BOOM! Studios – News week (February 11th, 2019)

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Another week, and more great news from BOOM! Studios, which includes a new graphic novel from Sam Davies about witches-in-training, as well as new printings of FIREFLY #2 and #3.

Coming this December will be HEX VET: THE FLYING SURGERY. The graphic novel about two witches- in-training who work at a veterinary office that treats flying creatures of all types. But when the Doctor leaves, it’s up to them to keep everything under control.

Look for it this December at your local comic book shop.

The 2nd and 3rd issue of the new FIREFLY series from writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid, along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon have not been released yet, but due to overwhelming pre-orders both issues will get news printings.

Look for the 3rd print of FIREFLY #2 with a variant cover by Lee Garbett and rhe 2nd print of FIREFLY #3 with a cover by Kirbi Fagan on March 13, 2019.

All press releases for this week’s news are below. All artwork courtesy of BOOM! Studios.

BOOM! Studios Announces New Original Graphic Novel HEX VET: THE FLYING SURGERY

Discover a Brand New Tale in This Captivating and Charming Series

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 12, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced HEX VET: THE FLYING SURGERY, the next softcover original graphic novel about witches-in-training Nan and Clarion, from cartoonist Sam Davies (Stutterhug), which will debut in stores December 2019.

It’s time for the monthly “Winged Creature Clinic” at Willows Whisper Veterinary Practice, where flying creatures from all over come to get treated. But when Glenn the Wildlife Warlock brings in an injured flying pig that looks like it may have been mistreated, panic strikes and a greater mystery unfolds. 

It’s up to everyone’s favorite witches-in-training, Nan and Clarion, to keep everything under control at the chaotic clinic while Dr. Talon is away. Will Nan and Clarion save the day and keep their jobs? Or are their days at Willows Whisper numbered?

“For this book, I wanted to expand on some of the more fun elements having a magical vets surgery could include. . . like literally launching a bit of it into the sky if you need to!” said Sam Davies. “I hope it will make the world feel bigger and more exciting for readers who enjoyed the first book and wanted to know more. There’s a lot Nan and Clarion have to deal with on top of learning to care for their patients this time around. Let’s hope they can rise to the challenge!”

Sam Davies is the creator of the beloved silent webcomics Stutterhug and The Shape of Things, as well as original graphic novel Hex Vet: Witches in Training from BOOM! Studios. 

“These lovely little hex vets are the best, and now they’re taking their wild and charming antics up into the clouds. How much fun is The Flying Surgery going to be? I’d say sky’s the limit,” said Bryce Carlson, Vice President, Editorial & Creative Strategy, BOOM! Studios. “Sam continues to be nothing short of brilliant. Her cartooning and storytelling are perfect for readers of all ages and we’re incredibly grateful that Sam is continuing to explore this world. Not only do we get more Nan and Clarion shenanigans, this next installment of Hex Vet is filled with more magical creatures, new endearing characters, and the continued admirable mission of doing whatever it take to help save animals.”

HEX VET: THE FLYING SURGERY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Print copies of HEX VET: THE FLYING SURGERY will be available for sale in December 2019 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 more on HEX VET: THE FLYING SURGERY and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

BOOM! Studios Announces New Printings of FIREFLY #2 and FIREFLY #3

The Return of Joss Whedon’s Sci-Fi Epic Sells Out Before It Goes On-Sale & Returns With New Printings

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 13, 2018) – BOOM! Studios announced today that FIREFLY, bringing the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon back to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, has sold out of FIREFLY #2 SECOND PRINTING and FIREFLY #3 at the distributor level before arriving in comic book shops.

To meet this overwhelming demand from fans, FIREFLY #2 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT with a cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward) and FIREFLY #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANTwith a cover by Kirbi Fagan (Star Wars: Han Solo) will arrive in stores on March 13, 2019.

New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), along with series creator & story consultant  Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more), tell the definitive story of the Unification War, the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike.

“So excited to have Lee Garbett and Kirbi Fagan’s art on the covers of the new printings, giving Browncoats and Captain Tightpants fans everywhere a fitting tribute to the love that keeps this series flying.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Love is at the heart of this ragtag band of thieves and outcasts that make up the crew of Serenity but recent events shake the crew’s trust in Mal and Zoë, exposing fractures and secrets hidden deep within their pasts.” 

Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, FIREFLY centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe. 

Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple mission goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals. . . and they’ve got Mal and Zoë at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future. 

FIREFLY #2 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT and FIREFLY #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT are available exclusively in comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on March 13, 2019. 

Also available in comic shops, FIREFLY: LEGACY EDITION BOOK ONE collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal & the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.

FIREFLY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus. 

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


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