Boom! Studios March 2011 Solicitations
Press Release BOOM! Studios January Previews for March Shipping 2011 HELLRAISER #1 (A) HELLRAISER #1 (B) Written by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette Drawn by Leonardo Manco SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111031 One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker's long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series' official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites... and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium's greatest voices, and starring one of the medium's greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER. BONUS: this epic 40-page first issue features a 10-page backup story written by the co-writer and co-director of THE MATRIX trilogy, Larry Wachowski! Featuring covers from legendary artist Tim Bradstreet and LEGENDS: THE ENCHANTED artist Nick Percival. And don't miss out on the 1-in-50 variant cover drawn and signed by Clive Barker himself! INSURRECTION v3.6 #1 (A) INSURRECTION v3.6 #1 (B) Written by Blake Masters, Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Michael Penick SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111041 The premiere issue of an unforgettable new sci-fi epic that asks the question: what makes us human? Enter the future where pollution, poverty, and armed conflict have been obliterated. Only off-world on the terraformed moons of distant planets does war still exist. Corporations command more power than governments and when they go to war, they use their own military force — armies composed of bio-engineered clones. For generations, these clones have not questioned why they live and die while their makers risk nothing. But now, one of their own will stand up against injustice, sparking a revolution that will change the entire galaxy, igniting INSURRECTION! DARKWING DUCK ANNUAL #1 (A) DARKWING DUCK ANNUAL #1 (B) Written by Ian Brill, Tad Stones Drawn by James Silvani, Sabrina Alberghetti SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111054 It's an oversized extra issue of DARKWING DUCK, in this first ever annual event! Who doesn't love a clown? Those happy smiles, those bloodshot eyes...those exploding toys? You guessed it, it's the return of Quackerjack! And this time, he wants a play date with a new line of action figures: the unsuspecting citizens of St. Canard! Can Darkwing and Launchpad derail the deranged dollmaker? Or is it “game over” for the entire city? Featuring a cover and backup adventure written by Darkwing Duck creator Tad Stones, making this a collector's item that D.W. fans everywhere will not want to miss! 28 DAYS LATER #21 Written by Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Alejandro Aragon SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111020 BRAND NEW ARC! Great for new readers! This is it people, the storyline that reveals Selena’s secret starts here! As Selena and Clint reach London, they will learn the real reason why Selena decided to come back to Great Britain. And the American occupation is the only thing preventing her from accomplishing her secret goal… If you loved the 28 DAYS LATER movies, this is the comic book you have to be reading! THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 #1 $1 EDITION Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David Drawn by Chris Burnham SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00 Diamond Code: JAN111024 First issue for only 1 buck! From the mind of Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez, this is a sci-fi epic like no other. Heard about the ground-breaking The Amory Wars but never had a chance to get into it? This $1 first issue is a great entry point for new readers. Claudio Kilgannon’s adventure of war and rebirth starts here, from Sanchez, Eisner Award-winner Peter David and BATMAN & ROBIN’s Chris Burnham! Hitting the shelves the same month as the second trade paperback! THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 #9 Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David Drawn by Chris Burnham SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111021 The greatest victory of Inferno and the rest of the Rebellion soon give rise to their greatest fear. When an evil figure reappears…the Keywork sees its darkest hour. Claudio must step up and be the hero the world needs—but will he answer the call? Another not-to-be-missed issue from Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and comics legend Peter David! DARKWING DUCK #10 (A) DARKWING DUCK #10 (B) Written by Ian Brill Drawn by James Silvani SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111053 High adventure and espionage are afoot as the new arc of DARKWING DUCK continues! Who is on the run from F.O.W.L.'s eggmen? Only the terrific twosome of Darkwing Duck and his loyal sidekick...Steelbeak? Former foes become friends, and familiar allies team up for the first time, with the fate of St. Canard and the whole world at stake in Part 2 of “F.O.W.L. Disposition!” DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? #22 Written by Philip K. Dick Drawn by Tony Parker SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111026 THE HUNT IS ON! Finally, Rick Deckard crosses paths with J. R. Isidore, the only barrier between Deckard and the last three Nexus-6 androids. Will Isidore give up the “friends” he’s been hiding, and is Deckard prepared to retire his greatest enemy? The countdown to the last issue continues in the mind-blowing final arc of the Eisner Award-nominated series from Philip K. Dick and acclaimed artist Tony Parker! DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS #8 Written by Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory Drawn by Scott Godlewski SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111029 Kurt Busiek continues to bring an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos. It's the showdown of the century as Conrad and Dracula finally face off—bloodsucker vs. bloodsuckers! With Evan caught in the middle, it's a race against time to stop the two monsters from murdering the people that might get in their way! The celebrated horror series from the mind of Kurt Busiek reaches its most exciting peak yet! FARSCAPE #17 Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido Drawn by Will Sliney SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111030 The War for the Uncharted Territories continues with a team-up you never asked for! Scorpius and Rygel on the run! Yes we know, you’ve seen so many stories matching a Hynerian Dominar with a half-Scarran/half-Sebacean rogue… this one won’t be like all the others! Find out if these two fan-favorite characters can trust each other to escape the wicked Kkore! From series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and writer Keith R.A. DeCandido! INCORRUPTIBLE #16 (A) INCORRUPTIBLE #16 (B) Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Marcio Takara SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111035 The showdown between one of Earth’s most notorious supervillains and the newly-formed team of Max Damage and the Paradigm is finally here! Will the man who was once Public Enemy No. 1 be the salvation the world needs? Don’t miss the conclusion of this epic IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE crossover from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE #23 (A) IRREDEEMABLE #23 (B) Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Peter Krause SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111039 The secrets of Survivor’s dead twin brother, Scylla, are revealed! Meanwhile, Plutonian’s off-world imprisonment comes to a climactic and violent turning point when the balance of power shifts. Join us for an issue of psychological terror and ghosts of the past in this continuation of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey-nominated superhero series that’s breaking all the rules of the genre! STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO #6 (A) STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO #6 (B) Written by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Drawn by Javier Pina SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111043 Stan Lee’s red hot superhero series marches on! Stan “The Man” Lee, Paul Cornell, DnA, and Javier Pina kick the second arc of the critically acclaimed series into high gear. Will Stewart be able to handle the pressures and responsibilities that come with being an intergalactic weapon, or will he give up the Soldier Zero mantle? Find out in this all new action-packed issue from the legendary Stan Lee! STAN LEE’S STARBORN #4 (A) STAN LEE’S STARBORN #4 (B) Written by Chris Roberson Drawn by Khary Randolph SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111045 Stan Lee joins New York Times bestselling author Chris Roberson and artist Khary Randolph to deliver Stan Lee's third, epic new ongoing series, STARBORN! Just when it seemed like Ben and Tara might make it off Earth, a new and menacing enemy appears — and now, things aren’t looking so good! Will they be able to make it out alive? Will Ben be able to embrace his newfound power and return to his true home? There’s only one way to find out how the first arc of the Stan Lee superhero smash-hit ends… Covers by fan-favorite artists Tonci Zonjic and Gene Ha! STAN LEE’S THE TRAVELER #5 (A) STAN LEE’S THE TRAVELER #5 (B) Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Chad Hardin SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111047 BRAND NEW ARC. GREAT FOR NEW READERS! Stan Lee’s epic superhero series with Mark Waid and Chad Hardin continues with a startling new arc that will leave fans breathless! With the Split-Second Men momentarily defeated, the mastermind behind their evil must step forth and take an active hand against the Traveler—and he's the fiercest foe yet! Perfect jumping on point for new readers to experience the highly celebrated series from Mark Waid and the legendary Stan Lee! HELLRAISER MASTERWORKS V1 Written by Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Larry Wachowski, Dwayne McDuffie, and more Drawn by Alex Ross, Mike Mignola, Kevin O’Neill, and more SC, 200 pgs, FC, SRP: $19.99 ISBN13: 9781608860685 Diamond Code: JAN111033 Straight from the far reaches of Hell, comes a collection of classic HELLRAISER tales that will light your soul on fire! This must-have collection features stories originally published by Marvel Comics—classic spine-tinglers for die-hard fans and new readers alike, collecting a host of work from comic luminaries that you will not want to miss! Featuring the work of Clive Barker (HELLRAISER), Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN), Mike Mignola (HELLBOY), Larry Wachowski (THE MATRIX), Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME), Kevin O’Neill (LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and many more! Don’t miss this first volume in a series that will assemble the best HELLRAISER comics that have ever been! THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 VOL. 2 TPB Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David Drawn by Chris Burnham SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99 ISBN13: 9781608860425 Diamond Code: JAN111022 The greatest battle the Keywork has ever seen is found here, in the second volume of the epic series from COHEED AND CAMBRIA frontman Claudio Sanchez and comics legend Peter David! Inferno leads his forces against Wilhelm Ryan and Mayo Deftinwolf’s Red Army. But when the dust settles, the war ain’t over! THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES TPB Written by Michael Alan Nelson, Johanna Stokes Drawn by Christopher Possenti SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $12.99 ISBN13: 9781608860517 Diamond Code: JAN111025 Collected for this first time—the Lovecraft-inspired supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, HEXED) and Johanna Stokes (DEATH VALLEY, ZOMBIE TALES)! A cruise ship comes to port—hundreds aboard are dead, but why? Clayton Diggs is a pharmaceuticals salesman who discovers his sister has committed herself to an insane asylum. She's checked herself in, fearing she'll hurt herself or someone else. And she's afraid of something else out there... All across the world, hands are being dealt, and momentum is shifting, while ordinary people in an ordinary world find themselves drawn by fate to see darkness and despair unlike anything they could ever imagine. Meanwhile, a cult makes its move, believing that there is a great one sleeping that will hear THE CALLING... Cover by CRIMINAL’s Sean Phillips! DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?: DUST TO DUST VOL. 2 TPB Written by Chris Roberson Drawn by Robert Adler SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99 ISBN13: 9781608866182 Diamond Code: JAN111027 New York Times bestselling author Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) writes the prequel to legendary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, the inspiration for BLADE RUNNER and one of the greatest science fiction novels ever published! Who hunted androids before Rick Deckard? Just two men: Malcolm Reed, the only “special” human with the ability to discern man from machine, and Charlie Victor, who because of his past is the perfect man for the job…or is he? Journey through a world returning from the brink of destruction as Malcolm and Charlie hunt down six rogue androids that need to be “retired.” Chris Roberson and fan-favorite artist Robert Adler flesh out Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? mythology in the second and final collection of this science fiction milestone! HEXED TPB Written by Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Emma Rios SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99 ISBN13:9781608860456 Diamond Code: JAN111034 FIRST TIME IN TRADE PAPERBACK! Blood. Theft. Sex. Magic. The critically acclaimed fan-favorite is now in trade paperback! It's said there's no honor amongst thieves. Add to that a thief operating in the occult underground, and it's a whole different kind of nasty! Luci Jennifer Inagcio Das Neves — Lucifer for short — takes a new job that will expose her to the macabre underbelly of the city, and a secret that she'd rather nobody know. By Michael Alan Nelson, the critically acclaimed writer of 28 DAYS LATER and DINGO, hot new art talent Emma Rios (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, RUNAWAYS) and colorist Cris Peter. Special cover by Paul Pope! PALE HORSE TPB Written by Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Christian DiBari SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99 ISBN13: 9781608860371 Diamond Code: JAN111042 You've never seen the Old West like this before! Ex-slave and former Union soldier Cole has spent the years after the Civil War building a reputation as the most fearsome bounty hunter in the land. But when the tables turn and a bounty is placed on Cole's head, all hell breaks loose. Finding himself unable to protect the thing most precious to him—his family—Cole goes on a rampage of revenge, leaving a trail of blood and wreckage in his wake. With nothing but his horse, his one surviving son, and his gun, Cole's vengeful journey leaves no stone unturned and no culprit living! The thrilling miniseries from the writer of the critically acclaimed 28 DAYS LATER and HEXED! THE UNKNOWN: THE DEVIL MADE FLESH TPB Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Minck Oosterveer SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99 ISBN13: 9781608860463 Diamond Code: JAN111049 The second volume of Mark Waid’s critically acclaimed new miniseries collected for the first time! A year after the mystery that changed everything for Catherine Allingham — the world’s greatest detective returns with a new chilling case. Residents of Mountain Oak are turning up dead with each victim leaving a different death clue at the scene of the crime. Catherine and her new assistant Adrianna are on the case. But why doesn’t Catherine remember her former partner, James Doyle, and with suffering from a brain tumor, how has she overshot her expiration date of six months by a year? Find out in this hair-raising new volume of THE UNKNOWN! Join Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid and international superstar Minck Oosterveer in this thrilling adventure! In the vein of RUSE! CHIP 'N' DALE RESCUE RANGERS #4 (A) CHIP 'N' DALE RESCUE RANGERS #4 (B) Written by Ian Brill Drawn by Leonel Castellani SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111051 Join DARKWING DUCK writer Ian Brill and MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD artist Leonel Castellani for the return of your favorite furry flat foots in an all-new original ongoing series! The first arc comes to an end as Fat Cat's plans come to fruition and the Rescue Rangers fall victim to the power of the corrupt Animal Rescue Signal. Will they snap out of it before the fiendish feline turns Mother Nature into “Mother Danger?” Find out in the finale of “Worldwide Rescue!” DONALD DUCK #364 Written by Carl Barks, Federico Pedrocchi Drawn by Carl Barks, Federico Pedrocchi SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111056 Donald Duck continues to celebrate the 70th Aniversary of Walt Disney’s Comics. And what rare treats await you within these pages! See the first appearance of Donald's uncle Scrooge McDuck's infamous money bin in the 1951 Carl Barks classic, “The Big Bin on Killmotor Hill,” reprinted in the U.S. for the first time in over 17 years! Followed by the first-ever complete reprint of the 1938 Federico Pedrocchi strip entitled “Donald Duck Special Correspondent” — including pages never before seen in the U.S.! Featuring a classic cover by the legendary Don Rosa, this issue is surely one-of-a-kind! MICKEY MOUSE #306 Written by Byron Erickson Drawn by Paco Rodriguez, Fabrizio Petrossi SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111062 The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics continues here with some of the greatest Mickey Mouse stories ever told! Modern Mickey master Byron Erickson — the creator that fans have been clamoring for — gives us two stories, “Catch as Cat Can” and “Pocketful of Miracles,” both printed here for the first time in the U.S. of A.! Featuring a brand-new cover by celebrated Mickey Mouse artist Paco Rodriguez! UNCLE SCROOGE #401 Written by Don Rosa Drawn by Don Rosa SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111065 It's Uncle Scrooge's turn to honor the 70th Anniversary of Walt Disney's Comics and what better way to do it than with one of the most sought-after stories by Disney legend Don Rosa? Enjoy the hijinks as Scrooge McDuck and the gang follow Gyro Gearloose's new invention to the center of the earth in Rosa’s unforgettable tale, “The Universal Solvent,” collected in one issue for the first time ever! With art, story and cover by Rosa himself, how could you possibly resist the penny-pinching ways of Scrooge McDuck! WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES # 717 Written by William Van Horn, Ted Osborne, Daan Jiippes, Freddy Milton Drawn by William Van Horn, Floyd Gottfredson, Daan Jippes, Freddy Milton, Walt Kelly SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99 Diamond Code: JAN111065 The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics continues with the best Disney stories both classic and new! First up, two stories that have never before been published in the U.S. — “Scrooge for a Day” by William Van Horn and Daan Jippes’ Daisy Duck story “Coat of Harms.” If those aren’t enough for you, try these rare gems: Floyd Gottfredson’s “Broadcast News” and Walt Kelly’s “Donald Duck’s Surprise Party,” both reprinted here for the first time in the U.S. in over 60 years! Featuring a Carl Barks cover showcasing one of his last ever drawings! DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS: FEATHERS OF FURY TPB Written by Ennio Missaglia, Gorm Transgaard, François Corteggiani, Paul Halas, Tom Anderson, Janet Gilbert, Bill Walsh Drawn by Valerio Held, José Maria Manrique, Comicup Studio, Vicar, Francisco Rodriguez Peinado, Manuel Gonzales SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99 ISBN13: 9781608866281 Diamond Code: JAN111057 Donald Duck’s lazy day with his nephews suddenly sends the unsuspecting duck on a surreal journey in the far east, as our web-footed warrior must tackle some seemingly familiar foes to save Daisy! The feathers fly as Donald Duck dreams of being the world's newest martial arts movie star! Plenty of hijinks and high-kicks as our wannabe warrior finds out that being a Kung Fu master is a lot more than he bargained for! TOY STORY: TOY OVERBOARD TPB Written by Jesse Blaze Snider Drawn by Morgan Luthi SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99 ISBN13: 9781608866052 Diamond Code: JAN111064 Your favorite toys from Andy’s room are back, and they’ve brought two new friends: Jessie and Bullseye! As the new toys settle in, they’re abruptly whisked away on an exotic cruise! But when an accident tosses Buzz and Jessie overboard, it’s a race against time to catch up to the boat…or sink to the bottom of the ocean! Written by GROWING UP TWISTED’s Jesse Blaze Snider! WALT DISNEY TREASURY: DONALD DUCK VOL. 1 Written by Don Rosa Drawn by Don Rosa SC, 160 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99 ISBN13: 978608866564 Diamond Code: JAN111058 Jumpin' jacksnipes! Don Rosa's first Donald Duck tales are back in print, and we have them here! First up, Dynamic Don serves up his "Return to Plain Awful" with Donald in search of square eggs...with Uncle Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold in tow! Next, our dashing duck fights it out with über-lucky Gladstone in "Oolated Luck" and "Give Unto Others." Experience jerky Neighbor Jones in "Recalled Wreck," and his own super-smart nephews in "Mythological Menagerie" and "Making the Grade!" All this plus other timeless tales including “Fit to be Pied,” “Rocket Reverie,” “Forget me Not,” “Star-Struck Duck,” “Metaphorically Spanking,” “The Crocodile Collector” and the rare Christmas classic “Fir-Tree Fracas.” Including a cover gallery and ducky behind-the-scenes details never before told. Are we aiming to win a Junior Woodchuck Merit Badge, or what?