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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Check out some of the announced sell-outs and new printings from the past week.

Black Mask Studios

We Can Never Go Home #1 has sold out at the distributor level despite a large overprint. The series gets a second printing which will be on the shelves May 6, the same day as the second issue. It features a new cover by Jsoh Hood based on the original movie poster for the film Badlands.

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BOOM! Studios

Adventure Time #36 is the debut of the new creative team of writer Christopher Hastings and artist Zachary Sterling. Finn and Jake jump through a portal and wind up having a spooky adventure on the Moon, not knowing that the evil Janice Bizzlethatcher has designs to fling the Moon into deep space! The second print will hit shelves on April 22.

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Giant Days #1 is the exciting BOOM! Box debut from John Allison and artist Lissa Treiman about three girls who become fast friends as they enter University. Susan, Esther, and Daisy are away from home for the first time, and all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. The second print will hit shelves on April 22.

Giant Days #1 Second Print Cover by Lissa Treiman

Image Comics

Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy‘s new series Chrononauts has gone to a new printing Chrononauts #1 will see its second printing hit shelves on April 22, a week after the second issue.

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Marvel

Marvel has announced that Star Wars #1 has gone to a fifth printing. The new version will be available May 6.

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Preview: Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles OGN

Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles OGN

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Author: Danielle Corsetto
Artist: Bridget Underwood

Finn and Jake are about to go on their craziest series of adventures yet…and they don’t even have to leave their living room? After helping Party God with his technical issues, these two best pals discover a tiny cube all by its lonesome in the middle of the woods. Not ones to leave the helpless so…helpless, Finn and Jake take their new friend back to the treehouse and discover that some of the most harmless looking things can be the most dangerous.

This new volume contains a series of shorts centered around a common theme—a Grayble in Adventure Time speak.

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BOOM! Studios in June 2015

STRANGE FRUIT # 1 (of 4)

(Advance solicited for on sale in July)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: J.G. Jones and Mark Waid
Artist: J.G. Jones
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: J.G. Jones
Jackpot Variant Cover: J.G. Jones
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: TBD
Incentive Cover: J.G. Jones

What’s to Love: Two of the industry’s most respected and prolific creators come together for the first time in a deeply personal passion project. J.G. Jones (52, Wanted, Y: The Last Man) and Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Superman: Birthright, Kingdom Come) take on a powerful, beautifully painted story set during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Strange Fruit is a challenging, provocative examination of the heroic myth confronting the themes of racism, cultural legacy, and human nature through a literary lens, drawing from Southern folklore and tradition.

What It Is: It’s 1927 in the town of Chatterlee, Mississippi, drowned by heavy rains. The Mississippi River is rising, threatening to break open not only the levees, but also the racial and social divisions of this former plantation town. A fiery messenger from the skies heralds the appearance of a being, one that will rip open the tensions in Chatterlee. Savior or threat? It depends on where you stand. All the while, the waters are still rapidly rising…

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STRANGE FRUIT LITHOGRAPH

Retail Price: $19.99
Artist: J.G. Jones

Prepare for the coming of J.G. Jones and Mark Waid’s new creator-owned title Strange Fruit with this beautiful, 11” x 17” lithograph featuring a narrative series of panels from the first issue launching next month, beautifully painted by Jones.

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BROKEN WORLD #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Christopher Peterson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Christopher Peterson
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Frazer Irving
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward

What’s to Love: We’re thrilled to publish the one new original series co-created and written by Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, Avengers World) in 2015. Broken World is a gripping sci-fi thriller and survival adventure great for fans of Y: The Last Man or The Massive. Barbiere and co-creator/artist Christopher Peterson (Grindhouse, Mayday) will explore the lives of people left behind in the apocalypse.

What It Is: With a meteor days away from causing an extinction-level event on Earth, time is running out for Elena Marlowe. While most of the planet’s population and her family were approved by the
government to escape on one of the giant spaceships headed to another planet, her application was denied due to her mysterious past. With the meteor fast approaching, Elena tries desperately to find a way to fake her way onto the last ship or else be left behind to die with the rest of Earth’s rejected denizens.

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THE FICTION #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Curt Pires
Artist: David Rubín
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: David Rubín
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Frazer Irving
Incentive Cover: Tula Lotay

What’s to Love: Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) is a fountain of fascinating ideas, and we’re excited to publish his latest offering, The Fiction. Fans of titles like Locke & Key and The Unwritten will take to its story about a group of childhood friends who discover doorways to other worlds through a set of strange books. Bringing this story to life is David Rubín, who Paul Pope dubbed “…a big talent and the real deal.”

What It Is: Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it’s up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago.

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GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS ART PRINT PORTFOLIO

Retail Price: $39.99
Artist: George Pérez

For collectors and fans, a portfolio set of nine, 11” x 14” art prints of George Pérez’s artwork from his new creator-owned title, George Pérez’s Sirens, each one spotlighting a different character from the series.

 

CLARENCE #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Liz Prince
Artist: Evan Palmer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: JJ Harrison
Subscription Cover: Liz Prince
BOOM! 10 Years Variant Cover: Roger Langridge
Incentive Cover: Kassandra Heller

What’s To Love: We’ve all been Clarence at one point. He’s an optimistic kid who sees the best in everyone and is happy to play the day away with his best friends, Jeff and Sumo. Liz Prince (Tomboy) and artist Evan Palmer (Munchkin) bring all the heart from the hit Cartoon Network animated series to comics for the first time. Take a moment to relive childhood!

What It Is: Clarence is a typical fourth grader who’s always on the search for fun with everyone, finding adventures everywhere from the classroom to his own imagination. Life might throw a bully or a grumpy adult in his path, but Clarence puts a stop to that with kindness and treating everyone like a friend.

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UNCLE GRANDPA: PIZZA STEVE SPECIAL #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Authors: David DeGrand, Laura Howell, Brian Joines, Bradwick McGinty, Andreas Schuster, Jeremy Hansen, and Lee Tatlock
Artists: David DeGrand, Laura Howell, George Mager, Bradwick McGinty, Andreas Schuster, Jeremy Hansen, and Lee Tatlock
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kelsey Dieterich
Incentive Cover: Bob Flynn

What’s to Love: Based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series created by Peter Browngardt, Uncle Grandpa is the magical uncle and grandpa of every kid in the world. That’s awesome, but he hangs out with some pretty cool friends, too! We wanted to hang out with the coolest slice of pizza to ever don sunglasses: Pizza Steve!

What It Is: It’s time for Pizza Steve’s Slice of life. Take each piece out of the pie in this jam-packed anthology with a little taste of all the condiments and a big side order of extra cool! Featuring a motorcycle gang of sea monkeys, Pizza Crust Punks, the Rat Banditos, and so much more off-the-menu adventures!

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FREAKS’ SQUEELE #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Florent Maudoux
Artist: Florent Maudoux
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Florent Maudoux
Incentive Cover: Florent Maudoux

What’s to Love: Continuing Archaia’s tradition of producing English translations of some of the world’s best stories, Freaks’ Squeele combines elements of European comics, manga, and American superhero comics into a fun story that fans of X-Men, Teen Titans, and Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner’s Power Girl will enjoy.

What It Is: Chance, a demon girl, Wolfshade, a werewolf, and Xiong Mao, who has no superpowers at all, are all students at a mediocre school for superheroes. They get no respect from their peers or professors, but they just may be the only thing that stands between civilization and the strangest, spookiest monsters you’ve seen in any comic!

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CURSED PIRATE GIRL ANNUAL #1

Retail Price: $9.99
Author: Jeremy Bastian
Artist: Jeremy Bastian
Cover Artist: Jeremy Bastian

What’s to Love: Jeremy Bastian’s intricate artwork is unlike anything in modern comics, and his first Cursed Pirate Girl graphic novel has garnered wide critical acclaim. Now he’s back to bring readers the next chapter of the Cursed Pirate Girl’s adventures in this oversized annual in the vein of Alice in Wonderland meets 19th-century political cartoons.

What It Is: The fiery Cursed Pirate Girl and the young Apollonia continue their search for the pirate girl’s father, one of the pirate captains of the dreaded Omerta Seas. This is the first annual installment of Volume 2 of Cursed Pirate Girl, with 54 pages of all-new story, including a gatefold insert.

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ARCADIA #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Taylor
Incentive Cover: Eric Scott Pfeiffer

In Arcadia, a child psychologist assesses Giacomo and discovers the son of the digital Lee and Sam, and discovers there’s something very different about him. Lee is pulled out of a plastic surgery procedure by officials and flown to Beijing to examine a Homesteader’s corpse. Officials believe that the real world is conspiring to introduce death into Arcadia. In the real world, Valentin confronts Lee about his illegal midnight calls to his suicidal daughter Coral in Arcadia.

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OH, KILLSTRIKE #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber

Killstrike and Jared travel to New York City to visit the comic book company his father was employed with before his disappearance. While waiting for the meeting, Killstrike gives Jared a few lessons on being a “tough guy.”

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UFOLOGY #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel
Artist: Matthew Fox
Cover Artist: Matthew Fox

Becky is determined to be normal, but her scar is glowing and she keeps saying strange things, and Malcolm is doggedly trying to get her to work with him on solving this mystery. She doesn’t want to be special, but she doesn’t seem to have any choice.

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BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Brian Lynch
Artist: Jerry Gaylord
Cover Artists:
Main: Felipe Smith
Incentive: Ramon Villalobos

When Bill & Ted return to present-day 1991 San Dimas, they must come face to face with a most non-non-heinous revelation: their timeline is no more! By “Rufusing” a young De Nomlolos, they have inadvertently changed the course of history. The Wyld Stallyns are no more…there is only De Nomolos! Featuring a short by Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) and Mad Rupert (Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy), featuring lil’ middle school Bill & Ted’s first visit from the gods of rock!

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HIT: 1957 #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Final issue! After the shocking events of Issue #3, Slater unleashes his full fury on Domino’s gang with the help of Terry Riggs. In L.A., Sticky confronts the Hollywood Hacker on his own and faces a moral dilemma: How far will he go in the name of the Hit Squad?

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PALMIOTTI & BRADY’S THE BIG CON JOB #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Matt Brady & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Cover Artist: Amanda Conner

In this final issue, the crew has the money, and now they just need a clean getaway! Life has a way of throwing a monkey wrench into the works, though, and someone is going to have to take the fall.

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BURNING FIELDS #5 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artist: Colin Lorimer

When their protection goes up in flames, Dana and Aban find themselves completely on their own in search of the serial killer. They’re forced to go straight for Renfro, which means infiltrating an area controlled by terror groups and arms dealers. Little do they know, Asag’s newest ally is someone very familiar.

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DEEP STATE #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Cover Artist: Matt Taylor

50 years ago, the U.S. government was concerned with the Cold War and surviving the nuclear threat, so they built “The Caves”—self-contained cities designed to restart America from scratch. They were populated by volunteers (mostly) and left alone ever since. Things have gotten weird down there, and now one of them is threatening to crack open underneath a small town.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artists:
Main: Mike Henderson
Intermix: Robert Sammelin (1 in 10)
Incentive: Mike Choi

It’s the return of an enemy from Snake’s past! Unable to trust anyone, Snake must join the invasion of the Gulag with the 81st and keep an eye out for the person gunning for his life.

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HEXED #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

The scales have shifted, and thanks to a little divine assistance, Madame Cymbaline is back and ready to kill Lucifer once and for all.

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DEAD LETTERS #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions

Final issue! The War for Purgatory is decided, but will there be a victor? The mystery behind Sam’s appearance in Here is finally revealed.

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ROBOCOP #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Joshua Williamson & Dennis Culver
Artist: Alejandro Aragon
Cover Artist: Todd Slater

Final issue! The OCP Headquarters is a war zone as Killian’s radicals and the police department come to a head. The fate of Old Detroit will be decided as Killian, the Old Man, and RoboCop face off.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Joe Eisma
Cover Artists:
Main: Jay Shaw
Incentive: Rob Guillory

The new creative team of writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), and Mondo cover artist Jay Shaw (Evil Empire) brings Jack Burton into 2015! Jack is a man out of time. His friends and the world around him have changed. He’s now on a hunt for the Pork-Chop Express, and the eccentric billionaire who has it!

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THE WOODS #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artists:
Main: Michael Dialynas
Incentive: Becky Cloonan

New story arc! Bay Point Prep, one year later. The students have survived a year in the Woods, settling into their new roles at Bay Point. Isaac and Ben are together and would be perfectly happy if not for the dreams Isaac has of Adrian and his anger toward Karen for her role in his disappearance. Karen is training to be a Hunter, while Sanami and Maria handle the day-to-day running of the school. Calder is missing. The Black City is still out there, and the students will need to mend the rift that’s grown between them to find it.

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SONS OF ANARCHY #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante
Dillon’s traitorous plan is crumbling around him. What will he do when the Mayans, the Sons, and the crew from Reno discover that he’s been playing them all?

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ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Meredith McClaren
Cover Artists:
Main: Reimena Yee
Subscription: Chrystin Garland
Incentive: Emily Warren

Final issue! Marceline and Princess Bubblegum are back and ready to take care of business in Ooo. It’ll take the power of science and friendship to stop Cinnamon Bun and Suspencer.

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Patrick Seery
Artist: T. Zysk
Cover Artists:
Main: Matt Trower
Subscription: Lauren Jordan

In order to pay their bills, Bee and PuppyCat have to do another job, but it’s way hecka boring! Naturally with these two on the case, things get out of control pretty quickly.

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REGULAR SHOW #24

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists:
Main: Zé Burnay
Subscription: Hyojin Bae

The Dinosaur Aliens have begun their invasion of Earth! Rigby and Hi-Five Ghost track down the video store clerk who told them about the movie and discover the one thing that can stop all of this: a time machine.

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BRAVEST WARRIORS #33

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main: Ian McGinty
Subscription: Andrea Fontana

The Bravest Warriors are on the case in this special choose-your-ending “whodunnit” issue! Jelly Kid has been murdered! But he regenerates…and is murdered again! Can the Bravest Warriors figure out who keeps killing Jelly Kid?

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ADVENTURE TIME #41

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Jake Wyatt
Subscription: Melanie Herring

New story arc! Peppermint Butler is one of the most mysterious dudes in Ooo. When he approaches Finn and Jake to recruit them for the secret agency he runs, they’ve just gotta join and see what’s going on!

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LANTERN CITY #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Matt Daley
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Sander has successfully infiltrated the Airborne division of the Guard, the best and most dangerous branch. Posing as a Captain, Sander will have to act like a leader of his unit, despite having no idea what Guard life is like beyond the public eye. His very life depends on it.

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HALOGEN #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Josh Tierney
Artist: Afu Chan
Cover Artist: Afu Chan

Final issue! When Det is kidnapped by Robotics, Rell will have to face the consequences of her attachment to the little girl.

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MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 3 #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: David Petersen, Becky Cloonan, Fabian Rangel Jr, and Ryan Lang
Artists: David Petersen, Becky Cloonan, Aaron Conley, and Ryan Lang
Cover Artist: David Petersen

Final issue! Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Fabian Rangel Jr (Doc Unknown), Aaron Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman), and Big Hero 6 animator Ryan Lang bring us three final mouse tales, just in time for June to pick her favorite and clear someone’s tab.

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FEATHERS #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona

Final issue! When he tracks the Scarf Man to his secret lair, and with Bianca, R, and Z’s lives at stake, Poe comes face-to-face with the man who’s been kidnapping the Mice from the Maze.

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GIANT DAYS #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: John Allison
Artist: Lissa Treiman
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Are drugs good, bad, or indifferent? Daisy is going to discover the truth for herself when she makes friends with the very fun Erin, who gives her some “fun” pills. Unfortunately, Daisy’s Granny decides it’s the perfect time for a surprise visit, and it’ll be up to Esther and Susan to help her keep it together.

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HELP US! GREAT WARRIOR #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Madeleine Flores
Artist: Madeleine Flores
Cover Artist: Becca Tobin

Leo’s past as Samson the Great is revealed, and Great Warrior must restore trust in her fellow heroes after her biggest secret gets out. Demons are everywhere, and they’re looking for her!

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MUNCHKIN #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Thomas Siddell
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Rian Sygh

Spyke and Flower once again take center stage in a classic adventure of Munchkin proportions. Each first printing of this issue contains an exclusive, playable game card!

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LUMBERJANES #15

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists:
Main: Brooke Allen
Incentive: Ricardo Bessa

As the unnatural blizzard rages on, the Lumberjanes continue their search for Jen, who learns more about the mysterious bear woman and her ties to Rosie and the Lumberjanes.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Eric Powell, John Carpenter
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artist: Eric Powell

What’s to Love: Big Trouble in Little China is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new Big Trouble stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (The Goon) on the story, with Brian Churilla (Secret History of D.B. Cooper) on art.

What It Is: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, shook the pillars of Heaven when he defeated the evil sorcerer Lo Pan. He even helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the sorcerer’s clutches. Now Wang’s wedding has been invaded by evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton! Collects issues #1-4 of the critically acclaimed series USA Today calls one of “2014’s best of the best.”

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SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Toni Infante

Trouble rears its ugly head in Tucson when a new motorcycle club, The Slaughter, rides into town looking to take over the meth trade—even if it means taking out the Sons of Anarchy. With loyalties tested and lives on the line, double-crosses abound, and Jax will do what needs to be done to keep it all together and protect SAMTAZ and SAMCRO. Written by Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Cluster) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes, Cluster), Sons of Anarchy Vol. 3 takes Kurt Sutter’s beloved television series and ties Seasons 4 and 5 together with an all-new, original story.

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ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Authors: Kent Osborne & Dylan Haggerty
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artist: Perry Maple

What’s to Love: Written by Adventure Time showrunner and storyboard artist Kent Osborne and top banana Dylan Haggerty, illustrated by top-notch quartermaster Mad Rupert (Regular Show: Skips), and featuring guest artist Britt Wilson, Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy is essential reading for Bananas and non-Bananas alike.

What It Is: The times, they are a-changin’ in the land of Ooo! When Princess Bubblegum declares the Banana Guard Academy open to all citizens, the varied denizens of the Candy Kingdom can’t wait to sign up. The new recruits may not be strong…or fast…or smart…or Bananas…but they do have dreams. Will those dreams be enough to help Peppermint Butler, Mr. Cupcake, and Tree Trunks survive Commandant Banana Guard’s brutal boot camp? We’ll see…

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ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS ENCHIRIDION HC

Retail Price: $49.99
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Meredith Gran
Cover Artist: Zachary Sterling

Thanks to a newfound interest in rock ‘n’ roll, Princess Bubblegum volunteers to manage Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a pivotal tour across the land of Ooo. But when the band is threatened by everything from snobby scenesters to beasts borne of self-doubt, can they hold it together and make it to the raddest gig ever?! Written and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) and featuring short stories from several indie comics superstars, including Jen Wang (In Real Life) and Friends with Boys cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks, this hardcover edition features never-before-seen extras, including an inside look at the making of Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens!

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REGULAR SHOW VOL. 4 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: KC Green
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

When yuppies take over The Coffee Shop, Rigby and Mordecai get priced out of their main hangout spot…and they soon discover that there’s more to this hive-mind trend than meets the eye. Time for a dark roast, single origin, cold-brewed caffeine battle! Can Margaret and Eileen resist the siren song of 10-dollar lattes, or will the guys’ caffeine source be shut off forever? Acclaimed cartoonist KC Green returns to pair up with the amazing Allison Strejlau for another collection of hijinks based on the Cartoon Network animated comedy. Also featuring stand-alone stories by Andy Hirsch (The Royal Historian of Oz), Rachel Connor (Regular Show: Hydration), and Regular Show storyboard artist, writer, and voice of Eileen, Minty Lewis. Collects issues #13-16.

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GUNNERKRIGG COURT VOL. 5 HC: REFINE

Retail Price: $26.99
Author: Thomas Siddell
Artist: Thomas Siddell
Cover Artist: Thomas Siddell

What’s to Love: Thomas Siddell’s long-running webcomic has garnered praise and a large fanbase from around the world, including legendary creator Neil Gaiman. We’re delighted to bring the latest adventures of Antimony Carver at the mysterious boarding school Gunnerkrigg Court to print in this new hardcover.

What It Is: Thomas Siddell’s award-winning webcomic series continues to be collected in a new hardcover. Antimony’s new responsibilities thrust her into the heart of the forest, taking Parley and Smitty along for the ride! Meanwhile, Kat is left to deal with the mysterious letter she received, and Renard takes the time to reflect on his past decisions. As the year reaches a close, some friendships will grow stronger and some will have to come to an end.

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THE LAST BROADCAST HC

Retail Price: $29.99
Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Cover Artist: Gabriel Iumazark

What’s to Love: A cunning and dynamic debut from writer André Sirangelo and artist Gabriel Iumazark, The Last Broadcast takes readers into the dark corners of the world where secrets await to be revealed. Iumazark’s Brazilian/Japanese-fusion indie art style brings edgy energy to every dark corner, and fans of Thief of Thieves and the film Now You See Me will find a lot that entices them.

What It Is: Ever wonder what’s behind that “No Trespassing” sign? Travel into the hidden world of Urban Exploration with the daredevil members of Backbone, the best UrbEx team in San Francisco. When they discover a secret bunker belonging to the long-vanished 1930s stage magician Blackhall the Incredible at the same time a young illusionist receives a mysterious package involving Blackhall’s death in 1934, both groups dive into the mystery, not yet realizing it’s about the change their lives forever. Collects the complete miniseries, issues #1-7.

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THE MIDAS FLESH VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artist: Sam Bosma

What if everything you touched turned into gold? Joey and her space crew have found King Midas’ body and turned it into the most powerful weapon of all time. With the ability to transform any planet into gold within seconds, the team will find out if they have what it takes to actually put him to use. There will be greed. There will be vengeance. There will be gold. The second volume of Ryan North’s (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) debut original print comic book series The Midas Flesh features illustration dynamos Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time) and a conclusion that you will never see coming. Collects issues #5-8.

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Preview: Adventure Time #38

Adventure Time #38

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Author: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling

Nobody remembers how to make food, and the citizens of Ooo are getting mighty hangry! Finn’s going to have to journey to the center of Jake to find the source of Jake’s ability to remember how to make sandwiches before everyone goes totally crazy.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Princess_Leia_1_Christopher_Action_Figure_VariantWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Descender #1 (Image Comics) – Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s new series kicks off with a hell of a first issue. One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. It’s good…. really good.

Black Science #12 (Image Comics) – The alternate dimension spanning adventure brings excitement every single issue. The series is beyond fun, and anything can happen.

Imperium #2 (Valiant Entertainment) – Toyo Harrada has a vision for the world. But is it the right vision? Is he the right person to bring it? Valiant further explores a world where people with extraordinary power exists.

Lady Killer #3 (Dark Horse Comics) – The series about a housewife assassin has been damn near perfect with each issue. Just lots of fun and where it goes from here, should be interesting.

Transformers #38 and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #38 (IDW Publishing) – We’re heading towards Combiner Wars… yes please! IDW’s series has been absolutely amazing and deserves WAY more respect than it gets.

Edward

Top Pick: Princess Leia #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s newest wave of in-continuity Star Wars tales sees its third ongoing series launched with the new Princess Leia.  It should be an interesting series as it examines one of the more complex characters from the original trilogy.

Altered States: Vampirella (Dynamite) – Dynamite keeps expanding its non-shared universe with alternate reality stories. It might seem to be a strange move, but the potential for some cool genre mixing seems likely.

Lady Killer #3 (Dark Horse Comics) – This series has been added to the list of “guilty pleasures” of almost everyone that has read it.  It mixes unconventional genres into an engaging story.

Spider-Woman #5 (Marvel) – A redesign after only 4 issues?  Maybe a bit severe, but many fans were confused with the launch of the new series into the middle of the Spider-Verse.  We will see if Jessica Drew is too old to be “Batgirl-ed”

The White Queen #2 (Zenescope) – Zenescope once again proves that anything that Calie Liddle touches turns to gold.  Incorporating Wonderland into the confusing Age of Darkness has not slowed down this story, made better by the presence of the Trickster.

Elana

Top Pick: Spider-Woman #5 (Marvel) – Can’t wait for this relaunch. Great artist. Jessica Drew is one of my favorite characters yet no one has really done her justice in her solo book yet. I think this will be it.

Adventure Time Vol. 6 TPB (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!) – Get it and share it with everyone.

All-New Hawkeye #1 (Marvel) – The preview looks strong and the art in particular. Bold, graphic, not trashy. And everyone loves the Hawkeyes! Looks like a great jumping off point.

Angela Asgard’s Assassin #4 (Marvel) – Oooo pretty. Love her new warrior armor ad badass trans paramour and bard. Plus a guardians team up? Get it!

Saga #26 (Image Comics) – Every issue is a little masterwork. And every issue is leaving me hanging, obsessively thinking and worrying about what’s coming next. As you’ve probably noticed, this is the comic book to give to your friends who don’t read comics.

Nevada

Top Pick: Bright Lights, Lonely Nights: The Memories of Serena, Porn Star Pioneer of the 1970’s (BearManor Adult) – This book would be interesting as a behind-the-scenes look at the 1970’s pornographic film industry, but the fact that it’s a first-hand account told by a liberated woman and one of its biggest stars make it a must-read.

Comics and Narration (University Press of Mississippi) – I’m feeling quite bookish this week so I’ll round out my list with this continuing study about comics and how and why they work the way they do. This looks like it could go to the wonky academic side of things but I like that stuff occasionally as long as it doesn’t get too abstract. Since this features examples of work by the likes of R. Crumb and company I expect I’ll be able to learn something new and be entertained at the same time. Good deal!

Drawing From Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art (University Press of Mississippi) – As I embark on my own comic series that contains semi-autobiographical content, Fretville, I look forward to reading this book to further my understanding of subjectivity in comic art.

Supernatural 200th Episode Buttons (ATA Boy) – I’ve watched Sam (Jared Padelecki) since Gilmore Girls and Dean (Jenson Ackles) since the earliest days of Smallville (wow, since the WB became the CW in fact!). A fan of Supernatural from the very beginning, I’d love to have some of these to put on my denim jacket or to pin on one of my handmade throw pillows.

Wolf Moon #4 (Vertigo) – I’m interested in wolves, werewolves, and wolf lore so I’m particularly drawn to this mysterious story about a seemingly indestructible wolf on the prowl.

BOOM! Studios in May 2015

ARCADIA #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Taylor
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Frazer Irving
Incentive Cover: Eric Scott Pfeiffer

What’s to Love: Our long tradition of breaking new talent—like Rafael Albuquerque (The Savage Brothers, American Vampire), Emma Rios (Hexed, Pretty Deadly), and Declan Shalvey (28 Days Later, Moon Knight)—continues with the debut of Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer, two new creators whose extensive world-building in the sci-fi thriller Arcadia evokes comparisons to epics like Game of Thrones, The Matrix, and Astro City.

What It Is: When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able—and willing—to help? Featuring the first of five connecting covers by Matt Taylor.

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OH, KILLSTRIKE #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Logan Faerber
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Frazer Iving
Incentive Cover: Kris Anka

What’s to Love: Say Anything frontman Max Bemis writes a love letter to 1990s superhero comics in this tongue-in-cheek homage to the era, featuring the art stylings of Logan Faerber—reminiscent of works by Chip Zdarsky and Jeff Lemire. Much like Polarity, Oh, Killstrike is very personal to Bemis: It’s about a new dad who loves comics from his youth. Part twisted buddy comedy, part profound coming-of-age story, we could not stop smiling when reading Oh, Killstrike.

What It Is: Jared, a new father, fears parenthood. An old comics fan, he turns to them for comfort. But when he unwittingly lets loose his favorite character, Killstrike—a single-minded, vengeance-loving anti-hero—onto the world, Jared must find a way to send him back before he harms all the people he loves the most. But before that happens, Killstrike leads Jared on a quest of self-discovery to make him realize the kid who loved this character is not the man he has become.

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BRAVEST WARRIORS: TALES FROM THE HOLO JOHN #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Authors: John Omohundro, Paul Allor, Ryan Ferrier, Adam Smith, & Mad Rupert
Artists: Eryk Donovan, Adam Del Re, Jorge Corona, Hannah Christenson, & Mad Rupert
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Incentive Cover: Artyom Trakhanov

What’s to Love: What do you get when you cross Star Trek’s Holodeck with the wacky irreverence of the Bravest Warriors? Why, the Holo John, of course, a restroom that can make your wildest (or lamest) fantasies happen! This oversized one-shot contains five short stories set in the lavish lavatory, including ones by Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Mad Rupert (Adventure Time: Banana Guard); and John Omohundro, the voice of Danny on the Bravest Warriors animated series!

What It Is: What happens when you flush a pet fish down the Holo John? (Hint: It fantasizes it was a shark instead!) Or what if the Holo John gains sentience and “dreams of electric pee”? All that and more are covered in this collection of short stories about the Bravest Warriors’ out-of-this-world outhouse. Who knew they used their emotions-based powers in the loo, too?

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LANTERN CITY #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Paul Jenkins & Matthew Daley
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Benjamin Carré
Jackpot Variant Cover: Carlos Magno
BOOM! 10 Years Variant Cover: Ben Caldwell
Incentive Cover: Dave Dorman

What’s to Love: From the writings of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, to comics like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Lady Mechanika, the detailed and imagination-fueled steampunk movement has excited fans worldwide. Set in an original, sprawling steampunk world, Lantern City explores everything we love about the genre and what it takes to change a person’s place in the world.

What It Is: Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City means living in near constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander’s brother-in-law, the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he’s set on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his family and his caste.

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UFOLOGY #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: James Tynion IV, Noah J.Yuenkel
Artist: Matthew Fox
Cover Artist: Matthew Fox

Following the disaster at the abandoned house, the bodies of Eustace and “the stranger” are examined while Becky lies in a hospital bed, wishing she could forget everything that happened. Malcolm knows there’s something bigger going on, though, and is eager to investigate.

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BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Brian Lynch
Artists: Jerry Gaylord
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Felipe Smith
Incentive Cover: Erica Henderson

As Bill & Ted bring popularity and happiness to the childhood of their future oh-so-evil arch-nemesis, De Nomolos, they may have accidentally changed more than just his taste in music. With the looming threat of an altered timeline ahead of them, it will take more than the intervention of Rufus or the Grim Reaper to bring excellence back to the universe! Featuring a prehistoric time-romping back-up story by Adam P. Knave & DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole) and Wook Jin Clark (Adventure Time: Flip Side).

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PAMIOTTI & BRADY’S THE BIG CON JOB #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Jimmy Palmiotti & Matt Brady
Artist: Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Cover Artist: Amanda Conner

The crew is picked, and now the con is on. Just when the team thinks nothing can go wrong, reality sets in and tosses a monkey wrench their way!

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HIT: 1957 #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Slater and Haywood arrive in Las Vegas and meet with an old confidante within Domino’s ranks. As they stage an assault to save Bonnie, Sticky tracks down the Hollywood Hacker on his own in L.A.

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CLUSTER #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Damian Couceiro
Incentive Cover: Declan Shalvey

The clock is ticking! Mourning the death of crew mates and trying to stay ahead of the enemies on their trail, Samara and Grace will have to decide who to trust in order to get back to prison before their time runs out.

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CURB STOMP #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi
Cover Artist: Devaki Neogi

It’s the final showdown! The battle for Old Beach is on as the cops, The Wrath, and The Fever go head-to-head. Betty and her crew might be outnumbered, but they’ll fight to the death to defend their town.

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GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: George Pérez
Artist: George Pérez
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: George Pérez
10-Copy Incentive Cover: George Pérez (Character Spotlight)
25-Copy Incentive Cover: George Pérez (Pencils Connecting)
50-Copy Incentive Cover: George Pérez (Pencils Connecting)

Trapped in a time paradox, the Sirens must face off against zombie versions of themselves and figure out a way to prevent the second destruction of Earth!

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DEEP STATE #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Cover Artist: Matt Taylor

Harrow and Branch come face-to-face with the most notorious—and completely unknown—killer in U.S. history when Control informs them that they not only know who killed John F. Kennedy, but that the assassin is still alive.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mike Henderson
Intermix Cover: Robert Sammelin
Incentive Cover: Darick Robertson

As clashing forces fight for control over the Trans-Siberian railway, Snake learns things have not changed much since his first time as a soldier. With the ever-watching eye of a masked stranger upon him, Snake will discover that the past is never too far behind him.

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DAY MEN #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze

The fallout from the Justice by Day battle reaches its climax as the Virgo and Ramses families fight for their survival against the Scourge.

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HEXED #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Just as Lucifer went through her recent mysterious transformation, this special flashback issue takes a look at how the Harlot went from being human to becoming the Keeper of Secrets.

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ROBOCOP #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Joshua Williamson & Dennis Culver
Artist: Alejandro Aragón
Cover Artist: Carlos Magno

The final battle for Detroit rages on the steps of OCP headquarters. Death on all sides grows in numbers every second. With Killian making his way to the Old Man, Lewis and RoboCop must come together one last time to see this war to its end.

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DEAD LETTERS #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions

The Gang War between Ma and Jones has devolved into chaos between the boroughs and established factions. As each side threatens to wipe out the other, the very fabric of “Here” is imploding. God is shutting down the experiment.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brian Churilla
Incentive Cover: Nick Robles

Lo Pan’s revenge against Jack Burton in the Hell of No Return is almost complete, but Egg and Wang are coming back to Chinatown, and they’re bringing Jack’s soul with them!

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SONS OF ANARCHY #21

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante

Tensions escalate as disgraced ex-prospect Dillon frames the Mayans for vandalizing the SAMCRO clubhouse and kidnapping Lyla.

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SUICIDE RISK #25

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Elena Casagrande

Final issue! Leo must decide between his old life and his new life as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Does he save his real family, or the ones they forced him to love? Does it make a difference?

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ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Reimena Yee
Subscription Variant Cover: Kevin Stanton
Variant Cover: Liz Fleming

As Marceline and Princess Bubblegum try to get back to Ooo, Finn has to figure out how to deal with the Suspencer when he can’t get close to him! Meanwhile, Cinnamon Bun is taking advantage of his new abilities to the extreme.

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Patrick Seery
Artists: Megan Brennan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Flynn Nicholls
Subscription Variant Cover: Drew Green

Bee wants to get an awesome present for Deckard, but she’s totally broke. Luckily PuppyCat is on the case and gets her a mission…doing yardwork?

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REGULAR SHOW #23

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Andy Hirsch
Subscription Variant Cover: Andrew Stewart

Rigby and Hi-Five Ghost find cryptic information about the strange movie from Rigby’s childhood on a message board, leading them to believe it was about dinosaur aliens!

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PEANUTS #28

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Jeff Dyer, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Scott Jeralds, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz

With the arrival of an eclipse, Linus prepares the gang for the worst. Using Charlie Brown’s perfectly round head as a placeholder for the sun, he must do all he can to keep them from staring into the upcoming rays. “Sunny Disposition” and more adventures are in store in this brand-new issue!

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BRAVEST WARRIORS #32

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ian McGinty
Subscription Variant Cover: Victoria Elliott

Bugcat’s evil plan comes to fruition as he transforms into a monstrous beast to stop the Bravest Warriors and ruin summer camp forever! The Bravest Warriors are going to have to team up with the campers to defeat Bugcat, but do these kids have what it takes?

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ADVENTURE TIME #40

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Hastings, Henry Leo & Matt Fraction
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paul Pope
Subscription Variant Cover: Lauren Dawson
Variant Cover: Simon Leclerc

It’s a special interactive, one-shot issue! Magic Man plans to use the reader to help beat Finn and Jake, but can our heroes turn the tables? Features a special short written by debut writer Henry Leo and Matt Fraction (Hawkeye)!

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GIANT DAYS #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: John Allison
Artist: Lissa Treiman
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Following a night of “mild abandon,” Esther finds herself singled out by the vile collegiate man-site “Laddzone.” When the university authorities are less than helpful, she vows to take down this cyber institution!

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HELP US! GREAT WARRIOR #4 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Madeleine Flores
Artist: Madeleine Flores
Cover Artist: Victoria Elliot

The evil demon has got his filthy claws into the world, and it’s up to Great Warrior to stop him. But what happens when her greatest secret is revealed?

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MUNCHKIN #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Tom Siddell
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ian McGinty
Variant Cover: Paul Maybury

THE FUTURE! Everyone lives underground now. The shadowy government decides to send someone back in time to rectify past mistakes. The time traveller runs into other time travellers, including a cyborg hunter sent to “terminate” a military leader, two high school kids on an Excellent Adventure, a crazy doctor and a young man who seem to be travelling back to the past/future, and Jeanne Claude Van Damme as TIMECOP from the movie TIMECOP. Turns out the future was messed up by all these conflicting time-travelling jerks.

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LUMBERJANES #14

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brooke Allen
Variant Cover: Joy Ang

When a freak snow storm hits the camp, Jen gets lost! It’s up to Rosie and the girls to find their Roanoke cabin leader. As they search, Jen comes across the path of a mysterious taxidermist who rides a moose. What the junk is she up to?

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MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 3 #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: David Petersen, Ramon K. Perez, Jake Parker, Eric Talbot
Artists: David Petersen, Ramon K. Perez, Jake Parker, Eric Talbot
Cover Artist: David Petersen

The mice at the June Alley Inn continue to tell their stories in an attempt to clear their tabs. Featuring inventive mice, haunting cicadas, and other stories from Ramón K Pérez (Hawkeye), Jake Parker (Rocket Raccoon), and Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

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HALOGEN #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Josh Tierney
Artist: Afu Chan
Cover Artist: Afu Chan

In a shocking display, Det takes down Hale so that she, Rell, and Mason can reach the HaloGen ship and escape. As they make their way back to Cityship Q, Rell has to figure out what to do with Det.

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PLUNDER #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Swifty Lang
Artist: Skuds McKinley
Cover Artist: Skuds McKinley

Final issue! Bahdoon is quickly running out of time. Will he choose his own survival over stopping the monster?

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FEATHERS #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona

Feeling alone and betrayed by Bianca and Gabriel, Poe finds a humbled and apologetic Z, who tells him that all the Mice have been taken by the Scarf Man.

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CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Clive Barker, Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo

What’s to Love: Before Fables, before Once Upon a Time, Clive Barker created a secret city of monsters that live among us. Don’t worry if you’ve never seen the film: Clive Barker and writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Manhunter), along with Piotr Kowalski’s gorgeous art (Dark Tower, Sex), have crafted a story for horror fans new and old.

What It Is: With Clive Barker’s vision for Nightbreed finally released—Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut—this series gives readers the untold histories throughout time for the monsters of Midian that fans have been craving. The Nightbreed is a secret society of monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind. Collects issues #1-4.

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THE WOODS VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. One year prior, the school held its first rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on a night that would prove fateful to both the students and faculty, as their lives crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various horrors to come. Created and written by James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), “The Swarm” collects the critically acclaimed second arc (issues #5-8) of the best-selling series.

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FAIRY QUEST VOL. 2: OUTCASTS TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos

What’s to Love: We all grew up reading fairy tales. We all love fairy tales! But if you enjoy your fairy tales with a twist like Fables, Fairest, or Once Upon a Time, Fairy Quest is the perfect series for you. Plus, Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin) and Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) have already made the fans their co-publishers with a successful Kickstarter.

What It Is: The adventures of Red and Mister Woof have only just begun. In Fablewood, all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side. But it is an evil place, overseen by the awful Mister Grimm and his cadre of Think Police. Red and Woof want to escape to a world where their friendship isn’t prohibited, but nothing can prepare them for what lies ahead in the Dark Forest.

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GARFIELD VOL 6 TP

Retail Price: $13.99
Author: Mark Evanier & Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch & Various
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

It’s more all-new Garfield stories, including Garfield in a televised race, Nermal entering a beauty pageant, and Liz meeting a Scary Sorceress! Collects Garfield #21-24.

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Frank Gibson
Artists: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Zachary Sterling

What’s to Love: Based on the award-winning animated series, The Amazing World of Gumball features a wacky cast of characters and a ton of heart, so we were delighted to bring Gumball Watterson and the town of Elmore to comics for the first time.

What It Is: Gumball Watterson thinks he’s the coolest kid in school, his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to stay out of trouble! Anything can happen in the crazy town of Elmore, and Gumball is the master of causing all sorts of trouble with his crazy schemes. Collects issues #1-4, including the Free Comic Book Day story.

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ADVENTURE TIME: SUGARY SHORTS VOL. 2 HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Roger Langridge, Noelle Stevenson & Various
Artists: Frazer Irving, Roger Langridge, Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson & Various
Cover Artist: Cover Design by Jillian Crab

A collection of shorts featuring Finn, Jake, and the rest of the citizens of Ooo from the pages of Adventure Time #16-18, Adventure Time: 2013 Spoooktacular, Adventure Time: 2013 Summer Special, and Adventure Time: 2013 Annual.

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JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Authors: S.M. Vidaurri, Kyla Vanderklugt, Matthew Dow Smith & Jeff Stokely
Artists: S.M. Vidaurri, Kyla Vanderklugt, Matthew Dow Smith & Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Sonny Liew

What’s to Love: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller television show delighted fans for generations, and we’re honored to be able to collect new stories in the spirit of the beloved series. We’ve collected the four tales of wonder and witchcraft from Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches in a beautiful hardcover that will delight fans of all ages.

What It Is: Inspired by folklore from around the world and all told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved beloved television series, this hardcover collects the watercolor story of “The Magic Swan Goose and the Lord of the Forest” from S.M. Vidaurri (Iron: Or, the War After), Spera artist Kyla Vanderklugt’s haunting tale of the snow witch, Matthew Dow Smith’s tale of a man shipwrecked on an island of witches, and the unproduced The Storyteller teleplay from The Jim Henson Company Archives, adapted by Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla). Features an all-new cover illustration by Sonny Liew (The Shadow Hero) and the never-before-seen, unproduced The Storyteller teleplay from The Jim Henson Company Archives.

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Preview: Adventure Time Vol. 5: Mathematical Edition HC

Adventure Time Vol. 5 Mathematical Edition HC

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

CHEW ON THIS! Princess Bubblegum only wants what is best for her kingdom…most of the time. After an experiment of hers goes wrong, Ooo falls under attack and this time, Finn and Jake won’t be able to help. Princess Bubblegum must stand up and fight her own creation, with the help of Marceline… and Lemongrab? It shouldn’t be too hard to save the day, right? Don’t miss these brand-new adventures written by acclaimed cartoonist Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and illustrated by the dynamic art duo, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb. This totally mathematical hardcover edition features never-before-seen extras, including an inside look at the making of the Adventure Time comic! Collects Adventure Time issues #20-24.

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Preview: Adventure Time #37

Adventure Time #37

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Author: Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling

When Finn and Jake have a mad hunger for brunch, they discover that they’ve completely forgotten how to cook. Even worse, it looks like everyone in Ooo has forgotten, too! Can Finn and Jake figure out who’s behind this before the candy people go totally bonkers?

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Cryptozoic Launches New Collectible Merchandise Lines at 2015 New York Toy Fair

CryptozoicThis year Cryptozoic Entertainment is launching a variety of new products targeted at casual fans, as well as collectors. The new products feature renowned brands such as DC Comics, Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Bone and Supernatural representing some of the most creative and innovative merchandise in the company’s history.

With this move into the collectible merchandise category comes the addition of new team members Bill Schanes and Jeff Parker. Jeff Parker joins the Cryptozoic team as Creative Director of Merchandise. Jeff previously held a position in the consumer products division at Cartoon Network and possesses extensive experience in brand management, licensing and consumer products. In this new role, Parker will be responsible for planning and development of collectible merchandise product lines.

Vice President Bill Schanes, previously held the position of Vice President of Purchasing at Diamond Comics. His diverse experience in the comic book and collectible toys industry brings key knowledge to this new business unit. Schanes will oversee the product strategy, licensing and distribution plans for these product lines.

One of their new lines is based on Ghostbusters which is celebrating its 30th anniversary of the film’s release. New products will include vinyl minis, cookie cutters (Q4 2015), the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man apron and hat set, trading cards (Q3 2015) and Ghostbusters: the Board Game (Q4 2015). Like other Cryptozoic products, collectability will be built into some of the products in the Ghostbusters line. The vinyl minis will be packaged as a blind box purchase, with a set of 12 including variant figures.

Fashion Spotlight: Haus of Adventure, Ralph’s School for Special Children, and The Little Mutant

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Haus of Adventure, Ralph’s School for Special Children, and The Little Mutant from tim.shumate.7, SergioDoe, and KindaCreative will be for sale on February 12, 2015 only!

Haus of Adventure by tim.shumate.7

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Ralph’s School for Special Children by SergioDoe

Ralph's School for Special Children

The Little Mutant by KindaCreative

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