Scout Comics May 2020 Solicitations

ADVENTURES OF BYRON:  COMIC CAPERS One-Shot
Written and Illustrated by Chris Hamer
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: May 27, 2020
Get ready for another amazing one-shot featuring everyone’s new favorite monsters! What happens when our monster pals find themselves swimming in the deep end of the boredom pool? Have no fear; a couple of blank pages, some pencils and their wildest untamed imaginations are all they need to save the day! An all-ages story about three monster pals exploring the strangest depths of their individual creativity! Join Byron, Oswald, and Paxton as they embark on an exciting tale that spans the globe… and beyond! From the farthest reaches of space to the deadliest jungles; adventures await! Spies and aliens and pigs, oh my!

CANOPUS #4
Written and Illustrated by Dave Chisholm   
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: May 27, 2020
All of the mysteries are revealed! With the apparent truth in tow and launch imminent, Helen’s plan to escape the orbit of Canopus proves to be less-than-ideal. In the aftermath, Arther helps her find the heart of the matter as Helen comes face-to-face with her past. Spine-chilling revelations meet mind-blowing action in this poignant, cathartic, satisfying conclusion. CANOPUS is Castaway meets Annihilation, with a healthy dose of P.K. Dick.

ELECTRIC BLACK #5   
Written and Illustrated by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: May 20, 2020
The ELECTRIC BLACK, a cursed antique shop, appearing in any time or space, soliciting customers it hungers to corrupt or devour. Before the Electric Black there was a traveling carnival of wonders, the Black Caravan. People flocked to its showed exhibitions to behold the weird inhabitants, as well as the forbidden, dark goods. Erebus Black, convoy leader and servant of the fabled Black Ledger, is instructed to swell their ranks and establish a new commune for these Children of the Moon. With his mysterious assistants, Julius, Tituba, and the Yellow Stranger, they bring their outlawed objects to a religiously fanatic Europe. The Inquisition rises to power, determined to snuff out old magics and destroy the Black Ledger, All is not what it seems and what we think of as good and evil are brought into question.

EVERGLADE ANGELS #2
Written Blake Northcott and Scott Lobdell and Illustrated by Roc Upchurch
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: May 20, 2020
After being attacked by masked assailants, team captain Gemma is abducted, and the girls discover she may have left behind a secret weapon. Injured, exhausted, and lost in the middle of nowhere, the Angels race against time to save their missing friend…but first, they’ll have to survive the Everglades. Cover illustration by Leila Leiz.

GRIT #1
Written by Brian Wickman and Illustrated by Kevin Castaniero
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
UPC: 85999000294100111
On Sale Date: May 13, 2020
When a routine troll hunting gig takes a gruesome turn, Old Man Barrow finds himself in the company of a wannabe doomsday cult. Just how’s he going to get out of this backwoods nightmare? Well, that axe ain’t just for show. GRIT is Southern-fried sword and sorcery and pulp fantasy adventure in the mold of The Witcher by way of Southern Bastards.

LOGGERHEAD: BLODDY BAYOU One Shot
Written and Illustrated by Bryan Silverbax
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: May 13, 2020
The world as we knew it changed after the last of the great wars leaving a large portion of North America a dead wasteland. It’s in that wasteland that tales of a monster only known as Loggerhead exist. Within this wasteland valuable elements and minerals have been unearthed creating a hotbed of illegal mining and overrun with scavengers. When some children find themselves endangered while witnessing an illegal scavenger mineral hunt a protector rises from the murky depths of the wasteland to exact retribution. Featuring covers by Bryan Silverbax and a special variant cover by Walter Ostlie (Metalshark Bro!).

NORTH BEND #3
Written by Ryan Ellsworth and Illustrated by Pablo De Bonis
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: May 27, 2020
DEA Agent Brendan Kruge receives his first MKUltra target, and the success of the job could mean life or death for Annie. But before the experiment can even begin, a surprise betrayal throws everything off the rails. Meanwhile, Jamie’s investigation takes her one step closer to discovering the clandestine CIA mind control program.

SCOOT! PRESENTS 2020
Written by Don Handfield and Illustrated by Rafael Loureiro and various
Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00
On Sale Date: May 6, 2020
Just One Dollar! The premiere of a new Young Adult imprint from Scout Comics. SCOOT promises to bring the best new talent and most outrageous adventures, whether it’s an epic space opera, slice of life, journey in the African wilderness, or a children’s fantasy story come to life. This debut PRIMER issue contains a special feature story of UNIKORN, written by Don Handfield (the Source, the Rift) and illustrated by Rafael Loureiro (The Mall). UNIKORN is the story of Maeve “Mae” Everhart as she inherits Percy, an old horse with a strange nub on his forehead. When the horse performs a ‘healing miracle’ and is declared a unicorn, crowds descend on her family farm, making Mae realize the world might not be ready for a magic horse just yet. Her heartbreaking and hopeful journey with this special animal becomes a story of family healing, community and discovery of the real magic inside us all. In addition, SCOOT PRIMER will feature a host of special previews of upcoming SCOOT imprint releases beginning in July 2020, including, LOOT by Don Handfield, Richard Rayner and K. Lynn Smith; SENGI AND TEMBO by great new talent, Giuseppe Falco; WILD BULL AND CHIPPER by Stabbity Bunny’s Richard Rivera; SOPHIA SATURN by K.J. Kaminski and Ben Herrera; and SOUSTREAM by 15 year old sensation Saida Woolf, and others.

STAR BASTARD TPB
Written by Andrew Clemson and Illustrated by Jethro Morales
Full Color, 144 pages, $19.99
Collecting all six issues of the foul-mouthed, over-the-top Sci-Fi romp, equal parts Red Dwarf and grain alcohol, STAR BASTARD follows a long-suffering mercenary crew as they stumble through the universe under the clumsy command of the loud, obnoxious (and invulnerable) Captain Greeves. Searching for clues to Greeves’ shadowy past, they leave a trail of lizard bounty hunters, angry alien empires and unpaid bar tabs in their wake.

VLAD DRACUL #1 (of 3)
Written by and Illustrated by Andrea Mutti
Full Color, 64 pages, $6.99
On Sale Date: May 20, 2020
Vlad Dracul II, the Impaler, the Son of the Dragon, was a Warlord, a Voivod, a Guardian Warrior, an iconic historical figure who was able to successfully strike fear into the hearts of the fearsome Ottoman Empire. Vlad is an epic story of love and war, a historical ride with rivers of blood, tears, swords and love and a discovery of a man that was, perhaps, the most famous warrior of his era that inspired the Dracula legends. This is the story of the man behind the myth.

WHITE ASH #5
Written by Charlie Stickney and Illustrated by Conor Hughes
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: May 13, 2020
Seth returns seeking vengeance. Will Katlyn pay the price for his earlier humiliation? As time runs out, Aleck tries to convince Lillian to join him in a rescue operation. And even if she says yes, will they be in time to save Katlyn? The penultimate issue of the first story arc. WHITE ASH is Romeo and Juliet meets Lord of the Rings…in rural Pennsylvania. 

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