Thursday, December 20, 2018

BOOM! Studios Solicitations For March 2019 - Refuge!


BOOM! Studios have shared with Comic Frontline solicitation information for products shipping in March 2019. Find refuge on Ronin IslandFirefly has Bad CompanyWWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019! Go, Go Power Rangers Meet Rita's Mom & Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers the Rangers face terrible choices! Mistress Drusilla sets her sights on Cordy in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and more!  Discuss these solicitations in the comments here and share with fellow fans what titles you are most interested in!


FIREFLY: BAD COMPANY #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Josh Lee Gordon
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Diego Galindo
Incentive Cover: Jamal Campbell
Synopsis: In this 40-page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved Firefly characters in the ’Verse—SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron’s life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget!



FIREFLY VOL. 1 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
Synopsis:
● BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buf y the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers), presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly, as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise’s history is revealed for the first time!
● Focusing on family, loyalty, identity, and the price of redemption, writer Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Star Wars) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd: Mega City Zero) take you back to the battleground where Mal’s journey began—the Unification War.
● Collects issues #1-4.




BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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: Matt Smith
Preorder Cover D: Scott Buoncristiano.
Incentive Cover E: Michael Walsh
Incentive Cover F: Michael Walsh
Synopsis: Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla – AKA THE MISTRESS – sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.



RONIN ISLAND #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Incentive Cover: David Lafuente
Synopsis:
● After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.
● Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy...a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.
● Award-winning writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet) present a story that examines how we move forward when our past divides, set against the backdrop of a post-disaster 19th century Japan.


SMOOTH CRIMINALS VOL. 1 DISCOVER NOW EDITION
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Kurt Lustgarten & Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Synopsis:
● When Brenda, geeky hacker extraordinaire, accidentally awakened Mia, an international jewel thief frozen in the 1960s, she wasn’t sure what to expect...but it surely wasn’t a new partner in crime! With their powers combined, they decide to pull off the heist of the century and with fifty years of catching up to do, Mia already has a target in mind.
● Writers Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith (Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) and illustrator Leisha Riddel swing into action and steal the show with this daring and hilarious caper of time-melding suspense.
● Collects issues #1-4 in a limited edition packaging
● Exclusively available in comic book stores!



SMOOTH CRIMINALS #5
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kiwi Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Leisha-Marie Riddel
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Synopsis: It’s time to get down to heisting, as the big score gets closer and closer...and on their tail, a female FBI agent who might or might not have ties to one of the girls’ pasts!


THE GRAND ABYSS HOTEL OGN HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Marcos Prior
Artist: David Rubín
Cover Artist: David Rubín
Synopsis:
● Marcos Prior and Eisner-nominated artist David Rubín (The Hero, Rumble, Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West) weave a politically satirical look at democracy today through the lense of hyper-violence and explosive action.
● Imagine a world overrun by big business and “fake news” via the social media machine . . . In The Grand Abyss Hotel neoliberalism has become a state religion, while the citizens quietly and then not-so-quietly rebel, giving way to violence on the streets and sowing chaos.
● A masked vigilante takes on the role of hero to battle politicians, the erosion of democracy, and social media. After the fires burn low and the dust settles, social order returns. Or does it?


THE WOODS YEARBOOK EDITION BOOK ONE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis:
● The GLAAD Award-winning series The Woods from James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is collected now in the first of three value-priced, oversized softcover collections!
● On a brisk fall day in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.
● Collects issues #1-12 of the critically-acclaimed saga.


BONE PARISH VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
Synopsis:
● 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.
● Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (The Empty Man, The Unsound) and illustrator Jonas Schar (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) team up for Bone Parish, a haunting blend of horror and crime that takes an unflinching look at how we connect to—and disconnect from—the world around us.
● Collects issues #1-4.


BONE PARISH #8
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Rod Reis
Synopsis: New Orleans has become a battle zone as the Ash turf war spills out of the shadows.


BLACK BADGE VOL. 1 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Matt Kindt
Synopsis:
● Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite—the best of the best. The missions they’re tasked with are dangerous, and will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their objective and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago...presumed dead.
● Reuniting New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrator Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) following their multiple Eisner Award-nominated series Grass Kings, Black Badge is a haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars, and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken.



BLACK BADGE #8
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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 competition reaches its bloody conclusion, and the Black Badges uncover secrets generations in the making.



CODA #10
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover: Flaviano
Synopsis: As everyone reels from a shocking loss, they can’t seem to shake the sense that their story together isn’t yet over...


WIZARD BEACH #4
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan
Synopsis: Romance blossoms between witch and wizard, a magical wand goes rogue, and a curse is broken in this penultimate issue of Wizard Beach!



THE EMPTY MAN #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Synopsis: The Empty Man disease is going viral in more ways than one, as a deadly enemy taps into the nation’s television signals to broadcast their message.


PLANET OF THE APES: BEFORE THE FALL OMNIBUS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $39.99
Writer: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman, Marc Laming, Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Synopsis:
● Twenty years before a man named Taylor fell from the stars…
● Ape society is in flux. The rigid caste system is breaking down. When an Ape general named Aleron discovers that the Lawgiver’s most sacred commandment—Ape Does Not Kill Ape—has been broken, he unwittingly unlocks a vast conspiracy deep in Ape City that will upend society, and all of history!
● Collects Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes:
Cataclysm for the first time in one prestigious omnibus.


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 8 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo, Diego Galindo
Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
Synopsis:
● THE CONCLUSION TO THE EPIC SHATTERED GRID EVENT
● As Lord Drakkon comes ever closer to conquering all of existence, Power Rangers from across all eras answer the call to join forces against his armies. As new friends and old foes come together in the Rangers’ darkest hour, the entire legacy of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hangs in the balance.
● Join Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and artist Daniele DiNicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) in the epic conclusion to the ultimate war against Lord Drakkon with the final installment of the critically acclaimed event, Shattered Grid.
● Collects Mighty Morphin Power Ranger #29, #30, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1



MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #37
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Simone di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Preorder Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Xermánico
Synopsis: As the death of this entire new universe draws near, each Ranger will be faced with a terrible choice—and one Ranger may be forced to betray everything they believe in.




SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #18
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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: Alpha One’s backstory is revealed! Meanwhile, Rita and her mother reconnect after all these years… will this be the key to powering the Dragon Coin?




WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: Bill Hanstock, Andy Belanger, Kevin Panetta
Artist: Hyeonjin Kim, Andy Belanger, Kendall Goode
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rahzzah
Preorder Cover: Xermánico
Incentive Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
Synopsis: The biggest event in Sports Entertainment returns to comics! This jam-packed special includes stories about the Kane/Undertaker clash at Wrestlemania 20, Asuka and Charlotte Flair’s battle at Wrestlemania 34, and more!


LABYRINTH: CORONATION VOL. 2 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss, Irene Flores
Cover Artist: Fiona Staples
Synopsis:
● As the clock ticks ever closer to the thirteenth hour, Maria struggles through the canals of the Labyrinth alongside her peculiar band of companions, wishing desperately to be reunited with her son. While she may be no closer to the Owl King’s castle, Maria begins to uncover the secrets of the Labyrinth and her own power within the walls of this magical domain. But from deep in the shadows, the Owl King watches her every move, plotting and waiting to bring her demise by any means necessary.
● Collects issues #5-8



JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #12
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Preorder Cover: Cory Godbey
Synopsis: The final chapter of the origin of the Goblin King, and the mother who risked everything to save her boy.



JIM HENSON'S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL #8
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Synopsis: Kensho finally arrives at his destination, only to be confronted by a ghost of his past. Meanwhile, Thurma and Nita are beginning to bond—but the Fire That Stays may have other ideas in mind...


GIANT DAYS #48
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Synopsis: Susan and McGraw attend his brother’s wedding, and we meet the family that put the iron backbone in Giant Days’ most moustached male.



BY NIGHT #9
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: It’s time to uncover the truth of what really happened to old Chet Charles, how the Eidolon was created…and what it has to do with Jane’s parents.


MIDAS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ryan North
Artist: Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline
Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline
Synopsis:
● The acclaimed team behind the Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time™ comic books, New York Times best-selling author Ryan North (Squirrel Girl) and beloved illustrators Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (One Day a Dot: The Story of You, The Universe, and Everything), combine forces once again for an original sci-fi space comedy unlike the universe has ever seen!
● Space captain Joey, navigator Fatima, and scientist (and dinosaur) Cooper are headed to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—and are confronted by the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy's body?!
● Now they gotta keep King Midas’s body from being dropped on planets across the universe, and figure out exactly what to do with a gross dead dude with one truly ridiculous superpower.
● Collects the complete 8-issue series.



THE AVANT-GUARDS #3
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: The basketball season is off to a start, and Charlie, Liv, and the rest of the Avant-Guards are trekking across state for their very first game. They’ve hardly had time to polish their skills, though, and if the season isn’t going to end before it’s really begun, they’ll have to fight to make their dreams come true!




LUMBERJANES #60
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: Brooklyn Allen
Synopsis: Trying to pull off a last-minute party is like paddling upstream…against a waterfall...in a rainstorm. Throwing together a last-minute theatrical production is like doing all that with an umbrella instead of a paddle, and your shipmates are all ducks. If there’s anyone who’s prepared to sail through these metaphorical eddies, though, it’s April, in service of her BFFL Jo’s birthday!


RUINWORLD SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artist: Derek Laufman
Synopsis:
● It’s every adventurer for themselves in the Ruinlands!
● Join Pogo and Rex as they set out on a quest to hunt for valuable artifacts and magical weapons across the land. Along with plenty of not-always faithful companions, our heroes must battle dangerous tribes of Toadies, survive giant stone Golems and stop a catastrophic world-ending disaster, all while evading a cunning gang of thieves as they race towards the biggest treasure of all time.
● Cartoonist Derek Laufman (Marvel Superhero Adventures) leads an unforgettable journey as Rex and Pogo misadventure their way across the Ruinlands, facing dangerous foes and fair-weather friends alike!
● Collects the complete 5-issue series!



STEVEN UNIVERSE FUSION FRENZY #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: Anthony Oliveira, JY Yang, Steve Foxe, Amal El-Mohtar, Sarah Gailey
Artist: Ver, Xiao Tong Kong, Mollie Rose, Maurizia Rubino, Doki Rosi
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
Main Cover B: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
Incentive Cover: Nathalie Fourdraine
Synopsis: It’s time for the fusions to shine in this 40-page special! The fan favorite Steven Universe™ fusions get the spotlight as Stevonnie, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Opal, and Sugilite take Beach City on in five fantastic tales!



STEVEN UNIVERSE #26
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Terry Blas
Artist: Gabriele Bagnoli
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Preorder Cover: Francesca Perrone
Synopsis: Things continue to go from bad to worse as Lars, the Off Colors, Steven, and Connie must brave a turbulent nebula to escape Emerald’s pursuit.



ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3
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: Lisa DuBois
Simon Preorder Cover: Danielle Chuatico
Synopsis: To save Simon, Marceline, Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum will have to go to lengths none of them thought were possible.



ADVENTURE TIME™ SEASON 11 #6
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: A.C. Esguerra
Synopsis: As Finn and Jake deal with the unlikely group that comes to Ooo’s shores, Finn gets put in a delicate position when Princess Bubblegum gets involved.


ADVENTURE TIME™: JAKE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $9.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings, Nicole Andelfinger, James Asmus, Derek Fridolfs, and others
Artist: Zachary Sterling, Ian McGinty, Luca Claretti, and others
Cover Artist: Design
Synopsis:
● It’s Adventure Time™ with Jake and you! Join Jake on the most algebraic adventure imaginable with tales all about the best canine pal you could ask for in the Land of Ooo. From teaching everyone how to cook to teaming up with Finn to fight every foe imaginable, Jake’s adventures are perfect for fans of all ages!
● Collects the best Jake centric stories from Adventure Time™, Adventure Time™ Comics and the Adventure Time™ Specials!


AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL™: ADVENTURES IN ELMORE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ted Anderson, Terry Blas, Gustavo Borges, Amanda Castillo, Rachel Matile, Shivana Sookedo Artist: Jen Hickman, Jordan Gibson, Kate Sherron, Kelly Bastow, Xanthe Bouma, Mac Pryor Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Synopsis:
● The gang’s all here! Join Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Carrie, and all your favorite friends from Cartoon Network’s hit television series The Amazing World of Gumball in these hilarious adventures throughout the town of Elmore.
● This collection of short stories from comics brightest talents is sure to delight every fan of Cartoon Network’s hit series The Amazing World of Gumball™.


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