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Upcoming furry comics for April 2016

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Before we get to the solicits for April, let's take a look at the most recent bestsellers list from Previews, which is for December of last year. Here are the furry books that made it:

See Also: January 2016 - February 2015 - March 2016

Action Lab

Hero Cats #10
Written by Kyle Puttkmmer, art by Omaka Schultz and Marcus Williams
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated E
"An Actionverse release! Go West, young cats! After saving the world, it's time to tour it. Get ready for another wild ride as the Hero Cats discover the dangers of Coyote Canyon. This issue proudly features the artistic debut of Omaka Schultz and Julie H. Barclay!"

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #233
Writing and art by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The Umbral invasion has left Jade Realm's planar fabric severely weakened, and a corrupt predatory dimension sinks its fants into a once-peaceful glade there! Fortunately, that glade is home to Brianna Diggers, techno-gun-nut-extraordinaire and new best friend of the forest Ents, who have just finished Bri's course of expert heavy-weapons training!"

Archie Comics

Sonic the Hedgehog #284
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Terry Austin, Diana Skelly and Dan Schoening
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Sonic and friends get into some big trouble in 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 that will leave you speechless - everything has been building up to this moment! The final chapter to the Shatter World Saga begins here! Featuring the first of four epic connecting covers by mega-talent Dan Schoening and an Evil Win variant by the wonderful Lamar Wells!"

Sonic Universe #87
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash, Adam Bryce Thomas and Tracy Yardley
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Knock knock, it's Knuckles in Shattered, part 1. A brand new adventure starring Knuckles and Amy Rose begins here! I'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 and & Knuckles variant by CG artist supreme Rafa Knight!"

Aspen Comics

Legends of Oz: Tik-Tok and the Kalidah #1
Written by Rob Anderson, art by Renato Rei and Ceci de la Cruz
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, on sale Apr 6
"The Wicked West just got bigger! The first new 2016 offering of Aspen's Big Dog Ink imprint has arrived! Tik Tok makes his triumphant debut in the Wicked West, as he and his partner track a mysterious young girl who carries a secret that Oz itself cannot do without! Featuring an all original story, don't miss out on Aspen's newest BDI launch title with the premiere of Legends of Oz: Tik-Tok and the Kalidah #1!"

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time #51
Written by Christopher Hastings, art by Ian McGinty and Paul Reinwand
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"After too many back-to-back quests, Jake and Finn disagree on how important doing this hero stuff really is."

Kennel Block Blues #3 (of 4)
Written by Ryan Ferrier, art by Daniel Bayliss
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Oliver spends some time in solitary and uncovers the prison's history and politics."

Peanuts #32
Writing and art by Charles M. Schulz, written by Jason Cooper, art by Donna Almedrala and Vicki Scott
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Snoopy decides to give this baseball thing Charlie Brown seems to love a try."

Regular Show #34
Written by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas, art by Laura Howell and Mad Rupert
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"New story arc, featuring guest writers Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas from Judge Dredd! Rigby and Mordecai begin a contest to see who can become more gentlemanly."

Bongo Comics

SpongeBob Comics #55
Written by Derek Drymon, art by Jacob Chabot and Stephan DeStefano
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Come aboard for Part 1 of The Ballad of Barnacle Bill, the first of a two-part epic tale of witches, of sea monsters, of mermaids, of tough sailors made almost completely of wood - of of the yellow fry cook who loves them all! In this first chapter, SpongeBob joins forces with Barnacle Bill to find that legendary seaman's lost sweetheart. Plus: all about mermaids, SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka and more!"

Dark Horse

Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat! #2 (of 4)
Writing and art by Art Baltazar, written by Franco
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, on sale Apr 13
"So, what happens when characters with opposite schedules merge together? When day becomes night? When red and yellow becomes ... yellow and red? That's right ... you get an Over-Re-Action! It's the result of too many coffees and energy drinks may bring you! Join us for this action-packed adventure of fun and awesomeness!"


Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
Written by James Tynion IV, art by Freddie E. Williams II
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T, on sale Apr 13
"While Shredder enters an uneasy alliance with a deadly new partner, Casey Jones is arrested by the GCPD. At the same time, a crisis breaks out at Arkham Asylum, which is bound to keep both Batman and the Turtles busy. Meanwhile, a certain young resident of Wayne Manor returns home to find a new, green occupant in is room. Co-published with IDW."

Looney Tunes #230
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Dave Alvarez
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Apr 6
"Wabbit season! Duck season! Wabbit season! Insurance season? Salesman Daffy Duck accidentally sells insurance to an accident-prone Elmer Fudd, so when Bugs Bunny shows up during Elmer's wabbit hunting trip, Daffy will have to throw himself in front of exploding TNT and falling anvils ... if he doesn't want to go bankrupt, that is!"

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #68
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Walter Carzon, Horacio Ottolini and Scott Gross
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Apr 13
"A figure skating competition is unexpectedly put on ice when it's interrupted - by the Abominable Snowman! Who's behind it? The washed-up former champion? The front-runner's rival? To solve the mystery, Scooby and Shaggy will have to take to the ice themselves. Let's just hope they remember their skates ..."


Fables: The Wolf Among Us #16
Written by Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus, art by Eric Nguyen, Shawn McManus, Travis Moore and Chrissie Zullo
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated mature readers, on sale Apr 13
"It all comes down to this! In the Silvering, the final dowry has been set, and the wedding march has begun. Now it's up to our villains to make sure that the bride arrives ... dead or alive! And in Fabletown, Bigby's caught the Crooked Man at last. But will justice be served in a jail cell, at the bottom of a bottomless well ... or on the bloody fangs and claws of the bigggest, baddest sheriff of them all?"


Angry Birds Comics #4
Written by Janne Toriseva, art by Marco Gervasio and Ciro Cangiolosi
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Spring is here! And the Angry Birds have planted a garden. But when our heroes of the hoe are about to finally enjoy the fruits of their labor, those pesky pigs appear to spoil everything!"

Donald Duck #12
Written by Osvaldo Pavese and Joe Torcivia, art by Romano Scarpa, Daniel Branca and Dave Alvarez
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Vicious Cycles! Scrooge's latest money-making scheme requires Donald to win a pro bicycle race - and beat brutal biking champ Two-Wheel McHeel!"

Mickey Mouse #11
Writing and art by Andrea Casty Castellan, written by Jonathan Gray, art by Giorgio Cavazzano
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Shadow of the Colossus, part 2 of 2! There's a giant-size, ancient Greek robot warrior on the loose - and a modern madman at the controls! Do Mickey and Eurasia Toft have the machinepower to stop him?"

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #27
Written by Christina Rice, art by Agnes Garbowska and Tony Fleecs
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"It's cider season and things are busy at Sweet Apple acres! Unfortunately, Granny has broken her hip and Pinkie Pie is called in to look after the cantankerous elder! Will Pinkie's optimism triumph over Granny's stubbornness?"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #41
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Rainbow Dash's Very Bad Day. A good day turns bad and Dash can't shake her bad mood. Before long, it infects all of those around her. What can cure this case of the grumpies?!"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #57
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Mateus Santolouco
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Leatherhead, part 2! Mysterious intruders bring death and destruction to the new inhabitants of the Technodrome! Does Leatherhead know more than he's letting on? Who can the Turtles trust?"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #9
Written by Matt Manning and Caleb Goeliner, art by Chad Thomas and Ruari Coleman
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The Frogs of War, part 1! Napoleon Bonafrog comes to NYC to enlist the help of the Turtles. To what end? The answer soon becomes clear: Tiger Claw has convinced Napoleon's mutant frog family to join the Foot Clan!!"

Uncle Scrooge #13
Writing and art by William Van Horn, written by Francesco Artibani, art by Allessandro Perina
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Scrooge's Last Adventure, part 1 of 4! When Glomgold, Rockerduck, Magica and the Beagle Boys team up to beat Scrooge, what happens after they win? Then William Van Horn teams Scrooge and Uncle Rumpus in Nothing Like It!"

Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #730
Writing and art by Ben Verhagen, written by Bruno Sarda and Jonathan Gray, art by Franco Valussi and Henrieke Goorhuis
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Uncle Scrooge wishes his orchard grew more fruit for less money - until Donald's magic Music for Melons turns the crops skyscraper-size! Next, it's a hunt for pirate gold in The Search for the Zodiac Stone, part 10!"


Elephantmen #71
Written by Richard Starkings, art by Carlos Pedro, Axel Medellin and Dan Panosian
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated M, on sale Apr 27
"White Elephant conclusion."

Joe Books Inc.

Disney's Darkwing Duck #1
Written by Aaron Sparrow, art by James Silvani
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
"The Terror that Flaps in the Night is back in this all-new ongoing comic series! Megavolt, Darkwing Duck's most electrifying nemesis, has been defeated once again, and is now locked up in St. Canard's new escape-proof prison. But is this all just apart of a much more dastardly plan?"

Madagascar #2
Written by Patrick Storck, art Rafael Sam
32 pages, full color, US $2.99
"Before they escaped to Africa or became Europe's most wanted, Alex the lion and company made a few other attempts to get off Madagascar. This edition presents a lost tale of our castaways, who are determined to try any idea, no matter how ridiculous or dangerous, that could get them back home!"


Guardians of the Galaxy #7
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Valerio Schiti and Arthur Adams
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"Ben Grimm: space barbarian! The Thing might miss some things about earth, but he does admit that space has its perks. Riding alien horses into epic battles is one of them!"

Howard the Duck #6
Written by Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North, art by JOe Quinones and Erica Henderson
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
"The conclusion of Animal House, a crossover with the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Watch! Howard show Squirrel Girl how to be a real hero for a change, for which she is eternally grateful! Learn! what happened in last month's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6 from the recap page! Listen! to a nice audio file of nature sounds made by Chip and Ryan while you read this very good story! Love! all the guest stars! Like one of the blue guys from X-Men! And a pretty cool van!"

Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #7
Written by Joe Caramagna
32 pages, US $2.99, rated all ages
"Betrayal! Will the Guadrians survive a betrayal by one of their own ... or is this the end of the team?! If you can't trust your friends ... can you still turn to family?!"

Rocket Raccoon & Groot #4
Writing and art by Scottie Young, art by Aaron Conley
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"Friday Night Fights starts now! It's the best of times when Rocket and Groot are recruited as replacements in an intergalactic football league. These little giants might engage in some necessary roughness, but if they can learn all the right moves these leatherheads might be invincible!"

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7
Written by Ryan North, art by Erica Henderson
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"a. This special issue, called Be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, puts you in control of the most powerful character in the Marvel Universe. Will you fight crime and save the day? Or will you be a complete jerk and use her powers to tell everyone off? b. I'm serious: theseare actual choices, and you have to make them right now! To be Squirrel Girl and fight crime, turn to c. To be Squirrel Girl and be a jerk instead, turn to e. c. Well, you're in luck vis-a-vis crime-fighting, because Squirrel Girl is going to be facing off against Swarm, a bad guy made out of bees! And that's not all. To learn more about the other bad guys she can face turn to d! But if instead you'd like to stop reading this and get excited about this book and maybe order it, fell free! d. Nice try, but we've got to keep some suprises for the book! You decide to defeinitely buy this comic and see who they are. The End. e. What? No, why would you even want to be a jerk? Geez, man, maybe this isn't the comic for you. Turn to b. and answer better this time!"

Oni Press

The Mighty Zodiac #1
Written by J. Torres, art by Corin Howell and Maarta Laiho
32 pages, US $3.99, on sale Apr 6
"When the Blue Dragon dies, six stars fall out of the night sky! Ailing Master Long, leader of the Mighty Zodiac, orders his warriors to gather the stars, lest they fall into the hands of the malevolent Moon Rabbit Army. With the stars, the Mighty Zodiac may yet revive their master, rescue their world, and restore the light. With out the stars, the darkness threatens to divide the tribes and destroy the world of Gaya ..."

Titan Comics

Penguins of Madagascar: The Elite-est of the Elite #3
Written by Cavan Scott, art by Lucas Ferreyra
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The North Wing (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?"

Puss in Boots #1
Written by Max Davison and Chris Cooper, art by Egle Bartolini and Dave Alvarez
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Outlaw, hero, purr-amour! Puss in Boots is back! Short of money and with a long milk tab to pay, PUss answers an advert that takes him out to sea with a cranky old own on a pea-green boat. But if you thing you know how this fairytale ends, think, think again! Flying fur balls and derring-do abound! See you on the poop deck!"
crossie's note: No way in hell are we going out on "see you on the poop deck." That's just stupid. Anyway, until next month, let the ponies hit the floor!


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Minor correction: Batman/TMNT #1 was ranked as the fourth best selling title of December, not the 44th. Minor typo.

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