BOOM! STUDIOS LAUNCHES SAM HUMPHRIES’ HIGHER EARTH THIS MAY ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ONGOING SERIES FULL FIRST ISSUE ONLY $1
March 20, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Space is dead. Why conquer other planets when there’s a perfectly good Earth in the universe next door? HIGHER EARTH, the epic new sci-fi thriller from BOOM! Studios this May created and written by indie sensation Sam Humphries (OUR LOVE IS REAL, ULTIMATE COMICS: ULTIMATES) and drawn by Francesco Biagini (ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST), offers the first full 22-page issue of this ongoing series for only $1!
Title ships in May with main covers by Joe Benitez, Phil Noto, Frazer Irving, and Ben Oliver in a 30/30/30/10 split, a retailer incentive variant by David Aja (1:15), a “You Are Illegal On This Earth” variant (1:25), and a sketch variant by Joe Benitez (1:50).
There will also be a special CGC certified 9.8 Near Mint variant by legendary artist Michael Golden (THE MICRONAUTS) (1:100).
“Higher Earth is a sci-fi revenge story set in an empire that has conquered over a hundred earths across alternate time-lines,” says writer Sam Humphries. “We follow Rex and Heidi as they slash a bloody path through an empire where going from one time-line to the next is as natural as taking a flight from New York to London. It’s a massive cognitive leap that is now a day-to-day reality for a civilization of a thousand billion citizens.” “This is the sci-fi thriller Sam has been waiting to tell after his huge success with OUR LOVE IS REAL,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon.
“With the full first issue priced at only $1, this is a can’t-miss from a hot creator!” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “Don’t miss out on HIGHER EARTH!”
HIGHER EARTH launches this MAY with a Diamond Order Code of MAR120853.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010′s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s 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, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.