Now that San Diego Comic-Con is over for another year, it’s time to get back to our weekly recap of news from comic publishers.
BOOM! Studios kicked on the week with a preview of their upcoming Ghosted in LA #2 from the team of writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan.
The series is “about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood” and the second issue will be available in stores on August 14 with two different cover versions. The main cover is by Siobhan Keenan with a variant cover from Sina Grace.
On Wednesday BOOM! released a sneak peek at the first issue of the next title in the OVER THE GARDEN WALL series, OVER THE GARDEN WALL™: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #1.
The first issue of the five part series from writer Birdie Willis and illustrated by Rowan MacColl will be released on August 7, 2019.
The synopsis from the press release is as follows: “In their strange and rambling quest to find a way out of the mysterious woods and back home to their ordinary lives, brothers Wirt and Greg, along with their friend, a talking bird named Beatrice, stumble upon an odd town full of stages, musical shops, and theaters but not a single person in sight. When Greg breaks out into song on stage in the eerily silent village, he finds an audience of one who then draws them all into the performance to end all other performances … “
Also this week BOOM! released a preview for their upcoming fourth issue of Angel. The issue will have a main cover by artist Dan Panosian and variant cover versions from Scott Buoncristiano, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Gleb Melnikov. When the issue comes out on August 28th, it will feature the debut of vampire hunter Charles Gunn.
As the week came to an end the news came out that the upcoming first issue of writer Kieron Gillen, artist Dan Mora, and colorist Tamra Bonvillain Once and Future has sold out before it even hit shelves.
Also check out the interview our own Sam Maybe did with Kieron at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 in which they discuss the title, and other topics here.
To meet demand a 2nd printing of the issue will be released on August 28th with a new cover by Dan Mora.
Full press releases from BOOM! Studios for this week are below.
Your First Look at Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s GHOSTED IN LA #2
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
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 29, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at GHOSTED IN LA #2, the latest issue in a brand new 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 Hollywood, and available in stores August 14, 2019.
Having ghosts as roommates comes with its perks, as well as its downsides, but for Daphne Walters—new LA transplant, college freshman, and freshly dumped by her high school boyfriend, Ronnie—living at Rycroft Manor and getting acquainted with the ghostly tenants does a great job of distracting her from her recent breakup. That is, until she sees Ronnie at school making friends and thriving without her, and Daphne needs a bigger, shinier distraction—which is how she ends up agreeing to a date with a pushy bro who’s all up in her space. What is Daphne thinking?! And will this date end in true love or a complete disaster?
GHOSTED IN LA #2 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’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Misfit City by Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fenceby C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
Print copies of GHOSTED IN LA #2 will be available for sale August 14, 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.
Your First Look at OVER THE GARDEN WALL™: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #1 From BOOM! Studios
Discover the Power of the Stage in August 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 30, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed today a first look at OVER THE GARDEN WALL™: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #1 (OF 5), set in the world inspired by the Emmy® Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series, Over The Garden Wall, and written by Birdie Willis and illustrated by Rowan MacColl, available on August 7, 2019.
In their strange and rambling quest to find a way out of the mysterious woods and back home to their ordinary lives, brothers Wirt and Greg, along with their friend, a talking bird named Beatrice, stumble upon an odd town full of stages, musical shops, and theaters but not a single person in sight. When Greg breaks out into song on stage in the eerily silent village, he finds an audience of one who then draws them all into the performance to end all other performances …
Over the Garden Wall is the hit animated television miniseries created by Pat McHale for Cartoon Network. The show follows two half-brothers as they journey through the strange and haunting Unknown, with Beatrice, a talking bird, as their companion as they search for a way home. The show is based on McHale’s animated short film Tome of the Unknown, which was produced as part of Cartoon Network Studios’ shorts development program. Over the Garden Wall was broadcast throughout the week of November 3, 2014 to November 7, 2014.
OVER THE GARDEN WALL™: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES 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 Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard and Kelly & Nichole Matthews.
Print copies of OVER THE GARDEN WALL™: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #1 will be available for sale in August 7, 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 more on OVER THE GARDEN WALL™: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES and more from KaBOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
Download full preview here: OVER THE GARDEN WALL: SOULFUL SYMPHONIES #1
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The First Appearance of Charles Gunn in ANGEL #4 From BOOM! Studios
Discover Your First Look at the Hottest New Issue of the Vampire with a Soul in August 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 1, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed today Charles Gunn, the iconic vampire hunter, will make his first full appearance in the next issue of the hit series, ANGEL #4, reimagining the pop culture phenomenon by acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (Batman, American Carnage), artist Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), available August 28, 2019.
After saving the mysterious and troubled Fred from the demon stalking her in Sunnydale, Angel gets sucked into a twisted realm where he is tortured by visions of past atrocities and a mysterious figure with a stake aimed straight for his heart! In order to escape an eternity under the demon’s power, Angel must battle its insidious illusions and defeat his own fears. But little does he know, a much greater evil is on the horizon and he’ll need every resource and ally he can find to help him save the world, starting with Fred, who’s somehow connected to the dark forces surrounding Angel, and the first appearance of a familiar face from the streets of Los Angeles—vampire hunter Charles Gunn—but is he here to help the vampire with a soul or dust him once and for all?
ANGEL #4 features a main cover by artist Dan Panosian (Slots), as well as variant covers by artists Scott Buoncristiano (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Vision), and series artist Gleb Melnikov.
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; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury the Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; GrassKings 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; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of ANGEL #4 will be available for sale on August 28, 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 Angel on Facebook.
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s ONCE & FUTURE #1 Is SOLD OUT Before It Hits Stores!
BOOM! Studios fast-tracks second printing variant for the most anticipated new original series of 2019!
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 2, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today that ONCE & 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 at the distributor level before its on-sale date of August 14, 2019.
In order to meet the overwhelming demand from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios is fast-tracking the release of ONCE & FUTURE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT, featuring an all-new cover by series artist Dan Mora, so it can arrive in comic shops on August 28, 2019.
The most anticipated original series launch of 2019, 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.
“ONCE & FUTURE is one of my favorite milestones in BOOM!’s history, both in terms of the incredible work that Kieron, Dan, and Tamra are producing, as well as the level of support we’ve received from the retail community,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. “We’re blown away by the response to the series already and can’t wait for this story to actually get into the hands of readers worldwide!”
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 Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from 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 Fireflyfrom Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of ONCE & FUTURE #1 first printing, featuring cover art by Dan Mora, will officially be available for sale on August 14, 2019 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 ONCE & FUTURE and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.
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