Friday, June 13, 2014

The Killer Omnibus Vol. 2 Exits Retirement

THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOL. 2 Cover by Luc Jacamon

Retirement never lasts for a hired gun. That's just the way it is it would seem and this July, volumes 3 and 4 of The Killer are collected in The Killer Omnibus Vol. 2 by Archaia. Originally published as a five volume series in France from 1998 to 2003, Le Tueur quickly became known as one of Europe’s grittiest and most hard-boiled comics—a brutal, bloody, and stylish story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass. The creative team of artist Luc Jacamon and writer Matz continue their story of one assassin’s journey through a world of relentless violence. Though his brief retirement has not dulled his skills or resolve, new jobs will threaten his way of life and the very foundation of his morality.

“From the day it hit shelves in America, THE KILLER has not only been one of my favorite Archaia titles, but one of my favorite comics period,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We can never get enough hard-boiled crime stories at BOOM!, and this series is the heart of European crime comics. Luc Jacamon and Matz have created a powerful story about a man with blood on his hands, and the moral struggle that comes with it.”

The Killer Omnibus Vol. 2 softcover collection arrives from Archaia in comic shops on July 23rd with a cover price of $24.99 under Diamond Order Code MAR140977. Full press release below.
AN ASSASSIN RETURNS IN ARCHAIA'S 
'THE KILLER' OMNIBUS VOL. 2


THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOL. 2 Cover by Luc Jacamon
June 12,  2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Retirement never lasts for a hired gun. This July, Volumes 3 and 4 of the Eisner Award-nominated series THE KILLER are collected for the first time ever in the definitive THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOL. 2 by Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios. Originally published as a five volume series in France from 1998 to 2003, Le Tueur (THE KILLER) quickly became known as one of Europe’s grittiest and most hard-boiled comics—a brutal, bloody, and stylish story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass. The creative team of artist Luc Jacamon and writer Matz (CYCLOPS) continue their story of one assassin’s journey through a world of relentless violence. Though his brief retirement has not dulled his skills or resolve, new jobs will threaten his way of life and the very foundation of his morality.

“From the day it hit shelves in America, THE KILLER has not only been one of my favorite Archaia titles, but one of my favorite comics period,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We can never get enough hard-boiled crime stories at BOOM!, and this series is the heart of European crime comics. Luc Jacamon and Matz have created a powerful story about a man with blood on his hands, and the moral struggle that comes with it.”

THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOL. 2 softcover collection arrives from Archaia in comic shops on July 23rd with a cover price of $24.99 under Diamond Order Code MAR140977. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!

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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