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EXCLUSIVE: “Kaijumax S2,” “Space Battle Lunchtime” Debut in Oni’s May 2016 Solicitations

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Oni Press has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at solicitations text and cover art for its May 2016 releases.

In addition to the debuts of an all-new season of “Kaijumax” from Zander Cannon and Natalie Riess’ “Space Battle Lunchtime,” Oni drops a new issue of “Invader Zim” by Dennis & Jessie Hopeless and Dave Crosland, plus the latest from “Rick and Morty,” “The Sixth Gun” and more.


KAIJUMAX SEASON 2 #1

ZANDER CANNON (W/A//CA)

Get ready for the all-new second season of Kaijumax! All the Red Humongo wants to do is go straight now that he’s out on parole, but his good-for-nothing brother Green Humongo has escaped from Kaijumax and is crashing at his house, with fellow escapee Electrogor in tow. Out-of-work guard Jeong drinks his troubles away on the moon, while new police recruit Chisato throws herself enthusiastically into her first day on the job. Also: Blindside tackles! Filial piety! Savage beatings! And… a Flintstones reference?

MAY 11 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99



SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1

NATALIE RIESS (W/A/CA)

RETAILER VARIANT INCENTIVE COVER BY CAREY PIETSCH

Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking?

MAY 4 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99


INVADER ZIM #10

DENNIS AND JESSIE HOPELESS (W) • DAVE CROSLAND (A/CA)

VARIANT COVER BY LOUIE DEL CARMEN

After witnessing a shameless and pathetic human ritual known as “Show and Tell,” ZIM is determined to SHOW the biggest TELL of them all! And of course, Dib is going to have to keep this TELL from SHOWING the whole school its powers of SHOWING AND TELLING!

MAY 18 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99



RICK AND MORTY #14

TOM FOWLER (W) • CJ CANNON (A/CA) • RYAN HILL (C)

RETAILER INCENTIVE VARIANT COVER BY SAVANNA GANUCHEAU

Having survived their adventures fending off alien invasions in “head-space,” Rick and Morty finally return home just in time for the beginning of the same freakin’ alien invasion. Can Rick and Morty stave off this newest, samest invasion? What awful decisions will they be forced to make? How long will this new galactic empire last? (Maybe 80 years? More? Probably somewhere in there.)

MAY 25 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99


HEARTTHROB #2

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

Callie and Mercer, sitting in a tree, planning their first robbery. First comes training, then comes a crew, then comes a victim worth sticking it to.

Crazy in love and free as birds, Callie and Mercer hit the road for the summer and plan out their revenge against Archway Insurance. While Mercer teaches Callie the ins-and-outs of being a thief, Callie has to deal with all the complications with having a dead boyfriend.

MAY 25 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99


THE MIGHTY ZODIAC #2

J. TORRES (W) • CORIN HOWELL (A/CA) • MAARTA LAIHO (C)

The Unlucky Four finally arrive at Twilight’s Bastion, where they find that Master Long is in even worse condition than they feared. And they are still starless! Meanwhile, the other members of the Mighty Zodiac face multiple obstacles in their journey to Twilight’s Bastion. Will any of them make it in time to see Master Long alive?

MAY 18 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99



ANOTHER CASTLE #3

ANDREW WHEELER (W) • PAULINA GANUCHEAU (A/C/CA)

RETAILER INCENTIVE VARIANT COVER BY MILDRED LOUIS

After Misty’s (semi) successful bank heist, the kingdom of Grimoire is on high alert. Shadeling spies are everywhere, and Misty and her friends must rely on their wits to keep their rebellion under wraps. Even so, they’re closer than ever to overthrowing Badlug! Now if only they could find a good king to replace him…

MAY 18 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99


THE SIXTH GUN #49

CULLEN BUNN (W) • BRIAN HURTT (A/CA) • BILL CRABTREE (C)

A war is brewing between the forces of darkness and light, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance! Drake and Becky face old enemies… and reconnect with friends thought long lost… as they make their way to Boot Hill… the mystic place where the very concept of death was born!

MAY 18 / 32 PGS. / T+ / $3.99


LETTER 44 #25

CHARLES SOULE (W) • ALBERTO JIMÉNEZ ALBURQUERQUE (A/CA) • DAN JACKSON (C)

Mission commander Charlotte Hayden has departed the relative safety of the Clarke on a desperate mission to recover her kidnapped child. Her confrontation with the alien Builders will drastically alter the trajectory of the series. Meanwhile, President Blades does everything he can to make Earth a slightly better place for the world’s billions during their last months alive.

MAY 4 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99


THE LIFE AFTER VOLUME 3: EXODUS

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

Jude, the son of God (well, one of the sons, anyway) is trapped in Purgatory. Thankfully, he has friends on the outside: Nettie, a Victorian woman with unknown powers; her daughter Essie, commander of an army of unbaptized children; and the late, great Ernest Hemingway. On their journey to break Jude out of his interminable imprisonment, they run afoul of clockwork angels, celestial bureaucrats, and the Great Potato Himself. Can they overcome the very powers that be in order to free their friend and rewrite the system of the afterlife?

JULY 20 / 136 PGS. / M / $19.99