Friday, October 3, 2014

BOOM! Studios Unveils NYCC 2014 Panels and Exclusives

Planning to hit the BOOM! Studios booth (#1344) at NYCC 2014? Well, they're hoping you are as well and they're offering up the requisite exclusives, talent and panels to make sure you get your money's worth. Some of their offerings will include Adventure Time With Fionna and Cake Mathematical Edition NYCC Exclusive Hardcover ($50), Bravest Warriors #25, Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #1, George Perez's: Sirens #1, Sleepy Hollow #1, Teen Dog #1, Thomas Alsop #1, Translucid #6 and Uncle Grandpa #1 ($10). Additionally, making its convention debut at New York Comic Con will be the Sons of Anarchy VOl. 1 Hardcover ($40). Featuring a debossed, faux leather casewrap, this limited, premium edition of the Sons of Anarchy comics collects the first six issues—a complete storyline written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Damian Couceiro.

Panels at the show will include "The World of Mouse Guard," "The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia," "We Are BOOM!" and "New York as a Character in Comics." Check out the full press release, exclusive covers and panel schedule below.

September 30,  2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today their panels and exclusives for New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, during the weekend of October 9-12.

BOOM! will have several New York Comic Con exclusive variant covers available for purchase at its booth (#1344) while supplies last, including**:

ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE MATHEMATICAL EDITION New York Comic Con Exclusive Hardcover ($50, limited to 250 copies)
Cover: Leslie Hung
Writer: Natasha Allegri Artist: Natasha Allegri

Featuring an exclusive, wraparound, 2014 New York Comic Con cover, this is a premium, limited, hardcover edition of the hit Adventure Time miniseries written and illustrated by Fionna & Cake creator and storyboard artist Natasha Allegri. Join gender-bending characters Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic adventure. When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget…

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 ($10, limited to 250 copies)
Cover: Kate Leth
Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Ian McGinty

It’s the 2nd Anniversary issue! The team comes face to face with... Bugcat?!  It’s up to the Bravest Warriors to figure out who this little guy is and where he came from because though he may look like everyone’s favorite Catbug, he might be more foe than friend!

FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 (OF 4) ($10, limited to 250 copies)
Cover: Sean Rubin
Writer: Kate Leth Artist: Jake Myler

A new Fraggle Rock comic book miniseries! When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before! It’s the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock in their biggest story yet!

GEORGE PÉREZ’S SIRENS #1 (OF 6) ($10, limited to 500 copies)
Cover: Adam Hughes
Writer: George Pérez Artist: George Pérez

As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (OF 4) ($10, limited to 500 copies)
Cover: Noelle Stevenson
Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Jorge Coelho

Based on the hit Fox TV series! After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…

TEEN DOG #1 (OF 8) ($10, limited to 250 copies)
Cover: Jake Lawrence
Writer: Jake Lawrence Artist: Jake Lawrence

Skateboards, football games, prom…your teenage years have got nothin’ on the raddest dude that’s ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it!

THOMAS ALSOP #1 (OF 8) ($10, limited to 250 copies)
Cover: Peter Snejbjerg
Writer: Chris Miskiewicz Artist: Palle Schmidt

Thomas Alsop is the current “Hand of the Island,” a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family’s prowess for magic. Being a thoroughly modern warlock, he deals with something even more evil than demons—reality television!    

TRANSLUCID #6 (OF 6) ($10, limited to 100 copies)
Cover: Daniel Bayliss
Writers: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert Artist: Daniel Bayliss

The final issue of this critically acclaimed miniseries from Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert! The Horse’s final play is here. He and The Navigator enter their final battle, and it takes place on a plane no one would expect! The most personal battle of all is here in the finale to this series and only one person is walking away from it!  

UNCLE GRANDPA #1 ($10, limited to 250 copies)
Cover: Allison Strejlau
Writers: Yehudi Mercado, Thomas Scott Roberts, Jimmy Geigerich, Evgeny Yakovlev, Brendon Gillas, & Laura Howell
Artists: Yehudi Mercado, Thomas Scott Roberts, Jimmy Geigerich, Evgeny Yakovlev, Brendon Gillas, Alex Chiu, Laura Howell

Uncle Grandpa is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he’s come to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! It’s a collection of zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt.

Making its convention debut at New York Comic Con will be the SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 1 Hardcover ($40.00). Featuring a debossed, faux leather casewrap, this limited, premium edition of the Sons of Anarchy comics collects the first six issues—a complete storyline—written by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden (Hellboy) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Planet of the Apes).

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at New York Comic Con:

The World of Mouse Guard
Thurs., October 9, 2:15-3pm, 1A24
Get updated on everything Mouse Guard, including news on upcoming projects, collectibles, and other surprises with creator David Petersen. Plus, enjoy a live reading of several Mouse Guard short stories with David and guests Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi (who are both performers on The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and a performance of an original song from Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 by vocalist Kyra Sims and accordionist Henry Koperski. Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo.

The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia
Fri., October 10, 5:15-6pm, 1A24
Join Archaia as they reveal details, previews, and behind-the-scenes info of its publishing plan for projects with The Jim Henson Company with panelists Kate Leth (Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock), Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches), and Henson Company archivist Karen Falk. Moderated by BOOM! Studios Marketing Manager Mel Caylo.

We Are BOOM!
Sat., October 11, 11-11:45am, 1A21
Last year was a banner year for us here at BOOM! Studios: our first feature film, 2 Guns, was released; we signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox; Archaia joined us as a new imprint; we expanded the KaBOOM! lineup; and we launched BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon and Managing Editor Bryce Carlson, plus James Tynion IV (The Woods), Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow), and Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now.

New York as a Character in Comics
Sun., October 12, 2:15-3pm, 1A05
New York City is featured prominently in movies, TV, and of course, comics! Join us as we discuss how the Big Apple has played an integral part in some of your favorite comics with panelists Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop), Dan Slott (The Amazing Spider-Man), Jimmy Palmiotti (Back to Brooklyn, Harley Quinn), and Peter Sanderson (The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City). Moderated by Newsarama editor Lucas Siegel.

Stop by and visit us at booth #1344. For tickets and more information on New York Comic Con, visit their site at


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( 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 comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was 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, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. 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. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.


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