Upcoming New May/June Titles!

Eager to find out about some upcoming Indie/Indy releases from a few of your favorite Small Press Publishers? Then read on, my friends!

Oni Press/Lion Forge:

Rick and Morty: Rick’s New Hat #1

(W) Alex Firer

(A) Fred C. Stresing, Andrew Dalhouse, Crank!

When Rick and Morty buy the greatest hat in all the multiverse, it attracts an evil so banal that even our intrepid adventurers may not be able to stop it. In true comics-event tradition, this one features everyone from Rick and Morty to Mr. Poopybutthole, Pickle Rick, and MORE. A faux-crossover event from the evil geniuses behind Rick and Morty Presents: Birdperson!

On sale date: 6/2/2021

Final order cutoff: 5/10/2021

The Tea Dragon Tapestry

Written and Illustrator: K. O’Neill

Letterer: Crank!

Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series!

Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng’s care, Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside.

Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of the Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth.

On sale date: 6/2/2021

Final order cutoff: 5/10/2021

Rick and Morty Presents Vol. 3

(W) Marc Ellerby, Alex Firer, Jake Goldman, Stephanie Phillips

(A) Marc Ellerby, Ryan Lee, Phil Murphy, Fred C. Stresing, Leonardo Ito, Crank!

Another thrilling installment of Rick and Morty Presents, featuring Jaguar, Birdperson, Hemorrhage, and more Ricks than you can shake a Morty at!

With stories and art from Marc Ellerby, Alex Firer, Jake Goldman, Fred Stresing, Stephanie Phillips, and Ryan Lee, this is a can’t-miss volume of the fan-favorite series.

On sale date: 6/2/2021

Final order cutoff: 5/10/2021

Star Beasts

Writer: Stephanie Young

Illustrator: Allyson Lassiter, Lisa Hadley

Wanna know the real reason Pluto isn’t a planet anymore?

Bandit is a pup who leaves his family on Earth to join the secret order of the Star Beasts–cosmic creatures sworn to protect Earth and spread goodness throughout the universe. Only thing is, he’s having trouble fitting in. When powerful galactic relics are suddenly stolen, the Star Beasts must band together to find the deadly fossils before Pluto’s evil emperor, Khaos Krill. Krill, meanwhile, wants to build the Novataur, an ancient monster that could wipe out all of Earth’s species!

Captain Bandit leads the crew on a kick-asteroid space race to collect all the relics. Flashtista, the warrior turtle; Clio, the goldfish historian; Karma, the healing tiger; Pep, the techie iguana, and the rest of Star Beasts risk their lives to learn that true family is never really lost, and that protecting love is the greatest duty of all.

On sale date: 7/21/2021

Mad Cave Studios/Maverick

(W) Liezl Buenaventura

(A) Xavier Tárrega
(C) DJ Chavis

(L) Joamette Gil

Orion is gone in the wind, but when Ker insurgents storm Boonville to find him Tommy is caught in the crossfire. Can the gang save the day before it’s too late?

Release date: May 26, 2021
SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: MAR211429

(W) Mark London

(A) Michael Camelo
(C) Tekino

(L) Miguel Angel Zapata

After the death of King Eramad III, Valderia is lost, and a perpetual state of violence has fconsumed the land. Valadar now sits on the throne and the Battlecats are without their leader, Kelthan. Now, Queen Adastril has taken charge of a resistance group, and her first order of business: recover the corpse of their fallen king.

The beginning of the end for the Battlecats starts now!

Release date: July 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: MAY211561


(W) David Pinckney

(A) Ennun Ana Iurov

(L) Micah Myers

Noah and Azarie are two different kinds of people who move in two different kinds of social circles. Their paths would never have crossed if it wasn’t for the fact that both are rejecting what’s expected of them and trying to be their true selves, leading both into the world of cosplay.

Release date: September 28, 2021
SRP: $17.99


Writer: Max Bemis
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Colorist: Cris Peter
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover: Eryk Donovan
On Sale: 5/12/2021

Synopsis: Bill & Slim, your favorite afterlife dynamic duo, are back! Only now it’s Dynamic Duo + duo’s mutual ex-girlfriend/wife from an alternate universe. Plus, like, 400 dimensions worth of emotional baggage. Plus rocket launchers. Also, there are aliens. So…welcome back to HEAVY, everyone!