In my duties as a Major Spoilers writer/editor/bon vivant/playboy, I sometimes feel guilty about my complicitness in the thought process that “Comics=Soopa-Heroes.” I am a comics fan AND a super-cape fan, admittedly, and the industry is geared towards presenting the ongoing adventures of guys in ludicrous suits punching people (not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with that) but I’ve also got a lot of series near and dear to my heart that are off the beaten path. It may seem a bit odd for Boom Studios to publish this anthology series inspired by the legendary New York rock venue, but at least no one can complain about Mary Jane or time-traveling multimillionaires…
If you are looking for something to do this weekend,Â make the trek to Long Beach, California to check out what is going on, and to stop at the Boom! Studios booth (#464) to meet with creators and pick up the limited edition Incredibles #1, which is exclusive to the show.Â Boom! sent Major Spoilers a run down of the panels and signing schedule that you can see after the jump.
Boom! Studios is set to unleash a tale of bloody revenge this November with the debut of Nola #1.Â The four issue series is written by writer/director Chris Gorak.
After cheating death, Nola Thomas wakes up alone in a deserted New Orleans hospital. Bruised, broken, and badly burned, she emerges from the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina with one thing on her mindâ€¦revenge.
Boom! Studios has announced the second issue of 28 Days Later sold out at the distributor level, immediately after release.Â This has prompted the company to send the issue back to press in order to get it in readers’ hand by mid-October.
28 DAYS LATER #2 is written by Michael Alan Nelson with interior art by Declan Shalvey and colors by Nick Filardi, with the first print shipping with two covers in a 50/50 split by Tim Bradstreet and Sean Phillips. A third cover by DNA Films was offered as a 1 in 10 incentive.
Boom! Studios has to be feeling rather euphoric going into the weekend.Â First it was news that the latest issue of Irredeemable sold out in a single day, now the company is letting everyone know that the second issue of its take on the Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep story has also sold out at the distributor level.
If you haven’t picked up the first two issues, and you like PKD’s work, then I suggest you get out to your LCS and pick up DADOES as soon as possible. And if your LCS has sold out of its copies, reprints of the second issue can be ordered now, and will be arriving soon.
BOOM! Studios proudly announced today that IRREDEEMABLE #6 has completely sold out â€” after only one day.
Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comic Distributors is completely sold out of IRREDEEMABLE #6, the first printing may still be available from retailers across the country.
Diamond Comic Distributors is making the second printing of IRREDEEMABLE #6 available for retailers to order immediately with the item code of JUL098277.
Continuing an upward trajectory, IRREDEEMABLE #6 garnered more orders than even the first issue. Even so, demand for the latest issue has outpaced expectations. BOOM! Studios most recently released the IRREDEEMABLE Vol. 1 trade paperback for the special price of $9.99 on the same day as IRREDEEMABLE #5 hit store shelves for the introductory price of 99 cents.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.
Boom! Studios sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Phil Hester and Brian Churilla’s new series The Anchor.Â The series arrives in October, but there is still time to pre-order a copy.Â I’m really like Churilla’s art style, and the whole vibe of the comic should put it up there with other supernatural super heroes.
If you are looking for something to do on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, head over to Austin Books and Comics in Austin, Texas and get your Boom! Studios books signed by Alan J. Porter (The World of Cars), Paul Benjamin (Monsters, Inc.) and Jack Mitchell (Poe).
Kim Krizan, the writer behind Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, penned a unique take on zombies with Zombie Tales: The Series #1.Â The series was well received prompting Boom! Studios to collect the tales into Zombie Tales 2061, and to celebrate the release, Boom! is bringing Kim Krizan to Meltdown Comics on August 12 to sign away.
Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046