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BOOM! Studios Previews for 01-06-16

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
Imprint: KaBOOM!

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)
Imprint: Archaia

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

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!

 

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