Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comic book titles that were released on November 18, 2015. The big ones here are the Six-Gun Gorilla trade and the Lumberjanes collection. Both of these are remarkable and are must-haves for the discerning collector!
Hacktivist Written by Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly
Art by Marcus To and David Cutler
Colors by Ian Herring
Letters by Deron Bennett
Covers by Marcus To Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: July 16, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
The revolution will be streaming.
Hacktivist is the story of Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft, two billionaire entrepreneurs who started a decentralized social networking site called YourLife. The idea is to keep information secure on the user’s own devices while still allowing them the communication power of Twitter or Facebook. Behind the scenes, however, the two use the YourLife servers to masquerade as a hacking collective known as “Sve_Urs3lf.” They have been helping revolutionaries in Tunisia organize and disseminate information for the Arab Spring uprising.
When the CIA comes around knocking for access to the servers, and “Sve_Urs3lf,” to supposedly help with the Tunisian uprising, the business partners and life-long friends Ed and Nate come to an ideological crossroad. Nate likes the dollar signs attached to the agreement, but Ed is cautious. He knows that absolute power corrupts absolutely and doesn’t want the government in his server room. Ed wins the argument, but the war is just getting started.
Cyborg 009 Hardcover
Written by F.J. Desanto and Bradley Camp
Illustrated by Marcus To
Colored by Ian Herring
Lettered by Deron Bennett
Designed by Jon Adams
Edited by Stephen Christy
Created by Shotaro Ishinomori Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Cover Price: $24.95
Archaia Entertainment has updated Shotaro Ishinomori‘s manga about a multicultural group of cyborg outcasts, Cyborg 009. A young man known only as Cyborg 009 wakes up in a top-secret research facility. He has no memory of his previous life. He is immediately told to destroy his predecessors Cyborgs 001-008.
Eventually, the cyborgs escape along with Dr. Gilmore, one of the more sympathetic scientists involved in the cyborg soldier project. Cyborg 009 learns about his origin and the origins of the other 8 cyborgs. Most of them were randomly kidnapped and they have very diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. He has a bit of a rival in the group in the New-York born Jet Link, and a potential love interest in the French-born Francoise Arnoul. Cyborg 009 has to deal with an emotional tug-of-war between a longing for his old life, and the pressing need to unite with his cyborg brethren against Sekar, the villainous leader of the group that turned them all into cyborgs.
Following the lead in Scott Snyder’s current run on Batman, DC Comics has posted a graphic containing all of the titles that will be participating in the Batman crossover event Night of the Owls.
Night of the Owls started this week with a prelude in Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows’ Nightwing #8 which kickstarted the first issue in the crossover event, Batman #8 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. The concept of the mini-event is that Gotham City has a sordid past that even Bruce Wayne was unaware of. The Court of Owls, an evil group of assassins, has been controlling the fate of Gotham the entire time. There’s much more to the story including Dick Grayson’s lineage and an all out assault against the Wayne family and other leaders of Gotham City. It’s a war of Bats vs. Owls when most of the Bat-family is called upon to participate.