Today BOOM! Studios premiered their entire collection of FARSCAPE comics on the BOOM! Studios Comics App, powered by the comiXology platform. FARSCAPE makes its digital debut with over 40 issues, including recent releases from the two ongoing series: FARSCAPE and FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS. The entire library of BOOM! Studios’ FARSCAPE comics will be available exclusively on the BOOM! Studios Comics App for the next 30 days.
Widely recognized as one of the greatest sci-fi series in television history, the multi-award-winning FARSCAPE made its comic book debut from BOOM! Studios in the winter of 2008. The FARSCAPE comic series have been written and architected by series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon, pleasing and delighting fans of the show, which left the air in 2004.
“The FARSCAPE comic series contain some of BOOM! Studios’ all time bestselling comics.” According to BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher, “Fans have been clamoring to get these comics digitally, and we’re happy to give in to those demands by offering the whole FARSCAPE comic book catalog exclusively through the BOOM! Studios Comics App with our friends at comiXology.”
“We take great pride evolving the BOOM! Studios Comics App, especially when we can work together with BOOM! to bring long awaited comics like the FARSCAPE series to users on the iOS and on any Mac or PC via comics.comixology.com,” said comiXology CEO David Steinberger. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with BOOM! Studios for the enjoyment of all comic fans.”
The entire BOOM! Studios catalog of FARSCAPE comics available include all three original miniseries FARSCAPE: THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE BEGINNING, FARSCAPE: STRANGE DETRACTORS, FARSCAPE: GONE AND BACK, plus the current FARSCAPE ongoing series. In addition, the current FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS series is available along with the three miniseries FARSCAPE: D’ARGO’S LAMENT, FARSCAPE: D’ARGO’S QUEST, and FARSCAPE: D’ARGO’S TRIAL. Readers can purchase each issue from each series in the BOOM! Studios Comics App for $1.99 each.
While exclusive to the BOOM! Studios Comics App, any purchase of FARSCAPE on the BOOM! Studios App will automatically be synced to the Comics by comiXology app and comics.comiXology.com, just like any other comic purchase.
Debuting on the SCI-FI Channel in 1998, FARSCAPE follows the adventures of astronaut John Crichton, who has a freak accident during an experimental space mission that catapults him across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield. Suddenly, he’s trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology – a battle that 20th century sci-fi pop culture never prepared him for. Hunted by a merciless military race led by Scorpius, Crichton begins his quest for home from a distant galaxy.
A groundbreaking award-winning sci-fi production, FARSCAPE from The Jim Henson Company and [HALLMARK] has become a global favorite. Named by TV Guide as one of television’s “Best Cult Shows Ever” and most recently named by EMPIRE Magazine as one of the “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” FARSCAPE is known for the overwhelming fan-based campaign that led to its miniseries production. The show has continued to find new audiences as it airs in syndication and is available on iTunes and DVD.
About BOOM! Studios:
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com), 2009 “Best Publisher” of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox’s 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.
Since 2007 comiXology (www.comixology.com) has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Marvel, DC, BOOM! Studios and Image Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which hosts nearly 3000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.
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