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Jack Burton Comes to BOOM! Studios!

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One of the greatest oddball action movies of all time is getting a four-color take: John Carpenter and Eric Powell have created an on-going Big Trouble In Little China  series for BOOM! Studios. The boisterous Jack Burton will tackle new adventures beginning in June.

The whole point of the movie was to create a John Wayne-like would-be hero who would actually be the sidekick to his Asian buddy. How will the macho-but-inept Burton survive on his own? I will looking forward to see how Powell (The Goon) and Brian Churilla(The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun) work this premise – especially since the all-new adventures of Jack Burton begin with a stowaway on his big rig, the Pork Chop Express. Check out alternate covers, series description and ordering information after the jump.

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Boom! Studios Presents Clive Barker’s Nightbreed!

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If you think being an outcast is hard, think how much harder it must be to be a monster. Monsters have always been with us, living in the secret city of Midian. That’s the premise of Clive Barker’s novella and movie called Nightbreed. Now writer Mark Andreyko (Manhunter) and artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk) are bringing Clive Barker’s Nightbreed to BOOM! Studios.

The series will present new stories featuring the characters from Barker’s work that will stand on their own – you won’t even have to be familiar with the movie, or the novella it’s based on, to enjoy the comic. Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #1 will be released on May 28th. A more in-depth series description and ordering information lie in wait for you after the jump.

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Translucid: BOOM! Studios Explores The Line Between Vigilante and Villain!

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Superhero comics don’t often examine the line between vigilante hero and villain in any depth, but when they do they can be captivating. BOOM! Studios’ new series, Translucid, exists to do that, which immediately makes it intriguing.

The Horse has been The Navigator’s arch-enemy for years, but when he sees The Navigator beginning to drift from his moral compass, he decides that’s not fun and begins to explore The Navigator’s hidden past. The series is by the team of Claudio Sanchex and Chondra Echert who have previously done critically acclaimed titles Kill Audio and Key of Z for BOOM! Studios.

For more details – including the Diamond order code – check out the press release after the jump.

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The Returning: A New Twist On Near-Death Experiences!

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In the near future, some people who have had near-death experiences come back them… different. Symptoms include a mix of extreme behavorial change and paranoia. When high school student Beth comes back from an NDE, she is amazed at quickly family and friends turn on her. She has no idea what’s ahead for her…

That’s the premise for BOOM! Studios latest title, The Returning – a four-issue limited series that puts an unexpected and horrifying spin on near-death experiences. The Returning #1 will be in stores on March 12th. Check out the press release for more details and a look at a variant cover.

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Ragnarok & Roll: BOOM! Gives Norse Mythology a Metal Makeover!

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BOOM! Studios is giving Norse mythology a heavy metal makeover in Loki: Ragnarok and Roll. Loki turns to an unexpected axe when Odin banishes him from Asgard – and sticks him on Midgard. In the underground goth clubs of Los Angeles, he discovers ‘a world of outcasts that appreciate his style.’ Written by Eric Esquivel (Freelancers) and drawn by Jerry Gaylord), Loki: Ragnarok and Roll finds the God of Mischief stepping out of the shadow of his Thunder God brother in a fresh and unexpected way.

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll will hit stands on February 19th. Check out the official press release (which includes ordering information), after the jump.

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Book Trailer: Archaia’s OGN An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’The Wisp

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Since the Archaia/BOOM merger, Archaia has continued to follow its unique sensiblity. With the January release of  An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ The Wisp, the publisher has a darkly whimsical tale about a young girl who goes to live with her estranged grandfather and his pet raccoon on a cemetery island after her parents’ accidental death by mushroom poisoning. Weirdness ensues.

The trailer for the graphic novel follows the jump.It looks like something fans of Tim Burton or Neil Gaiman might love. An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ The Wisp will be comics shops on January 22, 2014 and other bookstores on January 28th

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BOOM!Studios Announces Pen & Ink Program!

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BOOM!Studios (2 Guns, Suicide Risk) has announced a new program to spotlight the work of some of the industry’s biggest names – and the work they’ve done on BOOM! titles. First up is Day Men: Pen & Ink #1 which will focus on the Brian Stelfreeze are from Day Men 1 and 2.

The limited line of publications will be a saddle-stitched, oversized 11” x 17’’ which allows readers to see the art at near-original size. Each page will be accompanied by annotations from the creative team, giving fans and aspiring creators unique insight into the creative process. Each edition in the Pen & Ink series will retail at $9.99. Day Men: Pen & Ink #1 will be in stores early in 2014. for more details, check out the press release following the jump.

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BOOM! Studios Acquires Archaia!

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BOOM! Studios, one of the top publishers  of comics and graphic novels – and two-time winner of Diamond Comics Distributors’ Best Publisher Award – has acquired niche comics publisher Archaia Entertainment. The deal gives BOOM! the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney)

The move brings a substantial library of critically acclaimed titles into the BOOM! archive, including Royden Lepp’s graphic novel Rust – which, along with Archaia titles Lucid, Bolivar and Feeding Ground, has been optioned for feature film development. For more details, follow the jump to the official press release.

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6-Gun Gorilla–My Kind of Weirdness!

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Okay, sometimes a concept just makes you laugh out loud – then scares the pants off you. That was my reaction to the press release for BOOM! Studios’ 6-Gun Gorilla. It definitely sounds like my kind of weirdness.

The first issue of the six-issue mini-series will be released on June 12th. Check out the press release (following the jump) for series description and ordering info.

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