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BOOM! Studios revealed today that Comic-Con ‘09 exclusive limited edition hardcover collections of their red hot series THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS and CARS: THE ROOKIE will be offered for sale at limited signing times throughout the week during Comic-Con International at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543.) THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK’s Roger Langridge, THE INCREDIBLES’ Mark Waid and CARS’ Alan Porter will be doing group signings of these Comic-Con ’09 Exclusive Hardcovers throughout the week at certain times.

The Comic-Con ’09 Exclusive Hardcovers of THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS and CARS: THE ROOKIE will be limited to 250 copies, serially numbered, and contain all four issues of each respective series presented in hardcover for the first time with unique, never-to-be-repeated covers.

Editions will be first offered for sale during Preview Night, July 22nd only from 6pm to 7pm with fans getting the opportunity to have Langridge, Waid and Porter sign their copies. Any remaining copies will be made available later in the week during signing times at Comic-Con ’09.

Here is the complete signing schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 22 – Preview Night
    6:00pm – 7:00 – Exclusive Disney Pixar Hardcover signing with Langridge, Waid, Porter
  • Thursday, July 23
    11:00am – 12:00 – Exclusive Disney Pixar Hardcover signing with Langridge, Waid, Porter
  • Friday, July 24
    11:00am – 12:00 – Exclusive Disney Pixar Hardcover signing with Langridge, Waid, Porter
  • Saturday, July 25
    10:00am – 11:00 – Exclusive Disney Pixar Hardcover signing with Langridge, Waid, Porter
  • Sunday, July 26
    11:30am – 12:30 – Exclusive Disney Pixar Hardcover signing with Langridge, Waid, Porter

All three titles comprise the premiere books of BOOM! Studios recently launched “BOOM! Kids” imprint. BOOM! Kids serves as a child-appropriate home for BOOM!’s kid-friendly publishing content. The company’s new imprint features its own website, www.boom-kids.com. The BOOM! Kid’s imprint debuted with THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1, both released on March 25th, and CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 released April 1st in collector’s shops across North America.

BOOM! Studios most recently announced mass market distribution deals with Simon and Schuster and HarperCollinsCanada, with Simon & Schuster distributing BOOM! Studios and BOOM! Kids line of graphic novels in the United States and HarperCollinsCanada distributing in Canada.

The addition of Simon & Schuster and HarperCollinsCanada follows on the heels of BOOM!’s announcement this past March of their BOOM! Kid’s newsstand distribution deal through Kable Distribution Services, Inc., best known amongst comic book fans for distributing Archie Comics throughout North America in the United States and Canada.

For additional information, see www.boom-kids.com .

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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