Official Press Release
BOOM! Studios and Comixology proudly announce that they are making Mark Waid’s multiple sell-out, bestselling series IRREDEEMABLE available on the iPhone today. Issues #1 through #4 will be immediately available on Comixology’s Comics App for $1.99 per issue to iPhone users across the globe.
Coming on the heels of BOOM! Studios’ announcement yesterday of Waid’s new series INCORRUPTIBLE, this agreement with Comixology makes the early issues of IRREDEEMABLE accessible to more comic fans than ever before.
“In superhero comics, pretty much everyone who’s called upon to put on a cape is, at heart, emotionally equipped for the job. I reject that premise,” said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics – a pulp adventure tale of horror exploring how the lessons we learn about right and wrong as children can become warped and twisted when challenged by the realities of the adult world.”
When launched, IRREDEEMABLE #1 sold out the day of release, followed by a second print that quickly sold out soon after. IRREDEEMABLE #2 sold out before the issue even hit store shelves, also accompanied by a second printing that quickly sold out.
This past August, BOOM! Studios released the bestselling IRREDEEMABLE Volume 1 TPB, collecting the first four critically acclaimed issues, priced at $9.99 along with issue #5 for only .99 cents – with both shipping on the same day. Continuing an upward trajectory, IRREDEEMABLE #6 garnered more orders than issue #1. Even so, demand for the latest issue has outpaced expectations with issue #6 quickly going to second print also.
Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE has received near unanimous praise for all quarters:
“One of the most intriguing, suspenseful, grab-you-by-the-throat comics I’ve ever read. I highly recommend picking it up.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“Mark Waid has served up a powerful little story of love and betrayal “IRREDEEMABLE” may be the last thing you want to call this series.” – Newsarama
“The visuals present are nearly tangible. Krause has brought his best work to this book, and Waid makes good use of Krause’s talents. Yes, Mark Waid is evil. It makes me a little bit uneasy to say that I hope he continues to be evil, because I sure enjoyed reading it.” – Comic Book Resources
“Not just another dismantling of the mythology, IRREDEEMABLE is a masterful tale of the fall of a great heroes” – Project Fanboy
“There really is a tremendous piece of fiction being unveiled here, with precision and fury.” – Comic Book Jesus
“This book wants me to just spout out superlatives like fantastic, great, page turner, stunning visuals, wonderful characterization, not a page or panel wasted, so I’m forced to try and find some other way to tell you 2009 best new series is at BOOM! studios and it is called IRREDEEMABLE.” – Comics And
“One of the strongest debuts of 2009 this is probably one series you won’t want to miss.” – Paradox Comics Group
“My local comic shop displays a black shirt with bold white lettering proclaiming ‘Mark Waid is Evil.’ He’s proving it in this book with a devilish grin. Sometimes, as in this case, evil is good.” – Jimmy in the Garden
“It’s definitely worth a look, especially if you want something that isn’t your straight traditional Marvel or DC title.” – Comic Vine
“This is an amazing book! I cannot stress how much I truly enjoyed it. Mark Waid has crafted a tale that has captured my attention and left me wanting more. 5/5 – Comics Bulletin
“IRREDEMABLE is an enigmatically twisted tale which grasps your attention from the first page and refuses to let you go!” – Comics Waiting Room
“Anyone who’s read superhero comics for any length of time needs to read this!” – Extra Sequential
“When you see this on the shelf of your local comics store, when you see the tick box on your online order form. MAKE SURE YOU PICK THIS UP. Unrelenting in its flow, its shocks, its power and its pure brilliance.” – 32 Pages
While now available on the iPhone, all four issues can also be found in the IRREDEEMABLE Volume 1 TPB price at $9.99 featuring cover art by John Cassaday interior art by Peter Krause, carrying a Diamond Order Code of JUN090793 with ISBN: 1-934506-90-7 and ISBN13: 978-1-934506-90-5.
The Comics by comiXology App is available, including over 30 free comics, for $0.99 from the App Store.
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, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.
Since 2007, comiXology has been exposing more people to the world of comics through comiXology.com and related applications. comiXology.com, comic book retailer tools, iPhone and Blackberry apps and digital comics are all connected through the comiXology platform. For more information, visit www.comixology.com.