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BOOM! Studios’ December 2017 Solicitations

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BOOM! Studios’ December 2017 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping in December 2017. When you’re through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR’s Independents Comic Forum and discuss these BOOM!, Archaia and KABOOM! releases with fellow readers.

BOOM! Studios Solicitations – Last Six Months


JUDAS #1

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Jeff Loveness
  • Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • Cover Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Marvel’s Nova) presents an exploration of the classical biblical character, perfect for fans of Preacher and The Goddamned.
  • Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” and how much of his part was preordained. In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone…and it wasn’t Jesus.

KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Grant Morrison
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Variant Cover: John Cassaday
  • Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman ) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers ) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special!
  • An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes. Only Klaus can defeat the Pola-Cola Corp. and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa’s thrall.

THE EXPANSE OGN

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: James S.A. Corey, Hallie Lambert, Georgia Lee
  • Artist: Huang Danlan
  • Cover Artist: Rahzzah
  • Based on the bestselling books and tying into the hit Syfy television series, The Expanse: Origins reveals the untold origins of the crew members of the Rocinante , including an exclusive, never-before-seen story featuring fan-favorite character, Detective Miller.
  • Features all-new stories by series creator James S.A. Corey, written by Hallie Lambert and Georgia Lee, and illustrated by Huang Danlan. Collected in print for the first time.

JOYRIDE VOL. 3 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
  • Artist: Marcus To
  • Cover Artist: Marcus To
  • A year has passed since the fractured crew of the Joyride stared down the Void at the far reaches of space. There’s only one thing that could bring them back together: a return to Earth to take on the fascist regime once and for all. In this stunning conclusion, writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal, Grayson) and artist Marcus To (Nightwing, New Avengers) bring the Joyride back to where it all began.
  • Collects issues #9-12.

PIZZERIA KAMIKAZE HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $24.99
  • Writer: Etgar Keret
  • Artist: Asaf Hanuka
  • Cover Artist: Asaf Hanuka
  • Presented for the first time in full color, award-winning writer Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Asaf Hanuka’s (The Realist ) powerful graphic novel, Pizzeria Kamikaze, is a most unexpected story of love, loss, and escape.
  • Mordy wanted to get away. Now condemned to an afterlife exclusively for all victims of suicide, he still has to attend a crappy job in a place no less crappy than the place he came from. When he discovers that his beloved ex-girlfriend is there too, he embarks on much needed road trip through an absurdist and fantastical landscape to find her.

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #1

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Smith
  • Artist: Matt Smith
  • Main Cover: Matt Smith
  • Subscription Connecting Cover: Sas Milledge
  • The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller celebrates four mythic tales of fairies inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.
  • In this first issue, newcomer Matt Smith (Lake of Fire, Barbarian Lord) reimagines “The Elf Queen and the Shepherd,” a tale of elven fairies in Iceland. When a Fairy Princess is cursed to the human realm and cursed to bring death with her, Grettir the Strong must discover the source of the trouble and break her curse.
  • Upcoming issues will include stories by Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), and Celia Lowenthal.

BODIE TROLL OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Jay Fosgitt
  • Artist: Jay Fosgitt
  • Cover Artist: Jay Fosgitt
  • Written and illustrated by Jay Fosgitt (Rocket Raccoon & Groot), Bodie Troll is a rollicking fantasy adventure celebrating the importance of stalwart friendships and being true to oneself.
  • Bodie Troll wants to be a fearsome creature, but in truth he’s downright adorable. Alongside his best friend Cholly and her Fairy Godmother, Bodie is up for any challenge, from protecting the village from spellbound beasts to performing shape-changing theater. If he’s lucky, he just might scare someone along the way.
  • A massive original graphic novel, including all previously published Bodie Troll stories, for fans of all ages!

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #1

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Ryan Ferrier, KC Green
  • Artists: Ian McGinty, KC Green
  • Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
  • “Look & Find” Cover: Bachan
  • Variant Cover: Nick Pitarra
  • Blank Sketch Variant Cover: N/A
  • Ryan Ferrier (Regular Show) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time ) continue BOOM! Studios’ partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone’s favorite wallaby!
  • When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job.
  • Features a bonus story by KC Green where Ed Bighead finds himself in the dentist chair of Dr. Hutchison!

RUGRATS #3

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Box Brown
  • Artist: Lisa Dubois
  • Main Cover: Jorge Corona
  • Subscription Cover: Caitlin Rose Boyle
  • The babies discover the secret of how their parents have been watching them, and launch a plan to restore the status quo with help from an unlikely ally.

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #5

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Civilian Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Locker Variant Cover: Michelle Wong
  • Homage Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Paper Doll Variant Cover: Audrey Mok
  • As the Putty Infiltrator shifts between teachers, parents, and friends, the Rangers have to question who they can trust—if they can trust anyone at all.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #22

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Jonas Scharf
  • Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Steve Morris
  • Variant Cover: Dan Mora
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Quest Matthews-Martial
  • With tensions building between them, the Rangers put aside their differences and unite with Promethea to take down a great new threat.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Carlos Magno
  • Main Cover: Mike Huddleston
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Carlos Magno
  • Classic Pulp Variant Cover: Fay Dalton
  • The crossover you demanded continues as Doctor Zaius, Cornelius, Zira, General Ursus, and a fleet of Gorilla Soldiers discover human natives on Skull Island… and the last surviving Kong!

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND VOL. 3 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: James Asmus
  • Artist: Carlos Magno
  • Cover Artist: Nick Robles
  • When a coup is formed to take Ewata from power and show the Tagu and Atu people the dangers of the Kong, Skull Island is thrown into chaos. From James Asmus (All-New Inhumans ) and Carlos Magno (Kong on the Planet of the Apes ) comes the authorized conclusion to the origin of Kong.
  • Collects issues #9-12.

WWE #12

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Dennis Hopeless
  • Artist: Serg Acuña
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Lita Variant Cover: Audrey Mok
  • Rikishi Variant Cover: Carlos Magno
  • Jeff Hardy Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
  • Royal Rumble Connecting Variant Cover: Brent Schoonover
  • THE SHIELD IS REUNITED… against each other for the WWE Championship!

GRASS KINGS #10

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
  • Shelly’s mysterious past is revealed as she and Maria explore the Kingdom.

GRASS KINGS VOL. 1 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $29.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • From The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT ) and Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins comes a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a community living off the grid and outside of the law.
  • Eldest brother Robert has been a broken man since the disappearance of his daughter, but when a young woman swims across the great lake dividing the Grass Kingdom from the nearby city of Cargill in search of a safe haven, he must decide if getting a chance at atonement is worth risking the entire Kingdom.
  • Collects the first six issues of the acclaimed series in a prestige hardcover edition.

VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Victor LaValle
  • Artist: Dietrich Smith
  • Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn
  • From award-winning novelist Victor LaValle (The Changeling) and illustrator Dietrich Smith (Shaft: Imitation of Life) comes an intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.
  • When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice… putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity.
  • Collects the complete limited series.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #4

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
  • Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Main Cover: Stéphane Roux
  • Intermix Cover: Mike Mayhew
  • Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams and Marco D’Alfonso
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Will Robson
  • Variant Cover: Terry Dodson
  • Jack and Lo Pan follow Pete into the lair of the Demon of Vengeance, only to face a stunning betrayal!

EUGENIC #3

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $5.99
  • Writer: James Tynion IV
  • Artist: Eryk Donovan
  • Main Cover: Eryk Donovan
  • Connecting Subscription Cover: Robbi Rodriguez
  • It’s been 200 years since the human uprising. The NuMan culture has stagnated without diversity, but a secret found in Dr. Cyrus Crane’s original notes could save them all.

LAZARETTO #4

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
  • Artist: Jey Levang
  • Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
  • Tamara and Charles are on the run when the virus reaches Phase III: Hallucinations.

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV #9

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
  • Artist: Rags Morales
  • Cover Artist: Rags Morales
  • The final chapter begins as the Rebel Army begins their assault on Apity Prime, while Claudio and Ambellina find themselves face-to-face with Wilhelm Ryan.

RUST VOL. 4 HC/SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: Hardcover: $24.99, Softcover: $14.99
  • Writer: Royden Lepp
  • Artist: Royden Lepp
  • Cover Artist: Royden Lepp
  • Seven years in the making, the breathtaking conclusion to Royden Lepp’s Rust graphic novel series is here! As an unprecedented robot force closes in on the Taylor farm, Jet Jones must embrace his true identity if he’s to defend the family he loves. Published simultaneously in hardcover and softcover formats.

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #9

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Simon Spurrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
  • Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
  • Main Cover: Mark Buckingham
  • Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
  • The final arc begins here! Kensho learns the extent of Thurma’s lie surrounding the mythic Pool of Tears.

SLAM!: THE NEXT JAM #4

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Pamela Ribon
  • Artist: Marina Julia
  • Main Cover: Veronica Fish
  • Subscription Cover: Jen Bartel
  • Knockout’s conflict between family and derby comes to a head.

THE BACKSTAGERS VOL. 2 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: James Tynion IV
  • Artist: Rian Sygh
  • Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
  • Jory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town’s ever seen. But best-laid plans aren’t easy to achieve when there’s an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of…theater. James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest ) explore what it means to be an outcast looking to find one’s place in an earnest story of friendship and self-expression.
  • Collects the final issues #5-8.

FENCE #2

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: C.S. Pacat
  • Artist: Johanna The Mad
  • Cover Artist: Johanna The Mad
  • As Seiji and Nicholas struggle with their living arrangement, the competition heats up.

GIANT DAYS #33

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • Daisy and Susan betray the sacred coven, leaving Esther to try—at high speed and under considerable pressure—to claim her dream home.

LUMBERJANES #45

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
  • Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
  • Main Cover: Kat Leyh
  • Subscription Cover: Michelle Wong
  • After everything that’s happened at camp, the Roanokes are in need of something to cheer them up. Luckily, Jen has the perfect thing: a search for a jackalope!

LUMBERJANES VOL. 8 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
  • Artists: Carey Pietsch, Ayme Sotuyo
  • Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson
  • Barney is starting their official first week at camp, but it looks like everyone in the Zodiac Cabin has been turned to stone! Now that Diane’s back and strange shadows are appearing, it looks like April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are going to have their hands full trying to find a cure for their friends…as long as they don’t look the wrong thing in the eye first.

MISFIT CITY #8

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Kiwi Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
  • Artist: Naomi Franquiz
  • Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
  • Final Issue! The girls are mere steps away from discovering the truth about Black Mary, but there’s more going on than they realize…

ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW #5

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Conor McCreery
  • Artist: Mattia Di Meo
  • Main Cover: Phil Murphy
  • Intermix Connecting Cover: Phil Murphy
  • Subscription Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Mash-Up Homage Variant Cover: Diigii Daguna
  • Rigby and Mordecai’s powers help turn the tide in the battle against the Master of Division, but he may have divided the bros for good! Meanwhile, Ice King is convinced that they are on Earth before the Mushroom Bomb…

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #18

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Adam Gorham & Fred Kennedy, James Asmus, Derek Laufman, Daniela Vicoso
  • Artists: Adam Gorham, Derek Laufman, Daniela Vicoso
  • Main Cover: Derek Laufman
  • Subscription Cover: Luca Pizarri
  • Variant Cover: Natalie Dombois
  • Finn and Jake have way too much stuff! Turns out that years of looting dungeons and adventuring adds up. Time for the biggest yard sale in all of Ooo!

ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS VOL. 4 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writers: Kat Leyh, Rachel Edidin, Jake Wyatt, Ian McGinty, Colin Andersen, David Scheidt, and more!
  • Artists: Michael Dialynas, Kat Leyh, Jake Wyatt, Ian McGinty, Colin Andersen, Jess Smart Smiley, and more!
  • Cover Artist: Asia Kendrick-Horton
  • Collecting stories by comic creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts stars all your favorite
    Adventure Time characters, from Fionna the Human to Billy the Hero. Includes fantastical tales from Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes), Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel), Michael Dialynas (The Woods ), Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon ), and more.

ADVENTURE TIME #71

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kevin Cannon
  • Artist: Joey McCormick
  • Main Cover: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
  • Subscription Cover: Joey McCormick
  • Double Troubles, Part 2 of 4! While the real Finn and Jake live it up at the amusement park, their doubles are making the Candy Kingdom better than ever. Is this too good to be true?

CAPTURE CREATURES SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Frank Gibson
  • Artist: Becky Dreistadt
  • Cover Artist: Becky Dreistadt
  • Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Tiny Kitten Teet ) present a fully-painted comic book that takes kids deep into the mysterious world of the Capture Creatures.
  • Over one hundred strange creatures with incredible powers have suddenly appeared on Earth! It’s up to two teens to keep these creatures safe and discover their origins.
  • Perfect for fans of Pokémon and Bee and Puppycat.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #11

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
  • Main Cover: Missy Pena
  • Subscription Cover: Kat Tsai
  • After Steven sees a flier for “A Taste of Beach City,” everyone gets inspired to make a dish and enter the competition.
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