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BOOM! Studios Releases Third Collection of Shannon Wheeler Cartoon Collection

BOOM! Town, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, has announced the release of Shannon Wheeler‘s next collection of cartoons I Don’t Get It on January 22nd. This is a follow-up hardcover collection to Wheeler’s I Told You So and Eisner Award-winning I Thought You Would Be Funnier.

As with the previous two volumes, I Don’t Get It is a “best of” collection of cartoons Wheeler created for The New Yorker that were not accepted for publication. The New Yorker is a weekly magazine containing articles, short stories, and essays that focus on the cultural life of New York City.

Where do cartoons go when they’ve been bounced by The New Yorker? When they’re as funny as what’s floating in Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler’s brain, they’re boiled down to the best of the bounced and presented in one laugh-out-loud volume. Featuring an introduction by Keith Knight, I Don’t Get It is the latest collection of Wheeler cartoons that will leave you wondering why they never made it to publication.

I Don’t Get It arrives in comic shops on January 22nd with a cover price of $17.99 under Diamond order code NOV130881.

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Preview: I Don’t Get It

I Don’t Get It HC

Writer(s): Shannon Wheeler
Artist(s): Shannon Wheeler
Diamond Code: NOV130881

By popular demand, it’s a new collection of illustrations from cartoonist Shannon Wheeler– continuing a run that began with the Eisner Award-winning book, I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

Where do cartoons go when they’ve been bounced by the New Yorker? When they’re as funny as what’s floating in Wheeler’s brain, they’re boiled down to the best of the bounced and presented in one laugh-out-loud volume.

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BOOM! Studios Heads to Baltimore Comic Con

BOOM! Studios is hosting Paul Pope at booth #1301 at Baltimore Comic Con. Pope contributed an amazing back up story in Adventure Time #5. Additionally, BOOM! will be bringing a selection of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Town, and kaBOOM! trade paperbacks, single issues, and convention variants including Get-A-Sketch covers.

BOOM! is also hosting two dynamic panels – their regular BOOM!/BOOM! Town/kaBOOM! panel on Saturday at 2:00 pm and “Breaking Into Comics Right Now!” on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

BOOM! Studios have three Harvey Award nominations for Roger Langridge’s work on Snarked and is a Gold Sponsor of the awards this year.

BOOM! STUDIOS GUESTS INCLUDE:

28 Days Later & Valen The Outcast‘s Michael Alan Nelson
Fanboys Vs Zombies‘s Jerry Gaylord

along with KaBOOM! GUESTS:
Adventure Time’s Paul Pope
Adventure Time and Ice Age‘s Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline

Other BOOM! STUDIOS AND KaBOOM! ARTISTS APPEARING AT THE SHOW INCLUDE:
Irredeemable and Incorruptible‘s Mark Waid
Snarked’s Roger Langridge
Valen The Outcast’s Matteo Scalera

SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS

Saturday, September 8th, 2012
All Day – Signing with Michael Alan Nelson, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
2:00 – 3:00 – BOOM! Studios/KABOOM!/BOOM! Town Panel. Room 301

Sunday, Septmber 9th, 2012
All Day – Signing with Michael Alan Nelson, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
3:00 – 4:00 – Breaking into Comics Right Now Panel. Room 302

They will also have signings with Paul Pope, Roger Langridge and Jerry Gaylord through out the show. You can check in with them throughout the show for specific times.

BOOM! Studios in October


EXTERMINATION #5 (A)
EXTERMINATION #5 (B)
Written by Simon Spurrior
Drawn by Jeffrey Edwards
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120926
Unlikely partners Nox and Red Reaper have survived the attacks of the deadly EDDA, traversed the post-apocalyptic landscape of the U.S., and formed a rag-tag alliance of former heroes and villains. Now…they plan to strike back.


FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #7 (A)
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #7 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120908
As San Diego literally crumbles around them, the Wrecking Crew discovers the shocking secret behind the zombie outbreak… The fanboy-favorite series continues, from writer Sam Humphries (Marvel’s ULTIMATES, HIGHER EARTH) and Jerry Gaylord! After last month’s shocking issue, even we don’t know what’s in store for the Wrecking Crew!


 

FREELANCERS #1 (A)
FREELANCERS #1 (B)
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00
Diamond Code: AUG120900
Money Talks.
Val and Cassie are two women trying to make it in L.A…who just happened to grow up in a Kung Fu Orphanage, and now make their way in an ultra-competitive world of bounty hunting . They’ve watched each others’ backs since they could stand, and those bonds are tested daily as they navigate a city where loyalty usually only runs as deep as one’s bank account. Val and Cassie take the most dangerous jobs, and watch as others bask in the glory. But now, as their former mentor becomes L.A.’s most wanted fugitive, Val and Cassie will fight through L.A.’s glitziest and grimiest hoods as they learn just what sacrifices are necessary to make Hollywood dreams come true. Rising star scribe Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK) and red-hot newcomer Joshua Covey team up for this raucous series full of wild nights, beautiful dreamers, and knock-down brawls in between trips to the newest food trucks.


HIGHER EARTH #6 (A)
HIGHER EARTH #6 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120929

With no one to trust, not even each other, Rex and Heidi must find a way to work together as the agents of Higher Earth come ever closer… Created and written by Sam Humphries (SACRIFICE, MARVEL’S JOHN CARTER: GODS OF MARS, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, THE ULTIMATES) HIGHER EARTH is his sci-fi follow up to last year’s surprise hit OUR LOVE IS REAL — the fast-paced epic of infinite possibilities continues!


HELLRAISER #19 (A)
HELLRAISER  #19 (B)
Written by Clive Barker, Mark Miller
Drawn by Janusz Ordon, Jesus Hervas, Jorge Lucas
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120905
Every plan, every option, every Hail Mary pass against Elliott Spencer and his nation-state has failed. His power grows; cynicism and despair flow across the globe like the electricity through Spencer’s veins. Kirsty Cotton’s descent into Leviathan continues, as she decides, once and for all, if she is beyond redemption.


 HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW #1 (A)
HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW #1 (B)
Written by Brandon Seifert
Drawn by Ibraim Roberson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120911
Over the past year, within the pages of CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER, Kirsty Cotton has gone from a human resisting the forces of Hell, to the ruler of light in the darkest of places. Before her battle with former Pinhead Captain Elliott Spencer, she was called to New Orleans by a holder of the LeMarchand Device – a woman trying to end a decades-long family feud by any means necessary… Rising star writer Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER ANNUAL) and red hot artist Ibraim Roberson (UNCANNY X-MEN) unite to tell the story of the first time Kirsty Cotton was called to earth as the new Pinhead! This in-continuity tale reveals Kirsty’s first days in Hell, and how the road there is always paved with good intentions.


PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #2 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #2 (B)
Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Damian Couceiro
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120914
Eight years before Astronaut George Taylor fell from the stars…the stars fell on the PLANET OF THE APES! As fragments of the planetary body that once was Earth’s moon begin to fall on Ape City, Doctor Zaius must find a way to bring the survivors together, before panic and fear plunges them all into chaos!


STEED AND MRS. PEEL #2 (A)
STEED AND MRS. PEEL #2 (B)

Written by Mark Waid and Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Steve Bryant
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120918
The new Hellfire Club is determined to bring their version of “the future” to Britain – no matter the damage done to the crown. The club has marked for destruction landmarks throughout London, which sends John Steed and Emma Peel on a race against time! Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, DAREDEVIL), Caleb Monroe (BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT, ICE AGE) and Steve Bryant (ATHENA VOLTAIRE) continue the new adventures of the swinging super-spies!


THE HYPERNATURALS #4 (A)
THE HYPERNATURALS #4 (B) 

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Drawn by Brad Walker and Tom Derenick
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120922

Thinkwell, Bewilder and Clone 45 begin to discover just how deep Sublime’s scheming runs, as they discover the lone survivor of the cataclysmic event that seemingly wiped out the previous Hypernaturals team…



ADVENTURE TIME #9 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME #9 (B)
Written by Ryan North, Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb and Becky Dreistadt
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120938
Join Jake the Dog and Finn the Human as they try to right the wrongs of a Jake-caused TIME PARADOX! If you haven’t checked out the comic book adaptation of the hit Cartoon Network show, there’s no better time to jump into the all-ages sensation!


ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS #4 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS #4 (B)
Written by Merdith Gran, Yuko Oto, Ananth Panagariya
Drawn by Meredith Gran, Yoko Oto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code:AUG120935
DON’T MISS THE LATEST ISSUE OF THIS POPULAR ADVENTURE TIME SPIN-OFF MINI-SERIES! Starring fan-favorite Marceline the Vampire Queen and the hit of San Diego Comic-Con. Popular with all-ages and a great way to get girls into your store!


BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 (A)
BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 (B)
Written by Joey Comeau
Drawn by Mike Holmes
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: AUG120941
POWER! RESPECT! Based on ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendleton Ward’s brand new animated series! Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire, as they warp from galaxy to galaxy, saving alien races with the power of their…emotions. They’re noble, righteous and totally bodacious! This new series of original comics based on the new series from ADVENTURE TIME creator Pen Ward is sure to be a smash! ADVENTURE TIME #1 went to an unprecedented 3rd printing…don’t let your shop be caught short for this brand new sensation!


GARFIELD #6 (A)
GARFIELD #6 (B)
Written by Mark Evanier
Drawn by Gary Barker, Dan Davis
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code:AUG120949
Skip the candy, just give Garfield the lasagna — on second thought, throw in the candy, too! This month, we’ve got two terrific Halloween-themed stories for you! Garfield may be lazy, but offer him free treats, and he’s running to every house in town! The hilarious fun continues thanks to Mark Evanier, Gary Barker and Dan Davis! Ask your retailer about the limited edition Halloween cover!



ICE AGE: PAST, PRESENTS AND FUTURE  
Written by: Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
ISBN13: 9781608862696
Diamond Code: AUG120932
AN ICE AGE HOLIDAY TALE! Recollecting what a huge “help” he was last year, Sid decides to pay Santa and the North Pole a visit and once again offer his assistance for Christmas preparations! Before anyone can stop him, he’s opened a box filled with Santa’s magic…and he finds himself visiting Sids in the past, present and future! A sweet holiday story featuring popular characters from the summer smash ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT!



IT’S TOKYO, CHARLIE BROWN 
Written by Vicki Scott
Drawn by Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $13.99
ISBN13: 9781608862702
Diamond Code: AUG120946
The Peanuts gang touches down in Tokyo! Charlie Brown and Snoopy lead the charge as the gang’s team is selected to represent the United States in an international baseball game in Japan. Charlie Brown can’t believe his team was picked, but even with the addition of a sports star like Peppermint Patty, do they have any hope of winning? Between seeing the sights and taking in the best of Japanese culture, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and the rest of everyone’s favorite characters still manage to be their incorrigible selves.





CAROL LAY’S ILLITERATURE 
Written by Carol Lay
Drawn by Carol Lay
HC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 978-1-60886-282-5
Diamond Code: AUG12 0951

ILLITERATURE…a 2-dimensional world as vast as a page of Bristol board and as timeless as a Las Vegas casino. The middle ground between literature and illiteracy, between science and superstition, and it lies between the hollows of man’s horrors and the heights of his hilarity. This is the dimension of Carol Lay’s imagination, the uncanny land of Illiterature.From the Underground era to THE SIMPSONS comic book to her graphic novel THE BIG SKINNY, Carol Lay has been writing and drawing amazing stories for years. Her Story Minute strip, which gained a devoted following while appearing on Salon.com, is collected here for the first time, in this first in a series of handsome hardcover volumes.  Includes an introduction by Kim Deitch.

Preview – Tanpopo Collection Vol. 1

TANPOPO COLLECTION VOL.1

Written by Camilla d’Errico
Drawn by Camilla d’Errico
HC, 176pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
Diamond Code: JAN120963
ISBN: 9781608862542

Celebrated creator Camilla d’Errico delivers a stunning visual journey exploring emotion, self-discovery/innocence and what it means to be human. TANPOPO is superhumanly intelligent and inhumanly emotionless. Attached to a mysterious machine and ruled by her vast knowledge, one day her heart rises up to struggle against her ruling mind. Torn and confused, she now seeks humanity, longing to feel what other humans feel. Each chapter of TANPOPO is inspired by a classic piece of literature or poetry, woven into its own epic story, and contained in this beautiful hardcover edition.

Preview – Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness

SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS

Written by Daniel Johnston
Drawn by Daniel Johnston
HC, 96pgs, FC, SRP: $19.99
Diamond Code: FEB120868
ISBN: 9781608862610

SPACE DUCKS is a visceral work of art by celebrated musician Daniel Johnston, who has spent the last 30 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment to an ever-growing cult audience, including Beck and Kurt Cobain. This book combines his unique characters, images, words and music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans.

BOOM! Town at MoCCA 2012

BOOM! TOWN BRINGS DANIEL JOHNSTON TO MOCCA FEST 2012 APRIL 28TH-29TH

 

April 16, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Town will be making its first appearance at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s annual MoCCA Festival, and will feature world-famous underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston with his new graphic novel, SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS. Daniel Johnston will also play a small set at the Museum’s benefit party on Saturday night, followed by a one-on-one interview panel at the show on Sunday. He will be joined at the BOOM! Town table by Shannon Wheeler (TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN), Rich Tommaso (PETE AND MIRIAM), as well as artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME).

A celebrated musician and recording artist with a 30-year career and over 20 albums—including covers by Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Beck, and TV on the Radio—Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” which won the Sundance Film Festival Director’s Award. His drawings and paintings have hung in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Johnston rocketed to global notoriety in the early 1990s when album artwork from his “Hi, How Are You?” record was featured on a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain at the height of Nirvana’s exploding popularity.

SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel from BOOM! Town and Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release. In addition to the graphic novel, a Space Ducks app available through iTunes allows users to play their way through the comic narrative, game by game, chapter by chapter, unlocking animated films and Daniel’s new album as they go.

The BOOM! Town table will feature artists Daniel Johnston (Sunday only), Shannon Wheeler with a brand-new TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN volume, Rich Tommaso (SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW), debuting his new OGN PETE AND MIRIAM, as well as KaBOOM! ADVENTURE TIME artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.

The MoCCA Festival 2012 will be Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th at the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Ave New York, NY) and will feature a stellar lineup of BOOM! Town and KaBOOM! creators.

About BOOM! Town
BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series 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, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.

Daniel Johnston’s “Space Ducks” coming this April

DANIEL JOHNSTON’S SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS FROM BOOM! TOWN IN APRIL

February 27, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA –BOOM! Town and Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment bring world-famous underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston to comics this April with his new graphic novel SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS.

A celebrated musician and recording artist with a 30-year career that includes over 20 albums — including covers by Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Beck, and TV on the Radio — Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” which won the Sundance Film Festival Director’s Award. His drawings and paintings have hung in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Johnston rocketed to global notoriety in the early 1990s when album artwork from his “Hi, How Are You?” record was featured on a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain at the height of Nirvana’s exploding popularity.

SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release.

SPACE DUCKS is more than just a graphic novel, it’s a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience, complimented by the Space Ducks album and iOS App. The companion app will virtually take readers through Daniel’s Outer-Space world of Ducks and Devils, with games to play, surprising voices from different talents, animations and videos from the comic book, links to exciting new Space Ducks merchandise, and a slew of Easter eggs, including contributions from some of the critically-acclaimed musicians who number amongst Daniel’s biggest fans. The app will also debut Daniel Johnston’s first new album since 2009.

On March 13th, in Austin Texas, SPACE DUCKS launches at SXSW with a show and invite-only, launch party, including headliners Built to Spill, along with Daniel Johnston and many more.

“This is another instance of bringing it all back home for me personally because I’m a native of San Antonio and went to school in Austin,” says Ross Richie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BOOM! Studios. “Daniel is a fixture of the central Texas music scene and an international symbol of the unique creativity the region offers. Getting a chance to work with a seminal voice like Daniel is exactly why I got into publishing in the first place.”

SPACE DUCKS follows a banner first year of publishing for BOOM! Studios’ lit comix imprint, BOOM! Town, which saw Shannon Wheeler win an Eisner Award for his work I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios is enjoying back-to-back “Best Publisher” awards from Diamond Comic Distributors for 2009 and 2010.

SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS, written and drawn by Daniel Johnston, will ship this April. This title features 96 pages of story and carries a price point of $19.99 and a Diamond code of FEB120868.

About BOOM! Town

BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series 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, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.

Award Winning Shannon Wheeler’s I Told You So

Official Press Release

I TOLD YOU SO BY EISNER AWARD WINNER SHANNON WHEELER FROM BOOM! TOWN THIS APRIL

February 8, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This April, BOOM! Town issues Shannon Wheeler’s follow-up to the Eisner Award-winning I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER with I TOLD YOU SO.  BOOM! Town offers this 116-page collection of Wheeler’s rejected New Yorker cartoons on the heels of his Eisner win for Best Humor Publication this past summer.

“Shannon has done it again,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “He brought an Eisner-worthy collection of strips to I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER last year, and I’m proud to say that I TOLD YOU SO delivers in the same fashion.”

“If you couldn’t get enough of I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, you’ll race to pick up this next collection of Wheeler’s work,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “We couldn’t leave it with just one book. There were too many great cartoons left over that The New Yorker didn’t select.”

I TOLD YOU SO serves up another dose of absurd and hilarious cartoons, making up the best-of-the-best-of-the-rest of what’s left on the cutting room floor from Wheeler’s cartoon submissions to The New Yorker! Don’t miss this beautiful hardcover collection presented in a perfect gift-friendly hardcover.

I TOLD YOU SO is written and drawn by Shannon Wheeler (I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN).  The book features 116-pages of story and carries a price point of $17.99 with a Diamond Code of FEB120863.

About BOOM! Town
BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its inagural book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.

BOOM! Studios in April 2012

Official Press Release

BOOM! Studios February Previews for April Shipping 2012


FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 (A)
FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #1 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120828

SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES! One is a decrepit mob of gurgling, ravenous fiends…and the other is a zombie outbreak. When there is no more room in Hell, the undead shall take over Comic-Con! A crew of feuding best friends find themselves trapped inside America’s largest comic convention transformed into a seething cauldron of zombies. Is a horde of starving brain-eaters any match against reflexes battle-hardened by video games, nerves tested by horror flicks, and courage crystallized by comic books? Find out as an unlikely band of nerds use their genre savvy to survive in Fanboys vs. Zombies! Written by indie sensation Sam Humphries (OUR LOVE IS REAL) with art by hot new talent Jerry Gaylord! Don’t forget to ask your retailer about the rare CGC 9.8 Near Mint variant by MARVEL ZOMBIES artist and Zombie King Arthur Suydam!



RICH JOHNSTON’S THE AVENGEFULS #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845

A fundamentalist Islamic terrorist, the world’s leading for-profit deity and a reality TV star thawed out from the 1940s. Can The Hoff assemble this ragtag group together into a team ready to face Earth’s greatest threats? Well, he better, because that’s why we’re making this comic! A hilarious parody of what’s sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2012. No, not Step Up 4…written by BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston (WATCHMENSCH, CHASE VARIANT).



RICH JOHNSTON’S IRON MUSLIM #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Bryan Turner
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120845

Trapped in a warzone, Al Stark has an epiphany: “Americans are a superstitious and cowardly lot. I shall become a Muslim”. Al, newly inspired, takes his jihad to New York City, and a showdown with a Freedom Fighter who resembles a certain Caped Crusader…part of THE AVENGEFULS saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston takes us on a raucous ride through politics, fanaticism and the healing power of Hollywood.


RICH JOHNSTON’S CAPTAIN AMERICAN IDOL #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Chris Haley
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120847

During World War II, Captain American was America’s #1 entertainer, thrilling audiences stateside and on the front lines — until a Komikaze attack on his show seemingly took him away forever. But now, a TV talent show looking for fresh blood instead finds the Captain’s frozen body. Another key piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston shows us if an old entertainer can recapture the hearts of his country.


RICH JOHNSTON’S SCIENTHORLOGY #1
Written by Rich Johnston
Drawn by Michael Netzer
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120851

Norse (& comic book) legend says Thor is the son of Odin. But, what if he was really the spawn of alien overlords, who harness volcanoes for ammunition for their intergalactic war, and inspire a sci-fi writer to create a church? What if that church was created to deal with the fallout of that war, and recruits movie stars to aid their cause? Another piece of THE AVENGEFULS parody saga, BLEEDING COOL’s Rich Johnston welcomes us to a religion whose God is stuck in an Australian soap opera.


SUPURBIA #2
Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120858

What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the “Real Housewives” of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! But as the Fritsche family tries to cover up Night Fox’s sordid affair and Hella Heart relapses into drug addiction due to Sovereign’s messiah complex, the rest of the Meta Legion is too preoccupied with their own personal problems to notice the evil lurking beneath the cul-de-sac’s surface… From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, SUPURBIA takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it’s like to live with a superhero!


EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (A)
EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (B)
Written by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120842

From the team that brought you BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES comes an all new Apes saga! Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) team up with red hot artist Marc Laming (AMERICAN CENTURY, THE RINSE) to take the fan-favorite franchise to all new heights in this can’t-miss mini-series. With ape society gripped in uncertainty, Doctor Zaius must find a way to unite the warring factions before they rip the city apart. It’s up to one lowly chimp to seek out the famed, disgraced General Aleron deep in the heart of the Forbidden Zone, with a secret that might help — or destroy!


HELLRAISER #13 (A)
HELLRAISER #13 (B)
Written by Clive Barker, Robb Humphries & Mark Miller
Drawn by Janusz Ordon, Stephen Thompson
SC, 3224 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120833

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Captain Elliott Spencer is no longer Pinhead. He gave his power away to his sworn enemy, walked away from his Cenobite disciples, and returned to Earth with nothing. He is no longer feared — merely pitied. Everyone will soon learn that the former Pinhead is more dangerous now than ever before… As Capt. Spencer begins working towards his ultimate goal, Kirsty Cotton fights to keep the denizens of hell under control. Can she truly count on her predecessor’s former flame, the Female Cenobite? The haunting new era of Hellraiser continues into its second year of horrifying madness!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 (A)
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #10 (B)
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120826

AN UNMISSABLE ISSUE! The four incarnations of the Eternal Champion – Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum and Eric Beck – find themselves facing off in a war against an ancient enemy from the Champion’s past as this final arc hurtles toward its explosive conclusion. But this enemy’s not done playing our heroes yet… Join legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) in this critically-acclaimed fantasy series being called “one of BOOM!’s best!”


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #11
Written by Larry Wachowski
Drawn by Russ Heath
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120835

The demonic soldiers of Leviathan fight on as The Devil’s Brigade saga continues, with The Matrix’s Larry Wachowski bringing you the next chapter in “Enoolsung: The Final Solution.” The Cenobites have set gears into motion to bring unspeakable horrors to Earth, and it seems as if no one can stand in their way. HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES continues to bring back the best of the classic, epic series, a must-read for any fan of Clive Barker’s twisted creations!


HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #12
Written by Ron Wolfe, Nicholas Vince
Drawn by Kieron Dwyer, Andrew Paquette
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120836

Clive Barker’s visions of Hell’s vilest creations come to life in Parts 13 and 14 of The Devil’s Brigade. Ron Wolfe and Kieron Dwyer deliver “Breakdown in Red,” with Nicholas Vince and Andrew Paquette teaming up on “Echoes, Dreams, and Revelations.” No man or corner of Earth is safe from the reach of the Cenobites in another thrilling and gruesome month of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES.


INCORRUPTIBLE #29 (A)
INCORRUPTIBLE #29 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120837

ONE OF MTV’S “TEN BEST ON-GOING COMIC BOOK SERIES OF 2011!” With the Plutonian back on Earth, Max has faced countless trials that test his ability to remain inflexibly focused on the cause of justice. But Max’s greatest test is yet to come, and no one in the INCORRUPTIBLE universe will be the same. Don’t miss this thrilling issue in the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!


IRREDEEMABLE #36 (A)
IRREDEEMABLE #36 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120838

SEE WHERE OTHER SUPERHERO STORIES ARE AFRAID TO GO! The Plutonian has ruined so many lives, and nearly destroyed the human race. When a savior emerges from the most unlikely of places, leaving the world reeling from the news, where can the Plutonian fit into this new world? And is death a fitting punishment for a god? An intense not-to-be-missed issue of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero saga.


PLANET OF THE APES #13 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES #13 (B)
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120840

BRAND NEW ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Ten years after the events of last issue, the world has changed — humans seemingly have learned their place, and the utopia that Voice Alaya sought for her people has seemingly arrived at last. Or has it? Rumbles of a revolution begin to shake through ape society, but for once, it isn’t human… Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run and kick off a new year of ape mayhem!


TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3
Written by Doug Moench
Drawn by Mike Ploog
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120844

By popular demand, the classic Apes reprints continue! In 1974, mighty Marvel Comics published the bone-breaking PLANET OF THE APES MAGAZINE featuring a fan-loved all-new original story written by MOON KNIGHT co-creator Doug Moench and drawn by GHOST RIDER co-creator Mike Ploog: TERROR ON THE PLANET OF THE APES! Thanks to you, the fans, we’re reprinting this lost piece of Apes history, and the thrilling tale continues right here! This issue features the jaw-dropping chapters, “Spawn of the Mutant Pits” and “The Abomination Arena!”



STEED AND MRS. PEEL #4
Written by Anne Caulfield
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120856

The start of “The Deadly Rainbow!” Emma Peel’s husband was long feared lost forever in the South American Jungle — until his shocking return! Upon seeing her lost love, Emma said goodbye to John Steed, and rode off into the countryside with her lover…but the joyous reunion was shattered thanks to what followed Mr. Peel home from the jungle… Anne Caufield and Ian Gibson continue the non-stop excitement with the classic Avengers story, “The Deadly Rainbow!” The original British TV series The Avengers helped define the “Spy-Fi” genre: from January 1961 to May 1969, for 161 episodes, The Avengers was a staple of fandom, one of the longest-running hit espionage series alongside Mission Impossible and a small screen counterpart to that other famous United Kingdom spy, James Bond!


VALEN THE OUTCAST #5 (A)
VALEN THE OUTCAST #5 (B)
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Matteo Scalera
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120859

BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The King is dead — long live the DEAD KING! King Valen Brand was a just ruler and a great warrior until he was killed in battle by the necromancer Korrus Null 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…



THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 ULTIMATE EDITION
Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David
Drawn by Chris Burnham, Aaron Kuder
SC, 336 pgs, FC, SRP: $29.99
ISBN13: 9781608861026
Diamond Code: FEB120822

All 12 issues of the “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3” saga are now collected in one premium hardcover volume! Based on the Coheed & Cambria album of the same name, songwriter and front-man Claudio Sanchez brings his epic tale to the printed page. We find our hero, Claudio, broke and destitute, living in a sewer to avoid his calling as the Crowing. Can he rise up and lead the rebellion against evil overlord Wilhelm Ryan? Co-written by comics-luminary Peter David with art by Chris Burnham (BATMAN: INCORPORATED) and Aaron Kuder (KEY OF Z), this is essential reading for any sci-fi fan.



PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 2
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608866694
Diamond Code: FEB120839

THE PLANET OF THE APES SAGA CONTINUES! Don’t miss the second volume of the sci-fi masterpiece in the making that pits man versus ape in the continuity of the landmark original feature film. When the Lawgiver, the revered ape leader, is assassinated by a human, the city teeters toward civil war. The assassin, the mute girl Chaika, becomes a martyr for the human cause when she blows herself up rather than allowing herself to be captured. As ape leader Voice Alaya begins to put her devastating plan to control the human population of Southtown into motion, it’s up to resistance leader Sullivan to fight back. But at what cost? The second volume of Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno’s critically acclaimed series can’t be missed!



STARBORN VOL. 3 TP
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph, Matteo Scalera
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860883
Diamond Code: FEB120853

Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, MEMORIAL) and red hot artists Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN) and Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL, VALEN THE OUTCAST) for volume three of this action-packed, sci-fi superhero scorcher! Compiling the out-of-this-world third arc, Benjamin Warner must use his powers to fight against an alien attack that threatens all of Earth. Finding himself in the middle of a galactic war, Ben must find a way to overcome the harsh truth that he comes from a dynasty of ruthless dictators and is actually the son of…Space Hitler!



ADVENTURE TIME #3 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME #3 (B)
Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120869

ALGEBRAIC! Don’t miss Finn, Jake, and all of their friends on their biggest adventure yet! Trapped by the dreaded Lich, the guys gotta stop all of Ooo from being sucked away forever…and rescue a bunch of wayward Princesses. Luckily, no one does adventure…and looks cooler doing it…than Finn and Jake! The Cartoon Network sensation’s brand new comic is the hot new series you can’t afford to miss!



ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED #7

Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120874

Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge (THE MUPPET SHOW, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) brings you the latest chapter of his critically acclaimed series SNARKED! Shipwrecked on a deserted isle with no food and no map, our heroes stumble upon an ancient, lost civilization. But when the Walrus and the Carpenter are treated like plump deities, will Scarlett and Rusty be able to pry them away from their feast before they become one?


PEANUTS #4
Written by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Shane Houghton
Drawn by Charles Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Matt Whitlock
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: FEB120872

Charles Schulz’s gang is back to close out the miniseries with all-new adventures and classic Sunday strips, all under one cover! Snoopy takes center stage, when the super secret origins of the “Masked Marvel” are revealed! And Charlie Brown can’t catch a break as the kite-eating tree returns to exact its vengeance on any and all kites that stray in its path! All that and a special “Snoopy 1st Appearance” variant cover makes this a must-have issue!


 ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED VOLUME 1
Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860951
Diamond Code: FEB120875

Roger Langridge, the Harvey Award winner behind THE MUPPET SHOW and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER, returns for an all-new, side-splitting adventure that can only be explained as…SNARKED! Journey with Langridge as he pulls the carpet out from under such Lewis Carroll classics as “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” “Through the Looking Glass,” and “The Hunting of the Snark,” creating an all-new world of humorous grandeur. Join Princess Scarlett as she and her baby brother Rusty outwit the villainous royal advisors and team up with the infamous Walrus and Carpenter to set sail in search of their father, the Red King, who has been lost at sea for six months. It’s a rip-roaring action-adventure comedy you won’t want to miss, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes content and commentary from Roger Langridge!



  I TOLD YOU SO
Written by Shannon Wheeler
Drawn by Shannon Wheeler
SC, 128pgs, FC, SRP: $17.99
ISBN13: 9781608860937
Diamond Code: FEB120863

Hot on the heels of last year’s Eisner Award-winning I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Shannon Wheeler serves up another dose of absurd and hilarious cartoons, making up the best-of-the-best-of-the-rest of what’s left on the cutting room floor from Wheeler’s cartoon submissions to The New Yorker! Don’t miss this laugh-a-minute collection presented in a perfect gift-friendly hardcover!


  SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS
Written by Daniel Johnston
Drawn by Daniel Johnston
HC, 96 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
ISBN13: 9781608862610
Diamond Code: FEB120868

SPACE DUCKS is a visceral work of art by celebrated musician Daniel Johnston, who has spent the last 30 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment to an ever-growing cult audience, including Beck and Kurt Cobain. This book combines his unique characters, images, words and music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans.


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