MARK WAID interviewed by Newsarama!

BOOM!’s own MARK WAID was interviewed by Newsarama’s Word Balloon. Check out the podcast to hear Mark talk about being Editor-In-Chief at BOOM! Studios, several other projects he is working on, and his thoughts on the future of comics publishing.

 

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May 22, 2008

In Stores Today! (5/21/08)

Here is the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (05/21/08).

Enjoy!

FALL OF CTHULHU #12 (COVER A)
FALL OF CTHULHU #12 (COVER B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Mat Santolouco
24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code Cover A : FEB083584
Diamond Code Cover B : FEB083585

Continuing a brand new story arc! Sheriff Raymond Dirk hunts for the killer that only teenage Lucy has seen! Can Sheriff Dirk find the mysterious "Gray Man" before he kills again? Or are Lucy’s prophecies of doom destined to come true?

SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS #1 (COVER A)
SALEM: QUEEN OF THORNS #1 (COVER B)
Written by Chris Morgan & Kevin Walsh
Drawn by Wilfredo Torres
$3.99, 24 pages, full color (1 of 4)
Diamond Code Cover A: MAR083550
Diamond Code Cover B: MAR083551

The already controversial series continues from the red-hot zero issue! Elias Hooke, dark crusader against the forces of magic, learns the secrets of his own origin, and the revelations nearly consume him! A new hero in the tradition of Robert E. Howard’s SOLOMON KANE and Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name, from the screenwriter of WANTED and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT!

 

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May 21, 2008

Rory Root – Rest In Peace!

Rory Root, owner of Berkeley CA’s COMIC RELIEF passed away today. Rory was always there for BOOM! and he will be sorely missed. A great guy, a great retailer, and a great friend. Rest in peace, my friend.

May 20, 2008

In Stores Today! (05/14/08)

Here is the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (05/14/08).

Enjoy!

2 GUNS TPB
Written by Steven Grant
Illustrated by Mat Santolouco
SC, 6×9, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN-10: 1934506249
ISBN-13: 978-1934506240
Diamond Code: SEP07 3459

A pulp story about cops and thieves and the men that are something in between. Trench has targeted a local bank to rob, and asked Steadman in on the job. Trench figures it’s a great way to score — considering it’s a cover for mob money. They’ll be thieves ripping off thieves. But what Steadman doesn’t know is that Trench is a DEA agent. And what Trench doesn’t know is that Steadman’s a Naval Intelligence officer. They’re both cops! And neither one knows that they’re not robbing the mob, they’ve been set up to steal $50 million from the CIA! A light-hearted crime romp in the vein of Ocean’s Thirteen and The Italian Job from comics legend, Steven Grant!

CTHULHU TALES #2 (COVER A)
CTHULHU TALES #2 (COVER B)
Written by Steve Niles, Eric Calderon & Christine Boylan
Drawn by Shane Oakley, Jon Shnepp & Chee
24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code Cover A: FEB08 3582
Diamond Code Cover B: FEB08 3583

Cthulhu Calls and Steve Niles answers! Niles, Eric Calderon and Christine Boylan are aboard the new monthly series that readers demanded, based on the fan-favorite, critically-acclaimed anthology! Yes, Cthulhu Tales is back — and this time it’s monthly! More great Cthulhu stories from more great writers and artists! It’s time to heed the call!

NORTH WIND #5 (5 of 5)
Written by Dave DiGilio
Art by Alex Cal
24pgs, FC (5 of 5) SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB08 3590

From the writer-creator of the ABC-TV show Traveler! In the future, global warming has wrought havoc with the world’s climate and triggered a new Ice Age. Into this dark future, a hero is born on the glacier above what was once Los Angeles! The epic saga comes to a heart-pounding conclusion!

 

 

 

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WARHAMMER: CONDEMNED BY FIRE #1 (COVER A) (1 of 5)
WARHAMMER: CONDEMNED BY FIRE #1 (COVER B) (1 of 5)
Story by Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton
Script by Ian Edginton
Drawn by Rahsan Ekedal
24pgs, FC, (1 of 5), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code Cover A: JAN083465
Diamond Code Cover B: JAN083466

The Witch Hunters come to the fore in this five issue mini-series from the same team that brought you WARHAMMER: FORGE OF WAR. Tireless foes of Chaos in the Warhammer universe, Witch Hunters roam the Empire seeking to stop the spread of dark magic and witchery of all kinds. When Witch Hunter Magnus Gault hears that the nearby village of Loughville has fallen prey to the canker of Chaos, he is driven to investigate. Once there, he finds the buildings rancid and rotted and the villagers wretched and mutated – eager to prey upon any lost soul who should come their way. Can one man stand against this monstrous regiment? Warhammer 40,000 novelist Dan Abnett, multiple Eisner Award-nominee Ian Edginton, and fan-favorite artist Rahsan Ekedal return to bring you another tale from the epic, fantasy realm that is Warhammer!

Approximately 20% of codes submitted will be invited to participate in the WARHAMMER: AGE OF RECKONING Beta Test. The promotional code must be activated by May 31, 2008 to be eligible for the Beta Test.

 

 

 

May 16, 2008

In Stores Today! (05/07/08)

Here is the BOOM! Studios titles in stores this week (05/07/08).

Enjoy!

FOUNDATION #5
Created by Kody Chamberlain
Written by John Rozum
Illustrated by Chee
24pgs, FC (5 of 5) SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB083589

Nostradamus predicted the rise of Napoleon, the rise of Hitler, the Apollo landing and 9/11. Now, in the present, his Foundation works to save mankind from the greatest threats he predicted still to come. The stunning conclusion.



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May 8, 2008