BOOM! Studios May 2022 Solicitations

by Charles LePage

The kind folks at BOOM! Studios have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products scheduled to ship starting May 2022.

Dune: The Waters of Kanly #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Christian Ward
FOC Reveal Cover: Massimo Carnevale
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Massimo Carnevale
Incentive Cover: Junggeun Yoon
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Unlockable Cover (1 Copy): Christian Ward

Synopsis:
• Go deeper into the Dune universe with this lore-expanding story set during the events of the Frank Herbert classic!
• In the aftermath of the battle of Arrakeen, legendary House Atreides warmaster Gurney Halleck takes refuge with spice smugglers, vowing revenge against the Harkonnens no matter the cost.
• Artist Francesco Mortarino ( Power Rangers) brings the story by original authors Brian Herbert & Kevin J.
Anderson to life in ways that will excite both fans of the novels and the recent hit film alike!

Grim #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Flaviano
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Flaviano
Foil Cover: Flaviano
Variant Cover: Jenny Frison
Foil Incentive Cover (1:25): Jenny Frison
Incentive Cover (1:50): Mike Del Mundo
Unlockable Cover (1 Copy): Dave Johnson

Synopsis:
• Jessica Harrow is dead. But her journey has only just begun!
• Discover the world of the afterlife, where Jessica has been recruited as a Reaper, tasked with ferrying countless souls to their final destination.
• But unlike the rest of the Reapers, she has no memory of what killed her and put her into this predicament.
• In order to unravel the mystery of her own demise, she’ll have to solve an even bigger one – where is the actual GRIM REAPER?
• From acclaimed writer Stephanie Phillips ( Harley Quinn) and fan favorite artist Flaviano ( New Mutants) comes a bold new vision of what comes after, and the nature of death itself!

Something is Killing the Children #23

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Die-Cut Mask Variant: Jenny Frison
Die-Cut Bloody Mask Variant: Jenny Frison
Incentive Cover (1:25): InHyuk Lee
Incentive Cover (1:50): Jenny Frison
Unlockable Cover (1 Copy): Jenny Frison

Synopsis:
• Trapped in the county jail, Erica must use her one phone call to contact someone from her past… but will they come to her aid?
• Escape may come from a most unexpected place, but with it the revelation of a terrifying new threat that will push Erica to her limits!

House of Slaughter #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV & Sam Johns
Artist: Letizia Cadonici & Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Variant Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Bodybag Variant Cover: Kyle Hotz
Incentive Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Incentive Cover: Jorge Corona
Bodybag Incentive Cover: Kyle Hotz
Incentive Cover: Andrea Sorrentino

Synopsis:
• Edwin Slaughter is one of the Scarlet Masks, the secret bookkeepers of the Order of St. George. He’s enamored with stories of ancient hunters, as well as those in his midst.
• He only gets to write the stories and never live them himself though. That is, until what starts out as standard reconnaissance for the Order turns Edwin’s world upside down. There’s a legendary monster in America, one long thought extinct…
• It’s taken the lives of countless children, bringing Edwin into the field for the first time… and into real danger.
• Along with a new story arc comes a new creative team! Acclaimed writer Sam Johns of Punchline and The Joker fame joins James Tynion IV as co-writer, and up-and-coming artist Letizia Cadonici makes her highly-anticipated American comics debut, joined by series veteran Werther Dell’Edera as co-artist!

Maw SC

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Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Artist: A.L. Kaplan
Cover Artist: Ariela Kristantina

Synopsis:
• Critically acclaimed journalist & opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle ( Dead Blonds and Bad Mothers), breakout artist A.L. Kaplan, and colorist Fabiana Mascolo ( Firefly: Brand New ‘Verse) weave a provocative horror story of sisterly bonds, deep trauma, and the dormant monsters buried within us, perfect for readers of Redlands and Something is Killing the Children!
• Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment at a feminist retreat with her sister Wendy on the remote island of Angitia — some perspective that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle for once.
• But after an assault on her first night on the island, everything goes horribly wrong. The violent encounter awakens something monstrous in Marion, triggering warped mutations in her body, and bringing forth a hunger she can’t bring herself to name…
• Collects the complete Maw #1-5.

Getting Dizzy SC

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Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Shea Fontana
Artist: Celia Moscote
Cover Artist: Celia Moscote

Synopsis:
• Dizzy wants to be the best! But with everything she’s tried, including roller skating, this teen can only achieve one thing—disaster.
• Just when she’s about to give up, interdimensional creatures called the Negatrixes attack, forcing her to take up the mantle of ‘Burb Defender! But if she wants to save the world, she’s going to have to assemble the coolest skating crew the ‘Burbs have ever seen.
• From New York Times bestselling author Shea Fontana ( DC Super Hero Girls, Wonder Woman Rebirth) and acclaimed artist Celia Moscote ( Juliet Takes Breath) comes an aspirational story, perfect for fans of Save Yourself! and Rollergirl, that reveals a true hero is nothing without her friends.
• Collects the complete Getting Dizzy #1-4.

Power Rangers Universe #6

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
Artist: Simone Ragazzoni
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
FOC Reveal Cover: Qistina Khalidah
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Nikolas Draper-Ivey
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
FOC Reveal Unlockable Cover (1 Copy): Qistina Khalidah

Synopsis:
• In the thrilling climax of Power Rangers Universe, Dark Specter’s corruption threatens to not only destroy the Rangers, but puts the very nature of the Morphin Grid in peril!
• To protect the fabric of reality, the teens must find a way to tap into the heart of the Morphin Grid and face their most fearsome foe yet: their mentor, the Morphinaut!
• Discover the secrets of the Grid and exciting new Ranger forms as the past and future of the Power Rangers story is revealed!

Mighty Morphin #19

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mat Groom
Artist: Moisés Hidalgo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
FOC Reveal Cover: Taurin Clarke
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Incentive Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: Qistina Khalidah
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover Taurin Clarke
Unlockable Cover: Qistina Khalidah

Synopsis:
• Rocky, Matt, Zordon, and the children have a moment of relative safety in the temporary Promethea Base, but it can only last so long as the force field holds…
• Meanwhile, plans go into motion over the capital planet of the Lion Empire while conflict erupts back on Earth.
• Can the Rangers hold the line against King Aradon and save the damaged Power Rangers Headquarters?

Power Rangers #19

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Renna
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Gerald Parel
Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
FOC Reveal Cover: Kath Lobo
Incentive Cover: Gerald Parel
Incentive Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Keyla Valerio
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Kath Lobo
Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Keyla Valerio

Synopsis:
• Past and future collide as Zack and Trini face an impossible parenting choice, while Jason and Yale contend with an enemy single-mindedly fixated on vengeance..
• In the midst of it all, one Ranger receives a phone call that will change their life forever…

Power Rangers Vol. 4 SC

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Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Francesco Mortarino & Marco Renna
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel

Synopsis:
• New York Times best-selling writer Ryan Parrott ( Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and fan favorite artists Francesco Mortarino ( Firefly: Bad Company) and Marco Renna ( Mighty Morphin) bring the Eltarian War event to an epic conclusion!
• The Omega Rangers, including the NEW Blue Omega Ranger, must contend with the Empyreals and their malevolent master.
• In the midst of a galactic war, new threats and unexpected alliances will change the Power Rangers universe forever!
• Collects Power Rangers #13-16.

Angel #5

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
Incentive Cover (1:10): Nimit Malavia
Incentive Cover (1:25): Jahnoy Lindsay

Synopsis:
• In this Spike-centric story, Spike is just fine not being the hero Angel is, but when Wesley makes yet another sacrifice for him, Spike goes on a mission to save his life.
• Meanwhile, Angel realizes there might be a sinister version of himself running around—and a new movie role outside of Los Angeles on the horizon…

The Vampire Slayer #2

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Sarah Gailey
Artist: Irene Flores
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Goñi Montes
Blood Red Foil Stamp Variant Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
25 Years Of Buffy Incentive Cover: Bex Glendining
Incentive Cover: Bex Glendining
Incentive Cover: Junggeun Yoon

Synopsis:
• Willow is still coping with what she and Giles did when he asks her to come to the Library immediately.
But when she shows up, Giles isn’t alone.
• Facing new challenges, Willow’s resolve is tested, while Faith is introduced to a familiar slayer…

Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer SC

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Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Casey Gilly
Artist: Joe Jaro
Cover Artist: Ario Anindito

Synopsis:
• Buffy Summers is the last Slayer in a dark alternate future ravaged by a catastrophe that nearly blotted out the sun.
• Now in her 50s and hardened by loss and a life looking over her shoulder, Buffy stands alone against a world of vampires who can daywalk unimpeded.
• Her adventure isn’t over though, and when she discovers a spark of hope in the form of a prophecy, Buffy embarks on an epic post-apocalyptic journey to protect the future of humanity.
• Collects the complete Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer #1-4.

All-New Firefly #4

Retail Price:$4.99
Writer: David M. Booher
Artist: Jordi Pérez
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Mona Finden
Wanted Poster Cover: Ethan Young
Incentive Cover: Mona Finden
Incentive Cover: Dani
Incentive Cover: Scott Forbes
Unlockable Cover (1 Copy): Dani

Synopsis:
• The crew of the Serenity have some emotional exchanges while they ruminate on missing Shepherd Book, and regret how helpful he could have been with the Monastery, especially with the Monks mourning one of their own.
• After Mal leaves the monks with the means to defend themselves, a man with a crutch and a respirator shows up with a boy, revealing a shocking connection to Jayne!

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #2

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Fabiana Mascolo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Karen S. Darboe
Planeswalker Variant: Valentina Remenar
Connecting Variant: Miguel Mercado
Incentive Cover: Miguel Mercado
Incentive Cover: Yanick Paquette
Incentive Cover: Yanick Paquette
Unlockable Cover: Karen S. Darboe

Synopsis:
• Liliana’s hunt for the mysterious planeswalker begins!
• She races to the legendary hero’s home plane, determined to find her before the Master of Metal twists her unique powers to his terrible purposes.
• But this dangerous new plane holds secrets of its own, and eyes frozen shut will open for the first time in fifty years…

Magic #14

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Miguel Mercado
Hidden Spark Intermix Variant Cover: Fabiana Mascolo
Incentive Cover (1:10): Stephanie Hans
Incentive Cover (1:25): Stephanie Hans

Synopsis:
• The planeswalkers journey to Locthwain to find the Cauldron of Eternity, and finally uncover the identity of the specter haunting Niko’s steps.
• Many knights have fallen in their quest for the Cauldron—if our heroes find it, they must prove their worth.
• But if they can succeed, they just might discover the identity of the specter… and the dangerous implications of that knowledge!

Magic Vol. 2 HC

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Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara
Cover Artist: Matteo Scalera

Synopsis:
• Writer Jed MacKay ( Moon Knight) and artist Ig Guara ( Teen Titans) bring a thrilling conclusion to the first story arc of Magic!
• An ancient avatar has a hold on Ravnica, and it will take the shared power of Kaya, ghost assassin, Ral Zarek, supreme science mage, and Vraska, fearless queen of the Golgari (plus the unexpected help of a certain necromancer) to even have a chance of defeating it.
• From assassinations to conspiracies and all-out war, the adventure will test the planeswalkers’ abilities, the limits of magic itself, and their friendship, catapulting the story into the next unforgettable arc!
• Collects Magic #6-10.

Once & Future #25

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Jonboy Meyers
FOC Reveal Cover: Simone Di Meo
Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Simone Di Meo

Synopsis:
• It’s the day before Christmas and the sword in the stone has appeared outside London.
• As the myths foretold, whoever draws it will be the true king!
• But as all of the Kings converge on the sword, events unfold that could bring even more chaos to the land.

Seven Secrets #17

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Variant Cover: Raúl Allén
Incentive Cover (1:10): Miguel Mercado
Incentive Cover (1:25): Raúl Allén

Synopsis:
• In the penultimate issue, Caspar faces the truth of not only The Order, but of his very origins…
• Where will his loyalties lie after everything is finally revealed?

Faithless III #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Maria Llovet
Erotic Variant Cover: Kris Anka
Incentive Cover (1:25): Stephanie Hans

Synopsis:
• As the final chapter of Azzarrello and Llovet’s erotic masterpiece continues to heat up, Solomon and Louis embark on a celestial battle.
• But, which angel (or former angel) will come out ahead?

Alice Ever After #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dan Panosian
Artist: Giorgio Spalletta
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Dan Panosian
Variant Cover: Enrico Marini
Incentive Cover (1:25): Enrico Marini

Synopsis:
• Alice might have opened the door to Wonderland, but the asylum is its own realm of darkness and danger.
• Mistress Hulda resembles an all-too-familiar queen, and Dr. Madsen is eager to try an experimental treatment, probing into a past that Alice wants to escape… and one her father will do anything to keep hidden.
• Will an inmate with an intriguing smile prove to be a much needed friend, or will Alice’s fate be the same as the inmates in the common room, the ones with the vacant eyes?

The Killer: Affairs of the State #4

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Matz
Artist: Luc Jacamon
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Luc Jacamon
Incentive Cover: Dave Johnson
Incentive Cover: Tula Lotay

Synopsis:
• Killer and Nicolas continue to escalate the local gang wars and promote their man on the inside, while some too-clever local cops catch on to their plot, and Mayor Marchand continues to rise in power.
• Meanwhile, as Killer settles into his real job, will his attention be dangerously divided?

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Shapeshifters #3

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Em Niwa
Artist: Em Niwa
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Frany
Variant Cover: Mateus Manhanini
Incentive Cover (1:25): Frany

Synopsis:
• Cartoonist Em Niwa ( INGOVY) weaves a beautiful story based on a folktale about the Japanese word for
“fox” — “kitsune.”
• The Storyteller’s tale tells of a family with unconventional origins, a woman that is more than she seems, and the bonds of unconditional love that can transcend anything.

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