BOOM! Unveils War for the Planet of the Apes SDCC Exclusive Covers

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Film are excited to unveil two exclusive WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 interconnecting variant covers, available exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego (also known as San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), beginning Wednesday, July 19th, at the companies’ booths.

The first exclusive cover, limited to a print run of 2,000 copies, will be available for FREE at the Fox booth (#4229) at SDCC, featuring Caesar, as played by Andy Serkis in the film. The second chase cover, strictly limited to only 500 copies, will be available for $10 at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2229), featuring The Colonel, as played by Woody Harrelson. The covers, which connect to form one image, are illustrated by Robert Sammelin (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern).

“War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the most anticipated films of the year and we’re excited to have our official prequel series launch alongside it,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “It’s even more exciting to team up with Fox at Comic-Con to deliver two limited-edition covers for the inaugural issue, forming one incredible image that no fan of these damn dirty apes will want to miss!”

Written by David F. Walker (Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), BOOM! Studios’ War for the Planet of the Apes comic series is an original story set between 20th Century Fox’s films, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming eponymous film. As Caesar and his apes recoup and recover after the Kubo-led attack on the human compound in San Francisco, the military begins moving in, setting the stage for the momentous war to come.

War for the Planet of the Apes is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a diverse group of original and licensed comic book series, including The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, Grass Kings by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Sons of Anarchy, and Big Trouble in Little China.

Print copies of War for the Planet of the Apes #1 are available for sale starting July 12th at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore, and digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on Friday, July 14th, starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, and Terry Notary.

BOOM! Studios Brings Tyson Hesse’s Diesel: Gear Shift Special to SDCC 2017

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BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the return of Dee Diesel in TYSON HESSE’S DIESEL: GEAR SHIFT SPECIAL, an all-new follow-up to the BOOM! Box imprint’s most successful original graphic novel. The one-shot will debut in comic shops in October.

“I can’t wait to continue telling Dee’s story as she faces a new world of danger and takes on real responsibilities for the first time,” says Hesse. “Gear Shift takes Dee and her crew in a totally new direction that I think fans of the first story will really enjoy!”

Dee’s journey first began on Tyson Hesse’s (Boxer Hockey) personal blog, when Dee and her fellow Peacetowne inhabitants were featured as original character designs. Inspired by “adventure manga like One Piece and stories about burgeoning friendships like How to Train Your Dragon,” Hesse created Dee, a young girl with an airship trying to live up to the legacy of her father, a world-famous pilot. Since then, Dee and her friends have gained a huge cult following and were first published in print via BOOM! Studios as a limited series in 2015 and an original graphic novel in 2016, Tyler Hesse’s Diesel: Ignition, which drew wide acclaim.

Diesel: Gear Shift picks up right where Diesel: Ignition left off,” explains Hesse. “It’s a chance for fans of the first graphic novel to jump right in to the next story arc right away. Dee and Bull Diesel have reconnected with their lost crew and are on their way back home to regroup and prepare for the long journey ahead.  But when they get back to Peacetowne, they uncover new clues that set them off in search of other Diesel brothers that could have answers to all their questions.”

Diesel feels both completely fresh and totally timeless,” says BOOM! Studios Editor Shannon Watters. “Dee’s story is one that Tyson has held close to his heart for years, and it shows in the care and joy bursting from every page.”

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel: Gear Shift Special is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

Print copies of Tyson Hesse’s Diesel: Gear Shift Special are available for sale in October at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore, and digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Discover your breaking Road to San Diego Comic-Con news from BOOM! Studios by visiting www.boom-studios.com and following @boomstudios on Twitter.

BOOM! Studios Drink Up at SDCC 2017

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BOOM! Studios is proud to announce they’ve partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Film for the 2017 BOOM! STUDIOS DRINKUP, the longest-running annual party open to fans thrown by a comic book company at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The annual event will once again be held on Thursday, July 20th beginning at 9pm at the Odysea Lounge, located on the second floor of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

To celebrate the most successful year in BOOM! Studios history, the company and Twentieth Century Fox Film want to buy the first 1,250 fans their first drink at the BOOM! Studios Drink Up for free! (Fans must present valid ID to show they are of legal drinking age to receive alcoholic beverages.) Drink tickets will be distributed on-site at the Odysea Lounge beginning at 9pm on Thursday, July 20th.

“The BOOM! Studios Drink Up at Comic-Con is unique because it’s THE party open to fans, creators, and professionals alike. It’s my favorite event of the year because it allows us to both catch up with old friends and make some new ones,” said Filip Sablik, BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing. “Our deeper relationship with Fox allows us take things to the next level in many ways, in this case to buy YOU a drink to say thank you for supporting the innovative comics published by BOOM! Studios over the years.”

This will be the biggest San Diego Comic-Con for BOOM! Studios yet, with a brand-new redesigned booth featuring more creator signings, more limited-edition convention exclusives, and more dynamic and engaging panel programming.

Discover your breaking Road to San Diego news from BOOM! Studios by visiting www.boom-studios.com and following @boomstudios on Twitter.

BOOM! Studios Announces SDCC 2017 Booth and Exclusives

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BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON BOOTH AND REVEALS SHOW EXCLUSIVES FOR 2017

The Publisher Will Produce Over a Dozen SDCC Exclusives 

July 3, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at the 48th annual COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO (commonly referred to as San Diego Comic-Con, or SDCC), which will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, during the weekend of July 19 – July 23. The publisher will debut an upgraded booth design—its boldest yet—which can be found at #2229. In addition, BOOM! Studios revealed exclusives for 2017 that will be available for purchase at its booth while supplies last. (BOOM! Studios will reveal its panels and signings at a later date.)
Adventure Time/Regular Show # 1 SDCC Exclusive

Four bros. Two shows. One epic quest. Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time andRegular Show mash together in this unprecedented crossover event written by Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and illustrated by Mattia Di Meo, published by the KaBOOM! imprint of BOOM! Studios. This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive of issue #1 is the worldwide debut of the series and features a cover by Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist).


The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #3 SDCC Exclusive

This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover by Eryk Donovan (Quantum Teens Are Go) connects with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover to Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV #4, available at the Evil Ink booth, to form the complete “Good Vs. Evil” image (see below). Written by Claudio Sanchez (of Coheed and Cambria) and Chondra Echert (Translucid), illustrated by Rags Morales (Action Comics), and published by BOOM! Studios.


Misfit City #1 SDCC Exclusive

This new series that counts Ellen Page and Anna Faris as fans is written by screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Legally Blonde”) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz. Published by BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box imprint (LumberjanesGoldie Vance), this San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive of the debut issue features a cover illustrated by critically acclaimed cartoonist John Allison (Giant DaysScary Go Round).


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 SDCC Exclusive
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #1 SDCC Exclusive A
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #1 SDCC Exclusive B
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2017 Annual SDCC Exclusive 

   

Four Power Rangers SDCC Exclusive covers connect to form one image illustrated by Dan Mora (Klaus), an homage to Jim Lee’s iconic cover to 1991’s X-Men (Vol. 2) #1.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 continues BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed run of Power Rangers comics, kicking off a new story arc and is a great jumping-on point for new readers. Written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Hendry Prasetya.

With Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, BOOM! Studios launches a new Power Rangers ongoing series by writer Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock) and artist Dan Mora (Klaus) that will have a heavy emphasis on the team trying to lead their lives as normal teens—while being superheroes.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2017 Annual is a one-shot, special anthology issue that contains Power Rangers short stories by Kyle Higgins, Tom Taylor, Jamal Campbell, Goñi Montes, Dan Mora, Frazer Irving, and more!


Over the Garden Wall: Rock Facts! 2017 Zine SDCC Exclusive

 

BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! Imprint presents a one-of-a-kind item, extremely limited, for fans of Patrick McHale’s Over the Garden Wall. From the publisher of the tie-in comics comes a 7” x 5” zine written by Ryan North (Adventure TimeThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and illustrated by Over the Garden Wall storyboard artist Jim Campbell, featuring two different covers, each by Campbell.


Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #1 Double Gatefold SDCC Exclusive C

With Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, BOOM! Studios launches a new Power Rangers ongoing series by writer Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock) and artist Dan Mora (Klaus) that will have a heavy emphasis on the team trying to lead their lives as normal teens—while being superheroes. This extremely limited, San Diego Comic-Con exclusive features a rare, double gatefold cover illustrated by Mora that pays homage to Jim Lee’s cover to 1991’s X-Men (Vol. 2) #1.


Sisters of Sorrow #1 SDCC Exclusive

Kurt Sutter’s (Sons of Anarchy) first, original comic book series is a crime story about four women who dress as nuns to exact revenge against those who victimized them. Sutter writes alongside novelist Courtney Alameda (Shutter) with art by newcomer Hyeonjin Kim. This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive features a cover illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey (RedlandsThe Empty Man).


Steven Universe (Ongoing) #5 SDCC Exclusive

By popular demand, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is now an ongoing comic book series from BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! imprint. This issue is written by Grace Kraft—who wrote and illustrated four issues of the original Steven Universe limited comic series—and illustrated by Meg Omac (Adventure Time Comics), with a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover by Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce).


WWE #7 SDCC Exclusive

BOOM! Studios’ widely praised run on WWE comics continues! Written by Dennis Hopeless (All-New X-Men) and illustrated by fantastic newcomer Serg Acuña, this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover by Lynne Yoshii celebrates the Women’s Revolution of the WWE.

For information on San Diego Comic-Con, visit https://www.comic-con.org/cci.


About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including LumberjanesThe WoodsGiant DaysKlaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information. For news and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

BOOM! Studios Hits BookExpo America/BookCon

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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

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