In Stores Today (9/26/07)

Here are the BOOM! Studios titles that are in stores this week (9/26/07).

Enjoy!

 

FALL OF CTHULHU #6
(COVER A)

FALL OF CTHULHU #6
(COVER B)

FALL OF CTHULHU #6 (COVER A)
FALL OF CTHULHU #6 (COVER B)

Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Greg Scott
Cover A by Vatche Mavlian / Cover B by Patrick McEvoy
$3.99, 32 pages, full color

Beginning a new arc! Connor travels to the edge of the world to retrieve a lost artifact for… Mister Arkham? What darkness does it hold? Secrets are revealed as the next chapter in the war of Lovecraftian gods continues!

LEFT ON MISSION #4

LEFT ON MISSION #4
Written by Chip Mosher
Drawn by Francesco Francavilla
Colors by Martin Thomas
$3.99, 24 pages, full color

Westfall reaches Morocco as he searches for Emma. Painter is there, hindering his every move. While Emma prepares to finally sell her information, Westfall desperately tries to stop her – and save her soul. The penultimate chapter in this spy-thriller!

September 25, 2007

Solicited in October Previews 2007 / In-Store December 2007

Here are the BOOM! Studios titles that are solicited in October Previews 2007 and will be in-Store December 2007.

Enjoy!

DOMINION #4

DOMINION #4 (Resolicited)
by Giffen, Nelson, Richie, & Hamilton
Chicago is further torn apart, even as the authorities struggle to contain the virus that so hopelessly isolates the city. Salvation may be coming in the form of a vaccine and a cure—but is it too late to save Dick, our beleaguered police officer-turned-city-savior?
24pgs, FC (4 of 5) SRP: $3.99 (OCT07 3354)

COVER GIRL TPB

COVER GIRL TPB
by Cosby and Church & Santolouco and others
Experience the tongue-and-cheek action adventure sensation that Newsarama called "some of the wittiest comic dialog …in a long time." He’s Alex Martin, the down-on-his-luck actor whose star is rising thanks to a roadside rescue caught on tape. She’s Rachel Dodd, the bodyguard assigned to keep him alive after several mysterious attempts on his life. Will Rachel be able to keep Alex alive long enough to get to the bottom of the attacks on the actor? Will Alex be able to keep his hair perfect the entire time? Andrew Cosby (Sci-Fi’s Eureka, X Isle) and Kevin Church (Cthulhu Tales, What Were They Thinking?!?) team up with artists Mateus Santolouco, R.M. Yankovicz and others to tell the story of two people that are trying to stay alive now, if only to kill each other later. Collecting all five issues.
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $14.99 (OCT07 3355)

FOUNDATION #1

FOUNDATION #1 (Resolicited)
by Rozum, Chamberlain, & Azaceta
History shows that in the 1500s, Nostradamus’ three volumes of prophecies were best-sellers, making him a rich man. But what the world doesn’t know is that the seer took his vast treasure-trove of riches and invested them in The Foundation–an organization dedicated to preventing his prophecies from coming true! This secret team still functions today, using Nostradamus’ published–and unpublished–tomes to predict and avert threats to worldwide security! In the vein of The X-Files, but with a 24-like spin!
24pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99 (OCT07 3356)

LEFT ON MISSION TPB

LEFT ON MISSION TPB
by Chip Mosher & Francesco Francavilla and Martin Thomas
Finally, the sold-out, hard-to-find, critically acclaimed espionage thriller of 2007 is collected for the first time. See why Ain’t It Cool News proclaimed this series "a must for fans of 007 and Sleeper." Former agent Eric Westfall has been called out of his perfect, complete-with-wife-and-kid suburban retirement to stop a rogue agent from auctioning a stolen hard-drive on the black market for $50 million. Eric’s mission – turn his target back into a loyal agent for the government, or kill her — despite the fact that the two of them were once lovers! Wending its way through some of the world’s most exotic locales, Left On Mission provides non-stop excitement and intrigue. Collecting all 5 issues of the critically acclaimed limited series, Left On Mission is for fans of gritty, dark espionage thrillers like Casino Royale and The Bourne Identity!
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $14.99 (OCT07 3358)

NORTH WIND #1

NORTH WIND #1 (Resolicited)
by David DiGilio & Andrew Huerta
The future: mankind has suffered a disaster. Where there was once a lush, thriving planet, there is now only glaciers and snow. The cities that still stand are buried under the surface in caves of ice. Skinrunners trade valuable pelts for rations, warmth and survival. Into this violent, damaged world, a hero will rise…in the vein of Mad Max and The Road Warrior and for fans of Antony Johnson’s Wasteland.
24pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99 (OCT07 3359)

POTTER’S FIELD CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE – SIGNED BY MARK WAID

POTTER’S FIELD CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE – SIGNED BY MARK WAID
by Mark Waid & Paul Azaceta
How can a convention exclusive become even more exclusive? When it’s signed by creator Mark Waid, of course! Offered for the first time outside the convention circuit–this is the limited-edition Potter’s Field Convention Exclusive by Mark Waid and rising superstar Paul Azaceta! Containing preview material from Potter’s Field #1 under a special cover and now available in a signed edition by Mark Waid. Check out Mark’s first project after becoming Editor-In-Chief of BOOM! Studios. This is your chance to own a piece of comic book history in the making.
16pgs, FC SRP: $6.99 (OCT07 3360)

TALENT TPB

TALENT TPB (Resolicited)
by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski & Paul Azaceta
The sold-out sensation is finally collected! Optioned in a five-way studio bidding war by Universal Pictures, Talent tells the story of Nicholas Dane, miraculous sole survivor of a plane crash. As mysterious men arrive to kill Dane, he discovers he can channel the talents of the victims of the crash! Discover why Ain’t It Cool News said, "Since the company’s inception, BOOM! has been creating quite a rumble in the comics world, but with Talent, they’re definitely living up to their name. Highly recommended."
SC, 6×9, 104pgs, FC SRP: $14.99 (OCT07 3361)

TWO GUNS #5

TWO GUNS #5 (Resolicited)
by Steven Grant & Mateus Santolouco
The greatest heist comic of the year concludes with all things unraveling. Trench and Steadman find that when everyone wants you dead, allies become enemies and enemies become allies! Teaming up, they angle to take down the conspiracy that threatens to wipe them out. A fun crime-fiction romp in the vein of Ocean’s Eleven and The Italian Job and for fans of Ed Brubaker’s Criminal.
32pgs, FC (5 of 5) SRP: $3.99 (OCT07 3362)

WARHAMMER 40,000: DAMNATION CRUSADE

Limited Edition HC

WARHAMMER 40,000: DAMNATION CRUSADE Limited Edition HC (Resolicited)
by Dan Abnett and Ian Eddington & Lui Antonio and Greg Boychuk
In the nightmare future of the 41st millennium, Mankind teeters upon the brink of
extinction. The galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset on all sides by ravening aliens and threatened from within by malevolent creatures and heretic rebels. Only the strength of the Immortal Emperor of Terra stands between Humanity and its annihilation. Foremost amongst servants of the Imperium stand the Space Marines, mentally and physically engineered to be the supreme fighting force, the ultimate protectors of Mankind. The Black Templars are fearless champions and unforgiving crusaders against the enemies of the Emperor; Forged from the Imperial Fists Space Marines in the aftermath of the Horus Heresy, the Black Templars have undertaken the longest crusade the Imperium has ever known to prove their loyalty. The series centers upon a new recruit to the Black Templars and a member from their elite Sword Brethren squad and, the most venerable of their warriors, the Dreadnaught. From the "Battle of Carrion Gulf" to the "Torment Crusade," we follow these genetically-enhanced super-warriors in their dedicated hunt for the enemies of the Imperium. Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade serves as an accessible opening chapter introducing new and old readers alike to this bloody, dark, ravaged universe of science fiction and fantasy! Gods of War and Ancestors, bless us now, for we go to war…
LTD ED HC, 7×10, 136pgs, FC SRP: $49.99 (OCT07 3363)

WARHAMMER 40,000: BLOOD AND THUNDER #4 (COVER A)

WARHAMMER 40,000: BLOOD AND THUNDER #4 (COVER B)

WARHAMMER 40,000: BLOOD AND THUNDER #4 (COVER A)
WARHAMMER 40,000: BLOOD AND THUNDER #4 (COVER B)
by Dan Abnett and Ian Eddington & Daniel Lapham and Adam Duncan
With Warboss Gorgutz dead at the hands of Blood Ork Commando Skyva, the Ork’s arc of ascension is all but complete. There’s only one way Skyva can go from here — and it’s a Hell of a drop!
COVER A 32pgs, FC (4 of 4) SRP: $3.99 (OCT07 3364)
COVER B 32pgs, FC (4 of 4) SRP: $3.99 (OCT07 3365)

Offered Again:

DEATH VALLEY TPB

DEATH VALLEY TPB
by Cosby and Stokes & Marcellus and Andrews
Samantha’s graduating from high school in the Valley—getting together with her pals to throw an End of the World party to celebrate, but everyone ends up accidentally locked in a bomb shelter. When Samantha and her pals emerge, they find that the entire world has changed, and zombies now walk the Earth! It’s Dawn of the Dead by way of The O.C.!
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $14.99 (OCT07 3367)

JEREMIAH HARM TPB

JEREMIAH HARM TPB
by Giffen, Grant, Lyra, Albuquere, & Muller
From Keith Giffen (52, Annihilation) and Alan Grant (Batman, Lobo) comes this hard-hitting sci-fi series with a gritty tone and a brutal anti-hero as the lead! When three of the galaxy’s most fearsome criminals escape confinement on a prison planet and wind up on Earth, the authorities have no choice but to free the most wanted man in the universe – Jeremiah Harm – to track these fugitives down and stop them. He doesn’t love you, he doesn’t want to be your friend, he isn’t your super-hero – and God help you if you find yourself in harm’s way! Featuring art from Rael Lyra (Dragonlance: Legend of Huma) and Rafael Albuquerque (Blue Beetle).
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $14.99 (OCT07 3357)

ZOMBIE TALES TPB

ZOMBIE TALES TPB
by Various
BOOM!’s first Zomnibus! The best-selling zombie anthology finally gets collected in one volume, with stories by Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Eureka creator Andrew Cosby, Transformers the Movie writer John Rogers, Eureka writer Johanna Stokes, Fall of Cthulhu writer Michael Alan Nelson, and more! Artists featured are a non-stop parade of talent: Keith Giffen, Fallen Angel’s J.K. Woodward, Painkiller Jane’s Lee Moder, 100 Bullets’ Dave Johnson, Mark Badger, and many, many more! This edition collects Zombie Tales #1, Zombie Tales: Oblivion, and Zombie Tales: The Dead. Don’t wait 28 days later for the new dawn of the walking dead!
SC, 6×9, 144pgs, FC SRP: $14.99 (OCT07 3368)

September 25, 2007

An Open Letter to Concerned Pagans

Since announcing SALEM, a five-issue series written by Chris Morgan and Kevin Walsh shipping this November, we here at BOOM! Studios have been inundated with a tremendous positive response…for the most part. Unfortunately, we have also received a number of alarmed reactions from the Pagan community. To address their concerns, Chris and Kevin have written the following letter:

To All Concerned Parties,

We agree that a comic book that asserts Pagans are evil and destructive might well be considered insensitive, offensive and even slanderous.  However, SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS is not that book.  We appreciate your criticisms, but feel they are based on a mistaken understanding of the true content of our story.

In SALEM, the religious authorities are an evil force that persecutes innocents in the witch trials.  They aren’t celebrated in any way and are, in fact, major villains.

Our protagonist, Elias Hooke, is a reformed member of the Church who carries a heavy burden of guilt for the evil he performed for them in ignorance.  And his quest to redeem himself is one of his main motivations.

More importantly, one of our chief characters, Hannah Foster, is a healer accused of witchcraft.  She is in no way the "demonized" villain of the piece.  Rather, she is one of the key heroes on a noble journey to combat evil and save the world.

We welcome your opinions and realize that when all is said and done, you may still disagree with what we feel to be a positive depiction of Pagans and a strong pro-tolerance theme in SALEM.  But we respectfully request that you base such judgment on the content of the work itself, rather than incorrect assumptions and incomplete information.

Because you are correct about one thing — prejudice in all forms is an ugly thing.

Sincerely,
Kevin Walsh and Chris Morgan
Creators, SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS

Ambrosia, a concerned Pagan, was kind enough to let us reprint her letter to us. Here it is in full:

Date: Sep 3, 2007 9:40 PM
Subject: Religious intolerance
Body:
I am an avid comic reader and I am also a pagan. I have been on this path for many years and my family and I have fought off hate, bigotry and verbal abuse due to the large quantity of misinformation about the craft. To think I would be safe from this sort of thing in my own genre of pop culture. I guess I was wrong because apparently you are publishing a comic named Salem Queens of Thorns which demonizes witchs and adds further justification for their torturing and death. Did you know that in the dark ages 9 million people (mostly women and some children) were accused, tortured and killed because of lies and misinformation spread by the church? These women were midwives, healers and herbalogists. All of these people were tortured into saying things that were not true. They were told what to say by witch hunters. Ever heard of the witch’s hammer? It was a book comprised of methods to identify, interigate, torture, prosecute and finally kill a witch for in the bible it says "Though not suffer a witch to live" I mean you all have a least a little sensitivity right? Would you write a comic putting the jews of the holocaust in a negative light? What about the slaves of the south? They practiced voudoun rituals to scare away slave traders from abducting them. But no of course everyone has enough compassion to not cause further distress to those who have suffered. I and other Pagans alike are trying to dispell ignorance and create a more tolerant world to accept our beliefs and right now you are creating an obstacle to that. I would look out for more pagan activists and lobbyists to get involved and speak out against this assault to our faith. This project was written in poor taste and is offensive to my brothers and sisters of the craft. Please take this into consideration when making such a decision…
Regretfully yours,
Ambrosia

Hopefully, in printing this, we have put a preemptive end to this controversy. Thank you for reading.

September 20, 2007

INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY SALE!

Pirate Tales

 

 

 

 

Is your Jolly Roger flying at half mast?
Is your rudder covered in barnacles?
Are your timbers in need of shivering?
 
Well fret no more, mateys, because BOOM! has the grog you need to satisfy your piratical thirst.
 
International Talk Like A Pirate Day has come and BOOM! is celebrating with a big sale. From now until the end of September, PIRATE TALES will be offered at BOOM!’s web store for 35% off cover price, which saves you some serious doubloons.

And because the Ninja is the natural adversary of the Pirate, NINJA TALES has also been sliced and diced to 35% off cover price.

 
So celebrate this year’s Talk Like A Pirate Day by indulging in two of BOOM!’s award winning anthologies, PIRATE TALES and NINJA TALES.

 

 

Ninja Tales

 

 

 

 

September 19, 2007

In Stores Today! (09/12/07)

Here are the BOOM! Studios titles that are in stores this week (9/12/07). Enjoy!

CTHULHU TALES: TAINTED

CTHULHU TALES: TAINTED
Written by Various
Drawn by Various
$6.99, 44 pages, full color

A follow-up to the hit Cthulhu Tales and Cthulhu Tales: The Rising Lovecraft anthologies! A new volume featuring all-new stories from the best that horror comics offers! Spotlighting Brendan Haye, writer on The Daily Show! Includes six all-new, all-original tales of weird darkness and the macabre from the only comic book company you can trust to deliver a quality horror anthology!

COVER GIRL #5

COVER GIRL #5
Written by Andrew Cosby & Kevin Church
Drawn by Mat Santolouco
$3.99, 24 pages, full color

Everyone’s favorite action hero and his cover girl reach their conclusion – this unlikely duo forges an alliance – or a romance? – and face off against the forces that are looking to lay them down. More rollicking, free-wheeling fun in the vein of Rush Hour!

POTTER’S FIELD #1 (COVER A)

POTTER’S FIELD #1 (COVER B)

POTTER’S FIELD #1 (COVER A)
POTTER’S FIELD #1 (COVER B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Paul Azaceta
Cover A by J.G. Jones / Cover B by Paul Azaceta
$3.99, 24 pages, full color

Legendary comic writer Mark Waid teams up with the critically-acclaimed artist of BOOM!’s own hit, TALENT! Outside New York City is Potter’s Field, where the unnamed dead are buried. Now, a mysterious man has taken it upon himself to name the unnamed in this cemetery! Using a network of underground operatives who don’t know each other, he fights to save the unsaved and solve the mysteries of the unjustly slain!

 

September 12, 2007

POTTER’S FIELD/MARK WAID PARTY FRIDAY SEPT 14TH IN L.A.

Meltdown and BOOM! Studios presents the POTTER’S FIELD Release Party!

Mark Waid will be signing this already critically acclaimed book from 7:30 to 9:30pm

Don’t miss this chance to meet Mark as he makes a rare local appearance!

Free Beer! (While supplies last!)

When:

Friday, September 14th  7:30pm to ???

Where:

Meltdown
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.meltcomics.com
www.boom-studios.com

September 12, 2007