May 7th, 2009, Los Angeles, CA – Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store announced today that the new BOOM! Kids line of Muppet and Disney/Pixar comics will be available to their customers starting immediately! Newsstand editions of THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS, CARS: THE ROOKIE and all forthcoming Muppet and Disney/Pixar comics will be hitting the shelves each Wednesday as new comics are released!
“We couldn’t be more excited to be the only comics carried at the Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store,” said BOOM! Kids editor Paul Morrissey. “I can’t wait to see the fans’ reaction to these great books!”
Commenting on the announcement, Lylle Breier, General Manager of The Muppets Studio, said, “BOOM! Studios has a reputation for creating some of the most exciting and imaginative comic books, and we’re pleased to be offering their new line of Muppet and Disney-Pixar comics under the BOOM! Kids imprint at Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store. These great new comics offer fun new adventures centered around ‘The Muppet Show’ and such popular Disney-Pixar properties as ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Cars.’ Muppet fans and moviegoers are going to enjoy this fantastic new line of comics and they can always pick up the latest releases in person while they’re shopping or having an ice cream sundae at Disney’s Soda Fountain.”
BOOM! Studios announced the launch of their new imprint, “BOOM! Kids” in late March. BOOM! Kids serves as a home for BOOM!’s kid-friendly publishing content. The company’s new imprint includes its own website, www.boom-kids.com. The premiere books for this imprint include THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1, both released on March 25th, and CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 released April 1st.
All BOOM! Kids’ titles will be serialized as individual 24-page comic books in Direct Market comic book collector shops and newsstands; then each four issue complete story will be collected into graphic novel trade paperbacks available in the mass market via Borders, Barnes & Noble and the direct market as well.
Recently, BOOM! Studios announced a national newsstand distribution agreement with Kable Distribution Services, Inc. for the BOOM! Kids line of the monthly publication to the newsstand market.
For additional information, see www.boom-kids.com.
Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store is located at 6834 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood and is open daily. For more information about Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store, please visit the official Web site: www.disneysodafountain.com or call 323-817-1475.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.
About Disney Soda Fountain and Studio Store
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store offers a wide selection of new, hard-to-find and exclusive merchandise, all related to Walt Disney Studios’ films. The store occupies 4,698 square feet along Hollywood Boulevard right next door to the El Capitan Theatre, which serves as an exclusive first run theatre for Walt Disney Pictures, hosting live stage shows, world premieres, and other special events. Theatre patrons have access to the store through a connecting door. The historic El Capitan reopened in 1991 as a flagship Disney venue with the world premiere of The Rocketeer.