SLOW BURN Series Announcement

Road to SDCC: Feel the Heat in SLOW BURN, a New Noir Limited Series From BOOM! Studios

For fans of Gideon Falls and Stray Bullets; experience a modern noir masterpiece

Acclaimed noir crime writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind) and rising star artist Pierluigi Minotti (Lost Falls) spin a yarn about dirty deeds in a town on fire in SLOW BURN, from BOOM! Studios in Fall 2023.

Hell is a place on Earth.

Fleeing from a botched robbery in New York City, a junkie, her dying partner, and a dementia-ridden old man pull into a mining ghost town in central Pennsylvania. Obscured by the caustic vapors spewed forth from a still burning coal-seam fire from the 1960s, Trier seems like the perfect place for the trio to lay low, maybe score a fix, and potentially take a hostage. But this ghost town might prove more lively than any of them think.

SLOW BURN #1 features a main cover by Matt Taylor (Deep State) with variants by acclaimed artists Paul Azaceta (Outcast), Tyler Jenkins (Apache Delivery Service) and Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls).

“This is a comic about a fire that’s been burning underneath a town for decades and will continue burning for centuries. It’s about desperate people with violent pasts living on the edge, looking for a way out” said Ollie Masters. “About how our parents shape who we are, for better and for worse. 

After Snow Blind, I knew BOOM! would be the perfect home for a story like this and I couldn’t be happier to be working with Pierluigi, Hass and the rest of the team on this weird little crime comic.”

“The characters and story Ollie has created are incredibly unique and profound. I love working on these kinds of crime stories and with dark atmospheres and bad people,” said Pierluigi Minotti. “I couldn’t be happier BOOM! Studios and this amazing team have taken me on board to bring Slow Burn to life.”

“It is a stroke of creative genius setting the backdrop to this hyper violent crime thriller in a town on fire,” said Acquisitions Editor Jon Moisan. “The shadows, the smoke, the lies, the secrets. Slow Burn has all the trappings of a modern noir masterpiece.”

SLOW BURN #1 will be available in comic shops October 25, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. 

About Ollie Masters:

Ollie Masters is the writer and co-creator of The Kitchen, Snow Blind, Killer Groove and Old Haunts as well as working on titles for BOOM! Studios, Marvel and DC. He lives on the coast and sometimes hits his deadlines.

About Pierluigi Minotti:

Pierluigi Minotti is an Italian comic book artist. He has worked for several publishers in his country, including Sergio Bonelli Editore, Panini Comics, Editoriale Cosmo and Bugs Comics. In the US he has worked on James Bond for Dynamite Entertainment and on the graphic novel Lost Falls (Comixology Originals and Dark Horse Comics) with Curt Pires.

SLOW BURN #1 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; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; and Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.