EXCLUSIVE: "Merry Men" Debuts, "Fresh Romance" Hits Print in Oni Press' June 2016 Solicitations

Mon, March 21st, 2016 at 12:28pm PST | Updated: March 21st, 2016 at 12:28pm

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Oni Press has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at solicitations text and cover art for its June 2016 releases.

It's the end of the line for "The Sixth Gun" as Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurrt wrap up their western epic, Tom Fowler writes and draws "Rick and Morty" plus the debut of debut of "Merry Men" by Robert Rodi and Jackie Lewis and the "Fresh Romance" anthology arrives in print for the first time. In addition to new issues of "Heartthrob," "Kaijumax Season 2," "The Mighty Zodiac," "Letter 44" and "Invader Zim," Oni will also re-issue a new printing of Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon's acclaimed "Tumor" graphic novel.

"Rick and Morty" #15 cover by Tony Fleecs"Rick and Morty" #15 cover by CJ CannonRICK AND MORTY #15
TOM FOWLER (W/A) • RYAN HILL (C) • CJ CANNON (CA)
VARIANT COVER ILLUSTRATED BY TONY FLEECS
After being goaded into an argument with Jerry about the “noble nature” of sport, Rick takes Jerry and Morty to the biggest game in the galaxy, where parents bet on their children as they fight to the death in a giant murdertorium! And Morty gets a front row seat! Will Rick save Morty in time to prevent him competing? Will Jerry manage to elude the space mob? Will Morty find love in the bowels of the arena before it’s too late? Probably not.
JUNE 29 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99

"Heartthrob" #3 cover by Robert Wilson IVHEARTTHROB #3
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (W) • ROBERT WILSON IV (A/CA) • NICK FILARDI (C)
Love means never having to say you’re sorry. Though it occasionally means having to say “Put your hands in the air, this is a stick-up.” With a crew assembled and their plans in place, it’s time for Callie and Mercer to take the biggest step of any relationship: stealing a few hundred thousand dollars from a crooked insurance company that holds the pink-slip on their heart.
JUNE 22 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99

"Merry Men" #1 cover by Ed Luce"Merry Men" #1 cover by Jackie LewisMERRY MEN #1
ROBERT RODI (W) • JACKIE LEWIS (A/CA) • MARISSA LOUISE (C)
VARIANT COVER ILLUSTRATED BY ED LUCE
13th century England. Robert Godwinson, former lover of King Richard, lives with his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest, away from the watchful eye of Prince John, who has outlawed homosexuality. Though isolated, the men live in peace–that is, until a stranger approaches their camp asking for aid to a nearby town under siege by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robert—nicknamed Robin—is reluctant to help, but equally eager to get rid of this perplexing stranger... and to put his formidable bow-and-arrow to use. It’s Robin Hood like you’ve never seen him before, based on scholarly speculation about what’s really behind the outlaw’s legend.
JUNE 1 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99

"Kaijumax Season 2" #2 cover by Zander CannonKAIJUMAX SEASON 2 #2
ZANDER CANNON (W/A/CA)
During a prison-wide lockdown, Leader of the Nation of Mecha Mechazon writes an impassioned letter to convince his police officer sister that she’s working for an oppressive system, while the tension between the Humongo Brothers reaches the boiling point. Also: Gangland slayings! Rap battles! A hole in the head! And… moon bunnies?
JUNE 8 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99

"The Sixth Gun" #50 cover by Brian HurttTHE SIXTH GUN #50
CULLEN BUNN (W) • BRIAN HURTT (A/CA) • BILL CRABTREE (C)
The war for creation and the battle for The Six concludes in this epic, TRIPLE-SIZED finale! This is the end.
JUNE 15 / 32 PGS. / T+ / $9.99

"Space Battle Lunchtime" #2 cover by Natalie RiessSPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #2
NATALIE RIESS (W/A/C/CA)
Meet the chefs of the hit show Space Battle Lunchtime! Peony, the only contestant from Earth (and the only one who’s never heard of the show before!), is having a bit of trouble with her ingredient—which comes from a planet she didn’t even know existed. (Also: What is Moon Butter?) But it’s the other chefs she’ll need to watch out for—they’ll stop at nothing to win.
JUNE 15 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99

"The Mighty Zodiac" #3 cover by Corin HowellTHE MIGHTY ZODIAC #3
J. TORRES (W) • CORIN HOWELL (A/CA) • MAARTA LAIHO (C)
Ho has arrived at Twilight’s Bastion with a star, but it’s… done something to him. As the Unlucky Four watch over him, Ho relives key moments from his past, including his friendship with Rang—and Rang’s betrayal. What will happen to Ho? Where’s Rang? And what happened to the rest of the Mighty Zodiac?
JUNE 15 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99

"Letter 44" #26 cover by Alberto Jimenez AlburquerqueLETTER 44 #26
CHARLES SOULE (W) • ALBERTO JIMÉNEZ ALBURQUERQUE (A/CA) • DAN JACKSON (C)
Modifications have been made to the Chandelier. Now, exponentially more powerful, it prepares to fire at an approaching danger. What is this danger, and why do the Builders feel so compelled to destroy it? Meanwhile, Carroll attempts to blackmail Drum in order to get himself in with the 666 who will survive the end of the world.
JUNE 8 / 32 PGS. / M / $3.99

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"Invader Zim" #11 cover by Mady G."Invader Zim" #11 cover by Katy FarinaINVADER ZIM #11
SARAH ANDERSEN (W/C/CA) • KATY FARINA (C)
VARIANT COVER BY MADY G.
A special one-shot written and illustrated by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles, Adulthood is a Myth)! When GIR brings home a flea-ridden stray cat, ZIM is furious—until he finds out what the cat does to Dib. Dib’s sneezing and covered in hives—could the magical powers of this “cat” be harnessed and turned against ZIM’s mortal enemy?
JUNE 22 / 32 PGS. / ALL AGES / $3.99

"Invader Zim" vol. 2 TPB cover by Dave CroslandINVADER ZIM VOLUME 2
ERIC TRUEHEART (W) • KC GREEN (W/A) • DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • JESSIE HOPELESS (W) • DAVE CROSLAND (A/CA) • WARREN WUCINICH (C/CA) • SAVANNA GANUCHEAU (C) • JR GOLDBERG (C)
Volume 2 of the hit comic series (based on the hit Nickelodeon TV show) INVADER ZIM starts off with a BANG! I mean a BANK! As ZIM takes on the immense task of getting a business loan. From there, things get steadily worse. Then better, then worse yet again. In this collection, ZIM will face foes like those never seen before! (And also Dib. But everyone’s seen Dib before.)
JULY 27 / 136 PGS. / ALL AGES / $19.99

"Tumor" Collected Edition cover by Noel TuazonTUMOR
JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (W) • NOEL TUAZON (A) • NOEL TUAZON WITH RENEE DIMALLA (CA)
Private investigator Frank Armstrong barely scrapes by in the Los Angeles underbelly until “the big one” hits his desk. Locate and retrieve the daughter of a drug kingpin, and he can finally afford more than the one-dollar meatloaf. Unfortunately, the job offer arrives just as the symptoms of his fatal, late-stage brain tumor intensify. Frank must find the target and keep her safe while time collapses, family turns into foe, and the specter of his murdered wife resurfaces in the eyes of a mobster’s daughter. Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer Joshua Hale Fialkov joins Harvey and Eisner nominated artist Noel Tuazon in this new deluxe edition of their second thrilling collaboration about the bittersweet joy of lost love and the sharp pain of redemption.
AUGUST 24 / 248 PGS. / M / $24.99

"Fresh Romance" Collected Edition cover by Marguerite SauvageFRESH ROMANCE
KATE LETH (W) • SARAH VAUGHN (W) • SARAH KUHN (W) • MARGUERITE BENNETT (W) • ARIELLE JOVELLANOS (A) • SALLY JANE THOMPSON (A) TRUNGLES (A/C) • SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE (A/C) • AMANDA SCURTI (C) • SAVANNA GANUCHEAU (C) • MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (CA)
The critically-acclaimed anthology Fresh Romance is finally available in print! Have you been wondering what the fuss is all about? Fresh Romance is an exciting collection of romance comics from some of comics’ most talented creators, including Kate Leth, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sarah Kuhn, Marguerite Bennett, and Trungles. From unhappy historical marriages to covert teenage romances, there’s something for everyone in Fresh Romance.
AUGUST 10 / 224 PGS. / M / $24.99

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