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Preview: Black Market TP

Black Market TP

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos

Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted…that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned-up and proposing a once-in-a-lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes. Collects all four issues of the critically acclaimed miniseries.

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BOOM! Studios in August 2015

WELCOME BACK #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Jackpot Variant: James Harvey
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory
Incentive Cover: Elsa Charretier

What’s to Love: We believe Christopher Sebela is one of the most exciting new comic writers and his idea of reincarnated assassins who are forever fighting, killing, and loving each other throughout endless lives is another reason why. Plus, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer’s (Critical Hit) expressive art style reminds us of Becky Cloonan and Sean Gordon Murphy, and it’s just perfect for Welcome Back.

What It Is: Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt…

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JOHN FLOOD #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Coelho
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory
Incentive Cover: Nick Pitarra

What’s to Love: Justin Jordan exploded onto the comics scene just four short years ago with The Strange Talent of Luther Strode and caught everyone by surprise. Now he brings us John Flood, a series that combines the metaphysical with the procedural in a way we think is really fresh. Joining him is Jorge Coelho, whose fantastic work on Polarity and Sleepy Hollow made him a BOOM! favorite. Perfect for fans of Desolation Jones and Sherlock Holmes.

What It Is: As the result of a government experiment, John Flood no longer needs to sleep, but now he’s in a constant dream state and sometimes can’t tell what’s real and what isn’t. But a side effect is that he sees patterns and makes connections no one else can, which serve him well in his new “career” as a make-shift PI. Together with a burly ex-cop, Flood begins to investigate when he “sees” one man responsible for thousands of unsolved murders, but now he himself has caught the killer’s attention…

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SLEEPY HOLLOW: PROVIDENCE #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Eric Carrasco
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Joe Quinones
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory
Incentive Cover: Faith Erin Hicks

What’s to Love: As fans anxiously await the start of the third season of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow TV show, we’ve got something to tide them over: a new, original story featuring their favorite characters, with Sleepy Hollow team member Eric Carrasco writing. What It Is: Jenny returns to Sleepy Hollow with an ancient artifact she’s discovered: a mysterious shard of metal with untold power. But as Ichabod and Abbie investigate, the artifact attracts a demonic biker gang called The Wild Hunt, ready to cut down anyone who stands in their way.

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Pat McHale
Artist: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jim Campbell
Subscription Cover: Steve Wolfhard
BOOM! 10 Years Variant Cover: Jeffrey Brown Incentive Cover: Pat McHale

What’s to Love: Airing last November, Pat McHale’s Over the Garden Wall was Cartoon Network’s first-ever original animated miniseries. We loved the eerily sweet story of two half-brothers trying to find their way home so much we published a companion one-shot that was quickly snapped up by folks who just wanted more of this world to experience. Now, we’re expanding the world of Over the Garden Wall with McHale and returning artist Jim Campbell with a full-length story. What It Is: A new Over the Garden Wall story set between episodes 3 and 4 of the animated series! Wirt and Greg are trying to hitch a ride out of schooltown but end up having to walk. Soon, they come upon two girls playing, and wind up having to keep them entertained so that they don’t wake their giant father!

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AMERICATOWN #1 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen
Artist: Daniel Irizarri
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mike Choi
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Sonny Liew
Incentive Cover: Daniel Irizarri

What’s to Love: Part social commentary, part family drama, Americatown asks: What if the American Dream gave way to the American Nightmare? In their inaugural comic series, screenwriters Bradford Winters (Oz, Boss, The Americans) and Larry Cohen (Netflix’s Borgia), give us a story great for fans of Transmetropolitan, Children of Men, and the TV show Black Mirror. What It Is: After an economic collapse and other disasters in the near future, Americans are now the legal and illegal immigrants living abroad. They find work in cities like Buenos Aires, where their very own enclave known as “Americatown” has taken root. Owen, a recent arrival, begins a journey to support and save his splintered family divided between the enclave and home back in the U.S. His struggle is just a small part of the hardships and conflicting agendas in an immigrant community trying to build itself in the shadow of a once great nation.

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THE SPIRE #2 (of 8)

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

The mysterious killer hunting the citizens of the Spire strikes again, and Sha will be the one to blame if she can’t track them down!

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STRANGE FRUIT #2 (of 4)

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

The Mississippi River is flooding, but the citizens of Chatterlee are more worried about the Colossus and what his presence means for their town.

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BROKEN WORLD #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Christopher Peterson
Cover Artist: Christopher Peterson

Elena and ex-security member Grif make a desperate bid to reach the rocket outpost in a final attempt to escape Earth.

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THE FICTION #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Curt Pires
Artist: David Rubín
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber

Kassie, Max, and Tyler are held captive by the Corruption in the Fiction.

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ARCADIA #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Taylor
Incentive Cover: Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Kassie, Max, and Tyler are held captive by the Corruption in the Fiction.

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OH, KILLSTRIKE #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber

Jared and Killstrike face off in an epic showdown, and Jared must make a life-changing choice.

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UFOLOGY #5 (of 6)

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

Malcolm and Becky face off against the D/H agent and unpleasant truths are revealed.

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

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Brian Lynch
Artist: Jerry Gaylord
Cover Artists:
Main: Felipe Smith
Incentive: Philip Murphy

Final issue! Bill and Ted face off against Chuck De Nomolos in the future he controls for an epic Battle of the Bands to save the future of mankind! Features a back-up story by Brian Joines (Secret Identities) and Bachan (Rocket Salvage) about Princesses Elizabeth and Joanna going medieval on some troublesome rocker chicks from the future.

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CLUSTER #6

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

Samara and the other rebels attempt to take over the prison, but they have a new bounty hunter on their trail who’s being paid to find Samara at any cost.

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BURNING FIELDS #7 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artist: Colin Lorimer

After barely escaping the massacre of Carapace troops by the now Asag-controlled Decker and Verge, Dana and Aban find solace with Aban’s family.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #9

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artists:
Main: Jason Copland
Incentive: Greg Smallwood

New story arc! Snake is hellbent on revenge and returns to where it all started—the New York City prison!

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THE WOODS #15

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

Sander and Calder try to rally their friends and warn them of the coming Horde, while Karen does her best to break free and make it back to the school before it’s too late.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #15

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Joe Eisma
Cover Artists:
Main: Jay Shaw
Incentive: Jenny Frison

Jack Burton and Whitney Chi are on the run from the Alpha Group, Japanese river goblins, and an AI helicopter with the voice of Ronald Reagan!

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SONS OF ANARCHY #24

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

Penultimate issue! The Sons’ big gun deal stalls when the SAMCRO gets caught up in a conflict with the ONH, a renegade Irish faction.

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ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jen Wang
Subscription Cover: Nicole Ham Incentive Cover: Wendi Chan

Lumpy Space Prince decides to train Cake to beat the Floop Master in the upcoming Card Wars tournament!

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CLARENCE #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Liz Prince
Artist: Evan Palmer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: JJ Harrison
Subscription Cover: Steven Wells Incentive Cover: Tait Howard

Clarence, Sumo, and Jeff start a lemonade stand in order to get money for a trip to the arcade, but they can’t make up their minds on what lemonade actually is!

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT #15

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Patrick Seery
Artists: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists:
Main: Ethan Harper
Subscription: Aatmaja Pandya

Bee needs to earn some money to buy Deckard a birthday present!

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REGULAR SHOW #26

Retail Price: $3.99 Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artists:
Main: Afonso Ferreira
Subscription: Terry Blas

New story arc! Muscle Man and Starla write the ultimate supernatural romance epic, and no one’s a bigger fan than Mordecai and Rigby.

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BRAVEST WARRIORS #35

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main: Ian McGinty
Subscription: Caroline Breault

Penultimate issue! It’s the Bravest Warriors biggest adventure yet, and it’ll take all of them working together to make it through this one!

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ADVENTURE TIME #43

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Vivian Ng
Subscription: Penny Candy

Finn and Jake break into Party God’s yacht to try and clear their names!

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POWER UP #2 (of 6)

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

A traffic jam turns into a battlefield as Amie, Sandy, Kevin, and Silas fight together as a team for the first time!

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GIANT DAYS #6 (of 12)

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

As everyone buckles down for exams, we get a good look into Susan’s mysterious past.

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MUNCHKIN #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Tom Siddell
Artist: Ian McGinty

Cover Artist: Rian Sygh Spyke and Flower journey through a desolate, post-apocalyptic world. An exclusive Munchkin game card is included in every first printing copy.

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LUMBERJANES #17

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Brooke Allen
Covers:
Main: Carolyn Nowak
Incentive: Jen Wang

With the Lumberjanes in danger, Jen must find a way to escape Abigail’s grasp and get to her troop in time! Meanwhile, Rosie and the Bear Woman must find the source of the Grootslang’s wrath, before it’s too late for everyone!

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HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #2 (of 6)

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

Get a glimpse into the history of the hackers who stole the .sve_urs3lf handle.

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LANTERN CITY #4

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

Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré When Sander discovers that his family is missing, Lizel informs him that they might be in the Underground, a dangerous city hidden in subterranean caverns beneath Lantern City.

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BLACK MARKET TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Victor Santos

What’s to Love: Here at BOOM!, we’ve never shied away from exploring the dark crevices of the superhero genre. Black Market mixes the visceral noir/pulp sensibilities of Frank J. Barbiere’s Five Ghosts and Victor Santos’ Filthy Rich with a truly modern take on superhero mythos. If you love Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ work on Sleeper like we do, this series is for you. What It Is: Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted…that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned-up and proposing a once-in-a-lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes. Collects all four issues of the critically acclaimed miniseries.

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ROBOCOP: DEAD OR ALIVE VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

What’s to Love: If you’re like us, the classic 1987 film holds a special place in your fan heart. This collection is the hard-bitten world of RoboCop we all grew up on! If you’ve ever wondered what happens to RoboCop and his partner, Anne Lewis, after the first film, wonder no more.

What It Is: Months after the events of the original classic film, John Killian, a criminal from Old Detroit’s mysterious past, returns to a city ablaze. As RoboCop, Anne Lewis, and the police department wage war on anarchic streets, tension between the people and “their protectors” is at an all-time high. When the mayor launches an initiative to remove the people’s rights to arms, Killian will lead the citizens in an uprising that tears down the very foundation of OCP. Collects issues #1-4.

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HIT: 1955 LIMITED EDITION HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Previously a con exclusive item, this special-edition hardcover volume collects Issues #1-4 of the Harvey Award-nominated series Hit: 1955, along with never-before-seen extra content. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

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CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Clive Barker & Mark Miller
Artist: Haemi Jang
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

In the final chapter of the Harvey Award-nominated epic, Tristan and Elspeth desperately race to a library in Providence, Rhode Island, where their only hope of defeating Wick awaits. Meanwhile, Wick finds a new apprentice and Julian’s final fate is revealed. Collects issues #9-12.

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REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2: NOIR MEANS NOIR, BUDDY OGN

Retail Price: $12.99
Authors: Rachel Connor & Robert Luckett
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

What’s to Love: We love crafting original graphic novels for series like Regular Show because the long-form story reads like an episode of the show!

What It Is: Oh, heavens! A cold front is moving in, mysterious earthquakes shake the Park, and worst of all, someone has stolen Pops’s socks! Springing into action, Mordecai and Rigby look to the best role models they have—movies, duh—to crack the case. With the combined powers of noir and ’90s action flicks behind them, these two sleuths should be unstoppable…but this time, they may be up against a bigger foe than they can match. Follow the slime!

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ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 6 MATHEMATICAL EDITION HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Ryan North
Artist: Jim Rugg
Cover Design: Kelsey Dieterich

New lower price! Finn and Jake finally get to have the ultimate out-of-body experience—LITERALLY. Collects issues #25-29.

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PEANUTS VOL. 6 TP

Retail Price: $13.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Bob Scot, Caleb Monroe, Vicki Scott, Nat Gertler, and Jeff Dyer
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Bob Scott, Scott Jeralds, Robert Pope, Vicki Scott, and Stephanie Gladden
Cover Artist: Bob Scott

Featuring a mix of new stories and classics by Charles M. Schulz, starring all your favorite characters and even some underrated ones like Belle and Rerun. Collects issues #17-20.

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FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler
Cover Artist: Jake Myler

What’s to Love: Our Fraggle Rock anthologies were the first comics we published with our friends at The Jim Henson Company and ever since then, we’ve always wanted to tell an epic, Fraggle-tastic story only possible in comics. Now we have our chance! Join New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and illustrator Jake Myler (Orphan Blade) as they take the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock on their biggest adventure yet. What It Is: When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley, and Boober will have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring. Along the way, they’ll encounter spooky creatures, discover the Crystal Caves, and meet a never-before-seen colony of Doozers! Collects the complete miniseries, issues #1-4.

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BUTTERFLY HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Authors: Arash Amel & Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone
Cover Design: Scott Newman

What’s to Love: We’ve all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective and House of Cards that explore deeply flawed and morally complex characters. In Butterfly, screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) brings that aesthetic to comics. Written by Amel and Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Sleepy Hollow) and illustrated by Antonio Fuso (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and Stefano Simeone, Butterfly is a dark thriller that explores the nature of family in the uncompromising world of global espionage.

What It Is: Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she’s set up for a murder she didn’t commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

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Preview: Black Market #4 (of 4)

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Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos

The worst thing you can do in the black market business is get sloppy, and Ray has found himself at the beck and call of two very crooked cops. With the BioChem noose tightening and the crew forced to nab a Gamma-level Super or face termination, has Ray reached the end of his rope?

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Preview: Black Market #3 (of 4)

Black Market #3 (of 4)

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos

The worst thing you can do in the black market business is get sloppy, and Ray has found himself at the beck and call of two very crooked cops.With the BioChem noose tightening and the crew forced to nab a Gamma level Super or face termination, has Ray reached the end of his rope?

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BOOM!/KaBOOM!/BOOM! Box/Archaia Comics We Want on TV

2014 BOOM! LogoLast week it was announced that BOOM! Studios had signed a first look deal with 20th Century Fox TV. There’s a chance we’ll begin to see some of BOOM! (and their imprints KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia) comics come to the small screen.

We’re big fans of the publisher and thought it’d be nice to help Fox choose some comics to turn into television shows. Here’s 11 (cause we go to 11) that’d be awesome (and there’s so many more to choose from). In no particular order…..

Black Market – One of the company’s newest releases, it deals with the fact that the cure for numerous diseases might reside in the blood of superheroes. This is the story of the guy, and his criminal brother, who work on making that happen. Two issues in it’s interesting, and the slight teases of the heroes will keep the budget down. This is a morality tale with some great character focus.

Day Men – Fox was ahead of its time with Kindred: The Embraced, a vampire television show based off of White Wolf’s World of Darkness. Day Men focuses on the human staff that deal with the day to day dirty work.

Evil Empire – Most stories start with the evil government already in power. This is the story about how it gets there. With the 2016 Presidential election coming up, this would be a perfect time to get a pilot going on this one.

Hacktivist – Speaking of timely stories… this one has Anonymous actually being the founders of a Facebook like company and dealing with revolutions in the Middle East. Maybe it’s too close to reality?

Hexed – A female thief that deals in the occult underground. Pair this with Sleepy Hollow (now a BOOM! comic series!) and you have an awesome two hour block full of diversity.

Imagine Agents – I really want this to be a Pixar like animated movie. The story involves agents who deal with the real creatures that we think are our imaginary friends. The series was adorable, and I just want more and more. This would definitely be best as an animated series.

Lumberjanes – Did you not expect this to be on the list? A bunch of girls at camp dealing with weird mysteries? Yes please! This feels like it could be The X-Files for the tween set, but I’ve seen the fans at comic conventions, it’s diverse. Forget television, I see big time franchise here.

Suicide Risk – A cop gains super powers, and there’s a whole lot more to it. Police procedurals always seem to do well in television, just stretch that part of the story out for a bit, then there’s a nice shift when your audience might begin to tune out.

The Empty Man – Speaking of police procedurals…. In this case it’s a cult meets disease aspect and the team is an FBI agent and a CDC agent. This also could do well paired with Sleepy Hollow. Take in the fact everyone is freaking out about diseases now, and you’ve tapped into the zeitgeist.

Thomas Alsop – Thomas Alsop fights spirits and protects Manhattan. He’s also a television celebrity. The potential here with some awesome meta/synergy is wide open. If Constantine is a hit on NBC, this is their answer.

The Woods – So this has an entire school being transported to an alien world. Lots of mystery. Lots of creepiness. Can we get this and Lumberjanes paired up for a two hour block? We’re even programming for you!

Preview: Black Market #2

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Writer(s): Frank J. Barbiere
Artist(s): Victor Santos

Under Denny’s coercion, Ray has successfully procured and sold his first batch of Super DNA on the black market. The scary part? He’s a natural, so much so that he and Denny need to expand their operation by bringing in some added muscle-a former hero with an axe to grind against the Supers who forced him out of the life.

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

It’s Sunday, so that means a new round of announced sell-outs and new printings. Check out below for what’s been announced this week!

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BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that Black Market #1, the new noir/pulp limited series from Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos, has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing. t is anticipated to be in stores on September 3rd.

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MEMETIC #1 (of 3)

Retail Price: $4.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artists: A: Eryk Donovan B: Meme Variant (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: After launching James Tynion IV’s THE WOODS to much acclaim, we were eager to see what other ideas he had. When James—one of our favorite new voices in comics—pitched us MEMETIC as a tale of the apocalypse in three parts, we were sold!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: MEMETIC is truly an event comic—three oversized, 48-page issues detailing the end of the world over the course of three days, and a wholly unique take on the disaster genre. Much like his work on THE WOODS, James Tynion IV and fantastic newcomer Eryk Donovan (THE HOUSE IN THE WALL) will bring horror to a whole new generation and fans of J-horror films like UZUMAKI and THE RING.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout 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.

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SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists: A: Phil Noto B: Jorge Coelho (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of the SLEEPY HOLLOW television series (now entering its second season on Fox), we knew we had to make a comic just as haunting, engaging and visually gorgeous as the show itself. Featuring multi-layered characters, intense visuals, and creepy storylines, SLEEPY HOLLOW is primed for comics.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: One of the most exciting young writers working today, Scott Snyder

protégé Marguerite Bennett is currently writing Archaia’s BUTTERFLY and has worked on DC’s LOBO, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE, and BATMAN: JOKER’S DAUGHTER. Even if you don’t watch the show, SLEEPY HOLLOW is perfect for fans of SUPERNATURAL. Includes all-new back-up stories from Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES).

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Cover A
SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Main Cover by Phil Noto

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Cover B
SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Jorge Coelho

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UNCLE GRANDPA #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Artists: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Cover Artists: A: Bob Flynn B: Cory Fuller C: Chris McD D: Troy Little

WHY WE LOVE IT: Adventure Time. Regular Show. The Amazing World of Gumball. Steven Universe. Can you tell we love Cartoon Network’s shows? We’re excited to welcome Uncle Grandpa to KaBOOM! comics. It’s quirky, goofy, and oh-so-fun—a perfect formula for the four-color page.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: This MAD Magazine-style comic is going to feature all manner of short strips, games, and more goofy things. If you are a a fan of cartoonists like Don Martin, Gary Larson, and Tex Avery, you’ll enjoy UNCLE GRANDPA.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Uncle Grandpa is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he’s come to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! It’s a collection of zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt.

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover A
UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Main Cover by Bob Flynn

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover B
UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Chase Cover (1:10) by Cory Fuller

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover C

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Chris McD

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Cover D

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:25) by Troy Little

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Authors: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Zachary Clemente
Artists: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Maris Wicks
Cover Artists: A: Matt Cummings B: Perry Maple C: Missy Pena (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the getting the chance to jump into the world of Gumball and Darwin, it was only natural that we would want more! THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL is filled with so many exciting characters and stories—we are champing at the bit to work on all of them. We’re just getting started!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Who hasn’t woken in the middle of the night wishing for more Tina Rex in their life? Even if you’ve never watched THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, this special is a perfect spooky October read.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Gumball and his friends are getting together to see who can tell the best scary story. The competition is going to escalate quickly as this group of friends fight to creatively outdo each other in fright. Filled with stories by amazing creators, this is definitely going to be a special to pick up!

Amazing World of Gumball 2014 Special #1

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Main Cover by Matt Cummings

Amazing World of Gumball 2014 Special #1 Cover B

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Chase Cover (1:10) by Perry Maple

Amazing World of Gumball

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Missy Pena

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FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler
Cover Artists: A: Jake Myler B: Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: Our FRAGGLE ROCK anthologies were the first comics we published with our friends at The Jim Henson Company and ever since then, we’ve always wanted to tell an epic, Fraggle-tastic story only possible in comics. Now we have our chance in this four-issue limited series! The Fraggles will adventure to places they’ve never been before, places where Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembly, and Boober will meet brand-new friends, sing brand-new songs,and dance their cares away!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Whether it’s ADVENTURE TIME, AMULET, or MOUSE GUARD comics fans are coming out for all-ages stories. No one mastered that art form quite like Jim Henson, and the characters of FRAGGLE ROCK remain some of his most beloved creations. New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED, BRAVEST WARRIORS) and artist Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK, Orphan Blade), have spun a hilarious, super fun story for longtime fans and comic readers of all ages who’ve yet to meet this lovable gang of Fraggles.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before! It’s the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock in their biggest story yet!

FR: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Cover A
FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Main Cover by Jake Myler

FR: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Cover B
FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:10)

by Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives

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WILD’S END #2 (of 6)

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

The search for the cause of a devastating fire that has left Crowchurch in mourning leads Clive and the others deep into the forest where they meet a new ally combating an alien threat at her

WILD'S END #2
WILD’S END #2 Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

CLOAKS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Caleb Monroe
Artist: Mariano Navarro
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

After the shocking reveal of what truly happened to his mentor and father figure Blackstone, Adam reluctantly agrees to join the ranks of the CLOAKS black-ops organization and is immediately thrown into his first mission: hunting down his predecessor on the team, someone who Adam can’t help but find familiar…

CLOAKS #2
CLOAKS #2 Cover by W. Scott Forbes

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Ed Brisson, Ben Meares, and Mark Miller
Artists: Carlos Magno and Alexis Ziritt
Cover Artists: A: Conor Nolan B: Alexis Ziritt (INCENTIVE)

The trip through The Cenobites’ Bestiary continues! This month, Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and Alexis Ziritt (The Package) show us how smartphones and the LeMarchand Device are connected in “Conduit,” while in “Puzzled,” a young man with an aptitude for solving puzzles finds refuge with the legendary device. And finally, Pinhead erupts against the forces amassed against him in part three of “The Hunted.”

HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #1
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #1 Main Cover by Conor Nolan

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 Incentive Cover (1:15) by Alexis Ziritt

HEXED #3

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

Lucifer’s harrowing trip to the Shade has left her depleted, devastated, and worst of all, an entire dimension away from Val and Raina as they are caught in the middle of the psychotic Graeae family feud between Madame Cymbaline and her newly released brother, Yves.

HEXED #3 Cover
HEXED #3 Cover by Emma Rios

BLACK MARKET #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos

Cover Artist: Victor Santos

Everything’s looking up for Ray—he’s off the hook for the murder of Hotspot, the crooked cops aiming to blackmail him have been framed and incarcerated, and he finally has enough money to afford treatment for his wife’s M.S. diagnosis. So why do all of those problems pale in comparison to the “favor” that he now owes Biochem: kidnapping the world’s strongest hero, Ultra?

BLACK MARKET #4
BLACK MARKET #4 Cover by Victor Santos

ROBOCOP #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artists: A: Goñi Montes B: Carlos Magno (INCENTIVE)

The guns are gone. Old Detroit riots. The politicians rage. Everything is going according to plan. With Killian’s undertaking in full effect, RoboCop and Anne Lewis are the only ones who can stop his siege for power.

ROBOCOP #4 Cover A
ROBOCOP#4 Main Cover by Goni Montes

ROBOCOP #4 Cover B

ROBOCOP #4 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carlos Magno

THE EMPTY MAN #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Having barely survived the journey through Patient Zero’s hellscape, Langford and Jensen close in on the location of the kidnapped children. But will the Witnesses make them see the glory of the Empty Man before the agents can come to the rescue?

THE EMPTY MAN #5 Cover
THE EMPTY MAN #5 Cover Vanesa R. Del Rey

THOMAS ALSOP #5 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Artist: Palle Schmidt

Cover Artist: Palle Schmidt

THOMAS ALSOP #5
THOMAS ALSOP #5 Cover by Palle Schmidt

THE WOODS #6

Retail Price: $3.99

Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

As the crew continues to track down their kidnapped classmates and the mysterious Hunters in the woods, we flashback to Calder on the opening night of Bay Point’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

THE WOODS #6
THE WOODS #6 Cover by Michael Dialynas

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5

Retail Price: $3.99

Author: John Carpenter and Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Alexis Ziritt C: Riley Rossmo

Jack Burton’s journey is coming to an end. He faces his final challenge, the one that will free his friend Wang! But what he and Egg must do may be salvation for a friend…or doom for us all!

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5 Main Cover A by Eric Powell

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5 Cover B
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Chase Cover (1:10) by Alexis Ziritt

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5 Cover C
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Retailer Incentive (1:25) Cover C by Riley Rossmo

DEAD LETTERS #6

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

After last month’s major revelation and the return of someone from his life Down There, Sam returns to the main metropolis in a hunt to find the Saints of Nowhere that have been wreaking havoc on the New Arrivals to Purgatory.

DEAD LETTERS #6 Cover
DEAD LETTERS #6 Cover by Chris Visions

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artists: A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (Incentive)

Boone must learn what it means to be a god of man and a god of beast. In Annastajia’s search for beauty, a monster will be born from her imperfections. Lude, the demon of a god long past, will live a lifetime of jest in the face of an eternity of chaos. All creatures of the night must learn that life is a fickle thing. Midian calls to us all.

CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #6 Cover A
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6 Main Cover A by Riley Rossmo

CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #5 Cover B by Christopher Mitten
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6 Retailer Incentive Cover by Christopher Mitten

EVIL EMPIRE #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw

With the Evil Empire’s influence spanning from the East coast to the West coast, what’s left to do other than expand its touch to the rest of the world? Reese and her crew struggle to raise their resistance’s threat level, but with tensions rising, internal struggle might get the best of them.

EVIL EMPIRE #8 Cover
EVIL EMPIRE #8 Cover by Jay Shaw

SUICIDE RISK #18

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

We return to the parallel earth where Reqieum, Terza, and the others with super powers originally have come from: Ultramar. In this special one shot issue we explore the kind of crime you have to commit to be banished not only from a world, but an entire dimension…

SUICIDE RISK #18 Cover
SUICIDE RISK #18 Cover by Stephanie Hans

SONS OF ANARCHY #14

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

SONS OF ANARCHY #14
SONS OF ANARCHY #13 Cover by Damian Couceiro

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STEVEN UNIVERSE #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Cover Artists: A. George Caltsoudas B. Felicia Choo C. Amber Rogers (Incentive)

Steven is in the annual Beach City Bike Race, and he and Connie are deep into training mode! But everything gets a little crazy when the Gems get involved, and Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl’s worry about Steven might do more harm than good!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #3
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Main Cover by Amber Rogers

STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover B by Felicia Choo
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Chase Cover (1:10) B by Meg Gandy

STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Cover C
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by George Caltsoudas

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kent Osborne
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artists: A. Aimee Fleck B. Carey Pietsch C. Christina Chang (Incentive)

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.

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Cover A
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Main Cover by Aimee Fleck

AT BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Cover B
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Chase Cover (1:10) by Carey Pietsch

AT: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Cover C
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20)

by Christina Chang

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A. Missy Pena B. Jay Fosgitt C. Drew Green (Incentive)

Gumball finally has the best plan, the greatest plan, really, the ONLY plan that he will ever need again! There is only one way to guarantee that he will be the coolest kid that ever was and that is…dramatic entrances?! Darwin does not enjoy being roped into a task that will undoubtedly get out of hand, but what is a best friend to do?

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Cover A
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Main Cover A by Missy Pena

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Cover B
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Chase Cover (1:10) by Jay Fosgitt.

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Cover C
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Drew Green

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Artist: Natasha Allegri
Cover Artists: A. Caroline Breault B. Zac Gorman C. Natalie Nourigat (Incentive)

Bee is going to have to figure out a way to stop time if she’s going to be able to keep up with all the temp work heading her way! With the help of PuppyCat, it looks like there is nothing that can stop this magical temp worker from getting stuff done…except maybe an unexpected guest crashing into her apartment.

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover A by Caroline Breault

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover B
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Chase Cover (1:2) by Zac Gorman

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Retailer Incentive (1:15) Cover C by Natalie Norigat

GARFIELD #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch and Genevieve FT
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

GARFIELD 30 Cover
GARFIELD #30 Cover by Andy Hirsch

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty

Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty B: Maris Wicks C: Chip Zdarsky (INCENTIVE)
It’s the 2nd Anniversary issue! The team comes face to face with… Bugcat?! It’s up to the Bravest Warriors to figure out who this little guy is and where he came from because though he may look like everyone’s favorite Catbug, he might be more foe than friend!

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover A
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Main Cover by Ian McGinty

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover B
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Chase Cover (1:2) by Maris Wicks

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover C
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Chip Zdarsky

ADVENTURE TIME #33

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artists: A: Hwei Lim B: Christina Larsen (Subscription Cover) C: Genevieve FT (INCENTIVE)
Magic Man’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 Magic Man, if only he could find the bully.

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover A
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Main Cover by Hwei Lim

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover B
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Subscription Cover by Christina Larsen

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover C
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Genevieve FT

REGULAR SHOW #16

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Minty Lewis
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Kyle Fewell (Subscription Cover) C: Laura Meuller (INCENTIVE)

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.

REGULAR SHOW #16 Cover A
REGULAR SHOW #16 Main Cover by Andy Hirsch

Regular Show #16 Cover B
REGULAR SHOW #16 Subscription Cover by Kylr Fewell

Regular Show #16 Cover C
REGULAR SHOW #16 Retailer Incentive Cover by Laura Meuller

PEANUTS #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artists: 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.

PEANUTS #22
PEANUTS #22 Cover by Charles M. Schulz, Various

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TEEN DOG #2 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artists: A: Jake Lawrence B: Kris Mukai (INCENTIVE)

High school is tough, man. Even when you’re Teen Dog. Teachers, homework, and bullies are always trying to cramp your style. But, hey! That’s what buddies, pizza, and good times are for. Gotta keep the good vibes going.

Teen Dog #2 Cover A
TEEN DOG #2 Main Cover by Jake Lawrence

TEEN DOG #2 Cover Bd
TEEN DOG #2 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carey Pietsch

LUMBERJANES #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists: A. Noelle Stevenson B. Carey Pietsch (INCENTIVE)

It’s a race through the woods and through everyone’s favorite cave of doom as the Lumberjanes make their way through previous obstacles. Now they know what answers they’re looking for and they are not going to leave until everything is out in the open. Only it looks like the boys’ camp might have other ideas…

LUMBERJANES #7 Cover A
LUMBERJANES #7 Main Cover by Noelle Stevenson

LUMBERJANES #7 Cover B by Kel McDonald
LUMBERJANES #7 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carey Pietsch

ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

ARCHAIA

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kyla Vanderklugt
Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt

Kyla Vanderklugt, artist of SPERA and Archaia’s 2014 Free Comic Book Day LABYRINTH story, tells the beautiful Japanese tale of “The Snow Witch” in a gorgeous horizontal format stand-alone issue. When an old woodcutter and his young apprentice are caught in a blizzard, a mysterious woman dressed in white appears and freezes the woodcutter to death before eating his soul. She spares the apprentice if he vows never to tell of what he has seen, but keeping his word may not be so easy when he falls in love.

JH's STORYLETTERS: WITCHES #2 Cover

BUTTERFLY #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Facing her father for the first time in 20 years, Butterfly must decide whether or not she can trust the man she thought she knew. With enemies bearing down on them, the two operatives will have to start sorting through the two decades of lies between them if they want to survive.

Butterfly #2 Cover
BUTTERFLY #2 Cover by Phil Noto

THE LAST BROADCAST #6 (of 7)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Cover Artist: Gabriel Iumazark

Ivan and Backbone recover from the loss of a team member. Knowing now their very lives are at stake, the team must follow new clues even further into the forgotten places of the city. They are finally about the uncover their true enemies, but do they really want to know the truth?

THE LAST BROADCAST #5 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark
THE LAST BROADCAST #6 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark

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FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS TP

Retail Price: $39.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artists: Greg Scott, Mateus Santolouco, Mark Dos Santos, and more
Cover Artist: Tyler Walpole

WHY WE LOVE IT: Michael Alan Nelson has written some of the books we are proudest of: HEXED, 28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, and more. FALL OF CTHULHU was his first epic for BOOM! and we’re reprinting it all in one grand volume!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Do you like Cthulhu stories? Nelson’s epic was hailed by Leverage creator John Rogers as “the definitive Cthulhu in graphic novel format.” Never before has H.P. Lovecraft’s world been presented in such an expansive and complex way.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos himself, devises his most destructive plan yet, a disparate group of humans find themselves brought together as the unavoidable apocalypse draws near.

Fall of Cthulhu Omnibus Cover

THE FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS Cover by Tyler Walpole

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert
Artist: Tom Garcia, Janusz Ordon
Cover Artist: Nick Percival

The three people to serve as Pinhead—Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour—have been thrown into various factions fighting a war between Hells that threatens to destroy all of humanity. As the divisions between dimensions dissolve, each of the Hell Popes must decide how far they are willing to go to win the war and to ensure their surivial. Clive Barker and co-writer Brandon Seifert, with artist Tom Garcia, bring this epic HELLRAISER saga to a thrilling conclusion. This volume also includes stories from HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013, featuring work by Barker and Seifert, as well as Ben Meares, Jesus Hervas, and Janusz Ordon. Collects HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #9-12, and HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013.

Hellraiser: The Dark Watch Vol. 3 TP Cover
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP Cover by Nick Percival

3 GUNS TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

WHY WE LOVE IT: Creator Steven Grant (DAMNED, Punisher: Circle of Blood) returns along with original series cover artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and interior artist Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash) for more action-comedy thrills!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you’re a fan of the hit 2013 summer blockbuster 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, find out what happens next! Or if you like stories featuring reluctant, unlikely partners like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, or Die Hard with a Vengeance, you’ll like 3 GUNS!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Trench was a deep-cover DEA agent. Steadman was an undercover Naval Intelligence officer. Now, after racing headlong across the Southwest, desperately outrunning Feds and mobsters while trying to clear their names, Trench and Steadman are pulled into another impossible situation: brokering gun deals between the Russians and anti-government revolutionaries…from opposite sides. And little do they know, a Third Gun has her eyes set on the ultimate prize—and she won’t go down without a fight. Collects 3 GUNS #1-6.

3 GUNS TP Cover
3 GUNS TP Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

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REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Nick Sumida
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Mary Cagle

A picture is worth a thousand words, but not in this case! Mordecai and Rigby find themselves in trouble after a selfie war and now they have to destroy all the evidence so no one (especially Margaret) sees Mordecai’s scariest picture. It’s a crazy battle of flashing cameras and Internet shame, written by indie rockstar Nick Sumida and drawn by amazingly gifted Allison Strejlau. Collects REGULAR SHOW #3, 6-8.

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP Cover
REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP Cover by Mary Cagle

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP

Retail Price: $13.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Alexis E. Farjado, Nat Gertler, Caleb Monroe, Jeff Dyer, and Art Roche
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott Paige Braddock, Stephanie Gladden, Mike DeCarlo, Mona Koth, Robert Pope, Heff Shultz, Andy Hirsch, and Scott Jeralds
Cover Artist: Bob Scott

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.

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP Cover

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP Cover by Charles M. Schulz

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SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Josh Tierney
Artists: Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr, and Valentin Seiche
Cover Artist: Afu Chan

WHY WE LOVE IT: Eisner Award-nominated creator Josh Tierney has a gift for bringing together the best up-and-coming indie talent to illustrate the adventures of Pira and Lono, our two favorite princesses in comics! This volume marks a brand-new starting point to jump into the world of Spera, with a daring new quest that longtime fans will also love.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: SPERA is a stunningly illustrated mash-up of all the best things in life: webcomics, young-adult fantasy, retro video games, pulp adventure comics, and fairy tales.Fans of Zelda, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Frozen, Tamora Pierce, and LUMBERJANES will love this series!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for the Queen, her daughter—the exiled adventurer Princess Pira—and Pira’s best friend Princess Lono have discovered her plot…and will go to any lengths to stop her. Along with their friends—the fire spirit, Yonder, and the ruthless cat Chobo—Pira and Lono must set off on a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, up monster-infested mountains, through villages full of crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.
SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1

SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC Cover by Afu Chan

THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW OGN HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner once again with The Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge, the Eisner Award-winning writer and illustrator of THE MUPPET SHOW and SNARKED, to adapt and illustrate the project!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind SNARKED and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!

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JIM HENSON’S THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW Cover by Roger Langridge

Interview: Frank Barbiere discusses his new series Black Market

BlackMarket01_CoverAThis week sees the launch of Black Market by writer Frank Barbiere and artist Victor Santos and published by BOOM! Studios.

Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted—that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned up and proposing a once-in-a-lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes.

We got a chance to sit down and chat with Frank for what wound up being close to two hours. Below is just the stuff having to do with his new series, expect another interview down the road. Warning, if you haven’t read the first issue, there’s some spoilers.

Graphic Policy: How long have you been working on Black Market?

Frank Barbiere: Almost a year now. I had talked to BOOM! Studio at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. I went out to lunch with them, and we talked about possibly working together. I think I pitched it to them at that point, and they were responsive. And we got really ahead. It was a book I wanted to do years ago before I really got into writing comics. I initially was going to co-write it with my friend. We worked on some script stuff, and it didn’t click. Some friends of mine who are great artists tried to do some stuff, and it just didn’t work. We never even ended up sending it anywhere, because it just didn’t come together. And it just sat in the back of my head. So when I pitched it to BOOM! it was really the loosest concept, I didn’t send them a script or anything, and they really dug the concept. And we reinvented every aspect. I was looking at the original concept from a few years ago and it changed so much, for the better. I’m really with how it ended up. For the longest time, we were just talking about it, and what it would be, and then Victor Santos came on board, and I got really excited because I love his stuff. And we went from there.

Victor is a very fast artist which is amazing. We’re all done already before issue one is even out. BOOM! is really good with planning.

GP: So how did you get hooked up with artist Victor Santos? He’s a hot artist right now with Mice Templar, Polar, and Furious.

FB: That was all BOOM!. I had no idea he’d end up doing it. It’s another case of a book ending up looking better than I expected. I love his Polar. He’s done really awesome stuff. I’ve liked what he’s been doing on Furious too. There’s stuff in Black Market he did a really good job with. He really ramped it up as we went forward. I like working with artists with a good identity and letting them be them. I’d rather artists do their version of the comic, not how I envision them doing the comic.

BlackMarket01_COVER-BGP: When it comes to Victor, the thing I noticed with his art is he has an amazing handle on page layout and the flow. And jumping between the past and present which he had to do in Furious.

FB: Some credit is to the colorist Adam Metcalfe, who gave a specific pallet for the past and present that you pick up if you notice. It’s consistent throughout the series which is nice. This is a book I really paid attention to the page turns on. Every page turn is a cliffhanger with the book. It’s made to be a page turner.

GP: I normally read review copies on my iPad and on this one I read it on my laptop, and reading it panel by panel…

FB: That’s Victor. I write the same way for every artist, a full script. I don’t do shot descriptions most of the time. The point where they get pulled over, it’s such a smart elegant layout, I’d have never thought about it. That’s why working with great artists is amazing. They figure out how to take the beats you lay out and work it into such a… and he’s insane, he’s one of the best artists working right now. When I found out he was working on the book, I started writing more mini-panels.

There’s some stuff in issue three that’s so gnarly, I can’t even believe… yeah… soon. Even his covers are astounding. I tried to do it with a few different artists and could never get the covers I’d like. Then Victor on his first try, nails it, he manages embody a quarter of the book in one image.

One of the things about working with BOOM!, is they’re great at pairing content and artist.

GP: Where did the idea for the series evolve from? You said you were working on it with a friend, but where did the idea come from?

FB: I really didn’t want to pitch a creator owned super hero series, because that was a death-knell. I remember reading an interview with Brian Michael Bendis who said “I never want to try to do my own superhero stuff until I had something unique to say about it.” It’s the genre that’s been done to death in comics. We have people who can sell it, Marvel and DC. I’ve been thrilled to see some other stuff pop up here and there. I feel like there needs to be a unique take.

Breaking Bad was a huge influence. I remember watching it and wondered, “what would this be like as a superhero show. What would the hook be?” And that was the jump off for me. I liked the idea of seeing a man who thought he was being altruistic, but truly really bad. I didn’t want to ape it to hard. The initial pitch was much more like the show, there was a son… I liked the idea of it being normal people who find out there’s a cure in superhero blood, but the superheroes aren’t going to just give it up. I really got into this idea, that this was a world of superheroes, but they’re kind of dicks…

GP: That’s one of the first things that struck me. I read it and was thinking if it’s a known thing their blood cures disease, why haven’t the superheroes just hand it over? It’s got to come up in the story.

FB: It is kind of a secret. We see Ray discover it throughout the series. The time line is very amorphous which helped us get a lot in the four issues. There’s the main narrative is, which is what we start off with. It all makes sense in the end. It’s fun to play with the timeline like that. We had to be very organized and I have to give it up to my editors, who helped put that together. There’s stuff that happens in issue two that technically happens before issue one. So people do need to pay attention. It’s fun to withhold some information. In the beginning of issue two, we don’t know if it’s in the present or past and on the third page we get the time stamp.

GP: That stood out in the first issue, it does stand out a bunch. We have the present where they kidnap a hero, but I still wasn’t 100% sure.

FB: I’ll confirm that is the present.

GP: Then you get to a point and it’s clear it is the present. This isn’t the falling out in the story, that’s something else.

FB: Someone else told me that. They were confused at first, but by the last page it was apparent.

BS: Clearly there was some adventure in the past between the brothers…

FB: We do get to see that… It’s funny I was looking back in the notes, and Ray and Denny are two brothers who grew up in Boston, in sort of the ghetto. Ray studied and wanted to get out, and Denny becomes a criminal. That’s never outright said, but it comes out. We get Ray saying that he’s supposed to be the smart one and things like that. Which is nice because the first time Ray sees Denny, he decks him.

GP: Which is nice, because Ray is supposed to be the smart guy, and Denny the tough guy, and it shakes that up a little.

FB: They took shape nicely. It came down to a lot of the character conflict of Breaking Bad. I thought it’d be great to see that in a super hero story. We have, what are supposed to be the forces of good, what if someone found out they weren’t doing enough, and there really was a cure for all disease. Would it be right to take it from them? How would you approach it? It came together nicely. The sub text of the book, without getting too heavy handed, is really class war. Stuff aligns so nicely underneath the surface. Again we have Ray trying to make a good life for himself, his brother being a criminal. Super heroes as the ultimate 1 percent. It’s a fun metaphor that works out really well in the end. It’s also about living in a gray area where there is no good and bad, and where do those things meet.

GP: You’ve seen that a little in other books. You have people who can literally move planets, but they don’t do anything about disease, or hunger, or end pollution. This takes that idea on. You have beings that look down on humanity, and stop criminals…

FB: And that’s the fun question. Is that enough? At the end of the day, they stop criminals, what is that really doing other than small spot treatment on the bigger problem.

GP: Do we get more of a motivation as to why the super heroes haven’t?

FB: You see them, but it’s not their story. They’re really a texturing piece. There’s a few we spotlight on. We never learn where they came from, they’re a force we don’t understand and are better than us.

GP: Do you focus, or bring up why they don’t cure these diseases?

FB: They don’t even really know. We see Ray discover it. Ray discovers it. Biochem kind of knows, but Ray is the missing piece who figures out how to do the cure…. It’s a good question, and I’m thinking, “did we answer that?” But, it comes down to the supers don’t know. But the other thing we build, they wouldn’t give a shit if they did. They’re really not great people in the sense of caring about humans.

We wanted to put it into the fun conflict of the people who are powerless having to deal with the people who are super powered. The weird disparity between that and how scary it would be. And that’s really something that came to the surface really well. You see that the more they deal with the super humans, they’re scary, and weird, and make people uncomfortable. If superheroes appeared in the real world there’d be some trepidation. People wouldn’t sit there thinking how someone just punched a hole in a car and that’s awesome. They’d be thinking that’s a problem.

GP: Maybe this is my worldview but you have Biochem a giant corporation. They’re not doing this to be altruistic. They’re not going to give it away and make a dime, they’ll patent it. Are they any better than the heroes because of that?

FB: When you stumble upon ideas that are good, they perpetuate themselves. And this part of the reason I never let this go. All these things came together nicely. I’m super happy with it. It’s a loaded concept that keeps spinning. I’m so, so happy, and have had a great experience with everyone at BOOM! and with Victor.

GP: I got through the first issue, there’s a lot you can do on it. You hint as to what came before, what’s currently going on. It can easily be a maxi-series.

FB: We’re psyched. Black Market works really well as four issues, but that’s a nice feeling, because some times that feels short. But Black Market fit really well into that. But, how the market it is, and how difficult it is to bring in new stuff. Plus with scheduling… When you look at something like Five Ghosts, which is an ongoing, we have to take two to three month breaks between arcs and really kind of work because the team needs the time, and we’re all working on other stuff.

If it does really well, and we all liked it, and there’s a big universe to get back to it, but issue four closes it nice and tight. My editors at BOOM! are very collaborative, which is nice. We came into it with the concept, and I talked it over with them as to where I want to see it go, and they gave me really good feedback on that. It was a really nice, tight unit, we wanted it to read really well as one piece. I’m proud that it reads well in four.

GP: You’ve worked for DC, Marvel, Image, BOOM!, Dynamite, done creator owned, editorial driven, what’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?

FB: You can’t blame bad work on anybody but yourself. At the end of the day, if you’re unhappy it’s going to show. Now knowing how the sausage is made, everything comes down to you. There are no bad stories, or bad characters, it’s your job to find them. Don’t blame it on the editor, or other stuff, it’s up to you. I want to keep getting better, and do a better job. I hope the stuff I do this year is better than what I did last year. There’s growing pains for everyone. Five years from now, if my work isn’t better, I shouldn’t be writing comics. I want people to write across the board. People say brand your work, I just want to brand it as good. I’m fortunate in having done a bunch of different stuff.

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