Friday, April 3, 2015

Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 Celebrates Bond Between Father and Son


KaBOOM! has a big announcement that merits and explosion of excitement. The publisher is using April to debut Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 from a collection of talented creators, including Steven Universe creative team Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle, Liz Prince, Grace Kraft, Kelly Turnbull, Rachel Dukes and Chrystin Garland. Based on Cartoon Network’s hit original series, this oversized, self-contained issue features shorts centered around Greg Universe and his relationship with Steven.

“The Steven Universe animated series never stops outdoing itself, consistently delivering powerful characters and deeply moving stories,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “That’s exactly the type of storytelling we strive to stay true to in the comics. For this special issue we wanted to focus a little more on the relationship between Greg and Steven; even though Greg doesn’t have Gem powers, he’s still one of the most important people in Steven’s life, and the bond between father and son presents its own kind of magic.”

Steven Universe and the rest of the Crystal Gems are bonafide heroes, saving Beach City day after day. But you know who else is a hero? Greg Universe! Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 is a collection of shorts that features father-and-son fun, as Greg teaches Steven some valuable life lessons. Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 arrives in comic shops on April 29th with a main cover by Ru Xu for the price of $4.99 under Diamond order code FEB151183. Also available in a limited quantity is a retailer incentive cover by Fellipe Martins. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is April 6th.

Full press release below.
'Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1' Celebrates Bond Between Father and Son

'Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1' Variant Cover by Fellipe Martins
Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 Variant Cover by Fellipe Martins
April 2, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - KaBOOM!, the all-ages imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the April debut of Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 from a collection of talented creators, including Steven Universe creative team Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle, Liz Prince (Tomboy), Grace Kraft (Steven Universe), Kelly Turnbull (Adventure Time), Rachel Dukes (Garfield), and Chrystin Garland (Bee & PuppyCat). Based on Cartoon Network’s hit original series, this oversized, self-contained issue features shorts centered around Greg Universe and his relationship with Steven.

“The Steven Universe animated series never stops outdoing itself, consistently delivering powerful characters and deeply moving stories,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “That’s exactly the type of storytelling we strive to stay true to in the comics. For this special issue we wanted to focus a little more on the relationship between Greg and Steven; even though Greg doesn’t have Gem powers, he’s still one of the most important people in Steven’s life, and the bond between father and son presents its own kind of magic.”
Steven Universe and the rest of the Crystal Gems are bonafide heroes, saving Beach City day after day. But you know who else is a hero? Greg Universe! Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 is a collection of shorts that features father-and-son fun, as Greg teaches Steven some valuable life lessons.

Steven Universe: Greg Universe Special #1 arrives in comic shops on April 29th with a main cover by Ru Xu (Steven Universe) for the price of $4.99 under Diamond order code FEB151183. Also available in a limited quantity is a retailer incentive cover by Fellipe Martins (Regular Show).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is April 6th. 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.
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.

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is regularly the #1 U.S. television network in primetime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

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