August Previews/In Stores October

Here are the BOOM! Studios titles that are solicited in August Previews 2008 and will be In-Store September 2008.

Enjoy!

CHALLENGER DEEP #4
Written by Andrew Cosby and Andy Schmidt
Art by Chee
24pgs, FC, (4 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG083840

The clock is ticking. A nuclear submarine sits atop an underwater glacier of methane ice, enough to crack the world in half if it’s not rescued in time. Here’s a last issue spoiler- the Earth doesn’t end up cracked in half. You, however, will be on the edge of your seat, thanks to writers Andrew Cosby, creator of the hit Sci-Fi Channel show Eureka, and Andy Schmidt!

CTHULHU TALES #8 (COVER A) ONGOING
CTHULHU TALES #8 (COVER B) ONGOING
Written by Glen Cadigan and Brian Augustyn
Art by Jon Reed
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083841
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083842

Glen Cadigan presents a haunting story of parental love gone very, very wrong in the present, while Brian Augustyn (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) tells a tale of years gone by – and the British Empire’s first contact with Cthulhu’s agents of horror in the stunning “Empire Of Ants”. Features two alternate covers by Shane Oakley and Dean Haspiel.

FALL OF CTHULHU: GODWAR #4 (COVER A)
FALL OF CTHULHU: GODWAR #4 (COVER B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Mateus Santolouco
24pgs, FC, (4 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083843
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083844

Cthulhu has finally heard the call- and despite the best efforts of Cy and Lucifer, the evil Mr. Arkham’s plans have culminated in the war between the cults of Cthulhu and Nodens as an ancient city begins its slow ascent from the frigid depths of the ocean! Features two alternate covers, one by Mat Santolouco.


GALVESTON #2 (COVER A)
GALVESTON #2 (COVER B)
Written by Tom Peyer and Mark Rahner
Drawn by Greg Scott
24pgs, FC, (2 of 4) SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083845
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083846

Really, just about the last thing you expect walking down the streets of Galveston, Texas in the 1800′s is a crazy French pirate with cannons mounted to the top of his mansion- but Jean LaFitte is the law in that part of Texas, like it or not, and together with his pal Jim Bowie, they rule the land! It’s Deadwood with pirates, man. Pirates! Features two alternate covers, one by Jeffrey Spokes.

LAST REIGN: KINGS OF WAR #1 (Cover A)
LAST REIGN: KINGS OF WAR #1 (Cover B)
Written by Walt Becker and Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Lui Antonio
24pgs, FC, (1 of 5), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG083847
Diamond Code: AUG083848

Director Walt Becker (Van Wilder, Wild Hogs) comes to BOOM! in a big way with his sci-fi/fantasy tale of knights in a post-apocalyptic future! The world has been twisted into a rusting and forgotten dystopia- and a new type of knight rises from the ashes to make order out of chaos! Scripted by Michael Alan Nelson, the fan-favorite writer of FALL OF CTHULHU. Cover by top Warhammer talent Karl Richardson!

NECRONOMICON #3
Written by William Messner-Loebs
Illustrated by Andrew Ritchie
24pgs, FC, (3 of 4) SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG083849

A witch cult has one of the Ancient Old Ones and keeps it bound and tortured, trying to wrest its secrets. Only Henry Said, student of the Necronomicon, can save the Earth from the cult- but in doing so, will surely unleash the vengeance of the Old Ones! Cover by J.K. Woodward.

SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS #4
Written by Chris Morgan and Kevin Walsh
Art by Wilfredo Torres
24pgs, FC, (4 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG083850

From the screenwriter of Wanted and The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift! The controversial series marches to its finale! Hooke and his companions finally confront The Queen of Thorns in her lair – and Hooke at last has a chance at vengeance against the creature who claimed his wife and child! But what will it cost him? A new hero in the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane!

WARHAMMER: CROWN OF DESTRUCTION #2 (COVER A)
WARHAMMER: CROWN OF DESTRUCTION #2 (COVER B)
Written by Graham McNeill
Art by Tony Parker
24pgs, FC, (2 of 4) SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083857
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083858

With the beleaguered Empire army assailed by the verminous horde of the Clan Skyre, Greatsword Frohlich strikes out to secure the object that the Skaven desire from the Mansion of Necromancer Rudolph Brecht. While the security of the Old World trembles precariously, the dead rise and bodies fall! Features two alternate covers, both by Karl Richardson.


WARHAMMER 40,000: EXTERMINATUS #5 (COVER A)
WARHAMMER 40,000: EXTERMINATUS #5 (COVER B)
Written by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton
Art by Daniel Lapham
24pgs, FC, (5 of 5), SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083851
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083852

With the help of former outlaw Konstantin Damask, Inquistor Alastor and his impromptu retinue track the corrupted directorate of House De Kyp to their refuge! However, Chaos Space Marine of the Thousand Sons await in hiding, ready to spring their trap. Alastor must now face his nightmare made flesh and prove himself worthy of the Emperor’s calling! Features two alternate covers, both by Tony Parker.

WARHAMMER 40,000: FIRE AND HONOR #3 (COVER A)
WARHAMMER 40,000: FIRE AND HONOR #3 (COVER B)
Written by Graham McNeill
Art by Tony Parker
24pgs, FC, (3 of 4) SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083854
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083855

Ravished by war and low on fuel, Blazer Company and their Hellhound tanks make a hasty retreat through the wastelands. But the Tau are still gunning for them! And the Mecernary Kroot forces have arrived to lend strength to the escalating Tau campaign! Features two alternate covers, both by Tony Parker.


ZOMBIE TALES #7 (COVER A)
ZOMBIE TALES #7 (COVER B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Chee
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083860
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083861

The Salem Witch Trials, the McCarthy Witch Hunts- neither can hold a candle to the coming Zombie Hunts that endanger our humanity! FALL OF CTHULHU writer Michael Alan Nelson returns to the zombieverse with a suspenseful tale about a case of mistaken identity and a high-school girl on the run from a spiteful rival who accuses her of being undead! Is she- or is she hiding an even more perilous secret? Features two alternate covers by Shane Oakley and Lee Moder.

ZOMBIE TALES: THE WAR AT HOME (Cover A)
ZOMBIE TALES: THE WAR AT HOME (Cover B)

Written by Joe R. Lansdale
Art by Eduardo Barreto
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: AUG083864
Cover B Diamond Code: AUG083865

Collecting Joe Lansdale’s zombie masterpiece “The War At Home” from Zombie Tales #1-3, this special one-shot tells the story of a veteran’s hospital overrun by the undead- and the crippled soldiers who band together for one last battle against an invading army! Features two alternate covers, both by interior artist Eduardo Barreto.

ZOMBIE TALES VOL. 2: OBLIVION TPB
Written by Various
Art by Various
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $15.99
Diamond Code: AUG083863

Collecting the first four issues of Zombie Tales: The Series! Joe R. Lansdale, master of horror brings us a novel length tale of handicapped soldiers making their last stand t defend a veterans’ hospital from an undead onslaught! Steve Niles tells us why gone does not necessarily mean forgotten. And with the help of Academy Award nominated writer Kim Krizan and authors Christine Boylan, Todd Lepre, Karl Kesel, and William Messner-Loebs, terror reaches a new height!

BLOOD BOWL: KILLER CONTRACT VOL. 1 TPB
BLOOD BOWL: KILLER CONTRACT VOL. 1 HC
Written by Matt Forbeck
Art by Lads Helloven
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
HC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $49.99
Diamond Code TPB: AUG083839
Diamond Code LTD HC: AUG083838

Welcome to the hyper-violent hilarity of Blood Bowl, the graphic novel that puts the fantasy (as in elves, dwarves, orcs, and ogres) back into football! BLOOD BOWL novelist Matt Forbeck brings his trademark twisted blend of humor and action to the first-ever BLOOD BOWL graphic novel, featuring the now legendary Bad Back Hackers in a grudge match against the ever evil Orcland Raiders! Join the Hackers as they begin their brutal march to their next championship game, filled with spike balls, corrupt refs, and giant sized barrels of Bugman’s XXXXXX! Available in softcover and limited hard cover editions!

ZOMBIE TALES PORN STAR POSTER
Art by DAVE JOHNSON
Poster, 24×36, FC, SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: AUG083862

Zombies Gone Wild! The infamous Dave Johnson zombie “Porn Star” cover from the groundbreaking Zombie Tales #1 becomes this year’s must have undead poster! Join the cool crowd and get your dead on! Measuring 24″ x 36″, this poster is limited to 1,000 copies and is suitable for framing.