Media Release — August 10th, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA – Freak of nature! Hulking outcast! God’s own leg-breaker! This October, BOOM! expands their line-up of original ongoing series with the debut of THE ANCHOR — written by Eisner Award-nominated Phil Hester (GREEN ARROW, SWAMP THING, THE COFFIN, FIREBREATHER, THE DARKNESS) and drawn by red hot artist Brian Churilla (REX MUNDI, THE ENGINEER, CREEPY).
THE ANCHOR tells the story of “God’s own leg-breaker” — the one man standing between heaven and hell who can keep evil in its place… and told only the way Hester and Churilla know how to tell it.
To celebrate, BOOM! has eschewed doing a ritual sacrifice, and has instead launched www.theanchorcomic.com, which includes a 5 page stand-alone preview and has released a trailer for THE ANCHOR on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIQTBnfp1mQ.
BOOM! has also placed the 5 page stand-alone preview in the back of IRREDEEMABLE #5, available on stands now for 99 cents!
Pre-release buzz from the preview has been tremendous, leading AIN’T IT COOL NEWS to comment: “The action is amplified by the fantastic pencils of newcomer Brian Churilla, who reminds me of a mix between Mike Mignola and Eric Powell. Speaking of Powell, fans of his monster stomping THE GOON comic will definitely want to check out this book when it hits the shelves.”
“I’m thrilled to bring THE ANCHOR to BOOM!” said THE ANCHOR writer Phil Hester. “I’ve never had such enthusiastic support and savvy promotion for any of my creator owned properties.”
“THE ANCHOR’s not your average crossover of the month stuff,” said writer Phil Hester. “It’s quirky, dark, violent, and most importantly unique. It’s for the discerning reader who wants something more than spandex and zombies from their comics. I hope by this time next year THE ANCHOR will be in the comic book dictionary under ‘hit’.”
“Brian’s artwork alone will make this project a winner. He’s a superstar on the rise and we were lucky to nab him,” Hester continued. “It’s like Kirby, Wood, Kelly, and Mignola had this monstrous love child capable of producing comics with an equal inspiration from each. Mind blowing.”
“We’re bringing in the best at BOOM!,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “I love comics and I love seeing great comics get made. THE ANCHOR is an awesome series that combines supernatural thrills with traditional action kills, making THE ANCHOR the perfect choice for even the most picky of pull lists.”
THE ANCHOR #1 will ship with two covers by Brian Churilla and Rafael Albuquerque with a 50/50 split, and features a 1 in 10 incentive cover by Brian Churilla, carrying a Diamond Order Code of AUG090716.
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.