BOOM! Studios has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in September 2011.
SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE! Acclaimed crime novelist Gary Phillips (THE JOOK, VERTIGO’S ANGELTOWN and COWBOYS) returns to BOOM! with a new brand of crime! High finance and low-down greed rear their ugly heads as Jeff Sinclair, the premiere laundryman in San Francisco—and we’re not talkin’ wrinkled jeans and dirty gym socks—is unwillingly pulled into a dangerous gig laundering $25 million in stolen casino skim money. Forced to truly consider his line of work and the evil that he facilitates, Jeff must find a way to clean the cash and wash away his own sins. A grounded, gritty look at the world of money laundering in the vein of Elmore Leonard, THE RINSE is a modern crime classic in the making! For fans of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL!
Signs continue to appear throughout the Multiverse that the Cosmic Balance is in peril, and the Eternal Champion is caught in the crosshairs! Across worlds, Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum begin to face the force that threatens to overpower them all, while Eric Beck, a modern-day video game designer, must acknowledge that his reoccurring dreams of a Pale Prince aren’t all in his head… Join New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) as he teams up with legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock to bring Elric back to comic books in an original ongoing series! See why Neil Gaiman called Moorcock “my model for what a writer was” while Warren Ellis said he is one of the “eight core sites in my creative genome.”
Crichton’s plan to stop the Kkore onslaught starts here. It’s a major risk, involving knowledge discovered through the secret history of the Delvians. Nothing like this has even been attempted, but taking this risk might be the only hope for the crew of Moya. The penultimate chapter of The War for the Uncharted Territories! From FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and fan-favorite novelist 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! He thought he knew his place in the void, but in this issue Pinhead discovers something that will shake HELLRAISER fans to their core.
Max’s efforts at rebuilding Coalville and redeeming himself to the world have suddenly been cut short by the return of The Plutonian —and Max finds he’s woefully unprepared. What lengths will he go to in order to be ready to take Plutonian on —and what sacrifices will he have to make to ensure Earth’s survival? The showdown you’ve been waiting for is here! Don’t miss this game-changing issue of Mark Waid’s stirring superhero saga!
Hope is slipping from society as Plutonian returns to earth and lays waste to Earth’s protectors. With all opposition broken and all defenses shattered —what’s left of the Paradigm is scattered across the globe. Now the only beings in existence that may stand any chance of taming Plutonian are…his parents? Don’t miss this stunning issue of Mark Waid’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated epic superhero series!
The hit series continues! The ferociousness of the apes’ plans against humans is finally revealed! As humans face oppressive tactics not seen in centuries, they choose to fight with newfound viciousness — committing an act so severe it will have reverberations for years to come! Superstar writer Daryl Gregory and white hot artist Carlos Magno ensure you have to “get your hands on these damn dirty apes!”
LAST ISSUE! Stan Lee, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning bring the year’s most colossal crossover to a close with the series finale that will forever change the universe! Soldier Zero, the Traveler, Starborn, the Inheritors…what is their fate? Find out as Stan “The Man” Lee concludes the finest superhero run of the year!
The crossover fans have been clamoring for continues to be NOT OF THIS WORLD! With a new menacing threat terrorizing Earth, will Starborn fight for us…or against us? SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee superhero scorcher that redefines the sci-fi superhero genre! Worlds collide this month in true Stan Lee fashion!
STAN LEE’S THE TRAVELER #11
Written by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer
Drawn by Chad Hardin
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110954
With the horrific plans of The Inheritors finally revealed, it’s up to the Traveler and Soldier Zero to find the source of their power before the entire planet is sucked into the cataclysmic fray! The crossover event of the year continues as Tom Peyer joins comic book icons Stan Lee and Mark Waid to bring you more time-traveling mind-benders!
The terrifying conclusion to the critically acclaimed series from comics legend Kurt Busiek! After a powerful, predatory corporation acquires Dracula as a valuable asset, they soon discover one terrifying truth: no one can own the Son of the Dragon! As the vampire armies of the corporation and Dracula face off against each other, our hero Evan must enter into an unlikely alliance with Marta and her team of vampire hunters. As Dracula and the corporation’s fight reaches a fever pitch, can Evan and Marta work together long enough to rally a rebellion that will be able to withstand the onslaught? It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos with award-winning author Daryl Gregrory (PANDEMONIUM, PLANET OF THE APES) and rising star artists Scott Godlewski (CODEBREAKERS) and Damian Couceiro (NOLA).
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! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium’s greatest voices, and starring one of the medium’s greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER.
Plutonian has been banished by the Paradigm to an off-world insane asylum… but it’s proving too weak to hold him. Meanwhile, upon seeing a darker side of Survivor, Qubit has entered into an uneasy alliance with Modeus, the Plutonian’s arch-nemesis and one of Earth’s most feared supervillains to figure out how to stop the Plutonian once and for all. But what will happen when the Mad God returns to Earth? From Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME, EMPIRE) comes the latest volume in this epic superhero series!
STAN’S BACK! Now in trade paperback! Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (THE LEGION, IRON MAN/THOR) and artist Javier Pina (SUPERMAN, BATMAN) for the dramatic, action-packed superhero scorcher, SOLDIER ZERO! Half-Human. Half-Alien. All Weapon…and all in this brand new collection! Compiling the highly celebrated debut story arc by hot writing team Abnett and Lanning, find out the secret behind Soldier Zero’s flight to Earth and why Stewart Trautmann has become an intergalactic weapon of war. This can’t-miss edition features a cover by fan-favorite X-MEN artist, Trevor Hairsine!
ZOMBIE TALES OMNIBUS: OUTBREAK
Written by Mark Waid, John Rogers, Willliam Messner-Loebs and many more!
Drawn by Andy Kuhn, Keith Giffen, Jon Schnepp and many more!
SC, 220 pgs, FC, SRP: $19.99
Diamond Code: JUL110957
We’ve got plenty more mad creations spilling out of our zombie kitchen! Delivering smart, accessible, high-quality zombie short stories, this anthology has met with great acclaim amongst both comic and zombie fans, featuring more great zombie stories from more great writers and artists that you know and love. Don’t worry about leaving room for dessert — you’re it! Featuring work from writers Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME), John Rogers (Leverage, Transformers), William Messner-Loebs (THE FLASH, THE MAXX), Brian Augustyn (JLA: YEAR ONE, B.P.R.D.), role-playing game master Monte Cook, Karl Kesel (FANTASTIC FOUR, SUPERMAN), Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER), Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK), Tom Peyer (THE FLASH), Pierluigi Cothran (HEROES webcomic), Bryce Carlson (WALL•E), plus art from the likes of Andy Kuhn (FIREBREATHER), Keith Giffen (52, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES), Jon Schnepp (Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse), Toby Cypress (KILLING GIRL), and more. With talent like this, neither the dead nor the living stand a chance!
Written by Hervé Bourhis
Drawn by Rudy Spiessert
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110966
Spaced Warped Strikes Back! Far away, in a land long ago…an unlikely band of travelers embarked on a hilarious journey through one of the greatest science fiction franchises of all time! In the tradition of ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS and SPACEBALLS, this loving, affectionate parody continues! The next chapter in this hilarious saga begins here, as the fan-pleasing romp that skewers one of the greatest adventure stories ever strikes back!
It’s the epic conclusion to “Rightful Owners.” Scrooge McDuck is on the brink of restoring his collection of returned rarities, but will a crisis of conscience be his ultimate undoing? You won’t want to miss the action brought to you by EPIC MICKEY’s Warren Spector and MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD’s Leonel Castellani, and of course the Disney Afternoon Revolution!
It’s a super-powered stampede as waves and waves of brand new baddies pop up all over St. Canard, in the midst of a mayoral race you have to see to believe! How many more meta human menaces are gonna show up to crash Darkwing’s political party? Count ’em all in “The Ballot of Darkwing and Launchpad!” Fan-favorite writer Ian Brill and superstar artist James Silvani bring you another fantastic issue of DARKWING DUCK!
HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN
Written by Charles Schulz, Craig Schulz, Stephan Pastis
Drawn by Bob Scott, Ron Zorman, Vicki Scott
SC, 96 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
Diamond Code: JUL110962
Now in trade paperback! Charles Schulz’s world-renowned comic strip, PEANUTS, takes the stage as a graphic novel! Adapted from the animated special, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, this timeless retelling takes us back to the neighborhood and features Linus’ insecurities, Charlie Brown’s kite-flying woes, Lucy’s unrequited love for Schroeder, and everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy, in a lively and colorful spin through Charles Schulz’s imagination. HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN is certain to please old and new fans alike!
Word up! KABOOM! proudly brings you all-new adventures of WordGirl —based on the Emmy Award-winning animated children’s show of the same name. Join WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face as they fight for truth, justice and use of the right word! But a titanic team-up spells trouble when WordGirl’s arch-villains The Butcher, Mr. Big, Dr. Two-Brains, Granny May and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy join forces…as the fearsome Coalition of Malice!
This is not the children’s book your mother read to you! Best known for TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN and I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Eisner Award-winning talent Shannon Wheeler brings you this Li’l Golden parody that takes a look at the lighter side of discovering a cadaver in your living room. See what ridiculous lengths will be reached in trying to wake up Grandpa…and were those fishnets really necessary? A hilarious send-up from new writing talent simon max hill and Shannon Wheeler!
Jaded Americans can find some levity in the impending 2012 presidential campaigning with CAPITOL HELL, a creepy and hilarious 24-image postcard book by satirist Pete Von Sholly (REPUGLICANS). The recombinant DNA of recent and current White House occupants, presidential aspirants from each party, pundits and others are mixed with classic horror and sci-fi flicks in the author’s inky lab. Skin-crawling monstrosities result.