Media Release — Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that Deep State #1, the new conspiracy-driven series from Justin Jordan (Spread, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and artist Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine), has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing. As announced on Deadline.com, the publisher has also sold the rights for the series as a television drama, as part of its first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV, in a collaboration with producer Howard Gordon’s (Homeland, Tyrant) Teakwood Lane.
Comic book fans should bear in mind that first printings of Deep State #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
“Justin has hit a home run with the first of his three BOOM! original series,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The story of Deep State is rife with mysteries and cover-ups, and Ariela’s art is perfect for it. This second print announcement comes hot on the heels of the announcement for the Deep State TV deal at Fox—it’s been a good week for Agents Harrow and Branch.”
In Deep State, John Harrow doesn’t exist, and his job is to make sure that other things don’t exist, too. At any given time, the government is running dozens of black book operations, experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Some of these are innocuous. Some of them are monstrous beyond reason. And most of the time, they go as expected and the public is never the wiser. Most of the time. John Harrow’s job is to handle them when things go wrong, and do anything to make sure the government’s secrets stay just that—secret. If you’re interested in conspiracy theory stories from comics like Planetary and Sleeper to films like Enemy of the State and Three Days of the Condor, you’ll be gripped by Deep State!
Praise for Deep State #1:
“Deep State #1 is a very strong debut that signifies the start of something very special.” – Geeked Out Nation
“Smart, timely and stylish thanks to the creative synergy enjoyed by fan-favorite scribe Justin Jordan (Luthor Strode) and breakout artist Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine), BOOM! Studios’ latest foray into the shadowy world of espionage will please fans of Planetary, The X-Files, and Fringe.” – Broken Frontier
“…a new well written young comic with a solid plot and fantastic art.” – TMStash
“There’s some solid storytelling going on here…” – The Pullbox
“A solid, enjoyable book that has the potential to go very, very far.” – Multiversity
“Although it has obvious influence from things like X-Files and MIB, it manages to add its own flair and create a really great story.” – Geekorama
Deep State #1 second print ships with a modified cover by series cover artist Matt Taylor and carries a retail price of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of OCT148207. Final orders close for retailers on December 1st. It is anticipated to be in stores on December 17th.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.