Media Release — BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that DEATHMATCH #1, the highest launching original series from the company to date, has completely sold out at the distributor level and the publisher has rushed to a second printing.
DEATHMATCH, the newest original comic series from BOOM! Studios, is a dark, psychological deconstruction of the superhero genre by writer Paul Jenkins (Inhumans, FAIRY QUEST) and artist Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES). The full debut issue of this series carries a cover price of just one dollar. DEATHMATCH #1 second print will be available for order from Diamond Comic Distributors the week of January 14th and in stores in early February.
Comic book fans should keep in mind first printings of DEATHMATCH #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use www.comicshoplocator.com to find one!
THE SUPERHERO BATTLE ROYALE YOU CAN’T GET FROM MARVEL OR DC! A powerful and mysterious supervillain has imprisoned the world’s greatest superheroes, forcing them to fight to the death until there is but one victor. It’s kill or be killed as we settle the score on all those hypothetical superhero match-ups in the ultimate DEATHMATCH.
DEATHMATCH #1 second print ships with a must-have all new cover by Tom Derenick (HYPERNATURALS) under a Diamond order code of NOV128196. DEATHMATCH #2 is eligible under Diamond’s FOC program today, January 7th, under Diamond codes NOV120975-78, and ships with dynamic covers by Whilce Portacio (Incredible Hulk) and Trevor Hairsine (X-O Manowar). Issue #2 will be in stores on January 30th, 2013.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphries’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. KaBOOM! recently won an Eisner Award for its first original series Roger Langridge’s SNARKED. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, won an Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.