BOOM! Studios in April 2016

JOYRIDE #1 (of 4)

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

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

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

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1

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

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

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

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UNCLE GRANDPA 2016 GOOD MORNING SPECIAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #3 (of 4)

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

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

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THE LAST CONTRACT #4 (of 4)

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

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

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KLAUS #5 (of 7)

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

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

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WELCOME BACK #7

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

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

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THE SPIRE #8 (of 8)

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

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

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THE WOODS #21

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

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

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #23

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

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

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THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #2 (of 4)

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

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

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

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

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

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #4 (of 6)

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

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

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REGULAR SHOW #34

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

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

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ADVENTURE TIME #51

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

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

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PEANUTS #32

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

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

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JONESY #3 (of 4)

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

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

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GIANT DAYS #13

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

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

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MUNCHKIN #16

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

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

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LUMBERJANES #25

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

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

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

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

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THE FICTION TP

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

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

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

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ARCADIA TP

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

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

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

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 3 TP

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

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

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DAY MEN VOL. 2 TP

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

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

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KLAUS: PEN & INK #1

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

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

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

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SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 5 TP

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

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ADVENTURE TIME: THE FOUR CASTLES OGN

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

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

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ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS TP

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

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

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

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GARFIELD VOL. 8 TP

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

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

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REGULAR SHOW: A CLASH OF CONSOLES OGN

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

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

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MUNCHKIN VOL. 2 TP

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

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

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