BOOM! STUDIOS February 2019 Solicitations

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HOTEL DARE OGN SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher : KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $9.99
Writer: Terry Blas
Artist: Claudia Aguirre
Cover Artist: Claudia Aguirre
Synopsis:
- OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS.
- Olive and her adopted siblings, Charlotte and Darwin, are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel, and it’s all work and no play. They’re stuck inside doing boring chores until they stumble upon an incredible secret... behind each door of the hotel lies a portal to a strange and mysterious place.
- The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are open, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before the hotel tears itself apart.
- Written by Terry Blas ( The Amazing World of Gumball) and illustrated by the talented Claudia Aguirre ( Kim & Kim ), this world-hopping fantasy tale breaks down the door to imagination and dares you to embrace the idea that family is everything.

 

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Matthew Taylor
Main Cover B: Kevin Wada
Main Cover C: Celia Lowenthal (Virgin)
Preorder Cover D: Ryan Inzana
Incentive Cover E: Audrey Mok
Incentive Cover F: Audrey Mok
Synopsis: The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach
Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah...can someone tell him to chill- How bad can it get?

 

FIREFLY #4
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Lee Garbett
Preorder Cover B: Joe Quinones
Incentive Cover C: Marguerite Sauvage
Incentive Cover D: Joe Quinones
Incentive Cover E: Lee Garbett
Synopsis: The truth about Mal and Zoe's past during the Unification War has been exposed and now the Unificators make their final move against them in the shocking conclusion to the first arc! New enemies arise, heroes fall and the crew of Serenity will pay the price.
 

WWE #25
Retail Price : $3.99
Writers: Dennis Hopeless
Artists: Serg Acuña
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
Preorder Cover: Xermánico
1:25 Unlockable 1 Per Store Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
Synopsis: All of the sacrifices AJ Styles has made have paid off—he’s atop the mountain of WWE and retains the
WWE Championship. But there’s no time to rest, as perhaps his most dangerous challenge awaits—the Samoan
Submission Machine, Samoa Joe.

 

WWE: NXT TAKEOVER SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Retail Price : $16.99
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Jake Elphick, Kendall Goode, Hyeonjin Kim, Rodrigo Lorenzo
Cover Artist: Lucas Werneck
Synopsis:
- NXT has become WWE’s third global brand and the launching pad for some of today’s biggest Superstars including Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss and many more.
- Learn the untold stories behind NXT in this special event from writer Dennis Hopeless ( WWE) and artists Jake Elphick ( WWE: WrestleMania 2018 Special ), Kendall Goode ( Maze Runner: The Death Cure )
Hyeonjin Kim ( Sisters of Sorrow ), and Rodrigo Lorenzo ( WWE: Undertaker ).
- Collects the entire 4-issue series.

 

SONS OF ANARCHY LEGACY EDITION BOOK TWO SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Retail Price : $29.99
Writer: Ed Brisson, Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matías Bergara, Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
Synopsis:
- BOOM! Studios presents the the second of three Sons of Anarchy Legacy Editions! Collecting the previously released Sons of Anarchy comic for the first time under one cover in an all-new value priced format that no fan can afford to miss.
- With stories taking place throughout key seasons of the his show, Kurt Sutter delivers the epic outlaw story of Charming's most notorious biker gang as they to keep the family together, while also staying one step ahead of the law.
- Collects Sons of Anarchy (2014) #7, #15-25

 

PLANET OF THE APES ARTIST TRIBUTE HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Retail Price : $24.99
Writer: n/a
Artist: Alex Ross, Paolo Rivera, Bob Larkin, Michael Allred, Gabriel Hardman, Jay Shaw, Declan Shalvey and more.
Cover Artist: Alex Ross
Synopsis:
- Since its original release in 1968, the Planet of the Apes franchise has shocked and captivated authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its incredible effects and brilliant narrative. Now, return to the worlds of Planet of the Apes , both old and new, realized by a collection of classic and modern artistic voices in celebration of one of cinema’s most celebrated works.
- The Planet of the Apes Artist Tribute features illustrations from renowned artists and bold new voices alike, including Alex Ross, Paolo Rivera, Michael Allred, Gabriel Hardman, Joe Quinones, and more.

 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #36
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Simone di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Preorder Cover: Phil Murphy
Incentive Cover: Linda Lithén
Synopsis: The newly-assembled Power Rangers put everything on the line to win the battle but now a war has begun...and it's one they never anticipated! But if Grace thought her new team had time, she's wrong — the universe itself is collapsing!

 

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #17
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Marcus To
Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Preorder Cover: Audrey Mok
Homage Incentive Cover: Gleb Melnikov
Synopsis: Rita needs the Green Power Coin to create a Ranger of her own, but in order to move forward she must
first go back to the home she left behind?
 

SABAN'S GO GO POWER RANGERS VOL. 3 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Retail Price : $16.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis:
- SHATTERED GRID CONTINUES!
- The Ranger Slayer - a dark version of Kimberly Hart, AKA the Pink Ranger- is here at the behest of Lord Drakkon and nothing will ever be the same again for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
- Written by Ryan Parrott ( Star Trek: Manifest Destiny ) and illustrated by Russ Manning Award-winning illustrator Dan Mora ( Klaus ), the next installment of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers puts the entire legacy of the Power Rangers in jeopardy.
- Collects issues #9-12.

 

THE EMPTY MAN #4
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Synopsis: Hell has broken loose in the neighborhood, and the Kerry family must flee to escape the deadly effects of the Empty Man virus.

BONE PARISH #7
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Rod Reis
Synopsis: Even as they wage war on multiple fronts, the Winters family can’t help but fracture from within following their shocking loss.

 

BLACK BADGE #7
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Kindt
Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Synopsis: The Badge of Champions reaches its bloody conclusion—which troop will reign supreme, and what terrible secrets will be revealed?

 

SPARROWHAWK #5
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Matias Basla
Cover Artist: Miguel Mercado
Synopsis: Art’s quest has led her to the Unseelie Queen’s palace and the terrible sacrifice she’ll have to make to return home.

 

WIZARD BEACH #3
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Cover Artist: George Schall
Synopsis: Will the coldness in Hex’s heart finally melt under the hot sun of Wizard Beach- Or amidst a game of his least favorite sport, Wand Ball- Or better yet, under the gentle gaze of one surfer witch named Agnes- Probably not.

 

CODA #9
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist:
Main Wraparound Cover: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover: David Lafuente
Synopsis: Hum is at rock bottom—no Serka, no Nag, all alone in the wilderness of the dystopian wastelands. But just when all hope seems lost, a familiar friend appears...

 

MECH CADET YU VOL. 3 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Retail Price : $14.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Synopsis:
- After relentless training and defying orders, the Mech Cadets find themselves on the front line of the Second Sharg War. Facing an uncompromising enemy they do not fully understand, Stanford, Park, Olivetti, and Sanchez are Earth’s last hope. With all of human existence at stake, their bonds will have to match their courage if they are to protect everything they hold dear.
- Bestselling author Greg Pak ( The Hulk , Superman ) and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa ( Runaways , Ms. Marvel ) bring Stanford Yu’s journey to its stunning conclusion, as the young cadets come to realize the true sacrifice that comes with duty and service.
- Collects issues #9-12.

 

THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR: MARTIAN MANHUNT SC
Retail Price : $16.99
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: J. Bone
Cover Artist: Jamie McKelvie
Synopsis:
- Shine your astro spurs and don your robot fists! Justice rides a rocket steed across the crimson plains of the fourth planet, where one man brings hope to humans who make this frontier world their home. He is...Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars. Alongside his trusty Martian sidekick Croach, Sparks protects Mars from robot outlaws, alien invaders, and any galactic threat foolish enough to target the red planet.
- 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 J. Bone ( Batman: The Brave and the Bold ), The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Martian Manhunt is a rip-roaring adventure that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment.
- Collects The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars #0-4.

 

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #11
Publisher : Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier & Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Preorder Cover: Cory Godbey
Synopsis: Maria finally reaches the gates of the Owl King’s Castle—but did she make it before the clock strikes thirteen?

 

JIM HENSON'S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL #7
Publisher : Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Cover Artist:
Main Cover A: Benjamin Dewey
Preorder Cover B: David Petersen
Synopsis: Kensho and his companions must journey further into Thra, to a Valley that has not been inhabited in over a hundred years. Meanwhile, Thurma makes a crucial decision that alters her fate and that of the entire Fireling land forever.

 

JIM HENSON'S FRAGGLE ROCK: THE ROUGH SIDE OF THE ROCK HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher : Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $9.99
Writer: Jay Fosgitt
Artist: Jay Fosgitt
Cover Artist: Jay Fosgitt
Synopsis:
- It’s the annual “Splish-Splash Friend Bash” at Fraggle Pond and all of Fraggle Rock is invited! But when a few bullies decide to crash the party, Gobo, Boober, and the other Fraggles will have to look out for one another and come up with a plan to help everyone get along.
- Written and illustrated by Jay Fosgitt ( Bodie Troll ), Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock: The Rough Side of the Rock celebrates Jim Henson’s timeless television series with an inspiring story of acceptance and friendship for fans of all ages.
- Collects Fraggle Rock #2 in a premium picture book format.

 

LUMBERJANES #59
Publisher : BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: AnneMarie Rogers
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Preorder Cover: Brittany Peer
Synopsis: April’s elaborate plans for Jo’s birthday are well underway, and it’s all camper and cryptid hands on deck to pull off the greatest party of all time! But when Mal, Barney, Jo, and Jen become shipwrecked on a mysterious desert island, they have to find a way back before the party is over!

 

THE AVANT-GUARDS #2
Publisher : BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Noah Hayes
Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Synopsis: Charlie is done with team sports. Nope. Not happening. Never again. But Liv and the rest of the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics basketball team are determined to get Charlie to join them, and they’ve cooked up a ruse to woo her! For basketball. Nothing else.

 

GIANT DAYS #47
Publisher : BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Synopsis: It’s time for Daisy to get her driver’s license, but she may not really be a natural behind the wheel. Can she overcome her nerves to become the ultimate motorist, and (for everyone’s safety) should she be allowed to?

 

SMOOTH CRIMINALS #4
Publisher : BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Kurt Lustgarten & Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Synopsis: Brenda and Mia are prepping for the heist of the century, but the pressure of getting all of their moving pieces in place is putting a strain on their friendship, and rifts are forming in the team! When someone from Mia’s past shows up unexpectedly, the question becomes, will they help...or hinder?

 

BY NIGHT #8
Publisher : BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Preorder Cover: Sarah Stern
Synopsis: There’s only one person on earth who knows the secrets of Charlesco: Jane and Barney’s boss, Langdon Gramercy. To get to the bottom of what’s going on in Spectrum, they plan to ply him with wine and crack open the vault of secrets.

 

THE BACKSTAGERS VOL. 3 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher : BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $14.99
Writer: James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
Artist: Rian Sygh, Brittney Williams, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Katy Farina, Savanna Ganucheau, Shan Murphy, Abby Howard
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
Synopsis:
- The Backstagers are back in (stage) blacks for a festive collection of Valentine’s Day and Halloween stories! Join Jory and the rest of the Backstagers as they wrestle with anti-Valentine crusades, totally creepy phantoms (NOT of the opera), and the ever present magic of the backstage world in this romantically spooky third volume of the hit series.
- Reuniting the Prism Award-winning team of writer James Tynion IV ( Detective Comics, Justice League ) and artist Rian Sygh, along with a variety of fan-favorite artists including Brittney Williams ( Goldie Vance ), Caitlin Rose Boyle ( Jonesy ), Katy Farina ( Steven Universe ), and more, these holiday tales will fill your heart with love, spooky spectres, and chocolate. Lots...and lots...of chocolate.
- Collects The Backstagers Valentines Intermission and The Backstagers Halloween Intermission.

 

AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: SPRING BREAK SMASH #1
Publisher : KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $7.99
Writer: Mirka Andolfo, Lucie Ebrey, Chelsey Furedi, Caleb Goellner, Julia Prescott
Artist: Lucie Ebrey, Chelsey Furedi, George Mager, Mattia Di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mirka Andolfo
Preorder Cover: Design by Grace Park
Synopsis: It’s spring break in Elmore. Let the vacations begin! Tobias is planning an epic house party, Hot Dog Guy is looking for love, the Watterson’s turn their house into a resort, and more!

 

STEVEN UNIVERSE: CAMP PINING PLAY OGN SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher : KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $14.99
Writer: Nicole Mannino
Artist: Lisa Sterle
Cover Artist: Francesca Perrone
Synopsis:
- When Peridot and Lapis discover Camp Pining Play fanfiction, they fall in love with Lars’ secret story and decide to put on a live performance for Beach City! With Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems, Peridot and Lapis become true thespians and work together to find a solution when parts of the story remind Lapis of her time with Jasper and jeopardize the play’s production.
- Join writer Nicole Mannino ( This is Not Fiction ) and artist Lisa Sterle ( Long Lost ) in this newest Steven Universe story that will prove there’s no stopping Steven and the Crystal Gems when the show must go on!

 

STEVEN UNIVERSE #25
Publisher : KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $4.99
Writer: Terry Blas
Artist: Gabriele Bagnoli
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Preorder Cover: Francesca Perrone
Synopsis: While on a visit to Lars and the Off Colors, Steven and Connie get more than they bargained for when an escape from Emerald doesn’t go exactly as planned. Contains extra story content!

 

GARFIELD: THE MONDAY THAT WOULDN'T END OGN SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher : KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $14.99
Writer: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier, Sarah Oleksyk
Artist: Antonio Alfaro, Sarah Oleksyk
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
Synopsis:
- MONDAY BITES!
- It’s that most dreaded day and, of course, everything is going wrong, wrong, wrong for Garfield. But this is no ordinary Monday, and the frazzled feline finds himself stuck in a time loop, reliving the agony over and over and over. Can Garfield find a way to end this rotten day or will he be stuck forever?
- Garfield and the gang are back in an all-new graphic novel with stories written by Scott Nickel and Mark Evanier ( Garfield & Friends ) and illustrated by series regular Antonio Alfaro. This volume also features a short story by cartoonist Sarah Oleksyk ( Ivy ).

 

ADVENTURE TIME: MARCY & SIMON #2
Publisher : KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Olivia Olson
Artist: Slimm Fabert
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brittney Williams
Marcy Preorder Cover: Ray Tonga
Simon Preorder Cover: Ashley Morales
Synopsis: Marceline and Simon set off on their question to make amends for Simon’s actions as the Ice King and find themselves at their first stop...the Nightosphere! But as Marceline knows too well, relying on Hunson Abadeer
always comes with a catch. Written by Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline!

 

ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #5
Publisher : KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Preorder Cover: Julie Benbassat
Incentive Cover: Tara O’Connor
Synopsis: When Finn and Jake are finally ready to find a new home after their treehouse was destroyed during Golb’s attack, an unlikely group makes shore on Ooo, leading Finn to confront the question of where he truly belongs.

 

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 17 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher : KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $14.99
Writer: Conor McCreery, Christopher Hastings, Mariko Tamaki, Ryan North, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artist: Jorge Monlongo, Zachary Sterling, Ian McGinty, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Christine Larsen
Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Synopsis:
- EVERY ADVENTURE COMES TO AN END…
- After six years and 75 issues, Finn, Jake, and your favorite characters from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time TM star in their final collection from the ongoing series. Together, they’ll face off against Magic Man stealing the colors from Ooo and take on one of their most challenging quests of all: a royal wedding... And there’s even a special adventure starring Fionna & Cake as they retrieve the punch for Prince Gumball’s semi-annual Punch Parade!
- Featuring a tour-de-force of creators from across Adventure Time TM history — including writers Ryan North ( The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl ), Mariko Tamaki ( She-Hulk ), and Christopher Hastings ( Regular Show™ : 25 Years Later ), along with artists Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb ( Making Scents ), Ian McGinty ( Invader Zim ), and Zachary Sterling ( Bee & Puppycat ) — this final journey through Ooo is a must-have for every fan.
- Collects Adventure Time #74, #75, and the Adventure Time 2018 Free Comic Book issue.

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