Full Catalog For BOOM! Studios January 2019 Solicitations - Brings Buffy to the Yard With the Avant-Guards

Full Catalog For BOOM! Studios January 2019 Solicitations – Brings Buffy to the Yard With the Avant-Guards

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Here are BOOM! Studios solicitations for January 2019, straight from the catalogue… followed by the wordage and a cover gallery…

THE AVANT-GUARDS #1
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Noah Hayes
Preorder Cover: Veronica Fish
Synopsis:
● Giant Days meets Check, Please, from the creator of Heavy Vinyl!
● Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school
whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock.
● Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone
in that belief…until Charlie.
● Charlie is a recent transfer, a star basketball player, and the answer to all of Liv’s problems. She’ll stop at
nothing to get Charlie to join the ragtag group of misfits that make up their fledgling basketball team.
● Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and Noah Hayes (Goldie Vance) present a touching tale about finding what
you’re looking for… on and off the court.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Matthew Taylor
Main Cover B: Kevin Wada
Main Cover C: Royal Dunlap (Virgin)
Preorder Cover D: Becca Carey (Virgin)
Incentive Cover E: Jen Bartel
Incentive Cover F: Jen Bartel
Synopsis:
● Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is
reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon.
● This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new
school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers
tasked with defeating the forces of evil.
● But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ
Manning Award-Winner Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new
challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the
more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the
perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high
school truly is hell.
● WELCOME BACK TO THE HELLMOUTH, FOR THE FIRST TIME!

FIREFLY #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Lee Garbett
Preorder Cover B: Joe Quinones
Incentive Cover C: Marguerite Sauvage
Incentive Cover D: Joe Quinones
Incentive Cover E: Lee Garbett
Synopsis: With the Unificators closing in, Mal and Zoe must take some big risks to try to throw the enemy off their
scent, as the crew of the Serenity start to grapple with the fact that their captain and first mate might not be who they
say they are.

CODA VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $9.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Matías Bergara
Synopsis:
● Simon Spurrier (Sandman Universe, 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.
● Collects issues #1-4.

BEN 10: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE OGN SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: C.B. Lee
Artist: Lidan Chen
Cover Artist: Ling Chen
Synopsis:
● Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old…he’s also the wielder of the the Omnitrix, an alien device
that allows Ben to shift into 10 different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin
Gwen and his Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions.
● When Grandpa Max takes Ben and Gwen on a camping trip away from alien shenanigans, Ben has the
bright idea to prank some Bigfoot enthusiasts with one of his alien forms. Little do they know, the real
Bigfoot might be just around the corner…
● Join Rainbow Award-winning novelist C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Lidan Chen in the first
installment of original graphic novels based on Cartoon Network’s hit Ben 10 series.

ADVENTURE TIME: MARCY & SIMON #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Olivia Olson
Artist: Slimm Fabert
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brittney Williams
Preorder Marceline Cover: Ashley Morales
Preorder Simon Cover: Lisa Dubois
Incentive Cover: Sofie Drozdova
Synopsis:
● After the events of the Adventure Time™ series finale, Marceline and Simon have finally reunited! Now
together, Simon asks Marceline for help in making amends for his time as Ice King, which leads them,
Finn, and Jake to one of the most dangerous places yet…the Nightosphere!
● Written by Olivia Olson (Marceline on Adventure Time™) and illustrated by Slimm Fabert (Adventure
Time) is the perfect story for any fan of the Vampire Queen or the former Ice King!

PLANET OF THE APES: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Matt Kindt, Jeff Jensen, Dan Abnett, David Walker, Ryan Ferrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matt Smith, Jared Cullum, Carlos Magno, George Schall, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Morgan Beem
Cover Artist: Fay Dalton with John Keaveney
Synopsis:
● In celebration of the original film’s 50th anniversary, stories from both eras of the Planet of the Apes
franchise are featured together in one collection for the first time ever.
● These all-new stories include the reveal of the ape who calls the remains of the Statue of Liberty home, and
the first look at the world left behind following the events of War for the Planet of the Apes.
● Featuring bestselling authors Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge), Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer), and
Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy), Planet of the Apes: When Worlds Collide is an unprecedented
examination of the iconic franchise that fans of the original and new series will not want to miss.

WWE: FOREVER #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: Brent Schoonover, Michael Kingston, Lan Pitts, Derek Fridolfs
Artist: Brent Schoonover, Michel Mulipola, Carlos Magno, Derek Fridolfs
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Rahzzah
Preorder Cover: Kendall Goode
Unlockable 1 Per Store Connecting Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
Synopsis:
● Get ready for some old school action in this all-new special focusing on WWE Legends.
● The team of Michael Kingston & Michel Mulipola return to document the rise of the Excellence of
Execution, Bret Hart; Brent Schoonover tells a tale of what happens when Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
attempts to kidnap Matilda the Bulldog, and Lan Pitts & Carlos Magno reveal a showdown between Razor
Ramon and Ted Dibiase at a jewelry shop, and more!

WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER. VOL. 3 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier, Tini Howard, Kevin Panetta
Artist: Kendall Goode, Hyeonjin Kim, Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Cover Artist: Rahzzah
Synopsis:
● ARE YOU READY?
● We’re going to BREAK IT DOWN across various eras of WWE in this softcover collection. Stories
include DX’s infamous “invasion” of a certain southern wrestling program, a look at the rise of Asuka, The
Must See Superstar, The Miz, main-eventing Wrestlemania, and more.
● Collects the Wrestlemania 2018 Special, the Attitude Era 2018 Special, and exclusive backups from the
main series

WWE #24
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Dennis Hopeless
Artists: Serg Acuña
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Marco D’Alfonso
Action Figure Variant Cover: Adam Riches
RAW Connecting Cover: Brent Schoonover
Incentive Variant Cover: Rahzzah
Synopsis: AJ Styles sees a path to Wrestlemania, but must get through multiple title matches to get to his dream
bout. The problem? He doesn’t have to be pinned in these matches to lose the belt…

KONG: GODS OF SKULL ISLAND SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Paul Allor
Artist: Chad Lewis, Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Jeremy Simpson
Synopsis:
● The story of Kong has endured for centuries—from the time of the Vikings to turn of the century England.
Now, journey deep into Skull Island with two new stories that take a captivating look at one of the greatest
monsters in history.
● Discover the beauty and fury of the mythic Kong sanctuary in this collection featuring work from Eisner
Award nominee Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Jim Henson’s Power of the Dark Crystal) and writer Paul Allor
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) with stunning art by rising star Chad Lewis (Planet of the Apes
Visionaries) and critically acclaimed illustrator Carlos Magno (Kong on the Planet of the Apes).
● Collects the Kong: Gods of Skull Island #1 and the Kong of Skull Island 2018 Special.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS VOL. 7 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell
Synopsis:
● Lord Drakkon and his newly reformed army are crossing dimensions in order to execute an all-out attack
on our reality! For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces
with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams from across time and space to face the ultimate threat.
● Writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink)
raise the stakes as Rangers from across realities band together to save the universe in this first installment
of the critically acclaimed event, Shattered Grid.
● Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues #25-28.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #35
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: French Carlomagno
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Preorder Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Linda Lithen
Synopsis: The mysterious new DARK RANGER is the man known as Heckyl – and his origin is revealed for the
first time in this stand alone issue.

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #16
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Preorder Cover: Audrey Mok
Homage Incentive Cover: Gleb Melnikov
Synopsis: The Rangers have swapped costumes and powers…and nothing’s working right! Can Trini step up to lead
the team and stop Rita from acquiring the ultimate weapon?

LOW ROAD WEST #5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Flaviano
Cover Artist: Flaviano
Synopsis: Forced from the only refuge they have been able to find, the teenage refugees must face off once and for
all against the enemy that surrounds them… and the enemy within them.

BONE PARISH #6
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf
Synopsis: With a renewed focus on the Ash business, the Winters family goes on the offensive to claw back every
scrap of New Orleans territory that was taken from them.

THE EMPTY MAN #3
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Preorder Cover: Jesús Hervás
Synopsis: Chaos descends on the Kerry family’s neighborhood as the mysterious cult known as the Whisper Oracles
engages in a full-fledged assault to “save” their mother.

BLACK BADGE #6
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Kindt
Intermix Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Synopsis:The Black Badge program has been around for generations, and has a storied history to match. The Black
Badge program is built on legacies, on recommendations, on families. How many fathers have sent their sons to a
new class of Black Badges?

SPARROWHAWK #4
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Matias Basla
Cover Artist: Miguel Mercado
Synopsis: Art and her strange allies come to a crossroads as they finally reach the Unseelie Queen’s castle.

WIZARD BEACH #2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Shaun Simon
Artist: Conor Nolan
Cover Artist: Conor Nolan
Synopsis: After a disappointing row with his Uncle Sally where he discovers that he won’t be learning great
wizardry, Hex endeavors to head home and resume his battle, alone if he has to. Too bad an invisible barrier
prevents him from leaving and he’s forced to embrace some beach vibes, his lazy Uncle, and some killer waves.

JIM HENSON’S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL VOL. 1 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher:Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Cover Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Synopsis:
● Writer Adam Smith (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special) and artist Alexandria Huntington (Avengers
Origins) present a new sequel to the hit film!
● Arriving at the Crystal Castle where he was once a lowly acolyte, Kensho is asked to accept the
responsibility as leader of Thra. But he will have to rectify sins of the past before he can decide if he—or
anyone—is fit to rule.
● Meanwhile, the realm of Mithra is being rebuilt by the newly-crowned Ember Queen Thurma, whose own
quest to decide the future of her land is thrown into question when another Fireling makes a claim as the
true heir to the throne.

JIM HENSON’S BENEATH THE DARK CRYSTAL #6
Publisher:Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Cover Artist:
Main Cover A: Benjamin Dewey
Preorder Cover B: David Petersen
Synopsis: Thurma tests her new Fireling abilities with dangerous results while Kensho and the others seal the fate
of the town of Dagger Root… for better or worse.

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: CORONATION #10
Publisher:Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier & Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Fiona Staples
Preorder Cover: Cory Godbey
Synopsis: The battle for the heart of the Labyrinth is underway as the goblin rebellion storms the Owl King’s castle,
with Maria and her companions right at the heart of it.

GIANT DAYS #46
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Max Sarin
Synopsis: A thief is targeting the Dark Nebula comic book shop where Esther works, and it’s up to Susan to put her
amateur detective skills to work… emphasis on amateur.

BY NIGHT VOL. 1 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist: Christine Larsen
Synopsis:
● Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best
friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. They fall easily into their old roles, with Jane as the cautious voice
of reason, Heather as the bold, adventurous leader. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads
them to another world, a plan begins to unfold—create a documentary about the world and become filthy,
filthy rich.
● The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have
to do is step through…
● Eisner-Award winning author John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) join
forces for a story about coming home, discovering identity, and accidently smashing a hole to another
dimension.
● Collects issues #1-4.

By Night #7
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Preorder Cover: Sarah Stern
Synopsis: A creature from beyond the Eidolon has gotten loose in Spectrum, and it’s up to Chip, Heather and Jane
to search it out and pest-control it. And if they can survive a literal blood-sucking monster, maybe they’ll be able to
hunt down the thief who absconded with their otherworldly footage, too!

LUMBERJANES VOL. 11 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
Cover Artist: Kat Leyh
Synopsis:
● When Molly makes a deal with a mysterious Voice in the woods surrounding Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin
Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types to slow down time, all she wants is more
time to spend with her friends at camp, hiking and doing crafts, and playing music and having fun.
● Unfortunately there are… side effects, and it’s up to Roanoke Cabin to to set time right again, and save
camp!
● Collects issues #41-44.

LUMBERJANES #58
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: AnneMarie Rogers
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Preorder Cover: Alexa Sharpe
Synopsis: With April’s movie night dreams dashed by clumsy yetis, she sets her sights on a different scheme for
Jo’s birthday. Mal is on distraction duty, but their river rafting badge winds up off course. Stranded on an island
unknown to Lumberjanes, will Jo, Barney, Jen, and Mal be able to get back to camp in time for the festivities? And
does Jo even want to?

SMOOTH CRIMINALS #3
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kiwi Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Leisha-Marie Riddel
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Synopsis: With their heist all planned out and the clock counting down, Mia and Brenda are ready to case the place
and make their move. Sneaking into the exhibit hall should be cake, but going unnoticed? To pull that off, they’ll
both have to shape up and work on playing their part: with Mia trying to pass herself off as a modern 1990s woman,
and Brenda as a high-society dame!

OVER THE GARDEN WALL: HOLLOW TOWN #5
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Celia Lowenthal
Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Celia Lowenthal
Preorder Cover: Natalie Hall
Synopsis: Hollow Town has sprung it’s trap on Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice, and they must work together if they have
any hope of escaping back to the Unknown to continue on their journey home.

ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #4
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sonny Liew & Ted Anderson
Artist: Marina Julia
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Preorder Cover: Julie Benbassat
Incentive Cover: Arielle Jovellanos
Synopsis: When Marceline loses her memories, everyone suspects foul play! Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and
Simon must band together to save their friend!

ADVENTURE TIME: SUGARY SHORTS VOL. 5 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Jeremy Sorese, Meredith McClaren, Hanna K
Artist: Jeremy Sorese, Meredith McClaren, Hanna K
Cover Artist: Jamie Coe
Synopsis:
● A Variety Pack of Sugary Goodness Awaits! With brand-new, never-before-collected stories by
fan-favorite Adventure Time comic book creators, Sugary Shorts packs a sweet punch of stories for
everyone!
● Including stories from Meredith McClaren (Jem and the Holograms), Jeremy Sorese (Steven Universe), and
Adventure Time™ storyboard artist Hanna K! This volume of Sugary Shorts defies dentistry and proves
you can’t have too much of a sweet thing!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #24
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Missy Pena
Preorder Cover: Ayme Souto
Synopsis: Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems work together to restore a historic site special to the Crystal Gems
from the past.

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE VOL. 2 SC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH 2019*****
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Synopsis:
● Rocko’s dog Spunky becomes an overnight internet sensation. Desperate times call for desperate measures
and Rocko will do whatever it takes to win back his best bud’s affection. But Rocko’s resolve will be really
be put to the test when he chooses to take on corporate giant, Conglom-o!
● Collects issues #5-8.

 

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