Official Press Release
OUTCAST #1 FULL FIRST ISSUE ONLY $1 CGC-graded Joe Jusko 9.8 variant only available 1-in-200!
October 10, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – The king is dead – long live the dead king! The undead will take vengeance this December in the epic new title from BOOM! Studios: OUTCAST #1; written by Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER) with art by Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL CORPS). BOOM! Studios offers the first full 22-page issue of a brand new fast-paced, action fantasy series for only $1!
Title ships in December with eight covers in a 30/30/30/10 split by Liam Sharp (INCREDIBLE HULK, GEARS OF WAR), Cary Nord (CONAN), Alé Garza (FATHOM) and Trevor Hairsine (X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS), a 1-in-25 incentive by Chad Hardin (WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), a 1-in-50 incentive by Trevor Hairsine, and a 1-in-75 incentive by Alé Garza.
Special 1-in-200 Joe Jusko variant cover which will be only offered slabbed by CGG with a 9.8 Grade.
OUTCAST #1 begins a visceral new ongoing series that aggressively blends “epic fantasy” with “sword-and-sorcery.”
“Fans of Game of Thrones and Conan shouldn’t miss this action-packed #1 issue. OUTCAST blends the best of zombies, magic and vengeance,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Michael Alan Nelson and Matteo Scalera push a man over the brink, both visually and psychologically, to bring you an undead anti-hero worth reading.”
“You can’t refuse the full first issue priced at only $1! This is a steal. Who could want more with such insane action paired with an equally insane price,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “This zombie king is ready to hack his way to vengeance in this savage world.”
OUTCAST tells the story of King Valen Brand. He was a just king and a great warrior until he was killed by a Necromancer in battle and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul…
OUTCAST #1 is written by Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER) with art by Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL CORPS). This title ships in December with eight covers in a 30/30/30/10 split by Liam Sharp, Cary Nord, Alé Garza and Trevor Hairsine, a 1-in-25 incentive by Chad Hardin, a 1-in50 incentive by Trevor Hairsine, a 1-in75 incentive by Alé Garza, and a special 1-in 200 Joe Jusko variant Cover which will be offered slabbed by CGG with a 9.8 Grade. Featuring 22-pages of story and carrying a price point of $1.00 with a Diamond Code of OCT110899.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios, (www.boom-studios.com) an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.