I'm a sucker for science fiction comics. Although Marvel and DC seemed determined to keep publishing super-heroes, the smaller publishers like BOOM! are ready to take chances on stories with a good, catchy sci-fi premise. This week sees the latest new series from them, Broken World by Frank Barbiere and Christopher Peterson. BOOM! was nice enough to send us a review copy and provide preview pages for you.
I have loved this series, but it has really frustrated me in that the delay between issues has me forgetting precisely what has occurred previously. However, each issue has been set up to stand on its own and not be so serial that every issue has to be read in order at one sitting. Essentially, this series is written like a television show.
Bill and Ted are back! Since word got started that Alex Winter was working on Bill & Ted 3, fans that hold onto the first two Bill and Ted films fondly have been hoping to see them return. BOOM! Found a way to make that happen with a new Bill & Ted mini-series, which hasn't been done since Evan Dorkin's series from Marvel back in the 1990s, which many fans still hold in high regard. Does it live up to it? Read on.
This morning, we got this editorial by BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Ritchie as part of their 10th Anniversary celebration. It's a very well-written idea on where to take the comics industry, so I decided to share it with you.
Ten years ago, BOOM! Studios started publishing comics and to mark the beginning of a year of celebration, they have sent out a timeline of milestones in their history. Most of you might be unfamiliar with the origins of BOOM! and how they came to be a major player in the comics industry, having about 2.5 % of the market share in the industry.(source) Their kaboom imprint holds some staples in the all ages genre of comics, and have published some wonderful licensed properties like Robocop, Sons of Anarchy, Planet of the Apes, and Big Trouble In Little China, to name a few. Courtesy of BOOM!, here's a brief timeline to update everyone on the history of the company.
Between now and Christmas, every day we’ll highlight a suggestion for gift giving. All of these suggestions will be comics-themed, and every day will see one featured. For Day Eighteen, We're going to go for something more appropriate for all ages with something from KaBOOM!
Between now and Christmas, every day we’ll highlight a suggestion for gift giving. All of these suggestions will be comics-themed, and every day will see one featured. For Day Two, I’m suggesting something I’ve already reviewed, but this is the type of book that deserves a larger readership. Day Men Vol. 1 TPB Writers: Matt Gagnon,
Day Men Vol. 1 TPB Writers: Matt Gagnon, Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Brian Stelfreeze SOLICITATION: For thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the “50 Families,” a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a
CREEPY #18 Writers: Fred Van Lente, Corinna Bechko, Dan Braun, Peter Bagge, Len Wein Artists: Alison Sampson, Drew Moss, Simone Delladio, Peter Bagge, Art Baltazar, Luis Bermejo Cover by Dustin Nguyen Color / $24.99 SOLICITATION: WHY WE LOVE IT: After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner once again
George Pérez’s Sirens #1 (of 6) Writer: George Pérez Artist: George Pérez SOLICITATION: As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the
GEORGE PÉREZ BRINGS FIRST ORIGINAL SERIES IN OVER A DECADE TO BOOM! STUDIOS WITH ‘GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS’ GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Cover A by George Pérez GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Cover B by Cameron Stewart GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 Wraparound Cover C by George Pérez August 19, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – George Pérez is a name
ARCHAIA’S NEW ‘JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES’ SPOTLIGHTS STANDALONE TALES IN SINGLE ISSUES JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1 Cover A by S.M. Vidaurri JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1 Cover B by Missy Pena August 20, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Archaia, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment