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BOOM! Studios in April 2012

Official Press Release

BOOM! Studios February Previews for April Shipping 2012


FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 (A)
FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120828

SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES! One is a decrepit mob of gurgling, ravenous fiends…and the other is a zombie outbreak. When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside America’s largest comic convention transformed into a seething cauldron of zombies. Is a horde of starving brain-eaters any match against reflexes battle-hardened by video games, nerves tested by horror flicks, and courage crystallized by comic books? Find out as an unlikely band of nerds use their genre savvy to survive in Fanboys vs. Zombies! Written by indie sensation Sam Humphries (OUR LOVE IS REAL) with art by hot new talent Jerry Gaylord! Don’t forget to ask your retailer about the rare CGC 9.8 Near Mint variant by MARVEL ZOMBIES artist and Zombie King Arthur Suydam!



RICH JOHNSTON’S THE AVENGEFULS #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845

A fundamentalist Islamic terrorist, the world’s leading for-profit deity and a reality TV star thawed out from the 1940s. Can The Hoff assemble this ragtag group together into a team ready to face Earth’s greatest threats? Well, he better, because that’s why we’re making this comic! A hilarious parody of what’s sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2012. No, not Step Up 4…written by BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston (WATCHMENSCH, CHASE VARIANT).



RICH JOHNSTON’S IRON MUSLIM #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Bryan Turner
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845

Trapped in a warzone, Al Stark has an epiphany: “Americans are a superstitious and cowardly lot. I shall become a Muslim”. Al, newly inspired, takes his jihad to New York City, and a showdown with a Freedom Fighter who resembles a certain Caped Crusader…part of THE AVENGEFULS saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston takes us on a raucous ride through politics, fanaticism and the healing power of Hollywood.


RICH JOHNSTON’S CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Chris Haley
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120847

During World War II, Captain American was America’s #1 entertainer, thrilling audiences stateside and on the front lines — until a Komikaze attack on his show seemingly took him away forever. But now, a TV talent show looking for fresh blood instead finds the Captain’s frozen body. Another key piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston shows us if an old entertainer can recapture the hearts of his country.


RICH JOHNSTON’S SCIENTHORLOGY #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Michael Netzer
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120851

Norse (& comic book) legend says Thor is the son of Odin. But, what if he was really the spawn of alien overlords, who harness volcanoes for ammunition for their intergalactic war, and inspire a sci-fi writer to create a church? What if that church was created to deal with the fallout of that war, and recruits movie stars to aid their cause? Another piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston welcomes us to a religion whose God is stuck in an Australian soap opera.


SUPURBIA #2
Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120858

What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the “Real Housewives” of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! But as the Fritsche family tries to cover up Night Fox’s sordid affair and Hella Heart relapses into drug addiction due to Sovereign’s messiah complex, the rest of the Meta Legion is too preoccupied with their own personal problems to notice the evil lurking beneath the cul-de-sac’s surface… From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, SUPURBIA takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it’s like to live with a superhero!


EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (A)
EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (B)
Written by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120842

From the team that brought you BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES comes an all new Apes saga! Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) team up with red hot artist Marc Laming (AMERICAN CENTURY, THE RINSE) to take the fan-favorite franchise to all new heights in this can’t-miss mini-series. With ape society gripped in uncertainty, Doctor Zaius must find a way to unite the warring factions before they rip the city apart. It’s up to one lowly chimp to seek out the famed, disgraced General Aleron deep in the heart of the Forbidden Zone, with a secret that might help — or destroy!


HELLRAISER #13 (A)
HELLRAISER #13 (B)
Written by Clive Barker, Robb Humphries & Mark Miller
Drawn by Janusz Ordon, Stephen Thompson
SC, 3224 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120833

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Captain Elliott Spencer is no longer Pinhead. He gave his power away to his sworn enemy, walked away from his Cenobite disciples, and returned to Earth with nothing. He is no longer feared — merely pitied. Everyone will soon learn that the former Pinhead is more dangerous now than ever before… As Capt. Spencer begins working towards his ultimate goal, Kirsty Cotton fights to keep the denizens of hell under control. Can she truly count on her predecessor’s former flame, the Female Cenobite? The haunting new era of Hellraiser continues into its second year of horrifying madness!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 (A)
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 (B)
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120826

AN UNMISSABLE ISSUE! The four incarnations of the Eternal Champion – Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum and Eric Beck – find themselves facing off in a war against an ancient enemy from the Champion’s past as this final arc hurtles toward its explosive conclusion. But this enemy’s not done playing our heroes yet… Join legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) in this critically-acclaimed fantasy series being called “one of BOOM!’s best!”


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #11
Written by Larry Wachowski
Drawn by Russ Heath
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120835

The demonic soldiers of Leviathan fight on as The Devil’s Brigade saga continues, with The Matrix’s Larry Wachowski bringing you the next chapter in “Enoolsung: The Final Solution.” The Cenobites have set gears into motion to bring unspeakable horrors to Earth, and it seems as if no one can stand in their way. HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES continues to bring back the best of the classic, epic series, a must-read for any fan of Clive Barker’s twisted creations!


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #12
Written by Ron Wolfe, Nicholas Vince
Drawn by Kieron Dwyer, Andrew Paquette
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120836

Clive Barker’s visions of Hell’s vilest creations come to life in Parts 13 and 14 of The Devil’s Brigade. Ron Wolfe and Kieron Dwyer deliver “Breakdown in Red,” with Nicholas Vince and Andrew Paquette teaming up on “Echoes, Dreams, and Revelations.” No man or corner of Earth is safe from the reach of the Cenobites in another thrilling and gruesome month of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES.


INCORRUPTIBLE #29 (A)
INCORRUPTIBLE #29 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120837

ONE OF MTV’S “TEN BEST ON-GOING COMIC BOOK SERIES OF 2011!” With the Plutonian back on Earth, Max has faced countless trials that test his ability to remain inflexibly focused on the cause of justice. But Max’s greatest test is yet to come, and no one in the INCORRUPTIBLE universe will be the same. Don’t miss this thrilling issue in the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!


IRREDEEMABLE #36 (A)
IRREDEEMABLE #36 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120838

SEE WHERE OTHER SUPERHERO STORIES ARE AFRAID TO GO! The Plutonian has ruined so many lives, and nearly destroyed the human race. When a savior emerges from the most unlikely of places, leaving the world reeling from the news, where can the Plutonian fit into this new world? And is death a fitting punishment for a god? An intense not-to-be-missed issue of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero saga.


PLANET OF THE APES #13 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES #13 (B)
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120840

BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Ten years after the events of last issue, the world has changed — humans seemingly have learned their place, and the utopia that Voice Alaya sought for her people has seemingly arrived at last. Or has it? Rumbles of a revolution begin to shake through ape society, but for once, it isn’t human… Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run and kick off a new year of ape mayhem!


TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3
Written by Doug Moench
Drawn by Mike Ploog
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120844

By popular demand, the classic Apes reprints continue! In 1974, mighty Marvel Comics published the bone-breaking PLANET OF THE APES MAGAZINE featuring a fan-loved all-new original story written by MOON KNIGHT co-creator Doug Moench and drawn by GHOST RIDER co-creator Mike Ploog: TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES! Thanks to you, the fans, we’re reprinting this lost piece of Apes history, and the thrilling tale continues right here! This issue features the jaw-dropping chapters, “Spawn of the Mutant Pits” and “The Abomination Arena!”



STEED AND MRS. PEEL #4
Written by Anne Caulfield
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120856

The start of “The Deadly Rainbow!” Emma Peel’s husband was long feared lost forever in the South American Jungle — until his shocking return! Upon seeing her lost love, Emma said goodbye to John Steed, and rode off into the countryside with her lover…but the joyous reunion was shattered thanks to what followed Mr. Peel home from the jungle… Anne Caufield and Ian Gibson continue the non-stop excitement with the classic Avengers story, “The Deadly Rainbow!” The original British TV series The Avengers helped define the “Spy-Fi” genre: from January 1961 to May 1969, for 161 episodes, The Avengers was a staple of fandom, one of the longest-running hit espionage series alongside Mission Impossible and a small screen counterpart to that other famous United Kingdom spy, James Bond!


VALEN THE OUTCAST #5 (A)
VALEN THE OUTCAST #5 (B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Matteo Scalera
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120859

BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The King is dead — long live the DEAD KING! King Valen Brand was a just ruler and a great warrior until he was killed in battle by the necromancer Korrus Null and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul…



THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 ULTIMATE EDITION
Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David
Drawn by Chris Burnham, Aaron Kuder
SC, 336 pgs, FC, SRP: $29.99
ISBN13: 9781608861026
Diamond Code: FEB120822

All 12 issues of the “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3” saga are now collected in one premium hardcover volume! Based on the Coheed & Cambria album of the same name, songwriter and front-man Claudio Sanchez brings his epic tale to the printed page. We find our hero, Claudio, broke and destitute, living in a sewer to avoid his calling as the Crowing. Can he rise up and lead the rebellion against evil overlord Wilhelm Ryan? Co-written by comics-luminary Peter David with art by Chris Burnham (BATMAN: INCORPORATED) and Aaron Kuder (KEY OF Z), this is essential reading for any sci-fi fan.



PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 2
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608866694
Diamond Code: FEB120839

THE PLANET OF THE APES SAGA CONTINUES! Don’t miss the second volume of the sci-fi masterpiece in the making that pits man versus ape in the continuity of the landmark original feature film. When the Lawgiver, the revered ape leader, is assassinated by a human, the city teeters toward civil war. The assassin, the mute girl Chaika, becomes a martyr for the human cause when she blows herself up rather than allowing herself to be captured. As ape leader Voice Alaya begins to put her devastating plan to control the human population of Southtown into motion, it’s up to resistance leader Sullivan to fight back. But at what cost? The second volume of Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno’s critically acclaimed series can’t be missed!



STARBORN VOL. 3 TP
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860883
Diamond Code: FEB120853

Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, MEMORIAL) and red hot artists Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN) and Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL, VALEN THE OUTCAST) for volume three of this action-packed, sci-fi superhero scorcher! Compiling the out-of-this-world third arc, Benjamin Warner must use his powers to fight against an alien attack that threatens all of Earth. Finding himself in the middle of a galactic war, Ben must find a way to overcome the harsh truth that he comes from a dynasty of ruthless dictators and is actually the son of…Space Hitler!



ADVENTURE TIME #3 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME #3 (B)
Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120869

ALGEBRAIC! Don’t miss Finn, Jake, and all of their friends on their biggest adventure yet! Trapped by the dreaded Lich, the guys gotta stop all of Ooo from being sucked away forever…and rescue a bunch of wayward Princesses. Luckily, no one does adventure…and looks cooler doing it…than Finn and Jake! The Cartoon Network sensation’s brand new comic is the hot new series you can’t afford to miss!



ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED #7

Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120874

Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge (THE MUPPET SHOW, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) brings you the latest chapter of his critically acclaimed series SNARKED! Shipwrecked on a deserted isle with no food and no map, our heroes stumble upon an ancient, lost civilization. But when the Walrus and the Carpenter are treated like plump deities, will Scarlett and Rusty be able to pry them away from their feast before they become one?


PEANUTS #4
Written by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Shane Houghton
Drawn by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Matt Whitlock
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120872

Charles Schulz’s gang is back to close out the miniseries with all-new adventures and classic Sunday strips, all under one cover! Snoopy takes center stage, when the super secret origins of the “Masked Marvel” are revealed! And Charlie Brown can’t catch a break as the kite-eating tree returns to exact its vengeance on any and all kites that stray in its path! All that and a special “Snoopy 1st Appearance” variant cover makes this a must-have issue!


 ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED VOLUME 1
Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860951
Diamond Code: FEB120875

Roger Langridge, the Harvey Award winner behind THE MUPPET SHOW and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, returns for an all-new, side-splitting adventure that can only be explained as…SNARKED! Journey with Langridge as he pulls the carpet out from under such Lewis Carroll classics as “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” “Through the Looking Glass,” and “The Hunting of the Snark,” creating an all-new world of humorous grandeur. Join Princess Scarlett as she and her baby brother Rusty outwit the villainous royal advisors and team up with the infamous Walrus and Carpenter to set sail in search of their father, the Red King, who has been lost at sea for six months. It’s a rip-roaring action-adventure comedy you won’t want to miss, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes content and commentary from Roger Langridge!



  I TOLD YOU SO
Written by Shannon Wheeler
Drawn by Shannon Wheeler
SC, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $17.99
ISBN13: 9781608860937
Diamond Code: FEB120863

Hot on the heels of last year’s Eisner Award-winning I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Shannon Wheeler serves up another dose of absurd and hilarious cartoons, making up the best-of-the-best-of-the-rest of what’s left on the cutting room floor from Wheeler’s cartoon submissions to The New Yorker! Don’t miss this laugh-a-minute collection presented in a perfect gift-friendly hardcover!


  SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS
Written by Daniel Johnston
Drawn by Daniel Johnston
HC, 96 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
ISBN13: 9781608862610
Diamond Code: FEB120868

SPACE DUCKS is a visceral work of art by celebrated musician Daniel Johnston, who has spent the last 30 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment to an ever-growing cult audience, including Beck and Kurt Cobain. This book combines his unique characters, images, words and music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans.


Preview – Stan Lee’s Starborn Vol. 2

STAN LEE’S STARBORN VOL.2

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph
SC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN 13: 9781608860647
Diamond Code: SEP110887

Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE) and artist Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN) for volume two of this action-packed, sci-fi superhero scorcher! Compiling the out-of-this-world second arc, Benjamin Warner travels through space and confronts multiple alien races that all want him dead. Finding himself in the middle of a galactic war, Ben must face the harsh truth that he comes from a dynasty of ruthless dictators and is actually the son of…Space Hitler! This can’t-miss volume features a cover by fan-favorite artist, Humberto Ramos!

Preview – Stan Lee’s Starborn #12

STAN LEE’S STARBORN #12

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Jomboy Meyers
Diamond Code: SEP110885

FINAL ISSUE! Stan Lee, SUPERMAN’S Chris Roberson, and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring the sci-fi superhero scorcher to a close in this can’t-miss epic conclusion to the crossover that has everyone talking. With alien superpowers threatening Earth with annihilation, Starborn must step up, alongside Soldier Zero and the Traveler, to save civilization — but which civilization will Starborn fight for? Find out in Stan Lee’s grand finale that will change the way you read comics forever!

Preview – Stan Lee’s Starborn #11

STAN LEE’S STARBORN #11

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Jomboy Meyers
Diamond Code: AUG110914

STAN LEE’S STARBORN continues to be NOT OF THIS WORLD! With the epic crossover that fans have been clamoring for in full swing, Starborn, Soldier Zero, and The Traveler fight villainous forces on opposite fronts, working together to save the planet. SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you an explosive Stan Lee superhero issue that will change the universe as we know it!

New Releases From BOOM! Studios!

Official Press Release


9/14/11 Releases!

DUCKTALES #4 (A)
DUCKTALES #4 (B)
It’s the epic conclusion to “Rightful Owners.” Scrooge McDuck is on the brink of restoring his collection of returned rarities, but will a crisis of conscious be his ultimate undoing? You won’t want to miss the action brought to you by EPIC MICKEY’s Warren Spector. Of course it’s the Disney Afternoon Revolution!
FARSCAPE #23
Crichton’s plan to stop the Kkore onslaught starts here. It’s a major risk, involving knowledge discovered through the secret history of the Delvians. Nothing like this has even been attempted, but taking this risk might be the only hope for the crew of Moya. The penultimate chapter of The War for the Uncharted Territories! From FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and fan-favorite novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido!
HELLRAISER #5 (A)
HELLRAISER #5 (B)
BRAND NEW ARC! Great jumping-on point for new readers. One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! Kirsty Cotton faces her greatest foes…both new and old. And Pinhead is her greatest fear! But what could he have planned for her?
SPACE WARPED #3
Spaced Warped Strikes Back! Far away, in a land long ago…an unlikely band of travelers embarked on a hilarious journey through one of the greatest science fiction franchises of all time! In the tradition of ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS and SPACEBALLS, this loving, affectionate parody continues! The next chapter in this hilarious saga begins here, as the fan-pleasing romp that skewers one of the greatest adventure stories ever strikes back!
STAN LEE’S STARBORN #10
STAN LEE’S STARBORN #10 (Limited Edition)

The crossover fans have been clamoring for continues to be NOT OF THIS WORLD! With a new menacing threat terrorizing Earth, will Starborn fight for us…or against us? SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee super hero scorcher that redefines the sci-fi superhero genre! Worlds collide this month in true Stan Lee fashion!

Preview – Stan Lee’s Starborn #9

Official Press Release

STAN LEE’S STARBORN #9

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Jomboy Meyers
Diamond Code: JUN110957

NEW ARC! Great for new readers. The crossover fans have been clamoring for is NOT OF THIS WORLD! With a new menacing threat terrorizing Earth, will Starborn find Soldier Zero and the Traveler as allies…or enemies? SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee superhero clash of the titans that will leave you begging for more! Worlds collide in this brand new story arc from Stan “The Man” Lee!

Preview – Stan Lee’s Starborn #9

Official Press Release

STAN LEE’S STARBORN #9

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Jomboy Meyers
Diamond Code: JUN110957

NEW ARC! Great for new readers. The crossover fans have been clamoring for is NOT OF THIS WORLD! With a new menacing threat terrorizing Earth, will Starborn find Soldier Zero and the Traveler as allies…or enemies? SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee superhero clash of the titans that will leave you begging for more! Worlds collide in this brand new story arc from Stan “The Man” Lee!

Take A Peek At The Boom! Studios July/September Previews!

Official Press Release


THE RINSE #1 (A)
THE RINSE #1 (B)
Written by Gary Phillips
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00
Diamond Code: JUL110956

SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE! Acclaimed crime novelist Gary Phillips (THE JOOK, VERTIGO’S ANGELTOWN and COWBOYS) returns to BOOM! with a new brand of crime! High finance and low-down greed rear their ugly heads as Jeff Sinclair, the premiere laundryman in San Francisco—and we’re not talkin’ wrinkled jeans and dirty gym socks—is unwillingly pulled into a dangerous gig laundering $25 million in stolen casino skim money. Forced to truly consider his line of work and the evil that he facilitates, Jeff must find a way to clean the cash and wash away his own sins. A grounded, gritty look at the world of money laundering in the vein of Elmore Leonard, THE RINSE is a modern crime classic in the making! For fans of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #3 (A)
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #3 (B)
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110936

Signs continue to appear throughout the Multiverse that the Cosmic Balance is in peril, and the Eternal Champion is caught in the crosshairs! Across worlds, Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum begin to face the force that threatens to overpower them all, while Eric Beck, a modern-day video game designer, must acknowledge that his reoccurring dreams of a Pale Prince aren’t all in his head… Join New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) as he teams up with legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock to bring Elric back to comic books in an original ongoing series! See why Neil Gaiman called Moorcock “my model for what a writer was” while Warren Ellis said he is one of the “eight core sites in my creative genome.”


FARSCAPE #23
Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110935

Crichton’s plan to stop the Kkore onslaught starts here. It’s a major risk, involving knowledge discovered through the secret history of the Delvians. Nothing like this has even been attempted, but taking this risk might be the only hope for the crew of Moya. The penultimate chapter of The War for the Uncharted Territories! From FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and fan-favorite novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido!


HELLRAISER #7 (A)
HELLRAISER #7 (B)
Written by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Drawn by Stephen Thompson
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110930

One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! He thought he knew his place in the void, but in this issue Pinhead discovers something that will shake HELLRAISER fans to their core.


INCORRUPTIBLE #22 (A)
INCORRUPTIBLE #22 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110938

Max’s efforts at rebuilding Coalville and redeeming himself to the world have suddenly been cut short by the return of The Plutonian —and Max finds he’s woefully unprepared. What lengths will he go to in order to be ready to take Plutonian on —and what sacrifices will he have to make to ensure Earth’s survival? The showdown you’ve been waiting for is here! Don’t miss this game-changing issue of Mark Waid’s stirring superhero saga!


IRREDEEMABLE #29 (A)
IRREDEEMABLE #29 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Eduardo Barretto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110939

Hope is slipping from society as Plutonian returns to earth and lays waste to Earth’s protectors. With all opposition broken and all defenses shattered —what’s left of the Paradigm is scattered across the globe. Now the only beings in existence that may stand any chance of taming Plutonian are…his parents? Don’t miss this stunning issue of Mark Waid’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated epic superhero series!


PLANET OF THE APES #6 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES #6 (B)
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110947

The hit series continues! The ferociousness of the apes’ plans against humans is finally revealed! As humans face oppressive tactics not seen in centuries, they choose to fight with newfound viciousness — committing an act so severe it will have reverberations for years to come! Superstar writer Daryl Gregory and white hot artist Carlos Magno ensure you have to “get your hands on these damn dirty apes!”



STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO #12
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Drawn by Javier Pina
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110949

LAST ISSUE! Stan Lee, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning bring the year’s most colossal crossover to a close with the series finale that will forever change the universe! Soldier Zero, the Traveler, Starborn, the Inheritors…what is their fate? Find out as Stan “The Man” Lee concludes the finest superhero run of the year!


STAN LEE’S STARBORN #10
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110952

The crossover fans have been clamoring for continues to be NOT OF THIS WORLD! With a new menacing threat terrorizing Earth, will Starborn fight for us…or against us? SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee superhero scorcher that redefines the sci-fi superhero genre! Worlds collide this month in true Stan Lee fashion!


STAN LEE’S THE TRAVELER #11
Written by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer
Drawn by Chad Hardin
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110954

With the horrific plans of The Inheritors finally revealed, it’s up to the Traveler and Soldier Zero to find the source of their power before the entire planet is sucked into the cataclysmic fray! The crossover event of the year continues as Tom Peyer joins comic book icons Stan Lee and Mark Waid to bring you more time-traveling mind-benders!


  DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS VOL. 3 TPB
Written by Daryl Gregory, Kurt Busiek
Drawn by Scott Godlewski, Damian Couceiro
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860586
Diamond Code: JUL110932

The terrifying conclusion to the critically acclaimed series from comics legend Kurt Busiek! After a powerful, predatory corporation acquires Dracula as a valuable asset, they soon discover one terrifying truth: no one can own the Son of the Dragon! As the vampire armies of the corporation and Dracula face off against each other, our hero Evan must enter into an unlikely alliance with Marta and her team of vampire hunters. As Dracula and the corporation’s fight reaches a fever pitch, can Evan and Marta work together long enough to rally a rebellion that will be able to withstand the onslaught? It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos with award-winning author Daryl Gregrory (PANDEMONIUM, PLANET OF THE APES) and rising star artists Scott Godlewski (CODEBREAKERS) and Damian Couceiro (NOLA).


 HELLRAISER VOL. 1 TPB
Written by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Drawn by Leonardo Manco, Stephen Thompson
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608860722
Diamond Code: JUL110928

One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium’s greatest voices, and starring one of the medium’s greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER.


  IRREDEEMABLE VOL.7 TPB
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto, Peter Krause
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608860555
Diamond Code: JUL110940

Plutonian has been banished by the Paradigm to an off-world insane asylum… but it’s proving too weak to hold him. Meanwhile, upon seeing a darker side of Survivor, Qubit has entered into an uneasy alliance with Modeus, the Plutonian’s arch-nemesis and one of Earth’s most feared supervillains to figure out how to stop the Plutonian once and for all. But what will happen when the Mad God returns to Earth? From Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME, EMPIRE) comes the latest volume in this epic superhero series!


  STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO VOL.2 TPB
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto, Peter Krause
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 978-1-60886-060-9
Diamond Code: JUL110951

STAN’S BACK! Now in trade paperback! Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (THE LEGION, IRON MAN/THOR) and artist Javier Pina (SUPERMAN, BATMAN) for the dramatic, action-packed superhero scorcher, SOLDIER ZERO! Half-Human. Half-Alien. All Weapon…and all in this brand new collection! Compiling the highly celebrated debut story arc by hot writing team Abnett and Lanning, find out the secret behind Soldier Zero’s flight to Earth and why Stewart Trautmann has become an intergalactic weapon of war. This can’t-miss edition features a cover by fan-favorite X-MEN artist, Trevor Hairsine!


 ZOMBIE TALES OMNIBUS: OUTBREAK
Written by Mark Waid, John Rogers, Willliam Messner-Loebs and many more!
Drawn by Andy Kuhn, Keith Giffen, Jon Schnepp and many more!
SC, 220 pgs, FC, SRP: $19.99
ISBN13: 9781608860760
Diamond Code: JUL110957

We’ve got plenty more mad creations spilling out of our zombie kitchen! Delivering smart, accessible, high-quality zombie short stories, this anthology has met with great acclaim amongst both comic and zombie fans, featuring more great zombie stories from more great writers and artists that you know and love. Don’t worry about leaving room for dessert — you’re it! Featuring work from writers Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME), John Rogers (Leverage, Transformers), William Messner-Loebs (THE FLASH, THE MAXX), Brian Augustyn (JLA: YEAR ONE, B.P.R.D.), role-playing game master Monte Cook, Karl Kesel (FANTASTIC FOUR, SUPERMAN), Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER), Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK), Tom Peyer (THE FLASH), Pierluigi Cothran (HEROES webcomic), Bryce Carlson (WALL•E), plus art from the likes of Andy Kuhn (FIREBREATHER), Keith Giffen (52, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES), Jon Schnepp (Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse), Toby Cypress (KILLING GIRL), and more. With talent like this, neither the dead nor the living stand a chance!




SPACE WARPED #3

Written by Hervé Bourhis
Drawn by Rudy Spiessert
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110966

Spaced Warped Strikes Back! Far away, in a land long ago…an unlikely band of travelers embarked on a hilarious journey through one of the greatest science fiction franchises of all time! In the tradition of ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS and SPACEBALLS, this loving, affectionate parody continues! The next chapter in this hilarious saga begins here, as the fan-pleasing romp that skewers one of the greatest adventure stories ever strikes back!


DUCKTALES #5 (A)
DUCKTALES #5 (B)
Written by Warren Spector
Drawn by Leonel Castellani
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110961

It’s the epic conclusion to “Rightful Owners.” Scrooge McDuck is on the brink of restoring his collection of returned rarities, but will a crisis of conscience be his ultimate undoing? You won’t want to miss the action brought to you by EPIC MICKEY’s Warren Spector and MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD’s Leonel Castellani, and of course the Disney Afternoon Revolution!


DARKWING DUCK #16 (A)
DARKWING DUCK #16 (B)
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by James Silvani
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110960

It’s a super-powered stampede as waves and waves of brand new baddies pop up all over St. Canard, in the midst of a mayoral race you have to see to believe! How many more meta human menaces are gonna show up to crash Darkwing’s political party? Count ’em all in “The Ballot of Darkwing and Launchpad!” Fan-favorite writer Ian Brill and superstar artist James Silvani bring you another fantastic issue of DARKWING DUCK!


HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN
Written by Charles Schulz, Craig Schulz, Stephan Pastis
Drawn by Bob Scott, Ron Zorman, Vicki Scott
SC, 96 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608866816
Diamond Code: JUL110962

Now in trade paperback! Charles Schulz’s world-renowned comic strip, PEANUTS, takes the stage as a graphic novel! Adapted from the animated special, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, this timeless retelling takes us back to the neighborhood and features Linus’ insecurities, Charlie Brown’s kite-flying woes, Lucy’s unrequited love for Schroeder, and everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy, in a lively and colorful spin through Charles Schulz’s imagination. HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN is certain to please old and new fans alike!


  WORDGIRL: THE COALITION OF MALICE
Written by Chris Karwowski
Drawn by Steve Young, Pat Lapierre
SC, 64 pgs, FC, SRP: $7.99
ISBN13: 9781608866786
Diamond Code: JUL110967

Word up! KABOOM! proudly brings you all-new adventures of WordGirl —based on the Emmy Award-winning animated children’s show of the same name. Join WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face as they fight for truth, justice and use of the right word! But a titanic team-up spells trouble when WordGirl’s arch-villains The Butcher, Mr. Big, Dr. Two-Brains, Granny May and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy join forces…as the fearsome Coalition of Malice!




  GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP
Written by simon max hill
Drawn by Shannon Wheeler
HC, 80pgs, FC, SRP: $7.99
ISBN13: 9781608866557
Diamond Code: MAY110945

This is not the children’s book your mother read to you! Best known for TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN and I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Eisner Award-winning talent Shannon Wheeler brings you this Li’l Golden parody that takes a look at the lighter side of discovering a cadaver in your living room. See what ridiculous lengths will be reached in trying to wake up Grandpa…and were those fishnets really necessary? A hilarious send-up from new writing talent simon max hill and Shannon Wheeler!


  CAPITOL HELL
Written by Pete Von Sholly
Drawn by Pete Von Sholly
HC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $11.95
ISBN13: 9780971008090
Diamond Code: JUL110959

Jaded Americans can find some levity in the impending 2012 presidential campaigning with CAPITOL HELL, a creepy and hilarious 24-image postcard book by satirist Pete Von Sholly (REPUGLICANS). The recombinant DNA of recent and current White House occupants, presidential aspirants from each party, pundits and others are mixed with classic horror and sci-fi flicks in the author’s inky lab. Skin-crawling monstrosities result.

Explosive New Releases From Boom! Studios Available Today 7/13/11

Official Press Release


7/13/11 Releases!

FARSCAPE #21
The War for the Uncharted Territories continues! Tensions rise as the alliance against the Kkore might have a greater enemy…in themselves! But as things seem their darkest, the key to defeating the Kkore may soon be discovered. What is the secret of a peaceful, ancient race only found on a remote planet? From FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and fan-favorite novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido!
HELLRAISER #3 (A)
HELLRAISER #3 (B)

One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! In this issue, the machinations of Pinhead’s plans become more intense, and the horror they will unleash is getting closer to Kirsty! She thought she had a new life with friends and a fiancé but…the past is never buried for long!
SPACE WARPED #2
Far away, in a land long ago…there was an orphaned farm kid with daddy issues trying to rescue an orphaned princess unaware of her daddy issues! In the tradition of ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS and SPACEBALLS, SPACE WARPED continues, with a loving, affectionate parody of the greatest science fiction franchise of all time! The second of a six-issue mini-series, this is a fan-pleasing romp that is sure to deliver!
STAN LEE’S STARBORN #8 (A)
STAN LEE’S STARBORN #8 (B)

The crossover fans have been clamoring for continues! It’s Starborn and Soldier Zero fighting the vanguard of the Pride and the survival of the galaxy hangs in the balance! SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee superhero clash of the titans like no other! Worlds collide in this epic conclusion to the second story arc from Stan “The Man” Lee!

Preview – Stan Lee’s Starborn #8

Official Press Release

STAN LEE’S STARBORN #8

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Dimitri Armand
Diamond Code: MAY110935

The crossover fans have been clamoring for continues! It’s Starborn and Soldier Zero fighting the vanguard of the Pride and the survival of the galaxy hangs in the balance! SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee superhero clash of the titans like no other! Worlds collide in this epic conclusion to the second story arc from Stan “The Man” Lee!

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