Friday, January 16, 2015

Archaia Turns the Tides in Plunder

Plunder #1 Main Cover

February is a month of cold and Valentine's Day. It's also a good month for debuting a new comic book series. In February, Archaia will debut another series that further cements their position as one of best publishers out there. That series is called Plunder and it will pair Swifty Lang with Skuds McKinley for a tale of terror reminiscent of Captain Phillips and The Thing.

“Horror on the high seas,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “That’s what Swifty and Skuds have created with Plunder. This is a visceral horror story that has a killer setup and a flat-out intense narrative. Step on board for a wild journey!”

After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.

Plunder #1 arrives in comic shops on February 18th from Archaia with a main cover by McKinley for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code DEC141206. Also available in limited quantities are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Ramón K. Pérez and a retailer incentive cover by Daniele Serra (Fade to Black). The Final Order Cutoff (FOC) deadline for retailers is January 26th.

Full press release below.
The Tides Have Turned in Archaia's
New Horror Series 'Plunder'

Plunder #1 10 Years Incentive Cover

Plunder #1 10 Years Incentive Cover by Ramón K. Pérex (Full wraparound image shown)

Plunder #1 Incentive Cover
Plunder #1 Retailer Incentive Cover by Daniele Serra

January 14, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the February debut of the new original horror series Plunder. Author Swifty Lang (Feeding Ground) and artist Skuds McKinley bring us a tale of terror reminiscent of Captain Phillips and The Thing.

“Horror on the high seas,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “That’s what Swifty and Skuds have created with Plunder. This is a visceral horror story that has a killer setup and a flat-out intense narrative. Step on board for a wild journey!”

After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.

Plunder #1 arrives in comic shops on February 18th from Archaia with a main cover by series artist Skuds McKinley for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code DEC141206. Also available in limited quantities are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Ramón K. Pérez (Hawkeye, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand), and a retailer incentive cover by Daniele Serra (Fade to Black). Please check with your local comic shop on their availability.
  
The Final Order Cutoff (FOC) deadline for retailers is January 26th. 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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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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