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BOOM! Studios' July 2018 Solicitations

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

JIM HENSON'S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL

  • 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: Ramón K. Pérez
  • Incentive Cover D: Dave McKean
  • Writer Adam Smith ( Jim Henson's Labyrinth 2017 Special) and artist Alexandria Huntington ( Avengers Origins ) present a new sequel to the hit film! Arriving at the Crystal Castle where he was once a lowly acolyte, Kensho is asked to accept the responsibility as leader of Thra. But he will have to rectify sins of the past before he can decide if he—or anyone—is fit to rule.
  • Meanwhile, the realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma, whose own quest to decide the future of her land is thrown into question when another Fireling makes a claim as the true heir to the throne.

BONE PARISH #1

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Cullen Bunn
  • Artist: Şerif & Mustafa Karasu
  • Main Cover: Lee Garbett
  • Variant Cover: Rod Reis
  • Cullen Bunn ( Empty Man, The Unsound ) returns to BOOM! Studios with a chilling necromantic horror story.
  • A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.
  • While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

RUINWORLD #1

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Derek Laufman
  • Artist: Derek Laufman
  • Main Cover: Derek Laufman
  • Variant Cover: Sean Galloway
  • Writer/Artist Derek Laufman ( Adventure Time Comics ) brings his new original series to life at BOOM! Studios.
  • Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem—they’ve already lost the map.
  • An all-ages comic about fun, friendship and screaming in the face of danger, perfect for fans of Adventure Time and The Adventure Zone.

ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Giulio Macaione
  • Artist: Giulio Macaione
  • Cover Artist: Giulio Macaione
  • Writer/artist Giulio Macaione makes his comics debut in this breathtaking story about family and friendship.
  • Alice can enter and share dreams by sleeping near someone, a power utterly outside her own control. After moving back to Cincinnati, Alice is stuck sharing a bedroom with her brother and worse, sharing his dreams. The bright spot in her life is her best friend, Jamie, but there's more history between their families than Alice realized, and there are secrets buried deep.

PETALS OGN HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Gustavo Borges
  • Artist: Gustavo Borges
  • Cover Artist: Gustavo Borges
  • The powerful debut graphic novel from Gustavo Borges, who will steal your heart with this silent comic.
  • During a long winter, a family of foxes struggle to survive the merciless cold. One day, the young cub leaves his house looking for much needed firewood and crosses paths with a tall and peculiar bird wearing a singular top hat.
  • Perfect for readers of all ages, Petals is a deeply emotional and resonant story about friendship, life and selflessness in a unique format.

TONY MILLIONAIRE’S SEA MONSTERS COLORING BOOK SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: N/A
  • Artist: Tony Millionaire
  • Cover Artist: Tony Millionaire
  • Step aboard and experience the strange and beautiful world of award-winning cartoonist Tony Millionaire and his most beloved characters in this intricate, irreverent, nautical coloring book.
  • Featuring over 40 black and white illustrations with spyglass-like detail, you’ll encounter everything imaginable above and below the high seas along with a couple of special guest land-lubbers.
  • Humor fans and color enthusiasts alike can jump in feet first and bring this madcap, seafaring world to life with the most vivid and ridiculous colors of their imaginations.

THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #1

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
  • Artist: M.J. Erickson
  • Main Cover: Jonathan Case
  • Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Writing team Ben Acker and Ben Blacker ( Deadpool, Death Be Damned ) return to The Thrilling Adventure Hour in this new series based on the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast.
  • Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps predictably, wrong at a haunted house.

THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR: A SPIRITED ROMANCE SC DISCOVER NOW EDITION

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
  • Artist: Phil Hester
  • Cover Artist: Phil Hester
  • It’s time to send the little ones to dreamland and set your radio’s dial to “spooky.” Steel yourself for mysterious suspense in…BEYOND BELIEF!
  • Trading quips and tossing back cocktails, the Doyles take what they want and hoodwink their clientele for the rest. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, even diabolical gingerbread men are nothing but obstacles in the way of the liquor cabinet for our fast-talking, hard-drinking sleuths.
  • Written by the creators of the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker ( Deadpool, Star Wars Adventures ), and illustrated by Phil Hester ( Batman Beyond ), The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance is a rip-roaring adventure that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment.
  • Collects The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief #0-4.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #29

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
  • Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
  • Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
  • The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their allies prepare their final counterattack against Drakkon, as a new ally makes it through their world and Zordon makes a last-ditch call for help.

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #11

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Homage Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok
  • While Matt puts his life on the line to get close to the Rangers, Kimberly must face the Ranger Slayer alone.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 6 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Jonas Scharf, Bachan
  • Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
  • The road to SHATTERED GRID begins here! Finster's monsters have appeared all over the world and no one is safe! But even with Zordon's return, nothing can prepare the Power Rangers for the secrets that will be revealed...and the dangers on the horizon!
  • Collects issues #21-24

MECH CADET YU #10

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Greg Pak
  • Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Under the Sharg’s assault, the cadets are forced to put their trust in mankind’s most dangerous creation: Hero Force 2.

CODA #3

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artist: Matías Bergara
  • Main Cover A: Matías Bergara
  • Intermix Cover B: Julian Totino Tedesco
  • Incentive Cover C: Toni Infante
  • Hum returns to Ridgetown, only to find the city under siege by Thundervale, a bandit city that rests on the back of the last living giant. Hum manages to get back inside, but when an outerwall is breached by the enemy, all seems lost...

LUCY DREAMING #5

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Max Bemis
  • Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • When Lucy ripped a hole back to the waking world, she brought all of her villains with her. Even with everything she’s learned across her dreams, Lucy may not be enough to stop them. Not alone.

KLAUS: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $24.99
  • Writer: Grant Morrison
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Cover Artist: Dan Mora
  • Luminary author Grant Morrison ( All-Star Superman, Happy! ) and Eisner Award-nominated illustrator Dan Mora ( Go Go Power Rangers ) bring their lauded reinvention of Santa Claus fully into the 21st century with two modern tales of Klaus saving Christmas from sinister threats that span dimensions.
  • Collects Klaus and the Witch of Winter and Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville.

LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
  • Artist: Jesús Hervás
  • Cover Artist: Adam Gorham (colors by Michael Spicer)
  • Kurt Sutter ( Sons of Anarchy ), Caitlin Kittredge ( Coffin Hill ) and illustrator Jesús Hervas ( Penny Dreadful ) return with a follow-up to Kurt Sutter’s first original comic book series Lucas Stand.
  • Military vet Lucas Stand has been forced to hunt demons on the orders of his master Gadrel. Now he has finally managed to break free and strike out on his own.
  • However, his actions have garnered him a formidable reputation and it’s not just the demons who are after him this time…
  • Collects all four issues of the limited series.

ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #4

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Brian Wood
  • Artist: Jorge Coelho
  • Main Cover A: Nimit Malavia
  • Subscription Cover B: David Rubin
  • OCP announces their plan to reform the Ruins into a new neighborhood called the Plateau, as well as the devastating methods they plan to use.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #11

  • 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
  • Jack must atone for his sins if he’s ever going to be able to stop Lo Pan’s wrath.

WWE #19

  • 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: Andy Belanger
  • Sami Zayn has made his decision to stand with Kevin Owens. Together, they plot their course to take over Smackdown Live...and no one will stand in their way!

PLANET OF THE APES ARCHIVE VOL. 4 HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $59.99
  • Writer: Doug Moench, Paul Dehn
  • Artist: Vicente Alcazar, Sonny Trinidad, Alfredo P. Alcala, Yong Montano, Dino Castrillo, Virgil Redondo, Tom Sutton, Ed Hannigan, and Jim Mooney
  • Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
  • Experience the legendary 1970s Planet of the Apes originally published by Marvel Comics, collected for the first time ever, and remastered in prestigious hardcover.
  • The Planet of the Apes Archive includes the screenplay adaptations from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter for Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Paul Dehn ( Murder on the Orient Express ).
  • Also collects Future History Chronicles and Evolution’s Nightmare.

JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH SHORTCUTS HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $29.99
  • Writers: Jonathan Case, Delilah S. Dawson, Adam Smith and more!
  • Artists: Katie Cook, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Jeff Stokely, Daniel Bayliss and more!
  • Cover Artist: Derek Kirk Kim
  • Celebrate the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth!
  • Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and the Goblin King himself, this compilation showcases imaginative tales from critically acclaimed writers and artists alike, including Jonathan Case ( The New Dea l), Delilah S. Dawson ( Journey to Star Wars : The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma ), Gustavo Duarte ( Bizarro ), Roger Langridge ( Snarked ), Katie Cook ( Star Wars : ABC-3PO ), Jeff Stokely ( Six-Gun Gorilla ), and many others.
  • Collects The Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, The Labyrinth 2017 Special and two never-before-seen stories!

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #5

  • 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 travels deeper into the Labyrinth in search of her son Jareth, but a strange new influence has changed its shape, making it even more unpredictable…

FRAGGLE ROCK #3

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Art Baltazar
  • Artist: Art Baltazar
  • Main Cover A: Art Baltazar
  • Anniversary Fraggle Spotlight Subscription Cover B: Jake Myler
  • An all new Fraggle Rock story by fan-favorite creator of all ages comics, Art Baltazar ( Young Justice, Adventure Time )!

BY NIGHT #2

  • 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
  • After meeting a friendly new face in the alternate dimension they’ve stumbled upon, Heather (eagerly) and Jane (reluctantly) agree to venture further in. With their trusty camcorder to record what they find and an inhuman new buddy, there’s no turning back now!

GIANT DAYS #40

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • Ed Gemmel returns to Sheffield after a summer spent healing bones and also his heart. Esther does her best to welcome him back, but neither of them have forgotten his drunken confession.

LUMBERJANES #52

  • 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
  • April, Mal, and Ripley break the surface and see the light of day once more—but how will they get back to the Mess Hall without breaking Jen’s rule about setting foot outside? Meanwhile, in the Mess Hall itself, chaos builds across the tabletop world of Panterra, leaving Jo, Diane, and Barney grappling for power.

FENCE #8

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: C.S. Pacat
  • Artist: Johanna the Mad
  • Cover Artist: HamletMachine
  • The last day of tryouts, and Seiji sees something in Nicholas that will change his opinion forever.

SLAM!: THE NEXT JAM SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Pamela Ribon
  • Artist: Marina Julia
  • Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
  • After breaking one of the biggest rules in derby (not to mention an actual collarbone) Knockout and Can-Can are back on the track! But they have a lot of rehab to do, both on their battered bodies and their reputations in the league...will their friendship survive the dreaded derby drama?
  • From bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon ( Moana , Why Girls Are Weird ) and artist Marina Julia ( Lumberjanes: Faire and Square ) comes the next chapter in SLAM!
  • Collects all four issues of the complete limited series.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #18

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
  • Main Cover: Missy Pena
  • Subscription Cover: Meg Omac
  • Amethyst is surprised and delighted when she is asked to help coach Connie and Steven in combat, but she struggles to find her own teaching style.

STEVEN UNIVERSE VOL. 3: FIELD RESEARCHING SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
  • Cover Artist: Missy Pena
  • Fall comes to Beach City as Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems find adventure around the boardwalk: from taking painting lessons, studying Beach City’s wildlife, baking for the Taste of Beach City festival, to sleepovers with friends, there’s always something going on to keep Beach City weird!
  • Collects issues #9-12

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #25

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $4.99
  • Writers: Sonny Liew, Morgan Beem
  • Artists: Sonny Liew, Morgan Beem
  • Main Cover: Liz Pulido
  • Subscription Cover: Pius Bak
  • Incentive Cover: Britney Liu
  • Finn and Jake are waiting at a bus stop, but they aren’t sure how they got there or who they are waiting for.

ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #3

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Ted Anderson
  • Artists: Marina Julia
  • Main Cover: Victoria Maderna
  • Subscription Cover: Diigii Daguna
  • Title Card Incentive Cover: Corey Booth
  • As Finn gets pulled deeper towards the Vanishing Point, seeing more and more of his possible futures, Jake becomes more desperate to save his best friend and brother as he launches through the fourth dimension to challenge the Lord of All Time himself.

REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #2

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Chris Hastings
  • Artists: Anna Johnstone
  • Main Cover: JK Phan
  • Subscription Cover: Anna Johnstone
  • Mordecai and Rigby are young again but it came with a cost—their kids! No one else even remembers the kids ever existed, so it’s up to Mordecai and Rigby to figure out what is going on so that they can get their kids back.

OVER THE GARDEN WALL VOL. 5 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
  • Artist: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee, Jim Campbell, Jorge Monlongo
  • Cover Artist: Diigii Daguna
  • Travel further into The Unknown than ever before with this collection of tales told from across the journeyed grounds of Wirt and Greg. With Fred the horse as your guide, visit familiar faces and new friends.
  • Melodious cats, noble turkeys, fishing fish, and more!
  • Collects issues #17-20.

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #6

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Ian McGinty
  • Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
  • Subscription Cover: Cole Closser
  • Rocko, with the help of Heffer and Filburt, is losing his mind. As they struggle to come up with Spunky’s ransom money, Rocko comes up with a desperate plan—rob a bank.

AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL OGN VOL. 5: TUNNEL KINGDOM SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: Kate Sherron
  • Artist: Laura Langston
  • Cover Artist: Jenna Ayoub
  • When Gumball sleeps through the delivery of his favorite new toy, it turns up missing! Now it’s up to him, Darwin, and Anais to follow the clues to a mysterious underground system beneath Elmore and uncover a truth they never thought possible.
  • From writer Megan Brennan ( Steven Universe, Pencil Pup ) and artist Kate Sherron ( Regular Show ) comes Elmore’s greatest detective caper yet as Gumball and Darwin channel their favorite fictional heroes to unravel the mystery of the Tunnel Kingdom!

GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #2

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Scott Nickel
  • Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
  • Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch with Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
  • On the next stop in his cross-country travels, Garfield meets a young bearded hipster who lives in a tiny house and works in an Italian restaurant. Writer Scott Nickel is joined by guest-artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time).

GARFIELD: TROUBLE IN PARADISE OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writer: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier
  • Artist: Antonio Alfaro, Dave Alvarez, Kyle Smart
  • Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
  • When Jon wins a free vacation, he heads to the beach with Liz, Garfield, Odie, and Nermal for two weeks of fun in the sun. But will a super storm, a scary shark sighting—and an even scarier snack shortage —ruin the trip?

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