Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag is Full of Surprises


The World of Gumball maintains its presence as one of the more popular cartoons available right now. That's one of the reasons that KaBOOM! is once again teaming up with Cartoon Network Enterprises to announce The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag #1. The issue is a collection of short stories with Gumball, Darwin, Anais, and all their friends in Elmore. Kate Leth, Philip Murphy, Yehudi Mercado and more contribute to this oversized collection of mini-adventures, inside jokes, and interactive features that are perfect for any fan.

“We’ve rounded up some exciting and hilarious stories from a host of talented creators to share with our fellow Gumball fans,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “If you love The Amazing World of Gumball as much as we do, this special will be a delight.”

Gumball and Darwin try to get their trading card collection completed, and get trapped by a collector who collects...collectors? Mr. Watterson falls into the dryer and finds himself in a magical laundry kingdom. Catch a glimpse of Tina Rex’s quiet moments. Journey to the haunted outskirts of the town of Elmore. Enjoy these stories and more!

The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag #1 arrives in comic shops on September 30th with a main cover by Mariel Cartwright for the price of $4.99 under Diamond order code JUL151099. Also available in a limited quantity is a retailer incentive cover by Terry Blas. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is September 7th. Full press release below.
'The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag' is Full of Surprises
The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag #1 Incentive Cover by Terry Blas
The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag #1 Incentive Cover by Terry Blas
September 3, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, are pleased to announce The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag #1 special, a collection of short stories with Gumball, Darwin, Anais, and all their friends in Elmore. Kate Leth (Power Up, Bravest Warriors), Philip Murphy (Adventure Time), Yehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage), and more contribute to this oversized collection of mini-adventures, inside jokes, and interactive features that are perfect for any fan.

“We’ve rounded up some exciting and hilarious stories from a host of talented creators to share with our fellow Gumball fans,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “If you love The Amazing World of Gumball as much as we do, this special will be a delight.”

Gumball and Darwin try to get their trading card collection completed, and get trapped by a collector who collects...collectors? Mr. Watterson falls into the dryer and finds himself in a magical laundry kingdom. Catch a glimpse of Tina Rex’s quiet moments. Journey to the haunted outskirts of the town of Elmore. Enjoy these stories and more!

Created by Ben Bocquelet and produced by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, The Amazing World of Gumball has received high critical praise since its debut in 2011, having won several British Academy Children’s Awards and earning nominations in the Annie Awards.

The Amazing World of Gumball 2015 Grab Bag #1 arrives in comic shops on September 30th with a main cover by Mariel Cartwright for the price of $4.99 under Diamond order code JUL151099. Also available in a limited quantity is a retailer incentive cover by Terry Blas.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is September 7th. 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.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families across multiple platforms worldwide. Available in 192 countries, 26 languages and over 370 million homes, Cartoon Network takes its responsibilities to its audience seriously by embracing key social issues affecting families worldwide with initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up, Basta de Bullying and Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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