Our weekly recap of news from BOOM! Studios includes previews of the upcoming third issue of ADVENTURE TIME: MARCY & SIMON, as well as THE AVANT-GUARDS #3, and the announcement of WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1.
The series continues where the cartoon left off with more adventures of the Vampire Queen and the Ice King.
In addition to the preview above, a preview of the upcoming third issue of THE AVANT-GUARDS was also released this week.
The title from Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes is about a female basketball player who wants to start the first ever basketball league for art colleges while she’s attending the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics.
Coming to stores on March 27th will be the next release from BOOM!’s WWElicense. WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1 is an oversized one-shot that highlights some of the more memorable moments from Wrestlemania’s past.
Full press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of BOOM! Studios.
Your First Look at ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3 by Olivia Olson and Slimm Fabert
Discover The Future of Your Favorite Vampire Queen & Former Ice King in March 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 27, 2019) – BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network today revealed a first look at ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3 (of 6). Writer Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time™) and artist Slimm Fabert (Adventure Time™ comic series) bring fans the exciting official comic book continuation of the Cartoon Network Emmy® Award-winning series by revealing what’s next for the once immortal Simon and the still immortal Vampire Queen Marceline in comic book form.
Marcy and Simon’s friendship has endured over 900 years and through bouts of insanity and amnesia. So when Simon’s memories of his life as the Ice King and his memories of Marceline, start slipping away, there’s nowhere left to turn except the source of darkest magic itself—Hunson Abadeer, Marceline’s dad and evil overlord of the Nightosphere. But of course, things get complicated when Marcy confronts her demonic father and asks for help saving Simon: dark magic always has a cost.
A modern-day fable, the critically-acclaimed Adventure Time™ has become a global success since its premiere in 2010, attracting adult and kid viewers alike over the course of 10 seasons. It follows unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin. Adventure Time™ is created by Pendleton Ward and produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
BOOM! Studios has been publishing the New York Times bestselling Adventure Time™ comic books and graphic novels through their KaBOOM! imprint for middle grade readers since 2012 and been honored with Eisner, Harvey, and Diamond Gem Awards for the series.
ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON is Olson’s third writing contribution to the expanded literary world of the eponymous franchise, previously collaborating with her father Martin Olson (the voice of “Hunson Abadeer”) on The Adventure Time™ Encyclopedia. The two also co-authored Adventure Time™: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook, written from a first-person perspective through Marceline’s diary entries about when she and Simon first met. Both Adventure Time™ books, published in partnership between Abrams and Cartoon Network, are available now everywhere books are sold.
“Marcy’s relationship with her father is almost as complicated as her relationship with Simon and both are important figures in her life so it stands to reason that when she’s got nowhere else to go, she turns to Hunson for help,” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But the Lord of Evil is a demonic being by nature and even his love for his Vampire Queen daughter can’t shake his inherent need to sow chaos so the results of his dark magical help might not leave Simon any better off than he was before.”
ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3 features a main cover by Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance), along with variant covers by artists Lisa DuBois and Danielle Chuatico.
ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON 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 Over The Garden Wall, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt,Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
Print copies of ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #3 will be available on March 20, 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 like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
For continuing news on ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
Your First Look at the Dream Team in THE AVANT-GUARDS #3
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 1, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at THE AVANT-GUARDS #3, a new chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic woman’s art college, available in stores March 2019.
The Avant-Guards’ efforts have paid off, and with the addition of new transfer student and former basketball star, Charlie Bravo, they are finally an official basketball team. But just because they’ve got the right number of players and a spot in the league doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to compete on the court, and their first game is only a few days away! Liv and Charlie will have to scramble to train their fellow art school misfits to work together and trust each other in time to face their first opponents of the season… The Cuddly Retrievers of the American Institute of Veterinary Curiosities!
THE AVANT GUARDS #3 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee (Black Canary: Ignite, Dodge City).
“Every person on the Avant-Guards is unique and brings a different skill or perspective to the team but in the end, they’re all there for the same reasons: to play basketball and make friends.” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Carly and Noah do a fantastic job of capturing all the fun, frustration, and drama of a group of very different people learning to become a team in order to tackle whatever situations might arise together.”
THE AVANT-GUARDS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanesby Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Daysby John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; andGoldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
Print copies of THE AVANT-GUARDS #3 will be available for sale on March 27, 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 like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
For continuing news on THE AVANT-GUARDS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
BOOM! Studios Announces WWE® WRESTLEMANIA® 2019 SPECIAL #1
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 1, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1, an oversized one-shot special that will be available beginning Wednesday, March 27, featuring some of the most iconic and action-packed moments from WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza.
You never know what to expect at WrestleMania, and this special is no exception! Writer Andrew Stott and artist Andy Belanger (Southern Cross) highlight the pivotal match between the Brothers of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane fromWrestleMania 14. Writer Bill Hanstock (WWE) and artist Hyeonjin Kim (WWE) explore the rivalry between Charlotte Flair and Asuka leading up to their groundbreaking match at WrestleMania 34. Ryan Ferrier (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation) and Kendall Goode (WWE) dive into Ric Flair’s unforgettable retirement match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24.
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1 features a main cover by Rahzzah (Luke Cage), along with a preorder cover by artist Xermánico (Wonder Woman) and a variant cover by Marco D’Alfonso (Miles Morales: Spider-Man).
“Pain and destruction reign in this look at the larger-than-life match between Undertaker and Kane at WrestleMania 14,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But that’s just a glimpse of the excitement fans can expect from the array of stories presented in WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1.”
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1 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 Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Bone Parish,Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
Print copies of WWE WRESTLEMANIA 2019 SPECIAL #1 will be available for sale on March 27, 2019 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.