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Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Begins Here

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (BOOM! Studios)
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Drakkon returns and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never be the same. The “SHATTERED GRID” event begins here!


New Series and Story Arcs

Lucy Dreaming #1
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Max Bemis (Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams—literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected.

Dodge City #1
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time) and Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall) team up for a new series about the high-energy chaos of competitive dodgeball! Tomás is the new captain of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and he’s got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!). However, he’s untested and still not quite part of the team. If the disorganized Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships they’ll have to pull together under Tomás’ leadership.

Rugrats #6
Writer: Box Brown
Artist: Lisa DuBois
Tommy comes to the horrifying realization that Lizard People are real— and someone he knows could be one of them!


Specials

Adventure Time: BMO Bonanza #1 (KaBOOM!)
Writers: Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
Artists: Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
This special one-shot features short stories centered around everyone’s favorite sentient gaming system. It’s springtime in the land of Ooo and BMO is ready to celebrate! This special one-shot features short stories centered around everyone’s favorite sentient gaming system!


Monthly Releases

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #8
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
With Rita’s plan throwing chaos into the personal lives of the Power Rangers, Billy faces a difficult choice…

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #4
Writer: Ryan Ferrier, KC Green
Artist: Ian McGinty. KC Green
When Mrs. Bighead leaves Mr. Bighead, it’s up to Rocko and the gang to convince him that everything will be okay!

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #12
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Thra will never be the same after their world is irrevocably changed by the events in the Fireling realm of Mithra.

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH #2
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
The Goblin King’s mother enters the Labyrinth, discovering a strange and marvelous world unlike anything she could imagine and one much different than what Sarah will encounter years later.

JIM HENSON’S STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #4
Writer: Celia Lowenthal
Artist: Celia Lowenthal
A young shepherd is lured to the realm of fairies, shrunken down to their size and in awe of their magical lands. He lives in great happiness there until one day he finds a fountain, which the fairies say can provide all of man’s desires. The shepherd is enticed, but like many things in the realm of fairies, not everything is what it seems.

MECH CADET YU #7
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Stanford and his fellow students are enlisted into Earth’s last-ditch effort to drive off the Sharg invasion.

GRASS KINGS #13
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
War returns to the Grass Kingdom.

JUDAS #4
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Jakub Rebelka
With the fate of all of life and the afterlife hanging in the balance, Judas performs an intervention on Jesus in the pits of Hell.

LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS #2
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesus Hervás
Lucas Stand enters perhaps his most dangerous era yet — 900 A.D. Norway, surrounded by angry Vikings, with a mysterious creature on his tail.

ABBOTT #3
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Abbott’s investigations pits her directly against some of the most powerful men in Detroit.

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #3
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
Feeling betrayed by Zaius taking control over the investigation, Ursus rallies his forces to forever put to rest the threat that is man.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Carlos Magno
Having brought Kong from Skull Island to Ape City to quell the uprisings, Zaius realizes the situation is rapidly spinning out of control, as Kong is not the only visitor from Skull Island….

WWE #15
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Tini Howard
Artists: Serg Acuña, Hyeonjin Kim
The Women’s Evolution continues as the Four Horsewomen— Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and Sasha Banks—climb the ranks of NXT. Plus, the second chapter of the backup story spotlighting the rise of Asuka from Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) and Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow)!

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV #11
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
As Claudio and Ambellina’s assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, Chase enables the Crowing to enter the Willing Well to face the Creator for the first time.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #7
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Jack and his increasingly improbable team break into the Tower of Skulls to save an old ally who could change the tide of this fight— if they can make it in time!

FENCE #5
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna The Mad
Seiji’s calm is badly rattled over a lost match and his mysterious past begins to come out

GIANT DAYS #36
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
Heading into their third year at university, Esther, Daisy, and Susan are living apart from each other for the first time, and it’s definitely going to be absolutely fine and not weird at all.

LUMBERJANES #48
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
Extra, extra, read all about it! The Zodiac Cabin is putting out a camp newsletter, and Diane’s horoscopes are unnervingly accurate.

ADVENTURE TIME #74
Writer: Conor McCreery
Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Magic Man is causing all of Ooo to lose its color! Only the brave hero holding this book has the power to bring color back to Ooo and set everything right before Finn, Jake, and everyone else is in black-and-white forever! Special coloring book issue!

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #21
Writers: Scott Nickel, Aaron McConnell, Matt Smigiel
Artists: Walter Pax, Aaron McConnell, Matt Smigiel
Finn and Jake are on a dungeon quest and Ricardo is back to find the love of his life!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #14
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
It’s time for a Mr. Universe comeback concert!

Collections and Graphic Novels

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rangers & Zords Poster Book SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance solicited for May. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Poster Book: Rangers & Zords collects 20 pieces Goñi Montes’ cover artwork from the hit comic book series in a stunning format perfect for framing

Nuclear Winter Vol. 1 OGN SC (BOOM! Box) – Advance-solicited for May. It’s been nine years since an accident at a nuclear power plant plunged Montreal into an eternal winter; the city is now blanketed 365 days a year in radioactive snow. Life goes on for folks like Flavie Beaumont, a mail courier on snowmobile who’s carved out a pretty normal life for herself despite mutant rivals, eclectic urban wildlife, and unrelenting meteorological events of unprecedented force. It turns out surviving nuclear winter is hard… but surviving your twenties is even harder! This original graphic novel is perfect for fans of Giant Days.

Dodo OGN SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance-solicited for May. When Laila’s parents split up, Laila doesn’t understand why her life has changed, and why her dad never comes by anymore. Lonely and confused, Laila ends up befriending a strange bird that lives in the park by her house. Her friendship with this bird, a dodo named Ralph, takes Laila on a journey she never expected and shows her things about her own world she had never noticed before.

Rugrats Vol. 1 SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance-solicited for May. Hang on to your diapies, babies! BOOM! Studio teams up with Nickelodeon to present all-new Rugrats adventures with the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing they can do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam! Features an Angelica story by Pranas Naujokaitis (Laf y Meal, Adventure Time: Ice King).
● Collects issues #1-4.

Persephone OGN HC (Archaia) – Advance-solicited for May. French author Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky presents a modern-day retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone in an exciting universe that blends high-fantasy adventure with visuals reminiscent of Japanese anime and 1950s American-style comics. Persephone may be the adopted daughter of the famous magician Demeter, but she struggles to find her place alongside such a force of nature. Persephone’s desire to find out where she belongs takes her on an epic adventure deep into the Underworld, where she’ll discover who—or what—she is.

Mouse Guard Volume 3: The Black Axe Black & White Edition HC (Archaia) – Advance solicited for May. Experience Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, the third volume in David Petersen’s Eisner Award-winning fantasy series, like never before in this stunning black-and-white, oversized collection. Matching the page size of Petersen’s inked pages and featuring vellum overlays mimicking his process of conveying weather effects, this gorgeous edition brings readers as close as possible to holding the series’ original artwork. With a hand-numbered, limited print run featuring a slipcase and felt cover, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe Black and White Edition is an experience to be treasured and pored over by collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Set in 1115, this beautifully illustrated prequel to Fall 1152 & Winter 1152 spins the tale of how the wise oldfur Celanawe came to own and take up the legendary weapon and the title of The Black Axe.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure HC (Archaia) – Advance-solicited for May. Delve deep into the world of Jim Henson’s beloved creation The Dark Crystal in this interactive Discovery Adventure! Join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land. Each page contains dense artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the cult-classic film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. Featuring bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the Crystal Castle or Aughra’s Observatory.

Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 1 SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance-solicited for May. Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked. Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel) team up for an action-packed and heartfelt underdog story about the true makings of heroism and friendship in the face of overwhelming odds.
● Collects issues #1-4 and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mech Cadet Yu, including the comic short story that inspired the series.

SONS OF ANARCHY: REDWOOD ORIGINAL VOL. 3 SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance-solicited for May. When Jax is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, the club must rally together to find him by any means necessary, even if it means partnering with enemies of SAMCRO. Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Lucas Werneck (Saban’s Power Rangers Aftershock)
conclude the authorized prologue to Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy, depicting Jax Teller’s first year as a SAMCRO prospect.

The Complete Crimson HC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance solicited for May. The beloved Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) and Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) series, Crimson, returns! For the first time ever, experience Alex Elder’s ascension from vampire to chosen one in a comprehensive, prestigious hardcover format. This is the book fans have been waiting for!
● Collects all 24 issues, Crimson: Scarlett X Blood on the Moon, and the Crimson Sourcebook.

The Unsound SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance solicited for May. Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) is joined by brilliant newcomer artist Jack T. Cole to present a surreal psychological horror series that will have you questioning what it is to truly be crazy… Ever since she was little, all Ashli wanted was to help people. It’s why she went to nursing school, and it’s why she signed up for the vacant position at Saint Cascia, despite the psychiatric hospital’s less-than-sterling reputation. But when strange occurrences begin in the midst of her very first day on the job, Ashli is forced to escape through the labyrinthine bowels of the asylum to not only help her fellow nurses, but to save herself.

MISFIT CITY VOL. 2 (BOOM! Box) – Advance solicited for May. After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger’s Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next volume of Misfit City will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue the hunt for Black Mary’s treasure.
● Collects issues #5-8.

Adventure Time/Regular Show SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance solicited for May. Harvey and Joe Shuster Award-nominated writer Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and newcomer illustrator Mattia di Meo present a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of two of our favorite Cartoon Network shows! When a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Time’s Ooo, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land—a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding! Finn and Jake’s arrival only exacerbates an existing tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo threatens to tear two sets of bros apart…forever.
● Collects the complete limited series.

PEANUTS VOL. 9 SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance solicited for May. 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. This and many more wonderful tales follow the gang in this all-new Peanuts collection from the celebrated world of Charles M. Schulz!
● Collects Peanuts #29-31 and Snoopy Special.


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BOOM Studios March 2018: Power Rangers’ Shattered Grid Begins Here!

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By Scoot Allan | 12/23/2017 08:00 AM PT

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Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Begins Here

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (BOOM! Studios)
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Drakkon returns and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never be the same. The “SHATTERED GRID” event begins here!


New Series and Story Arcs

Lucy Dreaming #1
Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Max Bemis (Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams—literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected.

Dodge City #1
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: Cara McGee
Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time) and Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall) team up for a new series about the high-energy chaos of competitive dodgeball! Tomás is the new captain of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and he’s got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!). However, he’s untested and still not quite part of the team. If the disorganized Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships they’ll have to pull together under Tomás’ leadership.

Rugrats #6
Writer: Box Brown
Artist: Lisa DuBois
Tommy comes to the horrifying realization that Lizard People are real— and someone he knows could be one of them!


Specials

Adventure Time: BMO Bonanza #1 (KaBOOM!)
Writers: Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
Artists: Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
This special one-shot features short stories centered around everyone’s favorite sentient gaming system. It’s springtime in the land of Ooo and BMO is ready to celebrate! This special one-shot features short stories centered around everyone’s favorite sentient gaming system!


Monthly Releases

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #8
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
With Rita’s plan throwing chaos into the personal lives of the Power Rangers, Billy faces a difficult choice…

ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #4
Writer: Ryan Ferrier, KC Green
Artist: Ian McGinty. KC Green
When Mrs. Bighead leaves Mr. Bighead, it’s up to Rocko and the gang to convince him that everything will be okay!

THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL #12
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Thra will never be the same after their world is irrevocably changed by the events in the Fireling realm of Mithra.

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH #2
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
The Goblin King’s mother enters the Labyrinth, discovering a strange and marvelous world unlike anything she could imagine and one much different than what Sarah will encounter years later.

JIM HENSON’S STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #4
Writer: Celia Lowenthal
Artist: Celia Lowenthal
A young shepherd is lured to the realm of fairies, shrunken down to their size and in awe of their magical lands. He lives in great happiness there until one day he finds a fountain, which the fairies say can provide all of man’s desires. The shepherd is enticed, but like many things in the realm of fairies, not everything is what it seems.

MECH CADET YU #7
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Stanford and his fellow students are enlisted into Earth’s last-ditch effort to drive off the Sharg invasion.

GRASS KINGS #13
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
War returns to the Grass Kingdom.

JUDAS #4
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Artist: Jakub Rebelka
With the fate of all of life and the afterlife hanging in the balance, Judas performs an intervention on Jesus in the pits of Hell.

LUCAS STAND: INNER DEMONS #2
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesus Hervás
Lucas Stand enters perhaps his most dangerous era yet — 900 A.D. Norway, surrounded by angry Vikings, with a mysterious creature on his tail.

ABBOTT #3
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Abbott’s investigations pits her directly against some of the most powerful men in Detroit.

PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #3
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Christopher Mooneyham
Feeling betrayed by Zaius taking control over the investigation, Ursus rallies his forces to forever put to rest the threat that is man.

KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Carlos Magno
Having brought Kong from Skull Island to Ape City to quell the uprisings, Zaius realizes the situation is rapidly spinning out of control, as Kong is not the only visitor from Skull Island….

WWE #15
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Tini Howard
Artists: Serg Acuña, Hyeonjin Kim
The Women’s Evolution continues as the Four Horsewomen— Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and Sasha Banks—climb the ranks of NXT. Plus, the second chapter of the backup story spotlighting the rise of Asuka from Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink) and Hyeonjin Kim (Sisters of Sorrow)!

THE AMORY WARS: GOOD APOLLO, I’M BURNING STAR IV #11
Writers: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Artist: Rags Morales
As Claudio and Ambellina’s assembled army nears a victory against Wilhelm Ryan, Chase enables the Crowing to enter the Willing Well to face the Creator for the first time.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK #7
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Jack and his increasingly improbable team break into the Tower of Skulls to save an old ally who could change the tide of this fight— if they can make it in time!

FENCE #5
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna The Mad
Seiji’s calm is badly rattled over a lost match and his mysterious past begins to come out

GIANT DAYS #36
Writer: John Allison
Artists: Max Sarin, Liz Fleming
Heading into their third year at university, Esther, Daisy, and Susan are living apart from each other for the first time, and it’s definitely going to be absolutely fine and not weird at all.

LUMBERJANES #48
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Ayme Sotuyo
Extra, extra, read all about it! The Zodiac Cabin is putting out a camp newsletter, and Diane’s horoscopes are unnervingly accurate.

ADVENTURE TIME #74
Writer: Conor McCreery
Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Magic Man is causing all of Ooo to lose its color! Only the brave hero holding this book has the power to bring color back to Ooo and set everything right before Finn, Jake, and everyone else is in black-and-white forever! Special coloring book issue!

ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #21
Writers: Scott Nickel, Aaron McConnell, Matt Smigiel
Artists: Walter Pax, Aaron McConnell, Matt Smigiel
Finn and Jake are on a dungeon quest and Ricardo is back to find the love of his life!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #14
Writer: Grace Kraft
Artist: Rii Abrego
It’s time for a Mr. Universe comeback concert!

Collections and Graphic Novels

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Rangers & Zords Poster Book SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance solicited for May. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Poster Book: Rangers & Zords collects 20 pieces Goñi Montes’ cover artwork from the hit comic book series in a stunning format perfect for framing

Nuclear Winter Vol. 1 OGN SC (BOOM! Box) – Advance-solicited for May. It’s been nine years since an accident at a nuclear power plant plunged Montreal into an eternal winter; the city is now blanketed 365 days a year in radioactive snow. Life goes on for folks like Flavie Beaumont, a mail courier on snowmobile who’s carved out a pretty normal life for herself despite mutant rivals, eclectic urban wildlife, and unrelenting meteorological events of unprecedented force. It turns out surviving nuclear winter is hard… but surviving your twenties is even harder! This original graphic novel is perfect for fans of Giant Days.

Dodo OGN SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance-solicited for May. When Laila’s parents split up, Laila doesn’t understand why her life has changed, and why her dad never comes by anymore. Lonely and confused, Laila ends up befriending a strange bird that lives in the park by her house. Her friendship with this bird, a dodo named Ralph, takes Laila on a journey she never expected and shows her things about her own world she had never noticed before.

Rugrats Vol. 1 SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance-solicited for May. Hang on to your diapies, babies! BOOM! Studio teams up with Nickelodeon to present all-new Rugrats adventures with the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing they can do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam! Features an Angelica story by Pranas Naujokaitis (Laf y Meal, Adventure Time: Ice King).
● Collects issues #1-4.

Persephone OGN HC (Archaia) – Advance-solicited for May. French author Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky presents a modern-day retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone in an exciting universe that blends high-fantasy adventure with visuals reminiscent of Japanese anime and 1950s American-style comics. Persephone may be the adopted daughter of the famous magician Demeter, but she struggles to find her place alongside such a force of nature. Persephone’s desire to find out where she belongs takes her on an epic adventure deep into the Underworld, where she’ll discover who—or what—she is.

Mouse Guard Volume 3: The Black Axe Black & White Edition HC (Archaia) – Advance solicited for May. Experience Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, the third volume in David Petersen’s Eisner Award-winning fantasy series, like never before in this stunning black-and-white, oversized collection. Matching the page size of Petersen’s inked pages and featuring vellum overlays mimicking his process of conveying weather effects, this gorgeous edition brings readers as close as possible to holding the series’ original artwork. With a hand-numbered, limited print run featuring a slipcase and felt cover, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe Black and White Edition is an experience to be treasured and pored over by collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Set in 1115, this beautifully illustrated prequel to Fall 1152 & Winter 1152 spins the tale of how the wise oldfur Celanawe came to own and take up the legendary weapon and the title of The Black Axe.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: A Discovery Adventure HC (Archaia) – Advance-solicited for May. Delve deep into the world of Jim Henson’s beloved creation The Dark Crystal in this interactive Discovery Adventure! Join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land. Each page contains dense artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the cult-classic film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. Featuring bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the Crystal Castle or Aughra’s Observatory.

Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 1 SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance-solicited for May. Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked. Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel) team up for an action-packed and heartfelt underdog story about the true makings of heroism and friendship in the face of overwhelming odds.
● Collects issues #1-4 and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mech Cadet Yu, including the comic short story that inspired the series.

SONS OF ANARCHY: REDWOOD ORIGINAL VOL. 3 SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance-solicited for May. When Jax is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, the club must rally together to find him by any means necessary, even if it means partnering with enemies of SAMCRO. Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Lucas Werneck (Saban’s Power Rangers Aftershock)
conclude the authorized prologue to Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy, depicting Jax Teller’s first year as a SAMCRO prospect.

The Complete Crimson HC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance solicited for May. The beloved Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) and Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) series, Crimson, returns! For the first time ever, experience Alex Elder’s ascension from vampire to chosen one in a comprehensive, prestigious hardcover format. This is the book fans have been waiting for!
● Collects all 24 issues, Crimson: Scarlett X Blood on the Moon, and the Crimson Sourcebook.

The Unsound SC (BOOM! Studios) – Advance solicited for May. Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) is joined by brilliant newcomer artist Jack T. Cole to present a surreal psychological horror series that will have you questioning what it is to truly be crazy… Ever since she was little, all Ashli wanted was to help people. It’s why she went to nursing school, and it’s why she signed up for the vacant position at Saint Cascia, despite the psychiatric hospital’s less-than-sterling reputation. But when strange occurrences begin in the midst of her very first day on the job, Ashli is forced to escape through the labyrinthine bowels of the asylum to not only help her fellow nurses, but to save herself.

MISFIT CITY VOL. 2 (BOOM! Box) – Advance solicited for May. After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger’s Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next volume of Misfit City will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue the hunt for Black Mary’s treasure.
● Collects issues #5-8.

Adventure Time/Regular Show SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance solicited for May. Harvey and Joe Shuster Award-nominated writer Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and newcomer illustrator Mattia di Meo present a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of two of our favorite Cartoon Network shows! When a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Time’s Ooo, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land—a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding! Finn and Jake’s arrival only exacerbates an existing tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo threatens to tear two sets of bros apart…forever.
● Collects the complete limited series.

PEANUTS VOL. 9 SC (KaBOOM!) – Advance solicited for May. 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. This and many more wonderful tales follow the gang in this all-new Peanuts collection from the celebrated world of Charles M. Schulz!
● Collects Peanuts #29-31 and Snoopy Special.


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Scoot Allan talks geek and writes stuff about stuff. He likes long walks to the bathroom, exercises non-regularly and has way too much hair - everywhere. He featured on the Geek Exchange Podcast, Grizzlybomb, WhatCulture, RoguePlanet.tv, BamKapow and The Urban 30.