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BOOM! Studios in October 2014

BOOM! STUDIOS

MEMETIC #1 (of 3)

Retail Price: $4.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artists: A: Eryk Donovan B: Meme Variant (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: After launching James Tynion IV’s THE WOODS to much acclaim, we were eager to see what other ideas he had. When James—one of our favorite new voices in comics—pitched us MEMETIC as a tale of the apocalypse in three parts, we were sold!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: MEMETIC is truly an event comic—three oversized, 48-page issues detailing the end of the world over the course of three days, and a wholly unique take on the disaster genre. Much like his work on THE WOODS, James Tynion IV and fantastic newcomer Eryk Donovan (THE HOUSE IN THE WALL) will bring horror to a whole new generation and fans of J-horror films like UZUMAKI and THE RING.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.

MEMETIC Cover AMEMETIC #1 Main Cover by Eryk Donovan

Memetic Cover B
MEMETIC #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Eryk Donovan

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists: A: Phil Noto B: Jorge Coelho (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of the SLEEPY HOLLOW television series (now entering its second season on Fox), we knew we had to make a comic just as haunting, engaging and visually gorgeous as the show itself. Featuring multi-layered characters, intense visuals, and creepy storylines, SLEEPY HOLLOW is primed for comics.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: One of the most exciting young writers working today, Scott Snyder

protégé Marguerite Bennett is currently writing Archaia’s BUTTERFLY and has worked on DC’s LOBO, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE, and BATMAN: JOKER’S DAUGHTER. Even if you don’t watch the show, SLEEPY HOLLOW is perfect for fans of SUPERNATURAL. Includes all-new back-up stories from Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES).

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Cover A
SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Main Cover by Phil Noto

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Cover B
SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Jorge Coelho

NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES
KABOOM!

UNCLE GRANDPA #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Artists: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Cover Artists: A: Bob Flynn B: Cory Fuller C: Chris McD D: Troy Little

WHY WE LOVE IT: Adventure Time. Regular Show. The Amazing World of Gumball. Steven Universe. Can you tell we love Cartoon Network’s shows? We’re excited to welcome Uncle Grandpa to KaBOOM! comics. It’s quirky, goofy, and oh-so-fun—a perfect formula for the four-color page.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: This MAD Magazine-style comic is going to feature all manner of short strips, games, and more goofy things. If you are a a fan of cartoonists like Don Martin, Gary Larson, and Tex Avery, you’ll enjoy UNCLE GRANDPA.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Uncle Grandpa is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he’s come to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! It’s a collection of zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt.

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover A
UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Main Cover by Bob Flynn

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover B
UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Chase Cover (1:10) by Cory Fuller

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover C

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Chris McD

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover D

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:25) by Troy Little

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Authors: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Zachary Clemente
Artists: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Maris Wicks
Cover Artists: A: Matt Cummings B: Perry Maple C: Missy Pena (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the getting the chance to jump into the world of Gumball and Darwin, it was only natural that we would want more! THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL is filled with so many exciting characters and stories—we are champing at the bit to work on all of them. We’re just getting started!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Who hasn’t woken in the middle of the night wishing for more Tina Rex in their life? Even if you’ve never watched THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, this special is a perfect spooky October read.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Gumball and his friends are getting together to see who can tell the best scary story. The competition is going to escalate quickly as this group of friends fight to creatively outdo each other in fright. Filled with stories by amazing creators, this is definitely going to be a special to pick up!

Amazing World of Gumball 2014 Special #1

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Main Cover by Matt Cummings

Amazing World of Gumball 2014 Special #1 Cover B

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Chase Cover (1:10) by Perry Maple

Amazing World of Gumball

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Missy Pena

NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES

ARCHAIA

FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler
Cover Artists: A: Jake Myler B: Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: Our FRAGGLE ROCK anthologies were the first comics we published with our friends at The Jim Henson Company and ever since then, we’ve always wanted to tell an epic, Fraggle-tastic story only possible in comics. Now we have our chance in this four-issue limited series! The Fraggles will adventure to places they’ve never been before, places where Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembly, and Boober will meet brand-new friends, sing brand-new songs,and dance their cares away!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Whether it’s ADVENTURE TIME, AMULET, or MOUSE GUARD comics fans are coming out for all-ages stories. No one mastered that art form quite like Jim Henson, and the characters of FRAGGLE ROCK remain some of his most beloved creations. New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED, BRAVEST WARRIORS) and artist Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK, Orphan Blade), have spun a hilarious, super fun story for longtime fans and comic readers of all ages who’ve yet to meet this lovable gang of Fraggles.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before! It’s the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock in their biggest story yet!

FR: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Cover A
FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Main Cover by Jake Myler

FR: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Cover B
FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:10)

by Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives

ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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WILD’S END #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard

The search for the cause of a devastating fire that has left Crowchurch in mourning leads Clive and the others deep into the forest where they meet a new ally combating an alien threat at her

WILD'S END #2
WILD’S END #2 Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

CLOAKS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Caleb Monroe
Artist: Mariano Navarro
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

After the shocking reveal of what truly happened to his mentor and father figure Blackstone, Adam reluctantly agrees to join the ranks of the CLOAKS black-ops organization and is immediately thrown into his first mission: hunting down his predecessor on the team, someone who Adam can’t help but find familiar…

CLOAKS #2
CLOAKS #2 Cover by W. Scott Forbes

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Ed Brisson, Ben Meares, and Mark Miller
Artists: Carlos Magno and Alexis Ziritt
Cover Artists: A: Conor Nolan B: Alexis Ziritt (INCENTIVE)

The trip through The Cenobites’ Bestiary continues! This month, Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and Alexis Ziritt (The Package) show us how smartphones and the LeMarchand Device are connected in “Conduit,” while in “Puzzled,” a young man with an aptitude for solving puzzles finds refuge with the legendary device. And finally, Pinhead erupts against the forces amassed against him in part three of “The Hunted.”

HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #1
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #1 Main Cover by Conor Nolan

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 Incentive Cover (1:15) by Alexis Ziritt

HEXED #3

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

Lucifer’s harrowing trip to the Shade has left her depleted, devastated, and worst of all, an entire dimension away from Val and Raina as they are caught in the middle of the psychotic Graeae family feud between Madame Cymbaline and her newly released brother, Yves.

HEXED #3 Cover
HEXED #3 Cover by Emma Rios

BLACK MARKET #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos

Cover Artist: Victor Santos

Everything’s looking up for Ray—he’s off the hook for the murder of Hotspot, the crooked cops aiming to blackmail him have been framed and incarcerated, and he finally has enough money to afford treatment for his wife’s M.S. diagnosis. So why do all of those problems pale in comparison to the “favor” that he now owes Biochem: kidnapping the world’s strongest hero, Ultra?

BLACK MARKET #4
BLACK MARKET #4 Cover by Victor Santos

ROBOCOP #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artists: A: Goñi Montes B: Carlos Magno (INCENTIVE)

The guns are gone. Old Detroit riots. The politicians rage. Everything is going according to plan. With Killian’s undertaking in full effect, RoboCop and Anne Lewis are the only ones who can stop his siege for power.

ROBOCOP #4 Cover A
ROBOCOP#4 Main Cover by Goni Montes

ROBOCOP #4 Cover B

ROBOCOP #4 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carlos Magno

THE EMPTY MAN #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Having barely survived the journey through Patient Zero’s hellscape, Langford and Jensen close in on the location of the kidnapped children. But will the Witnesses make them see the glory of the Empty Man before the agents can come to the rescue?

THE EMPTY MAN #5 Cover
THE EMPTY MAN #5 Cover Vanesa R. Del Rey

THOMAS ALSOP #5 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Artist: Palle Schmidt

Cover Artist: Palle Schmidt

THOMAS ALSOP #5
THOMAS ALSOP #5 Cover by Palle Schmidt

THE WOODS #6

Retail Price: $3.99

Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

As the crew continues to track down their kidnapped classmates and the mysterious Hunters in the woods, we flashback to Calder on the opening night of Bay Point’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

THE WOODS #6
THE WOODS #6 Cover by Michael Dialynas

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5

Retail Price: $3.99

Author: John Carpenter and Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Alexis Ziritt C: Riley Rossmo

Jack Burton’s journey is coming to an end. He faces his final challenge, the one that will free his friend Wang! But what he and Egg must do may be salvation for a friend…or doom for us all!

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5 Main Cover A by Eric Powell

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5 Cover B
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Chase Cover (1:10) by Alexis Ziritt

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5 Cover C
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Retailer Incentive (1:25) Cover C by Riley Rossmo

DEAD LETTERS #6

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

After last month’s major revelation and the return of someone from his life Down There, Sam returns to the main metropolis in a hunt to find the Saints of Nowhere that have been wreaking havoc on the New Arrivals to Purgatory.

DEAD LETTERS #6 Cover
DEAD LETTERS #6 Cover by Chris Visions

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artists: A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (Incentive)

Boone must learn what it means to be a god of man and a god of beast. In Annastajia’s search for beauty, a monster will be born from her imperfections. Lude, the demon of a god long past, will live a lifetime of jest in the face of an eternity of chaos. All creatures of the night must learn that life is a fickle thing. Midian calls to us all.

CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #6 Cover A
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6 Main Cover A by Riley Rossmo

CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #5 Cover B by Christopher Mitten
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6 Retailer Incentive Cover by Christopher Mitten

EVIL EMPIRE #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw

With the Evil Empire’s influence spanning from the East coast to the West coast, what’s left to do other than expand its touch to the rest of the world? Reese and her crew struggle to raise their resistance’s threat level, but with tensions rising, internal struggle might get the best of them.

EVIL EMPIRE #8 Cover
EVIL EMPIRE #8 Cover by Jay Shaw

SUICIDE RISK #18

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

We return to the parallel earth where Reqieum, Terza, and the others with super powers originally have come from: Ultramar. In this special one shot issue we explore the kind of crime you have to commit to be banished not only from a world, but an entire dimension…

SUICIDE RISK #18 Cover
SUICIDE RISK #18 Cover by Stephanie Hans

SONS OF ANARCHY #14

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Damian Couceiro

SONS OF ANARCHY #14
SONS OF ANARCHY #13 Cover by Damian Couceiro

ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

KABOOM!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Cover Artists: A. George Caltsoudas B. Felicia Choo C. Amber Rogers (Incentive)

Steven is in the annual Beach City Bike Race, and he and Connie are deep into training mode! But everything gets a little crazy when the Gems get involved, and Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl’s worry about Steven might do more harm than good!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #3
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Main Cover by Amber Rogers

STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover B by Felicia Choo
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Chase Cover (1:10) B by Meg Gandy

STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Cover C
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by George Caltsoudas

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kent Osborne
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artists: A. Aimee Fleck B. Carey Pietsch C. Christina Chang (Incentive)

Looks like these recruits are finally rising to the occasion…but in a big NOT REALLY sort of way. Has the lead Banana finally figured out a way to get these peel-less jokes of Banana Guards out of his life? It might be time for Tree Trunks to take charge and give her fellow trainees something that they sorely need: help.

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Cover A
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Main Cover by Aimee Fleck

AT BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Cover B
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Chase Cover (1:10) by Carey Pietsch

AT: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Cover C
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20)

by Christina Chang

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A. Missy Pena B. Jay Fosgitt C. Drew Green (Incentive)

Gumball finally has the best plan, the greatest plan, really, the ONLY plan that he will ever need again! There is only one way to guarantee that he will be the coolest kid that ever was and that is…dramatic entrances?! Darwin does not enjoy being roped into a task that will undoubtedly get out of hand, but what is a best friend to do?

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Cover A
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Main Cover A by Missy Pena

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Cover B
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Chase Cover (1:10) by Jay Fosgitt.

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Cover C
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Drew Green

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Artist: Natasha Allegri
Cover Artists: A. Caroline Breault B. Zac Gorman C. Natalie Nourigat (Incentive)

Bee is going to have to figure out a way to stop time if she’s going to be able to keep up with all the temp work heading her way! With the help of PuppyCat, it looks like there is nothing that can stop this magical temp worker from getting stuff done…except maybe an unexpected guest crashing into her apartment.

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover A by Caroline Breault

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover B
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Chase Cover (1:2) by Zac Gorman

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Retailer Incentive (1:15) Cover C by Natalie Norigat

GARFIELD #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch and Genevieve FT
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

GARFIELD 30 Cover
GARFIELD #30 Cover by Andy Hirsch

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty

Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty B: Maris Wicks C: Chip Zdarsky (INCENTIVE)
It’s the 2nd Anniversary issue! The team comes face to face with… Bugcat?! It’s up to the Bravest Warriors to figure out who this little guy is and where he came from because though he may look like everyone’s favorite Catbug, he might be more foe than friend!

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover A
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Main Cover by Ian McGinty

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover B
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Chase Cover (1:2) by Maris Wicks

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover C
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Chip Zdarsky

ADVENTURE TIME #33

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artists: A: Hwei Lim B: Christina Larsen (Subscription Cover) C: Genevieve FT (INCENTIVE)
Magic Man’s hold on Finn is proving to be stronger than anyone had thought and it’s taking the whole crew to band together to help their friend, only this time, there really might be nothing they can do. It’s up to Finn to stand up to Magic Man, if only he could find the bully.

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover A
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Main Cover by Hwei Lim

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover B
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Subscription Cover by Christina Larsen

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover C
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Genevieve FT

REGULAR SHOW #16

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Minty Lewis
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Kyle Fewell (Subscription Cover) C: Laura Meuller (INCENTIVE)

The smoke is finally clearing and it looks like there is only one victor in this crazy dash of coffee beans and caffeine. Mordecai and Rigby can only make things worse, but is Eileen’s insane faith in Rigby going to pull through for her this time around? The coffee shop might just get the suprise of its life.

REGULAR SHOW #16 Cover A
REGULAR SHOW #16 Main Cover by Andy Hirsch

Regular Show #16 Cover B
REGULAR SHOW #16 Subscription Cover by Kylr Fewell

Regular Show #16 Cover C
REGULAR SHOW #16 Retailer Incentive Cover by Laura Meuller

PEANUTS #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various

When stars fill the skies, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus must seek out the one star that can be called Charlie Brown’s own. “Charlie Brown’s Star” and many more brand-new adventures like “Dogstoyefsky” and “Sally’s Great Pumpkin” can be found in this exciting issue of Peanuts.

PEANUTS #22
PEANUTS #22 Cover by Charles M. Schulz, Various

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TEEN DOG #2 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artists: A: Jake Lawrence B: Kris Mukai (INCENTIVE)

High school is tough, man. Even when you’re Teen Dog. Teachers, homework, and bullies are always trying to cramp your style. But, hey! That’s what buddies, pizza, and good times are for. Gotta keep the good vibes going.

Teen Dog #2 Cover A
TEEN DOG #2 Main Cover by Jake Lawrence

TEEN DOG #2 Cover Bd
TEEN DOG #2 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carey Pietsch

LUMBERJANES #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists: A. Noelle Stevenson B. Carey Pietsch (INCENTIVE)

It’s a race through the woods and through everyone’s favorite cave of doom as the Lumberjanes make their way through previous obstacles. Now they know what answers they’re looking for and they are not going to leave until everything is out in the open. Only it looks like the boys’ camp might have other ideas…

LUMBERJANES #7 Cover A
LUMBERJANES #7 Main Cover by Noelle Stevenson

LUMBERJANES #7 Cover B by Kel McDonald
LUMBERJANES #7 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carey Pietsch

ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

ARCHAIA

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kyla Vanderklugt
Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt

Kyla Vanderklugt, artist of SPERA and Archaia’s 2014 Free Comic Book Day LABYRINTH story, tells the beautiful Japanese tale of “The Snow Witch” in a gorgeous horizontal format stand-alone issue. When an old woodcutter and his young apprentice are caught in a blizzard, a mysterious woman dressed in white appears and freezes the woodcutter to death before eating his soul. She spares the apprentice if he vows never to tell of what he has seen, but keeping his word may not be so easy when he falls in love.

JH's STORYLETTERS: WITCHES #2 Cover

BUTTERFLY #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Facing her father for the first time in 20 years, Butterfly must decide whether or not she can trust the man she thought she knew. With enemies bearing down on them, the two operatives will have to start sorting through the two decades of lies between them if they want to survive.

Butterfly #2 Cover
BUTTERFLY #2 Cover by Phil Noto

THE LAST BROADCAST #6 (of 7)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Cover Artist: Gabriel Iumazark

Ivan and Backbone recover from the loss of a team member. Knowing now their very lives are at stake, the team must follow new clues even further into the forgotten places of the city. They are finally about the uncover their true enemies, but do they really want to know the truth?

THE LAST BROADCAST #5 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark
THE LAST BROADCAST #6 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark

TRADE PAPERBACKS, ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND HARDCOVERS

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FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS TP

Retail Price: $39.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artists: Greg Scott, Mateus Santolouco, Mark Dos Santos, and more
Cover Artist: Tyler Walpole

WHY WE LOVE IT: Michael Alan Nelson has written some of the books we are proudest of: HEXED, 28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, and more. FALL OF CTHULHU was his first epic for BOOM! and we’re reprinting it all in one grand volume!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Do you like Cthulhu stories? Nelson’s epic was hailed by Leverage creator John Rogers as “the definitive Cthulhu in graphic novel format.” Never before has H.P. Lovecraft’s world been presented in such an expansive and complex way.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos himself, devises his most destructive plan yet, a disparate group of humans find themselves brought together as the unavoidable apocalypse draws near.

Fall of Cthulhu Omnibus Cover

THE FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS Cover by Tyler Walpole

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert
Artist: Tom Garcia, Janusz Ordon
Cover Artist: Nick Percival

The three people to serve as Pinhead—Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour—have been thrown into various factions fighting a war between Hells that threatens to destroy all of humanity. As the divisions between dimensions dissolve, each of the Hell Popes must decide how far they are willing to go to win the war and to ensure their surivial. Clive Barker and co-writer Brandon Seifert, with artist Tom Garcia, bring this epic HELLRAISER saga to a thrilling conclusion. This volume also includes stories from HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013, featuring work by Barker and Seifert, as well as Ben Meares, Jesus Hervas, and Janusz Ordon. Collects HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #9-12, and HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013.

Hellraiser: The Dark Watch Vol. 3 TP Cover
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP Cover by Nick Percival

3 GUNS TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

WHY WE LOVE IT: Creator Steven Grant (DAMNED, Punisher: Circle of Blood) returns along with original series cover artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and interior artist Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash) for more action-comedy thrills!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you’re a fan of the hit 2013 summer blockbuster 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, find out what happens next! Or if you like stories featuring reluctant, unlikely partners like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, or Die Hard with a Vengeance, you’ll like 3 GUNS!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Trench was a deep-cover DEA agent. Steadman was an undercover Naval Intelligence officer. Now, after racing headlong across the Southwest, desperately outrunning Feds and mobsters while trying to clear their names, Trench and Steadman are pulled into another impossible situation: brokering gun deals between the Russians and anti-government revolutionaries…from opposite sides. And little do they know, a Third Gun has her eyes set on the ultimate prize—and she won’t go down without a fight. Collects 3 GUNS #1-6.

3 GUNS TP Cover
3 GUNS TP Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

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KABOOM!

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Nick Sumida
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Mary Cagle

A picture is worth a thousand words, but not in this case! Mordecai and Rigby find themselves in trouble after a selfie war and now they have to destroy all the evidence so no one (especially Margaret) sees Mordecai’s scariest picture. It’s a crazy battle of flashing cameras and Internet shame, written by indie rockstar Nick Sumida and drawn by amazingly gifted Allison Strejlau. Collects REGULAR SHOW #3, 6-8.

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP Cover
REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP Cover by Mary Cagle

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP

Retail Price: $13.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Alexis E. Farjado, Nat Gertler, Caleb Monroe, Jeff Dyer, and Art Roche
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott Paige Braddock, Stephanie Gladden, Mike DeCarlo, Mona Koth, Robert Pope, Heff Shultz, Andy Hirsch, and Scott Jeralds
Cover Artist: Bob Scott

New PEANUTS adventures, perfect for you and your Sweet Babboo! It’s time to hop atop your doghouse biplane and escape into the wonderful world of legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with brand-new adventures from an all-star lineup of writers and artists, and classic strips by Schulz himself. Featuring Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang, this timeless collection of humor and imagination is sure to help you finally kick that football or take to the skies and defeat the Red Baron once and for all. Collects PEANUTS #9-12.

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP Cover

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP Cover by Charles M. Schulz

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Archaia

SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Josh Tierney
Artists: Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr, and Valentin Seiche
Cover Artist: Afu Chan

WHY WE LOVE IT: Eisner Award-nominated creator Josh Tierney has a gift for bringing together the best up-and-coming indie talent to illustrate the adventures of Pira and Lono, our two favorite princesses in comics! This volume marks a brand-new starting point to jump into the world of Spera, with a daring new quest that longtime fans will also love.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: SPERA is a stunningly illustrated mash-up of all the best things in life: webcomics, young-adult fantasy, retro video games, pulp adventure comics, and fairy tales.Fans of Zelda, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Frozen, Tamora Pierce, and LUMBERJANES will love this series!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for the Queen, her daughter—the exiled adventurer Princess Pira—and Pira’s best friend Princess Lono have discovered her plot…and will go to any lengths to stop her. Along with their friends—the fire spirit, Yonder, and the ruthless cat Chobo—Pira and Lono must set off on a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, up monster-infested mountains, through villages full of crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.
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SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC Cover by Afu Chan

THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW OGN HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner once again with The Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge, the Eisner Award-winning writer and illustrator of THE MUPPET SHOW and SNARKED, to adapt and illustrate the project!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind SNARKED and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!

THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW Cover
JIM HENSON’S THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW Cover by Roger Langridge

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Preview: Adventure Time #30

Adventure Time #30

Writer: Ryan North
Artists: Kat Philbin, Missy Pena, Becca Tobin, Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Jesse Tise, Ian McGinty, T. Zysk, David Cutler, Yumi Sakugawa, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb

It’s a rad stand-alone ZINE Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and mini-comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the ADVENTURE TIME gang!

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Preview: Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy #1

Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy #1

Writer(s): Kent Osborne
Artist(s): Mad Rupert

Turns out that there is a lot to being a Banana Guard—but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he starts his search for new recruits among Ooo’s citizens. Only the best will do in his quest to protect the Candy Kingdom!

If you love ADVENTURE TIME, you can’t get beat a comic series written by one of the show’s writers and the creator of Root Beer Guy! Also great if you like bananas.

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BOOM! Studios in September 2014

WILD’S END #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artists: A: I.N.J. Culbard B: David Petersen (Incentive)

WHY WE LOVE IT: We love smart takes on classic science-fiction mythos and who better to take advantage of the iconography of H.G. Wells and War of the Worlds than Dan Abnett, one of comics’ most renowned sci-fi writers and one of creators responsible for the groundbreaking run on Guardians of the Galaxy that inspired the upcoming Marvel movie. Paired with I.N.J. Culbard, who has made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, it’s a team perfectly built for the visually impactful adventure stories readers love.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Inspired by the sci-fi aesthetic of War of the Worlds and the anthropomorphic characters of Blacksad and Mouse Guard, readers will be blown away by Culbard’s art while fans of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World’s End) will fall in love with Clive, Peter, and Gilbert as they try to survive an alien invasion.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When a rural English community of the 1930s is the victim of an alien invasion, the residents’ lives are upended by the harsh realities of life-and-death violence. Led by the town’s outsider and retired war veteran, they will have to rally together to uncover the secret of their invaders and ultimately fight back.

WILD'S END Cover A by I.N.J. Culbard

WILD’S END Cover A by I.N.J. Culbard

WILD'S END Cover B by David Petersen

WILD’S END Cover B by David Petersen

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: George Pérez
Artist: George Pérez
Cover Artists: A: George Pérez Wraparound Right-Side Cover B: Cameron Stewart C: George Pérez Wraparound Left-Side Cover (Incentive) D: George Pérez Pencils Right-Side Cover (Incentive) E: George Pérez Pencils Left-Side Cover (Incentive)

WHY WE LOVE IT: The name George Pérez should say it all, but we are beyond excited to work with one of comics’ living masters on his own original title. He’s worked on great female characters like Wonder Woman and Scarlet Witch, but this, a team of female heroes of his own creation, had us hooked.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s a sci-fi adventure story that spans time and space, featuring a team of female heroes that kick butt across the universe. If you like strong female sci-fi characters like Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck, Star Wars’ Princess Leia, and Alien’s Ripley, you’ll find nine reasons to love GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save it—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue, bi-monthly miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.
GEORGE PÉREZ'S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Right-Side Cover A by George Pérez

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Right-Side Cover A by George Pérez
GEORGE PÉREZ'S SIRENS #1 Cover B by Cameron Stewart

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Cover B by Cameron Stewart
GEORGE PÉREZ'S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Left-Side Cover B by George Pérez

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Left-Side Cover C by George Pérez
GEORGE PÉREZ'S SIRENS #1 Pencils Right-Side Cover C by George Pérez

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Pencils Right-Side Cover D by George Pérez
GEORGE PÉREZ'S SIRENS #1 Pencils Left-Side Cover D by George Pérez

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Pencils Left-Side Cover E by George Pérez

CLOAKS #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Caleb Monroe
Artist: Mariano Navarro
Cover Artists: A: W. Scott Forbes B: Phil Noto (Incentive)

WHY WE LOVE IT: Who doesn’t love a good magic trick? From HEXED, to THOMAS ALSOP, to THE LAST BROADCAST, we’ve always had a few tricks up our sleeves, and CLOAKS continues the tradition with a Black Ops twist.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, Batman) and artist Mariano Navarro (PROTOCOL: ORPHANS) bring you the Robin Hood of Wall Street, combining street magicians with a spy-fi thriller.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam blows the minds of crowds with logic-defying acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and re-distribute their ill-begotten wealth to those in need. He’s a modern-day Robin Hood, but his travails garner the attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted by three suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost—in order to maintain his liberty, he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as CLOAKS.

CLOAKS #1 Cover A by Scott Forbes

CLOAKS #1 Cover A by Scott Forbes
CLOAKS #1 Cover B by Phil Noto

CLOAKS #1 Cover B by Phil Noto

TEEN DOG #1 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artists: A: Jake Lawrence B: Jen Lee (Incentive)

WHY WE LOVE IT: TEEN DOG is John Hughes meets ‘90s Nickelodeon cartoons, two of our absolute favorite things. It’s a totally awesome adventure that stars the canine that spun out of Jake Lawrence’s web comic Time Cowboy and kick-flipped his way into our hearts.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: How was your high school experience? TEEN DOG is high school if it didn’t totally blow, and instead totally ruled the most. Teen angst and whimsical adventures collide in this new series reminiscent of Doug, Saved By the Bell, and Kim Possible.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Skateboards, football games, prom…your teenage years have got nothin’ on the raddest dude that’s ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it!

TEEN DOG #1 Cover A by Jake Lawrence

TEEN DOG #1 Cover A by Jake Lawrence
TEEN DOG #1 Cover B by Jen Lee

TEEN DOG #1 Cover B by Jen Lee

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: S.M. Vidaurri
Artist: S.M. Vidaurri
Cover Artists: A: S.M. Vidaurri B: Missy Pena (Incentive)

WHY WE LOVE IT: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller is a beloved celebration of fairy tales and folklore. After releasing a critically acclaimed graphic novel we’re thrilled to bring the property’s magic to single issues. In the spirit of Henson’s inventive imagination, this series dives into the mythology of witches and witchcraft through the ages with an incredible blend of art styles and storytelling techniques, taking full advantage of the comics medium.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Four, anthology-style one-shots explore classic witch stories and fairy tales from all over the world, each told by a different creator with a breathtaking style and original voice. It’s tales of magic and wonder as only these storytellers could imagine them.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: S.M. Vidaurri, writer and watercolor illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER, unfolds the stunning tale of “The Magic Swan Goose & the Lord of the Forest.” When her brother is kidnapped by a witch, a young princess must venture into the mysterious forest beyond the castle. There, the Lord of the Forest, an armor-clad spirit who watches over the wilderness, comes to her aid, but the princess must rely on her wits to discover who she can trust before her family is cursed forever.
JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1 Cover A by S. M. Vidaurri

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1 Cover A by S. M. Vidaurri
JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1 Cover B by Missy Pena

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1 Cover B by Missy Pena

BUTTERFLY #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Story by: Arash Amel
Authors: Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

WHY WE LOVE IT: We’ve all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective and House of Cards that explore deeply flawed and morally complex characters. In BUTTERFLY, screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) brings that aesthetic to comics and the espionage genre, exploring the true nature of people who devote their lives to covert ops and the deceit, solitude, and violence that comes with it.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Marguerite Bennett has been making a name for herself with her work on Lois Lane, Batgirl, and Earth 2: World’s End and we can’t wait for fans to see how she explores the dark world of spycraft. There’s no one better in the espionage genre than Antonio Fuso, the artist behind the critically acclaimed run of GI Joe: Cobra. It’s the perfect creative team for a morally complex story of violence and family set in the web of a global conspiracy.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her set-up. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.
BUTTERFLY #1 Cover by Phil Noto

BUTTERFLY #1 Cover by Phil Noto

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Christopher Taylor, Ben Meares, and Mark Miller
Artists: Jason Shawn Alexander and Carlos Magno
Cover Artists: A: Conor Nolan B: Jason Shawn Alexander (Incentive)

The journey into the Bestiary continues! In this issue, Christopher Taylor and Jason Shawn Alexander tell a tale of a blues singer who possesses a very unique guitar, while in the second part of “The Hunted,” we learn just who hired the mercenaries tasked with stealing Pinhead’s pins.
CLIVE BARKER'S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 Cover A by Conor Nolan

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 Cover A by Conor Nolan

CLIVE BARKER'S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 Cover B by Jason Shawn Alexander

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 Cover B by Jason Shawn Alexander

FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS #2 (of 2)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artists: A: Humberto Ramos B: Humberto Ramos B&W (Incentive)

After finding the map maker, Red and Woof must venture through the land of Oz and Wonderland to find their end to fiction and path to reality. On the yellow brick road, there are more dangers than just lions, tigers, and bears…
FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS #2 Cover by Humberto Ramos

FAIRY QUEST: OUTCASTS #2 Cover by Humberto Ramos

HEXED #2

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

After unwittingly unleashing Yves from the Empty Garden, there’s only one place Lucifer can go to set things right…and that’s the Shade itself. And as Lucifer traverses the underworld in search for a cure, Val and Raina become pawns in a much larger game…
HEXED #2 Cover by Emma Rios

HEXED #2 Cover by Emma Rios

BLACK MARKET #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Victor Santos

The worst thing you can do in the black market business is get sloppy, and Ray has found himself at the beck and call of two very crooked cops. With the BioChem noose tightening and the crew forced to nab a Gamma-level Super or face termination, has Ray reached the end of his rope?
BLACK MARKET #3 Cover by Victor Santos

BLACK MARKET #3 Cover by Victor Santos

STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE’RE NEEDED #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ian Edginton
Artist: Marco Cosentino
Cover Artist: Kim Herbst

As John Steed fights for his life inside the not-as-quiet-as-it-seems seaside community, Emma Peel needs allies, and finds them in the most unlikely of sources, as the first arc in the super spies’ return comes to a smashing conclusion.
STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE'RE NEEDED #3 Cover by Kim Herbst

STEED AND MRS. PEEL: WE’RE NEEDED #3 Cover by Kim Herbst

ROBOCOP #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: A: Goñi Montes B: Carlos Magno (Incentive)

Killian has brought fear back to Detroit. Its people are are mobbing the city to reclaim their guns. RoboCop and Lewis are caught in the middle and everyone has them in their targets! As Killian’s secret plan goes into full effect, Lewis and RoboCop must find a way to uphold a gun law that has brought the city to its knees.
ROBOCOP #3 Cover A by Goñi Montes

ROBOCOP #3 Cover A by Goñi Montes
ROBOCOP #3 Cover B by Carlos Magno

ROBOCOP #3 Cover B by Carlos Magno

THE EMPTY MAN #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

After circling around the truth, Langford and Jensen have finally discovered Markoff’s trail. The bad news? It leads right into the horrific nightmare world of Patient Zero’s psyche.

THE EMPTY MAN #4 Cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey

THE EMPTY MAN #4 Cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey

THOMAS ALSOP #4 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Artist: Palle Schmidt
Cover Artist: Palle Schmidt

Thomas Alsop calls on an old friend from his rock and roll days! Before reality TV made him famous, Thomas worked his magic at CBGB! In the hallowed halls of punk rock holds a dark secret from Thomas’ past…and it’s time to uncover it!
THOMAS ALSOP #4 Cover by Palle Schmidt

THOMAS ALSOP #4 Cover by Palle Schmidt

THE WOODS #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Jumping-on issue! Following last issue’s harrowing revelations, we catch a glimpse of Bay Point Preparatory High School before the fateful events of October 16, 2013 in this new story arc. On opening night of the school’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the lives of the students and faculty crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various horrors to come.

THE WOODS #5 Cover by Michael Dialynas

THE WOODS #5 Cover by Michael Dialynas

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: John Carpenter and Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Joe Quinones (Connecting) C: Evan Shaner (Incentive)

Jack Burton’s journey is coming to an end. He faces his final challenge, the one that will free his friend Wang! But what he and Egg must do may be salvation for a friend…or doom for us all!

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Cover A by Eric Powell

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Cover A by Eric Powell
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Cover B by Joe Quinones

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Cover B by Joe Quinones
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Cover C by Evan Shaner

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Cover C by Evan Shaner

DEAD LETTERS #5

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

In this new story arc, Sam’s second case begins “Here”: As the freshly spawned gang war between Ma and Jones rages across the supernatural metropolis, Sam is enlisted by the new powers-that-be to infiltrate the amorphous Boroughs of the city in search of a terrorist cell planning to wreak havoc on the fabric of Here itself.
DEAD LETTERS #5 Cover by Chris Visions

DEAD LETTERS #5 Cover by Chris Visions

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artists: A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (Incentive)

A new story arc begins in the 1920s where Annastajia, a once prominent beauty of the silent film era, must fight after a botched skin graft comes to life and grows its own body out of her features. On the other side of time, Lude, the offspring of a satyr, will find that the worst tragedies are riddled in the humor of being alive. Through the histories of his people, Boone must discover what it means to live with the night.

CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #5 Cover A by Riley Rossmo

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #5 Cover A by Riley Rossmo
CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #5 Cover B by Christopher Mitten

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #5 Cover B by Christopher Mitten

TRANSLUCID #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely

The Horse’s final play is here. He and The Navigator enter their final battle, and it takes place on a plane no one would expect! The most personal battle of all is here in the finale to this series and only one person is walking away from it!
TRANSLUCID #6 Cover by Jeff Stokely

TRANSLUCID #6 Cover by Jeff Stokely

EVIL EMPIRE #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw

The battle between right and wrong continues. The insanity escalates as our society edges closer and closer to the ultimate chaos that the movement’s dark leader envisions for the country. Reese will have to move quickly with her resistance if she stands any real chance of being a threat to the EVIL EMPIRE!
EVIL EMPIRE #7 Cover by Jay Shaw

EVIL EMPIRE #7 Cover by Jay Shaw

SUICIDE RISK #17

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

With the truth revealed of who Requiem is and how he came to be Leo Winters, the Winters family believes the worst is behind them. However, even in the midst of the long-earned family reunion, an even greater threat is beginning to emerge: What is the F.A.U.L.T.Line and what does it mean for Leo Winters, his family….and the entire planet?
SUICIDE RISK #17 Cover by Stephanie Hans

SUICIDE RISK #17 Cover by Stephanie Hans

SONS OF ANARCHY #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Garry Brown

With the Slaughter MC quickly honing in on SAMTAZ territory, SAMCRO must make a difficult decision: Do they bring what support they can to the quickly floundering charter of the Sons of Anarchy, or do they stay back and protect the homefront after an already devastating year? Faced with few allies and even fewer resources, Jax must find a way to keep the club together.

SONS OF ANARCHY #13 Cover by Garry Brown

SONS OF ANARCHY #13 Cover by Garry Brown

STEVEN UNIVERSE #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Cover Artists: A. George Caltsoudas B. Felicia Choo C. Amber Rogers (Incentive)

Steven is in the annual Beach City Bike Race, and he and Connie are deep into training mode! But everything gets a little crazy when the Gems get involved, and Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl’s worry about Steven might do more harm than good!
STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover A by George Caltsoudas

STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover A by George Caltsoudas
STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover B by Felicia Choo

STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover B by Felicia Choo
STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover C by Amber Rogers

STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover C by Amber Rogers

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kent Osborne
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artists: A. Aimee Fleck B. Christina Chang C. Mike Lowery (Incentive)

The Banana Guard trainees get a well-deserved R&R and they are going to make the most of their time. Too bad a flat tire is going to get in the way of that. It’s a crazy weekend for these cadets and it looks like it’s only going to get worse—the Ice King wants to help!
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 Cover A by Aimee Fleck

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 Cover A by Aimee Fleck
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 Cover B by Christina Chang

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 Cover B by Christina Chang
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 Cover C by Mike Lowery

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #3 Cover C by Mike Lowery

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A. Missy Pena B. Irena Flores C. Justin Oaksford (Incentive)

Gumball has to deal with the summertime blues. It was all fun and games after first but now he’s dealing with summer’s worse enemy: boredom! It’s up to Darwin to cheer up his pal before the blues start infecting everyone on their summer vacation.
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #4 Cover A by Missy Pena

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #4 Cover A by Missy Pena
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #4 Cover B by Irena Flores

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #4 Cover B by Irena Flores
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #4 Cover C by Justin Oaksford

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #4 Cover C by Justin Oaksford

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Artist: Natasha Allegri
Cover Artists: A. Emily Hu B. Zac Gorman C. Emily Partridge (Incentive)

Bee is going to have to figure out a way to stop time if she’s going to be able to keep up with all the temp work heading her way! With the help of PuppyCat, it looks like there is nothing that can stop this magical temp worker from getting stuff done…except maybe an unexpected guest crashing into her apartment.
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5 Cover A by Emily Hu

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5 Cover A by Emily Hu
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5 Cover B by Zac Gorman

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5 Cover B by Zac Gorman
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5 Cover C by Emily Partridge

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5 Cover C by Emily Partridge

GARFIELD #29

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch and Maris Wicks
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

As everyone heads back to school, we’ve got a fun-filled issue of Garfield for you! First, Garfield and Odie go on a strange trip with their mailman. Then, guest artist Maris Wicks (All-New X-Men, Primates) joins us for a tale of Pooky being abducted by aliens. Grab a pumpkin spice latte, and curl up this fall with more all-new GARFIELD.
GARFIELD #29 Cover by Andy Hirsch

GARFIELD #29 Cover by Andy Hirsch

BRAVEST WARRIORS #24

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A: Angelica Russell B: Jordyn Bochon C: Bridget Underwood (Incentive)

The time has finally come…or really the Bravest Warriors are out of time. With their chances slowly dwindling, these friends have to put their heads together to figure out a way to save their best bud Chris before it’s too late.

BRAVEST WARRIORS #24 Cover A by Angelica Russell

BRAVEST WARRIORS #24 Cover A by Angelica Russell
BRAVEST WARRIORS #24 Cover B by Jordyn Bochon

BRAVEST WARRIORS #24 Cover B by Jordyn Bochon
BRAVEST WARRIORS #24 Cover C by Bridget Underwood

BRAVEST WARRIORS #24 Cover C by Bridget Underwood

ADVENTURE TIME #32

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artists: A: Kostas Kiriakakis B: Tait Howard (Subscription Cover) C: Nikki Mannino (Incentive)

Finn is on an impossible mission to break Magic Man’s curse so that he can finally live his life…and remember it! It’s going to take a lot of pal time and a lot of help from the best of friends but this definitely seems like an adventure that Finn and Jake can take—if only Finn could remember.

ADVENTURE TIME #32 Cover A by Kostas Kiriakakis

ADVENTURE TIME #32 Cover A by Kostas Kiriakakis
ADVENTURE TIME #32 Cover B by Tait Howard

ADVENTURE TIME #32 Cover B by Tait Howard
ADVENTURE TIME #32 Cover C by Nikki Mannino

ADVENTURE TIME #32 Cover C by Nikki Mannino

REGULAR SHOW #15

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Minty Lewis
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Katie McDermott (Subscription Cover) C: T. Zysk (Incentive)

It’s the battle of the coffee shops, and it looks like there is no end in sight for this crazy caffeine war. Margaret and Eileen get ready to fight the war but it looks like Mordecai and Rigby might have a plan to help…to hopefully help…it might help but really, it’s just going to be a lot of fun.
REGULAR SHOW #15 Cover A by Andy Hirsch

REGULAR SHOW #15 Cover A by Andy Hirsch
REGULAR SHOW #15 Cover B by Katie McDermott

REGULAR SHOW #15 Cover B by Katie McDermott
REGULAR SHOW #15 Cover C by T. Zysk

REGULAR SHOW #15 Cover C by T. Zysk

PEANUTS #21

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various

When Lucy throws Schroeder’s piano into the Kite-Eating Tree, Charlie Brown and Snoopy must find a way to save the instrument from being chomped. “The Piano-Eating Tree” and many more Peanuts adventures can be found in this month’s issue of all-out fun!
PEANUTS #21 Cover by Charles M. Schulz, Various

PEANUTS #21 Cover by Charles M. Schulz, Various

LUMBERJANES #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists: A. Noelle Stevenson B. Kel McDonald (Incentive)

It’s a race back to the cave for the Lumberjanes, this time with Diane and Jen in tow! There is more going on with these wolves and their gold eyes than the girls can figure out on their own, but with too much mystery surrounding Rosie it looks they have to go back to square one. Hopefully, this trip to the cave will have more answers.

LUMBERJANES #6 Cover A by Noelle Stevenson

LUMBERJANES #6 Cover A by Noelle Stevenson
LUMBERJANES #6 Cover B by Kel McDonald

LUMBERJANES #6 Cover B by Kel McDonald

THE LAST BROADCAST #5 (of 7)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Cover Artist: Gabriel Iumazark

Ivan and Backbone recover from the loss of a team member. Knowing now their very lives are at stake, the team must follow new clues even further into the forgotten places of the city. They are finally about the uncover their true enemies, but do they really want to know the truth?

THE LAST BROADCAST #5 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark

THE LAST BROADCAST #5 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark

 

THE WOODS VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $9.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of James Tynion IV’s work in the Batman universe (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws), we were eager to publish his first original comic series. THE WOODS gives us that same eerie, small-town horror feel we get whenever we read a Stephen King novel.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: James Tynion IV is a former protege of Batman writer Scott Snyder, so you know he’s learned a lot about how to craft a compelling tale. If you’re fan of teen conspiracy comics like Morning Glories, Sheltered, and Revival, you’ll immediately be sucked into THE WOODS.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: 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. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Collects issues #1-4 of the critically acclaimed series.
THE WOODS VOL. 1 TP Cover by Michael Dialynas

THE WOODS VOL. 1 TP Cover by Michael Dialynas

SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Christopher Golden
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Garry Brown

WHY WE LOVE IT: The Sons of Anarchy TV series has captivated the attention of the entire BOOM! team with its smart plotting, compelling characters, and modern vision of the outlaw genre. We love the show so much we couldn’t wait to help expand the world of SAMCRO.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Gun-smuggling outlaw bikers with complex pasts and gripping personalities. If you love “guys with guns” like we do, this is that genre at its most elevated.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: With nowhere left to turn, a troubled girl named Kendra finds herself back in Charming in desperate need for help. When the Sons of Anarchy realize tshe’s the estranged daughter of an old member, Tig rallies the club to offer protection. But if SAMCRO wants to keep themselves and Kendra out of an early grave, they’ll have to step into the line of fire and put alliances aside to do what’s right. Written by New York Times best-selling author Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (PLANET OF THE APES), SONS OF ANARCHY: VOL. 1 collects the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series and runs parallel with Season 5 of Kurt Sutter’s hit television series.
SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 1 TP Cover by Garry Brown

SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 1 TP Cover by Garry Brown

TAG DELUXE EDITION TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Keith Giffen
Artists: Kody Chamberlain and Chee
Cover Artist: Kody Chamberlain

WHY WE LOVE IT: With TAG, comics legend Keith Giffen took the zombie story to the most personal, intimate place ever. Now we present the story again, collected in a full-size edition for the first time ever!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Giffen, Kody Chamberlain (Sweets), and Chee (G.I. Joe: Cobra) give you an intense, psychological horror story. You’ve read zombie stories but never one like this! All under a new cover by Chamberlain!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When an everyday man is “tagged” by a random stranger, he returns home and makes a horrifying discovery—his body is decomposing before his eyes, his flesh is rotting, he’s not dying…he’s dead. Now, he must make the morally challenging decision to either endure the ancient curse, or pass the plague to another.
TAG DELUXE EDITION TP Cover by Kody Chamberlain

TAG DELUXE EDITION TP Cover by Kody Chamberlain

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 5 TP

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

Princess Bubblegum only wants what is best for her kingdom…most of the time. After an experiment of hers goes wrong, Ooo is under attack and this time, Finn and Jake won’t be able to help. Princess Bubblegum must stand up and fight her own creation, but 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 by acclaimed cartoonist Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and drawn by the hottest team in all-ages comics, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (The Midas Flesh).
ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 5 TP Cover by Scott Maynard

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 5 TP Cover by Scott Maynard

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 1: HYDRATION OGN TP

Retail Price: $11.99
Author: Rachel Connor
Artist: Tessa Stone
Cover Artist: Allison Strejlau

WHY WE LOVE IT: Mordecai and Rigby star in their very first original graphic novel for REGULAR SHOW™—it’s a long-form story that will be like watching one of their TV episodes. And we’re pretty excited about the team on this: Cartoon Network veteran Rachel Connor (Ed, Edd n Eddy) and BRAVEST WARRIORS artist Tessa Stone!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: We’ve published three original graphic novels for ADVENTURE TIME, but for the REGULAR SHOW comics, this is its first-ever, long-form story. And if you like zany stories featuring two best buds who always seem to get into hilarious misadventures, you’ll love this!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The summer is turning into a roast-fest and Mordecai and Rigby are desperate to find a way to cool down. But when a mystery pool suddenly appears and offers a chance to beat the heat, it’s only a matter of time before these two best bros find themselves in totally water-logged trouble.

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 1: HYDRATION OGN TP Cover by Allison Strejlau

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 1: HYDRATION OGN TP Cover by Allison Strejlau

Adventure Time Goes DIY with Special Zine Issue

KaBOOM! has announced that July’s Adventure Time #30 will be a special stand-alone issue that honors the thriving DIY (“Do It Yourself”), mini-comics culture, printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a homemade zine from the citizens of Ooo. This issue features a cavalcade of indie creators, including longtime Adventure Time writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb; plus artists Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Rebecca Tobin, Kat Philbin, T. Zysk, Missy Pena, Jesse Tise, Ian McGinty, David Cutler, and Yumi Sakugawa.

Issue #30 is a rad stand-alone ZINE Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and mini-comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the ADVENTURE TIME gang!

Adventure Time #30is available for pre-order now through comic shops under Diamond Order Code MAY141187 with a cover price of $3.99. It goes on sale July 16th. The main cover is illustrated by Mike Holmes (ADVENTURE TIME), with a fan subscription cover by Nick Iluzada, and a retailer incentive cover by Luke Pearson.

ADVENTURE TIME #30 Fan Subscription Cover by Nick Iluzada ADVENTURE TIME #30 Retailer Incentive Cover by Luke Pearson

Preview: Adventure Time #29

Adventure Time #29

Writer(s): Ryan North
Artist(s): Jim Rugg

Finn and Jake are back in their bodies, but it looks like the damage is done. Will our heroes be able to right everything they’ve done or is Ooo finally lost? With the help of an unlikely source, this day might be saved. Last issue by the talented Jim Rugg!

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Interview: Women of BOOM! – Stephanie Hocutt

Stephanie_Hocutt_picIt’s Thursday which brings us a new interview and our 32nd “Women of BOOM!” feature, spotlighting the many kick-ass women that work at BOOM!, Archaia and KaBOOM! We’re focusing on everyone, editors, designers, writers, artists, you name it! We’re making sure to include the hard-working folks whose contributions are often overlooked in the process.

BOOM! (and KaBOOM! and Archaia) has given us unprecedented access and the chance to ask questions to their staff, and creative teams, to find out why the publisher is so successful in hiring women and their experiences in the comic industry as women.

Stephanie Hocutt helps with the company’s marketing as the PR Assistant, that means she gets to work on ALL of the comics!

Graphic Policy: How did you get involved in the comic book industry?

Stephanie Hocutt: I studied animation in school, but during that time I realized that my real passion was for comics. I was a freelance artist for a while, and when I heard about the internship at Archaia, I packed my bags and moved across the country in one epic road trip. After the internship, I started working at a comic shop, and now I’m here at BOOM! It’s been a wacky, winding road!

GP: Did you read comics growing up? Do you read them now?

SH: I was a voracious reader growing up, but I was kind of a late bloomer when it came to comics. My parents didn’t read them, and I grew up on military bases that didn’t really have comic shops. Instead, I was watching Batman: The Animated Series, The Adventures of Tin-Tin, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, and the 90s X-Men all the time. I started reading manga late in high school, and in college my friends started inviting me to conventions, which is where I picked up American comics. Around that same time, I studied abroad in France, where I fell in love with bande dessinées. I got hooked on European and American comics around the same time, so now my pull list consists of a wide variety of comics, and I have a library that is quickly outgrowing my apartment!

GP: How did you come to work with BOOM! or one of its imprints?

SH: I interned at Archaia a while back, and once it was over I just sort of dug my claws in and refused to go back to Virginia. I got a job at a comic shop, kept in contact with the Archaia crew, and when I found out that BOOM! was looking for a marketing assistant, I jumped at the opportunity.

GP: How would you describe your job for people?

SH: I pretty much get to talk about how awesome comics are all day! It’s incredibly exciting and I always have to think outside of the box, because there are a lot of awesome comics out there that all want to be noticed. I set up interviews with creators, work closely with press sites, host the Buzz on BOOM! YouTube show, and do everything I can to get people excited about BOOM!

GP: For people who want to pursue a career in what you do, what advice would you give them?

SH: A big part of working in this industry is knowing the right people, so get out there and mingle! Go to conventions and talk to people face-to-face, and snap up internships if you can. The most important part of an internship is the connections you make, so keep in contact with them. You’re not gonna get your dream job if you’re hiding in the shadows! It is a balancing act, though, because you also don’t want to be harassing industry professionals and come off as overbearing. Just remember to be friendly!

GP: Did you have a mentor to help you break into the industry? Do you mentor anyone yourself?

SH: I’ve had a lot of people in my life who have been incredibly supportive and helpful! One in particular is Mel Caylo, who was the Marketing Manager at Archaia when I was an intern. He taught me a lot about marketing and helped me realize that it’s a pretty rad job! Now, several years later, he’s the Marketing Manager at BOOM! and I get to work with him. Full circle!

GP: Do you think women have a more difficult time breaking in and making it in the comic industry? If so, why? And if yes, how do you think that can be overcome?

SH: Comics have been a male-dominated field for so long that it really can be difficult for women to get involved. There’s this archaic idea that inviting the girls into that treehouse is just gonna ruin it for everybody, and there are a lot of people out there who are just so afraid of change that they don’t even want to recognize it’s already happening. Women are all up in that comics biz!

So that being said, I’m going to look on the bright side and say I think it’s getting a little easier every day. It’s an awesome time to be a woman in the comics industry. Yes, there are a ton of problems that still need to be fixed, but we’re actually talking about them. People are speaking up and recognizing the problems, comic forums and conventions are creating safer spaces for women, and we’ve got awesome campaigns like “We Are Comics” that support equality and diversity in the industry. It’s an open conversation, which is the only way things will actually change.

GP: We notice that when it comes to women in the comic industry, BOOM! and its imprints have a lot of diversity present. Why do you think they have succeeded when so many other publishers struggle with this?

SH: This is actually a really difficult question to answer, because I don’t know why it’s harder for other publishers! BOOM! just works with awesome people, and those awesome people come from all walks of life, so our comics tell a wide variety of stories. It’s a great big world out there, so why would you limit yourself to working with only a specific group of people? Broaden those horizons!

GP: We’ve heard horror stories concerning women in the industry. Have you ever seen or been discriminated/harassed and if so, how did you handle it?

SH: I’ve been pretty lucky in that I haven’t been the target of a lot of harassment. When I worked in a comic shop, I would occasionally get a guy who didn’t think I actually read comics, or was really surprised when I asked if I could help him find something, but that was pretty rare because my LCS is open and inviting. Conventions have traditionally been the worst places for women, so I’m really glad people are stepping up and changing that. If I’m ever bothered by something a guy or gal says, I just call them out on it. They’re either being jerks or they didn’t even realize what they said was offensive, and now they’re learning.

I know there are a lot of women out there who haven’t been so lucky, so the most important thing is to stand together and shut that mess down. Silence kills progress, so speak up and don’t let it slide!

GP: What advice do you have for women looking to break into the comic book industry?

SH: Figure out what you want to do in comics, and do everything you can to be the best person for that position. Be persistent, friendly, and positive!

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