BOOM! Studios announces Banana Guard Academy limited series

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Press Release

Have you ever wanted to serve in the illustrious Banana Guards and protect the Candy Kingdom? Well now’s your chance! Root Beer Guy is calling on all guards (banana or otherwise) to join the best of the best in ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY, a new limited series coming this July from KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network. This marks the comic writing debut of Kent Osborne, head writer of the Adventure Time show, with art from Mad Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS).

“Having Kent write this series is a real treat,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “He’s written some of our favorite episodes of the show and created Root Beer Guy, who’s going to take charge of the Banana Guard and start recruiting some fan-favorite citizens of Ooo. We’re also excited to have Mad on board after her hilarious run on REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS. It’s a great team.”

It turns out that there is a lot to being a Banana Guard—but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he starts his search for new recruits among Ooo’s citizens. Only the best will do in his quest to protect the Candy Kingdom!

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ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #1 is available for pre-order now through comic shops under Diamond Order Code MAY141185 with a cover price of $3.99. It goes on sale July 9th. The main covers are illustrated by Aimee Fleck (LUMBERJANES) and Michele Petrucci, with a retailer incentive cover by Natalie Hall available in a limited quantity. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) 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.com). 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, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.