Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comic book titles that were released on April 27, 2016. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to read them all yet. Take a look below and see what strikes you as a must read!
The Tomorrows #1 Written by Curt Pires
Illustrated by Jason Copland
Colored by Adam Metcalfe
Lettered by Colin Bell
Cover by Jason Copland Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: July 8, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
The future may seem bleak, but tomorrow is a new day. In The Tomorrows #1, the creative team of Curt Pires, Jason Copland, and Adam Metcalfe present an Earth in the vein of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451; a world stifled by fear; a world in need of heroes.
Ignition Vol. 1 Written by Various
Penciled by Various
Colors by Various
Edited by Andrew DelQuadro 215 Ink
Release Date: Available for Pre-Order
Cover Price: $29.99
So, there’s a review in here, promise, and it’s going to be about the new collection from 215ink called Ignition Vol. 1. The lede is just, as people who call writing a profession say, buried. First, I need a moment to qualify what I mean and give a frame of reference. So, sorry, but: you can always circumvent that by skipping to the end if you’d like.
There’s been something of a renaissance of creator owned content lately, with a bevy of titles being announced from creators like Grant Morrison, Steve Niles, Brian K Vaughan, and other industry heavyweights. Although artistic control has been a high profile issue in the comics world at least since the early 90s -what with the Creator’s Bill of Rights in 1988, and the creation of Image Comics in 1992- the past calendar year has seemed like something of a watershed moment for the publicity and frequency of creator owned projects. Every major publisher, I believe, has an imprint dedicated to these projects, and the whole thing smacks of a cash-in. That sounds cynical.