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BOOM! STUDIOS May Solicitations Reveal Buffy’s Biggest Bad Is Coming

Feast your eyes on all the comics to come from publisher BOOM! Studios in May 2021 including new issues of BUFFY, POWER RANGERS and more!

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Publisher BOOM! Studios has revealed its solicitations for May 2021 and it includes some huge teases for some top name franchises. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25 a new and biggest bad will confront the Slayer and her Scooby gang. Whilst in We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6, 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.

Take a look at the full May listings along with cover art:

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 <SPOILER> and how does it connect to <SPOILER>? Every answer only leads to more questions…and straight to the Big(gest) Bad you never saw coming.

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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) h​it 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 Yorikhome — letting Vampyres into the city for the first time in generations.

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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(​VictorLaValle’sDestroyer)​ and rising-star artist JoMi-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 thevirtual 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 ideaof the threats that await her – or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…

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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 – PlaneswalkersKaya, 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.

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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.

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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’tabout 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 ‘V erse!

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.

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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 thathousing 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 Idahoseeks 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 fatefulmission – 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…

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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.

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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 otherside. After experiencing such loss, can Caspar continue to keep his vow as a Holder to protect the Secrets beforeall else?

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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…

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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 b​ad.

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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 afortune 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 thecon-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!

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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 familyfrom further tragedy? Final issue.

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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.

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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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