Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced today it will return to exhibit at Comic-Con International in San Diego (San Diego Comic-Con, as it’s commonly called, or SDCC), to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 23-27, 2014.
BOOM! and its imprints can be found at Booth #2229 on the show floor and will host an army of creators for signings. Scheduled to appear are:
- Bob Scott (PEANUTS)
- Chris Miskiewicz (THOMAS ALSOP)
- Christopher Sebela (DEAD LETTERS)
- Collin Kelly (HACKTIVIST)
- David Petersen (MOUSE GUARD)
- Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK)
- Eric Powell (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)
- Frank Barbiere (BLACK MARKET)
- Frank Gibson (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
- Grace Ellis (LUMBERJANES)
- Ian Herring (HACKTIVIST)
- Jackson Lanzing (HACKTIVIST)
- James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
- Jeff Stokely (TRANSLUCID)
- Jeremy Sorese (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
- Joshua Williamson (ROBOCOP)
- Max Bemis (EVIL EMPIRE, POLARITY)
- Marcus To (HACKTIVIST)
- Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
- Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
- Natasha Allegri (BEE AND PUPPYCAT, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE)
- Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES)
- Palle Schmidt (THOMAS ALSOP)
- Paul Jenkins (DEATHMATCH, FAIRY QUEST)
- Royden Lepp (RUST)
- Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES)
- Tyson Hesse (THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL)
- Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, HIT)
- Vicki Scott (PEANUTS)
There will also be a few surprise guests throughout the show. A signing schedule will be released before the start of SDCC.
In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:
- Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
- Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS, BRAVEST WARRIORS)
- Jen Bennett (ADVENTURE TIME 2013 SPOOOKTACULAR, ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS)
- MAD Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS, ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY)
- Travis Hill (ADVENTURE TIME)
For $30, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank Get-A-Sketch covers.
BOOM! will have a wide selection of exclusive variants available for purchase at its booth (while supplies last), including:
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Adam Hughes
Writers: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
This is the first time any new BIG TROUBLE stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (THE GOON) on the story. Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton!
$5, Convention Exclusive
Cover by Garry Brown
Writer: Caleb Monroe
Artist: Tom Derenick
Set directly after the events of 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: CONTAGION follows the story of Ellie (played by Keri Russell in the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film) as she struggles to find a cure for the pandemic before it claims her daughter forever. In this self-contained, one-shot issue, we see a slice of the descent of mankind as they succumb to the Simian Flu pandemic from the perspective of the CDC and various doctors and scientists trying to stop the outbreak.
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.
Free with purchase of HACKTIVIST hardcover, limited to 200 copies
Bookplate illustration by Marcus To and Ian Herring
Writers: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Artists: Marcus To, Ian Herring
The convention debut of Archaia’s HACKTIVIST collected hardcover features an exclusive San Diego Comic-Con tip-in bookplate signed by the creator of the title, actress Alyssa Milano. This is a story about friendship and freedom in a time of war, stunningly illustrated by fan-favorite artist Marcus To (CYBORG 009, New Warriors, Red Robin) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, CYBORG 009, Ms. Marvel). Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the young, brilliant co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other. But they are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest black-hat hacking group on the planet. When their operation is discovered by the U.S. Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.
$15, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Roger Langridge
Writers: Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
An exclusive look at the Lost Television Special from Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, adapted by Eisner Award-winner Roger Langridge. Featuring 20 oversized pages from the upcoming original graphic novel, photos of the original puppets from The Jim Henson Archives, and character designs by Roger Langridge and Ian Herring.
Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Darick Robertson (with colors by Diego Rodriguez)
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
A deadly and charismatic criminal, Killian, is released from jail. He went into the slammer before RoboCop hit the streets. Now he wants to take out the biggest cop in the city. When OCP wants to take guns off the street, Killian sees it as his opportunity to take on the former Alex Murphy!
$30, limited to 250 copies
Cover by Chris Weston
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
The hardcover edition of the SIX-GUN GORILLA is available only at the BOOM! Studios booth at conventions. Limited to 250 copies, this edition includes 16 extra pages of backmatter bound in a gorgeous burgundy leatherette with a foil-stamped cover and all-new cover art from Chris Weston. Welcome to “the Blister,” a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there…
$10, limited to 500 copies
Cover by Jeff Stokely
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.
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