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Friday, May 01, 2015
CRITICS DEFY THE FIRST RULE OF 'FIGHT CLUB 2'
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a
solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique
storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an
industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and
creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In
addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller,
Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and
Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams,
and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful
properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo.
Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher
in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of
both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.
GLOBAL YAOI PUBLISHER SuBLime LAUNCHES THE ROMANTIC COMEDY MANGA SERIES LOVE STAGE!!
Average Guy With A Family Full Of Celebrities Dreams Only Of Becoming A
Manga Creator Until Romance Intervenes And Catapults Him Back Into The
Life Of A Cute Actor He Knows From Childhood
San Francisco, CA, May 1, 2015 – SuBLime,
the leading global yaoi manga publisher in the English language, is
proud to announce the launch of the romantic comedy LOVE STAGE!! on May
yaoi manga series by noted creators Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou will be
released in print and digital and is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers.
Individual print volumes will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN.
A digital version of LOVE STAGE will also be available for an MSRP of $5.99 U.S. each and will offer fans digital access to all volumes in two ways on SuBLimeManga.com
– a DRM-free downloadable PDF that is viewable on any enabled eReader
device and computer as well as via the online manga viewer found on the
his family is packed with famous celebrities, Izumi Sena is just your
average guy. Currently a college student, he is a huge otaku with
aspirations of becoming a manga creator. But one day he gets roped into
filming a TV commercial and meets hot young actor Ryoma Ichijo. Could
this be the same boy he starred in a commercial with over ten years
STAGE!! has been adapted into a drama CD as well as a popular
10-episode anime series that is available both on DVD and via streaming
in the U.S. The creators of the manga also publish doujinshi
(independent comics) under the name "Kozouya.” Fans can find out more
about Eiki Eiki and illustrator Taishi Zaou at their website, http://www.kozouya.com/.
have been very excited for this release ever since we first announced
during our manga panel at last year’s YaoiCon plans to publish LOVE
STAGE!!,” says SuBLime Editor Jennifer LeBlanc. “The series’ creators,
Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou, are renowned among legions of yaoi and shojo
manga fans for their collaborative works and we are thrilled to debut
their first title for the SuBLime imprint!”
Eiki Eiki is the creator of numerous yaoi and shojo manga. Her previous English-language releases include Train★Train, Millennium Prime Minister, and The Art of Loving.
Manga illustrator Taishi Zaou’s works have been published in English, French, and German. Her previous English-language releases include Green Light, Fevered Kiss, Living For Tomorrow, Mysterious Love, and Electric Hands.
is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher that presents
English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality
titles. SuBLime offers titles digitally worldwide available at www.SuBLimeManga.com, with many available in download-to-own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.
2015 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY WITH EXCITING SHONEN JUMP AND PERFECT SQUARE SAMPLERS
Support Local Comics Retailers On May 2nd And Receive
Two FREE Samplers Featuring POKÉMON, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE And YU-GI-OH!
VIZ Media announces its participation in the 2015 Free Comic Book Day with a special FREEShonen Jump manga (graphic novel) sampler featuring action-packed previews of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 - PHANTOM BLOOD and YU-GI-OH! The company’s all-ages Perfect Square imprint also participates with a FREE POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y manga sampler highlighting the latest series from the venerable hit entertainment brand.
Scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd
at thousands of retail locations nationwide, Free Comic Book Day is an
annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book
industry to bring new readers of all ages and interests into independent
comic book stores. Free Comic Book Day began in 2002 and is coordinated
by the industry's single largest distributor, Diamond Comic
Distributors. Readers can visit freecomicbookday.com to find a local participating retailer in their area.
VIZ Media participates this year as a Gold Level Sponsor and offers two FREE exclusive releases (available while supplies last).
VIZ MEDIA SHONEN JUMP FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 SAMPLER
out the kinetic action of two smash hit titles from VIZ Media’s Shonen
Jump imprint – JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and YU-GI-OH!
Dive into the paranormal action saga, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens), by creator Hirohiko Araki. The legendary mangaseries
is now available in English for the first time, in a deluxe hardcover
edition featuring color pages and newly-drawn cover art! JOJO’S BIZARRE
ADVENTURE is a groundbreaking title, famous for its outlandish
characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of
the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against
evil! Don’t miss the print debut of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 - PHANTOM BLOOD, Volume 2 on May 5th; MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN.
Manga creator Kazuki
Takahashi’s famed series, YU-GI-OH! (rated ‘T’ for Teens) depicts the
fantastic adventures of tenth-grader Yugi, a boy who always had his head
in some game – until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian
artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the
pharaohs! Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of
Games, and challenges evildoers to the Shadow Games...weird games with
high stakes and high risks! Catch the print debut of the latest
YU-GI-OH! 3-in-1 omnibus edition, Volume 2, on May 5th; MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN.
PERFECT SQUARE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 SAMPLER
Sample the action, exotic locales and imaginative characters of the latest POKÉMON ADVENTURES manga series – POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y – based on the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
video games and the newest story arc for the popular entertainment
property to join Perfect Square’s expansive catalog of POKÉMON manga and
In POKÉMON ADVENTURES X•Y (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) some of your favorite Pokémon game characters jumpout of the screen and into the pages of this action-packed comic! The new series is written by Hidenori Kusaka with artwork by Satoshi Yamamoto. Legendary
Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal’s battle against each other is destroying
Vaniville Town. Can X and Y save the town and its residents?!Also catch a special bonus mini-feature of the original Pokémon ADVENTURES series as well as Pokémon ADVENTURES BLACK & WHITE!
For information on other all-ages titles available from the Perfect Square imprint, please visit: www.perfectsquare.com.
For more information on Shonen Jump and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit: www.viz.com.
April 30th, 2015 New York, NY Today,
comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform,
announced the latest way to spread the love of comics with the launch of
comiXology’s Refer-A-Friend program
an all-new initiative for fans to benefit when they share their love
of comics, graphic novels, and manga. Comic fans using comiXology’s
Refer-A-Friend program will receive a $5 eGift card for each new friend
they refer, and that friend will receive a special $5 coupon to use on
their first purchase of $10 or more.
“ComiXology’s mission is to
make every person on the planet a comics fan,” said comiXology
co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Many of our customers embrace
this mission, and our Refer-a-Friend program rewards them for spreading
the love of comics. Introduce a friend to a great comic, graphic novel
or manga, and earn money towards buying more for yourself.”
To earn credits, comiXology fans just need to follow these simple steps:
Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms. About comiXology ComiXology, an Amazon.com,
Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and
graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics
platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun
than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms
the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience,
helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012
and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the
broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers and
independent creators as well comiXology will not stop until everyone
on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is
based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.
With Two Vinyl Releases Of the Soundtrack Planned For The Summer
(April 30, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – On May 19th, Varèse Sarabande will release two albums of music from Temple Street Production's hit series ORPHAN BLACK,
the original soundtrack featuring songs by Tears For Fears, Meredith
Brooks and the “Theme From Orphan Black” by Two Fingers, as well as the
original score album composed by Trevor Yuile (BEING ERICA, BILLABLE
HOURS). In addition, a 1,000-unit picture disc of the soundtrack album
will be exclusively available at Hot Topic on July 24, 2015. A regular
vinyl release of the soundtrack album is planned for a late summer
release. The Varèse Sarabande deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment
on behalf of Temple Street Productions.
the creation of the show, music has helped us paint each clone into a
distinct, layered world,” described show co-creator and executive
producer Graeme Manson. “I always write with music playing, and
procrastinate by keeping extensive character playlists. These were
shared with Tatiana, who also uses playlists to find the particular
grooves of her clones.”
Sarah (Tatiana Maslany)
is a streetwise outsider, currently on the run from a bad relationship
and painfully separated from her own daughter. When an eerily lookalike
stranger commits a shocking suicide right in front of her, Sarah sees a
potential solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman’s
identity and clearing out her bank account. But instead, she stumbles
headlong into a kaleidoscopic thriller mystery, and soon uncovers an
earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. As Sarah searches for answers,
she soon learns there are more like her out there, genetically identical
individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances. And someone is
trying to kill them off, one by one.
continued, “Of our British Invasion characters, Sarah and Mrs. S
provided two generations of punk aesthetic, while Felix brought heavy
eyeliner and a New Romanic flavour. Cosima's dubsteppy electronica grew
organically from an imagined ravey West Coast past.”
working with our licensing partner Striker Entertainment, we've been
able to explore creative and unique ways to reach our fans and extend
the Orphan Black brand beyond the small screen," commented,John
Young, Managing Director of Temple Street Productions. "We're excited
to team up with Varèse Sarabande on this incredible new venture.”
soundtrack album includes songs like Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch”, famously
lip-synched to by soccer-mom Alison who is generally represented by 90s
pop, Daniel Romano’s “When I Was Abroad”, which plays when Helena
breaks someone’s finger in the bar, Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels”
played when Felix prepares for his date with the morgue-worker, and of
course the “Theme From Orphan Black” by Two Fingers.
second album features composer Trevor Yuile’s Canadian Screen
Award-winning original score. “I started with Sarah in the early
episodes, everything was derived from her original palette,” Yuile
described. “If you listen closely, not only do the clones have their
own themes and palettes, but I often borrow from one and bring it to
another (depending on the scene) but they are all related, there’s a
little Sarah in Helena, a little Helena in Alison, an so on.”
Trevor Yuile practically thinks in music. For him, music provides the
emotional glue that connects the inner world of each character with the
audience. Thus, a great music soundtrack is all about communicating the
heart of the story in as efficient, but artful way as possible.
A few of Yuile’s TV credits include 2 seasons of King (Showcase), four
seasons of Being Erica (CBC, BBC, ABC Soapnet, in 27 countries) as well
as three seasons of Billable Hours (Showcase). As a songwriter for
Universal EMI/BMI and Maple Records, Trevor has had songs featured
Grey’s Anatomy, and The Ghost Whisperer. He also has writing credits for Disney Canada's Harriet the Spy, and CBC's How do you Solve a Problem Like Maria.
His sound is often characterized by innovative pairings of instruments,
and beautiful melody lines. He boldly integrates differing styles and
genres of music to achieve exciting new results and has arranged for
practically every kind of ensemble, real or virtual.
original concept was to attempt to do an electronica type of score
using mainly organic instruments. Either sampled or resampled, but to
try and keep the original signal purely organic. From there, effecting
or processing the samples as we needed,” Yuile explained. “It has come
quite far from that original idea. But the thought was to allow it to
become anything over time, like it was having its own sense of
Season Three of ORPHAN BLACK is currently airing on BBC America and SPACE in Canada (Saturdays 9/8C). The ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Soundtrack and ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Score, both on Varèse Sarabande, will be available digitally and on CD on May 19, 2015.
ORPHAN BLACK – Original Television Soundtrack Track List
1. Theme From Orphan Black (Two Fingers)
2. Rain Of Gold (Young Empires) – Featured in episode one, season one
3. It Ain't You (The Ettes) – Featured in episode three, season one
4. Earthforms (Matthew Dear) – Featured in episode three, season one
5. Mon Ton Ton (Humans) – Featured in episode four, season one
6. Shuggie (Foxygen)
7. Bitch (Meredith Brooks) – Featured in episode eight, season one
8. Blame Fiction (The Belle Game) – Featured in episode ten, season one
9. Live In The Bedroom (Tim Moxam) – Featured in episode three, season two
10. Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears) - Featured in episode five, season two
11. Crazy (Diana Salvatore) - Featured in episode six, season two
12. When I Was Abroad (Daniel Romano) - Featured in episode six, season two
13. West End Sky (Elliott Brood) - Featured in episode six, season two
14. Love Is All Around (The Troggs) - Featured in episode seven, season two
JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE DIGITAL RELEASE BEGINS ON COMIXOLOGY MAY 5TH
YOUNG ADULT ZOMBIE SURVIVAL SERIES AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON COMIXOLOGY
PORTLAND, OR April 22nd,
2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher,
announced today the weekly digital chapter release on ComiXology of
their upcoming young adult zombie survival graphic novel, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Book 1: A Brave is Brave, by writers Greg Smith and Michael Tanner, and artist Zach Lehner. The 6-part weekly digital chapter release will begin May 5th and continue every week through June 9th, before the full physical release as a hardcover graphic novel on July 8th.
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse
follows the young scouts of Tribe 65, returning from a camping trip to
find swarms of bloodthirsty zombies have overrun their town, bringing
death and destruction everywhere they go. With their families missing
and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use of all their
scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of
the world. Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Book 1: A Brave is Brave is the beginning of an exciting new young adult graphic novel series that is one part Goonies and one part The Walking Dead. Full of zombies, adventure and handy tips for wilderness survival!
Oni Press is excited to be working with the creative team of Greg Smith, Michael Tanner and Zach Lehner on this title. Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Book 1: A Brave is Brave is poised to launch a much needed alternative to The Walking Dead
for younger fans. Retailers, parents and comic book fans will be able
to introduce young adults to comics through a relatable story and
characters that still manage to thrill and entertain older readers.
About Oni Press
Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.
Gary Friedrich, Michael Golden, Gerhard, Ethan Van Sciver Highlight Artist Alley At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, May 22-24
Ken Lashley, Renee Witterstaetter, Danny Fingeroth Also Headline Lineup At America’s Center
ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2015 - Gary Friedrich ("Ghost Rider," "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos"), Michael Golden ("Daredevil," "Hulk"), Gerhard (“Cerebus”), Ethan Van Sciver ("Justice League," “Batman”), Ken Lashley ("Superman," "JLA") and Renee Witterstaetter ("She-Hulk," "Avengers"), Danny Fingeroth
(“Spider-Man,” “The Avengers”) headline the roster of comics artists and
writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, May 22-24
at America’s Center. It is the third trip to St. Louis for Wizard
World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the eleventh event on the 2015 Wizard
World Comic Con calendar.
Others in Artist Alley include Jim Mahfood (“Miami Vice: Remix,” "Clerks"), Jeff Butler (“Badger,” “Green Hornet”), John A. Russo ("Night of the Living Dead”), Tom Cook ("He-Man," "She-Ra") and Stuart Sayger ("Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night," "Machete").
addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis attendees
will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking
Dead” comic, drawn by a top Wizard World artist. Comics will be issued
at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an
additional black & white sketch version.
Celebrities attending include George Romero (Director - Night of the Living Dead), Christian Kane (“The Librarians,” “Leverage”), Naomi Grossman (“American Horror Story”), Joey Lawrence (“Melissa & Joey,” “Blossom”), Tara Reid (American Horror Story, Sharknado), Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon a Time,” “Breaking Bad”), B.J. Britt (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Being Mary Jane”), Rick Cosnett (“The Flash”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Guardians of the Galaxy).
World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to
celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels,
cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming,
original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con
St. Louis show hours are Friday, May 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 23, 10
a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizd.me/PR) produces Comic Cons and pop
culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in
pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic
novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles,
contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes
place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions,
costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard
World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership
with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM),
and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans
can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
Instagram and other social media services.
Celebrate comics with SAVAGE DRAGON LEGACY #1 and enter to win a Mark Millar appearance for your store
Saturday, May 2, in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, comics fans new
and old will enjoy a free issue of SAVAGE DRAGON LEGACY #1 by Erik
Larsen and a free issue of Top Cow/Image Comics’ TALES OF HONOR by Matt
Hawkins and Linda Sejic when they visit any participating local comic book shop,
while supplies last. In addition, retailers will have an opportunity to
compete for an all-expenses-paid Mark Millar signing for their store.
writer Mark Millar is challenging comic book retailers to get their
staff in the Millarworld spirit with a very special FCBD competition.
Comic book stores who send photos of their staff dressed as Millarworld
characters to email@example.com
by midday GMT on Friday, May 8 will be entered for a chance to win a
Mark Millar appearance at your store! The winner will be announced by
Monday, May 11th and Millar will appear by plane, train, or
automobile—at his expense—to sign at the winning store later this year.
an enormous variety of characters to choose from, including Hit-Girl,
Kick-Ass, Nemesis, The Fox (WANTED), Chloe and Lady Liberty (JUPITER'S
LEGACY), Duke McQueen, and, most recently, Corbin and Danny from
CHRONONAUTS, you can really get your creative juices flowing!
FCBD appearances Image Comics creators:
Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) ACME 4 at Samurai Comics 1120 S. Country Club Drive #107 Mesa, AZ 85210 www.samuraicomics.com
Ryan Cady (WITCHBLADE CASE FILES), Ken Kristensen (TODD THE UGLIEST KID), Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN), Brian Haberlin (SPAWN) The Comic Bug Culver City Teen Center 4153 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 www.thecomicbug.com
Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON), Matt Hawkins (TALES OF HONOR) Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff Oak Grove Plaza Shopping Center 2980 Treat Blvd Concord, CA 94518 http://www.flyingcolorscomics.com
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (FCBD): Celebrate
& discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day!
Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day
is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across
North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free
to anyone who comes into their shops! For more information and
particpating locations go to http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS Image
Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a
collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become
one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image
currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd
McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major
houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline,
Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in
nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science
fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction,
humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium
today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
Frank J. Barbiere and Christopher Peterson Explore the End with Their New BOOM! Studios Series 'Broken World'
Broken World #1 Main Cover by Christopher Peterson
Broken World #1 10 Years Incentive Cover by Frazer Irving (full wraparound image shown)
Broken World #1 Incentive Cover by Christian Ward
April 29, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the June debut of Broken World, a new sci-fi thriller and survival adventure series from Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, Avengers World) and Christopher Peterson (Grindhouse, Mayday). Broken World explores the lives of people left behind on the last days of Earth, perfect for fans of Y: The Last Man or The Massive.
“It’s hard not to fall in love with a well-crafted survival story,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon.
“From zombie viruses to post-apocalyptic wastelands, we all love to
cheer for the last survivors. For BROKEN WORLD, Frank and Christopher
have created an intense, riveting story about a woman who chooses to
live on in a world facing an extinction-level event from the stars.”
a meteor days away from causing an extinction-level event on Earth,
time is running out for Elena Marlowe. While most of the planet’s
population and her family were approved by the government to escape on
one of the giant spaceships headed to another planet, her application
was denied due to her mysterious past. With the meteor fast approaching,
Elena tries desperately to find a way to fake her way onto the last
ship or else be left behind to die with the rest of Earth’s rejected
Broken World #1 arrives in comic shops on June 3rd with a main cover by series artist Christopher Peterson for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR151199. Also available in a limited quantity area 10 Years incentive cover by Frazer Irving (Annihilator, Uncanny X-Men) and a retailer incentive cover by Christian Ward (ODY-C).
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