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BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go

BOOM! Bar! Where we talk about the month’s BOOM!, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia releases, try to spot trends, and think about what BOOM! “is,” as a publisher. Remember last month, when I wondered about how letterers get attached to projects at BOOM! and their substudios? Well, I got some answers. So let’s start with…

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BOOM! Bar: Half-Year Check-In

If you’ve ever been curious about what BOOM! and their imprints KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box and Archaia put out into the world, this overview should give you a snapshot of their range. Ah, BOOM! Bar readers, when last did we speak? January. Forgive me. In apology, I bring you February through June, all at once. We’ll…

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BOOM! Bar: 2018 in Licences Vs Creator-Owned Comics

A short week to ease us back in! Yes, friends, foes, readers—it’s been a while. I took a Christmas break that became a year-start break. I feel much better. I’m ready. I’m prepared. Let’s begin. The last week of January sees BOOM! birth six releases: three single issues, two softcover collections, and one hardcover. Of…

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BOOM! Bar: Every Detail Covered

Eight offerings from BOOM! this week—three licensed, five creator-owned. Of the licenses, only one (Adventure Time/Regular Show #5 of a six-issue mini from KaBOOM!) is a single issue; Planet of the Apes Archive and Sons of Anarchy (both BOOM! Studios) both see their volumes two, with the former being in hardcover and the latter soft….

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BOOM! Bar: Caylo’s Last Bunch

This week, of Wednesday the sixth (just passed), Lumberjanes volume seven is released and Armory Wars keeps on keepin’ on. As for the rest of the licensed fare: Corissa, stalwart of the BOOM! Bar Adventure Time beat, has this to say of KaBOOM!’s issue #71 : Adventure Time #71: Double Troubles Part 2 is a…

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BOOM! Bar: License to Misbehave

Hahahaha, I’m so smart. This week’s BOOM! Bar requires almost no input from me, your host! Except for all that behind-the-scenes organisational hell… but that’s normal. I’m counting it a win. Why am I home free this week? Because everything’s but the below’s already assigned! Hurray for long-term planning! The week of Wednesday the 29th…

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BOOM! Bar: Some Gain, Some Lag

The week of Wednesday the twenty-second of November, BOOM! releases eleven titles, eight of which are licenses. Two of the latter are softcover collections: The Deep and Dark Crystal v.1 (hardback) each collect four issues, though The Deep is one finished story and Dark Crystal an ongoing venture. Of the creator-owned books, Giant Days is…

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BOOM! Bar: A Whole Month in One Swoop

The last of October (the week of Wednesday the 25th) was a heavy week in BOOM! Town! Thirteen, count’em, thirteen releases. One hardcover, two softcover collections, and eight ongoing issues. Nine of that thirteen are licensed books. Sisters of Sorrow (full review) and Victor Lavelle’s Destroyer (a hurried finish, but emotionally satisfying and packing a…

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BOOM! Bar: God Bless Bill & Ted, Etc

BOOM! Studios Bill & Ted Save the Universe reaches five of five, and is totally perfectly brilliant. Everybody gets their moment, EVERYBODY HEALS, and Wyld Stallyns rock reality. I honestly can’t say enough about how good this is, as a licensed book and as a serial. Every creative element works in good-faith tandem, every important…

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BOOM! Bar: Watercolours! Anime Heirs! Girl Stuff!

Future-news: David F. Walker and Christopher Mooneyham have been paired on a new Planet of the Apes mini starting in January next year; all about that one mean guy with the big hat. Says Mooneyham, “[General] Ursus, to me, is just an old soldier, with no more wars to fight. He’s lost a lot, and…

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BOOM! Bar: A Light Week, Thank Goodness

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Year One Deluxe Hardcover: It’s pretty good! Solid all in all. A big fat book (500 pages) that will look good on your shelf and not embarrass you if anyone asks to read it. My comments about the series from last week still stand, but if you want to read a…

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BOOM! Bar: Rangers, Revenge, Regret

Hi-Fi Fight Club (BOOM! Box) develops its sweet and fresh central girl/girl romance, and starts to open up some of the secrets under the record shop. I don’t know how this story is gonna wrap up in only four issues, but it’s a very pretty book with an affirmational, welcoming perspective. We’ve got a longer feature…

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