[Solicitations] BOOM! Studios – March 2019…and Beyond!

BOOM! Studios

PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades
 releasing from BOOM! Studios in March 2019…

BOOM! STUDIOS
March 2019 Solicitations
and Beyond!

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FIREFLY: BAD COMPANY #1

Writer: Josh Lee Gordon
Artist: Francesco Mortarino

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Diego Galindo
Incentive Cover: Jamal Campbell

Retail Price: $3.99

In this 40 page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved Firefly characters in the ’Verse—SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron’s life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget!


FIREFLY VOL. 1 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2019*****

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid

Cover Artist: Lee Garbett

Retail Price: $19.99

Focusing on family, loyalty, identity, and the price of redemption, writer Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Star Wars) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd: Mega City Zero) take you back to the battleground where Mal’s journey began—the Unification War.

BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers), presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly, as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise’s history is revealed for the first time!

Collects issues #1-4.


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 - Main Cover A
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 – Main Cover A

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3

Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora

Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Matthew Taylor
Main Cover B: Kevin Wada
Main Cover C: Matt Smith
Preorder Cover D: Scott Buoncristiano
Incentive Cover E: Michael Walsh
Incentive Cover F: Michael Walsh

Retail Price: $3.99

Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla – AKA THE MISTRESS – sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.

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RONIN ISLAND #1 - Main Cover
RONIN ISLAND #1 – Main Cover

RONIN ISLAND #1

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Giannis Milonogiannis
Preorder Cover: Ethan Young
Incentive Cover: David Lafuente

Retail Price: $3.99

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.

Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.

Award-winning writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet) present a story that examines how we move forward when our past divides, set against the backdrop of a post-disaster 19th century Japan.

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SMOOTH CRIMINALS Vol. 1 DISCOVER NOW EDITION

Writers: Kurt Lustgarten & Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith
Artist: Leisha Riddel

Cover Artist: Audrey Mok

Retail Price: $14.99

When Brenda, geeky hacker extraordinaire, accidentally awakened Mia, an international jewel thief frozen in the 1960s, she wasn’t sure what to expect…but it surely wasn’t a new partner in crime! With their powers combined, they decide to pull off the heist of the century and with fifty years of catching up to do, Mia already has a target in mind.

Writers Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith (Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) and illustrator Leisha Riddel swing into action and steal the show with this daring and hilarious caper of time-melding suspense.

Collects issues #1-4 in a limited edition packaging

Exclusively available in comic book stores!


SMOOTH CRIMINALS #5

Writer: Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Leisha Riddel

Cover Artist: Audrey Mok

Retail Price: $3.99

It’s time to get down to heisting, as the big score gets closer and closer…and on their tail, a female FBI agent who might or might not have ties to one of the girls’ pasts!


THE GRAND ABYSS HOTEL OGN HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writer: Marcos Prior
Artist: David Rubín

Cover Artist: David Rubín

Retail Price: $24.99

Imagine a world overrun by big business and “fake news” via the social media machine . . . In The Grand Abyss Hotel neoliberalism has become a state religion, while the citizens quietly and then not-so-quietly rebel, giving way to violence on the streets and sowing chaos.

A masked vigilante takes on the role of hero to battle politicians, the erosion of democracy, and social media. After the fires burn low and the dust settles, social order returns. Or does it?

Marcos Prior and Eisner-nominated artist David Rubín (The Hero, Rumble, Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West) weave a politically satirical look at democracy today through the lense of hyper-violence and explosive action.


THE WOODS YEARBOOK EDITION BOOK ONE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas

Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Retail Price: $29.99

On a brisk fall day in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.

The GLAAD Award-winning series The Woods from James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is collected now in the first of three value-priced, oversized softcover collections!

Collects issues #1-12 of the critically-acclaimed saga.


BONE PARISH VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf

Cover Artist: Lee Garbett

Retail Price: $14.99

A new drug is sweeping through the streets of New Orleans—one made from the ashes of the dead. Wars are being fought over who will control the supply, while the demand only rises.

While the crime families wage war, users begin to experience terrifying visions of the dead coming back to life—through them.

Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (The Empty Man, The Unsound) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) team up for Bone Parish, a haunting blend of horror and crime that takes an unflinching look at how we connect to—and disconnect from—the world around us.

Collects issues #1-4.


BONE PARISH #8

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf

Cover Artist: Rod Reis

Retail Price: $3.99

New Orleans has become a battlezone as the Ash turf war spills out of the shadows.


BLACK BADGE VOL. 1 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Cover Artist: Matt Kindt

Retail Price: $29.99

Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite—the best of the best. The missions they’re tasked with are dangerous, and will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their objective and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago…presumed dead.

Reuniting New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrator Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) following their multiple Eisner Award-nominated series Grass Kings, Black Badge is a haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars, and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken.


BLACK BADGE #8

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Kindt
Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins

Retail Price: $3.99

The Badge of Champions competition reaches its bloody conclusion, and the Black Badges uncover secrets generations in the making.


CODA #10

Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matías Bergara
Intermix Cover: Flaviano

Retail Price: $3.99

As everyone reels from a shocking loss, they can’t seem to shake the sense that their story together isn’t yet over…


WIZARD BEACH #4

Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan

Cover Artist: Conor Nolan

Retail Price: $3.99

Romance blossoms between witch and wizard, a magical wand goes rogue, and a curse is broken in this penultimate issue of Wizard Beach!


THE EMPTY MAN #5

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás

Retail Price: $3.99

The Empty Man disease is going viral in more ways than one, as a deadly enemy taps into the nation’s television signals to broadcast their message.


PLANET OF THE APES: BEFORE THE FALL OMNIBUS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artists: Gabriel Hardman, Marc Laming, Damian Couceiro

Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Retail Price: $39.99

Twenty years before a man named Taylor fell from the stars…

Ape society is in flux. The rigid caste system is breaking down. When an Ape general named Aleron discovers that the Lawgiver’s most sacred commandment—Ape Does Not Kill Ape—has been broken, he unwittingly unlocks a vast conspiracy deep in Ape City that will upend society, and all of history!

Collects Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm for the first time in one prestigious omnibus.


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 8 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artists: Daniele di Nicuolo, Diego Galindo

Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell

Retail Price: $16.99

THE CONCLUSION TO THE EPIC SHATTERED GRID EVENT

As Lord Drakkon comes ever closer to conquering all of existence, Power Rangers from across all eras answer the call to join forces against his armies. As new friends and old foes come together in the Rangers’ darkest hour, the entire legacy of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hangs in the balance.

Join Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and artist Daniele DiNicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) in the epic conclusion to the ultimate war against Lord Drakkon with the final installment of the critically acclaimed event, Shattered Grid.

Collects Mighty Morphin Power Ranger #29, #30,
and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1


MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #37

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Simone Di Meo

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Preorder Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Xermánico

Retail Price: $3.99

As the death of this entire new universe draws near, each Ranger will be faced with a terrible choice—and one Ranger may be forced to betray everything they believe in.


SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #18 - Main Cover
SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #18 – Main Cover

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #18

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Marcus To
Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Preorder Cover: Audrey Mok
Homage Incentive Cover: Gleb Melnikov

Retail Price: $3.99

Alpha One’s backstory is revealed! Meanwhile, Rita and her mother reconnect after all these years… will this be the key to powering the Dragon Coin?

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WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL - Main Cover
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL – Main Cover

WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL

Writers: Bill Hanstock, Andy Belanger, Kevin Panetta
Artists: Hyeonjin Kim, Andy Belanger, Kendall Goode

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rahzzah
Preorder Cover: Xermánico
Incentive Cover: Marco D’Alfonso

Retail Price: $7.99

The biggest event in Sports Entertainment returns to comics! This jam-packed special includes stories about the Kane/Undertaker clash at Wrestlemania 20, Asuka and Charlotte Flair’s battle at Wrestlemania 34, and more!

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LABYRINTH: CORONATION VOL. 2 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writers: Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier
Artists: Daniel Bayliss, Irene Flores

Cover Artist: Fiona Staples

Retail Price: $24.99

As the clock ticks ever closer to the thirteenth hour, Maria struggles through the canals of the Labyrinth alongside her peculiar band of companions, wishing desperately to be reunited with her son. While she may be no closer to the Owl King’s castle, Maria begins to uncover the secrets of the Labyrinth and her own power within the walls of this magical domain. But from deep in the shadows, the Owl King watches her every move, plotting and waiting to bring her demise by any means necessary.

Collects issues #5-8


JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #12

Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Preorder Cover: Cory Godbey

Retail Price: $3.99

The final chapter of the origin of the Goblin King, and the mother who risked everything to save her boy.


JIM HENSON’S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL #8

Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
Preorder Cover: David Petersen

Retail Price: $3.99

Kensho finally arrives at his destination, only to be confronted by a ghost of his past. Meanwhile, Thurma and Nita are beginning to bond—but the Fire That Stays may have other ideas in mind…


GIANT DAYS #48

Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin

Cover Artist: Max Sarin

Retail Price: $3.99

Susan and McGraw attend his brother’s wedding, and we meet the family that put the iron backbone in Giant Days’ most moustached male.


BY NIGHT #9

Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Preorder Cover: Sarah Stern

Retail Price: $3.99

It’s time to uncover the truth of what really happened to old Chet Charles, how the Eidolon was created…and what it has to do with Jane’s parents.


MIDAS SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writer: Ryan North
Artists: Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline

Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline

Retail Price: $14.99

Space captain Joey, navigator Fatima, and scientist (and dinosaur) Cooper are headed to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—and are confronted by the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body?!

Now they gotta keep King Midas’s body from being dropped on planets across the universe, and figure out exactly what to do with a gross dead dude with one truly ridiculous superpower.

The acclaimed team behind the Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time™ comic books, New York Times best-selling author Ryan North (Squirrel Girl) and beloved illustrators Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (One Day a Dot: The Story of You, The Universe, and Everything), combine forces once again for an original sci-fi space comedy unlike the universe has ever seen!

Collects the complete 8-issue series.


THE AVANT-GUARDS #3

Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Noah Hayes
Preorder Cover: Cara McGee

Retail Price: $3.99

The basketball season is off to a start, and Charlie, Liv, and the rest of the Avant-Guards are trekking across state for their very first game. They’ve hardly had time to polish their skills, though, and if the season isn’t going to end before it’s really begun, they’ll have to fight to make their dreams come true!


LUMBERJANES #60

Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: AnneMarie Rogers

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Preorder Cover: Brooklyn Allen

Retail Price: $3.99

Trying to pull off a last-minute party is like paddling upstream…against a waterfall…in a rainstorm. Throwing together a last-minute theatrical production is like doing all that with an umbrella instead of a paddle, and your shipmates are all ducks. If there’s anyone who’s prepared to sail through these metaphorical eddies, though, it’s April, in service of her BFFL Jo’s birthday!


RUINWORLD SC

Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artist: Derek Laufman

Retail Price: $14.99

It’s every adventurer for themselves in the Ruinlands!

Join Pogo and Rex as they set out on a quest to hunt for valuable artifacts and magical weapons across the land. Along with plenty of not-always faithful companions, our heroes must battle dangerous tribes of Toadies, survive giant stone Golems, and stop a catastrophic world-ending disaster, all while evading a cunning gang of thieves as they race towards the biggest treasure of all time.

Cartoonist Derek Laufman (Marvel Superhero Adventures) leads an unforgettable journey as Rex and Pogo misadventure their way across the Ruinlands, facing dangerous foes and fair-weather friends alike!

Collects the complete 5-issue series!


STEVEN UNIVERSE FUSION FRENZY #1 - Main Cover A
STEVEN UNIVERSE FUSION FRENZY #1 – Main Cover A

STEVEN UNIVERSE FUSION FRENZY #1

Writers:
Anthony Oliveira, JY Yang, Steve Foxe,
Amal El-Mohtar, Sarah Gailey

Artists:
Ver, Xiao Tong Kong, Mollie Rose,
Maurizia Rubino, Doki Rosi

Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
Main Cover B: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
Incentive Cover: Nathalie Fourdraine

It’s time for the fusions to shine in this 40-page special! The fan favorite Steven Universe™ fusions get the spotlight as Stevonnie, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Opal, and Sugilite take Beach City on in five fantastic tales!

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STEVEN UNIVERSE #26

Writer: Terry Blas
Artist: Gabriele Bagnoli

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Pena
Preorder Cover: Francesca Perrone

Retail Price: $3.99

Things continue to go from bad to worse as Lars, the Off Colors, Steven, and Connie must brave a turbulent nebula to escape Emerald’s pursuit.


ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3 - Main Cover
ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3 – Main Cover

ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3

Writer: Olivia Olson
Artist: Slimm Fabert

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brittney Williams
Marcy Preorder Cover: Lisa DuBois
Simon Preorder Cover: Danielle Chuatico

Retail Price: $3.99

To save Simon, Marceline, Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum will have to go to lengths none of them thought were possible.

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ADVENTURE TIME™ SEASON 11 #6 - Main Cover
ADVENTURE TIME™ SEASON 11 #6 – Main Cover

ADVENTURE TIME™ SEASON 11 #6

Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Marina Julia

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Preorder Cover: Julie Benbassat
Incentive Cover: A.C. Esguerra

Retail Price: $3.99

As Finn and Jake deal with the unlikely group that comes to Ooo’s shores, Finn gets put in a delicate position when Princess Bubblegum gets involved.

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ADVENTURE TIME™: JAKE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writers:
Christopher Hastings, Nicole Andelfinger,
James Asmus, Derek Fridolfs, and others

Artists:
Zachary Sterling, Ian McGinty,
Luca Claretti, and others

Cover Artist:
Design

Retail Price: $9.99

It’s Adventure Time™ with Jake and you! Join Jake on the most algebraic adventure imaginable with tales all about the best canine pal you could ask for in the Land of Ooo. From teaching everyone how to cook to teaming up with Finn to fight every foe imaginable, Jake’s adventures are perfect for fans of all ages!

Collects the best Jake centric stories from Adventure Time™,
Adventure Time™ Comics and the Adventure Time™ Specials!


AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL™: ADVENTURES IN ELMORE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2019*****

Writers:
Ted Anderson, Terry Blas, Gustavo Borges,
Amanda Castillo, Rachel Matile, Shivana Sookdeo

Artists:
Jen Hickman, Jordan Gibson, Kate Sherron,
Kelly Bastow, Xanthe Bouma, Mac Pryor

Cover Artist:
Naomi Franquiz

Retail Price: $14.99

The gang’s all here! Join Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Carrie, and all your favorite friends from Cartoon Network’s hit television series The Amazing World of Gumball in these hilarious adventures throughout the town of Elmore.

This collection of short stories from comics brightest talents is sure to delight every fan of Cartoon Network’s hit series The Amazing World of Gumball™.


About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including  LumberjanesThe WoodsGiant DaysKlaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.

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