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BOOM! Studios December 2017 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, September 19 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

BOOM! Studios December 2017 Solicitations

Highlights include WWE #12, Judas #1, and Rocko's Modern Life #1.


Source: BOOM! Studios

JUDAS #1

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Jeff LovenessArtist: Jakub RebelkaCover Artist: Jakub RebelkaEmmy and WGA Award-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Marvel's Nova) presents an exploration of the classical biblical character, perfect for fans of Preacher and The Goddamned.Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in "The Greatest Story Ever Told," and how much of his part was preordained. In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone...and it wasn't Jesus.

KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Grant MorrisonArtist: Dan MoraMain Cover: Dan MoraVariant Cover: John CassadayEisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman ) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers ) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special!An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes. Only Klaus can defeat the Pola-Cola Corp. and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa's thrall.

THE EXPANSE OGN

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $14.99Writers: James S.A. Corey, Hallie Lambert, Georgia LeeArtist: Huang DanlanCover Artist: RahzzahBased on the bestselling books and tying into the hit Syfy television series, The Expanse: Origins reveals the untold origins of the crew members of the Rocinante , including an exclusive, never-before-seen story featuring fan-favorite character, Detective Miller.Features all-new stories by series creator James S.A. Corey, written by Hallie Lambert and Georgia Lee, and illustrated by Huang Danlan. Collected in print for the first time.

JOYRIDE VOL. 3 SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: BOOM! BoxRetail Price: $14.99Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin KellyArtist: Marcus ToCover Artist: Marcus ToA year has passed since the fractured crew of the Joyride stared down the Void at the far reaches of space. There's only one thing that could bring them back together: a return to Earth to take on the fascist regime once and for all. In this stunning conclusion, writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal, Grayson) and artist Marcus To (Nightwing, New Avengers) bring the Joyride back to where it all began.Collects issues #9-12.

PIZZERIA KAMIKAZE HC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $24.99Writer: Etgar KeretArtist: Asaf HanukaCover Artist: Asaf HanukaPresented for the first time in full color, award-winning writer Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Asaf Hanuka's (The Realist ) powerful graphic novel, Pizzeria Kamikaze, is a most unexpected story of love, loss, and escape.Mordy wanted to get away. Now condemned to an afterlife exclusively for all victims of suicide, he still has to attend a crappy job in a place no less crappy than the place he came from. When he discovers that his beloved ex-girlfriend is there too, he embarks on much needed road trip through an absurdist and fantastical landscape to find her.

JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #1

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Matt SmithArtist: Matt SmithMain Cover: Matt SmithSubscription Connecting Cover: Sas MilledgeThe critically acclaimed Jim Henson's The Storyteller celebrates four mythic tales of fairies inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson's beloved television series.In this first issue, newcomer Matt Smith (Lake of Fire, Barbarian Lord) reimagines "The Elf Queen and the Shepherd," a tale of elven fairies in Iceland. When a Fairy Princess is cursed to the human realm and cursed to bring death with her, Grettir the Strong must discover the source of the trouble and break her curse.Upcoming issues will include stories by Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), and Celia Lowenthal.

BODIE TROLL OGN SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $14.99Writer: Jay FosgittArtist: Jay FosgittCover Artist: Jay FosgittWritten and illustrated by Jay Fosgitt (Rocket Raccoon & Groot), Bodie Troll is a rollicking fantasy adventure celebrating the importance of stalwart friendships and being true to oneself.Bodie Troll wants to be a fearsome creature, but in truth he's downright adorable. Alongside his best friend Cholly and her Fairy Godmother, Bodie is up for any challenge, from protecting the village from spellbound beasts to performing shape-changing theater. If he's lucky, he just might scare someone along the way.A massive original graphic novel, including all previously published Bodie Troll stories, for fans of all ages!

ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE #1

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writers: Ryan Ferrier, KC GreenArtists: Ian McGinty, KC GreenMain Cover: Jorge Monlongo"Look & Find" Cover: BachanVariant Cover: Nick PitarraBlank Sketch Variant Cover: N/ARyan Ferrier (Regular Show) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time ) continue BOOM! Studios' partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone's favorite wallaby!When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job.Features a bonus story by KC Green where Ed Bighead finds himself in the dentist chair of Dr. Hutchison!

RUGRATS #3

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Box BrownArtist: Lisa DuboisMain Cover: Jorge CoronaSubscription Cover: Caitlin Rose BoyleThe babies discover the secret of how their parents have been watching them, and launch a plan to restore the status quo with help from an unlikely ally.

SABAN'S GO GO POWER RANGERS #5

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Ryan ParrottArtist: Dan MoraMain Cover: Dan MoraCivilian Intermix Cover: Miguel MercadoLocker Variant Cover: Michelle WongHomage Variant Cover: Natacha BustosPaper Doll Variant Cover: Audrey MokAs the Putty Infiltrator shifts between teachers, parents, and friends, the Rangers have to question who they can trust—if they can trust anyone at all.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #22

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Kyle HigginsArtist: Jonas ScharfMain Cover: Jamal CampbellConnecting Variant Cover: Steve MorrisVariant Cover: Dan MoraAction Figure Variant Cover: Quest Matthews-MartialWith tensions building between them, the Rangers put aside their differences and unite with Promethea to take down a great new threat.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Ryan FerrierArtist: Carlos MagnoMain Cover: Mike HuddlestonConnecting Variant Cover: Carlos MagnoClassic Pulp Variant Cover: Fay DaltonThe crossover you demanded continues as Doctor Zaius, Cornelius, Zira, General Ursus, and a fleet of Gorilla Soldiers discover human natives on Skull Island... and the last surviving Kong!

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND VOL. 3 SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $16.99Writer: James AsmusArtist: Carlos MagnoCover Artist: Nick RoblesWhen a coup is formed to take Ewata from power and show the Tagu and Atu people the dangers of the Kong, Skull Island is thrown into chaos. From James Asmus (All-New Inhumans ) and Carlos Magno (Kong on the Planet of the Apes ) comes the authorized conclusion to the origin of Kong.Collects issues #9-12.

WWE #12

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Dennis HopelessArtist: Serg AcuñaMain Cover: Dan MoraLita Variant Cover: Audrey MokRikishi Variant Cover: Carlos MagnoJeff Hardy Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam RichesRoyal Rumble Connecting Variant Cover: Brent SchoonoverTHE SHIELD IS REUNITED... against each other for the WWE Championship!

GRASS KINGS #10

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Matt KindtArtist: Tyler JenkinsMain Cover: Tyler JenkinsIntermix Cover: Matt KindtShelly's mysterious past is revealed as she and Maria explore the Kingdom.

GRASS KINGS VOL. 1 HC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $29.99Writer: Matt KindtArtist: Tyler JenkinsCover Artist: Tyler JenkinsFrom The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT ) and Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins comes a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a community living off the grid and outside of the law.Eldest brother Robert has been a broken man since the disappearance of his daughter, but when a young woman swims across the great lake dividing the Grass Kingdom from the nearby city of Cargill in search of a safe haven, he must decide if getting a chance at atonement is worth risking the entire Kingdom.Collects the first six issues of the acclaimed series in a prestige hardcover edition.

VICTOR LAVALLE'S DESTROYER SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $19.99Writer: Victor LaValleArtist: Dietrich SmithCover Artist: Micaela DawnFrom award-winning novelist Victor LaValle (The Changeling) and illustrator Dietrich Smith (Shaft: Imitation of Life) comes an intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice... putting her on a crash course with her family's original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity.Collects the complete limited series.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #4

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony BurchArtist: Jorge CoronaMain Cover: Stéphane RouxIntermix Cover: Mike MayhewAction Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams and Marco D'AlfonsoConnecting Variant Cover: Will RobsonVariant Cover: Terry DodsonJack and Lo Pan follow Pete into the lair of the Demon of Vengeance, only to face a stunning betrayal!

EUGENIC #3

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $5.99Writer: James Tynion IVArtist: Eryk DonovanMain Cover: Eryk DonovanConnecting Subscription Cover: Robbi RodriguezIt's been 200 years since the human uprising. The NuMan culture has stagnated without diversity, but a secret found in Dr. Cyrus Crane's original notes could save them all.

LAZARETTO #4

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Clay McLeod ChapmanArtist: Jey LevangCover Artist: Ignacio ValicentiTamara and Charles are on the run when the virus reaches Phase III: Hallucinations.

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV #9

Publisher: BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra EchertArtist: Rags MoralesCover Artist: Rags MoralesThe final chapter begins as the Rebel Army begins their assault on Apity Prime, while Claudio and Ambellina find themselves face-to-face with Wilhelm Ryan.

RUST VOL. 4 HC/SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: Hardcover: $24.99, Softcover: $14.99Writer: Royden LeppArtist: Royden LeppCover Artist: Royden LeppSeven years in the making, the breathtaking conclusion to Royden Lepp's Rust graphic novel series is here! As an unprecedented robot force closes in on the Taylor farm, Jet Jones must embrace his true identity if he's to defend the family he loves. Published simultaneously in hardcover and softcover formats.

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #9

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writers: Simon Spurrier, Phillip Kennedy JohnsonArtists: Kelly and Nichole MatthewsMain Cover: Mark BuckinghamSubscription Cover: Sana TakedaThe final arc begins here! Kensho learns the extent of Thurma's lie surrounding the mythic Pool of Tears.

SLAM!: THE NEXT JAM #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Pamela RibonArtist: Marina JuliaMain Cover: Veronica FishSubscription Cover: Jen BartelKnockout's conflict between family and derby comes to a head.

THE BACKSTAGERS VOL. 2 SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $14.99Writer: James Tynion IVArtist: Rian SyghCover Artist: Veronica FishJory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town's ever seen. But best-laid plans aren't easy to achieve when there's an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of...theater. James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest ) explore what it means to be an outcast looking to find one's place in an earnest story of friendship and self-expression.Collects the final issues #5-8.

FENCE #2

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: C.S. PacatArtist: Johanna The MadCover Artist: Johanna The MadAs Seiji and Nicholas struggle with their living arrangement, the competition heats up.

GIANT DAYS #33

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: John AllisonArtists: Max Sarin, Liz FlemingCover Artist: Max SarinDaisy and Susan betray the sacred coven, leaving Esther to try—at high speed and under considerable pressure—to claim her dream home.

LUMBERJANES #45

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat LeyhArtist: Ayme SotuyoMain Cover: Kat LeyhSubscription Cover: Michelle WongAfter everything that's happened at camp, the Roanokes are in need of something to cheer them up. Luckily, Jen has the perfect thing: a search for a jackalope!

LUMBERJANES VOL. 8 SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $14.99Writers: Shannon Watters, Kat LeyhArtists: Carey Pietsch, Ayme SotuyoCover Artist: Noelle StevensonBarney is starting their official first week at camp, but it looks like everyone in the Zodiac Cabin has been turned to stone! Now that Diane's back and strange shadows are appearing, it looks like April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are going to have their hands full trying to find a cure for their friends...as long as they don't look the wrong thing in the eye first.

MISFIT CITY #8

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writers: Kiwi Smith & Kurt LustgartenArtist: Naomi FranquizCover Artist: Naomi FranquizFinal Issue! The girls are mere steps away from discovering the truth about Black Mary, but there's more going on than they realize...

ADVENTURE TIME/REGULAR SHOW #5

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Conor McCreeryArtist: Mattia Di MeoMain Cover: Phil MurphyIntermix Connecting Cover: Phil MurphySubscription Cover: Daniele Di NicuoloMash-Up Homage Variant Cover: Diigii DagunaRigby and Mordecai's powers help turn the tide in the battle against the Master of Division, but he may have divided the bros for good! Meanwhile, Ice King is convinced that they are on Earth before the Mushroom Bomb...

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #18

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writers: Adam Gorham & Fred Kennedy, James Asmus, Derek Laufman, Daniela VicosoArtists: Adam Gorham, Derek Laufman, Daniela VicosoMain Cover: Derek LaufmanSubscription Cover: Luca PizarriVariant Cover: Natalie DomboisFinn and Jake have way too much stuff! Turns out that years of looting dungeons and adventuring adds up. Time for the biggest yard sale in all of Ooo!

ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS VOL. 4 SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $19.99Writers: Kat Leyh, Rachel Edidin, Jake Wyatt, Ian McGinty, Colin Andersen, David Scheidt, and more!Artists: Michael Dialynas, Kat Leyh, Jake Wyatt, Ian McGinty, Colin Andersen, Jess Smart Smiley, and more!Cover Artist: Asia Kendrick-HortonCollecting stories by comic creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts stars all your favorite Adventure Time characters, from Fionna the Human to Billy the Hero. Includes fantastical tales from Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes), Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel), Michael Dialynas (The Woods ), Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon ), and more.

ADVENTURE TIME #71

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Kevin CannonArtist: Joey McCormickMain Cover: Shelli Paroline and Braden LambSubscription Cover: Joey McCormickDouble Troubles, Part 2 of 4! While the real Finn and Jake live it up at the amusement park, their doubles are making the Candy Kingdom better than ever. Is this too good to be true?

CAPTURE CREATURES SC

*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018*****Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $14.99Writer: Frank GibsonArtist: Becky DreistadtCover Artist: Becky DreistadtFrank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Tiny Kitten Teet ) present a fully-painted comic book that takes kids deep into the mysterious world of the Capture Creatures.Over one hundred strange creatures with incredible powers have suddenly appeared on Earth! It's up to two teens to keep these creatures safe and discover their origins.Perfect for fans of Pokémon and Bee and Puppycat.

STEVEN UNIVERSE #11

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! StudiosRetail Price: $3.99Writer: Grace KraftArtist: Rii AbregoMain Cover: Missy PenaSubscription Cover: Kat TsaiAfter Steven sees a flier for "A Taste of Beach City," everyone gets inspired to make a dish and enter the competition.





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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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