Friday, July 24, 2015

Reincarnated Assassins Explored in Welcome Back


Not since Kotter's return has a character been welcomed back in the same way that reincarnated assassins will be in Welcome Back from BOOM! Studios. The title pairs Christopher Sebela with Jonathan Brandon Sawyer in the new comic set to debut in August.

“Reincarnation fiction has always been rich with storytelling possibilities and world-building. When Chris brought us Welcome Back we were incredibly excited with a fresh, innovative take on this genre,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “Jonathan’s art is just the perfect complement for this story—equal parts gritty, expressive, and detailed. Welcome Back is the complete package.”

In Welcome Back, Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life as the directionless, college-aged daughter of a notorious serial killer, she suddenly starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, the determined Tessa is already on the hunt, leaving a trail of bodies in her wake...

Welcome Back #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on August 19th with a main cover by Sawyer for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUN151070. Also available in a limited quality is a Jackpot Variant cover (1 in 100) by James Harvey, a 10 Years incentive cover by Rob Guillory and a retailer incentive cover by Elsa Charretier. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 27th.

Full press release below.
Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer Explore Reincarnated Assassins in August's 'Welcome Back'

Welcome Back #1 Main Cover
Welcome Back #1 Main Cover by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer

Welcome Back #1 Jackpot Cover
Welcome Back #1 Jackpot Cover by James Harvey

Welcome Back #1 10 Years Cover
Welcome Back #1 10 Years Cover by Rob Guillory (Full wraparound image shown)

Welcome Back #1 Incentive Cover
Welcome Back #1 Incentive Cover by Elsa Charretier

July 23, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce their next project with writer Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters, Escape from New York) as he teams with artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Critical Hit) on the suspense-filled reincarnation saga, Welcome Back. The series debuts in comic shops in August.

“Reincarnation fiction has always been rich with storytelling possibilities and world-building. When Chris brought us Welcome Back we were incredibly excited with a fresh, innovative take on this genre,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “Jonathan’s art is just the perfect complement for this story—equal parts gritty, expressive, and detailed. Welcome Back is the complete package.”

In Welcome Back, Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life as the directionless, college-aged daughter of a notorious serial killer, she suddenly starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, the determined Tessa is already on the hunt, leaving a trail of bodies in her wake...

Welcome Back #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on August 19th with a main cover by series artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUN151070. Also available in a limited quality is a Jackpot Variant cover (1 in 100) by James Harvey (We Are Robin), a 10 Years incentive cover by Rob Guillory (Chew), and a retailer incentive cover by Elsa Charretier (The Infinite Loop).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 27th. 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.

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