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BOOM! Studios’ March 2018 Solicitations

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BOOM! Studios’ March 2018 Solicitations

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


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $4.99
  • Writer: Kyle Higgins
  • Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Polybag Cover: Deron Bennett
  • Main Cover Intermix Covers A-G: Goñi Montes
  • Subscription Cover H: Jordan Gibson
  • Incentive Cover I: Scott Koblish
  • “Match To” Unlockable Cover J: Humberto Ramos
  • “One Per Store” Unlockable Cover K: Goni Montes
  • Drakkon returns and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never be the same. The “SHATTERED GRID” event begins here!
  • Please note: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be black polybagged and shipped with (6) main covers by Goñi Montes intermixed in equal quantities. For every 25 copies ordered, a special chase intermix variant by Goñi Montes will be shipped black polybagged with the main covers.
    Variant covers H-K will not be polybagged.

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #8

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Parrott
  • Artist: Dan Mora
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Civilian Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Locker Incentive Cover: Michelle Wong
  • Homage Incentive Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Paper Doll Variant Cover: Audrey Mok
  • With Rita’s plan throwing chaos into the personal lives of the Power Rangers, Billy faces a difficult choice…

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: RANGERS & ZORDS POSTER BOOK SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: N/A
  • Artist: Goñi Montes
  • Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
  • The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Poster Book: Rangers & Zords collects 20 pieces Goñi Montes’ cover artwork from the hit comic book series in a stunning format perfect for framing.

LUCY DREAMING #1

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Max Bemis
  • Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
  • Max Bemis (Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams—literally.
  • In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected.

DODGE CITY #1

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Josh Trujillo
  • Artist: Cara McGee
  • Main Cover: Cara McGee
  • Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
  • Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time) and Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall) team up for a new series about the high-energy chaos of competitive dodgeball!
  • Tomás is the new captain of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and he’s got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!). However, he’s untested and still not quite part of the team. If the disorganized Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships they’ll have to pull together under Tomás’ leadership.

NUCLEAR WINTER VOL. 1 OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writer: Caroline Breault
  • Artist: Caroline Breault
  • Cover Artist: Caroline Breault
  • It’s been nine years since an accident at a nuclear power plant plunged Montreal into an eternal winter; the city is now blanketed 365 days a year in radioactive snow. Life goes on for folks like Flavie Beaumont, a mail courier on snowmobile who’s carved out a pretty normal life for herself despite mutant rivals, eclectic urban wildlife, and unrelenting meteorological events of unprecedented force. It turns out surviving nuclear winter is hard… but surviving your twenties is even harder!
  • This original graphic novel is perfect for fans of Giant Days.

DODO OGN SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $9.99
  • Writer: Felipe Nunes
  • Artist: Felipe Nunes
  • Cover Artist: Felipe Nunes
  • When Laila’s parents split up, Laila doesn’t understand why her life has changed, and why her dad never comes by anymore. Lonely and confused, Laila ends up befriending a strange bird that lives in the park by her house. Her friendship with this bird, a dodo named Ralph, takes Laila on a journey she never expected and shows her things about her own world she had never noticed before.

RUGRATS VOL. 1 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Box Brown, Pranas Naujokaitis
  • Artists: Lisa DuBois, Jorge Monlongo
  • Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Hang on to your diapies, babies! BOOM! Studio teams up with Nickelodeon to present all-new Rugrats adventures with the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing they can do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!
  • Features an Angelica story by Pranas Naujokaitis (Laffy Meal, Adventure Time: Ice King).
  • Collects issues #1-4.

RUGRATS #6

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Box Brown
  • Artist: Lisa DuBois
  • Main Cover: Jorge Corona
  • Subscription Cover: Derek Charm
  • Tommy comes to the horrifying realization that Lizard People are real— and someone he knows could be one of them!

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #4

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier, KC Green
  • Artist: Ian McGinty. KC Green
  • Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
  • Subscription Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • When Mrs. Bighead leaves Mr. Bighead, it’s up to Rocko and the gang to convince him that everything will be okay!

PERSEPHONE OGN HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky
  • Artist: Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky
  • Cover Artist: Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky
  • French author Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky presents a modern-day retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone in an exciting universe that blends high-fantasy adventure with visuals reminiscent of Japanese anime and 1950s American-style comics.
  • Persephone may be the adopted daughter of the famous magician Demeter, but she struggles to find her place alongside such a force of nature. Persephone’s desire to find out where she belongs takes her on an epic adventure deep into the Underworld, where she’ll discover who—or what—she is.

MOUSE GUARD VOLUME 3: THE BLACK AXE BLACK & WHITE EDITION HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $99.99
  • Writer: David Petersen
  • Artist: David Petersen
  • Cover Artist: David Petersen
  • Experience Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, the third volume in David Petersen’s Eisner Award-winning fantasy series, like never before in this stunning black-and-white, oversized collection.
  • Matching the page size of Petersen’s inked pages and featuring vellum overlays mimicking his process of conveying weather effects, this gorgeous edition brings readers as close as possible to holding the series’ original artwork.
  • With a hand-numbered, limited print run featuring a slipcase and felt cover, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe Black and White Edition is an experience to be treasured and pored over by collectors and art enthusiasts alike.
  • Set in 1115, this beautifully illustrated prequel to Fall 1152 & Winter 1152 spins the tale of how the wise oldfur Celanawe came to own and take up the legendary weapon and the title of The Black Axe.

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writer: N/A
  • Artist: Ann Marcellino
  • Cover Artist: Ann Marcellino
  • Delve deep into the world of Jim Henson’s beloved creation The Dark Crystal in this interactive Discovery Adventure!
  • Join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land.
  • Each page contains dense artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the cult-classic film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there
  • Featuring bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the Crystal Castle or Aughra’s Observatory.

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #12

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Simon Spurrier
  • Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
  • Main Cover: Mark Buckingham
  • Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
  • Thra will never be the same after their world is irrevocably changed by the events in the Fireling realm of Mithra.

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH #2

  • 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
  • The Goblin King’s mother enters the Labyrinth, discovering a strange and marvelous world unlike anything she could imagine and one much different than what Sarah will encounter years later.

JIM HENSON’S STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #4

  • Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Celia Lowenthal
  • Artist: Celia Lowenthal
  • Main Cover: Celia Lowenthal
  • Variant Cover: Sas Milledge
  • A young shepherd is lured to the realm of fairies, shrunken down to their size and in awe of their magical lands. He lives in great happiness there until one day he finds a fountain, which the fairies say can provide all of man’s desires. The shepherd is enticed, but like many things in the realm of fairies, not everything is what it seems.

MECH CADET YU #7

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Greg Pak
  • Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Main Cover: Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Subscription Cover: Marcus To
  • Stanford and his fellow students are enlisted into Earth’s last-ditch effort to drive off the Sharg invasion.

MECH CADET YU VOL. 1

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • 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 and heartfelt underdog story about the true makings of heroism and friendship in the face of overwhelming odds.
  • Collects issues #1-4 and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mech Cadet Yu, including the comic short story that inspired the series.

GRASS KINGS #13

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Matt Kindt
  • Artist: Tyler Jenkins
  • Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
  • Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
  • War returns to the Grass Kingdom.

JUDAS #4

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Jeff Loveness
  • Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • Cover Artist: Jakub Rebelka
  • With the fate of all of life and the afterlife hanging in the balance, Judas performs an intervention on Jesus in the pits of Hell.

LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS #2

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
  • Artist: Jesus Hervás
  • Cover Artist: Adam Gorham
  • Lucas Stand enters perhaps his most dangerous era yet — 900 A.D. Norway, surrounded by angry Vikings, with a mysterious creature on on his tail.

SONS OF ANARCHY: REDWOOD ORIGINAL VOL. 3 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • Writer: Ollie Masters
  • Artist: Lucas Werneck
  • Cover Artist: Chris Brunner
  • When Jax is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, the club must rally together to find him by any means necessary, even if it means partnering with enemies of SAMCRO.
  • Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Lucas Werneck (Saban’s Power Rangers Aftershock) conclude the authorized prologue to Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy, depicting Jax Teller’s first year as a SAMCRO prospect.

ABBOTT #3

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Saladin Ahmed
  • Artist: Sami Kivelä
  • Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
  • Abbott’s investigations pits her directly against some of the most powerful men in Detroit.

THE COMPLETE CRIMSON HC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Retail Price: Standard Edition: $125.00 • Signed and Numbered Edition: Please Inquire
  • Writer: Brian Augustyn
  • Artist: Humberto Ramos
  • Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos
  • The beloved Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) and Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) series, Crimson, returns!
  • For the first time ever, experience Alex Elder’s ascension from vampire to chosen one in a comprehensive, prestigious hardcover format.
  • This is the book fans have been waiting for! Collects all 24 issues, Crimson: Scarlett X Blood on the Moon, and the Crimson Sourcebook.

THE UNSOUND SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Cullen Bunn
  • Artist: Jack T. Cole
  • Cover Artist: Jack T. Cole
  • Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) is joined by brilliant newcomer artist Jack T. Cole to present a surreal psychological horror series that will have you questioning what it is to truly be crazy…
  • Ever since she was little, all Ashli wanted was to help people. It’s why she went to nursing school, and it’s why she signed up for the vacant position at Saint Cascia, despite the psychiatric hospital’s less-than-sterling reputation. But when strange occurrences begin in the midst of her very first day on the job, Ashli is forced to escape through the labyrinthine bowels of the asylum to not only help her fellow nurses, but to save herself.

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #3

  • 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
  • Feeling betrayed by Zaius taking control over the investigation, Ursus rallies his forces to forever put to rest the threat that is man.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Ryan Ferrier
  • Artist: Carlos Magno
  • Main Cover: Mike Huddleston
  • Connecting Variant: Carlos Magno
  • Pulp Variant: Robert Hack
  • Having brought Kong from Skull Island to Ape City to quell the uprisings, Zaius realizes the situation is rapidly spinning out of control, as Kong is not the only visitor from Skull Island….

WWE #15

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Tini Howard
  • Artists: Serg Acuña, Hyeonjin Kim
  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
  • RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
  • Kevin Owens Variant Cover: Andy Belanger
  • The Women’s Evolution continues as the Four Horsewomen— Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and Sasha Banks—climb the ranks of NXT. Plus, the second chapter of the backup story spotlighting the rise of Asuka from Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) and Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow)!

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV #11

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
  • Artist: Rags Morales
  • Cover Artist: Rags Morales
  • As Claudio and Ambellina’s assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, Chase enables the Crowing to enter the Willing Well to face the Creator for the first time.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #7

  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
  • Artist: Jorge Corona
  • Main Cover: Greg Smallwood
  • Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
  • Connecting Incentive Cover : Will Robson
  • Jack and his increasingly improbable team break into the Tower of Skulls to save an old ally who could change the tide of this fight— if they can make it in time!

FENCE #5

  • 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
  • Seiji’s calm is badly rattled over a lost match and his mysterious past begins to come out.

MISFIT CITY VOL. 2

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $14.99
  • Writers: Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
  • Artist: Naomi Franquiz
  • Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
  • After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger’s Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next volume of Misfit City will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue the hunt for Black Mary’s treasure.
  • Collects issues #5-8.

GIANT DAYS #36

  • Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: John Allison
  • Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
  • Cover Artist: Max Sarin
  • Heading into their third year at university, Esther, Daisy, and Susan are living apart from each other for the first time, and it’s definitely going to be absolutely fine and not weird at all.

LUMBERJANES #48

  • 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
  • Extra, extra, read all about it! The Zodiac Cabin is putting out a camp newsletter, and Diane’s horoscopes are unnervingly accurate.

ADVENTURE TIME: BMO BONANZA

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $7.99
  • Writers: Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
  • Artists: Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
  • Main: Meredith McClaren
  • Variant Cover: Nina Yoshida
  • It’s springtime in the land of Ooo and BMO is ready to celebrate! This special one-shot features short stories centered around everyone’s favorite sentient gaming system.

ADVENTURE TIME #74

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Conor McCreery
  • Artist: Jorge Monlongo
  • Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
  • Subscription Cover: Emei Burrell
  • Magic Man is causing all of Ooo to lose its color! Only the brave hero holding this book has the power to bring color back to Ooo and set everything right before Finn, Jake, and everyone else is in black-and-white forever! Special coloring book issue!

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #21

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writers: Scott Nickel, Aaron McConnell, Matt Smigiel
  • Artists: Walter Pax, Aaron McConnell, Matt Smigiel
  • Main Cover: Bethany Sellers
  • Subscription Cover: Nuno Plati
  • Variant Cover: Sapo Lendário
  • Finn and Jake are on a dungeon quest and Ricardo is back to find the love of his life!

ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $19.99
  • Writer: Conor McCreery
  • Artist: Mattia di Meo
  • Cover Artist: Phil Murphy
  • Harvey and Joe Shuster Award-nominated writer Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and newcomer illustrator Mattia di Meo present a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of two of our favorite Cartoon Network shows!
  • When a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Time’s Ooo, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land—a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding! Finn and Jake’s arrival only exacerbates an existing tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo threatens to tear two sets of bros apart…forever.
  • Collects the complete limited series.

PEANUTS VOL. 9 SC

  • *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2018*****
  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $13.99
  • Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper
  • Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock
  • Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
  • Follow Snoopy, the World Famous Sergeant-Major of the Foreign Legion, on the mission of a lifetime to save his dear brother Spike, encountering adventure at every which corner of the neighborhood, from Lucy’s Psychiatric Booth to Schroeder’s piano. This and many more wonderful tales follow the gang in this all-new Peanuts collection from the celebrated world of Charles M. Schulz!
  • Collects Peanuts #29-31 and Snoopy Special.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #14

  • Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
  • Retail Price: $3.99
  • Writer: Grace Kraft
  • Artist: Rii Abrego
  • Main Cover: Missy Peña
  • Subscription Cover: Eleonora Bruni
  • It’s time for a Mr. Universe comeback concert!
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