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.


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( 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 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 Black Friday : News on ‘Imagine Agents,’ Black Friday, and an Exclusive Comic for ‘The Maze Runner

Imagine Agents TP

 Just in time for the holidays, we are excited to announce the December release of the Imagine Agents trade paperback. The book collects all four issues of the fun miniseries written by Brian Joines (Noble Causes) and illustrated by Bachan (Justice League, the upcoming Rocket Salvage) about a Men in Black-type agency tasked with keeping imaginary friends in line.

The Imagine Agents trade paperback ships from BOOM! Studios on December 17th under Diamond Order Code OCT141141 with a cover by Bachan. It retails for $14.99. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is November 17. To find their nearest comic book shop, fans can use or It’s also available for order directly from

BOOM! Studios Webstore’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
Black Friday Sale

Don’t get too full on all that turkey and canned cranberry sauce! BOOM! Studios is having a weekend-long Black Friday sale in its webstore! Starting on Thanksgiving Day November 27 through Sunday November 30, discounts can top out at 50% off if customers have 20 items in their cart! They’ll also find slashed prices on hardcovers and special items on Cyber Monday (December 1) only.

Paging Jack Burton Fans!
Big Trouble in Little China Tank Top

On Black Friday ONLY (November 28), an officially licensed Big Trouble in Little China tank top will be available for purchase in the BOOM! Store! (This tank top is just the tip of the iceberg—it’s the vanguard of a new, larger apparel program we’ll have more details to share with you at a later date!) You know what ol’ Jack Burton says about a deal like this? Have ya bought the tank top, Jack? Yessir, the tank top’s in the cart.
Featuring art by Emi Yonemura Brown, the tank top is the perfect complement for fans who are enjoying our current Big Trouble in Little China comic book series by Eric Powell and Brian Churilla!

An Exclusive BOOM! Studios Comic in ‘The Maze Runner’ Blu-ray

The Maze Runner Blu-ray
On December 16, fans who buy The Maze Runner Blu-ray will get a nice added bonus feature: a special-edition comic book that we created especially for the release! The comic contains two short stories:

The first story is “My Friend George,” written by the film’s director, Wes Ball, and writer, T.S. Nowlin, and illustrated by Marcus To (Hacktivist, Cyborg 009). This story was originally given out to attendees of The Maze Runner panel at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year.

The second tale is “Run Alone,” with a story by Ball and Nowlin, written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Hacktivist), and illustrated by To. Set before the events of the film, both stories combine to expand on the film’s universe and add enjoyment to the experience!

Based on the novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a 20th Century Fox film and stars Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, and Kaya Scodelario. It is rated PG-13. To pre-order the Blu-ray, visit