Monday, September 21, 2015

Cognetic Toys With Absolute Power


Not everyone has the ability to be the person in charge of it all. Sure, many will think that if they were in charge that they could make things better. Maybe even make things a perfect world. What if a single being decided to pursue the aforementioned line of though to take control of humanity and set it on a different course? This October, James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan return with a fresh look at how the world could end in the oversized, three-issue event Cognetic. When a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population in a hivemind resurfaces to set humanity back on track, the people of New York City struggle to comprehend the strange and horrifying things happening to them, and one young woman in the FBI will have to pay a terrible price if she’s going to save them.

“James and Eryk are breaking the mould with one fantastic apocalyptic ‘what if’ after another,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Memetic was a horrifying digital apocalypse that made us all think twice about sharing funny memes, while Cognetic taps into the innate desire for control that everyone has and proves how deadly it can be. This new look at how the world ends will hit you with the hard question: What would you sacrifice to save humanity?”

Cognetic #1 is oversized at 48 pages (all three issues of the miniseries will be 48 pages) and arrives in comic shops on October 21st with a main cover by Donovan for the price of $4.99 under Diamond order code AUG151188. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Felipe Smith and a retailer incentive cover by Juan Doe. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is September 21st.

Full press release below.
James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan Toy with Absolute Power in October's 'Cognetic'

September 18, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Everyone’s had the thought at least once in their lives. If I were in charge, things would be better. If I had total power, I could make a perfect world. It’s a fundamentally human desire for control. But what if there was someone—or something—bigger than humanity that had the same thought? What if this single being decided to take control of humanity and set it on a different course?

This October, James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan, the creative team behind the award-nominated, apocalyptic horror miniseries Memetic, return with a fresh look at how the world could end in the oversized, three-issue event Cognetic. When a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population in a hivemind resurfaces to set humanity back on track, the people of New York City struggle to comprehend the strange and horrifying things happening to them, and one young woman in the FBI will have to pay a terrible price if she’s going to save them.
“James and Eryk are breaking the mould with one fantastic apocalyptic ‘what if’ after another,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Memetic was a horrifying digital apocalypse that made us all think twice about sharing funny memes, while Cognetic taps into the innate desire for control that everyone has and proves how deadly it can be. This new look at how the world ends will hit you with the hard question: What would you sacrifice to save humanity?”
Cognetic #1 (of 3) is oversized at 48 pages (all three issues of the miniseries will be 48 pages) and arrives in comic shops on October 21st with a main cover by series artist Eryk Donovan for the price of $4.99 under Diamond order code AUG151188. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), and a retailer incentive cover by Juan Doe (Wolverines).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is September 21st. 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.
Cognetic #1 Main Cover Cognetic #1 Incentive Cover
Main cover by Eryk Donovan                        Incentive Cover by Juan Doe

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 titles like Suicide Risk, The Woods, 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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