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Hop Into the Driver’s Seat with New Archaia Original Series Rocket Salvage

Archaia, an imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, invites you to pull on your racing gear and rev up your engines this December for the new sci-fi adventure series Rocket Salvage. Creator/writer Yehudi Mercado and artist Bachan give new meaning to the term “space race” with this six-issue limited series about a disgraced former rocket racer named Primo Rocket and his clone kids as they take off across the galaxy to escape the alien gangsters targeting them.

Primo Rocket was the fastest racer in the galaxy until a crash changed his fate and that of his space-station-city home, Rio Rojo. Now, Primo is the owner of a spaceship salvage yard with his two “kids,” clones Beta and Zeta. But everything changes after they become the target of a manhunt leading them on a string of intergalactic adventures. It’s up to this dysfunctional family to stay together and, ultimately, save their home.

Rocket Salvage #1 arrives in comic shops from Archaia on December 17th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141161. The main cover is illustrated by series artist Bachan, with an incentive cover by Yehudi Mercado.

Rocket Salvage #1 Main Cover by Bachan Rocket Salvage #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1 10) by Yehudi Mercado

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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #3 (of 4)

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #3 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia

Author: Matthew Dow Smith
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith

Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files, Hellboy) tells the epic Irish folktale of “The Phantom Isle.” When a young man shipwrecks on a mysterious island ruled by a council of witches, he has the choice of freedom or staying on the isle where he does not age. The lure of immortality is hard to resist, but it comes with a price he may not be willing to pay.

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Preview: The Last Broadcast #7 (of 7)

The Last Broadcast #7 (of 7)

Imprint: Archaia

Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark

Reunited with Backbone, Ivan must unlock the mysteries of Blackhall’s legacy to find the final glowbug and take down S.P.I. once and for all. But will the combined forces of Backbone and the Nonchalants be enough to stop Sir Arthur? Find out in the stunning conclusion to The Last Broadcast!

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Preview: Spera: Ascension of the Starless Vol. 1 HC

Spera: Ascension of the Starless Vol. 1 HC

Imprint: Archaia

Author: Josh Tierney
Artists: Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr, and Valentin Seiche

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.

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, author Tamora Pierce, and Lumberjanes will love this series!

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Review: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #3

StorytellerWitches03_coverSo far in this miniseries, the connections to the titular storyteller have been almost absent, save for a single non sequitur page in the first issue.  For the first time in this four part series the concept of storytelling is first introduced.  A lone fisherman is marooned off of the coast of Ireland and ends up on an island inhabited by witches.  The witches enlist his aid as they prove to be mostly benevolent, providing him with an extended life.  In exchange he is required to keep the witches’ city alive with his tales, the tales of fantasy providing the wonder upon which the buildings are created.

Although the story fits better in the overall concept of the series than the first issue, it still suffers from a medium trying to describe itself.  Sometimes such works can be of a good calibre, but all too often they become too self-referential as movies describe movies, music describes music or poems describe poems.  That is the case here, the story at its heart is still fairly basic with the character not really fully developed, and so there is little to get behind as there was in the second issue.  Instead much of the story here deals with telling the reader how important story tellers are, which is perhaps a good message, but also in the end self-serving.

Judged against the merits of the other issues so far in this series, this one lands squarely in the middle.  It wasn’t as off-topic as the first, nor was it as beautiful as the second.  Instead it ends up being a serviceable attempt, though it comes up short in the end.  In terms of the overall series, it is likely that it will be collected into a trade paperback at some point, and that being the case, this issue will fit in well, but as a stand-alone issue it still really isn’t worth going out of the way for.

Story and Art: Matthew Dow Smith
Story: 7.2 Art: 7.2 Overall: 7.2 Recommendation: Pass

BOOM! studios and Archaia provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.  

Preview: Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everpring #2 (of 4)

Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #2 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia

Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler

The Fraggles’ journey has led them to the mysterious Crystal Caves where creatures of all shapes and sizes await. They’ll need to rely on one another and maybe even sing a song or two if they’re going to make it through to the Everspring!

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Preview: Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales HC

Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales HC

Imprint: Archaia

Writer: David Petersen
Artist: David Petersen

Whether you’re of claw, wing or scale, fairy tales and fables never cease to warm our hearts and fill our imaginations. Every year, we look forward to Archaia’s Free Comic Book Day Mouse Guard short story by Eisner Award-winning creator David Petersen. Now, four of the stunningly illustrated fables are collected for the first time, alongside two brand-new Mouse Guard tales in a beautiful hardcover.

If you like fantasy stories that not only feature action and adventure, but also a lot of heart, you’ll instantly love Mouse Guard. Fans of J.K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Stuff of Legends or classics like Wind in the Willows will love this collection of tales meant to be read again and again.

Every hero was once a child, listening to stories of the heroes who came before them. It is the same with the Mouse Guard. Six mouse fables are spun to a few familiar youngfurs, reminding us all to be brave, stay true to ourselves, and follow our hearts. Brand-new stories include “Service to Seyan,” set in the land where Mouse warriors travel after death, and “Oh Day Away,” a tale of the insect faeries of the Mouse world!

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BOOM! Studios in January 2015

BURNING FIELDS #1 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artists: A: Colin Lorimer B: Trevor Hairsine (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) C: Riley Rossmo (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the critical acclaim of Curse, we couldn’t wait to work with Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, Colin Lorimer, and Riley Rossmo again—and just as they reinvented the werewolf tale, their modern take on military horror got under our skin.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: The team that brought you one of the best-reviewed comics of 2014 returns in 2015 to create a new horror tale unlike any other. A geopolitical drama with monster mythos, Burning Fields is a story for both fans of Zero Dark Thirty and The Thing, as the writers of Roche Limit and Enormous explore the evil that lurks when greed drives one to drill too deep into the unknown.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Dana Atkinson, a dishonorably discharged army investigator, is pulled back to the Middle East when a group of American oil technicians disappear under bizarre circumstances. With the help of an Iraqi investigator, what Dana discovers is unimaginable: A series of unusual incidents at the drill site lead her and her unlikely ally to discover a mythic evil that has been released, one that threatens both the lives of the entire region and the fragile peace that exists.

Burning Fields #1 Cover A by Colin Lorimer

Burning Fields #1 Main Cover A by Colin Lorimer

Burning Fields #1 Cover B by Trevor Hairsine

Burning Fields #1 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:10) by Trevor Hairsine

Burning Fields #1 Cover C by Riley Rossmo

Burning Fields #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Riley Rossmo

DAY MEN: PEN & INK #2

(Advance solicited for February 2015 release)

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze

The next installment of the critically acclaimed Pen & Ink program, Day Men: Pen & Ink #2 collects issues #3-4 of the hit vampire noir series in the hallmark oversized, black-and-white format, complete with commentary from writers Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson, and legendary artist Brian Stelfreeze.

Day Men: Pen & Ink #2 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Day Men: Pen & Ink #2 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists: A: Reimena Yee B: Mychal Amann (Subscription Cover) C: Joe Quinones (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) D: Britt Wilson (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: Marceline and the Scream Queens was our first Adventure Time miniseries and we loved the tour Meredith Gran took us on. It’s definitely time for more Marceline and what better way to get everything rolling than with an epic that takes Marceline and Princess Bubblegum to the far corners of the world and into space!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Marceline. The. Vampire. Queen. From the writer that brought you Marceline and the Scream Queens, Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), and introducing indie talent Carey Pietsch, this is your chance to get some one-on-one time with one of your favorite residents of Ooo.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Marceline is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space…and strips her of her powers! Guilt-ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind…as well as the power of friendship.

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift Cover A by Reimena Yee

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Main Cover A by Reimena Yee

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift Cover B by Mychal Amann

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Subscription Cover B by Mychal Amann

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift Cover C by Joe Quinones

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:10)
by Joe Quinones

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift Cover D by Britt Wilson

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Retailer Incentive Cover D (1:20) by Britt Wilson

MUNCHKIN #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Tom Siddell, Jim Zub & John Kovalic
Artists: Mike Holmes, Rian Sygh, & John Kovalic
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty 99% B: Evan Palmer 1% C. Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) D. John Kovalic (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: As long-time fans of the game, we’re jazzed to weave stories out of the world of Munchkin, whether it’s from the perspective of one Munchkin, a gang of them, or even one of the monsters that live behind the doors!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Kick open the door. Kill the monster. Steal the treasure. Screw over everybody you come in contact with. Welcome to the world of Munchkin, a gathering of stories based on the popular game series. It’s a laugh a minute, pal. Plus, every first printing of every issue will ship with an exclusive card for the game.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a very flexible mashup of genres. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements. Characters in Munchkin change constantly but never permanently. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They are rules lawyers. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. Munchkins are emotional. Munchkins may be clever, but they are never wise. Munchkins have short attention spans. Munchkins may be brave in the face of awful odds, but they are even braver when beating up crippled goblins for their lunch money. If a Munchkin seems to show mercy, it’s because he was bored or distracted. After all, even stomping an ant helps you level up.

Munchkin #1 Cover A by Ian McGinty

Munchkin #1 Main Cover A by Ian McGinty

Munchkin #1 Cover B by Evan Palmer

Munchkin #1 Chase Cover B (1:99) by Evan Palmer

Munchkin #1 Cover C by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

Munchkin #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:10) by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

Munchkin #1 Cover D by John Kovalic

Munchkin #1 Retailer Incentive Cover D (1:20) by John Kovalic

FEATHERS #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artists: A: Jorge Corona B: Ramón K. Pérez (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) C: Ken Niimura (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: In the footsteps of Archaia titles like Rust, Iron, Will o’ the Wisp, and The Reason for Dragons, debut writer-artist Jorge Corona (Goners) brings a brand-new voice to the comics industry with Feathers. With our passion for working with fresh talent, we could not be happier to introduce his work to a wider audience.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: There’s never been a better time for fantastic, all-ages comics that embrace both the darkness and beauty in life. Fans of Avatar: Legend of Korra, Mike Mignola, and Amulet will fall in love with Poe, the boy covered in feathers.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A recluse boy born covered in feathers must help his first-ever friend, a young girl named Bianca, as she tries to return to her home beyond the slums of the Maze. They must dodge street gangs and child-snatchers along the way, and perhaps together will learn the secrets to his mysterious past.

Feathers #1 Cover A by Jorge Corona

Feathers #1 Main Cover A by Jorge Corona

Feathers #1 Cover C by Ramón K. Pérez

Feathers #1 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:10) by Ramón K. Pérez

Feathers #1 Cover C by Ken Niimura

Feathers #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Ken Niimura

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artists: A: Declan Shalvey 90% B: Riley Rossmo 10% C: Dan Panosian (INCENTIVE)

Between the escalation of World War III and being Number One on America’s most wanted list, Snake Plissken jumps borders and finds himself in the seceded nation of Florida. While he may have escaped the USPF, Snake finds himself in the middle of a whole new level of political corruption.

Escape from New York #2 Cover A by Declan Shalvey

Escape from New York #2 Main Cover A by Declan Shalvey

Escape from New York #2 Cover B by Riley Rossmo

Escape from New York #2 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Riley Rossmo

Escape from New York #2 Cover C by Dan Panosian

Escape from New York #2 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:25) by Dan Panosian

ETERNAL #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: William Harms
Artist: Giovanni Valletta
Cover Artist: Frazer Irving

After the explosive events of the first issue, the New Life corporation wants to destroy the Human Liberation Army now more than ever! Rathmann is charged with hunting down the HLA’s leader, Gail. In a world of immortal clones, does life truly have meaning?

Eternal #2 Cover by Frazer Irving

Eternal #2 Cover by Frazer Irving

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: George Pérez
Artist: George Pérez
Cover Artists: A: George Pérez & Bob Wiacek Wraparound B: George Pérez (Character Spotlight) (INCENTIVE) C: George Pérez (Pencils) (INCENTIVE) D: George Pérez (Meta Variant, Pencils) (INCENTIVE)

As Perdition and his zombie army battle the Sirens, Bombshell and Chan learn the truth about their unique relationship, and Ammo is forced to choose between her vow of pacifism or saving her teammate.

George Pérez's Sirens #3 Cover A by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek

George Pérez’s Sirens #3 Main Cover A by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek

George Pérez's Sirens #3 Cover B by George Pérez

George Pérez’s Sirens #3 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:10) by George Pérez

George Pérez's Sirens #3 Cover B by George Pérez

George Pérez’s Sirens #3 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:25) by George Pérez

George Pérez's Sirens #3 Cover B by George Pérez

George Pérez’s Sirens #3 Retailer Incentive Cover D (1:50) by George Pérez

DEEP STATE #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Cover Artists: A: Matt Taylor B: Artyom Trakhanov (INCENTIVE)

The Cosmonaut invasion is perilously close to becoming public as Control agents Harrow and Branch struggle to seal off the rural Pennsylvania town while also saving its populace from the thrall of the mysterious presence.

Deep State #3 Cover A by Matt Taylor

Deep State #3 Main Cover A by Matt Taylor

Deep State #3 Cover B by Artyom Trakhanov

Deep State #3 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:15) by Artyom Trakhanov

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists: A: Christopher Mitten B: “Downfall of Man” Graffiti Design (INCENTIVE)

As Caesar’s search group ropes new apes into the fold, Pope begins to implement his siege for power and dominance over his newfound tribe. On the other side of America, Malcolm must decide between two worlds—a community built on stability and support or going back on the road for the rumored cure in Austin.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3 Cover A by Christopher Mitten

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3 Main Cover A by Christopher Mitten

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3 "Downfall of Man" Graffiti Cover

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:15)

FICTION SQUAD #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Ramon Bachs
Cover Artist: Ramon Bachs

It’s only a matter of time before war erupts between the nations of Oz and Wonderland. Tensions are at an all-time-high as crime runs rampant throughout the town of Rimes. Detective Frankie Mack is in the middle of a ticking time-bomb and he knows it. With the help of Simple Simon and the kid detectives, he may just find his way to the maniacal mastermind in time.

Fiction Squad #4 Cover by Ramon Bachs

Fiction Squad #4 Cover by Ramon Bachs

SLEEPY HOLLOW #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists: A: Phil Noto B: Robert Sammelin (INCENTIVE)

With the true origins of the clock revealed, Ichabod and Abbie must find a way to destroy the infernal machine before it damns them, and perhaps all of Earth, to an eternity of hell… Plus, the last of Noelle Stevenson’s (Lumberjanes) short stories!

Sleepy Hollow #4 Cover A by Phil Noto

Sleepy Hollow #4 Main Cover A by Phil Noto

Sleepy Hollow #4 Cover B by Robert Sammelin

Sleepy Hollow #4 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:15) by Robert Sammelin

WILD’S END #5 (of 6)

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

With nowhere left to run, our heroes must band together in a desperate bid to take down the largest alien they have faced yet and save whatever is left of Lower Crowchurch. But is there hope of safety even if they succeed?

Wild's End #5 Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

Wild’s End #5 Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

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

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Christopher Sebela, Ben Meares, & Mark Miller
Artists: Matt Battaglia, Peter Bergting, & Carlos Magno
Cover Artists: A: Conor Nolan B: Matt Battaglia (INCENTIVE)

The final chapter of this Hellraiser anthology arrives with perhaps its most shocking stories, as Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters) teams up with Matt Battaglia for a tale of a hoarder unlike any you’ve seen on reality TV. Also, Ben Meares and Peter Bergting (Baltimore) show us a scientist racing to crack the secrets of the puzzle box, and in the finale of “The Hunted,” Pinhead comes face to face with those who want to steal his pins.

Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Bestiary #6 Cover A by Conor Nolan

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #6 Main Cover A by Conor Nolan

Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Bestiary #6 Cover B by Matt Battaglia

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #6 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:15) by Matt Battaglia

HEXED #6

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

The race between Lucifer and Madam Cymbaline to assemble the stolen magical repertoire of Val’s basement hurtles on, as Lucifer and her crew set their eyes on the ultimate heist—sneaking into Graeae Towers themselves. Meanwhile, Raina struggles to control her newfound necromancing powers and Val copes with the deal she’s made with the Harlot.

Hexed #6 Cover by Dan Mora

Hexed #6 Cover by Dan Mora

DAY MEN #6

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

Kellen’s gambit is over: The Virgos’ last-ditch attempt to find proof of the Scourge has failed, and Azalea will be subject to Justice by Day. But before that ultimate battle between Day Men occurs, David must race up to Vermont to save his mentor Blackwill from his betrayer, Lera.

Day Men #6 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Day Men #6 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

ROBOCOP #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

After bringing down the latest customized ED-209 monstrosities without a firearm or partner, RoboCop is beginning to question whether the path before him is setting him up to fail. Only Detective Anne Lewis can see the pattern. Everything going wrong in Detroit and crippling OCP is stemming from one man: Killian.

RoboCop #7 Cover by Goñi Montes

RoboCop #7 Cover by Goñi Montes

THOMAS ALSOP #8 (of 8)

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

Thomas’ plan to free 3,000 souls has made him a pariah in New York City, but now it is the moment of truth in this final issue! To succeed, Thomas must face more than just demons in the past. Dark, personal secrets shall come to light!

Thomas Alsop #8 Cover by Palle Schmidt

Thomas Alsop #8 Cover by Palle Schmidt

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell 90% B: Alexis Ziritt 10% C: Chuck BB (INCENTIVE)

As Lo Pan’s forces bring their terror to the Midnight Road in search of Egg and Miao Yin, Jack Burton looks to end this once and for all. Jack Burton is back, and he has brought an army…sort of. With the Lords of Death on their tail, Jack and Wang must find a way to make these two evil forces butt heads without bringing Chinatown down in the process.

Big Trouble in Little China #8 Cover A by Eric Powell

Big Trouble in Little China #8 Main Cover A by Eric Powell

Big Trouble in Little China #8 Cover B by Alexis Ziritt

Big Trouble in Little China #8 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Alexis Ziritt

Big Trouble in Little China #8 Cover C by Chuck BB

Big Trouble in Little China #8 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:25) by Chuck BB

THE WOODS #9

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

New story arc! Having barely escaped their confrontation with the swarm, the hunters have led Adrian, Karen, Calder and company. to their breathtaking home base. But just when they think they may have found answers to what brought them to this alien world, a horror from the teens’ past rears its ugly head…

The Woods #9 Cover by Michael Dialynas

The Woods #9 Cover by Michael Dialynas

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #9

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo

Everything comes down to this! After living among their people and being set up as their savior, Boone abandons everything for the one he loves most: Lori. Seeing war as an inevitability, Lylesburg must ready the Breed for the end. What becomes of monsters when there is nowhere left to hide?

Clive Barker's Nightbreed #9 Cover by Riley Rossmo

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #9 Cover by Riley Rossmo

EVIL EMPIRE #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw

“War does not determine who is right—only who is left.” The resistance is here. Reese’s numbers grow stronger and the battle between the Evil Empire and the people who aren’t completely mental is on. Who will outlast the other?

Evil Empire #10 Cover by Jay Shaw

Evil Empire #10 Cover by Jay Shaw

SONS OF ANARCHY #17

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante

A Son of Anarchy by day but an impersonator by night, Bobby Munson is a man with many talents. After a gig in Las Vegas, Bobby wakes up to discover someone stole his cut. Armed with a couple more drinks and only the clothes on his back, Bobby will tear the Las Vegas strip a new one tracking down the men that robbed him.

Sons of Anarchy #17 Cover by Toni Infante

Sons of Anarchy #17 Cover by Toni Infante

SUICIDE RISK #21

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

Faced with either protecting the false family he’s come to love, and the real, violent one he left behind the F.A.U.L.T.Line, the rift between Leo’s past and present begins to violently pull apart. But he may not have time to make a choice, as there may not be an Earth—either Earth—left to return to!

Suicide Risk #21 Cover by Elena Casagrande
Suicide Risk #21 Cover by Elena Casagrande

ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge

It didn’t take long for Abigail to warm up to the idea of having a Yeti as a best friend, but no matter how much fun the two friends have together, they can’t avoid the mysterious men in town up to no good and in search of the Abominable Snowman.

Abigail and the Snowman #2 Cover by Roger Langridge

Abigail and the Snowman #2 Cover by Roger Langridge

CAPTURE CREATURES #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt
Artist: Becky Dreistadt
Cover Artists: A: Becky Dreistadt 90% B: Lorena Gomez 10% C: Maryanna Hoggatt (INCENTIVE) D: Maggie Rudy (INCENTIVE)

The mystery is only getting stronger but as our heroes are about to learn, maybe it’s not their job to save the critters…the critters just might be here to save them. It’s going to be a super fun ride as these creatures turn up the heat…literally.

Capture Creatures #3 Cover A by Becky Dreistadt

Capture Creatures #3 Main Cover A by Becky Dreistadt

Capture Creatures #3 Cover B by Lorena Gomez

Capture Creatures #3 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Lorena Gomez

Capture Creatures #3 Cover C by Maryanna Hoggatt

Capture Creatures #3 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:15) by Maryanna Hoggatt

Capture Creatures #3 Cover D by Maggie Rudy

Capture Creatures #3 Retailer Incentive Cover D (1:25) by Maggie Rudy

UNCLE GRANDPA #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Yehudi Mercado, David Degrand, Pranas Naujokaitis, Nichol Ashworth, & Various
Artists: Yehudi Mercado, David Degrand, Pranas Naujokaitis, Nichol Ashworth, & Various
Cover Artists: A. Zé Burnay 90% B. Cory Fuller 10% C. Christine Larsen (INCENTIVE)

It’s time for a new issue of Uncle Grandpa, starring me, Pizza Steve! Uncle G may be the Uncle and Grandpa to everyone ever, but he has a lot to learn if he ever wants to be the coolest slice of pizza to ever put on a pair of sunglasses and pull off the most wicked pranks.

Uncle Grandpa #4 Cover A by Zé Burnay

Uncle Grandpa #4 Main Cover A by Zé Burnay

Uncle Grandpa #4 Cover B by Cory Fuller

Uncle Grandpa #4 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Cory Fuller

Uncle Grandpa #4 Cover C by Christine Larsen

Uncle Grandpa #4 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Christine Larsen

STEVEN UNIVERSE #6

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Author: Jeremy Sorese & Various
Artist: Coleman Engle & Various
Cover Artists: A. Tait Howard 90% B. Meg Gandy 10% C. Helen Yoon (INCENTIVE)

Connie and Stephen might have finally found a way to save the library, .but how much is it going to cost the Gems? It’s an actual race against time to keep books for everyone. Hopefully people will still be there to read them when it’s all over.

Steven Universe #6 Cover A by Tait Howard

Steven Universe #6 Main Cover A by Tait Howard

Steven Universe #6 Cover B by Meg Gandy

Steven Universe #6 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Meg Gandy

Steven Universe #6 Cover C by Helen Yoon

Steven Universe #6 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Helen Yoon

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #8

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Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A. Missy Pena B. Zachary Giallongo (Subscription Cover) C. TBD (INCENTIVE)

Anais is tired of her brothers always getting in trouble and has finally devised a plan so that she can have a quiet weekend with no issues. She definitely underestimated Gumball’s abilty to make every day…special.

The Amazing World of Gumball #8 Cover A by Missy Pena

The Amazing World of Gumball #8 Main Cover A by Missy Pena

The Amazing World of Gumball #8 Cover B by Zachary Giallongo

The Amazing World of Gumball #8 Subscription Cover B by Zachary Giallongo

REGULAR SHOW #19

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Author: Nick Sumida
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Andy Kluthe (Subscription Cover) C: Natalie Andrewson (INCENTIVE)

Rigby and Mordecai’s wishes keep spiraling out of control, but a trip to Genie Beach might offer a solution! Or, um, it might make everything way, way worse.

Regular Show #19 Cover A by Andy Hirsch

Regular Show #19 Main Cover A by Andy Hirsch

Regular Show #19 Cover B by Andy Kluthe

Regular Show #19 Subscription Cover B by Andy Kluthe

Regular Show #19 Cover C by Natalie Andrewson

Regular Show #19 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Natalie Andrewson

BRAVEST WARRIORS #28

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Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty 50% B: Priscilla Wong 50% C: Rachael Hunt (INCENTIVE)

It’s the epic conclusion to the Bravest Warriors’ battle to save the planet Vira alongside all-new, super-rad ally, Peach. Giant monsters versus giant robots, Bravest Warriors style!

Bravest Warriors #28 Cover A by Ian McGinty

Bravest Warriors #28 Cover A by Ian McGinty

Bravest Warriors #28 Cover B by Priscilla Wong

Bravest Warriors #28 Chase Cover B (1:2) by Priscilla Wong

Bravest Warriors #28 Cover C by Rachael Hunt

Bravest Warriors #28 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:15) by Rachael Hunt

GARFIELD #33: HIS 9 LIVES, PART 1 (of 4)

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Authors: Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch, David DeGrand & Kari Smith
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Kari Smith (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: In 1984, Jim Davis created a groundbreaking series of illustrated short stories called Garfield: His 9 Lives, setting the Fat Cat in various eras, that became an instant classic. We loved it so much we wanted to do it again!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Even if you’ve never read the original His 9 Lives stories or watched the 1988 animated special, you’ll enjoy these unique interpretations by an all-star cast of cartoonists, including Andy Hirsch, David DeGrand, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and Genevieve FT, as they depict Garfield through the ages, from prehistoric times, to the reaches of outer space.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: “Garfield: His 9 Lives, Part 1.” The journey begins with “Cave Cat,” as David DeGrand takes us back to Garfield’s first life, during the earliest days of life on Earth! Then, Kari Smith illustrates “King Cat,” as we see how Garfield got down in Ancient Egypt.

Garfield #33 Cover A by Andy Hirsch

Garfield #33 Main Cover A by Andy Hirsch

Garfield #33 Cover B by Kari Smith

Garfield #33 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:10) by Kari Smith

ADVENTURE TIME #36

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Author: Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists: A: Justin Hillgrove B: Ale Giorini (Subscription Cover) C: Rebekka Dunlap (INCENTIVE)

It’s the first Adventure Time starring its new creative team! With indie all-star Chris Hastings writing and the amazingly talented Zachary Sterling on art, these mathematical adventures are only going to get more algebraic!

Adventure Time #36 Cover A by Justin Hillgrove

Adventure Time #36 Main Cover A by Justin Hillgrove

Adventure Time #36 Cover B by Ale Giorini

Adventure Time #36 Subscription Cover B by Ale Giorini

Adventure Time #36 Cover C by Rebekka Dunlap

Adventure Time #36 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Rebekka Dunlap

TEEN DOG #5 (of 8)

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Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artist: Jake Lawrence

Do you hear that? Do you hear those sweet summer jamz? The sound of sneaking into a venue to see your favorite band? The echos of the needle first hitting a new record? Teen Dog gets groovy in this musical issue, even if he can’t even really play the guitar.

Teen Dog #5 Cover by Jake Lawrence

Teen Dog #5 Cover by Jake Lawrence

LUMBERJANES #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists: A. Carolyn Nowak B. Kat Leyh (INCENTIVE)

It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure (that won’t put them to sleep!), they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for…

Lumberjanes #10 Cover A by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes #10 Main Cover A by Carolyn Nowak

Lumberjanes #10 Cover B by Kat Leyh

Lumberjanes #10 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:20) by Kat Leyh

ROCKET SALVAGE #2 (of 6)

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Author: Yehudi Mercado
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist: Bachan

When Primo Rocket finds out the alien and robot federation are gunning after him in search of a long-lost mythical weapon, he has no choice but to rope his family into an adventure across the galaxy to find the alien responsible. Too bad he is locked away in the most dangerous and impenetrable Kaijer Prison Planet known to man!

Rocket Salvage #2 Cover by Bachan

Rocket Salvage #2 Cover by Bachan

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

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Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler
Cover Artist: Jake Myler

After meeting the never-before-seen Doozer colony of Crystal Cave, the Fraggles realize they may need a little more help to unclog the Everspring and bring water back to Fraggle Rock than they realized. But will Gobo and the gang be able to unite the two Doozer colonies to work together and get the job done before it’s too late?

Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #4 Cover by Jake Myler

Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #4 Cover by Jake Myler

CURSE TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artists: Riley Rossmo & Colin Lorimer
Cover Artist: Riley Rossmo

WHY WE LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios has a long history of publishing some of the industry’s best modern horror, and Curse takes us back to our roots with a werewolf story with a twist unlike any you’ve ever seen.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: The Curse creative team practically screams “horror”—from writers Michael Moreci (Roche Limit) & Tim Daniel (Enormous) and artists Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar) & Colin Lorimer (UXB), you’re in for one of the best reviewed comics of 2014, injecting new life into the classic werewolf story.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Laney Griffin is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive Lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock because there are only 30 days until the next phase…

Curse TP Cover by Riley RossmoCurse TP Cover by Riley Rossmo

REVELATIONS TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos

WHY WE LOVE IT: We love that luminary writer Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin) and world-renowned artist Humberto Ramos (The Amazing Spider-Man) teamed up to unfold a sophisticated story of religion, murder, and mystery. It kept us guessing until the end!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: No superheroes, no outlandish fight scenes. Just the beautiful artistry of Humberto Ramos as it shines in this tale devoid of any superheroes but full of the supernatural , as told by Paul Jenkins. Fans of Constantine and the BBC’s Sherlock will not want to miss this tale of corruption through the eyes of an outsider.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: London detective Charlie Northern is a devout atheist, but when the pope’s successor dies suddenly and mysteriously, he has no choice but to step foot back in church. Sidestepping nefarious local politics and a crooked police force, Northern comes face to face with hundreds of years of conspiracy and corruption in the seat of the world’s wealthiest religion. Some signs point to the supernatural, but a good detective knows the sins of man when he sees them.

Revelations TP Cover by Humberto Ramos

Revelations TP Cover by Humberto Ramos

SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro & Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Garry Brown

The Sons of Anarchy are behind bars and it’s up to Gemma and Tara to keep the homefront safe from rival clubs. And while Tara uses everything she’s learned as a doctor and an “old lady” to keep the MC intact during Jax’s absence, Jax puts his life on the line to keep the Sons safe on the other side… Written by Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes), this jaw-dropping second volume bridges the gap between Seasons 3 and 4 of Kurt Sutter’s revered television series. Also featuring a story drawn by the critically acclaimed Jesús Hervás (Hellraiser) revealing the violent origins of how Lee Toric came to Charming. Collects issues #7-10.

Sons of Anarchy Vol. 2 TP Cover by Garry Brown

Sons of Anarchy Vol. 2 TP Cover by Garry Brown

BRAVEST WARRIORS VOL. 4 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Breehn Burns, Jason Johnson, Eric M. Esquivel, & Tessa Stone
Artists: Mike Holmes & Ryan Pequin
Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse

Ever wonder how the Bravest Warriors got their super rad Sticker Pets? Or what would happen if Chris’ Emotion Lord powers kicked in during a trip to the Dating Pool? Or what sort of trouble Wallow could find inside the Dream Dimension? Find out in these brand-new missions, written by Bravest Warriors showrunners Breehn Burns & Jason Johnson, Eric M. Esquivel (Loki: Ragnarok and Roll), and Tessa Stone (Regular Show: Hydration), illustrated by Mike Holmes (True Story), and featuring short stories from a handful of amazing artists including Three Word Phrase creator Ryan Pequin! Collects issues #13-16.

Bravest Warriors Vol. 4 TP Cover by Tyson Hesse

Bravest Warriors Vol. 4 TP Cover by Tyson Hesse

ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS MATHEMATICAL EDITION HC

Retail Price: $29.99
Authors: Ananth Panagariya & Yuko Ota
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Design by Jillian Crab

Finn and Jake are missing?! It’s a dark day in Ooo, but fear not, Candy Kingdom—Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun will… protect you? Desperate times call for desperate measures and Princess Bubblegum has no choice but to turn to the gummiest of gumshoes. Peppermint Butler is on the case, and with Cinnamon Bun’s complete lack of keen deductive skills, they just might have a chance at navigating Ooo’s shadowy underbelly and locating everyone’s favorite heroes. Written by ace detectives Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya (Johnny Wander) and illustrated by superstar sleuth Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors), featuring behind-the-scenes extras. Collects the complete miniseries.

Adventure Time: Candy Capers Mathematical Edition HC Cover Design by Jillian Crab

Adventure Time: Candy Capers Mathematical Edition HC Cover Design by Jillian Crab

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Brian Holguin
Artist: Alex Sheikman
Cover Artist: Brian Froud

WHY WE LOVE IT: We love being able to tell stories in the worlds Jim Henson created and few are as ripe for visual storytelling as the stunning world of Thra and The Dark Crystal. We’re thrilled to bring the first volume of the New York Times bestselling prequel series to paperback for the first time.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: It’s the official prequel to the beloved cult classic The Dark Crystal and with the series’ concept, character designs, and covers by legendary illustrator/concept artist Brian Froud, it’s a must-read for all Henson and fantasy fans.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: For the first time in softcover, presenting part one of a graphic novel prequel trilogy that delves into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, and the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal itself, set 1,000 years before the events in the classic film. The story follows the creation of the planet Thra and its inhabitants and features the never-before-seen character Raunip, the son of Aughra, created specifically for this series by the film’s conceptual designer, Brian Froud.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 TP Cover by Brian Froud

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 TP Cover by Brian Froud

BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years in Style

boom 10 yearsBOOM! Studios turns 10 years old, and to celebrate this milestone anniversary, the publisher has announced a yearlong cover strategy starting in January designed to spotlight all of its new launches and reward many lucky retailers and fans. Every launching issue in 2015 will include a uniquely designed “10 Years” incentive variant cover featuring work by one of 16 of the industry’s best cover artists. Each artist (or artist team) will provide all the covers to all of the newest titles coming out from BOOM! or one of its imprints (KaBOOM!, Archaia, and BOOM! Box), with the roster rotating each quarter. The special “10 Years” covers will be retailer incentives available to order for retailers for every 10 copies they order of the title’s main cover.

For the first quarter of 2015 (January-March), the artists are:

  • All launching BOOM! Studios titles: Trevor Hairsine (Captain America, Eternal Warrior)
  • All launching KaBOOM! titles: Joe Quinones (Harley Quinn, Big Trouble in Little China)
  • All launching Archaia titles: Ramón Pérez (Amazing Spider-Man, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand)
  • All launching BOOM! Box titles: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Adventure Time, The Midas Flesh)

Cover artists for the remaining quarters of 2015 will be announced at a later date.

In January, new launching titles to receive the “10 Years” Cover treatment include:

  • Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Studios)
  • Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 (KaBOOM!)
  • Feathers #1 (Archaia)
  • Munchkin #1 (BOOM! Box)

The cover images will be revealed closer to each title’s order deadline.

In addition, BOOM! will select one launching title each month and slip one, rare exclusive cover intermixed into every 100 copies of the main cover printed. Dubbed the Jackpot Variant, these special covers will show up randomly at any comic shop that orders at least one copy of the title. For January, that title is Munchkin #1, a new ongoing series from BOOM! Box based on the hit adventure card game. The Jackpot Variant cover for Munchkin #1 is illustrated by Evan Palmer (Cooking with Food).

Finally, should any of its new titles in 2015 launch with a final combined initial order of over 10,000 copies, BOOM! will unlock an additional 1-in-10 intermixed special variant that will ship with the main cover.

To help mark its 10th anniversary, BOOM! will include a new “10 Years” trade dress logo that will be featured on the covers of all its single-issue releases in 2015.

Hacktivist Team Goes on a Joyride with New Archaia Original Series

2014 BOOM! LogoThe Royal Academy of Illustration and Design (also known as RAID Studios), and award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios have announced Joyride, an upcoming original series from its Archaia imprint created by the Hacktivist team of artist Marcus To and writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing.

Based on an idea To had when he was in high school, the project was developed jointly by the trio after they enjoyed working with each other on Hacktivist, the Archaia series from earlier this year created by actress and activist Alyssa Milano. In Joyride, when the Earth of the future becomes a totalitarian nightmare, three free-thinking teenagers bust free and discover real freedom in the vast reaches of unexplored space.

Additional details, including a release date, will be revealed at a later time.

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