Oni Press Solicitations July 2023

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Here are the midsummer surprises Oni Press has in store — the July list of releases.

Rick and Morty will venture into the HEART OF RICKNESS this summer and face an Apocalypse…if not Now, then eventually. The Smith family finds themselves stranded on a primitive planet that seems to lack any technology Rick could use to repair their crashed ship. Little do they realize this IS an advanced civilization…it’s just been forcibly DE-advanced by a dictator who seems to resemble Rick. Find out more when the first of four issues is released July 12.

XINO #2 will be released in July. As we wrote previously, this second volume in Oni’s new sci-fi horror series will contain chillers by David and Maria Lapham, Alex Segura, François Vigneault, Artyom Trakhanov, Hagai Palevsky, Carson Thorn and Alissa Sallah. Details on the stories within are slight, but Oni hints at stories set in the prehistoric past, the dystopian future, and the equally dystopian present. Look for this one July 19.

Cullen Bunn’s LAMENTATION will finally conclude with issue 3 on July 12. There’s only one way for Jannifer and the other actors to escape the supernatural prison that is the Requiem Theatre — complete their first performance before a live audience. But is it that simple? Probably not. The issue also promises a “look at Oni’s next shocking horror sensation” which could mean a preview of the next Bunn GN, or something else entirely. The finale will be 48 pages long.

Finally, Nick Cagnetti’s PINK LEMONADE, one of Oni’s more hyped-up originals in recent months, gets its trade. All six issues will be collected in one 176-page volume. Other new trades include the full releases of ACTION JOURNALISM and UTOWN.

There’s more that we didn’t mention…check out Oni’s full list of July releases below.

 


 

Rick and Morty: Heart of Rickness #1 (of 4)

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AN ALL-NEW LIMITED SERIES ADVENTURE INTO RICK’S OWN HEART OF DARKNESS FROM MICHAEL MORECI (BARBARIC) & PRISCILLA TRAMONTANO (TRANSFORMERS)!

After Summer blows his cover, Rick flees a shady deal with space mobsters and ends up stranded with the kids on a planet mysteriously devoid of any technology they could use to repair the ship. When they’re intercepted by savage, furry loincloth-wearing versions of themselves, they discover technology has been forcibly removed from this society, along with their hopes for an easy escape. Will it be enough for Rick to find a way off planet, or does he also have to prove who’s the Rickest Rick of them all?

 


 

Rick and Morty #7

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ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! RICK & MORTY—BACK IN ACTION WITH AN ALL-NEW, 40-PAGE ADVENTURE!

Despite saving the world from near catastrophe and doing away with hyper tech bro Glug Vronsky, Rick and Morty aren’t out of the woods just yet! The Goldenfolds, Noelle, and a host of weird gods have escaped Anti Hala, and they seem kinda mad at Rick for sending them there. Can Noelle truly forgive Rick and Morty?! Will the Goldenfolds take over the world?! Are we asking too many questions?!

PLUS: An extra-added bonus story by Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Archer & Armstrong)!

 

 


 

XINO #2 (of 3)

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Meta-download #002 commence: Eisner-winning master cartoonist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) and co-writer Maria Lapham force our collective psyche into unrecognizable new dimensions in another thrilling installment of the mind-altering, sci-fi-bending anthology XINO! Award-winning and bestselling author Alex Segura (Secret Identity) and Zander Cannon (Kaijumax) embark on an intergalactic journey of revenge; up-and-coming creators Hagai Palevsky and illustrator Carson Thorn invert the work-life balance of corporate America; François Vigneault (Titan) and Artyom Trakhanov (First Knife) deliver bleeding-edge technology to Paleolithic man; and Alissa Sallah (Weeaboo) brings all-too-human nature to the barren landscape of Mars . . . Giddyup!

 


 

Lamentation #3

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In the terrifying conclusion to Cullen Bunn and Arjuna Susini’s tale of gothic horror, the cast of Razide’s Lament finally takes the stage, hoping their performance will release them from the haunted Requiem Theatre. But when the audience arrives and the mysterious Prince Razide is unmasked, they learn this premiere may cost much more than their freedom.

PLUS AN EXTRA-ADDED BONUS: Your first look at Oni’s next shocking horror sensation!

 


 

Pink Lemonade

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Mysterious past! Colorful costume! Altruistic outlook! Zippy motorcycle! And one very overactive imagination! Meet PINK LEMONADE—the new hero on the scene! She dreams of doing big things, but ultimately, she’ll settle for just helping where she can. But when Pink Lemonade accidentally crashes into the set of the next Rex Radical blockbuster, she’ll take an unexpected leap into the spotlight . . . and will soon find herself confronted by a series of increasingly threatening doppelgängers, extraterrestrial fanboys, and nefarious corporate machinations.

Collecting Pink Lemonade #1–6 in one complete volume!

 


 

Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu

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When their home is infested by eldritch terror, Rick Sanchez and the Smith family traverse a Lovecraftian hellscape to track down and defeat the big guy himself: CTHULHU. On their journey through Arkham and the realms beyond, they’re waylaid by literary monstrosities and the characters obsessed with them—fighting off hordes of fish-people, finding and losing love, battling sentient cosmic color, and taking potshots at ol’ HP along the way!

 


 

Action Journalism

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Action Journalism’s favorite intrepid reporter, Kate Kelly, is New Arcadia’s most trusted source for hard-hitting news. Always on the hunt for the next exclusive scoop, Kate and her trusty team infiltrate alien fleets, mad-scientist conventions, and fantasy kingdoms, all in search of the biggest stories the universe has to offer. But excitement seems to follow Kate everywhere as she keeps winding up in the middle of the story, risking it all to save the day! Action Journalism collects the fast-paced, genre-hopping series by Eric Skillman, Miklós Felvidéki, and Marianne Gusmão, as well as short stories with art by Ramón Pérez, Max Sarin, Erica Henderson, Jorge Coelho, and Dave Baker!

 


 

UTown

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UTown is the story of a seedy neighborhood that a cast of misfits call home. Samuel is a twenty-four-year-old self-described aspiring artist (but mostly a video store clerk) who’s doing his best to avoid adulthood. When gentrification shows up at his doorstep, he must face the fact that the town he grew up in is no longer his safe haven—and that he’s not ready to leave just yet. With no money and few options, it’s time for him to step up and prove his worth as a serious artist or keep on repeating old, toxic behaviors.

 


 

Mika and the Howler

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Meet Mika! Mika is a young explorer who faces familiar-yet-not-fully known objects and obstacles around her house. Today’s newest challenge? The “howler” that roams her living room and hallways sucking up dust bunnies—and even her socks! But the howler isn’t as dangerous as it appears, and young Mika is soon brave enough to face it. The first in a series of books for the youngest comics readers, enjoy the sweet, simple, and delightful Mika and the Howler.