BOOM! STUDIOS AND NICKELEODEON ANNOUNCE PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP
Road to San Diego 2017 Announcement #8: New Rugrats comic books coming this October
BOOM! Studios and Nickelodeon today announced a new partnership that will see the award-winning publisher produce comic books and graphic novels based on a number of the network’s original ’90s animated shows. The first comic book comes to market this October with Rugrats #1, featuring all-new adventures of the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen!
“As longtime fans of Nickelodeon’s innovative, outstanding programming, we couldn’t be happier to kick off our partnership with the return of Rugrats,” says Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “The entire team at Nickelodeon has been a fantastic partner, working with us to deliver the best all-new stories of your favorite animated shows in comic book form through our all-ages KaBOOM! imprint.”
In Rugrats #1, from award-winning writer Box Brown and rising-star artist Lisa Dubois, Tommy, Chucky, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing that they do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!
Rugrats #1 features covers by Jorge Corona (The Flash), Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Adventure Time), and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans). It will be available for sale at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app. Rugrats #1 is scheduled for release on October 18.
BOOM! Studios’ agreement with Nickelodeon is the latest licensing partnership to fall under BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of acclaimed, all-ages licensed series from a lineup of all-star content providers. As the fastest-growing publisher in the comic book industry, BOOM! Studios is the leader in innovative all-ages comics publishing, delivering high-quality licensed and original series from top creators.
BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL
Road to San Diego 2017 Announcement #9: Star-studded, oversized issue from Archaia imprint arrives November 2017
BOOM! Studios, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, is proud to announce the JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH 2017 SPECIAL, on sale in November. Featuring a diverse assembly of acclaimed creators, including Jeff Stokely (The Spire), Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger), Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle), Adam Smith (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Ryan Sook (Batman Beyond), Derek Kirk Kim (Tune), and more, this second annual special is an all-new collection of short stories that celebrates the various characters and creatures from the world of Labyrinth (1986). This includes the never-before-told story of how Sir Didymus met his trusted steed Ambrosius, and the story of a goblin running late to the famous “Dance Magic Dance” sequence from the iconic film.
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special is published through BOOM! Studios’ cutting-edge Archaia imprint and is the latest release in celebrating the innovative family entertainment franchises from The Jim Henson Company such as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s The Storyteller.
“Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is home to some of the most memorable characters in pop culture,” said Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor. “Through our partnership with The Jim Henson Company, Archaia has been able to expand this world in meaningful and innovative ways. This Special is the first of a few projects that will excite longtime fans of the film and reveal to newcomers the magic and wonder of this singular world.”
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special will be available in November for sale at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
nWAY ANNOUNCES POWER RANGERS: LEGACY WARS PARTNERSHIP WITH BOOM! STUDIOS FOR MASSIVE CONTENT UPDATE, INCLUDING LORD DRAKKON AND BLACK DRAGON
Road to SDCC Announcement #10: BOOM! Studios’ record-breaking Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic comes to video games for the first time
Synchronous multiplayer fighting game developer nWay and comic book publisher BOOM! Studios today announced the first video game appearance for characters from the top-selling Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.
After an in-game update going live later this week, Lord Drakkon – the first new official Mighty Morphin Power Ranger created in over 20 years – and Black Dragon will appear as playable warriors in the smash-hit mobile game, along with various in-game updates and feature additions.
“We love how BOOM! Studios has taken the Power Rangers story to unprecedented and mature places, and now we’re bringing the characters to a new realm with their first appearance in a video game,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO, nWay. “Partnering with them to bring in Lord Drakkon and Black Dragon is the perfect way to bolster Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’ roster with next-level evil warriors!”
“Powers Rangers: Legacy Wars marks the first time that the all-new canonical creations from BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics ventured beyond the two-dimensional page,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “As an avid player of this amazing game, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with the team at nWay and our friends at Saban Brands and Lionsgate to unleash these two villains!”
Lord Drakkon is an intensely evil version of Tommy Oliver from an alternate universe who rules his Earth with dystopian philosophies. Lord Drakkon first appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 from BOOM! Studios. Black Dragon is a powerful Zord from an alternate universe that’s come to destroy Tommy Oliver. Black Dragon first appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 from BOOM! Studios. Their debut in the game marks the first time either character has appeared outside of the comic book series.
In the update, players can also experience some of the most requested features and tweaks, such as:
- Challenge Mode – Compete in a series of battles using a group of your teams and reach the maximum number of wins before losing three matches in order to win huge prizes.
- Talents System – Upgrade your warriors with passive abilities that provide bonus damage and attributes.
Full details on the incoming fighters and updates can be found here:http://playlegacywars.com/1-4-
Fans looking to get their Power Rangers: Legacy Wars fix this week at Comic-Con International: San Diego have a couple of options:
- BOOM! Studios and nWay will be revealing more information and a closer look at the characters in action later this week during the BOOM! Studios Power Rangers panel on Friday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m. PDT in Room 5AB of the San Diego Convention Center. The panel is open to all registered attendees, and fans attending the panel will have a chance to win a super-rare limited edition Power Rangers: Legacy Wars item.
- Renowned actor Jason David Frank, from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, will be playing Power Rangers: Legacy Wars against fans in the Lionsgate booth located at #4045.