BOOM! STUDIOS April 2017 Solicitations

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GODSHAPER #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jonas Goonface
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Jonas Goonface
Main Cover: Sonny Liew
Synopsis:
Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and illustrated by breakout talent Jonas Goonface, Godshaper introduces a vast world where there's a god for every person and a person for every god...though for Ennay, unfortunately exceptions may apply.
People like him are Godshapers, godless social pariahs with the ability to mold and shape the gods of others. Paired with Bud, an off-kilter but affectionate god without a human, the two travel from town to town looking for shelter, a hot meal, and the next paying rock'n'roll gig.
 

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO #1 (of 12)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Rags Morales
Incentive Cover: Rags Morales
Synopsis:
Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez (Translucid) and Chondra Echert team up with best-selling artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis, Action Comics) for the long-awaited third installment of The New York Times best-selling series, The Amory Wars!
The evil Wilhelm Ryan remains in power. All those around Claudio Kilgannon are now convinced he is The Crowing, but is he?
Ambellina believes she and The Crowing can save Heaven’s Fence rather than destroying it. But with Ryan and a new, even bigger threat looming—can they succeed?
 
KABOOM! - NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES AND ONE-SHOTS
 

REGULAR SHOW 2017 SPECIAL #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Derek Fridolfs, Hannah Blumenreich, Alex Solis, Sara Goetter, Ellen Kramer
Artists: Pamela, Lovas, Hannah Blumenreich, Alex Solis, Sara Goetter, Ellen Kramer
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Derek Fridolfs
Incentive Cover: Alex Solis
Synopsis:
Mordecai, Rigby, Skips, Benson, and all your favorites from the hit Cartoon Network series embark on a series of adventures in this very special anthology issue of Regular Show.
Features work from The New York Times best-selling writer Derek Fridolfs (Study Hall of Justice), Hannah Blumenreich (Spidey Zine), and a series of new groundbreaking storytellers!
Rigby attempts to make dinner for a date night with Eileen, Rigby is caught lying about his birthday to get free cake all year, Mordecai agrees to be Rigby’s roller-skating coach, and Muscle Man accidentally summons the Four Mini-Bikers of the Apocalypse in new stories!
 
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GRASS KINGS #2
Retail $3.99
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
Synopsis: Robert takes in the mysterious woman from the lake and opens up to her about his missing daughter...a daughter that would be about the same age as the woman in front of him. 
 

DEATH BE DAMNED
Retail $3.99
Writers: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker, Andrew Miller
Artist: Hannah Christenson
Cover Artist: Hannah Christenson
Synopsis: After surviving their latest dance with death, Joseph and Miranda begin to share the heartbreak that led them into this situation.
 

PLANET OF THE APES/GREEN LANTERN #3 (of 6)
Retail $3.99
Writers: Robbie Thompson, Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Movie Poster Incentive: E. M. Gist
Classic Incentive: Paul Rivoche
Spectrum Incentive: Felipe Massafera
Unlockable “Vintage” Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson
Synopsis: As Cornelius loses himself to the ring, Doctor Zaius and Sinestro uncover a grave truth about the Planet of the Apes. With Hal Jordan, Zira, and Nova on the hunt through the Forbidden Zone, Kilowog, Guy Gardner, and Arisia bring reinforcements.
 

WWE #4
Retail $3.99
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Serg Acuña
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Enzo Amore & Big Cass Incentive Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
Chris Jericho Incentive Cover: Jorge Corona
Sting Incentive Cover: Frazer Irving
Unlockable Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
Unlockable Royal Rumble Variant Cover: Brent Schoonover
Unlockable Tag Team Championship Title Belt Foil Variant Cover: Scott Newman
Synopsis: Seth wants a title match against Roman at Extreme Rules, but The Authority isn’t sold that Rollins is still what’s “best for business.” No matter—Seth is willing to break all the rules to regain his spot at the top.
 

LADYCASTLE #4 (of 4)
Retail $3.99
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Ashley A. Woods
Cover Artist: Missy Peña
Synopsis: Final issue! In order to free Gwyneff from an evil knight, a champion must win three challenges!
 

SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #9
Retail $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Eoin Marron
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Eoin Marron
Subscription Cover: Jonas Scharf
Synopsis: Having mended fences with Clay and the club following his run-in with the Biker With No Name, Jax faces a new challenge at the hands of the Israeli Mafia-backed ecstasy dealers on Opie’s college campus.
 

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #10
Retail $3.99
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Nick Robles
Synopsis: Ewata, queen of Skull Island, must fight her way through the island to rescue her daughter.
 

JOYRIDE #12
Retail $3.99
Writers:  Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Artist:  Marcus To
Cover Artist:  Marcus To
Synopsis: Final issue! The triumvirate’s greatest fears become reality as alien life forms arrive on Earth, and Uma, Catrin, and Dewydd must save mankind’s present to reimagine its future.
 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #14
Retail $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Connecting Incentive Cover: Steve Morris
Morphin Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
Unlockable Action Figure Variant: Telmos Santos
Synopsis: As our heroes fight to reclaim the Command Center, Tommy and Billy work with the resistance to defend against Lord Drakkon and his sentries.
 

THE WOODS #31
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: The final war erupts as the forces of good and evil on the alien moon collide, with the students’ path back to Earth hanging in the balance.
 
ARCHAIA - ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES
 

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #3 (of 12)
Retail $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Synopsis: The return of the Skeksis kicks Jen out of a daze and back on the offensive in the name of Thra. Meanwhile, Kensho and Thurm look to escape the Crystal Castle unnoticed.
 
BOOM! BOX - ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES
 

COADY AND THE CREEPIES #2 (of 4)
Retail $3.99
Writer: Liz Prince
Artist: Amanda Kirk
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Vaughn Pinpin
Incentive Cover: Liz Prince
Synopsis: Coady and the Creepies make their way into the punk underground that’s literally populated by demon punks!
 

SLAM! #5
Retail $3.99
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Veronica Fish
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Jen Bartel
Synopsis: Now that their first real bout is over, Can-Can and Knockout find themselves on the same side...against a developer who wants to tear down the league’s space!
 

GOLDIE VANCE #11
Retail $3.99
Writers: Jackie Ball & Hope Larson
Artist: Noah Hayes
Cover Artist: Kassandra Heller
Synopsis: On the hunt for Sugar’s saboteur, Goldie has a new suspect in mind: Sugar’s older sister, Red!
 

JONESY #12
Retail $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries                  
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Synopsis: Final issue! Jonesy lets her powers get the better of her and now she has to deal with a nightmare pair of star-crossed lovers!
 

GIANT DAYS #25
Retail $4.99
Writer: John Allison         
Artist: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
Cover Artist:
Main: Max Sarin
Incentive: Meredith Gran
Synopsis: Special oversized issue celebrating two years of Giant Days! Susan goes home for the holidays and attempts to repair the rift between her parents with the help of her six older siblings!
 

LUMBERJANES #37
Retail $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
Cover Artists: 
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Incentive Cover: Ayme Sotuyo
Synopsis: A new storyline kicks off Year 4 of Lumberjanes, perfect for new readers to jump on! Everyone at camp is super excited about the best day of the summer—Parents’ Day, when they get to show their folks what they’ve been up to! Molly seems really worried, though, and even her friends are unsure of how to cheer her up.
 
 
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BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA #2 (of 4)
Retail $3.99
Writer: Sam Sykes
Artist: Selina Espiritu
Cover Artist: Bridget Underwood
Synopsis: The heat gets turned up on Brianna when rival restaurant owner, Madame Cron, shows up unexpectedly during the dinner rush!
 

STEVEN UNIVERSE #3
Retail $3.99
Writer: Melanie Gillman
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Subscription Cover: Rian Sygh
Incentive Cover: Jenn St-Onge
Synopsis: When Steven and Connie fuse into Stevonnie to sneak into a PG-13 film, they run into Kiki and agree to take her to the prom!
 

THE DEEP #4 (of 6)
Retail $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: James Brouwer
Cover Artist: James Brouwer
Synopsis: Danger, ancient messages, and shocking revelations await the Nektons when they embark on a new investigation.
 

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #10
Retail $3.99
Writers: Jorge Corona, Marina Julia, Kellye Perdue
Artists: Jorge Corona, Marina Julia, Kellye Perdue
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Adam Gorham
Subscription Cover: Kellye Perdue
Incentive Cover: Helen Mask
Synopsis: Finn and Jake try to find a challenging new quest, Marceline helps Princess Bubblegum deal with her haunted lab, and BMO wants to see what the big deal about 3-D is.
 

OVER THE GARDEN WALL #13
Retail $3.99
Writer: Danielle Burgos, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artist: James Campbell, Cara McGee
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Synopsis: The Hero Frog has been discovered, but he might not be the hero that Wirt and Greg were expecting.
 

ADVENTURE TIME #63
Retail $3.99
Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Pranas Naujokaitis
Synopsis: The Princess competition continues with everyone trying to do their best despite the prankster trying to ruin their fun.
 
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STRANGE ATTRACTORS TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2017*****
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Greg Scott and Soo Lee
Cover Artist: Ryan Stegman
Synopsis:
Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Poe Dameron) and illustrator Greg Scott come together for a science-fiction tale of the ties that bind New York City.
Dr. Spencer Brownfield, a disgraced former professor, believes a series of cataclysmic events are coming to New York City, and someone has to keep the city safe after he’s gone.
Enter Heller Wilson, a brilliant mathematics student who discovers that his ailing—perhaps insane—mentor has been saving New York City from societal collapse by a series of “adjustments,” a la the butterfly effect.
But now, all signs point toward an impending disaster. Can Wilson take what little he’s learned and save the city in time?
Collects the complete series. Includes the never-before collected short story “Antithesis,” illustrated by Soo Lee (Liquid City).
 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 3 TP
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Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Jonathan Lam
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Synopsis: The first new Mighty Morphin Power Ranger in 23 years makes his debut in the comic book epic that had the world asking: who is this mysterious new Power Ranger? From writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Batman Beyond 2.0) and artists Hendry Prasetya (Power Girl) and Jonathan Lam (Gotham Academy) comes the shocking revelations that will rock the Power Rangers to their core! This collection also includes new stories from the Adventures of Bulk and Skull by Steve Orlando (Namesake, Supergirl) and Corin Howell (Transformers: Windblade, Bat-Mite). Collects issues #9-12.
 

IRREDEEMABLE PREMIER EDITION VOL. 4 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2017*****
Retail Price: $29.99
Writer:  Mark Waid
Artist: Peter Krause, Diego Barreto, Eduardo Barreto, Damian Couceiro
Cover Artists: Michelle Ankley, with art by John Cassady & Laura Martin, Jeffrey Spokes, Dan Panosian and Peter Kraus
Synopsis: Our series of oversized, deluxe hardcovers collecting the award-nominated Irredeemable continues. Mark Waid’s (Daredevil) superhero epic asks the question, “What if the world’s greatest superhero decided to become the world’s greatest supervillain?” Collects issues #24-31.
 

PAKNADEL & TRAKHANOV’S TURNCOAT TP
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Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Cover Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Synopsis:
Written by Alex Paknadel (Arcadia, Assassin’s Creed) and illustrated by Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow, American Vampire), Paknadel & Trakhanov’s Turncoat is a gripping exploration of the sociopolitical ramifications of occupation in a post-war civilization where the transition from oppression to emancipation is anything but clean.
It’s been three hundred years since humanity was brutally subjugated by the alien race known as Management—and two years since these invaders abandoned Earth to return to their home world.
Following her participation in the brutal massacre that caused Management’s withdrawal, resistance fighter Marta Gonzalez is riddled with guilt. Rather than join the new human government, she starts her own private detective agency.
When a missing persons case lands on her desk, Gonzalez is forced to confront her own bloody past as she delves into the seedy underworld that’s bloomed after the alien departure.
Collects the complete limited series.
 
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SIEGFRIED VOL. 3 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2017*****
Retail Price: $34.99
Writer: Alex Alice
Artist: Alex Alice
Cover Artist: Alex Alice
Synopsis: The breathtaking conclusion to master storyteller Alex Alice’s groundbreaking adaptation of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung opera cycle brings the ancient Norse legend to life with spellbinding artistry. Young Siegfried has made it to the Land of Mists and now must face the great Dragon Fafnir at last and fight for the survival of mankind, no matter what the sacrifice.
 
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GIANT DAYS VOL. 5 TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Written by John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrated by Max Sarin, Giant Days Volume 5 finishes off freshman year in style, collecting issues #17-20 of the Eisner Award-nominated series. Their freshman year is finally coming to a close and Daisy, Susan, and Esther say goodbye to Catterick Hall forever. Literally forever. It’s being bulldozed and re-purposed as a luxury dorm next semester. But as one door closes, another opens and between end of semester hookups, music festivals, and moving into their first home together, their life experiences are just getting started.
 
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ADVENTURE TIME COMICS VOL. 2 TP
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Whit Taylor, Sheanon Garrity, Mariko Tamaki, Derek Fridolfs, Zacahary Sterling, Eva Eskelinen, Ryan Browne, Kelsey Wroten, Kevin Jay Stanton, Riley Rossmo, Kiki’ssh, Meg Omac, Mar Julia
Artists: Kyla Vanderklugt, Roger Langridge, Leela Wagner, Derek Fridolfs, Zacahary Sterling, Eva Eskelinen, Ryan Browne, Kelsey Wroten, Kevin Jay Stanton, Riley Rossmo, Kiki’ssh, Meg Omac, Mar Julia
Cover Artist: Erin Hunting
Synopsis: It’s Adventure Time Comics time! These sweet shorts come in many shapes and sizes, featuring all of the beloved characters from the Land of Ooo, written and illustrated by acclaimed cartoonists and storytellers from all over the world. Presented in the artist’s own style, each story captures the creativity that Adventure Time inspires! Featuring work by Derek Fridolfs (Study Hall of Justice), Zachary Sterling (Adventure Time), Riley Rossmo (Batman), Kyla Vanderklugt (Storyteller: Witches), Roger Langridge (The Baker Street Peculiars, Snarked), and many more! Collects issues #5-8
 

REGULAR SHOW: WRASSLESPLOSION OGN TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2017*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Synopsis: Oooh, yeah! Get ready as the park hosts the greatest wrestling event in all the land, and Mordecai and Rigby become...a tag team? Just wait till you see who else enters the squared circle, as Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues) and Regular Show series artist Laura Howell bring you the newest original graphic novel Regular Show: Wrasslesplosion!
 

AN APPLE AND AN ADVENTURE HC
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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Martin Cendreda
Artist: Martin Cendreda
Cover Artist: Martin Cendreda
Synopsis:
Archaia adds a new children’s book to its library with Martin Cendreda’s An Apple and An Adventure, which uses rhyme and the ABCs to create an engaging world of wonder that’s both educational and fun.
A young cave girl and her triceratops set out on an adventure from A to Z and make new friends along the way—galloping goliaths, nine newts, petite plesiosaurs, and more greet them on their journey through the alphabet!

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