Boom! Studios – news week August 12th

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The news this week from BOOM! Studios started out with the announcement of a new YA title coming in April of 2020.

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS from writer S.M. Vidaurri and artist Hannah Krieger is “about discovering what makes you special and helping others be seen for who they are“. The story is about a young girl who feels lost and that she doesn’t belong. But one day she finds a ghost in the woods near her school…only to be asked later to track down a “mysterious spirit“.

Once and Future has been an enormous hit so far with a 2nd and 3rd printing of the first issue from writer Kieron Gillen, artist Dan Mora, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain already have been announced. This week it was announced that the issue will now get a 4th printing, this one with a cover by Jakub Rebelka.

Look for it on September 11th, with the 2nd printing hitting stores on August 28th and the 3rd printing set for release on September 4th.

Also released this week was a preview for the upcoming third issue of Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan, Colorist Cathy Le, and Letterer DC HopkinsGhosted in LA.

The series is “about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood” and the third issue will be available in stores on September 11th with two different cover versions. The main cover is by Siobhan Keenan with a variant cover from Sina Grace.

If you missed the preview for the second issue (which came out this week), check it out here.

Last week BOOM! revealed three different cover versions for their upcoming SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1, and this week they announced that the first issue series from writer James Tynion IV and artist Werther Dell’Edera about a mysterious monster hunter who arrives in a small town that is experiencing a few brutal murders has sold out the first issue before it is released on September 4th.

Since the first issue has sold out, they’ve now announced a second print will now be released on September 11th with a new cover by Dani Strips

All press releases for all the news from this week are below.

Discover Your School Spirit in ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS From BOOM! Studios

Learn How to Make Friends in Unexpected Places in a New YA Graphic Novel in April 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 12, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today announced a brand new original graphic novel, ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS from acclaimed writer S.M. Vidaurri (Iron, Steven Universe) and artist Hannah Krieger (Psychic Mansion), about discovering what makes you special and helping others be seen for who they are, available in stores April 2020.

Effie is lost, and feels like a ghost. She skips school because she doesn’t think anyone will notice, and doesn’t feel like she belongs, or that school offers her anything that she wants. Simply, she has stopped trying. One day, when she realizes that no one will notice, she escapes from her every day life… and discovers a ghost school in the nearby woods. But just as she’s beginning to learn all about the amazing things that ghosts can do – like possession, poltergeist-ing, demon magic and more – Effie is asked by her new friends to help track down a mysterious spirit that’s been spotted. But if Effie’s going to succeed, she’ll not only have to show her friends that she’s got something special,but also learn to believe she’s got it too.

S.M. Vidaurri is an illustrator and comic book creator based in New York. He received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His first graphic novel Iron: Or The War After was published in 2012 and was nominated for the Graphic Album category in the Pépites 2013 Salon de Montreuil. His work was also featured in Locust Moon’s Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream which won for Best Anthology in the 2015 Eisner Awards. Vidaurri has worked as a writer on Steven Universe: Harmony from BOOM! Studios, as well as working as an artist and illustrator for Archaia Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, Editions Cambourakis, Image Comics, Paste Magazine, Z2 Comics, and more.

“As a creator, it’s been so much fun to watch Effie as she battles monsters and homework, and finds that making friends with a poltergeist is easier than catching the bus.” said writer S.M. Vidaurri. “Hannah’s art really brings the ghosts to life and creates a dynamic, enthralling world for kids to discover. We can’t wait to share Effie’s adventures with everyone!”

Hannah Krieger is a cartoonist and illustrator based in North Carolina. She acquired her BFA in Illustration from School of Visual Arts in 2014. As part of her work as an illustrator, Krieger created the bonus material assets for award-winning 2016 video game documentary Man Vs Snake. She is also the creator of the webcomic series, Camodad and Psychic Mansion.  

“I’m thrilled to be drawing ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS with Shane-Michael Vidaurri behind the wheel; his writing is evocative with a big dash of fun. It is such a treat to be working on a book about social misfits, for social misfits.” said artist Hannah Krieger. “These characters are heartfelt and hilarious, and I hope you enjoy following their journey as much as I have!”

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre,RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles by Art Baltazar, andPandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, as well as licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Over The Garden Wall.

“For some, a school for ghosts may sound like a nightmare but for Effie, who’s lonely and just wants to find people who’ll accept her as she is, it’s a place where she can finally feel like herself,” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “S.M. and Hannah do an amazing job of creating this magical, impossible world that’ll ring very true for anyone who’s ever dreamed of escaping their daily life to go find adventure and friendship, even if it shows up in the most unexpected places!”

Print copies of ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS will be available for sale in April 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

ONCE & FUTURE #1 Fast-Tracks Fourth Printing to Meet Unprecedented Demand Before On-Sale

Highly Anticipated New Series Debuts a Fourth Printing with Brand New Cover Artist in September 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 13, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today thatONCE & FUTURE #1, the extra-sized issue kicking off an all-new series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars), Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus), and acclaimed colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol), has sold out of its third printing at the distributor level before the series debut tomorrow on August 14, 2019.

Due to the unprecedented demand from retailers and fans alike, BOOM! Studios has fast-tracked the ONCE & FUTURE #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT, featuring an all-new cover by artist Jakub Rebelka (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Judas), arriving in stores on September 11, 2019. 

The most anticipated original series launch of the year, ONCE & FUTURE introduces readers to ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, who must pull her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat when a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead. Now Bridgette and Duncan must navigate the complicated history of the McGuire family and combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.

“We’re excited for fans to go to their comic shops at midnight tonight to discover just why ONCE & FUTURE #1 is the hottest series launch in BOOM! Studios history,” said Filip Sablik, President of Sales and Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “And to make sure that readers don’t miss out on this historic launch, BOOM! Studios is fast tracking even more copies of the series premiere.”

You can also download the official ONCE & FUTURE trailer right here: ONCE & FUTURE #1 Trailer

ONCE & FUTURE #1 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; along with the upcoming Something is Killing The Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera and Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of ONCE & FUTURE #1 First Printing, featuring cover art by artist Dan Mora, will officially be available for sale on August 14, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. 

ONCE & FUTURE #1 Second Printing, featuring a new variant cover by Dan Mora will be available for sale on August 28, 2019 at comic shops.

And ONCE & FUTURE #1 Third Printing, with a new variant cover by Dan Mora, will be available on September 4, 2019 at local comic book shops. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on ONCE & FUTURE and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Hidden Secrets Revealed in GHOSTED IN LA #3 from BOOM! Studios

“A freaking delight…Ghosted in L.A. is a winner.”—Nerdist

“What a fun read. This is a must add to your pull list at your local comic shop and I can’t wait to see where they take the story.”—Mairghread Scott

“A delightful slice of life debut, with killer character work and charmingly detailed art.”-Multiversity Comics

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed a first look atGHOSTED IN LA #3, the latest issue in the new original comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace (Jughead’s Time Police) and artist Siobhan Keenan (Jem and the Holograms), about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Los Angeles, and available in stores September 2019.

Daphne’s got her hands full balancing her life with her ghostly roommates, school life, and her best friend from back home—so, no way is she ready for her ex-boyfriend Ronnie to show up at the haunted apartment that’s her current dorm! Can she keep Ronnie from finding out about the undead company that she keeps? And what happens if the ghosts themselves can’t be contained? As the worlds of the living and the dead collide, long-kept secrets are revealed and new dangers unfold. 

GHOSTED IN LA #3 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and a variant cover by series writer Sina Grace.

GHOSTED IN LA is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Daysby John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams. 

Print copies of GHOSTED IN LA #3 will be available for sale September 11, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For more on GHOSTED IN LA and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1 Sold Out Before It Hits Shelves

“One of the best new horror books I’ve read in a long time. It’s horror done inspiringly, terrifyingly right. Don’t miss out.”—Scott Snyder, Batman

 “Werther Dell’Edera’s art is so gorgeous & compelling. James is the king of queer-led horror, but you knew that already.”—Tini Howard, Thanos

“Perfect atmosphere & execution makes me want to break my hands in jealous frustration.”—Pornsak Pichetshote, Infidel

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 15, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today thatSOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1, the first issue of the highly anticipated new horror series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV (The Woods, Justice League) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land), has sold out at the distributor level before its debut on September 4, 2019 at comics shops.

In order to meet the overwhelming demand from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios is fast-tracking the release of  SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, featuring an all-new cover by rising star artist Dani Strips (Coffin Bound), so it can arrive in comic shops on September 11, 2019.

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN is about a close-knit community rocked by a series of murders and the sudden appearance of Erica Slaughter, a mysterious figure who rides into town claiming she can stop the brutal murders turning their lives upside down. 

But the local police and authority figures don’t know what to make of this dangerous outsider who claims to believe the local kids and their rumors of monsters in the woods. Can they trust this so-called “monster” hunter with their children’s lives? Or is Erica Slaughter an unhinged killer who’ll only bring more tragedy into their midst?

You can also download the official SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN trailer right here: SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1 Trailer

“The early support for SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN has been incredible so we’re very excited to be able to announce the second printing, with a beautiful variant cover by Dani Strips, for fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the first issue,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “James, Werther, Miquel, and the team have created a unique horror series that readers won’t be able to put down!”

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Futureby Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; and Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angelfrom Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1 will be available for sale September 4, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

For continuing news on SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


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