I'm all for making comics more affordable. Sometimes that's reprints of key issues for a dollar. Sometimes it's collections like Marvel's Essentials and DC's Showcase Editions. The value format is great for collectors that try to stretch their budget to get as much as they can. BOOM! Studios has just announced a new format for their collections that makes them affordable for new readers to try out a title for collecting.
Reviewing the last issue of a series, especially one like Day Men, is hard to do. Obviously, there's the reluctance to give anything that could be construed a spoiler. There's also the reluctance to say goodbye to a series and characters that I really enjoyed, cared about, and want to see go on indefinitely. I'll get more into these elements in our review of Day Men #8.
I'm always on the lookout for something new, so when I saw the previews come in for Power Up, by Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and Matt Cummings (Adventure Time), I was sure to give it a shot. How is it? Read on, preview pages follow the review.
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.
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 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
IMPOSSIBEAR TAKES CENTER STAGE IN ‘BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL’ BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL Cover A by Ian McGinty BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL Cover B by Andy Hirsch June 9, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Finally, the true leader of the Bravest Warriors is getting his own comic! This June, the jivest rainbow bear to have ever
June 6, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Here at BOOM! Studios, the classic 1987 RoboCopfilm holds a special place in our hearts, so we’re taking the next step to give fans an all-new, ongoing RoboCop series set in that very world. Writer Joshua Williamson(Nailbiter, Ghosted) and artist Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, DEATHMATCH) craft a story of crime and corruption
YOU TOOK TOO LONG, NOW FIRST PRINTINGS ARE GONE!’ ‘BEE AND PUPPYCAT’ #1 GOES TO SECOND PRINTING BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1 2nd Printing Cover by Leslie Hung May 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Natasha Allegri’s charming magical girl series has captured hearts, and KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce
RETURN TO THE WORLD OF REIMAGINED CLASSIC TALES WITH CAMILLA D’ERRICO’S ‘TANPOPO’ VOL. 2 TANPOPO VOL. 2 Cover by Camilla d’Errico May 27, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios invites you to explore the world of classic literature in an all-new way with Camilla d’Errico’s hauntingly beautiful TANPOPO VOL. 2. d’Errico continues the story of