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Boom Studios August 2017 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, June 02 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Boom Studios August 2017 Solicitations

Highlights include Mech Cadet Yu #1, Hi-Fi Fight Club, #1, and Adventure Time/Regular Show #1.


Source: BOOM! Studios

MECH CADET YU #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.

Writer: Greg Pak

Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Takeshi Miyazawa

Connecting Subscription Cover: Marcus To

Homage Cover: Juan Doe

Synopsis: Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It's a great honor to be chosen, but this year...well, the wrong kid was picked.

Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel) team up for an action-packed adventure perfect for fans of Amadeus Cho and Pacific Rim!

HI-FI FIGHT CLUB #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Carly Usdin

Artist: Nina Vakueva

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Nina Vakueva

Teen Movie Homage Subscription Cover: Brooke Allen

Synopsis:

· Film and TV director Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale, RuPaul's Drag Race) teams up with breakout artist Nina Vakueva for a new series that's music to our ears!

· New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She's prepared to deal with anything—misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie.

· But when Rory Gory, the staff's favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band's show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl...her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!

COADY AND THE CREEPIES SC

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Retail Price: $14.99

Writer: Liz Prince

Artist: Amanda Kirk

Cover Artist: Kat Leyh

Synopsis: Sisters Coady, Corey, and Criss are The Creepies, a trio of punk rockers determined to play every gig in Pinmageddon. They're heading out on their first tour since a freak accident left Coady eerily unscathed...and, well, technically dead. It may prove a little difficult to be the greatest band that ever lived when your drummer is a ghost! Collects the complete limited series.

ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Conor McCreery

Artist: Mattia Di Meo

Cover Artists:

Main Cover A (50/50 Connecting Intermix): Phil Murphy

Main Cover B (50/50 Connecting Intermix): Phil Murphy

Subscription Cover: Jorge Corona

Mash-Up Homage Incentive Cover: Dustin Nguyen

Synopsis:

· It's a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of two of our favorite Cartoon Network shows!

· When a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Time's Ooo, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land—a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding!

· Finn and Jake's arrival only exacerbates an existing tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo threatens to tear two sets of bros apart...forever.

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2017 GRAB BAG

One-shot

Retail Price: $7.99

Writers: Kate Sherron, Terry Blas, Max Davidson, Brittany Peer, Gustavo Borges, Ted Anderson

Artists: Kate Sherron, Terry Blas, Jordan Gibson, Brittany Peer, Gustavo Borges, Jen Hickman

Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz

Synopsis:

· It's a brand-new collection of hilarious shorts from Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball!

· Elmore Junior High dig up a time capsule from 1987 that unleashes a cloud of germs that turn people into...the 1980s! Plus, Gumball, Darwin, and Anais experience a snow day in the middle of summer, Nicole and Richard's date night goes horribly awry, and more!

WWE SUMMERSLAM 2017 SPECIAL

One-shot

Retail Price: $7.99

Writers: Ryan Ferrier, Derek Fridolfs, Ross Thibodeaux, Box Brown, Aaron Gillespie

Artists: Kendall Goode, Derek Fridolfs, Rob Guillory, Jorge Corona

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Rob Schamberger

Variant Cover: Robbi Rodriguez

WWE What If? Match Variant Cover: Jim Rugg

Synopsis: Get ready for another round of slobberknocker short stories set throughout WWE history, tying into the fan-favorite annual pay-per-view event SummerSlam! Includes shorts about the Macho Man Randy Savage vs. Dusty Rhodes classic from 1990; 1991's matchup between The Natural Disasters and The Bushwhackers; the Undertaker vs. Mankind Boiler Room Brawl from 1996; and the Finn Bálor vs. Seth Rollins match from 2016.

WWE #8

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Dennis Hopeless

Artist: Serg Acuña

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Dan Mora

Charlotte Variant Cover: Jen Bartel

Mankind Variant Cover: Will Robson

Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches

Royal Rumble Variant Cover: Brent Schoonover

Synopsis: With the help of Sasha Banks, the Lunatic Fringe embarks on his own fury road to snag the Money in the Bank briefcase that is rightfully his.

SKYBOURNE HC

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Retail Price: $29.99

Writer: Frank Cho

Artist: Frank Cho

Cover Artist: Frank Cho

Synopsis:

· Arthurian legend is alive and well in the modern world, including mythical creatures, fantastical locales, and the one true sword of the king, Excalibur. But when the evil Merlin returns to lay claim to the impossible weapon, only one man can stand in his way—the immortal Thomas Skybourne.

· Written and illustrated by industry legend Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Savage Wolverine), Skybourne is a thrilling blend of fantasy and espionage action that updates the legends of King Arthur for a modern-day reader. Collects the complete limited series.

SISTERS OF SORROW #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99

Writers: Kurt Sutter and Courtney Alameda

Artist: Hyeonjin Kim

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Taj Tenfold

Intermix Variant Cover: Andre De Freitas

Synopsis: In the wake of the Sisters' first public action, the women decide to target three additional men before the LAPD has a chance to mount a counteroffensive.

THE AMORY WARS: THE SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE HC

Retail Price: $39.99

Writer: Claudio Sanchez

Artists: Gabriel Guzman, Gus Vasquez, Mike Miller

Cover Artist: Tony Moore

Synopsis: New edition! The 78 planets known as Heaven's Fence are linked together by the mysterious energy known as The Keywork. Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon live on one of these planets, but their lives are ripped apart when General Mayo Deftinwolf reveals that they were built as weapons to destroy Heaven's Fence. Coheed and Cambria are forced to decide what is more precious, their family or civilization itself.

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV #5 (of 12)

Retail Price: $3.99

Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert

Artist: Rags Morales

Cover Artist: Rags Morales

Synopsis: For The Writer, the wheels are in motion for his descent into darkness. Will he fight off the voices in his head or ride them into Hell?

GRASS KINGS #6

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Matt Kindt

Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins

Intermix Variant Cover: Matt Kindt

Synopsis: New Story Arc! Following the bloody battle between townships, Robert learns that the infamous serial killer from the past might be one of their own people, and begins tearing the Kingdom apart to find them.

THE UNSOUND #3

Issue/Volume Number: 3

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist: Jack T. Cole

Cover Artist: Jack T. Cole

Synopsis: Ashli and the other survivors of the asylum riot stumble upon a fully functioning (albeit horrifying) mental ward in an abandoned level of the depths of Saint Cascia.

VICTOR LAVALLE'S DESTROYER #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Victor LaValle

Artist: Dietrich Smith

Cover Artist: Micaela Dawn

Synopsis: Akai and the Monster feud over the fate of the new Dr. Frankenstein, Josephine Baker. But just outside the remote Montana cabin, sinister forces arrive to eradicate any survivors of the battle...

LADYCASTLE SC

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Retail Price: $14.99

Writer: Delilah S. Dawson

Artists: Ashley A. Woods, Becca Farrow

Cover Artist: Ashley A. Woods

Synopsis:

· When all the men in Mancastle get eaten by a dragon, the women take over! Now the blacksmith's wife Merinor is King, Princess Aeve is the Captain, and the only remaining (and least capable) knight Sir Riddick is tasked with teaching the ladies of the castle how to defend against all manner of monsters!

· Novelist Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, As Wicked as She Wants, Wake of Vultures) brings her first original series to comics, and is joined by breakthrough illustrators Ashley A. Woods (Niobe: She Is Life) and Becca Farrow for a rollicking fantasy adventure featuring women reclaiming their lives on their terms. Collects issues the complete limited series.

THE WOODS #34

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: James Tynion IV

Artist: Michael Dialynas

Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Synopsis: The war rages on both at home and in the stars, and not everyone will make it out alive.

GODSHAPER #5

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Simon Spurrier

Artist: Jonas Goonface

Cover Artist: Jonas Goonface

Synopsis: Abandoning Bud and his quest for musical stardom, Ennay joins the dastardly Cumpa crew that has been hounding him since Chicago.

GO GO POWER RANGERS #2

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Ryan Parrott

Artist: Dan Mora

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Dan Mora

Civilian Intermix Variant Cover: Miguel Mercado

Locker Variant Cover: Michelle Wong

Homage Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos

Paper Doll Variant Cover: Audrey Mok

Synopsis: The team explores the added everyday benefits—and drawbacks—of being a teenager with Morphin powers, while Rita concocts a plan to uncover the Rangers' true identities!

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #18

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Kyle Higgins

Artist: Hendry Prasetya

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Jamal Campbell

Connecting Variant Cover: Steve Morris

Variant Cover: Dan Mora

Action Figure Variant Cover: Haskell Mackowski

Synopsis: As the dust settles from Rita's global takeover, the government begins investigating the Power Rangers in an operation that will strike right to the very core of the team.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ADULT COLORING BOOK SC

Retail Price: $16.99

Writer: N/A

Artists: Bachan, Daniel Bayliss, Ryan Browne, Jamal Campbell, Elsa Charretier, Jorge Corona, Benjamin Dewey, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, Jason Ho, Corin Howell, Rebekah Isaacs, Joëlle Jones, Jonathan Lam, Denis Medri, Christopher Mitten, Takeshi Miyazawa, Robb Mommaerts, Goñi Montes, Tradd Moore, Philip Murphy, Dan Mora, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Jefte Palo, Walter Pax, Missy Peña, Paul Pope, Hendry Prasetya, Khary Randolph, Paul Reinwand, David Rubín, Thony Silas, Cory Smith, Dominike "Domo" Stanton, Babs Tarr

Cover Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo

Synopsis: Colors are an important part of how Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, Billy, and Tommy identify themselves as Mighty Moprhin Power Rangers, and now the power to showcase those colors is in your hands. Featuring over 90 black-and-white illustrations from an array of artists such as Goñi Montes, Paul Pope, David Rubin, Hendry Prasetya, Daniele Di Nicuolo, and many more, it's color morphin time in the first-ever Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Adult Coloring Book. Fans, colorists, and even Bulk and Skull now hold the power to bring a unique look to the Rangers, zords, villains, and city of Angels Grove. Stay inside the lines, and may the Power protect you.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 4 SC

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Retail Price: $16.99

Writers: Kyle Higgins, Ryan Ferrier

Artists: Hendry Prasetya, Daniel Bayliss, Bachan

Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

Synopsis: With Tommy and Billy trapped in a dystopian future, they'll have to join the resistance to fight against evil Lord Drakkon if they want to make it home. But as Jason, Kimberly, Trini, and Zack battle with Rita Repulsa for control of the Command Center, will there even be a home to return to? It's the ultimate test of strength and will with an epic conclusion that will send ripples throughout the entire Mighty Morphin universe. Collects issues #13-16.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: Main Cover: $3.99 Subscription Covers: $0.00

Writer: David F. Walker

Artist: Jonas Scharf

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Mikhail Borulko

Subscription Variant Cover: Jay Shaw

Synopsis: With the humans still attacking apes, Caesar sends Blue Eyes on a mission to find a new home.

BILL & TED SAVE THE UNIVERSE #3 (of 5)

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Brian Joines

Artist: Bachan

Cover Artist: Derek Charm

Synopsis: The Wyld Stallyns have been found guilty of crimes against the galaxy!

JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH ADULT COLORING BOOK SC

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Retail Price: $16.99

Writer: N/A

Artists: Phil Murphy, Jay Fosgitt, Jorge Corona

Cover Artist: Phil Murphy

Synopsis:

· Experience Jim Henson's cult-classic film like never before in this interactive coloring book with art by illustrators Phil Murphy (Adventure Time), Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll), and Jorge Corona (Feathers).

· Featuring over 40 black-and-white illustrations showcasing the vibrant and compelling world of Labyrinth and featuring fan-favorite characters (and creatures!) Jareth the Goblin King, Sarah, Hoggle, Sir Didymus, Ludo, the goblins, and many more!

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL VOL. 1 HC

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Retail Price: $24.99

Writer: Simon Spurrier

Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews

Cover Artist: Jae Lee

Synopsis:

· Return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film.

· Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did.

· Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she'll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.

· Collects issues #1-4.

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #6 (of 12)

Retail Price: Main and Subscription Covers: $3.99

Writer: Simon Spurrier

Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Mike Huddleston

Subscription Variant Cover: Sana Takeda

Synopsis: After being separated by the Chamberlin who is in pursuit of the shard, Kensho and Thurma reunite under a common goal.

GIANT DAYS #29

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: John Allison

Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming

Cover Artist: Max Sarin

Synopsis: Esther feels guilty when she befriends McGraw's girlfriend and leaves Susan out in the cold, while Daisy thinks she's found the perfect girl for Ed Gemmell.

GIANT DAYS VOL. 6 SC

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Retail Price: $14.99

Writer: John Allison

Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming

Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Synopsis: Second year begins and Daisy, Susan, and Esther have taken their friendship commitment to the next level by moving off-campus. But the keys came with a whole new load of responsibilities. Unwanted suitor visits, a robbery, and Susan living only a few blocks apart from her ex-boyfriend, McGraw, has made the dorms feel like a haven. The girls are in for a dose of reality when they learn that there's more to being an adult than paying your own rent.

Eisner Award nominee John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrator Max Sarin welcome you back to Sophomore year in Giant Days Volume 6, collecting issues #21-24 of the critically acclaimed series

LUMBERJANES #41

Retail Price: $3.99

Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh

Artist: Ayme Sotuyo

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Kat Leyh

Variant Cover: Ayme Sotuyo

Synopsis: When Jo builds a device that can control time, the Lumberjane scouts get stoked on science! But for Molly, Jo's invention could mean something else entirely...the chance to make their summer at camp last forever!

MISFIT CITY #4

Retail Price: $3.99

Writers: Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten

Artist: Naomi Franquiz

Cover Artist: Naomi Franquiz

Synopsis: Wilder and Macy are fighting, but the creepy Denbys are on their trail and time is running out to solve the mystery of Black Mary!

STEVEN UNIVERSE: WARP TOUR VOL. 1 SC

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Retail Price: $14.99

Writer: Melanie Gillman

Artist: Katy Farina

Cover Artist: Missy Peña

Synopsis: Writer Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) and artist Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) team up for the start of a new series of adventures! This first collected edition includes stories where the Gems help a lost baby bird, enter a food truck competition, go to a prom, and take part in a Renaissance Faire! Includes Steven Universe #1-4.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #7

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Melanie Gillman

Artist: Katy Farina

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Missy Peña

Subscription Variant Cover: Josceline Fenton

Variant Cover: Sara Talmadge

Synopsis: Steven and Pearl spend a night in playing board games.

OVER THE GARDEN WALL #17

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien

Artist: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Kiernan Sjursen-Lien

Subscription Variant Cover: Kyle Smart

Synopsis: Gather 'round for a highwayman heist story told exclusively by turkeys.

ADVENTURE TIME #67

Retail Price: $3.99

Writer: Delilah S. Dawson

Artist: Ian McGinty

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

Subscription Variant Cover: Sean "Cheeks" Galloway

Synopsis: The epic trip around the world continues with everyone trying to find what they need to keep their hot air balloons afloat!

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #14

Retail Price: $3.99

Writers: Justin Jordan, Fred Van Lente & Crystal Skillman, Joey McCormick

Artists: Mattia Di Meo, Daniele Di Nicuolo, Joey McCormick

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo

Subscription Variant Cover: Evan Palmer

Variant Cover: Korkut Öztekin

Synopsis: It's Finn vs...Finn?!

ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL EDITION VOL. 9 HC

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Retail Price: $24.99

Writer: Christopher Hastings

Artists: Zachary Sterling, Phil Murphy

Cover Design: Scott Newman

Synopsis: Finn and Jake find themselves in the middle of a secret war when they inadvertently take out Peppermint Butler's secret agent, Candy Bar! There is something amiss with the King of Ooo and the weird bears that he's hanging out with. It's up to Finn and Jake to get to the bottom of the King's dastardly plot! If only they weren't being accused of treason in the process.

Written by Christopher Hastings (The Adventures of Dr. McNinja) and illustrated by Zachary Sterling and Phil Murphy, this totally mathematical hardcover edition features never-before-seen extras, including an inside look at the making of the Adventure Time comic! Collects issues #40-44.





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