Nice Art: All the new and kids titles from Boom! Studios in January

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We haven’t done a ton of solicitation listings at the Beat recently, but it’s something we’re going to start up again, because…well, look at all the nice art. Here are the #1s and the Kaboom and Boombox titles from Boom’s January solicitations—new creator owned titles include Feathers, a smart looking new kids title, and Burning Fields, a caper with a burning Iraqi oil field as the setting.

Also here are all the KaBOOM titles for January with as many variant covers as have been released by some funky fresh artists like Ian McGinty, Lorena Gomez and Christine Larsen.

31 Days of Halloween: Diamond’s Comicfest and Boom! Studos Halloween Frightfest

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Comics biggest distributor Diamond has slowly been working to make Halloween a huge promotional day for comics shops, with special comics, contests and more. Let’s face it, it doesn’t take too much to get in the Halloween mood, and the promotion has been a big success. You can see a list of special Halloween comcis on the Halloween Comicfest website, such as this one spotlighting Boom! Studios spooky anthology with seasonal stories from Adventure Time, Fraggle Rock and more. This particular story features writing by Bryce Carlson and art by Frazer IRving in a VERY DIFFERENT Adventure Time story.

NYCC ’14: Hitch a ride with Uber in their Comic Cars

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As everyone knows, the worst thing about the Javits Center besides the oppressive low ceilings and lack of affordable food is getting away from it , since catching a cab on the West side is impossible and the 7 subway extension hasn’t opened yet. Sigh. But Uber will be there and they’ve teamed up with […]

Go FOC Yourself // More Like Deathstroke the Terminated, Amirite?

Some kind of Deadpool rip off or something

This is being written on the day that initial orders are due for my store, and with the three week vacation I took, I’m a little behind the eight ball. Should I be writing articles for the internet? Probably not, but nothing says “Important Work Needs To Get Done” quite like doing something else entirely. […]

Boom!/Archaia/KaBOOM! Announce New Titles

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Fall approaches, which means that publishers are releasing new titles! Boom! Studios and Archia have announced a new list of titles via catalog site Edelweiss, offering some interesting and fun titles for Winter gift giving! (Yes, you can give yourself a gift!  You’re a good person, and what better way to celebrate the end of […]

Boom! announces Jake Lawrence’s Teen Dog

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A Little Teen Boat and a little Matt Furie (Boy’s club) and you have the new Boom! Box series Teen Dog but webcomicker Jake Lawrence of Time Cowboy note. It’s got teens. it’s got dogs. It’s got legs. TEEN DOG #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1 in 15) by Jen Lee Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is […]

Boom! teases conspiracy book…who is behind it?

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Boom! Studios has been teasing some kind of conspiracy book about the usual suspects today…

SIX-GUN GORILLA REVIEW: All That And More

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Let’s start with that title, shall we? Calling a story “Six-Gun Gorilla” is a bold and audacious decision, one that’s guaranteed to attract a specific kind of person and give many others pause. If you come to this book cold, you will very likely either somersault with glee or scratch your head and wonder, ‘huh?” […]

15 days of Boom: Justin Jordan writing three titles

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And Boom continues its two week announcement roll-out with news that Justin Jordan (Luther Strode) will be writing not one not two but THREE THREE THREE titles for Boom! Jordan has really cemented his place as an up and comer over the last few years so this is another strong announcement for all concerned.

15 Days of Boom!: ‘Spera: Ascension of the Starless’ is coming

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Josh Tierney’s Spera is one of the best looking webcomics/graphic novels out there with work by a bevy of amazing artists such as Emily Carroll, Michael Dialynas, Meg Gandy, Cory Godbey, Amei Zhao and Sam Bosma….and more. The web versions have been collected by Boom/Archaia into three hardcovers thus far. And now an all new […]

15 days of Boom: Mark Waid is back at Boom with new creator owner series

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Boom Studios is avoiding the San Diego news crush and doing a Dynamite by making their announcements one a day until San Diego. And the first is that Mark Waid, former editor-in-chief at Boom and author of some of their most important creator driven titles, is coming back with a new series. According to the video above it’s “one with a dear friend of mine, one of the most revered artists in comics” an artist he’s wanted to work with for a while. It’s a story that is “Dangerous” and not something another company would touch.

To do tonight: Pope, Haspiel, Fingerman, Bertozzi, Miskiewicz

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Forbdden panet is hosting a fairly epic singing tonight with PAUL POPE / DEAN HASPIEL / NICK BERTOZZI / CHRIS MISKIEWICZ / BOB FINGERMAN signing and it’s a fairly epic line-up of debuts — please note the Pope signing has special rules as seen in the link. Shaleton! Fear my Dear!   Thomas Alsop!   […]

Boom reveals Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy covers

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Next month, Boom offers a mini series called ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, written by Kent Osborne, the head writer of the Adventure Time show, and drawn by Mad Rupert. It turns out that there is a lot to being a Banana Guard—but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he […]

Bee and Puppycat #1 goes to second printing with Leslie Hung cover

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Given the popularity of Natasha Allegri’s Bee & Puppycat cartoon it should be no surprise that issues #1 of the comics sold out and a new cute cover is waiting in the wings. The second printing cover is by Leslie Hung (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE). The insides are still by Allegri and co-writer Garrett […]

Interview: Noelle Stevenson talks about her hit book Lumberjanes

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Boom!’s new young adult, creator-owned series, Lumberjanes, about a scrappy gang of girls fighting monsters that lurk in the woods behind their summer camp, has been generating a lot of positive buzz and some early reports of solid sales as well. Boom! Confirmed that pre-orders for the first issue topped out at a respectable 16,000 […]

Boom! reveals BEE & PUPPYCAT variant covers

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Natasha Allegri’s BEE & PUPPYCAT cartoon is Cartoon Hangover’s latest attempt at world domination — and a highly successful attempt it has been. A Kickstart to make a full season of internet shorts raised more than $800,000, and the series has joined the cartoon mafia over at Boom Studios with a comic coming out next month. Allegri will co write with Garrett Jackson and covers illustrated by Allegri, Zac Gorman (ADVENTURE TIME), Coleman Engle (BRAVEST WARRIORS), and Becky Dreistadt (ADVENTURE TIME).