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 […]

Boom! Poised to Make a Splash at Phoenix Comic Con

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Boom! 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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This 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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ComiXology’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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We’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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Hey, 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 […]