Friday, November 28, 2014

BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape 1B on the Year

BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 Cover A

Nothing against BOOM! Studios, but it's likely that the BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape will be the second best mix tape this year; second only to the Awesome Mix Volume 1. That may be selling it a little short, so maybe it's better to call it 1B in the list, as the oversized (8.5” x 11”) BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 will offer some top-notch reading. Featuring new shorts from BOOM! Box comics Lumberjanes, The Midas Flesh, Teen Dog and Cyanide & Happiness and showcasing upcoming comics Help Us! Great Warrior and Munchkin, this is a collection of the best comics of 2014 that are truly made “for the love of it.”

“This is one of the most unique collections of short comic book stories you’ll see this year,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The Mix Tape is our love letter to experimental comics and a platform for the BOOM! Box family of creators to cut loose!”

If you’re loving The Midas Flesh, Lumberjanes, Teen Dog and Cyanide & Happiness and are excited for the comics adaptation of the Munchkin card game, delve into a world of like-minded stories. From the wacky to the touching, you’ll never know what you’re going to get. Here's a tip: This collection features a brand-new Lumberjanes story written by Noelle Stevenson and the first-ever Munchkin comic by John Kovalic, the illustrator of the popular card game. BOOM! reached out to a bunch of their favorite creators with one mission in mind: to bring original, unconventional characters and stories to life. BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories based on characters that are anything but your average lot. Talking hamburgers, misunderstood ghosts and punk rock grandmas are just the tip of these stories that are best described as “off the beaten track.”

The oversized BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 arrives from BOOM! Box in comic shops on December 24th with a cover price of $9.99 under Diamond order code OCT141168. Both the main cover and the retailer incentive cover are illustrated by Jake Lawrence. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is December 1st. Full press release below.
New 'Lumberjanes,' First 'Munchkin' Comic, and More in 'BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape'

BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 Cover B
BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 Retailer Incentive (1:10) Cover by Jake Lawrence

November 26th, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Remember the days when you’d carefully curate a song list and pass out mix tapes to your friends? Well, this December, BOOM! Box, the newest imprint from award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is putting that same love into comic form with the oversized (8.5” x 11”) BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1. Featuring new shorts from BOOM! Box comics Lumberjanes, The Midas Flesh, Teen Dog, and Cyanide & Happiness, and showcasing upcoming comics Help Us! Great Warrior and Munchkin, this is a collection of the best comics of 2014 that are truly made “for the love of it.”

“This is one of the most unique collections of short comic book stories you’ll see this year,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The Mix Tape is our love letter to experimental comics and a platform for the BOOM! Box family of creators to cut loose!”

If you’re loving The Midas Flesh, Lumberjanes, Teen Dog, and Cyanide & Happiness, and are excited for our comics adaptation of the Munchkin card game, delve into a world of like-minded stories! From the wacky to the touching, you’ll never know what you’re going to get. Here's a tip: This collection features a brand-new Lumberjanes story written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona) and the first-ever Munchkin comic by John Kovalicthe illustrator of the popular card game. 

We reached out to a bunch of our favorite creators with one mission in mind: to bring original, unconventional characters and stories to life. Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories based on characters that are anything but your average lot. Talking hamburgers, misunderstood ghosts, and punk rock grandmas are just the tip of these stories that are best described as “off the beaten track.”

The oversized BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 arrives from BOOM! Box in comic shops on December 24th with a cover price of $9.99 under Diamond order code OCT141168. Both the main cover and the retailer incentive cover are illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Teen Dog). The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is December 1st. 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.
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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 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.com). 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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