Monday, November 9, 2015

Welcome Back #1 Resurrected a Third Time


BOOM! Studios may be cutting back on original titles in 2016, but that doesn't mean they're done in 2015. In fact, one of those titles--Welcome Back #1 has been so popular that BOOM! is taking it back to press for a third printing. It's the latest success for a series that was recently extended from a limited series to an open-ended ongoing series. Welcome Back #1 third printing ships with a new cover by artist Claire Roe, who illustrated several pages in issue #2 and is taking over interior art duties for Jonathan Brandon Sawyer as of issue #3.

In Welcome Back #1, Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer explore the lives of reincarnated assassins. 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, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt...

Welcome Back #1 third printing carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond Code SEP158872. Orders for the issue close on November 16 and is anticipated to be in stores on December 2. Comic book fans should bear in mind that first and second printings of Welcome Back #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Full press release below.
'Welcome Back' #1 Resurrected a Third Time

November 5, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that due to demand for the first issue of its newest original series, Welcome Back, the publisher will go back to press for a third printing. This follows on the heels of the news that Welcome Back was extended from a limited series to an open-ended ongoing series.

Welcome Back #1 third printing ships with a new cover by artist Claire Roe, who illustrated several pages in issue #2 and is taking over interior art duties for Jonathan Brandon Sawyer as of issue #3. Welcome Back #1 third printing carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond Code SEP158872. Orders for the issue close on November 16, and is anticipated to be in stores on December 2.

In Welcome Back #1, Christopher Sebela and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer explore the lives of reincarnated assassins. 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, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt...

Praise for Welcome Back #1:

“An incredibly clever, comic-booky, and ridiculously self-refreshing concept.” - Comics Alliance
“...a good bet for the next creator-owned BOOM! Studios breakout title.” - Paste Magazine
“...an undeniably intriguing concept…” - Big Glasgow Comic Page
“...the writing is phenomenal. Sebela continues to impress and Welcome Back shows that he’s only improving his craft.” - Comic Bastards

Comic book fans should bear in mind that first and second printings of Welcome Back #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the "Studios" imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison's Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint "BOOM! Box" publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint "KaBOOM!" publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. And the "Archaia" imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox' television studio to develop properties for the small screen.

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