On The Shelf: #BoomStudios Solicitations for February 2015

Boom Studios Solicitations for February 2016


Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription “Album” Cover: Logan Faerber
Incentive Cover: Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
Incentive Cover: Scott Koblish
What’s to Love:
It’s time again to be excellent to each other! We showed just how much we love Bill & Ted with 2015’s
Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and since 2016 is the 25th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Bogus
Journey, why not celebrate with a new mini-series that sends the lovable duo back to Hell?
What It Is:
Bill & Ted are back for a brand-new miniseries, this time with the Imagine Agents team of Brian Joines
and Bachan at the helm. Bill & Ted and the Princesses have to reunite with their historic friends to knock
down the Devil’s door and get their friend Death back. With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc,
and more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has
some surprises up its sleeve…


BOOM_KennelBlockBlues_001_B_IncentiveKENNEL BLOCK BLUES #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss
Incentive Cover: Nick Pitarra
What’s to Love:
From Oz to Shawshank Redemption, we just love great prison dramas. But what if the prison in question
is an animal shelter? Ryan Ferrier (Curb Stomp) and Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) combine the tradition of
great anthropomorphic stories like Wild’s End and Blacksad with the madcap twists of Six-Gun Gorilla
and Chew in their new series Kennel Block Blues.
What It Is:
Oliver is a good dog. A family dog. But without warning, he’s sentenced to Jackson Kennel, where he’s
instantly placed on Death Row with the rest of his fellow inmates, awaiting a lethal appointment on The
Table if salvation doesn’t come. He’ll need help escaping the Kennel, but when the stress of prison life
builds, he starts escaping reality instead, imagining a fantasy world of cartoon friends. It’s time to break
out…into a musical number?

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Josceline Fenton
Artist: Chrystin Garland
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Incentive Cover: Amber Rogers
What’s to Love:
Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe animated series has given us a serious case of the feels over and
over again, and our first Steven Universe comic series was met with enthusiasm from our fellow fans, so
we had to head back to Beach City for more adventures!
What It Is:
Josceline Fenton (Hemlock) and Chrystin Garland (Adventure Time) help keep Beach City weird with this
new four-issue miniseries. Steven takes the Gems out for a camping trip and tells them spooky stories
around the camp fire. The Gems don’t give him much of a reaction, but they do tell him a spooky story
of their own about a monster who turns bad Gems into glass and shatters them. Pearl assures a terrified
Steven that it’s just a story, but suddenly people around Beach City start turning up frozen in glass…

BOOMBOX_Jonesy_001_A_MainBOOMBOX_Jonesy_001_B_IncentiveJONESY #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Incentive Cover: Lissa Treiman
What’s to Love:
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jonesy is a comic about love that makes us swoon! Sam Humphries
(Legendary Star Lord, Citizen Jack) and fresh talent Caitlin Rose Boyle (Buck n’ Lou & the Night Crew)
bring something special to BOOM! Box with this series about mad-cap shenanigans, friendship, pals,
being a teenager, and figuring out who you are…with a teen cupid twist! If you like Giant Days, dig
adorkable romance stories, or just want to smile from ear to ear after reading a comic, you’ll fall in love
with Jonesy!
What It Is:
Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime,
and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the
power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s
only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in
the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when
her powers go wrong…

BOOM_LastContract_002THE LAST CONTRACT #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Synopsis: The Man is on the run, searching for the person from his past who leaked his kill list.


VENUS #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes
Synopsis: In the wake of a horrific tragedy, Pauline struggles to maintain order and keep the crew
focused on survival.


SNOW BLIND #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Synopsis: After the attacker is taken into police custody, Teddy’s parents take the family to a cabin to get
away for a few days, unaware that Teddy knows the truth about everything.

BOOM_LastSonsOfAmerica_004LAST SONS OF AMERICA #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover Artist: Tonci Zonjic
Synopsis: Jackie must save his brother and Sara from Don Carlo.


Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Chrstopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Synopsis: Now an ongoing series! With Showtime at her side, fan-favorite character Lorena sets out to
find Mali—but is she still Mali, or has she reincarnated into a new life?

BOOM_WildsEndTheEnemyWithin_006WILD’S END: THE ENEMY WITHIN #6 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Synopsis: Final issue! While the other survivors struggle in the woods against the aliens, Peter and Susan
desperately try to alert the public in time.

BOOM_EscapeFromNewYork_015ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #15
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Jason Copland
Synopsis: Snake’s on the run with a ton of cash, but a member of his crew has sold them out.

BOOM_Woods_020THE WOODS #20
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: The Horde is coming.

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz
Synopsis: Final arc! After an unfortunate misfire, Egg’s magic sends Jack Burton and Winona back
through time to where it all began: San Francisco 1848…the year Chinatown formed.

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Emily Partridge
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription: Joey McCormick
Incentive: Chrystin Garland
Synopsis: Ice King turns to Marceline to help him become hip enough to join up with the cool wizards.

KABOOM_RegularShow_032_A_Main KABOOM_RegularShow_032_B_IncentiveREGULAR SHOW #32
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main: Igor Wolski
Subscription: Ryan Inzana
Synopsis: Rigby and Skips battle for survival in the Crystal Colosseum as Mordecai and Benson work
together to steal the Crystal King’s magical jewel. It’s a prison break from the prettiest joint in the sky!

KABOOM_AdventureTime_049_A_Main KABOOM_AdventureTime_049_B_SubscriptionADVENTURE TIME #49
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Paul Reinwand
Subscription: K.L. Ricks
Synopsis: Finn and Jake must re-banish their old friend from reality in order to defeat a monstrous

KABOOM_Peanuts_031PEANUTS #31
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Synopsis: In “Thompson Trouble,” Snoopy dons a mustache and rushes to help his pal Thompson, and
Peppermint Patty is after a gold star in “Go for Gold.”


Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Now an ongoing series! It’s Susan’s birthday and she receives the greatest gift at all: it’s time
for the medical students to start cutting up cadavers.

BOOMBOX_Munchkin_014MUNCHKIN #14
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Siddell
Artist: Mike Luckas
Cover Artist: Mike Luckas
Synopsis: Dungeons, and monsters, and loot…oh my!

BOOMBOX_Lumberjanes_023_A_Main BOOMBOX_Lumberjanes_023_B_IncentiveLUMBERJANES #23
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Cover Artists:
Main: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Incentive: Claudia Aguirre
Synopsis: Molly spends time with the Bear Woman to learn more about shape-shifters, and the girls
finally have a plan to help Seafarin’ Karen get her boat back!


Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Hannah Christenson
Artist: Hannah Christenson
Cover Artist: Hannah Christenson
Synopsis: Hannah Christenson (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) presents “Albina,” the genderswapped
retelling of the Russian folktale wherein a legendary warrior and her servant face the threeheaded
dragon Tugarin Zmey.

ARCHAIA_ToilAndTrouble_006TOIL AND TROUBLE #6 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt
Synopsis: Final issue! Smertae must make things right with her sisters, even if it means the end of

ARCHAIA_Americatown_007AMERICATOWN #7 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen
Artist: Daniel Irizarri
Cover Artist: Michael Choi
Synopsis: Owen’s lawyer meets with Derek at the detention center and assures him that Owen has a

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Synopsis: Sander attempts to save Lantern City from Killian’s schemes as the Fortache army approaches.


Retail Price: $ 19.99
Writer: Brian Lynch
Artist: Jerry Gaylord
Cover Artist: Felipe Smith
What’s to Love:
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, we’re returning readers to one of our
favorite—and most excellent—cult-classic properties with a new Bill & Ted adventure of epic
proportions. Brian Lynch (Minions screenwriter, Angel: After the Fall) and Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs.
Zombies) bring you all the silly humor and likable characters mixed with some cool historical science
fiction you love!
What It Is:
After winning the Battle of the Bands, Bill & Ted’s destiny is now in full swing. As the world waits for the
Wyld Stallyns to unite the world with their music, Bill & Ted have to discover how to live up to such wild
expectations. Collects the complete six-issue mini-series and features an Introduction by Alex Winter,
who played Bill in the films.

Retail Price: $9.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artists: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
What’s to Love:
Eisner-Award nominated writer Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters, High Crimes) and artists Jonathan
Brandon Sawyer (Critical Hit) and Claire Roe bring you a tale of reincarnated assassins who are forever
fighting, killing, and loving each other throughout endless lives. Featuring an introductory price of $9.99!
What It Is:
Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as
they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali
wakes up in her newest life, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything,
especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt… Collects issues #1-4.

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber
What’s to Love:
Say Anything frontman Max Bemis writes a love letter to 1990s superhero comics in this tongue-incheek
homage to the era, featuring the art stylings of Logan Faerber—reminiscent of works by Chip
Zdarsky and Jeff Lemire. Much like Polarity, Oh, Killstrike is very personal to Bemis: It’s about a new dad
who loves comics from his youth. Part twisted buddy comedy, part profound coming-of-age story, we
couldn’t stop smiling when reading Oh, Killstrike.
What It Is:
Jared, a new father, fears parenthood. An old comics fan, he turns to them for comfort. But when he
unwittingly lets loose his favorite character, Killstrike—a single-minded, vengeance-loving anti-hero—
onto the world, Jared must find a way to send him back before he harms all the people he loves the
most. But before that happens, Killstrike leads Jared on a quest of self-discovery to make him realize the
kid who loved this character is not the man he has become. Collects the complete mini-series, issues #1-

BOOM_Hit1957_TPHIT: 1957 TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
What’s to Love:
Hit: 1955 was one of our favorite original series of 2013, a dark, violent dive into the depths of 1950s
corruption in Los Angeles featuring the writing of Bryce Carlson and the debut of Russ Manning Award
for Most Promising Newcomer nominee Vanesa R. Del Rey. Hit: 1957 takes us later in the seminal
decade of change for the LAPD—familiar faces, new threats, and more sharp, smart noir. Even if you
missed out on the first series, if you’re a fan of crime comics like Parker, Criminal, and Tumor, Hit is in
your wheelhouse.
What It Is:
Crime is down in Los Angeles—at least, on the surface. Mickey Cohen has been quiet since his release
from prison and the LAPD has seemingly regained control of the city. But the underground is a different
story. Det. Harvey Slater and company have spent the last two years focused on Domino and his
Syndicate’s unrelenting infiltration, but no matter how many people the hit squad kills, the real fight for
Los Angeles rages on. Meanwhile, Slater’s being hounded by Internal Affairs, Bonnie Brae is missing, and
everything is falling apart at the seams. Collects the complete mini-series, issues #1-4.

Retail Price: $ 14.99
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis: Lucifer and Madame Cymbaline collide in a way that has major repercussions for them and all
they hold dear. Written by Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men) and illustrated by Dan Mora (Klaus), don’t
miss this next installment of the the series that IGN says is “engaging, intriguing, and most of all, fun.”
Collects issues #5-8.


Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Derek Fridolfs
Artist: JJ Harrison
Cover Artist: JJ Harrison
What’s to Love:
We’ve all been Clarence at one point. He’s an optimistic, nine-year-old kid who sees the best in
everyone and is happy to play the day away with his best friends, Jeff and Sumo. Writer Derek Fridolfs
and illustrator JJ Harrison bring all the heart from the hit Cartoon Network animated series to our firstever
Clarence original graphic novel, and it reads like an extended episode of the show. Take a moment
to relive childhood!
What It Is: Clarence and his friends join the Rough Riders Scouts for a summer out in the woods. While
looking through a cave, they discover a lost journal written by the notorious Black Buck The Pirate (an
ancestor of Rough Rider Chicken founder Buckey O’Neill). It details his adventures on the ocean and
where he buried his treasure. But he also warns of a phantom chicken that haunts the forest, and drove
many of his crew mad. Now, Clarence and his friends are in a race against their rival, Joshua Maverick, to
find the buried treasure, while avoiding the chicken phantom!

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse
Synopsis: The Bravest Warriors decide to take time off from saving the universe for some team bonding
over a lovely picnic…what could go wrong? If their teleporter locks them out and traps them on the
planet they’re visiting? A whole lot! When Chris is captured by the bad guys and Danny falls victim to the
evils of RoboChris, it’s up to Beth, Plum, and Wallow to save their friends in butt-kicking, Bravest
Warriors fashion. Collects issues #21-24.

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Cover Artist: Amber Rogers
Synopsis: Join Steven as he starts his next adventure from trying to save the local library to getting lost
inside Pearl’s head! It’s always a good day to be Steven Universe when you’re surrounded by such
amazing friends and family. Collects issues #5-8, including all the covers and shorts.

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Ryan North, Christopher Hastings
Artists: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, Zachary Sterling
Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Synopsis: It’s the end of one era and the beginning of another in this collection that includes the very the
last issue by Ryan North and artists Shelli & Braden as they take the AT gang on one last one-shot
adventure, and introduces indie all-stars Christopher Hastings and Zachary Sterling as they start Finn and
Jake on an adventure that is as tasty as it is dangerous! Collects issues #35-39


Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Jeremy A. Bastian
Artist: Jeremy A. Bastian
Cover Artist: Jeremy A. Bastian
Synopsis: Available for the first time ever in a softcover trade paperback, Jeremy A. Bastian’s beautiful,
astonishingly detailed line work is on display in his magnus opus Cursed Pirate Girl, a black-and-white
original graphic novel about a girl on a quest in search of her father. It’s a journey filled with adventure
above and below the mythical waters of the Omerta Seas. A nautical fairytale of strange creatures,
whimsical characters, swashbuckling danger, and the most bizarre pirates you could hope for. It’s
certain to amaze and captivate adults and children alike!

Retail Price: $24.99
Writers: Paul Jenkins, Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Dave Dorman
What’s to Love:
From the writings of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, to comics like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,
and Lady Mechanika, the detailed and imagination-fueled steampunk movement has excited fans
worldwide. Lantern City explores everything we love about the genre and what it takes to change a
person’s place in the world. Created by Trevor Crafts, Bruce Boxleitner, and Matthew Daley, written by
Daley, Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest), and Mairghread Scott (Transformers), and illustrated by Carlos Magno
(RoboCop), Lantern City explores what it takes to change a person’s place in the world, all set in an
original, sprawling steampunk universe.
What It Is:
Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City
means living in near-constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while
the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander’s brotherin-law,
the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he’s set
on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his
family and his caste. Collects issues #1-4 and includes behind-the-scenes concept art and extras.


Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Madeleine Flores
Artist: Madeleine Flores
Cover Artist: Nick Sumida
What’s to Love:
Madeleine Flores’ tale of a smart, hilarious, and intensely capable little warrior enchanted us
immediately with its unique sense of humor and manga-influenced look and feel. If you love the brand
of kick-butt girl power that the Lumberjanes bring to the page each month, then this sword-wielding girl
and her hilarious adventures will be exactly what you need. Also, there are witches who turn everyone
to hunks. What’s not to love?
What It Is:
Based on Madeleine Flores’ popular webcomic, Help Us! Great Warrior is about a very powerful Great
Warrior (natch) who protects her village from evildoers and looks great in her armor while doing it.
Possessing great strength and even greater self-confidence, she’s ready to kick some butts and save
everyone, especially hunky guys. Collects the complete six-issue mini-series.

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