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BOOM! Studios Announces Two Editorial Hires

BOOM! Studios has announced that it has hired two new editors following a historic year in which the company launched the record-breaking series premieres of Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR and the Something is Killing the Children universe-expanding series House of Slaughter, earned nine Eisner Award nominations, saw the premiere of R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond television series with Disney+, and announced a Mech Cadets animated series with Netflix, based on the BOOM! Studios comic by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa.

Shantel LaRocque has joined as Senior Editor. She previously worked as an editor at Dark Horse Comics for over 10 years, overseeing multiple licensed publishing programs for Minecraft and Disney, as well as creator-owned titles such as Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy, Henchgirl, Bandette, and Spell on Wheels.

Jon Moisan has joined as Acquisition Editor. He brings over a decade of experience to his new role, having started his career in editorial at Marvel Comics where he worked on bestselling titles such as Secret WarsThor, and more. After honing his skills, he joined Skybound where he edited titles like I Hate This PlaceRedneck, and the multiple Eisner Award-nominated Stillwater.  

Dark Horse and Nelvana Partner for “Mysticons”

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvanab announced yesterday a licensing agreement with Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse will produce a series of graphic novels based on Nelvana’s original animated action series, Mysticons. Set to be released late summer 2018, the graphic novels follow the epic tale of four unexpected heroes who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to save the world.

Dark Horse’s Shantel LaRocque will act as editor on the Mysticons graphic novel series. Having previously worked on titles such as Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Fight Club 2, Rexodus, and David Mack’s Kabuki, LaRocque brings a great knowledge of comics and genre fiction to the project.

Mysticons is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.S. this Summer and on Corus’ TELETOON network in Canada this Fall. The series is produced by Nelvana Limited, with Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright executive producing for The Topps Company and Scott Dyer and Irene Weibel executive producing for Nelvana. Sean Jara is Creator, Writer and Executive Story Editor for the series.