BOOM! Studios – news week August 26th

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What an exciting week of news from BOOM! Studios it was.

The news week kicked off with the announcement that Kieron Gillen,  Dan Mora, Tamara Bonvillain and Ed Dukeshire ONCE & FUTURE which already gotten a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th print would be moved from a limited series to an ongoing one.

If the news about ONCE AND FUTURE wasn’t exciting enough, BOOM! also announced a brand new horror series coming from writer Jeremy Haun and artist Danny Luckert.

RED MOTHER is about a young woman who after surviving through an attack that takes her eye and the life of the man she loves, is cursed with the power of being able to see dangers that hide in plain sight but she must deal with the terrible consequences of those dangers.

The first issue of THE RED MOTHER will have 2 versions when it is released on December 11th, a main cover from Jeremy Haun, and a variant cover by Danny Luckert. 

The news week continued with a preview of the upcoming graphic novel crime story BURY THE LEDE from Gaby Dunn, Claire Roe, and Miquel Muerto.

The story was inspired by Dunn’s time as a young reporter working for The Boston Globe It’s about a young reporter who is searching for truth which leads her to an encounter with a potential killer. 

The graphic novel is set for release on October 2nd.

As the news week continued, a preview of the variant cover from Christian Ward for JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 was released.

The first issue of the 12 issue series from writer Nicole Andelfinger, and artist Matias Basla will tie into the upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and explore the world of Thra.

When the issue comes out on September 25th there will also be a cover version from Mona Finden as well as a variant connecting cover by Kelly & Nichole Matthews

On Thursday, BOOM! released a preview of the upcoming 8th issue of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER was released.

The title from writer Jordie Bellaire, and artist David López will see Buffy and Angel meet face to face for the first time, and delve into the origins of the Hellmouth.

Look for the issue when it’s released September 4th with main cover art by Marc Aspinall as well as variant covers by Kelly & Nichole Matthews, and Becca Carey.

On Friday of this week a preview of first issue for the cold war spy thriller from Jeff Loveness & Lisandro Estherren titled STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN was released.

The series is set in the early 70s and sees the main character, an American spy named Herring in East Germany. His next mission puts him against an old foe as well as a new threat that may destroy all humanity.

Look for the first issue on October 2nd with either a main cover by Evan Cagle or a variant cover from Tonči Zonjić.

It’s a double dose of Angel news this week. Not only was a preview of the 8th issue of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER released, but a preview of ANGEL #5 was also sent out.

The 5th issue of the title from writer Bryan Edward Hill and artist Gleb Melnikov finds Angel having discovered that his mission is to gather a group to help save the world.

The issue will be released on September 25th with a main cover by Dan Panosian as well as a variant cover by Scott Buoncristiano and Troy Nixey.

Since the news week from BOOM! started out with ONCE & FUTURE it’s only fitting it ends with it as well.

The first issue of the series from the team of Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, Tamara Bonvillain, and Ed Dukeshire has already been sent back for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th printings. This October it will get it’s 6th (and final printing) with a cover from Dan Mora.

Full press releases are below.

Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s ONCE & FUTURE Promoted to Ongoing Series 

“Intriguing story, gorgeous art and color. Eager to see what comes next.”—Kurt Busiek, Astro City

“I read the first issue of Once And Future and it’s great! ”—Jeff Lemire, Black Hammer

“Highly recommended! + I love badass grans.”—Ram V, Paradiso

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 26, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today thatONCE & FUTURE, the highly acclaimed original 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 been promoted to an ongoing series due to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans.

The most anticipated original series launch of the year, ONCE & FUTURE introduced readers to ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, who pulls 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.

“Kieron, Dan, and Tamra have, without a doubt, crafted one of the hit series of 2019 and we’re very excited to say that the adventure has just begun,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. “Fans will get even more action, excitement, and intrigue as ONCE & FUTURE continues to spin ancient myths and legends into brand new epic quests for readers everywhere.”

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

ONCE & FUTURE 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; as well as 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 Slayerfrom Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Fans can find copies of ONCE & FUTURE #1 everywhere comic books are sold. Due to overwhelming demand, additional printings of  the premiere issue will be available at local comic book shops throughout September. ONCE & FUTURE #1 Second Printing, featuring a new variant cover by Dan Mora will be available for sale on August 28, 2019. 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. ONCE & FUTURE #1 Fourth Printing, with a new variant cover by acclaimed artist, Jakub Rebelka (Joss Whedon’s Angel), will be available on September 11, 2019 at local comic book shops. ONCE & FUTURE #1 Fifth Printing, with a new variant cover by acclaimed artist, Khary Randolph (Excellence), will be available on September 18, 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!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

THE RED MOTHER Sees You in Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert’s New Horror Series From BOOM! Studios

Discover the Terrifying Horrors Waiting Just Out of Sight in December 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 26, 2019) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announceTHE RED MOTHER, an all-new original comic book series from acclaimed writer Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Realm) and artist Danny Luckert (Regression) about a young woman who survives a tragedy, only to be cursed with the ability to see the dangers that hide in plain sight and forced to deal with the terrible consequences.

There are dark things just beyond this reality. Horrors that we cannot quite see. Things wanting to get in. After losing her eye and the man she loves during a brutal attack in an alley, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she thinks she can start the process of healing and moving on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. 

She can see the Red Mother. And the Red Mother can see her right back!

THE RED MOTHER #1 features a main cover illustrated by series writer Jeremy Haun and a variant cover by series artist Danny Luckert. 

Jeremy Haun is the creator and artist for The Realm from Image Comics. He is also the writer and occasional artist for acclaimed series The Beauty from Image Comics. Haun has worked on BatwomanConstantine, and Wolf Moon with DC Comics,RWBY with Viz Media, Iron Man: Civil War with Marvel Comics, The Darkness with Top Cow and more. 

“I’ve worked in nearly every genre out there–fantasy, sci-fi, superhero, crime. Somehow I keep coming back to horror. I love telling horror stories in comics. It works differently than just about any other medium. There are no jump scares. It’s all about building tension from page to page,” said writer Jeremy Haun. “THE RED MOTHER is me telling my favorite kind of story in the best possible way. I’m lucky to have Danny Luckert as my partner on this project. His art perfectly captures this story. His ability to convey real world emotion, day-to-day life, and absolute otherworldly horror just gives me chills.” 

Danny Luckert studied illustration and cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and upon graduating, Luckert immediately went to work in the comic book industry. He has worked on several miniseries with Red 5 Comics, such as Haunted Vol. 1 & 2 and Riptide Vol. 1 & 2. Luckert has also worked on self-published zombie graphic novel Tethered with writer/co-creator David Pretch, as well as the creator-owned comic Regression with writer Cullen Bunn and colorist Marie Enger from Image Comics. 

“I’m really excited to return to the horror genre and can’t wait for people to see what creepiness the RED MOTHER team has cooked up,” said artist Danny Luckert. “It’s gonna be a wild story with a lot of red ink.”

THE RED MOTHER 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; Abbottby Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe;Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; as well as 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 Rangersfrom Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

“What’s scarier than the horrors that we can’t see? Jeremy and Danny dive right into the territory of invisible terrors to create a chilling vision of what lies just beyond our reality,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “THE RED MOTHER is the story of what happens when those horrors manifest, and we belatedly realize that ignorance truly was bliss.” 

Print copies of THE RED MOTHER #1 will be available for sale December 11, 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 THE RED MOTHER and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

Discover A New Look at Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe’s Thriller BURY THE LEDE

Investigate the Crime of the Century in Bestselling Author Gabby Dunn’s First Graphic Novel in October 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 27, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a new look at BURY THE LEDE, a new original graphic novel from New York Times bestselling author Gaby Dunn (Bad with Money, I Hate Everyone But You) and artist Claire Roe (Batgirl and The Birds of Prey), with colors by Miquel Muerto (Strange Skies Over East Berlin), which arrives in stores October 2019. 

Inspired by Dunn’s own experiences as a young reporter at The Boston Globe,BURY THE LEDE is a thrilling story about a young reporter’s search for truth leading her down a dark path as she goes toe-to-toe with a potential killer. 

Cub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premier newspaper in town, The Boston Lede, where she dreams of a career-making headline. So when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to a prominent Boston family, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century. 

What she finds instead is the woman who’ll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, a celebrity socialite covered in blood and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Madison is the only person Dahlia will speak to, everything rides on the untested shoulders of this young journalist who sinks ever deeper into the dark, twisted landscape of the city’s hidden circles of crime, corruption, and privilege in order to discover the truth. 

BURY THE LEDE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; 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; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo. 

Print copies of BURY THE LEDE will be available for sale on October 2, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), and on sale October 8, 2019 at 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 more on BURY THE LEDE and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Christian Ward Covers JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1

Acclaimed Artist Covers First Issue of the Official Netflix Series Tie-in Comic Book in September 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 28, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the brand new JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 variant cover art by Eisner Award-winning artist and illustrator Christian Ward (Black Bolt, Thor), featuring the power-hungry and malevolent Skeksis, The Scientist, who first appeared in The Dark Crystal film and will appear in The Jim Henson Company’s new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. 

The first issue in the new 12-issue comic book series, available in September 2019, introduces an explosive story leading up to the events of The Jim Henson Company’s new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Writer Nicole Andelfinger (Adventure Time) and artist Matias Basla (Sparrowhawk) delve into the secret history of the world of Thra and its inhabitants before the Age of Resistance. 

Meet Maudra Vala of the Stonewood Clan, mother of young rebel Maudra Fara, and a Gelfling leader trying to save her people from complete destruction. The terrifying Arathim, giant spiders and the Gelflings sworn enemies, have swarmed the land, wreaking destruction and chaos everywhere between Gelfling clans and Arathim as they battle for dominance over the forests and caves of Thra. Maudra Vala sends her greatest warrior, Ordon, to the Tomb of Relics to retrieve a mythical weapon that could be the key to winning the war. But the path to the legendary relic is riddled with secret traps and hidden dangers. Will even Ordon, greatest of Gelfling warriors, be able to make his way alone to the Stonewood clan’s last hope for survival? 

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 also features a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond).

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to the official Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal comic book series, graphic novels, adult coloring books, and Discovery Adventure books, including titles such as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths from the original concept artist Brian Froud, writers Brian Holguin, Joshua Dysart and Matthew Dow Smith and artist Lizzy John; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Power of the Dark Crystal from Simon Spurrier, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, and Philip Kennedy Johnson; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Beneath the Dark Crystal from Adam Smith and Alexandria Huntington; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales from Cory Godbey; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Artist Tribute with art from acclaimed artists such as David Petersen, Mark Buckingham, Cory Godbey, Jeff Stokely, Benjamin Dewey, and  Brian Froud; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book with illustrations from Dylan Burnett, Jorge Corona, Brandon Dayton, and Jae Lee; Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal : A Discovery Adventure, as well as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal novelization from writer A.C.H. Smith with illustrations from Brian Froud and including additional material from the Jim Henson Archives.

Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE #1 (OF 12) will be available for sale on September 25, 2019 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 more on JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE and more from Archaia, please visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudioson Twitter.

Discover the Shocking Origins of the HELLMOUTH Event in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8

Your First Look at the Beginning of the Historic Buffy and Angel Event HELLMOUTH in September 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed today a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8, the official prelude to Hellmouth, the historic Buffy & Angel comic book event, from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and acclaimed artist David López (Captain Marvel).

The road to Hellmouth begins in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8, where the Slayer meets Angel for the very first time! Buffy’s on patrol at her school’s Halloween dance, but instead of demons and monsters, she finds a stranger in a mask who seems to be watching her every move. Meanwhile, across town, someone close to the Scooby Gang makes a fateful decision that has dire consequences for Sunnydale, and leads directly to the event that will change Buffy and Angel’s lives forever in…the HELLMOUTH.

“It’s the moment every fan has been waiting for since Angel first appeared in our all-new Buffyverse. While we may know them as meant-to-be, this Buffy and Angel are a pair of strangers who have been leading very different lives on separate paths,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But now all roads lead to the Hellmouth, meaning these two heroes will finally meet face to face, altering the fates of everyone in the Buffyverse forever!”

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 features a main cover  by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, and acclaimed artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Becca Carey (Redlands), Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and more; as well as a Hellmouth Connecting Cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997–2003, starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers. Chosen to battle vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness, Buffy was aided by her Watcher, Rupert Giles, and a circle of friends known as the Scooby Gang.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; 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; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 will be available for sale on September 4, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (usecomicshoplocator.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 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Your First Look at STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN #1 From BOOM! Studios

Discover the Truth in New Cold War Thriller from Jeff Loveness & Lisandro Estherren in October 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 30, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed today a first look atSTRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN #1, the premiere issue of an all-new original series from Jeff Loveness (Judas) and artist Lisandro Estherren (Redneck, The Last Contract), a chilling and intense thriller about an American spy who encounters a terrifying inhuman threat at the heart of the Cold War. 

It’s 1973, and Herring, a disillusioned American spy, has spent the entire Cold War infiltrating the inner circles of East German intelligence for a cause he barely believes in anymore. He’s seen everything and done anything his government asked, but his latest mission pits the brilliant embittered operative against an old Stasi foe and a strange force so powerful it threatens the very existence of humanity. 

STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN #1 features main cover art by illustrator Evan Cagle (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), as well as a variant cover by artist Tonči Zonjić (Skulldigger).

STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN 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; GrassKings by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. 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 STRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN #1 will be available for sale October 2, 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 SSTRANGE SKIES OVER EAST BERLIN and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Angel’s Journey to HELLMOUTH Begins in ANGEL #5

Discover the Shocking Prelude to the Buffy and Angel Event HELLMOUTH in September 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 30, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed today a first look at ANGEL #5, the official prelude toHellmouth, the historic Buffy & Angel comic book event!

The road to Hellmouth continues in September 2019 from acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (American Carnage, Fallen Angels) and artist Gleb Melnikov, as ANGEL #5 reveals that Angel now knows his true mission—to gather a team of highly specialized individuals to help him save the world when all Hell breaks loose. 

Meet Charles Gunn, vampire hunter, social media celeb, and the fresh new face of LA’s supernatural crime fighting underground. But it’s not all just likes and subscribes because Gunn is on a mission to dust every vampire he can find, right up until he comes face-to-face with the vampire cursed with a soul! Will they be able to bridge their differences and partner up long enough to save the world? 

Hellmouth is here and the only one who can stop it is Angel . . . and the team he’s somehow managed to pick up along the way. But everyone who’s ever joined him in the fight against evil ends up paying a heavy cost,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “So it all comes down to one very important question—who can Angel trust with the fate of the world?”

ANGEL #5 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots, Batman: Arkham Knight), along with variant cover by horror illustrator Scott Buoncristiano (Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections, Dead Rabbit) and artist Troy Nixey (Trout, Neil Gaiman’s Only The End of the World Again).

Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers film franchise), Angel premiered on the WB Network on October 5th, 1999 and was a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series ran for five seasons from 1999–2004, starring David Boreanaz as Angel, the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul who moved to LA to set up shop as a supernatural private investigator. Despite Angel’s best efforts to deal with the sins of his past all by himself, Angel Investigations soon became home to other lost souls searching for redemption and willing to fight by his side.

ANGEL is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; 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; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of ANGEL #5 will be available for sale on September 25, 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 ANGEL and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

BOOM! Studios Announces Sixth and Final Printing of ONCE & FUTURE #1

Hotly Anticipated New Series Sells Out with Final Printing Coming in October 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 30, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today thatONCE & FUTURE #1, the hottest original hit series launch of the year, 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 fifth printing at the distributor level.

Due to the historic levels of demand from retailers and fans alike, BOOM! Studios is making the ONCE & FUTURE #1 SIXTH PRINTING VARIANT, featuring an all-new cover for the final printing of the phenomenal series launch by acclaimed series artist Dan Mora, arriving in stores on September 25, 2019. 

The most anticipated original series of the year, ONCE & FUTURE #1 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.

“The launch of ONCE & FUTURE has been an unprecedented success on every level and resulted in BOOM! Studios’ first ever sixth printing,” said Filip Sablik, President Sales and Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “We’ve fast tracked each new printing to make sure retailers had copies in stock for every new fan in the door but this sixth and final printing will ensure that every single order placed is fulfilled. Thanks to all the retailers and fans who’ve supported this historic launch, ONCE & FUTURE has also been extended into an ongoing series so the best is yet to come!”

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; as well as 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 #1Second 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. 

ONCE & FUTURE #1 Fourth Printing, with a new variant cover by acclaimed artist, Jakub Rebelka (Joss Whedon’s Angel), will be available on September 11, 2019 at local comic book shops. 

ONCE & FUTURE #1 Fifth Printing, with a new variant cover by acclaimed artist, Khary Randolph (Excellence), will be available on September 18, 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.


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