Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance is a Dark Crystal prequel launching on Netflix at the end of August. But every prequel needs a prequel. And in September, Boom Studios is launching just that comic, set before that series, including writers on the show. Will Matthews & Jeffery Addiss, join Nicole Andelfinger of Lumberjanes and Matias Basla of Sparrowhawk as an official prequel to the prequel.
Check out the details – and all of Boom Studios September 2019 solicitations, below.
JIM HENSON DARK CRYSTAL AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 CVR A
+ AN OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE HIT NETFLIX SERIES!
+ Return to another world, another time, Before the Age of Wonder. The Skesis rein over Thra, but there are distant echoes of rebellion. Gelfling and unlikely heroes emerge to champion what is good and just, but their paths to legend started long ago. Epic tales of adventure, magic, and mystery send us back in time to the Age of Resistance to witness the untold histories that forged these protectors of Thra.
+ Based on a story by Jim Henson ‘s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series writers, Will Matthews & Jeffery Addiss, Nicole Andelfinger ( Lumberjanes ) and Matias Basla ( Sparrowhawk ) present an official prequel to the next chapter of the pop culture phenomenon, now streaming on Netflix.
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SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #1 CVR A DELL EDERA
* GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.
* When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows.
* Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see.
* Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done
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FIREFLY STING ORIGINAL GN HC
* Saffron and the women of Firefly pull the ultimate heist!
* Saffron.the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of FIREFLY fans worldwide.returns to Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, as she fs there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved.
* New York Times bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson ( Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma ), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, Rodrigo Lorenzo, and Taj Tenfold, reveal a new take on the world of Joss Whedon fs FIREFLY, as each artist shows the heist from the point-of-view of a different woman on the crew.
FIREFLY #9 CVR A MAIN GARBETT
THE FINAL SHOWDOWN WITH BOSS MOON STARTS HERE! With nowhere else to turn, Mal and his crew must decide whether or not to trust Boss Moon, or fight off the Alliance single-handedly.
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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 CVR A MAIN ASPINALL
The Hellmouth is about to break open and unleash all kinds of nightmares onto Sunnydale. And Buffy, no matter how hard she tries, is not ready for it.
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ANGEL #5 CVR A MAIN PANOSIAN
After teetering between Sunnydale and Los Angeles, Angel now knows exactly what his mission is-to make sure the Hellmouth stays sealed! He’ll stop anyone who gets in his way, be it friend or foe, vampire…or Slayer.
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ANGEL TP VOL 01
* BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), presents the shocking reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon ANGEL!
* Angel walks the line between two worlds; a vampire cursed with a soul, he ‘s spent centuries battling back the forces that would destroy humanity, in an attempt to redeem himself for the crimes committed by the monster he was when he was first turned. But now, when the trail of the most recent demonic uprising takes him to Sunnydale, he realizes that the redemption he seeks can only come at a startling price.
* As Angel gets closer to redemption, the full truth of his horrific past as Angelus will be revealed and there may be no way to escape his darkest secret of all.
* Written by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) , discover a brand new, modern take on one of the most iconic vampires in pop culture, perfect for fans and new readers alike!
* Collects issues #0-4.
ANGEL 20TH ANNIVERSARY ED HC VOL 01
* No Joss Whedon fan can miss this limited edition 20th Anniversary hardcover collecting issues #0-4 of the new series from Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger) and Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers).
* Includes 16 extra pages of content, and an exclusive gallery of cover art from the surprise series, including illustrations by award-winning artists Dan Panosian, Scott Buoncristiano, and many others!
GIRL ON FILM ORIGINAL GN
* One thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artiste. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then, in 1980, the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn’t allowed to see that movie. It was rated R, and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid.
* Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci, with art by some of the most original illustrators in comics, Vicky Leta, Jon Berg, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy taking on different era of her life, Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from a young age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of storytelling, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.
BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK HC DISCOVERY ADVENTURE
* Revisit the dinosaur next door in the stunning followup to Sean Rubin fs Eisner Award-nominated book Bolivar.
* Bolivar is a dinosaur living in New York City but that isn ‘t what Sybil is worried about. No, Sybil is much more worried about the fact that her neighbor only likes corned beef sandwiches! He ‘s been missing out on one of the great attributes of New York City and its rich communities – delicacies from around the world! Knishes! Falafel! Dim Sum! And it wouldn ‘t be a story in the Big Apple without pizza . . .
* Explore the five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan in this lushly illustrated Discovery Adventure . from Eisner-nominated cartoonist Sean Rubin where kids and parents alike search for their favorite foods, and find other sites unique to one of the greatest cities in the world!
LUMBERJANES ORIGINAL GN VOL 02 SHAPE FRIENDSHIP
* While adventuring in the woods, Jo, Mal, Molly, April, and Ripley discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas and they think they ‘ve found new friends. But what they don ft know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and they ‘ve found the perfect way to join the outside world by impersonating the Lumberjanes themselves and taking over Camp!
* To reclaim their identities, the ‘Janes will have to work together to remember who they really are and to help another group of friends accept themselves, too, in a story about looking inside yourself and learning to love who you meet there.
* Based on the New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award and GLAAD Award-winning series, Lumberjanes: Shape of Friendship is written by New York Times best-selling author Lilah Sturges and illustrated by polterink.
RUGRATS ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 LAST TOKEN
* ONE TOKEN TO RULE THEM ALL!
* Stu and Drew have taken the babies to the local arcade for a relaxing day of pizza and games. But when the arcade’s token stock goes down to one, a frenzy breaks loose. Every kid is out for the golden coin and the final game. It’ll be up to Tommy and the gang to march the one token across the floor to the fabled volcano arcade machine, told to yield a stream of tokens if you win.
* Writer Pranas T. Naujokaitis (Adventure Time: Ice King) and artist Maurizia Rubino lead the Rugrats on an epic quest like no other
DREW & JOT DUELING DOODLES ORIGINAL GN HC
* Get ready for a whole new world of superhero action adventure from Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Superman of Smallville) in the first of three middle grade graphic novels, perfect for fans of Dog Man ! Drew and his sidekick Jot come from the imaginary world of fifth grader Andrew ‘s sketchbook.
* While Andrew ‘s adventures take place in the real world, DREW and JOT ‘s adventures take place in his sketchbook, battling evildoers such as DOCTOR DANGER and his monsters!
* Andrew and his friend Foz trade sketches in each other ‘s sketchbooks. Until one day, Andrew ‘s little sister draws in his sketchbook and creates a DOODLE that changes DREW and JOT ‘s world forever!
ONCE & FUTURE #2 (OF 6)
The McGuire family has held back supernatural threats for generations, but this time they messed up. As an ancient evil arises from the grave, Bridgette and Duncan find themselves up against forces bigger than they could have expected, and faces new and old are about to complicate things further.
GO GO POWER RANGERS #23 CVR A MAIN SHAVRIN
NECESSARY EVIL continues as Jason begins to remember the truth about Shattered Grid – and he begins the path to forming a new, covert team of Power Rangers.
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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #43 CVR A CAMPBELL
NECESSARY EVIL continues as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers finally come face to face with the Mastermind behind all of their recent problems-the evil Lord Zedd. Meanwhile, the newly launched Omega Power Ranger team is stranded on an unfamiliar planet with no hope of getting home!
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* Lord Drakkon, a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) and his newly reformed army are crossing dimensions in order to execute an all-out attack that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever.
* 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 in the franchise from across time and space to face the ultimate threat… one that will mean the death of a Ranger!
* Join New York Times best-selling writer Kyle Higgins (Winter Soldier) and Ryan Parrott (Star Trek) and artists Daniele Di Nicuolo (West Coast Avengers), Jonas Scharf (Bone Parish), and Diego Galindo (Red Sonja) for the Power Rangers epic that redefined the comic book series.
Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues #24-30, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Free Comic Book Day Special 2018 , Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, and Go Go Power Rangers #9-12, with an all new short story from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Huang Danlan.
RONIN ISLAND #6 CVR A MILONOGIANNIS
Hana and Kenichi have been forced down separate paths, but both lead back to the Island. While Hana settles in and learns more about the Shogun’s rise to power, Kenichi struggles to survive by himself out in the wastes of the mainland and realizes he might not be the only survivor out there.
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PLANET OF APES AFTER FALL OMNIBUS TP
* Set in the reimagined universe of the modern Planet of the Apes movies, witness the rise and fall of humanity to a planet dominated by apes. But there fs trouble in paradise as ape leader Caesar is forced to contend with violent power struggles, while the outbreak of a mysterious, deadly virus threatens to decimate the remaining populations of humans. Can humans and apes join forces to establish a new world order, or will chaos finally reign supreme?
* Collects Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes, Planet of the Apes: When Worlds Collide f or the first time in one prestigious omnibus.
EMPTY MAN TP MANIFESTATION
* The Empty Man has gone viral – not just pathologically, but also through the airwaves as cultists broadcast their “message” of indoctrination to all within range of a television. Agents Jensen & Marsh must escort the Kerry family outside the city limits, shielding them from quarantine crews and the cults looking to bring the infected Melissa into their ranks.
* Written by Eisner Award-nominated author Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Bone Parish) and illustrated by artist Jes s HervÃ¡s (Lucas Stand), Manifestation is the third installment in The Empty Man franchise, bringing the haunting story of the Kerry family to a close.
FAITHLESS #6 (OF 5) CVR A POPE (MR)
The variant erotic cover for FAITHLESS will be completely bagged and not publicly previewed? ?due to sexually explicit material.
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WOODS YEARBOOK ED TP VOL 03
* In the years since they were first transported to an alien wilderness in the depths of space, the students of Bay Point Preparatory High School have had to grow up fast-first simply to survive, and later to build some kind of life on this foreign moon. Now, that new life is being threatened as human nature yet again rears its ugly head, and the students discover something that was once thought impossible: a way home…
* Written by James Tynion IV (Justice League, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), The Woods Yearbook Edition Book Three collects issues #25-36 of the seminal GLAAD Award-winning series.
GRASS KINGS TP VOL 02
* The next chapter in the lives of the Grass Kings.three brothers who rule their own trailer park kingdom outside of the laws of man.begins not with a whimper, but with a bang, as Robert uproots the community in search of the long-fabled serial killer. With paranoia setting in, Bruce and Ashur must decide if their brother is still fit to lead.
* Written by The New York Times bestseller Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Black Badge) and beautifully illustrated by Tyler & Hilary Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), Grass Kings Volume Two continues the Eisner Award-nominated rural mystery series that explores the binding legacies of love and loss.
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* Now in a new softcover edition, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller features nine folktales based on Henson’s Emmy Award-winning television series, beautifully written by Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella.
* This edition features stunning new illustrations by Hannah Christenson and Eva Eskelinen and photographs from the Jim Henson Archives that provide a rare behind-the-scenes look at JIM HENSON ‘S CREATURE SHOP during the filming of the beloved series.
LUMBERJANES #66 CVR A LEYH
The Roanoke and Zodiac alien search team up has uncovered something (or rather, someONE) unusual! Her name is Freya, and she says she’s a goddess, like Diane! Freya’s friendly and outgoing, and immediately super popular around camp in a way our favorite bratty ancient Greek can’t stand… she must be up to something! Right? Nobody’s that nice!
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GIANT DAYS #54
Summer is ending, and so are Daisy and Esther’s days at university (Susan still needs to finish medical school, of course). These last days together are worth their weight in gold, but soon it will be time for pomp, circumstance, and silly hats, as the girls head out into the world and face their futures!
AVANT-GUARDS #9 (OF 12)
While Liv and Charlie are away dealing with inter-league drama, the rest of the Avant-Guards put together a second round of tryouts in the hopes of finding some substitutes! It’s really too bad that Charlie is off with Liv, because one of the better players turns out to be someone from her past…
GHOSTED IN LA #3 CVR A KEENAN
As if living with ghosts weren’t enough of a problem, Daphne has personal drama she never expected. The jerk of an ex who dumped her? Turns out, not a jerk, because when he said “It’s not you, it’s me,” he really meant “I think I might be gay, and you’re not my type.” So now Daphne has to be a supportive friend, get over a long term relationship, and keep her undead roommate from hitting on her ex.
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OVER GARDEN WALL SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #2 (OF 5) CVR A YOUNG (C
Greg and Wirt begin rehearsals at the strange theatre they found, and it seems like it’s going well! No matter what Beatrice says, there’s nothing ominous going on here, just your standard abandoned theatre in the middle of the woods. Nothing to worry about.
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BEN 10 ORIGINAL GN MECHA MADNESS
* Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old… he’s also the wielder of the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into ten different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions.
* When Ben’s cousin Gwen discovers a mecha-suit left behind by the steampunk villain Steam Smythe, she can’t help but fix it back into working condition and test it out. While Ben may not approve, Gwen ‘s new suit may be their only chance of stopping the relentless Steam Smythe and his army of mecha-creatures from clashing with innocent civilians as they hunt down their lost machine.
* Written by Rainbow Award-winning author C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and illustrated by Lidan Chen, BEN 10: Mecha Madness is an action-packed adventure based on Cartoon Network ‘s hit TV series.
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 TP VOL 01 (RES)
* Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning series continues in Adventure Time Season 11 – the only place to get new, official Adventure Time stories! Return to the Land of Ooo after The Great Gum War and join Finn and Jake on all-new adventures. Together, along with Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, BMO, and all your favorite friends, they’ll rediscover what it truly means to be the protectors of the realm.
* Eisner Award winner Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Hock Chye) and writer Ted Anderson (Adventure Time: Beginning of the End) team up with artist Marina Julia (Lumberjanes: Faire and Square) to share the next chapter in the incredible world of Adventure Time.
* Collects issues #1-4
STEVEN UNIVERSE WELCOME TO BEACH CITY TP
* IT’S TIME TO HIT THE BOARDWALK!
*Steven Universe and the fine folks of Beach City get in all sorts of fun hijinks in this fun collection of shorts. Greg imparts some valuable life lessons on Steven and the Crystal Gems by showing them how he can be a hero. Then, it’s time to chow down on the Big Donut’s best offerings as everyone around Beach City gets in on the epic donut eating contest.
* Join an all-star cast of creators including Cara McGee (Black Canary: Ignite), Ayme Sotuyo (Lumberjanes), Chrystin Garland (Adventure Time) and more in these succulent shorts chronicling the Crystal Gems’ adventures across Beach City.
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #32 CVR A PENA
When Sadie comes down with what Steven and the Gems believe to be a cold, Garnet, Pearl, and
Amethyst each try their own method to cure her! They’re not very good at it.