The saga that began with a boy with a jet pack falling into the Taylor family farm will conclude early next year – Rust Vol. 4: Soul in the Machine brings the story of Jet Jones to an end.
“Rust is about loss, loyalty, love, and courage,” says series creator Royden Lepp. “This final volume takes place entirely in the course of one final night on the farm as each member of the family must fight for their lives and choose what they truly believe.”
Rust Vol. 4: Soul in the Machine will be released in February 2018 – in both hardcover and softcover editions by BOOM! Studios under its Archaia imprint.
In Pizzeria Kamikaze, after committing suicide, narrator Mordy is condemned to an afterlife where he still has to attend a crappy job in a place no less crappy than the place he came from. When he discovers that his beloved ex-girlfriend is there, too, he embarks on a much-needed road trip through an absurdist and fantastical landscape to find her.
First published in black and white by Alternative Comics in 2006, writer Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and artist Asaf Hanuka’s graphic novel will be released in a full-color, hardcover edition. It will be in stores in February at comics shops, bookstores and digital content providers.
BOOM! Studios, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, has announced the Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special, on sale in November.
The Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special is a collection of short stories from the world of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and will feature the work of many acclaimed creators including: Jeff Stokely, Roger Langridge, Adam Smith, Katie Cook, Ryan Sook, Derek Kirk Kim, and more.
The Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special comes from BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint.
BOOM! Studios will be publishing Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales, a children’s book from its Arachaia imprint, this summer.
The graphic novel will delve deep into the Skeksis-ruled land of Thra in a beautiful look at some of Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s finest creations from writer/artist Cory Godbey.
“The themes woven within The Dark Crystal have never been more important for children or the parents of those children to hear,” said Godbey. “As the UrSkek tells Jen, ‘…we all are a part of each other.'”
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal is one of the most beloved of Jim Henson’s creations. Ever since it became a cult hit on home video, there’s been talk of a sequel – a script was even written.
Now, for the film’s 35th anniversary, BOOM! Studios’ imprint Archaia, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, is publishing The Power of The Dark Crystal – a twelve-issue series based on the proposed sequel script by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce.
Adapted by Simon Spurrier (Six-Gun Gorilla) and artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy), the first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on February 15, 2017. For details, read on.
Archaia, an imprint under the BOOM! Studios umbrella, is continuing its Jim Henson’s Storyteller series of limited series with the four-issue Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Giants – and will introduce it at New York Comic-Con 2016. The first issue will be in stores on December 7th.
BOOM! Studios will have four NYCC 2016 Exclusives available for sale at the con: The Backstagers #1, Lumberjanes #29, Kong of Skull Island #1 NYCC Exclusive, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual NYCC Exclusive.
Read on for details. New York Comic-Con 2016 runs from October 6th-9th.
The UK’s Channel 4 has picked up the rights to Butterfly, an American graphic novel with an eye to adapting it for television with an American co-producer.
The graphic novel, written by Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennett and published by BOOM Studios’ Archaia imprint, follows a deep cover agent for Project Delta when her cover is blown and she is framed for murder. Check out the official BOOM Studios synopsis following the jump.
Numbering Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) among its creators, Lantern City is a new, ongoing series from Archaia and Macrocosm – a steampunk/espionage series that looks at what one might do to save loved ones.
Intriguingly, Lantern city is part of ‘a larger transmedia Universe’ in which an illustrated novel, Rise, has already been published and a television series is currently in ‘active development.’
Lantern City is about the travails of Sander Jorve, a lower class worker, who is persuaded by his brother-in-law Kendal to infiltrate the ranks of The Guard – setting him on a path that threaten the status quo of the class system and his own beliefs.
Lantern City #1 will be in comics shops on May 13th. Follow the jump for details.
Archaia and creator David Petersen have collected the four Mouse Guard short stories from Archaia’s last four Free Comic Book Day samplers – plus two new stories – in a new hardcover titled Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Stories.
Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Stories will be available November 5th. Follow the jump for further details – including ordering codes.
Alyssa Milano may be best known for frothy TV shows like Charmed and Mistresses, but her hit four-issue miniswries, Hacktivist, showcased a much different part of her creativity. Based on the premise, ‘What if the founders of the largest social media network in the world were also hackers who used their skills and resources to help social causes around the world? Then what if the U.S. Government found out?’ the miniseries is being collected in a hardcover edition that will be in comics shops on July 16th and in bookstores everywhere on July July 22nd.
For details – and social media info – follow the jump.