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Fariñas’ “Motro” Debuts, “Kaijumax Season 2” Finale Arrives in Oni Press’ November 2016 Solicits

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Fariñas’ “Motro” Debuts, “Kaijumax Season 2” Finale Arrives in Oni Press’ November 2016 Solicits

Oni Press has provided CBR News with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping November 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

MOTRO #1

ULISES FARIÑAS (W/A/CA) • RYAN HILL (C)

A reclusive young boy with superhuman strength follows a prophecy from his dead father on a mission to save people, but when he finds the area villagers are less than thrilled by his noble intentions and he faces adversaries both human and magical-mechanical, what will it take to fulfill his destiny? Can his miniature talking motorcycle help? From illustrator and intricate world-builder Ulises Fariñas (IDW’s Judge Dredd), comes the first story in the life and legend of a fantasy hero for the ages.

NOVEMBER 2 / 32 PGS. / 16 and up / Adventure / $3.99

ANGEL CITY #2

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

Frances Faye and Dolores Dare were best friends, once upon a time; small town girls with cardboard suitcases and dreams of Hollywood stardom. But that was the past. Now, Frances has been murdered, and the crooked Los Angeles cops don’t care enough to solve the crime. Dolores hunts for the murderer everywhere, from high-end studio lots to seedy gambling dens. But as she gets closer to unraveling the mystery, she also nears a betrayal that hits close to home.

NOVEMBER 16 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Noir, Mystery / $3.99



NIGHT’S DOMINION #3

TED NAIFEH (W/A/C/CA)

Emerane and her companions narrowly escape the Cult of Uhlume and the relentless Furie, exhausted but no richer for their efforts. Going their separate ways into the pitiless streets of Umber, they each find a dead end waiting. Now penniless, Emerane’s quest to free her younger brother from debtor’s prison seems more hopeless than ever. Until a possible solution comes from the most unlikely ally imaginable- the Furie himself. But his help comes with a dangerous price.

NOVEMBER 23 / 32 PGS. / 16 and up / Fantasy / $3.99

STUMPTOWN VOL. 4: THE CASE OF A CUP OF JOE

GREG RUCKA (W) • JUSTIN GREENWOOD (A/CA) • RYAN HILL (C)

Portland’s best private investigator Dex Parios is back, and this time, the case is a real grind. When she picks up a simple assignment to escort a package of highly-prized coffee beans, Dex has no idea that she’s stepping into the web of the Barista Mafia and eccentric billionaires with no compunction about using force to get the most coveted coffee around. And to top it all off, her sister is in town.

Join Eisner Award-winner Greg Rucka and series artist Justin Greenwood (The Fuse) for the The Case of a Cup of Joe, the fourth case in the critically-acclaimed Stumptown series. This oversized hardcover edition also collects a bonus silent issue, as well as extra material such as issue covers, process pieces, and creator commentary.

JANUARY 25 / 152 PGS. / 15 and up / Crime, Mystery / $29.99

RICK AND MORTY #20

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

BACK-UP COMIC BY MARC ELLERBY

RETAILER INCENTIVE ALTERNATE COVER ILLUSTRATED BY KYLE STARKS

In this standalone issue illustrated by series writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle), Morty takes on America’s secondfavorite pastime: the illustrious sport of basketball. In an attempt to win Jessica’s affections, Morty uses alien technology to become the best there ever was at putting a ball into a hoop. But as Morty’s star rises, will Rick get left back on the ground? And is he really going to put up with that?

NOVEMBER 30 / 32 PGS. / 15 an up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

RICK AND MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR #5

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

BACK-UP COMIC ILLUSTRATED BY MARC ELLERBY

ALTERNATE COVER ILLUSTRATED BY EMILEE DENICH

It’s finally the most anticipated event of the year, Prom! Mr. Poopybutthole and Summer are all dressed up and ready to unwind after a stressful adventure, but when some uninvited guests night Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole will never forget.

Meanwhile in dimension S-223, will Rick finally be rewarded what is rightfully his-this year’s Prom King crown and sash?

NOVEMBER 16 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH #4

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

It’s time for a training montage as Jeff explores his mech suit’s powers under the harsh tutelage of alien badass Cleompa. But despite a solid 20 minutes of hard(ish) work, Cleo questions Jeff’s commitment and ability to handle himself in intergalactic battle, which is a lot more important than anyone previously thought. Turns out Captain Dave and Reopsolom are really just ready to take over Earth and its valuable resources-the good stuff like fossil fuels, gold, middle-management-and Jeff serving as Earth’s champion is nothing more than a thin charade designed to fail immediately. The moment finally arrives for Jeff to take on his first challenge, God help us all.

NOVEMBER 9 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #9

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

Time ticks down as two sides march towards the end. Can mankind save itself? If history is to be believed, not bloody likely.

NOVEMBER 30 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Fantasy, Adventure / $3.99

BRIK #5

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

Boosted by the strength and power the golem Brik, Drew finally finds the courage to make a move on his crush-but not everyone in Yonkers is feeling so confident. Threatened that respect and fear of his gang has diminished now that Drew and Brik are dealing out street justice, Little Stalin cracks down to tighten his control on the city. Sera returns and meets Brik but realizes Drew hasn’t followed her instructions exactly, and now the golem may soon turn dangerous and uncontrollable. And to top off Drew’s troubles, Little Stalin learns who’s behind this new vigilante of Yonkers.

NOVEMBER 16 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Fantasy, Adventure / $3.99

KAIJUMAX SEASON 2 #6

ZANDER CANNON (W/A/C/CA)

SEASON FINALE! Reunited with his son, Kaijumax fugitive Electrogor goes in search of Torgax, his missing daughter, whose months of being on her own have left her… changed. Meanwhile, Science Police Team G.R.E.A.T. officers Chisato and Jeong have the family’s position and are closing in for the climactic final showdown. Also: Orbital physics! Grim quips! Scenic Anchorage, AK! And… “pulling a Chicxulub”?

NOVEMBER 9 / 32 PGS. / 15 and up / Sci-fi / $3.99

INVADER ZIM #15

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

RETAILER INCENTIVE ALTERNATE COVER ILLUSTRATED BY SHMORKY

What is the secret truth behind Miss Bitters? Is she an undead witch? A crone-beast as old as time itself? A dark instrument of infernal vengeance in a smelly dress? Everyone has a theory, and when Miss Bitters doesn’t show up for Skool one morning, they all come out of the woodwork.

NOVEMBER 2 / 32 PGS. / 8 and up / Humor, Sci-fi / $3.99

SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #6

NATALIE RIESS (W/A/C/CA)

Peony’s stuck on the set of a rival show, Cannibal Coliseum. The rules are simple: be the last surviving chef and cook up something good from the other contestants’ remains. Peony thought she had what it takes to be the greatest chef in the galaxy-but does she have what it takes to survive a battlefield of knife-wielding cooks?

NOVEMBER 9 / 32 PGS. / 8 and up / Sci-fi / $3.99

TIME SHARE

PATRICK KELLER (W) • DAN MCDAID (A/C/CA)

After a time bending adventure, Ollie Finch was set to go home in his uncle’s rocket car time machine when everything went sideways. He’s at the center of a maelstrom of paradoxes that threatens to destroy the multiverse. Fortunately, Ollie’s fellow time traveling friends might just help straighten things out: Teddy, the brain-damaged cyborg assassin; Bax, the soldier from the post-apocalyptic future sent to stop Teddy’s mission; Preston, the 19th-century inventor; Curtis, self-proclaimed Time Master; and Roxy, Ollie’s scorned ex-girlfriend. Can this band of losers stop Phil, the world-conquering artificial intelligence… in time?

JANUARY 25 / 168 PGS. / 16 and up / Sci-fi, Humor / $19.99

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