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BOOM! Studios’ February 2018 Solicitations

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BOOM! Studios’ February 2018 Solicitations

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping in February 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


CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writers: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker & Dave McElfatrick
  • Artists: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker & Dave McElfatrick
  • Cover Artist: Dave McElfatrick
  • Finally, a definitive and reliable manual that demystifies the complicated world of parenting while delivering crucial tips and sage advice—all from three guys who make comics instead of children.
  • This informative guide for breeders tackles all the big parenting issues: Finding messages in your alphabet soup, drawing the perfect hand turkey, getting away with kidnapping, telling your kids you don’t love them anymore, and making out with your kid’s best friend’s dad.
  • Cartoonists Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick combine all their knowledge and experience—or lack thereof—for a laugh-out-loud, labor-inducing look into the world of parenthood through the sick and twisted lens of Cyanide & Happiness comics.

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH #1

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artist: Daniel Bayliss
  • Main Cover: Fiona Staples
  • Subscription Cover: Rebekah Isaacs
  • Variant Cover 1: Laurent Durieux
  • Variant Cover 2: Jill Thompson
  • Variant Cover 3: Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Simon Spurrier (Godshaper, The Power of the Dark Crystal) and Daniel Bayliss (Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Dragons, Kennel Block Blues) present a magical look into the world of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.
  • Before Sarah braved the Labyrinth to save her brother, another young woman sought to save a young boy named Jareth from the clutches of the Goblins.
  • Set in 18th-century Venice, Italy, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is a striking look into the history of the Labyrinth itself, and what happens to the little boys who don’t get rescued.
  • This is the untold history of the Goblin King.

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #3 (of 4)

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Benjamin Schipper
  • Artist: Benjamin Schipper
  • Main Cover: Benjamin Schipper
  • Subscription Cover: Sas Milledge
  • Based on a Danish folktale titled “Faerie Hill,” legend has it that any king who goes hither to meet the Fairy Queen will be cast under a spell, forever changed, and mad…

JIM HENSON’S THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #11 (of 12)

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Simon Spurrier and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
  • Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
  • Main Cover: Mark Buckingham
  • Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
  • Tensions rise as Kensho and Thurma make their way to the inner sun of the Fireling realm.

JIM HENSON’S THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL VOL. 2 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $24.99
  • Writers: Simon Spurrier and Phillip Kennedy Johnson
  • Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
  • Cover Artist: Jae Lee & June Chung
  • Jen and Kira’s greatest fear has been realized as the Crystal is broken once more, and the evil Skeksis have returned, eager to regain their cruel dominance over the world. Meanwhile, on their own and on the run, Thurma and Kensho must stick together as they journey across the wildlands of Thra. Written by Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia), and lushly illustrated by Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Toil & Trouble), The Power of the Dark Crystal continues the bestselling sequel to one of Jim Henson’s most revered creations.
  • Collects issues #5-8.

A GIRL IN THE HIMALAYAS OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: David Jesus Vignolli
  • Artist: David Jesus Vignolli
  • Cover Artist: David Jesus Vignolli
  • Beyond the peaks and valleys of the Himalaya Mountains lies a magical sanctuary. Protected from the chaos of man, it is home to immortal beings and mystical creatures. When Vijaya, a young human, is brought into the sanctuary for her protection, some immortals fear her presence may lead to their ruin. But as mankind draws ever closer to the sanctuary’s border, Vijaya will have to prove that there is more to being human than the violence her new family fears beyond their borders.
  • David Jesus Vignolli’s debut graphic novel A Girl in the Himalayas explores the astonishing potential of the human spirit.

CHARLIE BROWN HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper
  • Artist: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock
  • Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz, with design by Kara Leopard
  • Good Grief! Celebrate over 65 years of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved character Charlie Brown. From visits to Lucy’s lemonade stand to missing the football again, this collection is jam-packed with some of the best stories starring everyone’s favorite kid next door.

THE BACKSTAGERS 2018 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Writer: James Tynion IV
  • Artists: Rian Sygh, Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Katy Farina, and more!
  • Main cover: Rian Sygh
  • Variant cover: Veronica Fish
  • It’s Valentine’s Day at St. Genesius Prep and the Backstagers are back in (stage) blacks for some ROMANTIC adventures in the mysterious world behind the scenes!
  • Featuring bonus tales from a variety of special guests, including Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Katy Farina, and more!
  • It’s the “seasons of love” for your favorite backstage boys! (No, you can’t wear pink backstage. Or red. Or glitter. Or cherub wings, Sasha.)
  • Prism Award winner!

GOLDIE VANCE VOL. 4 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Jackie Ball
  • Artist: Elle Power
  • Cover Artist: Brittney Williams
  • Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity and dreams of one day becoming a detective. Luckily for Goldie, with the St. Pascal Rockin’ the Beach Music Festival coming to town, there’s plenty of inexplicable shenanigans keeping her gumshoe brain busy, from mysterious power outages, to missing musicians, to Russian spies hiding in the shadows!
  • Created by The New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning creator, Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel), and Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat), writer Jackie Ball and artist Elle Power bring you a rockin’ new mystery in this Goldie Vance original graphic novel!

WWE #14

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $24.99
  • Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Tini Howard
  • Artists: Serg Acuña, Hyeonjin Kim
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
  • RAW Connecting Variant Cover Brent Schoonover
  • Ultimate Warrior Variant Cover: Daniel Bayliss
  • The top-secret story behind Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Bayley kicking off the Women’s Evolution that changed the WWE Universe forever begins in this issue. Plus, don’t miss the first chapter of a four-part backup story from Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) and Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow) chronicling the rise of WWE Superstar Asuka. Check out Becky Lynch’s announcement video at boom-studios.com/wwe.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #6

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
  • Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Main Cover: Jorge Corona
  • Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
  • Connecting “Jack Through Time” Variant Cover: Will Robson
  • Jack, Lo Pan, and Wang are trapped in their own separate, personal hells that they can only escape if they find a way to work together once again.

ABBOTT #2 (of 5)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Saladin Ahmed
  • Artist: Sami Kivelä
  • Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
  • A brutal attack on the edges of the latest murder scene only spurs Abbott further into her investigation.

JUDAS #3 (of 4)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Jeff Loveness
  • Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • Cover Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • Judas confronts Jesus in the pits of Hell.

GRASS KINGS #12

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
  • The final story arc begins here. Recent revelations have left the Grass Kingdom fractured from within, but with enemies approaching from the outside, it must pull together to survive.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #24

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Jonas Scharf
  • Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Steve Morris
  • Variant Cover: Dan Mora
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Quest Marital-Matthews
  • Billy makes a devastating discovery within the heart of Promethea that threatens to break the Ranger’s alliance with Grace, just as Finster’s monsters activate en masse.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 5 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
  • As the dust settles from Rita’s global takeover, a still reeling group of Rangers must come together as they make new allies and discover new threats.
  • Collects issues #17-20.

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #2 (of 6)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: David F. Walker
  • Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
  • Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
  • Intermix Cover: Michael Allred
  • Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
  • Discover how the first meeting of Ursus and Zaius changed their destinies!

GO GO POWER RANGERS #7

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover A: Dan Mora
  • Civilian Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Locker Variant Cover: Michelle Wong
  • Homage Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Paper Doll Variant Cover: Audrey Mok
  • It’s homecoming at Angel Grove! But as tensions run high amongst the Rangers, will they be able to band together to stop Rita and make it to the dance on time?

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #4 (of 6)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Carlos Magno
  • Main Cover: Mike Huddleston
  • Connecting Variant: Carlos Magno
  • Pulp Variant: Fay Dalton
  • The armada completes their treacherous journey and Kong is revealed to Ape City.

PLANET OF THE APES ARCHIVE VOL. 3: QUEST FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $49.99
  • Writers: Doug Moench, Paul Dehn
  • Artists: Rico Rival, Alfredo P. Alcala
  • Cover Artist: Ken Barr
  • Experience Marvel Comics’ legendary 1970s Planet of the Apes Magazine with new eyes. Remastered and collected here for the first time, this prestigious hardcover edition chronicles the birth of Caesar and his rise to power. From Paul Dehn (Murder on the Orient Express), Doug Moench (Batman), Rico Rival (House of Mystery), and more!

MECH CADET YU #6

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Greg Pak
  • Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Main Cover: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Subscription Cover: Marcus To
  • The cadets come face to face with the Sharg, but without their mechs, will they be able to work together?

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV VOL. 2 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
  • Artist: Rags Morales
  • Cover Artist: Rags Morales
  • The evil Wilhelm Ryan remains in power while those surrounding Claudio Kilgannon are convinced he is The Crowing.
  • Collects issues #5-8.

FENCE #4

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: C.S. Pacat
  • Artist: Johanna The Mad
  • Cover Artist: Johanna The Mad
  • Nicholas begins to overthink everything as he struggles to prove he deserves his place at Kings Row.

HEAVY VINYL SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Carly Usdin
  • Artist: Nina Vakueva
  • Cover Artist: Nina Vakueva
  • Film and TV director Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale) teams up with breakout artist Nina Vakueva (Lilith’s Word) for a new series that’s music to our ears!
  • New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She’s prepared to deal with anything—misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie. But when the staff’s favorite singer mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl… her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!
  • Collects the complete limited series. Formerly Hi-Fi Fight Club.

GIANT DAYS #35

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • With the prospect of living apart for the first time since they all met as first years just over the horizon, Daisy, Esther, and Susan spend their last summer together before beginning their third year of university.

LUMBERJANES #47

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
  • Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
  • Main Cover: Kat Leyh
  • Subscription Cover: Michelle Wong
  • After their new friend Emmy goes missing in search of a jackalope, it’s up to the Lumberjane scouts to track her down and help get her back home to her herd.

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #3

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Ryan Ferrier, KC Green
  • Artists: Ian McGinty, KC Green
  • Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
  • Subscription Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Spunky becomes a viral sensation, but Rocko fears the fame may be going to Spunky’s head.

RUGRATS #5

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Box Brown
  • Artist: Lisa DuBois
  • Main Cover: Jorge Corona
  • Subscription Cover: Daniel Bayliss
  • It’s baby verses baby as Angelica and Susie try to outdo each other.

GARFIELD VOL. 4 OGN: THE SEARCH FOR POOKY

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writers: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier, Erin Hunting
  • Artists: Antonio Alfaro, Erin Hunting
  • Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
  • Garfield has a real mystery on his hands: His teddy bear extraordinaire is missing. Who—or what—has nabbed Pooky? Featuring all-new stories written by Garfield writer Scott Nickel and illustrated by Antonio Alfaro, as well as a short story written and drawn by Erin Hunting.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #13

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
  • Main Cover: Missy Peña
  • Subscription Cover: Miracle Mosley
  • Greg Universe is doing a comeback concert… hopefully this one will go better than the last few times he’s tried.

REGULAR SHOW 2018 SPECIAL

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writer: Conor McCreery
  • Artists: Ben Passmore, Natalie Andrewson, Matt Smigiel, Shannon Wright
  • Cover Artist: Matt Smigiel
  • Mordecai and Rigby face the trials and tribulations of pet ownership, while their dog faces the trials and tribulations of Mordecai and Rigby.

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #20

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Chase Van Weerdhuizen, James Asmus, Jason Cooper, and Emei Burell
  • Artists: Chase Van Weerdhuizen, Daniel Bayliss, Alexandra Beguez, and Emei Burell
  • Main Cover: Ros Reis
  • Subscription Cover: Matt Frank
  • Variant Cover: Dirk Shulz
  • Main Cover: Ros Reis
  • Subscription Cover: Matt Frank
  • Variant Cover: Dirk Shulz
  • Finn and Jake get a glimpse into their friends’ minds. Ooo tries to throw its first annual garage sale—and it does not end well.

ADVENTURE TIME #73

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Kevin Canon
  • Artist: Joey McCormick
  • Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
  • Subscription Cover: Joey McCormick
  • Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
  • Subscription Cover: Joey McCormick
  • Finn and Jake might have finally figured out a way to get rid of their doubles… but what do they do when everyone else likes the doubles more?

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 14 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Mariko Tamaki
  • Artist: Ian McGinty
  • Cover Artists: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
  • The competition for Best Princess Ever is in full swing! As Lumpy Space Princess, Fire Princess, Muscle Princess, and more compete for the title, it’s discovered that someone is sabotaging the games. With Finn and Jake on the case, Princess Bubblegum will have to keep the show going until they can track down the true culprit and save the day. Written by The New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and illustrated by Ian McGinty.
  • Collects issues #62-65.
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