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

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Tweet 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 […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Boom! Studios acquires Archaia

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Tweet 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 […]

Boom! Poised to Make a Splash at Phoenix Comic Con

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TweetBoom! Studios is going to be a presence at the Phoenix Comic Con for the first time this week (May 23rd-26th), and they are setting out to make a strong impression with a range of variant covers and signings throughout the con. We’ve been watching the rise of the small and mid-sized con for the […]

The Ten Best Free Comic Book Day Comics You Need To Read This Saturday

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TweetThis year, publishers have distributed fifty-two titles for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. While it is not uncommon for many comics shops to order all of the titles, it is becoming common that most comics shops anticipate large crowds of customers.  While this is a good thing, it means that the stores must limit the […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Indie Marketing Tips from ComiXology, Dark Horse, IDW, Archaia, Valiant

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TweetComiXology’s Chip Mosher of Marketing and PR moderated a panel with Jeremy Atkins of Dark Horse, Dirk Wood of IDW, Mel Caylo of Archaia, and addition Hunter Gorinson of Valiant Comics with the goal of sharing tips and pro experience with indie creators and future marketers on Friday, March 29th at WonderCon. The result was […]

Lots going on at BOOM!

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New logo, new attitude. Boom! Studios has recently rebranded themselves with a new logo and publisher Ross Richie and VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik have a long interview at CBR talking about where they are going. Short version: it’s not all Adventure Time.

ECCC ’13: Liveblogging “We Are Boom!”

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TweetWe’re a few minutes away from the “We Are Boom!” panel starting. We’ll be liveblogging, so get ready to start hitting refresh. Filip Sablik is saying he had the wrong impression of Boom! when he started working there, so this is about explaining to everyone else how Boom! works. Ross Richie says he started Boom! […]

To Do tonight Seattle: Boom’s ECCC Drink Up

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It’s party time tonight. And people will be drinking up, we’d imagine.

First look: Steed and Mrs Peel #9

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Boom! passed along the cover of STEED AND MRS PEEL #9 for your perusal. It’s by Joe Corroney . Inside Caleb Monroe and Yasmin Liang pen a story that finds Steed and Peel in terrible danger from a bad guy named John Cartney—and there seems to be some kind of karate involved as well. The book goes on sale in May.

Mike Carey Writing New Series for Boom!

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TweetHey, have you ever wondered if a British writer was going to write a new series for Boom? But have you been unable to find out because everywhere you go is being obtuse?  Don’t worry! Because The Beat’s own Laura Sneddon interviewed Mike Carey for The New Statesman, like, a week ago, and he revealed that […]

Boom launches THE REGULAR SHOW

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Close on the heel of the Adventure Time comic empire, Boom is striking again with a comics adaptation of The Regular Show, J.G. Quintel’s Cartoon Network hit about Mordecai and Rigby, a blue jay and raccoon trying to make their way in a crazy world. K.C. Green writes and Alison Strejlau draws.

Corsetto and Sterling craft original Adventure Time graphic novel

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Adventure Time comics have been a huge hit for Boom Studios, with variant covers by a who’s who of indie ad animation stars as eagerly sought after as the latest Alex Roos variant. And the franchise has shown enough legs to warrant a stand alone original graphic novel by Danielle Corsetto and Zack Sterling. The cover is by Stephanie Gonzaga.

The Beat Comic Reviews for 12/12/12: Batman Vs Vampires

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TweetHey! It’s one of those dates where American readers can’t shout at me for getting the day and month the ‘wrong’ way round! Hurrah! That’s a relief. This week was Dennis Hopeless Week, with the writer bringing two new Marvel launches to the world. I’ll be reviewing one of them - the controversy-bathing Avengers Arena – […]

First look: ICE AGE: THE HIDDEN TREASURE

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Tweet Boom continues to have success with its comics for younger readers with Adventure Time, Peanuts and Ice Age. Based on the ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT! film, a new volume in the 8″ x 8 format is coming out in March, ICE AGE: THE HIDDEN TREASURE by Caleb Monroe and Andy Hirsch. Here’s a peak […]

Studio Coffee Run: Mo’ Hobbits, Mo’ problems, Elysium, Kickass 2, Spiderman 2, etc.

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TweetHere is a new pic of a very armed and very bald Matt Damon in a teaser image from Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium. The film is set for release in August, 2013 (via Firstshowing.net) Mo’ Hobbits, mo’ problems. Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers are being plagued by a perfect sh*tstorm of bad press mere weeks before […]