BRIAR #1 Sells Out Before Release & Returns with SECOND PRINTING
Wake Up to a Living Nightmare in a Post-Apocalyptic Retelling of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ This October 2022
BOOM! Studios revealed today that BRIAR #1, the premiere issue of the brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell (Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body, Iron Man, Halt and Catch Fire), acclaimed artist Germán García (Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land), colorist Matheus Lopes (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow), and letterer AndWorld Design (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr) that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, has sold out at the distributor level ahead of release!
In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced BRIAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, featuring character design cover art by series artist García, available in stores October 5, 2022.
What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know!
“Fans and readers aren’t sleeping in on their BRIAR alarms,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “Cantwell, García, Lopes, and AndWorld Design have created a post-apocalyptic fantasy blockbuster that readers and fans can’t afford to miss and we’re thrilled to go back to press to ensure everyone can jump into this new series from the beginning!”
BRIAR is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; and the upcoming Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesús Hervás; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Specs by David Booher and Chris Shehan; and Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: Waters of Kanly from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Mat Groom, Moisés Hidalgo, and Marco Renna; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
Print copies of BRIAR #1 FIRST PRINTING will be available for sale on September 28, 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.