SNEAK PEEK: BOOM! Studios sneak peek for May 04, 2011

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BOOM! Studios sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week.

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY)
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: FREE
COVER: Stephen Downer
Diamond Code: JAN110015

PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL SATURDAY MAY 7th, 2011
For 40 years, the exploits of Elric have thrilled comic book fandom, beginning with his introduction to the world of comics in Marvel’s Conan The Barbarian #15 in 1972. Now, Michael Moorcock, the godfather of the Multiverse concept, brings one of the most critically acclaimed and recognizable figures in the history of fantasy fiction back to sequential art! This Free Comic Book Day edition heralds the new ongoing Elric series featuring a crisis across multiple worlds that will involve Moorcock’s other famous fantasy franchise characters: Corum of the Scarlet Robe and Dorian Hawkmoon. Meet the Pale Prince in an epic that could only be called The Balance Lost! And make sure you don’t miss the new ongoing series this summer! Written by white-hot New York Times bestselling author Chris Roberson (Superman, iZombie, Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love)!

CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS #6
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by Leonel Castellani, Ricardo Garcia, Morgan Luthi
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Leonel Castelleni
COVER B: James Silvani
Diamond Code: MAR110993

No crimes go slipping through the cracks in this issue of RESCUE RANGERS! A rich businessmouse begs for help tracking down his kidnapped daughter, but Chip ‘n’ Dale smell a rat. Actually, they smell a bunch of rats! And when NINJA PORCUPINES join the mix, things can’t get any worse for everybody’s favorite furry flatfoots! Another not-to-be-missed issue by DARKWING DUCK’s Ian Brill and MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD’s Leonel Castellani!

IRREDEEMABLE #25
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause, Diego Barreto
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Dan Panosian
COVER B: Dan Panosian
Diamond Code: MAR110973

It’s a super-powered prison fight the likes of which you’ve never seen! There’s strength in numbers on the prison planet where a collection of the universe’s worst super-criminals have been gathered. And the Plutonian is a loner. It’s a recipe for disaster and destruction! The Plutonian has a plan for freedom — just as soon as he deals with a group of psychotic killers that make him look like the picture of sanity. Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey-nominated series continues!

UNCLE SCROOGE #403
Written by Romano Scarpa, Daan Jippes
Drawn by Giorgio Cavazzano, Daan Jippes
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER: Marco Rota
Diamond Code: MAR111001

Scrooge McDuck is in for two times the trouble in a double-feature of classic stories! Witness dumb animal tricks gone wrong when Scrooge’s money bin is plundered in the 1968 Romano Scarpa classic “The Pilfering Pelicans!” Then, the feathers really fly when Scrooge sets out to trap a bear in order to impress old friends from the Klondike…but the bear has other ideas. See this all unfold in the never-before-seen-in-the-U.S. tale “Scrappy Mettle” by Daan Jippes.

IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE BOOM! BLAST #1
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Peter Krause, Jean Diaz
SC, 48pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00
COVER: John Cassiday
Diamond Code: MAR110953

Special for Free Comic Book Day, May 7th, 2011, and only at your local comic shop comes a $1 comic book of epic proportions… the IRREDEEMABLE / INCORRUPTIBLE 48 page flip book! Now’s your chance to start Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated series IRREDEEMABLE, as well as the smash hit companion series INCORRUPTIBLE, all for the low price of $1. Stop by your local comic shop May 7th, 2010 and demand a blast of BOOM! for only a buck and find out why IRREDEEMABLE #1 & INCORRUPTIBLE #1 are what everyone is talking about!

DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS BOOM! BLAST #1
Written by Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Scott Godlewski
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00
COVER: Ron Salas
Diamond Code: MAR110951

This Free Comic Book Day 2011, don’t miss your chance to check out Kurt Busiek’s critically acclaimed horror series in a special BOOM! Blast edition for only one buck! A powerful, predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset…Dracula! They think they own him, but no one can own the Son of the Dragon. There’s a monster in their midst that puts Hannibal Lecter to shame–and he plans to gain his freedom in blood. It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos. Joining Busiek is award winning author Daryl Gregory (PANDEMONIUM) and rising star artist Scott Godlewski (CODEBREAKERS).

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK BOOM! BLAST #1
Written by Don Rosa
Drawn by Don Rosa
HC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00
COVER: Don Rosa
Diamond Code: MAR110954

Greed is good! And this Free Comic Book Day 2011 is your chance to check out a great sample of the Eisner-award winning THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK in a special $1 BOOM! Blast edition. These stories, written and drawn by legendary cartoonist Don Rosa, chronicle Scrooge McDuck’s fascinating life. See how Scrooge earned his “Number One Dime” and began to build his fortune!

HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES VOL.1 TPB
Written by Clive Barker, Dwayne McDuffie, Larry Wachowski, Neil Gaiman
Drawn by Alex Ross, Kevin O’Neill, Mike Mignola
SC, 128 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!

FARSCAPE: TANGLED ROOTS VOL.4 TPB
Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith DeCandido
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $12.99
ISBN13: 9781608866373
Diamond Code: MAR110964

Crichton is ready to do all he can to protect his son, but his actions may have severe consequences for…Chiana! Meanwhile, Aeryn Sun discovers an origin for herself that will change both her and the Uncharted Territories forever! From FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and fan-favorite writer Keith R.A. DeCandido!

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