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BOOM! Studios May 2018 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, February 21 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

BOOM! Studios May 2018 Solicitations

Highlights include Coda #1, Lumberjanes #50, and Grass Kings #15.


Source: BOOM! Studios

CODA #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Wraparound Main Cover A: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover B: Jae Lee
Incentive Cover C: Jeff Stokely
Simon Spurrier ( The Spire, Godshaper ) and Matías Bergara ( Cannibal, Supergirl ) present a broken fantasy world that's perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.
In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because his standard reply is "hm") seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him...but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the Weird Wasteland.
Oversized first issue, with 40 pages of story content and additional backmatter at no extra cost!
12-issue limited series

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #27
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
As Lord Drakkon's power and influence grows, the Power Rangers work with new allies from across time and dimensions, including Ranger teams such as Time Force, RPM, and Samurai, to craft a plan to fight back...but is it already too late?

SABAN'S GO GO POWER RANGERS #9
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Subscription Cover: Audrey Mok
Homage Incentive Cover: Natacha Bustos
As the Rangers deal with the fallout of Rita's sinister plan and Matthew's startling return, a new threat emerges with a shocking connection to Lord Drakkon.

SABAN'S GO GO POWER RANGERS VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Ryan Parrott ( Star Trek: Manifest Destiny, Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock ) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora ( Klaus, WWE ) present a look at the Mighty Morphin story from the perspective the teenagers with attitude; Jason, Kim, Trini, Zack, and Billy days after they first became Power Rangers.
Fighting evil is hard, but surviving high school may be even harder—welcome to real life in Angel Grove.
Collects issues #1-4.

FRAGGLE ROCK #1
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jared Cullum
Artist: Jared Cullum
Main Cover: Jared Cullum
Connecting Subscription Cover: Jake Myler
In honor of the 35th Anniversary of Fraggle Rock, the Fraggles are back in an all new stand alone adventure illustrated in beautiful watercolor and presented in a format perfect for longtime fans to share with the next generation.

ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Ted Anderson
Artists: Marina Julia
Wraparound Main Cover: Victoria Maderna
Subscription Cover: Diigii Daguna
Title Card Incentive Cover: Corey Booth
When Finn breaks a promise he can't remember making, he is confronted by Chronologius Rex, the lord of Hours and All Time.
Finn's life will be consumed in the infinite first of the fourth dimension unless he and his friends back home can find the moment that explains it all and bring him back him back to Ooo.
Finn must confront the ghosts of his past selves, the alternate selves of his present, and all his possible futures, while Jake gather help from all of Ooo and beyond. Together, they must save Finn before he goes beyond the Vanishing point and is erased from every reality.

ADVENTURE TIME 100 PROJECT SC
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: N/A
Artists: Jeffrey Brown, John Cassaday, Emi Lenox, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and more!
Cover Artist: Designed by Scott Newman
Finn, Jake, and the entire Adventure Time crew take center stage in Hero Initiative's famous "100 Project" format!
Using blank sketch cover variants from Adventure Time #36, the Hero Initiative sent out 100 copies to amazing artists around the world so that they could create one of a kind original covers. The results are collected here, with art from Jeffrey Brown, John Cassaday, Emi Lenox, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and many more!
Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the only charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need!

LUMBERJANES #50
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $4.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Dozerdraws, Brooklyn Allen
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Veronica Fish
Connecting Variant Cover: Veronica Fish
Wraparound Foil Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
In this oversized anniversary issue, April, Mal and Ripley make several very cool and also pretty gross discoveries deep in the tunnels beneath the Mess Hall. Up above in the civilized world Jo and Molly join Emily, Diane and the Zodiac cabin for a fun and totally chill game of total world conquest! Contains a special short story illustrated by Brooklyn Allen. Oversized Anniversary Issue!

LUMBERJANES VOL. 9 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artist: Brooklyn Allen
When the yetis are kicked out of their humble treehouse abode, it's up to Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley to get them back where they belong amongst the trees... by challenging them to a roller derby match!
Collects issues #33-36.

FENCE VOLUME 1 SC DISCOVER NOW EDITION
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $9.99
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Cover Artist: Shanen Pae
Novelist C.S. Pacat ( Captive Prince ) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice.
Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he's up against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as the sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.
Collects issues #1-4.
Exclusively on-sale in comics shops this April!

FENCE #6
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Cover Artist: Johanna the Mad
After an unexpected defeat, tensions run high among the fencers of Kings Row.

$IX FIGURE CROWDFUNDING: THE NO BULLSH*T GUIDE TO RUNNING A LIFE-CHANGING CAMPAIGN HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Derek Miller with Noelle Pugh
Artist: Illustrations by Joy Ho
Cover Artist: Dylan Todd
HOW THE HELL DO YOU CROWDFUND $100,000? HERE'S THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK
In this bold, irreverent, hilarious how-to guide, bestselling Kickstarter campaign manager Derek Miller takes his millions of dollars of supercrowdfunding experience and delivers everything you need to know about being a modern entrepreneur in today's global marketplace. In other words, this ain't your parent's business book.
Accompanied by laugh-out-loud illustrations by cartoonist Joy Ho, enjoy an exhaustive look into what it takes to manage and execute a successful six-figure crowdfunding campaign.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND 2018 SPECIAL
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: Dan McDaid
Main Cover: Dan McDaid
Incentive Cover: Julio Das Pastoras
Paul Allor ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ) and Dan McDaid ( Big Trouble in Little China, Judge Dredd ) present a new look at the mysterious history of Skull Island.
When an early Viking expedition washes ashore on Skull Island, they see only the promises of wealth in the island's riches, and not the dangers.
Decades pass as the Vikings attempt to bend the powerful island to their will — or die trying.

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
Intermix Cover: Michael Allred
Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
Ursus digs deeper into the secrets of the Forbidden Zone and learns a terrible truth.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
David F. Walker ( Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes ) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf ( Warlords of Appalachia ) present an original story set between 20th Century Fox's films, 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the War for the Planet of the Apes film.
As Caesar and his apes recoup and recover after the Koba-led attack on the human compound in San Francisco, the military begins moving in, setting the stage for the momentous war to come. Even as humans and apes come to violent conflict, the virus that wrecked the world has begun to evolve...
Collects the complete limited series.

ROBOCOP: CITIZENS ARREST #2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
Subscription Cover: David Rubín
With growing unrest in the Ruins, OCP is encouraging people to report on their neighbors. The Ruins is a powder keg, with OCP handing out the matches.

LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS #4
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesus Hervás
Cover Artist: Adam Gorham
With no one to trust and nowhere left to run, Lucas finally meets his fate, and it's not what he expected.

ABBOTT #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold
Captured by the maniacal villain who has been wreaking havoc on Detroit, it'll take all of Abbott's gumption and latent abilities to escape his clutches and save the city from the encroaching darkness.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #9
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Main Cover: Rahzzah
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D'Alfonso
Variant Connecting Cover: Will Robson
Following his climactic confrontation with Ching Dai, Jack Burton finds himself in a place he never expected to see...and it ain't Florida.

GRASS KINGS #15
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Main Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Intermix Cover: Matt Kindt
An oversized finale as we say goodbye to the Grass Kingdom and its residents.

LUCY DREAMING #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Lucy learns that she may not be alone in her dream landscapes.

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV #12
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
Cover Artist: Rags Morales
Claudio and Ambellina's assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, while Chase enables the Crowing to face the Creator for the first time.

WWE #17
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Tini Howard
Artists: Serg Acuña, Hyeonjin Kim
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
Incentive Cover: Hyeonjin Kim
The finale of "Women's Evolution", as the Four Horsewomen face off once again, this time on the WWE roster. Also, Asuka hits Monday Night RAW, in the last part of her backup short series!

WWE VOL. 3 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Serg Acuña
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Roman Reigns: the Big Dog. The juggernaut descendent of wrestling royalty has made it to the top of the mountain in WWE – just as everyone predicted he would. But it's lonely at the top, and with the top two contenders for the WWE Championship being his former Shield brothers Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, keeping the title will be a lot harder than winning it.
Collects issues #9-12.

JIM HENSON'S THE DARK CRYSTAL ADULT COLORING BOOK
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: N/A
Artist: Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Brandon Dayton, Jae Lee
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Experience Jim Henson's cult classic film like never before in the first-ever The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book , illustrated by Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Jae Lee, and Brandon Dayton.
Featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the strange and magical world of Thra, populated with vibrant creatures and characters like Jen, Kira, the Skeksis, the Mystics, Aughra, and more, waiting to be brought to colorful life.

JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #4
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Subscription Cover: Rebekah Isaacs
Maria finds allies willing to help guide her to the center of the Labyrinth and to her son, Jareth. But how much can she really trust them?

RUN WILD HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: K.I. Zachopoulos
Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Cover Artist: Vincenzo Balzano
Run Wild reunites storytellers K.I. Zachopoulos and Vincenzo Balzano, the visionary creators of The Cloud , as they explore the lengths people will go to realize their dreams, even to the detriment of humanity.
When all of civilization begins turning into animals, only two people remain—young siblings Ava and Flynn. On a desperate search for their mother and safety, they'll traverse a wild and unruly landscape, make friends and foes of all species, and discover what really makes them human.

DODGE CITY #3
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Cover Artist: Cara McGee
Tournament day! Up against their rival the Kettle Balls, the Jazz Pandas are struggling to stay alive in the competition. Sometimes, though, the worst curveballs aren't the ones literally flying at your face.

GIANT DAYS #38
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
It's moving day, and each girl has their own set of challenge to face! Not least of which is McGraw's...unique idea of what a lovely home should be.

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #23
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: James Lloyd, Carissa Powell, Jack Sjogren, Matt Smigiel
Artists: James Lloyd, Carissa Powell, Jack Sjogren, Matt Smigiel
Main Cover: Jonathan Cantero
Subscription Cover: Gustavo Duarte
Variant Cover: Igor Wolski
Finn and Jake are entrusted with the keys to the Breakfast Kingdom, which they will absolutely not lose in any way.

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS VOL. 5 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Michael Moreci, Pat Shand, Derek Laufman, Jeffery Brown, Scott Nickel, Steve Foxe, Ryan Cady, Daniela Vicoso, Patrick McEown, Nick Cron-De Vico, Marumiya, Chase Van Weerdhuizen, James Asmus, Jason Cooper, Emei Burrell
Artist: Christopher Mitten, Spencer Amundson, Derek Laufman, Jeffrey Brown, Walter Pax, Meg Omac, Jorge Monlongo, Patrick McEown, Alexandra Beguez, Marumiya, Reimena Yee, Cristina Rose Chua, Jenna Ayoub, Emei Burrell
Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Don't miss out on this fun collection of stories based off of Cartoon Network's hit show ADVENTURE TIME, featuring work by Jeffrey Brown ( Darth Vader and Son ), Michael Moreci ( Superman ), Christopher Mitten ( American Vampire ) and many more!
Collects issues #17-20.

REGULAR SHOW: THE MEATENING OGN VOL. 5 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artist: Matt Smigiel
When Benson bans Mordecai and Rigby from video games, they turn to a mysterious new card game, only to discover that the game itself gets stronger the longer it's played. Soon the whole park is taken over by fictional creatures and it's up to Mordecai and Rigby to save the day—if they can stop trying to outdo each other first.
Written by Nichole Andelfinger (Munchkin, Adventure Time Comics) and illustrated by Laura Howell (Regular Show), this is one game that will keep you on your toes until the very end.

GARFIELD 2018 VACATION TIME BLUES
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writers: Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
Artists: Antonio Alfaro, David DeGrand
Cover Artists: Andy Hirsch
Jon and Liz are breaking up? Say it ain't so...and if you thought giant sharks were the scariest things terrorizing the beach, just wait until the Lasagna Monster hits the shores!

RUGRATS #8
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Pranas Naujokaitis
Artist: Lisa DuBois
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Subscription Cover: Eleonora Bruni
Grandpa Lou is determined to turn the babies into an internet sensation. As soon as he can figure out how this camera works...

STEVEN UNIVERSE #16
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Main Cover: Grace Kraft
Subscription Cover: Meg Omac
Steven and Amethyst sneak out to go to a concert with Jenny and Kiki, but they soon encounter trouble on the way there...

ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2018*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Ryan Ferrier ( Kennel Block Blues ) and Ian McGinty ( Welcome to Showside ) continue BOOM! Studios' partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone's favorite wallaby! Featuring short stories from KC Green, David DeGrand, and Tony Millionaire.
Collects issues #1-4.





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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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