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Boom! Studios April 2012 Solicitations



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  April Shipping 2012




Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120828

SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES! One is a decrepit mob of gurgling, ravenous fiends--and the other is a zombie outbreak. When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside America’s largest comic convention transformed into a seething cauldron of zombies. Is a horde of starving brain-eaters any match against reflexes battle-hardened by video games, nerves tested by horror flicks, and courage crystallized by comic books? Find out as an unlikely band of nerds use their genre savvy to survive in Fanboys vs. Zombies! Written by indie sensation Sam Humphries (OUR LOVE IS REAL) with art by hot new talent Jerry Gaylord! Don’t forget to ask your retailer about the rare CGC 9.8 Near Mint variant by MARVEL ZOMBIES artist and Zombie King Arthur Suydam!


Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845 

A fundamentalist Islamic terrorist, the world’s leading for-profit deity and a reality TV star thawed out from the 1940s. Can The Hoff assemble this ragtag group together into a team ready to face Earth’s greatest threats? Well, he better, because that’s why we’re making this comic! A hilarious parody of what’s sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2012. No, not Step Up 4--written by BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston (WATCHMENSCH, CHASE VARIANT).



Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Bryan Turner
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845 

Trapped in a warzone, Al Stark has an epiphany: “Americans are a superstitious and cowardly lot. I shall become a Muslim”. Al, newly inspired, takes his jihad to New York City, and a showdown with a Freedom Fighter who resembles a certain Caped Crusader--part of THE AVENGEFULS saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston takes us on a raucous ride through politics, fanaticism and the healing power of Hollywood.



Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Chris Haley
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120847 

During World War II, Captain American was America’s #1 entertainer, thrilling audiences stateside and on the front lines — until a Komikaze attack on his show seemingly took him away forever. But now, a TV talent show looking for fresh blood instead finds the Captain’s frozen body. Another key piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston shows us if an old entertainer can recapture the hearts of his country.



Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Michael Netzer
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120851 

Norse (& comic book) legend says Thor is the son of Odin. But, what if he was really the spawn of alien overlords, who harness volcanoes for ammunition for their intergalactic war, and inspire a sci-fi writer to create a church? What if that church was created to deal with the fallout of that war, and recruits movie stars to aid their cause? Another piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston welcomes us to a religion whose God is stuck in an Australian soap opera.



Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120858 


What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the “Real Housewives” of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! But as the Fritsche family tries to cover up Night Fox’s sordid affair and Hella Heart relapses into drug addiction due to Sovereign’s messiah complex, the rest of the Meta Legion is too preoccupied with their own personal problems to notice the evil lurking beneath the cul-de-sac’s surface... From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, SUPURBIA takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it's like to live with a superhero!




Written by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120842

From the team that brought you BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES comes an all new Apes saga! Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) team up with red hot artist Marc Laming (AMERICAN CENTURY, THE RINSE) to take the fan-favorite franchise to all new heights in this can’t-miss mini-series. With ape society gripped in uncertainty, Doctor Zaius must find a way to unite the warring factions before they rip the city apart. It's up to one lowly chimp to seek out the famed, disgraced General Aleron deep in the heart of the Forbidden Zone, with a secret that might help — or destroy!



Written by Clive Barker, Robb Humphries & Mark Miller
Drawn by Janusz Ordon, Stephen Thompson
SC, 3224 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120833

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Captain Elliott Spencer is no longer Pinhead. He gave his power away to his sworn enemy, walked away from his Cenobite disciples, and returned to Earth with nothing. He is no longer feared -- merely pitied. Everyone will soon learn that the former Pinhead is more dangerous now than ever before-- As Capt. Spencer begins working towards his ultimate goal, Kirsty Cotton fights to keep the denizens of hell under control. Can she truly count on her predecessor’s former flame, the Female Cenobite? The haunting new era of Hellraiser continues into its second year of horrifying madness!




Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120826

AN UNMISSABLE ISSUE! The four incarnations of the Eternal Champion – Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum and Eric Beck – find themselves facing off in a war against an ancient enemy from the Champion’s past as this final arc hurtles toward its explosive conclusion. But this enemy’s not done playing our heroes yet-- Join legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, STAN LEE'S STARBORN) in this critically-acclaimed fantasy series being called “one of BOOM!’s best!”


Written by Larry Wachowski
Drawn by Russ Heath
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120835 

The demonic soldiers of Leviathan fight on as The Devil's Brigade saga continues, with The Matrix's Larry Wachowski bringing you the next chapter in "Enoolsung: The Final Solution." The Cenobites have set gears into motion to bring unspeakable horrors to Earth, and it seems as if no one can stand in their way. HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES continues to bring back the best of the classic, epic series, a must-read for any fan of Clive Barker's twisted creations!



Written by Ron Wolfe, Nicholas Vince
Drawn by Kieron Dwyer, Andrew Paquette
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120836 

Clive Barker's visions of Hell's vilest creations come to life in Parts 13 and 14 of The Devil’s Brigade. Ron Wolfe and Kieron Dwyer deliver "Breakdown in Red," with Nicholas Vince and Andrew Paquette teaming up on "Echoes, Dreams, and Revelations." No man or corner of Earth is safe from the reach of the Cenobites in another thrilling and gruesome month of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES.




Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120837 


ONE OF MTV’S “TEN BEST ON-GOING COMIC BOOK SERIES OF 2011!” With the Plutonian back on Earth, Max has faced countless trials that test his ability to remain inflexibly focused on the cause of justice. But Max’s greatest test is yet to come, and no one in the INCORRUPTIBLE universe will be the same. Don’t miss this thrilling issue in the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!



Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120838

SEE WHERE OTHER SUPERHERO STORIES ARE AFRAID TO GO! The Plutonian has ruined so many lives, and nearly destroyed the human race. When a savior emerges from the most unlikely of places, leaving the world reeling from the news, where can the Plutonian fit into this new world? And is death a fitting punishment for a god? An intense not-to-be-missed issue of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero saga.



Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120840

BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Ten years after the events of last issue, the world has changed -- humans seemingly have learned their place, and the utopia that Voice Alaya sought for her people has seemingly arrived at last. Or has it? Rumbles of a revolution begin to shake through ape society, but for once, it isn’t human-- Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run and kick off a new year of ape mayhem!


Written by Doug Moench
Drawn by Mike Ploog
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120844 

By popular demand, the classic Apes reprints continue! In 1974, mighty Marvel Comics published the bone-breaking PLANET OF THE APES MAGAZINE featuring a fan-loved all-new original story written by MOON KNIGHT co-creator Doug Moench and drawn by GHOST RIDER co-creator Mike Ploog: TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES! Thanks to you, the fans, we’re reprinting this lost piece of Apes history, and the thrilling tale continues right here! This issue features the jaw-dropping chapters, “Spawn of the Mutant Pits” and “The Abomination Arena!”



Written by Anne Caulfield
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120856 

The start of “The Deadly Rainbow!” Emma Peel’s husband was long feared lost forever in the South American Jungle -- until his shocking return! Upon seeing her lost love, Emma said goodbye to John Steed, and rode off into the countryside with her lover--but the joyous reunion was shattered thanks to what followed Mr. Peel home from the jungle-- Anne Caufield and Ian Gibson continue the non-stop excitement with the classic Avengers story, “The Deadly Rainbow!” The original British TV series The Avengers helped define the "Spy-Fi" genre: from January 1961 to May 1969, for 161 episodes, The Avengers was a staple of fandom, one of the longest-running hit espionage series alongside Mission Impossible and a small screen counterpart to that other famous United Kingdom spy, James Bond!




Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Matteo Scalera
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120859

BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The King is dead — long live the DEAD KING! King Valen Brand was a just ruler and a great warrior until he was killed in battle by the necromancer Korrus Null and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he's considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul...


Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David
Drawn by Chris Burnham, Aaron Kuder
SC, 336 pgs, FC, SRP: $29.99
ISBN13: 9781608861026
Diamond Code: FEB120822

All 12 issues of the "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3" saga are now collected in one premium hardcover volume! Based on the Coheed & Cambria album of the same name, songwriter and front-man Claudio Sanchez brings his epic tale to the printed page. We find our hero, Claudio, broke and destitute, living in a sewer to avoid his calling as the Crowing. Can he rise up and lead the rebellion against evil overlord Wilhelm Ryan? Co-written by comics-luminary Peter David with art by Chris Burnham (BATMAN: INCORPORATED) and Aaron Kuder (KEY OF Z), this is essential reading for any sci-fi fan.


Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608866694
Diamond Code: FEB120839

THE PLANET OF THE APES SAGA CONTINUES! Don’t miss the second volume of the sci-fi masterpiece in the making that pits man versus ape in the continuity of the landmark original feature film. When the Lawgiver, the revered ape leader, is assassinated by a human, the city teeters toward civil war. The assassin, the mute girl Chaika, becomes a martyr for the human cause when she blows herself up rather than allowing herself to be captured. As ape leader Voice Alaya begins to put her devastating plan to control the human population of Southtown into motion, it's up to resistance leader Sullivan to fight back. But at what cost? The second volume of Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno’s critically acclaimed series can’t be missed!


Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860883
Diamond Code: FEB120853

Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, MEMORIAL) and red hot artists Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN) and Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL, VALEN THE OUTCAST) for volume three of this action-packed, sci-fi superhero scorcher! Compiling the out-of-this-world third arc, Benjamin Warner must use his powers to fight against an alien attack that threatens all of Earth. Finding himself in the middle of a galactic war, Ben must find a way to overcome the harsh truth that he comes from a dynasty of ruthless dictators and is actually the son of--Space Hitler!





Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120869


ALGEBRAIC! Don’t miss Finn, Jake, and all of their friends on their biggest adventure yet! Trapped by the dreaded Lich, the guys gotta stop all of Ooo from being sucked away forever--and rescue a bunch of wayward Princesses. Luckily, no one does adventure--and looks cooler doing it--than Finn and Jake! The Cartoon Network sensation’s brand new comic is the hot new series you can’t afford to miss!


Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120874

Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge (THE MUPPET SHOW, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) brings you the latest chapter of his critically acclaimed series SNARKED! Shipwrecked on a deserted isle with no food and no map, our heroes stumble upon an ancient, lost civilization. But when the Walrus and the Carpenter are treated like plump deities, will Scarlett and Rusty be able to pry them away from their feast before they become one?


Written by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Shane Houghton
Drawn by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Matt Whitlock
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120872

Charles Schulz's gang is back to close out the miniseries with all-new adventures and classic Sunday strips, all under one cover! Snoopy takes center stage, when the super secret origins of the "Masked Marvel" are revealed! And Charlie Brown can't catch a break as the kite-eating tree returns to exact its vengeance on any and all kites that stray in its path! All that and a special “Snoopy 1st Appearance” variant cover makes this a must-have issue!


Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860951
Diamond Code: FEB120875

Roger Langridge, the Harvey Award winner behind THE MUPPET SHOW and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, returns for an all-new, side-splitting adventure that can only be explained as...SNARKED! Journey with Langridge as he pulls the carpet out from under such Lewis Carroll classics as “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” “Through the Looking Glass,” and “The Hunting of the Snark,” creating an all-new world of humorous grandeur. Join Princess Scarlett as she and her baby brother Rusty outwit the villainous royal advisors and team up with the infamous Walrus and Carpenter to set sail in search of their father, the Red King, who has been lost at sea for six months. It’s a rip-roaring action-adventure comedy you won’t want to miss, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes content and commentary from Roger Langridge!


Written by Shannon Wheeler
Drawn by Shannon Wheeler
SC, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $17.99
ISBN13: 9781608860937
Diamond Code: FEB120863

Hot on the heels of last year’s Eisner Award-winning I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Shannon Wheeler serves up another dose of absurd and hilarious cartoons, making up the best-of-the-best-of-the-rest of what’s left on the cutting room floor from Wheeler's cartoon submissions to The New Yorker! Don’t miss this laugh-a-minute collection presented in a perfect gift-friendly hardcover!


Written by Daniel Johnston
Drawn by Daniel Johnston
HC, 96 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
ISBN13: 9781608862610
Diamond Code: FEB120868

SPACE DUCKS is a visceral work of art by celebrated musician Daniel Johnston, who has spent the last 30 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment to an ever-growing cult audience, including Beck and Kurt Cobain. This book combines his unique characters, images, words and music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans.