Every year around this time, shops and advertisers start harshing the collective mellow of millions of youngsters by rolling out back-to-school gear. But have heart, students! There's still several weeks of summer left and you can readily savor the spirit of fun-in-the-sun with next Wednesday's Adventure Time: Summer Special 2013 #1. Containing stories by Noelle Stevenson, Ryan Pequin, Emily Partridge and the team of Frank Gibson and Becky Dreisdat, the issue promises sunburnless stories starring heroes who are on an eternal summer vacation (although Finn could probably use some math lessons, if we're all being honest with ourselves). Boom! has provided us with an early look at the special issue, and you can read it all after the jump.
When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con, every publisher approaches the show a little bit differently. Whether they house cosplay contests, interactive displays, photo ops with talent, creator signings and/or a whole lot of purchasable product, SDCC booths are an opportunity for the publishers that can attend to make a big impression on one of the most attended pop culture gatherings of the year. You can get a sampling of what publishers like Marvel, DC, Archie, Boom!, IDW, 2000 AD, Dark Horse, Image, Fantagraphics, Oni and others were up to on the show floor of this year's SDCC after the cut.
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.
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.
This July 18-21 at San Diego Comic-Con International, Boom! studios will be selling a sweet 16 exclusive comics at its booth. On top of variant covers transporting characters into the San Diego Convention Center and its Gaslamp'ed surrounding, Boom! will also offer original content created just for the show. Robocop, Six-Gun Gorilla, Suicide Risk and Day Men will be represented in the exclusive rollout, with all-ages titles like Adventure Time, Fionna & Cake, Regular Show, Herobear and the Kid, Peanuts and Bravest Warriors on hand as well.You can get your fist look at all of Boom's SDCC-ery after the jump.
The fan-favorite FX biker series Sons of Anarchy will soon speed off the small-screen and onto the paneled page.
While season two of Bravest Warriors has only recently been confirmed to be in the works at Cartoon Hangover, Boom! Studios continues to kick out its monthly comic jams for fans of the show by Joey Comeau and Mike Holmes. This September the duo arrives at a full year of teamwork with Bravest Warriors #12, featuring covers by Tyson Hesse, Joanna Estep, Alec Longstreth and Michelle Czajkowski serving as something of a first birthday present for the series. Whether the team's huddling, dodging lasers, cruising on hoverboards or having their action figure selves played with by Catbug, it's easy to see how the Bravest Warriors having a rad time under the collaboration of Comeau, Holmes and the rest of the BW team has translated into fans having an even radder time over the past year.
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