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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Rasputin07_CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Southern Bastards #10 (Image Comics) – One of the, if not the, best comic out there right now. It’s usually a slow burn, but each issue has more character insights than many comics have in a year. This Southern noir is fantastic on every level.

Captain Canuck #3 (Chapter House Publishing) – Some times you want your heroes to lose the gritty aspect, and just be heroes. This series gets back to that courtesy of some talented Canadian creators. Fun action, that’s entertaining and loses the cynicism of today’s superhero comics.

Invisible Republic #5 (Image Comics) – An amazing series that definitely doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It involves a reporter digging into the revolutionaries that took over a planet, and digs up a bit of dirt. An amazing focus on history being used as propaganda.

Princeless: Be Yourself #2 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The new series hasn’t missed a beat and continues the fun fantasy adventure with a bit of girl power mixed in.

Rasputin #7 (Image Comics) – The first arc focusing on the historical figure was interesting. Flash forward 100 years, and not only is he alive, he’s also advising a Presidential candidate. Now you have my undivided attention.

 

Edward

Top Pick: Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (BOOM! Studios) –  The second series dealing with the group of hackers follows on the plot from the first series, and tries to answer some unresolved questions.

Batgirl Annual #3 (DC Comics) – Kind of a catch-all for Batgirl, as she faces off against Helena Bertinelli, a former Batgirl (from No Man’s Land) and Dick Grayson (her pre-new 52 romantic interest).  Throw in a visit to Gotham Academy and this sounds pretty fun.

He-Man: Eternity War #8 (DC Comics) – There has been no missteps in this entire series as the creative team has pushed the envelope of what defines the core group of characters.  This is not your childhood’s He-Man.

Jem and the Holograms #5 (IDW Publishing) – This series has been nothing but fun since its launch.  It doesn’t look likely to stop any time soon either.  One can only hope that the suggested food fight from the cover gets realized inside.

Lazarus #18 (Image Comics) – Lazarus goes to Duluth to win the war, as different plot lines begin to intersect.

 

Elana

Top Pick: Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight: Trade Paperback Vol 3: Slay Ride and Blood Lagoon (Dark Horse) – “Books like ‘Grindhouse’ were the reason the Comics Code was invented.” – creator Alex De Campi.

That’s a promise and a warning. De Campi absolutely delivers on grindhouse cinema gratification in comic book form– even better, it comes from a frankly female perspective on the genre. This series is messed up in all the RIGHT ways.

Each trade contains self-contained story arcs so you can pick up volume 3 even if you’ve never read the series before. In Volume 3 my entirely fictional girlfriend, Deputy Garcia is back with her motorcycle and eyepatch. I can’t wait!

Series creator Alex de Campi is our podcast guest next week!

Batgirl Annual #3 (DC Comics) – Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher art by Bengal, David Lafuente, Mingjue Helen Chen, Ming Doyle…. Look at that list of awesome writers and artists! Not only do we get Babs catching up with Dick Grayson but we also see her meet with Batwoman and the Gotham Academy kids! These are all of my favorite things in one place! It is a standalone story you can read even if you aren’t reading the new Batgirl series. But after reading this I’m sure you’ll want to.

Phoebe Gloeckner: Diary of a Teenage Girl (North Atlantic Books) – Considered one of the best graphic novels of last decade it’s probably time that you (and I) finally read it! Plus there’s a movie of it coming out soon and you don’t want to be called a “poser”, right? The book is a combination of prose and illustration reads like autobiography. The press release calls it “a dark story of sex and drugs in the life of a 1970s teenage girl.” You should read Sean T Collins review because I can’t do it justice till I read the book.

1602 Witch Hunter Angela #2 (Marvel) – This is the funniest series in Secret Wars and the prettiest too. Last issue we met Shakespeare, Marlowe and King James (Logan Howlett aka Wolverine) and other Faustians (aka people with superpowers). This issue Angela and Sera will meet “Ye Olde Guardians of the Galaxy.”

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Thors #2 (Marvel Comics) – The case is heating up as the murder mystery of the Gods continues. Blood, Hammers, and Justice shalt be served!

Daredevil #17 (Marvel Comics) – The last days of The Man Without Fear? Could be. This creative team has been white hot so I know Matt is in good hands, but I want to see the payoff.

Red Sonja Vol.2 #17 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Red hot chick swinging a sword, as usual all over this one. The 1973 one shot gave me a rejuvenation for this title. Hope the momentum doesn’t wane.

Superman #42 (DC Comics) – I am actually enjoying the prelude to the “Truth” storyline a lot more than the actual crossover. I’m interested to see just what it was that made Lois out Clark’s ID to the world? This intrepid reporter needs some answers. By Rao, I need them now!

TMNT Ongoing #48 (IDW Publishing) – The Stockman Swarm, The Shredder and Karai all move in for the kill. How could this not be good?

 

Paul

Top Pick: Thors #2 (Marvel) – the first issue of this story was fantastic; a crime story following the ‘police’ of Battleworld, the Thors.  Law and Order meets Asgardian officers, working on the orders of Lord Doom to keep the peace, and the foundation of Battleworld, in one piece.  Excited for what happens next.

Top Pick: X-Men ’92 #2 (Marvel) – the first issue totally brought me back to Saturday mornings, watching Marvel’s merry mutants as most of us remember them, complete with colourful costumes and Wolverine and Cyclops sniping at each other.  I am looking forward to see more from Cassandra Nova and what her rehabilitation facility for mutants is really all about.

1602 Witch Hunter Angela #2 (Marvel) – This was a very interesting first issue, following Angela hunting ‘witchbreed’, which turns out to be mutants.  The second issue puts Angela on the path to see dire omens not come to pass, and also introduces use to “Ye olde Guardians of the Galaxy”.  Looking forward to this.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #8 (Marvel) – I am a huge fan of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show, and just as big a fan of the comic book treatment of the show.  It’s fun to see the tv agents paired up with various heroes from the Marvel universe an work together to solve the problem of the issue.  This issue has Agent May and Mockingbird setting out to kick some ass….sign me up!

 

Steven Attewell

Batgirl #42 (DC Comics) – despite not being remotely in the target demographic for this book, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of this series’ exploration of fame and identity.

Conan the Avenger #16 (Dark Horse) – Dark Horse’s Conan run has been one of the most consistently enjoyable comics for me in recent years (with the exception of that odd bit where Belit went to Cimmeria), so if given an option I’ll always pick one up.

Copperhead #9 (Image Comics) – Read the first trade of this unusual space-western/single-mom comic and really enjoyed the strange little world that Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski have thrown together, so I’ll keep following this story.

Rasputin #7 (Image Comics) – A really strange little gem, this series posits a revisionist history of the infamous Russian mystic in which Grigori Rasputin’s powers not only are quite real and extend to genuine resurrection and clairvoyancy, but he’s also secretly a prince in communion with the forces of Russian folklore.

Southern Bastards #10 (Image Comics) – having really enjoyed Scalped, I eagerly anticipated Jason Aaron’s new series. Took me a while to get into the first trade – something about the way Jason Latour draws mouths threw me off until I got used to it – but the second trade’s revelation of Coach Boss’ backstory was mesmerizing and made this a must-read for me.

Preview: Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (of 6)

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (of 6)

Imprint: Archaia
Created by: Alyssa Milano
Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Artist: Marcus To

It’s been six months since Tunis. Nate Graft’s life was turned upside-down after his best friend Ed Hiccox died, but he’s since pulled things together and is now in charge of VIGIL, the front line of America’s ongoing cyber operations. Just when things are starting to gain some semblance of control, YourLife, the government, and Nate come under attack by a new breed of hacker…who call themselves .sve_urs3lf. Using Nate and Ed’s former handle, they want to know the truth of what happened in Tunis, and they’re calling for blood. Nate’s blood.

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BOOM! Studios in October 2015

ROWANS RUIN #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mike Perkins
Jackpot: Mike Perkins
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Brian Stelfreeze
Incentive Cover: Andre de Freitas

What’s to Love: The team of Mike Carey (Suicide Risk, The Unwritten) and Mike Perkins (Deathlok) come together for the first time since 2005’s Spellbinders for a taut horror thriller set in their native England. If you’re a fan of horror films like Insidious and The Conjuring, or comics like Curse and Nailbiter, you’ll love how Rowans Ruin unfolds as it slowly clues you in on the terrifying secret that is at the heart of the story.

What It’s About: Katie has always had things pretty easy, growing up in comfortable circumstances in Florida. But when she finds herself with a long summer break before grad school, she decides to do a house-swap with a British girl, Emily, as a way to vacation relatively cheaply—and to get out from under her parents’ attentiveness. England is great, so different from Florida, and the house, called Rowans Rise, is charming. But soon she starts having nightmares—really, really, strong ones. Curious, Katie researches the owners of the house, and discovers it may have more of a sinister history than she thought…

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COGNETIC #1 (of 3)

Retail Price: $4.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Eryk Donovan
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Brian Stelfreeze
Incentive Cover: Juan Doe

What’s to Love: The creative team behind the award-nominated Memetic is back with another apocalyptic tale! We obviously love working with James Tynion IV (see The Woods, UFOlogy, and the aforementioned Memetic), and we know partnering him once again with artist Eryk Donovan will lead to another great-looking story. In Cognetic, Tynion and Donovan offer a look at the fundamentally human desire for control—that deep-seated belief we all feel in our darkest moments that if we had total, absolute power, we would be able to create a perfect world.

What It Is: Every human believes that they are self-reliant, self-determined individuals, each set on their own course. They’ve built civilizations, they’ve built culture, they’ve built lives… But what if that isn’t the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorrow? Cognetic is the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s a psychic action thriller, precariously positioned on the edge of outright apocalypse. It’s also the story of the young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. The second entry in Tynion and Donovan’s “Apocalypse Trilogy.” Each issue in this miniseries is oversized with 48 pages!

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ADVENTURE TIME 2015 SPOOOKTACULAR ONE-SHOT #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Author: Hanna K.
Artist: Hanna K.
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Simon LeClerc
Incentive Cover: Emily Partridge

What’s to Love: There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a self-contained story about Marceline the Vampire Queen set during the… summer? Ah well, you get the idea! What’s even better is that this one-shot is written and illustrated by Hanna K., a storyboard artist for the Adventure Time animated series!

What It Is: If you’ve ever wondered what Marceline was like before she became a vampire, here’s your chance to find out! In this oversized, self-contained tale that takes place before she was “turned,” we learn all about Marceline’s backstory and find out how she became the Vampire Queen she is today!

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LUMBERJANES: BEYOND BAY LEAF #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Author: Faith Erin Hicks
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Nick Sumida
Incentive Cover: Eva Eskelinen

What’s to Love: It’s our first-ever Lumberjanes special and we could not be more excited to welcome writer Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and newcomer artist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell to our growing Lumberteam. This self-contained story perfectly captures the spirit of what the Lumberjanes are: hardcore lady-types who can fend for themselves, but also quick to help those who are in need!

What It Is: In this special one-shot issue, a monster is terrorizing the Lumberjanes camp and the girls go to stop it. However, it turns out that the monster is being framed and now the girls have to figure out who’s doing it and to what end! Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly and Ripley as they earn their Beyond Bay Leaf pin!

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WILD’S END: THE ENEMY WITHIN #2 (of 6)

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

Clive and the others continue to plan their escape from the military controlled Lower Crowchurch, while Susan comes face-to-face with an old…friend?

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SLEEPY HOLLOW: PROVIDENCE #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Eric Carrasco
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Victor Santos
Incentive Cover: Robert Sammelin

The Wild Hunt get closer to the compound that Abbie, Ichabod, and Jenny are staying at, and even the Hexenmeisters’ magic might not be enough to ward them off.

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WELCOME BACK #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer

Tessa arrives in Kansas City looking for Mali, but instead finds Lorena, Mali’s reincarnated stepfather in the body of a 10-year-old girl who is also a Soldier and ready for battle.

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JOHN FLOOD #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Jorge Coelho

In trying to stay two steps ahead of the killer, Flood puts the one closest to him in the most danger.

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STRANGE FRUIT #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: J.G. Jones & Mark Waid
Artist: J.G. Jones
Cover Artist: J.G. Jones

The townspeople of Chatterlee make every effort to conscript the stranger to help with the fast-failing levee—but the growing racial divide in town makes choosing sides virtually impossible even as the clock ticks towards disaster.

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THE SPIRE #4 (of 8)

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

Shå is running out of time, and war approaches.

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ARCADIA #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Lee Pepper is taken to a meeting led by the charismatic Uncle Cosmas, who promises the sickly crowd that he can upload them to Arcadia. In Arcadia, Coral teaches Giacomo to code by torchlight.

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CLUSTER #8

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

Final issue! All-out war breaks out as Samara and the prisoners fight for the future of Midlothian.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artists:
Main: Jason Copland
Incentive: Ibrahim Moustafa

When Snake is imprisoned, he comes face-to-face with The President for the first since the events of the film!

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #17

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main: Joe Eisma Incentive: Eryk Donovan

A sorcerer’s convention may just be the key to rescuing Margo from Baba Yaga!

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Pat McHale
Artist: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jim Campbell
Subscription Cover: Rex Hackleberg
Incentive Cover: Matt Forsythe

Greg and Wirt follow a band of musical forest animals who are parading around the woods.

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ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jen Wang
Subscription Cover: Dana Terrace
Incentive Cover: Rachel Saunders

The Card Wars tournament is in full throttle as Cake takes on all opponents.

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REGULAR SHOW #28

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artists:
Main: Douglas Holgate
Subscription: Rian Sygh

It’s a supernatural love-triangle showdown as the three publishers courting Muscle Man, Starla, Mordecai, and Rigby go to war with each other!

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ADVENTURE TIME #45

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Maya Kern
Subscription: André Falat

Special one-shot issue! Princess Bubblegum needs Lemongrab’s help, but that means she needs to do things his way for once.

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TYSON HESSE’S DIESEL #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse

Diesel and Phil inspect the mysterious flying engine with shocking consequences.

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POWER UP #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Matt Cummings
Cover Artist: Matt Cummings

When Kevin has to face a brutal baddie on his own, he learns an important lesson about self-perception and true strength!

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GIANT DAYS #7

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

It’s time for end-of-semester exams, but Esther was “too busy living” to attend most of her lectures and it’s up to Daisy and Susan to help her prepare. Meanwhile, Susan goes through the schmoopy romantic phase of a new relationship.

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MUNCHKIN #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Tom Siddell
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Bridget Underwood

Flower and Spyke pillage and double-cross their way through another dungeon!

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LUMBERJANES #19

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists:
Main: Carolyn Nowak
Incentive: Maarta Laiho

April does her best to repair the mermaids’ friendship, but she just keeps making things worse!

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THE THIRD WITCH #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt

Smertae has gone against her sister’s wishes and must face the consequences, but prophecies are tricky things…

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AMERICATOWN #3 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen
Artist: Daniel Irizarri
Cover Artist: Michael Choi

Arroyo begins interrogating the undocumented Americans who were captured in a raid.

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HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #4 (of 6)

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

.sve_urs3lf wins a short-lived victory, and Grace meets two ghosts.

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LANTERN CITY #6

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

The hardest part of Sander’s first days in the Grey Guard is adjusting to how much easier life is.

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DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? OMNIBUS TP

Retail Price: $39.99
Author: Philip K. Dick
Artist: Tony Parker
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw

What’s to Love: If you loved the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, chances are you know it’s based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? From 2009-2011, we published a 24-issue graphic interpretation of the novel as realized by artist Tony Parker. Now, for the first time, all 24 issues of the Eisner Award-nominated series are collected into one complete omnibus edition, featuring a brand-new cover by Mondo artist Jay Shaw and essays from Jonathan Lethem, Ed Brubaker, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, and more.

What It Is: San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies build incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep…even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids. They’re machines, but look, sound, and think like humans—and infinitely more dangerous.

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MEMETIC TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artist: Eryk Donovan

What’s to Love: Memetic is truly an event comic, and a wholly unique take on the disaster genre. Much like his work on The Woods, writer James Tynion IV—with the help of fantastic newcomer Eryk Donovan (The House in the Wall)—brings horror to a whole new generation of fans of J-horror films like Uzumaki and The Ring. Plus, Memetic was nominated for the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic!

What It Is: A meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then virally spreads to multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host, but history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. Memetic shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything. Collects the complete three-issue miniseries.

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FICTION SQUAD TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Paul Jenkins
Artists: Ramon Bachs
Cover Artist: Ramon Bachs

What’s to Love: After publishing Paul Jenkins’ Fairy Quest, we kinda have a thing for Fablewood, where all fairy tales and bedtime stories live side-by-side. So when he came up with a mystery and fantasy mash-up adventure set there and enlisted his Civil War: Front Line artist Ramon Bachs, we hopped aboard faster than Alice went down the rabbit hole. In Fiction Squad, every nursery rhyme is a crime scene in the making. If you like your mystery mashed up with fantasy, like Fables and Once Upon a Time, this has got you covered.

What It Is: Fablewood is a pretty dangerous place, but no area is more dangerous than the City of Rimes, deep in the heart of the Children’s Realm. After transferring in from the realm of Mystery, a failed detective from an unfinished prose novel, Frankie Mack, is about to uncover a conspiracy that could unmake storytelling itself. After Humpty Dumpty is pushed to crack and Jack (of Jack and Jill) goes AWOL, Frankie and his partner, Simple Simon, are put on the case. Collects the complete six-issue miniseries.

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ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 7 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Ryan North
Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Cover Artist: Tait Howard

Finn is about to fall head-first into an adventure so intense, he’ll never remember it! Finn tries to take on the Mnemonoid only to wake up in the future with no recollection what has happened in the time jump! With his pals Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline, Finn must remember how to beat this mean dude before he forgets everything else! Collects issues #30-34.

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GARFIELD VOL. 7 TP

Retail Price: $13.99
Author: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier
Artists: Andy Hirsch, David DeGrand
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

Featuring Garfield playing dentist, searching for his Orange Meringue Pie, and running from the returning Lasagna Monster & the Fantastical Foods of Fear, this extra-large collection of Garfield comics is the tastiest one yet. Collects the oversized issue #25 and #26-28.

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ISCARIOT HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: S.M. Vidaurri
Artist: S.M. Vidaurri
Cover Artist: S.M. Vidaurri

What’s to Love: If you’ve read S.M. Vidaurri’s first original graphic novel Iron: Or, the War After or his issue of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, you might understand when we say his watercolor stylings are hauntingly beautiful to look at—they have a soft gentleness to them, yet can convey the most stark of imagery. His new OGN has us completely mesmerized once again, invoking comparisons to The Legend of Korra and the works of Hayao Miyazaki.

What It Is: When Carson, a young girl living with cancer, is bestowed with age-old magic by a rebellious sorcerer named Iscariot, she must navigate her new powers, face the life she had thought she left behind forever, and take on the order of magicians who want to control her destiny. Carson discovers that Iscariot’s intentions might not have been as altruistic as it first appeared, and learns the hard way that magic comes at a cost.

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GUNNERKRIGG COURT VOL. 2: RESEARCH TP

Retail Price: $16.99
Author: Thomas Siddell
Artist: Thomas Siddell
Cover 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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GIANT DAYS VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $9.99
Author: John Allison
Artist: Lissa Treiman
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

What’s to Love: John Allison’s daily webcomics Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round are hilarious, the kind of strips where every panel makes you laugh out loud. As a result, John has earned a large, loyal following of readers that have followed his work daily for the past 12 years. Giant Days is an entertaining, slice-of-life look at three friends away at university, and is a series fans of things like Scott Pilgrim and Friends with Boys will not want to miss!
What It Is: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing 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 #1-4.

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LUMBERJANES VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson

The second collection of the award-winning Lumberjanes is here! Five girls become instant best friends when they go to camp and discover there is a lot more to the summer than learning to how to paddle a canoe. Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types is not your average summer camp and Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers. Between the river monsters, magic, and myths, this summer is only just beginning! Collects issues #5-8.

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Celebrate 10 Years of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard with The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015

Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the culmination of 10 years of David Petersen’s beloved Mouse Guard in The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015.

Since its debut in 2005, David Petersen’s Mouse Guard has been a New York Times bestseller, won numerous Eisner and Harvey awards, and has become an influential staple of the comics industry with a wide-reaching fanbase. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the series’ debut issue, The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 is a celebration of the beautiful world, memorable characters, and intensive artistic process of David Petersen’s cherished series.

This prestige, coffee table hardcover features never-before-seen sketches, 100 oversized pages of full-color artwork, and commentary from Stan Sakai, Karl Kerschl, Katie Cook, and others, as well as pin-ups by Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, and other collaborators and colleagues.

The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005-2015 arrives in comic shops on August 12th and in book stores August 18th, with a cover by David Petersen for the price of $59.99 under Diamond Order Code MAY151087. The hardcover is 12” x 12” and contains 368 full-color pages.

The Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015 Cover by David Petersen

Preview: Long Walk to Valhalla HC

Long Walk to Valhalla HC

Imprint: Archaia

Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Matthew Fox

There are many things that Rory would like to forget about his childhood growing up in rural Arkansas. Sometimes, he’d even like to forget about Joe, his mentally challenged older brother, both his closest friend and biggest problem. But when a young girl named Sylvia shows up, claiming to be a Valkyrie sent by the Norse god Odin to deliver Rory to Valhalla, he will have to face the past he’s tried to lock away.

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Preview: Lantern City #3

Lantern City #3

Imprint: Archaia

Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno

As Sander becomes increasingly worried he is going to be found out as an undercover agent, he’s assigned to lead a mission into the infamous and dangerous prison known as the Spiral, where a deadly riot has broken out.

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SDCC 2015: BOOM! Studios’ Panels and Exclusives

BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced its panels and exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 8-12.

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

ADVENTURE TIME #40 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Mad Rupert

Writer: Christopher Hastings Artist: Zachary Sterling

 

ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #1 SDCC Exclusive  ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Mad Rupert

Writer: Jen Wang Artist: Britt Wilson

 

BILL & TED CONCERT T-SHIRT ($25)

Celebrate your love for all things Bill & Ted with this officially licensed concert tee for their band, Wyld Stallyns! Dates on back correspond to BOOM!’s 2015 convention appearances.

 

HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 250 copies)

Cover by Ian Herring

Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing Artist: Marcus To

 

LANTERN CITY #2 SDCC Exclusive ($10, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Jake Wyatt

Writer: Matthew Daley Artist: Carlos Magno

 

LUMBERJANES #14 SDCC Exclusive + BADGER OF HONOR Bundle ($15, limited to 500 copies)

Cover by Kassandra Heller

Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters Artist: Brooke Allen

Sold in bundles only; items cannot be sold separately.

 

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS  ($5 each, limited to 2,000 copies)

Covers by Goñi Montes

Writer: Mairghread Scott Artist: Daniel Bayliss

In anticipation of the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series, BOOM! Studios is proud to present a limited-edition set of six, one-page comics exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con. Each one-page comic is double-sided, blind-bagged, and sold separately in an intermix consisting of all five of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Green Ranger. The six comics are designed to be read as individual parts or can be stitched together to form one full story.  Each comic showcases a pin-up illustration of a different Ranger by Spectrum Award-nominated artist Goñi Montes (RoboCop) and a one-page comic featuring that Ranger, written by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Translucid).

 

TYSON HESSE’S DIESEL ZINE (Free with purchase of a BOOM! Box title, while supplies last)

Cover by Tyson Hesse

Writer: Tyson Hesse Artist: Tyson Hesse

Get an advance sneak peek of BOOM! Box’s upcoming Tyson Hesse’s Diesel in this SDCC Exclusive zine that showcases the first several pages of issue #1!

 

The following items will be making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con:

THE ART OF MOUSE GUARD 2005-2015 HC ($60)

David Petersen will be on hand to sign copies.

CRIMSON VOL. 1 HC ($35)

Humberto Ramos will be on hand at his Artist Alley table at Comic-Con to sign copies of this new reprint featuring a new cover and collecting the first 12 issues of the fan-favorite series.

 

HIT: PEN & INK #2 ($15)

Writer/creator Bryce Carlson will be on hand to sign copies of the second oversized artist edition of the critically acclaimed noir series.

 

LONG WALK TO VALHALLA HC ($25)

Writer Adam Smith and artist Matthew Fox will be on hand to sign copies.

 

LUMBERJANES #14 GET-A-SKETCH COVER ($30)

Artist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes #9-12) will be on hand to create custom Lumberjanes sketches on these new, blank covers.

POWER UP #1 ($4)

Copies of the new BOOM! Box series by Kate Leth and Matt Cummings will be available at the booth.

 

STEVEN UNIVERSE VOL. 1 TP ($20)

Rebecca Sugar, creator of the Steven Universe animated series, will be on hand to sign copies.

SUPERMANSION (Free)

Free with any purchase at the BOOM! booth and at the SuperMansion signing on Thursday, July 9th from 1-2pm, this SDCC 2015 exclusive comic ties into the upcoming stop-motion animated series from creators Matthew Senreich, Seth Green, Zeb Wells, and executive producer Bryan Cranston, debuting on Crackle this fall. Cover by Joe Madureira.

 

PANELS

BOOM! Studios will host or participate in the following panels at San Diego Comic-Con. All panels take place in the San Diego Convention Center except where noted.

Thursday, July 9

11:0012:00 Peanuts 65th Anniversary — In 2015, Charles M. Schulz’ iconic “Peanuts” gang not only celebrates their 65th anniversary but also two years of the current volume of the Peanuts comic book at BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Come join and celebrate Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang’s birthday with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) and Peanuts contributors Terry Moore(Strangers in Paradise), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Colleen Coover (Eisner-nominated Bandette), along with Lex Fajardo, managing editor for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Cesar Gallegos, archivist of the Schulz Museum. Room 5AB

 

12:00-1:00 Breaking into Comics Right Now If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join some of the comic book publishing’s top decision makers and creators, including BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Oni Press senior editor Charlie Chu, and First Second Books’ associate marketing & publicity manager Gina Gagliano, along with Ed Brisson (Cluster) as they give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Moderated by Jim Zub (Wayward). Room 28DE

 

1:00-2:00 Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way — Join BOOM! Studios creators James Tynion IV (The Woods,Memetic), Frank J. Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), and Curt Pires (The Fiction), along with BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and editor Eric Harburn, as they share some of the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry’s leading independent publishers and discuss editing do’s and don’ts. Room 28DE

 

6:00-7:00 Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars’ Dramatic Reading — Jen Wang (In Real Life), has crafted a brand-new, original Adventure Time practice match that ties into KaBOOM!’s new limited comic book series Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn), John Dimaggio (voice of Jake), and Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline) from the Adventure Time show! Also on hand will be BOOM! Studios Editor Shannon Watters and a rep from Cryptozoic, publisher of the real-life Adventure Time: Card Wars game! Room: Grand Horton Theatre.

 

Friday July 10

10:00-11:00 Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity and Representation in Comic Books — The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up, and what creators and fans can do to be heard. Moderator Amy Chu (Girl’s Night Out) leads panelists Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Derek Charm (The Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up!), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions podcast), Christian Beranek (Validation), BOOM! Studios brand communications manager Christine Dinh and BOOM! Studios associate editor Chris Rosa in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity, and representation in mainstream comics. Room 4

 

12:30-1:30 Push Stories Forward: Rise of the Independents — Join Rosy Press’ Janelle Asselin as she moderates a conversation with some of the brightest minds in independent comics publishing, including BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters, IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Oni Press senior editor Charlie Chu, and Fantagraphics director of publicity & promotions Jacq Cohen as they discuss what they are doing to expand the marketplace. Room 5AB

 

5:00-6:00 The World of Mouse Guard: 10th Anniversary — 2015 makes the 10th anniversary of David Petersen’s beloved series, Mouse Guard, published by Archaia. Come celebrate the title and hear behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015 hardcover with Petersen and editor Cameron Chittock. Plus, David and comedian/actor Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) will perform a dramatic reading of a Mouse Guard short story! Moderated by BOOM! Studios marketing manager Mel Caylo. Room 32AB

 

6:00-7:00 Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media — Many people have often dismissed queer content as adult-content inappropriate for kids. However, as we’ve seen in the popularity and successes of Legends of Korra, Steven Universe, and Lumberjanes, LGBTQIA+ and queer characters and storylines resonate with young audiences. Join moderator Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), along with panelists James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy), Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes), Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), Kat Leyh (Supercakes) and  as they discuss how we can better include healthy representation and how to make them standard practice. Room 28DE

 

Saturday, July 11

12:30-1:30 BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Push Comics Forward —  2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner award-winning top 10 comic publisher. Rather than look back at what we achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and how we can all push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! president of publishing & marketing Filip Sablik and featuring editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable), Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), and James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy) as they highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics. Room 24ABC

 

3:30-4:30 Camp Out with Lumberjanes! — Pack your bags, bring your s’mores kit, and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, published by the BOOM! Studios imprint, BOOM! Box! Creators Shannon Watters and Noelle Stevenson, along with BOOM! editor Dafna Pleban and special guest Carolyn Nowak, discuss the book’s runaway success; what’s in the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley; and the importance of hardcore lady types! Moderated by BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard. Room 8

 

5:30-6:30 The Art of Character Design — Join guests Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men), Kevin Wada (cover artist for Marvel), and Sanford Greene (Runaways) as they discuss the creative process, character designs and/or redesign, building an entire world, and more. Moderated by Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios editor). Room 7AB

 

Sunday, July 12

1:00-2:00 Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived — All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), Thom Zaler (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), Ian McGinty (Munchkin), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy). Room 24ABC

Alyssa Milano and Archaia Set to Debut a New Installment of Hacktivist

Archaia, an imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, has announced the next installment of high-stakes danger in the hacker community with Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1, debuting this July. The team behind the critically acclaimed limited series is back as actress/activist Alyssa Milano teams up once again with writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, and artist Marcus To for a new limited series that pits hacker against hacker.

It’s been six months since Tunis. Nate Graft’s life was turned upside-down after his best friend Ed Hiccox died, but he’s since pulled things together and is now in charge of VIGIL, the front line of America’s ongoing cyber operations. Just when things are starting to gain some semblance of control, YourLife, the government, and Nate come under attack by a new breed of hacker…who call themselves .sve_urs3lf. Using Nate and Ed’s former handle, they want to know the truth of what happened in Tunis, and they’re calling for blood. Nate’s blood.

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (of 6) arrives in comic shops on July 29th with a main cover by series artist Marcus To for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY151082. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Sonny Liew, and a retailer incentive cover by Marcus To.

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 Main Cover by Marcus To Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 Variant Cover by Marcus To

SDCC 2015: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 years!

BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced it will return to exhibit for the 10th straight year at Comic-Con International in San Diego, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 8-12, 2015.

BOOM! can be found at Booth #2229 on the show floor and will host an army of talent for signings, including appearances by Alyssa Milano, Bruce Boxleitner, Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, David Petersen, Mark Waid, Frank Barbiere, James Tynion IV, Noelle Stevenson, Rebecca Sugar, Asaf Hanuka, and many more. BOOM! will also host its 10th Annual Comic-Con drink-up, which has been renamed the BOOM! 10 Year Birthday Bash to celebrate 10 years of publishing.

APPEARANCES

The following talent is scheduled to appear at the BOOM! booth throughout the weekend:

  • Alyssa Milano (HACKTIVIST)
  • Asaf Hanuka (THE REALIST)
  • Bruce Boxleitner (LANTERN CITY)
  • Bryan Cranston (SUPERMANSION)
  • Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)
  • David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
  • Frank Barbiere (BROKEN WORLD)
  • Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)
  • Jake Wyatt (LANTERN CITY)
  • James Tynion IV (THE WOODS, UFOLOGY)
  • Jen Wang (ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS)
  • Jillian Bell (SUPERMANSION)
  • Joe Madureira (SUPERMANSION)
  • Mark Waid (STRANGE FRUIT, IRREDEEMABLE)
  • Matthew Fox (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA, UFOLOGY)
  • Matthew Daley (LANTERN CITY)
  • Matthew Senreich (SUPERMANSION)
  • Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)
  • Mira Furlan (LANTERN CITY)
  • Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES)
  • Olivia Olson (ADVENTURE TIME)
  • Rebecca Sugar (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
  • Seth Green (SUPERMANSION)
  • Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES)
  • Thomas Willeford (LANTERN CITY)
  • Trevor Crafts (LANTERN CITY)
  • Zeb Wells (SUPERMANSION)
  • Adam Smith (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA)

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

  • Carolyn Nowak (LUMBERJANES issues #9-12) will be sketching on our all-new LUMBERJANES sketch covers
  • Ian McGinty (MUNCHKIN, BRAVEST WARRIORS)
  • Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

For $30, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank Get-A-Sketch covers at the show. Fans can also pre-order sketches in advance starting now on the BOOM! website and pick them up at the show. Supplies are limited so act now!

  • To pre-order a LUMBERJANES sketch on our brand-new LUMBERJANES sketch covers from Carolyn Nowak, go to http://bit.ly/LJSketch.
  • To pre-order an ADVENTURE TIME, BRAVEST WARRIORS, BEE AND PUPPYCAT or STEVEN UNIVERSE sketch from Ian McGinty, go to http://bit.ly/Iansketch.
  • To pre-order an ADVENTURE TIME, BEE AND PUPPYCAT, STEVEN UNIVERSE,     or THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL sketch from Travis Hill, go to http://bit.ly/TravisSketch.

Listed below is the schedule of appearances at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229. (Please note these are subject to change. Check at the booth for the latest updates.)

 

Wednesday, July 8th

Signing:

6:30-7:30pm Mark Waid (STRANGE FRUIT, IRREDEEMABLE)

 

Sketching all evening:

Carolyn Nowak (LUMBERJANES)

Ian McGinty (MUNCHKIN, BRAVEST WARRIORS)

Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

 

Thursday, July 9th

Signing:

11am-12pm Jen Wang (ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS)

3-4pm Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline on ADVENTURE TIME)
3-4pm LUMBERJANES with Carolyn Nowak, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Watters

 

Sketching all day:

Carolyn Nowak (LUMBERJANES)

Ian McGinty (MUNCHKIN, BRAVEST WARRIORS)

Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

 

Appearing all day:

Adam Smith (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA)

Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

Frank Barbiere (BROKEN WORLD)

Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

James Tynion IV (THE WOODS, UFOLOGY)

Matthew Fox (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA, UFOLOGY)

Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)

 

Friday, July 10th

Signing:

11am-12pm LUMBERJANES with Carolyn Nowak, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Watters

1-2pm Asaf Hanuka (THE REALIST)

2-3pm David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
3-4pm Mark Waid (STRANGE FRUIT, IRREDEEMABLE)

 

Sketching all day:

Carolyn Nowak (LUMBERJANES)

Ian McGinty (MUNCHKIN, BRAVEST WARRIORS)

Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

 

Appearing all day:

Adam Smith (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA)

Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

Frank Barbiere (BROKEN WORLD)

Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

James Tynion IV (THE WOODS, UFOLOGY)

Matthew Fox (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA, UFOLOGY)

Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)

 

Saturday, July 11th

Signing:

11am-12pm LUMBERJANES with Carolyn Nowak, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Watters

12-1pm Rebecca Sugar (STEVEN UNIVERSE)

 

Sketching all day:

Carolyn Nowak (LUMBERJANES)

Ian McGinty (MUNCHKIN, BRAVEST WARRIORS)

Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

 

Appearing all day:

Adam Smith (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA)

Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

Frank Barbiere (BROKEN WORLD)

Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

James Tynion IV (THE WOODS, UFOLOGY)

Matthew Fox (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA, UFOLOGY)

Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)

 

Sunday, July 12th

Signing:

12-1pm David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)

Sketching all day:

Carolyn Nowak (LUMBERJANES)

Ian McGinty (MUNCHKIN, BRAVEST WARRIORS)

Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)

 

Signing all day:

Adam Smith (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA)

Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

Frank Barbiere (BROKEN WORLD)

Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS OFFICIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL PRELUDE)

James Tynion IV (THE WOODS, UFOLOGY)

Matthew Fox (LONG WALK TO VALHALLA, UFOLOGY)

Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED, DAY MEN)

 

The following signing events are TICKETED. Tickets are FREE (though purchase of an item to be signed may be required) and are available for pick up on a first-come, first-served basis on the morning of the signing.

 

SUPERMANSION (Thursday, July 9, 1-2pm)

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios creators and members of the voice cast of the upcoming Crackle animated stop-motion comedy series will be signing FREE copies of the “SuperMansion” San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive comic book.

 

Bryan Cranston (voice talent)

Jillian Bell (voice talent)

Seth Green (executive producer)

Matthew Senreich (writer, executive producer)

Zeb Wells (writer, executive producer)

Joe Madureira (comic book cover artist)

 

ADVENTURE TIME (Thursday, July 9, 3-4pm)

Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline on the Adventure Time animated series, will be on hand to sign Adventure Time comics!

Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)

 

LANTERN CITY (Saturday, July 11, 1-2pm)

Creators and cast members of the cast will be signing copies of the Lantern City #2 San Diego Comic-Con Variant ($10) and other Lantern City products.

Trevor Crafts (co-creator)

Bruce Boxleitner (co-creator)

Matthew Daley (writer)

Mira Furlan (Martha Ellen Gray in the upcoming LANTERN CITY TV series)

Jake Wyatt (cover artist of the SDCC variant)

Thomas Willeford (creative collaborator)

 

HACKTIVIST (Saturday, July 11, 4-5pm)

The creator and writers will be signing copies of the Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 San Diego Comic-Con Variant ($10) and other Hacktivist products.

Alyssa Milano (creator)

Collin Kelly (co-writer)

Jackson Lanzing (co-writer)

Boom SDCC BDay

On Thursday, July 10th from 9pm until close, BOOM! Studios will hold its 10 Year Birthday Bash at the Odysea Bar, located inside the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at 1 Park Boulevard, two blocks south of the Convention Center. It is open to the public and no RSVP is required.

 

Humble Bundle Launches Jim Henson Comics Bundle

humble_bundle_jim_hensonThe world of Jim Henson comes to Humble Bundle in a new comics bundle. BOOM! Studios has re-teamed with Humble to offer comics published by its imprint, Archaia, based on some of Henson’s most famous creations including Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and the Eisner award-winning graphic novel Tale of Sand, adapted from one of Henson’s unproduced screenplays.

Noteworthy creators who have contributed include Joshua Dysart, Kate Leth, Nate Cosby, Chris Eliopoulos, Marjorie Liu, Ron Marz, Jeff Parker, Ramón Pérez, former Henson conceptual designer Brian Froud, and many more.

Customers can name their price for Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: The Novelization, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 & 2, Fraggle Rock Classics Vol. 1 & 2, Fraggle Rock Vol. 1 & 2, and Fraggle Rock: Journey To The Everspring #1-4.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Vol. 1, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1-4, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: The Novelization, and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Novelization.

Customers who pay $2 or more above the average price will receive all of the above plus Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Jim Henson Comics Bundle presented by BOOM! Studios supports The Center for Puppetry Arts, which uses the art form of puppetry as a means to provide educational experiences that encourage creativity, support school-day learning, and provide accessible, hands-on opportunities to participate in arts activities.

The Humble Jim Henson Comics Bundle presented by BOOM! Studios runs for one week only from now until Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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