Saturday, January 26, 2019

BOOM! Studios Solicitations For April 2019 - Modern Afterlife!


BOOM! Studios have shared with Comic Frontline solicitation information for products shipping in March 2019. Firefly deals with the consequences of the last issue! One of the Scoobies makes the ultimate sacrifice in Buffy The Vampire Slayer! Rocko's Modern Afterlife! Faith. Sex. The Devil. Faithless! Seduced by the lure of the Sirens! Go, Go Power Rangers Rita goes to war! Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the secrets of the universe and more! Discuss these solicitations in the comments here and share with fellow fans what titles you are most interested in!









FIREFLY #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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: W. Scott Forbes
Incentive Cover D: Joe Quinones

Synopsis: After the shocking conclusion of the last issue, Mal and Zoe must deal with the full consequences of their actions...and whatever else Boss Moon sees fit. But don't worry, the crew of the Serenity will come together once again...or will they?






BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4
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: Fefei Ruan
Preorder Cover D: Paul Mann
Incentive Cover E: Jenny Frisson
Incentive Cover F: Jenny Frisson

Synopsis: This is the issue no BUFFY fan can miss! In the shocking conclusion of the first story arc of the most-anticipated reVAMP of 2019, someone from the Scooby gang must make the ultimate sacrifice. And don't miss the massive first appearance that will have everyone talking!





FAITHLESS #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paul Pope
Variant Cover: Tula Lotay

Synopsis:
● Faith. Sex. The Devil.
● Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it’s cute—and not just a little off-putting, but it’s part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She’s right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her . . .
● In short—Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.
● New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (Loud) with Eisner Award-winning artist Paul Pope on covers coalesce in a story of self-exploration, eroticism, and maybe even love.








ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Anthony Burch
Artist: Mattia Di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ian McGinty
Preorder Cover: Joey McCormick

Synopsis:
● Rocko returns in this new limited series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and Mattia Di Meo (Ben 10: For Science!) for a spooky look at everyone’s favorite wallaby!
● Something is turning the good people of O-Town into mindless zombies and Rocko wants nothing to do with it. He barricades himself and Spunky in their home and is determined to outlast the hoards outside.
● But desperate times calls for desperate measures when Rocko’s best friend Heffer becomes infected, Rocko will have to risk it all to save his friends and his city.







JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS #1
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sztybor Bartosz
Artist: Jakub Rebelka
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Cory Godbey
Preorder Cover: Jakub Rebelka

Synopsis:
● The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller celebrates four mythic tales of sirens, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.
● In this first issue, Polish writer Sztybor Bartosz teams with artist Jakub Rebelka (Judas) to reimagine the classic Polish folktale “The Fisherman and the Mermaid”.
● The fisherman is not happy with his life. He works all the time, struggling to make ends meet rather than spending time with his wife and their daughter. One day, while fishing, he hears a mermaid singing and the song overwhelms him with joy. He can’t stop thinking about this song so he captures the mermaid and imprisons her.




PLATE TECTONICS: AN ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Margaux Motin
Artist: Margaux Motin
Cover Artist: Margaux Motin

Synopsis:
● At age thirty-five Margaux’s life is full of upheaval and unexpected twists and turns. She’s divorced, raising a child on her own, and trying to get back on her feet in today’s fast-paced world. When romance eventually returns, it takes on the most unexpected shape . . . in that of her best friend! Could things possibly get more complicated?!
● Plate Tectonics: An Illustrated Memoir follows cartoonist Margaux Motin through one of the most
transformative periods of her life as she navigates her own heartbreak and subsequent hope with unabashed wit and charm.






RONIN ISLAND #2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
Preorder Cover: Ethan Young

Synopsis: Under threat from a mutated horde, the island is forced the cede control to General Sato—and Hana and Kenichi have a choice to make. Torn between protecting their home or standing against a threat to all of humanity, the two warriors find that their differences may divide them yet again.




HEXED OMNIBUS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Emma Rios, Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Synopsis:
● Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her “Lucifer”) is a supernatural thief for hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the netherworld for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. From possessed teddy bears to haunted paintings to ancient otherworldly demons, Lucifer will need to use every trick up her sleeve to protect her surrogate family and combat the monsters of her seedy city.
● Written by lauded horror author Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men, 28 Days Later), Hexed is a lyrical horror adventure series featuring the debut American comics work by superstar illustrators Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly) and Dan Mora (Buf y the Vampire Slayer).
● Collects all 16 issues of the original Hexed limited series and its sequel series Hexed: The Harlot and the Thief.





CODA #11
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover: Raúl Allén

Synopsis: As the armies of Dryfleet, Thundervale, and Ridgetown converge, the former bard Hum may be the only thing standing in the way of a new apocalypse.




CODA VOL. 2 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Matías Bergara

Synopsis:
● Magic was once plentiful and prosperous across the realm—but ever since the Quench brought the world to its knees, magic has become the rarest of resources. Bandits strive for it. Knights die for it. And one antisocial former bard named Hum will ride his mutant unicorn to the ends of the earth for just a drop of it...as magic is the one thing that will save the soul of his wife.
● Written by Eisner Award-nominated author Simon Spurrier (Sandman Universe, The Spire) and lavishly illustrated by artist Matías Bergara (Supergirl, Cannibal), Coda Volume Two continues the
critically-acclaimed dystopian fantasy series that explores the relentless hangover of life in the aftermath of apocalypse.
● Collects issues 5-8.





THE EMPTY MAN #6
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: As the cults around The Empty Man virus gain more power, there may be nowhere that's safe for the Kerry family anymore.





BLACK BADGE #9
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 SECRET ORIGIN OF THE BLACK BADGES IS REVEALED!
The Black Badge program is a covert ops tradition, passed down through generations...and now we'll meet the original members. And discover their darkest secret.




LOW ROAD WEST SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Flaviano
Cover Artist: Flaviano

Synopsis:
● When five teenage refugees are stranded in an irradiated Oklahoma wasteland while trying to survive an exodus from the war-torn East Coast, they take shelter in a ghost town that is much more than it seems. The strange, unnatural threats they face there will make them question what they think they know about death, about reality, and especially about family as they learn to rely on each other if they’re ever going to make it to the sanctuary of San Francisco.
● Written by Eisner Award-nominated author Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Power of the Dark Crystal, Aquaman) and illustrated by Ringo Award-nominated artist Flaviano (Thanos, Spider-Man/Deadpool), Low Road West is a story about coming of age in the throes of war, and carving your own path despite an uncertain future.
● Collects the complete 5-issue series.





THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR: RESIDENCE EVIL
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Artist: M.J. Erickson
Cover Artist: Scott Newman

Synopsis:
● Trading quips and tossing back cocktails, the Doyles take what they want and hoodwink their clientele for the rest.
● When one night of having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly wrong at a haunted house, the Doyles find themselves face-to-face with ancient beings of the blood-sucking variety. Luckily, their blood alcohol content is up for the task.
● 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 M.J. Erickson, The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Residence Evil is a rip-roaring adventure that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment. Collects The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1-4.





SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #19
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: Rita Repulsa must go to war to obtain the Green Power Coin. But there's just one problem—there's one magic user who may be more powerful than her—someone she had hoped to never see again.





MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #38
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: The Power Rangers arrive at the home of the Solarix...and learn the shocking secret behind the universe that's drawn them together!




MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: LOST CHRONICLES VOL. 2 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer(s): Kyle Higgins, Caleb Goellner, Anthony Burch, Adam Cesare, Becca Barnes & Alwyn Dale, Sina Grace,
Jessica Quinones, Sina Grace, Magdalene Visaggio, Mat Groom & Michael Busuttil, and Trey Moore
Artist(s): Marcus To, Patrick Mulholland, Dylan Burnett, Hyeonjin Kim, Simone di Meo, Joe Quinones, Sina
Grace, French Carlomagno, Lucas Werneck, Dajung Lee, and Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

Synopsis:
● Celebrating 25 years of Power Rangers, renowned comic book creators from around the world pay homage to the franchise near and dear to their hearts with stories from across the morphin grid, including fan-favorite teams like Ninja Steel, RPM, SPD, In Space, and more! And don’t miss the tie-in to the epic event SHATTERED GRID!
● Collects Mighty Morphin 2018 Annual and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special.



BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA LEGACY EDITION BOOK ONE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artist: Phantom City Creative

Synopsis:
● BOOM! Studios presents the first of three Big Trouble in Little China Legacy Editions! Collecting the previously released Big Trouble in Little China comic for the first time under one cover in an all-new value priced format that no fan can afford to miss.
● Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway demon hiding on his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles.
● Director John Carpenter returns with Eric Powell (The Goon) and artist Brian Churilla (Secret History Of D.B. Cooper) in the continuing adventures of Jack Burton, taking place mere moments after the ending to the cult-classic.
● Collects Big Trouble in Little China #1-12





WIZARD BEACH #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan

Synopsis: Frustrated at Sal’s unwillingness to teach him magic, Hex attempts an ancient and dangerous spell—and it goes exactly as one might expect.





JIM HENSON'S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVELIZATION SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: A.C.H. Smith
Artist: Brian Froud
Cover Artist: Brian Froud

Synopsis:
● Another World, Another Time...In the Age of Wonder.
● Experience the incredible magic of Jim Henson’s fantasy epic The Dark Crystal adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson.
● Featuring unpublished illustrations by legendary illustrator Brian Froud and the production design team at JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOP as well as Jim Henson’s never-before-seen notes on an early draft of the adaptation detailing his vision for the fantastical world of Thra.





SMOOTH CRIMINALS #6
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kiwi Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok

Synopsis: It’s heist time! A hacker, a thief, and enemies around every turn. What could possibly go wrong?







BY NIGHT #10
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Preorder Cover: John Allison

Synopsis: Heather, Jane, and their increasingly improbable team come face to face with the terrible truth of Spectrum—and with the people who are responsible for it all!





GIANT DAYS #49
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin

Synopsis: It’s time for Esther to finish her final dissertation on “The Liminal Spaces Of The Great American Novel 1959-1980” but when inspiration dries up, she heads home to Tackleford for Easter. It’s not America, and it’s not 1959, but her now deserted small town is beginning to feel distinctly liminal.





GIANT DAYS VOL. 10 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin, Julia Kaye
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Synopsis:
● The final year of university is about to start for best mates Daisy, Esther, and Susan, and everything is going completely off the rails. From finding somewhere to live at the last minute, to broken bones, to the looming terror of the adult world, this semester is one you won’t want to miss.
● John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrators Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal are our “resident advisors” for this action-packed fall term!
● Collects Issues #37-40 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.






THE AVANT-GUARDS #4
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Noah Hayes
Preorder Cover: Cara McGee

Synopsis: Everything is going great! Charlie is on the team, and the Avant-Guards are on a winning streak, taking the liberal arts sports scene by storm. It’s more impressive than it sounds. However, that winning streak is all at risk when they face off against the Selfies of the American Institute of Internet Influencers.






LUMBERJANES #61
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: AnneMarie Rogers
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Preorder Cover: Chan Chau

Synopsis: When the Roanoke scouts run into a mysterious and dangerous creature in the woods, they barely escape
with their hides. Heart pumping and dizzy with adrenaline, Mal decides that she needs to work on being braver.
More proactive. A girl of action! A hardcore lady-type! And she’s going to do it all by herself because that never goes wrong.






ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #4
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Olivia Olson
Artist: Slimm Fabert
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brittney Williams
Marcy Preorder Cover: Amelia Vidal
Simon Preorder Cover: Ray Tonga

Synopsis: Simon and his Ice King persona are fighting for dominance, and if Simon wants to keep control, he’s going to have to face truths he’s long buried, and come to terms with his own guilt and regret.





ADVENTURE TIME™ SEASON 11 #7
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Preorder Cover: Julie Benbassat
Incentive Cover: Lea Hernandez

Synopsis: Jake invited himself to the fancy party of his estranged brother Jermaine. Jermaine and Jake have nothing in common, with Jermaine being the prim and proper type to Jake’s wild side, but they’ll have to put their differences aside if they want to save the evening!





ADVENTURE TIME™ SEASON 11 VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Sonny Liew, Ted Anderson
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona

Synopsis:
● Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning series continues in Adventure Time™ Season 11—the only place to get new, official Adventure Time™ stories! Return to the Land of Ooo after The Great Gum War and join Finn and Jake on all-new adventures. Together, along with Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, BMO, and all your favorite friends, they’ll rediscover what it truly means to be the protectors of the realm.
● Eisner Award winner Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Hock Chye) and writer Ted Anderson (Adventure Time™: Beginning of the End) team up with artist Marina Julia (Lumberjanes: Faire and Square) to share the next chapter in the incredible world of Adventure Time™.
● Collects issues #1-4





STEVEN UNIVERSE™ #27
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Terry Blas
Artist: Gabriele Bagnoli
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Preorder Cover: Francesca Perrone

Synopsis: Steven and Connie finally get to Lars and the Off Colors, where they discover everyone is in a coma-like state. It’s up to Steven and Connie to save them, but it may be worse than it appears! Lars and each Off Color are trapped in hallucinations that show them their greatest fears and each have to overcome them to get free.





GARFIELD: SNACK PACK VOL. 2 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
Artist: Antonio Alfaro, David Alvarez, David DeGrand
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

Synopsis:
● The Fat Cat returns for fun (and food) for all seasons, in this collection of sensational seasonal stories. As the gang heads to the beach to soak up some rays, Jon and Liz hit bumpy waters, navigating a breakup just as a giant shark approaches. After the waters have calmed, Garfield and Odie audition for a reality show, and Garfield encounters nemeses old and new: a spooky ghoul who reaches out from the TV, and the fan-favorite Lasagna Monster.
● Writers Mark Evanier (Garfield and Friends) and Scott Nickel team up with artists Antonio Alfaro, David DeGrand (Spongebob Comics), and more for loads of comedy and carbs.
● Collects Garfield 2018 Vacation Time Blues #1 and Garfield 2018 TV Or Not TV? #1.




REGULAR SHOW™: 25 YEARS LATER SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Anna Johnstone
Cover Artist: JK Phan

Synopsis:
● Twenty-five years after the epic battle between Pops and Anti-Pops, Mordecai, Rigby, and the rest of their friends return to the park for a reunion! Their crazy youth is nothing but a memory...or so Mordecai and Rigby think. It’s not long before these two friends stumble across a secret fairy world, find themselves young again, and have their children stolen by Viceroy Alberich, the Fairy King. Now 25 years younger, Mordecai and Rigby must work together to reform Alberich’s miscreant children if they want their own returned to them.
● Join writer Christopher Hastings (Adventure Time™, Gwenpool) and newcomer artist Anna Johnstone in the official continuation of Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning Regular Show™.’

● Collects the complete 6-issue series!


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