Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comics titles that were released on February 17, 2016.
Bill & Ted Go to Hell #1 (of 4)
Writer: Brian Joines
What’s to Love: It’s time again to be excellent to each other! We showed just how much we love Bill & Ted with 2015’s Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and since 2016 is the 25th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, why not celebrate with a new mini-series that sends the lovable duo to Hell? Plus, all Subscription covers in this mini-series will feature a unique Wyld Stallyns album cover created by some of the industry’s top talents!
What It Is: Bill & Ted are back for a brand-new miniseries, this time with the Imagine Agents team of Brian Joines and Bachan at the helm. It’s time to get the band back together! Bill & Ted and the Princesses will have to reunite with some historic friends to knock down the Devil’s door and get their friend Death back. With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, and more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has some surprises up its sleeve…
New series! And it will be an adventure that ties both of their movies together, too. What’s not to love?
Big Trouble in Little China #21
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos
Final arc! After an unfortunate misfire, Egg’s magic sends Jack Burton and Winona traveling back through time to where it all began: San Francisco 1848…the year Chinatown formed.
This looks like it’s the last storyline for Jack Burton. Have you been keeping up? If you have, then you are probably like me and read it in that John Wayne-esque voice that Kurt Russel had in the film.
Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return Vol. 1 TP
Writer: Brian Lynch
Artist: Jerry Gaylord
What’s to Love: Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, we’re returning readers to one of our favorite—and most excellent—cult-classic properties with a new Bill & Ted adventure of epic proportions. Brian Lynch (Minions screenwriter, Angel: After the Fall) and Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs. Zombies) bring you all the silly humor and likable characters mixed with some cool historical science fiction you love!
What It Is: After winning the Battle of the Bands, Bill & Ted’s destiny is now in full swing. As the world waits for the Wyld Stallyns to unite the world with their music, Bill & Ted have to figure out how to live up to such expectations. They’ve only written one song! Going on an adventure spanning all time and worlds, Bill & Ted will have to find their muse in a young Chuck De Nomolos—Wyld Stallyns’ biggest critic, and the very same villain who grows up and kills them in his future. Can they “Rufus” this young villain, or is fate truly set in stone? Collects the complete four-issue mini-series and features an Introduction written by Alex Winter, who played Bill in the films!
25th Anniversary? I cannot believe it’s been that long! This collection is great if you missed the monthlies or if you just want it in a better binding. Your kids will want to read this. Of course, I’m working under the assumption that you’ll introduce them to the movies like all the rest of us did.
RoboCop: Dead or Alive Vol. 2 TP
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Somewhere there is a crime happening. RoboCop, now a lone officer in the field, faces the calamity of ED-209 attacks plaguing his city. As he works the streets, newly promoted Detective Anne Lewis will work outside her jurisdiction to bring Killian’s corruption to an end. But they are merely pawns in Killian’s game. This is the beginning of the end for Detroit. The action-packed series from Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright) and Carlos Magno (Lantern City) continues in the second chapter to the Dead or Alive trilogy. Collects issues #5-8.
Uber-violent, deadly, unyielding. Yeah, that pretty much sums RoboCop up in this comic.
Adventure Time: Ice King #2 (of 6)
Story: Emily Partridge
Writer: Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Ice King turns to Marceline to help him become hip enough to join up with the cool wizards.
The Amazing World of Gumball Vol. 2 TP
Writers: Frank Gibson, Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
There’s no such thing as a dull day in Elmore! Gumball, Darwin, and Anais stir up trouble wherever they go, but they can always count on each other for help. Based on the hit Cartoon Network show that The Onion’s A.V. Club calls “a revelation,” The Amazing World of Gumball will delight readers of all ages. Collects issues #5-8.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #3 (of 4)
Writer: Hannah Christenson
Artist: Hannah Christenson
Hannah Christenson (Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard) presents “Albina,” the gender-swapped retelling of the Russian folktale wherein a legendary warrior and her servant face the three-headed dragon Tugarin Zmey.
I’m new to this one but it’s amazingly well presented. I love reimagined fairy tales, especially in comic form!
Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writers: Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Molly spends time with the Bear Woman to learn more about shape-shifters, and the girls finally have a plan to help Seafarin’ Karen get her boat back!
If you aren’t reading this, you’re letting yourself down. You need to find them all and read them. It seems a cutesy, but it’s exceptional on every level.