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Monday, February 20, 2006

BOOM! STUDIOS FOR MAY

X ISLE #1

By Andrew Cosby, Michael Alan Nelson and Greg Scott.

From the creator of this summer's Sci-Fi Network TV Show Eureka, Andrew Cosby! A team of researchers drift on the ocean, lost, in their quest for an enigmatic island that's never been explored. Washing on its shores, they find a dense, terrifying jungle populated with animal and plant life that has evolved along a completely different path. What secret does this isle hold? In the tradition of Jurassic Park, but with creatures more likely to have been designed by alien designer H. R. Geiger.

24 pages, $2.99.

HERO SQUARED #1

By Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Joe Abraham.

So what do you do when you can't seem to get along with your parallel world superhero alternate self? You both go to therapy! Milo and Captain Valor decide to sit down and work it out, and the results are... well, let's just say that the session's going to be really expensive.

24 pages, $3.99.

STARDUST KID #4

By J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog.

The Stardust Kid moves from Image Comics over to Boom! Studios! With K.M. and Nathaniel kidnapped by The Woman, Cody and Alana continue their search for the mysterious Stardust Kid: Before they're done, they'll encounter murderous insects, inscrutable plant spirits and a Living Fire that will burn away everything Cody knows -- finally revealing the astonishing truth about the Stardust Kid. But will the Kid's magical emergence come too late to save the world Cody knows... and the family he loves?

32 pages, $3.50.

TAG #1

By Keith Giffen and Kody Chamberlain.

Spine-snapping horror in the tradition of the movie The Ring! When an average joe strolls down the street after a fight with his girlfriend, a random stranger "tags" him, handing off an ancient pagan curse! Now he's literally dead and rotting as he sees his body begin to decompose every day before his very eyes. Cursed, he must either surrender, or find the next

victim to "tag."

24 pages, $3.99.

WAR OF THE WORLDS SECOND WAVE #3

By Michael Alan Nelson and Chee.

The battle for survival in the wake of the aliens' return continues! With a young girl's life imperiled, Miles leads a team of survivors into a small rural town which has descended into chaos and anarchy. Ruled by a corrupt lawman who hates outsiders, things become even more perilous when one of them starts turning on their own. With danger like this, who's worrying about the aliens!

24 pages, $2.99.



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