Thursday, July 25, 2019

BOOM! Studios Solicitations For October 2019 - Omega Hellmouth!


BOOM! Studios have shared with Comic Frontline solicitation information for products shipping in September 2019. Firefly Revolution! Buffy and Angel Hellmouth! Strang Guys Over East BerlinSteven Universe will the gems overcome their differences? Necessary Evil continues to change what you think you know about the Power Rangers as they meet the Omega Rangers and more! Discuss these solicitations in the comments here and share with fellow fans what titles you are most interested in!




STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artist: Evan Cagle
Synopsis:
● MANKIND MADE IT TO SPACE. AND NOW SPACE HAS FOLLOWED THEM BACK.
● Herring is a disillusioned American spy stationed on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, struggling with his role in a Cold War that seems to have no end. But when he's sent on a mission behind enemy lines to infiltrate East German intelligence, he soon learns the Soviets have a secret weapon that could change the tides of the conflict: an alien monster that they don't understand, and can't control.
● The Soviets are about to learn that they’re not in charge of the monster – it’s already in their minds and has twisted them to its will. Now Herring must find a way to understand the impossible – before it transforms him into a monster unlike any other.
● Writer Jeff Loveness (Judas) and Lisandro Estherren (Redneck) team up for a story in the spirit of Cold War classics, for fans of period piece science fiction as well as alien action such as Barrier.






BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/ANGEL: HELLMOUTH #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jenny Frison
Main Cover: Kyle Lambert
Connecting Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison
Synopsis:
● THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE!
● Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job—keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here's the bad news—she might have failed.
● The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
● With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn’t fully trust—the vampire vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens - or will they decide they might be each other's greatest enemy?
● From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire, rising star Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol), and Eleonora Carlini (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse—one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must-read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!



BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/ANGEL: HELLMOUTH FOIL VARIANT #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $4.99
Writer: Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Cover Artist:
Unlocked Foil Cover: Kyle Lambert
Synopsis: Foil cover for Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1 with art by Kyle Lambert.




ANGEL #6
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Bryan Edward Hill
Artist: Gleb Melnikov
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Panosian
Connecting Variant Cover: Goñi Montes
Preorder Cover: Scott Buoncristiano
Incentive Cover: Morgan Beem
Synopsis: A TIE-IN TO HELLMOUTH! With Angel trapped in Sunnydale, the rest of the newly formed Angel Investigations is left to deal with the Hellmouth’s fallout in Los Angeles. Will his team of supernatural crime-solvers be able to protect Los Angeles from the shockwaves of the Hellmouth's opening...and from newly arrived vampire Spike?




FIREFLY #10
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Lee Garbett
Preorder Cover B: Joe Quinones
Incentive Cover C: Rahzzah
Synopsis: REVOLUTION! Zoe has finally returned with a Browncoat army to save Mal and depose Boss Moon. But a lot has changed since she left—and she has no way to know that Mal and Boss Moon are allies, bound by mutual respect. With the Browncoats taking over the planet, Mal and Boss Moon must choose a side to try to prevent all-out war. Will their newfound respect for each other save the planet...or doom it?




FIREFLY: THE UNIFICATION WAR VOL 2 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $19.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
Synopsis:
● From Joss Whedon (Buf y the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers) comes a new era of Firefly, as the definitive story of the Unification War is told at last!
● Serenity’s crew is divided, as Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds and his First Mate Zoe Washburn are arrested for crimes committed during the Unification War and they each are forced to choose a side. But Mal and Zoe aren’t ready to go quietly, and after escaping from the Unificators, bounty hunters sent by the government to bring them to trial, they find themselves stranded on a far flung planet, with nothing but each other—and the memories of their many mistakes—for company.
● War can make villains of even the best men, and their quest for redemption will put them at odds with their crew, their family...and each other, forcing them to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.
● Collects issues #5-8.




SNOOPY: A BEAGLE OF MARS OGN SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $9.99
Writer: Jason Cooper, Charles M. Schulz
Artist: Robert Pope
Cover Artist: Robert Pope
Synopsis:
● From Flying Ace to Astronaut in Space!
● In the all-new Original Graphic Novel SNOOPY: A BEAGLE OF MARS, Snoopy, the world-famous astronaut, heads to the stars in his most out-of-this-world adventure yet! What mysteries does the red planet hold? Will he find water? Will he find life? Will he find the time to get in a quick nine holes?
● Snoopy grabs his golf clubs and blasts off for Mars in this original graphic novel from the world of Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts!




WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $4.99
Writer: Kevin Panetta
Artist: Kendall Goode
Cover Artist: Xermánico
Synopsis:
● Becky Lynch, The Man, is ready to be part of the new Friday Night Smackdown. As she prepares for the big moment, Becky finds herself in a backstage adventure, encountering WWE Legends; Undertaker, the Hardy Boyz, Kurt Angle, and others, side by side with the current Smackdown Roster.
● Join Becky Lynch backstage of WWE SMACKDOWN as she explores the best that WWE has to offer!
● Featuring a super-sized 25-page story from Kevin Panetta (WWE) and Kendall Goode (WWE: Undertaker), this will have you ready for the premiere of Smackdown Live! on FOX, October 4.




SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Synopsis: Children are dying in the town of Archer’s Peak and the ones who survive bring back terrible stories. A strange woman named Erica Slaughter has appeared and says she fights these monsters behind the murders, but that can’t possibly be true. Monsters aren’t real… are they?




BONE PARISH VOL. 3 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $14.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Lee Garbett
Synopsis:
● 2018 Bram Stoker Award Nominee — Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
● Every high has its comedown, and the Winters family is in for a rude awakening. Once the innovator and sole dealer of the new necromantic drug that’s all the rage on the streets of New Orleans, they have since come under siege by rivals on all sides trying to steal the market for themselves. And while the family has suffered heavy losses to this point, there’s more to come before the harsh light of morning…
● Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) and illustrator Jonas Scharf’s critically-acclaimed horror series concludes in Bone Parish Volume Three, as the Winters fight off reckonings both personal and professional to preserve their family empire.
● Collects issues 9-12.




FAITHLESS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $17.99
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Artist: Maria Lovet
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, 100 Bullets) and artist Maria Llovet (Loud) coalesce in a story of self-exploration, eroticism, and maybe even love.
● Collects the complete 6-issue series.




MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #44
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Incentive Cover: Kris Anka
Synopsis: NECESSARY EVIL continues as the Omega Rangers return to Earth and meet the Power Rangers for the first time! But if they want to defeat Lord Zedd together, Jason, Trini, and Zack will have to keep their identities a secret from their friends! Features the first appearance of the Omega Ranger Zords!




MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #44 FOIL VARIANT
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $4.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes
Synopsis: Continuing a new Foil Cover initiative from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40-49.





GO GO POWER RANGERS #24
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott, Sina Grace
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ivan Shavrin
Variant Cover: Miguel Mercado
Incentive Cover: Amelia Vidal
Synopsis: NECESSARY EVIL CONTINUES! It's The Power Rangers vs Lord Zedd, as seen through the —literal—lens of Bulk & Skull. But can these two film the latest episode of Ranger Station and truly escape unscathed?




SABAN'S GO GO POWER RANGERS VOL. 5 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $16.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis:
● THE PAST FIGHTS BACK!
● With the Green Power Coin finally, in her possession, Rita Repulsa must go into the darkest corners of her past to unlock its power. Meanwhile, the Power Rangers work to discover what exactly Rita will do next but face an unlikely foe who has his origins in Zordon’s past.
● Written by Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Manifest Destiny) and illustrated by Eleonora Carlini (Batgirl), discover the secret history of the Power Rangers revealed for the first time!
● Collects issues #17-20.




ONCE & FUTURE #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis: Gran and Duncan are in a race against time to get back to the Otherworld. The sword in the stone awaits, and he who pulls the sword from the stone becomes King.




RONIN ISLAND #7
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Synopsis: Hana and Kenichi’s paths converge once again as the pack of bandits that have taken Kenichi hostage attack the Shogun’s traveling party!





RONIN ISLAND VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $14.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Cover Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
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.
● Written by bestselling author Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Totally Awesome Hulk) and beautifully illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues, Prophet), Ronin Island Volume One explores an idealistic coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a morally gray time of war where the reasons for fighting are questioned at every turn.
● Collects issues 1-4.





JIM HENSON'S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #2
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
Artist: Matias Basla
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mona Finden
Connecting Variant Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Synopsis: The epic tale of our Gelfling hero continues as his quest places him in mortal danger from some of the fiercest creatures on Thra.





JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: SIRENS HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $24.99
Writer: Bartosz Sztybor, Chan Chau, Sarah Webb, Aud KochSArtist: Jakub Rebelka, Chan Chau, Sarah Webb,
Aud Koch
Cover Artist: Cory Godbey
Synopsis:
● The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Sirens showcases four enchanting tales of mermaids and underwater creatures, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.
● Collects the complete four-issue series!





PLATE TECTONICS: AN ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR NOVEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
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.





THE SONS OF EL TOPO: ABEL VOL. 2 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $19.99
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Artist: José Ladrönn
Cover Artist: José Ladrönn
Synopsis:
● The ongoing sequel to cult film, El Topo, from cult-favorite filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.
● Cain and Abel reunite following the death of Abel’s saintly mother, but the reunion is not without trouble. Cain’s quick to anger and his penchant for hate and violence quickly overcome the brothers already contentious relationship.
● In a virtuosic journey of untethered magic, corrupted faith, and lust, cult-filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and master illustrator José Ladrönn continue the complex story of two brothers at odds after the death of their saintly father, the legendary El Topo.





GIANT DAYS: AS TIME GOES BY #1
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $7.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Max Sarin
Variant Cover: Max Sarin
Synopsis:
● One year after their graduation from university, Esther De Groot and Daisy Wooten are back in Sheffield for a reunion with Susan and McGraw.
● The year apart has not been easy for all of them, and this reunion will only draw out the secrets they have all been keeping for too long!
● The series finale of one of the most acclaimed comics series of the decade reveals the future of everyone's favorite best friends!





GHOSTED IN L.A. #4
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Siobhan Keenan
Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Synopsis: A standard fight between roommates gets complicated when it involves the undead. With all the ghosts in the Manor choosing sides, will Daphne ever be truly at home here?





SMOOTH CRIMINALS VOL. 2
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $14.99
Writer: Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith & Amy Roy
Artist: Leisha Riddel
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Synopsis:
● When Mia Corsair, the greatest cat burglar the 1960s had ever seen, woke up in a new world of dial-up, zip-off cargo shorts, and Y2K, the only thing she wanted was to catch back up to where she’d been in 1969: on the verge of her biggest heist ever, and with it, mere inches away from getting away with millions of
dollars (and that was in ‘60s money, too), notoriety...and freedom.
● Luckily for Mia, the nerd who accidentally unfroze her in the 1990s, Brenda Ospina (Tech Support, City College), might just be able to help her blend in this brave new world, not to mention Brenda’s got modern, tech-savvy tricks up her sleeve to help pull off the heist of the new millennium!
● Written by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith (Legally Blonde), Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City), and Amy Roy and illustrated by the incredible Leisha Riddel, rev up your getaway car and settle in for an adventure unlike any other.





LUMBERJANES #67
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Kanesha C. Bryant
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Preorder Cover: Sas Milledge
Synopsis: While Jo, Ripley, Mal, Emily and Hes from the Zodiac cabin are hiking through the woods in search of proof of extraterrestrial life, the rest of the ‘Janes are setting out on a hunt of their own, after Freya! The supposed goddess has catnapped Marigold and disappeared off into the forest. It’s up to Diane, April, and Molly to rescue Barney’s kitten!





LUMBERJANES VOL. 13 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $14.99
Writer: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws
Cover Artist: Kat Leyh
Synopsis:
● The woods surrounding Miss Qiunzella Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types are home to more incredible magical critters and beings than anyone could possibly imagine…unfortunately, on this particular day, it’s pouring rain, and each and every ‘Jane has been tasked with just one job: stay inside, stay dry, and DON’T get into trouble. Confined to the Mess Hall, Jo and Molly give tabletop roleplaying a try, while Ripley, April, and Mal venture a little further afield after discovering a secret tunnel beneath the Kitchens...and the colossal prehistoric bug that lives there! Hey, they’re not technically outside, right?
● Written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh (Super Cakes, Roadkill Witch), and illustrated by talented newcomer Dozerdraws, this New York Times bestseller, multiple Eisner-Award, and GLAAD Award-winning series delivers the power of friendship and summer-time memories you’ll never forget!!
● Collects issues #49-52.




HEX VET: THE FLYING SURGERY
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $9.99
Writer: Sam Davies
Artist: Sam Davies
Cover Artist: Sam Davies
Synopsis:
● It’s time for the monthly “Winged Creature Clinic” at Willows Whisper Veterinary Practice, where flying creatures from all over come to get treated. But when Glenn the Wildlife Warlock brings in an injured flying pig that looks like it may have been mistreated, panic strikes and a greater mystery unfolds.
● It’s up to everyone’s favorite vet witches in training, Nan and Clarion, to keep everything under control at the chaotic clinic while Dr. Talon is away. Will Nan and Clarion save the day and keep their jobs? Or are their days at Willows Whisper numbered?




RUGRATS: THE NEWSPAPER STRIPS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $24.99
Writer: Scott Gray, Steve Crespo, and more!-
Artist: Will Blyberg, Kyle Baker, and more!
Cover Design: Jillian Crab
Synopsis:
● Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series Rugrats premiered in 1991 and gave the world thirteen seasons of unforgettable baby fun and adventures. With its unique blend of humor and family values, Rugrats established itself as a pop culture phenomenon. It’s unparalleled success gave way to movies, merchandise, and more, including a long run of newspaper comic strips.
● Collecting the newspaper dailies and Sundays, Rugrats: The Newspaper Strips follows the babies on a series stand alone adventures perfect for readers of all ages.




ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $19.99
Writer: Olivia Olson
Artist: Slimm Fabert
Cover Artist: Brittney Williams
Synopsis:
● The more things change, the more they stay the same…
● After surviving the aftermath of the Mushroom War and Simon’s time as Ice King, Marceline and Simon have finally reunited after the events of the Adventure Time™ finale. But when Simon’s memory begins to fail, Marcy must work together with Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum to save Simon and help him in his quest to make amends for his time as Ice King. To do that, Simon sets out with one goal in mind: save Betty from Golb, by any means necessary!
● Join Adventure Time™’s Olivia Olson (Marceline, voice actress) and artist Simm Fabert (Lumberjanes) in the culmination of Marcy & Simon’s hundreds of years of history as they face their greatest challenge yet!




OVER THE GARDEN WALL: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #3
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Birdie Willis
Artist: Rowan MacColl
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Keezy Young
Variant Cover: Gavin Fullerton
Preorder Cover: Missy Peña
Synopsis: Beatrice uncovers the truth behind the theatre, but is discovered and captured before she can tell the brothers! Will they be able to find her in time, or will the show go on?





STEVEN UNIVERSE #33
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Taylor Robin
Artist: S. M. Mara
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Peña
Preorder Cover: Cy Vendivil

Synopsis: Peridot introduces Pearl and Amethyst to her favorite show, but it doesn’t go as expected when they disagree on key points. Will the Gems be able to overcome their differences and appreciate the show in their own ways? Featuring an all-new creative team with writer Taylor Robin, creator of Never Satisfied (Best New Webcomic of 2015 on Comics Alliance) and artist S. M. Mara (Steven Universe OGN Vol 5: Crystal Clean.)


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