Thursday, March 22, 2018

BOOM! Studios Solicitations For June 2018 - The Ranger Slayer!


BOOM! Studios has shared with Comic Frontline solicitation information for products shipping in June 2018. By Night! Planet of the Apes Visionaires! Garfield Homecoming! The Ranger Slayer's Zord arrives in the Shattered Grid and more! Discuss these solicitations in the comments here and share with fellow fans what titles you are most interested in!


BY NIGHT #1
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Subscription Cover: John Allison
Synopsis:
● Eisner-Award winning author John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) join
forces for a story about coming home, discovering identity, and accidently smashing a hole to another
dimension.
● Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best
friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to
another world, their plan begins to unfold—create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy
rich.
● The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through…


​PLANET OF THE APES VISIONARIES: ROD SERLING OGN HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Dana Gould
Artist: Chad Lewis
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera
Synopsis:
● Experience the Planet of the Apes as it was first envisioned by Rod Serling. Based on the original script by
Rod Serling and adapted by comedian and screenwriter Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) ,
this graphic novel presents an alternate vision of the classic film.
● Taylor is Thomas, and Ape City isn’t a crude, primitive grouping of huts, it’s a bustling and urbane
metropolis filled with cars and skyscrapers and a vibrant ape culture. Apes wear modern clothes and drive
modern cars, they have talk shows and nightclubs and alcohol. How does a human fit into this world, and
what will his presence mean to how Apes—and humans—view themselves.
● Based on the original, never-before-realized Rod Serling screenplay!


GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #1 (of 4)
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Scott Nickel
Artists: Sara Talmadge
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch with Sara Talmadge
Synopsis:
● The Fat Cat returns in this all-new four issue limited series, where Garfield explores what life’s like outside
of the friendly confines of Jon’s house.
● Feeling mistreated and unappreciated by Jon, Garfield embarks on a journey for a new home.
● Along the way, Garfield meets up with a clown who works in an old-timey travelling circus. Convinced
that this is the place for him, Garfield becomes part of the act. Wait. What is that cannon for?
● Writer Scott Nickel (Garfield: His 9 Lives) will pair with a different artist each issue, and Sara Talmadge (Steven Universe) takes us through this wild ride in the circus.


SANPAKU OGN HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Kate Gavino
Artist: Kate Gavino
Cover Artist: Kate Gavino
Synopsis:
● Marcine is fascinated with the Japanese theory of Sanpaku. It states that seeing the white around the iris of
one’s eyes is a bad omen.
● But it’s everywhere Marcine looks—her grandmother has it, some of her classmates at Catholic school
have it, JFK had it . . . even Marcine might suffer from this odd condition.
● It’s believed that eating a strict macrobiotic diet and meditating is supposed to help, but no matter how
much Marcine wants it to, these practices can’t save her grandmother, or bring back pop star Selena, or
make her life at school any easier . . .!
● From critically acclaimed cartoonist Kate Gavino (Last Night’s Reading), Sanpaku gives voice to the insecurities that abound in teens of all cultures.


REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #1 (of 6)
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Christopher Hastings
Artists: Anna Johnstone
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jennifer Pham
Subscription Cover: Cole Closser
Incentive Cover C: Noelle Stevenson
Synopsis: After the epic battle between Pops and Anti-Pops, Mordecai, Rigby, and the rest of the park continued to
live their lives. Now, 25 years later, Mordecai and Rigby have a lot to learn about how things never stay the same…


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #28
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
Synopsis: The Mighty Morphin team splits into two strike forces—one with RPM and one with Time Force—to
battle Drakkon across worlds...even as all hope seems lost!


SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #10
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Subscription Cover: Audrey Mok
Homage Incentive Cover: Natacha Bustos
Synopsis: ​The Ranger Slayer has arrived, threatening the future of the Power Rangers by destroying their pasts in service of Lord Drakkon.


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: Joe Quinones, Jessica Quinones, Sina Grace, Trey Moore, Matthew Groom, Michael Busuttil, Magdalene
Visaggio
Artist: Joe Quinones, Sina Grace, and more!
Cover Artist:
Main Cover A: Steve Morris
Incentive Cover B: Rahzzah
Incentive Cover C: Joe Quinones
Synopsis: To celebrate 25 years of Saban’s Power Rangers, superstar creators Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim),
Joe Quinones (America), Sina Grace (Iceman), and more pay homage to the world-wide phenomenon with original standalone stories set throughout the Power Rangers universe.


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS LOST CHRONICLES VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ross Thibodeaux, Marguerite Bennett, Trey Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Tom
Taylor, Jamal Campbell, Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Rod Reis, Rob Guillory, Huang Danlan, Terry Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona, Goñi Montes, Dan
Mora, Jamal Campbell, Frazer Irving, Da Jung Lee
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Synopsis:
● Morph into action with this collection of short stories from every corner of the Mighty Morphin Power
Rangers universe, from a trip to the carnival with Scorpina and Goldar, to the origins of Finster’s maniacal
clay monsters, and a Black Ranger team-up like never before. These stories provide a depth and insight into
the Power Rangers that is sure to excite every fan.
● With stories written by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing), Tom Taylor
(Injustice), Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl), and more. Illustrated by superstar talents including Terry Moore
(Rachel Rising), Rob Guillory (Chew), Frazer Irving (Batman & Robin), and more.
● Collects the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annuals from 2016 and 2017!


CODA #2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover A: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover B: Lee Garbett
Incentive Cover C: Chris Wildgoose
Synopsis: ​Someone from Hum's past may be his only hope when Hum is bound, blindfolded, and sent into exile on the back of The Nag.


ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
Subscription Cover: David Rubín
Synopsis: When Alex Murphy, the original RoboCop, appears to side against OCP, news reports appear that call into question if he's a risk to the public...and if OCP needs to take drastic measures.


MECH CADET YU #9
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Synopsis: Skip and the cadets take the fight to the Sharg, in outer space!


LUCY DREAMING #4
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: Lucy and Welsey work together to tear a hole in the dream world into actual reality, despite the very real disasters it could cause!


BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #10
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Brett Parson
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting Incentive Cover: Will Robson
Synopsis: Ching Dai has been defeated… but a new evil lurks for Jack and Co. as they attempt to pick up the pieces of the hellpocalypse.


BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: Greg Smallwood
Synopsis:
● From John Carpenter (director of Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New
York) and Anthony Burch (writer of Borderlands 2) comes the story of old man Jack Burton’s final ride in
the Pork-Chop Express.
● The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do
his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all.
● Sixty-year-old Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until
one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the hellscape, and they know a way to stop Ching Dai.
● Collects issues #1-4.


WWE #18
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Dennis Hopeless
Artists: Serg Acuña
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
Incentive Variant Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
Synopsis: Long-time frenemies Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn take the spotlight in this new arc. As Hell in a Cell
looms, will KO finally corrupt Sami to his side?


PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #6
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Lalit Kumar Sharma
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
Intermix Cover: Michael Allred
Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
Synopsis: Ursus learns the truth of the talking human that fell from the sky, and what it will mean for the future of Planet of the Apes!


​JUDAS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Jakub Rebelka
Cover Artist: Jakub Rebelka
Synopsis:
● Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Marvel’s Nova) presents an exploration of the
classical biblical character, perfect for fans of Preacher and The Goddamned.
● Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in “The Greatest Story Ever Told,”
and how much of his part was preordained. In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone…and it wasn’t Jesus.


​EUGENIC SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artist: Eryk Donovan
Synopsis:
● From the GLAAD Award-nominated team of James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: The Casting, Detective
Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity’s future in the
vein of Black Mirror.
● When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind.
Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.


JIM HENSON'S THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL VOL 3 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Jae Lee & June Chung
Synopsis: After the arduous journey across the strange lands of Thra, Thurma has returned to her homeworld of
Mithra. Just as when she began her journey, Thurma is alone, having betrayed her only ally. But Kensho has not
given up hope that their worlds might both be saved. If Thra and Mithra are to coexist, these unlikely heroes will
have to reconcile their differences and uncover the secret that connects their two worlds. Collects issues #9-12.


JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Artist: Matt Smith, Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, Celia Lowenthal
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai
Synopsis:
● It’s not the stories you tell, but how they are told.
● The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies showcases four enchanting tales of fairies
and their mystical realms, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s
beloved television series.
● Featuring an eclectic set of stories by some of today’s most original talent, including Matt Smith (Lake of
Fire), Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), and introducing Benjamin Schipper and Celia Lowenthal, this stunning
hardcover edition also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process and care taken in
adapting each of the these timeless tales.


FRAGGLE ROCK #2
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jay Fosgitt
Artist: Jay Fosgitt
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Jay Fosgitt
Anniversary Fraggle Spotlight Subscription Cover: Jake Myler
Synopsis: ​When a gang of bullies cause trouble in Fraggle Rock, Gobo and friends will need to find a way to teach these Fraggles the values of kindness and community.


FENCE VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $9.99
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Cover Artist: Johanna the Mad
Synopsis:
● Novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series
perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice.
● Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place
alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he’s up
against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as the sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.
● Collects issues #1-4.


FENCE #7
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Cover Artist: HamletMachine
Synopsis: Nicholas pushes himself to be recognised as Seiji’s rival, but Seiji is indifferent… or so it seems. Now
with new monthly covers by fan-favorite artist Hamlet Machine.


LUMBERJANES COLORING BOOK
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: n/a
Artist: Brooklyn Allen, Carey Pietsch, Carolyn Nowak, Ayme Sotuyo, Dozerdraws, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
and more
Cover Artist: Brooklyn Allen
Synopsis:
● Grab your favorite colored pencils, markers, glitter, and even the yellow ochre crayon you unearthed from
that ancient cave so many years ago! Now you can join the Lumberjanes in earning your Friendship to the
Craft badge.
● Featuring 96 gorgeous pages of original Lumberjanes art to color from series artists like Brooklyn Allen, Carey Pietsch, and Ayme Sotuyo, this book is an azure-dly good time for all.


LUMBERJANES #51
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Dozerdraws
Synopsis: Deep into their spelunking mission, April, Mal and Ripley are fighting to find their way topside, and back
to the safety of the mess hall before anyone realizes they’re missing. Meanwhile, the others’ game of Penterra is getting a bit high stakes, particularly since they’re playing against an ultra-competitive goddess!


DODGE CITY #4
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Cover Artist: Cara McGee
Synopsis: The tournament is on, and the competition is fierce! With conflicts erupting left and right, can Tomas convince everyone to pull it together for long enough to eke out a victory?


GIANT DAYS #39
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Synopsis: It’s the Sheffield University Graduate job fair! It’s definitely fun and not a terrifying reminder of Daisy,
Susan and Esther’s encroaching future as Real Adults.


GIANT DAYS VOL. 8 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: It’s the end of second year for best mates Susan, Daisy, and Esther, and cracks are appearing in the
foundation of this unshakeable trio. Between (irritating) new loves, (secretive) old loves, (unlikely) new friendships and (terrible) old houses, they’ll be lucky to make it to third year alive! Collects issues #29-32.


ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #5
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
Subscription Cover: Derek Charm
Synopsis: When Rocko tries to cash-in on Spunky’s newfound internet fame, Spunky is dognapped and held for ransom.


PEANUTS VOL. 10 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $13.99
Writer: Charles M. Schulz
Artist: Charles M. Schulz
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
Synopsis: Snoopy’s Daisy Hill Farm is being torn down and Charlie Brown tries to be there for him. This and other heartwarming tales are in this collection of comic book stories based on Charles M. Schulz’s beloved PEANUTS Characters!


ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #2
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Ted Anderson
Artists: Marina Julia
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Victoria Maderna
Subscription Cover: Diigii Daguna
Title Card Incentive Cover: Corey Booth
Synopsis: Having confronted his past selves, Finn must deal with the reflections of himself in the present: Fern, Farmworld Finn, Adventure Tim, and others to find a way out of the fourth dimension.


ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 15 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Synopsis: Join Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, and LSP as they take on Finn, Jake, and BMO in a hot air balloon
race around the land as they try to see who can gather up the three pieces of gold that will get them their ultimate
prize. Collects issues #66-69.


ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #24
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Tyler Jenkins
Artists: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mike Lowery
Subscription Cover: Robert Hack
Variant Cover: LesLey Vamos
Synopsis: When bandits invade the Candy Kingdom and make off with a month’s supply of ice cream, it’s up to
Finn and Jake to become the roughest, toughest cowboys in Ooo and rescue the stolen supplies. Written and illustrated by Grass Kings’ Tyler Jenkins!


STEVEN UNIVERSE #17
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Subscription Cover: Meg Omac
Synopsis: When Steven invites Peridot over to play his new video game Golf Quest Mini Rumble, he gets more than
he bargained for when Peridot becomes more than attached to the game.

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