BOOM! STUDIOS March 2016 Solicitations

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists:
Main: Jamal Campbell
Zord Incentive: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover: Kevin Wada
Incentive Cover: Dustin Nguyen
Incentive Cover: Paul Pope
Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson
Blank Sketch Variant: N/A
Villain Variant: Rebekah Isaacs
What's to Love: With over four million viewers per week watching episodes that air three times a day, seven days a week; an awareness of above 90% for men and women ages 7-54; and a new film coming in 2017, the Power Rangers are more popular than ever. Dive headfirst into our original, modern ongoing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series that will appeal to both nostalgic fans and new readers who enjoy epic, action-adventure fantasy stories.
What It Is: Based on the long-running Power Rangers franchise, five teens from Angel Grove High are granted superpowers and giant robot dinosaur Zords to defend Earth against the alien villain Rita Repulsa. When Repulsa creates an evil Green Power Ranger by brainwashing recent transfer student Tommy, the team is able to free him from her grasp and get him on their side. But with remnants of Repulsa’s control still stirring in the back of Tommy’s mind, he must confront the fact he may be more of a danger to his new team than a help. This is “Green Ranger: Year One.”
 

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TURNCOAT #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Cover Artists:

Main: Artyom Trakhanov
Incentive Cover: Johnny Dombrowski
What’s to Love: Employing the most compelling elements of science fiction and the detective genre, Turncoat is a gripping exploration of power vacuums and the legacy of oppression. Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow) tell the story of a guilt-ridden protagonist through a grisly quest for a truth. Turncoat will scratch that itch you have for dark sci-fi like Blade Runner, The Forever War, and Neuromancer.
What It Is: 300 years since humanity was brutally subjugated by the alien race known simply as the Management. Two years since these invaders abandoned Earth to return to their home world. Following her participation in the brutal massacre of human-alien hybrids left behind by the Management, resistance fighter Marta Gonzalez declines to join the new human government and starts her own private detective agency instead. Gonzalez is forced to confront her own bloody past and acknowledge the fact that the transition from oppression to emancipation is anything but clean.

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THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist: Andy Hirsch
Cover Artists:
Main: Andy Hirsch
Incentive Cover: Hannah Christenson
What’s to Love: Roger Langridge (Abigail and the Snowman, The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow), who has delighted us with his imaginative all-ages work for years, is teaming up with Andy Hirsch (Adventure Time) to bring us a new twist within the world of Sherlock Holmes. What if the world’s greatest detective wasn’t quite what he—or she—seemed?
What It Is: It’s a lovely day in 1930s London, right up until a giant stone lion comes to life and starts wrecking the city! It seems like the perfect case for the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Of course, Sherlock Holmes doesn’t actually exist; he is a fictional character created by housekeeper Mrs. Hudson, who has been the real detective all along, writing Holmes’ adventures under the pen name of John Watson and running around the city in disguise. With an overwhelmed case load she’ll need the help of a precocious bunch of young detectives-in-training to solve the mystery of the living statues. Baker Street will never be the same!

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BILL & TED GO TO HELL #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist:

Main: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Conor Nolan
Synopsis: With our heroes facing their worst nightmares, Lincoln finally gets his chance to take down John Wilkes Booth!
 

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KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Synopsis: Oliver and his crack team cook up the perfect routine full of distractions, misdirections, and red herrings to distract the guards and stage their prison break.
 

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THE LAST CONTRACT #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Synopsis: The Man and Dillon come under attack from a hired killer whose past intertwines with the Man’s.
 

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KLAUS #4 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis: Klaus and Lady Dagmar’s romantic and tragic past is revealed.
 

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VENUS #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes
Synopsis: Final issue! With no government and no rules, how do you punish a traitor?
 

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SNOW BLIND #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Synopsis: Final issue! Teddy and his family aren’t safe at the cabin when Trent escapes police custody.
 

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WELCOME BACK #6
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Synopsis: Mali and Tessa are on the run from the Sequels trying to take them out.
 

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THE SPIRE #7 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely
Synopsis: Penultimate issue! The monumental Pax between the Spire and Zoarim is underway.
 

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #16
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Jason Copland
Synopsis: Final issue! Snake’s showdown with the U.S. government comes to an end in Ohio.
 

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #22
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz
Synopsis: What happens when Egg Shen and Lo Pan become best friends? The founding of Little China gets all the stranger as Jack Burton confronts his own death!
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STEVEN UNIVERSE AND THE CRYSTAL GEMS #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Josceline Fenton
Artist: Chrystin Garland
Cover Artists:
Main: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Variant Cover: Mildred Lewis
Synopsis: After Pearl’s story of the glass monster, Steven has started having nightmares that it is real. What will he do when the people of Beach City start turning to glass?
 

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #3 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Emily Partridge
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Kate Glasheen
Incentive Cover: Katie O’Neill
Synopsis: Ice King is starting to fit in with the cool wizard group, but his friends can tell he’s changing for the worst.
 

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REGULAR SHOW #33
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Shanna Matuszak
Artist: Will Kirkby
Cover Artists:

Main: Allison Strejlau
Subscription Cover: Matthew Smigiel
Synopsis: Rigby signs up for an online dating site and reconnects with an old girlfriend, not recalling why they broke up in the first place.
 

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ADVENTURE TIME #50
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main: Ian McGinty
Subscription Cover: Jorge Corona
Incentive Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Incentive Cover: Jeffrey Brown
Synopsis: This special oversized one-shot issue introduces new series artist Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside, Bravest Warriors)! Finn takes a tour of his past lives when he astral projects through an old photo album. Features special incentive covers by the original Adventure Time art team, Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, and Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son)!

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JONESY #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Synopsis: Jonesy’s plan to make two teens from opposite sides of the social strata fall in love has backfired spectacularly, leaving them happy as clams and ruining Jonesy’s chance at attending the biggest show of the year!
 

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GIANT DAYS #12
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: When Esther and Susan get mega bummed-out and are feeling non-jazzed about life, Daisy takes them camping up in the peaks to feel better.
 

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MUNCHKIN #15
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Len Peralta
Artist: Len Peralta
Cover Artist: Len Peralta
Synopsis: Spyke and Flower go to a comic convention.
 

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LUMBERJANES #24
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists:
Main: Kat Leyh
Incentive: Kelsey Short
Synopsis: The Lumberjanes wrap up their adventure with Seafarin’ Karen and Molly gains a greater understanding of shapeshifters.
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JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: DRAGONS #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Synopsis: Final issue! Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-winner Jorge Corona (We Are Robin, Feathers) presents the tale “Samurai’s Sacrifice,” based on the Japanese folklore of the dragon Yofune Nushi and the young girl who faced him to protect her village.
 

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LANTERN CITY #11
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Synopsis: The battle for Grey Towers rages and loyalties are divided.

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OH, KILLSTRIKE TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber
What’s to Love: Say Anything frontman Max Bemis writes a love letter to 1990s superhero comics in this tongue-in-cheek homage to the era, featuring the art stylings of Logan Faerber—reminiscent of works by Chip Zdarsky and Jeff Lemire. Much like Polarity, Oh, Killstrike is very personal to Bemis. Part twisted buddy comedy, part profound coming-of-age story, we couldn’t stop smiling when reading Oh, Killstrike.
What It Is: Jared, a new father, fears parenthood. An old comics fan, he turns to them for comfort. But when he unwittingly lets loose his favorite character, Killstrike—a single-minded, vengeance-loving anti-hero—onto the world, Jared must find a way to send him back before he harms all the people he loves the most. Collects the complete mini-series, issues #1-4.
 

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CLUSTER TP
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Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Damian Couceiro
What’s to Love: Sons of Anarchy collaborators Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Batman & Robin Eternal) and Damian Couceiro (Murder Book) are no strangers to rich, flawed characters with criminal backgrounds. This time they’re taking to the stars in this futuristic, sci-fi adventure filled with old-school, hard-boiled action.
What It Is: In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. When a rag-tag group of prisoners become stranded on a war-torn planet, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space. Collects the complete limited series, issues #1-8.
 

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK VOL. 2 TP
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Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artist: Mike Henderson
Synopsis: After making it out alive through the madhouse of Florida, Snake Plissken gets tossed out of a plane into a raging battlefield in Siberia. Continuing the story that picks up right where the classic film left off, writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back, High Crimes) and artist Diego Barreto (Irredeemable) drop the classic antihero into the middle of a brand-new Cold War. Collects issues #5-8.
 

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OUT THERE VOL. 1 TP
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Brian Augustyn
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos

What’s to Love: Collected in its entirety for the first time! From acclaimed Crimson creators Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) and Humberto Ramos (Spider-Man) comes the first collection of Out There, returning readers to the haunting of John C. Fremont High School, featuring a brand-new cover and a new story by Ramos.
What It Is: El Dorado City: a picturesque town with good people. All lies. In the midst of high school’s usual horrors, four unlikely students bear witness to the end times. Possessing the ability to see and hear those drifting into our word, it is up to Zach, Casey, Jessica and Mark to find a way to stop the army of demonic creatures plaguing their home. Collects issues #1-6.
 

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UFOLOGY TP
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Retail Price: $19.99
Writers: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel
Artist: Matthew Fox
Cover Artist: Matthew Fox
What’s to Love: James Tynion IV has already blown us away with The Woods and Memetic, and now he’s teaming up with Thrillbent co-writer Noah J. Yuenkel (The House in the Wall) and artist Matthew Fox (Long Walk to Valhalla) to bring us a story about aliens in the Midwest. Ideal for fans of Paper Girls and The X-Files.
What It Is: Becky Finch never wanted to be special. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A destiny. When Becky is marked by an alien’s touch, she’ll stumble into a mystery she never wanted. A mystery that almost ripped apart both their parents’ lives 12 years ago. She’ll need the help of her eccentric young classmate, Malcolm, as she finds the power within herself to uncover the truth. Collects the complete limited series, #1-6.

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PEANUTS VOL. 7 TP
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Retail Price: $13.99
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Jason Cooper, Jeff Dyer, Art Roche, Donna Almendrala
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
Synopsis: Every wonder what would happen if the Kite-Eating Tree got his chompers on Schroeder’s piano? Or when Sally decides to stake claim over the Great Pumpkin? Prepare yourself for an array of brand-new adventures alongside classic Charles M. Schulz goodness! For the youngest of fans all the way to the biggest of enthusiasts. Collects issues #21-24.
 

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UNCLE GRANDPA AND THE TIME CASSEROLE OGN TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Pete Browngardt, Kelsy Abbott, and Pranas Naujokaitis
Artists: Philip Murphy, Charles Paul Wilson III, Christine Larsen, Alexis Ziritt, David DeGrand, George Mager, Pranas Naujokaitis
Cover Artist: Derek Charm
What’s to Love: Uncle Grandpa series creator Peter Browngardt, series writer Kelsy Abbott, and Pranas Naujokaitis (Adventure Time) are taking us on a time-traveling adventure of epic proportions! Featuring a massive array of artists and madness that will make you scream "Good Morning!" at the top of your lungs!
What It Is: When Uncle Grandpa accidentally explodes his casserole into oblivion, it is up to him, Belly Bag, Uncle Gus, Pizza Steve, and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger, to travel back in time to make things right...to get all the missing ingredients to make another casserole. Traveling to the Moon, the '90s, Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, medieval times, and more, the gang WILL MAKE THAT CASSEROLE!

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JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 2 TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Joshua Dysart
Artist: Alex Sheikman
Cover Artist: Brian Froud
Synopsis: The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of a trilogy of prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of The Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the terrifying Skeksis. Now in paperback for the first time.
 

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RUST: THE BOY SOLDIER TP
Retail Price: $10.99
Writer: Royden Lepp
Artist: Royden Lepp
Cover Artist: Royden Lepp

What’s to Love: First time in softcover! We were instantly captivated by Royden Lepp’s first Rust original graphic novel, Visitor in the Field. In anticipation of the release of the fourth and final installment, we want to get readers excited all over again with this new, softcover collection containing the prologues from the three previously released volumes, plus the never-before-seen prologue from the fourth volume, in an all-new reading order. Great starting point for new readers.

What It Is: Made to look like a boy, but built for battle, Jet Jones is a robot caught in the middle of an ongoing war. While trying to save countless lives, Jet discovers there is more to him than he could have imagined. His experiences in the war set him on a journey to learn what it means to be both hero and human. Rust: The Boy Soldier launches a new paperback program for the Rust series.

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GIANT DAYS VOL. 2 TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, "personal experimentation," influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of "academia," they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #5-8.

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