Boom! Studios has several titles hitting shelves this week, and we’ve got a sneak peek of Blood Bowl: Killer Contract #3, Challenger Deep #1, High Rollers #2, Necronomicon #1, Salem: Queen of Thorns #2, and Enigma Cipher TPB.

Welcome to the hyper-violent hilarity of BLOOD BOWL, the miniseries that puts the fantasy (as in elves, dwarves, orcs, and ogres) back into football! As the Bad Bay Hackers face off against the hated Underworld Creepers, they discover a traitor within their midst, a teammate hired to kill their star player! The assassin soon learns a hard lesson that every Blood Bowl veteran knows by heart: Just wanting to kill someone on the pitch doesn’t mean you can do it – even if he’s on your team!


When an experimental nuclear submarine is marooned in a deposit of methane ice deep in the Marianas Trench, an elite salvage team mounts a daring rescue to prevent an explosive chain reaction that could lead to global disaster! From the creator of the hit Sci-Fi Channel show EUREKA!

Crime does pay! In this pulse-pounding issue, CQ moves up the ranks with a power maneuver that makes Tony Soprano’s machinations look like child’s play. Critically acclaimed mystery novelist Gary Phillips (HIGH HAND, BANGERS) shows you the L.A. underworld you only thought you knew! Snitch on your friend. Stay out of jail. And buy this book! A potent mix of AMERICAN GANGSTER and THE WIRE for fans of Brubaker’s CRIMINAL!


In last month’s Cthulu Tales #5, Mark Waid seeded clues and hints to the scope of BOOM!’s new “horrorverse”. Now that the Necronomicon has been opened, writer William Messner-Loebs brings you the next chapter as he reveals the origins of the forbidden book of legend–and how its catastrophic influence will soon spread over the BOOM! line of titles! Cover by J.K. Woodward.


The controversial series continues! The Queen of Thorns has set her sights on Hooke and his accomplices and will not rest until he is captured—and forced to face the truth about who and what he is! A new hero in the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s SOLOMON KANE and Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name, from the screenwriter of WANTED and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT!


Casey Williams and her fellow grad students have a rather interesting homework assignment: decrypt a recently discovered Nazi code left over from World War 2. But as they begin their work, those connected with it are found dead. Casey knows hat there’s more to the “Enigma Cipher” than map coordinates from a sixty-year-old war, but in order to save her own life she’ll have to crack the code! NOTE: Not available in German.


via Boom! Studios

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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