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BOOM! Studios Launches New Exclusive Web Strip

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BOOM! Studios Launches New Exclusive Web Strip

Official Press Release

Los Angeles: Boom! Studios welcomes latest addition Nitroglycerin to its
site, along with an all-new forums presence. Wizard Magazine’s Best New
Publisher, Boom! Studios, has announced today that an all-new, totally
exclusive web comic strip, NITROGLYCERIN, will appear weekly on the site’s
front page. Building off the new content at the site, Boom! Studios is also
moving its forums from its former home at Comic Book Resources over to the site.

Written by noted comics blogger Kevin Church ( and drawn by
Benjamin Birdie, Nitroglycerin is the debut of their collaboration together.
“It’s really great working with Kevin, as we share nicely complimentary
sensibilities. Which is to say, we both find things funny on a five year old
level,” added Birdie, creator of the monster webcomic hits “Genre City” and
“Kings Of Pop” at and the mini-comic sensation “Kevin
Analog.” Birdie is also excited about not having to worry about writing for
a change: “As a classically trained writer, it’s nice to be able to focus on
the art and have someone else worry about the gags. The best part, though,
is that if I feel like it, I can contribute jokes as well. It really adds
to my overall feeling of superiority over Kevin.”

“It’s nice to know I can help out with Birdie’s inferiority complex,”
Church responded. “Seriously, though. I don’t want to be that guy, because
we all know ‘that guy’ from press releases, but it’s rare
that I instantly have a working relationship like the one with Ben. We
bounce ideas off each other constantly and he always surprises me with how
well his art clicks with my babble.”

“This is about having fun, plain and simple,” Boom! Studios publisher Ross
Richie said. “I hope everybody likes it! Comics publishing can often be
driven by big-time Hollywood studio deals, or cross-branding action figures,
and generating variants to cash in on collectors. I wanted to find
something to do that was all about having a good time. We’re just hoping
that we can get people to chuckle each week. That, and we’re showing
everyone what my true face looks like in the first strip, unveiled in public
for the very first time!”

“Ross Richie makes unabashedly pop comics that recall the smart blockbusters
of the 70s and 80s. It’s easy to see why I’m excited about working with
Boom!, where material isn’t focus-grouped to death and audiences get some
real stimulation from the books,” Church asserted. Birdie went on: “My
favorite thing about Nitroglycerin is what a retro idea it is. These days
most editorial content has become painfully unfunny attempts at generating
hype. It’s nice to see a publisher interested in those
old school kinds of promotional ideas and who isn’t afraid to offer two
damaged individuals the opportunity to roast his life’s work week after

Nitroglycerin will update every week on New Comics Day: Wednesday and joins
the recently re-started Boom! Studios forums, expanding the content offered

Since being awarded BEST NEW PUBLISHER by Wizard Magazine and nominated for
the same award by DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS for 2005, Boom! Studios has
seen an uptick in sell-through and initial orders. Selling most of its
outstanding backlist now, Boom! Studios is having a record year.

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