Over the past few weeks, BOOM Studios has made a bevy of announcements to drum up excitement for their San Diego showings. It’s their tenth anniversary, and they’re celebrating in style.
First off, Grant Morrison will be writing Klaus, which is what Morrison describes as “Santa Claus: Year One.” He’ll be working with artist Dan Mora for the six issue run, focusing on developing the character’s Viking and Siberian mythological roots while shying away from the more corporate cola takes on the jolly red fellow. Morrison describes the book as an all-ages title, but I’m not really sure I believe him.
Then, we have Ollie Masters, best known for his work on Vertigo’s The Kitchen, who recently announced that he’ll be writing a new BOOM series in the vaguest way possible. Seems to be something about family and lies. Maybe it’s The Sopranos. Or Breaking Bad. Oh god I hope it’s Breaking Bad.
Not to be outdone, Mike Carey and Mike Perkins have released a teaser image for their upcoming BOOM series.
Returning to the realm of specificity, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatric, creators of the hit webcomic Cyanide and Happiness, will be releasing a collected edition of works through BOOM. This collection, entitled Stab Factory, will feature thirty new strips. Four of them are available now on Comics Alliance.
Finally, BOOM is working with Philip K. Dick’s estate to bring cartoonist Tony Parker’s 24 issue Eisner-nominated adaptation of Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? back to print as a collected hardcover. Jay Shaw will provide the edition with a brand new piece of cover art. The collection will also feature essays from prolific comics professionals including Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker, and Matt Fraction.
Alex is the Managing Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at Papercutz. He is your go-to fella for creator interviews, conversations about comic book structure, and general DC Comics nerding. Currently geeking out over movies, too.