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Preview: The Magicians: Alice’s Story OGN HC

The Magicians: Alice’s Story OGN HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges
Artist: Pius Bak
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Letterer: Pius Bak
Cover Artist: Steve Morris
Price: $26.99

Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magical creature invade their dimension.

It’s not soon after graduation when Alice, Quentin, and their friends set their sights on the idyllic setting of Fillory: a place thought to only live in the pages of their favorite children’s books. A land where magic flows like rivers . . . But in this magical realm nothing is what it seems to be, and something darker lies behind the spellbinding facade. It is in the darkness where Alice will discover her true calling and her life, and those friends, forever changed.

Acclaimed novelist Lev Grossman teams with New York Times bestselling writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), and breakout artist Pius Bak for a new look at the smash hit trilogy The Magicians.

The Magicians: Alice's Story OGN HC

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Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Rucka & Lark Launch New Lazarus Merch to Benefit Comics Creator Lilah Sturges’ Transition Fund – This is really cool to see.

The Beat – UNIQLO releases graphic tees collection MARVEL X POLAN designed by Jason Polan, plus a free Spider-Man comic! – Interesting. We’ll need to check out this line.

iHeartRadio – Jennifer Lopez To Star In Graphic Novel-Based Rom-Com ‘Marry Me’ – Didn’t know this was being made.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter #1
Newsarama –
Punk Mambo #1

Lumberjanes Shows us the Shape of Friendship for Free Comic Book Day

BOOM! Studios has announced Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship FBCD Special, an all-new comic book arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day which takes place May 4th, 2019.

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship FBCD Special exclusively presents the first chapter of the all new original graphic novel reuniting the acclaimed Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass team of writer Lilah Sturges and artist polterink. When the Lumberjanes discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas, they think they’ve found new friends. But what they don’t know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and they’ve found the perfect way to join the outside world…by impersonating the ‘Janes themselves and taking over Camp! To reclaim their identities, the ’Janes will have to work together to remember who they really are…and to help another group of friends accept themselves, too, in a story about looking inside yourself and learning to love who you meet there.

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship FBCD Special

Your First Look at Lev Grossman’s The Magicians: Alice’s Story

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Magicians: Alice’s Story, an all-new original graphic novel hardcover set in the world of the acclaimed book trilogy by Lev Grossman, from writer Lilah Sturges(, rising star artist Pius Bak and featuring a cover by Steve Morris.

The Magicians is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling adult fantasy novel series created by Lev Grossman, which has become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and inspired a hit television series on Syfy, whose fourth season will premiere later this year. Originally published in 2009, The Magicians introduced readers to Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, which boasts a prestigious and dangerously difficult curriculum, famous and infamous alumni, and a record of only… a few deaths per graduating class.

Debuting in July 10, 2019, The Magicians: Alice’s Story expands the mythology of The Magicians, the first novel in the series trilogy, through the perspective of the character Alice Quinn before she joins Brakebills and embarks on an epic journey into the magical land of Fillory.

Alice is a brilliant and naturally talented magician who grew up fully aware of the hidden world of magic but whose well-versed parents refused to teach her how to make use of it. So what is an insanely gifted young genius with no guidance or encouragement to do except teach herself? Which is how she winds up a top student at Brakebills College. Alice is at first meek and cripplingly shy until she breaks out of her shell to face deadly magical creatures, devastating heartbreak, and the hard lessons of a magical world where even well-intentioned actions can have brutal and deadly consequences.

Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges will be in attendance as a guest of BOOM! Studios at ALA Midwinter 2019 in Seattle, Washington. She will be available for signings both Saturday and Sunday, 1/26-1/28, as well as a guest on the BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours panel on Monday, 1/28, where she will join some of the most acclaimed voices in graphic fiction today for a discussion on the diverse, award-winning imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM!.

The Magicians: Alice's Story

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship is a New Original Graphic Novel out in November 2019

BOOM! Studios has announced Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship, an all-new original graphic novel reuniting the highly praised Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass team of writer Lilah Sturges and artist polterink.
Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship will be available in stores in November 2019.

The Lumberjanes are at it again, making trouble and making friends, all at the same time. This time their adventurous rambles take them deep into the woods, to the hiding place of a group of magical creatures known as Pookas. The ‘Janes are delighted to meet these magical beings and make new friends. But what they don’t know is that these isolated magical creatures are actually master shapeshifters and just itching for the chance to see what human life is all about. Everything quickly goes awry as the Pookas decide to try life in the ‘Janes shoes and end up turning Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types upside down. Mal, Ripley, Molly, April & Jo will have to work together, using the power of friendship, in order to reclaim their lives and teach the Pookas that sometimes your best self is your true self. 

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship

Rick and Morty Presents Returns For A Second Volume!

The renowned one-shot quarterly series, Rick and Morty Presents is back for a second volume, with four new, oversized single issues on the horizon including Jerry, Mr. Meeseeks, The Flesh Curtainsand Unity. The comic series tells four standalone stories, each focused on a different Rick and Mortycharacter from the critically-acclaimed Adult Swim show that follows sociopathic genius scientist, Rick Sanchez, who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.

Rick and Morty Presents: Jerry #1 

(W) Ryan Ferrier, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Sina Grace

Rick and Morty Presents is back by popular demand! This very special issue focuses on everyone’s favorite character, Jerry. Jerry’s wisely blaming all his marital issues on his Dad-bod. When he goes to Rick for a quick fix, things go so poorly, it’s… demonic. Written by Ryan Ferrier (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Regular Show, D4VE, and more!), with series artists CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez! Features a variant cover by Sina Grace.

Rick and Morty Presents: Mr. Meeseeks #1

(W) James Asmus and Jim Festante, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Sarah Stern

A message from Mr. Meeseeks: You ASKED for it, and we’re obligated to deliver! That’s what Meeseeks DO, after all! But WAIT… who the heck asked us to find the MEANING OF LIFE?!? THIS IS ONLY A 30 PAGE STAND-ALONE STORY!! I’m Mr. Meeseeks and this will not end well!

Rick and Morty Presents:  The Flesh Curtains #1

(W) Lilah Sturges, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Marie Enger

Learn the true origins of THE FLESH CURTAINS, Rick’s rock band with BirdPerson and Squanchy! Booed off of every stage, they consider giving up… until Rick invents a machine capable of writing songs people can’t resist. But when their multi-dimensional concert goes awry, Rick suddenly finds himself in massive debt to a ruthless alien loan shark. Will Rick do the safe thing and play the music guaranteed to make the band a success, or do the insane thing and play the music guaranteed to alienate almost everyone in order to impress his favorite musician? 

Rick and Morty Presents: Unity #1

(W) Tini Howard, (A) CJ Cannon, (C) Joshua Perez, (CA) A: CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez, B: Sina Grace

It takes a special kind of madness to capture and imprison Rick Sanchez — the kind of madness only an ex can deliver.Unity wants to make a play to take over the galaxy, and she’ll need the best (and worst) of her exes in her clutches to do it. And Rick wants his Party Naked t-shirt back, she stole it when they broke up. 

The first issue of the second series of Rick and Morty™ Presents is scheduled for release March 13, 2019, with the subsequent issues releasing in June, September, and November.

Lilah Sturges Goes on Tour this Winter to Promote Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass

BOOM! Studios has announced a winter book tour in support of Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, the historic first original graphic novel in the history of the series that’s sold over a million copies worldwide. Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges will visit book stores, libraries, and comic shops across the United States to meet with fans and sign copies of this landmark release.

The Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass Winter Book Tour stops include:

  • Saturday, November 24th, Houston: 1:00-3:00pm at Brazos Bookstore
  • Sunday, November 25th, Los Angeles: 5:00-7:00pm at Chevalier’s Bookstore
  • Monday, November 26th, Los Angeles: 5:00-7:00pm at East County LA Public Library
  • Wednesday, November 28th, Portland: 5:00-6:00pm at Books With Pictures
  • Thursday, November 29th, Seattle: 6:00-8:00pm at Outsiders Comics & Geek Boutique
  • Friday, November 30th, Minneapolis: 7:00-8:30pm at Barnes & Noble Minneapolis
  • Saturday, December 1st, Chicago: 4:00-6:00pm at Challengers Comics + Conversation

Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, from Sturges and rising-star artist polterink, features a stunning cover by Alexa Sharpe and presents an all-new story at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for Hardcore Lady-Types when Mal, Ripley, Molly, April, and Jo become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass. While Molly begins to feel more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass…with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers, of course.

Review: Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass

Lumberjanes is an award winning comic series beloved by critics and fans and in the works to be a major motion picture! Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass is the first original graphic novel spinning out of the monthly comic series written by Lilah Sturges and art by Polterink.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores October 23. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass SC

Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Lilah Sturges
Artist: polterink
Cover Artist: Alexa Sharpe
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges (Fables, Thor: Season One) teams with artist polterink (Enough Space for Everyone Else) for the first Lumberjanes graphic novel in a story about finding your way and navigating life, love, and a literal forest.

When the ‘Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls.

Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers.

Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Comes To BOOM!

BOOM! Studios has announced it has acquired the comic book and graphic novel publishing license to The Magicians, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling adult fantasy novel series created by Lev Grossman, which has become a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and inspired a hit television series on Syfy, whose fourth season will premiere in 2019.

Originally published in 2009, The Magicians introduces readers to Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, which boasts a prestigious and dangerously difficult curriculum, famous and infamous alumni, and a record of only…a few deaths per graduating class.

The first release in this partnership will be The Magicians: Alice’s Story, an all-new original graphic novel hardcover set in the world of the book trilogy by Grossman, from acclaimed writer Lilah Sturges, rising star artist Pius Bak and featuring a cover by Steve Morris.

Debuting in July 2019, The Magicians: Alice’s Story expands the mythology of The Magicians, the first novel in the series trilogy, through the perspective of lead character Alice Quinn before she joins Brakebills and embarks on an  epic journey in the magical land of Fillory.

Alice is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills Alice rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically powerful magical creature called the Beast invade their dimension. Soon after graduation, Alice and Quentin set their sights on the idyllic setting from their favorite children’s books, Fillory. In Fillory, magic flows like a river but even with talking animals, enchanted items, and the chance to become king and queen of a magical land in the offing, nothing is what it seems and something far darker lies in wait behind the spellbinding facade. Now fans will learn untold secrets of Alice’s journey, the world of The Magicians, and will find answers to some of their biggest questions.

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