We were intrigued by the entire lineup of talent when Boom! Studios announced its Adventure Time: 2013 Spoooktacular #1 back in July, but given his stints on the appropriately spooky Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy, Hellblazer, Xombi, Shade and other titles, we were especially curious to see how Frazer Irving would play in the Land of Ooo. Thanks to a three-page first look from Boom! fans can finally scope out an unlettered preview of the artist's team up with writer Bryce Carlson, which just so happens to involve mustaches. Lots of mustaches.
This January Boom! Studio is promising a comic where "The 'Freaky Friday' trope is turned on its head with an Ooo-sized twist!" with the release of Adventure Time Flip Side #1, the first in body-swapping miniseries written by the Eisner Award-winning Bandette team of Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover. Illustrating interiors is Wook Jin Clark, the upcoming author of the tokusatsu-tinged Megagogo at Oni Press, with Ellen Alsop on Cover B, and more cover artists to be announced. The book's complete plot is still a relative mystery, but it should be interesting to see how Boom!'s clues pan out if they do indeed result in AT characters switching forms. Boom! has provided CA with a first-look at Alsop's cover for the upcoming mini, which you can scope out past the cut.
On Cartoon Network's Adventure Time TV series, Princess Bubblegum has a pretty mysterious (and lengthy) past, which has slowly been revealing itself over the past several seasons. In next Wednesday's Adventure Time #21, yet another layer to her bubblegum-y nature may be revealed comic book style... or, if the solicitation info is any indication, perhaps there's some gaseous misdirection at hand? Writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb will give fans something to chew on, along with Steve Wands in his "Beach Bum Boogie" backup story. You can check out a preview of the issue from Boom! Studios, after the jump.
20th Century Fox and BOOM! Studios have agreed to a first-look deal that guarantees creators will see a large percentage of any monies taken in from projects based on their work. Under the deal, BOOM! will get an unspecified amount of first-dollar gross (or box office, minus the split with cinemas) on movies adapted from its properties, which means the company gets a piece of the pie whether the movie ultimately makes a profit or not. Those earnings will be split 50-50 between the publisher and creators.
On sale in October is Imagine Agents #1, the first issue of the latest creator owned series from BOOM Studios. The first a four issue miniseries from creators Brian Joines and Bachan, Imagine Agents tells the story of Dave and Terry, two agents of I.M.A.G.I.N.E., an organization tasked with keeping the imaginary friends of children in line.
To give readers a look at what's to come in the series, BOOM Studios has provided ComicsAlliance with preview art from the upcoming first issue, including sketches, pencils, inks, color and lettered versions of a few selected pages, offering a bit of an inside look into the process of artist Bachan.
The shift from summer to fall brings with it scarves, hoodies, pumpkin spice... everything and, for Boom! Studios, special comic book covers and prints. Yes, New York Comic Con 2013 is nearly upon us, and Boom! is prepared with a lineup of exclusives that will be available at Booth 1344 come October 10-13. In anticipation, Boom! has given ComicsAlliance a first-look at all of its NYCC Adventure Time, Sons of Anarchy, Polarity, Day Men and The Midas Flesh offerings. Click through for a full look at the entire lineup of Boom!, Kaboom! and new Boom! Box items.
Earlier this week we brought you the teaser hinting at Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb's new series from BOOM! Studios, and if you were wondering how long you'd have to wait to find out what it was, wonder no longer. Today, we know that the team behind the award-winning Adventure Time comic will soon be bringing you dinosaurs in spacesuits in the pages of Midas Flesh, a sci-fi comic about what would happen if King Midas's golden touch was a weapon of planetary destruction.
The book is the first project from BOOM! Box, a new imprint inspired by the largely webcomics talent the publisher recruited to staff its popular and acclaimed line of animation-based KaBOOM! comics including Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors and Regular Show. BOOM! Box is meant to be distinct from the existing BOOM! and KaBOOM! lines in that it will be fully original projects (as opposed to licensed) with no restrictions on format.
To find out more about Midas Flesh, we spoke to North about his inspiration for the comic, his process, why Paul Dini deserves a solid gold rocket car and, oddly enough, his favorite fetish videos on YouTube. Read on to find out!
Here's a peek behind the scenes for any of you wondering what the glamorous jet-set life of someone who sits around reading comic books for a living: You get a lot of press releases. I think there was one week before San Diego where I was getting 40 of those things every day, which is well past what I would consider critical mass for PR. What I'm getting at here is that with so many press releases coming across the desk, it takes a lot to get me excited about them.
And then you get one where Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, the award-winning team behind the Adventure Time comic, are doing a story about a dinosaur in a spacesuit. And now you have my attention.
Following a run of single issue releases this past spring and summer, Archaia's modern adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic Cyborg 009 is set to get collected hardcover style on September 11. Written by F.J. DeSanto (The Spirit, Immortals: Gods and Heroes) and Bradley Cramp (Gattaca, Lord of War) and featuring the artwork of illustrator Marcus To (Batwing, Red Robin) and colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand), the 120 page hardcover works to retain the spirit and central concepts of Ishinomori's original narrative about a team of humans turned into agents of war against their will, with contemporary touches. The HC itself even comes dressed with an acetate dust jacket and layered cover art to let readers peel their way through its titular hero to (literally) see just what makes the character tick.
If you've read ComicsAlliance comments for any amount of time, you'll know that if nothing else, we are bitter, jaded (hipster???) dinosaurs. As a result, it may seem rare that we get excited about something like a variant cover or a convention exclusive, unless it's something pretty, pretty awesome. Fortunately for our tiny, blackened hearts, that exact thing happened today when Boom! Studios revealed their Baltimore Comic-Con variants for Garfield #17 and RoboCop: The Last Stand #1.
Yeah, that's right: We're excited about Garfield on a Monday. See why in the full-sized image below!