Summer Interships Available at BOOM!

Summer Interships Available at BOOM! Unpaid, for college credit (must have letter from school). Email resume, cover letter, references, and availability to: interns [at] boom-studios [dot] com. Photoshop and html skills a plus. Diverse candidates encouraged.

April 29, 2008

GARY PHILLIPS interviewed by Greg Rucka at Newsarama!

Crime Writer and fan favorite comic writer, Greg Rucka, sat down with renown crime noir writer Gary Phillips to talk about his upcoming comic book miniseries HIGH ROLLERS and the art of writing comics.

Read the interview HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 28, 2008

In Stores Today! (04/23/08)

Here is the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (04/23/08).

Enjoy!

FALL OF CTHULHU #11 Cover A
FALL OF CTHULHU #11 Cover B
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Mateus Santolouco
24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: JAN083457
Cover B Diamond Code: JAN083458

The beginning of a brand new story arc and a great place for new readers to jump in. A teenage girl mysteriously appears in the Arkham jail with prophecies of doom. Arkham’s Sheriff must decide if she’s crazy or a harbinger of the evil that pervades the town.

WARHAMMER: FORGE OF WAR HC
Written by Ian Edginton and Dan Abnett
Drawn by Rahsan Ekedal
128pgs, 6X9 FC SRP: $49.99
Diamond Code: DEC073503

From the wind-scoured North they’ve come: The Hordes Of Chaos, ruthless warriors raised in battle and fanatically devoted to their dark gods. On a hundred-mile front across the Northern fringes of the Empire, the defenses of man and his dwarf allies are crumbling, fear threatens to become panic, and the blood of martyrs runs ankle-deep. Here begins the hopeless quest of a ramshackle band led by a mere Greatsword Sergeant Franz Vogel. Vogel must unite his disparate band of men, mages and dwarfs to take the battle to the forces of Chaos that routed them — but first they must first survive the secrets, both sacred and profane lurking within the primordial forest to which they fled! Will Vogel and his band find deliverance – or eternal damnation!

 

WARHAMMER 40,000: BLOOD AND THUNDER TPB
WARHAMMER 40,000: BLOOD AND THUNDER HC
Written by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton
Drawn by Daniel Lapham
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $16.99
HC, 7×10, 128pgs, FC SRP $49.99
TPB Diamond Code: JAN083468
HC Diamond Code: JAN083469

The dreaded Orks, monstrous green skinned goliaths of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, take center stage in this collection of the four issue mini-series from Warhammer 40,000 novelist Dan Abnett, and multiple Eisner Award nominee, Ian Edginton! The Orks are the most warlike race in the blood-soaked galaxy of the 41st millennium – cruel, crude and brutally barbaric – their unflinching passion for violence is so unquenchable, Ork clans spend as much time warring with each other as they do their enemies! Yet, once in a generation, a leader will emerge, mighty enough to lay waste to his rivals and unite the clans, unleashing armies millions strong upon mankind! Destiny beckons, and it is from the ranks of the Blood Axe clan that the call will be answered… This collection includes Warhammer 40,000 comics previously released as special edition promotional comics; Death from Above, The Visitors and Mettle.

April 23, 2008

Matt Gagnon interviewed by Jim Henson Company’s Grant Baciocco

Grant Baciocco from The Jim Henson Company sat down with BOOM!’s own Science Fiction Editor Matt Gagnon to talk about the newly announced Farscape comics!
Listen to the interview HERE!

April 22, 2008

The Jim Henson Company and BOOM! Studios Announce the Brand New FARSCAPE Comic Series!

 

    

 

The Jim Henson Company and BOOM! Studios Announce the Brand New FARSCAPE Comic Series!

"Don’t Be A Piece Of Dren, Pick Up The Frelling Comic!"


New York City Comic-Con – April 18th, 2008
- It’s about frelling time. Fans have a reason to celebrate as FARSCAPE returns in a brand new comic series thanks to a just-inked licensing agreement between The Jim Henson Company and BOOM! Studios. Widely recognized as one of the greatest sci-fi series in television history, the multi-award-winning FARSCAPE will make its comic book debut later this year.

BOOM! Studios is set to publish a series of four-issue mini-series which will explore and expand the stories of FARSCAPE. Each four-issue series will be collected into subsequent trade-paperback editions. The series will be written and drawn by an as-yet-unannounced creative team.

"FARSCAPE took science fiction television to a new level and ushered in a whole host of shows that wouldn’t have been possible without FARSCAPE’s pioneering. As a long-time ‘Scaper’, I am incredibly excited to mine the dense universe of FARSCAPE for new stories and adventures in comic book form," said BOOM! Marketing and Sales Director, Chip Mosher. "I watched the show as it came out, I bought the DVDs the day they hit the shelves, and I can’t frelling wait to publish these comics!"

The FARSCAPE comic book series will be taking advantage of the upcoming webisodes to be produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with RHI Entertainment for SCIFI.COM. The webisode series will re-unite FARSCAPE executive producer Brian Henson with creator Rockne S. O’Bannon.

“It’s so exciting to work with BOOM! Studios on this project knowing that their team members are true fans of the show,” said Brian Henson, co-CEO of The Jim Henson Company and executive producer of the original Farscape television series.  “Working with one of our favorite comic publishers, we know our loyal supporters will enjoy these original adventures while new audiences will have a fantastic introduction to the FARSCAPE universe.”

Debuting on the SCI-FI Channel in 1998, FARSCAPE follows the adventures of Astronaut John Crichton as a freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults him across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield. Suddenly, he’s trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology – a battle that 20th century sci-fi pop culture never prepared him for. Hunted by a merciless military race, Crichton begins his quest for home from a distant galaxy.

A groundbreaking award-winning sci-fi production, FARSCAPE has become a global favorite. Named by TV Guide as one of television’s “Best Cult Shows Ever” and most recently named by EMPIRE Magazine as one of the "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time," FARSCAPE is known for the overwhelming fan-based campaign that led to its miniseries production.  The show has continued to find new audiences as it airs in syndication and is available on DVD around the world.

About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! "Best New Publisher."  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.

About The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and computer graphics. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets (the rights to which are now owned by The Walt Disney Company), Henson is the recipient of over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Credits include the Saturn Award-winning "Farscape" and the features "MirrorMask," "Five Children and It" and "Good Boy!". With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot complete with soundstage and post-production facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop , a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state of the art and vintage equipment. The Company is currently in production on "Sid the Science Kid," a new science readiness animated series for preschoolers scheduled to debut on PBS in September 2008, and recently launched "Puppet Up! – Uncensored," a live puppet improvisational show that has played to sold out crowds around the world and premiered as a special on TBS. The Company has also announced the creation of Jim Henson Designs, a merchandise collection inspired by Jim Henson’s earliest sketches. http://www.henson.com

April 20, 2008

In Stores Today! (4/16/08)

Here is the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (04/16/08). Enjoy!

 

 

CTHULHU TALES #1 A
CTHULHU TALES #1 B
Written by Steve Niles and Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Various
24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
Cover A Diamond Code: JAN083452
Cover B Diamond Code: JAN083453

Cthulhu has called and Steve Niles (creator of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT) has answered. Niles and Michael Alan Nelson (FALL OF CTHULHU) kick off the new monthly series you demanded – based on the fan favorite, critically acclaimed anthology. Yes, Cthulhu Tales is BACK – but this time it’s monthly. More great Cthulhu stories from more great writers and artist that you know and love. Heed the call every month!.

 

HUNTER’S MOON TPB
Written by James L. White
Drawn by Dalibor Talajic and Sebastian Cardoso
128pgs, 6X9 FC SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: JAN083461

Collecting all five issues from the comic book debut of James L. White – writer of the Academy Award-winning film, RAY. Stockbroker Lincoln "Linc" Greer, a divorced dad, is looking forward to a hot date at a remote cabin, but his date cancels and he gets stuck with his son instead. While hunting, his son is kidnapped and a voice at the other end of his cell phone tells Linc to do what he asks – if he ever wants to see his son alive again! Linc soon finds that he’s the only African-American man in this small, mostly white, logging community. Isolated and alone, Linc has to face a contentious community and save his son! A blockbuster thriller with sensational art from Dalibor Talajic and Sebastian Cardoso.

 

 

WARHAMMER: FORGE OF WAR TPB
Written by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton
Drawn by Daniel Lapham
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $14.99
Diamond Code: DEC073501

From the wind-scoured North they’ve come: The Hordes Of Chaos, ruthless warriors raised in battle and fanatically devoted to their dark gods. On a hundred-mile front across the Northern fringes of the Empire, the defenses of man and his dwarf allies are crumbling, fear threatens to become panic, and the blood of martyrs runs ankle-deep. Here begins the hopeless quest of a ramshackle band led by a mere Greatsword Sergeant Franz Vogel. Vogel must unite his disparate band of men, mages and dwarfs to take the battle to the forces of Chaos that routed them — but first they must first survive the secrets, both sacred and profane lurking within the primordial forest to which they fled! Will Vogel and his band find deliverance – or eternal damnation!

 

April 16, 2008

Breaking News: BOOM! Studios NYCC 2008 Signings!

BOOM! Studios NYCC 2008 Signings:
BOOTH # 845

Breaking News! Now Signing:

Rafael Albuquerque, cover artist on 2 GUNS, artist on SAVAGE BROTHERS
Paul Azaceta, artist on POTTER’S FIELD
Kevin Church, co-writer of COVER GIRL
J.M. DeMatteis, writer and co-creator of STARDUST KID and HERO SQUARED
Michael Fiffe, artist on FALL OF CTHULHU
Tim Hamilton, artist on DOMINION and FALL OF CTHULHU
Mike Leib, writer of TAG: CURSED
Chip Mosher, writer/creator LEFT ON MISSION
Michael Alan Nelson, writer of FALL OF CTHULHU / DOMINION / X ISLE / SECOND WAVE
Cris Peter, colorist on SAVAGE BROTHERS
Tom Sniegoski, writer and co-creator of TALENT
Wilfredo Torres, artist on SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS
Mark Waid, writer of POTTER’S FIELD – SATURDAY ONLY!

Friday April 18th
3pm-4pm – Kevin Church – COVER GIRL, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!
4pm-5pm – Michael Alan Nelson – FALL OF CTHULHU / DOMINION / X ISLE / SECOND WAVE
5pm-6pm – Chip Mosher – LEFT ON MISSION
6pm-7pm – Mike Leib – TAG: CURSED
Wilfredo Torres – SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS
7pm-8pm – TALENT Signing with writer/co-creator Tom Sniegoski & artist Paul Azaceta

Saturday April 19th
10am-11am – Mike Leib – TAG: CURSED
11am-12pm – J.M. DeMatteis – STARDUST KID- both TPB & HC will be in stock!
12pm-1pm – FALL OF CTHULHU / DOMINION signing with writer Michael Alan Nelson and artists Tim Hamilton & Michael Fiffe
1pm -2pm – POTTER’S FIELD / TALENT Signing! Featuring Mark Waid, writer of POTTER’S FIELD, Tom Sniegoski, writer of TALENT and Paul Azaceta, artist on both POTTER’S FIELD & TALENT!
2pm-3pm – Rafael Albuquerque – cover artist on 2 GUNS, artist on SAVAGE BROTHERS and Cris Peter – colorist on SAVAGE BROTHERS
3pm-4pm – Wilfredo Torres – SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS
4pm-5pm – Kevin Church – COVER GIRL, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!
5pm-6pm – BOOM PANEL – Join Mark Waid, Ross Richie and Chip Mosher for special announcements that will make your head explode in Room 1E09!

Sunday April 20th
10am-11am – Michael Alan Nelson – FALL OF CTHULHU / DOMINION / X ISLE / SECOND WAVE
Kevin Church – COVER GIRL, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!
11am-12pm – Mike Leib – TAG: CURSED
12pm-1pm – Chip Mosher – LEFT ON MISSION
2pm-3pm – TALENT Signing with writer/co-creator Tom Sniegoski & artist Paul Azaceta

Keep watching www.boom-studios.com/blog for signing updates!

April 15, 2008