Boom Comics August 2016 Solicitations
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THE BACKSTAGERS#1 (of 8) Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:James Tynion IV Artist: Rian Sygh Cover Artists: Main Cover:Veronica Fish Program Bill Variant: Bridget Underwood Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory Synopsis: James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredible yet earnest story about finding a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast. When Jory transfers to the private, all-boys school St. Genesius, he figures joining the stage crew would involve a lot of just fetching props and getting splinters. To his pleasant surprise, he discovers there’s a door backstage that leads to different worlds, and all of the stagehands know about it! All the world’s a stage…but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic!
SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #1 Writer:Ollie Masters Artist: Luca Pizzari Cover Artists: Main Cover:Chris Brunner Subscription Cover: Ricardo Lopez Ortiz Tattoo Incentive Cover: Brian Level Synopsis: For the first time anywhere, read the untold story of how a young Jax Teller, 18 years old and fresh out of high school, decides to prospect his dead father’s—and his current stepfather’s—MC, the Sons of Anarchy. The only all-new, original ongoing story for fans of Sons of Anarchy. Under complete supervision of SOA show creator Kurt Sutter, the story will feature younger versions of all the characters you’ve come to know and love, including Opie, Clay, Jemma, Tig, and Chibs!
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 2016 ANNUAL
Writers:Jorge Corona, James Kochalka, Trey Moore, Ross Thibodeaux, Kyle Higgins, and more
Artists: Jorge Corona, James Kochalka, Terry Moore, Rob Guillory, Rod Reis, and more
Main Cover:Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover:Richard Chang
Acetate Incentive Cover: George Caltsoudas
Comics creators come together to celebrate their mutual love of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! From short stories like “The Origin of Goldar” to “What Would Happen If Bulk and Skull Became Rangers?”, this oversized anthology collection features contributions from creators like Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Rob Guillory (Chew), James Kochalka (Monkey vs Robot), and more! 40 pages of new story and art!
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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2016 GRAB BAG SPECIAL Retail Price:$4.99 Pages: 48 Writers:Katy Farina, Philip Murphy, Anne Szabla, Terry Blas, Kate Sherron Artists: Katy Farina, Philip Murphy, Anne Szabla, Terry Blas, Kate Sherron, Mychal Amann, Laura Birdsall Cover Artists: Mariel Cartwright Synopsis: Based on Cartoon Network’s award-winning original series, Gumball and Darwin head back to school! It’s a brand-new collection of shorts and illustrations featuring everyone’s favorite mischief-makers. What the what?! Is there really a secret treasure hidden in the school’s basement?!
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THE BACKSTAGERS #1 (of 8) Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:James Tynion IV Cover Artists: Main Cover:Veronica Fish Program Bill Variant: Bridget Underwood Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory Synopsis: James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredible yet earnest story about finding a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast. When Jory transfers to the private, all-boys school St. Genesius, he figures joining the stage crew would involve a lot of just fetching props and getting splinters. To his pleasant surprise, he discovers there’s a door backstage that leads to different worlds, and all of the stagehands know about it! All the world’s a stage…but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic!
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JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 Retail Price:$9.99 Writers:Jonathan Case, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Ted Naifeh & Adrianne Ambrose, Adam Smith Artists: Cody Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Kyla Vanderklugt, and more Cover Artists: Main Cover:Benjamin Dewey Incentive Cover: Mike Allred Synopsis: Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth. Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and a few surprises, this special celebration collects for the first time all of the Labyrinth Free Comic Book Day stories along with new tales from Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), and more! 40 pages of story and art! Both covers are high-quality cardstock and will feature spot-gloss and holofoil enhancements. BOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #2 (of 6) Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:James Asmus Artist: Carlos Magno Cover Artists: Main Cover:Nick Robles Incentive Cover:Stan Sakai Synopsis: Two rival civilizations and their Kongs must make a home of the horrors that inhabit life on Skull Island. There is no escape!
SOMBRA #2 (of 4) Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:Justin Jordan Artist: Raúl Treviño Cover Artist: Jilipollo Synopsis: Danielle is well outside of the law now as she and Tolvo head to where Conrad is believed to be.
LUCAS STAND #3 (of 6) Retail Price:$3.99 Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Jesús Hervás Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo Synopsis: Lucas heads to Deadwood circa 1879 and begins to question Gadriel’s motives.
STRANGE ATTRACTORS #3 (of 5) Retail Price:$3.99 Writer: Charles Soule Artists: Greg Scott & Soo Lee Cover Artists: Greg Scott with Scott Newman Synopsis: Heller learns just how far Dr. Brownfield will go to protect his work.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #3 (of 6) Retail Price:$3.99 Writers: Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo Cover Artists: Main Cover: Elsa Charretier Incentive Cover 1: Paul Reinwand Incentive Cover 2: Joëlle Jones Synopsis: Former foes Kimberly and Goldar find themselves unlikely and desperate allies as they fight for their lives to escape a watery prison, while Kim’s friends work to prepare the village against Verto’s onslaught.
WEAVERS #4 (of 6) Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:Simon Spurrier Artist: Dylan Burnett Cover Artist: Dylan Burnett Synopsis: Sid has to rely on Frankie to get Pneema to a hospital and confides his true feelings about the Weavers.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #6 Retail Price:$3.99 Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Hendry Prasetya Cover Artists: Main Cover: Jamal Campbell Incentive Cover 1: Goñi Montes Incentive Cover 2: Takeshi Miyazawa Unlockable Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson Unlockable Villain Variant: Christopher Mitten Synopsis:The Rangers must face a seemingly all-powerful threat entirely on their own without the guidance of Zordon. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Jason must lead the Rangers through these darkest of times. KABOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #2 Retail Price:$3.99 Writers:Box Brown, Greg Smallwood, Sophia Foster-Dimino Artists: Box Brown, Greg Smallwood, Sophia Foster-Dimino Cover Artists: Main Cover: Greg Smallwood Subscription Cover: Helbetico Incentive Cover:Christian Calame Main Cover: Greg Smallwood Subscription Cover: Helbetico Main Cover: Greg Smallwood Subscription Cover: Helbetico Incentive Cover:Christian Calame Synopsis: Jake helps Finn with a treasure hunt but is trying to hurry it up so he can meet with his agent about his story pitch. Finn, Jake, & PB go on vacation in the Pastry Riviera, but Finn is anxious to fight evil & has trouble getting into a relaxed frame of mind. Billy gets saved by Finn and it turns into a comic that Finn is drawing.
OVER THE GARDEN WALL #5 Retail Price:$3.99 Writers:Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee Cover Artists: Main Cover: F Choo Subscription Cover: Jen Bartel Main Cover: F Choo Subscription Cover: Jen Bartel Synopsis: Greg and Jason are on the case to find out who keeps stealing all the molasses from the schoolkids, while Anna has to decide if she’ll trust the stranger who appears before her.
REGULAR SHOW #38 Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:Mad Rupert Artist: Laura Howell Cover Artists: Main Cover:Jorge Corona Subscription Cover: Victor Santos Main Cover:Jorge Corona Subscription Cover: Victor Santos Synopsis: The Oracle of Chaos emerges from her slumber and explains to Benson that he was the one thing standing between reality and total entropy in the Park, and now that he’s gone, she has free reign. Whoops.
ADVENTURE TIME #55 Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:Christopher Hastings Artist: Ian McGinty Cover Artists: Main Cover: Myra Hild Subscription Cover: Sarah Searle Main Cover: Myra Hild Subscription Cover: Sarah Searle Synopsis: Finn and Jake discover that it’s not just them—everyone in Ooo is trapped in their own little realities! BOOM! BOX ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES
LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #3 (of 6) Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:Chynna Clugston Flores Artists:Rosemary Valero-O’Connell & Maddi Gonzalez Cover Artists: Main Cover:Natacha Bustos Connecting Subscription Cover:Kelly & Nichole Matthews Incentive Cover:Vivian Ng Synopsis: The Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy kids split up in an attempt to outsmart the Chaperones.
JONESY #5 Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:Sam Humphries Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Synopsis: The hit comic that critics say is “the awesome anti-Valentine you’ve been waiting for” (CBR) and is a “great gateway comic for young girls” (Big Comic Page) is now an ongoing series!
GIANT DAYS #17 Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:John Allison Artist: Max Sarin Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman Synopsis: McGraw’s new girlfriend is the Anti-Susan, Esther and Ed get into hot water with a money-making scheme, and Daisy has trouble with a professor on an archaeological dig.
MUNCHKIN #20 Retail Price:$3.99 Writer:John Kovalic Artist: Mike Luckas Cover Artist: Scott Maynard Synopsis: Feeling glum, chum? Turn that frown upside down with some dungeon-dwelling fun! This issue ties into theMunchkin Gloom and Moop’s Monster Mashup game releases.
Writers:Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Main Cover:Kat Leyh
Incentive Cover: Rachael Smith
Synopsis: Diane is back at camp and the Roanokes…don’t really know how to feel about that, especially when they discover a camper has been turned to stone!
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THE JOYNERS #3 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer:R.J. Ryan Artist:David Marquez Cover Artist:David Marquez Synopsis: Personal betrayals, industrial intrigue, and sexual desire abound in uncompromising terms.
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THE OFFICIAL MAKING OF BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA HC Retail Price:$39.99 Pages: 176 Writers: Tara Bennett, Paul Terry Cover Artist:Drew Struzan Synopsis: We’ve shaken the pillars of Heaven and paid our dues to put together the only official, comprehensive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the 1986 cult classic filmBig Trouble in Little China. To commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary, we’ve assembled a wealth of material, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos, exclusive new cast and crew interviews, filming secrets behind the film’s iconic action sequences, original set designs, and much more! Features a Foreword by Big Trouble in Little China director John Carpenter and an Afterword by Kurt Russell!
COGNETIC TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016***** Retail Price:$14.99 Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Eryk Donovan Cover Artist:Eryk Donovan Synopsis: Cogneticis the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s also the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. Collects the complete limited series by writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics,The Woods) and artist Eryk Donovan (Memetic), plus character profiles, essays, sketches, and cover gallery.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 1 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2016***** Retail Price:$19.99 Writers: Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando, Mairghread Scott Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Corin Howell, Daniel Bayliss Cover Artist: Goñi Montes Synopsis: Dive into the first collection of our best-selling, modern, ongoing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. After escaping Rita Repulsa’s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins the Power Rangers to combat the onslaught of evil attacks plaguing Angel Grove. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Collects issues #1-4, plus the prequel issue #0.
THOMAS ALSOP VOL. 2 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016***** Retail Price:$19.99 Writer: Chris Miskiewicz Artist: Palle Schmidt Cover Artist:Palle Schmidt Synopsis: Thomas Alsop is the current “Hand of the Island,” a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family’s prowess for magic. Thomas has a knack for rubbing people the wrong way, but has he gone too far this time? In order to save the souls of the 3,000, Thomas must go to extremes and sacrifice everything he’s built, including his own fame. Collects the final issues #5-8 of the limited series.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 4 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2016***** Retail Price:$16.99 Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Joe Eisma Cover Artist:Eric Powell Synopsis: Thrust from 1986 into modern times, Jack Burton faces his strangest adventure yet. His friends are all old and someone sold his truck! With the help of an all-empowered Gracie Law and Wang’s excessively snarky daughter, Winona, the hunt is on to reclaim Jack’s true love…the Pork-Chop Express. Collects issues #13-16.
SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 6 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2016***** Retail Price:$16.99 Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Matías Bergara Cover Artist:Toni Infante Synopsis: In the wake of his wife’s brutal murder, Opie returns to Oswald Lumber in the hope of leaving the club—and criminal activity—behind. Meanwhile, one of Chibs’ old IRA foes returns for revenge…and the Sons will have to decide how deep loyalty really runs. Volume 6 links seasons 1 and 2 of Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed television series. Collects issues #23-24 and the oversized final issue #25.
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GARFIELD: A BIG, FAT, HAIRY ADVENTURE OGN TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016***** Retail Price:$9.99 Writers: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier, Liz Prince Artists: Antonio Alfaro, Dave Alvarez, Liz Prince Cover Artist:Andy Hirsch Synopsis: The Fat Cat stars in KaBOOM!’s first-ever Garfield original graphic novel! When Jon reveals plans to bring Odie to a talent show audition, Garfield decides he can’t let Odie get all the spotlight. But when his actions cause Odie to run away, it’s up to Garfield to bring Odie back home. Also includes a short story written and illustrated by Liz Prince (Tomboy, Alone Forever).
ADVENTURE TIME: PRESIDENT BUBBLEGUM OGN TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2016***** Retail Price:$14.99 Writer: Josh Trujillo Artist: Zachary Sterling Cover Artist:Scott Maynard Synopsis: The King of Ooo approaches the Candy Castle and proclaims that he has discovered the long-lost ConstitOootion. When Candy Law Professor verifies the authenticity of the document, which states in one week there will be an election for Ooo’s first President, Princess Bubblegum will have to race against her enemies…andfrenemies, to ensure her spot on the throne!
PEANUTS: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M. SCHULZ TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2016*****
Contributors: Mike Allred, Art Baltazar, Paige Braddock, Megan Brennan, Frank Cammuso, Derek Charm, Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Chynna Clugston Flores, Julie Fujii, Shaenon K. Garrity, Melanie Gillman, Zac Gorman, Jimmy Gownley, Matt Groening, Dan Hipp, Keith Knight, Mike Kunkel, Roger Langridge, Jeff Lemire, Jonathan Lemon, Patrick McDonnell, Tony Millionaire, Caleb Monroe, Terry Moore, Dustin Nguyen, Molly Ostertag, Lincoln Peirce, Paul Pope, Hilary Price, Liz Prince, Stan Sakai, Chris Schweizer, Ryan Sook, Jeremy Sorese, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Tom Tomorrow, Lucas Turnbloom, and Jen Wang
Cover Artists:Paul Pope, Charles M. Schulz
Now in softcover, Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is an unprecedented collection of pin-ups and strips from 40 contributors that celebrate the legacy of one of the most influential cartoonists that ever lived. Includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).
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MOUSE GUARD COLORING BOOK *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016***** Retail Price:$14.99 Artist: David Petersen Cover Artist:David Petersen Synopsis: Experience David Petersen’s beloved comic series Mouse Guard with this lush coloring book. Featuring over 80 black-and-white illustrations showcasing the intricate detail of the environments, cities, and characters from across the Mouse Territories. InMouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one village to another. They see to their duty with fearless dedication so that they may not simply exist, but truly live.
RUST VOL. 1 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016***** Retail Price:$14.99 Writer: Royden Lepp Artist: Royden Lepp Cover Artist:Royden Lepp Synopsis: The best-selling Archaia original graphic novel series by Royden Lepp is now in softcover! Young Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the countryside heals from a devastating world war. When a boy with a jet pack, the mysterious Jet Jones, suddenly crash lands into their barn, Roman believes the secrets of Jet’s past may be the key to their survival. But are some secrets best left untold? A nostalgic ode to family ties and a high-octane adventure for all ages to enjoy. Continues the Rust softcover program that began with Rust: The Boy Soldier.
MEZOLITH VOL. 2 HC *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2016***** Retail Price:$24.99 Writer: Ben Haggarty Artist: Adam Brockbank Cover Artist:Adam Brockbank Synopsis: The second volume in Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank’s stunning series of adventure set 10,000 years in the past. The Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Step by step, Poika’s journey into manhood continues—caught in a mesh of tribal hunts, gatherings, and feasts determined by the waxing and waning of thirteen moons. The boundary between the real and imagined worlds blur as more and more of the Kansa cosmology is revealed in the dreams, nightmares, and ancestral beauty of Mezolith.
JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 3 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016***** Retail Price:$14.99 Writers: Brian Froud, Matthew Dow Smith Artists: Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John Cover Artist:Brian Froud Synopsis: Now in softcover. Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this stunning conclusion of the official prequel to the original movie. The world of Thra is shattered. As the aftermath of the Great Conjunction wreaks havoc upon the Gelfling tribes, the Geflings may have no choice but to rely upon the one race offering aid: the Skeksis. This volume features behind-the-scenes photos and concept sketches from the Jim Henson Company Archives documenting how creature and puppet designs that never made it into the film were adapted and brought to life on the page.
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GOLDIE VANCE VOL. 1 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016***** Retail Price:$9.99 Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Brittney Williams Cover Artist:Brittney Williams Synopsis: From Nancy Drew to Veronica Mars, we really dig girl detectives! Eisner award-winning writer Hope Larson (Batgirl) 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. 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and dreams to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, 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. Collects issues #1-4 of the ongoing series.
LUMBERJANES TO THE MAX VOL. 2 HC *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2016***** Retail Price:$34.99 Pages: 256 Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters Artists: Carolyn Nowak, Brooke Allen Cover Design:Scott Newman Synopsis: Together, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley take on everything that goes bump in the night. From scary stories to magical portals that lead to a land untouched by time, it’s definitely not your average summer! Camp counselor Jen just wants to have a normal lesson with her cabin, teaching them the basic survival skills needed without any supernatural intervention, when a blizzard hits camp! This deluxe hardcover edition collects issues #9-12, 14-17 of the New York Time bestselling series along with a wealth of behind-the-scenes material.