For Immediate Release:
LOS ANGELES – June 8th, 2009 - BOOM! Studios announced today that MUPPET ROBIN HOOD #1, one of the premiere titles for their new BOOM! Kids imprint, has sold out in only one week! This follows on the heels of simultaneous pre-release sell outs for THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 and THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1, as well as sell outs of CARS: THE ROOKIE #1, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #2 and THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #2.
Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comics Distributors is completely sold out, MUPPET ROBIN HOOD #1 first printing may still be found at a direct market retailer near you.
Diamond Comics Distributors is making the second printing of MUPPET ROBIN HOOD #1 available for retailers to order immediately and the second print will be featured in the June 17th issue of Diamond Dateline.
MUPPET ROBIN HOOD #1 second print (APR098331) features a brand new cover by Christopher Schons and will hit store shelves mid-July.
MUPPET ROBIN HOOD #1 follows the Muppet tradition of adapting a classic adventure in only the way that the Muppets can. Written by Tim Beedle and drawn by Armand Villavert Jr., the first printing of issue #1 of the much lauded miniseries shipped with two covers, with cover A by MOUSE GUARD’s David Petersen and cover B by Shelli Paroline
MUPPET ROBIN HOOD has received critical praise from all quarters:
“Jim Henson would be proud! ” — The PullBox
“…a thrilling read…” — Fandomania
“MUPPET ROBIN HOOD is as close to a sure thing as you can get – especially if you’re a MUPPETS FAN.” — MTV Splash Page
“…a lot of fun…” – Eye on Comics
“…a good book, and Muppet fans will definitely enjoy it.” – Comixtreme
BOOM! Studios announced the launch of their new imprint, “BOOM! Kids” in late March. BOOM! Kids serves as a child-appropriate home for BOOM!’s kid-friendly publishing content. The company’s new imprint includes its own website,www.boom-kids.com. The premiere books for this imprint include THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1, both released on March 25th, and CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 released April 1st.
All BOOM! Kids’ titles will be serialized as individual 24 page comic books in Direct Market comic book collector shops and newsstands, then each four issue complete story will be collected into graphic novel trade paperbacks available in the mass market via Borders, Barnes & Noble and the direct market as well.
Recently, BOOM! Studios announced a national newsstand distribution agreement with Kable Distribution Services, Inc. for the BOOM! Kids line of the monthly publication to the newsstand market.
For additional information, see www.boom-kids.com.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.