Wednesday, April 3, 2013

BOOM! Studios Launches Suicide Risk in May

Superpowers in comic books isn't a new thing. They've been around for quite a while, serving as the backbone for Marvel and DC, as well as playing prominent roles in multiple other books from other publishers. Odds are often in favor of the heroes, but every so often the supervillains have the numbers. Suicide Risk by Mike Carey and Elena Casagrande from BOOM! Studios is a book where superheroes need help.

“SUICIDE RISK is a story set against the backdrop of the world's first ever superpower activations - a fast-spreading trend with a single moving source and a million unintended consequences,” explained Carey. “When cop Leo Winters goes looking for a man and a woman who are literally selling superpowers on the street, he triggers a series of events which will change his life and the lives of those he loves forever - and potentially, end the world. What I love about writing this book (I mean, besides working with Elena) is that it's outside of any existing continuity. We can make our own rules and then play out the consequences all the way.”

Superpowered people are inexplicably rising from the streets and there's a big problem: too many supervillains, not enough superheroes. Heroes are dying and cops are dying twofold. Humanity is under-powered and good people are suffering untold tragedies trying to stem the flow. Beat cop Leo Winters is one of those struggling to make a difference. And the answer just might come in the form of two lowlifes with a dark secret.

The first issue will hit stores May 1 with a cover by Tommy Lee Edwards (retailer incentive cover by Stephanie Hans), available for preorder with Diamond Order Code MAR130918.

Full press release below.

  BOOM! STUDIOS LAUNCHES
MIKE CAREY'S SUICIDE RISK THIS MAY

 

   
 

April 3, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA – This May, BOOM! Studios proudly launches SUICIDE RISK, the first original ongoing series from an independent publisher by Eisner Award-nominated author Mike Carey (X-MEN, THE UNWRITTEN). The highly anticipated series will feature interiors by artist Elena Casagrande (HULK, HACK/SLASH).

Super-powered people are inexplicably rising from the streets and there's a big problem: Too many supervillains, not enough superheroes. Heroes are dying, and cops are dying twofold. Humanity is under-powered and good people are suffering untold tragedies trying to stem the flow. Beat cop Leo Winters is one of those struggling to make a difference. And the answer just might come in the form of two lowlifes with a dark secret. SUICIDE RISK is a high octane, mind-bending series created by one of the industry's greatest storytellers.

“SUICIDE RISK is  a story set against the backdrop of the world's first ever superpower activations - a fast-spreading trend with a single moving source and a million unintended consequences,” explained Mike Carey. “When cop Leo Winters goes looking for a man and a woman who are literally selling superpowers on the street, he triggers a series of events which will change his life and the lives of those he loves forever - and potentially, end the world.  What I love about writing this book (I mean, besides working with Elena) is that it's outside of any existing continuity.  We can make our own rules and then play out the consequences all the way.”

SUICIDE RISK #1 will arrive in stores on May 1st with with a cover by Tommy Lee Edwards (MARVEL 1985, TURF) and a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond order code of MAR130918. The premier issue will also feature a retailer incentive cover by Stephanie Hans (YOUNG AVENGERS).

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010's "Best Publisher" BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry's top talent, including Mark Waid's IRREDEEMABLE, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphreys’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!'s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz' PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. BOOM!'s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler's I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.

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