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Preview: RuinWorld #5

RuinWorld #5

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Cover Artists: Derek Laufman
Price: $3.99

The intrepid Ruinhunters are back on the trail of treasure, and nothing is going to stand in their way this time! Not even the undead army literally standing in their way. Which is fine. Nothing to worry about.

Preview: RuinWorld #4

RuinWorld #4

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artist: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

With Rex’s life hanging in the balance, the team must search out an old witch who lives in a swamp. There is only a small chance that they will end up unleashing the cursed soul of an ancient power in the process, so it will probably be fine.

Preview: RuinWorld #3

RuinWorld #3

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artists: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

With their party split by two different kidnappings, this ruin hunt is off on all the wrong feet. Rex and Pogo—mostly Rex— have a plan that will get them back on the hunt for the treasure…that is, if they can survive this rest of the week.

Preview: RuinWorld #2

RuinWorld #2

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artist: Derek Laufman
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

Pogo and Rex seek assistance from one of Rex’s old ruin hunting partners. She agrees to help, but only if they will help her retrieve an item of her own…

Review: Ruinworld #1

Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem-they’ve already lost the map.

I’ve never read Derek Laufman‘s Ruinworld, or honestly heard of it, before the press announcements leading up to Ruinworld #1‘s release. After reading the first issue, I’m kicking myself for missing out on it but happy I get a chance to experience the fun. I’m not a fantasy fan, so am really picky as to what I enjoy. Ruinworld, nails it for me delivering a fantasy world with solid action, humor, and great art. It reminds me of Jim Zub’s Skullkickers, but with furry animals. It’s off the rails fantasy roleplaying, the type of story that keeps me entertained.

Laufman quickly gets things going to a point we have a good sense of the characters we’re dealing with quite early in the story. There’s not a ton of depth, just the fun general characters you might expect to find on your quest. There’s the brash, jerky hero. The not so confident side-kick. Then there’s the thief they need to chase down. That’s the first issue in a nutshell and it works. It really works.

It works because Laufman focuses as much on the character interactions as he does the action. There’s fun and friendship there, even though it might not seem it all the time. And that draws the reader in. There’s some bickering but it never gets to a toxic point that’s unenjoyable.

The art is fantastic in a cute style that plays to the all-ages audience. It could easily have a very different look which would deliver a very different tone but the cute furry characters are unique in style and add to the light-hearted and at times comedic aspect of it all.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going in to this first issue but by the end, I want to read more and read it right away. BOOM! Studios is on a string of successes lately and this adds to it with a fantasy tale all can enjoy. Ruinworld is a world I want to read more of, to explore more of, hell I want to game in the world. A fun first issue that delivers action and smiles.

Story: Derek Laufman Art: Derek Laufman
Lettering: Warren Montgomery Color: Derek Laufman
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: RuinWorld #1

RuinWorld #1

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Cover Artists:
Main Cover
: Derek Laufman
     Variant Cover: Sean Galloway
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Price: $3.99

Writer/Artist Derek Laufman (Adventure Time Comics) brings his new original series to life at BOOM! Studios.

Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. Just one problem—they’ve already lost the map.

An all-ages comic about fun, friendship and screaming in the face of danger, perfect for fans of Adventure Time and The Adventure Zone.

Preview: Adventure Time Comics Vol. 5 SC

Adventure Time Comics Vol. 5 SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Michael Moreci, Pat Shand, Derek Laufman, Jeffery Brown, Scott Nickel, Steve Foxe, Ryan Cady, Daniela Vicoso, Patrick McEown, Nick Cron-De Vico, Marumiya, Chase Van Weerdhuizen, James Asmus, Jason Cooper, Emei Burrell
Artists: Christopher Mitten, Spencer Amundson, Derek Laufman, Jeffrey Brown, Walter Pax, Meg Omac, Jorge Monlongo, Patrick McEown, Alexandra Beguez, Marumiya, Reimena Yee, Cristina Rose Chua, Jenna Ayoub, Emei Burrell
Cover Artist: Jorge Monlongo
Price: $14.99

Don’t miss out on this fun collection of stories based off of Cartoon Network’s hit show ADVENTURE TIME, featuring work by Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Michael Moreci (Superman), Christopher Mitten (American Vampire) and many more! Collects issues #17-20.

A First Look at BOOM! Studios and KaBOOM!’s RuinWorld #1

BOOM! Studios has released a first look at at RuinWorld #1, the debut issue of writer/artist Derek Laufman’s hit middle grade comics series. The series is being published under the company’s KaBOOM! imprint.

Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. There’s one tiny problem—they’ve already lost the map. Now they’ll have to survive the greatest dangers of a world where threats hide behind every corner…if they can find a way to first survive each other’s best intentions first!

RuinWorld #1 features a main cover by Derek Laufman and a variant cover by Sean Galloway.

Derek Laufman’s Ruinworld Comes To BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios has announced Ruinworld #1, the debut issue of writer/artist Derek Laufman’s worldwide hit all-ages comics. Intrepid adventurers Pogo and Rex are on a quest for fame and fortune. Their discovery of a special map leads them on an epic journey through dangers, demons and old enemies. There’s one tiny problem—they’ve already lost the map. Now they’ll have to survive the greatest dangers of a world where threats hide behind every corner…if they can find a way to first survive each other’s best intentions first!

Ruinworld #1 features a main cover by Derek Laufman and a variant cover by Sean Galloway. The first issue comes to shelves in July 2018.

Preview: Adventure Time Comics #18

Adventure Time Comics #18

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Adam Gorham & Fred Kennedy, James Asmus, Derek Laufman, Daniela Vicoso
Artists: Adam Gorham, Derek Laufman, Daniela Vicoso
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Derek Laufman
Subscription Cover: Luca Pizarri
Incentive Cover: Natalie Dombois
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterers: Jim Campbell, Mike Fiorentino,
Price: $3.99

Finn and Jake have way too much stuff! Turns out that years of looting dungeons and adventuring adds up. Time for the biggest yard sale in all of Ooo!

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