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BOOM! Studios' August 2018 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping in August 2018. When you're through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR's Independents Comic Forum and discuss these BOOM!, Archaia and KABOOM! releases with fellow readers.

BOOM! Studios Solicitations - Last Six Months

LUMBERJANES: THE INFERNAL COMPASS OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Lilah Sturges
  • Artist: polterink
  • Cover Artist: Alexa Sharpe
  • Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges (Fables, Thor: Season One) teams with artist polterink (Enough Space for Everyone Else) for the first Lumberjanes graphic novel in a story about finding your way and navigating life, love, and a literal forest.
  • When the ‘Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls.
  • Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers.

BLACK BADGE #1

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Matt Kindt
  • Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Incentive Cover: Jeff Lemire
  • Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the Eisner Award-nominated team behind Grass Kings, reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions.
  • Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their mission and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead.
  • A haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #30

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
  • Incentive Cover: Joana LaFuente
  • This is it. The team up between every Ranger left standing against the unrivaled power of Drakkon, while a covert team led by Grace embarks on what might be their last mission ever.

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #12

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Subscription Cover: Audrey Mok
  • Homage Incentive Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • The Rangers team up with an unlikely ally to battle Rita’s new monster as the Ranger Slayer inches ever further towards her goal...

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SHATTERED GRID #1

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Incentive Cover: Chris Burnham
  • Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
  • The epic conclusion to the first Power Rangers comic book event. Everything changes here!

STEVEN UNIVERSE: HARMONY

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: S.M. Vidaurri
  • Artist: Mollie Rose
  • Main Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
  • Subscription Cover: Savanna Ganucheau
  • Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
  • As Steven helps Sadie cope with quitting her job at the Big Donut and losing Lars, Steven and the Gems must work together to deactivate an old Diamond Authority artifact called the Harmony Core before it destroys Earth.

WWE: UNDERTAKER OGN

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Chad Dundas
  • Artist: Rodrigo Lorenzo
  • Cover Artist: Oliver Barrett
  • Acclaimed journalist and author Chad Dundas (Champion Of The World) teams with illustrator Rodrigo Lorenzo (WWE) for the definitive tale of one of WWE’s greatest Superstars.
  • The Dead Man. The Phenom. The Legend who dominated Sports Entertainment for over twenty-five years. For the first time, the unrivaled career of the Undertaker is chronicled in graphic novel form from WWE and BOOM! Studios.

WWE: ATTITUDE ERA 2018 SPECIAL

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier, Andy Belanger, Aaron Gillespie, Julian May
  • Artist: Michel Mulipola, Andy Belanger, Hyeonjin Kim, Kendall Goode
  • Main Cover: Rahzzah
  • Incentive Cover: Will Robson (colors by Jeremy Lawson)
  • ARE YOU READY? The most iconic time in Sports Entertainment history comes to life in untold stories of the WWE. This anthology includes stories looking at Stone Cold Steve Austin, the rivalry between the Brothers of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane, and DX’s infamous invasion of a certain wrestling program “down South”...

WWE #20

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Dennis Hopeless
  • Artists: Serg Acuña
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
  • RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
  • Incentive Variant Cover: Aaron Dana
  • In the wake of Sami Zayn’s actions at Survivor Series, it seems like there’s no way out—until Daniel Bryan offers Sami one last chance at redemption.

WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER. VOL. 2 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: AJ Styles, Michael Kingston, Dennis Hopeless, Box Brown
  • Artist: Daniel Bayliss, Lucas Werneck, Kendall Goode
  • Cover Artist: Xermánico
  • This anthology collection contains stories spanning WWE’s greatest moments! Included here are tales such as Goldberg’s feud with Brock Lesnar, Macho Man vs Ultimate Warrior and the untold story behind the Montreal Screwjob.
  • Also features WWE Superstar AJ Styles teaming with Michael Kingston (Headlocked) and Daniel Bayliss (Labyrinth: Coronation) to tell the tale of his debut at Royal Rumble 2016.
  • Collects the WWE Survivor Series 2017 Special, the WWE Royal Rumble 2018 Special, and the backup shorts from WWE issues #9-12.

BONE PARISH #2

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Cullen Bunn
  • Artist: Jonas Scharf
  • Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
  • As a drug made from the ashes of the dead continues to spread across New Orleans, the Winters family is forced to defend their turf from the encroaching drug cartels. But some mysterious deaths could threaten everyone in New Orleans...

CODA #4

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artist: Matías Bergara
  • Main Cover A: Matías Bergara
  • Intermix Cover B: Michael Allred
  • Incentive Cover C: Jay Shaw
  • Having successfully warded off Thundergog from its assault on Ridgetown for at least one more day, Hum turns his attention to the Urken soldier who turned the tides of the battle...

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #2

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
  • Artist: M.J. Erickson
  • Main Cover: Jonathan Case
  • Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • The party inside the Haunted House has somehow descended into chaos. Encountering some spooks, the Doyles will have to perform an exorcism—once they fix themselves a drink, of course.

ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #5

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Brian Wood
  • Artist: Jorge Coelho
  • Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
  • Subscription Cover: David Rubin
  • The New RoboCops debut here, as Alex Murphy—the original RoboCop—faces his ultimate enemy.

ABBOTT SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $17.99
  • Writer: Saladin Ahmed
  • Artist: Sami Kivelä
  • Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
  • Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivelä (Beautiful Canvas) present one woman’s search for the truth that destroyed her family.
  • Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy.
  • Collects the entire 5-issue series.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Carlos Magno
  • Cover Artist: Faye Dalton and John Keaveney
  • Ryan Ferrier (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, D4VE) and Carlos Magno (Kong of Skull Island, Planet of the Apes) present the damn dirty crossover event you demanded! !
  • Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor’s time among them. To their surprise, they discover...a Kong!
  • Now they must venture to Skull Island with Cornelius and Zira to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!
  • Collects the complete 6-issue series.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #12

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
  • Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Main Cover: Brett Parson
  • Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
  • Connecting "Jack Through Time" Incentive Cover: Will Robson
  • This is it—the final ride of the Pork-Chop Express.

MECH CADET YU VOL. 2 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Greg Pak
  • Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • The second Sharg war has begun. As the alien invasion grows to a worldwide threat, the Mech Cadets answer the call alongside their robos to defend the planet. First year students, however, are grounded and forbidden from fighting on the front lines. But while training in secret, Stanford, Park, Olivetti, and Sanchez will discover that their enemy takes more shapes than they could have ever known.
  • Collects issues #5-8.

MECH CADET YU #11

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Greg Pak
  • Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • The penultimate issue of the smash series, as Stanford, Park and Skip must save the world...but first they have to save each other.

JIM HENSON'S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS BOXED SET

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $29.99
  • Writers: Brian Froud, Brian Holguin, Joshua Dysart, Matthew Dow Smith
  • Artist: Alex Sheikman
  • Cover Artist: Brian Froud
  • Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this official prequel trilogy to the cult-classic film.
  • Collected together in one set for the first time, this graphic novel series reveals the definitive origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelfling, and the Dark Crystal itself while introducing all new characters in an epic spanning thousands of years.

JIM HENSON'S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL #2

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Adam Smith
  • Artist: Alexandria Huntington
  • Main Cover A: Benjamin Dewey
  • Subscription Cover B: David Petersen
  • Incentive Cover C (1:25): Lee Garbett
  • Kensho is free from the pressures of the Crystal Castle and back out in world of Thra, a place far wilder and more dangerous than he remembers. Meanwhile in Mithra, the challenger to Thurma’s throne is forced to prove her heritage.

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #6

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artist: Daniel Bayliss
  • Main Cover: Fiona Staples
  • Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
  • Maria comes face to face with the underbelly of goblin society and meets a new companion along the way.

JIM HENSON'S FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO EVERSPRING SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writer: Kate Leth
  • Artist: Jake Myler
  • Cover Artist: Jake Myler
  • Join New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and illustrator Jake Myler (Orphan Blade) as they take the beloved characters of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock on their biggest adventure yet!
  • When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles will have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring.
  • Along the way, they’ll encounter spooky creatures, discover the Crystal Caves, and meet a colony of never-before-seen Doozers!

FRAGGLE ROCK #4

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Katie Cook
  • Artist: Katie Cook
  • Main Cover A: Katie Cook
  • Anniversary Fraggle Spotlight Subscription Cover B: Jake Myler
  • Anniversary Fraggle Spotlight Red Variant Cover: Jake Myler
  • A new story from bestseller Katie Cook that uses music to explore every cave and bog of Fraggle Rock like never before.

LUMBERJANES 2018 SPECIAL

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
  • Artist: Maddi Gonzalez, Brittney Williams
  • Main Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Subscription Cover: Brittney Williams
  • The Midsummer Masquerade and it’s not exactly a dream. When the question of a couples costume throws Mal and Molly’s relationship into disarray, the rest of the Lumberjanes scramble to help them. And of course now all the decorations are starting to disappear.

LUMBERJANES #53

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
  • Artist: Dozerdraws
  • Main Cover: Kat Leyh
  • Subscription Cover: Dozerdraws
  • The ‘Janes are heading off on a treasure hunt after finding a map hidden under Ripley’s bed! They’re hoping they’ll find some pirate treasure, or magical amulets, or dinosaur bones, or snacks, but there’s no telling what they’re in for when they track down where X marks the spot.

BY NIGHT #3

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artist: Christine Larsen
  • Main Cover: Christine Larsen
  • Subscription Cover: John Allison
  • When it seems are though Heather and Jane may be trapped in the alternate dimension, Barney has no choice but to consult Heather’s dad Chip for some wisdom in repairing the portal. Standard dad stuff.

GIANT DAYS #41

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • Everything’s coming up Daisy! Her residents are flourishing, classes are great, and she might even go on a date soon. She is 1000% over Ingrid. It doesn’t bother her at all that Ingrid has already moved on. Not even a little.

DODGE CITY SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Josh Trujillo
  • Artist: Cara McGee
  • Cover Artist: Cara McGee
  • Life comes at you fast, but dodgeballs come way faster!
  • Tomás is a teenage misfit, but when he joins the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, he finds a place where he can really belong, and a family of oddballs and outcasts who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the summer regional dodgeball championships.
  • From creator Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time: Brain Robbers,) and artist Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), comes a comic that packs punch and a whole lot of heart!

FENCE #9

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: C.S. Pacat
  • Artist: Johanna the Mad
  • Cover Artist: HamletMachine
  • The rematch that had to happen—Seiji vs Nicholas and neither is walking out the same!

RUINWORLD #2

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Derek Laufman
  • Artist: Derek Laufman
  • Main Cover: Derek Laufman
  • Pogo and Rex seek assistance from one of Rex’s old ruin hunting partners. She agrees to help, but only if they will help her retrieve an item of her own…

STEVEN UNIVERSE #19

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
  • Main Cover: Missy Peña
  • Subscription Cover: Janie Lee
  • The Gems tell Steven about how they built his house and the struggles that ensued working together. Guest starring fan-favorite fusion Sugilite!

REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #3

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Chris Hastings
  • Artists: Anna Johnstone
  • Main Cover: Cristina Chua
  • Subscription Cover: Sam Beck
  • Mordecai and Rigby finally have a lead in getting back their kids! Just one problem: how are they going to become respected as responsible parents to a pair of bad boys after trading away their kids to be young again?

AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2018 GRAB BAG

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writer: Kelly Bastow, Xanthe Bouma, Amanda Castillo, Julieta Colas, Mac Pryor, Rachel Matile, Lorn Waterfield, Shivana Sookdeo
  • Artist: Kelly Bastow, Xanthe Bouma, Amanda Castillo, Julieta Colas, Mac Pryor, Rachel Matile, Lorn Waterfield, Shivana Sookdeo
  • Cover Artist: Claudia Aguirre
  • Elmore, beware, as Gumball, Darwin, and Anais tackle their greatest fears: riding a bike, monsters under the bed, and more! Featuring stories and art from talent such as Kelly Bastow (Capture Creatures), Julieta Colas (Rick & Morty), and more, this brand-new Grab Bag collects hilarious shorts from The Amazing World of Gumball.

ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Ted Anderson
  • Artist: Marina Julia
  • Cover Artist: Victoria Maderna
  • When Finn breaks a promise he can't remember making, time itself begins to unravel around him.
  • Finn must confront the ghosts of his past selves, the alternate selves of his present, and all his possible futures, while Jake gather help from all of Ooo and beyond.
  • Celebrate the past, present and future of Adventure Time with this complete 3-issue series, and features a never before published bonus chapter you can’t miss!

PEANUTS DELL ARCHIVE HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $24.99
  • Writer: Charles M. Schulz
  • Artist: Charles M. Schulz
  • Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
  • In 1955, Charles M. Schulz began a partnership with Dell Publishing, and for the first time, all-new Peanuts stories were created outside of Schulz’s daily comic strip.
  • BOOM! Studios and the Charles M. Schulz Museum come together to collect these classic tales in a new Definitive Hardcover Edition.

GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #3

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Scott Nickel
  • Artist: Ben Sears
  • Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch with Ben Sears
  • Garfield meets a young bearded hipster who lives in a tiny house and works in an Italian restaurant. It seems like heaven, spending every night surrounded by pasta, right up until robbers come to take it all away! Artist Ben Sears joins writer Scott Nickel for the penultimate installment of this limited series.

GARFIELD: SNACK PACK VOL. 1 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
  • Artist: Gary Barker, Antonio Alfaro, David DeGrand
  • Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
  • This anthology collection contains some of Garfield’s wildest adventures!
  • Included are Garfield’s team with with Pet Force, meeting a cat even more annoying than Nermal, and a Holiday showdown with the Lasagna Monster.

RUGRATS VOL. 2 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Box Brown
  • Artist: Lisa DuBois, Mattia Di Meo, Ilaria Catalani, Esdras Cristobal
  • Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Grandpa Lou has convinced Tommy that the world’s population is being replaced by lizard-aliens, and the babies will hatch a plan to expose the truth!
  • Collects issues #5-8.

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #7

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Ian McGinty
  • Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
  • Subscription Cover: Nick Cross
  • A chance encounter with a former insensitive classmate brings back bad memories and vivid nightmares for Rocko, but that won’t stop him from heading to his class reunion.

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