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BOOM! Studios in May 2015

ARCADIA #1

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

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

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

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OH, KILLSTRIKE #1 (of 4)

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

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

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

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BRAVEST WARRIORS: TALES FROM THE HOLO JOHN #1

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

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

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

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LANTERN CITY #1

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

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

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

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UFOLOGY #2 (of 6)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HIT: 1957 #3 (of 4)

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

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

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CLUSTER #4

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

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

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CURB STOMP #4 (of 4)

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

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

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GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #5 (of 6)

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

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

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DEEP STATE #6

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

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

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #6

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

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

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DAY MEN #8

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

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

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HEXED #10

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

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

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ROBOCOP #11

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

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

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DEAD LETTERS #11

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

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

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #12

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

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

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SONS OF ANARCHY #21

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

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

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SUICIDE RISK #25

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

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

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

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

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

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT #12

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

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

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REGULAR SHOW #23

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

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

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PEANUTS #28

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

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

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BRAVEST WARRIORS #32

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

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

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ADVENTURE TIME #40

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

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

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GIANT DAYS #3 (of 6)

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

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

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HELP US! GREAT WARRIOR #4 (of 8)

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

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

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MUNCHKIN #5

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

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

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LUMBERJANES #14

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

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

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

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

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

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HALOGEN #3 (of 4)

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

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

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PLUNDER #4 (of 4)

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

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

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FEATHERS #5 (of 6)

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

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

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CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED VOL. 1 TP

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

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

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

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THE WOODS VOL. 2 TP

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

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

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FAIRY QUEST VOL. 2: OUTCASTS TP

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

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

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

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GARFIELD VOL 6 TP

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

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

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOL. 1 TP

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

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

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

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ADVENTURE TIME: SUGARY SHORTS VOL. 2 HC

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

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

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JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES HC

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

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

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

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Archaia Brings Arthur de Pins’ The March of the Crabs to the English-Speaking Audience for the First Time

This March, Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the debut of The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover from French animator Arthur de Pins. Combining the slick look of Art Deco with tongue-in-cheek humor, de Pins tells the story of a hapless species of crab that is one of nature’s cruel jokes, and what it means when they start breaking out of their set evolution.

For centuries, the square crab has only been able to move side-to-side in one direction. But some brave crabs decide it’s time for revolution! A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it’s time to try and actually turn for once, but what could their evolution revolution mean for the human race?

The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover arrives in comic shops from Archaia on March 25th with a cover by creator Arthur de Pins for the price of $19.99 under Diamond order code JAN151150.

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Review: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1

The Dark Crystal Creation Myths CoverThe Dark Crystal is a movie I remember from my childhood, a movie that scared the crap out of me. But, other than the fact I was a bit terrified of the film and it’s amazing visuals, that’s about it. This graphic novel delves into the origin of this world devised by Jim Henson.

Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra and the Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original Jim Henson film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.

The first volume is the “origin” story, taking us into the history of this world, something I don’t remember being covered in depth in the movie. It brought back little bit after little bit and got me to want to check out the film again.  The graphic novel is an absolute buy and read for fans of the movie and world.

It’s also a solid entry point for parents wanting to get their kids interested or something for them to check out after they see it for the first time. There was a nice jolt of nostalgia for me and this is just another great example of the excellent partnership between Archaia and The Jim Henson Company.

Story: Brian Holguin and Brian Froud Art: Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John and Brian Froud
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Archaia and BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1

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

Page Count: 96 pages
Format: hardcover (paper over board), 7.25” x 11.25”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-1-936393-00-8
Written by Brian Holguin and Brian Froud
Illustrated by Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John and Brian Froud
Cover by Brian Froud

Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra and the Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original Jim Henson film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of the Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal concept designer Brian Froud.

Preview: Rocket Salvage #3 (of 5)

Rocket Salvage #3 (of 5)

Imprint: Archaia

Author: Yehudi Mercado
Artist: Bachan

Behind the wheel of a salvage space hauler, on the run from an armada of robot religious zealots, and catering to the whims of a wild, mad scientist alien, the Rockets are in for a lot more than they bargained for. Luckily, if life has taught them anything, it is that nothing good ever comes easy.

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Preview: Plunder #1 (of 4)

Plunder #1 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia

Author: Swifty Lang
Artist: Skuds McKinley

After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.

Swifty Lang gave us a whole new look at werewolves with Feeding Ground, a terrifying tale packed with social commentary. Now he’s teamed up with newcomer Skuds McKinley for a story of horror on the high seas.

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Celebrate 10 Years of Mouse Guard with Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3

Return to the June Alley Inn for tales of courage and adventure this March as Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, presents the latest addition to David Petersen’s Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Mouse Guard series, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3. Following two award-nominated volumes, and in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Mouse Guard, this four-issue series collects brand-new tales (and tails) from a mix of some of the biggest creators and some of the brightest new talents in comics, including Skottie Young, Mark Buckingham, Dustin Nguyen, Ramón K. Pérez, Becky Cloonan, Hannah Christenson, Nicole Gustaffson, and more.

In Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3 #1, mice of all furs and trades have once again gathered at the June Alley Inn to swap tales of courage, adventure, and craftsmanship over drinks. The storytellers can’t help but try to outdo one another, as the mouse who tells the best tale gets their bar tab cleared. This issue features stories by Young, Buckingham, and Christenson, while the scenes in the Inn connecting them all are by Petersen.

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3 #1 arrives in comic shops on March 11th from Archaia in its signature 8″ x 8″ format with a wraparound main cover by series creator David Petersen for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JAN151140. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Ramón K. Pérez, and a retailer incentive cover by Humberto Ramos.

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BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years With Its 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios has announced the final details of its 2015 Free Comic Book Day offering, an oversized, full-color issue that showcases 10 all-ages-friendly titles from its Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! imprints.

The BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special features a cover illustrated by Mouse Guard creator David Petersen and will contain the following stories:

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

“Wisdom and Idioms”

Written and Illustrated by Cory Godbey

An all-new short based on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The Wiseman and his bird try to find some humor in the magical world of Labyrinth.

 

Iscariot

Written and Illustrated by S.M. Vidaurri

Young Carson discusses magic and time with a wizard in this special preview of the upcoming Archaia original graphic novel written and illustrated by Iron: Or, the War After creator S.M. Vidaurri.

 

Mouse Guard

“Service to Seyan”

Written and Illustrated by David Petersen

An excerpt from Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales. Gwendolyn learns about her mother Alma and the great warrior hall of Seyan.

 

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wards

Created by Pendleton Ward
Written by Jen Wang
Illustrated by Britt Wilson

A brand-new Fionna & Cake short from writer Jen Wang (In Real Life) and Britt Wilson (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake)! Fionna and Cake are on the search for an opponent for Cake to play against in Card Wars.

 

Regular Show

“Coffee Shop Special!”

Created by JG Quintel
Written by Kevin Church
Illustrated by Coleman Engle

Based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, Eileen and Margaret make Muscle Man his special drink.

 

Peanuts

“Dogstoevsky”

Created by Charles M. Schulz
Story by Charles M. Schulz
Pencils by Vicki Scott

Snoopy looks to finally become the World’s Greatest Author, but Lucy’s help may not be the helpful push he needs.

 

Garfield

“Fast Feline”

Created by Jim Davis
Written by Mark Evanier
Illustrated by Andy Hirsch

Nothing can keep Garfield from a good meal, even if it means having to beat the fastest cat to get it.

 

Lumberjanes

Created by Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Illustrated by Brooke Allen

When the Lumberjanes aren’t taking care of pesky critters or crazy demigods, they’re making fun crafts like friendship bracelets. Friendship to the max!

 

Munchkin

“Table of Contents”

Written and Illustrated by John Kovalic

Fight the monsters, steal the treasure, and backstab your buddy! A wandering monster table appears in this short from the illustrator of the hit card game Munchkin, John Kovalic.

 

Help Us! Great Warrior

Written and illustrated by Madeleine Flores

Based on the hit webcomic and new miniseries from Madeleine Flores. Great Warrior gets attacked on the road!

The BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special will be offered free to fans at their participating local comic book shop on Free Comic Book Day, May 2, 2015.

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Preview: Feathers #2 (of 6)

Feathers #2 (of 6)

Imprint: Archaia

Artist: Jorge Corona
Author: Jorge Corona

Fresh from their near-miss escape from the Guards, Bianca and Poe strike a deal: If he guides her through the treacherous Maze, she will take him to see the White Guide, a feathered statue in the City that may hold the key to Poe’s origins. It’s an adventure that will take them from the lowest shadows to the highest rooftops, with untold dangers along the way…and not everyone in the Maze is happy about their new alliance.

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BOOM! Studios in April 2015

UFOLOGY #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel
Artist: Matt Fox
Cover Artists: Main: Matt Fox  Jackpot Variant: Alison Sampson Ten Years Variant: Frazer Irving Incentive: Paul Maybury
Format: 32 pages, full color

What’s to Love: James Tynion IV has already blown us away with his original series The Woods and Memetic, and now he’s teaming up with Thrillbent co-writer Noah J. Yuenkel (The House in the Wall) and artist Matt Fox (Long Walk to Valhalla) to bring us UFOlogy, a story about aliens in the Midwest. It’s reminiscent of films like E.T. and Super 8, and TV shows like Twin Peaks and The X-Files.

What It Is: Becky Finch never wanted to be special. She just wanted to be a normal high school student in the small, Midwestern town of Mukawgee. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A destiny. An answer from the stars. 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.

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GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS: PEN & INK #1 

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: George Pérez
Artist:  George Pérez
Cover Artist:  George Pérez
Format: 48 pages, B&W, 11” x 17”

What’s to Love: With the previous editions of Pen & Ink featuring the art of industry veteran Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men) and newcomer Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit), we wanted to go back to a comics legend, and naturally that had to be George Pérez! His detailed pencils and inks on George Pérez’s Sirens—his first original title in over 10 years—are on full display and are a testament to the lasting popularity of his skills.

What It Is: Perfect for fans who want to look “behind the scenes” of making comics, the Pen & Ink series features artwork from highly skilled illustrators stripped down to their inks in the original artboard dimensions of 11” x 17”—or, in this case, and for the first time in a Pen & Ink book, stripped down to the pencils alongside inked and lettered pages. Get a detailed look at the making of George Pérez’s Sirens #1 from one of the industry’s greatest masters.

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SLEEPY HOLLOW: ORIGINS (One-shot)

Retail Price: $4.99
Author: Mike Johnson
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Joe Quinones
Format: 32 pages, full color

What’s to Love: We’re huge Sleepyheads here at BOOM!, so we jumped at the chance to explore the never-before-seen history of some of our favorite characters from the hit Fox TV show. We worked hand-in-hand with Sleepy Hollow show writers, writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and Sons of Anarchy artist Matías Bergara to bring the true origins of Abbie, Ichabod, Jenny, Henry, and the Hessian.

What It Is: You’ve watched Ichabod and Abbie battle the forces of Moloch and the Hessians, now see how they first got started with five short stories revealing the official origins of your favorite Sleepy Hollow characters. Travel back to the first days of Abbie on the job, Jenny in an institution, and Ichabod turning his back on Queen and Country for justice. Find out how Henry was born the horseman of the apocalypse War, and relive the Hessian’s life as Abraham.

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STEVEN UNIVERSE: GREG UNIVERSE SPECIAL (One-shot)

Retail Price: $4.99
Authors: Jeremy Sorese, Liz Prince, Lauren Zuke, and Kelly Turnbull
Artists: Jeremy Sorese, Liz Prince, Lauren Zuke, and Kelly Turnbull
Cover Artists:  Main: Ru Xu Incentive: Fellipe Martins
Format: 48 pages, full color

What’s to Love: There’s a lot of heart in Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe, and a big part of that comes from the relationship between Steven and his dad, Greg. We’ve gathered some top indie talent for a collection of Greg-centric shorts that are sure to warm your heart.

What It Is: Steven Universe and the rest of the Crystal Gems are bonafide heroes, saving Beach City day after day. But you know who else is a hero? Greg Universe! Steven’s dad might not have Crystal Gem powers, but he’s a valuable member of the team, too!  This oversized collection of shorts features father-and-son fun, as Greg teaches Steven some valuable life lessons.

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BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Brian Lynch, Chris Sims & Chad Bowers
Artists: Jerry Gaylord, Brooke Allen
Cover Artists:   Main: Felipe Smith Incentive: Dan Schoening
Format: 32 pages, full color

Bill and Ted are going to change the world with their music…just as soon as they get over their writer’s block! Maybe they’ll just sneak into the future to take a little peek at their discography to help. Includes a back-up story written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers (Sub-Atomic Party Girls) and illustrated by Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes).

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PALMIOTTI & BRADY’S THE CON JOB #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Jimmy Palmiotti & Matt Brady
Artist: Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Cover Artist: Amanda Conner
Format: 32 pages, full color

While Blaze, Poach, Colin, and Hendrix debate whether robbing the Con is worth the risk, we meet two new disgruntled former stars. Madeleine “Maddie” Cannon shares her trailer with a dog on the set of a horrible sci-fi movie, and Jonnie Lao—Zhing Lee of TV’s Lotus Wind series—sits in as an advisor for the remake while hottie actor Billy Benton white-washes his film.

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HIT: 1957 #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Format: 32 pages, full color

Tensions are building in the new Hit Squad as Sticky deals with the consequences of his actions and his relationship with Slater continues to fray. Meanwhile, Bonnie finds herself falling for the same old trap as she begins to enjoy her time in Las Vegas with her captor, Vincent.

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CLUSTER #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artists: Main: Damian Couceiro Incentive: Declan Shalvey
Format: 32 pages, full color

Valuable time is slipping away as Samara, Grace, and the other drop ship crash survivors make their way through the alien-filled Marland Market and come face-to-face with enemies of the prison from Halleran’s past. Every second they waste puts them in danger of being “punched out.”

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CURB STOMP #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi
Cover Artist: Devaki Neogi
Format: 32 pages, full color

The people of Old Beach have turned on the Fever, and old alliances have crumbled in the wake of the gang war. Beaten and bruised, Betty and the Fever will have to band together to face the Wrath and deal with an unexpected tragedy.

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BURNING FIELDS #4 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artists:  Main: Colin Lorimer Incentive: Riley Rossmo
Format: 32 pages, full color

Dana and Aban chase down leads through a series of tunnels far from any military base, unaware that Decker and the PMCs are headed the same way, ready for a showdown. But the real threat is something far more sinister than any of them could have imagined.

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DEEP STATE #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Cover Artists: Main: Matt Taylor Incentive: Artyom Trakhanov
Format: 32 pages, full color

New story arc! When a man develops a gun that can send bullets forward through time, he begins to commit seemingly impossible assassinations in the future. While Harrow and Branch work to stop him, new clues about Harrow’s past come to light.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artists:  Main: Mike Henderson Intermix (1 in 10): Robert Sammelin Incentive: Joseph Michael Linsner Format: 32 pages, full color

New story arc! The government throws Snake out of a plane and into the middle of a battle in Siberia, right back into the war he thought he’d left behind.

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

Retail Price: $3.99
Author:  Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:  Main: Christopher Mitten Incentive: “End of Days” Graffiti Variant
Format: 32 pages, full color

Final issue! Koba and Pope come face-to-face. In this ultimate fight for dominance, Koba will learn that sometimes Caesar doesn’t know what is best for all apes.. Malcolm, in a race against time, must find a way to reunite mother and son before it’s too late. Nothing could have prepared him for the horrors he has faced, but the little fight left in him will make sure the time he has left counts.

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HEXED #9

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Format: 32 pages, full color

New story arc! Forever at odds with the Harlot, Lucifer has always resisted being her heir. Now everything is changing, and Lucifer’s fate can only be altered by the most unlikely team—Raina and Bob.

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ROBOCOP #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Joshua Williamson & Dennis Culver
Artist: Alejandro Aragón
Cover Artist: Carlos Magno
Format: 32 pages, full color

Killian has revealed OCP’s omnipresent surveillance system, and now the people of Detroit want to bring down “big brother” and RoboCop. Anne Lewis and RoboCop need to find a new way to stop Killian, but it may lead to an even darker secret inside OCP.

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DEAD LETTERS #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions
Format: 32 pages, full color

The all-out war between the Boroughs, Ma, Jones, and the Saints of Nowhere gains a mysterious new faction, named “The Devil’s Chorus.” Can Sam navigate the gang war and prove his innocence in a murder he was framed for before it’s too late?

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: Main: Brian Churilla Incentive: Toby Cypress
Format: 32 pages, full color

Jack and Lo Pan have been sent do the Endless Hells of Legend! While they race to escape, Wang and Egg test their friendship as they try to save Jack.

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THE WOODS #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Format: 32 pages, full color

Adrian has seen what the future can be. Now that the black stone is within his grasp, he wants to do whatever it takes for that future to come true. Sanami, Calder, and the Hunters have problems of their own as they deal with the chaos of the school.

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CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Emmanuel Xerx Javier, Devmalya Pramanik
Cover Artist: Christopher Mitten
Format: 32 pages, full color

Final issue! Boone and Ashberry fight for the future of Midian. In this last moment, with the Nightbreed coming together, will Baphomet rise?

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SONS OF ANARCHY #20

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante
Format: 32 pages, full color

Tensions are building between the Sons and the Mayans, and ex-prospect Dillon teams up with a ragtag crew of small-time criminals in his hometown to get revenge on his former MC.

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SUICIDE RISK #24

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
Format: 32 pages, full color

The penultimate issue! With the truth about F.A.U.L.T.Line revealed, Requiem, Terza, and Aisa must team up to protect Earth…but which Earth? And will the newly awakened heroes follow Requiem?

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ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists:  Main: Reimena Yee  Subscription Cover: Sarah Dill  Incentive: Natalie Andrewson
Format: 32 pages, full color

Marceline and Princess Bubblegum are gonna have to work together if they want to get off that weird planet and back to Ooo before Cinnamon Bun destroys it with his crazy power.

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Joy Ang, Chrystin Garland, and Mad Rupert
Artist: Joy Ang, Chrystin Garland, and Mad Rupert
Cover Artists:  Main: Kelly Bastow Subscription: Eli Hoyt
Format: 32 pages, full color

Bee finds a lucky coin and keeps winning all the games! PuppyCat is lost? Bee wants to cook food?! It’s a new issue packed with trouble only Bee and PuppyCat could get into.

REGULAR SHOW #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists:  Main: Andy Hirsch  Subscription: Derek Charm
Format: 32 pages, full color

At a local “Nostalgia Night” at a comics shop, memories of the weird movie Rigby saw as a kid begin to return. When he and Mordecai search the Internet to find more details, they discover a strange code hidden in the message boards.

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PEANUTS #27

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz
Various Artists: Charles M. Schulz
Various Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
Format: 32 pages, full color

With the excitement and love we got for our oversized issue #25 special, we wanted to treat readers to another full-length adventure. Coming in at 22 pages, “Get Well Soon, Charlie Brown!” will remind readers why we all can’t help but love good ol’ Charlie Brown.

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BRAVEST WARRIORS #31

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:  Main: Ian McGinty  Subscription: Reed Black
Format: 32 pages, full color

Though the Bravest Warriors are having a good time teaching the campers what it takes to be a warrior, not everybody is on board. One disgruntled camper makes a deal with someone who has experience making the Bravest Warrior’s lives miserable: Bugcat!

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GARFIELD #36: HIS 9 LIVES, PART 4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch, Frazer Irving, and Genevieve FT
Cover Artists:  Main: Andy Hirsch  Incentive: Frazer Irving
Format: 32 pages, full color

The trip through Garfield’s 9 Lives continues, as Brittney Williams illustrates a tale of Garfield’s adventures as a Golden-Age Superhero in “Super Cat,” while Andy Hirsch brings us the story of Garfield’s days as a Private Eye in “Sam Spayed.”

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ADVENTURE TIME #39

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:  Main: George Bletsis Subscription: Anna Strain Incentive: Wes Craig
Format: 32 pages, full color

The entire world of Ooo is not able to cook but Jake comes through and saves the day with his sandwiches. It’s not over yet, though, as the witch is gonna summon her ultimate monster baddie.

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GIANT DAYS #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: John Allison
Artist: Lissa Treiman
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Format: 32 pages, full color

When Freshers’ Flu strikes the dorm, no one gets off easy. Daisy enters a one-sided relationship with an off-brand Polish cold cure given to her by Ed Gemmell, Susan is forced into nicotine withdrawal, and Esther becomes incapable of distinguishing fever dreams from reality. Death stalks the dorm halls by night!

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HELP US! GREAT WARRIOR #3 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Madeleine Flores
Artist: Madeleine Flores
Cover Artist: William Gibbons
Format: 32 pages, full color

While Leo and Hadiyah butt heads over Great Warrior’s responsibility to the realm, the mystery behind why Great Warrior doesn’t want to fight the demon currently threatening her world deepens.

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MUNCHKIN #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Tom Siddell, Jim Zub
Artist: Mike Holmes, Rian Sygh
Cover Artists:  Main: Ian McGinty  Incentive: Evan Palmer
Format: 32 pages, full color

Based on the popular card game. A squad of space marines are sent to investigate a colony that has recently fallen out of contact, but when they get there, they find the first signs of non-human life are super annoying. Plus, an exclusive game card is included with every copy of the first printing!

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TEEN DOG #8 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artist: Jake Lawrence
Format: 32 pages, full color

Final issue! Appropriately, it’s summer vacation time in this final issue! Man, this year has really flown by. Time to get together with your friends and enjoy the summer while it lasts, ‘cause the future is always out there waiting for you.

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LUMBERJANES #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists: Main: Brooke Allen Incentive: Reimena Yee
Format: 32 pages, full color

Special stand-alone issue with original series artist Brooke Allen. Ever wonder how the Lumberjanes first met? Take a trip back to the first day at camp and see how their friendship to the max got started.

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MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 3 #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: David Petersen, Dustin Nguyen, Kyla Vanderklugt and C.M. Galdre
Artists: David Petersen, Dustin Nguyen, Kyla Vanderklugt, and Nicole Gustafsson
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Format: 32 pages, full color

Gather ‘round in the June Alley Inn for more mouse tales. Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l Gotham) tells the story of a dying raven, while Kyla Vanderklugt (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) spins a tale of a lovely and brave mouse dancer. And C.M. Galdre (Duelist) and Nicole Gustaffson (Nimasprout) tell the story of a town whose protective walls have fallen.

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HALOGEN #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Josh Tierney
Artist: Afu Chan
Cover Artist: Afu Chan
Format: 32 pages, full color

While attending a concert, Rell is given information on where to find a piece of the god. It’s a race off planet to find the first piece before the other companies, but all is not what it seems as an unexpected attack comes from a mysterious origin.

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PLUNDER #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Swifty Lang
Artist: Skuds McKinley
Cover Artist: Skuds McKinley
Format: 32 pages, full color

The creature has reconfigured. Bahdoon teams up with the ship’s sole survivor to escape as more crew members begin to see twisted versions of their fantasies. The pirate leader isn’t sure who he wants to kill more: the monster or Bahdoon?

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FEATHERS #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Format: 32 pages, full color

Good friends are hard to come by in the Maze. Poe and Bianca will have to stick together and outsmart the Guard if they want to reach the White Guide, but a new revelation may shake their courage.

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ROCKET SALVAGE #5 (of 5)

Retail Price: $5.99
Author: Yehudi Mercado
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artist: Bachan
Format: 48 pages, full color

Double-sized final issue, 44 pages of story! War descends on Rio Rojo. With robot Republic of Galaxy warriors filling the skies and monster Galactic Republic guards infesting the streets, the Rockets are in the fight of their life. Zeta must turn the tide and use her powers to end this thing once and for all.

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TRANSLUCID TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Authors: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely
Format: 160 pages, full color, softcover

What’s to Love: Discover the tortured psyche of a hero in this story from Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert, the writers who gave us The Amory Wars saga, Key of Z, and Kill Audio. Plus, you will never forget the psychedelic superhero mindscape from acclaimed newcomers Daniel Bayliss and Adam Metcalfe!

What It Is: We call The Navigator a hero. We call The Horse a villain. The two have been locked in a battle for years, fighting for the soul of New York City. But are they just two sides of the same playing card? Translucid is a startling deconstruction of the classic bond between a hero and his villain, and shows what it takes to push a person to take up either mantle. Collects the entire miniseries, issues #16.

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CLOCKWORK ANGELS TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Nick Robles
Cover Artist: Hugh Syme
Format: 160 pages, full color, softcover

What’s to Love: Rush’s Clockwork Angels is a testament to the band’s creative versatility—from concept album to novel to international tour. Now, Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, and acclaimed artist Nick Robles take it one step further with the Clockwork Angels graphic novel.

What It Is: Owen Hardy, like all the people of Albion, has lived his whole life under the rule of The Watchmaker. His entire existence is meticulously planned, down to the exact second. But not anymore. Owen decides to go against the gears and finally start making decisions for himself. Featuring a new cover by Hugh Syme. Collects the complete miniseries, issues #1-6.

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THOMAS ALSOP VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Artist: Palle Schmidt
Cover Artist: Palle Schmidt
Format: 112 pages, full color, softcover

What’s to Love: Bringing readers great books from new talent has always been close to our hearts, and Chris Miskiewicz and Palle Schmidt have created a warlock for these modern times. Fans of John Constantine and Dr. Strange will love this new take on the magic-wielding hero who battles demons on the streets…and in his own mind.

What It Is: What would you do if you had the magical ability and responsibility to protect the island of Manhattan from supernatural forces of evil? Well, if you’re Thomas Alsop, you get a reality television show and make some money off of it, that’s what! Alsop is the current “Hand of the Island,” a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family’s prowess for magic. Thomas has money and fame, but also the burden of a being this generation’s occult warrior. Can he survive the battles both within and without? Collects issues #1-4.

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ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 5 OGN: GRAYBLES SCHMAYBLES

Retail Price: $12.99
Author: Danielle Corsetto
Artist: Bridget Underwood
Cover Artist: Stephanie Gonzaga
Format: 160 pages, full color, 6” x 9”, softcover

What’s to Love: Our Adventure Time original graphic novels read like an episode of the animated series. This new volume contains a series of shorts centered around a common theme—a Grayble in Adventure

Time speak. Writer Danielle Corsetto (Adventure Time: Pixel Princesses, Girls with Slingshots) makes her return and we found the perfect artist in indie newcomer Bridget Underwood (Steven Universe) to complement her.

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

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson,
Various Artists: Natasha Allegri, Various
Cover Artist: Natasha Allegri
Format: 128 pages, full color, softcover

What’s to Love: Bee and PuppyCat started as a popular animated web series that broke the record for most-funded web series on Kickstarter, and now popular creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake) brings their whimsical adventures to comics for the first time!

What It Is: This quirky take on the magical girl genre comes to life with Bee, a not-so-graceful temp worker and her partner Puppycat, the sour curmudgeon who helps her pay rent. Watch these two roommates take on a variety of jobs from cleaning house to finding plants in a collection of charming shorts by indie all-stars Madéleine Flores (Help Us! Great Warrior), Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Capture Creatures), and more! Collects issues #1-4.

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THE REALIST OGN HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Asaf Hanuka
Artist: Asaf Hanuka
Cover Artist: Asaf Hanuka
Format: 192 pages, full color, hardcover

What’s to Love: Asaf Hanuka, in a very short period of time, has become one of comics’ most critically acclaimed and sought-after creators. His autobiographical webcomic, The Realist, began winning awards shortly after its launch, including a Gold Medal from The Society of Illustrators.

What It Is: Acclaimed Israeli cartoonist Asaf Hanuka’s weekly strips unfold an emotional autobiography full of humor and melancholy, wild imagination, and quiet desperation. Collected for the first time in English and including never-before-collected strips, The Realist delivers both honesty and whimsy from a master of his craft. With echoes of R. Crumb and Daniel Clowes, Hanuka moves readers with his depictions of everyday life, commenting on everything from marriage to technology to social activism through intimate moments of triumph and failure.

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COW BOY VOL. 1: A BOY AND HIS HORSE TP

Retail Price: $12.99
Author: Nate Cosby
Artist: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Chris Eliopoulos
Format: 96 pages, full color, 6” x 9”, softcover

What’s to Love: Written by Nate Cosby (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Pigs) and illustrated by Chris Eliopoulos (Hawkeye, Franklin Richards), the Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel about a 10-year-old bounty hunter going after his law-breaking relatives is now collected in softcover for the first time.

What It Is: Boyd Linney ain’t no ordinary 10-year-old. This here is the tale of the young bounty hunter, determined to round up his whole outlaw family. He travels across the Old West on an unstoppable quest to put his entire family in the clink, or die tryin’. This includes short stories by Roger Langridge (Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, Abigail and the Snowman), Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and Colleen Coover (Bandette).

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MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME BOX SET, SECOND EDITION

Retail Price: $69.99
Authors: Luke Crane and David Petersen
Artist: David Petersen
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Format: Full color, 8.5” x 8.5” x 2.5”

Finally back in print, this second edition of the Origins Award-winning Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set contains everything players need to know about the world of the Guard, including rules for forming patrols and leading missions into the beleaguered territories. Also contains new art; additional Action, Weapon, and Condition cards; and a revised and updated rule book.

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MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME HC, SECOND EDITION

Retail Price: $34.99
Authors: Luke Crane and David Petersen
Artist: David Petersen
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Format: 320 pages, full color, 8” x 8”, hardcover with dustjacket

For Mouse Guard fans who own the original Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set, or anyone who’d like to enlist in the Mouse Guard for the first time, the second edition of the rule book is available separately as a hardcover with all-new art from David Petersen.

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LUMBERJANES VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artist: Brooke Allen
Format: 128 pages, full color, softcover

What’s to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and has placed on many best-of-the-year lists, including Comics Alliance, Entertainment Weekly, and Comic Book Resources.

What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. Collects issues #1-4.

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