MEMETIC #1 (of 3)
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artists: A: Eryk Donovan B: Meme Variant (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: After launching James Tynion IV’s THE WOODS to much acclaim, we were eager to see what other ideas he had. When James—one of our favorite new voices in comics—pitched us MEMETIC as a tale of the apocalypse in three parts, we were sold!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: MEMETIC is truly an event comic—three oversized, 48-page issues detailing the end of the world over the course of three days, and a wholly unique take on the disaster genre. Much like his work on THE WOODS, James Tynion IV and fantastic newcomer Eryk Donovan (THE HOUSE IN THE WALL) will bring horror to a whole new generation and fans of J-horror films like UZUMAKI and THE RING.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.
HIT: PEN & INK #1
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artists: Vanesa R. Del Rey
WHY WE LOVE IT: After the first two PEN & INK books focused on Brian Stelfreeze and Humberto Ramos, we wanted to shine the light on one of our new discoveries, the vastly talented and Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-nominated Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, ZERO). This edition takes a closer look at her timeless, haunting artwork on HIT, her comics debut.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Our PEN & INK line is catnip for process junkies and for folks who just love “making of” stuff. This volume collects issues #1-2 of the HIT miniseries, presenting Vanesa’s original linework at the true artboard dimensions of 11” x 17”, complete with creative, behind-the-scenes commentary from both Vanesa and writer Bryce Carlson.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Gain a whole new appreciation of HIT, our critically acclaimed detective noir series set in 1955 Los Angeles. While infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen known as “Hit Squads.” Get a deeper understanding of the creative decisions that went into this series with insightful commentary by writer Bryce Carlson and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey.
SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (of 4)
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Author: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists: A: Phil Noto B: Jorge Coelho (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of the SLEEPY HOLLOW television series (now entering its second season on Fox), we knew we had to make a comic just as haunting, engaging and visually gorgeous as the show itself. Featuring multi-layered characters, intense visuals, and creepy storylines, SLEEPY HOLLOW is primed for comics. Not only that, but
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: One of the most exciting young writers working today, Scott Snyder protégé Marguerite Bennett is currently writing Archaia’s BUTTERFLY and has worked on DC’s LOBO, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE, and BATMAN: JOKER’S DAUGHTER. Even if you don’t watch the show, SLEEPY HOLLOW is perfect for fans of SUPERNATURAL. Includes all-new back-up stories from Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES).
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…
UNCLE GRANDPA #1
Author: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Artist: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Cover Artists: A: Bob Flynn B: Cory Fuller C: Chris McD D: Troy Little
WHY WE LOVE IT: 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! comics. It’s quirky, goofy, and oh-so-fun—a perfect formula for the four-color page.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: This MAD Magazine-style comic is going to feature all manner of short strips, games, and more goofy things. If you are a a fan of cartoonists like Don Martin, Gary Larson, and Tex Avery, you’ll enjoy UNCLE GRANDPA.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Uncle Grandpa is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he’s come to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! It’s a collection of zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt.
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1
Author: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Zachary Clemente
Artist: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Maris Wicks
Cover Artists: A: Matt Cummings B: Perry Maple C: Missy Pena (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: After the getting the chance to jump into the world of Gumball and Darwin, it was only natural that we would want more! THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL™ is filled with so many exciting characters and stories—we are champing at the bit to work on all of them. We’re just getting started!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Who hasn’t woken in the middle of the night wishing for more Tina Rex in their life? Even if you’ve never watched THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, this special is a perfect spooky October read.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Gumball and his friends are getting together to see who can tell the best scary story. The competition is going to escalate quickly as this group of friends fight to creatively outdo each other in fright. Filled with stories by amazing creators, this is definitely going to be a special to pick up!
FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler
Cover Artists: A: Jake Myler B: Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Archives (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: Our FRAGGLE ROCK anthologies were the first comics we published with our friends at The Jim Henson Company and ever since then, we’ve always wanted to tell an epic, Fraggle-tastic story only possible in comics. Now we have our chance in this four-issue limited series! The Fraggles will adventure to places they’ve never been before, places where Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembly, and Boober will meet brand-new friends, sing brand-new songs, and dance their cares away!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Whether it’s ADVENTURE TIME, AMULET, or MOUSE GUARD, comics fans are coming out for all-ages stories. No one mastered that art form quite like Jim Henson, and the characters of FRAGGLE ROCK remain some of his most beloved creations. New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED, BRAVEST WARRIORS) and artist Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK, Orphan Blade), have spun a hilarious, super fun story for longtime fans and comic readers of all ages who’ve yet to meet this lovable gang of Fraggles.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before! It’s the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock in their biggest story yet!
WILD’S END #2 (of 6)
Author: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
The search for the cause of a devastating fire that has left Crowchurch in mourning leads Clive and the others deep into the forest where they meet a new ally combating an alien threat at her door.
CLOAKS #2 (of 4)
Author: Caleb Monroe
Artist: Mariano Navarro
Cover Artists: W. Scott Forbes
After the shocking reveal of what truly happened to his mentor and father figure Blackstone, Adam reluctantly agrees to join the ranks of the CLOAKS black-ops organization and is immediately thrown into his first mission: hunting down his predecessor on the team, someone who Adam can’t help but find familiar…
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #3 (of 6)
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Authors: Ed Brisson, Ben Meares, and Mark Miller
Artists: Carlos Magno and Alexis Ziritt
Cover Artists: A: Conor Nolan B: Alexis Ziritt (INCENTIVE)
The trip through The Cenobites’ Bestiary continues! This month, Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and Alexis Ziritt (The Package) show us how smartphones and the LeMarchand Device are connected in “Conduit,” while in “Puzzled,” a young man with an aptitude for solving puzzles finds refuge with the legendary device. And finally, Pinhead erupts against the forces amassed against him in part three of “The Hunted.”
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Emma Rios
Lucifer’s harrowing trip to the Shade has left her depleted, devastated, and worst of all, an entire dimension away from Val and Raina as they are caught in the middle of the psychotic Graeae family feud between Madame Cymbaline and her newly released brother, Yves.
BLACK MARKET #4 (of 4)
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Victor Santos
Everything’s looking up for Ray—he’s off the hook for the murder of Hotspot, the crooked cops aiming to blackmail him have been framed and incarcerated, and he finally has enough money to afford treatment for his wife’s M.S. diagnosis. So why do all of those problems pale in comparison to the “favor” that he now owes Biochem: kidnapping the world’s strongest hero, Ultra?
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: A: Goñi Montes B: Carlos Magno (INCENTIVE)
The guns are gone. Old Detroit riots. The politicians rage. Everything is going according to plan. With Killian’s undertaking in full effect, RoboCop and Anne Lewis are the only ones who can stop his siege for power.
THE EMPTY MAN #5 (of 6)
Author: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Having barely survived the journey through Patient Zero’s hellscape, Langford and Jensen close in on the location of the kidnapped children. But will the Witnesses make them see the glory of the Empty Man before the agents can come to the rescue?
THOMAS ALSOP #5 (of
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Artist: Palle Schmidt
Cover Artist: Palle Schmidt
Thomas has a knack for rubbing people the wrong way, but has he gone too far this time? In order to save the souls of the 3,000, Thomas must go to extremes and sacrifice everything he’s built, including his own fame.
THE WOODS #6
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
As the crew continues to track down their kidnapped classmates and the mysterious Hunters in the woods, we flashback to Calder on the opening night of Bay Point’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Alexis Ziritt C: Riley Rossmo (INCENTIVE)
Jack Burton’s strange quest may be over, but it resulted in the return of an old nemesis. Burton, Wang, and friends must split up, for an entire army of assassins is out for their blood. For Jack and Wang, that means one thing: road trip!
DEAD LETTERS #6
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions
After last month’s major revelation and the return of someone from his life Down There, Sam returns to the main metropolis in a hunt to find the Saints of Nowhere that have been wreaking havoc on the New Arrivals to Purgatory.
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artists: A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (INCENTIVE)
Boone must learn what it means to be a god of man and a god of beast. In Annastajia’s search for beauty, a monster will be born from her imperfections. Lude, the demon of a god long past, will live a lifetime of jest in the face of an eternity of chaos. All creatures of the night must learn that life is a fickle thing. Midian calls to us all.
EVIL EMPIRE #8
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw
With the Evil Empire’s influence spanning from the East coast to the West coast, what’s left to do other than expand its touch to the rest of the world? Reese and her crew struggle to raise their resistance’s threat level, but with tensions rising, internal struggle might get the best of them.
SUICIDE RISK #18
Author: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
We return to the parallel earth where Reqieum, Terza and the others with super powers originally have come from: Ultramar. In this special one shot issue we explore the kind of crime you have to commit to be banished not only from a world, but an entire dimension…
SONS OF ANARCHY #14
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Damian Couceiro
With the Slaughter and SAMTAZ allied, Jax must find a way to break apart their allegiance before they plunge Charming, and possibly the entire state, into a dangerous, bloody gang war.
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3
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Author: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Cover Artists: A. Amber Rogers B. Meg Gandy C. George Caltsoudas
Greg Universe plans on entering Beach City’s monthly Open Mic Night to really show Steven and Beach City that even though he may not have a lot of hair, he IS Greg Universe. Meanwhile, the Gems are busy tracking down a beast that the residents of Beach City claim exist but cannot be confirmed. It’s nothing but fighting and might fine tunes in this super fun issue!
ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 (of 6)
Author: Kent Osbourne
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artists: A. Aimee Fleck B. Carey Pietsch C. Christina Chang (INCENTIVE)
Looks like these recruits are finally rising to the occasion…but in a big NOT REALLY sort of way. Has the lead Banana finally figured out a way to get these peel-less jokes of Banana Guards out of his life? It might be time for Tree Trunks to take charge and give her fellow trainees something that they sorely need: help.
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A. Missy Pena B. Jay Fosgitt C. Drew Green (INCENTIVE)
Gumball finally has the best plan, the greatest plan, really, the ONLY plan that he will ever need again! There is only one way to guarantee that he will be the coolest kid that ever was and that is…dramatic entrances?! Darwin does not enjoy being roped into a task that will undoubtedly get out of hand, but what is a best friend to do?
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6
Authors: Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Artist: Natasha Allegri
Cover Artists: A. Caroline Breault B. Zac Gorman C. Natalie Nourigat (INCENTIVE)
Nothing can ever be normal for poor Bee, and that includes getting strange house guests that make her non-temp life seem more like a full-time job! PuppyCat doesn’t say this often…well, he does, but he’s got a big case of the “Told-you-so’s” that Bee will definitely not want to hear.
Authors: Mark Evanier, Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch, Genevieve FT
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
As Halloween approaches, Garfield and the gang have nothing but treats for you! First, Garfield and Odie find a magic wand that turns their world upside down. Then, the amazing Genevieve FT returns to illustrate an awesome tale, as a Garfield cosplayer has to solve a mystery at a comic book convention.
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty B: Maris Wicks C: Chip Zdarsky (INCENTIVE)
It’s the 2nd Anniversary issue! The team comes face to face with… Bugcat?! It’s up to the Bravest Warriors to figure out who this little guy is and where he came from because though he may look like everyone’s favorite Catbug, he might be more foe than friend!
ADVENTURE TIME #33
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artists: A: Hwei Lim B: Christina Larsen (Subscription Cover) C: Genevieve FT (INCENTIVE)
Magic Man’s hold on Finn is proving to be stronger than anyone had thought and it’s taking the whole crew to band together to help their friend, only this time, there really might be nothing they can do. It’s up to Finn to stand up to Magic Man, if only he could find the bully.
REGULAR SHOW #16
Author: Minty Lewis
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Kyle Fewell (Subscription Cover) C: Laura Meuller (INCENTIVE)
The smoke is finally clearing and it looks like there is only one victor in this crazy dash of coffee beans and caffeine. Mordecai and Rigby can only make things worse, but is Eileen’s insane faith in Rigby going to pull through for her this time around? The coffee shop might just get the suprise of its life.
Author: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
When stars fill the skies, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus must seek out the one star that can be called Charlie Brown’s own. “Charlie Brown’s Star” and many more brand-new adventures like “Dogstoyefsky” and “Sally’s Great Pumpkin” can be found in this exciting issue of Peanuts.
TEEN DOG #2 (of
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artists: A: Jake Lawrence B: Kris Mukai (INCENTIVE)
High school is tough, man. Even when you’re Teen Dog. Teachers, homework, and bullies are always trying to cramp your style. But, hey! That’s what buddies, pizza, and good times are for. Gotta keep the good vibes going.
Authors: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists: A. Noelle Stevenson B. Carey Pietsch (INCENTIVE)
It’s a race through the woods and through everyone’s favorite cave of doom as the Lumberjanes make their way through previous obstacles. Now they know what answers they’re looking for and they are not going to leave until everything is out in the open. Only it looks like the boys’ camp might have other ideas…
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #2 (of 4)
Author: Kyla Vanderklugt
Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt
Cover Artists: Kyla Vanderklugt
Kyla Vanderklugt, artist of SPERA and Archaia’s 2014 Free Comic Book Day LABYRINTH story, tells the beautiful Japanese tale of “The Snow Witch” in a gorgeous horizontal format stand-alone issue. When an old woodcutter and his young apprentice are caught in a blizzard, a mysterious woman dressed in white appears and freezes the woodcutter to death before eating his soul. She spares the apprentice if he vows never to tell of what he has seen, but keeping his word may not be so easy when he falls in love.
BUTTERFLY #2 (of 4)
Authors: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Facing her father for the first time in 20 years, Butterfly must decide whether or not she can trust the man she thought she knew. With enemies bearing down on them, the two operatives will have to start sorting through the two decades of lies between them if they want to survive.
THE LAST BROADCAST #6 (of 7)
Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Cover Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
With truths revealed, Harumi, Niko, and Damon have to team up with Jackpot and the Nonchalants in order to get Ivan back from S.P.I… But with so many things going wrong all at once, how can they be sure who to trust, even amongst themselves?
FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS TP
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artists: Greg Scott, Mateus Santolouco, Mark Dos Santos, and more
Cover Artist: Tyler Walpole
WHY WE LOVE IT: Michael Alan Nelson has written some of the books we are proudest of: HEXED, 28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, and more. FALL OF CTHULHU was his first epic for BOOM! and we’re reprinting it all in one grand volume!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Do you like Cthulhu stories? Nelson’s epic was hailed by Leverage creator John Rogers as “the definitive Cthulhu in graphic novel format.” Never before has H.P. Lovecraft’s world been presented in such an expansive and complex way.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos himself, devises his most destructive plan yet, a disparate group of humans find themselves brought together as the unavoidable apocalypse draws near.
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP
Author: Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert
Artist: Tom Garcia, Janusz Ordon
Cover Artist: Nick Percival
The three people to serve as Pinhead—Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour—have been thrown into various factions fighting a war between Hells that threatens to destroy all of humanity. As the divisions between dimensions dissolve, each of the Hell Popes must decide how far they are willing to go to win the war and to ensure their surivial. Clive Barker and co-writer Brandon Seifert, with artist Tom Garcia, bring this epic HELLRAISER saga to a thrilling conclusion. This volume also includes stories from HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013, featuring work by Barker and Seifert, as well as Ben Meares, Jesus Hervas, and Janusz Ordon. Collects HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #9-12, and HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013.
3 GUNS TP
Author: Steven Grant
Artists: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
WHY WE LOVE IT: Creator Steven Grant (DAMNED, Punisher: Circle of Blood) returns along with original series cover artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and interior artist Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash) for more action-comedy thrills!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you’re a fan of the hit 2013 summer blockbuster 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, find out what happens next! Or if you like stories featuring reluctant, unlikely partners like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, or Die Hard with a Vengeance, you’ll like 3 GUNS!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Trench was a deep-cover DEA agent. Steadman was an undercover Naval Intelligence officer. Now, after racing headlong across the Southwest, desperately outrunning Feds and mobsters while trying to clear their names, Trench and Steadman are pulled into another impossible situation: brokering gun deals between the Russians and anti-government revolutionaries…from opposite sides. And little do they know, a Third Gun has her eyes set on the ultimate prize—and she won’t go down without a fight. Collects 3 GUNS #1-6.
REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP
Author: Nick Sumida
Artists: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Mary Cagle
A picture is worth a thousand words, but not in this case! Mordecai and Rigby find themselves in trouble after a selfie war and now they have to destroy all the evidence so no one (especially Margaret) sees Mordecai’s scariest picture. It’s a crazy battle of flashing cameras and Internet shame, written by indie rockstar Nick Sumida and drawn by amazingly gifted Allison Strejlau. Collects REGULAR SHOW #3, 6-8.
PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP
Author: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Alexis E. Farjado, Nat Gertler, Caleb Monroe, Jeff Dyer, and Art Roche
Artist: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott Paige Braddock, Stephanie Gladden, Mike DeCarlo, Mona Koth, Robert Pope, Heff Shultz, Andy Hirsch, and Scott Jeralds
Cover Artist: Bob Scott
New PEANUTS adventures, perfect for you and your Sweet Babboo! It’s time to hop atop your doghouse biplane and escape into the wonderful world of legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with brand-new adventures from an all-star lineup of writers and artists, and classic strips by Schulz himself. Featuring Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang, this timeless collection of humor and imagination is sure to help you finally kick that football or take to the skies and defeat the Red Baron once and for all. Collects PEANUTS #9-12.
SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC
Authors: Josh Tierney
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr, and Valentin Seiche
Cover Artist: Afu Chan
WHY WE LOVE IT: Eisner Award-nominated creator Josh Tierney has a gift for bringing together the best up-and-coming indie talent to illustrate the adventures of Pira and Lono, our two favorite princesses in comics! This volume marks a brand-new starting point to jump into the world of Spera, with a daring new quest that longtime fans will also love.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: SPERA is a stunningly illustrated mash-up of all the best things in life: webcomics, young-adult fantasy, retro video games, pulp adventure comics, and fairy tales. Fans of Zelda, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Frozen, Tamora Pierce, and LUMBERJANES will love this series!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for the Queen, her daughter—the exiled adventurer Princess Pira—and Pira’s best friend Princess Lono have discovered her plot…and will go to any lengths to stop her. Along with their friends—the fire spirit, Yonder, and the ruthless cat Chobo—Pira and Lono must set off on a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, up monster-infested mountains, through villages full of crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.
THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW OGN HC
Retail Price: $24.99
Authors: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge
WHY WE LOVE IT: After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner once again with The Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge, the Eisner Award-winning writer and illustrator of THE MUPPET SHOW and SNARKED, to adapt and illustrate the project!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind SNARKED and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!