On The Shelf: Boom Studios Solicitations For April 2016


BOOM_Joyride_001JOYRIDE #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
What’s to Love: After working together on Hacktivist and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials original graphic
novel, the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal) join forces once
again with artist Marcus To (New Warriors, The Flash: Season Zero) for their first creator-owned series
that takes readers to the stars in this space epic with a punk-rock attitude, perfect for fans of Young
Avengers and Runaways.
What It Is: In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have
forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them,
training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun.
Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message
from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere
with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.


Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jim Campbell & Amalia Levari
Artists: Jim Campbell & Cara McGee
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jim Campbell
Subscription Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Shane-Michael Vidaurri
What’s to Love: Pat McHale’s Over the Garden Wall aired as Cartoon Network’s first-ever original
animated miniseries and has continued gathering fans ever since. The great response to our one-shot
and follow-up limited series prompted us to return to the eerie Unknown for more stories in this new,
ongoing series! We’re thrilled to have Jim Campbell returning to join forces with fellow show writer
Amalia Levari and artist Cara McGee for two original stories in each issue.
What It Is: Over the Garden Wall is now an ongoing series! In this kickoff issue, Wirt and Greg might have
escaped the Beast’s grasp and made it out of the Unknown, but some things can’t be forgotten. Greg
returns to Dreamland at night, where the silly creatures who live there help him on his adventures.
Then, dive back into the early days in the Unknown where young Anna, the daughter of the Woodsman,
must learn to survive in the woods on her own.

Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Yehudi Mercado, Jimmy Giegerich, Jeremy Hansen, Philip Murphy, Evgeny Yakovlev, Andreas
Artists: Yehudi Mercado, Jimmy Giegerich, Jeremy Hansen, Philip Murphy, Evgeny Yakovlev, Andreas
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Robb Mommaerts
Incentive Cover: Mias
What’s to Love: We can never get enough of everyone’s favorite uncle and grandpa and his
extraordinary friends like Pizza Steve and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger, so we’ve assembled a rad crew of
writers and artists to put together some of their best short stories of unpredictable wackiness and crazy
What It Is: Good morning! From the wacky minds of mad scientist creators, explore the oversized chaos
and wonder of tigers farting rainbows, wizards trying to return long-forgotten VHS tapes, and
professional wrestling between a pizza with shades and a dinosaur man. If you’re a fan of the Cartoon
Network series, don’t miss out on this Uncle Grandpa special issue!


GOLDIE VANCE #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Brittney Williams
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brittney Williams
Incentive Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
What’s to Love: From Nancy Drew to Veronica Mars, we really dig girl detectives! Hope Larson (A
Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the
newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit? adventure that mixes the fun
of Eloise with the charm of Lumberjanes.
What It Is: In a timeless story, 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad,
who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club
downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s
in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to
mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery utilizing her smarts, random skills, and
connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town.


Retail Price: Main: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Incentive Cover 1: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover 2: Joe Quinones
Action Figure Incentive Cover: David Ryan Robinson
Villain Incentive Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Synopsis: Scorpina goes for Tommy where it hurts the most. Rita won’t give up on her Green Ranger that
easily. With his life hanging in the balance, the Rangers must get together to save their friend, or risk
losing him forever.

BOOM_Paknadel&Trakhanov'sTurncoat_002PAKNADEL & TRAKHANOV’S TURNCOAT #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Cover Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Synopsis: Marta has to dive into her uncomfortable past and bring in a few friends from her days on the
force to unravel the mystery surrounding the missing boy.

BILL & TED GO TO HELL #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription: Conor Nolan
Synopsis: Bill & Ted will have to team up with Satan to take down the Easter Bunny and his master—who
are heading straight for the holy of all holies: Heaven! It’s time for Joan of Arc to live up to her calling
and kick some evil butt!
BOOM_KennelBlockBlues_003KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Synopsis: Oliver faces his demons in solitary while the prison is ravaged by a deadly outbreak of kennel

BOOM_LastContract_004THE LAST CONTRACT #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Synopsis: Final issue! The Man discovers the identity of the blackmailer and comes face-to-face with the
consequences of his life as a hitman.

BOOM_Klaus_005KLAUS #5 (of 7)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis: Magnus passes judgement on Klaus, and the enemy’s past is revealed.

BOOM_WelcomeBack_007WELCOME BACK #7
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Synopsis: Mali and Tessa head to South Africa, Tessa’s homeland, to hide out from the army of Sequels
chasing them.

BOOM_Spire_008THE SPIRE #8 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely
Synopsis: Oversized final issue! The killer’s identity and the truth behind the Pax 30 years ago are both

BOOM_Woods_021THE WOODS #21
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: Karen leads the survivors into the woods to regroup and plan revenge.

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz
Synopsis: Jack is trapped in 1848, surrounded by ancient evil and low on reflexes, and he’s about to
learn the origin of Egg and Lo Pan.



Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist: Andy Hirsch
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
Synopsis: As the Peculiars continue their investigation of the missing statues, they pay 221B Baker Street
a visit and are surprised by who they find there.




Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Josceline Fenton
Artist: Chrystin Garland
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Incentive Cover: Josceline Fenton
Synopsis: When Amethyst and Steven show proof of the glass ghost to Pearl, she recalls that Rose was
the one who first told her the story.

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Pranas Naujokaitis
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Jenna Ayoub
Variant Cover: Stefan Tosheff
Synopsis: Ice King and his “cool” new friends set off to beat up Marble with some evil tools.

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mad Rupert
Subscription Cover: Pat Kinsella
Synopsis: New story arc, featuring guest writers Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas from Judge Dredd! Rigby
and Mordecai begin a contest to see who can become more heroic.
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paul Reinwand
Subscription Cover: Mia Schwartz
Synopsis: After too many back-to-back quests, Jake and Finn disagree on how important doing this hero
stuff really is.
KABOOM_Peanuts_032PEANUTS #32
Retail Price:$3.99
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Donna Almendrala, Vicki Scott
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
Synopsis: Snoopy decides to give this baseball thing Charlie Brown seems to love a try.


BOOMBOX_Jonesy_003JONESY #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Synopsis: Jonesy reeeaally wants a tattoo of her favorite anime pop idol, but when she tries to get her
dad on board with the idea, she accidentally makes him want a tattoo instead!

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Daisy visits Esther’s hometown to convince her to come back to University, while Susan spends
her Easter break far away from her Northampton problems.

BOOMBOX_Munchkin_016MUNCHKIN #16
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Will Hindmarch
Artist: Mike Luckas
Cover Artist: Scott Maynard
Synopsis: Spyke and Flower are on a dungeon crawl—roaming dungeons and crypts throughout the land
to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night.

Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Chynna Clugston-Flores
Artists: Brooke Allen, Laura Lewis
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brooke Allen
Incentive Cover: Jones Wiedle
Synopsis: Oversized anniversary issue, and artist Brooke Allen returns! The High Council is coming to
camp and Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens are
suddenly getting magical powers. Includes a special back-up story by Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue
Monday) and Laura Lewis.


Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Synopsis: Final issue! Sander, Killian, and Kendal face off for control of Lantern City.


Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Curt Pires
Artist: David Rubín
Cover Artist: David Rubín
What’s to Love: Written by Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) and illustrated by David Rubín (Battling Boy: The
Rise of Aurora West), The Fiction is a fountain of fascinating ideas about a group of childhood friends
who discover that the past will always come back to find you.
What It Is: Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport
them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the
others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the
remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up
their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago.


Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Synopsis: The conclusion to the Day Men epic! The war between the Virgo and Ramses families has been
called into a temporary ceasefire by Gustavo, a representative of the Old Families sent to mediate the
conflict. But with Azalea facing a guilty verdict and certain death at the hands of a standard war tribunal,
Day Man David Reid takes matters into his own hands by proposing Justice by Day, an ancient tradition
pitting Day Men against each other in their families’ names. Collects issues #5-8, along with additional
never-before-seen content and commentary.

BOOM_Klaus_Pen&Ink_001KLAUS: PEN & INK #1
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
What’s to Love: Calling all process junkies! If you’re as much a fan of the behind-the-scenes process of
illustration as you are of the finished product, you will love this in-depth look at the making of the
critically acclaimed Klaus.
What It Is: This next installment of the Pen & Ink series collects Klaus issues #1-2 in an oversized, 11” x
17” format that features Dan Mora’s inks alongside new commentary and creative insights from Mora
and writer Grant Morrison.

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artist: Scott Maynard
Synopsis: Josh Trujillo (The Reason for Dragons, Love Machines) teams up with Adventure Time veteran
Zachary Sterling for a new original story! When Finn and Jake are approached by the mysterious
Guildmaster—an adventurer claiming to represent the Heroes’ Guild of the Manyverse—they’re
challenged to complete the Quest of the Four Castles to gain entrance to the guild and the right to train
as “real” heroes. But there’s something fishy about this quest, and something even fishier about this


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