Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for May 2016

Here’s a look at what non-Big Two (DC/Marvel) comics are coming out in May 2016.

IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Back to the Future: Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines TPB, $20
  • Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #1 (of 5), $5
  • Back to the Future #8, $4
  • Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire TPB, $20
  • Jem and the Holograms #15, $4
  • Uncle Scrooge #14, $4
  • Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #731, $4

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Lumberjanes Don’t Axe, Don’t Tale 2016 Special #1, $8
  • Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #4 (of 4), $4
  • Lumberjanes #26, $4

Archie

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #5, on sale May 18, $4

Comic strip compilations and miscellaneous

  • I’m Only In This For Me: A Pearls Before Swine Collection, on sale May 3, $15
  • Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Terror of the Beagle Boys (HC), on sale May 10, $30
  • The Complete Peanuts, 1999-2000 (vol. 25) (HC), on sale May 10, $30

Comments

“Back to the Future” is expanding to include a miniseries based on the recent video game, along with the usual now-ongoing comic.

Very punny Lumberjanes title for that one-shot special; “Don’t Axe, Don’t Tale” indeed.

After a very long delay, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is finally back in print. Given the length of the delay, I wonder how that’ll affect sales, if fans assumed the book’s been cancelled.

“Pearls”‘s “I’m Only In This For Me” sounds like it’d sum up Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. For that matter, Rat seems like a non-racist version of Trump (massive ego, belittling others, selfishness, etc.)!

“The Complete Peanuts” completes its compilation of the entire run of the newspaper comic strip with this final volume. Rerun had become the main character by the end of the strip’s run, so he’s heavily featured here. The book also includes some of Charles Schulz’s other work, including his pre-“Peanuts” strips.

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