SOLICITATIONS: BOOM! Studios for April 2011
BOOM! Studios sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in April2011.
Get your hands on these damn dirty Apes! Beginning an all-new series that takes place before the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie in the continuity of the first five films! Ape society has reached a new golden age. But there are ripples of dissent in both the ape and human ranks. Tensions will rise and soon all will be caught in chaos! And amidst all this uncertainty, what is the fate of…The Lawgiver? Written by award-winning novelist Daryl Gregory!
Alan Gates, a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis, is resigned to his fate…until he discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite! Granted a second lease on life and incredible, otherworldly powers, Alan must fight against an evil army buried beneath society’s skin, all the while unlocking the secrets of his forgotten past. Dark, twisted, and unlike anything else on the stands, MALIGNANT MAN is a sci-fi thriller that can’t be missed!
Why would Selena enter the hell she escaped more than a year ago? We finally learn the reason Selena agreed to go back to London. But as she searches for closure and Clint is about to finish his story, they both realize their survival depends on one another! If you loved the 28 DAYS LATER movies, this is the comic book you should be reading!
Claudio cannot deny his prophecy any longer. His team has arrived at Si-Revody, ready to do battle with The Red Army. While Claudio looks for his friend Cecil in this warfare, it may be his companion Al the Killer who is the true menace… From Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and comics legend Peter David!
The penultimate issue of the Eisner Award-nominated sci-fi epic that inspired Blade Runner can’t be missed! Only in these pages will you find out the fate of Rick Deckard and the rogue Nexus-6 androids. Who will win: man or machine? Only one more issue of the critically acclaimed blockbuster maxi-series that brought Philip K. Dick to the world of comics!
BRAND NEW ARC. GREAT FOR NEW READERS! Kurt Busiek continues to bring an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos! As Dracula and Conrad’s fight reaches a fever pitch, Evan enters into an unlikely, and dangerous alliance with Marta and her men. It’s vampire vs. vampire vs. vampire hunters as the ongoing horror series from the mind of Kurt Busiek continues!
The War for the Uncharted Territories! Aeryn Sun was once the most dangerous traitor to the Peacekeepers. Now she rules them. But even in this time of crisis, when the Kkore has all of the Uncharted Territories on the run, there are those who would challenge Aeryn…and not all of them are Sebaceans! From FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and fan-favorite writer Keith R.A. DeCandido!
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! In this issue, Kirsty Quinn is back! To fight the forces of the Cenobites she has become a Harrower and has gathered a team that, like her, is damaged and insane enough to take on what Hell has got! As Pinhead’s plan becomes clearer, what will Kirsty’s role in it be?
It’s a whole new game for supervillain-turned-superhero Max Damage as he desperately tries to turn the tide of public outcry in the wake of the most challenging fight of his superhero career. But with his original sidekick, Jailbait, back in his life, and the secrets of supposed ally Alana Patel bubbling to the surface, Max will have to call on all of his strength to remain INCORRUPTIBLE. Mark Waid’s hit companion series to the Eisner-nominated IRREDEEMABLE continues in this must-have issue!
The unforgettable new sci-fi epic that asks the question: what makes us human? As the battle for freedom rages on, one clone discovers that sometimes what makes you human is your willingness to fight for what is right. But sometimes that means the loss of the only world you have ever known. Discover a future where life is nearly perfect, but war continues to rage on, setting up the ultimate INSURRECTION!
With the Plutonian off world fighting for his life in an alien prison camp, the Paradigm is left with the worldwide clean-up. But what happens when, in the Plutonian’s absence, the planet’s most dangerous villains come out from underground? The remaining members of the Paradigm engage in a desperate battle for control of the planet, without the aid of the world’s greatest protector. Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey-nominated series continues!
Stan Lee’s bestselling series marches on with Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning leading the charge! Soldier Zero is wrongly labeled a menace to society and it’s up to Stewart to clear the name of his alter ego. But will it prove to be too much for him? Find out the answers, true believers, in this issue of Stan Lee’s SOLDIER ZERO!
BRAND NEW ARC! Stan Lee continues his epic sci-fi superhero series with New York Times bestselling author Chris Roberson and Khary Randolph. This jumping on point is perfect for new readers to experience what everyone is talking about, as the space action-adventure thrill ride continues. Benjamin boldly journeys into the universe with his great protector, Tara, and his newest cohort, General Talon —all determined to return to Benjamin’s homeworld. This issue is not to be missed as Stan Lee’s red-hot series continues to be NOT OF THIS WORLD!
Stan Lee and Mark Waid continue their critically acclaimed time-traveling tour de force! Following the events of last issue, the Traveler becomes the prisoner of Anachronopolis, an otherworldly city where the past and future overlap. More twists and turns through time as revelations about the mysterious Traveler are revealed!
COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME! A new detective has hit the New York City streets…John McClane! He’s got a new rank, a new partner and a new pain in the ass to deal with! A major crime is about to reveal itself and it all starts in a massage parlor…then things just get seedier from there. 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!.
He’s back from the dead and starring in a new ongoing horror series from the mind of comics legend Kurt Busiek. A powerful, predatory corporation acquires a valuable asse —Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the Son of the Dragon.
As Dracula begins to amass a terrifying army, Evan soon discovers Dracula is not the only one out for blood! Imperiled by both his craven, monstrous uncle, and Dracula’s calculating cruelty, Evan must consider making a pact with an enigmatic, deadly force.
It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos. Joining Busiek is award-winning author Daryl Gregrory (PANDEMONIUM) and rising star artist Scott Godlewski (CODEBREAKERS).
The epic journey continues here, featuring cover art by Ron Salas!
COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME! Cycles ago, D’Argo was unjustly convicted of his wife’s murder, while the real killer went free. Now D’Argo is on the hunt for the actual murderer, his Peacekeeper brother-in-law! What he soon discovers is that the key to his wife’s killer is…Raxil. Frelling Raxil. Will D’Argo’s greatest irritation be his greatest help? Executive produced by FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon!
NEW READER FRIENDLY. A NEW STORY ARC BEGINS! Join DARKWING DUCK writer Ian Brill and MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD artist Leonel Castellani for the return of your favorite furry flatfoots in this all-new original ongoing series! Who or what are the Danger Rangers? We don’t even know, and we’re putting out the book! There’s only one way to find out, and that’s in Part One of a brand new arc of the critically acclaimed fan-favorite series, “Slipping Through The Cracks!”
“Revenge” is a dish best served cold, but “Double-Cross” turns out to be a dish best served…with duck? In this epic installment of the Disney Afternoon juggernaut, nothing is as it seems…or is it? Tune in and find out as Part 3 of Darkwing Duck’s “F.O.W.L. Disposition” charges on!
The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics continues in the pages of DONALD DUCK! First up, in the pulse-pounding climax of the rare 1938 classic, “Foreign Correspondent,” Donald is captured in war-torn Sargassia — can he save Peter Pig and himself by posing as an enemy general? Next, we have “Donald Duck and the Pirates,” Jack Hannah’s never-before-reprinted 1947 sequel to Carl Barks’ “Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold!” Don’t miss Old Yellow Beak’s second treasure hunt in this issue, because you’ll have the THIRD story in the “Pirate Gold” trilogy next month!
The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics continues here with some of the greatest classic Mickey Mouse stories ever told! This month, experience master Disney artist Bill Wright’s “Jungle Magic,” an epic globetrotting adventure not printed in the US since 1948! Also features the short “Trade Secret” from the inimitable Floyd Gottfredson that was last published in 1932!
A beautiful squarebound prestige format one-shot featuring a lost Disney classic, back in print for the first time since 1948! Danger is afoot as our diminutive mouse hero confronts one of his most memorable foes in this treasured tale! Featuring the debut of one of Mickey’s archenemies, The Rhyming Man, it’s an unforgettable masterpiece from premiere Mickey writer Bill Walsh and uncontested artistic legend Floyd Gottfredson! Don’t miss this one-shot—it’s an event that will not be collected into a TPB later, Disney fans!
The 70th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney’s Comics rolls on as we present another timeless tale from the Disney comics vault with Scrooge McDuck starring in “The Fabulous Philosopher’s Stone!” For the first time in over 14 years, fans can experience Scrooge and the gang as they embark on a journey to find a fantastic, fabled stone capable of turning regular objects into gold—but not without a few side effects. Written and illustrated by the incomparable Carl Barks with a cover by fan favorite Marco Rota. The only side effect here is fun!
WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES # 718
Written by William Van Horn, Branko Collin, Marc Middelhuis, Paul Hoogma, Wilfred Ottenheijm
Drawn by William Van Horn, Paul Murry, Bas Heymans
SC, 40 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB110872
The celebration of 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics continues with an entire issue of stories never before seen in the United States! Donald finds himself on a Jurassic jaunt in William Van Horn’s “Just in Time,” while Gyro’s inventions spin out of control in “The Invented Inventor!” And how could we forget “Proof Positive,” a rare 1964 Paul Murry story new to our shores? Features a brand-new cover by William Van Horn!
Don’t miss the blockbuster, much-heralded return of Darkwing Duck in this new volume collecting the new arc of the hit ongoing series! Darkwing Duck is back, and back, and back and back some more as the city of St. Canard is under siege by an army of twisted Darkwings under the control of the original deranged Darkwing double, Negaduck, and his new partner in crime, the wicked witch Magica de Spell! How will our hero dispense justice when he’s public enemy number-one?! The Duck Knight has returned so hop aboard for danger and deadly doppelgangers in the epic “Crisis on Infinite Darkwings!”
Even the sky isn’t the limit in these two hilarious new adventures by modern Mickey master Casty! In “The Orbiting Nightmare,” Mickey Mouse’s trip to a space hotel turns dangerous when a mysterious villain arrives with world-threatening plans! Then, in “Menace from the Future,” Mickey must outwit a time-traveler sent to stop the future ruler of the world…Goofy?! Also features short stories from comic book legends Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, and Jack Bradbury!
WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES ARCHIVES VOL. 1 TPB
Written by Floyd Gottfredson, Ted Osborne
Drawn by Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro
SC, 160 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: FEB110873
Presenting an accessibly-priced prestige collection of archival Disney comics — the first issues of WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES! Laugh at Donald’s misadventures in Al Taliaferro’s earliest Duck stories. Then thrill to Mickey’s epic battle with Peg-Leg Pete in Floyd Gottfredson’s “Island in the Sky”—Gottfredson’s personal favorite Mouse adventure! All the original comics and supporting features are here, too, wrapped up in a classic can’t-miss package!