BOOM! Studios Hits BookExpo America/BookCon

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at BookExpo America, a leading trade show for the book publishing industry attended by publishers, distributors, authors, bookstore owners, librarians, journalists, and more; and BookCon, a two-day fan event open to the book-loving public. The shows take place back-to-back at the Javits Center in New York City May 31st to June 4th, with BOOM! occupying booth #1530. The publisher shared its plans for the events, including:

—During BookExpo and BookCon, BOOM! will have limited quantities of free single issues available to give away to librarians, reviewers, buyers, and fans while supplies last, including recent releases Misfit City #1 (Vol. 1 collection out in December) and Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #1 (collection out in January). Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) and Victor LaValle will be appearing throughout the week to autograph copies.

The latest release from BOOM!’s BOOM! Box imprint, Misfit City is about a group of girls living in a small coastal town that most people have only heard of because it was the filming location for a beloved kids’ adventure movie from the 1980s. They’re sick of their town and the tourists that come to gawk at them, but they end up discovering a real treasure map, which leads them on an adventure even crazier than the one in the movie. Misfit City is illustrated by Naomi Franquiz.

In Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, when the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice…putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity. The series is illustrated by Dietrich Smith.

—BOOM! will also have limited advance copies of its KaBOOM! imprint’s upcoming original graphic novel, The Not-So Secret Society (August 1), available for free to qualified individuals. The creators of the book—Matt Daley, Arlene Daley, Ellen Crafts, and Trevor Crafts—will be on hand all week to autograph copies and share brochures, activity sheets, and mini-comics, and will raffle off a giant Gummy candy! (See booth for details.) The Not-So Secret Society is illustrated by Wook Jin Clark.

In addition, the creators of The Not-So Secret Society will appear at the BookCon Family HQ area (booth #1416) on Saturday, June 3, 5:30-6:00 PM for an interactive comics workshop.

The Not-So Secret Society is about a group of 12-year-olds who learn the value of teamwork and friendship when their invention brings a piece of candy to life that threatens to destroy the entire city!

—Free partial advance review galleys of the Archaia imprint’s upcoming all-ages original graphic novel Bolivar (November 21) will also be available for qualified individuals, with writer and artist Sean Rubin on hand to autograph copies.

Bolivar is the story of a dinosaur living unnoticed in New York City (“Everyone in the city was too busy to notice Bolivar was a dinosaur”), except for his young neighbor, Sybil, who desperately tries to convince everyone of his existence.

—Appearing at the BOOM! Studios booth (#1530) throughout the weekend will be:

Wednesday, May 31
2:00-4:00 PM // Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
4:00-6:00 PM // Victor LaValle (Victor LaValle’s Destroyer)

Thursday, June 1
11:00 AM-1:00 PM // Victor LaValle (Victor LaValle’s Destroyer)
1:00-3:00 PM // Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)
3:00-5:00 PM // Sean Rubin (Bolivar)
5:00-6:00 PM // Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)

Friday, June 
10:00 AM -12:00 PM // Sean Rubin (Bolivar)
1:00-3:00 PM // Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City)

Saturday, June 3
12:00-2:00 PM // Jim Campbell (Over the Garden Wall)

For more information on Book Expo America, visit www.bookexpoamerica.com. For more information on BookCon, visit www.thebookcon.com.

NYC – Destroyer #1 Signing

Award winning horror novelist Victor LaValle will be signing copies of his comic book debut series VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER from Boom Studios at Forbidden Planet NYC, located in the heart of Union Square, on Thursday May 25th from 6-8PM.

VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER #1:
When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice…putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity. An intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

AL – Destroyer #1 Signing

Artist Dietrich Smith will be signing copies of VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER #1 from Boom Studios at Sho’Nuff Comics on Wednesday, May 24th from 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM.

VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER #1:
When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice…putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity. An intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.

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Sho’Nuff Comics
618 15th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-344-9333

PA – Godshaper #1 Signing

Jonas Goonface, local Pittsburgh artist of the Boom Studios title Godshaper ,signs at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday, May 17th at 4:00 PM.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics (Oakland)
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210

CA – Misfit City #1 Signing

Writers Kiwi Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten appear at Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, CA on Saturday May 13th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to sign Misfit City #1 from Boom! Studios.

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

IL – The Amory Wars Signing

Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria will be signing comics at Graham Cracker Comics on Friday May 19th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

The signing is free, and at the request of our guests there will be a two item limit, of only Claudio’s comic work. He will not be available for photos in order to keep the line moving. You’re welcome to bring comics from home to have signed, but we will have issues #1 and #2 of the newest chapter in the AMORY WARS while supplies last. In addition to those two issues, we’ll also have some variant covers and the previous trade paperbacks in the series all available for purchase.

Graham Cracker Comics – Lakeview
5443 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 561-5010

MN – The Amory Wars Signing

Press Release:

Source Comics & Games is excited to announce that Claudio Sanchez, of the band Coheed and Cambria, will be signing in the store on Saturday May 13th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. The band is on a national tour and will be playing a show at First Avenue later that night.

The signing is free, and at the request of our guests there will be a two item limit, of only Claudio’s comic work. He will not be available for photos in order to keep the line moving. You’re welcome to bring comics from home to have signed, but we will have issues #1 and #2 of the newest chapter in the AMORY WARS while supplies last. In addition to those two issues, we’ll also have some variant covers and the previous trade paperbacks in the series all available for purchase.

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Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave North, Roseville, MN 55113
651-645-0386

MA – FCBD: Adventure Time Signing

Artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb appear at Million Year Picnic from 9:30 AM till 4:00 PM on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-6763

CA – FCBD: Randall Park Signing

Actor Randall Park (star of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat) signs the special comic book one shot at Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, CA on Saturday May 6th from 11:00am till noon for Free Comic Book Day.

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

PA – The Amory Wars Signing

Press Release:

Amalgam Comics is excited to welcome Coheed and Cambria lead singer & guitarist, not to mention comic book creator, Claudio Sanchez!

Join us on May 10th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM to meet Claudio in person and get your copy of The Amory Wars from BOOM! Studios signed!

Please Note:
-To ensure that everyone is able to meet Claudio and get their books signed, we will not be able to allow photos.
-There is a 2 item signing limit.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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