A Preview of Adventure Time: ‘BMO Bonanza’ One-Shot Comic Special

It’s springtime in the land of Ooo and KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios would like to introduce you to an Adventure Time comic book special starring the lovable gaming system character Beemo, otherwise known as BMO. ‘BMO Bonanza’ is a special one-shot that features six short stories surrounding BMO: Garden Therapy, Dad Dance, BMO’s Trip, BMO Noire, Ms. Qino, & Treehouse M.D.

In Garden Therapy, Jake and Finn come upon BMO doing some gardening. BMO claims he read that gardening reduces stress. Jake asks if BMO wants to talk about why he’s stressed, but BMO declares that it is a preemptive strike. In Dad Dance, Jake and Finn once again come across BMO doing a different activity this time, which is some groovy dancing. They find it strange and out of the ordinary though. In BMO Noire, just when Beemo thought he was out, they pulled him back in. And in Treehouse M.D., BMO comes across a rock named Robert with a crack in it, who he assumes it got from “the war”. No worries, because Treehouse M.D. has got it covered!

BMO Bonanza was written by Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun, Ian Moore, and Shirley Chan, who are also the artists on the team. Warren Montgomery served as the letterer, Meredith McClaren as the main cover artist and Nina Yoshida as the Incentive cover artist. Don’t miss out on the short adventures of Beemo. BMO Bonanza is set to be released on March 28, 2018 at the price of $7.99. Scroll down below for a preview of the comic special!

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Steven Universe #14 Preview: Greg Universe’s Musical Comeback

Get a sneak peek of what’s next up in the Steven Universe comic book series, published by kaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios. Steven Universe #14 is all about the mission to help Mr. Universe and put together his musical comeback concert! Steven spends the day helping his dad out with some car washing, when he trips over a box and discovers some interesting findings in it. Some of Mr. Universe’s old CDs. Steven then watches his father emotionally talk about the good ol days when he used to sing and perform. And that’s when an idea struck over Steven, but he’ll need the help of the rest of the Crystal Gems.

Steven Universe #14 was written by Grace Kraft. Rii Abrego serves at the artist, Whitney Cogar as the colorist, Mike Fiorentino as the letterer, Missy Peña as the main cover artist, and Eleonora Bruni as the subscription cover artist. This issue will go on sale March 21, 2018 for $3.99. Get a preview of the comic book below!

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Garfield Is Back with a New Limited Comic Series

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Our favorite lasagna loving cat is back for another comic series. BOOM! Studios and PAWS Inc are proud to announce GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #1, a new four-issue limited series debuting in June 2018. Feeling mistreated and unappreciated by Jon, Garfield embarks on a journey for a new home and, along the way, meets up with a clown who works in an old-timey travelling circus. Convinced that this is the place for him, Garfield becomes part of the act. Wait. What is that cannon for?

GARFIELD was born on the comics pages on June 19, 1978. The comic strip is centered on the lives of a quick-witted orange cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control; Jon Arbuckle, his owner; and Odie, a sweet but dumb dog. GARFIELD was introduced to the world in just 41 newspapers and is now the most widely syndicated comic strip ever, appearing in 2100 newspapers. The strip, distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication, is read by over 220 million people each day and is translated into 42 languages.

The success of the comic strip spawned an entertainment empire including television: Garfield and Friends, The Garfield Show, and a dozen primetime specials; movies: Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties; hundreds of best-selling books, and thousands of licensed products.

Writer Scott Nickel (Garfield: His 9 Lives) will pair with a different artist in each issue of GARFIELD: HOMECOMING, as Sara Talmadge (Steven Universe) takes us through this wild ride in the first chapter of Garfield’s journey outside of the friendly confines of Jon’s house.

“Putting Garfield on the road in GARFIELD: HOMECOMING allows him to meet a variety of new characters – both friend and foe – and his journey takes him to some interesting and unexpected places,” said writer Scott Nickel. “We hope fans enjoy the ride.”

“I’ve always loved Garfield and getting to take him on an all new adventure with Scott and the team at BOOM! Studios was such a thrill!” said artist Sara Talmadge. “Garfield’s taking on the circus with his usual sass and legendary appetite… But can he be the new star act that the circus needs?  Every page in this issue was a total blast to draw (I mean, what’s more fun than the circus?), and I hope you enjoy it too!”

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GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #1 features a main cover by Andy Hirsch (Adventure Time) with Sara Talmadge.

“We’ve told some incredible Garfield stories at BOOM! Studios, but we’ve never taken Garfield this far outside his comfort zone – both literally and metaphorically,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “In-between all the crazy adventures and trademark Garfield humor, the heart of this story is one that readers of all ages can relate to – the search to find that place where you fit in and feel like you can truly call your home.”

GARFIELD: HOMECOMING is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such asAdventure TimeSteven UniverseOver the Garden WallPeanuts, and Rugratsalong with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Print copies of GARFIELD: HOMECOMING #1 will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

The Regular Show Returns 25 Years Later in New Comic Book Series

Discover The Future of Mordecai, Rigby & More from BOOM! Studios in June 2018

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BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network are proud to announce REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #1, the first chapter of an all-new six-issue limited comic book series inspired by the Emmy® Award-winning animated series arriving in stores June 2018. After the stunning conclusion to the landmark Regular Show on Cartoon Network in January 2017 featuring an epic battle between Pops and Anti-Pops, fans have been wondering what’s next for Mordecai, Rigby, and the rest of the park –  and now BOOM! Studios has the answer! Journey 25 years into the future with acclaimed writer Christopher Hastings (Deadpool) and the debut of artist Anna Johnstone, as Mordecai and Rigby have a lot to learn about how things never stay the same…

REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #1 features a main cover by JK Phan, with variant covers by Cole Closser (Adventure Time Comics) and Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes).

“I love the relative elegance of a Regular Show story. Start with a mundane problem, try to weasel out of it, and then plunge into madness,” said writer Christopher Hastings. “The characters are completely grounded, have real relationships with each other, and then you take them and stick them in the most bonkers, surreal, fantasy/sci-fi/horror/everything impossible scenarios you can think of. It’s a simple combo, but it gives you room for a countless amount of new stories. The tricky part was figuring out how to get the older and MUCH more mature Mordecai and Rigby to jump into that dance again. They’ve traded their insane adventures for family and career. Seeing how these wiser old pals handle the temptations of adventure will be a big part of the fun of this series, not to mention just catching up with all the other characters, seeing what’s changed in their lives, or what’s stayed the same.”

“When I got asked to work on the new Regular Show comic series I was super excited to meet the challenge,” said artist Anna Johnstone. “The show has a great sense of humour and as a fan I can’t wait to see what kinds of weird stuff they get up to ’25 years later’… plus the best part, I get to draw it!”

REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such as Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

“We are excited about this chance to tell the next chapter of Regular Show in comic book form at BOOM! Studios,” said Whitey Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER is a must-read for any fan of the show, bringing all the humor, absurdity and irreverence that’s made it so beloved worldwide.”

Print copies of REGULAR SHOW: 25 YEARS LATER #1 will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

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Preview of the New Interactive ‘Adventure Time #74’ Comic

It’s up to YOU to save Ooo from being a dull black and white land forever in this new creative and interactive Adventure Time comic. Magic Man is causing The Land of Ooo to lose its color! Only the brave hero holding this book has the power to bring color that Magic Man has sucked up back to Ooo and set everything right before Finn, Jake, and everyone else is in black-and-white forever! Special coloring book issue! I’m sure this issue will bring you back to your childhood days of coloring books and a lot of free time on your hands. Out March 7!

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Adventure Time #74 is published by KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios and written by Conor McCreery. The artistry is done by Jorge Monlongo while Maarta Laiho (& YOU) serves as the colorist and Mike Fiorentino is the letterer. Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb are the main cover artists while Emei Burrell is the subscription artist.

Reptar Fanatics Will Love the Upcoming Rugrats Comic Special

Something commonly noticed about The Rugrats series was, though Reptar was the fictional dinosaur that Tommy and the gang loved, he was also a real-life favorite to many viewers of The Rugrats. This eventually led to the pop culture entertainment chain FYE releasing the fictional products that was often featured in the Rugrats series, Reptar Cereal and Reptar Bars. Everything that we’ve ever loved about the series came to life, and now we get to see our favorite fictional dinosaur back in action in this new and upcoming Rugrats comic: RUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1. Full press release and cover artwork below.

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LOS ANGELES—(January 17, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced RUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1, an all-new oversized one shot comic about everyone’s favorite T-Rex arrives in stores April 2018. When the power goes out at the Pickles home, the babies and adults come together to share their own personal favorite Reptar stories. This graphic novel is based on Nickelodeon’s original animated series, Rugrats.

Writer Nicole Andelfinger (Munchkin), along with artists Edras Cristóbal (Marvel Adventures), Sarah Webb (Kochab), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance) and Ilaria Catalani, deliver a unique collection of short stories by Grandpa Lou, Phil & Lil, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael and Tommy Pickles, each sharing their own version of Reptar.

“The fans demanded it and now we’re thrilled to put the spotlight on Reptar,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “While you’ve seen the world’s favorite green dino in our monthly Rugrats series, we knew that was only the beginning. Now you’re going to see that there’s no such thing as too much Reptar!”

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RUGRATS: R IS FOR REPTAR 2018 SPECIAL #1 features a main cover by Savanna Ganucheau (Adventure Time Comics) and a variant cover by Matt Frank (Godzilla). This special is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such as Rocko’s Modern LifeSteven UniverseOver the Garden WallPeanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Comic Review: Rocko’s Modern Life #2 – Out January 10

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Rocko’s journey to finally snag himself a job may have lead him to making a big fat mistake that could cost him his soul for all eternity. There’s gotta be another comic book store in O-Town because Rocko just doesn’t cut it with any other job. Or maybe he should give the erotic phone line another try? Just a suggestion. Rocko’s Modern Life has always been considered a cult classic in my eyes, and it’s really exciting to know that they creators are interested in keeping the show alive. While we’re waiting for the TV movie reboot Static Cling to drop this year, we can indulge in even more Rocko with the BOOM! Studios comic series that was released in December 2017. Rocko is destined to find another job in order to make ends meet, but is selling over your soul worth getting a job where there’s a football table in the break room? We just might find out how far Rocko is willing to go in Rocko’s Modern Life #2.

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One thing I love about the Rocko’s Modern Life series overall is the never ending struggle that Rocko has with either trying to find a job, pay his bills on time, or just keep his household and life in order altogether. It’s like this show was sort of made for kids, besides the sly mature jokes on the side, but they were trying to tell us something important all along. Kind of like a warning, or however you will take it. We saw Rocko dealing with the very heavy baggage that life had in store for him. Throughout the show, it was said that Rocko was somewhere in his 20s. BINGO. Though the show was comedic and entertaining through its run, there’s a message to be picked up. Adult life is nowhere near a piece of cake for most people.

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I admire the team behind this comic’s attempt to recreate Rocko’s journey to get his life in order in this comic series. I also admire that they did not fail to display how his attempts always end up in quite some adventures. They’ve managed to take some common themes from the show and revive them into a new and fresh synopsis. 2018 is pretty much the year that Rocko’s Modern life is rebooted and revived into an even more modern world.

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Rocko’s Modern Life #2 was published by KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios targeted for readers of all ages. It was written by Ryan Ferrier and David DeGrand. David DeGrand also did the artwork and illustration along with Ian McGinty. The cover artwork was done by Jorge Monlongo while Miguel Mercado illustrated the subscription cover. The comic book is set to be released on January 10, 2018 at the price of $3.99.