Press Release

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that for the second year in a row the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) has selected a BOOM! Studios original graphic novel, THE ANCHOR VOL. 1: FIVE FURIES, as one of their 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

This year, YALSA has compiled a list of 63 titles out of 89 official nominations presented annually at the ALA midwinter conference. These titles are recommended for readers ages 12 to 18 and are chosen for their ability to “meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.”

“We can’t express how excited we are to receive this honor once again!” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “It’s a pleasure to see that the hard work and dedication of the entire BOOM! staff does not go unnoticed. Thanks to YALSA for the opportunity to say once more that we produce ‘Great Graphic Novels for Teens'”

Anyone may view the list of other award recipients at the American Library Association website:

About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios ( 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.

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1 Comment

  1. brenton8090
    January 25, 2011 at 6:09 am — Reply

    Oh man. This book was amazing. I must go buy it now.

    Let me just put it this way: The guy rips an UNBORN VOLCANO DEMON from the GROUND by its UMBILICAL CORD and starts swinging it around. Than he EATS HIS HEART.

    And on top of that, the story is actually pretty nuanced and heartfelt, in stark contrast to all that raging action.

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