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Boom! Studios

Boom! Studios

BOOM! Studios is an independent comic book company. It was founded in June 2005 with Zombie Tales #1. The company was named Wizard Magazine's Best New Publisher of 2005, only four months after their first book was published.

Company history

BOOM! Studios was founded in 2005 by Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby. The company publishes a wide variety of material, from the humor of Hero Squared, Planetary Brigade and What Were They Thinking to horror with Cthulhu Tales and Fall of Cthulhu, to crime with 2 Guns and sci-fi with Salvador.

Prior to BOOM!, Richie and Cosby worked at Malibu Comics from 1993 to 1995. The duo left the comic book business to pursue careers in feature films and were involved producing the feature film adaptation of Mage by legendary comic book creator Matt Wagner with Spyglass Entertainment, and had various projects with Mike Medavoy (Phoenix Pictures), Mark Canton (The Canton Company), Akiva Goldsman, and Casey Silver. Working with Dark Horse Comics, the duo set up "Damn Nation" at MTV Films/Paramount Pictures, a comic book Cosby created. Cosby adapted his own comic book and the partnership are attached to produce.

Immediately prior to BOOM!, Richie re-launched Atomeka Press in 2004.

Andrew Cosby is the creator of the Sci-Fi Channel TV show Eureka.

At the 2007 San Diego Comic Con BOOM! have announced they will be launching a new imprint, called ZOOM!, producing comics for children. They also announced the appointment of Mark Waid as Editor-in-Chief.

Paramount Pictures and BOOM! Studios have announced that they are teaming to create a The Godfather comic book, based of course on the classic film series of the same name.

Writers

Boom! is notable for its emphasis on working with experienced writers.

Comic book writers:

Hollywood screenwriters:

Titles

Original titles and spin-offs

Graphic Novels/One-Shots/Tales

  • 10 (written by Keith Giffen) - Ten people are each given a gun and 10 bullets... and forced to hunt each other down
  • Black Plague (written by Joe Casey) - The mob goes to war with a supervillain empire, while another criminal wages war on both
  • Cthulhu Tales - One-shots containing short Lovecraftian horror stories. Three exist: "Cthulhu Tales, "Cthulhu Tales: Tainted and "Cthulhu Tales: The Rising; which have been collected in a single volume (ISBN 193450615X).
  • Fused Tales (written by Steve Niles) - A man becomes fused in a robotic suit
  • GI Spy (by Andrew Cosby) - World War II based spy comic
  • In The Blood (created by Steve Niles) - Werewolf horror
  • Ninja Tales - Ninja short stories
  • Pirate Tales - Pirate stories
  • Zombie Tales - Short story anthology featuring zombies. Two Exist, plus the Two part Death Valley.

Carry Over Series

Reprints

  • Jenny Finn - BOOM! reprinted the first two issues of this series (originally released by Oni Press) in Jenny Finn: Doom, then completed the rest of Mike Mignola's story in the 56 page Jenny Finn: Messiah.
  • Trencher (by Keith Giffen) - Image comic series, published as a trade paperback

Licensed titles

Boom! also produce comics based on licensed properties which include:

Warhammer

In 2006 Boom! Studios got the license from Games Workshop to produce a line of comic books and graphic novels based on international hit tabletop miniatures games Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000. These comics are particularly notable for featuring the work of fan favorite Warhammer novelist and comic writer Dan Abnett.

Series so far include:

Film adaptations

Notes

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