BOOM! Box Gets Airborne with ‘Tyson Hesse’s Diesel’

BOOM! Box Gets Airborn with ‘Tyson Hesse’s Diesel’

Tyson Hesse's Diesel Main Cover

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel Main Cover by Tyson Hesse

Tyson Hesse's Diesel 10 Years Cover
Tyson Hesse’s Diesel 10 Years Cover by Lucy Knisley (full wraparound image shown)

Tyson Hesse's Diesel Incentive Cover
Tyson Hesse’s Diesel Incentive Cover by Yuko Ota

August 11, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, takes to the skies for adventure this September with Tyson Hesse’s Diesel. Hop aboard the airship Peacetowne as Tyson Hesse (Bravest Warriors, The Amazing World of Gumball) brings readers an original coming-of-age fantasy in the vein of Amulet and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle.

 In the series: Dee Diesel isn’t very good at anything. The daughter of the late Tungston Diesel, she has yet to live up to her father’s great reputation. Her rival has inherited control of her family’s airship and left Dee the only job she’s qualified for: working in a two-bit garage. But all that changes when a mysterious flying engine crashes into Dee’s life and takes her on a journey through the skies.

 “Tyson did an awesome job on covers for Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, and his work on The Amazing World of Gumball left us in stitches with his flair for characterization,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Diesel is his first original series, and it’s an incredible debut! You’ve got airship fights, robots, and a mysterious flying engine. At the same time, you also have the story of a young woman trying to find her place in the world while standing in her famous father’s shadow. Tyson has created a stunning new world that’s coming your way this September!”

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on September 9th with a main cover by series artist Tyson Hesse for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL151092. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Lucy Knisley (Age of License), and a retailer incentive cover by Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander).

 The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is August 17th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

 Please feel free to share this order form for your readers to take to their local comic book shop if they want to pre-order Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1.

Tyson Hesse's Diesel Order Form

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes to Archaia in ‘Toil and Trouble’

Something Wicked This Way Comes to Archaia in ‘Toil and Trouble’

Toil and Trouble Main Cover

Toil and Trouble Main Cover by Kyla Vanderklugt

Toil and Trouble 10 Years Cover
Toil and Trouble 10 Years Cover by Meredith McClaren (full wraparound image shown)

Toil and Trouble Incentive Cover
Toil and Trouble Incentive Cover by Haemi Jang

August 6, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, invites readers to look behind the scenes of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to see who wields the real power in the new, original limited series Toil and Trouble. Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and debut artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews reinvent the famous tragedy by putting the power in the hands of the three witches as they control the destiny of a king and the fate of Scotland.

 “Toil and Trouble takes the coolest parts of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and flips it around to show how these three powerful witches were pulling the strings the whole time,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Mairghread has crafted a story of three incredible women whose desires will shape a country’s destiny, and Kelly and Nichole infuse that story with beautiful, lush artwork crackling with magic. I think even the Bard himself would co-sign this.”

The three Fates—Riata, Cait, and Smertae—have always been guiding and protecting Scotland unseen, indirectly controlling the line of kings according to the old religion. When there is a disagreement in the sisterhood, Riata and Smertae will use men as pawns, and Smertae will direct Macbeth to a crown he was never meant to have.

“[Toil and Trouble is] a gorgeously drawn story of a battle for ancient Scotland, that is secretly watched over by three feuding witches and their familiars,” tweeted writer Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Secret Six), who got to read an advance copy. “Absolutely one of my favorite new books. I can’t wait for the next issue, it feels like a TOP-NOTCH fantasy novel, but with adorable art.”

Toil and Trouble #1 (of 6) (formerly The Third Witch) arrives in comic shops on September 2nd with a main cover by Kyla Vanderklugt (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL151089. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Meredith McClaren, and a retailer incentive cover by Haemi Jang (Clive Barker’s Next Testament).

 The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is August 10th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! Fans can print out, fill in, and bring in the order form below to their local comic shop. (Please note that most shops will require payment in advance.) It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

Toil and Trouble Order Form

 ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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Archaia Presents Final Installment of ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths’

Archaia Presents Final Installment of ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths’

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3 Cover by Brian Froud

August 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) Archaia, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years, are pleased to announce the third and final installment in the exciting prequel to The Dark Crystal film, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3, from writer Matthew Dow Smith (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) and returning artist Alex Sheikman.

 This beautiful hardcover also features behind-the-scenes photos and concept sketches from The Jim Henson Company Archives documenting how the puppet design of one creature that never made it into the film was adapted and brought to life on the comic page.

Archaia has had the joy of working with The Jim Henson Company for many years now, and revealing the prequel to The Dark Crystal has been a great honor,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik. “The world of The Dark Crystal is incredibly rich and detailed, and being able to dive into the history and lore of the Skeksis and Gelfling has been amazing. We’re very excited for readers to see how it all ends—and how it all begins.”

Following the events of the Great Conjunction, the once-powerful Urskeks have been split into two separate beings: the Skeksis and the Mystics. As the aftermath of the Great Conjunction wreaks havoc upon the Gelfling tribes, the Gelfling may have no choice but to rely upon the one race offering aid: the Skeksis.

Archaia’s Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3 hardcover arrives in comic shops on September 2nd and in bookstores September 8th with a cover price of $24.99 under Diamond code JUL151086. The cover is illustrated by legendary conceptual artist Brian Froud.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is August 10th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

 ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

 About The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and Pajanimals as well as the new series Doozers, a CG animated preschool series. Features include the upcoming Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask. Television productions include Fraggle Rock, the sci-fi cult series Farscape, and the reality competition Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.

 With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring “Puppet-Up! – Uncensored,” a live puppet improvisational show.

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BOOM!’s Road to San Diego Comic-Con Announcement #9: BOOM! Box Presents New ‘Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory’ Collection

BOOM!’s Road to San Diego Comic-Con Announcement #9:
BOOM! Box Presents New ‘Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory’ Collection

Cyanide & Happiness Stab Factory

Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory Cover by Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker,
and Dave McElfatrick

July 6, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory, the second C&H trade paperback from the publisher. From creators Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick, the book contains a hand-picked collection of strips that have run on their site, explosm.net, the short Bedtime Stories for Good Children, and also features the debut of 30, bonus, never-before-seen comics .

 As one of the most popular and successful webcomics online, Cyanide & Happiness consistently offers a humorous, tongue-in-cheek look at life in the form of stick figures. Generating over a million hits a week, the webcomic is one of the longest-lasting strips on the internet, attracting fans with its controversial nature, dark humor, and funny depictions of seemingly inappropriate topics.

Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory is the second collection published by BOOM! Box. Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo was published last Fall and is available wherever books are sold. Stab Factory will arrive in comic shops and bookstores  this November. Further details will be available closer to the release date.

 ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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Alyssa Milano and Archaia Set to Debut a New Installment of ‘Hacktivist’

.sve_urs3lf Returns, No One is Safe
Alyssa Milano and Archaia Set to Debut a New Installment of ‘Hacktivist’

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (of 6) Main Cover by Marcus To

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 Main Cover by Marcus To

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 Variant Cover by Marcus To

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 Variant Cover by Marcus To

July 2, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the next installment of high-stakes danger in the hacker community with Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1, debuting this July. The team behind the critically acclaimed limited series is back as actress/activist Alyssa Milano teams up once again with writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Official Graphic Novel Prelude), and artist Marcus To (New Warriors, Red Robin) for a new limited series that pits hacker against hacker.

“We’re living in a time when the inherent possibilities and dangers of the digital world grow more consequential every day,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “The first Hacktivist series only scratched the surface of using social media as a catalyst for change, and this new series will dive even deeper into the very grey world of hackers. We’re very excited to have the entire team Hacktivist back.”

“I’m so happy to be able to continue to explore these special characters, their partnership, their friendship and their hacktivism,” said Milano. “It was great to work with this unbelievable team again and I can’t wait for readers to experience this next chapter.”

It’s been six months since Tunis. Nate Graft’s life was turned upside-down after his best friend Ed Hiccox died, but he’s since pulled things together and is now in charge of VIGIL, the front line of America’s ongoing cyber operations. Just when things are starting to gain some semblance of control, YourLife, the government, and Nate come under attack by a new breed of hacker…who call themselves .sve_urs3lf. Using Nate and Ed’s former handle, they want to know the truth of what happened in Tunis, and they’re calling for blood. Nate’s blood.

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (of 6) arrives in comic shops on July 29th with a main cover by series artist Marcus To for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY151082. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Sonny Liew (Dr. Fate, Jim  Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches), and a retailer incentive cover by Marcus To.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 6th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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BOOM!’s Road to San Diego Comic-Con Announcement #6: BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands Announce New ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Comics

MMPR SDCC Red Ranger

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive
Red Ranger Cover by Goñi Montes

June 30, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – It’s Morphin Time! Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands are excited to announce a partnership to produce new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics, starting with a set of six exclusive, one-page comics that will debut at San Diego Comic-Con in July. The comics will be based on Saban’s iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series.

Premiering in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a live-action children’s television series about a group of ordinary teenagers who “morphed” into superheroes to save the world from evil. Each Ranger was identifiable by their individual Ranger colors: Jason the Red Ranger, Zack the Black Ranger, Trini the Yellow Ranger, Billy the Blue Ranger, and Kimberly the Pink Ranger. A sixth member, Tommy the Green Ranger, joined later in the series. Since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted, Saban’s Power Rangers series has continued airing, now in its 22nd season, Power Rangers Dino Charge. BOOM!’s comic series will focus exclusively on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and appeal especially to those super fans who grew up watching the show in the ‘90s.

“At least half of the team here at BOOM! grew up with Power Rangers, so having the opportunity to expand the legacy of this pop-culture icon is a dream come true,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We have big, big plans that will build on the core universe of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. We can’t give too much away just yet, but the story we’re kicking off with is vast in scope. Fans of BOOM! know we treat the existing properties we collaborate on with a focus on authenticity and quality. That’s the same sensibility we’re applying here. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have an awesome fan base and we can’t wait to show them how much fun we’re having.”

“BOOM! Studios has developed an awesome new collection of Power Rangers comics,” said Mary Rafferty, Senior Vice President of U.S. Consumer Products for Saban Brands. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which launched as a global sensation more than two decades ago, is such a special part of the Power Rangers franchise. We are excited to share the classic story of these original Power Rangers in a brand-new way.”

The initiative kicks off July 8th at San Diego Comic-Con, where BOOM! Studios will be exhibiting at booth #2229. The publisher will have an assortment of six double-sided, one-page comics in blind bag packaging available for sale. Each comic will focus on one Power Ranger and feature a pin-up image by Spectrum-nominated artist Goñi Montes (RoboCop) on one side, and a one-page comic written by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Witchblade) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) on the other side. The six comics are designed to be read as individual parts or can be stitched together to form one full story.

Details of the forthcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series will be released at a later date.

ABOUT SABAN’S POWER RANGERS

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

ABOUT SABAN BRANDS

Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) acquires and develops a world-class portfolio of properties in the entertainment and lifestyle sectors. SB applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, media, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail to markets worldwide and consumers of all ages. Saban Brands Entertainment Group (SBEG) develops innovative branded content that resonates with consumers across all media platforms. SBEG’s growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Julius Jr., Popples, Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia, La Banda, Emojiville and others in development. Saban Brands Lifestyle Group (SBLG) drives major expansion within the company’s diverse portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties. SBLG’s portfolio currently includes Paul Frank, Macbeth, Mambo and Piping Hot. SB operates a global network of offices in Los Angeles, New York, London and Sydney. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

BOOM!’s Road to San Diego Comic-Con Announcement #1: Michael Keaton to Star in and Produce ‘Imagine Agents’ at Fox

BOOM!’s Road to San Diego Comic-Con Announcement #1: Michael Keaton to Star in and Produce 

‘Imagine Agents’ at Fox
Imagine Agents TP

 Imagine Agents TP Cover by Khary Randolph

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – As announced on The Hollywood Reporter, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to reveal that Michael Keaton (Birdman, Batman) will star in and produce a film adaptation at 20th Century Fox of the comic series Imagine Agents, created by Brian Joines.

Written by Joines (Krampus) and illustrated by Bachan (Rocket Salvage), Imagine Agents is the story of two agents who work for clandestine organization I.M.A.G.I.N.E. to keep kids’ imaginary friends under control. Little do they know that an abandoned “friend” from long ago is about to disrupt the status quo and turn everything upside down. The series was published from October 2013 to January 2014, with a collected edition released in December 2014.

Imagine Agents has been the most rewarding project I’ve worked on and the fact it’s going to be a movie with Michael Keaton, whose work had a huge impact on my teenaged years and indirectly played a role in my decision to become a writer, is just a mind-blowing continuation of that reward,” said Joines.

BOOM! has a first-look feature film deal at 20th Century Fox that includes first-dollar gross on films based on any of its comics, which the publisher splits with its creators.

BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie will produce the film with Keaton and Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar. President of Development Stephen Christy will executive produce with Anonymous Content’s Eli Selden. Senior Vice President of Film Adam Yoelin will co-produce in cooperation with Anonymous Content’s Ashley Zalta.

Keaton, best known for his roles in Beetlejuice and Batman,  is coming off his award-nominated performance as washed-up superhero actor Riggan Thomson in New Regency Pictures’ Birdman and is currently filming The Founder, a biopic about Ray Kroc, the founder of the McDonald’s fast-food chain.

 ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

‘The Spire’ Looms Large, a New Limited Series from the Creative Team Behind ‘Six-Gun Gorilla,’ Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely

‘The Spire’ Looms Large, a New Limited Series from the Creative Team

Behind ‘Six-Gun Gorilla,’ Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely

 The Spire #1 Main Cover by Jeff Stokely

 The Spire #1 Main Cover by Jeff Stokely

The Spire #1 Jackpot Cover by Aaron Conley

The Spire #1 Jackpot Cover by Aaron Conley

The Spire #1 10 Years Cover by Rob Guillory (full wraparound image shown)

The Spire #1 10 Years Cover by Rob Guillory (full wraparound image shown)

The Spire #1 Incentive Cover by David LaFuente

 The Spire #1 Incentive Cover by David LaFuente

 June 5, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – The top cop of a sprawling structure with over a million inhabitants has a triple homicide on her hands—and a new boss who can’t stand her. That’s the premise behind The Spire, a new limited series from Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely, the team that created the critically acclaimed BOOM! Studios series Six-Gun Gorilla. The duo reunites to create a murder-mystery set in a fantastical apocalyptic future in the vein of East of West and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.

 “Si and Jeff are an unstoppable team and a powderkeg of ideas,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “After Six-Gun Gorilla, we absolutely had to bring them back for an encore. This team has endless imagination and a pure joy for the medium; The Spire is a genre-defying manifestation of what they stand for creatively. I couldn’t be more proud or excited about a series we’re publishing.”

 The Spire is a mountain of metal and stone that rises from the toxic nowherelands; a city of twisting tunnels, grinding elevators, ancient machinery, and home to over one million human and non-human residents. Shå, the only citizen of her species, is Commander of the Watch: responsible for keeping order despite the racist views of those around her. When a string of grisly murders occurs on the eve of the new Baroness’s coronation, Shå is tasked with bringing the killer to justice… and picking apart the wider mysteries tangled around the crime. But the city’s new ruler seems sets to usher in a more xenophobic age, and Shå swiftly finds she has far more than one enemy at her back…

 Praise for The Spire #1:

 The Spire is fantastic! Naked imagination + actual naked people = I’m in.” – Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man)

 “Devoured The Spire by Spurrier and Stokely. Fantasy that’s hard like Perdido Street Station, soft like Labyrinth, and weird like both. STRONG!” – Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine)

 “Great police procedural in a world worthy of and reminiscent of Miyazaki.” – Paul Cornell (Doctor Who)

 “Read and loved The Spire #1 from [Spurrier] and [Stokely]—art, color, story, all a cut above. Really beautiful book. Pre-order this.” – Brian Wood (Rebels, Moon Knight)

 The Spire by [Spurrier] and [Stokely] is fantastic! Don’t miss out—pre-order now!” – Jeff Lemire (Descender, Hawkeye)

 “Okay, I got to read an advance copy of The Spire, written by by [Spurrier]. Holy crap. This thing is an EPIC.” – Gail Simone (Swords of Sorrow, Red Sonja)

 The Spire #1 (of 8) arrives in comic shops on July 1st with an oversized 28 pages of story and a main cover by series artist Jeff Stokely for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY151076. Also available in a limited quantity are a Jackpot variant cover by Aaron Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman), a 10 Years incentive cover by Rob Guillory (Chew), and a retailer incentive cover by David LaFuente (Batman Eternal).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is June 8th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

 ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

BOOM! Studios
Twitter = @boomstudios
Facebook = facebook.com/BOOMStudiosComics
Instagram = boom_studios
Tumblr = boomstudios.tumblr.com

Creators
Simon Spurrier
Twitter = @sispurrier

Jeff Stokely
Twitter = @JeffStokely

‘Lumberjanes’ Trade Paperback Goes to Fifth Printing; Live-Action Movie Announced

‘Lumberjanes’ Trade Paperback Goes to Fifth Printing; Live-Action Movie Announced 

 Arcadia #1 2nd Print Cover

 Lumberjanes Vol. 1 TP Cover by Noelle Stevenson

 June 1, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) – Holy Mae Jemison! BOOM! Studios is thrilled to announce that the first four printings of the Lumberjanes Volume 1 trade paperback have sold out at the distributor level in just seven weeks of release. The publisher is rushing back to press for a fifth printing of the collection that debuted at #7 on The New York Times Best Sellers list for paperback graphic books. In total, over 65,000 copies of the trade paperback have been sold into comic book stores, bookstores, and book club fairs.

 Comic book fans should bear in mind that earlier printings of the Lumberjanes Volume 1 trade paperback may still be found at the local comic shop or bookstore nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
Adding fuel to this latest sellout, 20th Century Fox has optioned the film rights to Lumberjanes as a live-action movie. BOOM! Studios will produce the film, led by Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie (2 Guns) and President of Development Stephen Christy. Senior Vice President of Film Adam Yoelin (2 Night Stand) will co-produce.

The Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated Lumberjanes was co-created by BOOM! Studios Editor Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and New York Times Best Selling web cartoonist Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), with main series artist Brooke Allen (A Home For Mr. Easter). The series focuses on five, rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not going to let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! As part of BOOM!’s partnership model, the creators will share equally in all aspects of the publisher’s first-look deal with Fox.

 “The entire team is excited for the opportunity to expose the comic to a wider audience and legions of young hardcore lady-types everywhere,” said Watters, Ellis, Stevenson, and Allen in a joint statement.
Stevenson added, “Read our book! They’re making a movie so it’s probably good, right?”

In searching for the ideal screenwriter for Lumberjanes, Producers Richie, Christy, and Yoelin went out to over 30 screenwriters before 20th Century Fox Senior Vice President of Development Kira Goldberg nominated Will Widger, screenwriter of The Munchkin, a highlight of the 2014 Black List, which details the best unproduced Hollywood screenplays every year. Goldberg bought the pitch and will develop the project for the studio working with Creative Executive Ryan Jones.

“I could not be more excited to start working on a Lumberjanes movie,” Richie said. “Shannon, Grace, Noelle, and Brooke have created a wonderful comic for everyone. Bringing a faithful adaptation to the screen and exposing even more potential fans to the amazing characters of Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley is something I can’t wait to dive into with the team at Fox.”

The Lumberjanes Volume 1 trade paperback will be back in print shortly and carries a retail price of $14.99 with a Diamond Code of FEB151172 and an ISBN of 978-1608866878.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

BOOM! Studios
Twitter = @boomstudios
Facebook = facebook.com/BOOMStudiosComics
Instagram = boom_studios
Tumblr = boomstudios.tumblr.com

Creators
Lumberjanes = @Lumberjanes
Shannon Watters = @shanito
Grace Ellis = @gracecellis
Noelle Stevenson = @Gingerhazing
Brooke Allen = @BrookeAAllen