Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BOOM! Studios Solicitations For July 2018 - The Finale Countdown!


BOOM! Studios has shared with Comic Frontline solicitation information for products shipping in July 2018. Bone ParishRuinworldThrilling Adventure Hour! Fence last day for tryouts!  Shattered Grid preparing for the final battle and more! Discuss these solicitations in the comments here and share with fellow fans what titles you are most interested in!



JIM HENSON’S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Main Cover A: Benjamin Dewey
Subscription Cover B: David Petersen
Incentive Cover C: Ramón K. Pérez
Incentive Cover D: Dave McKean
Writer Adam Smith ( Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special) and artist Alexandria Huntington ( Avengers Origins ) present a new sequel to the hit film! Arriving at the Crystal Castle where he was once a lowly acolyte, Kensho is asked to accept the responsibility as leader of Thra. But he will have to rectify sins of the past before he can decide if he—or anyone—is fit to rule.
Meanwhile, the realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma, whose own quest to decide the future of her land is thrown into question when another Fireling makes a claim as the true heir to the throne.


BONE PARISH #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Şerif & Mustafa Karasu
Main Cover: Lee Garbett
Variant Cover: Rod Reis
Cullen Bunn ( Empty Man, The Unsound ) returns to BOOM! Studios with a chilling necromantic horror story.
A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.
While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.


RUINWORLD #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Main Cover: Derek Laufman
Variant Cover: Sean Galloway
Writer/Artist Derek Laufman ( Adventure Time Comics ) brings his new original series to life at BOOM! Studios.
Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem—they’ve already lost the map.
An all-ages comic about fun, friendship and screaming in the face of danger, perfect for fans of Adventure Time and The Adventure Zone.


ALICE: FROM DREAM TO DREAM OGN SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Giulio Macaione
Artist: Giulio Macaione
Cover Artist: Giulio Macaione
Writer/artist Giulio Macaione makes his comics debut in this breathtaking story about family and friendship.
Alice can enter and share dreams by sleeping near someone, a power utterly outside her own control. After moving back to Cincinnati, Alice is stuck sharing a bedroom with her brother and worse, sharing his dreams. The bright spot in her life is her best friend, Jamie, but there’s more history between their families than Alice realized, and there are secrets buried deep.


PETALS OGN HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Gustavo Borges
Artist: Gustavo Borges
Cover Artist: Gustavo Borges
The powerful debut graphic novel from Gustavo Borges, who will steal your heart with this silent comic.
During a long winter, a family of foxes struggle to survive the merciless cold. One day, the young cub leaves his house looking for much needed firewood and crosses paths with a tall and peculiar bird wearing a singular top hat.
Perfect for readers of all ages, Petals is a deeply emotional and resonant story about friendship, life and selflessness in a unique format.


TONY MILLIONAIRE’S SEA MONSTERS COLORING BOOK SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: N/A
Artist: Tony Millionaire
Cover Artist: Tony Millionaire
Step aboard and experience the strange and beautiful world of award-winning cartoonist Tony Millionaire and his most beloved characters in this intricate, irreverent, nautical coloring book.
Featuring over 40 black and white illustrations with spyglass-like detail, you’ll encounter everything imaginable above and below the high seas along with a couple of special guest land-lubbers.
Humor fans and color enthusiasts alike can jump in feet first and bring this madcap, seafaring world to life with the most vivid and ridiculous colors of their imaginations.


THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: M.J. Erickson
Main Cover: Jonathan Case
Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
Writing team Ben Acker and Ben Blacker ( Deadpool, Death Be Damned ) return to The Thrilling Adventure Hour in this new series based on the wildly popular Hollywood stage show and podcast.
Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps predictably, wrong at a haunted house.


THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR: A SPIRITED ROMANCE SC DISCOVER NOW EDITION
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: Phil Hester
Cover Artist: Phil Hester
It’s time to send the little ones to dreamland and set your radio’s dial to “spooky.” Steel yourself for mysterious suspense in…BEYOND BELIEF!
Trading quips and tossing back cocktails, the Doyles take what they want and hoodwink their clientele for the rest. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, even diabolical gingerbread men are nothing but obstacles in the way of the liquor cabinet for our fast-talking, hard-drinking sleuths.
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 Phil Hester ( Batman Beyond ), The Thrilling Adventure Hour: A Spirited Romance is a rip-roaring adventure that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment.
Collects The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Beyond Belief #0-4.


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #29
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their allies prepare their final counterattack against Drakkon, as a new ally makes it through their world and Zordon makes a last-ditch call for help.


SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #11
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Subscription Cover: Natacha Bustos
Homage Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok
While Matt puts his life on the line to get close to the Rangers, Kimberly must face the Ranger Slayer alone.


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 6 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Jonas Scharf, Bachan
Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
The road to SHATTERED GRID begins here! Finster’s monsters have appeared all over the world and no one is safe! But even with Zordon’s return, nothing can prepare the Power Rangers for the secrets that will be revealed…and the dangers on the horizon!
Collects issues #21-24


MECH CADET YU #10
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Cover Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Under the Sharg’s assault, the cadets are forced to put their trust in mankind’s most dangerous creation: Hero Force 2.



CODA #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Main Cover A: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover B: Julian Totino Tedesco
Incentive Cover C: Toni Infante
Hum returns to Ridgetown, only to find the city under siege by Thundervale, a bandit city that rests on the back of the last living giant. Hum manages to get back inside, but when an outerwall is breached by the enemy, all seems lost…


LUCY DREAMING #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
When Lucy ripped a hole back to the waking world, she brought all of her villains with her. Even with everything she’s learned across her dreams, Lucy may not be enough to stop them. Not alone.


KLAUS: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Luminary author Grant Morrison ( All-Star Superman, Happy! ) and Eisner Award-nominated illustrator Dan Mora ( Go Go Power Rangers ) bring their lauded reinvention of Santa Claus fully into the 21st century with two modern tales of Klaus saving Christmas from sinister threats that span dimensions.
Collects Klaus and the Witch of Winter and Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville.


LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Adam Gorham (colors by Michael Spicer)
Kurt Sutter ( Sons of Anarchy ), Caitlin Kittredge ( Coffin Hill ) and illustrator Jesús Hervas ( Penny Dreadful ) return with a follow-up to Kurt Sutter’s first original comic book series Lucas Stand.
Military vet Lucas Stand has been forced to hunt demons on the orders of his master Gadrel. Now he has finally managed to break free and strike out on his own.
However, his actions have garnered him a formidable reputation and it’s not just the demons who are after him this time…
Collects all four issues of the limited series.


ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #4
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Main Cover A: Nimit Malavia
Subscription Cover B: David Rubin
OCP announces their plan to reform the Ruins into a new neighborhood called the Plateau, as well as the devastating methods they plan to use.



BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #11
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Main Cover: Brett Parson
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting “Jack Through Time” Incentive Cover: Will Robson
Jack must atone for his sins if he’s ever going to be able to stop Lo Pan’s wrath.



WWE #19
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Dennis Hopeless
Artists: Serg Acuña
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
Incentive Variant Cover: Andy Belanger
Sami Zayn has made his decision to stand with Kevin Owens. Together, they plot their course to take over Smackdown Live…and no one will stand in their way!


PLANET OF THE APES ARCHIVE VOL. 4 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $59.99
Writer: Doug Moench, Paul Dehn
Artist: Vicente Alcazar, Sonny Trinidad, Alfredo P. Alcala, Yong Montano, Dino Castrillo, Virgil Redondo, Tom Sutton, Ed Hannigan, and Jim Mooney
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Experience the legendary 1970s Planet of the Apes originally published by Marvel Comics, collected for the first time ever, and remastered in prestigious hardcover.
The Planet of the Apes Archive includes the screenplay adaptations from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter for Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Paul Dehn ( Murder on the Orient Express ).
Also collects Future History Chronicles and Evolution’s Nightmare.


JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH SHORTCUTS HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $29.99
Writers: Jonathan Case, Delilah S. Dawson, Adam Smith and more!
Artists: Katie Cook, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Jeff Stokely, Daniel Bayliss and more!
Cover Artist: Derek Kirk Kim
Celebrate the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth!
Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and the Goblin King himself, this compilation showcases imaginative tales from critically acclaimed writers and artists alike, including Jonathan Case ( The New Dea l), Delilah S. Dawson ( Journey to Star Wars : The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma ), Gustavo Duarte ( Bizarro ), Roger Langridge ( Snarked ), Katie Cook ( Star Wars : ABC-3PO ), Jeff Stokely ( Six-Gun Gorilla ), and many others.
Collects The Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special, The Labyrinth 2017 Special and two never-before-seen stories!


JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #5
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Subscription Cover: Sana Takeda
Maria travels deeper into the Labyrinth in search of her son Jareth, but a strange new influence has changed its shape, making it even more unpredictable…


FRAGGLE ROCK #3
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Art Baltazar
Artist: Art Baltazar
Main Cover A: Art Baltazar
Anniversary Fraggle Spotlight Subscription Cover B: Jake Myler
An all new Fraggle Rock story by fan-favorite creator of all ages comics, Art Baltazar ( Young Justice, Adventure Time )!


BY NIGHT #2
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Subscription Cover: John Allison
After meeting a friendly new face in the alternate dimension they’ve stumbled upon, Heather (eagerly) and Jane (reluctantly) agree to venture further in. With their trusty camcorder to record what they find and an inhuman new buddy, there’s no turning back now!


GIANT DAYS #40
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Ed Gemmel returns to Sheffield after a summer spent healing bones and also his heart. Esther does her best to welcome him back, but neither of them have forgotten his drunken confession.


LUMBERJANES #52
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Dozerdraws
April, Mal, and Ripley break the surface and see the light of day once more—but how will they get back to the Mess Hall without breaking Jen’s rule about setting foot outside? Meanwhile, in the Mess Hall itself, chaos builds across the tabletop world of Panterra, leaving Jo, Diane, and Barney grappling for power.


FENCE #8
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Cover Artist: HamletMachine
The last day of tryouts, and Seiji sees something in Nicholas that will change his opinion forever.


SLAM!: THE NEXT JAM SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Pamela Ribon
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
After breaking one of the biggest rules in derby (not to mention an actual collarbone) Knockout and Can-Can are back on the track! But they have a lot of rehab to do, both on their battered bodies and their reputations in the league…will their friendship survive the dreaded derby drama?
From bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon ( Moana , Why Girls Are Weird ) and artist Marina Julia ( Lumberjanes: Faire and Square ) comes the next chapter in SLAM!
Collects all four issues of the complete limited series.


STEVEN UNIVERSE #18
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Main Cover: Missy Pena
Subscription Cover: Meg Omac
Amethyst is surprised and delighted when she is asked to help coach Connie and Steven in combat, but she struggles to find her own teaching style.


STEVEN UNIVERSE VOL. 3: FIELD RESEARCHING SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Cover Artist: Missy Pena
Fall comes to Beach City as Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems find adventure around the boardwalk: from taking painting lessons, studying Beach City’s wildlife, baking for the Taste of Beach City festival, to sleepovers with friends, there’s always something going on to keep Beach City weird!
Collects issues #9-12


ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #25
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Sonny Liew, Morgan Beem
Artists: Sonny Liew, Morgan Beem
Main Cover: Liz Pulido
Subscription Cover: Pius Bak
Incentive Cover: Britney Liu
Finn and Jake are waiting at a bus stop, but they aren’t sure how they got there or who they are waiting for.


ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #3
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Ted Anderson
Artists: Marina Julia
Main Cover: Victoria Maderna
Subscription Cover: Diigii Daguna
Title Card Incentive Cover: Corey Booth
As Finn gets pulled deeper towards the Vanishing Point, seeing more and more of his possible futures, Jake becomes more desperate to save his best friend and brother as he launches through the fourth dimension to challenge the Lord of All Time himself.


REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #2
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Chris Hastings
Artists: Anna Johnstone
Main Cover: JK Phan
Subscription Cover: Anna Johnstone
Mordecai and Rigby are young again but it came with a cost—their kids! No one else even remembers the kids ever existed, so it’s up to Mordecai and Rigby to figure out what is going on so that they can get their kids back.


OVER THE GARDEN WALL VOL. 5 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artist: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien, Cara McGee, Jim Campbell, Jorge Monlongo
Cover Artist: Diigii Daguna
Travel further into The Unknown than ever before with this collection of tales told from across the journeyed grounds of Wirt and Greg. With Fred the horse as your guide, visit familiar faces and new friends.
Melodious cats, noble turkeys, fishing fish, and more!
Collects issues #17-20.


ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #6
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Ian McGinty
Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo
Subscription Cover: Cole Closser
Rocko, with the help of Heffer and Filburt, is losing his mind. As they struggle to come up with Spunky’s ransom money, Rocko comes up with a desperate plan—rob a bank.


AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL OGN VOL. 5: TUNNEL KINGDOM SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Kate Sherron
Artist: Laura Langston
Cover Artist: Jenna Ayoub
When Gumball sleeps through the delivery of his favorite new toy, it turns up missing! Now it’s up to him, Darwin, and Anais to follow the clues to a mysterious underground system beneath Elmore and uncover a truth they never thought possible.
From writer Megan Brennan ( Steven Universe, Pencil Pup ) and artist Kate Sherron ( Regular Show ) comes Elmore’s greatest detective caper yet as Gumball and Darwin channel their favorite fictional heroes to unravel the mystery of the Tunnel Kingdom!


GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #2
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Scott Nickel
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch with Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
On the next stop in his cross-country travels, Garfield meets a young bearded hipster who lives in a tiny house and works in an Italian restaurant. Writer Scott Nickel is joined by guest-artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time).


GARFIELD: TROUBLE IN PARADISE OGN SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR SEPTEMBER 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $9.99
Writer: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier
Artist: Antonio Alfaro, Dave Alvarez, Kyle Smart
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
When Jon wins a free vacation, he heads to the beach with Liz, Garfield, Odie, and Nermal for two weeks of fun in the sun. But will a super storm, a scary shark sighting—and an even scarier snack shortage —ruin the trip?
BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at covers and solicit information for products shipping in July 2018. When you’re through checking out these solicitations, be sure to visit CBR’s Independents Comic Forum and discuss these BOOM!, Archaia and KABOOM! releases with fellow readers.

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