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The World’s Best Dog Goes on the Adventure of a Lifetime in Bear by Ben Queen and Joe Todd-Stanton

BOOM! Studios has announced the new original graphic novel Bear—from Ben Queen, writer of Pixar’s Cars 2 and Cars 3 and creator of NBC television show A to Z, and children’s book author and illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, comes an all new adventure about making your way in the world with a little help from your friends.

Bear is a guide dog who loves looking out for his owner, Patrick. When they’re together, they make a great team, and Patrick feels like he can do anything! But one day, Bear’s vision suddenly vanishes and he also becomes blind. If he wants to stay by Patrick’s side, he feels he must do the impossible—find a way to regain his eyesight. When Bear hears about a magical spirit in the forest who could help, he embarks on an epic adventure that takes him from wild woodlands to busy city streets, where he meets new friends and learns to navigate new challenges, all while searching for his way back to his best friend. 

Bear comes to shelves August 2020.


Adam Smith and Matt Fox Introduce You to The Down River People

BOOM! Studios has announced the new original graphic novel The Down River People— reuniting writer Adam Smith and artist Matt Fox, creative team of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated Long Walk to Valhalla, for a riveting new story about a man attempting to survive the complicated and dangerous web of his family’s criminal ties with his soul intact, available in July 2020.

Myers Carpenter is a bootlegger who just inherited his family’s bar, The Flatbed. Unsure of whether or not he even wants to keep the famous speakeasy, Myers is forced to find a new booze supplier when he burns his bridges at his long-time source in Mississippi. The only option he can turn to is his estranged mother—a woman he hasn’t seen since he was a young boy—now running a fishing lodge for the wealthy; and a half sister he knew nothing about. As Myers becomes more entangled in the lives of his newfound family, he begins to learn the secrets of the lodge and the dark cult thriving just under the surface of wealth and opulence.


Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s The Magicians #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Magicians #1, the premiere issue of an all-new original five-issue series which reunites New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges and rising star artist Pius Bak for an all-new story in the world of The Magicians that features the first appearance of the next generation of magic practitioners, available on November 6, 2019.

Long after Quentin and his friends have graduated from Brakebills, Dean Fogg welcomes a historic new group of students to the school – the first ever class of hedge magicians, rogue practitioners of unsanctioned magic, invited to enroll at Brakebills. But the classical magicians aren’t too thrilled to have the rule-breaking outcasts in their hallowed halls, and tempers flare as the student bodies clash to prove their superiority – not realizing a new danger has emerged to threaten them all. The malevolence behind the threat at Brakebills will rock everyone to their cores – and even shock longtime fans of The Magicians!

The Magicians #1 features a main cover by artist Qistina Khalidah, along with the first in a series of tarot card variant covers by artist Alexa Sharpe, featuring a brand new magician as the Hierophant.

The Magicians #1

Preview: Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths: The Complete Collection HC

Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths: The Complete Collection HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Brian Holguin, Joshua Dysart, and Matthew Dow Smith
Artist: Brian Froud, Alex Sheikman, and Lizzy John
Letterers: Deron Bennett, Dave Lanphear
Cover Artist: Brian Froud
Price: $39.99

Collected for the first time in one oversized edition, this series reveals the definitive origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelfling, and the Dark Crystal itself while introducing all new characters in an epic spanning thousands of years. 

Written by Brian Holguin (Spawn: Origins), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), and Matthew Dow Smith (Doctor Who), and lushly illustrated by Alex Sheikman (Robotika) and Lizzy John (Fraggle Rock), Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths is a breathtaking return to the fantasy world that has captivated audiences for over thirty years.

Jim Henson's Dark Crystal Creation Myths: The Complete Collection HC

Preview: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger
Artist: Matias Basla
:  Miquel Muerto
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:  

    Main Cover: Mona Finden
    Variant Cover: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Price: $3.99


Based on a story by Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series writers, Will Matthews & Jeffery Addiss, Nicole Andelfinger (Lumberjanes) and Matias Basla (Sparrowhawk) present an official tie-into the next chapter of the pop culture phenomenon, now streaming on Netflix.

Return to another world, another time…in the age of wonder. The great warrior Ordon is sent on a quest to retrieve the mythical weapon that promises to save his people. His only ally is Fara, the future leader of the Stonewood clan. Together, they must find the Dual Glaive before their entire way of life is destroyed.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1

Preview: Labyrinth: Coronation Vol. 3 HC

Labyrinth: Coronation Vol. 3 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Daniel Bayliss, Irene Flores
Cover Artist: Fiona Staples
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $24.99


Time is running out. War rages at the Owl King’s castle as the goblin rebellion spins out of control. While Skubbin, Tangle, and Cible try to hold off the enemy hordes, Maria must face the King and the cost of protecting her boy from a life of misery. Up until the clock strikes 13, Maria holds onto the one truth she’s learned while facing the trials of the maze: in the Labyrinth, nothing is as it seems. 

Written by Simon Spurrier (Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal) and Ryan Ferrier (Kong on the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons)and Irene Flores (Heavy Vinyl), Labyrinth: Coronation Volume Three brings the critically acclaimed prequel of Jim Henson’s beloved film to its stunning conclusion.  

Collects issues #9-12

Labyrinth: Coronation Vol. 3 HC

Your First Look at Cecil Castellucci’s Graphic Novel Memoir Girl on Film

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Girl on Film, an original graphic novel memoir from award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comic book writer, Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by artists Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon, and Jon Berg, available in November 2019. 

In 1977, Star Wars released in theaters nationwide and changed young Cecil Castellucci’s life forever. From that moment on, she knew that she would one day become a storyteller who brought her own imagination to life. Thus began the evolution of the young starstruck fan into an aspiring theater kid (whose high school friends were Jennifer Aniston and Chaz Bono), a teenage artiste running wild in ‘80s New York, an indie musician in the Montreal punk scene, and finally the acclaimed author and bestselling comic book writer she is today. Girl on Film brings those memories to life on the page, and then asks us to examine just how time and perspective can color those memories.

Girl on Film will be available for sale November 13, 2019 at local comic book shops and on November 19, 2019 at bookstores.

Girl on Film

Preview: Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 7 HC

Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 7 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Tom Siddell
Artist: Tom Siddell
Cover Artist: Tom Siddell
Price: $26.99

The adventures of “Annie” Antimony Carver and her magical friends continue as they combat mysterious new foes in and around the esteemed Gunnerkrigg Court boarding school where magical forests, lost souls, powerful spirits, and even robots are part of the curriculum. 

Thus continues the internationally acclaimed, award winning series of Thomas Siddell’s smash hit webcomic! 

Gunnerkrigg Court Vol. 7 HC

Christian Ward’s Cover to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 is Revealed

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the brand new Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 variant cover art by Eisner Award-winning artist and illustrator Christian Ward, featuring the power-hungry and malevolent Skeksis, The Scientist, who first appeared in The Dark Crystal film and will appear in The Jim Henson Company’s new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. 

The first issue in the new 12-issue comic book series, available in September 2019, introduces an explosive story leading up to the events of The Jim Henson Company’s new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Writer Nicole Andelfinger and artist Matias Basla delve into the secret history of the world of Thra and its inhabitants before the Age of Resistance. 

Meet Maudra Vala of the Stonewood Clan, mother of young rebel Maudra Fara, and a Gelfling leader trying to save her people from complete destruction. The terrifying Arathim, giant spiders and the Gelflings sworn enemies, have swarmed the land, wreaking destruction and chaos everywhere between Gelfling clans and Arathim as they battle for dominance over the forests and caves of Thra. Maudra Vala sends her greatest warrior, Ordon, to the Tomb of Relics to retrieve a mythical weapon that could be the key to winning the war. But the path to the legendary relic is riddled with secret traps and hidden dangers. Will even Ordon, greatest of Gelfling warriors, be able to make his way alone to the Stonewood clan’s last hope for survival? 

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 also features a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews. It comes to shelves September 25, 2019.

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1 Christian Ward Cover
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