Boom Studios June 2022 Solicitations

Boom Studios June 2022 Solicitations

The Boom Studios June 2022 solicitations are here! Cantwell’s murder mystery in Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body is collected, Buffy ’97 based on the “Buffy Show” begins, what will the Power Rangers do during the countdown? … and much more!

Common abbreviations

  • TP/TPB: Trade Paperback
  • SC: Softcover (like a TPB)
  • HC: Hardcover
  • FC: Full Color
  • DM: Direct Market. This refers primarily to comic book stores or online shops that order via the same means as a comic book store (primarily Diamond or Lunar). Places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble will generally NOT have these variants.
  • FOC: Final Order Cutoff – The time an order has to be submitted by the vendor. Also when you need to get your order in by at TalesofWonder for preorders.
  • RES: Resolicit – A new listing for a product that was previously solicited in PREVIEWS or New to Order, and which is being listed anew since the original Solicitation was cancelled either by the vendor or by Diamond.
  • O/A: Offered Again – This designates an item that has been previously solicited and released, but is being solicited again.

Common abbreviations

  • TP/TPB: Trade Paperback
  • SC: Softcover (like a TPB)
  • HC: Hardcover
  • FC: Full Color
  • DM: Direct Market. This refers primarily to comic book stores or online shops that order via the same means as a comic book store (primarily Diamond or Lunar). Places like Amazon or Barnes and Noble will generally NOT have these variants.
  • FOC: Final Order Cutoff – The time an order has to be submitted by the vendor. Also when you need to get your order in by at TalesofWonder for preorders.
  • RES: Resolicit – A new listing for a product that was previously solicited in PREVIEWS or New to Order, and which is being listed anew since the original Solicitation was cancelled either by the vendor or by Diamond.
  • O/A: Offered Again – This designates an item that has been previously solicited and released, but is being solicited again.

ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO PAPER SHORTAGES, PRINTER JAMS, AND SHIPPING CONFLICTS.

Trade Paperbacks

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER VOL. 10 SC

ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2022

Retail Price: $14.99 US
Writer: Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Marianna Ignazzi & Valentina Pinti
Cover Artist: Frany

The Scooby Gang goes head-to-head with Silas in a final showdown for the fate of the multiverse!

Meanwhile with Buffy and Giles trapped in the memoryscape, things look grim for the Slayer.

Writer Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol) and artists Marianna Ignazzi (An Unkindness of Ravens) and Valentina Pinti (Destiny, NY) along with their own Scooby Gang of writer and artist friends bring the “We Are The Slayer” storyline to its pulse-pounding conclusion!

Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #34-35 and the “We Are The Slayer” epilogue from Buffy The Vampire Slayer: 25th Anniversary Special #1.

FIREFLY: BLUE SUN RISING VOL. 1 SC (BOOK 6)

ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2022

Retail Price: $14.99 US
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artist: Nimit Malavia

Sheriff Mal Reynolds has a new partner—a law enforcing robot from the Blue Sun corporation, who only cares about enforcing the law—no matter the cost!

If Mal wants to keep his job and protect his sector, the smart move would be to play by Blue Sun Corporation’s rulebook.

But for Mal, there’s really only one choice—reunite the crew of the Serenity for one last impossible job to save the ‘Verse!

New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Darth Vader) and acclaimed artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd: Mega-City Zero) launch Mal and the crew of Serenity into their biggest battle yet, officially continuing the acclaimed sci-fi series.

Collects Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 and Firefly #21-22.

FENCE: RISE OGN SC (BOOK 5)

ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2022

Retail Price: $14.99 US
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Cover Artist: Johanna the Mad

En Garde! Excitement is in the air as Nicholas and his friends celebrate their prestigious invitation to the Halverton Training Camp. But they soon find themselves pushed to their limits as they come face-to-face with the best teams in the country.

Will a new addition to the opposing team help Nicholas awaken the fighting spirit he needs to prevail? And what will it mean for his friendship with Seiji?

USA Today best-selling author C. S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and popular web cartoonist Johanna the Mad reunite for the next chapter in this fierce and heartfelt GLAAD Media Award-nominated series!

REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY SC

ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2022

Retail Price: $17.99 US
Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Luca Casalanguida
Cover Artist: Luca Casalanguida

Where is Lee Harvey Oswald’s body?

The Kennedy assassination is a rat’s nest of conspiracy theories: mafia involvement, a second gunman, a government cover-up… but the most important one may just be the idea that the body in Oswald’s grave is not actually Lee Harvey.

Meet the ragtag group of “useful idiots” unwittingly brought together to clean up the crime of the century – a wannabe cowboy from Wisconsin, a Buddy Holly-idolizing (former) car thief, a world-weary Civil Rights activist ready for revolution, and a failed G-Man who still acts the part .

Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man, The United States of Captain America) and artist Luca Casalanguida (Lost Soldiers, Scout’s Honor) deliver an off-kilter crime thriller set in the shadows of history’s greatest conspiracy!

Collects Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body #1-5.

WWE THE NEW DAY: POWER OF POSITIVITY SC

ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR AUGUST 2022

Retail Price: $14.99 US
Writer: Evan Narcisse & Austin Walker
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss

WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E debuted as a team called The New Day… changing the WWE Universe forever!

Everyone knows they’re six-time Tag Team Champions—including the longest reign in WWE history—but now, discover the true origins of this unforgettable trio for the first time.

Follow young Kofi, Xavier, and Big E as they learn about the world of wrestling, take on opponents big and small, battle their egos (as well as those around them), and realize that they’ll always be stronger together than apart!

Acclaimed writers Evan Narcisse (Rise of The Black Panther) and Austin Walker (Friends At The Table), and artist Daniel Bayliss (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), reveal the untold story behind one of the greatest tag teams in WWE history.

Collects the complete WWE The New Day: Power of Positivity #1-2.

Single Issues

Buffy ’97 #1

Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Marianna Ignazzi
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Qistina Khalida
  • Variant Cover: Megan Hutchison-Cates
  • 25 Years of Buffy Incentive Cover (1:10): Yoshi Yoshitani Incentive Cover
  • (1:25): Nick Brokenshire
  • B!G Variant Cover: Paulina Gancheau

“That Buffy Show,” a The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air meets Dawson’s Creek style teen drama sitcom, is a perfect fit for the Buffster. It’s all going well until the cast gets a taste of the supernatural when the audience totally vamps out!

The Scooby Gang is forced to learn actual slayage skills on live television from “TV” Buffy to save their lives, and more importantly… keep the show from being canceled!

Tap into some geeky joy with this celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Buffy The Vampire Slayer by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis (Moon Knight) and Marianna Ignazzi (An Unkindness of Ravens), and you’ll be five by five!

The Vampire Slayer #3

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Sarah Gailey
Artist: Irene Flores
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Goñi Montes
  • Blood Red Foil Stamp Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Goñi Montes
  • 25 Years Of Buffy Incentive Cover (1:25): Bex Glendining
  • Incentive Cover (1:50): Bex Glendining
  • Incentive Cover (1:75): Natacha Bustos

Xander is fed up with Giles and Willow for being such a drag!

But while they sort their mistakes out, Xander soon finds himself alone and under attack by a creature that proves too much for him.

That is, until an unexpected would-be foe comes to his rescue, leading to a deal that could work out very well for the both of them…

Angel #6

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Nimit Malavia
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Jahnoy Lindsay

Angel might have left LA, but his problems seem to follow him wherever he goes.

With Cordelia struggling to keep the show together without him, she turns to a very familiar face as a potential new co-star, one whose past is also catching up with them!

All-New Firefly #5

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: David M. Booher
Artist: Vincenzo Federici
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Mona Finden
  • Wanted Poster Cover: Ethan Young
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Mona Finden
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Chris Wildgoose
  • Incentive Cover (1:50): Junggeun Yoon
  • Unlockable Cover (1 Copy): Chris Wildgoose

As Jayne makes light of his newfound (and very unexpected!) role in life, he faces the fury of a family he’s long neglected.

But that might be the least of his problems! Even if he can find a way to bond with his closest family in the only way he knows how… Serenity has received a call from Requiem that could spell disaster.

Power Rangers Unlimited: Countdown to Ruin #1

Retail Price: $7.99
Writer: TBA
Artist: Anna Kekovsky Chandra
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Keyla Valerio
  • Foil Cover: Goñi Montes
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Keyla Valerio
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Junggeun Yoon
  • Unlockable Variant Cover (1 copy): Goñi Montes

In the next crucial Power Rangers Unlimited special, calamity looms for fan-favorites Andros and Zhan from the hit series Power Rangers in Space.

Discover their past growing up on KO-35, their journey to becoming Rangers, and the epic battle that changed their lives forever…

The future of the Power Rangers saga starts here in this exciting one-shot adventure!

Mighty Morphin #20

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mat Groom
Artist: Moisés Hidalgo
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
  • Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): InHyuk Lee
  • Incentive Cover (1:15): Eleonora Carlini
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Bon Bernardo
  • FOC Reveal Cover: Raúl Allén
  • FOC Reveal Incentive Cover (1:10): Raúl Allén
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Bon Bernardo

Tommy and Aisha feel out of place and in over their heads back in the Lion Galaxy, but against all odds, Billy finds them some help from an extremely unexpected source!

Back on Earth, the battle against King Aradon rages on—and not in the Rangers’ favor.

Matt, Adam, Kim, and the others face overwhelming odds as the situation grows increasingly dire. Can Rocky’s resilience carry them through, even with Zordon’s absence?

Power Rangers #20

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Renna
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Guillamue Martinez
  • Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Guillamue Martinez
  • Incentive Cover (1:15): Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Qistina Khalidah
  • FOC Reveal Cover: Raúl Allén
  • FOC Reveal Incentive Cover (1:10): Raúl Allén
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Qistina Khalidah

In the wake of tragedy, the Omega Rangers return to Angel Grove to reunite with some familiar faces from their past.

Trini finds herself confronted by the nearly impossible challenge of balancing her life as a Ranger, and her responsibilities to her family.

To make matters even worse, Safehaven faces an alien invasion; and they’re after something that should never be unleashed!

What horrors are sealed inside of the ancient container buried deep within the OMEGA VAULT?

ORCS!: The Curse #1

Retail Price: $5.99
Writer: Christine Larsen
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Christine Larsen
  • Variant Cover: Eric Powell
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Eric Powell

The fun and fantastical ORCS! series from creator Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) returns with a new installment featuring our favorite underdog heroes: Bog, Pez, Zep, Utzu, and Gurh!

After returning from their travels and celebrating with a dance party, a prank gone wrong inadvertently unleashes something ancient and evil.

Even worse, in a tower in the middle of a dark forest, a wizard with grand, sinister plans needs a real army, and his sight turns toward the Orcish tribe…

Dune: The Waters of Kanly #2

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Christian Ward
Incentive Cover (1:25): Junggeun Yoon
FOC Reveal Cover: Raúl Allén
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover (1:10): Raúl Allén

Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Christian Ward

House Atreides is all but shattered, forcing Gurney Halleck to lead the survivors in a desperate mission to steal resources vital to their plans for revenge.

His plan puts them on a collision course with not only the brutal soldiers of House Harkonnen, but the all-powerful Spacing Guild itself!

BRZRKR #9

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Keanu Reeves & Matt Kindt
Artist: Ron Garney
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Ron Garney
  • Variant Cover: Mike Del Mundo
  • Foil Cover: Ron Garney
  • Foil Cover: Mike Del Mundo
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Humberto Ramos
  • Incentive Cover (1:50): Mike Del Mundo
  • Incentive Cover (1:75): Humberto Ramos
  • Incentive Cover (1:100): Mike Del Mundo

The stunning conclusion of the blockbuster series begins here!

Discover a brand new story arc that finally reveals the long-hidden secrets of B.’s past… and uncovers shocking new revelations that will change his future forever!

From the ancient mysteries of his origins to the present-day machinations of Caldwell’s master plan… B.’s

entire journey has been leading to this moment.

From superstar Keanu Reeves, NYT bestselling writer Matt Kindt, and acclaimed artist Ron Garney comes the final chapter of the epic story that’s sold over a million copies!

Something is Killing the Children #24

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
  • Die-Cut Mask Variant: Jenny Frison
  • Die-Cut Bloody Mask Variant: Jenny Frison
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Oliver Barrett
  • Incentive Cover (1:50): Jenny Frison
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Jenny Frison

While Cutter’s machinations continue to unfold at the House of Slaughter, Erica has tracked a terrifying new enemy within a small town in New Mexico.

With her past quickly catching up with her, Erica must don the mask once again and head into the heart of the danger if she wants any hope of stopping this monstrous entity.

House of Slaughter #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV & Sam Johns
Artist: Letizia Cadonici & Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
  • Variant Cover: Werther Dell’Edera Bodybag
  • Variant Cover: Shintaro Kago
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Werther Dell’Edera
  • Incentive Cover (1:50): Reiko Murakami
  • Incentive Cover (1:75): Francesco Francavilla

After his shocking discovery of what is actually lurking in the town, Edwin is faced with a choice that will change his life forever: wait for a Black Mask to arrive and risk losing the monster, or take on the creature himself…

Discover Edwin’s story and dive even deeper into the expanding world of Something is Killing the Children with the SCARLET arc of House of Slaughter!

Grim #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Flaviano
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Flaviano
  • Foil Cover: Flaviano
  • Reaper Variant Cover: Jenny Frison
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Jenny Frison
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Lorenzo Di Felici

Jessica Harrow finds herself trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead—something that no other reaper has ever experienced! Just what makes her so special?

Can she make her way back to the afterlife, and what exactly is going to happen now that she can walk amongst the living?

The mystery deepens in this new series from acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn) and fan-favorite artist Flaviano (New Mutants)!

Magic #15

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Miguel Mercado
  • Hidden Spark Intermix Variant Cover: Kath Lobo
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Lorenzo Di Felici
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Jenny Frison

The newly-revealed spectral planeswalker brings newfound ramifications for our trio, as well as knowledge of the extraplanar peril and political conflict unfolding in Ravnica.

With a powerful planeswalker with grand ambitions revealed as the puppet master behind it all, what are Chandra, Niko, and Garruk going to do about it?

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #3

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Fabiana Mascolo
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Karen S. Darboe
  • Planeswalker Variant: E.M. Gist
  • Connecting Variant: Miguel Mercado
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Miguel Mercado
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Yanick Paquette
  • Incentive Cover (1:50): Yanick Paquette
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Karen S. Darboe

Lilianna brings the recently-awakened planeswalker back to Strixhaven, where her unique powers stun even the world-class magic scholars!

However, something makes Liliana uneasy about this mysterious figure, and with ancient forces circling, Liliana finds herself at the crossroads of an interplanar decision.

All the while, the scheming Master of Metal, Tezzeret, may have his own plans for the planeswalker, and her home plane…

Once & Future #26

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Dan Mora
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Dan Mora
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Jorge Corona with Colors by Sarah Stern

It’s the day after Christmas, and as the kings converge on the mythical sword, Bridgette McGuire’s true plan comes to light!

Everything hinges on her ritual and who it could release!

A storm is brewing… Who will make it through the end of the year in order to set things right?

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #11

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Simone Di Meo
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Simone Di Meo
  • Dead God Variant Cover: Toni Infante
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): André Lima Araujo
  • Incentive Cover (1:50): Ariel Olivetti
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Simone Di Meo

Flash-forward 50 years to the third and final arc of this epic sci-fi series! With an (almost) entirely new cast, it’s the perfect place for new readers to jump on for the stunning finale.

It began with questioning the gods. It finally ends here… once again… at the edge of the universe.

The lines between humanity and the divine blur even further as we hurtle towards the conclusion of this Eisner-nominated interstellar series from acclaimed writer Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and artist Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).

Seven Secrets #18

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
  • Variant Cover: Valentine De Landro
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): Miguel Mercado
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Miguel Mercado
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Valentine De Landro

The truth about Caspar’s origins is finally revealed!

In this mind-blowing ending, discover the future of the order and the very nature of the secrets themselves!

Alice Ever After #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dan Panosian
Artist: Giorgio Spalletta
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Dan Panosian
  • Variant Cover: Dave Johnson
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Dave Johnson

Alice has found refuge in the ASYLUM, but she might not be as safe as she thinks…

Will her time there mean being severed from the real world permanently? And what of the institution’s suspicious funding, and Dr. Madsen’s quest for control… through any means necessary?

Things grow even curiouser back in Wonderland though, as Alice meets two familiar figures who bear an uncanny resemblance to the orderlies of the asylum!

Faithless III #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Maria Llovet
  • Erotic Variant Cover: Kris Anka
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Abigail Jill Harding

In the penultimate issue of Faithless III, things grow even more dire following the celestial battle between Solomon and Louis.

In fact, hell itself seems ready to spill into reality as Faith and Louis’s artistic masterpiece comes to life…

Don’t miss the lead-in to the stunning final chapter of Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet’s erotic masterpiece!

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Shapeshifters #4

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Deron Bennett
Artist: Dani Pendergast
Cover Artist:

  • Main Cover: Christian Ward
  • Variant Cover: Mateus Manhanini
  • Incentive Cover: Christian Ward

In the final issue of the mythical mini-series, the Caribbean story of the Ole Heg comes to life—a normal woman by day, but a terrifying, bloodsucking fire spirit at night.

When the mother of a young girl named Ruth falls prey to this skin-shedding soucouyant, Ruth is desperate for a way to save her .

Can Ruth defeat the Ole Heg, and live to tell the tale as a warning for generations to come?

Killer, The: Affairs of the State #5

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Matz
Artist: Luc Jacamon
Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Luc Jacamon
Incentive Cover (1:10): Becca Carey
Incentive Cover (1:25): Tonci Zonjic

Mayor Marchand has blood on his hands, but that’s not going to stop him from using the recent gang violence for his own political gain.

While Killer remains as detached as ever over this new development, only concerned about new clients, the same can’t be said for Nicolas.

But when an organization with connections to the mayor and religious extremists emerges, the two are faced with one of their most dangerous assignments yet…