STARDUST KID “…illustrations call to mind … fantasy adventures, from Alice in Wonderland to The Dark Crystal.” – Comic Mix
"THE STARDUST KID works simply from the honesty and clarity of DeMatteis script. A lot of credit also goes to Mike Ploog, whose illustrations call to mind some of the classic fantasy adventures, from Alice in Wonderland to The Dark Crystal." – Comic Mix
Here is the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (03/26/08). Enjoy!
|JENNY FINN: DOOM MESSIAH TPB
Written by Mike Mignola
Cover Art by Mike Mignola with new colors by Dave Stewart
Art by Troy Nixey and Farel Dalrymple
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, B&W SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: DEC073492
Finally collected in one volume for the first time! From the mind of Mike Mignola, creator of HELLBOY, comes this Lovecraftian tale of a mysterious girl who arrives in Victorian England with carnage in her wake. Is she evil incarnate or a misled child? Just in time for HELLBOY 2!
|STARDUST KID TPB
STARDUST KID HC
Written by J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Mike Ploog
SC, 6×9, 144pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
HC, 7×10, 144pgs, FC SRP: $29.99
TP ISBN-10: 1934506044
TP ISBN-13: 978-1934506042
Diamond Code: DEC073494
From the Eisner-award winning writer of JUSTICE LEAGUE and SPIDER-MAN and the artist of WEREWOLF BY NIGHT and MAN-THING comes the long-awaited collection of their fan-favorite follow-up to ABADAZAD! Last night, when Cody DiMarco went to bed, life was the same as it’s always been. This morning, when he woke up, the world he knew was gone, victim to a magic older than time. Now four children, in order to restore their families and our planet, must solve the mystery of…The Stardust Kid. This edition collects all issues of this hard-to-find mini-series.
"Meanwhile, as little girls slap pentagrams onto their Trapper Keepers, some new comics are looking at bringing back the old scary witches that filled us with fear so long ago. One of these is SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS, an action-horror comic from creators Chris Morgan and Kevin Walsh. SALEM takes place in the 1600s and follows a Grand Inquisitor who discovers innocents were killed in the famous Salem Trials and that though the church may be punishing heretics it is ignoring what really haunts the woods. Our hero packs up his weapons and sets off on his own to hunt down the real witches. By dismissing Wiccans and pagans and practitioners of the Craft as innocents separate from the monstrous elemental creatures of magic that are the real witches, Salem has smartly found a way to have its cake and eat it too." – Underground Online
Here are the BOOM! Studios titles that are solicited in March Previews 2008 and will be in-Store May 2008.
BLOOD BOWL: KILLER CONTRACT #2 (COVER A)
Welcome to the hyper-violent hilarity of BLOOD BOWL, the miniseries that puts the fantasy (as in elves, dwarves, orcs, and ogres) back into football! “Retired” assassin Kalter MÃ¶rder seeks redemption for the only contract he ever blew when his team, the Bad Bay Hackers, battles the feared Dwarf Giants. MÃ¶rder finally gets his shot at star Giants blitzer Snazkazi Ungrim, and he’s going to take it, no matter who else might die in the process!
CTHULHU TALES #3 (COVER A) ONGOING
CTHULHU TALES #3 (COVER B) ONGOING
Written by William Messner-Loebs, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Various
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: MAR083546
Cover B Diamond Code: MAR083547
Acclaimed writer William Messner-Loebs (JOURNEY) joins the BOOM! family! Don’t tell the Elder Gods, or they’ll take him from us! Messner-Loebs and Michael Alan (FALL OF CTHULHU) Nelson chill the blood in the new, monthly anthology series! Something big is happening in the Boom! horror universe in 2008…and it starts here! Heed the call of Cthulhu!
FALL OF CTHULHU #13 (COVER A) ONGOING
FALL OF CTHULHU #13 (COVER B) ONGOING
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Various
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: MAR083548
Cover B Diamond Code: MAR083549
As Lucifer and the Sheriff continue their search for the elusive Gray Man, they find themselves the hunted rather than the hunters. Either way, they must stop the Gray Man or the Cthulhu cultists will have their way…and that canâ€™t be good for mankindâ€™s survival.
HERO SQUARED VOLUME 2: ANOTHER FINE MESS TP
The twisted – and extremely hot – Caliginous starts to lay out a plan to set Stephie against Milo and Captain Valor, even as Milo and his super-heroic twin visit a therapist-in the endless talkfest that Giffen and DeMatteis, who’ve been known to talk endlessly themselves, consider their finest work together to date (their previous “finest work” involved an army of mutated penguins, so take that with a grain of salt)! If that’s not enough to make you want to shell out Big Bucks for this collection, then how’s this? Captain Valor is attacked by his evil clone – no it’s not Ben Reilly- and Mile, who’s wanted for murder, ends up in the hay with Caliginous! Still not convinced? Did we mention that Giffen and DeMatteis need the money? There! We thought that would do it!
SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS #1 (COVER A)
The already controversial series continues from the red-hot zero issue! Elias Hooke, dark crusader against the forces of magic, learns the secrets of his own origin, and the revelations nearly consume him! A new hero in the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s SOLOMON KANE and Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name, from the screenwriter of WANTED and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT!
Everyone wants to be loved. Even the shambling, macabre mockery of a man who brings terror to the town of Rumson and leaves blood in his wake. But when he sets his sights on Molly, beauty queen of Rumson High, sheâ€™s going to be more than he can handle! THE DAILY SHOW staff writer Brendan Hay brings a HEATHERS-meets-CARRIE sensibility to his horror series debut!
WARHAMMER: CONDEMNED BY FIRE #3 (COVER A)
Having single-handedly put the Chaos-corrupted inhabitants of Loughville to the sword and flame, Witch Hunter Magnus Gault backtracks along the tainted river to find the source of the corruption. Gault’s quest ends at the village of Mittlesedorf, which he finds miraculously untouched. However, there is a worm in the apple, and even Gault may not be a match for the foes that await him. has gone undetected beneath the city of Carrion Gulf?
|ZOMBIE TALES #2 (COVER A) ONGOING
ZOMBIE TALES #2 (COVER B) ONGOING
Written by Joe R. Lansdale, Christine Boylan, and Brian Augustyn
Drawn by Various
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: MAR083555
Cover B Diamond Code: MAR083556
Legendary author Joe R. Lansdale (The Drive-In, BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES) continues his serialized â€œTHE WAR AT HOMEâ€ zombie tale! Plus, award-winning playwright Christine Boylan and writer Brian Augustyn (BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, COUNTDOWN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT) bring the undead love to your doorstep this month!
Check out the whole review in the video below, the review begins at 1:25. Enjoy!
Here is the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (03/19/08). Enjoy!
WARHAMMER 40,000 COVER GALLERY
Collecting the stunning cover art from the hit mini-series WARHAMMER 40,000: DAMNATION CRUSADE and WARHAMMER 40,000: BLOOD AND THUNDER, the WARHAMMER 40,000 COVER GALLERY SPECIAL features 30 savage full-page, text-free images of Space Marines, Dreadnoughts, Imperial Guardsmen, Orks and other war-driven inhabitants of the bloody 41st Millennium. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war…
UNCLE CTHULHU "I WANT YOU" POSTER
Cthulhu calls, yet again, this time taking on the guise of the iconic Uncle Sam, poster boy for liberty. Featuring art by FALL OF CTHULHU cover artist Patrick McEvoy, this 12" x 18" print features a never before seen take on Cthulhu, this time in the style of the classic U.S. Army recruitment poster. Limited to just 1,000, enlist today and show your support for the coming darkness!
"If you are someone who believes the end times are upon us, are particularly keen on conspiracy theories, or just someone who likes a great thriller, THE FOUNDATION from BOOM! Studios is a page turner. I’m giving issue #3 another 4.5 out of 5 stars, and giving it a Strong Read recommendation." – Major Spoilers
"Fun high concept from BOOM! Studios: A secret society founded by Nostradamus with the wealth accumulated from sales of his prophetic books today uses his unpublished tomes to predict and prevent global disasters. Neat-o." – Brian K. Vaughn, writer/creator behind Y: The Last Man