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BOOM! Studios announces an exclusive retailer order incentive: a Joe Jusko cover for OUTCAST #2 which will ship to retailers with a certified CGC 9.8 Near Mint grade. The Jusko variant will only be available graded by CGC, and only as a retailer incentive, ensuring that it will have one of the lowest print runs for a mainstream Direct Market publisher ever.

OUTCAST tells the story of Valen Brand, a just king and a great warrior until he was killed by a Necromancer in battle and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul! From the mind of fan-favorite creator Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER) comes a visceral new ongoing series that blends “epic fantasy” with “sword-and-sorcery.” Perfect for fans of A Game of Thrones and Conan. The King is dead — long live the Dead King!

The special retailer incentive cover for OUTCAST #2 features the artwork of legendary Conan artist Joe Jusko. Each “virgin” cover will ship without any trade dress, showcasing Jusko’s lush, fully-painted artwork, and will be graded by the Comics Guarantee Corporation, guaranteed to ship with a 9.8 Near Mint grade.

This item will be offered in extremely limited quantities, and will be one of the smallest print run cover variants from any mainstream Direct Market publisher, much less a mainstream, well-known, legendary creator like Joe Jusko.

OUTCAST #1 ships this December 7th with a Diamond order code of OCT110903. OUTCAST #2 ships in January with a Diamond order code of NOV110826.

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios ( is 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” and an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generating a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

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