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EXCLUSIVE: “Angel City” Debuts, “Invader Zim” Invades Oni Press’ October 2016 Solicits

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EXCLUSIVE: “Angel City” Debuts, “Invader Zim” Invades Oni Press’ October 2016 Solicits

Oni Press has provided CBR News with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping October 2016. When you’re through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR’s Indie Comics Forum and discuss these Oni Press releases with fellow readers.

Oni Press Solicitations – Last Five Months

ANGEL CITY #1

JANET HARVEY (W) • MEGAN LEVENS (A/CA) • NICK FILARDI (C)

ALTERNATE COVER ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Introducing Angel City, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the “April Fool’s Killer.” As she gets closer to the truth, the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and even her own gangland contacts work to cover up the scandal. Has she bitten off more than she can chew?

OCTOBER 5 / 32 PGS. / 16 and up / Noir, Mystery / $3.99

NIGHT’S DOMINION #2

TED NAIFEH (W/A/C/CA)

When she’s not working as a barmaid, Emerane becomes the Night, the most wanted thief in Umber. But when the Furie, Umber’s self-proclaimed champion, declares himself her enemy, she’s soon penniless and desperate. Her only recourse is to join the Bard and his ragtag team of rogues as they infiltrate the Cult of Uhlume’s tower in search of untold riches. The tower is not as it seems, however, and our heroes-if we dare call them such-may find more than they bargained for in its murky depths.

OCTOBER 19 / 32 PGS. / 16 and up / Fantasy / $3.99

MERRY MEN #5

ROBERT RODI (W) • JACKIE LEWIS (A/CA) • MARISSA LOUISE (C)

Even as they escape the clutches of Robin’s sworn enemy, Guy of Gisborne, the Merry Men and Scarlet are cornered by the Sheriff of Nottingham-and he hasn’t come alone. Robin and his allies find themselves confronting two staggering realities: the lives they abandoned to live in Sherwood, and a foe they suddenly dare not fight. It seems like a checkmate move by the Sheriff… but the Prince of Thieves may have one unforeseen move left to play.

OCTOBER 26 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Action, Adventure / $3.99

EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #8

JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (W) • GABO (A/C/CA)

As our world teeters on the brink of collapse, Essie stands between us and the utter destruction of humanity at the hands of Jude and his army of non-believers. Her only hope lies with the greatest writer of the 20th century not named Vonnegut.

OCTOBER 26 / 32 PGS. /15 and up / Fantasy, Adventure / $3.99

KAIJUMAX SEASON 2 #5

ZANDER CANNON (W/A/C/CA)

Kaijumax fugitive Electrogor makes his way home to the Aleutian Islands, where-he hopes-his children wait for him. But with the Science Police Team G.R.E.A.T. Satellite watching his every move, it’s a tense game of (technological) cat and (giant arthropod) mouse. Meanwhile, the peaceful Mechazon is pushed to his limit by a surprising turn of events. Also: Murder! Sleazy acquaintances! Unpleasant truths! And… a single moment of happiness?

OCTOBER 12 / 32 PGS. /15 an up / Sci-fi / $3.99

RICK AND MORTY #19

KYLE STARKS (W) • CJ CANNON (A/CA) • RYAN HILL (C)

BACK-UP COMIC by Marc Ellerby

RETAILER INCENTIVE ALTERNATE COVER illustrated by Tait Howard

The conclusion of Rick’s grand “selfless” adventure! AKA, the issue in which CJ Cannon gets real tired of drawing Meeseeks!

The authorities are closing in on Rick’s expanded (and highly illegal) penp juice trade, which he is now using Meeseeks to operate. As their eventual capture looms closer, Summer is on her way back from her own adventure, which has gone terribly awry. How can the Smith family evade capture and take zero responsibility for flooding the intergalactic market with hallucinogenic drugs? YOU GOTTA READ TO FIND OUT, DAWG!

OCTOBER 26 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

RICK AND MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR #4

SARAH GRALEY (W/A/CA) • MILDRED LOUIS (C)

BACK-UP COMIC illustrated by Marc Ellerby

ALTERNATE COVER ILLUSTRATED BY MILDRED LOUIS

Mr. Poopybutthole is up to his top hat in trouble! Kidnapped and tied to a chair, Mr. Poopybutthole must negotiate with his crooked agent. It seems only Summer can save him now, but will she get to Mr. Poopybutthole in time before he is whisked away and put on a film set? Meanwhile at home, Rick reveals Jerry’s tasty secret.

OCTOBER 19 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH #3

JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (W) • TONY FLEECS (W/A/CA) • LUIGI ANDERSON (C)

The Jeff Steinberg situation (or Operation Brighter Tomorrow, as Obama calls it [or Operation Bummer Tomorrow as everyone else calls it]) is in full swing with Jeff back on the space station, heart freshly broken by Shelley, ready to think about maybe trying to possibly save Earth… if he can. But he pretty much has to, according to Captain Dave of the Intergalactic Council of Planetary Relations, otherwise something terrible (or nothing terrible at all?) might befall the planet. But whatever, time for Jeff to climb into his mech suit and give this Champion of Earth thing the old college try. Wait… did Jeff go to college?

OCTOBER 12 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

BRIK #4

ADAM GLASS (W) • MICHAEL BENSON (W) • HARWINDER SINGH (A/CA) • GONZALO DUARTE (C)

Drew is left reeling in the wake of his mom’s attack and may have to accept that Yonkers-under the oppressive thumb of the mysterious Russian gangster Little Stalin-is no longer safe for their family. Inspired by fear and anger, Drew decides the dangers of commanding the golem, now named Brik, are worth the justice they can bring to the streets of New York. But when Drew and Brik make a bigger impact on the neighborhood than expected, Little Stalin comes out of the shadows to respond.

OCTOBER 19 / 32 PGS. / 13 and up / Fantasy, Adventure / $3.99

INVADER ZIM #14

ERIC TRUEHEART (W) • WARREN WUCINICH (A/CA) • FRED C. STRESING (C)

RETAILER INCENTIVE ALTERNATE COVER illustrated by Billy Martin

Once every generation, Bloaty’s Pizza Hog holds the coveted Bloatyshorts Giveaway Night. Gaz is determined to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event, but it’s Dib’s turn to choose the restaurant for the Membrane family dinner! Can Gaz sway Dib by actually being nice to him? Or will she brutally murder him with kindness?

OCTOBER 5 / 32 PGS. / 8 and up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #5

NATALIE RIESS (W/A/C/CA)

Peony was a breakout contestant on the hit cooking show, Space Battle Lunchtime. But right before the final episode, she disappeared! Now it’s up to Neptunia and Aris to find out where Peony’s gone-and whether fellow chef Melonhead had anything to do with it. Meanwhile, Peony finds herself on the set of a different-and deadlier-cooking show.

OCTOBER 12 / 32 PGS. / 8 and up / Sci-fi / $3.99

MERMIN BOOK TWO: THE BIG CATCH (SOFTCOVER)

JOEY WEISER (W/A/C/CA)

The second book in Joey Weiser’s Eisner Award-nominated series is now in paperback! Mermin is finally getting used to life on dry land when he’s discovered by a duo of amateur paranormal investigators. To make matters worse, Pete and the others discover the truth about who Mermin really is, thanks to Mermin’s aquatic friend, Benny. With new revelations and new enemies, will Mermin ever get the chance to just be a normal kid?

DECEMBER 14 / 144 PGS. / 6 and up / Adventure, Fantasy / $12.99

HEARTTHROB VOLUME ONE: NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN

CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (W) • ROBERT WILSON IV (A/CA) • NICK FILARDI (C)

This volume collects the first five issues of one of 2016’s most critically acclaimed new series. This 70’s crime comic mixes romance and heists in a story about second chances, Fleetwood Mac, and a bank robbery spree fueled by love and revenge. Priced at only $9.99, it’s an easy hand-sell to fans of titles like Sex Criminals or Fight Club, making it a perfect opportunity to hook new readers prior to the continuation of the monthly series in early 2017.

DECEMBER 7 / 136 PGS. / 15 and up / Crime / $9.99

WET MOON, BOOK 2: UNSEEN FEET

SOPHIE CAMPBELL (W/A) • SOPHIE CAMPBELL WITH ANNIE MOK (CA)

Cleo Lovedrop has a lot of friends in the sleepy town of Wet Moon, and she’s just made one more: the mysterious girl next door, Myrtle. Cleo’s friends think Myrtle has a crush on Cleo, but she isn’t so sure. Then, roses begin to appear on her doorstep…

This new edition of Sophie Campbell’s critically-acclaimed, and Eisner-nominated book features a new cover design by Annie Mok and new extras in the back!

DECEMBER 14 / 184 PGS. / 15 and up / Mystery / $19.99

THE COLDEST WINTER

ANTONY JOHNSTON (W) • STEVEN PERKINS (A/CA)

Writer Antony Johnston and artist Steven Perkins return to Cold War-era Berlin for this prequel to The Coldest City. After a string of botched assignments for MI6 in Berlin, David Perceval is being sent home. Even his final mission before leaving-the defection of a Soviet scientist-goes badly wrong, as the coldest winter for 30 years descends on Europe.

With transport out of Berlin impossible, and the KGB searching everywhere for their lost scientist, Perceval must improvise a deadly game of cat and mouse through the frozen city to keep the Russians at bay, and deliver his own unique brand of revenge!

DECEMBER 7 / 184 PGS. / 15 and up / Crime, Espionage / $19.99

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