We have BOOM! Studios complete solicitations for March 2015 and they kick off with the returns of Bill & Ted and the new comic series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Matt Brady, The Con Job.
BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #1 (of 6)
Authors: Brian Lynch, Ryan North
Artists: Jerry Gaylord, Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A: Felipe Smith B: Trevor Hairsine (10 Years Cover) (Incentive) C: Goñi Montes (Incentive)
Following the time-traveling historic epic of Excellent Adventure and the turbulent life and death of Bogus Journey, Bill and Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration for galactic harmony. How can someone hate the Wyld Stallyns as much as the evil Chuck De Nomolos? With the power of time travel, Bill and Ted set their sights on turning a young 27th-century Nomolos’ non-non-heinous attitude into something most outstanding and metal!
THE CON JOB #1 (of 4)
Authors: Jimmy Palmiotti & Matt Brady
Artist: Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Cover Artists: A. Amanda Conner (99%) B. Jay Shaw (1%, Jackpot Variant) C. Trevor Hairsine (10 Years Cover) (Incentive) D. Dan McDaid (Incentive)
After working the same convention circuit for many years, a group of flabby action heroes, aging sex symbols, and sci-fi bit players have become close friends as they watch their lines get shorter and their autographs get cheaper. That is, until they hire a cocky new booking agent who offers them their only chance at a comfortable retirement by robbing one of the largest cons in the country!
HIT: 1957 #1 (of 4)
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artists: A. Vanesa R. Del Rey B. Trevor Hairsine (10 Years Cover) (Incentive) C. Dustin Nguyen INCV
Crime is down in Los Angeles—at least, on the surface. Mickey Cohen has been quiet since his release from prison and the LAPD has seemingly regained control of the city. But the underground is a different story. Det. Harvey Slater and company have spent the last two years focused on Domino and his Syndicate’s unrelenting infiltration, but no matter how many people the hit squad kills, the real fight for Los Angeles rages on. Meanwhile, Slater’s being hounded by Internal Affairs, Bonnie Brae is missing, and everything is falling apart at the seams.
REGULAR SHOW 2015 MARCH MADNESS SPECIAL (One-shot)
Authors: Shanna Matuszak, Phil Jacobson, Molly Ostertag, and Hannah Ayoubi
Artists: Derek Charm, Phil Jacobson, Molly Ostertag, and Hannah Ayoubi
Cover Artists: A. Rian Sygh B. Fellipe Martins (Incentive)
Spring is in the air, the Earth is reawakened after winter, and hijinks abound at the park! This oversized collection of all-new shorts features the park deep in March Madness, with all sorts of seasonal hijinks afoot. From college basketball to St. Patrick’s Day, there’s nothing sacred for this motley crew.
GIANT DAYS #1 (of 6)
Author: John Allison
Artist: Lissa Treiman
Cover Artists: A: Lissa Treiman B: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (10 Years Cover) (Incentive) C: Zac Gorman (Incentive)
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends because their dorm rooms were next to each other. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.
MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 3 #1 (of 4)
Authors: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Mark Buckingham, and Hannah Christenson
Artists: David Petersen, Skottie Young, Mark Buckingham, and Hannah Christenson
Cover Artists: A: David Petersen B: Ramón K. Pérez (10 Years Cover) (Incentive) C: Humberto Ramos (Incentive)
Following two award-nominated volumes, once again, mice of all furs and trades have gathered at the June Alley Inn to swap tales of courage, adventure, and craftsmanship. The storytellers can’t help but try to outdo one another, as the mouse who tells the best tale gets their bar tab cleared. This kick-off issue features stories by Skottie Young, Mark Buckingham, and Hannah Christenson (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: The Novelization).
HALOGEN #1 (of 4)
Author: Josh Tierney
Artist: Afu Chan
Cover Artists: A: Afu Chan B: Ramón K. Pérez (10 Years Cover) (Incentive) C: Giannis Milonogiannis (Incentive)
There’s a rumor on Cityship Q that the gigantic body of a dead god was found floating in space. Rell, an agent woking for the HaloGen organization, is tasked with finding the location of the god and retrieving it by any means necessary. Using her ability to form hyper-realistic holograms, Rell is about to take on the first mission she might not be able to finish.
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artists: A: Damian Couceiro B: Declan Shalvey (Incentive)
Samara and the other prisoners who managed to survive the Pagurani attack on the T-Towers are stranded on the battlefield, but they’ll need to find a way to trust one another before they can hope to find a transport to safety. They just better hope it happens before their Punch clocks hit zero…
CURB STOMP #2 (of 4)
Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi
Cover Artist: Devaki Neogi
Lines have been crossed and The Wrath has kidnapped one of The Fever. Now that Betty has given King Charles the perfect excuse to start a turf war, any old rules and truces have been called off. Machete Betty will have to make a decision—the safety of her town or the life of one of her own?
BURNING FIELDS #3 (of 8)
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artists: A: Colin Lorimer B: Riley Rossmo (Incentive)
Just as Dana learns a secret about Aban that upends the murder investigation, the tensions between the Iraqi populace and the Verge PMC reach a fever pitch, giving the killer a perfect opportunity to strike.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #4
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Baretto
Cover Artists: A: Declan Shalvey 90% B: Riley Rossmo 10% C: John McCrea (Incentive)
As the USPF army comes down on the seceded nation of Florida, Snake is forced to take up arms for the twins. Little does he know that all is going according to plan. With an invasion in full swing, the end game is put into action. Time to ready the nukes.
ETERNAL #4 (of 4)
Author: William Harms
Artist: Giovanni Valletta
Cover Artist: Frazer Irving
New Life gave the world eternal life, but now their hold on society is breaking down and chaos will reign. Amidst the turmoil, former New Life agent Rathmann and his ward Violet try to find peace, but what sacrifice will Rathmann have to make for Violet’s future?
GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #4 (of 6)
Author: George Pérez
Artist: George Pérez
Cover Artists: A: George Pérez B: George Pérez (Character Spotlight) (Incentive) C: George Pérez (Pencils Connecting) (Incentive) D: George Pérez (Pencils Connecting) (Incentive)
As the Sirens finally come face-to-face with the forces that imprisoned and scattered them across time, another complication arises: a zombie invasion of Earth!
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #5 (of 6)
Author: Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists: A: Christopher Mitten B: “Salvation” Graffiti Design (Incentive)
As Caesar learns the value of sacrificing a few for the many, Koba will be forced to confront Pope and his militia of apes. On the other side of the world, with his son kidnapped and wife fading with every hour, Malcolm has one chance to make things right before it all comes crashing down around him.
FICTION SQUAD #6 (of 6)
Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Ramon Bachs
Cover Artist: Ramon Bachs
As the fabric of reality tears apart, Frankie and Simon must confront the man responsible as his master plan for dominance threatens storytelling itself. Unfortunately, with an army of characters from every which genre at his disposal and unlimited power at his fingertips, this bad guy isn’t going down without a fight.
DAY MEN #7
Author: Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Justice by Day has finally arrived as David Reid faces off against Jacob the Burner in a ritualistic battle to the death with the fate of Azalea and the entire Virgo family hanging in the balance. The end is drawing near—will David’s cane join the ranks of fallen Day Men gracing the walls of Virgo Mansion?
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Madame Cymbaline’s actions were designed to force Lucifer to act, but what Lucifer does in response will shock both friend and ally alike as she pushes her powers to their absolute limit in an all-out assault on Graeae Towers.
Authors: Joshua Williamson & Dennis Culver
Artist: Alejandro Aragón
Cover Artist: Carlos Magno
Killian is a murderous criminal in the eyes of the law but he has gained status among the people of Detroit as their brave new savior. Now they set their sights on RoboCop! Featuring the debut of co-writer Dennis Culver (Edison Rex) and new artist Alejandro Aragón of 28 Days Later!
DEAD LETTERS #9
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions
After expanding the gang war through the boroughs and into every area of Here, Sam Whistler is faced with a choice: Does he attempt to unite the various factions under the banner to claim Here’s independence, or does he search for God, and with that, perhaps a way back home?
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #10
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Brian Churilla B: Tradd Moore (Incentive)
While Egg and Wong battle for Jack’s soul in the streets of Chinatown, Jack must find a way to make secure his own escape and back-stab Lo Pan in the process. When you get stuck in the Hell of No Return and your worst enemy is the only help you got, then you know your name is Jack Burton.
THE WOODS #11
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Sanami and the Hunters finally reach the school and see the complete state of chaos that has been spawning since their arrival to the planet. Back at New London, Adrian has finally made his arrival. With the army gone, nothing stands in the way of him and the black stone…
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #11
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Emmanuel Xerx Javier, Devmalya Pramanik
Cover Artist: Christopher Mitten
Rebuilding Midian has been no easy feat for Cabal and his people. But as the world of Nightbreed grows, the world will have to either embrace the dark or snuff the very existence of the Breed once and for all.
EVIL EMPIRE #12
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw
After years of cold war, Reese and Sam finally meet, and Julia is less than pleased. Meanwhile, Kara plays out her balancing act of wrangling information from the EE as a spy for the resistance. But how long can she keep up the act before someone catches onto her facade?
SONS OF ANARCHY #19
Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante
New story arc! When Bobby’s estranged nephew rolls into Charming, he seems like a promising Prospect. However, when it comes to the Sons of Anarchy, one mistake is all it takes to fall from grace…and into violence. Featuring the debut of new writer Ryan Ferrier (Curb Stomp)!
SUICIDE RISK #23
Author: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
With two Earths pitted in direct conflict, Requiem and his daughter Terza must find a way to bury their bloodlust long enough to save the people they’ve come to care for the most: their family.
ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #3 (of 6)
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists: A: Reimena Yee B: Sarah Dill (Subscription Cover) C: Jensine Eckwell (Incentive)
Princess Bubblegum might have finally found a way to get Marceline, but that doesn’t mean things are going to get any easier for her. Marceline might be stuck with her new friends on this strange planet, but that doesn’t mean she’s got to like them…or be nice to them and what is up with this place anyway?!
ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #4 (of 4)
Author: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge
Abigail and Claude’s adventure comes to an end in this oversized finale! The world’s most lovable Yeti is one boat ride away from making it back home to the Himalayas, but before they can say their goodbyes, Abigail and Claude will have to find a way to outsmart everything the Shadow Men throw their way.
UNCLE GRANDPA #6
Authors: Yehudi Mercado, Nichol Ashworth, Phil Murphy, Bradwick McGinty, and Various
Artists: Yehudi Mercado, Nichol Ashworth, Phil Murphy, Bradwick McGinty, and Various
Cover Artists: A. Robb Mommaerts B. Kaz (Subscription Cover)
If you are a fan of nonchalant dinosaurs, pizzas donning sunglasses, or mustachioed gentlemen of the world, this is the book you’ve been waiting for. Jump into a pool of crazy wild stories that will literally make your head spin. Don’t worry, Uncle Grandpa has a cure for that.
STEVEN UNIVERSE #8
Author: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Cover Artists: A. Amber Rogers 90% B. Bridget Underwood 10% C. Helen Yoon (Incentive)
Something crashes off the shore of Beach City and it’s up to Connie to solve the mystery. Determined to prove to Steven that it is probably nothing, she sets out to bring it back to shore with a little help from an unsuspected source. It’s time to believe in Connie!
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #10
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Missy Pena
Cover Artists: A. Jenna Ayoub B. Katy Farina (Subscription Cover)
Gumball thinks he’s the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. There’s always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #10
Author: Patrick Seery, Carey Pietsch, Joy Ang
Artist: Meredith McClaren, Carey Pietsch, Joy Ang
Cover Artists: A. George Caltsoudas B. Becky Dreistadt (Subscription Cover)
The best part of the morning is the chance to sleep in and ignore the outside world for a few more sweet, sweet hours…unless a PuppyCat forces you out of bed at an unspoken hour to get a temp job. Bee is not having the best day, and things are only going to go sideways for her in these short stories!
REGULAR SHOW #21
Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Ilias Kyriazis (Subscription Cover)
The beginning of a new arc by new writer Mad Rupert (Regular Show: Skips) and the perfect jumping-on point for new readers! During a marathon of his favorite childhood movies, Rigby begins to remember a movie so awesome, so incredible, so amazingly rad…that it makes no sense that he can’t recall its name! As he journeys into the online nostalgia rabbit hole in search of the truth, one question arises: are some movies meant to be forgotten?
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz
Get your dance shoes on because Pig-Pen is bringing the moves! “Dirty Dancing” and tons more fun, including classic Charles M. Schulz Sunday strips are bursting from the pages of this new issue of Peanuts.
BRAVEST WARRIORS #30
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty B: Rachel Wolfe (Subscription Cover)
It’s the start of an all-new arc as the Bravest Warriors are off to summer camp! The gang has been going to Camp Tribulon for Little Warriors since they were kids, but when they return as counselors, they realize that battling monsters might be nothing compared to supervising a camp of rowdy children.
GARFIELD #35: HIS 9 LIVES, PART 3 (of 4)
Author: Scott Nickel
Artists: Brittney Williams, Andy Hirsch
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Andy Hirsch (Incentive)
The trip through Garfield’s 9 Lives continues, as Brittney Williams illustrates a tale of Garfield’s adventures as a Golden-Age Superhero in “Super Cat,” while Andy Hirsch brings us the story of Garfield’s days as a Private Eye in “Sam Spayed.”
ADVENTURE TIME #38
Author: Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists: A: Shanti Rittgers B: Mahendra Singh (Subscription Cover) C: Ze Burney (Incentive)
Everyone is hungry, but there isn’t enough food to go around. Things get a little dicey as Finn and Jake try to figure out what is up with their friends, and why does this little witch keep coming back? Glob, she’s really persistent.
HELP US! GREAT WARRIOR #2 (of 8)
Author: Madéleine Flores
Artist: Madéleine Flores
Cover Artist: Victoria Elliot
The tiny and powerful Great Warrior has begun her quest to kick the ever-living butt out of the enemies of a defenseless little village, and no one saves villagers with style and RADNESS the way Great Warrior does!
Author: Tom Siddel, Jim Zub
Artist: Mike Holmes, Rian Sygh
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty B: Chris Schweizer
Based on the popular game of the same name, the Munchkin comic gives you a whole new way to enjoy the world with Spyke and Flower. In this issue, check out what it’s like to be a monster whose door just got kicked in by some Munchkins! Plus, an exclusive game card is included with every copy of the first printing!
TEEN DOG #7 (of 8)
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artist: Jake Lawrence
Dudes, prom is coming up. Who do you think Teen Dog is gonna take? And who’s going to be crowned as the ultimate high school couple this year? Meh, who cares—let’s get out on the dance floor and cut a rug.
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists: A. Carolyn Nowak B. Brittney Williams (Incentive)
Mal and Molly just want to get back to their friends, but things are looking more dire by the minute. It’s going to be a crazy dash through this weird mixed-up world as they try to not only find a working portal, but one that will take them back to camp!
PLUNDER #2 (of 4)
Author: Swifty Lang
Artist: Skuds McKinley
Cover Artist: Skuds McKinley
As the band of pirates begins to discover just how horrific the situation is on their new ship, one of the few survivors from the vessel emerges with a possible way out, but it may already be too late…
FEATHERS #3 (of 6)
Author: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: Jorge Corona
Betrayal comes from all sides as Poe’s new friendship with Bianca creates chaos in the Maze, and the pair discover they may have even fewer allies than they thought in their race to the heart of the City.
ROCKET SALVAGE #4 (of 6)
Author: Yehudi Mercado
Cover Artist: Bachan
The Rocket family is split! With Zeta training under a mad scientist, Beta working under a local crime lord, and Primo stuck in a Republic of Galaxies prison, it’s going to take more than a big wrench and an apology to get this family back together!
EVIL EMPIRE VOL. 1 TP
Author: Max Bemis
Artists: Ransom Getty, Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw
The sands are shifting in America’s public consciousness. One action has torn the country apart in a debate over the meaning of right and wrong, and Reese Greenwood is not about to stand by as the American people support the rantings of a mad man. Told through the perspective of an underground rapper with a political bone to pick, Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch modern society gradually evolve into an evil empire. Collects issues #1-4.
DEEP STATE VOL. 1 TP
Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Cover Artist: Matt Taylor
John Harrow doesn’t exist, and his job is to make sure that other things don’t exist, too. At any given time, the government is running dozens of black book operations, experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Most of the time, they go as expected and the public is never the wiser. John Harrow’s job is to handle them when they don’t, and do anything to make sure the government’s secrets stay just that—secret. Collects issues #1-4.
ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 6 TP
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Jim Rugg, Dustin Nguyen, Jeffrey Brown, Jess Fink, Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Cover Artist: Luke Pearson
The Candy Kingdom is a ghost town! Finn and Jake finally get to have the ultimate out-of-body experience—LITERALLY. It’s a new day in Ooo when its greatest heroes find themselves wandering the Earth as bewildered ghosts! Don’t miss these brand-new adventures written by acclaimed cartoonist Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and illustrated by indie superstar Jim Rugg (Wayward)! Also featuring the all-star comic talent of Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Jess Fink (Kid With Experience), with Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time, The Midas Flesh) as they take on the story of Carl the Gem, and the history of Ooo through his eyes. Collects issues #25-29.
REGULAR SHOW VOL. 3 TP
Author: KC Green
Artists: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
It’s not junk! When Benson tries to organize a yard sale, Rigby has trouble letting go of his stuff. But when he becomes possessed by an old forgotten set of Pogs, it’s his stuff that won’t let go of him! Will Mordecai and the crew be able to defeat the vengeful spirit of the ‘90s? It’s nostalgia at its most epic. Collects issues #9-12.
THE MARCH OF THE CRABS VOL. 1: THE CRABBY CONDITION HC
Author: Arthur De Pins
Artist: Arthur De Pins
Cover Artist: Arthur de Pins
WHY WE LOVE IT: At Archaia, we love bringing great comics from all over the world to English-speaking audiences, stories they would never get to see otherwise (see The Killer, Okko, Toppi’s The Collector, and others). When we read French title The March of the Crabs by animator Arthur De Pins, we knew right away we had to add it to our list!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Arthur De Pins’ art style is a slick, fun tribute to Art Deco, something rarely seen in comics. The story of a hapless species of crab is an endearing look at one of nature’s cruel jokes, but made light by a humorous presentation with likable characters, reminiscent of films like Ice Age and Finding Nemo.
WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT: For centuries, the square crab has only been able to move side-to-side in one direction. But some brave crabs decide it’s time for revolution! A few of the brave crustaceans in an estuary on the French coastline decide it’s time to try and actually turn for once, but what does their evolution revolution mean for the human race?