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Boom! Studios
Boom! Studios
(styled BOOM! Studios) is an American comic book and graphic novel publisher, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Contents

1 History 2 Imprints

2.1 BOOM! Studios

2.1.1 Originals 2.1.2 Licenses

2.2 KaBOOM!

2.2.1 Licenses 2.2.2 Other titles

2.3 BOOM! Box

2.3.1 Originals 2.3.2 Licenses

2.4 BOOM! Town

2.4.1 Originals

2.5 Archaia

3 Distribution 4 Awards 5 Award nominations 6 Digital comics

6.1 Alternate reality gaming 6.2 BOOM! App

7 References 8 External links

History[edit]

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In the early 2000s, Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby had been working in Hollywood, helping to option comic book projects as producers and working to develop them into movies with the studios, but were getting increasingly frustrated with the process.[citation needed] Richie planned to start Boom! to get away from Hollywood.[citation needed] Before BOOM!, Richie and Cosby worked briefly with Dave Elliott and Garry Leach in 2004 to revive 1980s comic book publishing house Atomeka Press.[13] While working with Atomeka, Richie cut a deal with Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis to publish their series Hero Squared, with the Hero Squared X-Tra Sized Special
Special
one-shot.[14] When Giffen was featured as a guest at the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention,[15] he grabbed a drink with Richie after the show and persuaded him to part ways with Atomeka Press, and start his own outfit, BOOM!.[citation needed] BOOM!’s first publication was Zombie Tales #1, a horror zombie anthology, released on June 29, 2005[16] under the BOOM! and Atomeka Press logo.[citation needed] The issue was originally solicited by Atomeka but released after Richie had left the company to start BOOM!. Giffen and DeMatteis imported their Hero Squared series from Atomeka to BOOM! and Hero Squared became the very first BOOM! comic book solicited solely under the BOOM! logo,[17] shipping July 27, 2005.[18] During this time in its history, BOOM! focused on publishing an array of original series created by a slew of industry veterans: Giffen worked on Hero Squared, Planetary Brigade, 10, Jeremiah Harm, and the Tales titles like Zombie Tales and Cthulhu Tales. DeMatteis collaborated with Giffen on Hero Squared and Planetary Brigade and brought his own series, The Stardust Kid, with Mike Ploog
Mike Ploog
over from Image Comics. Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola
and Troy Nixey's Oni Press
Oni Press
series Jenny Finn migrated to BOOM! and finally completed its story. Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson created covers for Zombie Tales and Cthulhu Tales. Joe Casey
Joe Casey
created The Black Plague while Rafael Albuquerque's first American work debuted in The Savage Brothers. 2006 saw BOOM! move into licensing for the first time with the debut of Games Workshop
Games Workshop
series Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade, based on the popular miniatures game of the same name.[19] In 2007, BOOM! published Steven Grant's crime/action comic 2 Guns which Cosby and Ritchie produced for Universal Studios in 2013.[citation needed] At the 2007 San Diego Comic Con, BOOM! announced plans to launch its first imprint, a new line of comics for children originally announced with the name ZOOM!,[20] but when the imprint launched in 2009, the imprint debuted as "BOOM Kids!".[citation needed] BOOM! also signed a deal with Pixar
Pixar
to produce comic books based on their properties and secured newsstand distribution.[citation needed] The first included The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
by Roger Langridge and The Incredibles: Family Matters by Mark Waid
Mark Waid
and artist Marcio Takara. In February 2011, BOOM! re-branded BOOM! Kids as KaBOOM!,[21] re-focusing the imprint to be appealing to all ages rather than only children.[22] BOOM! announced during the 2007 San Diego Comic Con the appointment of Mark Waid
Mark Waid
as Editor-in-Chief.[citation needed] In 2009, Waid created Irredeemable
Irredeemable
which became BOOM!'s longest-running series at that time, lasting 37 issues and the sister book Incorruptible.[citation needed] Former Managing Editor Matt Gagnon was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in July 2010.[23] Mark Waid
Mark Waid
announced in December 2010 that he would be leaving BOOM! to return to freelance work.[24] At the beginning of 2013, the company launched its #WeAreBOOM! campaign, spotlighting a philosophy that BOOM! isn't just composed of its writers, artists, and staff but also of the fans that read its comics and the retailers that sell them.[25] In June 2013, Boom! acquired Archaia Studios Press,[26] merging it into BOOM! and retaining it as a stand-alone imprint. In January 2015, Boom! launched "Push Comics
Comics
Forward", a public relations campaign aimed at generating a discussion about how comic book publishing can become more inclusive and diverse.[27] In June 2017, 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
purchased a minority stake in Boom!, valued at $10 million.[11] Imprints[edit] BOOM! is composed of four main imprints: the core BOOM! brand, the All-Ages focused KaBOOM!, Archaia, and BOOM! Box.[citation needed] BOOM! Studios[edit] The BOOM! Studios imprint publishes action-oriented fare which most appropriate for teens or older readers.[28] Originals[edit]

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Originals under the BOOM! banner explore a wide variety of genres from YA science fiction, like in The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas,[29] to horror/action like in the thriller Day Men[citation needed] which racked up "Best Inker" and "Best Cover Artist" Harvey Awards nominations[30] for series artist Brian Stelfreeze and sold to Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
as a movie.[31] Crime noir period piece Hit[citation needed] garnered Harvey Awards nominations for "Best Continuing or Limited Series" and a "Best Inker"[30] for artist Vanesa R. Del Rey and George Pérez's series for BOOM!, Sirens, is a multi-genre action piece that goes from fantasy to western to science fiction.[32] Pulp science fiction mini-series Six Gun Gorilla,[citation needed] written by Si Spurrier
Si Spurrier
and drawn by Jeff Stokely, was nominated for several Harvey Awards including "Best Artist" and "Most Promising New Talent" and "Best New Series."[30] BOOM! also published an original series from Clive Barker
Clive Barker
entitled Next Testament.[33][34] BOOM! generally does not focus on superhero material but has published Grace Randolph's Supurbia.[35] Two of its original series, Irredeemable
Irredeemable
and Suicide Risk, have gathered accolades. Mark Waid's series Irredeemable
Irredeemable
ran for 37 issues[citation needed] and generated 10 graphic novel collections.[citation needed] A sister series called Incorruptible
Incorruptible
ran 30 issues,[citation needed] which were collected into 7 graphic novels.[citation needed] Mike Carey's series Suicide Risk received nominations for "Best New Series" and "Best Single Issue or Story."[36] In 2013, Boom! also teamed up with Say Anything singer Max Bemis
Max Bemis
to publish his first limited mini series about a bipolar hero called Polarity. Fox optioned the right to create this story into a TV series.[37] In 2015, they announced an ongoing series written by Bemis called Evil Empire.[citation needed] Licenses[edit]

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BOOM!'s published many adaptations of popular films. Its Planet of the Apes series of comics is the longest-running adaptation of the series, publishing more comics than Marvel (29 issues) and Malibu (50 issues).[38] BOOM!'s series include: Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
(16 issues plus an annual, a "giant" issue, a "special" issue, and a "Spectacular"), Betrayal on the Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
(4 issues),[39] Exile on Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
(4 issues), and Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm (12 issues). Just before the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes BOOM! serialized a one-shot prelude to the movie online as a free webcomic. At San Diego Comic Con International
San Diego Comic Con International
2014, they published a one shot Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion bridging Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.[40] They followed this with a six-issue limited series called Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in the modern movie continuity.[41] The original Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
movie continuity crossed over with Star Trek The Original Series
Star Trek The Original Series
in a co-publishing deal with IDW Publishing.[42] Other film adaptations include an ongoing series based on Big Trouble In Little China[43] written by Eric Powell and John Carpenter, an Escape from New York
Escape from New York
comic book,[44] an ongoing series with Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure,[45] an eight-issue series based on Robocop[46] and 28 Days Later, bridging the story between 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, a 12 issue series based on Clive Barker's Nightbreed,[47][48] new Hellraiser
Hellraiser
comics[49]eight issues of Die Hard: Year One focusing on John McClane's first year as a beat cop in New York City,[citation needed] and a film tie-in for Jennifer's Body.[citation needed] BOOM! has published a number of series that are based on television shows like Sleepy Hollow[50] and Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
and Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock.[51] New stories with Farscape
Farscape
began in 2009 and ran for 6 subsequent mini-series and a 24-issue ongoing series. All of BOOM!’s Farscape
Farscape
series were co-written by show creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and take place in official show continuity immediately after the Peacekeeper Wars. BOOM! also published a tie-in to SyFy's show Eureka and well as new stories featuring TV's The Avengers, also known as Steed and Mrs. Peel
Steed and Mrs. Peel
so as not to be confused with the Marvel Comics
Comics
characters of the same name.[52] On January 28, 2012, BOOM! released a reprint of the previously-published Eclipse Comics mini-series written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Ian Gibson.[citation needed] Boom acquired the license for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in June 2015 and released a monthly comic starting in January 2016.[53][54] Soon after its launch they announced a spinoff limited series, MMPR: Pink, which launched in May 2016.[citation needed] BOOM! has adapted popular authors like Philip K. Dick, and Michael Moorcock: a series based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? retained all the original text to the novel[55] and was nominated for a "Best New Series" 2010 Eisner Awards.[56] A prequel series followed subtitled Dust to Dust.[57] In 2011, BOOM! launched Elric: The Balance Lost a new original series starring Michael Moorcock's character Elric of Melniboné and guest-starring the Eternal Champions Corum and Dorian Hawkmoon.[citation needed] BOOM! has licensed games as well. In 2006 they launched Games Workshop properties ultimately publishing 42 comic books collected into 9 graphic novels.[citation needed] 5 mini-series featured Warhammer 40,000: Damnation Crusade (Black Templars), Blood and Thunder (Orks), Exterminatus (The Inquisitors), Fire and Honour (Imperial Guardsmen), and Defenders of Ultramar (Ultramarines). Warhammer Fantasy series included Forge of War (Empire vs. Chaos), Condemned by Fire (Witch Hunters), and Crown of Destruction by Kieron Gillen
Kieron Gillen
depicting The Empire fighting Skaven. BOOM! also produced a Blood Bowl
Blood Bowl
mini entitled Killer Contract. The last BOOM!/ Games Workshop
Games Workshop
comics series shipped in 2009.[citation needed] BOOM! also publishes tie-ins with famous bands, adapting Rush's Clockwork Angels to comics.[58] BOOM! publishes The Amory Wars
The Amory Wars
comic books based on the Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria
mythology.[citation needed] KaBOOM![edit] KaBOOM!, originally launched as "BOOM! Kids", publishes series that are aimed at readers of all ages.[citation needed] Roger Langridge's series Snarked! ran 12 issues (3 graphic novels) from 2011 to 2012 and won an Eisner Award.[59] New series Abigail and the Snowman was launched in December 2014.[60] Licenses[edit]

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BOOM published a number of Pixar
Pixar
series featuring nearly the entire catalog of the company’s characters: The Incredibles
The Incredibles
in a 4 issue mini-series and a 16 issue ongoing, Cars in two 4 issue mini-series and an 8-issue ongoing, Toy Story
Toy Story
in two 4 issue mini-series and an 8-issue ongoing, Wall-E
Wall-E
with 8 issues, Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
with two 4 issue mini-series, and Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc.
in a single 4 issue mini-series. BOOM! published several series featuring The Muppets
The Muppets
with two different editorial approaches: a main series Roger Langridge wrote and drew based on The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
that started with the 4 issue mini-series The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Comic Book in March 2009 and was followed by the 4 issue mini-series The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson with an ongoing following which ran until October 2010. The second approach published a series of mini-series featuring different writers and artists creating public domain fairy tales with The Muppets
The Muppets
including Robin Hood. In September 2009, BOOM Kids! began publishing a line of comic books featuring the Disney "Standard Characters" such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto, the earliest characters animated by Walt Disney Studios. The line ultimately grew to six ongoing series: Donald Duck
Donald Duck
and Friends began with issue #347 from October 2009 picking up the numbering from Gemstone Publishing. Early issues featured the Italian-created Donald subseries entitled "DoubleDuck". From issue #363 to the series' end with #367, Donald Duck
Donald Duck
refocused on reprinting past classics from Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Jack Hannah, and William Van Horn along with new-to-the-US stories by Federico Pedrocchi and Giovan Battista Carpi. Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
continued the numbering from Gemstone Publishing series with issue #384 from September 2009 to issue #404 in June 2011. From issue #392 to issue #399, the series reprinted DuckTales
DuckTales
comics from the early 1990s featuring Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
before spinning off a stand-alone DuckTales series featuring new original stories. With issue #400 to its ending with #404, the series re-focused on reprinting past classics from Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Daan Jippes, and Romano Scarpa. BOOM Kids! also brought Don Rosa’s best-selling 1995 Eisner Award-winning The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck back into print in two hardcover editions along with The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
Companion. Other hardcovers that collected past classics like Walt Disney’s Valentine’s Classics and Walt Disney’s Christmas Classics featured work from Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, Floyd Gottfredson, Daan Jippes, and Romano Scarpa. Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
and Friends picked up the numbering of Gemstone Publishing’s series with issue #296 by importing and translating the worldwide hit Wizards of Mickey
Wizards of Mickey
series for the first time in English. The feature ran through issue #299 before BOOM Kids! spun Wizards of Mickey
Wizards of Mickey
off into its own series. With issue #304 the title was renamed Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
and shifted focus to reprinting classic work from Floyd Gottfredson and Paul Murry along with new-to-the-US stories by Noel Van Horn, Romano Scarpa, and Byron Erickson. Spinning out of Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse
and Friends, Wizards of Mickey
Wizards of Mickey
debuted in January 2010 and ran for 8 issues. Walt Disney's Comics
Comics
and Stories continued the numbering from the Gemstone Publishing run with issue #699 in September 2009 through issue #720 in June 2011. BOOM Kids! also released an archival collection of Walt Disney’s Comics
Comics
and Stories first few issues in one volume called Walt Disney’s Comics
Comics
and Stories Archives. In June 2010, BOOM Kids! began publishing a line of comic books based on series and characters from Disney Afternoon
Disney Afternoon
television shows. The line ultimately grew to three series starring Disney Afternoon characters. BOOM! began publishing comics based on the Darkwing Duck TV show. Eighteen issues were published before the series wrapped up in October 2011. A 4-part crossover story with Disney's DuckTales titled "Dangerous Currency" ran before the series ended, with parts 1 and 3 in DuckTales
DuckTales
#5 and #6 and parts 2 and 4 running in Darkwing Duck #17 and #18. Launching in May 2011, KaBOOM! published six issues based on the television show DuckTales. Notable video game designer Warren Spector
Warren Spector
wrote the series and the fifth and sixth issues featured a crossover with Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck
in the storyline "Dangerous Currency".[61]

Spinning out of Walt Disney's Comics
Comics
and Stories, Disney's Hero Squad featured the Ultraheroes in their own adventures for eight issues before the series ended.[62]

Other licensed series BOOM! publishes through KaBOOM! include Charles Schulz's Peanuts, Jim Davis' Garfield, and Frederator
Frederator
series Bravest Warriors and Bee and Puppycat.[citation needed] Other titles[edit]

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In December 2010, BOOM! published an eight issue series based on Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers.[63] On December 27, 2011, KaBOOM! announced it had acquired the rights to publish comic books based on the TV show Adventure Time
Adventure Time
from Cartoon Network. The series is written by Ryan North, author of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics, with art from Ice Age: Iced In artist Shelli Paroline. KaBOOM! published the original series Snarked written and drawn by two-time Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge. The series launched with a stand-alone $1 #0 issue in August 2010.[64] It ended in September 2012. In December 2011, KaBOOM! announced it had acquired the rights to do comic books based on 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
and Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age movies.[65] In March 2010, KaBOOM! released an original Peanuts
Peanuts
graphic novel that was an adaptation of the Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown animated special.[66] Then in November 2011, KaBOOM! released a $1 stand-alone Peanuts
Peanuts
#0 one-shot as an introduction to new, original stories debuting in Peanuts
Peanuts
#1-4 (January–April 2012). In agreement with Paws, Inc., BOOM Studios launched in May 2012 a monthly Garfield
Garfield
comic book, with the first issue featuring a story written by Mark Evanier
Mark Evanier
(who has supervised Garfield
Garfield
and Friends and The Garfield
Garfield
Show) and illustrated by Davis's long-time assistant Gary Barker. A comic book adaptation of Bravest Warriors
Bravest Warriors
was announced at San Diego Comic-Con on July 12, 2012 by Boom!. The series began publication on October 24, 2012.

BOOM! Box[edit] Experimental and "gleeful" imprint that publishes content for kids and adults.[67] Originals[edit] BOOM! Box launched with The Midas Flesh from Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb the same team behind BOOM!'s Adventure Time comic.[68] It followed this series up with Lumberjanes
Lumberjanes
from Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, editor Shannon Watters, and artist Brooke Allen. Originally published as a mini-series, Lumberjanes
Lumberjanes
was a big enough hit to become an ongoing.[69] Other BOOM! Box series include Teen Dog by Jake Lawrence, Giant Days
Giant Days
by John Allison, and a Cyanide and Happiness collection "Punching Zoo".[citation needed] Licenses[edit] BOOM! initiated an ongoing Munchkin comic book series beginning January 2015.[70] BOOM! Town[edit] The publisher launched an imprint from 2010 to 2012 called BOOM! Town focusing on "literary comics." The first release through the imprint was a set of Robert Crumb Trading Cards.[71] The first book published via the imprint, Wheeler’s I Thought You Would Be Funnier won the Eisner Award in 2011.[72] Originals[edit]

"The Show Must Go On" — collecting uncollected Roger Langridge series including "Fred the Clown" material as well as "Mugwump" strips. (October 2011)[73]

Archaia[edit] BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment in June 2013 and made the company an imprint.[74] Distribution[edit] All of BOOM! Studios' single-issue comic books and graphic novels are distributed to the Direct Market
Direct Market
via Diamond Comics Distributors.[citation needed] BOOM!'s graphic novels are distributed to the book trade via Simon & Schuster in the United States,[75] HarperCollinsCanada in Canada,[3] Titan Books in the United Kingdom,[4] and Diamond Book Distributors internationally.[5] Awards[edit]

2005 Wizard Magazine
Wizard Magazine
"Best New Publisher"[76] 2009 Diamond Gem Awards "Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Under 4%)"[77] 2010 Harvey Awards "Best Original Graphic Publication For Younger Readers" " The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Comic Book" by Roger Langridge[78] 2010 Diamond Gem Awards "Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Under 4%)"[79] 2011 Diamond Gem Awards "Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Under 4%)"[80] 2011 Eisner Awards "Best Humor Publication": "I Thought You Would Be Funnier" by Shannon Wheeler[81] 2011 Harvey Awards " Special
Special
Award for Humor": The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Comic Book" by Roger Langridge[citation needed] 2012 Diamond Gem Awards "Licensed Comic Book of the Year": Adventure Time #1 - Diamond Gem Awards[82] 2012 Eisner Awards "Best Writer" Mark Waid, Irredeemable, Incorruptible
Incorruptible
(BOOM!); Daredevil (Marvel Comics)[citation needed] 2012 Eisner Awards "Best Publication for Kids Age 8-12 "Snarked!" by Roger Langridge[83] 2013 Diamond Gem Awards "Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Under 4%)"[84] 2013 Eisner Awards "Best Publication for Kids Age 8-12" Adventure Time by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb[85] 2013 Harvey Awards "Best Original Graphic Publication For Younger Readers" Adventure Time
Adventure Time
by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb[citation needed] 2013 Harvey Awards " Special
Special
Award for Humor": Adventure Time
Adventure Time
by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb[citation needed] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Graphic Album Previously Published": Mouse Guard: The Black Axe v3[86] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Original Graphic Publication For Younger Readers" Adventure Time
Adventure Time
by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb[86] 2014 Harvey Awards " Special
Special
Award for Humor": Adventure Time
Adventure Time
by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb[86] 2014 Diamond Gem Awards "Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Under 4%)"[87] 2015 Diamond Gem Awards "Comic Book Publisher of the Year (Under 4%)"[88]

Award nominations[edit]

2009 "Comic Book of the Year Over 3.00" Irredeemable[89] 2009 "Reprint TP or HC of the Year" Irredeemable
Irredeemable
v1[89] 2010 "Best Continuing Series" Irredeemable
Irredeemable
Eisner Award[90] 2010 "Best New Series" Irredeemable
Irredeemable
Eisner Award[90] 2010 "Best New Series" Irredeemable
Irredeemable
Harvey Award[78] 2010 "Best New Series" Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Eisner Award[90] 2010 "Best Writer" Mark Waid: Irredeemable
Irredeemable
& The Incredibles Eisner Award[90] 2010 "Best Writer" Mark Waid: Irredeemable
Irredeemable
Harvey Awards [78] 2010 "Best Cover Artist" John Cassaday: Irredeemable
Irredeemable
Eisner Award[90] 2010 "Best Cover Artist" Sean Phillips: 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
Eisner Award[90] 2010 "Best Humor Publication": " The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Comic Book" Roger Langridge Eisner Award[90] 2010 "Best Cartoonist" Roger Langridge " The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
Comic Book" Harvey Awards [78] 2010 " Special
Special
Award for Humor In Comics" Roger Langridge "The Muppet Show Comic Book" Harvey Awards [78] 2011 "Best Inker" Damian Couciero for "Hawks of Outremer"[91] 2011 " Special
Special
Award for Humor In Comics" Roger Langridge "The Muppet Show Comic Book" Harvey Awards[91] 2011 " Special
Special
Award for Humor In Comics" Shannon Wheeler
Shannon Wheeler
"I Thought You Would Be Funnier" Harvey Awards[91] 2011 "Best Anthology" CBGB
CBGB
edited by Ian Brill Harvey Awards[91] 2011 "Best Writer" Mark Waid: Irredeemable
Irredeemable
Harvey Awards [91] 2013 "Best New Series" Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Eisner Award[citation needed] 2013 "Best Humor Publication" Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Eisner Award[citation needed] 2013 "Best Publication for Teens 13-17" Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Eisner Award[citation needed] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Artist" Jeff Stokely for Six Gun Gorilla [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Cartoonist" David Peterson
David Peterson
for Mouse Guard [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Letterer" Steve Wands for Adventure Time
Adventure Time
[36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Letterer" Britt Wilson for Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Inker" Vanesa R. Del Rey for "Hit" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Inker" Brian Stelfreeze for "Day Men" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Cover Artist" Brian Stelfreeze for "Day Men" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Most Promising New Talent" Jeff Stokely for "Six Gun Gorilla" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best New Series" for "Six Gun Gorilla" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best New Series" for "Suicide Risk" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Continuing or Limited Series" for "Hit" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Anthology" for "Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard v2" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Anthology" for " Spera v3" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Anthology" for "Thrilling Adventure Hour" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Graphic Album: Original" for "The Reason For Dragons" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Graphic Album: Previously Published" for "Mouse Guard: v3 The Black Axe" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Graphic Album: Previously Published" for "Polarity" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Single Issue or Story" for "Adventure Time Annual #1" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Single Issue or Story" for " Suicide Risk
Suicide Risk
#5" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Domestic Reprint Project" for "Fraggle Rock Classics v2" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best American Edition of Foreign Material" for "The Killer v4" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards " Special
Special
Award for Humor in Comics" Ryan North
Ryan North
for "Adventure Time" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards " Special
Special
Award for Excellence in Presentation" for "Thrilling Adventure Hour" [36] 2014 Harvey Awards "Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers" for "Adventure Time" [36] 2014 Gemmie Awards "Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.00" for "Big Trouble in Little China #1" [92] 2014 Gemmie Awards "Best New Comic Book Series" for Lumberjanes
Lumberjanes
[92] 2014 Gemmie Awards "Original Graphic Novel of the Year" for "Adventure Time Original GN Vol. 3: Seeing Red" [92] 2014 Gemmie Awards "Anthology of the Year" for "Spera: Ascension of the Starless" [92] 2014 Gemmie Awards "Best All-Ages Series" for "Adventure Time" [92] 2014 Gemmie Awards "Best Free Comic Book Day Book" for "KaBOOM! Summer Blast" [92]

Digital comics[edit] On January 3, 2008, BOOM! became the first comic book company to offer a digital download of a comic book on the day and date of its release, partnering with MySpace Comic Books.[93] As a result, the first issue sold out and went to second printing. Sales on issues four and five increased.[citation needed] One year later, on January 6, 2009, BOOM! teamed with MySpace Comic Books again to offer a free digital day-and-date release for Hexed along with the "5 for 500" program, sending five copies at no cost to the top 500 retailers in the direct market.[94] On March 23, 2011, the same day as the publication of the first issue of the comic book series based on Hellraiser, BOOM! released a free original Prelude to Hellraiser
Hellraiser
short story co-written by Clive Barker as a downloadable PDF to promote the release.[95] To promote the release in July 2011 of the first issue of Elric: The Balance Lost, BOOM! published the Elric Free Online Prelude featuring a free eight-page web comic.[96] In anticipation of the opening of the film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, BOOM! serialized a free digital comic story that served as a prelude to the film.[97] Alternate reality gaming[edit] On March 4, 2009, BOOM! Studios announced Mark Sable's latest series Unthinkable. To promote the launch of the book, BOOM! created an alternate reality game to be played during the time pre-orders were due.[98] BOOM! App[edit] On June 15, 2010, BOOM! was the second comic book company to launch a branded app[99] following Marvel's April app launch.[100] References[edit]

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