‘Deep State’ #1 and #2 Go Back to Press on Heels of TV Development Announcement


Deep State #1 Third Print Cover by Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Deep State #2 Second Print Cover by Matt Taylor

December 24,  2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that second printings of Deep State #1 and first printings of Deep State #2, the new conspiracy-driven series from Justin Jordan (Spread, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine), has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has gone back to press on both issues. It was recently announced the publisher has also sold the rights for the series as a television drama as part of its first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV, in a collaboration with producer Howard Gordon’s (Homeland, Tyrant) Teakwood Lane.

Comic book fans should bear in mind that first and second printings of Deep State #1 and first printings of Deep State #2 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!

“We’re barely getting started with Deep State and there’s already been an incredible reaction to the series,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “A shadowy government agency, gripping twists, and rich characters like Agents Harrow and Branch combine for a different kind of ‘conspiracy theory’ story. We’re going back to press on these first two issues so new readers have a chance to get in on the ground floor of Justin and Ariela’s fantastic new series!”

In Deep State, John Harrow doesn’t exist, and his job is to make sure that other things don’t exist, too. At any given time, the government is running dozens of black book operations, experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Some of these are innocuous. Some of them are monstrous beyond reason. And most of the time, they go as expected and the public is never the wiser. Most of the time. John Harrow’s job is to handle them when things go wrong, and do anything to make sure the government’s secrets stay just that—secret. If you’re interested in conspiracy theory stories from comics like Planetary and Sleeper to films like Enemy of the State and Three Days of the Condor, you’ll be gripped by Deep State!

Praise for Deep State #1 and #2:

“Justin Jordan and Ariela Kristiantina’s debut title…has all the promise of a great series.” – IGN

“Justin Jordan…packed this debut issue with intrigue and really gets things moving forward.” – Comic Vine

“This is a fun, exciting read, and it is worth delving into the world of Deep State.” – Comics Bulletin

“The sum of the experience is an intriguing series, filled with a few surprises here and there.“ – Graphic Policy

Deep State #1 is a wonderful new dark, sci-fi series which has both a compelling story and great artwork to accompany it.” – The Big Glasgow Comic Page

Deep State #1 third print ships with a new cover by Eric Scott Pfeiffer and carries a retail price of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of NOV148092. Deep State #2 second print ships with a modified cover by series cover artist Matt Taylor and carries a retail price of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of NOV148091. Final orders close for retailers on December 29th. It is anticipated to be in stores on January 21st.