Our weekly recap of news from BOOM! Studios includes previews of the new BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE graphic novel, RONIN ISLAND #1 from Greg Pak & Giannis Milonogiannis, and FIREFLY #4, as well as news on a third printing for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1, and more.
Coming this July will be a new graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network series Ben 10. BEN 10: FOR SCIENCE from writer CB Lee and artist Mattia Di Meo will see the main characters go undercover at a science camp but they must deal with a robot that goes missing as well as a monster that is attacking kids.
Coming in March will be a the first issue of a new five part samurai series set in the 19th century from the team of Greg Pak & Giannis Milonogiannis.
The new Buffy the Vampire Slayer series from writer Jordie Bellaire, and artist Dan Mora, and series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon has been such a hit with fans, that the first issue is now getting a 3rd printing.
This February the 2nd issue of THE AVANT-GUARDS #2 from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes will be released.
The issue will continue the twelve part story about a group of friends who team up to start the first ever basketball team at a woman’s art college.
BOOM! Studios Reveals First Look at BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE! Original Graphic Novel
Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max Return With A New Comic Book Adventure in July 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 8, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE!, the next middle grade original graphic novel based on Cartoon Network’s global hit series, with Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), which will debut in stores July 2019.
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10™ was just recently greenlit for season four and is expected to premiere globally beginning 2020. The new season will follow Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max on adventures to some of the world’s most popular destinations including Italy, Japan and Mexico. Season four will continue to empower its worldwide fanbase through new alien transformations, action-packed battles with villains and more. Ben 10™ is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.
In BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE!, from Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), Ben and Gwen go undercover at the Stars Beyond Science Camp when rumors of a strange monster attacking kids reaches them. Despite his apprehension at doing science projects during summer vacation, Ben quickly makes a lot of new friends in the Robotics track. But when his friend Jesse’s robot goes missing, Ben and Gwen will have to use all the tools in their arsenal to deal with what comes next.
This is second original graphic novel release from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, following the upcoming debut of BEN 10™: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE from Lee and artist Lidan Chen in March 2019.
BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE! 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 Showand Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
Print copies of BEN 10™: FOR SCIENCE! will be available for sale in July 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) bookstores and the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Your First Look at RONIN ISLAND #1 from BOOM! Studios
Greg Pak & Giannis Milonogiannis Launch A New Samurai Action Epic in March 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 6, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at RONIN ISLAND #1, kicking off a new five-issue limited series from superstar writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Star Wars, Mech Cadet Yu) and fan favorite artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues) about a group of people with divided loyalties and difficult pasts coming together in the face of danger to fend off enemies both human and not.
RONIN ISLAND #1 arrives in stores March 2019 and features a main cover by Milonogiannis, along with variant covers by David Lafuente (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), award-winning artist Ethan Young (Tails), and fan favorite Kris Anka (Runaways).
After a mysterious attack devastates a great swath of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean farmers, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for each other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: the Shogun has returned and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new threat…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all of humanity.
RONIN ISLAND 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, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes,Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
“Greg and Giannis have blended iconic elements of the samurai genre with supernatural horror to explore the best and worst instincts of human nature.” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “They’ve crafted an ambitious story, filled with stunning action set pieces as our two young heroes grapple with what they believe in the face of an unthinkable war.”
Print copies of RONIN ISLAND #1 will be available for sale on March 6, 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 like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
BOOM! Studios Announces Third Printing of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1
“Buffy fans new and old will likely find themselves hooked on this modern reimagining of the Buffyverse.”—ComicBook.com
“…stands on its own as a really great comic book that also happens to be a gateway to a larger mythology.”—Nerdist
“It’s a book that should please Buffy fans of all types.”—IGN
“The perfect new start.”—Newsarama
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 5, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today that Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1, reimagining the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, has sold out of the second printing at the distributor level before the second printings arrive in comic book shops on February 20th.
To meet this overwhelming demand from fans, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT will arrive in stores on March 13th with a special variant cover version of Amelia Vidal’s instantly iconic cover, featuring Dark Willow Rosenberg!
Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more) welcome you back to the Hellmouth for the very first time!
This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But the Slayer’s world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as this new series brings her into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang – Giles, Willow, Xander, Cordelia and more – faces brand new Big Bads, and a threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High, confirming what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.
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, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT is available exclusively in comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on March 6th.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Abbottfrom Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Marguerite Bennett and Simone Di Meo.
For continuing news on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER comic books, graphic novels and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram
BOOM! Studios Unveils The First Look at FIREFLY #4
Exclusive Look at the New Adventures of the Biggest Damn Heroes in the ‘Verse
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 4, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at FIREFLY #4, arriving in comic book shops on February 27th. New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Star Wars, Ronin Island) 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 Avengersand more) continue the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon’s sold-out return to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
The crew’s split up and dealing with Unificators out for justice, gangs out for revenge, and a cult of pilgrims looking for a blood sacrifice. But that’s too many enemies and not enough crew so Mal and Zoe are forced to team up with Boss Moon, the relentless Unificator who’s chased them down to the far outer reaches of the ‘verse and who offers them a devil’s deal: turn themselves in to be tried as war criminals and her people will spare theirs.
FIREFLY #4 features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward), along with variant covers by Garbett, Joe Quinones (America), Marguerite Sauvage (Archie), and Jonathan Case (Over the Garden Wall).
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.
FIREFLY #4 is available February 27, 2019 exclusively in comic 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.
Available now, 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 Fireflytelevision 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.
Don’t Miss Your Shot at THE AVANT-GUARDS #2
A First Look at the Game Plan for Success in Basketball and Love
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 4, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE AVANT-GUARDS #2, continuing the all-new twelve issue series from writer Carly Usdin (creator of the critically-acclaimed 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 February 2019.
Olivia “Liv” Bates, art major and basketball enthusiast, loves nothing more than a challenge, whether it’s on or off the court, so when she decides that new transfer student Charlie Bravo is the perfect fit for the team (and possibly for Liv), she gives it everything she’s got and more. Liv ends up recruiting the rest of the budding Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics basketball team to approach their new potential team member. But Charlie’s got a complicated past and a thorny relationship with team sports, and Liv might lose Charlie entirely by pushing too hard, too fast. Will she manage to convince Charlie to give her and basketball a try or will her hail mary shot miss the net and cost her the team?
THE AVANT GUARDS #2 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee (Black Canary: Ignite, Dodge City).
“Olivia Bates is a force of nature who dreams up the impossible and gets it done but when it comes to recruiting Charlie, she might have gone a bit overboard. Now she’s got to find a way to convince Charlie that her love of the game is more than enough reason to give the Avant-Guards a chance to accept her as a team member and as a friend.” said Shannon Watter, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “It’s a herculean task but Liv is up to the challenge and as we get to know the rest of the Avant-Guards in this issue, we’ll find that everyone Liv recruited also has the drive and passion to help build their dream team.”
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 #2 will be available for sale on February 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.