Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BOOM! Studios Launches Regular Show Comic This April

This April, KaBOOM! Studios, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, launches REGULAR SHOW, an all-new, all-ages ongoing comic book series based on the smash hit Cartoon Network animated series created by J.G. Quintel. The highly anticipated series will be written by web cartoonist K.C. Green (GUNSHOW) and illustrated by newcomer Allison Strejlau.
Join Mordecai, a blue jay and Rigby, a raccoon, a couple of best bros in their twenties just tryin’ to chill for a bit, man. But when you’re livin’ in as crazy a world as they are, no day can be called...regular!
“It's exciting to be able to work on this comic as I am a fan of the show. Probably the funnest part is going back over the episodes again for inspiration (and just enjoying them also)," commented writer Green, "Plenty of ideas popping up just working on writing them down and getting the voices of each character just right. That is important, especially with this project."
REGULAR SHOW #1 ships in April with main covers by Nick Edwards (ADVENTURE TIME), Nathan Fox (X-MEN: SECOND COMING), Phil McAndrew (ADVENTURE TIME, BRAVEST WARRIORS), John Allison (ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS), Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE) and Chuck BB (CTHULHU TALES, BCBG). Ask your retailer about the pre-order variant by Chris Houghton (ADVENTURE TIME, REED GUNTHER) and the incentive variant by Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN, L’IL GOTHAM)! Additionally, a commemorative boxed set of all six main covers will be available for collectors.
"I’m really excited to see Regular Show in comic form," added creator Quintel. "Can’t wait to see what K.C. Green does with it. As someone who also only has two letters for a first name, I’m sure he’s going to make it awesome."

Monday, January 21, 2013

BOOM! Studios Launches 'Polarity' From Say Anything's Max Beemis

This April, BOOM! Studios is pleased to launch POLARITY, an all-new four issue limited series, from SAY ANYTHING frontman Max Bemis. The highly anticipated series will be written by creator Bemis and illustrated by up-and-coming artist Jorge Coelho.

Timothy Woods is a bipolar artist stuck in the world of hipsters, meaningless sex, and vain art -- better known as Brooklyn. But after he survives a near fatal car accident, Timothy discovers that his mental instability is more than just a disorder, and that his bipolar medication hasn't just been subduing depression and uncontrollable's been suppressing his super powers! Now it's time for Timothy to stand up to his disease alongside an onslaught of wretched human villainy as he finally finds his place in the world.

“In perhaps what is the most exciting development to me in my artistic life since I formed Say Anything, I'm thrilled to announce that my first comic series, POLARITY, will be debuting in April through the wonderful folks at BOOM! Studios. I am an obsessive comics fan to say the least so this is the actualization of a long time dream, and I foresee myself continuing to write A LOT in the future, so this will, hopefully, be where it all begins,” says Bemis.

“I think fans of my music in particular will be excited that the roots of POLARITY lie in the story that I created for the musical that never was, but became the blueprint for our first record …IS A REAL BOY. In many ways, this is that same story, told through a different medium,” added Bemis.

SAY ANYTHING music fans will also want to note that every issue will come with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Bemis! Each song will not be available anywhere else and will be written specifically to accompany the comic project.

"Max Bemis is one of the most exciting new voices I've worked with in comics," said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief of BOOM! Studios. "He's an astounding creative force who has inspired many with his music and has expertly, remarkably transitioned his artistic vision to comics. I can emphatically tell you that Max is a legit comic book fan and a student of the medium. Get ready for one of the breakout talents of 2013." 

POLARITY #1 ships in April with a cover by Frazer Irving (UNCANNY X-MEN, HIGHER EARTH), along with retailer incentive covers by W. Scott Forbes (FORGETLESS, 27) and Irving. The first issue is a 32 page, full color issue that retails for $3.99

Friday, January 11, 2013

Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Sells Out, Goes to Second Print

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce another debuting title sell-out with ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1, which has completely sold out at the distributor level and the publisher has rushed to a second printing.
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1, the most recent debut from BOOM!’s successful all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Studios, features the gender-swapped fan favorite ADVENTURE TIME characters in their very own limited series! Written and illustrated by none other than the characters’ creator and the ADVENTURE TIME cartoon storyboard artist Natasha Allegri. ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1 second print will be available from Diamond Comic Distributors the third week of January.
Comic book fans should keep in mind first printings of ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you.

FAN-FAVORITE ADVENTURE TIME SENSATIONS FIONNA & CAKE ARRIVE TO THE HIT ADVENTURE TIME COMIC! Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure! When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she'll never forget... Don't miss on your second chance to get in on the ground floor of this INSANELY popular new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series!
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1 second print ships with a must-have all new cover by Stephanie Gonzaga