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BOOM! Studios Sets May 2021 Release Slate

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See what the publisher has lined up for the month!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Jeremy Lambert
Artist: TBA
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Frany
Variant Cover: Joe Quinones
Foil Cover: Frany
Blank Sketch Cover: N/A
Incentive Cover: Frany
Incentive Cover: W. Scott Forbes
Incentive Cover: W. Scott Forbes
Synopsis:
The BIGGEST Buffy story of the century STARTS HERE.
The truth about Buffy, the Scooby Gang and their very existence is revealed in this jaw dropping anniversary issue.
But what is their connection to and how does it connect to ?
Every answer only leads to more questions…and straight to the Big(gest) Bad you never saw coming.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 6 SC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2021*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Jordie Bellaire & Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Andres Genolet, Ramon Bachs & Eleonora Carlini
Cover Artist: Kevin Wada
Synopsis:
Anya has a secret connection to the Watcher’s Council and it leads to… the first full appearance of the Slayer who came before Buffy??? And the truth behind Anya’s mysterious past connects Buffy(s) – yes, plural – in ways no one ever saw coming…
Plus, discover the shocking truth behind the Slayer known as Faith!
Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer #21-22, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1.

Wynd #6
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Michael Dialynas
Variant Cover: Rian Gonzales
Incentive Cover: Mirka Andolfo
Synopsis:
James Tynion IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) and Michael Dialynas’ (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) hit series returns as Wynd, Oakley, Thorn, and Yorik take the next step in their dangerous quest.
But what is the secret behind Wynd’s terrifying visions?
Meanwhile, back in Pipetown, the dying King Yossar does the unthinkable in his attempt to bring Yorik home — letting Vampyres into the city for the first time in generations.

Eve #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Victor LaValle
Artist: Jo Mi-Gyeong
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Ario Anindito
Variant Cover: Mirka Andolfo
Incentive Cover: Mirka Andolfo
Incentive Cover: Yuko Shimizu
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Synopsis:
For fans of Undiscovered Country and Little Bird comes a new adventure series from award-winning author Victor LaValle (Victor LaValle’s Destroyer) and rising-star artist Jo Mi-Gyeong (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal) about a dangerous journey across a future dystopian America to save the world.
When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released.
Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in.
In order to save her real father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her – or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…

Magic #2
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Matteo Scalera
Hidden Planeswalker Variant Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson, Michael Walsh, Jahnoy Lindsay
Blank Green Sketch Cover: N/A
Character Design Variant Cover: Ig Guara
Incentive Cover: Kael Ngu
Incentive Cover: Kael Ngu
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Synopsis:
A NEW ERA FOR MAGIC CONTINUES HERE!
With their homes rocked by an attack – and Jace Beleren’s life hanging in the balance – Planeswalkers Kaya, Ral and Vraska must discover who is behind it all.
But as they begin to suspect one of Ravnica’s biggest Guilds is behind the attack, it becomes clear their enemy may be plotting something even more destructive…

Mighty Morphin #7
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Renna
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Blank White Sketch Cover: N/A
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Incentive Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
Synopsis:
It’s The New Mighty Morphin Team versus…The New Green Ranger!
But whoever’s left standing will have to deal with Lord Zedd’s shocking machinations.
And his even more surprising ally.

Power Rangers #7
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Matteo Scalera
Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Blank White Sketch Cover: N/A
Incentive Cover: Matteo Scalera
Incentive Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Peach Momoko
Incentive Cover: Peach Momoko
Synopsis:
The New Power Rangers and Drakkon are on the run in space, but they must find new allies if they want to defeat the Empyreals.
But that means trusting someone they’re not sure is friend or foe if they are to save the universe.
And then…there’s Drakkon.

Firefly #29
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Guillermo Sanna
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Bengal
Variant Cover: Gabriel Hernández Walta
Incentive Cover: Bengal
Incentive Cover: Gabriel Hernández Walta
Synopsis:
THE NEW ERA OF FIREFLY CONTINUES!
The crew of Serenity need to go where the Alliance can’t reach them.
And that one place may be The-Earth-That-Was, a strange world filled with ancient artifacts, a new civilization and…maybe some semblance of hope.
Well, if Captain Kaylee and Captain Mal can somehow get along…

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising Limited Edition HC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2021*****
Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artist: Christian Ward
Synopsis:
THE SHINY SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION.
The first-ever Firefly event returns in a new edition collecting the opening and closing chapters.
Sheriff Mal Reynolds has a new partner-a law enforcing robot from the Blue Sun corporation, but Mal isn’t about to play by their rules.
There is only one thing to do: reunite the crew of the Serenity for one last impossible job to save the ‘Verse!
Collects Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 and Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1.

Firefly: Brand New ‘Verse #3
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Josh Lee Gordon
Artist: Fabiana Mascolo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Qistina Khalidah
Variant Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Dani
Incentive Cover: Dani
Synopsis:
The Serenity soars once again, 20 years after the events of Firefly, and Zoe must complete the most important mission of her life: keeping her daughter Emma safe.
But Emma doesn’t see herself as needing protection and aims to misbehave in ways that are mighty familiar…
Which wouldn’t be such a problem if the Blue Sun Corporation hadn’t caught up to Serenity.

Dune: House Atreides #7
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Dev Pramanik
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Evan Cagle
Variant Cover: Jonas Scharf
Incentive Cover: Evan Cagle
Incentive Cover: Jonas Scharf
Synopsis:
Leto has narrowly escaped death after an unexpected revolt on Ix and must now protect Rhombus and
Kailea Vernius, children of the planet’s rulers.
While the Duke welcomes them with open arms, his wife Lady Helena is rebuffed and skeptical that housing them could bring more harm than good.
Duncan Idaho is welcomed into Castle Atreides and discovers all may not be well…

Dune: House Atreides Vol. 1 Limited Edition HC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2021*****
Retail Price: LE
Writer: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Dev Pramanik
Cover Artist: JG Jones Synopsis:
THE OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE GROUNDBREAKING DUNE.
Welcome to the far future on the desert planet Arrakis where Pardot Kynes seeks its secrets.
Meanwhile, a violent coup is planned by the son of Emperor Elrood; an eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho seeks to escape his cruel masters; and a young man named Leto Atreides begins a fateful journey.
This limited edition is limited to 500 copies and collects Dune: House Atreides #1-4.

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6
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: Bengal
Incentive Cover: Mike Del Mundo
Synopsis:
Fifty years have passed since Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II embarked on their fateful mission – and the universe has changed in ways no one ever expected.
Jason Hauer, one of the fated Vihaan II crew, is now 71 years old and living a life on the razor’s edge between the Harvesters and the Worshippers. But as these rival religious factions clash throughout the galaxy, Jason finds himself thrown into the center of the chaos and forced to confront his tortured past.
But the only people who can help Jason have their own secret agenda – one that may bring him face to face with Captain Malik in ways beyond comprehension…

Something is Killing the Children #16
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Variant Cover: Jenny Frison
Incentive Cover: Toni
Infante Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison
Synopsis:
The story you demanded begins here: the origin of Erica Slaughter!
What shocking events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter?
…and what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George?
The secrets are revealed here for the first time in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

Once & Future Vol. 3 SC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2021*****
Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis:
As the tether between our world and the Otherworld grows dangerously thin, Bridgette and Duncan are determined to stay one step ahead of Arthur and Merlin’s plans…though this time it may not be enough.
To prevent more chaos, Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose must fight harder than ever to keep things secret, but it’s a modern era and Merlin’s secrets may not stay hidden very long…
Collects Once & Future #13-18.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #2
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ram V
Artist: Filipe Andrade Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Filipe Andrade
Death Foil Variant: Mike Del Mundo
Incentive Cover: Jeff Dekal
Synopsis:
The avatar of Death now exists in the mortal world as twenty-something Laila Starr after humanity begins the path to discovering immortality.
Years pass, and Laila unexpectedly meets the boy who will change everything at one of the formative moments in his life.
Laila must decide what she truly wants from him – and how far these revelations will push her…

Abbott: 1973 #5
Retail Price:
Main Cover: $3.99
Variant Cover: $3.99
Incentive Cover (1:25): $3.99
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Sami Kivelä
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Taj Tenfold
Variant Cover: Raul Allen
Incentive Cover: Tula Lotay
Synopsis:
This is it – Elena vs. The Umbra, with the future of Detroit on the line.
But even if Elena can save those closest to her, nothing will ever be the same…
Final Issue.

Seven Secrets #8
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Variant Cover: Vincenzo Riccardi
Connecting Incentive Cover: Miguel Mercado
Incentive Cover: Vincenzo Riccardi
Synopsis:
The Order has managed to find their way through the land of Faerie, but danger awaits them on the other side.
After experiencing such loss, can Caspar continue to keep his vow as a Holder to protect the Secrets before all else?

Proctor Valley Road #3
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison & Alex Child
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Naomi Franquiz
Variant Cover: Chris Wildgoose
Monster Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
Incentive Cover: James Harren
Synopsis:
The girls are supposed to stay out of trouble…and away from the haunted stretch of Proctor Valley Road.
But a stolen police car leads to the return of the Proctor Valley Bull and more danger than anyone could imagine…

Luna #4
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Maria Llovet
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Maria Llovet
Variant Cover: Ariela Kristantina
Incentive Cover: Ariela Kristantina
Synopsis:
Lux reveals the truth to Teresa.
Teresa is poisoned.
And then things get really bad.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters #3
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Amal El-Mohtar
Artist: Isa Hanssen
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Peach Momoko
Variant Cover: Dani Pendergast
Incentive Cover: Peach Momoko
Synopsis:
Meet Reynard, a wily but penniless fox who boasts to his learned friend Stork that he will make himself a fortune at the market, despite having nothing to sell but an empty pouch.
But Reynard’s scheme may come with terrible consequences, both for the customers he cons and for the con-man himself…
Award-winning author Amal El-Mohtar (This is How You Lose The Time War) and Isa Hanssen present the next standalone chapter of this Jim Henson-inspired epic limited series here, with a different acclaimed creative team on each issue!

The Last Witch #5
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Conor McCreery
Artist: V.V. Glass
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: V.V. Glass
Variant Cover: Jorge Corona
Incentive Cover: Jorge Corona
Synopsis:
The final battle has arrived – Saoirse vs Badb!
With the full power of the Cailleach against her, can Saoirse avenge her hometown and protect her family from further tragedy?
Final issue.

Specter Inspectors #4
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Bowen McCurdy & Kaitlyn Musto
Artist: Bowen McCurdy
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Bowen McCurdy
Pocket Book Variant Cover: Erica Henderson
Incentive Cover: Bowen McCurdy
Synopsis:
The Spector Inspectors are on the trail of a demon and just met a ghost.
The problem is, that’s the good news.
Turns out Cape Grace has a whole lot of secrets and none of those are good.

Product Title: ORCS! #4
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Christine Larsen
Artist: Christine Larsen
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Christine Larsen
Variant Cover: Sweeney Boo
Incentive Cover: Jorge Corona
Synopsis:
The Orcs have made it to safety! Yes!
Wait.
Looks like Bog, Zep, Pez, Utzu, and Gurh have a new battle ahead of them against an ancient evil from the Astral Plane.

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