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Oni Press June 2017 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, March 22 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Oni Press June 2017 Solicitations

Highlights include Rick and Morty #21, Kim Reaper #3, and Letter 44 #34.


Source: Oni Press

HEARTTHROB SEASON TWO #1

(W) Christopher Sebela
(A/CA) Robert Wilson IV
(C) Nick Filardi
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/15/17
IN STORES: 6/7/17
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Crime
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

There must be 50 ways to leave your lover, but none of them include robbing a Fleetwood Mac concert and escaping to Canada with a getaway driver and a group of anarchists. Putting Mercer and her life of crime in the rearview, Callie tries her damnedest to live a normal life, hide from the FBI and make sense of Canadian currency.
As her friends continue pulling crimes and Callie dips her toe back in the dating waters, she'll find out when you share your heart with someone, breaking up is way harder to do.

From the creative team of The Sixth Gun!
THE DAMNED #2

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A/CA) Brian Hurtt
(C) Bill Crabtree
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/22/17
IN STORES: 6/14/17
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Crime, Fantasy
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Demonic crime families run the rackets, all in hopes of collecting that which mankind values the least—immortal souls. Eddie lost his soul a long time ago, and he's cursed because of it. Now, an old pal might hold the key to breaking the curse and retrieving Eddie's soul. But is there anyone you can really trust in the world?

From the producer and art director of FX's Archer, Neal Holman!
REDLINE #4

(W) Neal Holman
(A/CA) Clayton McCormack
(C) Kelly Fitzpatrick
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/15/17
IN STORES: 6/7/17
AGE RATING: Mature
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

More questions! A few answers! Just as Coyle begins to piece together the sliding puzzle of the Mars bombings and the jewelry made from dead Locals, the whole mystery Jenga tower falls down upon him in a mixed metaphor bag of fun. Plus, agents Simon Kim and Christopher Peck continue their budding bromance (or whatever the antithesis of a bromance is called).

LETTER 44 #34

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Dan Jackson
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/29/17
IN STORES: 6/21/17
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

THE END IS HERE. The second of three final installments that will bring the award-winning series to a close.

From the creator of Our Super Adventure and Pizza Witch and writer/artist of Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar!

KIM REAPER #3

(W/A/C/CA) Sarah Graley
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/22/17
IN STORES: 6/14/17
AGE RATING: Teen, 13+
GENRE: Humor, Adventure
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Did you know that there's an official board of Grim Reapers? It'd help Kim if there was also Human Resources at her job, as it's becoming more and more apparent she's unaware of the consequences of her profession. When given the task to reap the soul of someone she knows, what will happen if she refuses? If she crashes this party on Friday, will anyone notice?
Kim's starting to wish she could transfer from being a Grim Reaper to being a psychic, as everything is starting to feel uncertain and dangerous.

RICK AND MORTY #27

(W) Kyle Starks
(A) CJ Cannon
(A/C) Marc Ellerby
(C) Katy Farina
(CA) CJ Cannon (retail cover), Justin Peterson (incentive cover)
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 6/5/17
IN STORES: 6/28/17
AGE RATING: Teen, 16+
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

When Morty ends up with two dates to the prom, there's only one solution: ethically ambiguous cloning!

INVADER ZIM #21

(W/A) Dave Crosland
(C) Warren Wucinich
(CA) Dave Crosland (retail cover), Caitlin Rose Boyle (incentive cover)
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 6/5/17
IN STORES: 6/28/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Special one-shot issue by former series artist Dave Crosland! ZIM's finally found a way to get rid of Dib and Gaz—his Mind Swapper will transfer their brains into any object ZIM desires! Enter GIR, out of control and hopped-up on sugar, causing the machine to malfunction.
And when the smoke clears, the wrong minds have been swapped! Now Gaz is ZIM and GIR is Dib and Dib is GIR and ZIM is Gaz and... eh, just read the issue, alright?

WET MOON, BOOK FOUR: DROWNED IN EVIL (NEW EDITION)

(W/A) Sophie Cambell
(CA) Sophie Cambell with Annie Mok
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 8/7/17
IN STORES: 8/30/17
AGE RATING: Teen, 16+
GENRE: Mystery
PRICE: $19.99
192 PAGES

Cleo Lovedrop is trying to be a good girlfriend for Myrtle, but things don't go quite as planned. Myrtle doesn't like Cleo being away from her, and when Cleo goes to a comic convention with Trilby, she ends up kissing her good friend Mara. Even though Cleo has vowed to not keep any more secrets, this seems like something she shouldn't tell anyone...

ANGEL CITY: TOWN WITHOUT PITY

(W) Janet Harvey
(A/CA) Megan Levens
(C) Nick Filardi
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 7/24/17
IN STORES: 8/16/17
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Noir, Mystery
PRICE: $19.99
168 PAGES

Introducing Angel City, a hard-boiled 1930s noir starring Dolores Dare, previous Hollywood hopeful and current enforcer for the Volante mob. When her best friend turns up dead in a dumpster behind the Chinese Theater, Dolores starts her own investigation of the "April Fool's Killer."
As she gets closer to the truth, Dolores will go up against the studios, the corrupt homicide division, and even her own gangland contacts—and uncover a scandal that shakes the very foundations of Tinseltown.

BROBOTS, VOLUME TWO: BROBOTS AND THE MECHA MALARKEY

(W) J. Torres
(A/C/CA) Sean Dove
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 7/17/17
IN STORES: 8/9/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Adventure
PRICE: $12.99
40 PAGES

The BroBots are back in another mecha action meets Mother Goose mashup! This time they're up against the Semisweet ChocoWitch of Crime Brûlée Mountain and her crumby criminal cohorts. Take a half cup of Power Rangers with a tablespoon of Powerpuff Girls and add a dash of Voltron for a recipe we're calling "BroBots and the Mecha Malarkey"!

BAD MACHINERY, VOLUME TWO: THE CASE OF THE GOOD BOY (POCKET EDITION)

(W/A/C/CA) John Allison
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 8/7/17
IN STORES: 8/30/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Humor, Mystery
PRICE: $12.99
144 PAGES
Everyone's favorite pre-teen British detectives are back for another case! With toddlers disappearing and rumors of a large, beast-like creature roaming the woods, Tackleford is in serious danger. And then there's Mildred's new dog Archibald... if you can even call it a dog. After all, what kind of dog drinks tea out of a cup? Everything comes to a head once the boys get a picture of the beast and Archibald goes missing. Is there a connection? And what does it all have to do with the magic pencil Mildred won from a carnival con game?

RICK AND MORTY, VOLUME 5

(W/A) Kyle Starks
(A/CA) CJ Cannon
(W/A/C) Marc Ellerby
(C) Katy Farina
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 6/26/17
IN STORES: 7/19/17
AGE RATING: Teen, 16+
GENRE: Humor, Sci-fi
PRICE: $19.99
128 PAGES
Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and how much of Jerry one person can take. This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle) in collaboration with series artist CJ Cannon in a three-issue story about the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the multiverse. Also included is the action-packed return of Tiny Rick in "Honey, I Shrunk The Ricks," drawn by Kyle Starks, and the uncanny and sinister "Morty Shines" and hilarious bonus shorts drawn by Marc Ellerby!

THE SIXTH GUN HARDCOVER, VOLUME 4

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A) Brian Hurtt, Brian Churilla, Tyler Crook
(C) Bill Crabtree
(CA) Brian Hurtt
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 7/31/17
IN STORES: 8/23/17
AGE RATING: Teen, 15+
GENRE: Western, Fantasy
PRICE: $59.99
376 PAGES

The Sixth Gun Volume Four Hardcover collects issues 36 through 41, featuring the "Not The Bullet, But The Fall" story arc of the ongoing series by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Tyler Crook, and Bill Crabtree, as well as the five-issue spinoff miniseries Sons of the Gun with guest artist Brian Churilla.
This oversized deluxe collection includes never before seen artwork, design sketches, cover galleries, an introduction by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai, and more, from the Eisner-nominated fantasy western epic.

THE SIXTH GUN HARDCOVER, VOLUME 4 (GUNSLINGER EDITION)

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A) Brian Hurtt, Brian Churilla, Tyler Crook
(C) Bill Crabtree
(CA) Brian Hurtt
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 7/31/17
IN STORES: 8/23/17
AGE RATING: Teen, 15+
GENRE: Western, Fantasy
PRICE: $79.99
376 PAGES

Limited to only 500 units, this direct market exclusive Gunslinger edition of The Sixth Gun Hardcover Volume Four also contains a tip-in signed by all the creators, and is presented in a deluxe slipcase and dust jacket featuring new original artwork.

ANOTHER CASTLE #1, $1 ISSUE

(W) Andrew Wheeler
(A/C/CA) Paulina Ganucheau
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/15/17
IN STORES: 6/7/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES
Get the first issue of this high-stakes all-ages fantasy series for $1!

Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos.

Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug's tyrannical rule.

COURTNEY CRUMRIN #1, $1 ISSUE

(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh
(C) Warren Wucinich
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/15/17
IN STORES: 6/7/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Fantasy
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES

Holly Hart is new to the creature-filled and magic-made town of Hillsborough and her classmates all agree on one thing: Courtney Crumrin is bad news. Are they just hazing the new girl, or is there some truth behind the rumors?

There's only one way to find out, but Holly may just find herself in over her head!

THE MIGHTY ZODIAC #1, $1 ISSUE

(W) J. Torres
(A/CA) Corin Howell
(C) Maarta Laiho
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/15/17
IN STORES: 6/7/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES
When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty Zodiac, orders his warriors to gather the stars, lest they fall into the hands of the malevolent Moon Rabbit Army. With the stars, the Mighty Zodiac may yet revive their master, rescue their world, and restore the light. Without the stars, the darkness threatens to divide the tribes and destroy Gaya...

SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME #1, $1 ISSUE

(W/A/C/CA) Natalie Riess
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/15/17
IN STORES: 6/7/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $1
32 PAGES
Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking? Stay tuned!

THE SIXTH GUN, BOOK ONE: COLD DEAD FINGERS (SQUARE ONE EDITION)

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A/C/CA) Brian Hurtt
(C) Bill Crabtree
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/22/17
IN STORES: 6/14/17
AGE RATING: Teen, 15+
GENRE: Fantasy, Adventure
PRICE: $10
176 PAGES
Collecting the first volume of the epic series by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Bill Crabtree at a low introductory price! During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished.

When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.

From New York Times bestselling author Ted Naifeh!
COURTNEY CRUMRIN, VOLUME ONE: THE NIGHT THINGS (SQUARE ONE EDITION)

(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh
(C) Warren Wucinich
FINAL ORDER CUTOFF: 5/22/17
IN STORES: 6/14/17
AGE RATING: All Ages
GENRE: Fantasy
PRICE: $10
136 PAGES
Courtney Crumrin hates everyone, including her new classmates, her parents, and her old-as-dirt uncle Aloysius. But Uncle A has got a few tricks up his sleeve, and they don't involve cards. The man is a warlock, and his magic books are the answers to all of Courtney's problems.

Soon Courtney's teaching herself spells to deal with bullies, homework, babysitting, and more—but with every spell she casts, the deeper she gets into a world of magic she doesn't understand. Enter the world of Courtney Crumrin with this introductory trade, now in softcover and only $10!

ENAMEL PIN DISPLAY
COMES WITH TWO OF EACH DESIGN!
12 PINS (2 OF EACH DESIGN) + DISPLAY RACK
$120 MSRP (Net Cost to all retailers $60)
In Stores: 6/28/17

What better way is there to display your nerd cred to the world than with these adorable, high-quality enamel pins from Oni Press? Spoiler: There is none. Designs include the Oni Press logo and imagery from Oni Press hits like Princess Princess Ever After, The Damned, Space Battle Lunchtime, and Kim Reaper! These are available to order individually, but you'll save even more if you buy the pre-packed assortment that comes with a handy easel display that can be used again and again.
INDIVIDUAL ENAMEL PINS
$10 MSRP (Net Cost to all retailers $6)
In Stores: 6/28/17





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About the Author - Tim Midura


Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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