I'm not usually a person who gets excited about all the exclusives at San Diego's Comic-Con International, but with their exclusive Regular Show book, Boom! Studios has cut through even my crystallized layer of cynicism to trigger that immediate "I need that in my life" reaction.
Written and drawn by artist Jon Chad, who brought you last year's similar Adventure Time exclusive, Regular Show: The Machine is a hand-assembled, screen-printed comic that's limited to 500 copies. And instead of reading like your standard mini, this one folds out.
This October, Boom! Studios' ongoing Adventure Time title by writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb will get expressive covers raised by wolves, charging into the future, posing for an anime style photo op and gazing across a sea of sprawling color.Emily Partridge, Ryo Nishiguchi, Wes Craig and CA's own Sarah Horrocks are all bringing their brand
Between the talents of writer Joey Comeau, artist Mike Holmes and cover artists Tyson Hesse, Kory Bing, Ian McGinty and Jongmee Kim, Boom! Studios is hardly has to twist anyone's arm to read its ongoing all-ages Bravest Warriors comic. Still, if they want to promise more Catbug in Bravest Warriors #13, well, that should suit everyone with a heart just fine. Boom! has provided CA with a first look at the upcoming October issue, along with the promise of more page time for perhaps the cutest new character from the year 3085.
George Pérez confirmed this week that he’s signed an exclusive contract with BOOM! Studios to create, write and draw a new original comic book project to be formally announced in September, as well as contribute covers, pinups and other artwork to the publisher’s existing slate of licensed and original titles.
Last week comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced it had acquired Archaia Entertainment with a view to positioning the company behind award-winning books like David Petersen’s Mouse Guard and the Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand by Ramón Pérez as a fully functioning imprint, with Archaia’s staff and corporate culture intact. It was good news for both Los Angeles-based publishers, but not necessarily for the reasons many industry insiders assumed. In their first joint interview since the news broke, both company’s Editors-in-Chief Matt Gagnon and Stephen Christy told ComicsAlliance how the merger came to be, why it made sense to them from a number of angles, and what readers and professionals can expect from the new union -- not only with respect to the publishing line, but to creator deals and broader media as well.
Max Bemis and artist Jorge Coelho's bombastic, well... funnyhyperviolentintrospectiveactionromance comic known as Polarity concludes on July 3 with issue #4, bringing to a close one of my favorite limited series of the year. Initially (and quite happily) surprised by the book's sheer resonance back in April, it's been rad to ride along for the Say Anything/Two Tongues frontman's fun dialogue and Coelho's fluid art, which at times (especially with the colors of Felipe Sobreiro) feels evocative of the extraordinary Kevin O'Neill -- if O'Neill were a little more into v-necks and cardigans Boom! Studios has provided CA with a first look at the issue, along with its cover by Frazier Irving, which you can preview past the cut.
Despite E3 having come and gone, it's sadly still too early to see WayForward and D3 Publisher's upcoming Adventure Time and Regular Show games due out this fall in action. For fans ready to dig into the first proper RS handhold console game (following several mobile titles) and the multi-console followup to 2012's well-received Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!, D3P does have some new visuals to... um... visually chew on. Behold, the hi-res box art for Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! and Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land after the cut.
ComicsAlliance has learned that comic book publisher BOOM! Studios has acquired fellow Los Angeles comics company Archaia Entertainment from its parent Kunoichi. Archaia, home to such acclaimed titles as David Petersen's Mouse Guard and Jim Henson's A Tale of Sand by Ramón K. Pérez and known for very high book production values, had been suffering financial setbacks recently as a consequence of a problems with a book trade distribution partner, prompting the publisher to sign a deal with Diamond the next year, the leading distribution agent for direct market comic book stores. BOOM! has a much stronger infrastructure in the comics market, which the company hopes to leverage to expand Archaia's readership with the company operating as a separate imprint within BOOM! Studios.
I've read enough adventure stories to know that every hero has a secret weakness. It could be as simple as the limitations of the human body or as specific as radioactive chunks of one's home planet, but it's always there, and it always presents a horrifying challenge when it's encountered. For Finn the Human, it's apparently a lack of control when it comes to putting candy directly into his mouth.
One of my favorite things about Regular Show -- and folks, I have a lot of favorite things about Regular Show -- is the way it uses common elements of my life to form the foundation of its weird magical realism stories. Video games, the best VHS tape in the world, that's the stuff I can identify with.
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