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Upcoming furry comics for May 2016

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Just a reminder, but Free Comic Book Day is May 7. In the meantime, here's a list of comic books you'll have to pay for!

See also: February 2016 - March 2016 - April 2016

Action Lab

Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #2
Written by Vito Delsante and Scott Fogg, art by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated E
"Who do you call when your dog is unjustly imprisoned? Action Lab, of course! In this issue, Percy and the Action Lab League agree to help Marguerite prove her brother's innocence. But can they break him out of St. Roch's in time?"

Soft Spots #1
Writing and art by M. Alice LeGrow
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated E
"The Soft Spots toy line gets the ACtion Lab treatment as young Sophia learns lessons of friendship with her colorful cast of pets ... the Soft Spots! Pick up this exciting first all-ages issue; perfect for the new comic reader!"

American Mythology

The Pink Panther #1
Writing and art by Adrian Ropp, written by S.A. Check, art by Bill Galvan
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated all ages
"The cool cat is back! Generations of kids grew up loving the Pink Panther's unique style and wit on Saturday morning cartoons. And now today's best writers and artists are delivering original comic book stories that bring the trademark Pink Panther flair for confounding The Inspector and The Little Man to legions of new fans! Each issue is packed full o' Pink with sevral new stories, original shorts and even a few classic comic tales! We're cramming in 28 pages of comic goodness here so you get more pink for your green with American Mythology's new Pink Panther series! Join the Pink Panther, The Ant and the Aardvark, the Inspector and a host of other favorite characters for the all-ages comic book event of the year!"

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #234
Writing and art by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"It's the Revenge of the WarNerd! Vowing dark vengeance, Priestess GAlactia of the alternate Mars has traced Gina to Earth and is pumped up for a rematch. But the strange quantum energies that envelop Gina in Galactia's insidiuos trap also (temporarily) re-energizes Gina's 'Martian' physique. Gina launches her counterattack, but Galactia has more than one dark-sided trick up her sleeve!"

Ultracat #1
Writing and art by Jose Fonollosa
24 pages, full color, US $3.99
"He came from Spain, he ain't no bird or plane! It's Ultracat! With his ultra-speed, ultra-strength and ultra-cuteness, the world's feistiest feline conquers all criminals, from minor burglars to super-villains to that annoying evildoer pug across the hall! Just don't ask him to go out in the rain or pass up a nap!"

Archie

Sonic the Hedgehog #284
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Terry Austin, Diana Skelly and Dan Schoening
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Panic in the Sky, part 1. Sonic's Freedom Fighters are finally ready to restore the planet! Unless, of course, someone does even more damage! Cue: the evil Dr. Eggman (of course)! He has a plan of his own and strikes first! the mad doctor launches a multi-pronged assault that will leave you speechless - everything has been building up to this moment! The final chapter to the Shattered World Saga begins here! Featuring the first of four epic connecting covers by mega-talent Dan Schoening and Evil Win variant by the wonderful Lamar Wells!"

Sonic Universe #87
Written Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash, Adam Bryce Thomas and Tracy Yardley
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Shattered part one. A brand new adventure starring Knuckles and Amy Rose begins here! It's a race against time to find the final Master Emerald shards before Sonic restores the shattered world! The final installment of Knuckles' search, filled with dangers and mysteries, starts with this issue! Featuring cover art by the terrific Tracy Yardley plus an & Knuckles variant by CG artist supreme Rafa Knight!"

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time #52
Written by Christopher Hastings, art by Ian McGinty and Shauna Grant
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"In the ghost realm, Jake is met with some pretty familiar challenges to overcome."

Kennel Block Blues #4 (of 4)
Written by Ryan Ferrier and Daniel Bayliss
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Oliver, Pickles and the rest of the cats and dogs prepare for an uprising."

Regular Show #35
Written by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas, art by Laura Howell and Philip Murphy
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"As the heroism competition between Mordecai and Rigby rages, their friends become more and more irritated by their antics."

Dark Horse

Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat and Adventure Bug #3 (of 4)
Writing and art by Art Baltazar, written by Franco
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, on sale May 11
"Did you ever have a sweet tooth? Were you ever the victim of desserts gone bad? Did you ever have a crush on a sweetie? Action Cat is about to answer yes to all of these questions! Introducing ... Tooth-A-Cornea! Find out what happens when your past comes back to bite you!"

Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In
Written by Evan Dorkin, art by Jill Thompson
32 pages, full color, US $3.50, on sale May 4
"This standalone adventure is a perfect entry point for readers new to the award-winning series. When curiosity get the best of Burden Hill's cats (and one reluctant raccoon), sleeping demons are awakened and black magic is unleashed on the town of Burden Hill."

Usagi Yojimbo #154
Writing and art by Stan Sakai
28 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale May 18
"When Usagi protects a Komori ninja during a raging storm, he never guesses that he will cross paths with her again ... but many months later, fate places them on opposite sides of a trade agreement gone wrong. Usagi must protect the merchant, while the ninja has been hired to stop him. With the negotiation on the line, which side will emerge victorious?"

DC

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
Written by James Tynion IV, art by Freddie E. Williams II
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T, on sale May 11
"The crossover event of the year comes to its thrilling conclusion. The Turtles have one last, desperate shot at going home. But will they take it, knowing what nefarious plans Shredder has for Gotham City? It's full-on ninja warfare as our heroes go up against the combined forces of the Foot Clan and the League of Assassins. Co-published with IDW."

Scooby Apocalypse #1
Writing and art by Jim Lee, written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Howard Porter
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T, on sale May 25
"Those meddling kids - Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their dog, Scooby-Doo - get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The cratures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive - because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real! This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee!"

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #16
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Dario Brizuela
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale May 4
"Shazam and his crimefighting companions are missing! It's up to Tawky Tawny to call in experienced monster-hunters Scooby and the gang ... because the kidnappers are the Monster Society of Evil!"

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #69
Writing and art by Derek Fridolfs, art by Walter Carzon and Horacio Ottolini
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale May 11
"A night at the roller derby turns into rolling error! The gang takes Daphne to see hometown favorites The Spooky City Sensations, but when the Roller Ghoul starts to scare players off the track, it's up to Daphne and Velma to suit up and block, pivot and jam with the rest of the team to keep their stadium from closing!"

Devils Due

Squarriors Volume 2: Summer #1
Written by Ach Maczko, art by Ashley Witter
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The saga of warring rodents in a post-human world continues with Squarriors: Summer. There's a little time to nurse as the Tin Kin's struggle against the Maw and Amoni intensifies. The conflict of woodland creatures boils under the scorching Summer Sun. And the tribes find themselves on the brink of war and the edge of annihilation."

Dynamite Entertainment

Grumpy Cat & Pokey #4 (of 6)
Written by Ben McCool, Elliott Serrano and Royal McGraw, art by Steve Uy, Ken Haeser and Michelle Nguyen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated all ages, on sale May 18
"When Pokey suggests a game of hide-and-seek in the woods, Grumpy Cat declines; anything involving effort is totally out of the question! But Pokey raises the stakes, offering his sullen sister a hearty stash of treats if she's able to find him. In no time at all, though ... Grumpy Cat gets lost! Will a traveling sideshow bring joy to the curmudgeonly kitty? Also, inspired by the mirthless beast from holiday tradition, Grumpy recounts the age-old legend of the fearsome feline known as Grumpus!!!"

IDW

Angry Birds Comics #5
Written by Janne Toriseva, art by Marco Gervasio and Ciro Cangiolosi
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"April showers bring May ... tsunamis!? When the Blues decide to perform a Sun Dance celebration, things go awry and what they get is more rain than Piggy Island can handle. Will the pigs help dry things out or see this as a chance to finally get their hooves on those precious eggs? We can't tell you here but the results are explosive!"

Donald Duck #13
Written by Lars Jensen and Dick Kinney, art by Flemming Andersen, Al Hubbard and Andrea Freccero
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Goosebusters! When lucky cousin Gladstone acquires a haunted English castle, will Donald exorcise the ghosts inside - or sneakily team up with them?"

Mickey Mouse #12
Writing and art by Romano Scarpa, art by Giorgio Cavazzano
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"When manic mynah bird Ellsworth adopts bratty little Ellroy, Mickey lands up to his big ears in trouble! Introducing an outrageous new co-star from Mouse Maestro Romano Scarpa!"

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #28
Written by Jeremy Whitley, art by Jay Fosgitt and Tony Fleecs
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The Cutie Mark Crusaders visit Canterlot. When their appointed guardian is summoned away, it's up to Princess Luna to watch over the precocious fillies. Luna can't be that bad with kids, right?"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #42
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Pinkie Pie decides to make her very own comic book! Pinkie's version of a comic book might just be a little bit different than what you're expecting!"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #58
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Mateus Santolouco
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Leatherhead part 3! A violent skirmish between different factions breaks out in the Technodrome! The Turtles will have to make a difficult decision if they are to save the Utroms race."

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #10
Written by Matt Manning and Caleb Goeliner, art by Chad Thomas, Ben Harvey and Jon Sommariva
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The Frogs of War part 2! Napoleon's tribe have turned against him! Will the Turtles be able to save their surly friend before it's too late?"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures: Carmelo Anthony Special
Written by Matt Manning, art by Chad Thomas and Jon Sommariva
40 pages, full color, US $5.99
"The Turtles meet NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony in this oversized special! When Carmelo is captured by the Foot Clan, it will be up to the Turtles to save him. But after Carmelo is mutated someone may have to save the Turtles instead!"

Uncle Scrooge #14
Written by Francesco Artibani and Jonathan Gray, art by Alessandro Perina, Al Hubbard and Ulrich Schroeder
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Scrooge's Last Adventure, part 2 of 4! Is Magica De Spell a bad witch or a good witch? The Sorceress' Society has forced her to reform - right when Scrooge needs her magic at its blackest!"

Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #731
Written by Bruno Sarda and Stefan Petrucha, art by Franco Valussi and Massimo Fecchi
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The Search for the Zodiac Stone, part 11 of 12! Can Mickey Mouse keep Magica out of Scrooge's Money Bin? Then Goofy faces Westworld wannabes in Why Robot?"

Image

The Autumnlands #12
Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Benjamin Dewey and Jordie Bellaire
24 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated M, on sale May 18
"Things on top of the mountain get explosive."
crossie's note: So, what, is this book crossing over with the Angry Birds this month or something?

Joe Books

DreamWorks' Madagascar #3
Written by Patrick Storck, art by Rafael Sam
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
"Total Recall. Alex is having the best day ever! He's the new mascot for the zoo's fan club which means that every club member gets a cute Li'l Alex toy! Which is great - until the toys start misbehaving!"

DreamWorks' Shrek #1
Written by Patrick Storck, art by Glauco Silva
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
"The Charming Job. It's a nice, relaxing day at the local fair for Shrek and his friends, with nothing dangerous around except for the food. But when Shrek spots Prince Charming up to no good, Shrek stumbles onto a much bigger scheme. Chaos breaks out, and Shrek aims to stop it!"

Marvel

Guardians of the Galaxy #8
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Valerio Schiti and Arthur Adams
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"Venom and Groot versus: Skrulls! Venom and Groot get in way over their heads fighting against Skrulls! Last time this writer wrote those aliens it changed the Marvel Universe. This time he's thinking even bigger!"

Howard the Duck #7
Written by Chip Zdarsky, art by Kevin Maguire and Joe Quinones
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
"When a case takes Howard and Tara to the Savage Land, they need all the help they can get! But instead, they make do with Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Daredevil and Steve Rogers! Join Chip and special guest artist Kevin Maguire (!!!!) for an issue we like to call Howard the Duck Volume Six, Issue Seven!"

Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #8
Written by Joe Caramagna
32 pages, US $2.99, rated all ages
"We are Groot! Groot's picked up something in space ... it's not contagious, but it's grown a bit attached to him! The team will go to great lengths to help free their friend ... but is Rocket powerful enough to combat a Venom symbiote when the rest of the Guardians fall?!"

New Avengers #11
Written by Al Ewing, art by Gerardo Sandoval and Declan Shalvey
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
"A.I.M. vs S.H.I.E.L.D. starts now!They've lost the Island, the money, the toys, the charismatic leader, the champagne-dispensing robot and half the membership. Where do the New Avengers go from here? Can you say ... Tippy-Toe's Kookie Quartet? Guest-starring - the Scarlet Witch! The Plunderere! And the last chance to catch your breath before Civil War II!"

Rocket Raccoon & Groot #5
Writing and art by Skottie Young, written by Jay Fosgitt
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"Raccoon-Narok starts now! Hear the epic tale of the voyage of Rocket the Red and Leaf Grooterson! Put all your pillaging pants on and row your longboat towards shenanigans, you striking viking!"

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8
Written by Ryan North, art by Erica Henderson
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"New story starts now! In this story, Squirrel Girl faces off against a giant monster, and a gross old man, and goes on some dates! So that's three challenges right there. Whether you're a fan of seeing a squirrel lady punch someone or a fan of seeing a squirrel lady struggle to make an online dating profile that isn't weird and embarrassing, this is an excellent comic for you to purchase! Everyone is one of those two types of people - search your heart and you will find it is true. Oh P.S., the story is called I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It - how amazing is that? Answer: very."

Oni Press

The Mighty Zodiac #2
Written by J. Torres, art by Corin Howell and Maarta Laiho
32 pages, US $3.99, on sale May 18
"The Unlucky Four finally arrive at Twilight's Bastion, where they find that Master Long is in even worse condition than they feared. And they are still starless! Meanwhile the other members of the Mighty Zodiac face multiple obstacles in their journey to Twilight's Bastion. Will any of them make it in time to see Master Long alive?"

Titan Books

Penguins of Madagascar: The Elite-est of the Elite #4
Written by David Baillie and Cavan Scott, art by Lucas Ferreyra
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The North Wind (the super-spy animal organization) have gone missing and it's up to the Penguins to find them. But will their search bring danger into the Penguins' lives? Plus special bonus short stories featuring the North Wind and the Baby Penguins of Madagascar!"

Puss in Boots #2
Written by Christopher Cooper, art by Egle Barolini and David Alvarez
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The Furball of Fortune Returns! In Damage Control, after a drag-out brawl with local bandit El Moco, Puss is tasked with cleaning up San Lorenzo, but something smells fishy and it's not just the knocked-over trash cans. Could El Moco still be at large? Itn a bonus story, Kid Pickles buys some magic beans and things begin to get weird, very weird indeed! If you enjoy your fairy tales with a twist and a pickle on the side, these are for you!"

United Plankton Pictures

SpongeBob Comics #56
Written by Derek Drymon, art by Jacob Chabot, Stephen DeStefano and Rick Neilsen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"In part 2 of The Ballad of Barnacle Bill, SpongeBob and the ocean's saltiest sailor, Barnacle Bill, take on the deadly denizens of Rough 'n' Tough Reef - lowlife pirate scum, the sinister White Water Witch, a giant Fish Roc and the belligerent bully Gangplank Gus! It's a thimbleful of thrilling theater with the excitement of an exploding Segar! Plus: facts about hungry shipworms by Maris Wicks! Gary fights Plankton, by James Kochalka and Hilary Barta! And more!"

Z2

Legend #1
Written by Will Tracy and Samuel Sattin, art by Chris Kohler
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"What if a biological terror agent wiped out most of humanity, and our domesticated animals were left in charge? How would our dogs and cats set about ruling the rebuilding the world? Ransom, the leader of the Dog Tribe, has been murdered by a creature known as the Endark. An English Pointer named Legend reluctantly rises to lead in his place, vowing to kill the monster once and for all. From acclaimed novelist Samuel Sattin and award-winning illustrator Chris Koehler comes Legend, where cat technology rules, dogs partner with hawks and humans may be the most beastly creatures of all."
crossie's note: Well, that's all I go this time. So, until next month, let the ponies hit the floor!

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.