Boom! Studios Solicits For April 2016 Launch Joyride, Goldie Vance, Over The Garden Wall As Lumberjanes Reaches #25

BOOM! STUDIOS

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JOYRIDE #1
(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Marcus To
Whats to Love: After working together on Hacktivist and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials original graphic novel, the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal) join forces once again with artist Marcus To (New Warriors, The Flash: Season Zero) for their first creator-owned series that takes readers to the stars in this space epic with a punk-rock attitude, perfect for fans of Young Avengers and Runaways.
What It Is: In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what theyre about to find.
32pgs, FC $3.99

 

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GOLDIE VANCE #1
(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Brittney Williams
Whats to Love: From Nancy Drew to Veronica Mars, we really dig girl detectives! Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit? adventure that mixes the fun of Eloise with the charm of Lumberjanes.
What It Is: In a timeless story, 16-year-old Marigold ‘Goldie’ Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotels in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he cant crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery utilizing her smarts, random skills, and connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town.
32pgs, FC (1 of 4) $3.99

 

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LUMBERJANES #25

(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Chynna Clugston-Flores
(A) Brooke Allen, Laura Lewis (CA) Brooke Allen
Oversized anniversary issue, and artist Brooke Allen returns! The High Council is coming to camp and Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens are suddenly getting magical powers. Includes a special back-up story by Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday) and Laura Lewis.
48pgs, FC $4.99
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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1

(W) Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari (A) Jim Campbell, Cara McGee
(CA) Jim Campbell, Veronica Fish
Whats to Love: Pat McHales Over the Garden Wall aired as Cartoon Networks first-ever original animated miniseries and has continued gathering fans ever since. The great response to our one-shot and follow-up limited series prompted us to return to the eerie Unknown for more stories in this new, ongoing series! Were thrilled to have Jim Campbell returning to join forces with fellow show writer Amalia Levari and artist Cara McGee for two original stories in each issue.
What It Is: Over the Garden Wall is now an ongoing series! In this kickoff issue, Wirt and Greg might have escaped the Beasts grasp and made it out of the Unknown, but some things cant be forgotten. Greg returns to Dreamland at night, where the silly creatures who live there help him on his adventures. Then, dive back into the early days in the Unknown where young Anna, the daughter of the Woodsman, must learn to survive in the woods on her own.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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UNCLE GRANDPA 2016 GOOD MORNING SPECIAL #1
(W/A) Yehudi Mercado, Jimmy Giegerich, Jeremy Hansen, Philip Murphy, Evgeny Yakovlev, Andreas Schuster
(CA) Robb Mommaerts
Whats to Love: We can never get enough of everyones favorite uncle and grandpa and his extraordinary friends like Pizza Steve and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger, so weve assembled a rad crew of writers and artists to put together some of their best short stories of unpredictable wackiness and crazy adventures!
What It Is: Good morning! From the wacky minds of mad scientist creators, explore the oversized chaos and wonder of tigers farting rainbows, wizards trying to return long-forgotten VHS tapes, and professional wrestling between a pizza with shades and a dinosaur man. If youre a fan of the Cartoon Network series, dont miss out on this Uncle Grandpa special issue!
32pgs, FC $4.99

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REGULAR SHOW: A CLASH OF CONSOLES OGN
(W) Robert Luckett, Rachel Connor (A/CA) Zé Burnay
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016! In this third Regular Show original graphic novel, chaos breaks out when three mega-corporations release their new video game consoles on the exact same day! Before Mordecai and Rigby can decide which gaming platform to buy, theyre drafted into opposing sides of an all-out gaming war chock full of laser beams, Maximum Gloves, and pixelated casualties, and the stakes have never been higher.
SC, 6×9, 160pgs, FC $14.99
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GARFIELD VOLUME 8 TP
(W) Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
(A) Andy Hirsch, Various (CA) Andy Hirsch
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016! The Fat Cat just keeps on delivering the laughs! In this latest collection of Garfields comic book adventures, Garfield and Odie go on strange trips with a mailman and a genie, while also finding a magic wand. Also, Pooky is abducted by aliens, Nermal makes new friends in the forest, and a Garfield cosplayer solves a mystery at a comic convention. Collects issues #29-32.
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $13.99

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ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS TP
(W) Jen Wang (A) Britt Wilson, Rian Sygh (CA) Jen Wang
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016!
Whats to Love: We had such a blast with the Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake mini-series created by Natasha Allegri (Bee & PuppyCat) that we couldnt wait to rejoin our favorite heroes in an all-new story from Jen Wang (In Real Life) and Britt Wilson (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake) that features the actual Cryptozoic card game, Card Wars, which itself was created from the game in the show. So meta!
What It Is: Cake is a Card Wars champ who cant be beat, and Fionna…is really tired of getting beaten! They set off in search of a challenger who can really test Cakes mettle. When they stumble across some gamer slugs, they think theyve hit the jackpot, but these guys have never heard of Cake and refuse to even play with her! Collects the complete mini-series!
SC, 7×10, 160pgs, FC $19.99

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ADVENTURE TIME: THE FOUR CASTLES OGN
(W) Josh Trujillo (A) Zachary Sterling (CA) Scott Maynard
Writer Josh Trujillo (The Reason for Dragons, Love Machines) teams up with Adventure Time veteran artist Zachary Sterling for a new original story! When Finn and Jake are approached by the mysterious Guildmaster, an adventurer claiming to represent the Heroes Guild of the Manyverse, theyre challenged to complete the Quest of the Four Castles to gain entrance to the guild and the right to train as ‘real’ heroes. But theres something fishy about this quest, and something even fishier about this Guildmaster!
SC, 6×9, 144pgs, FC $14.99

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ARCADIA TP
(W) Alex Paknadel (A) Eric Scott Pfeiffer
(CA) Matt Taylor, Eric Scott Pfeiffer
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016!
2Whats to Love: Our long tradition of breaking new talent—like Rafael Albuquerque (The Savage Brothers, American Vampire), Emma Rios (Hexed, Pretty Deadly), and Declan Shalvey (28 Days Later, Moon Knight) — continues with the debut of Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer, two new creators whose extensive world-building in the sci-fi thriller Arcadia evokes comparisons to epics like Game of Thrones, The Matrix, and Astro City.
What It Is: When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are ‘saved’ by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka ‘The Meat’) depends, how long will The Meat be able—and willing—to help? Collects the entire eight-issue series.
SC, 7×10, 208pgs, FC $29.99

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THE FICTION TP
(W) Curt Pires (A/CA) David Rubín
Whats to Love: Written by Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) and illustrated by David Rubín (Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West), The Fiction is a fountain of fascinating ideas about a group of childhood friends who discover that the past will always come back to find you.
What It Is: Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where theyve been and what they’ve seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, its up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago. Collects the complete mini-series.
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $14.99

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DAY MEN VOLUME 2 TP
(W) Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson (A/CA) Brian Stelfreeze
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016! The conclusion to the Day Men epic! The war between the Virgo and Ramses families has been called into a temporary ceasefire by Gustavo, a representative of the Old Families sent to mediate the conflict. But with Azalea facing a guilty verdict and certain death at the hands of a standard war tribunal, Day Man David Reid takes matters into his own hands by proposing Justice by Day, an ancient tradition pitting Day Men against each other in their families names. Collects issues #5-8.
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $14.99


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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOLUME 3 TP
(W) John Carpenter, Eric Powell (A) Brian Churilla
(CA) Eric Powell
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016! From John Carpenter, legendary director of the original classic film, writer Eric Powell (The Goon), and artist Brian Churilla (The Secret History of D.B. Cooper) comes a collection of the final four issues of their run. As if sacrificing himself to end Lo Pans reign wasnt enough, Jack Burton must now face his greatest challenge yet: the Hell of No Return. Luckily, Jack does have one companion in this eternity of endless torment. The very person he offed to get here, Lo Pan. When archnemesis becomes forced ally, Hell becomes the least of Jacks problems. Collects issues #9-12.
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $14.99

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SONS OF ANARCHY VOLUME 5 TP
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Matías Bergara (CA) Toni Infante
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016! When Bobbys estranged nephew Dillon shows up in Charming, eager to join the club, the Sons are happy to fortify their numbers with a member of the family. But Dillon is cocky, impulsive, and violent, and a crucial mistake leads to a lost business opportunity and trouble with the Mayans. The Sons send Dillon home in shame, but he has other plans…and he doesnt care who gets caught in the crossfire. Based on the hit FX TV show. Collects issues #19-22 and features a cover gallery by Toni Infante (Sons of the Devil).
MATURE THEMES
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $16.99

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MUNCHKIN VOLUME 2 TP
(W) Tom Siddell (A) Ian McGinty, Mike Luckas, Rian Sygh, Fred Stressing
(CA) Ian McGinty
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MAY 2016! Kick open the door. Kill the monster. Steal the treasure. Screw over everybody you come in contact with. Welcome to the world of Munchkin! Based on the popular game series, Munchkin Vol. 2 collect stories from the world of the fantasy roleplaying satire, featuring a time traveler, Spyke and Flower relaxing for a movie night, and the duo adventuring through a post-apocalyptic world. Collects issues #5-8.
SC, 6×9, 112pgs, FC $14.99

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Hendry Prasetya
(CA) Jamal Campbell, David Ryan Robinson, Vanesa R. Del Rey
Scorpina goes for Tommy where it hurts the most. Rita wont give up on her Green Ranger that easily. With Tommys life hanging in the balance, the Rangers must get together to save their friend, or risk losing him forever.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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KLAUS: PEN & INK #1
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
Whats to Love: Calling all process junkies! If youre as much a fan of the behind-the-scenes process of illustration as you are of the finished product, you will love this in-depth look at the making of the critically acclaimed Klaus.
What It Is: This next installment of the ‘Pen & Ink’ series collects Klaus issues #1-2 in an oversized, 11′ x 17′ format that features Dan Moras detailed inks alongside new commentary and creative insights from Mora and writer Grant Morrison.
SC, 11×17, 48pgs, B&W $19.99

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KLAUS #5
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
Synopsis: Magnus passes judgement on Klaus, and the enemys past is revealed.
32pgs, FC (5 of 7) $3.99

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KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #3
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Daniel Bayliss
Oliver spends some time in solitary and uncovers the prisons history and politics.
32pgs, FC (5 of 7) $3.99


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THE LAST CONTRACT #4
(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Lisandro Estherren
Final issue! The Man discovers the identity of the blackmailer and comes face-to-face with the consequences of his life as a hitman.
32pgs, FC (4 of 4) $3.99

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WELCOME BACK #7
W) Christopher Sebela (A) Claire Roe (CA) Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Mali and Tessa head to South Africa, Tessas homeland, to hide out from the army of Sequels chasing them.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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THE WOODS #21
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
Karen leads the survivors into the woods to regroup and plan revenge.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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TURNCOAT #2
(W) Alex Paknadel (A/CA) Artyom Trakhanov
Marta has to dive into her uncomfortable past and bring in a few friends from her days on the force to unravel the mystery surrounding the missing boy.
32pgs, FC (2 of 4) $3.99

 

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BILL & TED GO TO HELL #3
(W) Brian Joines (A) Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell, Alexis Ziritt
Bill & Ted will have to team up with Satan to take down the Easter Bunny and his master—who are heading straight for the holy of all holies: Heaven! Its time for Joan of Arc to live up to her calling and kick some evil butt!
32pgs, FC (3 of 4) $3.99

 

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THE SPIRE #8
(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Jeff Stokely
Oversized final issue featuring 28 pages of story! The killers identity and the truth behind the Pax 30 years ago are both revealed.
32pgs, FC (8 of 8) $3.99

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #23
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Victor Santos (CA) Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz
Jack is trapped in 1848, surrounded by ancient evil and low on reflexes, and hes about to learn the origin of Egg and Lo Pan.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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LANTERN CITY #12
(W) Matthew Daley, Mairghread Scott
(A) Carlos Magno, (CA) Benjamin Carr
Final issue! Sander, Killian, and Kendal face off for control of Lantern City.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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ADVENTURE TIME #51
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Ian McGinty (CA) Paul Reinwand
After too many back-to-back quests, Jake and Finn disagree on how important doing this hero stuff really is.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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JONESY #3
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Caitlin Rose Boyle
Jonesy reeeaally wants a tattoo of her favorite anime pop idol, but when she tries to get her dad on board with the idea, she accidentally makes him want a tattoo instead!
32pgs, FC $3.99

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GIANT DAYS #13
(W) John Allison (A) Max Sarin (CA) Lissa Treiman
Daisy visits Esthers hometown to convince her to come back to University, while Susan spends her Easter break far away from her Northampton problems.
32pgs, FC $3.99
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MUNCHKIN #16
(W) Sam Sykes (A) Mike Luckas (CA) Scott Maynard
Spyke, Flower, a Dwarf, and an Elf plan a mission into a long-sealed tomb to which they have recently acquired the key from the corpse of another adventurer.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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PEANUTS #32
(W) Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper
(A) Charles M. Schulz, Donna Almendrala, Vicki Scott
(CA) Charles M. Schulz
Snoopy decides to give this baseball thing Charlie Brown seems to love a try.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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STEVEN UNIVERSE AND THE CRYSTAL GEMS #3

(W) Josceline Fenton (A) Chrystin Garland
(CA) Kat Leyh, Jeremy Sorese, Josceline Fenton
When Amethyst and Steven show proof of the glass ghost to Pearl, she recalls that Rose was the one who first told her the story.
32pgs, FC (3 of 4) $3.99

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #4
(W) Pranas Naujokaitis (A) Natalie Andrewson
(CA) Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, Jenna Ayoub, Stefan Tosheff
Ice King and his ‘cool’ new friends set off to beat up Marble with some evil tools.
32pgs, FC (4 of 6) $3.99

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REGULAR SHOW #34
(W) Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas (A) Laura Howell
(CA) Mad Rupert, Pat Kinsella
New story arc, featuring guest writers Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas from Judge Dredd! Rigby and Mordecai begin a contest to see who can become more gentlemanly.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #2
(W) Roger Langridge (A/CA) Andy Hirsch
As the Peculiars continue their investigation of the missing statues, they pay 221B Baker Street a visit and are surprised by who they find there.
32pgs, FC (2 of 4) $3.99

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