BOOM! STUDIOS February 2017 Solicitations

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PLANET OF THE APES/GREEN LANTERN #1 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Robbie Thompson & Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Ethan Van Sciver
Movie Poster Incentive Cover: Steve Morris
Silver Age Incentive Cover: Paul Rivoche
Spectrum Incentive Cover: Felipe Massafera
Unlockable “Vintage” Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson
Synopsis:
·         BOOM! Studios and DC Comics are proud to bring together two classic properties in a historic crossover event.
·         When Taylor goes missing, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything the universe has ever seen.
·         As its power echoes through the stars, the Guardians of the Universe must reveal to their Lanterns a secret they had hoped would remain buried.
·         With the Green Lantern Corps, led by Hal Jordan, racing to get to the source of this power before Sinestro can get his hands on it, they will discover a truth that will change them forever on…THE PLANET OF THE APES.
 

DEATH BE DAMNED #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, Andrew Miller
Artist: Hannah Christenson
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Hannah Christenson
“Selfie” Intermix Cover: Konstantin Tarasov
Synopsis:
·         Seven outlaws have killed Miranda Coler and her family, but her death turned out to be a little less permanent than they expected.
·         Blessed with the inability to fully die until she exacts revenge on her family’s killers, but cursed to lose a part of her memories every time she’s “killed,” Miranda will need the help of Joseph Murray, an undertaker dabbling in necromancy hoping to bring back his wife, if Miranda’s ever to find peace.
·         Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Deadpool Vs. Gambit, The Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Andrew Miller (co-creator, CW’s The Secret Circle) team up with Hannah Christenson (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons, Harrow County) for a supernatural tale of revenge in the Old West, perfect for fans of Pretty Deadly and The Sixth Gun.

 
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THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #1 (of 12)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Jae Lee and June Chung
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Incentive Cover 1: David Petersen
Foil Incentive Cover 2: Jae Lee and June Chung
Synopsis:
·         In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film.
·         Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.
·         Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did.
·         Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she’ll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.
 
 
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STEVEN UNIVERSE #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Melanie Gillman
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Pena
Subscription Cover: Rian Sygh
Incentive Cover #1: Jenn St-Onge
Gem Foil Incentive Cover #2: Missy Pena
Unlockable Blank Sketch Variant Cover: N/A
Synopsis:
·         We're bringing Steven Universe back to comic books with more Steven, more gems, and more of the characters we all love in an all-new ongoing series!
·         Writer Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) and artist Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) are teaming up for the start of a new series of adventures for the entire gang.
·         Based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series, created by The New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe follows Steven, the “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity—the Crystal Gems. The show is currently in its fourth season and has earned millions of fans of all ages worldwide.
·         In this kickoff issue, Steven, Lapis, and Peridot rescue a baby songbird on the ground outside the barn and work together to reunite it with its mother.
 
 
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WWE #2
Retail $3.99
Writer: Dennis Hopeless, Aubrey Sitterson
Artist: Serg Acuña, Ed McGuinness
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Dan Mora
“Now” Shinsuke Nakamura Incentive Cover 1: Robbi Rodriguez
“Then” Shawn Michaels Incentive Cover 2: Alexander Wells, Folío Art
“Forever” Bret Hart Incentive Cover 3: Robert Sammelin
Unlockable Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
Unlockable Royal Rumble Connecting Variant Cover: Brent Schoonover
Unlockable WWE Universal Championship Title Belt Foil Gatefold Variant Cover: Design by Scott Newman
Synopsis: Seth Rollins has finally done it—he has won the WWE Championship out from under Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. But everything has its price, and as the Authority starts calling all of his shots, forcing him to become a fighting champion with the weight of the company on his back, something’s gotta give...
 

LADYCASTLE #2 (of 4)
Retail Price $3.99
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Ashley A. Woods
Cover Artist: Ashley A. Woods
Synopsis: The women of Ladycastle finally feel like they’re ready to fight, just as the next wave of the curse hits and werewolves descend upon the castle for a howling good time!
 

NAMESAKE #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Jakub Rebelka
Cover Artist: Jakub Rebelka
Synopsis: Final Issue! Face-to-face, fist-to-fist, Jordan at last duels the man that ruined his life—his father.
 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #5 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover:  Daniel Bayliss
Subscription Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Synopsis: As the United States is thrust into another war, Snake Plissken and Jack Burton must make friends with their greatest foes.
 

SKYBOURNE #5 (of 5)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Frank Cho
Artist: Frank Cho
Cover Artist: Frank Cho
Synopsis: Oversized final issue! The final battle over the fate of Excalibur begins, with Skybourne outmanned and outgunned by Merlin and his supernatural forces. Will the magical weapons of the Mountain Top Foundation be enough to slay the beasts?
 

SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #7
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Eoin Marron
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brahm Revel
Subscription Cover: Denis Medri
Synopsis: As Clay and the crew try to track down the Biker with No Name before he blows up their tenuous drug deal, Jax and Opie go to the One-Niners to find out about SAMCRO’s missing guns in an attempt to get back in Clay’s good graces.
 

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #8
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Nick Robles
Synopsis: It’s Kong vs. Kong as they tear through Skull Island, fighting to the death. 
 

JOYRIDE #10
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis: One year later, Dewydd is walking his own path...and attempting to break into a maximum security prison?
 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #12
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Morph Incentive Cover 1: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover 2: Denis Medri
Unlockable Action Figure Variant: Telmos Santos
Unlockable Villain Variant: Jefte Palo
Synopsis: As Jason tries to hunt down his missing teammates, Tommy and Billy uncover a truth that will change everything.
 

THE WOODS #29
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: It’s been two long years since Bay Point Prep was transported to this alien forest, and everyone has given up hope of ever returning to Earth...but what if they could?
 
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JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: GIANTS #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jared Cullum
Artist: Jared Cullum
Cover Artist: Jared Cullum
Synopsis: When Pru’s little brother Spoon goes missing, she’ll need the help of a forest spirit to save him from the lair of Ireland’s most fabled supernatural beings: the Fomorian Giants. Presented by Jared Cullum in gorgeous watercolor.
 
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SLAM! #4
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Veronica Fish
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok
Synopsis: CanCan and Knockout are living separate lives after their friendship fizzles...until Knockout volunteers to ref a bout with CanCan’s team and appears to be calling extra penalties on her old friend.
 

THE BACKSTAGERS #7 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Rian Sygh
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
Synopsis: The Backstagers uncover a bigger group of outsiders living inside the magical backstage universe, and an offer is put on the table for them to leave their real world forever.
 

GOLDIE VANCE #9
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Hope Larson & Jackie Ball
Artist: Noah Hayes
Cover Artist: Kat Leyh
Synopsis: We're back for another arc with master teen detective Goldie Vance! This time it's a real "fast-paced" mystery, as Goldie's investigations take her to the racetrack...and pit her against her rival, Sugar Maple!
 

JONESY #10
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Synopsis: Jonesy’s trying to give up the matchmaking life...but when a mysterious stranger comes into town, she may be forced to use her powers...and her life will change forever because of it!
 

GIANT DAYS #23
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison          
Artist: Max Sarin and Liz Fleming
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: The next-door neighbor calls the police on what may be the most sedate dinner party of all time, causing Susan to deliver a furious and extremely unkind—but totally justified—opinion on the matter.
 

LUMBERJANES #35
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Incentive Cover: Helen Mask
Synopsis: Jen is elated about being a roller derby ref, and soon the ‘Janes are laced up and ready to go full Rumblejanes on the yetis!
 
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THE DEEP #2 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: James Brouwer
Cover Artist: James Brouwer
Synopsis: The youngest Nekton comes face-to-face with the mysterious sea creature that has risen from the depths of the ocean near Greenland.
 

MEGA PRINCESS #4 (of 5)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Brianne Drouhard
Cover Artist: Brianne Drouhard
Synopsis: Max and Justine are prisoners of the Kingdom of Atlantis under suspicion of kidnapping their prince!
 

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #8
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Meg Omac
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Meg Omac
Subscription Cover: Derek Kirk Kim
Incentive Cover: Ben Constantine
Synopsis: It’s a special Fionna and Cake issue by New York Times best-seller Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)! Marshall Lee and LSP need to figure out Marshall Lee’s musical identity.
 

OVER THE GARDEN WALL #11
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Danielle Burgos, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Subscription Cover: Cara McGee
Synopsis: After fleeing The Outsiders’ company, Wirt stumbles upon hungry buzzards who agree to give him information on Greg’s whereabouts in exchange for some “renovation” work on the place previously known as Pigeon Town.
 

ADVENTURE TIME #61
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Erin Lux
Synopsis: Finn becomes a bit obsessed with building his perfect dungeon, losing the plot a bit, and toys with terrible and great evil forces to build his ideal dungeon understand Joshua better through dungeoncraft.
 
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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK TP
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Retail Price: $19.99
Writers: Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, Tini Howard
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artist: Babs Tarr
Synopsis:
The original Pink Ranger returns! Featuring an introduction by Amy Jo Johnson, the actress who portrayed Kimberly Hart.
After leaving the life of a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger behind, Kimberly Hart finds herself pulled back into the fray. With her parents missing and their village overrun by monsters, she must reclaim her destiny and discover the power that lies within. She’ll have to call on some old friends if she’s to unravel this mystery and save this once sleepy village.
From writers Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy), Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, A-Force), and Tini Howard (The Skeptics), and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mirror’s Edge: Exordium), the Pink Ranger embarks on her first solo Power Ranger adventure!
 

JOYRIDE VOL. 2 TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writers:  Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis: The crew of the Joyride survived their first foray to the stars and met the challenges the galaxy threw at them head-on, so it’s only fair they enjoy a bit of relaxation and carefree living. But as Uma, Dewydd, and Catrin have come to learn, in space, nothing is as it seems. In fact, it’s the secrets hidden in their own ship and among their fellow travelers that will send the crew down a path that brings them face-to-face with the very alien threat that the leaders on Earth ran from so long ago. Collects issues #5-8.
 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 6 TP
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Retail Price: $19.99
Writer:  Fred Van Lente
Artists: Victor Santos, Dan McDaid, Joe Eisma, Brian Churilla
Cover Artist: Eric Powell
Synopsis: After an unfortunate misfire, Egg’s magic sends Jack Burton and Winona Chi back to where it all began: 1906 San Francisco and the founding of Chinatown. With the help of an old enemy and the darkest magic, they may just find what they need to get back home, but before that can happen they’ll discover the origin stories of mysterious Lo Pan and Egg! Collects issues #21-25.
 

WELCOME BACK VOL. 2 TP
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Retail Price: $19.99
Writer:  Christopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Synopsis: Mali and Tessa remember now: they remember their roles as soldiers in a war without end, battling each other throughout centuries, reincarnating only to fight one another again. But now that they’re finally together, they’ve decided to break this cycle for good by choosing love over war. Unfortunately, factions on all sides of the conflict are at odds with their choice—including Tessa’s parents. Collects issues #5-8.
 
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THE REALIST: PLUG AND PLAY OGN HC
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Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Asaf Hanuka
Artist: Asaf Hanuka
 
Cover Artist: Asaf Hanuka
Synopsis: The Realist: Plug and Play continues the journey of Eisner-Award winning, husband, father, and ordinary Israeli citizen Asaf Hanuka (The Divine) as he plumbs the depths of human existence with humor and melancholy, imagination, and quiet desperation. This new volume of the series brings the mix of pathos and politics that makes Hanuka a modern master of cartooning.
 
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LUMBERJANES VOL. 6 TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson
Synopsis: Camp is about more than just crafts and acquiring badges when you’re a Lumberjane. When April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley all decide to learn more about the mysterious Seafarin’ Karen, things take a turn for the strange. Shapeshifters, strange portals, and friendship to the max make for one summer camp that never gets boring! Collects issues #21-24.
 
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CLARENCE: GETTING GILBEN OGN TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Derek Fridolfs
Artist: Matt Smigiel
Cover Artist: Matt Smigiel
Synopsis: It’s just another movie night at the local drive-in theater when Clarence witnesses his classmate, Gilben, get taken by something he just can’t explain. With the help of his best friends, Jeff and Sumo, Clarence sets out to to unravel the mystery and get Gilben back! Hopefully, he won’t miss the whole movie in process… An all-new adventure based on the hit show from Cartoon Network.
 

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 8 TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artist: Fellipe Martins
Synopsis: Meet us at the park for the next collection of Regular Show! See what happens when Mordecai and Rigby get control of some wind turbines and send the entire gang to the Rainbow Palace in the clouds. Collects issues #29-32.

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