Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy #4 (of 6)
Writer: Kent Osborne
Artist: Mad Rupert
Looks like these recruits are finally rising to the occasion…but in a big NOT REALLY sort of way. Has the lead Banana finally figured out a way to get these peel-less jokes of Banana Guards out of his life? It might be time for Tree Trunks to take charge and give her fellow trainees something that they sorely need: help.
BOOM! Studios turns 10 years old, and to celebrate this milestone anniversary, the publisher has announced a yearlong cover strategy starting in January designed to spotlight all of its new launches and reward many lucky retailers and fans. Every launching issue in 2015 will include a uniquely designed “10 Years” incentive variant cover featuring work by one of 16 of the industry’s best cover artists. Each artist (or artist team) will provide all the covers to all of the newest titles coming out from BOOM! or one of its imprints (KaBOOM!, Archaia, and BOOM! Box), with the roster rotating each quarter. The special “10 Years” covers will be retailer incentives available to order for retailers for every 10 copies they order of the title’s main cover.
For the first quarter of 2015 (January-March), the artists are:
- All launching BOOM! Studios titles: Trevor Hairsine (Captain America, Eternal Warrior)
- All launching KaBOOM! titles: Joe Quinones (Harley Quinn, Big Trouble in Little China)
- All launching Archaia titles: Ramón Pérez (Amazing Spider-Man, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand)
- All launching BOOM! Box titles: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Adventure Time, The Midas Flesh)
Cover artists for the remaining quarters of 2015 will be announced at a later date.
In January, new launching titles to receive the “10 Years” Cover treatment include:
- Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Studios)
- Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 (KaBOOM!)
- Feathers #1 (Archaia)
- Munchkin #1 (BOOM! Box)
The cover images will be revealed closer to each title’s order deadline.
In addition, BOOM! will select one launching title each month and slip one, rare exclusive cover intermixed into every 100 copies of the main cover printed. Dubbed the Jackpot Variant, these special covers will show up randomly at any comic shop that orders at least one copy of the title. For January, that title is Munchkin #1, a new ongoing series from BOOM! Box based on the hit adventure card game. The Jackpot Variant cover for Munchkin #1 is illustrated by Evan Palmer (Cooking with Food).
Finally, should any of its new titles in 2015 launch with a final combined initial order of over 10,000 copies, BOOM! will unlock an additional 1-in-10 intermixed special variant that will ship with the main cover.
To help mark its 10th anniversary, BOOM! will include a new “10 Years” trade dress logo that will be featured on the covers of all its single-issue releases in 2015.
KaBOOM! has announced Capture Creatures, a new, original series from popular Tiny Kitten Teeth creators Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt. Based on a yearlong blog challenge and following a successfully funded Kickstarter for an art book and a widely attended gallery showing of Dreistadt’s original painted art, Capture Creatures is a heartwarming story about over one hundred strange creatures that suddenly appear on Earth and the two teens who will do whatever they can to keep them safe and figure out where they came from.
Capture Creatures #1 arrives from KaBOOM! in comic shops on November 26th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code SEP141165. The main covers are illustrated by Becky Dreistadt and Joy Ang, with retailer incentive covers by Missy Pena and Amanda Visell.
Adventure Time #33
Writer: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
The Mnemonoid’s hold on Finn is proving to be stronger than anyone had thought and it’s taking the whole crew to band together to help their friend, only this time, there really might be nothing they can do. It’s up to Finn to stand up to The Mnemonoid, if only he could find the bully.
Bee and PuppyCat #5
Authors: Natasha Allegri, T. Zysk, Chrystin Garland, Flynn Nicholls, Meredith McClaren
Artists: T. Zysk, Chrystin Garland, Flynn Nicholls, Meredith McClaren
Temp work can be tiring! Bee’s just gonna grab a coffee…or three…or 20. Between caffeine addiction, karaoke contests, and costume changes, Bee and PuppyCat have a lot to deal with!
Regular Show #16
Author: K.C. Green
Artist: Allison Strejlau
The smoke is finally clearing and it looks like there is only one victor in this crazy dash of coffee beans and caffeine. Mordecai and Rigby can only make things worse but is Eileen’s insane faith in Rigby going to pull through for her this time around? The coffee shop might just get the suprise of its life.
BOOM! Studios has announced the latest Adventure Time original graphic novel, the fourth in the series!
This November Kate Leth and Zachary Sterling bring us Adventure Time Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets OGN, and this time it’s in full color.
This graphic novel is an all-new, self-contained story that plays out like an episode of the animated series. It’s that lovely time of year where Princess Bubblegum gets to leave the Candy Kingdom and venture out into the outer limits of Ooo. But when her annual quest to visit old friends takes a dark and unexpected turn, it’s up to PB and Peppermint Butler to keep the peace by using the true power of friendship. Bitter Sweets is a deliciously twisted adventure with a surprising aftertaste.
The on-sale date for Adventure Time Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets OGN is November 5th. The cover is illustrated by Stephanie Gonzaga and it retails for $12.99.
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Various
When stars fill the skies, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus must seek out the one star that can be called Charlie Brown’s own. Charlie Brown’s Star and many more brand-new adventures like “Dogstoyefsky” and “Sally’s Great Pumpkin” can be found in this exciting issue of Peanuts.
Steven Universe #3
Writer: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Greg Universe plans on entering Beach City’s monthly Open Mic Night to really show Steven and Beach City that even though he may not have a lot of hair, he IS Greg Universe. Meanwhile, the Gems are busy trying to catch a beast that moves too fast for them. It’s nothing but fighting and mighty fine tunes in this super fun issue!
Peanuts Vol. 4 TP
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Various
New Peanuts adventures, perfect for you and your Sweet Babboo! It’s time to hop atop your doghouse biplane and escape into the wonderful world of legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with brand-new adventures from an all-star lineup of writers and artists, and classic strips by Schulz himself. Featuring Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang, this timeless collection of humor and imagination is sure to help you finally kick that football or take to the skies and defeat the Red Baron once and for all. Collects Peanuts #9-12.