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BOOM Studios Comic Solicitations for March 2016


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #1 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Hendry Prasetya Cover Artists: Main: Jamal Campbell Incentive 1: Goñi Montes Incentive 2: Kevin Wada Incentive 3: Dustin Nguyen Incentive 4: Paul Pope Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson Blank Sketch Variant: N/A Villain Variant: Rebekah Isaacs What’s to Love: With over four million viewers per week watching episodes that air three times a day, seven days a week; an awareness of above 90% for men and women ages 7-54; and a new film coming in 2017, the Power Rangers are more popular than ever. Dive headfirst into our original, modern ongoing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series that will appeal to both nostalgic fans and new readers who enjoy epic, action-adventure fantasy stories. What It Is: Based on the long-running Power Rangers franchise, five teens from Angel Grove High are granted superpowers and giant robot dinosaur Zords to defend Earth against the alien villain Rita Repulsa. When Repulsa creates an evil Green Power Ranger by brainwashing recent transfer student Tommy, the team is able to free him from her grasp and get him on their side. But with remnants of Repulsa’s control still stirring in the back of Tommy’s mind, he must confront the fact he may be more of a danger to his new team than a help. This is “Green Ranger: Year One.”


TURNCOAT #1 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Artyom Trakhanov Cover Artists: Main: Artyom Trakhanov Incentive Cover: Johnny Dombrowski What’s to Love: Employing the most compelling elements of science fiction and the detective genre, Turncoat is a gripping exploration of power vacuums and the legacy of oppression. Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow) tell the story of a guilt-ridden protagonist through a grisly quest for a truth. Turncoat will scratch that itch you have for dark sci-fi like Blade Runner, The Forever War, and Neuromancer. What It Is: 300 years since humanity was brutally subjugated by the alien race known simply as the Management. Two years since these invaders abandoned Earth to return to their home world. Following her participation in the brutal massacre of human-alien hybrids left behind by the Management, resistance fighter Marta Gonzalez declines to join the new human government and starts her own private detective agency instead. Gonzalez is forced to confront her own bloody past and acknowledge the fact that the transition from oppression to emancipation is anything but clean.


THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #1 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Andy Hirsch Cover Artists: Main: Andy Hirsch Incentive Cover: Hannah Christenson What’s to Love: Roger Langridge (Abigail and the Snowman, The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow), who has delighted us with his imaginative all-ages work for years, is teaming up with Andy Hirsch (Adventure Time) to bring us a new twist within the world of Sherlock Holmes. What if the world’s greatest detective wasn’t quite what he—or she—seemed? What It Is: It’s a lovely day in 1930s London, right up until a giant stone lion comes to life and starts wrecking the city! It seems like the perfect case for the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Of course, Sherlock Holmes doesn’t actually exist; he is a fictional character created by housekeeper Mrs. Hudson, who has been the real detective all along, writing Holmes’ adventures under the pen name of John Watson and running around the city in disguise. With an overwhelmed case load she’ll need the help of a precocious bunch of young detectives-in-training to solve the mystery of the living statues. Baker Street will never be the same!


BILL & TED GO TO HELL #2 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Brian Joines Artist: Bachan Cover Artist: Main: Jamal Campbell Subscription Cover: Conor Nolan Synopsis: With our heroes facing their worst nightmares, Lincoln finally gets his chance to take down John Wilkes Booth!

KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #2 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Daniel Bayliss Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss Synopsis: Oliver and his crack team cook up the perfect routine full of distractions, misdirections, and red herrings to distract the guards and stage their prison break.

THE LAST CONTRACT #3 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Lisandro Estherren Cover Artist: Lisandro Estherren Synopsis: The Man and Dillon come under attack from a hired killer whose past intertwines with the Man’s.

KLAUS #4 (of 6) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Cover Artist: Dan Mora Synopsis: Klaus and Lady Dagmar’s romantic and tragic past is revealed.

VENUS #4 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Rick Loverd Artist: Huang Danlan Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes Synopsis: Final issue! With no government and no rules, how do you punish a traitor?

SNOW BLIND #4 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Ollie Masters Artist: Tyler Jenkins Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins Synopsis: Final issue! Teddy and his family aren’t safe at the cabin when Trent escapes police custody.

WELCOME BACK #6 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Claire Roe Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer Synopsis: Mali and Tessa are on the run from the Sequels trying to take them out.

THE SPIRE #7 (of 8) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Jeff Stokely Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely Synopsis: Penultimate issue! The monumental Pax between the Spire and Zoarim is underway.

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #16 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Maxim Simic Cover Artist: Jason Copland Synopsis: Final issue! Snake’s showdown with the U.S. government comes to an end in Ohio.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #22 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Victor Santos Cover Artist: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz Synopsis: What happens when Egg Shen and Lo Pan become best friends? The founding of Little China gets all the stranger as Jack Burton confronts his own death!


STEVEN UNIVERSE AND THE CRYSTAL GEMS #2 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Josceline Fenton Artist: Chrystin Garland Cover Artists: Main: Kat Leyh Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese Variant Cover: Mildred Lewis Synopsis: After Pearl’s story of the glass monster, Steven has started having nightmares that it is real. What will he do when the people of Beach City start turning to glass?

ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #3 (of 6) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Emily Partridge Artist: Natalie Andrewson Cover Artists: Main: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb Subscription Cover: Kate Glasheen Incentive Cover: Katie O’Neill Synopsis: Ice King is starting to fit in with the cool wizard group, but his friends can tell he’s changing for the worst.

REGULAR SHOW #33 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Shanna Matuszak Artist: Will Kirkby Cover Artists: Main: Allison Strejlau Subscription Cover: Matthew Smigiel Synopsis: Rigby signs up for an online dating site and reconnects with an old girlfriend, not recalling why they broke up in the first place.

ADVENTURE TIME #50 Retail Price: $4.99 Writer: Christopher Hastings Artist: Ian McGinty Cover Artists: Main: Ian McGinty Subscription Cover: Jorge Corona Incentive Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb Incentive Cover: Jeffrey Brown Synopsis: This special oversized one-shot issue introduces new series artist Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside, Bravest Warriors)! Finn takes a tour of his past lives when he astral projects through an old photo album. Features special incentive covers by the original Adventure Time art team, Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, and Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son)!


JONESY #2 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Synopsis: Jonesy’s plan to make two teens from opposite sides of the social strata fall in love has backfired spectacularly, leaving them happy as clams and ruining Jonesy’s chance at attending the biggest show of the year!

GIANT DAYS #12 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: John Allison Artist: Max Sarin Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman Synopsis: When Esther and Susan get mega bummed-out and are feeling non-jazzed about life, Daisy takes them camping up in the peaks to feel better.

MUNCHKIN #15 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Len Peralta Artist: Len Peralta Cover Artist: Len Peralta Synopsis: Spyke and Flower go to a comic convention.

LUMBERJANES #24 Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh Artist: Carey Pietsch Cover Artists: Main: Kat Leyh Incentive: Kelsey Short Synopsis: The Lumberjanes wrap up their adventure with Seafarin’ Karen and Molly gains a greater understanding of shapeshifters.



JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: DRAGONS #4 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Jorge Corona Artist: Jorge Corona Cover Artist: Jorge Corona Synopsis: Final issue! Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-winner Jorge Corona (We Are Robin, Feathers) presents the tale “Samurai’s Sacrifice,” based on the Japanese folklore of the dragon Yofune Nushi and the young girl who faced him to protect her village.

LANTERN CITY #11 Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott Artist: Carlos Magno Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré Synopsis: The battle for Grey Towers rages and loyalties are divided.



OH, KILLSTRIKE TP 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-in-cheek 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. 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 antihero—onto the world, Jared must find a way to send him back before he harms all the people he loves the most. Collects the complete mini-series, issues #1-4.

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