Friday, December 09, 2016

BOOM! Studios Announces WWE #1
Universal Championship Retailer Kit
WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 one-shot returns with third printing
Los Angeles, Calif. (December 8, 2016)  BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the WWE #1 Universal  Championship Retailer Kit, designed to deliver an authentic experience to participating comic book retailers in celebration of WWE #1 (NOV161214) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Retailers who qualify for this kit will receive the following:
  • (25) WWE Universal Championship Comic Book polybags, with a custom-printed WWE title to make your copy of WWE #1 or any other comic the champion of your collection!
  • (25) WWE Universal Championship stickers, commemorating the historic release of WWE #1
  • (25) BOOM! Studios WWE postcards
Additionally, these two items will ship to retailers alongside the WWE #1 Universal Championship Retailer Kit:
  • WWE #1 Full-Size Promo Posters
  • (1) WWE #1 Title Variant, one of the most limited variants in BOOM! Studios history
WWE #1 features a main story by writer Dennis Hopeless (All-New X-Men) and artist Serg Acuña, revealing details behind why Seth Rollins betrayed his former Shield members in his journey towards the WWE Championship. This action-packed issue includes a backup story starring The New Day by Ross Thibodeaux (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual) and Rob Guillory (Chew).
“BOOM! is thrilled by the response from fans, press, and retailers to WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1, which has sold out immediately of two printings,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing. “This new WWE #1 Universal Championship Retailer Kit brings the excitement and action of WWE to comic shops timed with the release of the most authentic WWE comic book in history.”
This follows the immediate sellout of WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 Second Printing, the landmark one-shot which has drawn coverage from ESPN to A.V. Club, with IGN exclaiming, “WWE fans have a lot to look forward to in 2017.” WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 returns with a new Third Printing variant cover (OCT169223) by Andy Belanger, also arriving in stores on January 11, 2017.

The launch of BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed WWE series has also been supported by WWE with exclusive WWE Superstar photos and a brand-new trailer, which debuted via WWE social media accounts on Twitter.

Retailers, please check Diamond Daily for more details on qualifying for the WWE #1 Universal Championship Retailer Kit.
WWE #1 (NOV161214)
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Ross Thibodeaux
Artists: Serg Acuña, Rob Guillory
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
FOC: 12/12/16, ON SALE: 1/11/17
WWE #1 Main Cover by Dan Mora

WWE: Then, Now, Forever #1 Third Printing Variant (OCT169223)
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Ross Thibodeaux, Rob Schamberger, Derek Fridolfs
Artists: Dan Mora, Rob Guillory, Rob Schamberger, Daniel Bayliss, Derek Fridolfs
Cover Artist: Andy Belanger
FOC: 12/12/16, ON SALE: 1/11/17

WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 Third Printing Variant Cover by Andy Belanger
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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The "Studios" imprint is home to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Grant Morrison's Klaus, and The Woods. Imprint "BOOM! Box" publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin, and Giant Days. All-Ages imprint "KaBOOM!" publishes Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, Jim Davis’ Garfield, and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. And the "Archaia" imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox's television studio to develop properties for the small screen.

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