BOOM! Studios FULL Previews for 5-14-2014

Thanks to BOOM! Studios and their KaBOOM! and Archaia imprints for their FULL solicits and preview pages for titles coming to your LCS May 14th 2014.  Included in this week’s books are the debut of BEE AND PUPPY CAT, the latest LUMBERJANES, NEXT TESTAMENT, and THE RETURNING.  After the solicits, click on a thumbnail to launch the preview pages viewer:

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Bee and PuppyCat #1
Writer(s): Natasha Allegri, Garrett Jackson
Artist(s): Natasha Allegri
WHY WE LOVE IT: Because Natasha Allegri is simply amazing. She built up a big fan-following on Tumblr while working on the Adventure Time cartoon, then created gender-swapped characters (Fionna and Cake) that became so popular they put them into the show. Then, she created BEE AND PUPPYCAT and it became the most funded web series project in Kickstarter history. How could we NOT publish it?
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: You might already love it if you’re one of the thousands who supported the Kickstarter campaign, but for those of you just joining us, if you like stories that feature magical girls like SAILOR MOON, MADOKA MAGICA, and POWERPUFF GIRLS, you will enjoy BEE AND PUPPYCAT! It’s a slice-of-life story with a twist, and it has so much comedy and enchantment you can’t help but be swept up.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret. Fighting bad guys has never been so funny.

Adventure Time: Candy Capers TP
Writer(s): Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota
Artist(s): Ian McGinty
FINN AND JAKE ARE MISSING?! It’s a dark day in Ooo, but fear not, Candy Kingdom—Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun will…protect…you? Desperate times call for desperate measures and Princess Bubblegum has no choice but to turn to the gummiest of gumshoes. Peppermint Butler is on the case, and with Cinnamon Bun’s complete lack of keen deductive skills, they just might have a chance at navigating Ooo’s shadowy underbelly and locating everyone’s favorite heroes…

Deceivers #5
Writer(s): Steven Grant
Artist(s): José Cardona Blasi
The deceived become the deceivers, as Lincoln and Nicky team up with Patrice to entrap the corrupt intelligence agencies plaguing Europe. But when our con men are forced to choose between giving up their cover identities or dying in style, can Lincoln and Nicky return to life as normal American civilians Mark Linton and Scott Dunn?

Herobear and the Kid Vol. 1: The Inheritance
Writer(s): Mike Kunkel
Artist(s): Mike Kunkel
After his grandfather passes away, 10-year-old Tyler inherits an old stuffed toy bear and a broken pocket watch. As if dealing with bullies in a new town wasn’t enough, he soon learns that things aren’t always what they seem…and that you shouldn’t judge a bear by its cover. Join Tyler as he goes on an amazing childhood adventure and learns the truth about his family. Come start at the beginning of the fabulous original adventures by acclaimed cartoonist Mike Kunkel

Lumberjanes #2
Writer(s): Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
Artist(s): Brooke Allen
When you’re a scout, nothing is more important than being prepared, but how do you prepare for legions of supernatural creatures threatening to beat down your scouting camp’s door? Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are about to find out! It’s just supposed to be a normal day at camp with games and a bit of canoeing, but when the girls find themselves separated from the rest of camp they realize there really is a lot more going on and it might be a unhelpful river monster that gives them the key to figuring everything out. Don’t miss out on the second issue of this hot new series from Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen!

Clive Barker’s Next Testament #9
Writer(s): Clive Barker, Mark Miller
Artist(s): Haemi Jang
Wick has his disciples, and rules unopposed — but Tristan & Elspeth’s actions force the Lord of Colors to reveal what he truly desires.

The Returning #3
Writer(s): Jason Starr
Artist(s): Andrea Mutti
As the police and Federal law enforcement get closer to catching Marcus and Beth, Beth trusts the wrong person and not even the hope of life after death can stop the horror that is coming for the rest of the world…

Rust Vol. 3: Death of the Rocket Boy
Writer(s): Royden Lepp
Artist(s): Royden Lepp
WHY WE LOVE IT: Creator Royden Lepp continues his all-ages saga of Jet Jones and the Taylor family in this third and penultimate installment of Rust, giving us the lyrical and visually stunning ode to family, childhood, and sacrifice that we love.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: More secrets of the past are revealed for both Jet and the Taylors as they face their darkest fears in this calm before the oncoming storm. And, of course, more high-octane robot action!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Oz Taylor may know Jet Jones’ secret, but convincing the rest of his family may be harder than he counted on. As Oz plots to rid the Taylor farm of the rocket boy, Jet tries to prove himself to the family that has taken him in, in hopes of finding the home he has searched for for so long. However, when shadows of Jet’s past start coming back into his life, he realizes his days of running may be numbered.

Sons of Anarchy #9
Writer(s): Ed Brisson
Artist(s): Damian Couceiro
With the Sons of Anarchy behind bars, it’s up to Gemma and Tara to keep the homefront safe. But sharks smell blood in the water, and Tara must use everything she’s learned both as a doctor and an “old lady” to keep the club intact in Jax’s absence. Meanwhile Jax must do everything he can to keep the Sons safe and whole behind bars…

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Ed is a long-time comics collector, going back to the days when comics were only 12 cents. He reviews DC titles and a variety of Indie publishers here at TMStash.

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