Another solid week of releases from Boom:
Adventure Time Mathematical Edition Volume 5 HC, $34.99
Another fancy pants collection of Adventure Time comics. I think it’s great that Boom does these. I would have loved something like this when I was a kid.
Burning Fields #2 (Of 8)(Cover A Colin Lorimer), $3.99
Burning Fields #2 (Of 8)(Cover B Riley Rossmo), AR
Hey, don’t listen to me, check out our reviews of the series!
Clive Barker’s Next Testament Volume 2 TP, $14.99
The latest collection of the Barkerverse.
Dead Letters #8 (Cover A Chris Visions), $3.99
You know, I think every month I tell you to start reading this book. Has it worked? Because you should be reading this, particularly if you enjoy the words “supernatural” and “noir” do anything for you.
Eternal #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Frazer Irving), $3.99
Eternal is another sci-fi book from Boom, which is a good thing, because they seem to have an eye for quality science fiction. Eternal is no different. There’s a still a good deal I’m fuzzy on after reading the first issue, but the basic premise — that cloning has led to immortality for all of mankind and shit’s gotten crazy because of it — is easy enough to grasp on to. Give this a shot if you’re interested in sci-fi, cloning, philosophy, etc.
Lumberjanes #11 (Cover A Carolyn Nowak), $3.99
Lumberjanes #11 (Cover B Emily Hu), AR
Boom’s putting out a lot of great books these days, so much so that I don’t think Lumberjanes cracks the top 3 anymore, although I guess now that Wild’s End is over it’s moved up a spot. So it IS in the top 3 again!
Munchkin #2 (Cover A Ian McGinty), $3.99
Munchkin #2 (Cover B Tyler Crook), AR
Apparently, the first issue sold like gangbusters, so good on Boom.
Peanuts #25 (Cover A Vicki Scott), $3.99
Peanuts #25 (Cover B Charles M. Schulz), AR
Plunder #1 (Cover A Skuds McKinley), $3.99
Plunder #1 (Cover B Ramon K. Perez), AR
Plunder #1 (Cover C Daniele Serra), AR
This sounds awesome. Here: “After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.”
Pretty fucking cool sounding, yes? The cover looks fantastic, too.
Regular Show #20 (Cover A Allison Strejlau), $3.99
Regular Show #20 (Cover B Sonnye Lim), $3.99
Regular Show #20 (Cover C Artyom Trakhanov), AR
You realize that Boom is more than likely getting their comics into the hands of readers in ways that the Big Two aren’t. If there’s any company that’s actively working to create the next generation of comic book fans, it’s Boom. That’s kind of staggering, if you think about it.
Rocket Salvage #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Bachan), $3.99
Anything I say about this title will pale in comparison to the excellent annotated preview for issue #2 that we ran last month. That should give you a good sense of whether it’s for you or not.
Sons Of Anarchy #18 (Cover A Toni Infante), $3.99
I swear, someday I’ll watch this show. Maybe when my son is 16.
Suicide Risk #22 (Cover A Elena Casagrande), $3.99
The latest installment of what I believe is Boom’s longest running series.