PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades releasing from BOOM! Studios in August 2021

PopCultHQ looks at all of the comics and trades
releasing from BOOM! Studios in August 2021

Eat the Rich #1

Writer: Sarah Gailey
Artist: Pius Bak

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kevin Tong
Variant Cover: Becca Carey
Variant Cover: Jenny Frison
Incentive Cover: Kevin Tong
Incentive Cover: Leila Del Duca
Blood Red Foil Stamp Variant Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison
Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison

Retail Price: $3.99

What unspeakable horror eats away at the heart of Crestfall Bluffs? With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to summer with her boyfriend Astor in his seemingly perfect hometown of Crestfall Bluffs. It’s a chance to finally meet Astor’s family and childhood friends, all while enjoying a vacation with every need attended to by servants. But beneath the affluent perfection lies a dark, deadly rot… will Joey discover the truth before it’s too late, and if she does, can she survive to tell the tale?

The bold, horrifying psychological thriller from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife, Magic For Liars) with artist Pius Bak (Firefly, The Magicians), perfect for fans of Stillwater and Nailbiter!

Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure OGN HC

Writer: Jeff Jensen
Artist: George Schall

Cover Artist: George Schall

Retail Price: $24.99

Everyone knows the tragic assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but what about the foijed attempt in his first year of presidency? In 1861, America’s greatest detective saved the life of her country’s greatest president… this is her true story. At a time when the American experiment was at a crossroads, and the man tasked with healing the nation was under constant threat, only one detective was armed with the extraordinary cleverness and versatility to thwart the attempt on his life. Her name was Kate Warne – America’s first woman detective.

Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, HBO’s Watchmen) and acclaimed artist George Schall (Made In Korea, Chasing Echoes) present the stunning story of the one detective who forever changed the course of American history, perfect for fans of Pulp and Velvet.

Mighty Morphin #10

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: In-Hyuk Lee
Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: In-Hyuk Lee
Incentive Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
FOC Cover: Jung-Geun Yoon
FOC Incentive Cover: Jung-Geun Yoon
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora

Retail Price: $3.99

Discover Zordon’s ties to Bandora’s Palace on the Moon – the modern home of Rita Repulsa. When an assassin is sent to disrupt the Eltarians efforts to protect an ancient weapon Zordon is injured in the process and his mentor, Zophram, must make a decision that will alter the future of the Power Rangers as we know it!

Power Rangers #10

Writers: Ryan Parrott & Rachel Wagner
Artist: Moisés Hidalgo

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matteo Scalera
Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Matteo Scalera
Incentive Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
FOC Cover: TBA
FOC Incentive Cover (1:10): TBA
Incentive Cover (1 copy): Goñi Montes

Retail Price: $3.99

Yale, the Omega Rangers’ alien companion, embarks on a solo mission to protect a group of kids from the terrors of Safehaven. Guided by the voice of the Blue Emissary, Yale will travel closer to his destiny… but what does this mean for the Omega Rangers?

WWE New Day #2 - Cover A
WWE New Day #2 – Cover A

WWE The New Day: Power of Positivity #2

Writers: Evan Narcisse & Austin Walker
Artist: Daniel Bayliss

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss
Variant Cover: Rahzzah
Incentive Cover: Rahzzah
Incentive Cover: Oliver Barrett

Retail Price: $7.99

The New Day are finally a team… but something is missing! Discover how the New Day came out of the shadows and into a beautiful moment of high-flying, hip-gyrating, trombone-playing chaos to find strength in the power of authenticity. Will they be able to stay true when The Shield challenge them to an all-out epic Philadelphia Flapjack Match?

DUNE House Atreides #9 - Cover A
DUNE House Atreides #9 – Cover A

Dune: House Atreides #9

Writers: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Dev Pramanik

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Evan Cagle
Variant Cover: Christian Ward
Incentive Cover: Evan Cagle
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward

Retail Price: $4.99

Was foul play involved in Leto’s father’s untimely death? Follow the new Duke Atreides as he stops at nothing to find out. Power, lies, and corruption continue as Baron Harkonnen hatches a plan to frame Leto for an attack on the Tleilaxu even as Shaddam prepares to usurp the throne from his father once and for all.

Dune: House Atreides Vol. 2 HC

Writers: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Dev Pramanik

Cover Artist: Mike del Mundo

Retail Price: $24.99

Collects Dune: House Atreides #5-8.

The official prequel to the groundbreaking Dune continues in the first-ever graphic fiction adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides.

Leto Atreides brings news of the revolt brewing on Ix, but the city’s leaders make a decision that may
threaten everyone, while Crown Prince Shaddam plots to overtake it.

Adapted & scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, authors of the eponymous prequel novel
based on Dune creator Frank Herbert’s notes, and illustrated by artist Dev Pramanik (Paradiso).

Magic #5 - Cover E
Magic #5 – Cover E

Magic #5

Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Qistina Khalidah
Hidden Planeswalker Variant Covers: Andrew RobinsonNimit Malavia, and Ornella Savarese
Blank Sketch Cover: N/A
Character Design Variant Cover: Ig Guara
Incentive Cover: Ario Anindito
Incentive Cover: Ario Anindito
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
Incentive Cover: Qistina Khalidah

Retail Price: $4.99

Who will Ral, Kaya, and Vraska encounter on Dominaria? The answer will scatter the Planeswalkers across the multiverse as the race to find out who is behind the attacks on Ravnica continues! The answer may lie with one of the oldest living Planeswalkers…

Magic Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara

Cover Artist: Matteo Scalera

Retail Price: $24.99

This hardcover collects Magic #1-5 .


Across the vast Multiverse, those gifted with a “spark” can tap into the raw power of Magic and travel across realms – they are Planeswalkers, and they are being targeted. When coordinated assassination attempts on Guildmasters Ral Zarek, Vraska, and Kaya rock the city of Ravnica leaving Jace Beleren’s life hanging in the balance, a fuse is lit that threatens not just these three Guilds, but the entire plane of Ravnica.

Don’t miss a new beginning for the worldwide pop culture phenomenon by Jed MacKay (Marvel’s Black Cat) and Ig Guara (Marvel’s Ghost-Spider), perfect for new readers and long time fans.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 7 TPB

Writer: Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Ramón F. BachsValentina PintiMarianna Ignazzi

Cover Artist: David López

Retail Price: $14.99

Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23-26.

Buffy meets…Buffy?! Everything you ever thought you knew about Buffy changes when the secret of the
multiverse is revealed!

The acclaimed team of Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol), & Ramon Bachs
(Batman: City of Crime) deliver the most shocking Buffy comic book of all time – and no fan can afford to
miss the one!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #28

Writer: Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Marianna Ignazzi

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: FRANY
Variant Cover: Vasco Georgiev
Incentive Cover: FRANY
Incentive Cover: Sam Beck
Incentive Cover: Sam Beck
Incentive Cover: Vasco Georgiev

Retail Price: $3.99

What sacrifices will have to be made to save Buffy from a world-shaking discovery? The true nature of the Mayor and Dorothy’s plan is revealed and Scoobies and Slayers alike must band together to stop them, but not everyone will do so willingly. Meanwhile, the Council’s machinations continue to impact the group’s past, present, and most importantly

Firefly #32 - Cover A
Firefly #32 – Cover A

Firefly #32

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Jahnoy Lindsay

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Bengal
Variant Cover: Kai Carpenter
Incentive Cover: Bengal
Incentive Cover: Jakub Rebelka

Retail Price: $3.99

Can the legacy of Shepherd Book unite two men and a new world? Lank and Mal had very different relationships with Shepard, but his lessons to each of them may be critical for taking on the moral challenges of this world. Will their individual bonds with Shepard Book bring them together, and bring Mal back into the world?

FIREFLY A Brand New Verse #6 - Cover A
FIREFLY A Brand New Verse #6 – Cover A

Firefly: Brand New ‘Verse #6

Writer: Josh Lee Gordon
Artist: Fabiana Mascolo

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Qistina Khalidah
Variant Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: FRANY
Incentive Cover: FRANY
Incentive Cover: Qistina Khalidah
Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish

Retail Price: $4.99

The Final Battle is here! Who will come out the other side?

Zoe and Emma’s struggle to reunite may result in far reaching effects on a new system while Inara’s role is still in question. A trap is set… but is it for Emma and her crew or Blue Sun?

Dark Blood #2

Writer: LaToya Morgan
Artist: Walt Barna

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Valentine De Landro
Variant Cover: Juni Ba
Incentive Cover: Valentine De Landro
Incentive Cover: Taurin Clarke

Retail Price: $3.99

Does even the kindness of strangers come with a cost? Avery has adjusted to his post WWII life in Alabama but when an altercation with some local boys leaves him hurt, an unlikely bystander steps in…a white man. And while Carlisle, a university doctor, not only offers Avery immediate first aid but free ongoing medical care… nothing is truly free, not even a stranger’s kindness.

Abbott: 1973 Vol. 1 TPB

Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä

Cover Artist: Taj Tenfold

Retail Price: $17.99

Collects Abbott: 1973 #1-5.

Elena Abbott is a tough-as-nails reporter with growing powers, but can she save the soul of an entire city? It’s 1973 and Abbott’s focused on the most important election in the city’s history. It will take everything she’s got to find who (or what) is using dark magic to sabotage the campaign of the prospective first Black mayor of Detroit and stop them dead in their tracks.

Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt, Miles Morales: Spider-Man) and acclaimed artist Sami Kivelä (Machine Gun Wizards) return to the Hugo Award-nominated world of Abbott.

Once & Future #19

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover (1:10): Dan Mora
Incentive Cover (1:25): Christian Ward

Retail Price: $3.99

Is it possible that King Arthur and Merlin can save England from…King Arthur(s) and Merlin(s)?!?! A very strange war is a brewin’ indeed. The Otherworld and our world have collided and England is ground zero for the chaos! Bridgette has spent her whole life fighting to prevent this future from happening, but now that it’s arrived she’s at a loss. Fortunately, she has Duncan by her side, and he’s not about to let Gran give up.

Good Luck #3

Writer: Matthew Erman
Artist: Stefano Simeone

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Incentive Cover: Caspar Wijngaard

Retail Price: $3.99

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I Feel Lucky?” The Unfortunates finally strike upon some Good Luck, though they have disappeared from the Kismet Zone. Will Artie, Cherry, and Hilde uncover the reason behind their disappearance and be able to hold onto their luck, or is time running out for them?

Eve #4

Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Jo Mi-Gyeong

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ario Anindito
Variant Cover: Jonboy Meyers
Incentive Cover: Jonboy Meyers
Incentive Cover: Micaela Dawn

Retail Price: $3.99

Even humanity’s last hope needs a little help sometimes. The Vault is in sight and Eve’s come farther than any before her, but the last leg of her journey will test her to her core. Thankfully, she isn’t alone… with her newly discovered sister by her side. Wexler has dodged the bullet, literally, and is in hot pursuit of the pair. Will he catch up to them and dash humanity’s last chance?

Something is Killing the Children – Book One Deluxe Edition HC

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Retail Price: $49.99

Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-15 in a single deluxe edition hardcover for the first time.

Children in a sleepy Wisconsin town begin to go missing with most never returning, and those that do have disturbing stories of horrific creatures that live in the shadows. There is one person that believes the children and claims to be the only who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. This is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

Experience the critically acclaimed series by GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Department of Truth, Batman) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) like never before.

Something is Killing the Children – Book One Deluxe Limited Slipcased Edition HC

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Retail Price: $69.99

Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-15 in a single deluxe edition hardcover for the first time.
This limited edition will feature an exclusive slipcase and be limited to its first printing.

Children in a sleepy Wisconsin town begin to go missing with most never returning, and those that do have disturbing stories of horrific creatures that live in the shadows. There is one person that believes the children and claims to be the only who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. This is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

Experience the critically acclaimed series by GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Department of Truth, Batman) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) like never before.

Something is Killing the Children #19

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Incentive Cover: Danny Luckert

Retail Price: $3.99

Erica must play the Game of Nowhere, a secretive binding ritual of the Order of St. George, but not everyone wants her to succeed. And it’s much more than a game; it is an important, yet dangerous part of a hunter’s initiation… and not all students survive the process. Will Erica pass? And if so, at what cost?

Basilisk #3

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jonas Scharf
Variant Cover: Rod Reis
“Sense” Incentive Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Incentive Cover: Rod Reis

Retail Price: $3.99

Is there no end to the Chimera’s reign of terror? Regan, a former member of the Chimera, and her past victim Hannah continue the hunt for Regan’s brethren, but the shared memories that haunt them both may put an end to their quest. Meanwhile, cornered the other Chimera may have met their match… the State Police.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #5

Writer: Ram V
Artist: Filipe Andrade

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Filipe Andrade
Death Foil: Nimit Malavia
Incentive Cover: Martin Simmonds
Incentive Cover: Martin Simmonds

Retail Price: $3.99

What will Laila Starr do when she’s finally given the chance to resume the mantle of Death? Finding herself back in the world, Laila searches out Darius and discovers that for the first time she will be witnessing the death of someone close to her. When they are both given a chance at immortality, their individual decisions lead to a surprising and touching series finale.

Origins Vol. 1 TPB

Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jakub Rebelka

Cover Artist: Jakub Rebelka

Retail Price: $19.99

Collects Origins #1-6.

Can humanity’s last hope for salvation be the very person that destroyed it? One thousand years after humans have gone extinct and artificial intelligence has taken over the world, a single man is brought back to life—David Adams, the genius whose technology was responsible for the destruction of his species. Together with Chloe, his first creation and the android that revived him, David fights against the AI overlords as he seeks to discover if humanity can—or should—have any kind of future.

From acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety) and illustrator Jakub Rebelka (Judas) comes a stunning tale of one man’s ultimate mistake and his attempt at redemption.

Seven Secrets #11

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Variant Cover: Jung-Geun Yoon
Connecting Incentive Cover: Miguel Mercado
Wraparound Incentive Cover: Miguel Mercado

Retail Price: $3.99

The Order’s secrets are bestowed to Eva and as a result an impossible discovery is made, changing everything in its wake. Will Eva be able keep this knowledge from Caspar and fight alongside him to escape the Seeker’s ultimate plot? Stay calm and carry on, as they may just get some help from the Queen of England herself.

Seven Secrets Vol. 2 TPB

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo

Cover Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo

Retail Price: $16.99

Collects Seven Secrets #7-12.

As the Order teeters on the brink of extinction Caspar and the remaining Keepers and Holders find refuge in the Faerie realm, where he will discover the complicated truth about his own origins. With this revelation the first secret is unleashed and the time for hiding is over. It’s time to take the fight to the Seekers!

Wynd #9

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Michael Dialynas
Variant Cover: Rian Gonzales
Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Michael Dialynas

Retail Price: $4.99

The fates of both Wynd and the Faerie City hang in the balance! Everyone converges on the Faerie City, including Basil, Titus, and Ash, who unknowingly bring with them a greater threat – Vampyres! Can everyone work together to defend the city from the Vampyre threat?

Save Yourself! #3

Writer: Bones Leopard
Artist: Kelly and Nichole Matthews

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Magical Girl Variant: Stephanie Gonzaga
Incentive Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Incentive Cover: Stephanie Gonzaga

Retail Price: $4.99

Even as Gigi is still reeling from the revelations about the Lovely Trio, she’ll have to pull it together to rescue her brother Shawn! And the only place she can turn to for help is Mia and the Cosmic Federation, who will need Gigi if they ever hope to expose the truth about the Lovely Trio…

Mamo #2

Writer: Sas Milledge
Artist: Sas Milledge

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Sas Milledge
Incentive Cover: Trung Lê Nguyễn

Retail Price: $4.99

Hedge witch Orla has returned home after her grandmother’s death to find that her mislaid bones are wreaking havoc all across Haresden! Mamo’s graves must be brought together in order to give her spirit and the town some peace. Can Orla shoulder the responsibility of quieting her Mamo’s spirit and saving her hometown?

Specter Inspectors Vol. 1 TPB

Writers: Bowen McCurdy & Kaitlyn Musto
Artist: Bowen McCurdy

Cover Artist: Bowen McCurdy

Retail Price: $14.99 US

Collects Specter Inspectors #1-5.

Meet true believer Noa, her cynical little sibling Gus, credulous camera man Ko, and skeptical Astrid. Together they head to one of the most haunted towns in America to prove that ghosts exist, armed with little more than their wits, their cell phones, and an EMF reader they bought online. Their investigations uncover more than a few cool social media posts. Relationships will be put to the test, as century-old sinister secrets of the town itself are revealed!

Bowen McCurdy (The Long Way Home) & rising star Kaitlyn Musto introduce the Specter Inspectors, everyone’s favorite new internet ghost hunter sensations.

Just Beyond: Monstrosity OGN (Book 4)

Writer: R.L. Stine
Artist: Irene Flores

Cover Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco

Retail Price: $10.99

There’s no business like horror business, it’s a real nightmare! Ruthie and Ezra’s dreams come true when their family buys an old Hollywood studio, but it soon turns into a nightmare as they discover the secret and forgotten horrors are more than just makeup and special effects. Monstrosity Studios was the biggest name in horror movies until it closed down years ago. As the Dillon family starts production back up, strange “accidents” start to happen on set and things get truly scary! Will they survive the very real terrors of a haunted movie lot, or will they find themselves on the cutting
room floor?

The fourth installment of the first original graphic novel series from award-winning, bestselling author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street) with artist Irene Flores (Mark of the Succubus) and featuring a terrifying cover by Julian Todesco (Life of Captain Marvel), soon to be a television series on Disney+!


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