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BOOM! Studios’ January 2018 Solicitations

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BOOM! Studios’ January 2018 Solicitations

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


MECH CADET YU SC (DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Greg Pak
  • Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.
  • Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel) team up for an action-packed adventure perfect for fans of Amadeus Cho and Pacific Rim!
  • Collects issues #1-4.

MECH CADET YU #5

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Greg Pak
  • Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Main Cover: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Subscription Cover: Marcus To
  • After the Sharg’s violent return, the Sky Corps Central Command scrambles to deal with the crisis but not before grounding Stanford, Park, and the others. The cadets continue to train under Skip in secret but it’s not long before the Sharg strike again—this time, in a form mankind has never seen before.

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #1 (of 6)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $399
  • Writer: David F. Walker
  • Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
  • Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
  • Intermix Cover: Michael Allred
  • Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
  • Unpublished Magazine Variant Cover: Bob Larkin
  • Unpublished Virgin Variant Cover: Bob Larkin
  • David F. Walker (Luke Cage) returns to the Planet of the Apes with artist Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts) for a limited series about the franchise’s most notorious villain!
  • General Ursus has always hated and feared mankind. Get a glimpse at his rise through the ranks to General and what experiences brought him to the Forbidden Zone.
  • “I’m a lifelong Planet of the Apes fan, and when I was a kid, General Ursus terrified me. At the same time, I always wanted to know more about him, and as a writer, few things are more interesting than exploring what makes a villain tick.” – David F. Walker

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 (of 6)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Carlos Magno
  • Main Cover: Mike Huddleston
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Carlos Magno
  • Pulp Variant Cover: Fay Dalton
  • Kong is taken in by Doctor Zaius, Cornelius, Zika, and General Ursus as they all seek to learn more about this mysterious creature and the natives of Skull Island.

ABBOTT #1 (of 5)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Saladin Ahmed
  • Artist: Sami Kivelä
  • Main Cover: Taj Tenfold
  • Variant Cover: Micaela Dawn
  • 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.

WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2018 SPECIAL

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writers: Ryan Ferrier, Michael Kingston, AJ Styles, Kevin Panetta
  • Artists: Kendall Goode, Daniel Bayliss, Kelly Williams
  • Main Cover: Xermánico
  • Variant Cover: Juan Doe
  • Every January, Royal Rumble takes the world by storm in a battle royale free-for-all in one of the most celebrated annual events.
  • Featuring “The Debut of AJ Styles,” written by WWE Superstar AJ Styles and Michael Kingston (Headlocked)!
  • From Ric Flair winning his first rumble to Shawn Michaels going the distance after teetering on the edge, we’re packing this special with the greatest hits throughout Royal Rumble history.
  • Featuring an all-new story from WWE Superstar “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles!

WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER. VOL. 1 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Box Brown, Ryan Ferrier, Tini Howard, Aubrey Sitterson, Rob Schamberger, Ross Thibodeaux
  • Artists: Dan Mora, Serg Acuña, Daniel Bayliss, Clay McCormack, Jorge Corona, Kendall Goode, Rob Guillory
  • Cover Artist: Rahzzah
  • Going beyond what you get to see on TV and The WWE Network, WWE: Then. Now. Forever. takes fans through the greatest moments of Sports Entertainment history!
  • Featuring an all-star roster of writers and artists including Dennis Hopeless, Box Brown, Tini Howard, Ed McGuinness, Rob Guillory, Dan Mora, Andy Belanger, Jorge Corona, and Daniel Bayliss, this collection celebrates the rich history of WWE throughout the years.
  • From legendary WrestleMania matches to sizzling SummerSlam feuds, the biggest and best moments are highlighted, showcasing fan-favorite superstars like Dusty Rhodes, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Razor Ramon, Daniel Bryan, Sasha Banks, The New Day, and more!
  • Collects the WWE WrestleMania 2017 Special, the WWE Summer Slam 2017 Special, and the backup shorts from WWE issues #1-8.

WWE #13

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Michael Kingston, Samoa Joe, Kevin Panetta
  • Artists: Michel Mulipola, Daniel Bayliss, Kendall Goode
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Kurt Angle Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
  • RAW Connecting Variant Cover: Brent Schoonover
  • “List of Jericho” Variant Cover: Adam X Vass
  • Celebrate WWE Monday Night Raw with stories from every era of the flagship show in sports entertainment history, including a story co-written by WWE Superstar Samoa Joe on how he joined the WWE Raw Roster.

IRREDEEMABLE PREMIER VOL. 5 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $34.99
  • Writer: Mark Waid
  • Artists: Diego Barreto, Damian Couceiro, Marcio Takara
  • Cover Artist: N/A
  • Once the world’s most beloved superhero and now the world’s most terrifying supervillain, The Plutonian’s unstoppable rampage concludes here! When the Plutonian is offered redemption in exchange for saving the world, the enduring question will finally be answered: can a man be so evil as to be truly IRREDEEMABLE?
  • Collects Irredeemable #32-37 and Incorruptible #25-26.

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV #10

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
  • Artist: Rags Morales
  • Cover Artist: Rags Morales
  • The great battle outside Kalline is in full bloom, and Inferno and Mayo meet face-to-face on the battlefield.

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS ARTIST TRIBUTE HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $24.99
  • Writer: N/A
  • Artists: Kris Anka, Marcus To, Dan Mora, Daniel Bayliss, Xermanico, Zak Hartong, Jakub Rebelka, Adam Gorham, Daniele Di Nicuolo, and more!
  • Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera
  • Celebrate 25 years of Saban’s Power Rangers with this oversized hardcover that collects artwork from some of comics’ best talents, including Kris Anka (Runaways), Adam Gorham (Black Panther), and more!
  • Includes over 60 pieces of original art, featuring Ranger teams across all 25 years, from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Ninja Steel.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #23

  • 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 Matthews-Martial
  • The Rangers discover just how far their new allies are willing to go against Rita.

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #6

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Civilian Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Locker Variant Cover: Michelle Wong
  • Homage Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Paper Doll Variant: Audrey Mok
  • Rita’s continued manipulations begin to succeed in turning the Rangers against Zordon.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #5

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: John Carpenter and Anthony Burch
  • Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Main Cover: Rahzzah
  • Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams and Marco D’Alfonso
  • Connecting Variant Cover: Will Robson
  • Jack Burton and Lo Pan are back on the road to San Francisco when they run into an old friend who may have changed beyond all recognition.

JUDAS #2 (of 4)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Jeff Loveness
  • Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • Cover Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • Judas comes face-to-face with Satan, and the Great Adversary begins to win him over.

GRASS KINGS #11

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
  • Archie’s sordid past is at the risk of finally being uncovered. Are the skeletons in his closet figurative or literal?

THE WOODS VOL. 9

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: James Tynion IV
  • Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • It’s been three years since Bay Point Preparatory High School was mysteriously transported from suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin to an alien wilderness in the depths of space. Along the way, countless lives have been lost—teachers, students, friends, lovers…but a way home looms on the horizon, if they can survive it. Written by James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: Metal, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Gotham Academy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), The Woods: The Way Home collects the critically acclaimed final arc of the bestselling series.

LAZARETTO #5 (of 5)

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
  • Artist: Jey Levang
  • Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
  • Final issue! A nationwide quarantine is now in effect as Charles and Tamara try to survive until morning.

JIM HENSON’S FRAGGLE ROCK OMNIBUS SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writers: Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Sam Humphries, and more
  • Artists: Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Cory Godbey, and more
  • Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely
  • Celebrating 35 Years of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock!
  • Featuring heartwarming stories by Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son), Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales), Katie Cook (My Little Pony, Gronk: A Monster’s Story), and more.
  • Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock Omnibus also includes forewords from Karen Prell and Dave Goelz, the puppeteers of Red and Goober in the original Fraggle Rock television series.
  • Collects Fraggle Rock Vol. 1 and Fraggle Rock Vol. 2: Tails and Tales.

THE MARCH OF THE CRABS VOL. 3 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Arthur De Pins
  • Artist: Arthur De Pins
  • Cover Artist: Arthur De Pins
  • The third and final volume of the Eisner Award-nominated adventure from critically acclaimed illustrator and animator Arthur De Pins. When three crabs fight back against evolution and learn to walk forward, not just side-to-side, it’s all-out crab war! Those who can change direction face-off against those who cannot, but it may be meaningless against the ultimate enemy: humans.

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #2 (of 4)

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Tyler Jenkins
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Subscription Cover: Sas Milledge
  • Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings) brings life to the Menehune, the fairies of Hawaiian folklore.

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #10 (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
  • Kensho and Thurma finally make it to the home of the Firelings, and Kensho learns long hidden secrets.

FENCE #3

  • 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
  • As Nicholas works to become a better fencer, Seiji takes an unexpected interest in his journey.

LUMBERJANES: BONUS TRACKS SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Faith Erin Hicks, Jen Wang , Kelly Thompson, Holly Black, Gabby Rivera
  • Artists: Rosemary Valerio-O’Connell, Christine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau, Marina Julia, Gaby Epstein
  • Cover Artist: Chynna Clugston Flores
  • Presenting the Lumberjanes short wstories collected for the first time in a paperback. Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley as they explore their all-girls camp. From ghost ponies to strange plants, these Lumberjanes are ready to take on anything that comes their way as long as they have each other.
  • Collects the Lumberjanes Specials, including Beyond Bay Leaf, Making the Ghost of It, and Faire and Square.

LUMBERJANES #46

  • 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
  • While on their Jackalope quest, the Roanokes meet Emmy, a roaming cowgirl, and her herd of critters and cryptids.

GIANT DAYS #34

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • Ed’s mysterious past is revealed! There may be alcohol involved.

GIANT DAYS VOL. 7 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
  • Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
  • Fast friends Susan, Daisy, and Esther continue their second year at Sheffield University. Education and looking ahead to the future isn’t all that college holds in store for these ladies—grocery store protests, family reunions, and even an MMORPG wedding are all on this semester’s docket.
  • Collects issues #25-28 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #2

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Ryan Ferrier, David DeGrand
  • Artists: Ian McGinty, David DeGrand
  • Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
  • Subscription Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Rocko’s new job is more than he bargained for, so he’ll have to do whatever it takes to get fired. Featuring a backup story from David DeGrand that sends Rocko and Heffer to O-Town’s very own comic convention.

RUGRATS #4

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Pranas T. Naujokaitis
  • Artist: Lisa DuBois
  • Main Cover: Jorge Corona
  • Subscription Cover: Pranas T. Naujokaitis
  • Stu takes the kids to the toy store and becomes embroiled in a fight over a rare toy, leaving the babies free to wander.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #12

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
  • Main Cover: Missy Peña
  • Subscription Cover: Natalie Dombois
  • Steven and the Gems throw Connie a sleepover to help her de-stress before she takes a big test.

STEVEN UNIVERSE (2017) VOL. 2 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Grace Kraft, Melanie Gillman
  • Artists: Rii Abrego, Meg Omac, Katy Farina
  • Cover Artist: Missy Peña
  • Explore Beach City with Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems in this collected edition that includes stories about what Lion does while everyone else thinks he’s sleeping, Pearl and Amethyst entering the wrestling ring, and that strange corn maze Peridot and Lapis have created near the barn.
  • Collects issues #5-8.

ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW #6 (of 6)

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Conor McCreery
  • Artist: Mattia Di Meo
  • Main Cover: Phil Murphy
  • Intermix Cover: Phil Murphy
  • Subscription Cover: Daniel Bayliss
  • Mash-Up Homage Variant Cover: Matt Smigiel
  • Final issue! The Master of Division has turned bro against bro! Will they be able to overcome her powers and solve this problem for good?

ADVENTURE TIME #72

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kevin Cannon
  • Artist: Joey McCormick
  • Main Cover: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
  • Subscription Cover: Joey McCormick
  • “Doubles Trouble” Part 3 of 4. While Finn and Jake to take down an army of doubles, their other doubles have taken over the Candy Kingdom!

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #19

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Patrick McEown, Nick Con-DeVico
  • Artists: Patrick McEown, Korkut Oztekin
  • Main Cover: Jamie Coe
  • Subscription Cover: Jeffrey Veregge
  • Variant Cover: Benjamin Dewey
  • Banana Man is on a race against time as his fish girlfriend, Sybil, is losing water fast! Can they make it to the pool party before Death does?

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS VOL. 4 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Max Davison, Jai Nitz, David DeGrand, Justin Jordan, Crystal Skillman & Fred Van Lente, E Jackson, Anoosha Syed, Marie Enger, Jenna Ayoub, Ben Passmore, Bethany Sellers, Leah Williams, Ian Herring, Kinoko Evans
  • Artists: Antonio Sandoval, Luca Claretti, Devmalya Pramanik, David DeGrand, Mattia Di Meo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, E Jackson, Anoosha Syed, Marie Enger, Jenna Ayoub, Ben Passmore, Bethany Sellers, Ryan Jampole, Ian Herring, Kinoko Evans
  • Cover Artist: Paul Pope
  • Dive into mathematical shorts from across the the Land of Ooo, written and illustrated by acclaimed writers and artists from around the world.
  • Collects issues #13-16.

THE DEEP SC

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Tom Taylor
  • Artist: James Brouwer
  • Cover Artist: James Brouwer
  • Where the hit Netflix series began!
  • Journey into The Deep with the daring aquanaut family, The Nektons, aboard their state-of-the-art (and oh, so shiny) submarine, The Aronnax.
  • When an earthquake off the coast of Greenland leads to strange reports of monster sightings, William and Kaiko Nekton, along with their kids, Fontaine and Ant (and of course, Ant’s pet fish, Jeffrey), dive into the mystery!
  • Will they find what they’re looking for? Will they teach a fish to fetch? Will they be accidentally eaten? Find out in the all-ages adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, All-New Wolverine, Star Wars: Adventures), and artist James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond).

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: SCRIMMAGE SCRAMBLE OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Megan Brennan
  • Artist: Kate Sherron
  • Cover Artist: Katy Farina
  • Anais decides that it’s time that she learns a sport and goes to Darwin and Gumball for guidance, but they don’t know how to play any sports, either! Afraid to lose face to Anais, they make up their own sport… that becomes an intergalactic sensation?!
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