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BOOM! Studios Hosts the “12 Days Of BOOM!” Sales Event

BOOM! Studios is getting into the holiday spirit by showing our fans how much they mean to us with the “12 DAYS OF BOOM!” sales event at boom-studios.com!

Each day a different set of innovative BOOM! books will be available at enticing sales prices. A new set every day for 12 days leading up to the holiday season! Once the 24 hour period is over, the sets will still be available, but at their normal price. As the days get larger, the savings gets bigger!

Starting today, December 6th, the “12 DAYS OF BOOM!” sales event kicks off with a great deal on GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA Volume 1 trade paperback plus GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPUBRIA (ONGOING) #1 and #2. Regularly priced at $23, the soapy superhero saga is on sale for just $19.50 a savings of 15%. The event continues on Friday, December 7th, with a bundle on STEED AND MRS PEEL ONGOING #0-#3 by Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE). On sale for $13 and regularly $16, fans of the original Avengers will save 20%. On Saturday, December 8th, the 3rd day brings savings on the Eisner Award Winning SNARKED Volumes 1 & 2 trade paperbacks by Roger Langridge (POPEYE). Normally carrying a price of $30, these two collections are on sale for $24 with a 20% discount has been applied. This weekend rounds out on Sunday with fantastic discounts on VALEN THE OUTCAST #1- #4. On sale for $10 (regularly $13), this pack introducing BOOM!’s undead fantasy is discounted 25% off the cover price.

Next week the savings continue with EXTERMINATION #1-#4 on Monday, December 10th. The pack normally retails for $13, but at $10 fans get a 25% discount. Rising star Sam Humphries (UNCANNY X-FORCE) brings you parallel earth sci-fi action in HIGHER EARTH #1- #5 on Tuesday, December 11th. Regularly priced at $17, the pack is a great introduction at $12 (or 30% off the cover price). Wednesday, December 12th is our 7th day of savings and brings on the living dead in FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #5-#8, also written by Sam Humphries. On sale for $11 (regularly $16) means fans will get a 30% discount. If the zombie apocalypse isn’t your cup of tea, dive into a classic franchise on Thursday, December 13th, with PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #1-#4. Normally retailing for $16, fans will only pay $11 per pack resulting in a 30% discount.

Next weekend, we’re in the final stretch with the 9th day of the “12 DAYS OF BOOM!” sales event. Friday, December 14th, brings back the all-ages friendly fare with ICE AGE: ICED IN, ICE AGE: PLAYING FAVORITES, and ICE AGE: WHERE THERE’S THUNDER. The 8”x8” stand alone stories are on sale for $8, with a 33% discount applied to the normal $12 cover price. The savings get deeper on Saturday, December 15th, with the return of VALEN THE OUTCAST featuring a pack of issues #5-#8. On sale for $10 and regularly $16, a 38% discount has been applied.

The sale get truly spectacular on Sunday, December 16th, with a spotlight on hit sci-fi writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). The discount on HYPERNATURALS Free Comic Book Day issue plus issues #1-#5 is 50% off! The cosmic superheroes are sale for $10 and regularly $20. Finally, Monday, December 17th, the 12th and final day we’re pleased to reveal our biggest savings on the BOOM! #1 Originals pack consisting of FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #1, EXTERMINATION #1, HIGHER EARTH #1, HYPERNATURALS #1, FREELANCERS #1 and GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA (ONGOING) #1. At full price these first issues would cost $12, but with a 58% discount applied, they can be yours for only $5.

Head over to BOOM-studios.com or Kaboom-studios.com to get your holiday shopping started!

BOOM! Studios in March 2012

Official Press Release

Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120927

What goes down when the capes come off? Meet the “Real Housewives” of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! It’s the egos, the tantrums, and the betrayals of the super set. Find out what happens behind the masks as superhero families are faced with the sordid problems of everyday life – and then some! From rising star writer Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and hot new artist Russell Dauterman, this series 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!

Written by Corinna Sara Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120955
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!

Written by Clive Barker & Various
Drawn by Janusz Ordon
SC, 3224 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120939
The secrets of the Cenobite War revealed! The first year of Clive Barker’s long-awaited return to Hellraiser has been full of jaw-dropping events and new characters, forever changing the landscape of the classic horror universe. Now, only in this annual, learn the shocking secrets behind those seismic shocks to the Cenobites, the Cottons, and the hierarchy of Hell! This all new story will give clues to future storylines, so no Hellraiser fan can miss it!

Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120937
BRAND-NEW ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! The source of the imbalance of Law and Chaos that’s been assaulting the Multiverse is revealed, and it will leave Moorcock fans reeling! Finally, all incarnations of the Eternal Champion will have to join together to fight against forces bigger than Law and Chaos, for the very survival of existence itself! Legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) bring Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum back to comics in this critically acclaimed series!

Written by Erik Saltzgaber, Larry Wachowski
Drawn by Denys Cowan, Jackson Guice
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120941
Another bi-monthly dose of classic Hellraiser high strangeness comes your way! We have the next two epic installments of “The Devil’s Brigade,” with Erik Saltzgaber and Jackson Guice delivering “No Loss to the Community,” followed by “Black & White,” written by Larry Wachowski, of The Matrix fame, with art by Denys Cowan.

Written by Nicolas Vince, Peter Akins
Drawn by Sam Kieth, Dave Dorman
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120942
With Chapter 11 of “The Devil’s Brigade,” the epic tale of Leviathan’s most fearsome soldiers, Nicholas Vince and Sam Kieth team up to bring you “Believe the Sinners.” Next, in “Songs of Metal and Flesh” by Peter Akins and Dave Dorman, will even the blind be spared the hooks of the Cenobites? From the darkest depths of the underworld comes another thrilling installment of HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES!

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120943
Since her apparent betrayal, Alana Patel has been on Max Damage’s long list of enemies. But when Alana is in danger and Max is called upon to save her, can he find the heart of a true superhero within himself and finally forgive the sins of the one person who forgave his? An unforgettable arc in the companion to Mark Waid’s Eisner-nominated superhero series, IRREDEEMABLE!

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120950
THE FALLOUT FROM THE REVELATION OF THE PLUTONIAN’S ORIGIN CONTINUES! As the Plutonian struggles with his past, the world is on the brink of nuclear apocalypse. Is there anything on earth that can save the human race now? Or will that savior come from…somewhere else? A gripping installment of Mark Waid’s Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero saga.

Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120952
When the Lawgiver was assassinated by a human freedom fighter, the world plunged into chaos. Sullivan, now free from Alaya’s clutches, takes humanity’s fight for freedom to the next level, in a devastating gambit for ape and human alike! Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run and end this arc on a cliffhanger that you have to read to believe!

Written by Doug Moench
Drawn by Mike Ploog
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120957
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! We heard you at conventions, we read your tweets, and we smiled at your wall posts! This issue features “The Forbidden Zone of Forgotten Horrors!” and “Lick the Sky Crimson.”

Written by Grant Morrison
Drawn by Ian Gibson
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120958
From the one and only Grant Morrison — the conclusion of “The Golden Game!” Psychedelic secret agents John Steed and Emma Peel search for Tara King as she leads them to a secret society obsessed with deadly games. Will our heroes survive The Leopard People? Featuring artwork by Ian Gibson, best known for his work with Alan Moore on “The Ballad of Halo Jones.” The original British TV series The Avengers helped define the “Spy-Fi” genre and now Grant Morrison is serving up a science fiction/spy fiction mash-up with two of TV’s most iconic heroes!

Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Matteo Scalera
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120964
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 quest continues as Valen has reached the treacherous sea that acts as a border to Korrus Null’s deadly kingdom, Wraithendal. But when one of his companions is abducted by a seedy guild of thieves and murderers, will Valen even make it to the boat alive? Don’t miss this visceral new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER, ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER) and rising star DEADPOOL artist Matteo Scalera!

Written by Camilla d’Errico
Drawn by Camilla d’Errico
SC, 176 pgs, FC, SRP: $24.99
ISBN13: 9781608862542
Diamond Code: JAN120963
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.

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608860845
Diamond Code: JAN120944
THE FIGHT READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Max Damage, a terrifying supervillain turned superhero, is alone, thanks to the strain of the Plutonian’s return to earth. He’s excommunicated all of his allies, and he doesn’t even know about the new sidekick he inspired, a former supervillian who calls herself Hatecrime. All Max knows is that the Plutonian has finally come for him. And it’s a fight he’s ready for… Don’t miss this pivotal volume of Mark Waid’s superhero redemption series!

Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Drawn by Aaron Kuder
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608861019
Diamond Code: JAN120951
New York City is down but not out – the zombie apocalypse has destroyed much of the city, but hard-boiled humanity hangs on. But with the survivors divided into warring factions, and the undead hiding behind every corner, only one man can walk the streets alone: Nick Ewing. His murdered wife and child, from the grave, give him the strength to continue his vendetta against the king of Yankee Stadium. The complete collected hit series from Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert, hot new talent Aaron Kuder, and cover artist Nathan Fox.

Written by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer
Drawn by Chad Hardin
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860630
Diamond Code: JAN120960
Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with comic luminary Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME) and fan-favorite Tom Peyer, with art from the acclaimed Chad Hardin (AGE OF HEROES, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) to bring you the further adventures of the man out of time! A mysterious affliction has begun to spread over the world: strange temporal ghosts of the past and future come to the present to wreak havoc! With Soldier Zero on his tail, believing Traveler responsible for the temporal disruptions, Traveler must find a way to convince Soldier Zero of his innocence, while he investigates the connection between his past and the current destruction…

Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110961
IT’S TOTALLY MATHEMATICAL! Join Finn, Jake, and all of their friends in this second issue of the ongoing comic book series showcasing all-new adventures through the magical Land of Ooo. The boys have embarked on another crazy-cool adventure, and this one will be their longest, most exciting yet! The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! The Adventure is just beginning, so don’t miss out on this exploding phenomenon—this is an issue that will go FAST!


Written by Roger Langridge
Drawn by Roger Langridge
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JAN120981
The adventure continues as Roger Langridge — the Harvey Award winner behind THE MUPPET SHOW and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER — brings you the next chapter of his critically acclaimed side-splitting series! Having thwarted the dastardly crocodile Big Norman, the crew of the Snarkhunter is faced with their biggest threat yet — a pirate attack by some very familiar Lewis Carroll characters! Don’t be late! Don’t be late! Join Princess Scarlett, baby Rusty, the Walrus and the Carpenter for this very important date!

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: JAN120978
From the newspaper strips to the animated specials, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang have held a special place in America’s heart since first appearing in 1950. Let that young reader in your household discover these beloved characters like they were brand new! Peppermint Patty and Marcy join the series in “School Daze,” and Charlie Brown dons his Manager’s cap for another year of Spring Training. Includes classic Sunday strips from Charles Schulz and a special Linus 1st appearance variant cover!

Written by Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
ISBN13: 9781608862535
Diamond Code: JAN120977
Before the spring thaw, KaBOOM! is serving up a mammoth heap of ICE AGE! Join the bumbling Sid the Sloth, the practical Manny the Mammoth, the cunning Diego the Saber-tooth Tiger, and the hilarious saber-toothed squirrel Scrat in an exciting all-new frozen adventure! Featuring wacky, beloved characters from the hit film series!

Written by Rich Tommaso
Drawn by Rich Tommaso
SC, 112pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860999
Diamond Code: JAN120970
In his first full graphic novel since his Eisner Award-winning performance on SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW, Rich Tommaso delivers another gem with PETE AND MIRIAM. From the trouble caused by youthful impulses to exploring the seedier side of what life has to offer outside their suburban confines, Peter and Miriam forge their friendship through the odyssey of coming of age in America. This hot item at Angouleme is now available in the U.S. for the first time!