Sunday, December 9, 2012

Shane Houghton Joins Fanboys vs. Zombies

BOOM! regular writer Shane Houghton (PEANUTS, REED GUNTHER) has joined Sam Humphries (HIGHER EARTH, UNCANNY X-FORCE) as co-writer on the original BOOM! Studios series, FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES .The 9th issue of the hit series, in stores next Wednesday, will be Houghton’s first issue as co-writer.
Last month, the new-and-improved Wrecking Crew wrecked shop, eliminating the zombie threat in San Diego and salvaging what they could of the mecca of geek culture. But what happens when they’re faced with the Ghosts of Comic-Cons Past?
"When Sam invited me to help him carry the FvZ writing torch to me, I promised him I would use it to burn as many undead cos-players as possible,” commented Houghton. “I'm thrilled to continue the action, humor, and insanity Sam established and take the Wrecking Crew to a whole new level of awesomeness!,” says Houghton.

FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #9 ships with cover by series artist Jerry Gaylord and a variant cover by Dominike “Domo” Stanton with a retail price of $3.99. The issue will be in stores on Wednesday, December 12th.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

BOOM! Raises Hellraiser: The Dark Watch This February

This February, BOOM! Studios will relaunch the HELLRAISER franchise with HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH, an all-new ongoing monthly series. The relaunch of this incredibly popular series will be co-written by creator Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) and illustrated by newcomer Tom Garcia (HELLRAISER).
NEW ONGOING SERIES! THE NEW ERA OF HELLRAISER BEGINS! As promised, Clive Barker did not only return to the Hellraiser universe, he re-imagined it! Nothing is as simple as it seems – the old ways have been destroyed and a dangerous new world lies in its wake. Where are Elliott Spencer and Kirsty Cotton? Who will rule and who will serve? Rising star Brandon Seifert joins forces with the legendary Clive Barker, with art by Tom Garcia, to begin this amazing new chapter in the history of one of horror’s greatest franchises.
"I grew up with Hellraiser and Clive's novels — so it's a huge, surreal honor to be collaborating with him on The Dark Watch! Under Clive's direction, the Hellraiser ongoing series has gone in some radically different directions over the last two years. I'm really excited for what's next — and even more excited that I get to be involved!," said Brandon Seifert.
HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #1 ships in February with main covers by Tim Bradstreet  (28 DAYS LATER, STAR TREK) and Nick Percival (HELLRAISER, 2000 AD) as well as incentive covers by Frazer Irving (HIGHER EARTH, BATMAN INCORPORATED) and Bradstreet. The first issue is a 32 page, full color issue that retails for $3.99