BOOM! Studios is our eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series. Whether you’re shopping for a parent, a sibling, a friend or yourself, BOOM! Studios offers a wide variety of titles to appeal to any reader. We’ve collected just a handful of titles from this imprint to be the ideal gift on your Holiday wish-list!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 1 SC
Writer: Jordie Bellaire, Joss Whedon
Artist: Dan Mora
Synopsis: Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon!
This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil…only this time around, her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window.
Eisner Award winner Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Go Go Power Rangers, Hexed), along with series creator Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers), bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends, and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same as the Gang faces brand-new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.
Bury the Lede OGN SC
Writer: Gaby Dunn
Artist: Claire Roe
Synopsis: Cub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premiere newspaper in town, The Boston Lede where she fetches coffee for the night crew and dreams of her own byline. So when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to a prominent Boston family, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century.
What she finds instead is the woman who’ll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, celebrity socialite, now widow, covered in gore and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Dahlia refuses to talk to anyone but Madison, they begin a dangerous game of cat and mouse that leads the young journalist down a twisted path.
From Gaby Dunn (Bad with Money, I Hate Everyone But You) and Claire Roe (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Welcome Back) comes an all new original graphic novel about the thrill of the chase and the dangers of going toe-to-toe with a potential killer.
Firefly: The Sting OGN HC
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artists: Pius Bak, Rodrigo Lorenzo, and Taj Tenfold
Synopsis: Saffron unites the women of the Serenity crew to join her on a heist in this all-new original FIREFLY graphic novel.
Saffron—the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of FIREFLY fans worldwide, as well as the heart of Capt. Malcolm Reynolds—returns to the Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Mal, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved.
New York Times Bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, Rodrigo Lorenzo, and Taj Tenfold, enter Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY to reveal an untold chapter of the fan-favorite saga.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Psycho Path
Writer: Paul Allor
Artist: Giuseppe Cafaro
Synopsis: Created by Karone when she was still the evil Astronema, the Psycho Rangers were programmed with overwhelming hate for all things Power Rangers. They were defeated at great personal cost by the Galaxy Rangers, but now someone has brought them back and they are more murderous than ever before.
Who brought them back, and why? And can Lost Galaxy Pink Ranger Karone and her brother Red In Space Ranger Andros stop them before they bring the universe to its knees?
From writer Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Clue) and the fan-favorite artist of Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon Giuseppe Cafaro (Suicide Squad, Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon)!
Ronin Island Vol. 1 SC
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Synopsis: After a catastrophic event changes 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, two young soldiers must protect their peaceful island home from a warlord’s oncoming forces and newly mutated creatures that threaten to destroy the world as they know it.
After a mysterious attack devastates a great swath of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean farmers, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: the Shogun has returned and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new threat…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.
Written by bestselling author Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Star Wars) and beautifully illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues, Prophet), Ronin Island explores an idealistic coming-of-age story against the backdrop of a morally grey time of war where the reasons for fighting are questioned at every turn.
Archaia is the imprint of our prestige hardcovers, of sweeping adventures and stunning artwork. Archaia is the imprint for people with a grand imagination and a love of reading. These books are an ideal present for anyone who spends their day with their nose in a book or their head in the clouds.
Bolivar Eats New York HC
Writer: Sean Rubin
Artist: Sean Rubin
Synopsis: From the pages of Sean Rubin’s Eisner nominated graphic novel Bolivar comes a culinary adventure through New York City with Bolivar, New York City resident and the last dinosaur on Earth!
When Sybil learns her friend Bolivar, the last dinosaur, only likes corned beef sandwiches, she informs him that he’s been missing out on one of the great attributes of New York City and it’s rich communities–delicacies from around the world! Knishes! Falafel! Dim Sum! And it wouldn’t be a story in the Big Apple without pizza . . .
Explore the five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan in this lushly illustrated Discovery Adventure from Eisner nominated writer and artist Sean Rubin where kids and parents alike search for their favorite foods, and find other sights unique to one of the greatest cities in the world!
Girl on Film OGN SC
Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Artist: Cecil Castellucci
Synopsis: Follow novelist Cecil Castellucci in this insightful memoir of making art, the nature of memory, and being a teenager in 80s New York City.
Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist, and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl, Star Wars: Moving Target), Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from the youngest age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of filmmaking, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Creation Myths: The Complete Collection SC
Writers: Brian Holguin, Joshua Dysart, Matthew Dow Smith
Artists: Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John
Synopsis: The complete prequel trilogy to Jim Henson’s cult classic fantasy film The Dark Crystal, with a story by the film’s original concept designer, Brian Froud.
Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this official prequel trilogy to the cult-classic film. Collected for the first time in one oversized edition, this series reveals the definitive origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelfling, and the Dark Crystal itself while introducing all new characters in an epic spanning thousands of years.
The Magicians: Alice's Story OGN HC
Writers: Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges
Artist: Pius Bak
Synopsis: Acclaimed novelist Lev Grossman joins New York Times bestselling writer Lilah Sturges (Jack of Fables), and breakout artist Pius Bak for a new chapter in the smash hit trilogy The Magicians.
Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she’s always known that magic is real. During her years at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magical creature invade their dimension.
Persephone may be the adopted daughter of the famous magician Demeter, but she struggles to find her place alongside such a force of nature. Persephone’s desire to find out where she belongs takes her on an epic adventure deep into the Underworld, where she’ll discover who—or what—she is.
New World OGN SC
Writer: David Jesus Vignolli
Artist: David Jesus Vignolli
Synopsis: The discovery of the Americas forever changed the landscape of the world as cultures collided with violent consequences. New World weaves the stories of three characters from unique backgrounds—a Native Indian seeking revenge against those who invaded her land, an African musician fighting for freedom against those who enslaved him, and a Portuguese sailor in search of redemption. These three unlikely heroes, connected by fate, will work together to free the New World from the darkness of the old.
Written and illustrated by David Jesus Vignolli (A Girl in the Himalayas), New World intertwines the cultures of his personal heritage to explore the European discovery of the Americas with a vibrant blend of fantasy and history.
BOOM! Box is our YA imprint, full of comics made for the fun of it, focused on progressive stories that defy convention with a focus on women and other underrepresented creators and audience communities. From this ecclectic imprint, we have pulled some of the best titles for people who live each day as an adventure.
The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 SC
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Synopsis: When Charlie transfers to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, she struggles to find her feet, but winds up exactly where she belongs…in the school’s (terrible) basketball team.
From Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer, Goldie Vance) comes an ensemble comedy series that understands that it’s the person you are off the court that matters most.
Giant Days Vol. 1
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Lissa Treiman
Synopsis: Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.
Grease Bats OGN SC
Writer: Archie Bongiovanni
Artist: Archie Bongiovanni
Synopsis: Andy and Scout are best buds, roommates, and gay disasters. Along with their friends and plenty of beer, they’re just trying to make it through their 20s, survive late capitalism, and navigate the dating world. Tough and loving Andy is a genderqueer trans individual, who dates like there’s no tomorrow, while Scout, an all-feelings-all-the-time mistake-maker, is still languishing over her ex-girlfriend…from like two years ago.
Created by Archie Bongiovanni (The Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns) and originally published on Autostraddle, this edition collects all the best misadventures, internet dates, and bad decisions in one place!
Lumberjanes: Shape of Friendship
Writer: Lilah Sturges
Synopsis: While adventuring in the woods, Jo, Mal, Molly, April, and Ripley discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas and they think they’ve found new friends. But what they don’t know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and they’ve found the perfect way to join the outside world…by impersonating the Lumberjanes themselves and taking over Camp! To reclaim their identities, the ’Janes will have to work together to remember who they really are…and to help another group of friends accept themselves, too, in a story about looking inside yourself and learning to love who you meet there.
A Sparrow's Roar OGN SC
Writer: C.R. Chua
Artists: C.R. Chua, Paolo Chikiamco
Synopsis: When a seemingly harmless prank goes wrong, knight-in-training Per of Esterpike watches her sister Elena, famed hero and leader of Lions, murdered by a barbarian horde set on wiping Esterpike off the map. Together with Elena’s second-in-command Amelia, Per must impersonate her sister and travel to Unity’s capital to convince the Generals of each city-state to provide aid against the oncoming horde. But as Per moves forward on her quest, she comes upon a conspiracy that might just threaten Unity itself!
Join writer and illustrator C.R. Chua (Adventure Time Comics) and writer Paolo Chikiamco on Per’s grand adventure all about strength, swords, and sisterhood.
KaBOOM! is our all-ages imprint. Curious middle grade and younger audiences will find their first comic here in a variety of family-friendly, creative titles including original concepts and adaptations of their favorite cartoon heroes. These books make the perfect present for kids and kids at heart!
Ben 10: For Science OGN SC
Writer: C.B. Lee
Artist: Mattia Di Meo
Synopsis: Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old…he’s also the wielder of the the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into ten different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions. When a science camp is attacked by a mysterious threat, Ben and Gwen must go undercover as campers to find out who or what is responsible. To have any chance of saving the day, they’ll need to follow the grisly trail of science experiments gone wrong.
Written by Rainbow Award-winning author C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and illustrated by Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), Ben 10: For Science! is an action-packed adventure based on Cartoon Network’s hit TV series.
Hotel Dare OGN SC
Writer: Terry Blas
Artist: Claudia Aguirre
Synopsis: Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it’s all work and no play. They’re stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret… Behind each room door of the hotel lies a portal to a different strange and mysterious place. The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart.
Just Beyond: The Scare School OGN SC
Writer: R.L. Stine
Artist: Kelly and Nichole Matthews
Synopsis: The first graphic novel from best-selling children’s author R.L. Stine!
Middle school feels like the worst place imaginable, but for Jess, Josh, and Marco, their school may actually be the worst place in this world… or any other!
After a chance encounter with a deadly creature stalking the school halls, these three unsuspecting students are whisked away to a horrifying realm beyond the school boiler room where they must unravel a terrifying mystery. Can they save the kids they find there and escape themselves, or will they be forever trapped Just Beyond?
Rugrats: The Last Token OGN SC
Writer: Pranas T. Naujokaitis
Artist: Maurizia Rubino
Synopsis: The Rugrats are taken to the local arcade but find themselves in an epic quest when Tommy gets his hands on the only remaining token left in the building.
Every child seeks the precious golden coin for their own game with no thought to the needs of all the children of the land. It is up to Tommy and his noble fellowship of Rugrats to march the one token across the treacherous game room floor to the fabled volcano arcade machine, told to yield a stream of tokens if you win, in order to save the day.
RuinWorld OGN SC
Writer: Derek Laufman
Artist: Derek Laufman
Synopsis: It’s every adventurer for themselves in the Ruinlands! Join Pogo and Rex as they set out on a quest to hunt for valuable artifacts and magical weapons across the land. Along with plenty of not-always faithful companions, our heroes must battle dangerous tribes of Toadies, survive giant stone Golems, and stop a catastrophic world-ending disaster, all while evading a cunning gang of thieves trying in a race to the biggest treasure of all time. Cartoonist Derek Laufman (Marvel Superhero Adventures) leads an unforgettable journey as Rex and Pogo misadventure their way across the Ruinlands, facing dangerous foes and fair-weather friends alike!