Abnett and Lanning Do Cosmic for BOOM! on Free Comic Book Day

Oh Free Comic Book Day, one of the most hallowed of the hallowed comic book release days. The day where creators venture to stores to banter with the fans and readers. The day you can get free books to check out new series, or produc tie-ins that keep you on the Marvel and DC habit. It's even the day that publishers like BOOM! Studios give readers a glimpse at a brand new series.

The Hypernaturals #1 hits stores in July, but on FCBD readers can get a 16-page story by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning that serves as a prelude to better things to come. Not only that, but the book features a cover by Francesco Mattina and interior art by Brad Walker and Tom Derenick. This story will not be reprinted in the first issue, so this is your only chance to check it out.

In it, The Hypernaturals are tasked with preserving an era of prosperity in the galaxy of the far future. Things are going well until they all vanish, which leads to the inevitable unraveling of the order they maintained. It's up to a group of retired and forgotten Hypernaturals and their new recruits to save the galaxy from complete desctuction.

Be sure to add The Hypernaturals to your FCBD haul. I'm fairly certain the version you get won't have the "Comic Book Resources" banner plastered on the front. Full press release and interiors below.


April 26th, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday May 5th, fan-favorite scribes Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning bring their cosmic brand of superheroes to BOOM! Studios with an all-new, all-original 16-page story featuring their new series THE HYPERNATURALS. This original story serves as a prelude that leads directly into the first issue of THE HYPERNATURALS #1, which goes on-sale in July.

Featuring a cover by Francesco Mattina (NOVA) and interior art by Brad Walker (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Tom Derenick (JLA, NEW X-MEN), the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EDITION of THE HYPERNATURALS includes a brand new 16-page story that will not be reprinted in the first issue of the series.

A universe trembles. It is the far future; the human race has finally colonized the galaxy, preserving an era of prosperity that's only possible because of The Hypernaturals. They're a celebrated, galaxy-wide superhero task force that keeps the peace. That is, until they all mysteriously vanish. Now, as the galaxy teeters on the brink of chaos, it's up to a group of retired and long forgotten Hypernaturals - and their novice recruits - to save the galaxy from complete destruction. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the superstar writing duo behind Annihilation and The Legion, launch an all-new original series that takes cosmic super-heroes to a new frontier. Experience the special preview issue of The Hypernaturals this May and pick up the #1 issue this July!

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010's “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com/ generates a constellation of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning, bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME, and GARFIELD. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.