“This book was one of my favorites when it was being released as a monthly, and it reads even better when collected in hardcover format. Tankred has to be on of my favorite characters in the Warhammer 40K universe now.
If you’re a sci-fi fan, don’t make the mistake of not picking this up â€” this collection was meant for you.” – Gutter Bleed
For Immediate Release:
BOOM! STUDIOS’ COVER GIRL A HIT IN CLASSROOMS, TOO!
December 3rd, 2007
Los Angeles, CA — BOOM! Studios today announced that one of its recent hit titles, COVER GIRL, had found an unusual new audience – in the college classroom. Jeff Stolarcyk, who teaches Thinking and Writing at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, used the title as the starting point in a week-long lesson, where students read and discussed the comic, created new situations featuring the characters, and create new dialogue over the existing comics pages.
"Comics are an excellent tool for teaching all the basics of good, concise storytelling. They provide a unique way for students – who may not necessarily be readers – to interact with a text and be creative." Stolarcyk said.
More information about Stolarcyk use of COVER GIRL in his classroom can be found on his blog at http://www.conditionalaxe.com/2007/11/educational-ruminations-comics-project.html.
COVER GIRL tells the story of Alex Martin, a down-on-his-luck actor who is forced to accept the aid of a female bodyguard after a happy accident makes him the center of an international conspiracy. The series, written by EUREKA creator Andrew Cosby and Kevin Church, earned praise from critics for its fast-moving dialogue and skewering of Hollywood stereotypes.
"It’s really a strange honor to see COVER GIRL get this sort of treatment," said Kevin Church, co-writer for the miniseries. "A lot of the material I saw was fantastic!"
COVER GIRL will be available in trade paperback format at comic shops around the country in early January. More information about the title is available at http://www.boom-studios.com/node/1375.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Winner of Wizard Magazine’s "Best New Publisher," BOOM! Studios is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest talents. Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.
BOOM! Studios co-founder Andrew Cosby’s television series, EUREKA, recently finished it’s second season at the Sci-Fi Channel, launched to impressive ratings this past summer and has consistently won several key demographics on basic cable. EUREKA is the highest-rated series in the Sci-Fi Channel’s history.