Comics time! Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Oni Press comic book titles that were released on March 23, 2016. My pick of the week is the last one listed. Junior Braves, FTW!
Writer: KC Green
Artist: Allison Shabet
Running the family business in the shadow of your father can be a drag, especially when you’re a gravedigger and that shadow is actually your dad’s overly critical ghost. From creator KC Green’s hugely popular webcomic Gunshow, Graveyard Quest follows a blue-collar skeleton and his mole buddy on their journey to Hell and back to retrieve his most prized possession. It’s a story about the things we do for love, and the many mistakes we make along the way.
Why It’s Neat:
*Graveyard Quest is one of the most beloved long-form stories from KC Green’s popular Gunshow webcomic.
*Includes a never-before-seen epilogue!
*Perfect for fans of our licensed comics Invader ZIM and Rick and Morty! Did KC’s issue of Invader ZIM #6 and back-up story in #7 make you laugh out loud for real? Then you’ll love Graveyard Quest!
*Doesn’t that cover look familiar? Have you ever played Fester’s Quest?
Loaded with dark humor, this one will have you laughing in no time. And if you don’t believe in Murphy’s Law, you will after reading this little beastie.
Invader Zim #8
Author: Eric Truheart
Artist: Dave Crosland with Aaron Alexovich and Warren Wucinich
Dib wears the wrong pants… WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES!! Can the Earth survive an invasion from the waist down? (Spoiler: Maybe!)
Why It’s Neat:
*”PANTS!” is a legendary “LOST EPISODE” of Invader Zim. A story that finds Dib battling an invasion of disgusting alien pants with mind-control powers, it was originally shot-down for reasons that are now lost in the mists of time. But writer Eric Trueheart never gave up carrying the torch for the trousers. Now Trueheart, series-creator Jhonen Vasquez, and artists Aaron Alexovich and Dave Crosland finally bring the pants out of the closet and onto the page. A tale as funny as it is creepy, “PANTS!” will delight old-school ZIM fans and newcomers alike, and make you never look at your legs the same way again.
*Variant cover illustrated by Invader Zim inker Megan Lawton!
Come on, It’s Invader Zim. What’s not to love? It’s a little twisted, but aren’t we as well?
Junior Braves Of The Apocalypse, Vol. 1: A Brave Is Brave
Writer: Greg Smith and Michael Tanner
Artist: Zach Lehner
The Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!
Junior Braves Of The Apocalypse, Vol. 1: A Brave Is Brave is an exciting young adult graphic novel series that is one part The Goonies and one part The Walking Dead, full of zombies, adventure, and handy tips for wilderness survival!
Why It’s Neat:
Featured on the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” and “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers” lists.
A great alternative for young readers interested in The Walking Dead!
After spending a week learning wilderness survival skills, a group of kids put those skills to the test in the most unconventional way – surviving the zombie apocalypse!
Perfect for fans of Amulet, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or Ghostopolis.
The fun thing about kids is that they don’t quite understand the word impossible. So they don’t fear something the way adults do, because to them it’s always possible to get what they want. Seriously, just ask my daughter. Vivienne gets whatever she wants eventually.