KaBOOM! Studios Goes All (Ages) In for FCBD 2013

With Free Comic Book Day right around the corner, it's about time you start planning for what books you want to snag. Most stores only allow one or two books to be picked up for free, so you've got to make those books count. BOOM! Studios will have a foray into the FCBD action, participating as a Gold Sponsor and offering the KaBOOM! Summer Blast.

The book features sample stories from Adventure Time, Peanuts, Garfield and Ice Age. Not only that, but the book is also the only place for fans to check out two new all-ages series: Herobear and the Kid and Regular Show. The books will be alongside the talent, as Max Bemis, Eric Esquivel, Chris and Shane Houghton, Kassandra Heller, Vicki Scott, Alexis Fajardo, Justin Thompson, Mike Kunkel, Jerry and Penny Gaylord, Danielle Corsetto, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Matt Talbot, Brian Stelfreeze, Tommy Lee Edwards and JJ Harrison.

Full press release and signing schedule/locations below below.

May 1st, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA – Every comic book fan's favorite of the day is almost here...Free Comic Book Day will be held this Saturday, May 4th across North America and around the world. BOOM! Studios is proud to participate both as a Gold Sponsor with the KaBOOM! SUMMER BLAST comic and a variety of creator signings.

The KaBOOM! SUMMER BLAST Free Comic Book Day edition is an explosion of all-ages awesomeness with sample stories from popular series including ADVENTURE TIME, PEANUTS, GARFIELD, and ICE AGE. As if that wasn't enough, the KaBOOM! SUMMER BLAST is the first place for fans to discover two brand new all-ages series! The 48-page anthology book features the debut of a new 6-page HEROBEAR AND THE KID story by creator Mike Kunkel and a 4-page short story starring the fan-favorite REGULAR SHOW characters by Brian Butler. This a free comic for every member of the family!

Max Bemis, creator of BOOM!'s latest breakout original hit series POLARITY, leads the charge with two signings in Southern California. The Say Anything front man will be signing at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles from 12-2pm. Golden Apple is located at 7018 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038 where both POLARITY #1 and #2 will be available for purchase at the event. Later that day, Max will also be signing at Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim beginning at 4pm. Beach Ball Comics will also have copies of POLARITY #1 and #2 available for purchase and is located at 3024 W Ball Rd., Anaheim, CA 92804.

Some other current BOOM! Studios and KaBOOM! creators participating in signings include:

Eric Esquivel (FREELANCERS) appearing at Jesse James Comics in Glendale, AZ and Samurai Comics East in Mesa, AZ.
Chris and Shane Houghton (ADVENTURE TIME, PEANUTS, FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES) appearing at Metropolis Comics in Bellflower, CA.
Kassandra Heller (ADVENTURE TIME)
appearing at Metropolis Comics in Bellflower, CA.
Vicki Scott, Alexis Fajardo, Justin Thompson (PEANUTS) appearing at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff in Concord, CA.
Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID) appearing at Collector's Paradise in Pasadena, CA.
Jerry and Penny Gaylord (FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES, ADVENTURE TIME) appearing at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD.
Danielle Corsetto (ADVENTURE TIME VOL 1 PLAYING WITH FIRE OGN) appearing at Beyond Comics in Frederick, MD.
Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME) appearing at New England Comics in Brookline, MA.
Matt Talbot (ADVENTURE TIME) appearing at Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH.
Brian Stelfreeze (DAY MEN) appearing at Heroes Aren't Hard To Find in Charlotte, NC.
Tommy Lee Edwards (SUICIDE RISK) appearing at Ultimate Comics in Durham, NC.
JJ Harrison (ADVENTURE TIME) appearing at Dragon's Keep in Provo, UT.

Plus BOOM! Studios will be set up at 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with a great selection of KaBOOM! titles including ADVENTURE TIME, PEANUTS, GARFIELD, and much more. Check with stores for details and signing times! Head to freecomicbookday.com for more information on the event, participating stores, free comics available, and creator signing details.

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 the home of Mike Carey's SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos' FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis' POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant's graphic novel 2 GUNS will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures August 2nd, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!'s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz' PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel's HEROBEAR AND THE KID and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED.