Press Release

KaBOOM! Studios, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the upcoming release of the HEROBEAR AND THE KID 2013 ANNUAL. Mike Kunkel’s beloved, Eisner Award-winning series returns with a brand-new, oversized adventure later this month.
“I’m so excited to share this adventure with everyone,” enthused Kunkel. “It’s been so much fun to create a story of Herobear and Tyler that immerses into one of my favorite childhood memories: trick or treating. I also think the fun of this story is that it carries further than just one holiday—it’s all about the joy of Fall.”

WHY WE LOVE IT: Herobear and the Kid was a self-published, all-ages hit before all-ages comics were in vogue. It’s a beautifully drawn, endearing story that connects both with kids and the kid in all of us who dreamed of having a hero best friend.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Mike Kunkel’s charming art will remind you of classic animation techniques and his stories will inspire and warm your heart. It’s a perfect comic to hand to the young dreamer in your life or share with your family.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s Halloween, one of Tyler’s favorite times of the year. Everyone loves to dress up, hang out with friends, and of course, the free candy! Tyler tries his best to do what all kids aim to do on Halloween and that’s getting all the candy possible. Good thing he has Herobear to help him this year!


The HEROBEAR AND THE KID 2013 ANNUAL debuts in comic book shops on October 30th. The stand-alone issue retails for $3.99 with 32 pages of all-new story and art by Mike Kunkel. HEROBEAR AND THE KID 2013 ANNUAL ships with a full-color cover by Kunkel and is available for order under Diamond order code AUG131111.


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and other many great titles.

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