Sumerian Records & Films Acquires Behemoth
Sumerian Records & Films has acquired the comic and gaming company Behemoth Entertainment. Behemoth has been an interesting publisher that sold over 500,000 books in its first year. 2021 market share estimates haven’t been released yet but the publisher claims its eighth among English-language publishers.
Behemoth has a mix of original comics as well as comics based on films and video games like A Girl Walks Home at Night and Watch Dogs: Legion.
Sumerian Records is an indie music label for rock, alternative, and metal while Sumerian Films has released both movies and an episodic series. It plans to produce three to five original features every year and increase television production.
Behemoth co-founder Nathan Yocum said:
After 15+ years of pushing the boundaries of what an independent record label can achieve, it’s a an incredible reward for us to be joining the Sumerian family today. While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last few years, Ryan and myself couldn’t pass on the opportunity to align visions with Ash and enter this incredible next chapter of endless possibilities and growth as Sumerian Comics & Games. The power and weight that the Sumerian name carries is real and the future of Sumerian has never looked so positive.
Ash Avildsen, Sumerian founder/CEO added:
Nathan and Ryan have built Behemoth so quickly and independently with such a great original IP selection of characters, worlds and story. It was an easy decision to team up with these very talented young mavericks when the opportunity arose. They have good taste! Having a diligent, proven team in comics, graphic novels and gaming is paramount to Sumerian as we continue our passion for story-telling across all audio and visual spectrums. We will always be discovering, creating or developing IP into books, episodic series, feature films, animation and beyond.