This week, BOOM! Studios releases Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Official Graphic Novel Prelude as a tie-in with the September film release, as well as new installments of UFOlogy, Deep State, and Adventure Time, the Uncle Grandpa: Pizza Steve Special #1, and two new trade paperbacks, Regular Show Vol.4, and The Midas Flesh Vol.2.
UFOlogy #3 (of 6)
Written by: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel
Illustrated by: Matthew Fox
Becky is determined to be normal, but her scar is glowing and she keeps saying strange things, and Malcolm is doggedly trying to get her to work with him on solving this mystery. She doesn’t want to be special, but she doesn’t seem to have any choice.
Deep State #7
Written by: Justin Jordan
Illustrated by: Ariela Kristantina
Someone is using the high-tech ODIN program to target Harrow and Branch, and Harrow’s past comes to light.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Official Graphic Novel Prelude
Written by: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly, Wes Ball & T.S. Nowlin
Illustrated by: Marcus To, Andrea Mutti, Nick Robles, and Tom Derenick
What’s to Love: With over 6.5 million copies of the Maze Runner series of books sold and a franchise-launching film that earned over $340 million worldwide, it’s plain to see fans are in love with this sci-fi series about a group of young adults who are locked in a struggle for survival in the shadow of a gigantic maze. Readers got their first taste of Maze Runner comics at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con panel and then in the film’s Blu-ray release, and we’ve added three more stories that serve as an introduction to new characters from the upcoming second film, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
What It Is: As anticipation for 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ramps up (out in September), gain more insight into the Maze Runner cinematic universe with this anthology collection of five short stories that go deeper into the lives of several key characters that feature prominently in the upcoming film, including Aris, Ava Paige, and Mary Cooper.
Uncle Grandpa: Pizza Steve Special #1
Written by: David DeGrand, Laura Howell, Brian Joines, Bradwick McGinty, Andreas Schuster, Jeremy Hansen, and Lee Tatlock
Illustrated by: David DeGrand, Laura Howell, George Mager, Bradwick McGinty, Andreas Schuster, Jeremy Hansen, and Lee Tatlock
What’s to Love: Based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series created by Peter Browngardt, Uncle Grandpa is the magical uncle and grandpa of every kid in the world. That’s awesome, but he hangs out with some pretty cool friends, too! We wanted to hang out with the coolest slice of pizza to ever don sunglasses: Pizza Steve!
What It Is: It’s time for Pizza Steve’s slice of life. Take each piece out of the pie in this jam-packed anthology with a little taste of all the condiments and a big side order of extra cool! Featuring a motorcycle gang of sea monkeys, Pizza Crust Punks, the Rat Banditos, and so many more off-the-menu adventures!
Adventure Time #41
Written by: Christopher Hastings
Illustrated by: Zachary Sterling
New story arc! Peppermint Butler is one of the most mysterious dudes in Ooo. When he approaches Finn and Jake to recruit them for the secret agency he runs, they’ve just gotta join and see what’s going on!
Regular Show Vol. 4 TP
Written by: KC Green
Illustrated by: Allison Strejlau
When yuppies take over The Coffee Shop, Rigby and Mordecai get priced out of their main hangout spot…and they soon discover that there’s more to this hive-mind trend than meets the eye. Time for a dark roast, single origin, cold-brewed caffeine battle! Can Margaret and Eileen resist the siren song of 10-dollar lattes, or will the guys’ caffeine source be shut off forever? Acclaimed cartoonist KC Green returns to pair up with the amazing Allison Strejlau for another collection of hijinks based on the Cartoon Network animated comedy. Also featuring stand-alone stories by Andy Hirsch (The Royal Historian of Oz), Rachel Connor (Regular Show: Hydration), and Regular Show storyboard artist, writer, and voice of Eileen, Minty Lewis. Collects issues #13-16.
The Midas Flesh Vol. 2 TP
Imprint: BOOM! Box
Written by: Ryan North
Illustrated by: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
What if everything you touched turned into gold? Joey and her space crew have found King Midas’ body and turned it into the most powerful weapon of all time. With the ability to transform any planet into gold within seconds, the team will find out if they have what it takes to actually put him to use. There will be greed. There will be vengeance. There will be gold. The second volume of Ryan North’s (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) debut original print comic book series The Midas Flesh features illustration dynamos Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time) and a conclusion that you will never see coming. Collects issues #5-8.