Official Press Release
BOOM! Studios announced today that one of the premiere titles for their new BOOM! Kids imprint, CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 has sold out – in only one week! This follows on the heels of pre-release sell outs for THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 and THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1.
Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comics Distributors is completely sold out, CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 may still be found at direct market retailers across the country.
Diamond Comics Distributors is making the second printing of CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 available for retailers to order immediately and the second print will be featured in the April 22nd issue of Diamond Dateline.
CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 second print (FEB098624) features a brand new photo cover and will hit store shelves mid-May, serving as a great follow-up to the CARS: THE ROOKIE Free Comic Book Day release on May 2nd.
CARS: THE ROOKIE features an all new CARS story, written by Alan J. Porter with art by superstar newcomer Albert Carreres. The first printing featured A and B covers with art by Allen Gladfelter.
BOOM! Studios announced the launch of their new imprint, “BOOM! Kids” in late March. BOOM! Kids serves as a child-appropriate home for BOOM!’s kid-friendly publishing content. The company’s new imprint includes its own website, www.boom-kids.com. The premiere books for this imprint include THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1, both released on March 25th, and CARS: THE ROOKIE #1 released April 1st.
All BOOM! Kids’ titles will be serialized as individual 24 page comic books in Direct Market comic book collector shops and newsstands, then each four issue complete story will be collected into graphic novel trade paperbacks available in the mass market via Borders, Barnes & Noble and the direct market as well.
Recently, BOOM! Studios announced a national newsstand distribution agreement with Kable Distribution Services, Inc. for the BOOM! Kids line of the monthly publication to the newsstand market.
For additional information, see www.boom-kids.com.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.