BOOM! Studios October 2021 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 October 2021.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Marianna Ignazzi
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Frany
Variant Cover: Vasco Georgiev
Incentive Cover: Frany
Incentive Cover: Junggeun Yoon
Incentive Cover: Vasco Georgiev

Synopsis:
• With battle lines drawn, who can a Slayer really trust?
• When Buffy suffers a devastating loss at the hands of the Multiverse’s Big Bad, Kendra and Buffy are left questioning if they can ever trust each other again.
• Meanwhile, Faith uncovers secrets from her past that may not be what they seem.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition Book 6 SC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2021*****
Retail Price: $29.99
Writer: Fabian Nicieza & Scott Lobdell
Artist: Cliff Robertson & Paul Lee
Cover Artist: Nimit Malavia

Synopsis:
• Go back to the summer of 1996, before Buffy Summers arrived in Sunnydale and the newly anointed Vampire Slayer flees to Las Vegas to make sense of her life. Unfortunately, a twisted coven of vampires have their own plans for The Strip.
• Upon her return, her parents put her under lock and key, and while it’s nice to not have to slay vampires and demons night after night, Buffy soon finds her respite is short-lived.
• Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #51-63, previously published by Dark Horse Comics.

Firefly #34

Retail Price:$3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Simona Di Gianfelice
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Bengal
Variant Cover: Kai Carpenter
Incentive Cover: Bengal
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward

Synopsis:
• What happens when your worst enemy becomes your only ally?
• With her sights set on freeing Leonard, Kaylee’s team chases the Jefa across the Earth That Was only to be led directly into a trap.
• But everything changes when they get attacked by plunderer robos who have been tracking both groups… to exterminate them all.
• Now, Kaylee must team up with the Jefa in order to fend off the robos. But if they survive this, how will they survive each other?

Firefly: New Sheriff in the ‘Verse Vol. 1 SC (Book 4)

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2021*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Davide Gianfelice & Lalit Kumar Sharma
Cover Artist: Marc Aspinall

Synopsis:
• Kicking off a new Firefly epic, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother… and a new brewing war to end all wars from New York Times bestselling writer Greg Pak ( Star Wars, X-Men), and artists Davide Gianfelice ( Wolverine: Weapon X) and Lalit Kumar Sharma ( Daredevil).
• Mal has handed himself into the Alliance… but it turns out he’s not the one they want. The infamous Ma Reynolds – that’s Mal’s mom – is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will!
• Collects Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 and Firefly #13-15.

House of Slaughter #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV & Tate Brombal
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera & Chris Shehan
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Chris Shehan
Main Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Foil Variant Cover: Chris Shehan
Blank Sketch Cover: N/A
Incentive Foil Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Incentive Cover: Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison
Incentive Foil Cover: Jenny Frison
Incentive Cover: Mike Del Mundo
Incentive Cover: Gabrielle Dell’Otto
Unlockable Variant Cover: Chris Shehan

Synopsis:
• Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.
• You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.
• Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.
• Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV ( The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal ( Barbalien), with art by rising star Chris Shehan ( The Autumnal) and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera ( Razorblades).

BRZRKR #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Keanu Reeves & Matt Kindt
Artist: Ron Garney
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Lee Garbett
Variant Cover: Javier Fernandez
Foil Variant Cover: Lee Garbett
Foil Variant Cover: Javier Fernandez
Incentive Cover: Lee Garbett
Incentive Cover: Tyler Kirkham
Incentive Cover: Javier Fernandez
Incentive Cover: Tyler Kirkham

Synopsis:
• What revelations will B. unlock when his handler’s life hangs in the balance?
• During a mission to retrieve an artifact from a museum in the midst of an ongoing civil war, B. saves his handler, Jim, from a chopper explosion.
• As he races to get his gravely injured friend to the extraction point, B. reveals new secrets from his past, but little does he know that Caldwell and Diana are secretly recording everything.

A Spark Within the Forge: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel OGN HC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2022*****
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Sabaa Tahir & Nicole Andelfinger
Artist: Sonia Liao
Cover Artist: Sonia Liao

Synopsis:
• Before they were torn asunder, Laia lived happily and quietly with her Nan, Pop, and brother Darin within the Scholar district of Martial-ruled Serra.
• Although Laia is afraid to venture outside her home due to the heavy Martial presence, Darin loves to explore all parts of their home city… even those that are forbidden.
• A chance encounter with famed swordsmith Spiro Teluman, who sees in Darin a talent for forging weapons, leads him down a path that pulls him away from his family but towards hope for his people.
• Meanwhile, Laia is forced to take her brother’s place accompanying Pop to combat a dangerous illness spreading quickly through Serra. When Laia discovers a surprising cure, will she brave exposure and the heavily-patrolled streets so she can save the city and someone she loves?
• This all-new original graphic novel set in the world of the New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes novel series reunites novelist Sabaa Tahir and co-writer Nicole Andelfinger ( Dragon Prince: Bloodmoon Huntress) with artist Sonia Liao ( The Curie Society) to reveal the untold story of rebellion forged in the heart of the Empire!

Magic #7

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Qistina Khalidah
Variant Cover: CF Villa
Hidden Spark Variant Cover: Jakub Rebelka
Character Design Variant Cover: Ig Guara
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward

Synopsis:
• The Guilds of Ravnica, now aligned against a foe that threatens the entire Multiverse, must defend Ravnica united!
• Fortunately, the warriors of the Guilds have the legendary Planeswalker, Jaya Ballard, by their side to repel the mutant horrors of her ancient enemy.
• Will Jaya and our cabal of Planeswalkers be able to reach Jace Beleren before the herald of [REDACTED] does?

Mighty Morphin #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Renna
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Incentive Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales
FOC Reveal Cover: Javier Fernandez
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Javier Fernandez
Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales

Synopsis:
• Rescued by the Power Rangers, Candice reveals there’s a deeper threat to earth than previously realized!
• The revelation will force Zordon to grapple with his ancient past and for the sake of Earth, make a plea to a potential ally no one expects.
• But Tommy takes matters into his own hands which leads him to a collision course with his former allies!

Power Rangers #12

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Gerald Parel
Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Gerald Parel
Incentive Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
FOC Reveal Cover: Yejin Park
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Yejin Park
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes

Synopsis:
• The Omega Rangers try to reach the Spectrum II, but Drakkon has other plans that will cost them dearly.
• After the shocking events of last issue, the Empyreals add to their ranks before being called back to do their master’s bidding.
• As a departing gift they unleash their full might on the alien planet. If the Omega Rangers can survive, they’ll find themselves stranded without hope of survival.
• Can they fight their own insecurities and deepest fears long enough to find a way out?

Mighty Morphin Vol. 3 SC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2021*****
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Renna & Dan Mora
Cover Artist: InHyuk Lee

Synopsis:
• Will a dark secret from Zordon’s past spell the end of the Power Rangers?
• In the aftermath of Zedd’s assault on Angel Grove and the revelation of the true identity of the new Green Ranger, can the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers survive a betrayal by one of their own?
• Uncertain of his role as the Rangers’ mentor, Zordon will turn to an old friend for help… leading him to choose between ancient loyalties and Earth.
• Superstar writer Ryan Parrott ( Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna along with fan favorite artist Dan Mora ( Once & Future) continue the UNLIMITED POWER era with the next shocking chapter of the story no one expected!
• Collects Mighty Morphin #9-12.

Power Rangers Vol. 3 SC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2021*****
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott & Rachel Wagner
Artist: Francesco Mortarino & Moisés Hidalgo
Cover Artist: Matteo Scalera

Synopsis:
• Can the Omega Rangers and Drakkon save the universe in this latest chapter of the UNLIMITED POWER era?
• Reeling from a crippling defeat at the hands of their new enemy, the Omega Rangers retreat to Safehaven in search for a way to stop the Empyreals.
• Drakkon, previously their greatest enemy and now their tenuous ally, may provide the answers they seek… or betray them.
• The Emissaries have their own plans, which may hold the key to saving the entire universe!
• The superstar team of writers Ryan Parrott ( Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Rachel Wagner ( AMC’s Preacher), with artists Francesco Mortarino ( Firefly: Bad Company) and Moisés Hidalgo ( Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) ramp up the stakes in this fan-favorite series.
• Collects Power Rangers #9-12.

Dune: House Atreides #11

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Dev Pramanik
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Evan Cagle
Variant Cover: Qistina Khalidah
Incentive Cover: Evan Cagle
Incentive Cover: Qistina Khalidah

Synopsis:
• The newly crowned Duke Leto Atreides has been framed for a crime he did not commit and must risk everything to prove his innocence to Imperium’s royal houses. Will it work or will Baron Harkonnen’s evil plan finally come to fruition?
• The Bene Gesserit assert their influence once more, having predicted a great importance in the Atreides bloodline, one that will influence the coming of their messiah – the Kwisatz Haderach!

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #9

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Simone Di Meo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Simone Di Meo
Dead God Variant Cover: Toni Infante
Incentive Cover: Jakub Rebelka

Synopsis:
• How far are the Worshippers willing to go for the cause?
• Bristow has always done whatever is needed to rise through the ranks of the security services, but now he’ll make his move and reveal his true ambition.
• And Bristow’s secret meeting with a shadowy devotee may alter Jason and Chen’s fates forever…

Maw #2

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Artist: A.L. Kaplan
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Ariela Kristantina
Homage Variant: E.M. Gist
Incentive Cover: Reiko Murakami
Incentive Cover: Ariela Kristantina

Synopsis:
• What happens when the monster within the shadows awakens?
• After being drugged and abandoned on a beach, Marion struggles with inexplicable and frightening changes to her body while her sister, Wendy, continues to try to fit in with the other women at the commune.
• As they both learn more about the commune and its mysterious leader, Diana Spiro, each new revelation brings the true nature of her motivations and teachings to light.

Luna SC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2021*****
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Maria Llovet
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Artist: Maria Llovet

Synopsis:
• It’s the 1960s and Teresa is a young woman who’s plagued by prophetic dreams. These dreams lead to a fateful meeting with a burgeoning hippie cult called the Family of the Sun, whose leader claims to have met the divine.
• Sex, drugs, and blood magic will lead Teresa to the truth about the Family, its enigmatic leader, and the dark secret behind her dreams.
• Love, destiny, betrayal, lies, and the lengths to which we would go in order to protect the ones we love collide in this new erotica thriller from acclaimed writer and artist Maria Llovet ( Faithless, Heartbeat).
• Collects Luna #1-5.

Basilisk Vol. 1 SC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR DECEMBER 2021*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Jonas Scharf

Synopsis:
• The Chimera are five young people that possess incredible powers stemming from the five human senses. They are bound by a cult-like hive mind and leave death and destruction in their wake.
• Regan, one of the Chimera, escapes the group and hides in cheap motels and dive bars crippled with the guilt of her past. But the tables turn when a former victim of the Chimera, Hannah, appears and forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind.
• New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn ( Harrow County, The Empty Man) reunites with his Bone Parish co-creator, artist Jonas Scharf ( Avengers Of The Wasteland), to unleash the first chapter of a supernatural horror series that explores how we process the world through our senses.
• Collects Basilisk #1-4.

Eat the Rich #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sarah Gailey
Artist: Pius Bak
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Kevin Tong
Variant Cover: Becca Carey
Incentive Cover: Kevin Tong
Incentive Cover: Dani

Synopsis:
• Still uncertain about what she saw in Pip’s office, Joey confides in Kitty…but Kitty’s response only confuses her more, leaving Joey with no choice but to play along with the family.
• Until Fourth of July, when at a party Joey suspects what she thought she saw then is happening again.
• Can Joey come to terms with what is really happening in Crestfall Bluffs… and can she still walk away alive?

Dark Blood #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: LaToya Morgan
Artist: Walt Barna
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Valentine De Landro
Variant Cover: Juni Ba
Incentive Cover: Valentine De Landro
Incentive Cover: Jonboy Meyers

Synopsis:
• Can Avery clear his name and find out what’s really happening to him?
• On the run, Avery must elude the cops for the accidental death that he’s sure to be blamed for.
• William, Avery’s brother, tries to convince him to explain that it wasn’t his fault, but Avery is skeptical the authorities will believe a Black man… and terrified at the possible truth behind the incident.

Once & Future #21

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Jonboy Meyers

Synopsis:
• What ancient and mythical danger awaits Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose as they seek Rose’s parents in the city of Bath?
• To complicate matters, an Arthurian knight pursues them with an offer for Rose and Duncan – join the Round Table or face death.
• If they survive the encounter, they’ll be pulled into the next phase of Bridgette’s plan… finding the “lair of the greatest hunter the accord has ever seen.”

Good Luck #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Matthew Erman
Artist: Stefano Simeone
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Incentive Cover (1:25): Miguel Mercado

Synopsis:
• The final battle is here! But what will Luck have to do with it?
• The team takes on Cassiopeia, the embodiment of Bad Luck, with Joseph’s new form unifying them like never before.
• Will Good Luck prevail…and is that even what the Unfortunates want?

Mamo #4

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Sas Milledge
Artist: Sas Milledge
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Sas Milledge
Incentive Cover: Trung Lê Nguyễn

Synopsis:
• Mamo’s final trick is revealed! Will Orla be able to escape the trap her grandmother set from beyond the grave?
• And with tensions rising, will Orla and Jo’s burgeoning friendship survive, or is Orla going to have to face Mamo’s angry spirit all on her own?
• Orla struggles with the fact that if she saves Haresden, she’ll be stuck there forever, but if she doesn’t, the town will fall to chaos and be destroyed. Which will she choose, or is her destiny already written?

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