Preview: Regular Show #5

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According to the preview copy, this is a one shot issue by Brian Butler and Brook Allen. RegularShow_05_preview_Page_01

Boom teases Bee and PuppyCat series

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Just in case you missed the memo, Natasha Allegri‘s Bee and PuppyCat is the new Adventures Time. Not only is it a viral video that has racked up 1,5 million views on YouTube, it’s a Kickstarter with $427,000 of a $600,000 goal in the can.

Exclusive: Boom announces more of Shannon Wheeler’s cartoons in I DON’T GET IT

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You’ve got to be pretty funny when your rejected cartoons win an Eisner, but that’s what happened to Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) with I Thought You Would Be Funnier, a collection of his cartoons—including many rejected by The New Yorker—which won an Eisner for Best Humor Publication in 2011. Well, there’s more where […]

NYCC Panel Report: We Are Boom!

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Boom Studios took to New York for a panel presentation on the company. Moderated by Boom Editor-In-Chief Ross Richie, and with panellists Bryce Carlson and Stephen Christy on-hand, the panel discussed the acquisition of Archaia, and the current setup of Boom as a whole.

Boom Announce ‘Curse’ by Tim Daniel, Michael Moreci, Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer

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Just announced this week is the news that Boom Studios will be publishing ‘Curse’, a four-issue miniseries from writers Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci; as well as artists Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer. A werewolf story, the series is set to start in January.

Boom! Studios gets ‘innovative’ first look deal with Fox

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Somewhere in the Long Slog Of 2013’s Comic Book Movie summer, I probably suggested that 2 Guns might end up being the most important film in terms of how Hollywood deals with comics properties (relatively low budget non superhero fare); how true that will be remains to be seen but it DEFINITELY was the most important film for Boom! Studios. They’ve just signed a first look deal with 20th Century Fox, that, at least in the hype rollout, sounds promising in terms of how it involves comics creators:

Adventure Time Vol. 2: Pixel Princesses due in November

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The first Adventure OGN Playing with Fire by Danielle Corsetto and Zack Sterling was a hit—it was Diamond’s #1 selling GN for May—and there’s no reason to think the next one won’t be a success either. It’s called ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 2: PIXEL PRINCESSES, and it’s by the same creative team, with a cover by […]

Marvel to collect Roger Langridge’s Muppets Series in Omnibus

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Roger Langridge – my personal choice for the next Batman – will see his run on ‘The Muppets’ collected into a Marvel omnibus next year. Originally published by Boom Studios whilst they had the rights to Disney properties, this omnibus will collect four series-worth of material in hardback. Life’s a fillet of fish!

Preview: The Hit #1 by Bryce Carlson and Vanesa R. Del Rey

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A few days ago, some art from the upcoming title HIT by Bryce Carlson and Vanesa R. Del Rey stormed the internet. Published by Boom! Studios, it’s described as a tale in the vein of classic Los Angeles pulp noir, a dark crime tale filled with nasty criminals and the men who hunt them down. […]

Boom Set Up Facebook Page for Artistic Submissions

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Breaking into the comics industry is both the easiest thing and hardest thing imaginable to do, for new artists. There are now endless forums to get your work where people can see it – from portfolio reviews to webcomics, DeviantArt to digital competition – but now also endless numbers of rivals at the doorstep. Now […]

Vanesa R. Del Rey: Comics publisher hires female artist; industry stands up and cheers…not

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I got a PR email today from BOOM! Studios announcing a new title called HIT, which is out in September, from the team of Bryce Carlson, who writes Adventure Time, and a new artist named Vanesa R. Del Rey. The story is described as “a dark crime drama filled with murderers, rapists, and drug lords…and […]

Review: Everything you need to know about 2 Guns

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As the long cinematic slog of Summer 2013 crawls to a close, the summer of the comic book movie, one last battle of comics-based films is ready to play out this Friday: Smurfs 2 vs 2 Guns. Now I can’t say too much about the Smurfs movie because it is terrifying and I run away […]

SDCC’13 in Photos: Archaia, Cosplay, Joss Whedon and Hugs

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We’re almost reaching the end of San Diego Comic-Con 2013, but before packing her bags and heading back to Chicago, Megan Byrd (@comicbookcandy) has sent two last sets of photos from the festival. There’s cacti made out of yarn, Spider-Man being a dick to Darth Vader, all kinds of amazing cosplay, and shots from Archaia, Boom […]

George Perez, now exclusive to Boom, the latest to leave corporate comics

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And yet another. Or is it a repeat, as artist George Perez had some words back in the day when he left the New 52 Superman? Anyway, new day, and a new exclusive creator at Boom, with new projects on the horizon, as he told CBR: Q: That said, I don’t doubt that a creator […]

Monday’s Review Slate – Fionna & Cake #1-6

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Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake Natasha Allegri (w, a, c), Patrick Seery (c) Britt Wilson (l), Noelle Stevenson, Lucy Knisley (back-ups), Shannon Watters (e) Here’s a six-issue miniseries from Kaboom, who have spent the past few years making work-for-hire franchise comics feel like creator-owned independent comics. Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake is a spin-off from […]

Boom! Studios acquires Archaia

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Well, well. While the general state of comics is pretty healthy these days, there had been one company whose well-being we continually heard whispers about, and that was Archaia: an ill-timed move to a bookstore distributor two years ago left them with massive returns and a lot of cash flow problems. None of these ever […]