Yippee-Ki-Yay everybody!  Boom Studios is getting adapting another IP into comic book form, this time taking John McClane and spinning a tale of his first year as a NYC police officer.  The series is written by Howard Chaykin and follows the new police officer during the 1976 Bicentennial celebration.  It’s all part of Boom’s comics arriving in August 2009.

file_15_79.jpgfile_15_78.jpgfile_15_77.jpgIRREDEEMABLE #5 (A)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause

SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $0.99
Diamond Code: JUN090778

NEW ARC! AND ONLY .99 CENTS! This is your chance to hop on board the superhero event of 2009 that dares to ask: What if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain? Buy issue #5 for .99 cents and get the trade of the first four issues for only $9.99 and experience what everyone has been talking about. A “twilight of the superheroes”-style story that examines super-villains from Mark Waid writer of KINGDOM COME and EMPIRE!

file_15_96.jpgIRREDEEMABLE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause

SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN: 1-934506-90-7
ISBN13: 978-1-934506-90-5
Diamond Code: JUN090793

SPECIAL PRICE: $9.99. It’s a comic book industry event: the first four issues of the new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE dares to ask the question: what if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain? A “twilight of the superheroes”-style story that examines super-villains from the writer of KINGDOM COME and EMPIRE! Pick up IRREDEEMABLE VOL. 1 for $9.99 and buy the start of the next arc with issue #5 for an additional .99 cents. That’s 11 bucks for 5 issues of the best superhero comic you will read in 2009.


file_15_58.jpgfile_15_59.jpgfile_15_60.jpgDIE HARD #1 (A)
Written by Howard Chaykin
Drawn by Stephen Thompson

SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090765

BOOM! Studios is proud to present America’s greatest action hero translated into the sequential art form for the first time! Every great action hero got started somewhere: Batman Began. Bond had his Casino Royale. And for John McClane, more than a decade before the first DIE HARD movie, he’s just another rookie cop, an East Coast guy working on earning his badge in New York City during 1976’s Bicentennial celebration. Too bad for John McClane, nothing’s ever that easy. Join legendary industry creator Howard Chaykin on a thrill ride that’s rung up over $1 billion in box office worldwide and become the gold standard for classic action! Yippee Ki Yay!

file_15_62.jpgfile_15_61.jpgSWORDSMITH ASSASSIN #1 (A)
Written by Andrew Cosby, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Ayhan Hayrula

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090767

Toshiro Ono has spent his life making the best swords that have ever been forged and selling them to the highest bidder. But when his family is killed by a blade of his own making… Toshiro will do whatever it takes to make sure none of his swords ever kill again. Andrew Cosby, creator of EUREKA, and Michael Alan Nelson, creator of HEXED, brings feudal Samurai Japan to life like no other comic has done before.

file_15_64.jpgfile_15_63.jpgFARSCAPE: D’ARGO’S TRIAL #1 (A)
Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith DeCandido
Drawn by Caleb Cleveland

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4) SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090768

He is a warrior. He is a Luxan. And he has a past. The tragedy behind one of Farscape’s greatest character’s is explored in this new mini-series. Before his life on Moya Ka D’Argo struggled to keep his marriage to a Sebacean woman alive under Peacekeeper pressure. And when D’Argo is under pressure… Written by FARSCAPE’s Keith R.A. DeCandido and Executive Produced by show creator Rockne S. O’Bannon.

file_15_69.jpgfile_15_68.jpg28 DAYS LATER #2 (A)
28 DAYS LATER #2 (B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Declan Shalvey

SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090772

The comic book that connects 28 DAYS LATER to its sequel 28 WEEKS LATER in a new ongoing series! Focusing on Selena, one of the three survivors of the first film, as she embarks on an epic journey of Selena’s return to Great Britain! Co-written by HEXED and FALL OF CTHULHU’s Michael Alan Nelson and drawn by newcomer sensation Declan Shalvey.

file_15_71.jpgfile_15_70.jpgDEAD RUN #3 (A)
Written by Andrew Cosby, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (3 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090774

“All Speed. No Limits.” The end isn’t near… it’s here. America has become a wasteland, leaving the few cities that remain transformed into impenetrable fortresses. NICK MASTERS is a driver, the best there is. If you need something picked-up, delivered, or disposed of, Nick’s your man. But when he fails to deliver… all hell breaks loose. Part three of the epic saga that redefines the science fiction action genre. From the writer of HEXED and FALL OF CTHULHU, Michael Alan Nelson, collaborating for the first time with EUREKA creator Andrew Cosby!

Written by Philip K. Dick
Drawn by Tony Parker

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (3 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090775

Worldwide best-selling sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? – the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER – comes to comics in an innovative, ground-breaking maxi-series with the full text, fully illustrated. Thanks to the Rosen Corporation and its invention, the Nexus-6 android brain, human being’s artificial counterparts are now harder to detect than ever. But bounty hunter Rick Deckard has a special weapon in his arsenal…the empathy test. With backmatter by Ed Brubaker!

file_15_93.jpgfile_15_92.jpgFARSCAPE: GONE AND BACK #2 (A)
Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith DeCandido
Drawn by Tommy Patterson

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090789

John Crichton is used to being far from home. But now he’s trapped in a new timeline, where his wife Aeryn is still a Peacekeeper! He sets Moya out on a mission to find her in hopes that the reunion of sorts will set things right. But what does Crichton’s wife in this timeline think of this? More FARSCAPE goodness from the show’s creator Rockne S. O’Bannon.

file_15_67.jpgfile_15_66.jpgPOE #2 (A)
POE #2 (B)
Written by J. Barton Mitchell
Drawn by Dean Kotz

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090771

He created Horror. Find out how horror created him… as our intrepid author Edgar Allen Poe delves into the dark side of man. Golem Hell Hounds guard the secret of the Red Death! Will Poe live to tell the tale? Supernatural adventure for fans of books like HELLBOY!

file_15_74.jpgfile_15_75.jpgTHE UNKNOWN #4 (A)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Minck Oosterveer

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (4 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090776

She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains… UNKNOWN! Find out the answer in the epic conclusion to the critically acclaimed mini-series from Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid and EXCALIBUR’s Minck Oosterveer.

file_15_76.jpgUNTHINKABLE #4
Written by Mark Sable
Drawn by Julian Totino Tedesco

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (4 of 5), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUN090777

Novelist Alan Ripley was an unlikely hero, trying (and failing) to stop UNTHINKABLE terror scenarios he imagined from coming true. Now that he’s finally succeeding, will he learn who’s using his mind as a blueprint for terror, and why? The answer finally comes from writer Mark (TWO-FACE YEAR ONE, CYBORG) Sable artist Julian Tedesco in this penultimate issue.

Written by Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia, Jonathan L. Davis
Drawn by Mark Dos Santos

SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $15.99
ISBN: 1-934506-96-6
ISBN13: 978-1-934506-96-7
Diamond Code: JUN090791

Sci-Fi Channel’s smash hit show returns in this new trade compiling all the issues of the critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series masterminded by the creators of the show and told completely in continuity! EUREKA creators Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia are joined by writer Jonathan L. Davis (THE DUKES OF HAZZARD) with a story centering on the kids of Eureka High. Can Zoe find out why all her classmates are going goth? Read this volume and find out.

file_15_65.jpgJENNIFER’S BODY OGN
Written by Rick Spears
Drawn by Jim Mahfood, Ming Doyle, Nikki Cook, Tim Seeley

HC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
Diamond Code: JUN090770

The movie event of the Fall is the comic book event of this Summer! JUNO’s award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody brings you JENNIFER’S BODY starring Megan Fox as a demonically-possessed cheerleader with a taste for killing teenage boys! In this original graphic novel that ties into the movie and expands on its universe, BLACK METAL’s Rick Spears brings you even more hellish Jennifer stories with art by HACK/SLASH’s Tim Seely, KICK DRUM COMIX’ Jim Mahfood, DMZ’s Nikki Cook, and POPGUN’s Ming Doyle.

Boom! Kids

file_12_28.jpgfile_12_27.jpgTHE INCREDIBLES #0 (A)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara

SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: JUN090780

Baby Jack-Jack, everyone’s favorite superpowered toddler, battles…a nasty cold! Hopefully the rest of the Parr family can stay healthy, because normal denizens of Metroville are starting to exhibit superpowers. Can The Incredibles discover the cause of both outbreaks before the city is left in total shambles?

file_15_83.jpgfile_15_82.jpgMONSTERS, INC.: LAUGH FACTORY #1 (A)
Written by Paul Benjamin
Drawn by Amy Mebberson

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4), SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: JUN090784

Sulley, Mike and Boo are back, and they are sure to generate plenty of chuckles for the Monsters, Inc. laugh factory! When acts of sabotage begin to damage Monsters, Inc. equipment, all the evidence points to…Mike?! Can Mike convince Sulley to help him find the true culprit?

file_15_81.jpgfile_15_80.jpgMUPPET PETER PAN #1 (A)
Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Amy Mebberson

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4), SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: JUN090780

The timid Kermie Pan resides in the magical realm of Neverswamp, where the pushy fairy Piggytink tries to toughen him up! One night, while searching for his shadow, Kermie Pan and Piggytink encounter the Darling children, who run away to Neverswamp and encourage Kermie Pan to battle Captain Gonzo! Features A covers by Eisner-award winning MOUSE GUARD artist David Petersen!

file_15_89.jpgfile_15_88.jpgCARS: RADIATOR SPRINGS #2 (A)
Written by Alan J. Porter
Drawn by Albert Carreres

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 4), SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: JUN090787

Lightning McQueen is hanging out with his friends in Radiator Springs when he realizes that everyone knows his story, but he doesn’t know anyone else’s. McQueen wants to know how his friends ended up in Radiator Springs…and why they decided to stay. Issue #2 explores Filmore and Sarge’s unlikely friendship. Even though one’s a hippie and the other is a military man, the two are inseparable!

file_15_87.jpgfile_15_86.jpgFINDING NEMO: REEF RESCUE #4 (A)
Written by Marie Croall
Drawn by Erica Leigh Currey

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (4 of 4), SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: JUN090786

Nemo, Dory and Marlin conclude their dangerous journey, searching for a way to rescue their dying reef! Facing incredible odds, Nemo travels the great blue sea to save the one thing that matters most of all—home. Will the mysterious jellies finally provide a course of action that will save the reef?

Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge

SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 4), SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: JUN090788

Roger Langridge’s celebrated run on THE MUPPET SHOW comic continues! Scooter learns that a cache of treasure is hidden somewhere within the theater…and when Rizzo the Rat overhears this, the news spreads like wildfire! Meanwhile, Animal’s acting very strangely—he’s now refined and well-mannered! And why is Kermit acting like he’s too cool for school?

Written by Tim Beedle
Drawn by Armand Villavert Jr.

SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN: 1-934506-79-6
ISBN13: 978-1-934506-79-0
Diamond Code: JUN090792

This hilarious trade collects all four issues of Muppet Robin Hood. The Muppets tell the Robin Hood legend for laughs, and it’s the reader who will be merry! Robin Hood (Kermit the Frog) joins with the Merry Men, Sherwood Forest’s infamous gang of misfit outlaws, to take on the stuffy Sheriff of Muppetham (Sam the Eagle) and the wicked Gonzo of Gisbourne!

Written by Dan Jolley
Drawn by Chris Moreno

SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN: 1-934506-91-5
ISBN13: 978-1-934506-91-2
Diamond Code: JUN090795

This action-packed trade collects all four issues of TOY STORY: THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER. Woody, Buzz and the gang encounter a mysterious egg-shaped toy… They crash Andy’s science fair in a heroic attempt to repair his broken exhibit… The toys must make peace with the family’s new dog, Buster… Can Woody stop him before it’s too late?

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  1. morpheus11
    May 28, 2009 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    I am really looking forward to Die Hard Year One. That could really be awesome. And the new title by Alan Nelson is on my list. After Hexed, I am willing to buy another title from him.

  2. Undead
    May 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    Freaky, Die Hard 1 is on right now here…

  3. May 28, 2009 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    BOOM! continues to impress the hell out of me. They’re setting the bar for licensed comics, and their company and creator owned stuff is top shelf, as well.

    • May 28, 2009 at 3:43 pm — Reply

      Don’t be surprised when they announce an exclusive agreement with Disney to publish all the Disney titles – including the Scrooge McDuck titles that are currently out of Gemstone’s hands.

  4. El Charro Ninja
    May 29, 2009 at 10:27 am — Reply

    I just wish that the Die Hard and 28 Days comics don’t get cancelled before printed just like The Godfather Chronicles. Talking of Disney, do you hink that there is a little possibility that BOOM! make Kim Possible or Pirates of the Caribbean comics? Because that would be awesome, however, by doing that they will also do HSM abominations.

  5. Gaumer
    May 29, 2009 at 11:29 am — Reply

    Chaykin writing Die-Hard could only be eclipsed by Chaykin doing the art for Die Hard.

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