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Preview: The Killer Omnibus Vol. 2 TPB

The Killer Omnibus Vol. 2 TPB

Writer(s): Matz
Artist(s): Luc Jacamon

The Killer finds himself drawn deeper into international intrigue between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, with oil revenues and political independence the stakes. A professional. A man of few scruples, nerves of steel, and a steady trigger finger. A man whose crimes might be catching up with him. A man on the verge of cracking.

Archaia presents The Killer, a hardboiled, noir series chronicling one man’s journey through some seriously bad mojo. After his misadventures in Venezuela, our Killer retires to Mexico, but his Colombian cartel friend Mariano and the Cuban agent Katia are not far behind. Soon he finds himself drawn back into the great geopolitical game between Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, with oil revenues and political independence the stakes. Even when he finds himself in unusual territory as the shadow owner of an oil company developing Cuba’s off-shore deposits, the need for his usual skill-set is never far away…

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BOOM! Studios Gets a First-Look Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

comics-boom-studios-logoWill BOOM! be the next publisher to get a push on television? BOOM! Studios has signed a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox TV for broadcast and cable projects. That mean’s the studio’s writers and producers will have access to BOOM!’s original series and their imprints such as KaBOOM!, Archaia and BOOM! Box.

BOOM! Founder and CEO Ross Richie and President of Development Stephen Christy will serve as executive producers on any projects developed with 20th TV, and the company plans to hire a development executive focused solely on television.

The comic publisher has already developed Unthinkable with the studio and the series has a put pilot commitment. Unthinkable is by Mark Sable and Julian Totino Tedesco.

This year the publisher is set to produce 29 new original series, which adds to its library of over 120 IP. Next year, that increases to 35 original series, which gives them the largest library of “owned and controlled original comic book series” outside of Marvel and DC. There’s currently over a dozen series either premiering this fall or being worked on for television, so anything from BOOM! will enter a crowded market.

This is on top of the existing deal BOOM! has with 20th Century Fox to make movies.

(via Deadline)

BOOM! Studios in October 2014

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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

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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…

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SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Main Cover by Phil Noto

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

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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.

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UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Main Cover by Bob Flynn

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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

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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!

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Main Cover by Matt Cummings

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Chase Cover (1:10) by Perry Maple

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Missy Pena

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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!

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

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

by Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives

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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

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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…

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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.”

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.”

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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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PEANUTS #22 Cover by Charles M. Schulz, Various

ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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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.

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TEEN DOG #2 Main Cover by Jake Lawrence

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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…

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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

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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

TRADE PAPERBACKS, ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND HARDCOVERS

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

TRADE PAPERBACKS, ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND HARDCOVERS

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.
SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1

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

SDCC 2014: BOOM! Studios Returns for Its Ninth Straight Year

BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, will return to exhibit at San Diego Comic-Con to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 23-27, 2014.

BOOM! and its imprints can be found at Booth #2229 on the show floor and will host an army of creators for signings. Scheduled to appear are:

  • Bob Scott (PEANUTS)
  • Chris Miskiewicz (THOMAS ALSOP)
  • Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)
  • Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
  • David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
  • Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
  • Eric Powell (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)
  • Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET)
  • Frank Gibson (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
  • Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
  • Ian Herring (HACKTIVIST)
  • Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST)
  • James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
  • Jeff Stokely (TRANSLUCID)
  • Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
  • Joshua Williamson (ROBOCOP)
  • Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)
  • Marcus To (HACKTIVIST)
  • Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
  • Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
  • Natasha Allegri (BEE AND PUPPYCAT, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE)
  • Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES)
  • Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP)
  • Paul Jenkins (DEATHMATCH, FAIRY QUEST)
  • Royden Lepp (RUST)
  • Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES)
  • Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
  • Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)
  • Vicki Scott (PEANUTS)

There will also be a few surprise guests throughout the show.

In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:

  • Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
  • Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS, BRAVEST WARRIORS)
  • Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME 2013 SPOOOKTACULAR, ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS)
  • MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS, ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY)
  • Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

For $30, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank Get-A-Sketch covers.

BOOM! will have a wide selection of exclusive variants available for purchase at its booth (while supplies last), including:

AT Banana Guard Academy #1 SDCC
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Coleman Engle
Writer: Kent Osborne
Artist: Mad Rupert

Not only are the Banana Guards hilarious as the Candy Kingdom’s protectors, but this series is written by Kent Osborne, one of the longtime writers of the ADVENTURE TIME show. 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!

Amazing World of Gumball #1 SDCC
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Coleman Engle
Writer: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse

Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends take on the world of comics! Gumball thinks he’s the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. There’s always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!

Regular Show #13 SDCC
REGULAR SHOW #13
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Coleman Engle
Writer: Minty Lewis
Artist: Allison Strejlau

If you’re a fan of REGULAR SHOW, then this is definitely something you don’t want to miss: storyboard artist and the voice for Eileen, Minty Lewis, will be writing this issue. And if you haven’t seen the show, who better to show you around the Park? Mordecai and Rigby are put in charge of decorating the park for the annual park party and it’s the only job Benson is sure they can’t screw up. A small fire, three missing children, and a crashed blimp later, things are only going to get worse and the party hasn’t even started yet.


STEVEN UNIVERSE #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Coleman Engle
Writer: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle

Steven really wants to enter the annual Beach City Bike Race but everyone else is a little worried. Steven just makes the cut-off for age, which means the other bikers will be a lot older than him. Connie agrees to help Steven the old-fashioned way through good ol’ exercise but Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl have other plans…


All four of the above covers connect to form one image!


BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Jeremy Sorese
Writers: Natasha Allegri, Garrett Jackson
Artist: Natasha Allegri

It’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret. Fighting bad guys has never been so funny.


BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL

$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Jeremy Sorese
Writers: Kevin Panetta, Nikki Mannino, Jeremy Sorese, Kevin Church, Kat Leyh
Artists: Paulina Ganucheau, Nikki Mannino, Jeremy Sorese, Jess Fink, Kat Leyh

If there is one sassy fur ball in BRAVEST WARRIORS that deserves it’s own comic dedicated to how awesome he is, it’s Impossibear. Impossibear and Catbug are up to no good with the Bravest Warriors off on a mission! But have no fear, there are plenty of shenanigans to be had!


The BEE AND PUPPYCAT and BRAVEST WARRIORS covers connect to form one image!


ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS MATHEMATICAL HC
$50, limited to 250 copies
Cover by Tessa Stone
Writer: Meredith Gran
Artist: Meredith Gran

Thanks to a newfound interest in rock ‘n’ roll, Princess Bubblegum volunteers to manage Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a pivotal tour across the land of Ooo! But when the band is threatened by everything from snobby scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they hold it together and make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time, and manage to stay friends throughout the process?! Written and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring short stories from several indie comics superstars, including Jen Wang (KOKO BE GOOD) and FRIENDS WITH BOYS cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks! This totally mathematical hardcover edition features never-before-seen extras, including an inside look at the making of MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS!


ADVENTURE TIME: EYE CANDY VOL. 1 ENCHIRIDION HC
$50, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Zack Sterling
Artists: Various

Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con! Be the envy of all of your fellow Adventure Time fans with this breathtaking collection of all of the stunning ADVENTURE TIME cover artwork featured in issues #1-16. Now there’s one spot where art fans and ADVENTURE TIME fans alike can see every cover image produced to date in this stunning, oversized hardcover cover gallery! In addition to showcasing each breathtaking cover image, this volume also includes process pieces showing how an ADVENTURE TIME cover is created. Don’t miss out on this must-have for every ADVENTURE TIME fan!


THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: THE TASKS MINI-COMIC
$30, limited to 550 copies
Cover by Jon Chad
Writer: Jon Chad
Artist: Jon Chad

After 2012’s Adventure Time and last year’s Regular Show mini-comics, Jon Chad has set his sights on The Amazing World of Gumball. In this spectacular fold-out mini-comic, Gumball and Darwin take on the world of video games. Plus, it comes packaged in a one-of-a-kind video game cartridge!


BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Adam Hughes
Writers: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla

This is the first time any new BIG TROUBLE stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (THE GOON) on the story. Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton!


DAWN OF THE PLANET APES: CONTAGION

$5, Convention Exclusive
Cover by Garry Brown
Writer: Caleb Monroe
Artist: Tom Derenick

Set directly after the events of 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION follows the story of Ellie (played by Keri Russell in the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film) as she struggles to find a cure for the pandemic before it claims her daughter forever. In this self-contained, one-shot issue, we see a slice of the descent of mankind as they succumb to the Simian Flu pandemic from the perspective of the CDC and various doctors and scientists trying to stop the outbreak.


THE EMPTY MAN #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.


HACKTIVIST HC SDCC EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE EDITION

Free with purchase of HACKTIVIST hardcover, limited to 200 copies
Bookplate illustration by Marcus To and Ian Herring
Writers: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Artists: Marcus To, Ian Herring

The convention debut of Archaia’s HACKTIVIST collected hardcover features an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con tip-in bookplate signed by the creator of the title, actress Alyssa Milano. This is a story about friendship and freedom in a time of war, stunningly illustrated by fan-favorite artist Marcus To (CYBORG 009, New Warriors, Red Robin) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, CYBORG 009, Ms. Marvel). Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the young, brilliant co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other. But they are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest black-hat hacking group on the planet. When their operation is discovered by the U.S. Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.


JIM HENSON’S THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW PREVIEW
$15, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Roger Langridge
Writers: Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge

An exclusive look at the Lost Television Special from Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, adapted by Eisner Award-winner Roger Langridge. Featuring 20 oversized pages from the upcoming original graphic novel, photos of the original puppets from The Jim Henson Archives, and character designs by Roger Langridge and Ian Herring.

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!


LUMBERJANES #4

$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Noelle Stevenson
Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen

After a lot of convincing, the girls are able to agree to get Jen to take them on a hike. Making their way up to the tower and hoping to finally get some answers, they make their way closer only to be stopped by the neighboring boy camp! April, Mal, Molly, Jo, and Ripley have to figure out how to get to the tower, even if they have to use Jen as a distraction to do it.


PEANUTS #19
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Charles M. Schulz
Writers: Charles Schulz, Andy Beall, Vicki Scott, Bob Scott
Artists: Charles Schulz, Paige Braddock, Vicki Scott

After years without contact, Snoopy begins the journey of a lifetime, travelling through Kansas City in search of his beloved sister, Belle. “Finding Belle” and many more adventures await you within this month’s issue of PEANUTS. This features the debut of Belle, Snoopy’s sister, in the KaBOOM! comics, both on the cover and in the issue.


ROBOCOP #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Darick Robertson (with colors by Diego Rodriguez)
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno

A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets. Now he wants to take out the biggest cop in the city. When OCP wants to take guns off the street, Killian sees it as his opportunity to take on the former Alex Murphy!


SIX-GUN GORILLA HARDCOVER
$30, limited to 250 copies
Cover by Chris Weston
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely

The hardcover edition of the SIX-GUN GORILLA is available only at the BOOM! Studios booth at conventions. Limited to 250 copies, this edition includes 16 extra pages of backmatter bound in a gorgeous burgundy leatherette with a foil-stamped cover and all-new cover art from Chris Weston. Welcome to “the Blister,” a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there…


TEEN DOG ZINE
Free with $10 purchase of BOOM! Box titles
Cover by Jake Lawrence
Writer: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence

BOOM! Box’s newest series, TEEN DOG, launches in September, but you can get your first look here in this eight-page, black-and-white preview zine. It’s free with a $10 or more purchase of BOOM! Box titles, including MIDAS FLESH and LUMBERJANES. 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!


THE WOODS #1
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Jeff Stokely
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. 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.


LUMBERJANES SCOUT BADGES
$20, limited to 500 sets
Artist: Kate Leth

A set of four, iron-on patches taken straight from the pages of LUMBERJANES, designed by Kate Leth. The set includes patches for the Naval Gauging Badge, Pungeon Master Badge, Up All Night Badge, and the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive CON-Quistador Badge. Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things.

Translucid #4

TRANSLUCID #4
$10, limited to 150 copies, available for purchase from the BOOM! Studios booth (#2229) or the Evil Ink/Coheed and Cambira booth (#1732).
Cover by Alexis Ziritt
Writers: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Artist: Daniel Bayliss

In the fourth issue of this critically acclaimed series that deconstructs the dynamic between an urban vigilante superhero and his archenemy, we dive deeper into The Navigator’s troubled past. Things escalate between Cornelius and his father. While The Navigator is fighting off villains, Cornelius is battling his inner demons, which shape the hero he will become.

Preview: Hacktivist HC

Hacktivist HC

Writer(s): Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly
Artist(s): Marcus To

Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the young, brilliant co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other. But they are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest black-hat hacking group on the planet. When their operation is discovered by the U.S. Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.

A story about friendship and freedom in a time of war, stunningly illustrated by fan-favorite artist Marcus To (Cyborg 009, New Warriors, Red Robin) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Cyborg 009, Ms. Marvel).

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The Hot New Trend in Comics is Diversity

All_New_Captain_America_CoverWith solicitations for October being released, and plans for the next year coming into the spotlight due to next week’s San Diego Comic-Con, it seems one hot thing in comics is becoming clear, making diverse comics, for a diverse audience.

Publishers are acting on what’s been clear in indie and small press, that the tastes and wants of the comic reading audience is varied and diverse, just like the readers consuming them. At the beginning of the month I reported that those who self-identified themselves on Facebook as interested (liking) comics was almost 41% female. For some time now, women have made up between 40% and 47% of that population in my reports. They are here and they are legion.

This move towards diverse characters, and diverse voices, began years ago, with webcomics, digital comics, and a resurgence in independent comics. Technology like new social media tools, and Kickstarter has democratized what gets out there, and finds and audience. With the rise of digital comics, we’ve also seen publishers, outside the big two, diversifying their comics, and the creators behind them. BOOM! Studios with their expansion of KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, Image Comics, and more are seeing success in many voices. BOOM! especially has mined web creators, giving them a stage in print to create, which has given us modern classics like Lumberjanes, The Midas Flesh, and more. Their success is most likely due to their diverse team of creators, and those behind the scene.

the shieldArchie Comics has been a leader in the charge as one of the most progressive publishers out there. They’ve moved out of the Pollyanna world the Riverdale gang lived in, and expanding the cast to include a diverse cast, the break out being Kevin Keller. Keller is such in the spotlight that Archie himself takes a bullet meant for the character in this week’s Life With Archie #36, creating media interest much like when Kevin first appeared. Archie has also dipped their toe into mature comics with their successful hit Afterlife With Archie, diving into the horror genre, which gets a sister publication in a similar take on classic character Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Today Archie went further and announced the initial line up of their Dark Circle Comics. In that announcement a new The Shield by writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig and artist Wilfredo Torres was part of the line-up. But, when I say “new Shield,” I literally mean a new Shield. What was once a male character is now female, a first for the character. It’s the latest example of the positive gender-swapping trend that’s not just limited to Archie alone.

Marvel has clearly noticed the shift, as they have launched (or announced) a total of 8 female led series. Elektra, Black Widow, Storm, Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Thor, Ms. Marvel, an all-female X-Men team, and a female majority team in All-New Ultimates. Ms. Marvel even features Kamala Khan, a teenage Muslim girl from Jersey (when being from Jersey is the diversity, we’ve seen improvement) This week Marvel went on The View to announce the new Thor, with a woman taking over the role. Writer Jason Aaron says it best:

This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.

But an increase in estrogen isn’t the only change for the House of Ideas. On last night’s The Colbert Report Marvel’s Joe Quesada announced that Sam Wilson, The Falcon, will be suiting up as the new Captain America, in November’s All-New Captain America. That follows the company’s introduction years ago of Miles Morales as the new Ultimate Universe’s Spider-Man, and Miguel O’Hara’s recent push in Marvel’s 616 universe as Spider-Man 2099, with his own series debuting last week. The company is diversifying its stable of characters, and has gone so far as to jettison it’s house style of art, embracing new styles and looks, that have given many of their new books a unique voice in many ways.

Dynamite Entertainment has gotten in on the action with their relaunched Solar: Man of the Atom. The classic Gold Key character has had its gender swapped, switching from the classic/original one, to his daughter. She’s absolutely her own person, tackling issues in a completely different way than her father handled it.

BATGIRLMODEL2Not to be outdone DC Comics has made steps in the right direction. Their announcement of Gotham Academy brings what sounds like a tween focused series, perfect as sister offering to this fall’s television show Gotham. The publisher has a new direction for Batgirl, giving the series and character a new lease on life, with a new down to Earth look that has received praise, and might be the best character design of the year. And behind the scenes, with their recent series announcements, DC has expanded their female creative team, adding new voices and styles to comics like Batgirl, Catwoman, and more. The company has stated diversity is a priority and we’re seeing it come to fruition. We also are seeing that in their offerings in television, with this fall’s iZombie, and soon on the screen with the likely rumored Wonder Woman movie.

Go to a convention, and walk through Artist’s Alley, and for years you’ve seen what’s starting to hit comic shop shelves, a diversity in characters, the creators behind them, and most importantly the fans excited about it all. While most discussion around comics is focused on the big two, this movement, and shift has been in the making for quite a while now thanks to the work and persistence of many. It’s taken a bit, but it looks like diversity is going mainstream. Today there is truly something out there in comics for everyone. And for that we should take a moment, recognize it all, and let it sink in.

Preview: The Last Broadcast #3

The Last Broadcast #3

Writer(s): André Sirangelo
Artist(s): Gabriel Iumazark

Ivan, Harumi, and Niko venture back into Blackhall’s bunker, and this time, they stumble on more than they bargained for. As more secrets are revealed about the conspiracy surrounding the magician, the members of Backbone start to realize that this may be their most dangerous exploration yet.

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Eisner Award Winner Roger Langridge Returns to KaBOOM! with a New All-Ages Project

KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, announced they will reunite with Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Roger Langridge to publish his new, original, all-ages project that will launch in December.

Langridge is also adapting and illustrating the previously announced Jim Henson’s Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow for another BOOM! imprint, Archaia, an original graphic novel that will debut in October.

Archaia and David Petersen Announce New ‘Mouse Guard’ Collection

MOUSE GUARD BALDWIN THE BRAVE AND OTHER TALESArchaia and artist David Petersen in the lead up to San Diego Comic-Con have announced Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales, a new Mouse Guard hardcover collection coming to shops in November.

Mouse Guard is the much-celebrated series of 8″ x 8″ comics created by Petersen and first published by Archaia in early 2006. Since then, the series has earned several Eisner Award and Harvey Award nominations and wins, and three of the collected Mouse Guard collections placed on The New York Times best-sellers list for hardcover graphic books.

In Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the world’s harsh conditions and predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed. They are not simply soldiers that fight off intruders; rather, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one hidden mouse village to another. The Guard patrol borders, find safeways and paths through dangerous territories and treacherous terrain, watch weather patterns, and keep the mouse territories free of predatory infestation. They do so with fearless dedication so that they might not just exist, but truly live.

Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales collects the four Free Comic Book Day Mouse Guard short stories that have been published thus far (2011-2014), plus two, new stories.

Archaia Announces New Fraggle Rock Limited Series

Archaia and The Jim Henson Company invite you to “dance your cares away” with the all-new, comic book limited series Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring. Ever since publishing two Fraggle Rock anthology collections of short stories with The Jim Henson Company several years ago, the publisher has been eager to tell one big, epic, Fraggle-tastic tale. New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth teams up with Fraggle Rock veteran artist Jake Myler for a fun story that new and longtime fans alike can enjoy.

The Fraggles will adventure to places they’ve never been before, places where Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley, and Boober will meet brand-new friends, sing brand-new songs, and dance their cares away! No one mastered the all-ages art form quite like Jim Henson, and the characters of Fraggle Rock remain some of his most beloved creations. Leth and Myler have spun a hilarious, super fun story for both longtime fans and comic readers of all ages who’ve yet to meet this lovable gang of Fraggles.

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!

Archaia’s Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on October 8th with a cover price of $3.99. The main cover will be illustrated by series artist Jake Myler, with a retailer incentive cover by Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives.

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