Tuesday, December 24, 2013

BOOM! Studios Puts a Curse on Horror Comics

Curse Cover A

January is as good a time as any for a horror story to debut and BOOM! Studios has a doozy of one in store for readers. In fact, the work features talent very familiar with the horror genre, as Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer are teaming up for a brand new booked called Curse.

"Now this is the way to kick off the new year," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "We made some noise in 2013 by curating a line of original series that we're really proud of. The only sensible thing to do in 2014 is to try and top ourselves! I'm proud to present CURSE as our opening salvo. Michael, Tim, Riley, and Colin have joined together to form one hell of a concussive grouping of talent. The fellas have created my favorite type of horror series. One that avoids cheap thrills and gaudy violence in favor of relatable characters on the brink and an unsettling monster that represents more than the terror it inflicts."

Laney Griffith is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community, in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock—because the wolf will return, and Laney’s son’s condition continues to worsen. CURSE is a story of a family’s survival at all costs.

Curse #1 arrives in comic shops on January 15th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code NOV130863. Full press release below.
BOOM! STUDIOS
AIMS TO PUT A 'CURSE'
ON HORROR COMICS




Cover A by Colin Lorimer

Curse Cover B
Cover B by Riley Rossmo
December 19,  2013 - Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the January debut of its newest horror comic series, CURSE, which puts a fresh twist on the werewolf mythology. The title features a creative team who are no strangers to the horror genre: writers Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters) and Tim Daniel (Enormous), and artists Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar) and Colin Lorimer (UXB).
"Now this is the way to kick off the new year," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "We made some noise in 2013 by curating a line of original series that we're really proud of. The only sensible thing to do in 2014 is to try and top ourselves! I'm proud to present CURSE as our opening salvo. Michael, Tim, Riley, and Colin have joined together to form one hell of a concussive grouping of talent. The fellas have created my favorite type of horror series. One that avoids cheap thrills and gaudy violence in favor of relatable characters on the brink and an unsettling monster that represents more than the terror it inflicts."
    
WHY WE LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios has a long history of publishing some of the industry’s best modern horror, and CURSE takes us back to our roots with a werewolf story unlike any you’ve ever seen.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: The CURSE creative team practically screams “horror”—from writers Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters) and Tim Daniel (Enormous) to artists Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar) and Colin Lorimer (UXB), you’re in store for a smart, realistic, and haunting read.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Laney Griffith is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community, in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock—because the wolf will return, and Laney’s son’s condition continues to worsen. CURSE is a story of a family’s survival at all costs.

CURSE #1 arrives in comic shops on January 15th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code NOV130863. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films.

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