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BOOM Studios has released solicitations information for titles scheduled to ship in February 2022. Included among the publisher‘s offerings are the debut of the third and final Faithless series from Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet, the return of The Killer in Affairs of the State by Matz and Luc Jacamon, and a collection of the first story arc of James Tynion IVTate TrombalWerther Dell’Edera, and Chris Sheehan‘s Something is Killing the Children spin-off House of Slaughter.

All of that and much more in the full BOOM Studios February 2022 solicitations. Check out all the information and cover images below, and look for those titles to arrive in stores in February 2022 and beyond.

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The Killer: Affairs of the State #1
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Matz
Artist: Luc Jacamon
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Luc Jacamon
Variant Cover: Jonboy Meyers
Vintage Incentive Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Incentive Cover: Reiko Murakami
Incentive Cover: Jonboy Meyers
B!G Variant Cover: Junggeun Yoon

Synopsis:
Caught and put to work as an on-call assassin for the French government, Killer has to adjust to working with a handler, a partner, and living life as a civilian.

An underhanded target, a City Hall employee, leads Killer and his partner, Nicolas, toward a sinister web of city-wide corruption.

But while Nicolas assures Killer that it’s all for the greater good, will Killer ever be able to get back to his nihilistic lifestyle, free from debt and government associations?

Discover the Eisner Award-nominated series by artist Luc Jacamon and writer Matz (The Black Dahlia) ahead of the upcoming Netflix film directed by David Fincher (The Social Network), written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en), and starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class).

Faithless III #1
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Maria Llovet
Erotic Variant Cover: Kris Anka
Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison

Synopsis:
Nine months after her mysterious disappearance, Faith suddenly drops back onto the map.

While the art world debates whether her disappearance was a piece of performance art or all just a publicity stunt, Faith retreats to Louis’s studio to recover from her journey into the unknown.
But Ginny begins to realize that something is very much amiss with Faith. Where was she for nine months? And why does Faith suddenly seem so obsessed with Ginny’s son Jacob?

The acclaimed team of New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Maria Llovet (Luna) reunite for the third and final act of their erotic thriller masterpiece!

All-New Firefly #1
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: David M. Booher
Artist: Jordi Pérez
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Mona Finden
Wanted Poster Variant Cover: Ethan Young
Incentive Cover: Mona Finden
Incentive Cover: Dani Strips
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Dani Strips
B!G Variant Cover: Junggeun Yoon

Synopsis:
The new creative team of rising star writer David M. Booher (Canto) and artist Jordi Pérez (Queen of Bad Dreams) kickoff an all-new, shiny direction for the crew of the Serenity!

Captain Kaylee leads the crew on a heist that proves too much for their moral code, but when mercenaries steal the relics anyway, it turns into a recovery mission.

Meanwhile, unexpected revelations about Jayne’s family and past further complicate things.

But how will Jayne’s past collide with the crew’s desperate present, especially when it leads them to steal from… not the thieves den they had in mind…

Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #3
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Casey Gilly
Artist: Joe Jaro
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Ario Anindito
Variant Cover: Claire Roe
Incentive Cover: Ario Anindito
Incentive Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Incentive Cover: Jakub Rebelka
Incentive Cover: Claire Roe

Synopsis:
Spike’s unorthodox coven is revealed, along with their plans to continue Willow’s work and save humanity, but they’re struggling with spells, and the brutality of the vampires against witches had deep ramifications.

But Buffy is having visions of the past that brings up conflict with Spike, as well as guilt. Can they find a way to make the spells work, find out what part Thessaly plays in all of this, as well as deal with a threat more deadly than perpetual darkness?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 9 SC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Marianna Ignazzi
Cover Artist: Frany

Synopsis:
The most ambitious event in the history of Buffy The Vampire Slayer begins here as the truth of the Multiverse is laid bare and the ultimate Big Bad arrives in Sunnydale! Even as Buffy, Willow, and Giles begin to fully understand the scope of the endless war the Slayers are part of, various other factions continue to try and shape the outcome to their benefit.

The Council has worked too long and too hard to let a rogue Watcher and rogue Slayer stop them from achieving their plans for the Multiverse. But with aid from some unexpected allies and the new Scoobies, Buffy may yet prove she is the Chosen One. Will she be able to unite enough allies together to stop the ultimate Big Bad?

Writer Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol) and artist Marianna Ignazzi (Unkindness of Ravens) kick off the most ambitious, universe-spanning event in Buffy The Vampire Slayer history!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #34
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jeremy Lambert
Artist: Marianna Ignazzi
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Frany
Variant Cover: Vasco Georgiev
Incentive Cover: Frany
Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Vasco Georgiev

Synopsis:
Faith, Kendra, and Willow struggle valiantly to hold Silas at bay, but it may not be enough.

Trapped and devoid of memory, can Buffy escape to save her friends, or is she trapped forever with the ghosts of her past mistakes?

WE ARE THE SLAYER comes to its stunning conclusion as Buffy The Vampire Slayer ends… and a new era begins.

Angel #2
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
Incentive Cover: Nimit Malavia
Incentive Cover: Afu Chan
Incentive Cover: Afu Chan

Synopsis:
Things aren’t looking good for everyone’s favorite Vampire With A Soul… or his friends.
Angel finds himself trapped in the Spirit House, struggling to survive.

Lorne and Andrew have to deal with a fan favorite’s interdimensional arrival… and whether to reveal it to Angel.

Oh, and Wesley tries his best to get used to life as a zombie.

Something is Killing the Children Book One Deluxe Limited Slipcased Edition HC (Second Edition)
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2022*****
Retail Price: $69.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Synopsis:
Children in a sleepy Wisconsin town begin to go missing with most never returning, and those that do have disturbing stories of horrific creatures that live in the shadows.

There is one person that believes the children and claims to be the only who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. This is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

Experience the critically acclaimed series by GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Department of Truth, Batman) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) like never before.

Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-15 in a single slipcased hardcover edition. This limited edition will feature a colored foil stamp treatment unique from the sold out first edition.

House of Slaughter Vol. 1 SC Discover Now Edition
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: James Tynion IV & Tate Brombal
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera & Chris Shehan
Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Synopsis:
Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.

You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.

Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.

Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal (Barbalien), with art by rising star Chris Shehan (The Autumnal) and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) collected exclusively for comic book shops and limited to its first printing.

House of Slaughter #5
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV & Tate Brombal
Artist: Chris Shehan & Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Chris Shehan
Main Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Black & Bloody Blank Sketch Cover: N/A
Incentive Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Incentive Cover: Marco Rudy
Incentive Cover: Jahnoy Lindsay
Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
Incentive Cover: Chris Shehan

Synopsis:
The first arc of House of Slaughter comes to a close as Jace finally enacts his secret plan.

As chaos fills the halls and the Order members fight off legions of monsters, will Aaron be able to intervene in the battle between his love and the House? And in those final moments, what will he choose?

Something is Killing the Children Slaughter Pack #2
Retail Price: $39.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Artist: David Mack

Synopsis:
Don’t miss out on the second of three “Slaughter Packs,” the next chapter of the “Archer’s Peak” special editions!

Contains Something is Killing the Children #6-10 by Eisner Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House On The Lake) and artist Werther Dell’Edera that first introduced Erica Slaughter and the Order of St. George to the world.

Each issue features a brand new, exclusive painted cover by Eisner Award-nominated artist David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki) on premium card stock.

Dune: House Atreides Vol. 3 HC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****
Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist: Dev Pramanik
Cover Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco

Synopsis:
After his father’s untimely death, young Leto ascends to Duke of House Atreides while Duncan Idaho starts down the path to become one of Leto’s right-hand men. Meanwhile, Baron Harkonnen wastes no time moving against the new Duke by stoking the centuries-long feud between the Harkonnens and Atreides.

A new dawn rises when Crown Prince Shaddam successfully ousts his father from the throne of the Imperium. And Pardot Kynes, now considered a prophet among the Fremen, continues forging a path to make the desert planet an oasis.

The first ever adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides concludes, adapted & scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, authors of the eponymous prequel novel based on Dune creator Frank Herbert’s notes, and illustrated by artist Dev Pramanik (Paradiso).

Collects Dune: House Atreides #9–12.

Magic #11
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Jed MacKay
Artist: Ig Guara
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Miguel Mercado
Hidden Spark Variant Cover: Yanick Paquette
Incentive Cover: Aaron Campbell
Incentive Cover: Aaron Campbell

Synopsis:
After paying the ultimate price to defeat the mad god, Marit Lage, Planeswalkers Ral Zarek, Kaya, and Vraska return to Ravnica… and the plane closes behind them!

Now a new stranded trio of Planeswalkers – the combustible Chandra Nalaar, the monster tracker Garruk Wildspeaker, and a debuting, mysterious Planeswalker – must find their way back to Ravnica!

But even as they gain foes and friends in new corners of the Multiverse things are worse there than anyone could imagine… as they uncover the plot of an old enemy to manipulate aether on a scale never seen before!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Necessary Evil II Deluxe Edition HC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****
Retail Price: $75.00
Writer: Ryan Parrott & Sina Grace
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo, Moisés Hidalgo, Francesco Mortarino, and Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

Synopsis:
Lord Drakkon has returned! The evil, alternate universe version of Tommy Oliver brings a new agenda, new secrets, and a new mission from the most unexpected of allies.

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the all-new Omega Rangers have joined forces, but even the shocking return of The Ranger Slayer may not be enough to defeat Dayne, Kiya, and the full power of the Anointed.

New York Times bestselling author Ryan Parrott and GLAAD Award-nominated co-writer Sina Grace join forces with artists Daniele Di Nicuolo , Moisés Hidalgo, Francesco Mortarino, and Dan Mora to unveil the origin of the Omega Rangers and conclude Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers in a finale that no Ranger fan can afford to miss!

Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #48-55, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #29-32, the 12 part story told on the covers of the covers of Necessary Evil, and Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 along with a brand new exclusive short story.

Power Rangers Universe #3
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
Artist: Simone Ragazzoni
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
Dark Ranger Incentive Cover: Junggeun Yoon
Negative Space Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover: David Nakayama
FOC Reveal Cover: Jo Mi-Gyeong
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Jo Mi-Gyeong

Synopsis: ​​
A mysterious pod crashes on Earth, but the Legendary Ranger Teens are on the scene to confront whatever dangers it brings from space.

While their legendary ranger forms have never made them feel so powerful against the hoard spilling out from the pod, what happens when their powers begin to fail…and even hurt them?

Mighty Morphin (EW) #16
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Renna
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Incentive Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales
FOC Reveal Cover: Jo Mi-Gyeong
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Jo Mi-Gyeong
Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales

Synopsis:
In the aftermath of the battle, the ideologies of Lord Zedd and Zordon clash, despite a moment of mercy.

As the Eltarian War approaches its end, long-awaited emotional resolutions will launch both Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers into the future, but the relationship between two Rangers takes a turn that neither may recover from.

Power Rangers (EW) #16
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Gerald Parel
Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Gerald Parel
Incentive Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
FOC Reveal Cover: Jo Mi-Gyeong
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Jo Mi-Gyeong
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes

Synopsis:
The Omega Rangers travel back to Safehaven to keep an eye on the rest of the galaxy, while Eternity Point falls under the supervision of a new assistant.

As the Blue Emissary departs and the remains of three Emissaries are laid to rest, the universe seems relatively safe for now, but how long can that last?

Basilisk #7
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Jonas Scharf
Variant Cover: Jorge Fornes
Incentive Cover: Jorge Fornes

Synopsis:
With her car wrecked, Hannah is inconsolable after experiencing traumatic flashbacks, and on the run from Jimmy-Boy, who is dangerously close to ending her.

Vanessa obtains unexpected power, but wants more, and is even willing to kill those close to her to get it…

Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body #4
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Cantwell
Artist: Luca Casalanguida
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Luca Casalanguida
Incentive Cover: Julian Totino Tedesco

Synopsis:
A shadowy figure awaits the forensic results of Lee Harvey Oswald’s supposed body, while our four—now five—are waylaid in Texas on their way to Louisiana, with the risk of capture adding to their already tense situation.

The four are increasingly bothered by their fifth wheel, and contemplate what to do about him, but when one of them answers that question, they’ll all have no choice but to face their fates one way or another.

Seven Secrets #14
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Variant Cover: Yejin Park
Connecting Incentive Cover: Miguel Mercado
Incentive Cover: Yejin Park

Synopsis:
Wielding the secret knowledge of the future, Amon and his lover, Canto, near their ultimate goal of possessing the remaining cases.

As the pair gain significant ground, Caspar faces a desperate choice: should they make a stand despite their weakened numbers, or escape to the one place they can truly hide from danger?

Mamo SC
***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Sas Milledge
Artist: Sas Milledge
Cover Artist: Sas Milledge

Synopsis:
Cartoonist Sas Milledge (The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel) makes her astonishing debut in her first original title that answers the question of how we all reconcile our responsibilities with our dreams for our own future.

Orla O’Reilly, the youngest in a long line of hedge witches, is compelled to return home after the death of her grandmother, Mamo. In the wake of her Mamo’s passing, seas are impossible to fish, crops have soured, and even Jo Manalo’s attic is taken over by a poltergeist! And to make matters worse, it appears that the cause is Mamo, or her mislaid bones, that is.

Can Orla shoulder the responsibility of quieting her Mamo’s spirit, and saving her hometown? And will she have to step up as the new witch of Haresden like Mamo always wanted?

Collects Mamo #1-5.

Buckhead #3
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Shobo
Artist: George Kambadais
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: George Kambadais
Video Game Box Art Homage Incentive Cover: Simangaliso Sibaya
FOC Reveal Cover: Qistina Khalidah
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Qistina Khalidah

Synopsis:
After Toba is saved by the mysterious girl, he notices that she is the only one in town without the mind-controlling tattoo.

Together they start piecing together what’s really going on in Buckhead and how it’s all connected to an ancient being of chaos!

But to free everyone’s parents, they must enter the Elseverse using a device made by Toba’s mom, as long as they can get past the men in black first…

Getting Dizzy #4
Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Shea Fontana
Artist: Celia Moscote
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Celia Moscote
Skatepark Variant: Cara McGee
Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok
Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok

Synopsis:
As her friends come to her rescue, Dizzy realizes the power of positivity is what the ‘Burb Defender was missing, but there’s still the Negatrixes to deal with.

But as they struggle in battle and the power of the Blaster Bracelet wanes, it’s clear that Dizzy can’t hog all of the ‘Burb Defender’s powers, if they’re going to take down the Mega-Negatrix!

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