New “Rick & Morty” Series Headlines Oni Press’ ComicsPRO Panel

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New “Rick & Morty” Series Headlines Oni Press’ ComicsPRO Panel

A new “Rick and Morty” title, “Lil’ Poopy Superstar,” will join Oni Press‘ summer release slate, announced today at the ComicsPROComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon.

Written and illustrated by Sarah Graley, with back-up comics by Graley and Marc Ellerby, the July-debuting comic finds Mr. Poopybutthole in trouble, with Summer as the only person who can help him.

Other releases include the finale of “The Sixth Gun,” by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree; a reprint of “Tumor,” by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon; the debut of “Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth,” by Fialkov, Tony Fleecs and Luigi Anderson; the debut of “Merry Men” by Robert Rodi, Jackie Lewis and Marissa Louise; and the print edition of the anthology “Fresh Romance,” Vol. 1.

See the solicitations and covers for the June, July and August releases below.


Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist / Cover Artist: Brian Hurtt

Colorist: Bill Crabtree

Final Order Cutoff: May 23, 2016

In Shops: June 15, 2016

Price: $9.99

Synopsis: The war for creation and the battle for The Six concludes in this epic, TRIPLE-SIZED finale! This is the end.


Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov

Artist: Noel Tuazon

Cover Artists: Noel Tuazon with Renee Dimalla

Final Order Cutoff: August 1, 2016

In Shops: August 24, 2016

Price: $24.99

Synopsis: Private investigator Frank Armstrong barely scrapes by in the Los Angeles underbelly until “the big one” hits his desk. Locate and retrieve the daughter of a drug kingpin, and he can finally afford more than the one-dollar meatloaf. Unfortunately, the job offer arrives just as the symptoms of his fatal, late-stage brain tumor intensify. Frank must find the target and keep her safe while time collapses, family turns into foe, and the specter of his murdered wife resurfaces in the eyes of a mobster’s daughter.

Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov joins Harvey and Eisner nominated artist Noel Tuazon in their second thrilling collaboration about the bittersweet joy of lost love and the sharp pain of redemption.


Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs

Artist / Cover Artist: Tony Fleecs

Colorist: Luigi Anderson

Retailer incentive variant illustrated by Chris Burnham

Final Order Cutoff: July 11, 2016

In Shops: August 3, 2016

Price: $4.99

Synopsis: The double-sized debut issue of the new sci-fi-rom-com-dram-actioner from the writer of THE BUNKER and the artist of MY LITTLE PONY–wait, really? Okay. INVASION! Aliens are real. They’re here, they’re mean and they’re standing in judgement over the citizens of Earth. Final countdown. Representing humanity (by some fluke) is your boy Jeff Steinberg. Romantically challenged idiot, video store clerk, constipated, confused, distractible. In other words, the planet is totally doomed. Also, robots!


Writer: Robert Rodi

Artist / Cover Artist: Jackie Lewis

Colorist: Marissa Louise

Retailer incentive variant cover illustrated by Ed Luce

Final Order Cutoff: May 9, 2016

In Shops: June 1, 2016

Price: $3.99

Synopsis: 13th century England. Robert Godwinson, former lover of King Richard, lives with his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest, away from the watchful eye of Prince John, who has outlawed homosexuality. Though isolated, the men live in peace-that is, until a stranger approaches their camp asking for aid to a nearby town under siege by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robert-nicknamed Robin-is reluctant to help, but equally eager to get rid of this perplexing stranger… and to put his formidable bow-and-arrow to use. It’s Robin Hood like you’ve never seen him before, based on scholarly speculation about what’s really behind the outlaw’s legend.


Writers: Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn, Marguerite Bennett

Artists: Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sally Jane Thompson, Trungles

Cover Artist: Marguerite Sauvage

Final Order Cutoff: July 18, 2016

In Shops: August 10, 2016

Price: $24.99

Synopsis: The critically-acclaimed anthology FRESH ROMANCE is finally available in print! Have you been wondering what the fuss is all about? FRESH ROMANCE is an exciting collection of romance comics from some of comics’ most talented creators, including Kate Leth, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn, Marguerite Bennett, and Trungles. From unhappy historical marriages to covert teenage romances, there’s something for everyone in FRESH ROMANCE.


Writer / Artist / Cover Artist: Sarah Graley

Colorist: Mildred Louis

Back-up comics by Sarah Graley and Marc Ellerby

Final Order Cutoff: June 20, 2016

In Shops: July 13, 2016

Price: $3.99

Synopsis: Mr Poopybutthole is in trouble, and Summer is the only person who can help him!