EXCLUSIVE: Pink Power Ranger Series, "Lumberjanes" Special Debut in BOOM! May 2016 Solicitations

Wed, February 17th, 2016 at 10:58am PST

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CBR News has the exclusive first look at BOOM! Studios/Archaia's releases for May 2016!


This month's solicitations include the debut of the Pink Power ranger's solo series, Simon Spurrier and Dylan Burnett's sci-fi/horror "Weavers," and a new Lumberjanes special.

RELATED: "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'" Pink Ranger Lands Solo Series at BOOM! Studios

The month also features the latest issue of the publisher's ongoing "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" series, the finale of "Bill and Ted Go To Hell," the penultimate chapter of Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's "Klaus," and much more.

BOOM! STUDIOS NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES AND ONE-SHOTS

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1 (OF 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Elsa Charretier
Incentive Cover 1: Marguerite Sauvage
Incentive Cover 2: Helen Chen
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We’re so thrilled by the response to our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series that we wanted to focus on some of the individual Rangers and let them shine in their own stories. First up is a series centered around Kimberly Hart, the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger, and who better than Batgirl and Gotham Academy writer Brenden Fletcher and A-Force and Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson to bring it to us!

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WEAVERS #1 (OF 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Dylan Burnett
Cover Artists:
Main Cover 1: Dylan Burnett
Main Cover 1: Dylan Burnett
Incentive Cover 1: David Rubín
Incentive Cover 2: Daniel Warren Johnson
What’s to Love: From The Godfather to The Sopranos, organized crime stories have always fascinated us. Weavers is a macabre story with a twist on the familiar drama of dons, capos, and made men, mixing in supernatural elements that only writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc) could think up. It’s perfect for fans of Day Men or Scalped!
What It Is: Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful—and often grotesque—abilities. Once he realizes what he’s capable of, Sid sets out to pursue his own secret agenda, counter to the group’s objectives. But he doesn’t have much time—the longer the spider is inside him, the more loyal he becomes to the Weavers...

BOOM! BOX NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES AND ONE-SHOTS

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LUMBERJANES DON’T AXE, DON’T TALE 2016 SPECIAL #1
Retail Price: Main Cover: $7.99 Incentive Cover: $0.00
Writers: Jen Wang, Kelly Thompson
Artists: Christine Norrie, Savanna Ganucheau
Cover Artists:  
Main Cover: Jen Wang
Incentive Cover: Cathryn Virginia
Synopsis:
What’s to Love: Not only does this oversized one-shot feature a whopping 40 pages of brand-new, original, Lumberjanes stories, but we welcome two of our favorite creators to the campground: writers Jen Wang (In Real Life, 2017’s The Prince and the Dressmaker) and Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms), and artists Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages) and Savanna Ganucheau (Fresh Romance)!
What It Is: Jen takes the girls on a nature walk to show them which plants are edible in case they need to survive in the wilderness. Along the way, she tells them the story about an axe murderer who took his friends out, one by one until no one was left, thoroughly scaring Mal. Terrified and unable to sleep, Mal thinks she sees something lurking outside. Is it...THE AXE MURDERER?!?!

BOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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JOYRIDE #2 (OF 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis: When Uma and the rest of the crew discover treasure on the ship, they head for the nearest place they can spend it: a planet-sized mall!

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #3
Retail Price: Main, Action Figure, and Villain Covers: $3.99 Incentive Covers: $0.00
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists:  
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
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Incentive Cover #2: Sanford Greene
Action Figure Cover: David Ryan Robinson
Villain Cover: Tula Lotay
Synopsis: Rita’s plan comes to a head and the Green Ranger feels more alienated than ever, leaving the team divided when the Dragonzord attacks!

BOOM Turncoat 003PAKNADEL & TRAKHANOV’S TURNCOAT #3 (OF 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Cover Artist: Artyom Trakhanov
Synopsis: Marta begins to link everything together and realizes that no one is innocent in the post-Management world.

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BILL & TED GO TO HELL #4 (OF 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Joines
Artist: Bachan
Cover Artists:
Main: Jamal Campbell
Subscription: Daniel Warren Johnson
Synopsis: Final issue! Napoleon has totally taken over heaven, and he brought with him all the nasty nightmares from hell, including the Easter Bunny. Only with the help of Genghis Khan and Station can Bill & Ted bring excellence back to the world!

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KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #4 (OF 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Synopsis: Final issue! Oliver, Pickles, and the rest of the cats and dogs prepare for an uprising.

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KLAUS #6 (OF 7)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis: It’s Klaus versus Krampus, and the whole world hangs in the balance!

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WELCOME BACK #8
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Claire Roe
Cover Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Synopsis: Final issue! Tessa and Mali begin their counterattack against the forces behind the never-ending war.

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THE WOODS #22
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: Calder and Sander team up in the hopes of saving Karen from herself, while the rest of the crew try to gather forces in the hopes of taking on The Horde.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #24
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz
Synopsis: Penultimate issue! Jack flees from the spirit of his death, as Egg and Lo Pan become mortal enemies.

KABOOM! STUDIOS ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #2
Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Jim Campbell and Amalia Levari
Artists: Jim Campbell and Cara McGee

Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jim Campbell
Subscription Cover: Anna Craig
Synopsis: Greg tries to help a squirrel prepare for winter, while Anna records her lonely days in the woods in her journal.

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THE BAKER STREET PECULIARS #3 (OF 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist: Andy Hirsch
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
Synopsis: The Peculiars will have to do some quick thinking and a bit of detective work to escape the lair of the Golem Chippy Kipper and get word of their predicament to Sherlock.

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STEVEN UNIVERSE AND THE CRYSTAL GEMS #4 (OF4)
Retail Price: Main and Subscription Covers: $3.99
Issue/Volume Number: 4
Number of Issues/Volumes in Series: 4
Writer: Josceline Fenton
Artist: Chrystin Garland
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Jeremy Sorese
Incentive Cover: Raven Molisee
Synopsis: Final issue! Steven and the Gems try to defend themselves against the Glass Ghost.

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #5 (OF 6)
Retail Price: Main and Subscription Covers: $3.99, Incentive Cover: $0.00
Story by: Emily Partridge
Writer: Pranas Naujokaitis
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Michel Falardeau
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Michel Falardeau
Incentive Cover: Leigh Luna
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription Cover: Michel Falardeau
Incentive Cover: Leigh Luna
Synopsis: Ice King and his cool wizard pals make it to Marble’s lair and a battle ensues.

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REGULAR SHOW #35
Retail Price: Main and Subscription Covers: $3.99
Writers: Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas
Issue/Volume Number: 35
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Philip Murphy
Subscription Cover: Matty Newton
Synopsis: As the heroism competition between Mordecai and Rigby rages, their friends become more and more irritated by their antics.
Main Cover: Philip Murphy
Subscription Cover: Matty Newton

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ADVENTURE TIME #52
Retail Price: Main and Subscription Covers: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shauna Grant
Subscription Cover: Brian Butler
Synopsis: In the ghost realm, Jake is met with some pretty familiar challenges to overcome.

BOOM! BOX ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

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GOLDIE VANCE #2 (OF 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Brittney Williams
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Brittney Williams
Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
Synopsis: A Russian candy wrapper and a two-dollar bill send Goldie on a search for a missing guest.

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JONESY #4 (OF 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Cover Artist: Caitlin Rose Boyle
Synopsis: Final issue! When a new boy comes to town with the same powers as Jonesy, it starts a strategic duel of love powers!

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GIANT DAYS #14
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Esther, Susan, and Daisy start the search for a house to rent for their second year quite late, so their options leave a lot to be desired.

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MUNCHKIN #17
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Will Hindmarch
Artist: Mike Luckas
Cover Artist: Scott Maynard
Synopsis: Spyke and Flower are on a dungeon crawl to see how many dungeons they can loot in a single night.

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LUMBERJANES #26
Retail Price: Main: $3.99 Incentive: $0.00
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists:  
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Incentive Cover: Jacki Li
Synopsis: With Rosie and the High Council being stolen away, Jen suddenly finds herself in charge of the camp!

BOOM! STUDIOS TPS, OGNS, AND HARDCOVERS

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA ILLUSTRATED NOVEL: BIG TROUBLE IN MOTHER RUSSIA
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer:  Matthew J. Elliott
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Oliver Barrett
Synopsis:
What’s to Love: For our first prose novel spinning out of the Big Trouble in Little China universe, we went to self-professed fan, movie expert, author, and RiffTrax writer/performer Matthew J. Elliot, and he wrote a pillars of heaven-shaking adventure set in Cold War Russia that was simply perfect for Jack Burton and company. Taking place days after the film ends, (and if you’re following along in our comics, it’s set after Jack meets the monster on his truck but before he attends Wang’s wedding), you can relax: a new Jack Burton adventure is here with Big Trouble in Mother Russia!
What It Is: Ol’ Jack Burton is back, and he brought some old friends—plus a few old enemies—along for an adventure in a brand-new setting. A lot of people want to get their hands on Jack, including the KGB, the Russian mob, and his old enemies from Big Trouble in Little China, the Wing Kong. Lost on the streets of Moscow, he can only rely on the trusty Wang Chi and the lovely Gracie Law to help him unlock a centuries-old mystery that could tear apart the fabric of reality. Can he do it? Like he told his ex-wife, it's all in the reflexes… Featuring spot illustrations by Elena Casagrande (Doctor Who).

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IRREDEEMABLE PREMIER EDITION VOL. 2 HC
Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Peter Krause, Diego Barreto, Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios, Howard Chaykin
Cover Design: Michelle Ankley
Synopsis:
We continue with collecting one of our most popular and critically acclaimed series, Irredeemable, into oversized, deluxe hardcovers. This volume collects issues #9-15 as well as the Irredeemable Special #1. The members of Paradigm continue their search for Modeus, The Plutonian’s nemesis, who they think may have the key to stopping the former superhero. But new players enter into the fray, some who may stand to gain with the destruction of The Plutonian. An apocalyptic superhero tale by the author of Empire and multiple Eisner Award winner Kingdom Come, Mark Waid! Includes the special issue featuring art from Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios, and Howard Chaykin.

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CRIMSON VOL. 2 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $34.99
Writer: Brian Augustyn
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos
Synopsis: Alex Elder's destiny is now! From Batman: Gotham by Gaslight's Brian Augustyn and Amazing Spider-Man's Humberto Ramos, return to the world of Crimson with the beloved final chapters to Alex Elder's ascension. Collecting issues 13-24, witness the conclusion to this visionary series with all the horror and fantasy imaginable. Presented for the first time ever in prestigious hardcover format, featuring a brand-new cover illustrated by Humberto Ramos.

BOOM DeadLetters v3

DEAD LETTERS VOL. 3 TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions
Synopsis:
After expanding the gang war through the boroughs and into every area of Here, Sam Whistler is faced with a choice: Does he attempt to unite the various factions under one banner to claim independence for the land known as Here, or does he search for God, and with that, perhaps a way back home? Writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back, High Crimes) and artist Chris Visions (Constantine: The Hellblazer, Scarlet Witch) conclude their supernatural crime epic. Collects issues #9-12 for the first time in print.

BOOM Woods v4 TP

THE WOODS VOL. 4 TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Collecting issues #13-16 of the critically acclaimed series, the fourth story arc begins in the wake of the election, and the results have turned the students against their newfound allies. As Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods, she must choose between her friends and her destiny.  

KABOOM! TPS, OGNS, AND HARDCOVERS

KABOOM AmazingWorldOfGumball OGN v2

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL: CHEAT CODE VOL. 2 OGN TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  Megan Brennan
Artist: Katy Farina
Cover Artist: Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
Synopsis:
In our second original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s hit series The Amazing World of Gumball, cheaters never prosper, but Gumball and Darwin don't know that! While the Watterson boys are grounded, their classmates advance ahead of them in the new, super-popular video game Monster Fight Friends. A mysterious and forbidden cheat code is just what they need. Too bad it unleashes a gigantic, tech-crazy kaiju onto the streets of Elmore!

KABOOM RegularShow v6 TP

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 6 TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer:  Mad Rupert
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
Synopsis:
Collects issues #21-24 of KaBOOM!’s Regular Show comic series, based on the hit Cartoon Network show. Rigby embarks on a wild hunt to rediscover his favorite childhood flick that chronicles the harrowing adventures of dinosaurs from spaaaaaaaace! Accompanied by Hi-Five Ghost, Rigby accidentally unleashes an unruly terror on the population of Earth. Mordecai and Muscle Man think this endeavor is intensely lame, but it’ll take the four of them to undo the damage. New alliances are formed! Not-so-great films are watched! And dinosaurs will rule!

KABOOM AdventureTime v5 Enchiridion HC

ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 5 ENCHIRIDION EDITION HC
Retail Price: $49.99
Writer: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artist: Zachary Sterling
Synopsis: Princess Bubblegum only wants what is best for her kingdom…most of the time. After an experiment of hers goes wrong, Ooo is under attack and this time, Finn and Jake won’t be able to help. Princess Bubblegum must stand up and fight her own creation, but with the help of Marceline and…Lemongrab? It shouldn’t be too hard to save the day, right? Collects Adventure Time issues #20-24 in a deluxe, leather-bound hardcover featuring a die-cut cover.

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KABOOM AdventureTime V7 Mathematical

ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL EDITION VOL. 7 HC
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer:  Ryan North
Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Cover Design: Kelsey Dieterich
Synopsis:
This deluxe hardcover collects Adventure Time issues #30-34. Finn is about to fall headfirst into an adventure so intense, he’ll never remember it! He tries to take on the Mnemonoid only to wake up in the future with no recollection what has happened in the time jump! With his pals Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline, Finn must remember how to beat this mean dude before he forgets everything else!

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BOOMBOX PowerUp TP

POWER UP TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JUNE 2016*****
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Kate Leth
Artist: Matt Cummings
Cover Artist: Matt Cummings
Synopsis:
What’s to Love: New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time: Seeing Red, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!) and artist Matt Cummings (Adventure Time) create a new, original series that takes the magical girl story where it’s never, ever been before. Combining a deep love of Sailor Moon with the tongue-in-cheek humor of Scott Pilgrim, Power Up is the story of the most unlikely people (and goldfish) taking on the roles of Magical Girls, whether they want it or not.
What It Is: It has been foretold that four noble warriors of incredible strength would be gifted with cosmic abilities at a moment of planetary alignment...which, yeah, something definitely went wrong here. Amie is a disaffected twentysomething with a lot of attitude, Kevin is a washed-up athlete way past his prime, Sandy’s a mother of two teenagers, and Silas...is a goldfish. Just a normal goldfish. Are we sure we read that prophecy right? Collects the complete limited series.

ARCHAIA TPS, OGNS, AND HARDCOVERS

ARCHAIA Hacktivist v2 HC

HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 HC
Retail Price: $29.99
Writers:  Alyssa Milano, Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To
Synopsis: Nate Graft and Edward Hiccox were the young, brilliant co-founders of the social networking company YourLife while secretly running ​.sve_urs3lf​, a hacker collective enabling revolutions around the globe. It’s been six months since Ed was killed by a drone on national television while fighting for freedom. It's been six months since Nate lost his company, his best friend, and his mission. Now in charge of the government organization VIGIL, the front line of America’s ongoing cyber operations, Nate has started to pick up the pieces of his life when the government comes under attack from a new breed of hacker… working under the name .sve_urs3lf. Collects the complete limited series.

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