Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lumberjanes Earns Ongoing Series Badge

Lumberjanes #3 Cover A

Lumberjanes is what a publisher would called a bonafide hit. And what happens with hits is they get reprints or they get ongoing. In this case, it's the latter, as BOOM! Studios has announced that the series will now be ongoing. That bodes well for writer Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis and artist Brooke Allen. The series is a fun mix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls, featuring five rad, butt-kicking teenage girls who go to summer camp, fight monsters, and discover a mystery that puts the whole world at stake, all while championing the power of “friendship to the max!”

“Seeing the reaction to this series is exactly why we do what we do here at BOOM!,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “There’s been an outpouring of love and support for LUMBERJANES, and much of that has come from fans who are picking up a comic for the first time in a while, if not for the first time ever. Noelle, Grace, Brooke, and Shannon have built an incredible comic book series that anybody can enjoy. ‘Friendship to the max’ sums it up perfectly.”

Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint, but Lumberjanes is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. The first two issues of Lumberjanes are already out in the wild. Lumberjanes #3 arrives in comic shops on June 11th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR140998. The main cover is illustrated by Stevenson, with an incentive cover available in a limited quantity by Faith Erin Hicks.

Full press release below.
'LUMBERJANES' EARNS ITS
ONGOING BADGE


LUMBERJANES #3 Cover B by Faith Erin Hicks
May 19,  2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Sweet Bessie Coleman! LUMBERJANES fans around the world have asked, and BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce that LUMBERJANES is now officially an ongoing comic series. Written by fan-favorite Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME, Nimona) and Grace Ellis, co-created by BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters, with art fromBrooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), LUMBERJANES was originally slated to run for eight issues but has essentially been “promoted” due to overwhelming praise from critics and fans alike. The series is a fun mix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls, featuring five rad, butt-kicking teenage girls who go to summer camp, fight monsters, and discover a mystery that puts the whole world at stake, all while championing the power of “friendship to the max!”

“Seeing the reaction to this series is exactly why we do what we do here at BOOM!,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “There’s been an outpouring of love and support for LUMBERJANES, and much of that has come from fans who are picking up a comic for the first time in a while, if not for the first time ever. Noelle, Grace, Brooke, and Shannon have built an incredible comic book series that anybody can enjoy. ‘Friendship to the max’ sums it up perfectly.”

Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint, but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things.

Praise for LUMBERJANES #1:

“Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke Allen's LUMBERJANES could be your new favorite series—or your daughter's, or your dad's, or your little cousin's. It's an utterly loveable example of how well all-ages comics can work when they shoot for the moon instead of aiming for the lowest common denominator.” - Comic Book Resources

“Honestly, this title has the potential to be a new favorite cult hit. ...Stevenson, Ellis, Allen, and Laiho definitely deserve their merit badge for having me want more from this series.“ - Newsarama

“LUMBERJANES is a comic that'll surprise you. It's bizarre, over the top and extremely silly. That might sound like damning praise, but if you're fan of stuff like Adventure Timeor Gravity Falls, you'll love the tone and look of this book.” - IGN

“LUMBERJANES is just plain enjoyable; it's a delightful read with great energy, and it's one of the books I look forward to most because it's just so fun.” - Comicvine

“LUMBERJANES is a labor of love, and it shows, from the lighthearted script to the playful art and lettering. Share this one with your whole family, because summer is right around the corner and it’s not too early for a little camping adventure.” - Multiversity

The first two issues of LUMBERJANES are already out in the wild. LUMBERJANES #3arrives in comic shops on June 11th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR140998. The main cover is illustrated by Noelle Stevenson, with an incentive cover available in a limited quantity by Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com orfindacomicshop.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, 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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