We’ve been having a lot of coverage of Booms! Lumberjanes this week, but the next hot book from Boom is likely to be The Woods by writer James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and artist Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade, Spera). The issue goes on sale on May 7, but before that retailers have been offered an an “unlockable” variant cover by Joe Eisma (Morning Glories). Retailers can order this cover in any ammount as long as they increase their orders on issue #1 by 20%.
As for The Woods itself, it sounds reminiscent of such classics as Drifting Classroom and Battle Royale:
In THE WOODS, an entire high school campus with over 500 students, teachers, and staff suddenly vanishes and reappears in the middle of an alien-looking wilderness next to a towering, mysterious obelisk. Left to fend for themselves in a hostile environment, the group tries to find out where they are, why they’re there, and how to get back home.
As a bonus here are the other variant covers for the issue
Cover A by Ramón Pérez
Cover B by Matthew Woodson (1 in 10 intermix)
Cover C by Paul Duffield (1 in 25 retailer incentive)