Boom Solicits May 2016 – Lumberjanes Special, Spurrier And Burnett's Weavers, Black Dalhia And Mouse Guard In Bricks

Here are Boom! Studios solicitations for May 2016. Pink Rangers, Black Dahlias, Mighty Morphin Power Weavers And Mousey Morphin Bricks….

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1
(W) Brenden Fletcher, Kelly Thompson
(A) Daniele Di Nicuolo (CA) Elsa Charretier
What's to Love: We're so thrilled by the response to our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series that we wanted to focus on some of the individual Rangers and let them shine in their own stories. First up is a series centered around Kimberly Hart, the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger, and who better than Batgirl and Gotham Academy writer Brenden Fletcher and A-Force and Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson to bring it to us!

32pgs, FC (1 of 6) $3.99

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WEAVERS #1
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Dylan Burnett
What's to Love: From The Godfather to The Sopranos, organized crime stories have always fascinated us. Weavers is a macabre story with a twist on the familiar drama of dons, capos, and made men, mixing in supernatural elements that only writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc) can think up. It's perfect for fans of Day Men or Scalped!
What It Is: Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful—and often grotesque—abilities. Once he realizes what he's capable of, Sid sets out to pursue his own secret agenda, counter to the group's objectives. But he doesn't have much time—the longer the spider is inside him, the more loyal he becomes to The Weavers…
32pgs, FC (1 of 6) $3.99

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THE BLACK DAHLIA HC
(W) James Ellroy, David Fincher, Matz (A/CA) Miles Hyman
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016
What's to Love: This gripping graphic novel adaptation of the highly acclaimed book by James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia, delves deeply into one of the most haunting unsolved crimes in American history. Award-winning filmmaker David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac) and acclaimed storyteller Matz (The Killer) worked at length to preserve much of Ellroy's original dialogue while bringing the stark images of 1940s L.A. to full, living color with illustrator Miles Hyman.
What It Is: LAPD investigators Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard find themselves enthralled with the mysterious and brutal murder of a beautiful young woman, Elizabeth Short. Their obsession takes a dark turn as they delve into the underbelly of Hollywood and the heart of the dead woman's tortured and twisted past. It is a case that will test their mettle and their sanity.
HC, 7×10, 168pgs, FC $29.99

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA ILLUSTRATED NOVEL: BIG TROUBLE IN MOTHER RUSSIA HC
(W) Matthew J. Elliott (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Oliver Barrett
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016
What's to Love: For our first prose novel spinning out of the Big Trouble in Little China universe, we went to self-professed fan, movie expert, author, and RiffTrax writer/performer Matthew J. Elliot, and he wrote a pillars of heaven-shaking adventure set in Cold War Russia that was simply perfect for Jack Burton and company. Taking place days after the film ends, (and if you're following along in our comics, it's set after Jack meets the monster on his truck but before he attends Wang's wedding), you can relax: a new Jack Burton adventure is here with Big Trouble in Mother Russia!
What It Is: Ol' Jack Burton is back, and he brought some old friends, and a few old enemies along for a brand-new adventure in a brand-new setting. A lot of people want to get their hands on Jack, including the KGB, the Russian mob, and his old enemies from Big Trouble in Little China, the Wing Kong. Lost on the streets of Moscow, he can only rely on the trusty Wang Chi and the lovely Gracie Law to help him unlock a centuries-old mystery that could tear apart the fabric of reality. Can he do it? Like he told his ex-wife, it's all in the reflexes… Featuring spot illustrations by Elena Casagrande (Doctor Who).
HC, 6×8, 192pgs, B&W $19.99

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MOUSE GUARD: THE ART OF BRICKS HC
(W) Alice Finch (PH) Alice Finch, ArchLUG (CA) Photo by Alice Finch
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016
What's to Love: This takes two things we absolutely love and mashes them together: David Petersen's Mouse Guard series and toy bricks! We can't begin to fathom the imagination, time, and resources it must have taken to put together these toy brick re-creations but at 2015's Emerald City Comicon, the Seattle-based toy brick builder club, ArchLUG, constructed an astonishing display of scenes and architecture taken from the pages of and inspired by Mouse Guard. For those who weren't there and for those who were but want to relive every detail, this new art book is just for you!
What It Is: ArchLUG member Alice Finch previously gained acclaim for her 400,000-piece construction of Hogwarts and the 200,000-brick construction of Middle-Earth's Rivendell with fellow ArchLUG member David Frank. Now, Alice and her team bring their imaginative construction skills to the world of David Petersen's Mouse Guard, re-imagining some of the series' most iconic moments and locations. This hardcover features hundreds of high-quality photos, chronicling the mind-boggling attention to detail paid to each individual construction, along with a breakdown of the process behind creating one of the dioramas. Includes a foreword by David Petersen.
HC, 8×8, 240pgs, FC $34.99

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HACKTIVIST VOLUME 2 HC
(W) Alyssa Milano, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A/CA) Marcus To
Nate Graft and Edward Hiccox were the young, brilliant co-founders of the social networking company YourLife while secretly running .sve_urs3lf, a hacker collective enabling revolutions around the globe. It's been six months since Ed was killed by a drone on national television while fighting for freedom. It's been six months since Nate lost his company, his best friend, and his mission. Now in charge of the government organization VIGIL, the front line of America's ongoing cyber operations, Nate has started to pick up the pieces of his life when the government comes under attack from a new breed of hacker… working under the name .sve_urs3lf. Collects the complete limited series.
HC, 7×10, 160pgs, FC $29.99

IRREDEEMABLE PREMIER EDITION VOLUME 2 HC
(W) Mark Waid
(A) Peter Krause, Diego Barreto, Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios, Howard Chaykin
(CA) Michelle Ankley
We continue with collecting one of our most popular and critically acclaimed series, Irredeemable, into oversized, deluxe hardcovers. This volume collects issues #9-15 as well as the Irredeemable Special #1. The members of Paradigm continue their search for Modeus, The Plutonian's nemesis, who they think may have the key to stopping the former superhero. But new players enter into the fray, some who may stand to gain with the destruction of The Plutonian. An apocalyptic superhero tale by the author of Empire and multiple Eisner Award winner Kingdom Come, Mark Waid! Includes the special issue featuring art from Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios, and Howard Chaykin.
HC, 7×11, 208pgs, FC $29.99

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CRIMSON VOLUME 2 HC
(W) Brian Augustyn (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016! Alex Elder's destiny is now! From Batman: Gotham by Gaslight's Brian Augustyn and Amazing Spider-Man's Humberto Ramos, return to the world of Crimson with the beloved final chapters to Alex Elder's ascension. Collecting issues 13-24, witness the conclusion to this visionary series with all the horror and fantasy imaginable. Presented for the first time ever in prestigious hardcover format, featuring a brand-new cover illustrated by Humberto Ramos.
HC, 7×10, 304pgs, FC $34.99

DEAD LETTERS VOLUME 3 TP
(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Chris Visions
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016! After expanding the gang war through the boroughs and into every area of Here, Sam Whistler is faced with a choice: Does he attempt to unite the various factions under one banner to claim independence for the land known as Here, or does he search for God, and with that, perhaps a way back home? Writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back, High Crimes) and artist Chris Visions (Constantine: The Hellblazer, Scarlet Witch) conclude their supernatural crime epic. Collects issues #9-12 for the first time in print.
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $14.99

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THE WOODS VOLUME 4 TP
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016! On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Collecting issues #13-16 of the critically acclaimed series, the fourth story arc begins in the wake of the election, and the results have turned the students against their newfound allies. As Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods, she must choose between her friends and her destiny.
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $14.99

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: CHEAT CODE OGN TP
(W) Megan Brennan (A) Katy Farina (CA) Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016! In our second original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network's hit series The Amazing World of Gumball, cheaters never prosper, but Gumball and Darwin don't know that! While the Watterson boys are grounded, their classmates advance ahead of them in the new, super-popular video game Monster Fight Friends. A mysterious and forbidden cheat code is just what they need. Too bad it unleashes a gigantic, tech-crazy kaiju onto the streets of Elmore!
SC, 6×9, 144pgs, FC $14.99

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REGULAR SHOW VOLUME 6 TP
(W) Mad Rupert (A) Allison Strejlau (CA) Andy Hirsch
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016! Collects issues #21-24 of KaBOOM!'s Regular Show comic series, based on the hit Cartoon Network show. Rigby embarks on a wild hunt to rediscover his favorite childhood flick that chronicles the harrowing adventures of dinosaurs from spaaaaaaaace! Accompanied by Hi-Five Ghost, Rigby accidentally unleashes an unruly terror on the population of Earth. Mordecai and Muscle Man think this endeavor is intensely lame, but it'll take the four of them to undo the damage. New alliances are formed! Not-so-great films are watched! And dinosaurs will rule!
SC, 7×10, 112pgs, FC $14.99

ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL EDITION VOLUME 7 HC
(W) Ryan North (A) Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
(CA) Kelsey Dieterich
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016! This deluxe hardcover collects Adventure Time issues #30-34. Finn is about to fall headfirst into an adventure so intense, he'll never remember it! He tries to take on the Mnemonoid only to wake up in the future with no recollection what has happened in the time jump! With his pals Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline, Finn must remember how to beat this mean dude before he forgets everything else!
HC, 7×10, 160pgs, FC $24.99

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POWER UP TP
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Matt Cummings
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016!
What's to Love: New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time: Seeing Red, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!) and artist Matt Cummings (Adventure Time) create a new, original series that takes the magical girl story where it's never, ever been before. Combining a deep love of Sailor Moon with the tongue-in-cheek humor of Scott Pilgrim, Power Up is the story of the most unlikely people (and goldfish) taking on the roles of Magical Girls, whether they want it or not.
What It Is: It has been foretold that four noble warriors of incredible strength would be gifted with cosmic abilities at a moment of planetary alignment…which, yeah, something definitely went wrong here. Amie is a disaffected twentysomething with a lot of attitude, Kevin is a washed-up athlete way past his prime, Sandy's a mother of two teenagers, and Silas…is a goldfish. Just a normal goldfish. Are we sure we read that prophecy right? Collects the complete limited series.
SC, 7×10, 160pgs, FC $19.99

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #3
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Hendry Prasetya
(CA) Jamal Campbell, David Ryan Robinson, Tula Lotay
Rita's plan comes to a head and the Green Ranger feels more alienated than ever, leaving the team divided when the Dragonzord attacks!
MAIN COVER—32pgs, FC $3.99
ACTION FIGURE COVER—32pgs, FC $3.99
VILLAIN COVER—32pgs, FC $3.99

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JOYRIDE #2
(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Marcus To
When Uma and the rest of the crew discover treasure on the ship, they head for the nearest place they can spend it: a planet-sized mall!
32pgs, FC $3.99

PAKNADEL & TRAKHANOV'S TURNCOAT #3
(W) Alex Paknadel (A/CA) Artyom Trakhanov
Marta begins to link everything together and realizes that no one is innocent in the post-Management world.
32pgs, FC (3 of 4) $3.99

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WELCOME BACK #8
(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Claire Roe
(CA) Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Final issue! Tessa and Mali begin their counterattack against the forces behind the never-ending war.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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THE WOODS #22
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
Calder and Sander team up in the hopes of saving Karen from herself, while the rest of the crew try to gather forces in the hopes of taking on The Horde.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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KLAUS #6
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
It's Klaus versus Krampus, and the whole world hangs in the balance!
32pgs, FC (6 of 7) $3.99

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #24
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Victor Santos
(CA) Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz
Penultimate issue! Jack flees from the spirit of his death, as Egg and Lo Pan become mortal enemies.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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BILL & TED GO TO HELL #4
(W) Brian Joines (A) Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell, Daniel Warren Johnson
Final issue! Napoleon has totally taken over heaven, and he brought with him all the nasty nightmares from hell, including the Easter Bunny.
32pgs, FC (4 of 4) $3.99

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KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #4
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Daniel Bayliss
Final issue! Oliver, Pickles, and the rest of the cats and dogs prepare for an uprising.
32pgs, FC (4 of 4) $3.99

JONESY #4
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Caitlin Rose Boyle
Final issue! When a new boy comes to town with the same powers as Jonesy, it starts a strategic duel of love powers!
32pgs, FC (4 of 4) $3.99

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GIANT DAYS #14
(W) John Allison (A) Max Sarin (CA) Lissa Treiman
Esther, Susan, and Daisy start the search for a house to rent for their second year quite late, so their options leave a lot to be desired.
32pgs, FC $3.99

MUNCHKIN #17
(W) Will Hindmarch (A) Mike Luckas (CA) Scott Maynard
Spyke and Flower are on a dungeon crawl to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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LUMBERJANES DON'T AXE, DON'T TALE 2016 SPECIAL #1
(W) Jen Wang, Kelly Thompson
(A) Christine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau
(CA) Jen Wang, Cathryn Virginia
What's to Love: Not only does this oversized one-shot feature a whopping 40 pages of brand-new, original, Lumberjanes stories, but we welcome two of our favorite creators to the campground: writers Jen Wang (In Real Life, 2017's The Prince and the Dressmaker) and Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms), and artists Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages) and Savanna Ganucheau (Fresh Romance)!

What It Is: Jen takes the girls on a nature walk to show them which plants are edible in case they need to survive in the wilderness. Along the way, she tells them the story about an axe murderer who took his friends out, one by one until no one was left, thoroughly scaring Mal. Terrified and unable to sleep, Mal thinks she sees something lurking outside. Is it…THE AXE MURDERER?!?!
48pgs, FC $7.99

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GOLDIE VANCE #2
(W) Hope Larson (A/CA) Brittney Williams
A Russian candy wrapper and a two-dollar bill send Goldie on a search for a missing guest.
32pgs, FC (2 of 4) $3.99

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LUMBERJANES #26
(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Brooke Allen
(CA) Kat Leyh, Jacki Li
With Rosie and the High Council being stolen away, Jen suddenly finds herself in charge of the camp!
32pgs, FC $3.99

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #2
(W) Jim Campbell, Amalia Levari
(A) Jim Campbell, Cara McGee
(CA) Jim Campbell, Anna Craig
Greg tries to help a squirrel prepare for winter, while Anna records her lonely days in the woods in her journal.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #3
(W) Roger Langridge (A/CA) Andy Hirsch
The Peculiars will have to do some quick thinking and a bit of detective work to escape the lair of the Golem Chippy Kipper and get word of their predicament to Sherlock.
32pgs, FC (3 of 4) $3.99

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ADVENTURE TIME #52
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Ian McGinty
(CA) Shauna Grant, Brian Butler
In the ghost realm, Jake is met with some pretty familiar challenges to overcome.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 5—ENCHIRIDION EDITION HC
(W) Ryan North (A) Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
(CA) Zachary Sterling
Princess Bubblegum only wants what is best for her kingdom…most of the time. After an experiment of hers goes wrong, Ooo is under attack and this time, Finn and Jake won't be able to help. Princess Bubblegum must stand up and fight her own creation, but with the help of Marceline and… Lemongrab? It shouldn't be too hard to save the day, right? Collects Adventure Time issues #20-24 in a deluxe, leather-bound hardcover featuring a die-cut cover.
HC, 7×11, 160pgs, FC $49.99

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STEVEN UNIVERSE AND THE CRYSTAL GEMS #4
(W) Josceline Fenton (A) Chrystin Garland
(CA) Kat Leyh, Jeremy Sorese
Final issue! Steven and the Gems try to defend themselves against the Glass Ghost.
32pgs, FC (4 of 4) $3.99

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #5
(W) Emily Partridge, Pranas Naujokaitis (A) Natalie Andrewson
(CA) Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, Michel Falardeau
Ice King and his cool wizard pals make it to Marble's lair and a battle ensues.
32pgs, FC (5 of 6) $3.99

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REGULAR SHOW #35
(W) Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas
(A) Laura Howell (CA) Philip Murphy, Matty Newton
As the heroism competition between Mordecai and Rigby rages, their friends become more and more irritated by their antics.
32pgs, FC $3.99

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