Boom! Studios’ free comic book offering outlined

Boom! Studios celebrates its Ten Year anniversary with this fantastic looking Free Comic Day Special. It has a cover by David Petersen of Mouse Guard Fame. Read on to see all of the stories to appear in their free comic special.

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The BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special features a cover illustrated by Mouse Guard creator David Petersen and will contain the following stories:

 

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

“Wisdom and Idioms”

Written and Illustrated by Cory Godbey

An all-new short based on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The Wiseman and his bird try to find some humor in the magical world of Labyrinth.

 

Iscariot

Written and Illustrated by S.M. Vidaurri

Young Carson discusses magic and time with a wizard in this special preview of the upcoming Archaia original graphic novel written and illustrated by Iron: Or, the War After creator S.M. Vidaurri.

 

Mouse Guard

“Service to Seyan”

Written and Illustrated by David Petersen

An excerpt from Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales. Gwendolyn learns about her mother Alma and the great warrior hall of Seyan.

 

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wards

Created by Pendleton Ward

Written by Jen Wang

Illustrated by Britt Wilson

A brand-new Fionna & Cake short from writer Jen Wang (In Real Life) and Britt Wilson (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake)! Fionna and Cake are on the search for an opponent for Cake to play against in Card Wars.

 

Regular Show

“Coffee Shop Special!”

Created by JG Quintel

Written by Kevin Church

Illustrated by Coleman Engle

Based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series, Eileen and Margaret make Muscle Man his special drink.

 

Peanuts

“Dogstoevsky”

Created by Charles M. Schulz

Story by Charles M. Schulz

Pencils by Vicki Scott

Snoopy looks to finally become the World’s Greatest Author, but Lucy’s help may not be the helpful push he needs.

 

Garfield

“Fast Feline”

Created by Jim Davis

Written by Mark Evanier

Illustrated by Andy Hirsch

Nothing can keep Garfield from a good meal, even if it means having to beat the fastest cat to get it.

 

Lumberjanes

Created by Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis

Written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis

Illustrated by Brooke Allen

When the Lumberjanes aren’t taking care of pesky critters or crazy demigods, they’re making fun crafts like friendship bracelets. Friendship to the max!

 

Munchkin

“Table of Contents”

Written and Illustrated by John Kovalic

Fight the monsters, steal the treasure, and backstab your buddy! A wandering monster table appears in this short from the illustrator of the hit card game Munchkin, John Kovalic.

 

Help Us! Great Warrior

Written and illustrated by Madeleine Flores

Based on the hit webcomic and new miniseries from Madeleine Flores. Great Warrior gets attacked on the road!

The BOOM! Studios Ten Year Celebration 2015 Free Comic Book Day Special will be offered free to fans at their participating local comic book shop on Free Comic Book Day, May 2, 2015. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!

 

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Legion of Boom! Fall of Cthulhu Omnibus TP 10 page preview

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We enjoy Boom! so much here that I’ve decided to offer some weekly previews of the comics that are being featured. This article is focused on Fall of Cthulhu Omnibus TP. There articles offer no opinion, no review, just a preview and information so you can decide whether or not to buy. without much more ado, on to our Fall of Cthulu Omnisbus 10 page preview.

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Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artists: Greg Scott, Mateus Santolouco, Mark Dos Santos, Various

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Legion of Boom! Cluster #1 preview

Cluster #1 issue preview

Look out for a review tonight of this new title by Ed Brisson of “The Field” fame. For more information on Boom! Studios, check out our Boom! Studios coverage, or stop by their site.

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Revelations Trade paperback review

Elegant noir from Boom! Studios

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Review covers issues #1-3

Richard Crowsong Davis

Noir and detective stories haven’t been seen much lately. At least, not by mine eyes. Most of what is put out now is a cliche of a stereotype; ‘Maltese Falcon’ rip offs that have been copied and pasted until they’re nothing but grit and smut. Cigarette butts and sticky floors. That’s why ‘Revelation’ from Author Paul Jenkins and artist Humberto Ramos is such a, well, revelation.

The story is a lightly boiled crime/suspension/supernatural mystery that focuses on the hyper-aware senses of Charlie Northern. Charlie  is beyond cynical. He’s capable of far more than sardonic. There really isn’t an equal in crime or detective stories that I can compare him to. He’s somewhere between Bruce Willis in the ‘Last Boy Scout’ and Dr. House. He doesn’t like anything but smoking, and of course his desire to smoke more. He is recruited by an old friend, we believe, who has become a cardinal in Vatican city. The vinegary detective Northern joins the hunt for a killer of a vatican priest who happens to be next in line to the ‘throne’ of pope. He seemingly does it for nothing more than an excuse to moan and complain incessantly. He’s truly unique when it comes to Englishmen I’ve met and seen portrayed. He has no problem pissing off other detectives, priests and anyone that crosses his path. He’s damn near likable one moment, and nearly intolerable the next. Exactly who you would want and would expect investigating the famously secret Vatican.

The circumstances with which our victim meets his fate is suspicious at best, and traitorous at its worth. No matter what the cause, something is very wrong in Rome. Charlie Northern’s foul mouth and seeming lack of interest is a nice counter balance to Humberto Ramos’ elegant and picturesque Vatican. The art is the most interesting when it is in the dark corners of a London flat or the halls of the Vatican. Ramos is a deft hand at drawing emotion and evoking it from the landscapes and  streets he creates. The dark tone of the story is carried well by Ramos’ art and lets the story breath. The grim content lends itself to melancholy and the art add a filter of innocence to us, or the characters of the story, and doesn’t let the sadness or melancholy settle in.

The only issues I had with the story, through the first 3 installments of the mini-series, is the wordiness and rushed exposition. I understand things must be revealed and long conversations must be had, but the personality of the Detective and the lack of one of his cardinal friend aren’t quite enough to make the first issues compelling. Minor nitpick, truly, as the chase and investigation are the true focus of the story.

This is a nice read, and Detective Northern is gradually growing on me. Or, I’m getting used to him. Used to him like smokers become accustomed to their own cigarette smoke. I’m going to finish off the series and write another review because there is enough here to keep going and suggest it to others. Even though Charlie Northern is grating at times, he is a different type of detective, at least on the surface, and I wold love to see more characters that try to bend their molds. So, no more blabbing and opinions of mine. There are 10 pages of preview here for you to read and decide for yourself. Remember to stop back by and go by my Twitter @rpdgame

 

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‘Hit: 1955’ Trade Paperback coming from Boom! in December

This Noir edition continues the tradition of edgy and well crafted comics by Boom!
This Noir edition continues the tradition of edgy and well crafted comics by Boom!

Relive the Darker Side of Los Angeles with the Harvey Award-Nominated ‘Hit: 1955’ Trade Paperback

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November 11, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the December debut of the Hit: 1955 trade paperback. The collection includes all four issues of the Harvey Award-nominated, gritty crime noir story that explores the darker side of the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1950s. Writer Bryce Carlson teams up with Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer and Harvey Award nominee Vanesa R. Del Rey (The Empty Man) for a story that looks at the twisted history of the LAPD and the policemen who did a little wetwork under the table in the name of cleaning up crime.

 

Hit is one of my favorite books we’ve ever published,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Bryce and Vanesa arrived on the comic book scene lightning-fast last year. It was a groundbreaking debut for two creators that took us to Los Angeles in 1950s and delivered a gem of a noir story. This collection is a must-have for fans of beautiful art, great writing, and comics that add a little something new to the industry. Plain and simple, Hit delivers.”

 

In Hit: 1955, they say the eyes are the window to the soul. You look at Harvey Slater and you’ll see a homicide detective chasing cigarettes with a few fingers of bourbon. You look into his eyes, and you’ll see a hitman who spends his nights making “untouchable” criminals disappear for the Los Angeles Police Department. But all it takes is a blonde bombshell from his past and a crime syndicate trying to muscle in while Mickey Cohen’s in prison to open Slater’s eyes to who he really is. This book collects the complete four-issue limited series, features the never-before-seen prose short story, “Bonnie,” and includes an introduction by American crime author Duane Swierczynski.

 

Praise for Hit:

 

“A violent piece of 1950s noir…comics’ next big ‘Hit’.” – USA Today

 

“Loved Hit…dark, twisted noir.” – Scott Snyder (Batman, Detective Comics)

 

“Man, this is good stuff… Suspensful and quirky without being hard to read or impenetrable. Art’s great, too!” – Mark Waid (Irredeemable, The Flash)

 

“Writer Bryce Carlson has a skill for heightened noir dialogue and creates a strong hook…but the main draw of Hit is Vanesa R. Del Rey’s atmospheric, expressive artwork…“ – The A.V. Club

 

“The story is compelling, the flawed, gruff human at the center of the action is compelling to read and the plot itself feels fresh and new despite the 60-year-old setting. … This is a fine bit of noir and it makes me itch for more.” – Comic Book Resources

 

“…one complicated slice of nasty noir during the golden age of Los Angeles…” – Newsarama

 

“Thanks to a fresh approach to the detective genre and great art, Hit #1 really packs a wallop. Looks like BOOM! Studios has another hit on their hands. Pun intended.” – IGN

 

“…Hit gets at the heart of what makes noir so compelling, and plays out the formula in all its glory.” – Multiversity

 

“The story is compelling and keeps you engrossed, living up to its name many times in the first issue alone.” – Graphic Policy

 

“Carlson and Del Rey have put together a book that captures a long-past era, but still manages to feel fresh and new, while containing many of the conventions that make stories like this so compelling in the first place.” – The MacGuffin

 

“Sometimes you just need a meat-and-potatoes detective pulp story to just immerse yourself into, and Hit is perfect for that.” – All-Comic

 

“It’s clear that a lot of research and love for the crime genre went into this project, and it shows.” – Comic Bastards
The Hit: 1955 trade paperback arrives in comic book shops on December 10th with a cover by series artist Vanesa R. Del Rey for the price of $14.99 under Diamond Code SEP141119. The Final Order Cutoff date for comics retailers is November 17th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for pre-order directly from boom-studios.com.

Over the Garden Wall One-shot Preview article

OverTheGardenWall_coverABoom! Studios has been great to us over here at Fear and Gaming, and we love the diverse crop of independent and brilliantly done comics they offer. We love to take the opportunity when we have it to post reviews and previews of their works. This is one of those chances. Below find a few page preview of “Over the Garden Wall” a one-shot comic by Patrick McHale and illustrated by Jim Campbell, and is an accompaniment to the first ever original cartoon by Cartoon Network. Please enjoy the preview and heavenly artwork. Make sure to pick up a copy of the comic as well. Make sure to follow me on twitter @rpdgame. For reviews of Boom! Studios’ comics, stop by Hank Van Hawkins’ blog here.

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Boom! Box announces its first trade paperback ‘The Midas Flesh’ part 1

We’re always keen to see anything new from Boom! Studios, especially our writer Hank Van Hawkins. We’re even more excited to see something from the Boom! off-shoot Boom! Box. The cover for Midas Flesh is gorgeous, and the creative collective of Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb have crafted what looks to be an indie darling and cult hit. I’m personally brushing up on the series myself before the trade drops. Read on below for more details, and keep up with our blog to receive up-to-date indie news, especially Boom! Studios content.

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BOOM! Box, an Imprint of BOOM! Studios, Announces Its First Collected Trade Paperback with ‘The Midas Flesh’ Vol. 1
The Midas Flesh Vol. 1 TP Cover by Emily Partridge

November 5,  2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Nearly one year ago, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios announced their newest imprint BOOM! Box, a home for comics “made for the love of it.” The publisher is now pleased to announce the collected first volume of the imprint’s inaugural series, The Midas Flesh. Created by the longtime creative team behind the Adventure Time comics, writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, The Midas Flesh is an edge-of-your-seat, save-the-universe adventure with two butt-kickin’ ladies and a dinosaur in a spacesuit. The first volume collects issues #1-4 of this quirky space epic and features a casewrap covered in striking gold fingerprints.

“When you create an imprint that’s intended to encourage weird, experimental, and eclectic comics, you have to start off with a series that really embodies that mission,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The Midas Flesh is just that for BOOM! Box. Ryan, Shelli, and Braden have already proven themselves to be some of the best storytellers in comics with their run on Adventure Time, and they’ve outdone themselves with The Midas Flesh. Plus: dinosaur on a spaceship. Hard to beat that.”

About The Midas Flesh: We’ve all heard of the Midas Touch. You know, the Greek myth about the man who did a number on himself by wishing for everything he touched to turn to gold? Well, you haven’t heard everything. Joey and her space crew have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body.

The Midas Flesh Vol. 1 trade paperback arrives in comic shops on December 3rd with a cover price of $14.99 under Diamond order code OCT141163. The cover is illustrated by Emily Partridge (Adventure Time). The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is November 10th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

 

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #6 review + 5 page preview By Hank Van Hawkins

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Nightbreed  #6 review

Admittedly I am having fun with my press pass. I am getting to read so many great comics from Boom! for free. Of course that hasn’t stopped me from actually going into my local store and buying some hard copies for myself as well. I am at my weakest on Wednesdays damn it.  One free issue of a great series will always compel you to buy other issues in order to find out the whole story for your self.  (The whole point to Free Comic Book Day) At least it does for me and my own buying habits.  

Nightbreed in particular has been one issue I read that has prompted me to find out more about the series as a whole. Personally you can’t go wrong with anything Clive Barker has a part in.   Over the many years I have been reading comic books I have never been let down by a Clive Barker title of any sort and Nightbreed continues the hot streak. Granted the issue I picked up was  # 6  and it made no difference to me where the issue was in relation to the current arc because it provides just enough of what is going on along with a more than a hint at what is too come. Anytime a book explores the so called darker shadows and corners of our world the more apt I am to get into it.  Obviously this fantasy but it still doesn’t prevent itself from making a social statement on issues that currently plague society as a whole. If indeed there was a entire underworld of mythical creatures who lurk in the shadows and the dark recess of the human spirit it may make more sense out of this crazy world as a whole. 

   I am taking it upon myself to pick up the graphic novel for this series once its available. It ended up being ten times more entertaining that I had anticipated and I highly recommend it to others despite some character similarities to Hellboy it easily stands on its own as a series and has a great and eclectic cast of characters with a deep and intriguing back story to each of them.  Each is an outcast demon due to their extrasensory, supernatural, and other worldly attributes, appearances, and abilities. However they fit right in with the circus freaks without missing a beat. Yet their powers themselves struggle for relevance in the human world. So although they are demons at their simplest form they are merely humans just like the rest of us with their own set of challenges and prejudices. Obviously I suggest this as a pick up the next time you are in your comic shop looking for something new and exciting and you will see what I mean. The art is simple and direct to the point and the story flows with ease and leaves you wanting to know more about the characters and the hand that fate will play to them during this series run.  Kudos to Boom Studios for putting together such a great roster of titles and writers. They are really making a mark in the world of comics if you ask me and their juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. I know I am keeping my eyes peeled from now on.   

Editor’s note: please have a look below for the 5 page preview of Nightbreed #6. Also, click on Hank’s name to visit his Facebook page.

 

 Hank Van Hawkins 

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‘The Collector’ by Sergio Toppi review

The hardcover cover art for The collector by Sergio Toppi
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“The Collector” By Sergio Toppi Review

By Hank Van Hawkins

  As soon as I signed into Boom! comics with my fresh sparkling new press pass, I saw a lot of titles that piqued my interest. But, the one that drew me in right away more so than any of the others initially was The Collector. Despite the fact it is an entire graphic novel, I know I could have started off by choosing a few single issues of something else first but I had to sink my teeth into this one right upon seeing it.  It is a translated work by Italian artist Sergio Toppi.  With the basic plot and cover art it was speaking to my personal tastes, so I dove right in. The premise of the character alone is enough to get my imagination in gear.  The art work has a surreal undertone, almost immediately exposing the artist’s love for impressionism.  It is bare bones drawing at it’s most poignant. If anything, his art organically inspires the artist in all of us to not worry about coloring outside the lines or worrying about every little mark having to be exactly perfect. Honestly, the art is transcendental.

I usually take in the art work before diving into the writing as a matter of fact. I didn’t get too far before my curiosity couldn’t hold it’s rabid thirst for The Collector’s story, and believe you me, there is a lot of depth to the tale. It obviously speaks out about the collector in every collector out there, somehow leading to this guy as one of the original purveyors of a practice that is all too common in this day and age whether it is comics, cards, games or antiquities for that matter. There isn’t alot out there that isn’t collected in some capacity. 

 He is a well rounded and well financed eclectic eccentric with his hand in many creative business ventures.  He is a worldly gentlemen whose interests push through to many facets of the finer things in life. And in turn, keep him on the move to the next piece of his “collection.”  In order to collect, one must have monetary means to feed the habit so to speak. Of course, I love westerns and any story seemingly set in anywhere in the 1800’s. So it is an easy and interesting read and again, the art work is very eye pleasing and the story line plays up the primitive look of the drawing as well. He has a vigilante streak to his persona that comes in handy when he finds many characters as obstacles that are in the way of his pursuit. He is a gentlemen about his rogue means. His power of persuasion is pervasive as he uses his manners to ask many a stranger for his next clue to the object of his current affection. 

 I really love how he comes across famous historical figures and heads to historical places, all while on the hunt. It is at the least a page from the “who’s who” of tribal chiefs and Native Americans during the first arc. An entertaining tale with its roots in reality. Anytime you can have Crazy Horse as one of the characters, of course I am going to buy this book ! It holds up tremendously well considering it was first released in the sixties. His drawing style is actually very similar to Jack Jackson, a famous illustrator of many underground comics from the 60’s . He is one of R. Crumb‘s peers. Jack himself drew and wrote many historical stories about outlaws and lawmen from the roots of The Republic of Texas and it’s as if both of these guys prayed at the same art altar at one time or another. 

 Anytime archaeology and artifacts are woven into a story line it seems to appeal to history buffs, lit freaks as well as comic book readers. This is a all round great read.  It portrays the rough hewn grit of the old west as the Collector moves on from artifact to artifact which keeps each arc in the story stirring enough to keep your attention.  He is part Jonah Hex and part Indiana Jones . A great culmination which I only wish there was more to read. It also reminds me of the french comic hero Blueberry, but with the added angle of the search for each artifact and its back story, all the while shifting nicely into the current pursuit of the next piece. He lives on the edge during each of his crusades where he constantly flirts with disaster during each of his pursuits. He extinguishes any one who happens to stand in his way. Nothing nor anyone stands in his way. A relentless collector.

If you have never read a graphic novel before and the form is new to you, there would be no better place to start than the collector.

Please read on for a preview of ‘The Collector’ by Sergio Toppi

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Have you read the collector? How about any of Hank’s references in the article? Leave a comment and discuss.

Crack the Code with Justin Jordan’s First Original Series with BOOM! Studios, ‘Deep State’

Just got this delicious tidbit of news from Boom! Studios, one of my favorite comic book companies. They have a huge and diverse selection of comics that includes Clive Barker’s Bestiary, which is in the 3rd issue of 6. Go by and have a look at their comics if you haven’t already. We’re looking forward to getting some reviews and some samples up real soon. So, no more jabbering-here’s the news!

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For Immediate Release
Crack the Code with Justin Jordan’s
First Original Series with BOOM! Studios, ‘Deep State’
   Deep State #1 Main Cover by Matt Taylor

Deep State #1 Retailer Incentive Cover by Artyom Trakhanov

October 16, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. Whether you want to believe it or debunk it, stories of the faked moon landing, government-sanctioned assassinations, and brainwashing have been around for generations. This November, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios asks: What if those conspiracy theories were planted to cover up an even darker truth? Discover the conspiracy behind the conspiracies with Deep State, a new ongoing series that kicks off the first of three original series from one of the emerging voices behind hard-hitting and intelligent stories, Justin Jordan (Spread, The Strange Talent of Luther StrodeJustin Jordan (), and talented artist Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine).

“Justin is a writer we’ve been dying to work with,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “His stories are visceral, smart, and they just bleed cool. With Deep State, Justin is setting up a little patch of land for himself at BOOM! and we’re excited to have him. Ariela Kristantina is teaming up with Justin and turning in some spectacular artwork on this series—she’s definitely an artist on the rise. Get ready for them to introduce you to John Harrow in November.”

In Deep State, 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. Some of these are innocuous. Some of them are monstrous beyond reason. And most of the time, they go as expected and the public is never the wiser. Most of the time. John Harrow’s job is to handle them when things go wrong, and do anything to make sure the government’s secrets stay just that—secret. If you’re interested in conspiracy theory stories from comics like Planetary and Sleeper to films like Enemy of the State and Three Days of the Condor, you’ll be gripped by Deep State!
Deep State #1 arrives in comic book shops on November 12th with a main cover by Mondo print illustrator Matt Taylor and a retailer incentive cover by Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow), with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code SEP141117. The Final Order Cutoff Date for retailers is October 20th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for pre-order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

Fear and Gaming is adding Boom! Comics

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That’s right. I couldn’t in good conscience not cover comic books, so I’ve decided to keep up with Boom! Studios. They’re a huge part of my life and Boom! Studios has allowed me access to their dank dim dungeon of delicious dark fairy tales. I’ll be releasing news on some of the goodness going on over there, and I’ll also be reviewing some of my favorites. I personally love Clockwork Angels and will be writing some about that soon. The Empty Man, Thomas Alsop and the Dark Crystal look good as well. Stay tuned and stay weird.

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This week’s scheduled releases are below.

Archaia
Hacktivist #3

BOOM! Box
The Midas Flesh #4

KaBOOM! Studios
Bravest Warriors # 18

Regular show# 11

The list below are April previews that ship in June.

THE EMPTY MAN #1 (of 6) 

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artists: A: Vanesa R. Del Rey B: Goñi Montes (Incentive)
WHY WE LOVE IT: There’s nothing scarier than horror that hits home—a tale of terror only one or two steps removed from our reality. THE EMPTY MAN is a dystopic version of the world we know, where a terrifying disease has taken on almost deific connotations.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, VENOM) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT) are two of the most exciting talents in the industry, and perfectly in sync on this haunting new crime procedural.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.

THE EMPTY MAN #1 Cover A by Vanesa R. Del Rey

THE EMPTY MAN #1 Cover A by Vanesa R. Del Rey
THE EMPTY MAN #1 Cover B by Goni Montes
THE EMPTY MAN #1 Cover B by Goñi Montes
THOMAS ALSOP #1 (of 8)
Retail Price:  $3.99
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Artist: Palle Schmidt
Cover Artists: A: Palle Schmidt   B: Dean Haspiel (Incentive)
WHY WE LOVE IT: Bringing readers great books from new talent has always been close to our hearts here at BOOM! Studios. Chris Miskiewicz and Palle Schmidt have created a warlock for these modern times, and we’re delivering them to the best audience in comics!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Fans of John Constantine and Dr. Strange will love this new take on the magic-wielding hero who battles demons on the streets… and in his own mind. Thomas has money and fame, but also the burden of a being this generation’s occult warrior. Can he survive the battles both within and without?
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Thomas Alsop is the current “Hand of the Island,” a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family’s prowess for magic. Being a thoroughly modern warlock, he deals with something even more evil than demons… reality television!

THOMAS ALSOP #1 Cover A by Palle Schmidt

THOMAS ALSOP #1 Cover A by Palle Schmidt
THOMAS ALSOP #1 Cover B by Dean Haspiel
THOMAS ALSOP #1 Cover B by Dean Haspiel
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Story: John Carpenter and Eric Powell
Script: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Joe Quinones C: Chris Weston (Incentive) D. Terry Dodson (Incentive) E. Tank Top (Incentive)
WHY WE LOVE IT: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new BIG TROUBLE stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (THE GOON) on the story. You can’t beat that!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eric Powell is a huge fan of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, so the sense of humor and over-the-top action he brings to THE GOON will be all over this book. Trust us, Brian Churilla’s (THE SIXTH GUN: SONS OF THE GUN) art on this is all kinds of fun.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton!

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover A by Eric Powell

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover A by Eric Powell
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover B by Joe Quinones
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover B by Joe Quinones
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover C by Chris Weston
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover C by Chris Weston
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover D by Terry Dodson
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover D by Terry Dodson
BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL
Imprint: KaBOOM!
Retail Price:  $4.99
Authors: Kevin Panetta, Nikki Mannino, Jeremy Sorese, Kevin Church, Kat Leyh
Artists: Paulina Ganucheau, Nikki Mannino, Jeremy Sorese, Jess Fink, Kat Leyh
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty B: Andy Hirsch
If there is one sassy fur ball in BRAVEST WARRIORS that deserves its own comic dedicated to how awesome he is, it’s Impossibear.  Impossibear and Catbug are up to no good with the Bravest Warriors off on a mission! But have no fear, there are plenty of shenanigans to be had!

BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL #1 Cover A by Ian McGinty

BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL #1 Cover A by Ian McGinty
BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL #1 Cover B by Andy Hirsch
BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL #1 Cover B by Andy Hirsch
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1
Imprint: KaBOOM!
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A: Missy Pena B: Zachary Sterling C: Paulina Ganucheau (Incentive) D: Troy Little (Incentive) E: Sonnye Lim (Subscription)
WHY WE LOVE IT: Not only to we get to work with some of our favorite creators on this project, but nothing these days has the mixed-media look of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, and we are the lucky ones who get to bring it to comics!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Popular webcomic creators Frank Gibson (TINY KITTEN TEETH) and artist Tyson Hesse (BOXER HOCKEY) bring the wacky adventures of Gumball and his friends to comics for the first time!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends take on the world of comics! 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!

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover A by Missy Pena

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover A by Missy Pena
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover B by Zachary Sterling
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover B by Zachary Sterling
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover C by Paulina Ganucheau
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover C by Paulina Ganucheau
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover D by Troy Little
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover D by Troy Little
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover E by Sonnye Lim
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 Cover E by Sonnye Lim
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THE WOODS #2
Retail Price:  $3.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artists: A: Ramón Pérez B: Michael Dialynas
While the crew of students led by Adrian and Karen come face to face with the unseen terrors of the alien woods, tensions boil over back at the school as power-hungry players seize the opportunity to take control.

THE WOODS #2 Cover A by Ramón Pérez

THE WOODS #2 Cover A by Ramón Pérez
THE WOODS #2 Cover B by Michael Dialynas
THE WOODS Cover B by Michael Dialynas
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #2
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Clive Barker and Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artists: A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (Incentive)
The Nightbreed have always been with us. As Peloquin makes meat of slave owners, he will soon discover his true hatred for naturals. The only ones to trust are those made of the night. In another time, a world away, Shuna Sassi only knows a life of fear. With the death of an important senator, she is cast out from the world of prostitution and forced into the sewers. The voice of the man she has killed haunts her very soul, but will it tempt her to finally give herself the ultimate end?
CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #2 Cover A by Riley Rossmo
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #2 Cover A by Riley Rossmo
CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #2 Cover B by Christopher Mitten
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #2 Cover B by Christopher Mitten
TRANSLUCID #3 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely
The Navigator, New York City’s only superhero, has been slipping. Could the secret be found in his childhood? Boy genius Cornelius is creating the holographic technology that allows him to become The Navigator. But what dark family secret drives him? From THE AMORY WARS and KEY OF Z authors Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert!

TRANSLUCID #3 Cover by Jeff Stokley

TRANSLUCID #3 Cover by Jeff Stokley
DEAD LETTERS #3
Retail Price:  $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artists: A: Chris Visions B: Ron Wimberly
You can’t die twice… unless you’re “Here.” Sam’s about to find that out the hard way, as his double-cross is discovered by Mr. Jones and his right-hand man Charnel, a serial killer in a past life who has found renewed vigor and purpose in the dark city.

DEAD LETTERS #3 Cover A by Chris Visions

DEAD LETTERS #3 Cover A by Chris Visions
DEAD LETTERS #3 Cover B by Ron Wimberly
DEAD LETTERS #3 Cover B by Ron Wimberly
CLOCKWORK ANGELS #4 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart
Artist: Nick Robles
Cover Artist: Hugh Syme
Owen Hardy wanted to see the world. Now, the world is after him! Framed as the terrorist “The Anarchist,” he finds himself on the run for his life. The choices he makes take him to strange and terrifying heights in the next chapter of this steampunk epic.

CLOCKWORK ANGELS #4 Cover by Hugh Syme

CLOCKWORK ANGELS #4 Cover by Hugh Syme
THE RETURNING #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Jason Starr
Artists: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artists: Frazer Irving
Beth Turner has been lied to, shot at, and put through the ringer in her quest for answers. Now, in the conclusion of Jason Starr and Andrea Mutti’s thriller, Beth will find out the truth about her accident, and whether the mysterious man known as Marcus is either friend or foe.

THE RETURNING #4 Cover by Frazer Irving

THE RETURNING #4 Cover by Frazer Irving
EVIL EMPIRE #4
Retail Price:  $3.99
Author:  Max Bemis
Artist: Ransom Getty
Cover Artist:  Jay Shaw
How have we let things come this far? As the lines are being drawn on both sides and alliances are forming, who can Reese trust? The country continues to spiral out of control and nothing is as it seems.

EVIL EMPIRE #4 Cover by Jay Shaw

EVIL EMPIRE #4 Cover by Jay Shaw
REVELATIONS #6 (of 6)
Retail Price: 3.99
Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos
Detective Charlie Northern is close to the truth behind the death of the Pope’s successor, but he struggles with his quickly fracturing faith. With the implication of a dark, corrupt cult at the very heart of the Vatican, Northern’s investigation into one unexplained death might dismantle one of the oldest, most valued institutions of the world. Discover the truth in this final chapter of Jenkins and Ramos’ thrilling mystery!

REVELATIONS #6 Cover by Humberto Ramos

REVELATIONS #6 Cover by Humberto Ramos
SUICIDE RISK #14
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
With the Requiem identity in full control now, Tracey, Danny and Suni must find a way to survive the vengeful god now wearing Leo Winters’ body. But Requiem has his own plans, and having been thwarted before, he’s not going to let something as simple as family get in his way…

SUICIDE RISK #14 Cover by Stephanie Hans

SUICIDE RISK #14 Cover by Stephanie Hans
SONS OF ANARCHY #10
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Garry Brown
With their release from prison rapidly coming due, Jax, Clay and the other jailed Sons of Anarchy must find a way to settle the score before they’re let loose, along with the hell that’s coming so close on their heels. Jail was bloody, but freedom may bring even more carnage to the Sons of Anarchy!

SONS OF ANARCHY #10 Cover by Garry Brown

SONS OF ANARCHY #10 Cover by Garry Brown
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BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Natasha Allegri
Artist: Natasha Allegri
Cover Artist: A. Natasha Allegri  B. Zac Gorman C. Jeremy Sorese (Incentive)
Bee and Puppycat save the day! Sort of. It’s a crazy life when you’re job is beating up bad guys and your biggest worry is paying the rent. Hopefully things will start looking up for Bee as she learns the ropes of her new “job.”

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2 Cover A by Natasha Allegri

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2 Cover A by Natasha Allegri
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2 Cover B by Zac Gorman
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2 Cover B by Zac Gorman
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2 Cover C by Jeremy Sorese
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2 Cover C by Jeremy Sorese
HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #3 (of 5)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mike Kunkel
Artist: Mike Kunkel
Cover Artist: Mike Kunkel
Tyler and Herobear have to save Henry form the clutches of Von Klon! If only they could figure out where—and possibly when—they are! It’s going to be a crazy ride as the clock keeps ticking down and our heroes find help in the most unlikely of sources.

HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #3 Cover by Mike Kunkel

HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #3 Cover by Mike Kunkel
ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artists: A: Wook Jin Clark B: Tyler Hutchinson C: Kyle Hotz (Incentive) D: Sarah Stone (Incentive)
Will Finn and Jake finally be able to get Monkey Wizard to kidnap Painting Princess and right all the wrong that is happening in Ooo?! Everything is backwards and sometimes forwards but always upside-down. Don’t miss out on the final issue of THE FLIP SIDE!

ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover A by Wook Jin Clark

ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover A by Wook Jin Clark
ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover B by Tyler Hutchinson
ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover B by Tyler Hutchinson
ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover C by Kyle Hotz
ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover C by Kyle Hotz
ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover C by Sarah Stone
ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 Cover C by Sarah Stone
GARFIELD #26
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mark Evanier
Artist: Andy Hirsch
Cover Artist: Gary Barker
As summer heats up, we’ve got two all-new GARFIELD stories! In the first, Jon gets caught up in another wacky scheme, followed by a tale where Garfield spends the day making a new friend.

GARFIELD #26 Cover by Gary Barker

GARFIELD #26 Cover by Gary Barker
BRAVEST WARRIORS #21
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan Pequin
Artist: Ryan Pequin
Cover Artist:  A: Mady Martin B: Rachael Hunt C: Jason Adams (Incentive)
Beth, Chris, Wallow and Danny finally get to sit back and relax as they take on their next mission—getting a super rad tan in the dying sun of Quandrant 107.5! NOT! It’s another crazy adventure with our favorite teen-aged heroes as they save the universe, one mission at a time!

BRAVEST WARRIORS #21 Cover A by Mady Martin

BRAVEST WARRIORS #21 Cover A by Mady Martin
BRAVEST WARRIORS #21 Cover B by Rachael Hunt
BRAVEST WARRIORS #21 Cover B by Rachael Hunt
BRAVEST WARRIORS #21 Cover C by Jason Adams
BRAVEST WARRIORS #21 Cover C by Jason Adams
ADVENTURE TIME #29
Retail Price:  $3.99
Author: Ryan North
Artist: Jim Rugg
Cover Artists: A: Mike Holmes B: Luchie Hua C: Mimi Yoon (Incentive) D: Carey Pietsch (Incentive)
Finn and Jake are back in their bodies, but it looks like the damage is done. Will our heroes be able to right everything they’ve done or is Ooo finally lost? With the help of an unlikely source, this day might be saved. Last issue by the talented Jim Rugg (Street Angel, Afrodisiac)!

ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover A by Mike Holmes

ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover A by Mike Holmes
ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover B by Luchie Hua
ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover B by Luchie Hua
ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover C by Mimi Yoon
ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover C by Mimi Yoon
ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover D by Carey Pietsch
ADVENTURE TIME #29 Cover D by Carey Pietsch
PEANUTS #19
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
After years without contact, Snoopy begins the journey of a lifetime, travelling through Kansas City in search of his beloved sister, Belle. “Finding Belle” and many more adventures await you within this month’s issue of PEANUTS.

PEANUTS #19 Cover A by Charles Schulz, Various

PEANUTS #19 Cover by Charles M. Schulz, Various
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LUMBERJANES #3 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke A Allen
Cover Artists: A. Noelle Stevenson  B. Faith Erin Hicks (Incentive)
The girls have a lot more to worry about than crazy creatures and supernatural events…they have FIELD DAY. It’s a competition between the Lumberjanes and the Genteel boy camp next door that’s going to be filled with surprises!

LUMBERJANES #3 Cover A by Noelle Stevenson

LUMBERJANES #3 Cover A by Noelle Stevenson
LUMBERJANES #3 Cover B by Faith Erin Hicks
LUMBERJANES #3 Cover B by Faith Erin Hicks
THE MIDAS FLESH #7 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artists: A. John Keogh  B. David Hellman (Incentive)
PEW! PEW! It’s the final big boss battle for the powerful weapon that could bring the federation to an end. There will be greed. There will be vengeance. THERE WILL BE GOLD.

THE MIDAS FLESH #7 Cover A by John Keogh

THE MIDAS FLESH #7 Cover A by John Keogh
THE MIDAS FLESH #7 Cover B by David Hellman
THE MIDAS FLESH #7 Cover B by David Hellman
ARCHAIA ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

THE LAST BROADCAST #2 (of 7)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Cover Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Ivan knows he’s gotten himself deep into conspiracy land when he discovers that Dmitri is missing and starts seeing a strange, hooded figure following him. Things are about to get even stranger, however, once his investigation leads him right smack into Backbone headquarters. And the urBex team is less than thrilled to meet his acquaintance…

THE LAST BROADCAST #2 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark

THE LAST BROADCAST #2 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark
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SIX-GUN GORILLA TP
Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Ramón Pérez
Welcome to “the Blister,” a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there…

SIX-GUN GORILLA TP Cover by Ramón Pérez

SIX-GUN GORILLA TP Cover by Ramón Pérez
FARSCAPE VOL. 7 TP
Retail Price: $29.99
Author: Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith R.A. Decandido
Artist: Will Sliney
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
The long-awaited, final collection of BOOM! Studios’ Farscape comics, collecting “The War for the Uncharted Territories”! In this epic 12-issue storyline, co-written by Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon, John, Aeryn, and the entire crew of Moya face their most dangerous adversary ever: the Kkore.

FARSCAPE VOL. 7 TP Cover by Joe Corroney

FARSCAPE VOL. 7 TP Cover by Joe Corroney
DEATHMATCH VOL. 3 TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Carlos Magno
The final battle is here, as the two heroes left standing wage war for the fate of the universe. Secrets are revealed, questions are answered, and a champion is crowned in the conclusion of the vaunted superhero maxi-series from famed creators Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, INHUMANS) and Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, TRANSFORMERS).

DEATHMATCH VOL. 3 TP Cover by Carlos Magno

DEATHMATCH VOL. 3 TP Cover by Carlos Magno
ROBOCOP: THE HUMAN ELEMENT TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Joe Harris, Frank J. Barbiere, Ed Brisson, and Michael Moreci
Artists: Piotr Kowalksi,  João Vieira, Emilio Laiso, and Jason Copland
Cover Artist: Greg Smallwood
With the re-imagining of an all-time classic, fans of the new and old will be immersed in the action, oppression and humanity in these untold RoboCop stories. Explore the world of the new film, brought to you by some of the freshest voices in the industry.

ROBOCOP: THE HUMAN ELEMENT Cover by Greg Smallwood

ROBOCOP: THE HUMAN ELEMENT TP Cover by Greg Smallwood
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ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS MATHEMATICAL EDITION HC
Retail Price: $39.99
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Meredith Gran
Cover Artist: Meredith Gran
Thanks to a newfound interest in rock ‘n’ roll, Princess Bubblegum volunteers to manage Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a pivotal tour across the land of Ooo! But when the band is threatened by everything from snobby scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they hold it together and make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time, and manage to stay friends throughout the process?! Written and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring short stories from several indie comics superstars, including Jen Wang (KOKO BE GOOD) and FRIENDS WITH BOYS cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks! This totally mathematical hardcover edition features never-before-seen extras, including an inside look at the making of MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS!

ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS MATHEMATICAL EDITION HC Cover by Gabriel Iumazark

ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS MATHEMATICAL EDITION HC Cover by Gabriel Iumazark
PEANUTS: THE BEAGLE HAS LANDED, CHARLIE BROWN! OGN TP
Retail Price: $13.99
Authors: Andy Beall, Bob Scott, and Vicki Scott
Artist: Vicki Scott
Cover Artist: Bob Scott
Charlie Brown and the gang have got space on the brain and Snoopy leads the way as the World Famous Astronaut! While the kids play space, Snoopy has got troubles of his own with The Cat Next Door, who has taken Snoopy’s supper dish! Will our favorite beagle get his dish back in time for dinner or will he have to travel to the moon on an empty stomach? Fire the rockets and see what happens in this all-new original graphic novel featuring Charles M. Schulz’s PEANUTS!

PEANUTS: THE BEAGLE HAS LANDED, CHARLIE BROWN OGN TP Cover by Bob Scott
PEANUTS: THE BEAGLE HAS LANDED, CHARLIE BROWN! OGN TP Cover by Bob Scott

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JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVELIZATION HC
Retail Price: $19.99
Authors: Jim Henson, A.C.H. Smith
Artist:  Brian Froud
Cover Artist: Brian Froud
WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re big Jim Henson fans, and nothing could be more exciting than getting the novelization of The Dark Crystal adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson back in print, and for the first time in hardcover!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: This beautiful hardcover includes illustrations and concept designs by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud (The Goblins of Labyrinth, Faeries) that have never been published, as well as an exclusive peek into Jim Henson’s creative process with over 20 never-before-seen pages of his detailed notes on an early draft of the adaptation.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The story of the cult classic Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal, wonderfully adapted for prose by author and playwright A.C.H. Smith.

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVELIZATION HC Cover by Brian Froud

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVELIZATION HC Cover by Brian Froud
THE SECRET HISTORY OMNIBUS VOL. 3 TP
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Author: Jean-Pierre Pécau
Artist: Igor Kordey
Cover Artist: Igor Kordey
Four immortal brothers and sisters, the Archons, consumed in an epic struggle to influence and shape the history of Western civilization, show us the true, secret, occult history of the world. Volume Three of this ongoing series translated from its original French publication follows Dyo, Reka, Aker, Erlin, and William as they manipulate, destroy, and protect the machinations of the world through the 1940s to the 1970s.

THE SECRET HISTORY OMNIBUS VOL. 3 TP Cover by Igor Kordey