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EXLUSIVE: “Heartthrob,” “Mighty Zodiac” Debut in Oni’s April 2016 Solicitations

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EXLUSIVE: “Heartthrob,” “Mighty Zodiac” Debut in Oni’s April 2016 Solicitations

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

In addition to the latest installments of Charles Soule and Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque’s “Letter 44” and Tom Fowler and CJ Cannon’s “Rick and Morty” comic, April brings with it several series debuts. Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV launch “Heartthrob,” with a variant cover by Jamie McKelvie, and J. Torres and Corin Howell introduce “The Mighty Zodiac.” Meanwhile, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s “The Sixth Gunn” heads towards its final issue.




HEARTTHROB #1

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

VARIANT COVER BY JAMIE MCKELVIE

A new series about bank heists and thieving hearts from writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back), artist Robert Wilson IV (Bitch Planet), and colorist Nick Filardi (Powers).

Callie Boudreau hasn’t been herself lately. After a lifetime sidelined by illness, she’s rescued by a miracle cure in the form of heart transplant surgery, but the life she returns to doesn’t fit her anymore. Besides the morally questionable job, the crappy boyfriend and the crippling hospital bills, Callie finds herself developing new tastes, unfamiliar urges and a mouth like a sailor. As she balances what she has to do with what she wants to do, a mystery man shows up to teach her that instead of waiting for her new life, she should go out and steal it.

APRIL 13 / 32 PGS. / T+ / $3.99




THE MIGHTY ZODIAC #1

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

VARIANT COVER BY GURIHIRU

When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty Zodiac, orders his warriors to gather the stars, lest they fall into the hands of the malevolent Moon Rabbit Army. With the stars, the Mighty Zodiac may yet revive their master, rescue their world, and restore the light. Without the stars, the darkness threatens to divide the tribes and destroy the world of Gaya…

APRIL 6 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99





ANOTHER CASTLE #2

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

VARIANT COVER BY KEVIN WADA

Pete, while steadfast and good-hearted, is not the best at defeating monsters. He does, however, have the only sword that can kill Badlug and free Grimoire from tyranny. Misty and Gorga need to clear the way for Pete; thankfully, they meet Zurrd, a witch with (somewhat) impressive powers and the key to Pete’s deliverance. Unfortunately, it’s in the Dark Treasury, which is nigh impossible to break into. Nigh impossible is still technically possible, though!

APRIL 13 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99



LETTER 44 #24

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

Charlotte has taken matters into her own hands in order to get baby Astra back from the Builders, and it just might cost her life. Major Drum continues his confession, shedding some light on the early days of the Clarke mission, while ex-President Carroll calls an old friend for some dirty business.

APRIL 6 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99




RICK AND MORTY #13

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

VARIANT COVER BY KC GREEN & ANTHONY CLARK

Rick and Morty are stuck inside the severed head of another dimension’s Morty, and things are getting… weird. They still have a narrow chance of saving their own dimension from alien invasion… but only if Morty can get the science right!

APRIL 27 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99



EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #5

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

With reality bent to the whims and wishes of America’s greatest writer, it seems like all of existence will be rewritten. More than a few people have a big problem with that, including THE DEVIL HIMSELF.

APRIL 6 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99



THE SIXTH GUN #48

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

The Six have been used to break the seals that hold back armageddon. A final confrontation awaits Drake Sinclair, Becky Montcrief on the legendary battleground of Boot Hill. The end is nigh, and the epic conclusion to The Sixth Gun starts here!

APRIL 20 / 32 PGS. / T+ / $3.99



THE BUNKER #17

JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (W) • JOE INFURNARI (A/CA) • ALLEN PASSALAQUA (C)

Things are going well for Senatorial candidate Grady Potts, until Natasha and Daniel are caught committing a horrible crime. Now, with all of his friends in prison, fingers begin pointing to Grady… and he no longer has anyone to turn to.

APRIL 13 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99



RICK AND MORTY VOLUME 2

ZAC GORMAN (W/A) • CJ CANNON (A/CA) • ANDREW MACLEAN (A) • MARC ELLERBY (A/C) • RYAN HILL (C) • NICK FILARDI (C)

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues!

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and decency. This collection features issues #6-10 of the comic book series, including the “Ball Fondlers Special” by guest artist Andrew MacLean, “A Very Special Blumbus,” illustrated by series writer Zac Gorman, and a cyberpunk adventure across the multiverse. Plus: bonus mini-comics showcasing fan-favorite characters!



SUPER PRO K.O.!: GOLD FOR GLORY

JARRETT WILLIAMS (W/A/CA)

In the rough and tumble world of Super Pro K.O., professional wrestling is no joke. With contenders of every kind battling for glory on a nightly basis, there’s tons of drama inside and outside the ring! Current SPKO champion and arrogant heel King Crown Jr. prepares for a match against mysterious newcomer Bad Bad Butch O’Rowdy, who may care more about settling a personal score with Crown than the title itself. Meanwhile, hotshot Joe Somiano is getting used to the spotlight as his career takes off, but will it be stopped with the arrival of

baseball superstar turned wrestler Romeo Colossus?

JUNE 29 / 280 PGS. / ALL AGES / $14.99



BLOOD FEUD TPB

CULLEN BUNN (W) • DREW MOSS (A/CA) • NICK FILARDI (C)

“I’ve got a story to tell — a story about how me and a couple of poker buddies squared off against the very legions of Hell… and maybe even saved the world. Like all good yarns, this one has its share of action, adventure, mystery, and romance. As for how it ends, though, you’ll have to judge for yourself. Me, I’ve always been partial to happy endings — the singing cowboy riding off into the sunset — but I reckon that just ain’t the way of the world. This story’s got vampires, too, loads of them, but not in the beginning. It began, for us at least, with spiders.”

JUNE 22 / 144 PGS. / T+ / $19.99