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BOOM! Studios’ May 2017 Solicitations

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BOOM! Studios’ May 2017 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping in May 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


BOOM! STUDIOS
NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES AND ONE-SHOTS


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 2017 ANNUAL

  • One-Shot
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writers: Kyle Higgins, Tom Taylor, Jamal Campbell, and Trey Moore
  • Artists: Goñi Montes, Dan Mora, Jamal Campbell, and Frazer Irving
  • Main Cover: Goñi Montes
  • Variant Cover: Dan Mora
  • Acetate Variant Cover: George Caltsoudas
  • The future of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers starts here as Tommy makes a choice that will have huge consequences for the team; Black Power Rangers from across parallel dimensions meet to face off against a deadly foe; and all-new secret origins revealed!

VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER #1

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Victor LaValle
  • Artist: Dietrich Smith
  • Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn
  • 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.
  • 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.

BOOM! BOX NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES AND ONE-SHOTS


MISFIT CITY #1

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
  • Artist: Naomi Franquiz
  • Main Cover: Naomi Franquiz
  • Treasure Map Variant Cover: Paulina Ganucheau
  • Movie Poster Variant Cover: Ester Zejn
  • Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s… but that’s ancient history. Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary…and find out there might be some REAL adventure in their tiny town after all!

BOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES


THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO #2 (of 12)

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
  • Artist: Rags Morales
  • Cover Artist: Rags Morales
  • Ambellina and Chase are convinced that Claudio is The Crowing, but how can one simply accept that his fate is to destroy all things?

GODSHAPER #2

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artist: Jonas Goonface
  • Cover Artist: Jonas Goonface
  • Ennay and Bud are back on the road, but things don’t go quite as expected when they cross a fellow Godshaper’s turf.

GRASS KINGS #3

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
  • Tensions rise when Humbert sends his brother into the Grass Kingdom to search for Maria. Robert and Bruce will have to treat each move with caution if they want to avoid bloodshed.

DEATH BE DAMNED #4 (of 4)

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, Andrew Miller
  • Artist: Hannah Christenson
  • Cover Artist: Hannah Christenson
  • Final issue! Miranda takes her final shot at revenge against those who murdered her family, while the Turquoise Man seeks vengeance against Joseph.

PLANET OF THE APES/GREEN LANTERN #4 (of 6)

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Robbie Thompson, Justin Jordan
  • Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Movie Poster Variant Cover: Mike Mayhew
  • Classic Variant Cover: Paul Rivoche
  • Spectrum Variant Cover: Felipe Massafera
  • “Vintage” Action Figure Variant Cover: David Ryan Robinson
  • The origin of the Universal Ring revealed! Battle of the Red and Green Lanterns on the Planet of the Apes! As Cornelius’ corruption manipulates the mutants into an army of ring bearers, Hal Jordan and Zira will do all they can to save him before it’s too late.

WWE #5

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Dennis Hopeless
  • Artist: Serg Acuña
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • John Cena Variant Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Goldust Variant Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
  • Royal Rumble Connecting Variant Cover: Brent Schoonover
  • Dean Ambrose: the scrappy, wild-eyed, people’s champion who never says die—and the Lunatic Fringe. While his ex-brothers are obsessing over the championship, Dean has taken crazy to an entirely new level by provoking the scariest man in the WWE—the beast incarnate, Brock Lesnar.

SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #10

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ollie Masters
  • Artist: Lucas Werneck
  • Main Cover: Luca Pizzari
  • Subscription Cover: Jonas Scharf
  • Opie and the club mobilize to find the kidnapped Jax, while the Israelis continue enacting their plan for revenge.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #11

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: James Asmus
  • Artist: Carlos Magno
  • Cover Artist: Kim Myatt
  • Penultimate issue! The corruption within will be revealed, as the island’s Kongs are made feral.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #15

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Daniel Bayliss
  • Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Steve Morris
  • Morphin Variant Cover: Goñi Montes
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Telmos Santos
  • Zordon’s fate is revealed leading to some surprising developments for Drakkon’s world and the old sage himself.

THE WOODS #32

    • Retail Price: $3.99
    • Writer: James Tynion IV
    • Artist: Michael Dialynas
    • Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Karen is anxious to end Isaac’s plan, but first they must team up with an unlikely ally.


ARCHAIA ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES


THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #4 (of 12)

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
  • Main Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
  • Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
  • While Jen and Kira deal with the chaos the Skeksis have wrought on the castle, Thurma and Kensho are out in the wilds of Thra on the run from the Crystal Guard, unaware that something far more treacherous followed their trail: the Chamberlain.

BOOM! BOX ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES


COADY AND THE CREEPIES #3 (of 4)

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Liz Prince
  • Artist: Amanda Kirk
  • Main Cover: Kat Leyh
  • Incentive Cover: Liz Prince
  • Coady and the Creepies are playing their final Pinmaggedon show, and they’re not about to let anything—a wheelchair-unfriendly venue, a boneheaded rival band, or even the actual afterlife—get between them and Punk legend!

SLAM! #6

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Pam Ribon
  • Artist: Veronica Fish
  • Main Cover: Veronica Fish
  • Variant Cover: Meredith Gran
  • Maisie progresses quickly when learning some new movies, but Jen feels like she’s become stagnant.

GOLDIE VANCE #12

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Jackie Ball & Hope Larson
  • Artist: Noah Hayes
  • Cover Artist: Brittney Williams
  • After uncovering a conspiracy in Sugar Maple’s pit crew, Goldie’s determined to bring Sugar’s saboteur to justice.

GIANT DAYS #26

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • Ed and McGraw’s home has become a no-go zone with the addition of Dean Thompson, and the impending visit of his girlfriend Posy is anticipated with a mixture of morbid curiosity and dread.

LUMBERJANES #38

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
  • Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
  • Main Cover: Kat Leyh
  • Variant Cover: Ayme Sotuyo
  • Parents’ Day continues as the Roanokes split into parent/daughter teams for a scavenger hunt, with the girls determined to keep their parents from noticing anything supernatural during their visit.

KABOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES


BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA #3 (of 4)

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Sam Sykes
  • Artist: Selina Espiritu
  • Cover Artist: Bridget Underwood
  • Brianna’s restaurant has gained some positive attention, so of course that’s when her brother Hans decides to roll into town with his food truck for a little competition!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #4

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Melanie Gillman
  • Artist: Katy Farina
  • Main Cover: Missy Peña
  • Subscription Cover: Rian Sygh
  • Variant Cover: Jenn St-Onge
  • Steven, Peridot and Amethyst go on their wildest adventure yet—a local Renaissance Faire! While the others enjoy fried food and theater, Peridot enters the joust, and is playing to win.

THE DEEP #5 (of 6)

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Tom Taylor
  • Artist: James Brouwer
  • Cover Artist: James Brouwer
  • The Nekton family discovers a secret about the mysterious island, and it puts the two youngest Nektons in jeopardy!

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #11

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Jarret Williams, Jorge Corona, Grace Kraft
  • Artists: Jarret Williams, Jorge Corona, Grace Kraft
  • Main Cover: Chad Weerdhuizen
  • Subscription Cover: Jen Wang
  • Variant Cover: Renato Faccini
  • Finn and Jake face off in the ultimate showdown, Tree Trunks forgets how to bake pies, and Marceline gets lost in her own home.

OVER THE GARDEN WALL #14

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Danielle Burgos, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
  • Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee
  • Main Cover: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
  • Subscription Cover: Katie Chinaski
  • Greg and Jason might not be able to save Jason’s dad in time, and Wirt and Sara have to decide if they should help Greg or attend to their own mystery.

ADVENTURE TIME #64

  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Mariko Tamaki
  • Artist: Ian McGinty
  • Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
  • Subscription Cover: Alex Fletcher
  • The Best Princess Ever is finally going to be chosen! Who will it be? And will the prankster finally reveal themselves before they ruin the whole event?

BOOM! STUDIOS TPS, OGNS, and HARDCOVERS


SOMBRA SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Justin Jordan
  • Artist: Raúl Treviño
  • Cover Artist: Jilipollo
  • Written by Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and illustrated by Raúl Treviño (Tinkers of the Wasteland), Sombra is a gripping exploration of the War on Drugs and the double-edged sword of American intervention, informed by Treviño’s experiences in his Mexican homeland.
  • Conrad Marlowe was a respected DEA agent when he disappeared in Mexico while investigating the ruthless drug cartels. Years later, he has resurfaced as a cult leader who has made it his mission to out-brutalize the cartels terrorizing the country. The only DEA agent willing to follow his trail of violence is his own daughter, Danielle, and with the help of a journalist on the ground, she’ll have to face the horrors of what her father has become if she wants to survive and bring him to justice.
  • Collects the complete limited series.

SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL VOL. 1 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Ollie Masters
  • Artist: Luca Pizzari
  • Cover Artist: Chris Brunner
  • Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Luca Pizzari (Secret Wars Journal, Amazing Spider-Man) journey 10 years before Season 1 of Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy to tell the never-before-seen, official story of Jax Teller’s first year as a SAMCRO prospect.
  • Jax Teller has always had one dream: to follow the family legacy and join the Sons of Anarchy. But at eighteen, still reeling from his father’s death and just starting out as a prospect, Jax is about to discover just how hard the life of an outlaw can be.
  • Collects issues #1-4.

THE WOODS VOL. 7 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: James Tynion IV
  • Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Written by The New York Times best-selling author James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), “The Black City” collects the seventh arc of the best-selling series, now in development at Syfy. Is there a reason mankind has always feared the untamed forest? Karen, Sanami, and Ben will have to venture far beyond the reaches of the civilization they’ve built and into the heart of the alien wilderness in the hopes of finally going home. But in the center of the woods, they discover the truth behind the ancient fear of the forest for themselves.
  • Collects issues #25-28.

WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
  • Artist: Jonas Scharf
  • Cover Artist: Massímo Carnevale
  • Following the controversial election of an enigmatic dictator, the United States was plunged into a Second Civil War, in the aftermath of which only Kentucky refused to acknowledge the fascist state’s sovereignty. Now a demilitarized zone located in the heart of America, it will take the combined forces of civilians and criminals to overthrow the occupation. In leading this rebellion, former mechanic and reluctant folk hero Kade Mercer will become the first feudal warlord of Appalachia. Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Last Sons of America) and illustrated by breakout talent Jonas Scharf, Warlords of Appalachia is a grounded military epic with flourishes of sci-fi futurism that explores the lengths one man will go to protect his family in the face of oppression.

ARCHAIA STUDIOS TPS, OGNS, and HARDCOVERS


JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Cory Godbey
  • Artist: Cory Godbey
  • Cover Artist: Cory Godbey
  • Cory Godbey, the acclaimed children’s book illustrator behind the best-selling Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales, delves deep into the Skeksis-ruled land of Thra in this beautiful look at some of Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s finest creations from the beloved cult-classic film The Dark Crystal.
  • In one tale, when a little bird is hurt in a Skeksis net, Jen takes it to the Mystics for healing and learns how every act of kindness grows like ripples in a lake.

SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 2 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $24.99
  • Writer: Josh Tierney
  • Artists: Jakub Rebelka, Marina Julia, Nuno Plati, Winston Young, Pablo Clark
  • Cover Artist: Afu Chan
  • Vincent is a shipwrecked privateer who has lost his crew to winged monsters. Aya is an orphan seeking revenge on the Starless army who killed her family. Through a series of unlikely coincidences, the warrior cat Chobo unites the two and leads them to Princesses Pira and Lono, who are making their final preparations to leave Spera and do battle with the evil Starless Queen. As the fire spirit Yonder infiltrates the Starless-occupied Plain Castle, the newly formed group is taken by surprise by another swarm of winged monsters. Can Yonder survive his mission, and can the Princesses trust their new friends?

BOOM! BOX TPS, OGNS, and HARDCOVERS


THE BACKSTAGERS VOL. 1 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: James Tynion IV
  • Artist: Rian Sygh
  • Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.
  • When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he’s taken in by the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Hunter, Aziz, Sasha, and Beckett become his new best friends and introduce him to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain that the rest of the school doesn’t know about, filled with strange creatures, changing hallways, and a decades-old legend of a backstage crew that went missing and was never found.
  • Collects the first four issues.

GIANT DAYS: NOT ON THE TEST EDITION VOL. 1 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $34.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin
  • Cover Artist: Design by Michelle Ankley
  • This oversized first volume of Giant Days: Not on the Test Edition, written by John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrated by Lissa Treiman and Max Sarin, collects the first eight issues of the Eisner Award and Harvey Award-nominated series, as well as additional never-before-collected Giant Days comics in a deluxe hardcover.
  • University is a time to learn for most people, but for Susan, Esther, and Daisy, academia seems to be throwing more at them than books and learning. House-hunting, terrible breakups, and regretful hookups pepper the girls’ lives this semester as they navigate their way through Freshman year. Thankfully, they have each other.

LUMBERJANES TO THE MAX EDITION VOL. 3 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $39.99
  • Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
  • Artists: Brooke Allen, Carey Pietsch, Carolyn Nowak
  • Cover Artist: Design by Kelsey Dieterich
  • When April takes it upon herself to restore an underwater friendship that has fallen apart, will she be in over her head as her above-water friendships take a hit? Between shapeshifters and strange portals causing a storm to suddenly hit the camp, this is one badge that the Lumberjanes are going above and beyond for! Don’t miss out on The New York Times best-selling and multiple Eisner Award-winning series written by National Book Award nominee Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Shannon Watters, and Kat Leyh (Super Cakes) with stories illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), Carolyn Nowak (Runges), and Carey Pietsch (Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift). Collects Volumes 5 and 6 of the ongoing series and features a behind-the-scenes look into how to make an issue of Lumberjanes, exclusive sketches from the amazing artists, and so much more!

KABOOM! TPS, OGNS, and HARDCOVERS


ADVENTURE TIME: THE OOORIENT EXPRESS OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Writer: Jeremy Sorese
  • Artist: Zachary Sterling
  • Cover Artist: Britt Wilson
  • Candy, suspicious conductors, and weird science make up this all-new Adventure Time original graphic novel written by Jeremy Sorese (Curveball, Steven Universe) and illustrated by Adventure Time veteran Zachary Sterling. Don’t miss out on this action-packed journey based on the award-winning show on Cartoon Network! Lady Rainicorn has come down with a case of taffy fever and there is nothing Jake can do to help her. After many failed attempts with Princess Bubblegum, Finn and Jake learn of a special cure that can help Lady Rainicorn get back to normal. The catch? They will have to travel on the Ooorient Express on an infamous train ride that no one returns from…

THE NOT-SO SECRET SOCIETY OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writers: Matthew Daley & Arlene Daley
  • Artist: Wook Jin Clark
  • Cover Artist: Wook Jin Clark
  • Writing team Matthew Daley (Lantern City) and Arlene Daley call on their combined 25 years of education experience to create this thrilling coming-of-age adventure. Co-Created by Trevor Crafts (Lantern City) and Ellen Crafts, and illustrated by Wook Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flipside), Not So Secret Society is an all-ages adventure that celebrates the value of teamwork and lifelong friendships.
  • Madison, Dylan, Emma, Aidan, and Ava have pretty normal lives for a group of 12-year-olds: They go to school, participate in extracurricular activities, and oh yeah, they also have AWESOME ADVENTURES. Together they form the Not-So Secret Society. But when they invent a candy-making machine for their school’s annual science fair, things don’t go according to plan . . . and their candy creation comes to life and escapes, threatening to destroy the entire city!

STEVEN UNIVERSE: ANTI-GRAVITY OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2017*****
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Talya Perper
  • Artist: Queenie Chan
  • Cover Artist: Sara Talmadge
  • Beach City gets even weirder in this all-new Steven Universe original graphic novel. As electric disturbances begin causing objects to mysteriously hover all around town, The Gems travel to the Moon Base and back to figure out how to solve the problem and figure out who is causing it.
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