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BOOM! Studios Has a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeves with Cloaks

BOOM! Studios sees the September debut of Cloaks, a new limited series that combines the thrills of a good magic trick with a Black Ops twist. This new magical thriller is created by actor David Henrie, who learned a thing or two about magic in his role as Justin Russo on the Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place. Henrie, alongside writer Caleb Monroe and artist Mariano Navarro, have created the Robin Hood of Wall Street, tricking the rich out of their money and inadvertently winding up on the radar of a covert Black Ops organization.

In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam blows the minds of crowds with logic-defying acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and re-distribute their ill-begotten wealth to those in need. He’s a modern-day Robin Hood, but his travails garner the attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted by three Suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost—in order to maintain his liberty, he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as CLOAKS.

Cloaks #1 arrives in comic shops on September 3rd with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL140963. The first issue will ship with a main cover by W. Scott Forbes and retailer incentive cover by Phil Noto.

CLOAKS #1 Main Cover by W. Scott Forbes CLOAKS #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1 in 10) by Phil Noto

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BOOM! Announces Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Comic Series

This November BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Consumer Products will launch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a new comic book limited series based on the new film from 20th Century Fox.

Written by Michael Moreci, the six-issue series bridges the 10-year gap between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films, chronicling the fall of humanity and the rise of Caesar’s ape civilization. Additional creative team details will be revealed at a later date. While the apes of the world have yet to advance as a species, Caesar must find a way to unify them to one cause. On the other side of the country, Malcolm must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife, Rita.

In addition, BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Consumer Products will debut Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion,  a one-shot comic book prequel to the new film, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California (a.k.a. San Diego Comic-Con), to be held July 24-27, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center. Written by Caleb Monroe, illustrated by Tom Derenick, and featuring a cover illustrated by Garry Brown, the issue follows the story of Ellie as she struggles to find a cure for the pandemic affecting humanity before it claims her daughter’s life. The issue will retail for $5.00 and will be available for purchase exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229. The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion one-shot marks the first time BOOM! Studios has ever exclusively debuted a brand-new comic at a convention.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1 arrives in comic book shops in November with a main cover illustrated by Christopher Mitten for the price of $3.99, and a retailer incentive cover illustrated by Jay Shaw.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 Incentive Cover by Jay Shaw DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 Main Cover by Christopher Mitten DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES CONTAGION Cover by Garry Brown

Preview: Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 3

Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 3

Writer(s): Caleb Monroe
Artist(s): Yasmin Liang

After a series of stinging defeats, John Cartney has reached out for help in his battle against John Steed and Emma Peel, teaming up with the Cybernauts, robots designed to replace humanity. Our super-spies face their biggest challenge yet as their two fiercest foes join forces!

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Review: Occupy Comics #3

OccupyComics 3 CoverThis week sees the final issue of the Kickstarter funded, Black Mask Studios published Occupy Comics. With the third issue, we get a solid final entry full of though provoking cartoons, editorials and a great history lesson from Alan Moore. The Occupy Comics trilogy is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration of more than 50 comics pros is a celebration of Occupy and a time-capsule of the movement’s themes. The organizers and creators are donating all their revenue after costs to Occupy-related efforts and initiatives as well.

This issue features the talents of the before mentioned Moore, Molly Crabapple, Joshua Dysart, Caleb Monroe, Kevin Colden, Swifty Lang, Salgood Sam, Brea and Zane Grant, Shannon Wheeler and Charlie Adlard. If you’re a fan of any of these creators, this is a must get as far as comics.

The stories vary in quality and length with every one at least good and a few in the great category. Overall, there’s an air over the issue, since is the last one. A few entries reflect on the fleetingness of the Occupy movement, but also could be used as commentary on a series that I wish would go on for longer.

Occupy Comics is a perfect combination of comics and politics with a great balance of education, fairness and not being too preachy. Even though it’s labelled as Occupy, it never really takes on side or the other about the movement as each creator ads their own voice and thoughts about it. To have an anthology that allows this political thought and expression go is a loss for the comics community and I wish we could see more of it.

No matter your take on the Occupy movement as a whole, this issue, and the two that proceeded it, is a nice look at a political movement that fizzled quickly and whose long lasting contributions will be debated for some time to come. To get first hand accounts, and opinions, about what it all meant and why it happened is important in in the historical sense but also the educational. This series acted as a voice for creators to reflect and be free with what they say without corporate interference, much like the movement itself. It’s voice is one we need and one I hope we see more of down the road.

Story: Caleb Monroe, Mark L. Miller, Zane Grant, Bea Grant, Patrick Meaney, Joshua Dysart, Kelly Bruce, Alan Moore, Kevin Colden, Swifty Lang, Shannon Wheeler Art: Molly Crabapple, Theo Ellsworth, Mark L. Miller, Jonathan Spies, Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz, Eric Zawadzki, Allen Gladfelter, Salgood Sam, Matt Bors, Jerem Morrow, Frank Renoso, Eric Drooker, Charlie Adlard
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Steed and Mrs. Peel #9

STEED AND MRS. PEEL #9

Written by Mark Waid, Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Yasmin Liang
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Phil Noto
COVER B: Joshua Covey
Diamond Code: MAR13 0938

THE RETURN OF THE MONSTER! John Cartney thought his children were the key to finally finishing off John Steed and Emma Peel — but they failed. So, since blood didn’t work, he’s turning to cold, hard steel… Evil levels up as this all-new STEED & MRS. PEEL story begins!

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Preview: Steed and Mrs. Peel #8

STEED AND MRS. PEEL #8

Written by Mark Waid, Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Phil Noto
COVER B: Joshua Covey
Diamond Code: FEB13 0867

Last issue, John Steed and Emma Peel entered a quiet little town on what should have been a simple mission – but things were definitely not as they seemed! Now the super spies fight not to become the next victims of this city with big secrets…

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BOOM! Studios debuts at Phoenix Comicon with 2 Guns’ Steven Grant

BOOM! Studios is thrilled to be exhibiting for the first time at Phoenix Comicon taking place Memorial Day weekend beginning Thursday, May 23rd through Sunday, March 26th. Headlining BOOM! Studios’ exciting line up of guests and exclusive variant covers is 2 Guns creator Steven Grant.

BOOM! Studios will bringing four exclusive variant covers to Phoenix Comicon, which will be available only at the BOOM! Studios booth #559. From the KaBOOM! imprint, copies of Adventure Time #1 and Regular Show #1 both with southwest-themed covers by Meredith McClaren will be available for purchase. Additionally, BOOM! Studios is pleased to partner with local retailer Jesse James Comics on two limited edition variants, Suicide Risk #1 with a cover by Joëlle Jones and Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1 with a cover by series artist Haemi Jang.

BOOM! Studios is thrilled to host Steven Grant along with Eric Esquivel, and Caleb Monroe at the BOOM!/KaBOOM! booth all weekend long. Grace Randolph will also be at our booth on Saturday and Sunday.

Travis Hill will also be at the BOOM!/KaBOOM! booth sketching GET-A -SKETCH covers all weekend long! Make sure to stop by for your chance to pick up the hottest comics, trades and variant covers.

BOOM! Studios is also a proud sponsor of the Bleeding Cool Fan Awards, to be presented at Phoenix Comicon on Friday at 6PM in Room 132. Attendees will receive a free Adventure Time #16 limited edition variant cover. The exclusive Adventure Time #16 variant is ONLY available by attending the Bleeding Cool Fan Awards. The Fan Awards are rated for mature audiences.

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Preview: Steed and Mrs. Peel #7

STEED AND MRS. PEEL #7

Written by Mark Waid, Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Phil Noto
COVER B: Joshua Covey
Diamond Code: JAN13 0957

Steed and Mrs. Peel enter THE SUICIDE TOWN! John Steed and Emma Peel travel up the coast to a small seaside community to investigate what should be a minor issue, but things become increasingly bizarre —and deadly— by the moment… Another all-new tale of the smashing spy duo!

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Preview – Steed and Mrs. Peel #5

STEED AND MRS. PEEL #5

Written by Mark Waid, Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Phil Noto
COVER B: Joshua Covey
Diamond Code: NOV12 0985

Mods…IN SPACE…. It’s well established that our spies are the swingingest secret agents in all the land, but what about in the galaxy? Emma Peel and John Steed enter the Space Race, thanks to the rocket-fueled talents of Caleb Monroe and Will Sliney!

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BOOM! Studios at Emerald City Comicon – Panels and Signings

BOOM! Studios and KaBOOM! have announced their signings and panels for Emerald City Comicon. BOOM! can be found at booth #2102 and kaBOOM! is located at booth #2002

Friday, March 1, 2013 – 2pm – 8pm

BOOM! STUDIOS

All Day Sketching – Jerry Gaylord at the BOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Alan Nelson and Caleb Monroe at the BOOM! Booth

2:30-3:00pm – “Breaking into Comics” Panel in Hall A

3:15-4:15pm – Sam Humphries and Jerry Gaylord signing at the BOOM! Booth

4:30-5:30pm – Paul Jenkins signing at the BOOM! Booth

6:00-7:00pm – Joshua Covey and Eric Esquivel signing at the BOOM! Booth

KaBOOM!

All Day Sketching – Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes, Travis Hill, JAB, Kassandra Heller, Noelle Stevenson & Pennie Gaylord at the KaBOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Vicki Scott and Mike Kunkel at the KaBOOM! Booth

3:00-4:00pm  – Natasha Allegri, Colleen Coover and Noelle Stevenson signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

4:30–5:30pm – Joey Comeau, Tyson Hesse and Mike Holmes signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

5:306:25pm – “It’s Adventure Time” Panel in Hall A

6:40–7:40pm – Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb signing at the KaBOOM! Booth
Saturday, March 2, 2013 – 10am – 7pm

BOOM! STUDIOS

All Day Sketching – Jerry Gaylord at the BOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Alan Nelson and Caleb Monroe at the BOOM! Booth

11:00am-12:00pm – Sam Humphries and Jerry Gaylord signing at the BOOM! Booth

1:00-2:00pm – Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti and Joe Quinones signing at the BOOM! Booth

2:10-3:05pm – “We are BOOM!” Panel in Hall B

4:00-5:00pm – Paul Jenkins signing at the BOOM! Booth

5:30-6:30pm – Joshua Covey and Eric Esquivel signing at the BOOM! Booth

KaBOOM!

All Day Sketching – Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes, Travis Hill, JAB, Kassandra Heller, Noelle Stevenson & Pennie Gaylord at the KaBOOM Booth

All Day Signing – Vicki Scott and Mike Kunkel at the KaBOOM! Booth

12:00 -1:00pm – Natasha Allegri, Colleen Coover and Noelle Stevenson signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

3:30–4:30pm - Dustin Nguyen signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

4:45–5:45pm –  Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

6:00–7:00pm – Joey Comeau, Tyson Hesse and Mike Holmes signing at the KaBOOM! Booth
Sunday, March 3, 2013 – 10am – 6pm

BOOM! STUDIOS

All Day Sketching – Jerry Gaylord at the BOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Alan Nelson and Caleb Monroe at the BOOM! Booth

11:00am12:00pm – Paul Jenkins signing at the BOOM! Booth

2:003:00pm – Joshua Covey and Eric Esquivel signing at the BOOM! Booth

4:00-4:55pm – “BOOM! presents: Brian Stelfreeze” Panel in Room 3AB

KaBOOM!

All Day Sketching – Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes, Travis Hill, JAB, Kassandra Heller, Noelle Stevenson & Pennie Gaylord at the KaBOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Vicki Scott and Mike Kunkel at the KaBOOM! Booth

11:10am12:05pm – “BOOM!/KaBOOM!: The All Ages Explosion” Panel in Hall B

12:30–1:30pm - Natasha Allegri, Colleen Coover and Noelle Stevenson signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

1:452:45pm – Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

4:00–5:00pm – Joey Comeau, Tyson Hesse and Mike Holmes signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

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