BOOM! Studios Previews For January 6
BOOM! Studios is starting off the new year with the launch of a new mini-series from Ed Brisson and the continuation of several hit series. Fans of Munchkin will want to get the first trade paperback collection for an offer to receive an exclusive Munchkin item. Check out the BOOM! Studios Previews, and then show up at your local comic shop on (or after) January 6 for these comics.
The Last Contract #1 (of 4)
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
What’s to Love: Last year, John Wick reminded everyone why hitmen make for awesome stories. Of course, we’ve known that for years as evidenced by The Killer and Hit. Ed Brisson’s (Batman & Robin Eternal, Sheltered) take on a retired hitman who finds himself as the target is a calculated thriller that kept us guessing until the end, and newcomer Lisandro Estherren’s (Tall Tales from the Badlands) noirish art perfectly sets the mood.
What It Is: A retired hitman, known only as “The Man,” is forced back into the game when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious blackmailer. The list makes targets out of anyone associated with one of the The Man’s previous jobs, not to mention The Man himself. As he fights to protect those the list exposes, The Man sets off to uncover the identity of the blackmailer so he can move on with his new life once and for all, but will the truth ruin those chances forever?
The Woods #19
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Calder isn’t strong enough, and Isaac gets caught messing with dangerous powers.
Regular Show #31
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Rigby and Skips are forced to battle in the Crystal Coliseum while Benson and Mordecai struggle to find a way home from the Rainbow Palace in the clouds!
Toil and Trouble #5 (of 6)
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Smertae and Riata battle with Macbeth’s fate hanging in the balance.
Giant Days #10
Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Esther’s old school friend “Big Lindsay” comes to visit with her baby, but watching the kid and being nice to the insatiable party girl begins to wear on everyone.
Munchkin Vol. 1 TP
Imprint: BOOM! Box
Writers: Tom Siddell, Jim Zub, John Kovalic
Artists: Ian McGinty, Rian Sygh, Mike Holmes, John Kovalic
Preview Pack: Cover + First 10 pages
What’s to Love: As longtime fans of the Munchkin card game, we’re jazzed to weave stories out of that world, whether it’s from the perspective of one Munchkin, a gang of them, or even one of the monsters that live behind the doors!
What It Is: Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Munchkin takes place in a very flexible mashup of genres. What do Munchkins do? They play for the win. They backstab. They gloat. They whine when someone else backstabs or gloats. 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. Collects issues #1-4 and contains an offer for an exclusive new Munchkin playable item!