Sunday, June 26, 2016

BOOM! Studios


Style Classification: Creator Owned Content; Licensed Properties

Notable Works: Lumberjanes; Adventure Time; Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers; Klaus


BOOM! has found widespread success with their Adventure Time license, having spread out and spun many stories out of Pendelton's universe. The market for Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers remains robust (for reasons I'm still trying to understand).

The BOOM! Box imprint has seen a runaway hit with Lumberjanes, a title that proved women shouldn't be ignored as a viable audience, follows a group of girls at a summer camp and their supernatural encounters, among other things. Fox has the property in the works for a live-action adaptation. Way to go Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Noelle Stevenson!

Industry veteran Grant Morrison found a home at BOOM! for his Klaus story, a dark imagining of the beginning of the Santa Claus, with a foundation in the blending of Viking lore and Siberian-shamanism---how did Santa start? Where does he come from? Check this title out for some wild answers.

Lastly, a title that has my own attention is Wild's End, an adaptation of HG Wells' War of the Worlds, with animal characters and sleepy English countryside villages as the setting. I'm a sucker for things that are different.

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