We haven’t done a ton of solicitation listings at the Beat recently, but it’s something we’re going to start up again, because…well, look at all the nice art. Here are the #1s and the Kaboom and Boombox titles from Boom’s January solicitations—new creator owned titles include Feathers, a smart looking new kids title, and Burning Fields, a caper with a burning Iraqi oil field as the setting.

Also here are all the KaBOOM titles for January with as many variant covers as have been released by some funky fresh artists like Ian McGinty, Lorena Gomez and Christine Larsen.

Finally, it’s Boom!’s 10th anniversary in 2015, represented here by PLACEHOLDER cover graphics, and while I’ll never forget wondering why Ross Richie was crazy enough to get into the pamphlet business, I think we’re all glad he had a plan and stuck with it.

Not included here, licensed titles, Archaia and graphic novels.

(Please note: All covers designated as a “10 Years Cover” below will be revealed at a later date.)NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artists:  A: Colin Lorimer B: Trevor Hairsine (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) C:Riley Rossmo (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: After the critical acclaim of Curse, we couldn’t wait to work with Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, Colin Lorimer, and Riley Rossmo again—and just as they reinvented the werewolf tale, their modern take on military horror got under our skin.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: The team that brought you one of the best-reviewed comics of 2014 returns in 2015 to create a new horror tale unlike any other. A geopolitical drama with monster mythos, Burning Fields is a story for both fans of Zero Dark Thirty and The Thing, as the writers of Roche Limit and Enormous explore the evil that lurks when greed drives one to drill too deep into the unknown.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Dana Atkinson, a dishonorably discharged army investigator, is pulled back to the Middle East when a group of American oil technicians disappear under bizarre circumstances. With the help of an Iraqi investigator, what Dana discovers is unimaginable: A series of unusual incidents at the drill site lead her and her unlikely ally to discover a mythic evil that has been released, one that threatens both the lives of the entire region and the fragile peace that exists
Burning Fields #1 Main Cover A by Colin Lorimer
Burning Fields #1 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:10) by Trevor Hairsine
Burning Fields #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Riley Rossmo


Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Meredith Gran
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists: A: Reimena Yee B: Mychal Amann (Subscription Cover) C: Joe Quinones (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) D: Britt Wilson (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: Marceline and the Scream Queens was our first Adventure Time miniseries and we loved the tour Meredith Gran took us on. It’s definitely time for more Marceline and what better way to get everything rolling than with an epic that takes Marceline and Princess Bubblegum to the far corners of the world and into space!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Marceline. The. Vampire. Queen. From the writer that brought you Marceline and the Scream Queens, Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), and introducing indie talent Carey Pietsch, this is your chance to get some one-on-one time with one of your favorite residents of Ooo.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Marceline is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space…and strips her of her powers! Guilt-ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that’ll test the power of her mind…as well as the power of friendship.

Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Main Cover A by Reimena Yee
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Subscription Cover B by Mychal Amann
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:10)
by Joe Quinones
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #1 Retailer Incentive Cover D (1:20) by Britt Wilson


Retail Price: $3.99
Authors:  Tom Siddell, Jim Zub & John Kovalic
Artists: Mike Holmes, Rian Sygh, & John Kovalic
Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty 99% B: Evan Palmer 1% C. Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) D. John Kovalic (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: As long-time fans of the game, we’re jazzed to weave stories out of the world of Munchkin, whether it’s from the perspective of one Munchkin, a gang of them, or even one of the monsters that live behind the doors!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Kick open the door. Kill the monster. Steal the treasure. Screw over everybody you come in contact with. Welcome to the world of Munchkin, a gathering of stories based on the popular game series. It’s a laugh a minute, pal. Plus, every first printing of every issue will ship with an exclusive card for the game.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a very flexible mashup of genres. Originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying, it has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements. Characters in Munchkin change constantly but never permanently. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They are rules lawyers. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. Munchkins are emotional. Munchkins may be clever, but they are never wise. Munchkins have short attention spans. Munchkins may be brave in the face of awful odds, but they are even braver when beating up crippled goblins for their lunch money. If a Munchkin seems to show mercy, it’s because he was bored or distracted. After all, even stomping an ant helps you level up.


Munchkin #1 Main Cover A by Ian McGinty
Munchkin #1 Chase Cover B (1:99) by Evan Palmer
Munchkin #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:10) by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Munchkin #1 Cover D by John Kovalic
Munchkin #1 Retailer Incentive Cover D (1:20) by John Kovalic

FEATHERS #1 (of 6)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jorge Corona
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artists: A: Jorge Corona B: Ramón K. Pérez (10 Years Cover) (INCENTIVE) C:Ken Niimura (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: In the footsteps of Archaia titles like Rust, Iron, Will o’ the Wisp, andThe Reason for Dragons, debut writer-artist Jorge Corona (Goners) brings a brand-new voice to the comics industry with Feathers. With our passion for working with fresh talent, we could not be happier to introduce his work to a wider audience.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: There’s never been a better time for fantastic, all-ages comics that embrace both the darkness and beauty in life. Fans of Avatar: Legend of Korra, Mike Mignola, and Amulet will fall in love with Poe, the boy covered in feathers.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A recluse boy born covered in feathers must help his first-ever friend, a young girl named Bianca, as she tries to return to her home beyond the slums of the Maze. They must dodge street gangs and child-snatchers along the way, and perhaps together will learn the secrets to his mysterious past.ARCHAIA_Feathers_001_A
Feathers #1 Main Cover A by Jorge Corona
Feathers #1 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:10) by Ramón K. Pérez
Feathers #1 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Ken Niimura


Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge
It didn’t take long for Abigail to warm up to the idea of having a Yeti as a best friend, but no matter how much fun the two friends have together, they can’t avoid the mysterious men in town up to no good and in search of the Abominable Snowman.KABOOM_Abigail_and_the_Snowman_002

Abigail and the Snowman #2 Cover by Roger Langridge
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt
Artist: Becky Dreistadt
Cover Artists: A: Becky Dreistadt 90% B: Lorena Gomez 10% C: Maryanna Hoggatt (INCENTIVE) D: Maggie Rudy (INCENTIVE)
The mystery is only getting stronger but as our heroes are about to learn, maybe it’s not their job to save the critters…the critters just might be here to save them. It’s going to be a super fun ride as these creatures turn up the heat…literally.KABOOM_Capture_Creatures_003_A
Capture Creatures #3 Main Cover A by Becky Dreistadt
Capture Creatures #3 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Lorena Gomez
Capture Creatures #3 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:15) by Maryanna Hoggatt
Capture Creatures #3 Retailer Incentive Cover D (1:25) by Maggie Rudy
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Yehudi Mercado, David Degrand, Pranas Naujokaitis, Nichol Ashworth, & Various
Artists: Yehudi Mercado, David Degrand, Pranas Naujokaitis, Nichol Ashworth, & Various
Cover Artists: A. Zé Burnay 90% B. Cory Fuller 10% C. Christine Larsen (INCENTIVE)
It’s time for a new issue of Uncle Grandpa, starring me, Pizza Steve! Uncle G may be the Uncle and Grandpa to everyone ever, but he has a lot to learn if he ever wants to be the coolest slice of pizza to ever put on a pair of sunglasses and pull off the most wicked pranks.KABOOM_Uncle_Grandpa_004_A
Uncle Grandpa #4 Main Cover A by Zé Burnay
Uncle Grandpa #4 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Cory Fuller
Uncle Grandpa #4 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Christine Larsen
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jeremy Sorese & Various
Artist: Coleman Engle & Various
Cover Artists: A. Tait Howard 90%  B. Meg Gandy 10% C. Helen Yoon (INCENTIVE)
Connie and Stephen might have finally found a way to save the library, .but how much is it going to cost the Gems? It’s an actual race against time to keep books for everyone. Hopefully people will still be there to read them when it’s all over.KABOOM_Steven_Universe_006_A
Steven Universe #6 Main Cover A by Tait Howard
Steven Universe #6 Chase Cover B (1:10) by Meg Gandy
Steven Universe #6 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Helen Yoon
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A. Missy Pena  B. Zachary Giallongo (Subscription Cover)  C. TBD (INCENTIVE)
Anais is tired of her brothers always getting in trouble and has finally devised a plan so that she can have a quiet weekend with no issues. She definitely underestimated Gumball’s abilty to make every day…special.KABOOM_Amazing_World_of_Gumball_008_A
The Amazing World of Gumball #8 Main Cover A by Missy Pena
The Amazing World of Gumball #8 Subscription Cover B by Zachary Giallongo
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Nick Sumida
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch  B: Andy Kluthe (Subscription Cover) C: Natalie Andrewson (INCENTIVE)
Rigby and Mordecai’s wishes keep spiraling out of control, but a trip to Genie Beach might offer a solution! Or, um, it might make everything way, way worse.KABOOM_Regular_Show_019_A
Regular Show #19 Main Cover A by Andy Hirsch
Regular Show #19 Subscription Cover B by Andy Kluthe
Regular Show #19 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Natalie Andrewson
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:  A: Ian McGinty 50% B: Priscilla Wong 50% C: Rachael Hunt (INCENTIVE)
It’s the epic conclusion to the Bravest Warriors’ battle to save the planet Vira alongside all-new, super-rad ally, Peach. Giant monsters versus giant robots, Bravest Warriors style!KABOOM_Bravest_Warriors_028_A
Bravest Warriors #28 Cover A by Ian McGinty
Bravest Warriors #28 Chase Cover B (1:2) by Priscilla Wong
Bravest Warriors #28 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:15) by Rachael Hunt
GARFIELD #33: HIS 9 LIVES, PART 1 (of 4)
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch, David DeGrand & Kari Smith
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Kari Smith (INCENTIVE)
WHY WE LOVE IT: In 1984, Jim Davis created a groundbreaking series of illustrated short stories called Garfield: His 9 Lives, setting the Fat Cat in various eras, that became an instant classic. We loved it so much we wanted to do it again!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Even if you’ve never read the original His 9 Lives stories or watched the 1988 animated special, you’ll enjoy these unique interpretations by an all-star cast of cartoonists, including Andy Hirsch, David DeGrand, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and Genevieve FT, as they depict Garfield through the ages, from prehistoric times, to the reaches of outer space.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: “Garfield: His 9 Lives, Part 1.” The journey begins with “Cave Cat,” as David DeGrand takes us back to Garfield’s first life, during the earliest days of life on Earth! Then, Kari Smith illustrates “King Cat,” as we see how Garfield got down in Ancient Egypt.KABOOM_Garfield_033_A
Garfield #33 Main Cover A by Andy Hirsch
Garfield #33 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:10) by Kari Smith
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists: A: Justin Hillgrove B: Ale Giorini (Subscription Cover) C: Rebekka Dunlap (INCENTIVE)
It’s the first Adventure Time starring its new creative team! With indie all-star Chris Hastings writing and the amazingly talented Zachary Sterling on art, these mathematical adventures are only going to get more algebraic!KABOOM_Adventure_Time_036_A
Adventure Time #36 Main Cover A by Justin Hillgrove
Adventure Time #36 Subscription Cover B by Ale Giorini
Adventure Time #36 Retailer Incentive Cover C (1:20) by Rebekka Dunlap
TEEN DOG #5 (of 8)
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artist: Jake Lawrence
Do you hear that? Do you hear those sweet summer jamz? The sound of sneaking into a venue to see your favorite band? The echos of the needle first hitting a new record? Teen Dog gets groovy in this musical issue, even if he can’t even really play the guitar.BOOMBOX_Teen_Dog_005

Teen Dog #5 Cover by Jake Lawrence
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Carolyn Nowak
Cover Artists: A. Carolyn Nowak B. Kat Leyh (INCENTIVE)
It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure (that won’t put them to sleep!), they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for…BOOMBOX_Lumberjanes_010_A
Lumberjanes #10 Main Cover A by Carolyn Nowak
Lumberjanes #10 Retailer Incentive Cover B (1:20) by Kat Leyh


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