Did you miss picking up Boom! Studios' all-ages KaBoom! Summer Blast! comic this past Saturday during Free Comic Book Day 2014? Worry not! The publisher has provided ComicsAlliance with the entire nearly 50-page sampler to share with everyone on the web. Packed with eight short stories from the world of Adventure Time, Regular Show, Peanuts, Garfield, Steven Universe, Herobear and the Kid, The Amazing World of Gumball, the issue also marks the debut of KaBoom!'s newest Cartoon Network-to-comics series, Uncle Grandpa. Click through to read the entire FCBD release.
It's not often that you get a piece of comics news that's completely unsurprising and completely welcome at the same time, but that's exactly what we got this week when Boom! Studios announced that their Kaboom imprint will be publishing a comic book version of Natasha Allegri's Bee and Puppycat. The official announcement about Bee and Puppycat joining its fellow Frederator shows, Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, even included the phrase "Of course we're doing the comic."
But like I said, it's every bit as welcome as it is expected, so to get a little insight on where Bee and Puppycat is coming from, we asked a few questions to Allegri, who took a moment out of her busy schedule to tell us about her influences, the tone of the show, and her love of Garfield.
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!
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While the advent of ComiXology has made several classic comics available to read digitally, the migration of comic strips to the digital world has been comparatively slow. That's now changed, as Universal Uclick's GoComics has launched a free app that enables you to read many classic comic strips on your tablet and phone for free, including Peanuts, Doonesbury, Garfield, The Boondocks and more. But the most notable inclusion may be Calvin and Ho
Art: Abraham Lopez imagines the stars of Pixar's Up as Batman and Robin.
Upcoming: Michel Fiffe teases COPRA #4, which is slated to ship soon.
Charles Forsman imagines a mashup between the perennially stale comic strip Garfield and E.T., the classic 1982 film about a loveable extraterrestrial that flew through the sky in a bike basket and constantly asked to borrow other people's phones. The mashup kind of works, in the sense that
Yesterday we found out that Jim Davis' Garfield would be coming to monthly comics via Boom! Studios' team of former Garfield and Friends writer Mark Evanier and longtime Garfield penciller Gary Barker. In anticipation of the series' first issue, which will arrive in stores this May, Boom! has provided ComicsAlliance with a first-look at two alt