab others in the back in the spirit of Christmas.

BOOM! Studios December coverBOOM! BOX 2015 MIX TAPE #1 (One-shot)

Retail Price: $9.99
Writers: John Allison, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, John Kovalic, Jon Chad, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and more!
Artist: John Allison, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, John Kovalic, Jon Chad, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and more!
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jake Lawrence
Incentive Cover: Jake Lawrence
What’s to Love: If you’re loving the comics being released under the BOOM! Box imprint, delve into a world of more of the same stories! From the wacky to the touching, you’ll never know what you’re going to get. Here’s a hint: brand-new Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Munchkin, Cyanide & Happiness, Power Up, and Bad Mask stories!
What It Is: We reached out to a bunch of our favorite creators with one mission in mind: to bring original, unconventional characters and stories to life. The Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories based on characters that are anything but your average lot. Narwhal Janitors and Urban Cowboys are just the tip of these stories that are best described as “off the beaten track.”

BOOM! Studios December coverJIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: DRAGONS #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Daniel Bayliss & Fabian Rangel Jr.
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss
Jackpot: Cory Godbey
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Kyla Vanderklugt
Incentive Cover: David Petersen
What’s to Love: We explored the many different myths and legends about witches in Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, and we’re thrilled to rejoin the Storyteller and his faithful dog as they explore a whole new set of stories about dragons from talented creators with beautiful and unique styles.
What It Is: Dragons have taken many different shapes in cultures across the world, from serpents and “worms” to thunderbirds and the classic European firebreather. In this first issue, Fabian Rangel Jr. (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) bring us “Son of the Serpent,” inspired by Native American stories about the Horned Snake and the Thunderbird.

BOOM! Studios December coverKLAUS #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis: As the downtrodden people of Grimsvig struggle under totalitarian rule, Klaus stealthily evades the guard and slips magical, living toys into the poorest of homes to lift their spirits.

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover Artist: Tonci Zonjic
Synopsis: Jackie and Julian have finally found a child they can send to America, but she’ll bring more trouble onto the brothers than they expected.

BOOM! Studios December coverROWANS RUIN #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artist: Mike Perkins
Synopsis: As Katie’s parents try to get to know their English visitor in Florida, Katie looks into the history of Emily’s family and discovers disturbing details about their deaths.

COGNETIC #3 (of 3)
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artist: Eryk Donovan
Synopsis: Final issue! Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

BOOM! Studios December coverWILD’S END: THE ENEMY WITHIN #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist:  I.N.J. Culbard
Synopsis: Fawkes and Alph discover the alien crash site from weeks earlier.

BOOM! Studios December coverSTRANGE FRUIT #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers:  J.G. Jones & Mark Waid
Artist: J.G. Jones
Cover Artist: J.G. Jones
Synopsis: Final issue! One man cannot stand alone against the full fury of the mighty Mississippi.

BOOM! Studios December coverTHE SPIRE #5 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely
Synopsis: Nonhuman prejudice reaches an all-time high, and Shå looks into the Spire’s past.

BOOM! Studios December coverJOHN FLOOD #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Jorge Coelho
Synopsis: Tate and Berry both race to get to Flood in the police station for very different reasons.

BOOM! Studios December coverARCADIA #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Synopsis: Final issue! In Arcadia, Lee Garner gives someone a “factory reset,” while people at Arcadia Base Station One begin falling ill in the face of a new viral onslaught.

BOOM! Studios December coverESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Jason Copland
Synopsis: It’s been 12 years, and the government still won’t leave Snake Plissken alone.

BOOM! Studios December coverTHE WOODS #18

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: Calder can’t shake his addictions, but he’s not the only one with a dangerous problem.

BOOM! Studios December coverBIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #19

Retail Price: Main: $3.99 Incentive: $0.00
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main: Joe Eisma
Incentive: Aaron Alexovich
Synopsis: When Wang meets Miao Yin’s new husband, it’ll either be the last straw or a chance to win her back!

BOOM! Studios December coverADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:  Jen Wang
Subscription Cover:  Rebekka Dunlap
Incentive Cover: Cara McGee
Synopsis: Final issue! The Floop Master is revealed, and Cake takes on the rest of the tournament!

BOOM! Studios December coverREGULAR SHOW #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main: Robb Mommaerts
Subscription: Jeremy de le Garza
Synopsis: Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, and Skips take a tour of the Rainbow Palace in the clouds, but it turns into a battlefield!

BOOM! Studios December coverPEANUTS #29

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers:  Charles M. Schulz, various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
Synopsis: The ongoing series returns! Peppermint Patty asks Charlie Brown to help out on her baseball team.

BOOM! Studios December coverADVENTURE TIME #47

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Laura Lewis
Subscription: Coey Kunh
Synopsis: Finn, Jake, and their mysterious “old friend” travel to Jake’s parents’ old apartment in the city to figure out what’s going on!

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tyson Hesse
Artist:  Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse
Synopsis: Final issue! When Diesel and Bull team up to take back his colony from the Birdmen, they discover a plan to reignite the war for the skies.

BOOM! Studios December coverPOWER UP #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist:  Matt Cummings
Cover Artist: Matt Cummings
Synopsis: Final issue! Amie, Silas, Sandy, and Kevin face a foe determined to kill them and harness their abilities for evil.

BOOM! Studios December coverGIANT DAYS #9 (of 12)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Ed attempts to get over his crush on Esther by working at the student paper, but stumbles into even more embarrassing romantic difficulty.

BOOM! Studios December coverMUNCHKIN #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Tom Siddell
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s a super powered Munchkin who will only help those in need for a considerable fee.

BOOM! Studios December coverLUMBERJANES #21

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers:  Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist:  Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists:
Main:  Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Incentive: Melanie Gillman
Synopsis: The Lumberjanes are startled to learn that they’ve already met their first werewolf!

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Mairghread Scott
Artist:  Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt
Synopsis: With Smertae taking care of the invading army and Riata possessing Lady Macbeth, Cait has her hands full trying to keep her sisters to play by the rules of their arrangement.

BOOM! Studios December coverAMERICATOWN #5 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Bradford Winters & Larry J. Cohen
Artist:  Daniel Izirrari
Cover Artist: Daniel Izirrari
Synopsis: Owen tries to get a message out to Derek who is recovering from Arroyo’s assault in solitary confinement, while Tonto orders a house bugged by July 4th.

BOOM! Studios December coverHACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Artist:  Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis: Final issue! The truth of The Tower is revealed, and .sve_urs3lf both old and new will have to work together to save innocent people.

BOOM! Studios December coverLANTERN CITY #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Synopsis: As Sander struggles with the revelation that Killian might be unhinged, everyone attends an extravagant ball featuring Killian’s bride-to-be.

BOOM! Studios December coverDEAD LETTERS VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions
Synopsis: As the freshly spawned gang war between Ma Thuselah and Mr. Jones rages across the supernatural metropolis, Sam Whistler is enlisted by the new powers-that-be to infiltrate the amorphous boroughs of the city in search of a terrorist cell planning to wreak havoc on the fabric of Here itself. Collecting Issues #5-8 of the critically acclaimed series, “Saints of Nowhere” brings you a wholly unique take on crime fiction from Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes) and artist Chris Visions.

BOOM! Studios December coverESCAPE FROM NEW YORK VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
What’s to Love: “I thought you were dead.” “Call me Plissken!” We could seriously quote John Carpenter’s grittycult classic all day. Expanding Carpenter’s world of Big Trouble in Little China in comics has been a dream, and now we’re diving into the war-torn “future”  of Escape from New York with the most reluctant anti-hero in action flicks, Snake Plissken!
What It Is: Snake Plissken is back! Picking up right at the end of the cult classic film, Snake heads south to get away from it all, but trouble follows him to Florida where a militant family leads an attempted secession from the rest of the U.S.! Collects issues #1-4.

BOOM! Studios December coverTHE WOODS VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  James Tynion IV
Artists:  Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist:  Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. One year later, the Bay Point students all reunite in New London and gain some semblance of normalcy, but there are new threats to overcome and emotional hurdles to deal with. Created and written by James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman Eternal) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), “New London” collects the critically acclaimed third arc (issues #9-12) of the best-selling series.


Retail Price: $34.99
Writer:  Evan Dorkin
Artist:  Evan Dorkin
Cover Artist: Evan Dorkin
What’s to Love: We’re having such an excellent time with Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return that we want to step back in time and bring back Evan Dorkin’s (Milk & Cheese, Beasts of Burden) classic Bill & Ted comic series to new readers.
What It Is: The most non-non-non-NON-Heinous Eisner Award-nominated series, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book has returned! Completely re-mastered and collected in prestigious hardcover format, experience the entire Dorkin Bill & Ted run like never before. Station! Includes the bodacious adaptation of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, a foreword by Evan Dorkin, and behind-the-scenes art.


Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artists:  Piotr Kowalksi, Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo
Synopsis: In the catacombs beneath an abandoned cemetery lies the city of Midian. A home to all that have none, this sanctuary from the cruelty of man has been sought by monsters throughout time. Explore both the past and present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as these creatures fight  to coexist with mankind. From master storyteller Clive Barker, writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman) and artists Piotr Kowalski (Dark Tower: The Drawing of Three) and Emmanuel Xerx Javier (Raven Nevermore) comes the story behind Midian’s most famous monsters and the one who is destined to save them all! Collects issues #5-8.


Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Meredith Gran
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artist: Remeina Yee
What’s To Love: Princess Bubblegum and Marceline’s awesome friendship just makes the world a better place, and writer Meredith Gran (Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens) and artist Carey Pietsch (Adventure Time) are the perfect team to explore just how strong their bond really is.
What It Is: Marceline is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space and strips her of her powers! Guilt-ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind…as well as the power of friendship. Collects the complete six-issue limited series.

BOOM! Studios December coverREGULAR SHOW VOL. 5 TP 

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Nick Sumida
Artists: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Allison Strejlau
Synopsis: It’s Spring Break, and Mordecai and Rigby aren’t exactly stoked to be watching over the The Park while the rest of the crew kicks back, grills hot dogs, and wears awesome tank tops. Once Benson busts them for slacking off and allowing vandals to ransack the park, Rigby snaps…and when he discovers a mysterious genie lamp, it’s time for Benson to learn his lesson. But be careful what you wish for! Collects issues #17-20 of the comic based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series.

Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist:  Jorge Corona
What’s To Love: Created, written, and illustrated by incredible breakout talent and Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award winner Jorge Corona (We Are Robin, Teen Titans Go!), Feathers is a tale of danger, friendship, and adventure that really tugged on our heartstrings. We’re so excited to bring Corona’s first original series to readers in a beautiful collected hardcover edition.
What It Is: Born covered in black feathers, abandoned as a baby in the slums of the Maze, Poe has lived his entire 11-year-old life hidden away under the protection of his adoptive father, Gabriel. He spends his days secretly helping the Mice, bands of orphans who roam the slums, but there is a whisper of an altogether more sinister figure in the shadows, making street children disappear. When Bianca, an over-protected girl from the wealthy City beyond the Wall, escapes into the Maze in search of adventure, their worlds collide. Collects the complete six-issue limited series plus never-before-seen artwork.

BOOM! Studios December coverTEEN DOG TP

Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artist: Jake Lawrence
What’s to Love: Teen Dog is John Hughes movies meets ’90s Nickelodeon cartoons, two of our absolute favorite things. It’s a totally awesome adventure that stars the canine that spun out of Jake Lawrence’s web comic Time Cowboy and kickflipped his way into our hearts.
What It Is: Skateboards, football games, prom…your teenage years have got nothin’ on the raddest dude that’s ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it! Collects the complete eight-issue miniseries.

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