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SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2008

BOOM! STUDIOS FOR JUNE

HIGH ROLLERS #1

By Gary Phillips and Manoel Magales.

Scarface has nothing on Cameron Quinn, a ruthless upstart out to make a name for himself in this tale of crime and destiny from mystery novelist Gary Phillips.

24 pages, $3.99.

STATION #1

By Johanna Stokes and Leno Jefferson.

The International Space Station -- it's the crowning achievement of mankind's space program, maintained and assembled by the governments of the world's five greatest super powers. So why is it the site of a murder? Paranoia, pain, and a struggle for survival miles and miles away from any rescue or hope of escape.

24 pages, $3.99.

SALEM #2

By Chris Morgan, Kevin Walsh and Wilfredo Torres.

The controversial series continues! The Queen of Thorns has set her sights on Hooke and his accomplices and will not rest until he is captured -- and forced to face the truth about who and what he is!

24 pages, $3.99.

SCREAM QUEEN #2

By Brendan Hay and Nate Watson.

Boom!'s first horror-romance continues! The Terror of Rumson continues to stalk high-schooler Molly, intent on making her dreams come true -- and eager to use a chain saw to do it!

24 pages, $3.99.

ZOMBIE TALES #3

By Lansdale, Kesel, Barreto and Reed.

Experience the fatal finale of Joe R. Lansdale's zombie-battlefield epic, "The War At Home!" Plus, what's hungrier after the apocalypse than a zombie? Writer Karl Kesel (Fantastic Four) is more than happy to show you -- at your own risk!

24 pages, $3.99.

CTHULHU TALES #4

By Mark Waid, Mark Sable and various.

Waid makes his Cthulhu Tales debut with a macabre story that gives retailers and fans a glimpse of the future of Boom!'s entire horror line! Plus, writer Mark Sable creeps in with his take on the Lovecraft mythos.

24 pages, $3.99.

CTHULHU TALES VOLUME 1 TP

By various.

Collecting the trio of one-shots -- Cthulhu Tales, Cthulhu Tales: The Rising, and the sold-out Cthulhu Tales: Tainted! Featuring Lovecraftian-laden stories by Keith Giffen, Andrew Cosby, John Rogers, Johanna Stokes, Michael Alan Nelson, Casey Grey, Hans Rodionoff, Brendan Hay, and more. Lovecraft lives again!

136 pages, $15.99.

FALL OF CTHULHU #14

By Michael Alan Nelson and Mat Santolouco.

The final showdown between the Gray Man and Lucifer over the fate of mankind and the otherworldly conflict that could consume us all! What horrible price has the Sheriff paid to tip the balance in our favor? Will it be enough to save humanity? The answers are here -- but the ongoing adventures of the Fall of Cthulhu cast will continue next month in Fall of Cthulhu: Godwar! Plus, text stories from Fall of Cthulhu fiction contest winners, the Roncoli Brothers!

24 pages, $3.99.

FALL OF CTHULHU VOLUME 2: THE GATHERING TP

By Michael Alan Nelson and various.

A war is brewing as the Dreamlands is in upheaval and Mister Arkham plots his strategy on Earth. With only mankind standing in the way of a godwar, players and pawns move into place, choose new allegiances, and struggle with their role in Mister Arkham's plans for universal domination. Who will survive? Secrets are revealed as the next chapter in the war of Lovecraftian gods continues! Collecting issues #6-10 of the ongoing series!

112 pages, $14.99.

WARHAMMER: CONDEMNED BY FIRE #4

By Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton and Rahsan Ekedal.

Now joined on his quest by Great Sword Vogel, Witch Hunter Magnus Gault traces the source of the Chaos contamination to a battlefield that saw one of the Empire's greatest defeats. Venturing inside the labyrinthine Skaven-infested caverns, Gault and Vogel join forces with Vargni the dwarf (from Warhammer: Forge of War) and together they uncover the origin of the corruption that has been plaguing the land.

24 pages, $3.99.

WARHAMMER 40,000: EXTERMINATUS #1

By Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton and Chad Hardin.

The most insidious and dangerous threat in the 41st Millennium is the one you cannot see. It is this thought that spawned the Inquisition, an organization devoted to rooting out traitors, heretics, mutants and aliens that undermine Humanity. They scour the Imperium searching for threats without, and within. Immediately following the events of Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade, Inquisitor Delius Alastor is dispatched to investigate why a pair of dormant Titans has gone undetected beneath the city of Carrion Gulf? After a mission that saw his retinue slaughtered and left him terribly scarred at the hands of a Thousand Sons Chaos Space Marine, Alastor is stricken with nightmares -- but knows he cannot yield to the fear. The eyes of the Inquisition are on him, curious as to how deep his wounds truly go. Is Alastor capable of meeting what lurks beneath Carrion Gulf?

24 pages, $3.99.

BLOOD BOWL #3

By Matt Forbeck and Lads Helloven.

Welcome to the hyper-violent hilarity of Blood Bowl, the mini-series that puts the fantasy (as in elves, dwarves, orcs, and ogres) back into football! As the Bad Bay Hackers face off against the hated Underworld Creepers, they discover a traitor within their midst, a teammate hired to kill their star player! The assassin soon learns a hard lesson that every Blood Bowl veteran knows by heart: Just wanting to kill someone on the pitch doesn't mean you can do it -- even if he's on your team!

24 pages, $3.99.

DOMINION TP

By Michael Alan Nelson and Tim Hamilton.

An alien microbe, traveling through space, arrives on Earth and discovers humanity. As it enters an array of innocent human bodies, it remakes them into something new, something powerful but, most ominously, something wanting its own homeland its own dominion. This trade paperback collects the critically acclaimed mini-series showing the battle between ordinary humans and this new, alien invader that takes over mortal bodies and infuses them with untold power!

128 pages, $15.99.

NORTH WIND VOLUME 1 TP

By David DiGilio and Alex Cal.

The North Wind TPB collects the five-issue mini-series set in a future Los Angeles. A new ice age has covered the Earth. In this dystopian future, people burn books for fuel and Skinrunners trade valuable pelts for rations and warmth. From this violent, damaged world, a hero will rise!

128 pages, $15.99.



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