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On The Shelf: #BoomStudios and #Archaia Solicitations for January 2016

BOOM! STUDIOS FOR JANUARY 2016

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #0

Written by Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott, art by Hendry Prasetyo, Daniel Bayliss, cover by Goni Montes

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers make their BOOM! Studios comic debut in this kick-off #0 issue that sets the stage for the rest of the series. After escaping Rita Repulsa’s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins up with the rest of the Power Rangers to combat her never-ending evil plans. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Includes the short story from the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics!

32 pages, $3.99.

MEZOLITH VOLUME 1 HC

Written by Ben Haggarty, art and cover by Adam Brockbank

10,000 years ago, the Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Each season brings new adventures, each hunt has its risks, and each grim encounter with the neighboring tribe is fraught with threat. Poika, a boy on the verge of manhood, must trust the wisdom of his elders and endure life’s rites of passage as he finds his place in the tribe.

96 pages, $24.99.

THE LAST CONTRACT #1

Written by Ed Brisson, art and cover by Lisandro Estherren, variant cover by Vanesa Del Rey.

A retired hit man, known only as “The Man,” is forced back into the game when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious blackmailer. The list makes targets out of anyone associated with one of the The Man’s previous jobs, not to mention The Man himself. As he fights to protect those the list exposes, The Man sets off to uncover the identity of the blackmailer so he can move on with his new life once and for all, but will the truth ruin those chances forever?

32 pages, $3.99.

ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #1

Written by Emily Partridge, art by Natalie Andrewson, covers by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Wyeth Yates.

The Ice King has always been there, kidnapping princesses, messing with Finn and Jake, and generally being a weirdo. But there’s way more to him than that! He’s a deep, thoughtful person with a heart full of love! Or…maybe he just really wants to marry a princess. Either way, this is one journey the citizens of Ooo aren’t likely to forget!

32 pages, $3.99.

CURB STOMP TP

Written by Ryan Ferrier, art by Devaki Neogi, cover by Tula Lotay.

Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the self-appointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever — Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt — to defend their turf at all costs. Collects the complete four-issue limited series.

112 pages, $14.99.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOLUME 2 TP

Written by John Carpenter, Eric Powell, art by Brian Churilla, cover by Eric Powell.

Based on the cult-classic John Carpenter film! With the unintended help of Jack Burton, Lo Pan and the Three Storms have returned! On the run, Jack Burton and Wang Chi must traverse America in the Pork-Chop Express to escape the onslaught of the Wing Kong and Lords of Death. With Egg and Miao Yin escaping into the Midnight Road, their only chance at survival is keeping the jade eyes from Lo Pan’s grasp. Collects issues #5-8.

112 pages, $14.99.

ROBOCOP: DEAD OR ALIVE VOLUME 2 TP

Written by Joshua Williamson, art by Carlos Magno, cover by Goni Montes

Somewhere there is a crime happening. RoboCop, now a lone officer in the field, faces the calamity of ED-209 attacks plaguing his city. As he works the streets, newly promoted Detective Anne Lewis will work outside her jurisdiction to bring Killian’s corruption to an end. But they are merely pawns in Killian’s game. This is the beginning of the end for Detroit. The action-packed series from Joshua Williamson and Carlos Magno continues in the second chapter to the Dead or Alive trilogy. Collects issues #5-8.

112 pages, $19.99.

SONS OF ANARCHY VOLUME 4 TP

Written by Ed Brisson, art by Matías Bergara, cover by Toni Infante

Based on the FX series! In these four stand-alone stories, Jax confronts an ex-member of the club who opens old wounds. Juice’s side business, Clear Passages, faces a blackmail plot which is more complex than it first appears. Bobby’s trip to Vegas takes a wild, hungover turn for the worse. And Happy, long before he became a Son, gets his very first tattoo. These are the Sons as you’ve never seen them before: alone. Collects issues #15-18.

112 pages, $14.99.

SUICIDE RISK VOLUME 6 TP

Written by Mike Carey, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by Stephanie Hans

With his newly adopted Earth at stake, Requiem must forge an alliance with a powerful entity more dangerous than himself: Aisa. The follower of a great and ancient goddess, Aisa and her sister Diva may hold the key to closing the F.A.U.L.T.Line once and for all — but on which side will Tracey find herself when they do? Collects the final story arc, issues #22-25.

112 pages, $14.99.

POLARITY HC

Written by Max Bemis, art by Jorge Coelho, cover by Frazer Irving

Previously only available at conventions, now’s your chance to own this beautiful hardcover edition of Max Bemis’ semi-autobiographical series that Comics Alliance calls “a solid deconstruction of youth culture with heart, humor, and hints of potent hyperviolence.”

112 pages, $24.99.

BEE AND PUPPYCAT VOLUME 2 TP

Written and art by Zachary Sterling, Meredith McClaren, Joy Ang, T. Zysk, Various, cover by Natasha Allegri

From the mind of creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake), this imaginative world takes a life of its own as Bee and PuppyCat learn how to work together with whatever the day throws at them. Enjoy all-new adventures from visiting a local carnival to Bee’s first sick day in a collection of shorts. Collects issues #5-8.

128 pages, $14.99.

ADVENTURE TIME: SUGARY SHORTS VOLUME 2 TP

Written by Roger Langridge, Derek Fridolfs, Noelle Stevenson, Jai Nitz, Various, art by Frazer Irving, Roger Langridge, Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, Various, covers by Dan Hipp

Collecting stories by amazing creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts Volume Two stars all your favorite characters from Marceline the Vampire Queen to Cinnamon Bun. This collection contains so much sugary goodness it’s almost too sweet to handle. Featuring the work of Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and more!

144 pages, $19.99.

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOLUME 2 TP

Written by Frank Gibson, Tyson Hesse, art by Tyson Hesse, covers by Irene Flores

There’s no such thing as a dull day in Elmore! Gumball, Darwin, and Anais stir up trouble wherever they go, but they can always count on each other for help. Based on the hit Cartoon Network show that the Onion AV Club calls “a revelation,” The Amazing World of Gumball will delight readers of all ages. Collects issues #5-8.

112 pages, $14.99.

LUMBERJANES VOLUME 3 TP

Written by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Faith Erin Hicks, art by Carolyn Nowak, Various, cover by Noelle Stevenson

It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure, they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for. Collects the Halloween special issue #9 written by Faith Erin Hicks, plus issues #10-12.

112 pages, $14.99.

GUNNERKRIGG COURT VOLUME 3: REASON TP

Written, art and cover by Tom Siddell.

In the third volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem. Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end! First time printed in softcover.

280 pages, $16.99.

KLAUS #3

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Dan Mora.

Klaus is caught delivering presents to the town’s children and must fight his way past Lord Magnus’s guards to avoid imprisonment.

32 pages, $3.99.

SNOW BLIND #2

Written by Ollie Masters, art and cover by Tyler Jenkins

Teddy goes on the hunt around town trying to track down the man who is after his family.

32 pages, $3.99.

LAST SONS OF AMERICA #3

Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, art by Matthew Dow Smith, covers by Tonci Zonjic.

Jackie and Julian are held captive by the crime lord Don Carlo. Bad news…especially if you kidnapped his daughter!

32 pages, $3.9.

WILD’S END: THE ENEMY WITHIN #5

Written by Dan Abnett, art and cover by I.N.J. Culbard

The group is scattered in the woods of Lower Crowchurch as the alien threat comes roaring back to life.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE SPIRE #6

Written by Simon Spurrier, art and cover by Jeff Stokely.

Meera is held by the Zoarim at their camp as part of the Pax proceedings, but she’s not alone…

32 pages, $3.99.

VENUS #2

Written by Rick Loverd, art by Huang Danlan, cover by W. Scott Forbes.

Pauline and the rest of the survivors from the Mayflower take stock of the base on Venus, but there’s a saboteur in their midst who’s sowing tension in the ranks.

32 pages, $3.99.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #20

Written by Fred Van Lente, art by Dan McDaid, cover by Joe Eisma.

Jack has to keep his cover as a great sorcerer worthy of nomination into the Sorcerers’ Alliance while Miao Yin and Wang sort out some personal problems!

32 pages, $3.99.

ROWANS RUIN #4

Written by Mike Carey, art and cover by Mike Perkins.

Final issue! Emily is back from America, and she’s ready to defend her secret at any cost.

32 pages, $3.99.

JOHN FLOOD #6

Written by Justin Jordan, art and cover by Jorge Coelho.

Final issue! The cat-and-mouse game between Flood and Tate comes to a dangerous conclusion.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE WOODS #19

Written by James Tynion IV, art and cover by Michael Dialynas.

Calder isn’t strong enough, and Isaac gets caught messing with dangerous powers.

32 pages, $3.99.

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #14

Written by Christopher Sebela, art by Maxim Simic, cover by Jason Copland.

Snake prepares to defend his property from the government at any cost.

32 pages, $3.99.

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: DRAGONS #2

Written, art and cover by Nathan Pride.

Nathan Pride tells the tale of “The Worm of Lambton.” A young heir to a kingdom catches a horrid Worm while fishing on the banks of the River Wear and throws it into a well in disgust. When the Worm outgrows the well and begins to torment the nearby villagers, the heir will have to return to stop it.

32 pages, $3.99.

AMERICATOWN #6

Written by Bradford Winters, Larry Cohen, art by Daniel Irizarri, covers by Mike Choi

When Arroyo’s partner slips into a coma, his quest becomes personal.

32 pages, $3.99.

LANTERN CITY #9

Written by Matthew Daley, Mairghread Scott, art by Carlos Magno, cover by Benjamin Carre

New story arc! While Lantern City falls into chaos, Killian introduces Sander to another civilization living far outside the city walls.

32 pages, $3.99.

TOIL AND TROUBLE #5

Written by Mairghread Scott, art by Kelly & Nichole Matthews, covers by Kyla Vanderklugt.

Smertae and Riata battle with Macbeth’s fate hanging in the balance.

32 pages, $3.99.

LUMBERJANES #22

Written by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, art and cover by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, variant cover by Eva Cabrera.

When selkies hold Seafarin’ Karen’s boat hostage, the Lumberjanes will have to rely on the one person they aren’t sure they trust: the Bear Woman.

32 pages, $3.99.

GIANT DAYS #10

Written by John Allison, art by Max Sarin, cover by Lissa Treiman

Esther’s old school friend “Big Lindsay” comes to visit with her baby, but watching the kid and being nice to the insatiable party girl begins to wear on everyone.

32 pages, $3.99.

MUNCHKIN #13

Written by Sam Sykes, art by Ian McGinty, cover by Mike Luckas

A munchkin has to visit an expert for help after she’s hit with an unknown curse that’s making her lose everything

32 pages, $3.99.

PEANUTS #30

Written, art and cover by Charles M. Schulz, various.

Snoopy’s sister is in town, and it’s causing all kinds of trouble for Charlie Brown. Plus, a Woodstock adventure!

32 pages, $3.99.

ADVENTURE TIME #48

Written by Christopher Hastings, art by Zachary Sterling , covers by Maya Kern, Ryan Robinson

Finn and Jake learn the truth about their mysterious old friend and his connection to Joshua’s spell.

32 pages, $3.99.

REGULAR SHOW #31

Written by Mad Rupert, art by Laura Howell, covers by Jeremy de la Garza, Will Kirkby

Rigby and Skips are forced to battle in the Crystal Coliseum while Benson and Mordecai struggle to find a way home from the Rainbow Palace in the clouds!

32 pages, $3.99.

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