Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for March 2015

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from various comic companies in March 2015.

IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Jem and the Holograms #1, $4
  • Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #3, $4

Boom Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 (of 6), $4
  • Giant Days #1 (of 6), $4
  • Steven Universe #8, $4
  • Lumberjanes #12, $4
  • Rocket Salvage #4 (of 6), $4

Image

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Copperhead, vol. 1 TPB, on sale Mar. 11, $10
  • Oddly Normal, vol. 1 TPB, on sale Mar. 11, $10

Dark Horse

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • LARP! vol. 1 TPB, on sale May 13, $10

Comic strip compilations

  • King of the Comics: A Pearls Before Swine Collection, on sale Mar. 17, $15
  • Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue, on sale Mar. 10, $20

Comments

Apparently despite being 2015, it’s 80s nostalgia time for comics this month. For starters, IDW is coming out with the long promised “Jem and the Holograms” comic this month, to much online attention and acclaim. IDW’s also putting out books about the grossout 80s “Fly” films and cop show “Miami Vice” to, erm, much less attention/obvious demand. Trademark renewal time? Cheap licensing rights? A lead-in for a future book about “T.J. Hooker?”

Speaking of 80s nostalgia, Boom Studios is putting out a miniseries for late 80s time-travel film “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” “Bill and Ted” have had comics before, including a 12-issue series by Evan Dorkin in the 90s.

For original material from the here and now, “Copperhead” and “Oddly Normal” are both getting their first trade paperbacks this month. We’re also getting from Boom! a miniseries called “Giant Days,” about three young women starting college and dealing with being on their own for the first time.

There’s also a trade paperback of a Dark Horse series called “LARP!,” about a teenager who’s split between the popular crowd as an athlete and hanging out with his geeky friends engaged in live-action role playing (LARP).

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