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Preview: Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 3 TP

Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 3 TP

Imprint: Archaia
Writer: Tom Siddell
Artist: Tom Siddell

First time printed in softcover! In the third volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem. Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end!

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Preview: Lantern City #10

Lantern City #10

Imprint: Archaia
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno

Sander attempts to save Lantern City from Killian’s schemes as the Fortache army approaches.

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Preview: Toil and Trouble #6 (of 6)

Toil and Trouble #6 (of 6)

Imprint: Archaia
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews

Final issue! Smertae must make things right with her sisters, even if it means the end of Macbeth.

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JOYRIDE #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist:  Marcus To

What’s to Love: After working together on Hacktivist and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials original graphic novel, the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal) join forces once again with artist Marcus To (New Warriors, The Flash: Season Zero) for their first creator-owned series that takes readers to the stars in this space epic with a punk-rock attitude, perfect for fans of Young Avengers and Runaways.

What It Is: In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have
forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them,
training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun.
Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1

Retail Price:  $3.99
Writers: Jim Campbell & Amalia Levari
Artists: Jim Campbell & Cara McGee
Cover Artists:
Main Cover:  Jim Campbell
Subscription Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Shane-Michael Vidaurri

What’s to Love: Pat McHale’s Over the Garden Wall aired as Cartoon Network’s first-ever original
animated miniseries and has continued gathering fans ever since. The great response to our one-shot
and follow-up limited series prompted us to return to the eerie Unknown for more stories in this new,
ongoing series! We’re thrilled to have Jim Campbell returning to join forces with fellow show writer
Amalia Levari and artist Cara McGee for two original stories in each issue.

What It Is: Over the Garden Wall is now an ongoing series! In this kickoff issue, Wirt and Greg might have escaped the Beast’s grasp and made it out of the Unknown, but some things can’t be forgotten. Greg returns to Dreamland at night, where the silly creatures who live there help him on his adventures. Then, dive back into the early days in the Unknown where young Anna, the daughter of the Woodsman, must learn to survive in the woods on her own.

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UNCLE GRANDPA 2016 GOOD MORNING SPECIAL

Retail Price:  $4.99
Writers: Yehudi Mercado, Jimmy Giegerich, Jeremy Hansen, Philip Murphy, Evgeny Yakovlev, Andreas
Schuster
Artists: Yehudi Mercado, Jimmy Giegerich, Jeremy Hansen, Philip Murphy, Evgeny Yakovlev, Andreas
Schuster
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Robb Mommaerts
Incentive Cover: Mias

What’s to Love: We can never get enough of everyone’s favorite uncle and grandpa and his extraordinary friends like Pizza Steve and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger, so we’ve assembled a rad crew of writers and artists to put together some of their best short stories of unpredictable wackiness and crazy adventures!

What It Is: Good morning! From the wacky minds of mad scientist creators, explore the oversized chaos and wonder of tigers farting rainbows, wizards trying to return long-forgotten VHS tapes, and professional wrestling between a pizza with shades and a dinosaur man. If you’re a fan of the Cartoon Network series, don’t miss out on this Uncle Grandpa special issue!

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Retail Price:  $3.99
Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Brittney Williams
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brittney Williams
Incentive Cover: Marguerite Sauvage

What’s to Love: From Nancy Drew to Veronica Mars, we really dig girl detectives! Hope Larson ( A
Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the
newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit? adventure that mixes the fun of Eloise with the charm of Lumberjanes.

What It Is: In a timeless story, 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery utilizing her smarts, random skills, and connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town.

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Retail Price: Main: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Incentive Cover 1: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover 2: Joe Quinones
Action Figure Incentive Cover:  David Ryan Robinson
Villain Incentive Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Synopsis: Scorpina goes for Tommy where it hurts the most. Rita won’t give up on her Green Ranger that easily. With his life hanging in the balance, the Rangers must get together to save their friend, or risk losing him forever.

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PAKNADEL & TRAKHANOV’S TURNCOAT #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Cover Artist: Artyom Trakhanov

Synopsis: Marta has to dive into her uncomfortable past and bring in a few friends from her days on the force to unravel the mystery surrounding the missing boy.

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BILL & TED GO TO HELL #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription: Conor Nolan

Synopsis: Bill & Ted will have to team up with Satan to take down the Easter Bunny and his master—who are heading straight for the holy of all holies: Heaven! It’s time for Joan of Arc to live up to her calling and kick some evil butt!

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KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss

Synopsis: Oliver faces his demons in solitary while the prison is ravaged by a deadly outbreak of kennel cough.

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THE LAST CONTRACT #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artist: Lisandro Estherren

Synopsis: Final issue! The Man discovers the identity of the blackmailer and comes face-to-face with the consequences of his life as a hitman.

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KLAUS #5 (of 7)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Synopsis: Magnus passes judgement on Klaus, and the enemy’s past is revealed.

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WELCOME BACK #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer

Synopsis: Mali and Tessa head to South Africa, Tessa’s homeland, to hide out from the army of Sequels chasing them.

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THE SPIRE #8 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely

Synopsis: Oversized final issue! The killer’s identity and the truth behind the Pax 30 years ago are both
revealed.

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THE WOODS #21

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

Synopsis: Karen leads the survivors into the woods to regroup and plan revenge.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #23

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz

Synopsis: Jack is trapped in 1848, surrounded by ancient evil and low on reflexes, and he’s about to
learn the origin of Egg and Lo Pan.

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THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist:  Andy Hirsch
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

Synopsis: As the Peculiars continue their investigation of the missing statues, they pay 221B Baker Street a visit and are surprised by who they find there.

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STEVEN UNIVERSE AND THE CRYSTAL GEMS #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Josceline Fenton
Artist:  Chrystin Garland
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Incentive Cover: Josceline Fenton

Synopsis: When Amethyst and Steven show proof of the glass ghost to Pearl, she recalls that Rose was the one who first told her the story.

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Pranas Naujokaitis
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover:  Jenna Ayoub
Variant Cover: Stefan Tosheff

Synopsis: Ice King and his “cool” new friends set off to beat up Marble with some evil tools.

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REGULAR SHOW #34

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Ulises Farinas & Erick Freitas
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mad Rupert
Subscription Cover: Pat Kinsella

Synopsis: New story arc, featuring guest writers Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas from Judge Dredd! Rigby and Mordecai begin a contest to see who can become more heroic.

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ADVENTURE TIME #51

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer:  Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paul Reinwand
Subscription Cover: Mia Schwartz

Synopsis: After too many back-to-back quests, Jake and Finn disagree on how important doing this hero stuff really is.

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PEANUTS #32

Retail Price:$3.99
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Donna Almendrala, Vicki Scott
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz

Synopsis: Snoopy decides to give this baseball thing Charlie Brown seems to love a try.

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JONESY #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle

Synopsis: Jonesy reeeaally wants a tattoo of her favorite anime pop idol, but when she tries to get her dad on board with the idea, she accidentally makes him want a tattoo instead!

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GIANT DAYS #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Synopsis: Daisy visits Esther’s hometown to convince her to come back to University, while Susan spends her Easter break far away from her Northampton problems.

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MUNCHKIN #16

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Will Hindmarch
Artist: Mike Luckas
Cover Artist: Scott Maynard

Synopsis: Spyke and Flower are on a dungeon crawl—roaming dungeons and crypts throughout the land to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night.

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LUMBERJANES #25

Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Chynna Clugston-Flores
Artists: Brooke Allen, Laura Lewis
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brooke Allen
Incentive Cover: Jones Wiedle

Synopsis: Oversized anniversary issue, and artist Brooke Allen returns! The High Council is coming to
camp and Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens are suddenly getting magical powers. Includes a special back-up story by Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday) and Laura Lewis.

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Synopsis: Final issue! Sander, Killian, and Kendal face off for control of Lantern City.

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THE FICTION TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  Curt Pires
Artist: David Rubín
Cover Artist: David Rubín

What’s to Love: Written by Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) and illustrated by David Rubín (Battling Boy: The
Rise of Aurora West), The Fiction is a fountain of fascinating ideas about a group of childhood friends
who discover that the past will always come back to find you.

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

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ARCADIA TP

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Retail Price: $29.99
Writer:  Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artists: Matt Taylor & Eric Scott Pfeiffer

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

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

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 3 TP

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Retail Price: $16.99
Writers:  John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artist: Eric Powell

Synopsis: From John Carpenter, legendary director of the original classic film, writer Eric Powell (The
Goon), and artist Brian Churilla (The Secret History of D.B. Cooper) comes a collection of the final four
issues of their run. As if sacrificing himself to end Lo Pan’s reign wasn’t enough, Jack Burton must now
face his greatest challenge yet: the Hell of No Return. Luckily, Jack does have one companion in this
eternity of endless torment. The very person he offed to get here, Lo Pan. When arch nemesis becomes forced ally, Hell becomes the least of Jack’s problems. Collects issues #9-12.

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DAY MEN VOL. 2 TP

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

Synopsis: The conclusion to the Day Men epic! The war between the Virgo and Ramses families has been called into a temporary ceasefire by Gustavo, a representative of the Old Families sent to mediate the conflict. But with Azalea facing a guilty verdict and certain death at the hands of a standard war tribunal, Day Man David Reid takes matters into his own hands by proposing Justice by Day, an ancient tradition pitting Day Men against each other in their families’ names. Collects issues #5-8, along with additional never-before-seen content and commentary.

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KLAUS: PEN & INK #1

Retail Price: $19.99
Writer:  Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

What’s to Love: Calling all process junkies! If you’re as much a fan of the behind-the-scenes process of
illustration as you are of the finished product, you will love this in-depth look at the making of the
critically acclaimed Klaus.

What It Is: This next installment of the Pen & Ink series collects Klaus issues #1-2 in an oversized, 11” x 17” format that features Dan Mora’s inks alongside new commentary and creative insights from Mora and writer Grant Morrison.

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SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 5 TP

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Retail Price: $16.99
Writer:  Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante
Synopsis: When Bobby’s estranged nephew Dillon shows up in Charming, eager to join the club, the Sons are happy to fortify their numbers with a member of the family. But Dillon is cocky, impulsive, and violent, and a crucial mistake leads to a lost business opportunity and trouble with the Mayans. The Sons send Dillon home in shame, but he has other plans…and he doesn’t care who gets caught in the crossfire. Based on the hit FX TV show. Collects issues #19-22 and features a cover gallery by Toni Infante (Sons of the Devil).

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ADVENTURE TIME: THE FOUR CASTLES OGN

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artist: Scott Maynard

Synopsis: Josh Trujillo (The Reason for Dragons, Love Machines) teams up with Adventure Time veteran Zachary Sterling for a new original story! When Finn and Jake are approached by the mysterious Guildmaster—an adventurer claiming to represent the Heroes’ Guild of the Manyverse—they’re challenged to complete the Quest of the Four Castles to gain entrance to the guild and the right to train as “real” heroes. But there’s something fishy about this quest, and something even fishier about this Guildmaster!

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ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS TP

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Retail Price: $19.99
Writer:  Jen Wang
Artists: Britt Wilson & Rian Sygh
Cover Artist: Jen Wang

What’s to Love: We had such a blast with the Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake mini-series created by Natasha Allegri (Bee & PuppyCat) that we couldn’t wait to rejoin our favorite heroes in an all-new story from Jen Wang (In Real Life) and Britt Wilson (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake) that features the actual Cryptozoic card game, Card Wars, which itself was created from the game in the show. So meta!

What It Is: Cake is a Card Wars champ who can’t be beat, and Fionna…is really tired of getting beaten! They set off in search of a challenger who can really test Cake’s mettle. When they stumble across some gamer slugs, they think they’ve hit the jackpot, but these guys have never heard of Cake and refuse to even play with her! Collects the complete mini-series!

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GARFIELD VOL. 8 TP

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Retail Price: $13.99
Writer:  Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch, Various
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

Synopsis: The Fat Cat just keeps on delivering the laughs! In this collection of Garfield’s comic book
adventures, Garfield and Odie go on strange trips with a mailman and a genie, while also finding a magic wand. Also, Pooky is abducted by aliens, Nermal makes new friends in the forest, and a Garfield
cosplayer solves a mystery at a comic convention. Collects issues #29-32.

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REGULAR SHOW: A CLASH OF CONSOLES OGN

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  Robert Luckett & Rachel Connor
Artist: Zé Burnay
Cover Artist: Zé Burnay

Synopsis: In this third Regular Show original graphic novel, chaos breaks out when three megacorporations release their new video game consoles on the exact same day! Before Mordecai and Rigby can decide which gaming platform to buy, they’re drafted into opposing sides of an all-out gaming war chock full of laser beams, Maximum Gloves, and pixelated casualties, and the stakes have never been higher.

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MUNCHKIN VOL. 2 TP

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  Tom Siddell
Artists: Ian McGinty, Mike Luckas, Rian Sygh, Fred Stressing
Cover Artist: Ian McGinty

Synopsis: 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. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. After all, even stomping an ant helps you level up. Based on the immensely popular card game, writer Tom Siddell (Gunnerkrigg Court) and artists Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors), Mike Luckas (Skullkickers), and Rian Sygh (Regular Show) bring Munchkin to comics! Collects issues #5-8.

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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #2 (of 4)

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #2 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia
Writers: Nathan Pride
Artist: Nathan Pride

Nathan Pride tells the tale of “The Worm of Lambton.” A young heir to a kingdom catches a horrid Worm while fishing on the banks of the River Wear and throws it into a well in disgust. When the Worm outgrows the well and begins to torment the nearby villagers, the heir will have to return to stop it.

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Preview: Lantern City #9

Lantern City #9

Imprint: Archaia
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno

New story arc! While Lantern City falls into chaos, Killian introduces Sander to another civilization living far outside the city walls.

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Preview: Toil and Trouble #5 (of 6)

Toil and Trouble #5 (of 6)

Imprint: Archaia
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews

Smertae and Riata battle with Macbeth’s fate hanging in the balance.

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists:
Main: Jamal Campbell
Incentive 1: Goñi Montes
Incentive 2: Kevin Wada
Incentive 3: Dustin Nguyen
Incentive 4: Paul Pope
Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson
Blank Sketch Variant: N/A
Villain Variant: Rebekah Isaacs

What’s to Love: With over four million viewers per week watching episodes that air three times a day,
seven days a week; an awareness of above 90% for men and women ages 7-54; and a new film coming
in 2017, the Power Rangers are more popular than ever. Dive headfirst into our original, modern
ongoing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series that will appeal to both nostalgic fans and new readers
who enjoy epic, action-adventure fantasy stories.

What It Is: Based on the long-running Power Rangers franchise, five teens from Angel Grove High are
granted superpowers and giant robot dinosaur Zords to defend Earth against the alien villain Rita
Repulsa. When Repulsa creates an evil Green Power Ranger by brainwashing recent transfer student
Tommy, the team is able to free him from her grasp and get him on their side. But with remnants of
Repulsa’s control still stirring in the back of Tommy’s mind, he must confront the fact he may be more of
a danger to his new team than a help. This is “Green Ranger: Year One.”

TURNCOAT #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Cover Artists:
Main: Artyom Trakhanov
Incentive Cover: Johnny Dombrowski

What’s to Love: Employing the most compelling elements of science fiction and the detective genre,
Turncoat is a gripping exploration of power vacuums and the legacy of oppression. Alex Paknadel
(Arcadia) and Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow) tell the story of a guilt-ridden protagonist through a grisly
quest for a truth. Turncoat will scratch that itch you have for dark sci-fi like Blade Runner, The Forever
War, and Neuromancer.

What It Is: 300 years since humanity was brutally subjugated by the alien race known simply as the
Management. Two years since these invaders abandoned Earth to return to their home world. Following
her participation in the brutal massacre of human-alien hybrids left behind by the Management,
resistance fighter Marta Gonzalez declines to join the new human government and starts her own
private detective agency instead. Gonzalez is forced to confront her own bloody past and acknowledge
the fact that the transition from oppression to emancipation is anything but clean.

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THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist:  Andy Hirsch
Cover Artists:
Main: Andy Hirsch
Incentive Cover: Hannah Christenson

What’s to Love: Roger Langridge (Abigail and the Snowman, The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow),
who has delighted us with his imaginative all-ages work for years, is teaming up with Andy Hirsch
(Adventure Time) to bring us a new twist within the world of Sherlock Holmes. What if the world’s
greatest detective wasn’t quite what he—or she—seemed?

What It Is: It’s a lovely day in 1930s London, right up until a giant stone lion comes to life and starts
wrecking the city! It seems like the perfect case for the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Of course, Sherlock Holmes doesn’t actually exist; he is a fictional character created by housekeeper
Mrs. Hudson, who has been the real detective all along, writing Holmes’ adventures under the pen name
of John Watson and running around the city in disguise. With an overwhelmed case load she’ll need the
help of a precocious bunch of young detectives-in-training to solve the mystery of the living statues.
Baker Street will never be the same!

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BILL & TED GO TO HELL #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist:
Main: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Conor Nolan

Synopsis: With our heroes facing their worst nightmares, Lincoln finally gets his chance to take down
John Wilkes Booth!

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KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss

Synopsis: Oliver and his crack team cook up the perfect routine full of distractions, misdirections, and
red herrings to distract the guards and stage their prison break.

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THE LAST CONTRACT #3 (of 4)

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Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artist: Lisandro Estherren

Synopsis: The Man and Dillon come under attack from a hired killer whose past intertwines with the
Man’s.

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KLAUS #4 (of 6)

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Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Synopsis: Klaus and Lady Dagmar’s romantic and tragic past is revealed.

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VENUS #4 (of 4)

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Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

Synopsis: Final issue! With no government and no rules, how do you punish a traitor?

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SNOW BLIND #4 (of 4)

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Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Synopsis: Final issue! Teddy and his family aren’t safe at the cabin when Trent escapes police custody.

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WELCOME BACK #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer

Synopsis: Mali and Tessa are on the run from the Sequels trying to take them out.

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THE SPIRE #7 (of 8)

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Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely

Synopsis: Penultimate issue! The monumental Pax between the Spire and Zoarim is underway.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #16

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Jason Copland

Synopsis: Final issue! Snake’s showdown with the U.S. government comes to an end in Ohio.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz

Synopsis: What happens when Egg Shen and Lo Pan become best friends? The founding of Little China
gets all the stranger as Jack Burton confronts his own death!

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STEVEN UNIVERSE AND THE CRYSTAL GEMS #2 (of 4)

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Writer:  Josceline Fenton
Artist: Chrystin Garland
Cover Artists:
Main: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Variant Cover: Mildred Lewis

Synopsis: After Pearl’s story of the glass monster, Steven has started having nightmares that it is real.
What will he do when the people of Beach City start turning to glass?

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #3 (of 6)

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Writer: Emily Partridge
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover:  Kate Glasheen
Incentive Cover: Katie O’Neill

Synopsis: Ice King is starting to fit in with the cool wizard group, but his friends can tell he’s changing for
the worst.

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REGULAR SHOW #33

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Writer: Shanna Matuszak
Artist: Will Kirkby
Cover Artists:
Main: Allison Strejlau
Subscription Cover: Matthew Smigiel

Synopsis: Rigby signs up for an online dating site and reconnects with an old girlfriend, not recalling why
they broke up in the first place.

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ADVENTURE TIME #50

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer:  Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main: Ian McGinty
Subscription Cover: Jorge Corona
Incentive Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Incentive Cover: Jeffrey Brown

Synopsis: This special oversized one-shot issue introduces new series artist Ian McGinty (Welcome to
Showside, Bravest Warriors)! Finn takes a tour of his past lives when he astral projects through an old
photo album. Features special incentive covers by the original Adventure Time art team, Shelli Paroline
& Braden Lamb, and Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son)!

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JONESY #2 (of 4)

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Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle

Synopsis: Jonesy’s plan to make two teens from opposite sides of the social strata fall in love has
backfired spectacularly, leaving them happy as clams and ruining Jonesy’s chance at attending the
biggest show of the year!

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GIANT DAYS #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Synopsis: When Esther and Susan get mega bummed-out and are feeling non-jazzed about life, Daisy
takes them camping up in the peaks to feel better.

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MUNCHKIN #15

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Len Peralta
Artist: Len Peralta
Cover Artist: Len Peralta

Synopsis: Spyke and Flower go to a comic convention.

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LUMBERJANES #24

Retail Price:  $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists:
Main: Kat Leyh
Incentive: Kelsey Short

Synopsis: The Lumberjanes wrap up their adventure with Seafarin’ Karen and Molly gains a greater
understanding of shapeshifters.

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

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

Synopsis: Final issue! Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-winner Jorge Corona (We Are
Robin, Feathers) presents the tale “Samurai’s Sacrifice,” based on the Japanese folklore of the dragon
Yofune Nushi and the young girl who faced him to protect her village.

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LANTERN CITY #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Synopsis: The battle for Grey Towers rages and loyalties are divided.

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OH, KILLSTRIKE TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber

What’s to Love: Say Anything frontman Max Bemis writes a love letter to 1990s superhero comics in this
tongue-in-cheek homage to the era, featuring the art stylings of Logan Faerber—reminiscent of works by
Chip Zdarsky and Jeff Lemire. Much like Polarity, Oh, Killstrike is very personal to Bemis. Part twisted
buddy comedy, part profound coming-of-age story, we couldn’t stop smiling when reading Oh, Killstrike.
What It Is: Jared, a new father, fears parenthood. An old comics fan, he turns to them for comfort. But
when he unwittingly lets loose his favorite character, Killstrike—a single-minded, vengeance-loving antihero—onto the world, Jared must find a way to send him back before he harms all the people he loves the most. Collects the complete mini-series, issues #1-4.

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CLUSTER TP

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Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Damian Couceiro

What’s to Love: Sons of Anarchy collaborators Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Batman & Robin Eternal) and Damian Couceiro (Murder Book) are no strangers to rich, flawed characters with criminal backgrounds. This time they’re taking to the stars in this futuristic, sci-fi adventure filled with old-school, hard-boiled action.

What It Is: In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. When a rag-tag group of prisoners become stranded on a war-torn planet, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space.

Collects the complete limited series, issues #1-8.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK VOL. 2 TP

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Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artist: Mike Henderson

Synopsis: After making it out alive through the madhouse of Florida, Snake Plissken gets tossed out of a
plane into a raging battlefield in Siberia. Continuing the story that picks up right where the classic film
left off, writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back, High Crimes) and artist Diego Barreto (Irredeemable)
drop the classic antihero into the middle of a brand-new Cold War. Collects issues #5-8.

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OUT THERE VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Writer:  Brian Augustyn
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos

What’s to Love: Collected in its entirety for the first time! From acclaimed Crimson creators Brian
Augustyn (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) and Humberto Ramos (Spider-Man) comes the first collection
of Out There, returning readers to the haunting of John C. Fremont High School, featuring a brand-new
cover and a new story by Ramos.

What It Is: El Dorado City: a picturesque town with good people. All lies. In the midst of high school’s
usual horrors, four unlikely students bear witness to the end times. Possessing the ability to see and
hear those drifting into our word, it is up to Zach, Casey, Jessica and Mark to find a way to stop the army
of demonic creatures plaguing their home. Collects issues #1-6.

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UFOLOGY TP

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Retail Price: $19.99
Writers: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel
Artist: Matthew Fox
Cover Artist: Matthew Fox

What’s to Love: James Tynion IV has already blown us away with The Woods and Memetic, and now he’s
teaming up with Thrillbent co-writer Noah J. Yuenkel (The House in the Wall) and artist Matthew Fox
(Long Walk to Valhalla) to bring us a story about aliens in the Midwest. Ideal for fans of Paper Girls and
The X-Files.

What It Is: Becky Finch never wanted to be special. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A
destiny. When Becky is marked by an alien’s touch, she’ll stumble into a mystery she never wanted. A
mystery that almost ripped apart both their parents’ lives 12 years ago. She’ll need the help of her
eccentric young classmate, Malcolm, as she finds the power within herself to uncover the truth. Collects
the complete limited series, #1-6.

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PEANUTS VOL. 7 TP

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Retail Price: $13.99
Writers:  Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Jason Cooper, Jeff Dyer, Art Roche, Donna Almendrala
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz

Synopsis: Every wonder what would happen if the Kite-Eating Tree got his chompers on Schroeder’s
piano? Or when Sally decides to stake claim over the Great Pumpkin? Prepare yourself  for an array of
brand-new adventures alongside classic Charles M. Schulz goodness! For the youngest of fans all the
way to the biggest of enthusiasts. Collects issues #21-24.

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UNCLE GRANDPA AND THE TIME CASSEROLE OGN TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Pete Browngardt, Kelsy Abbott, and Pranas Naujokaitis
Artists: Philip Murphy, Charles Paul Wilson III, Christine Larsen, Alexis Ziritt, David DeGrand, George
Mager, Pranas Naujokaitis
Cover Artist: Derek Charm

What’s to Love: Uncle Grandpa series creator Peter Browngardt, series writer Kelsy Abbott, and Pranas
Naujokaitis (Adventure Time) are taking us on a time-traveling adventure of epic proportions! Featuring
a massive array of artists and madness that will make you scream “Good Morning!” at the top of your lungs!

What It Is: When Uncle Grandpa accidentally explodes his casserole into oblivion, it is up to him, Belly
Bag, Uncle Gus, Pizza Steve, and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger, to travel back in time to make things
right…to get all the missing ingredients to make another casserole. Traveling to the Moon, the ’90s,
Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, medieval times, and more, the gang WILL MAKE THAT CASSEROLE!

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JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: CREATION MYTHS VOL. 2 TP

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Writer:  Joshua Dysart
Artist: Alex Sheikman
Cover Artist: Brian Froud

Synopsis: The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of a trilogy of prequel graphic
novels that tell the origin of The Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into
hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear
witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain
and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and
transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the terrifying Skeksis. Now in
paperback for the first time.

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RUST: THE BOY SOLDIER TP

Retail Price: $10.99
Writer: Royden Lepp
Artist: Royden Lepp
Cover Artist: Royden Lepp

What’s to Love: First time in softcover! We were instantly captivated by Royden Lepp’s first Rust original
graphic novel, Visitor in the Field. In anticipation of the release of the fourth and final installment, we
want to get readers excited all over again with this new, softcover collection containing the prologues
from the three previously released volumes, plus the never-before-seen prologue from the fourth
volume, in an all-new reading order. Great starting point for new readers.

What It Is: Made to look like a boy, but built for battle, Jet Jones is a robot caught in the middle of an
ongoing war. While trying to save countless lives, Jet discovers there is more to him than he could have
imagined. His experiences in the war set him on a journey to learn what it means to be both hero and
human. Rust: The Boy Soldier launches a new paperback program for the Rust series.

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GIANT DAYS VOL. 2 TP

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  John Allison
Artists: Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Synopsis: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery mold, nuchauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Collects issues #5-8.

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Preview: Gunnerkrigg Court: Research Vol. 2 TP

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Imprint: Archaia
Author: Thomas Siddell
Artist: Thomas Siddell

The second volume of Thomas Siddell’s popular and award-winning webcomic Gunnerkrigg Court is here published in softcover for the very first time for old fans and new readers alike! Annie and Kat begin their second year at Gunnerkrigg Court, a mysterious boarding school. Parts of Annie’s past are revealed, as well as mysteries that tie back to the origins of the Court itself. Finding a secret tomb of ancient robots beneath Kat’s workshop leads the two friends to question how they are linked to the mysterious ghost that attacked Annie the year before. And as a new Medium-in-Training, Annie is able to visit the powerful trickster god Coyote in Gillitie Forest, a visit that reveals more than she ever imagined!

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Rust Gets a Softcover Edition

Rust The Boy SoldierBOOM! Studios has announced the March 2016 release of Royden Lepp’s Rust: The Boy Soldier, the vanguard of a new softcover program for the Archaia imprint.

Rust: The Boy Soldier collects the prelude stories from the first three original graphic novels (Rust: Visitor in the Field, Rust: Secrets of the Cell, and Rust: Death of the Rocket Boy) and presents them in  new reading order with the never-before-seen prelude from the upcoming fourth installment, Rust: Soul in the Machine (2017). The inaugural volume will ship with an introductory price of $10.99.

Rust: The Boy Soldier chronicles Jet’s experiences during a massive world war. Made to look like a boy, but actually a robot built for battle, Jet is caught in the middle. While trying to save countless lives, Jet discovers there’s more to him than he could have imagined. His experiences in the war set him on a journey to learn what it means to be both hero and human.

Outside of the prelude stories, the Rust series follows Jet, post-war, after he is thrust into the lives of the Taylor family, having crashed into the side of their barn. Oldest son Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the area heals from the war. While the rest of his family may not trust the mysterious boy with the jetpack, Roman believes the secrets of Jet’s past may be the key to their survival . . . The first volume, Rust: Visitor in the Field, will be released in softcover in fall 2016.

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