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Once & Future #1 Gets a Fifth Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Once & Future #1, the anticipated original series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen, Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora, and acclaimed colorist Tamra Bonvillain, has already sold out of its fourth printing at the distributor level.

Due to the historic levels of demand from retailers and fans alike, BOOM! Studios has fast-tracked the Once & Future #1 Fifth Printing Variant, featuring an all-new cover by an acclaimed artist Khary Randolph, arriving in stores on September 18, 2019. 

Once & Future #1 introduces readers to ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, who must pull her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat when a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead. Now Bridgette and Duncan must navigate the complicated history of the McGuire family and combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.

Once & Future #1 Fourth Printing
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Your First Look at Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #1, the first issue in a new 12-issue comic book series, available September 25, 2019, introducing 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 Gelfling’s 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 features a main cover by illustrator Mona Finden and a variant connecting cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews.

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

Bestselling Author Gabby Rivera & Artist Royal Dunlap Debut b.b. free at BOOM!

BOOM! Studios has announced b.b. free, an all-new original series in which acclaimed author Gabby Rivera and debut artist Royal Dunlap present an adventure about finding your family when the whole world is against you, available in November 6, 2019.

Years after the Plague That Ate Greed wiped out the ultra rich, b.b. free and her dad live in a small, close-knit community in the Florida Islands, where everything is shared and everyone’s got each other’s backs. b.b. is getting to be a teenager, though, and she’s starting to get more and more interested in the world beyond her swamp. For now, her only tie to the outside world is her radio show. But when she discovers a secret so large it could tear her family and entire community apart, b.b. realizes that there’s a lot her father’s not telling her… and she might just have to head out into the world on her own to find the truth.

b.b. free
b.b. free #1

Something is Killing the Children Becomes an Ongoing Series

BOOM! Studios has announced today that Something is Killing the Children, the brand new horror series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV and artist Werther Dell’Edera, has been promoted to an ongoing series due to the overwhelming early support from retailers and fans in advance of its debut on September 4, 2019 at comics shops.

Something is Killing the Children is about a close-knit community rocked by a series of murders and the sudden appearance of Erica Slaughter, a mysterious figure who rides into town claiming she can stop the brutal murders turning their lives upside down. 

But the local police and authority figures don’t know what to make of this dangerous outsider who claims to believe the local kids and their rumors of monsters in the woods. Can they trust this so-called “monster” hunter with their children’s lives? Or is Erica Slaughter an unhinged killer who’ll only bring more tragedy into their midst?

Something is Killing the Children

Preview: Smooth Criminals #8

Smooth Criminals #8

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kiwi Smith & Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Leisha-Marie Riddel
Colorist: Joana Lafuente with Gonçalo Lopes
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Audrey Mok
Price: $3.99

Now that Mia’s old enemy is hot on their trail, Mia and Brenda go into hiding. There’s only one problem…Mia’s mom has escaped from prison, and she’s determined to find her daughter!

Smooth Criminals #8

Preview: Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #12

Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #12

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Adam Smith
Artist: Alexandria Huntington
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist:
     Main Cover: Benjamin Dewey
     Preorder Cover: David Petersen
Price: $3.99

The Glass Castle, home of the Firelings and their final protection, is under siege—and Thurma cannot defend it alone. But as her former rival, Nita, and the rest of her people come together, Thurma realizes that she has never been alone, and that working together is the only way to defeat The Fire That Stays.

Jim Henson's Beneath The Dark Crystal #12

Preview: Faithless #5

Faithless #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Paul Pope
     Erotica Variant Cover: Becky Cloonan
Price: $3.99

At first, Faith had faced her trials naively, then willingly. Eagerly, even, becoming more and more corrupted over time. But something has woken her up to the truth… and to the darkness she’s found herself enveloped in.

Faithless #5

Preview: The Avant-Guards #7

The Avant-Guards #7

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Eleonora Bruni
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
     Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

As Liv discovers that there is more to college basketball than just slam dunks and victories, the rest of the Avant-Guards work to cheer up their normally peppy Captain. Charlie especially seems concerned, and ready to do whatever it takes to get back the Liv she knows and loves.

The Avant-Guards #7

Indulge Your Bloodlust with Maria Llovet’s Horror Series Heartbeat

BOOM! Studios has announced Heartbeat, a new original five-issue series by comics creator Maria Llovet and a dark, violent, decadent, disturbing story, in which life and death, blood and love, are inextricably intertwined, available in November 20, 2019.

Eva, a high school outcast, finds herself witness to a horrible secret: the most popular boy in school enjoys the taste of blood and will kill to get his hands on it. Horrified and intrigued, Eva lets herself be pulled into Donatien’s macabre world. He offers the escape she has been looking for…but how much is Eva willing to betray her moral code in order to find something that gives her life meaning? And will she—or Donatien—ever find redemption?

HEARTBEAT #1

The Next Generation of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Makes Their First Appearance in a Brand New Series

BOOM! Studios has announced The Magicians, an all-new original five-issue series in which New York Times bestselling series creator Lev Grossman returns with an all-new story in the world of The Magicians with award-winning writer Lilah Sturges and rising star artist Pius Bak that features the first appearance of the next generation of heroes and villains, available in 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 traditional 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 acclaimed artist and illustrator 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
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