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BOOM! Studios Announces COMICSPRO 2020 Exclusives and Special Guests

BOOM! Studios has announced their presence at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting from February 20-22, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown, in Portland, OR. The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, is proud to return to the 14th ComicsPRO Annual Meeting as a Premier sponsor with special guest, Ryan Parrott, writer of hit series including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and co-writer of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers.

Retailers who attend the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting will receive exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, #2 and Alienated #1 variant covers for free that will only be available at this conference. The retailer-exclusive merchandise available from BOOM! Studios’ includes:

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas
  • Alienated #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by Özgür Yildirim

ComicsPRO retailers will have the chance to hear BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik speak on Thursday, February 20th, at the Graphic Novels, Perennials, and Curation panel, full details below.  

Thursday, February 20
Graphic Novels, Perennials, and Curation
(2:45 PM – 3:25 PM, Grand Ballroom II)  
What makes a graphic novel a perennial seller? What do publishers look for in choosing projects? Can comics be perennial sellers? What type of graphic novels sell differently in the book market … in the Direct Market …. online? These and other questions will be answered.

BOOM! Studios President, Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik will unveil the publisher’s vision for 2020 at a presentation on Thursday, February 20th at 10:30am. Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak directly with Sablik and Morgan Perry, Retail Sales Coordinator, about exciting new and upcoming titles from acclaimed imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia at roundtable discussions on Friday, February 21st, and Saturday, February 22nd. The publisher will also bring along limited edition advance galleys of upcoming projects and other promotional items to share at the roundtables. 

BOOM! Studios will host a special event on Friday, February 21st and invites all attending ComicsPRO retailers to join them for free food and drinks. The BOOM! Studios Happy Hour will take place 7:00-9:00pm on Friday, 2/21, at Shift Drinks, located at 1200 SW Morrison St. in Portland, OR.

Alienated #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by Özgür Yildirim
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ComicsPRO 2020 Exclusive Variant Cover featuring art by George Caltsoudas

Preview: Star Trek: Q Conflict

Star Trek: Q Conflict

(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A) David Messina, Silvia Califano (CA) George Caltsoudas
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $19.99

The captains of the Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine meet for the first time in a contest of unwilling champions!

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict?

Star Trek: Q Conflict

Star Trek: Voyager Returns to Comics

Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke

IDW Publishing has announced the first-ever comic book foray of the starship Voyager into the Mirror Universe under the license of CBS Consumer Products! This October, the Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke one-shot serves as the first of several excursions into the realm of dark doppelgängers, followed in time by one-shots focused on The Original Series and Deep Space Nine, respectively.

Written by Paul Allor with painted art by Star Trek fan-favorite J.K. WoodwardVoyager: Mirrors and Smoke introduces Captain Janeway of the Voyager, a rebel ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, far from the ruins of the Terran Empire. When Janeway crowns herself Pirate Queen of the Quadrant, the locals – including scavengers Neelix and Kes – won’t give up without a fight. Amid this conflict, the crew of the Voyager has a second problem on their hands: just who is the Terran calling herself Annika Hansen, and can she be trusted?

Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke will be available with a cover by J.K. Woodward and a special retailer incentive variant by George Caltsoudas.

Transformers’ World Expands with Transformers: Galaxies this September

Transformers: Galaxies

Beginning in September, IDW Publishing builds upon the success of 2019’s bold new era of Transformers comic books with its first spin-off series: Transformers: Galaxies! Featuring story arcs that delve deeper into the origins, motivations, and world-shattering machinations of the extended Transformers cast, Galaxies launches with a story arc dedicated to the fan-favorite crew, the Constructicons!

Written by Vox Media co-founder and lifelong Transformers devotee Tyler Bleszinski, with luscious artwork by longtime Transformers artist, Livio RamondelliTransformers: Galaxies #1 uncovers the hidden secrets of Cybertron’s vast beauty and extraordinary cityscapes.

Transformers: Galaxies

Long ago, after the War Against the Threefold Spark ended, the Constructicons emerged to help rebuild the decimated planet in grand fashion. But what happened to them in the years since? Why had they been erased from Cybertron’s history… and what have they been planning for their devastating return?

To commemorate the debut of Transformers: Galaxies, IDW will offer multiple variant covers, including Cover A by Livio Ramondelli, Cover B by Nick Roche, and two Retailer Incentive covers by George Caltsoudas and Casey W. Coller, respectively.

Preview: Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018

Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018

Story: Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson
Art: Angel Hernandez
Color: Mark Roberts
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Cover A: Angel Hernandez, Esther Sanz
Cover B: George Caltsoudas
Production Design: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Sarah Gaydos
Editorial Assistant: Chase Marotz

The U.S.S. Discovery is a ship unlike any the galaxy’s ever seen, developing tech based on an unstable mycelial network… and it is all in the hands of Science Officer Lt. Stamets, tasked with perfecting it to win the war against the Klingons.

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Time Force Joins Power Rangers: Shattered Grid In April 2018

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have announced new chapters of Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, available at comic shops in April 2018. Lord Drakkon – a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) – has made his first, devastating move in his plan to destroy the Power Rangers and now they must strike back…but they won’t be doing it alone!

In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26, from writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele di Nicuolo, Lord Drakkon’s victory seems assured—unless the Rangers can find a way to team up with another team of Power Rangers they’ve never met before! This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell, with variant covers by Jordan Gibson and Carlos Villa.

Even more fan-favorite Power Rangers join the battle in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, from fan-favorite writers Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott & more, along with artists Marcus To, Dylan Burnett & more! Featuring fan-favorite teams from across the Power Rangers universe—Dino Charge, RPM, Time Force, Ninja Steel, Dino Thunder—the entire fabric of reality is under threat as Drakkon invades! This issue features a main cover from Dan Mora, along with variant covers by George Caltsoudas and Matt Taylor.

Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26 and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1 will be available for sale in April 2018.

Preview: Star Trek: Boldly Go #11

Star Trek: Boldly Go #11

Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)

The feathered and fearless space pirate EURYDICE returns to tempt Captain Kirk and the crew of the Endeavour with a daring plan to uncover secrets that could change the fate of the galaxy! Don’t miss the latest chapter of the hit series set after the events of STAR TREK BEYOND!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Clue #4

Clue #4

Paul Allor (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)

As a prime suspect emerges, the body count continues to rise drastically. Meanwhile, one of our characters grows tired of waiting, and decides to take action—with predictably deadly results! The suspects dwindle and our endgame nears.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Assassin’s Creed: Uprising #7

ASSASSIN’S CREED: UPRISING #7

Writers: Alex Paknadel, Dan Watters
Artist: Jose Holder
Cover A: Sunsetagain
Cover B: George Caltsoudas
Cover C: V.V. Glass
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: September 6

Second instalment of the brand-new story arc in the critically acclaimed Uprising series. Writers Alex Paknadel (Arcadia, Doctor Who) and Dan Watters (Limbo, Dark Souls) along with Assassin’s Creed storyboard artist Jose Holder.

Preview: Star Trek: Boldly Go, Vol. 1

Star Trek: Boldly Go, Vol. 1

Mike Johnson (w) • Tony Shasteen (a) • George Caltsoudas (c)

All-new Star Trek series following the adventures of Captain Kirk and the iconic crew! New worlds! New species! New ships! And a new danger unlike anything the Federation has encountered before! Boldly go into a new era of STAR TREK! Collects issues #1-6!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-923-3

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