Boom Studios November 2016 Solicitations
NAMESAKE #1 (of 4) Retail Price: Main Cover: $3.99 Incentive Covers: $0.00 Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Jakub Rebelka Cover Artists: Main Cover: Jakub Rebelka Incentive Cover: Artyom Trakhanov Synopsis: Steve Orlando (Supergirl: Rebirth, Midnighter) brings us his only original series of 2016, a gripping story about the nature of identity. Once every seven years, Earth overlaps with Ektae, a world where alchemy is not pseudo-science but the driving force of industry. For seven days, Ektae breaches our world, bringing dirty magic and ideas. Jordan Molossus was born of Earth and Ektae and abandoned by both, but when he receives two cast iron urns containing his estranged fathers’ ashes, he’ll leave everything behind to put his parents to rest before Ektae disappears for another seven years.
WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER. #1 One-shot Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artists: Dan Mora, Daniel Bayliss Cover Artists: Main Cover A: Dan Mora Intermix Cover B: Eric Powell Main Cover C: Dan Mora Intermix Cover D: Juan Doe Main Cover E: Dan Mora Intermix Cover F: Matías Bergara Forever Incentive G: Frazer Irving Synopsis: Building off the buzz from the partnership announcement prior to San Diego Comic-Con 2016, WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 delivers authentic Sports Entertainment featuring WWE Superstars to comic readers! This oversized issue contains the WWE SDCC 2016 one-page comics along with a wealth of new content, celebrating the versatility and diversity of WWE throughout its various eras. Includes the 20-page story “The Breaking of the Shield,” where Seth Rollins chose to betray his brothers Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at the behest of Triple H and the Authority.
MEGA PRINCESS #1 (of 5) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Brianne Drouhard Cover Artists: Main Cover: Brianne Drouhard Incentive Cover: Katie Cook Synopsis: The ultimate princess is here from writer Kelly Thompson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink, Jem and the Holograms) and Disney artist Brianne Drouhard! During Princess Maxine’s 10th birthday, her fairy godmother grants her the gifts of EVERY fairy tale princess, which…sounds a lot cooler than it actually is, in Max’s opinion. She doesn’t want to sing on key or feel a pea under 20 mattresses—she wants to be a detective! At least the power to talk to animals is cool, but her pony Justine is downright saucy. They don’t get along. When her little brother, Prince Robert VI (better known as Baby Bobs), goes missing, Max and Justine are on the case, and her new Mega Princess powers just might come in handy after all!
SLAM! #1 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Pamela Ribon Artist: Veronica Fish Cover Artists: Main Cover: Veronica FishvIncentive Cover 1: Lissa Treiman Incentive Cover 2: Jen Bartel Synopsis: Television Without Pity’s Pamela Ribon (Rick and Morty) and artist Veronica Fish (Archie) dive into the fast-paced, hard-hitting world of roller derby! Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best friends since their first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, but when they get drafted for two different teams they’ll have to figure out if the bond between them is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. You get slammed on the track and slammed in life, and in both cases you have to take your hits and get back up again!
BOOM! BOX 2016 MIX TAPE One-shot *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2016***** Retail Price: $9.99 Writers: John Allison, Shannon Watters, Ngozi Ukazu, Sina Grace, Stefan Tosheff, Sammy Borras, James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh Artists: John Allison, Carey Pietsch, Sina Grace, Stefan Tosheff, Sammy Borras, Rian Sygh Cover Artist: Kevin Jay Stanton Synopsis: For the third year in a row, we’ve assembled a collection of short comics that embody the BOOM! Box aesthetic, an eclectic mix of weird tales from off the beaten track. This year, we’re really leaning into the “mix tape” element by exploring music through sequential storytelling. These can be comics about being in a band, a story about the first time you went to a certain venue, or even a puzzle quest revolving around a music festival. BOOM! Box 2016 Mix Tape embraces graphic storytelling in a way that embodies Tunes That Make You Think in Pictures…
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #2 (of 6) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Daniel BaylissvCover Artists: Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss Subscription Cover: Humberto Ramos Synopsis: Forced to share the wheel, Jack Burton and Snake Plissken must make the best of their unwanted companionship on the dystopian road trip of a lifetime. The mystery behind their meeting is revealed, with the return of some old enemies, and the unearthing a world shattering threat.
WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA #2 (of 4) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Jonas Scharf Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin Synopsis: Following the riot at Red Rock, Kade leads the surviving townsfolk to the abandoned coal mine, while President Roth calls in a dangerous group known as “the Augies.”
SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #4 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Ollie Masters Artist: Luca Pizzari Cover Artists: Main Cover: Chris Brunner Subscription Cover: Luca Pizzari Tattoo Incentive Cover: Brian Level Synopsis: A night of wild partying leads to Opie getting hurt and Jax facing heavy consequences.
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #5 (of 6) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: James Asmus Artist: Carlos Magno Cover Artists: Main Cover: Nick Robles Incentive Cover: George Caltsoutas Synopsis: The two tribes make their way with the Kong into the heart of Skull Island, being picked off along the way by the horrors that live there.
LUCAS STAND #6 (of 6) Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Jesús Hervás Cover Artist: Chris Visions Synopsis: Final issue! Lucas jumps into the future for the first time and discovers what the influencer demon’s plans will lead to.
JOYRIDE #7 Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly Artist: Marcus To Cover Artist: Marcus To Synopsis: When that eighth-dimensional being Uma freed in issue #2 conquers a planet to throw a party in her honor, Uma is left with no choice but to do the one thing that goes against everything she believes in: Call the cops.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #9 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Hendry Prasetya Cover Artists: Main Cover: Jamal Campbell Incentive Cover 1: Goñi Montes Incentive Cover 2: Julio Cesar Unlockable Action Figure Variant: Telmos Santos Unlockable Villain Variant: Daniele Di Nicuolo Synopsis: While Tommy and Jason face off against Black Dragon on the Moon, the rest of the Rangers seek a means to jump-start their powers and save their Zords from his influence! With Billy’s life on the line, will the Rangers overcome their greatest challenge or find defeat in the claws of this familiar foe?
THE WOODS #27 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Michael Dialynas Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas Synopsis: The crew’s assault on the Black City continues as the Horde threatens to overwhelm the forces of New London.
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #5 Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Derek Fridolfs, Zachary Sterling, Whit Taylor Artists: Derek Fridolfs, Zachary Sterling Cover Artists: Main Cover: Renee Park Subscription Cover: Shauna J. Grant Incentive Cover: Simon LeClerc Synopsis: Ice King goes on a Wizard’s Quest to gain ultimate power, Cake tries to make Fionna a special present, and Finn gets a new pet that is really uncool.
OVER THE GARDEN WALL #8 Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee Cover Artists: Main Cover: F Choo Subscription Cover: Maria Yi Synopsis: Greg and Jason F reach the end of the trail, and Anna is afraid she’ll never get back to the safety of her cottage.
ADVENTURE TIME #58 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Christopher Hastings Artist: Ian McGinty Cover Artists: Main Cover: Braden Lamb Subscription Cover: Emi Jack Synopsis: Finn decides to become a dungeon master like his father figure Joshua was!
THE BACKSTAGERS #4 (of 8) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Rian Sygh Cover Artists: Main Cover: Veronica Fish Incentive Cover: Eva Eskelinen Synopsis: It’s opening night, but the Backstagers have gone so far past the barrier of no return that even the Stage Managers can’t find them!
LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #6 (of 6) Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores Artists: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell & Maddi Gonzalez Cover Artists: Main Cover: Natacha Bustos Subscription Cover: Kelly & Nichole Matthews Incentive Cover: Carolyn Nowak Synopsis: Final issue! The Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy kids have finally got to the truth of things, but is it too late to fix the spell? If they break it then what happens to everyone ensnared…and what will happen to Louise?
GOLDIE VANCE #7 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Hope Larson Artist: Brittney Williams Cover Artist: Brittney Williams Synopsis: Goldie and Walter have to hit up the local dive shops for scuba gear to catch up with Millie and Cheryl.
JONESY #8 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle Synopsis: Abuelita’s plan is set into motion, but will meeting Stuff mean the end of Jonesy’s true love of him?
GIANT DAYS #20 Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: John Allison Artist: Max Sarin Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman Synopsis: The second year begins! When Esther, Daisy and Susan discover that every piece of furniture in their new home was destroyed by the previous occupants, they head to IKEA, where things get complicated.
LUMBERJANES #32 Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh Artist: Carey Pietsch Cover Artists: Main Cover: Kat Leyh Incentive Cover: Feifei Ruan Synopsis: Diane knows how to fix everything, but it might be too much to ask. Will the Lumberjanes be able to help her before everyone is turned into stone?
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 5 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $16.99 Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Dan McDaid Cover Artist: Eric Powell Synopsis: Jack Burton must play against the world’s top sorcerers for Eddie Lee and Margo Litzenberg’s freedom. As Wang and Miao Yin face each other for the first time since divorce, their daughters take it upon themselves to take down the rampant corruption within wizarding. Collecting issues #17-20, Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Archer & Armstrong) and Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd) bring Jack Burton to China for the poker tournament of a lifetime.
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED VOL. 3 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $19.99 Writer: Marc Andreyko Artists: Emmanuel Xerx Javier, Devmayla Pramanik Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo Synopsis: Following the destruction of Midian, Boone has abandoned his destiny to help Lori adjust to life as a monster. Without a home to call their own, Peloquin and the remaining Breed must work together to find salvation. But from the shadows and old enemy will rise again, birthed from the ashes of Midian and bathed in the blood of their god. The world will be purified of their sin. From the ashes, a new Midian must rise! The direct sequel to the Nightbreed Director’s Cut.
KENNEL BLOCK BLUES TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $14.99 Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Daniel Bayliss Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss Synopsis: Oliver is a good dog. A family dog. But without warning, he’s sentenced to Jackson State Kennel, where he’s instantly placed on Death Row with the rest of his fellow inmates, awaiting a lethal appointment 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? Rising star writer Ryan Ferrier (Sons of Anarchy, Curb Stomp) and Russ Manning Award-nominated artist Daniel Bayliss (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons) explore loss, mental illness, and the horrors humans and animals alike endure when incarcerated in this inventive, heartfelt journey. Collects the complete limited series.
LAST SONS OF AMERICA TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $19.99 Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Matthew Dow Smith Cover Artist: Tonci Zonjic Synopsis: When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive, those looking to start a family must rely on adoption of children from around the world. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua, securing deals with families willing to give their children up for adoption. The duo usually conducts their adoptions through legal means but it becomes more difficult when child kidnapping becomes the norm. Desperate and running out of options, Jackie snatches a young runaway, unaware that he’s grabbed the daughter of a local crime lord. In over their heads and on the run, the two brothers fall into the mystery at the root of their world’s status quo—a mystery much darker than they might be able to bear. Collects the complete limited series.
SNOW BLIND TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $14.99 Writer: Ollie Masters Artist: Tyler Jenkins Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins Synopsis: What happens when you discover your parents aren’t the people you thought they were? For high school teen Teddy, life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska turns upside-down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad online, only to learn he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program. A man seeking revenge invades their town, followed soon after by pursuing FBI agents…but what if his dad’s reasons for going into the program aren’t as innocent as he says? Collects the complete limited series.
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS VOL. 1 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $14.99 Writers: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, Art Baltazar, Box Brown, Greg Smallwood, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Marguerite Sauvage, Kelly Thompson, S. M. Vidaurri, Veronica Fish, Jim Zub, James Lloyd, Aatmaja Pandya Artists: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, Art Baltazar, Box Brown, Greg Smallwood, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Marguerite Sauvage, Savanna Ganucheau, S. M. Vidaurri, Veronica Fish, Derek Charm, James Lloyd, Aatmaja Pandya Cover Artist: Nick Pitarra Synopsis: WHAT TIME IS IT?! It’s Adventure Time Comics time! C’mon and grab your friends for this amazing collection of short stories from cartoonists all over the world. Featuring the amazing talent of Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Tony Millionaire (Maakies and the Sock Monkey), Box Brown (Andre the Giant) and many, many more. These sweet shorts come in many shapes and sizes, featuring all of the beloved characters from the Land of Ooo. Collects issues #1-4 of the new ongoing series.
THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $14.99 Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Andy Hirsch Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch Synopsis: When a giant lion statue in Trafalgar Square comes to life and wreaks havoc on 1930s London, it seems like the perfect case for the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. With an overwhelmed caseload, however, Holmes recruits the help of three precocious young detectives-in-training (and one cunning golden retriever) to solve the mystery. Molly, Rajani, Humphrey, and Wellington (the dog) will have to work together and use all their wits if they are to uncover the truth behind the living statues and save London. But on the legendary Baker Street, nothing is as it seems and their biggest mystery might be the real identity of the famous detective who brought them together. Written by Eisner Award winner Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Abigail and the Snowman) and illustrated by Andy Hirsch (Adventure Time, Regular Show), The Baker Street Peculiars is a heartfelt and supernatural twist on the beloved world of Sherlock Holmes. Collects the complete limited series.
GUNNERKRIGG COURT VOL. 4 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $16.99 US Writer: Tom Siddell Artist: Tom Siddell Cover Artist: Tom Siddell Synopsis: Being a teenager is tough. Even more so at the magical and mysterious school, Gunnerkrigg Court. Antimony Carver and her best friend Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their eccentric school, Gunnerkrigg Court, as their second year comes to a close. If navigating the dangerous world of teenage relationships weren’t hard enough, Annie and her fellow Mediums in Training learn that there is a far more to their powers than they could have imagined. They must take things into their own hands if they want to get to the bottom of the Court’s dark past.
TYSON HESSE’S DIESEL: IGNITION OGN TP Retail Price: $14.99 Writer: Tyson Hesse Artist: Tyson Hesse Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse Synopsis: The first-ever original graphic novel spawning out of Tyson Hesse’s Diesel, Hesse’s popular “punk motif”-inspired, coming-of-age story about Diandra “Dee” Diesel, her mysterious flying engine, and the airship colony she lives on, Peacetowne. When a long-lost army suddenly appears from beneath the clouds, one impulsive decision made by Dee will change her destiny forever. With only her broken-down robot companion and a mysterious flying engine to help her, Dee is sent on a sky-bound journey that will take her from the darkest wastelands below the clouds to the brightest capital of her world. Her greatest challenge will be to look beyond her family legacy and create a destiny of her own choosing. Tyson Hesse’s (Amazing World of Gumball, Bravest Warriors) visually stunning graphic novel examines the importance of family, responsibility, and heroism, all set in a grand, new world!
MUNCHKIN VOL. 4 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JANUARY 2017***** Retail Price: $14.99 Writers: Sam Sykes, Len Peralta, Will Hindmarch Artists: Maddi Gonzalez, Len Peralta, Mike Luckas, Derek Fridolfs Cover Artist: Ian McGinty Synopsis: Based on the popular card game! Spyke “dies” and is sent to Hell to be taught a lesson, while Flower decides to be a “good role model” and mentor a wayward Munchkin. Then, Spyke and Flower go to a comic convention, and later, on a dungeon crawl—roaming dungeons and crypts throughout the land to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night! Collects issues #13-16.
LUMBERJANES VOL. 5 TP *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2016***** Retail Price: $14.99 Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh Artists: Brooke Allen, Carolyn Nowak Cover Artist: Brooke Allen Synopsis: It’s a battle of the bands…with mermaids! April takes it upon herself to restore a friendship that has fallen apart, but will she be in over her head as her above-water friendships take a hit? Don’t miss out on seeing the Lumberjanes save the day—and friendships challenged—in this exciting collection of issues #13 and #18-20!
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