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Preview: The Joyners #3 (of 4)

The Joyners #3 (of 4)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: R.J. Ryan
Artist: David Marquez
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Price: $3.99

Personal betrayals, industrial intrigue, and sexual desire abound in uncompromising terms.

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Preview: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special #1

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special #1

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jonathan Case, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Ted Naifeh & Adrianne Ambrose, and Adam Smith
Artists: Daniel Bayliss, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Kyla Vanderklugt, and Jeff Stokely
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
Incentive Cover: Michael Allred
Unlocked FOC Variant Cover: Dave McKean
Price: $9.99

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film with stories from inside the magical walls of the labyrinth.

Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and a few surprises, this special celebration collects for the first time all of the Labyrinth Free Comic Book Day stories along with new tales from Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), and more!

40 pages of story and art!

Covers are high-quality cardstock and will feature spot-gloss and holofoil enhancements.

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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons HC

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Daniel Bayliss, Fabian Rangel Jr., Nathan Pride, Hannah Christenson, Jorge Corona
Artists: Daniel Bayliss, Nathan Pride, Hannah Christenson, Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Price: $24.99

The second in a themed series of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller tales, this time centered around dragons.

Includes four tales of dragons, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.

Collects the complete limited series and also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process and care taken in adapting each of these timeless legends.

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Preview: Lantern City Vol. 2 HC

Lantern City Vol. 2 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Price: $24.99

Sander Jorve thought that infiltrating the brutal Guard of Lantern City would help his family and his cause. He was wrong. After a chance run-in with the Emperor of the city, Killian Grey, Sander finds himself promoted to the Grey Guard, working directly under Killian in the heights of Grey Towers. The luxury is unparalleled, but can Killian be trusted? Can Sander trust himself? Nowhere in Lantern City is safe…and the imperial court may just be the most dangerous place of all. Collects issues #5-8 of the steampunk epic.

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Preview: The Cloud HC OGN

The Cloud HC OGN

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: K. I. Zachopoulos
Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Cover Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Price: $24.99

From Archaia, the publisher of fine fantasy stories like Mouse Guard and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, comes a grand adventure story filled with unexpected allies and enemies alike.

The Cloud is an original graphic novel that beautifully examines themes of strength, bravery, love, and loss. Fans of Kazu Kibuishi’sAmulet or the beloved children’s fantasy The NeverEnding Story will delight in The Cloud.

“What is a wish?” That is the question the boy must answer for himself as he and his loyal wolf, Cloud, embark on a grand voyage to find the boy’s father and return the wish that was stolen from him.

The Cloud is a beautiful, and at times, heartbreaking journey of a reluctant hero forced to outwit a cast of colorful characters: a thieving girl, bizarre creatures from the Great Before, and the Mad King. It’s a quest of self-discovery where the boy will learn that not all wishes can or should come true.

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Preview: The Joyners #2 (of 4)

The Joyners #2 (of 4)

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: R.J. Ryan
Artist: David Marquez
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Price: $3.99

Divorce is always a tricky subject, more-so when you’re one of the wealthiest geniuses in the modern world.

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Mouse Guard Film in the Works!

The Art of Mouse Guard by David PetersenBOOM! Studios‘ ninth announcement in the Road To San Diego is that a movie based on David Petersen‘s long-running Archaia fantasy series, Mouse Guard, is in the works!

The film will be written by Gary Whitta, the screenwriter of December’s hotly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and produced by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield director Matt Reeves along with BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie and Stephen Christy.

Launched in 2005, Mouse Guard is the epic series created, written, and illustrated by David Petersen about an elite group of warrior mice who are sworn to protect mousekind from their enemies and to help keep order within the mice territories. The series has sold almost a million copies combined and has been translated into 10 languages. Publications include Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, and three volumes of Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, in which a host of writers and artists contribute Mouse Gaurd short stories. Recent releases include The Art of Mouse Guard: 2005 – 2015 and Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks, with the Mouse Guard Coloring Book coming in October, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vols. 1-3 Box Set coming in November, and Mouse Guard: The Weasel War of 1149 expected in 2017.

David Petersen will appear at San Diego Comic-Con July 20-24 at Table GG-9 and host a panel, “The World of Mouse Guard,” at 5pm in Room 32AB with guests BOOM! Associate Editor Cameron Chittock; Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), who will perform a live reading of a Mouse Guard, short story; and screenwriter Gary Whitta.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

FAITH_ONGOING_001_COVER-A_WADAWednesdays 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.

Alex

Top Pick: Faith #1 (Valiant) – You’re going to hear a lot about this series in the coming weeks and months, and after the critically and commercially successful miniseries from the same creative team earlier in the year, the buzz will be massive. Whether the first issue will live up to expectations is tough to say; not because the comic will be sub-par, but because the hype will be massive. I’m rooting for you, Faith.

A&A: The Adventures Of Archer And Armstrong #5 (Valiant Entertainment)  – An underappreciated gem, this series is one of the most effortlessly entertaining comics on the racks today.Batman #3 (DC Comics) – I’m perhaps more cautious about this than I should be; the first two issues have been good, but there was a couple

Batman #3 (DC Comics) – I’m perhaps more cautious about this than I should be; the first two issues have been good, but there was a couple things in the second issue that turned me off a little bit. Although with only two issues down, there’s still a ton of potential here, so I’m not willing to give up on the series yet.Rai #15 (Valiant) – Another tie-in comic to what is, frankly, the best summer event this year: 4001 A.D., makes this a

Rai #15 (Valiant) – Another tie-in comic to what is, frankly, the best summer event this year: 4001 A.D., makes this a must-read for me.

Superman #3 (DC Comics) – I was never the biggest fan of Superman, but after having read the past two issues, I may be converted.

 

Anthony

Top Pick: Island #9 (Image Comics)Island has consistently been a treat from Image that boasts a very impressive line of creators. Anthologies like this are always great at featuring a wide array of individuals that are potentially fairly unheard of and open the floodgates of material that these eclectic creators have done or are in the midst of doing.

Black Hammer #1 (Dark Horse) – Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart are looking to dive into the superhero genre but with a focus on a group of individuals trying to live an ordinary life. Jeff Lemire has continued to spark a lively, poetic script, no matter the genre he works in, so it is always interesting to see what he has up his sleeve. Visually, this series will be in good hands with the imaginative art of Dean Ormston and the always impressive colouring of Dave Stewart.

The Cloud (OGN) (Archaia/BOOM! Studios) – This looks like a very imaginative and beautifully illustrated release by Archaia. Featuring the graphic novel debut of writer K.I. Zachopoulos and illustrator Vincenzo Balzano, The Cloud has a very Neverending Story sort of vibe with quite the striking visuals.

Faith #1 (Valiant) – Faith is back with her own ongoing series! Having just recently written the mini-series of Faith and the excellent one shot of Shadowman for the 4001 event, Jody Houser looks to continue her winning streak for Valiant. Also having the one-two punch of Pere Perez and Marguerite Sauvage provide the reality and fantasies of Faith respectively on art is a wonderful thing.

Sombra #1 (BOOM! Studios)Sombra sounds like a very intriguing tale on the mysterious and terrifying reality of the Mexican cartel. What elevates this series is the fact that the story is being drawn from the actual experiences of the artist for the series, Raul Trevino. Writer Justin Jordan looks to continue his winning streak with BOOM! Studios after the excellent mini-series John Flood and will also feature, alongside Trevino’s art, the expressive colouring of Juan Useche and letterer Jim Campbell to round out the team.

 

Jason

She Wolf #2 (Image Comics) – Last month Rich Tommaso’s gorgeously illustrated and written take on the horror genre, She Wolf introduced us to gabby (her of the title) as her life was thrown into turmoil and intrigue when she is involved with the death of her boyfriend on the schools grounds. Reluctantly returning to classes under the cloud of the entire schools suspicion and fear she tries to hide a bigger problem and the truth behind that night, her lycanthropy.
That is if we believe the newly turned teenage shape shifter as issue one delivered a story that blurs the diction between waking and dreaming, truth and lies. Tommaso’s She Wolf has a completely compelling narrative and structure as he begins to tell Gabby’s story through a dreamlike feverish flow of flashbacks and horrifying imagery as soon neither reader nor Gabby can tell between the two. Demonstrated by the beautifully drawn chase scene that incorporates this slip between states effortlessly. Hopefully issue two will build upon the first foundations as we begin to peel away the layers and discover the truth at the heart of the She Wolf‘s Tale.

Rumble #12 (Image Comics) – Arcudia, Harren and Stewarts frenzied tale of the undead barbarian Rathraq rolls on into its third arc with its trademark nonstop action and it’s onslaught of punches both physical and emotional. Rumble is the sleeper hit of the year for sure with its frentic fight scenes and deep mythology, with Rathraq finding the modern world filled with shadows and grey moral areas as he fights on for his body and soul.

 

Mr. H

Batman #3 (DC Comics) – Batman teaming up with the heroes in training is something I’ve enjoyed thus far because we are getting a much softer Bruce here. He’s not putting them through the ringer like most his sidekicks. I have been enjoying the little moments that Tom King has been providing us here and David Finch is doing some of his best work on the art. I want to get a little more backstory on Gotham and Girl though. Plus the specter of Hugo Strange is looming in the background. Bad time to be Batman, good time to be a Batman fan!

Green Lanterns # 3 (DC Comics) – I am really digging the dysfunctional duo of Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz so far. Added in the fact that one of my favorite Lantern villains Attrocitus (who just looks damn cool) is bringing in an interesting story line here, I am stoked. This is certainly a very accessible title and I suggest people hop on and tighten their rings. Beware the RAGE!

Justice League #1 (DC Comics) – After the disappointment that was Justice League Rebirth #1 I wasn’t even sure this would make my cut. I am however willing to give it a shot. Tony Daniel on art (not writing thank God) and Hitch on writing could make this a must see. However, Johns and Co. left huge shoes to fill. I’m looking for something new here and by Rao, I hope we get it.

Darth Vader # 23 (Marvel) – This series is everything a Sith Lord should be. I have been catching up and rifling through back issues. The creative team here has truly found Vader’s voice. For a series that I thought should only be a mini-series, it sure proved me wrong.

 

Paul

Top Pick: A-Force #7 (Marvel) – This is one of my favorite team line-ups in the books I’m reading, and this title never disappoints. I love the writing, with the quips and sarcasm between the ladies, but also seeing them bonding so quickly as a team. Plus anything with Dazzler in it will automatically be a winner with me. Lots of fun and action; I think you should be reading this.

All-New Inhumans #9 (Marvel) – This has been an interesting book, with some highs and lows, but this latest story arc has been good. Flint’s search for his mother has brought us to a new tribe of Inhumans living in secret.  It’s interesting to see the different factions of Inhumans, from Lash’s Tribe, to Medusa and her kingdom in Attilan and now this new group; all Inhuman but living very different lives. Anyway, Flint has found his mother, but Gorgon is in some trouble…and Ana Kravenoff is aboard to cause some mayhem. As I said, a pretty good arc so far.

Batgirl and The Birds of Prey Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) – A lot of DC titles popping up in my picks lately, but this one I am excited about.  I didn’t really follow the Birds of Prey pre-52, but I did know about them and the characters. I did start reading it when the 52 launched, with Black Canary and Starling forming the team, but something just didn’t really click with me on that book. Now we have the original trio back; Batgirl (once Oracle), Black Canary and Huntress.  Don’t know what to expect with this new Rebirth, but I’m sure there will be a lot of ass kicking.  Looking forward to it.

Uncanny X-Men #10 (Marvel) – The “Apocalypse Wars” are coming to an end, and Genocide has unleashed a horde of archangels to see his plans come to light. Magneto and Psylocke are going to have to work overtime to stop this one. Nothing groundbreaking here; good action and I like seeing Magneto and Psylocke working together, but this Apocalypse War story arc has been just ho-hum for me.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Garth Ennis’ Red Team: Double Tap #1 ( Dynamite Entertainment) – If you didn’t read the first volume of Red Team you missed out on an awesome crooked cop crime drama. I’m a sucker for that type of story and the fact we’re getting a second volume has me super excited.

Betty & Veronica #1 (Archie Comics) – Archie has been on a roll with their reboot of their Archie comics and Betty and Veronica are now in the spotlight with their own series. What has me more excited? It’s Adam Hughes writing and doing art. This is one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time.

Elasticator #5 (Scout Comics) – Not checking out this superhero series? You’re missing out. This is a series and a company that’s on too few radars. Go and check it out from the beginning because you’re in for a treat!

Snotgirl #1 (Image Comics) – Bryan Lee O’Malley is doing an ongoing series. That should be enough to get people to check it out. If you don’t know who that is, he’s behind Scott Pilgrim as well as Seconds. This is a must get and expect a sell-out.

Sombra #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Writer Justin Jordan tackles Mexican Cartels in this new series. BOOM! is also releasing a version in Spanish. This is one to keep your eye on as the combination of the subject and that translation move is very interesting.

BOOM! Studios in September 2016

SKYBOURNE #1 (of 5)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Frank Cho
Artist: Frank Cho
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Frank Cho
Intermix Cover: Frank Cho
Incentive Cover 1: Brandon Peterson
Incentive Cover 2: Geof Darrow

Synopsis:
A new, original series from celebrated creator Frank Cho (Totally Awesome Hulk, Liberty
Meadows)!
Full of fast-paced action, Skybourne is Indiana Jones meets James Bond with fantasy elements
thrown in. Cho describes it as “one of the most cinematic stories I’ve envisioned.”
The legend of King Arthur is alive and well in modern day. Only one man, Skybourne, can stop
the evil Merlin from destroying the world.

ADVENTURE TIME 2016 SPOOOKTACULAR #1

Retail Price: $7.99
Writers: Meg Gandy, Travis Betz, Kevin Jay Stanton
Artists: Meg Gandy, Ruth Turner, Kevin Jay Stanton
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jen Bartel
Incentive Cover: Meredith McClaren
Synopsis:
Our annual Halloween tradition for Adventure Time continues with this brand-new collection of
spooky short stories!
There’s nothing more terrifying in Ooo than…a penguin??
That’s right! Gunter, the most evil being in the Land of Ooo, takes center stage!
40 pages of story and art!

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SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD ORIGINAL #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Luca Pizzari
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Chris Brunner
Subscription Cover: Matías Bergara
Tattoo Incentive Cover: Brian Level
Synopsis: Jax says too much about the club to an outsider and risks everything to cover it up, while Piney and Opie’s relationship worsens as the father tries to keep his son out of the outlaw life.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Nick Robles
Incentive Cover: Tadd Galusha
Synopsis: Volcanic eruptions and political overtakings—the Kongs struggle against the horrors of Skull Island.

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SOMBRA #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Raúl Treviño
Cover Artist: Jilipollo
Synopsis: Danielle finally comes face to face with her father Conrad Marlowe, and must confront her own sanity with the world he has built to fight the cartels.

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LUCAS STAND #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Garry Brown
Synopsis: Lucas searches for a demon during the Vietnam War and comes across the battlefield where his father died.

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STRANGE ATTRACTORS #4 (of 5)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Charles Soule
Artists: Greg Scott, Soo Lee
Cover Artists: Greg Scott, Scott Newman
Synopsis: Heller solicits the help of his fellow New Yorkers in helping to protect the city as he finds
himself starting to believe in Dr. Brownfield’s bizarre theories.

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JOYRIDE #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis: Now an ongoing series! After the chaotic series of events in volume 1, the team goes to an unexplored planet to relax. It’s a gas giant with large floating continents that also happen to be alive but unbeknownst to the team, the planet also has a chemical compound in the air that begins to effect of them. How so? Well, love is in the air.

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson, and Tini Howard
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Elsa Charretier
Incentive Cover 1: Paul Reinwand
Incentive Cover 2: Annie Wu
Synopsis: The enemy of my enemy is my…enemy! The unlikeliest of team-ups in Power Rangers’ history may be required to save the world from a new techno-terror.

WEAVERS #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Dylan Burnett
Cover Artist: Dylan Burnett
Synopsis: The grand strike against the Russians goes ahead, and in the chaos Sid takes the opportunity to further his own investigation into the Blarney Bar explosion.

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Zord Incentive Cover 1: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover 2: Khary Randolph
Unlockable Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson
Unlockable Villain Variant: Benjamin Dewey
Synopsis: The Black Dragon has come! As the balance of power shifts, Earth finally falls into Rita’s evil hands. Do the Power Rangers have a hope of saving their home and defeating the nefarious danger they now face?

THE WOODS #25

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artists:
Main: Michael Dialynas
Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison
Synopsis: The final year of The Woods begins here, as our crew comes to terms with the fallout from the destruction of Bay Point.

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Marguerite Sauvage, Kelly Thompson, S. M. Vidaurri
Artist: Marguerite Sauvage, Savanna Ganucheau, S. M. Vidaurri
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Phillip Light
Subscription Cover: Hannah Ross
Incentive Cover: A. Sparrow
Synopsis: This issue features three short stories headlining Detective Bubblegum, BMO, and Marceline!

OVER THE GARDEN WALL #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jim Campbell & Amalia Levari
Artists: Jim Campbell & Cara McGee
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: F Choo
Subscription Cover: Ayme Sotuyo
Synopsis: Greg and Jason F. find a new town with some familiar faces, while Anna struggles with leaving her home.

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REGULAR SHOW #39

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Subscription Cover: Roger Langridge
Synopsis: Mordecai and Rigby seek out Benson to restore civilization, but Benson’s doing alright for
himself in a new utopia he’s created that…kinda looks like the Park.

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ADVENTURE TIME #56

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Bree Lundberg
Subscription Cover: David Bendar
Synopsis: Finn and Jake look for BMO in order to break free of the fantasies they’re trapped in!

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Rian Sygh
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Veronica Fish
Program Bill Incentive Cover: Aatmaja Pandya
Synopsis: The rest of the stage crew kids might be used to all the magical weirdness that goes on, but Jory is thrilled to discover more about the worlds backstage.

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LUMBERJANES/GOTHAM ACADEMY #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores
Artists: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell & Maddi Gonzales
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Natacha Bustos
Subscription Cover: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Incentive Cover: Meredith McClaren
Synopsis: It’s finally Louise’s birthday, and it’s going to be fun in the sun…or else!

GOLDIE VANCE #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Brittney Williams
Cover Artist: Brittney Williams
Synopsis: Now an ongoing series! Goldie and Cheryl find a lady astronaut on the beach who has lost her memory!

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JONESY #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose-Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose-Boyle
Synopsis: With Stuff’s debut concert in Plymouth only days away, Jonesy must make a big decision.
Enter: ABUELITA!

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GIANT DAYS #18

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: The big end-of-year ball is approaching and Daisy is determined to kiss a girl, while Susan and Esther prepare for “a summer of difficulty.”

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MUNCHKIN #21

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Sykes
Artist: Mike Luckas
Cover Artist: Mike Luckas
Synopsis: Seeking fame and honor, Spyke enters a tournament of honorable knights. It doesn’t end well.

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LUMBERJANES #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Incentive Cover: Liz Suburbia
Synopsis: Mal and Ripley are MISSING?!

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Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: R.J. Ryan
Artist: David Marquez
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Synopsis: Final issue! Just as business booms, George Joyner’s private life begins to implode, with
devastating, life-threatening consequences for everyone he seems to have come into contact with.

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JOYRIDE VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $9.99
Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis:
Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was
anything else besides the World Government Alliance watching over them. When Uma Akkolyte
jacks an alien spaceship and punches through the stratosphere she sets forth on an adventure
with an unlikely crew who are totally not ready for all the good, bad, and weird the universe will
throw at them.
From writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal, Grayson) and artist
Marcus To (Nightwing, New Avengers), Joyride is a rebellious love letter to the sci-fi genre,
exploring what happens when nothing stands between a group of teens and their freedom
amongst the stars.
Collects issue #1-4 of the ongoing series.
Special $9.99 introductory price!

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THE OFFICIAL ART OF BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA HC

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Retail Price: $39.99
Writer: Tara Bennett, Paul Terry
Artists: Drew Struzan, Jay Shaw, Tyler Stout, Eric Powell, Funko, and more
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw
Synopsis:
Companion book to BOOM! Studios’ The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China (out in
August 2016).
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter’s cult classic film, this is the first-ever look at
the artistic world behind the beloved movie and its expanded universe.
Packed with never-before-seen images, including costume designs by Oscar nominee April Ferry;
original set designs by Production Designer John J. Lloyd; original storyboard art by George
Jensen; and development art from Funko’s “Big Trouble” series.
Exclusive new interviews with Cinematographer Dean Cundey, Visual Effects Producer Richard
Edlund, Special Makeup Effects artist Steve Johnson, and with artist Drew Struzan and a look at
his early pencils for the iconic film poster.
Exclusive Big Trouble in Little China comic book concept art and new interviews with artists Eric
Powell, Rob Guillory, Jenny Frison, Adam Hughes, and many more.
Exclusive Mondo cover and concept art and new interviews with Mondo’s Jay Shaw and Oliver
Barratt.
Features a Foreword by John Carpenter and an Afterword by Big Trouble in Little China comics
writer and cover artist Eric Powell.

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ROWANS RUIN TP

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Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artist: Mike Perkins
Synopsis:
From bestselling novelist Mike Carey (The Girl with All the Gifts, Lucifer) and artist Mike Perkins
(Deathlok), Rowans Ruin will keep readers guessing right up to the harrowing conclusion.
Katie has always had a fascination with history. So when she’s offered a house swap with a girl
from Britain, she jumps at the chance to summer at Rowans Rise—a house older than her entire
home country. But something about the place feels wrong. And then the nightmares begin,
which spurs Katie to investigate the history of this house. It doesn’t take long for her to learn
that sometimes the past is best left alone.
Collects the complete, terrifying limited series.

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KLAUS HC

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Retail Price: $34.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis:
Klaus is “Santa Claus: Year One.”
Award-winning author Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, The Multiversity) and artist Dan Mora
(Hexed) revamp, reinvent, and re-imagine a classic superhero for the 21st century, drawing on
Santa’s roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism.
Collects the complete, seven-issue limited series in an oversized hardcover.

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VENUS TP

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR OCTOBER 2016*****
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes
Synopsis:
Science fact and science fiction collide in this new story from Rick Loverd, Program Director for
The Science and Entertainment Exchange, an organization that pairs expert scientists with
storytellers.
In 2150, Earth’s resources have been depleted and countries race to outer space to mine what
they need from other planets. A group of Americans making its way to Venus crash-lands on the
planet, forcing them to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape in their journey to
find the science base they were flying toward. In the vein of great adventure survival stories like
Lost and The Martian, there’s only one reality on Venus—adapt or die.
Collects the complete limited series.

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SLEEPY HOLLOW: PROVIDENCE TP

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Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Eric Carrasco
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Joe Quinones
Synopsis:
Written by Eric Carrasco (Fox’s Sleepy Hollow), and illustrated by Victor Santos (Big Trouble in
Little China), this self-contained limited series bridges seasons 2 and 3 of the hit 20th Century
Fox television series.
Ichabod Crane is finally getting used to life in modern-day Sleepy Hollow, and with the tragic
loss of his wife and son, he now has no ties to his past. But when Jenny, a treasure hunter,
uncovers a legendary artifact tied to a mysterious Amish girl and a band of vicious demon bikers,
Ichabod, Jenny, and Abbie Mills will need all the power the old ways can provide . . . because it’s
time for a road trip to Amish country.

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ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 10 TP

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling & Phil Murphy
Cover Artist: Chris Houghton
Synopsis: Josh leaves Finn and Jake a message to navigate a secret cave to find an artifact—but hey, one of the walls caved in, so they don’t have to listen to all of it! Then again, there might have been some important info on that recording. Join Finn and Jake as they take on…a new sister?! It’s memories versus curses as our two best pals do what they do best: break statues and cause a ruckus. Collects issues #4549.

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REGULAR SHOW VOL. 7 TP

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artist: Derek Charm
Synopsis: Muscle Man and Starla may not seem like the next big literary talents, but when their
supernatural love story finds a big audience, they start attracting a pair of agents, and the battle for their hearts—er, manuscript—begins! Can Mordecai and Rigby help Muscle Man and Starla choose the right destiny, or will their own manuscript take center stage? Collects issues #25-28.

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT VOL. 3 TP

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Patrick Seery
Artist: Ji in Kim
Cover Artist: Natasha Allegri
Synopsis: Join Bee and Puppycat as they once again work for some hard earned cash in the weirdest situations. From cleaning a windmill to fixing a giant egg…a magical girl does what a magical girl can do!
Created by Natasha Allegri, this adorable series continues with brand-new stories by “Pretty” Patrick Seery and illustrated by Ji in Kim! Collects issues #9-11.

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ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN TP

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge
Synopsis:
Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger,
Snarked) takes readers on a heart-warming journey of loyalty and friendship.
Abigail is a nine-year-old with a huge imagination but when she and her dad move to a small
town, that imagination only makes it harder to fit in at her new school.
All that changes when she meets a loveable and sophisticated yeti named Claude who has
escaped a top-secret government facility.
Abigail and Claude quickly become best friends, even if no one believes that he’s real. The fun
can’t last and it’s not long before the mysterious Shadow Men chasing Claude are hot on his
trail.
Collects the complete limited series.

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JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH TALES HC

Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Cory Godbey
Artist: Cory Godbey
Cover Artist: Cory Godbey
Synopsis:
In this children’s storybook, experience the endlessly imaginative world of Jim Henson’s
Labyrinth through the eyes of its most fantastical and beloved characters!
Witness a day in the life of Sir Didymus, the recklessly heroic fox-terrier; Ludo, the loveable oaf;
Hoggle, an ever-loyal companion; and others as they play games, work together, and revel in the
magic of the labyrinth.
Written and gorgeously illustrated by acclaimed children’s book illustrator Cory Godbey (Have
Courage, Be Kind: The Tale of Cinderella), Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Tales takes readers deep into
the adventure where magic knows no bounds

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MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD BOX SET

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Retail Price: $59.99
Writers: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, and more
Artists: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, and more
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Synopsis:
This handsome box set includes all three volumes of the New York Times bestselling, Eisner, and
Harvey Award-winning series, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, and features tales written
and illustrated by a collection of award-winning storytellers personally selected by series creator
David Petersen.
Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the Western mouse city of Barkstone, mice from all over the
territories gather for food, drink, and stories. A storytelling competition, a tradition of the
establishment, takes place with each mouse telling fantastic tales of courage and cunning, with
the hope of being selected winner and having their bar tab cleared by night’s end.
 Featuring stories by Skottie Young, Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore,
Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, Ramón K. Pérez, and more!

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GIANT DAYS VOL. 3 TP

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Continuing their first semester at university, fast friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy want to find their footing in life. The girls, along with their male hall-mates, Ed and McGraw find that college is more than academics and bad microwavable meals. Add some pub hopping, hookups, breakups and political scandal this might just be the most eventful first semester ever. Giant Days, the comedic slice-of-life series from creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and fantastic newcomer Max Sarin, has graduated to a third volume, collecting issues 9-12 of the Eisner Award-nominated series.

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SDCC2016: BOOM! Studios’ Exclusives

BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced its exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 20-24.

The following exclusives will be available for purchase at its booth, #2229:

Adventure Time Comics #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10)

Cover by Pat McHale & Sam McHale
Writers: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, and Art Baltazar
Artists: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, and Art Baltazar

The first issue of a new KaBOOM! ongoing series featuring some of the industry’s best cartoonists telling Adventure Time stories in their own voices bears a cover by Over the Garden Wall creator Pat McHale and his son, Sam.

Adventure Time Comics #1 SDCC Exclusive

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special SDCC Exclusive ($20)

Cover by Mark A. Schneider
Writers: Jonathan Case, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Ted Naifeh & Adrianne Ambrose, and Adam Smith
Artists: Daniel Bayliss, Cory Godbey, Gustavo Duarte, Kyla Vanderklugt, and Jeff Stokely

Featuring fan-favorite characters like Ludo, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, and a few surprises, this special celebration collects for the first time all of the Labyrinth Free Comic Book Day stories along with new tales from Eisner Award winner Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Gustavo Duarte (Bizarro), and more! The cover features a replica of Jareth’s mask that can be popped out!

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Lucas Stand #1 ($10)

Cover by Chris Visions
Writers: Kurt Sutter and Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás

The debut issue of Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s first original comic book series about a dead man enlisted by Lucifer to send wayward demons back to Hell features a cover by Dead Letters artist Chris Visions.

Lucas Stand #1

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 SDCC Exclusive ($10)

Cover by Lissa Treiman
Writer: Chynna Clugston Flores
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

The dream crossover event of the summer features a cover by original Giant Days artist Lissa Treiman.

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1 SDCC Exclusive

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 SDCC Exclusive ($25)

Cover by Goñi Montes
Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Thony Silas

This exclusive features an Armored Black Ranger cover image, the last in this style of covers by Goñi Montes.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 SDCC Exclusive

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 SDCC Exclusive ($20)

Cover by Felipe Smith
Writers: Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo

Part 3 of a four-part connecting cover set by Felipe Smith!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #1 SDCC Exclusive

Over the Garden Wall #1 ($10)

Cover by Rex Hackelberg
Writers: Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari
Artists: Jim Campbell, Cara McGee

San Diego Comic-Con exclusive of the debut issue of the new ongoing Over the Garden Wall comic book series.

Over the Garden Wall #1

Steven Universe Zine ($5)

Covers by Missy Pena
Writers: Lauren Zuke, Mira Grindall
Artists: Lauren Zuke, Mira Grindall

A handmade zine from Steven Universe storyboard artist Lauren Zuke and Mira Grindall, featuring three different covers by Missy Pena, each one bearing a different Crystal Gem. Choose your favorite, or collect all three!

Steven Universe Zine A Steven Universe Zine C Steven Universe Zine B

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