EXCL: Morrison's "Klaus," "Snoopy Special" & More in BOOM!/Archaia November Solicitations

Tue, August 18th, 2015 at 10:58am PDT

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CBR News has the exclusive first look at BOOM! Studios/Archaia's releases for November 2015, which will see the launch of Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's take on the Santa Claus legend in "Klaus" #1!

EXCLUSIVE: Grant Morrison Tells 'Santa Claus: Year One' in "Klaus"

Plus, Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith's "Last Sons of America" arrives, Snoopy gets a "Peanuts" one-shot, Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely's "Six-Gun Gorilla" returns with a special Pen & Ink edition, and much, much more!

BOOM! STUDIOS NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES AND ONE-SHOTS

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KLAUS #1 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Jackpot: Frazer Irving
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Brian Stelfreeze
Incentive Cover: Chris Burnham
What’s to Love: Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!
What It Is: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism—taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus—Klaus is “Santa Claus: Year One.”

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LAST SONS OF AMERICA #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Tonci Zonjic
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Brian Stelfreeze
Incentive Cover: Matthew Dow Smith
What’s to Love: We were instantly taken with newcomer Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s inventive high concept story and mature characterization. Throw in a crime thriller element and Matthew Dow Smith’s moody art and Last Sons of America can be the perfect answer to the question, “What if Elmore Leonard wrote Children of Men?”
What It Is: When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive children, adoption of kids from other counties explodes. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua. They usually do all their options through legal means, but they’re facing increasing competition from straight-up kidnappers. One desperate move from Jackie could put them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people.

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SIX-GUN GORILLA: PEN & INK #1
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely
What’s to Love: Calling all process junkies! If you’re as much a fan of the behind-the-scenes process of illustration as you are of the finished product, you will love this in-depth look at the making of the critically acclaimed Six-Gun Gorilla.
What It Is: This next installment of the Pen & Ink series collects Six-Gun Gorilla issues #1-2 in an oversized, 11” x 17” format that features Jeff Stokely’s inks alongside new commentary and creative insights from Stokely and writer Simon Spurrier.

KABOOM! NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES AND ONE-SHOTS

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PEANUTS: THE SNOOPY SPECIAL #1
Retail Price: $4.99

Author: Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper
Artist: Vicki Scott, Charles M. Schulz
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Charles M. Schulz
Incentive Cover: Charles M. Schulz
What’s to Love: With The Peanuts Movie set to debut this month, it’s the perfect time to recognize everyone’s favorite beagle in this Snoopy-centric special, featuring a new, original story.
What It Is: Celebrate the release of the new film with this one-shot Snoopy Special. Follow Snoopy, the World Famous Sergeant-Major of the Foreign Legion, on the mission of a lifetime to save his dear brother Spike, encountering adventure at every which corner of the neighborhood—from Lucy’s Psychiatric Booth to Schroeder’s piano.

BOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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ROWANS RUIN #2 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artist: Mike Perkins
Synopsis: Katie begins to see a mutilated figure in the mirrors of Emily’s home.

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COGNETIC #2 (of 3)
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artist: Eryk Donovan
Synopsis: Annie is back to square one and starts amassing a crew of FBI agents to take out Blue.

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WILD’S END: THE ENEMY WITHIN #3 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist:  I.N.J. Culbard
Synopsis: Susan and Peter flee to warn the world about the aliens, Fawkes and Alph are working with the military, and Clive is captured by ministry men.

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SLEEPY HOLLOW: PROVIDENCE #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Eric Carrasco
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Victor Santos
Incentive Cover: Robert Sammelin
Synopsis: The battle between The Wild Hunt and the Witnesses rages on, with the entire Hexenmeister community caught in the middle.

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WELCOME BACK #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Synopsis: Tessa and Mali come face-to-face in search of something different from when they began.

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JOHN FLOOD #4 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Jorge Coelho
Synopsis: John’s first encounter with Tate doesn’t exactly end how he’d planned it.

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ARCADIA #7
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Synopsis: Lee Pepper attempts to escape the Boatmen in the real world, and in Arcadia, the Homesteaders discover that Giacomo might have unprecedented control over the simulation.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #12
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artists:  
Main: Jason Copland
Incentive: Ibrahim Moustafa
Synopsis: Snake gets trapped with the former President in a live interview.

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THE WOODS #17
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: New story arc! The results of the election turn the students against their allies, and Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #18
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main: Joe Eisma
Incentive: Felipe Smith
Synopsis: To free Margo from mental enslavement, it's time for Mr. Burton to ante up. In this game of poker, the Jack is wild!

KABOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #4 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Pat McHale
Artist: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jim Campbell
Subscription Cover: Nick Cross
Incentive Cover: Levon Jihanian
Synopsis: Before the woodsman was busy chasing after the beast, he lived in the woods with his daughter. The day she disappeared was when the woodsman’s journey began.

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ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #5 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jen Wang
Subscription Cover: Jessie Wong
Incentive Cover: Diana Huh
Synopsis: Cake has finally made it to the Floop Master, but will she be able avenge LSP? Can she defeat the Floop Master after neglecting Fionna for so long?

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REGULAR SHOW #29
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main: Fellipe Martins
Subscription: Christine Larsen
Synopsis: New story arc, and introducing new main series artist Laura Howell! Benson gets wind turbines for the park to save energy, but when Mordecai and Rigby turn them up super-fast to cut corners they send the park into the clouds!

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ADVENTURE TIME #46
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Missy Pena
Subscription: Vivi Ng
Synopsis: When one of Joshua’s old spells wears off, Finn and Jake find themselves facing an old childhood friend that neither of them can remember!

BOOM! BOX ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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TYSON HESSE’S DIESEL #3 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Tyson Hesse
Synopsis: Diesel’s powers activate the mysterious flying engine, sending her into the trash-strewn expanse below the clouds known as The Wasteland.

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POWER UP #5 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Matt Cummings
Cover Artist: Matt Cummings
Synopsis: The Corners are four warriors who have been training since birth to receive the powers from the prophecy...the powers that went to Aimee and her woefully unprepared new friends instead!

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GIANT DAYS #8 (of 12)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: A brutal winter hits Sheffield, but things heat up when Esther has a fling with a faculty member! Daisy probably has a Friday Night Lights reference for this occasion...

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MUNCHKIN #11
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Siddell
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Bridget Underwood
Synopsis: Spyke and Flower go kicking down doors, exploring dungeons and stealing loot!

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LUMBERJANES #20
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists:
Main: Carolyn Nowak
Incentive: Shannon May
Synopsis: It’s a mermaid war! April has made a real mess of things by trying to get her mer-pals back together, but can she make things better with the help of her friends?

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ARCHAIA ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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TOIL AND TROUBLE #3 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt
Synopsis: Lady Macbeth enters stage left.

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AMERICATOWN #4 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Bradford Winters & Larry J. Cohen
Artist: Daniel Izirrari
Cover Artist: Michael Choi
Synopsis: Owen and Tonto mobilize towards Derek, but Agent Arroyo is looking for him, too.

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HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #5 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis: Nate and Reggie confront some of the hackers on their search for the truth about The Tower.

ARCHAIA LanternCity 007

LANTERN CITY #7
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Synopsis: Rattled by the revelation that Killian is more dangerous than he’d realized, Sander ventures back into the Underground in search of his missing wife.

BOOM! STUDIOS TPS, OGNS, AND HARDCOVERS

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES TP
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw
What’s to Love: Officially set in continuity of the new films, writer Michael Moreci (Burning Fields) and artist Dan McDaid (Mind the Gap) effectively bridge together events between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, offering additional details and insight into the mindsets of apes Caesar and Koba, and human Malcolm.
What It Is: Two years following the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, humanity has fallen, giving way to the dawn of Caesar's civilization. While the apes of the world find themselves unable to advance as a species, Caesar and Koba work tirelessly to find a way to unify them to join their cause. On the other side of the country, Malcolm must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife while world powers shift and civilizations simultaneously collapse and rise. Collects the entire six-issue miniseries.

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DEEP STATE VOL. 2 TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artists: Ariela Kristantina
Cover Artist: Matt Taylor

Synopsis: At any given time, the U.S. government is running dozens of black-book operations, experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Control agents handle these operations when things go wrong, and ensure the government’s secrets stay just that—secret. Agents Harrow and Branch’s recent operations have them covering up the truth behind advanced military technology and the assassination of JFK. But while hiding answers from the public, the two partners are forced to confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other. Collects issues #5-8.

KABOOM! TPS, OGNS, AND HARDCOVERS

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ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 6 OGN: MASKED MAYHEM TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Bridget Underwood
Cover Artist: Drew Green
Synopsis: BMO and Jake are getting ready for the biggest costume party ever, they have invites from everyone! As the party-hop they realize that each party has one thing in common, it has a prankster. Detective BMO is on the case to figure out what is going on with the help of Jake, his sidekick. Join them as they go across Ooo to find who the culprit is, while still enjoying some fun times with friends.

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UNCLE GRANDPA TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Kevin Burkhalter, David Degrand, Laura Howell, Yehudi Mercado, Scott Roberts, and more
Artists: Kevin Burkhalter, David Degrand, Laura Howell, Yehudi Mercado, Scott Roberts, and more
Cover Artist: Robb Mommaerts
What’s to Love: Adventure Time. Regular Show. The Amazing World of Gumball. Steven Universe. Can you tell we love Cartoon Network’s shows? We’re excited to welcome Uncle Grandpa to KaBOOM! It’s quirky, goofy, and oh-so-fun—a perfect formula for the four-color page. This MAD Magazine-style comic features all manner of short strips, games, and more goofy things. If you’re a a fan of cartoonists like Don Martin, Gary Larson, and Tex Avery, you’ll enjoy Uncle Grandpa!  
What It Is: Prepare yourself for Uncle Grandpa. He is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he's here to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! Explore a collection of zany shorts and games starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt. Collects the complete miniseries, issues #1-4.

KABOOM AmazingWorldOfGumball OGN v1 TP

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOL. 1 OGN: FAIRY TALE TROUBLE
Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Megan Brennan, Jeremy Lawson
Artists: Katy Farina, Jeremy Lawson
Cover Artist: Katy Farina
What’s to Love: The mixed-media look of The Amazing World of Gumball lends itself perfectly to comics, but now, we get to tell a full-length story, much like what it’d be like if you were watching a super-sized episode of the animated series!
What It Is: It’s a beautiful day for a Renaissance Faire, and the Watterson family is having a blast taking in ye olde fun and games...until a magician’s illusion turns into a real spell, and all of Elmore is cast into a fairy-tale world of quests, danger, and magical adventures! Can Wizard Darwin, Knight Anais, and Jester Gumball save Richard from his everlasting, turkey-leg-induced sleep, or will the citizens of Elmore remain trapped in the Middle Ages forever?

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ARCHAIA TPS, OGNS, AND HARDCOVERS

ARCHAIA LegendsOfTheGuard v3 HC

MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 3 HC
Retail Price: $19.99
Author: David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Jake Parker, Ramon K. Perez, Becky Cloonan, and many more!
Artist: David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young, Dustin Nguyen, Jake Parker, Ramon K. Perez, Becky Cloonan, and many more!
Cover Artist: David Petersen
Synopsis: The third volume in the New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning series, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume Three features tales written and illustrated by a collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed storytellers personally selected by series creator David Petersen. Once again, patrons at the June Alley Inn are challenged to tell the best Mouse Guard tale, with the winner getting their tab cleared!

BOOM! BOX TPS, OGNS, AND HARDCOVERS

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CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS: STAB FACTORY TP
Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick
Artists: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick
Cover Artists: Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick
What’s to Love: Cyanide & Happiness is one of the longest-running, most popular, humor comic strips on the web, easily earning millions of hits per week. With its crudely drawn art and snarky humor, Cyanide & Happiness has touched many a funny bone and is accessible to a legion of fans worldwide.
What It Is: Once again, creators Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick combine some of their best strips and a host of never-before-seen comics into a new, collected book. In the best, sickest tradition, Cyanide & Happiness’ simply drawn figures and the wildly inappropriate topics they cover—including cannibalism, murder, and incest—is most reminiscent of South Park, but offers a profane sensibility all its own. Includes a foreword by comedian Bo Burnham and Poetry Corner, a collection of demented rhymes.

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LUMBERJANES TO THE MAX EDITION VOL. 1 HC
Retail Price: $39.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
What’s to Love: We’re overwhelmed by the love, support, and enthusiasm from Lumberjumbies all over the world for this Eisner Award-winning series! Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), and Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter) have crafted a heartfelt series built on the power of friendship and positivity, and we’re thrilled to present the original eight-issue story arc in a deluxe hardcover for the first time.
What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. Includes Lumberjanes #1-8, a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), the never-before collected Lumberjanes short from BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape, all of the Rad Mix Playlists, and more!

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