Official Press Release
Help BOOM! Studios support comic book artist Josh Medors, recently diagnosed with cancer, by ordering the benefit comic book PULP TALES. This two-fisted one-shot features all-new, action-packed stories by horror master Steve Niles, P.U.N.K.S' Josh Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain, '76's B. Clay Moore & Seth Peck, CAPOTE IN KANSAS' Chris Samnee, IN MY LIFETIME's Tony Fleecs and features covers by Ben Templesmith and Josh Medors. All proceeds from the sale of PULP TALES will go to Josh Medors and his family.
A small advance print run of PULP TALES, which is sure to sell out, will be available at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543) during San Diego Comic-Con 2008.
PULP TALES features two covers, one with cover art by Ben Templesmith that will retail for $3.99 (JUL083759) and a special "donation cover" with cover art by Josh Medors (JUL083758) that will retail for $9.99, giving consumers two price options for helping Josh Medors in his fight against cancer.
Steve Niles and Sarah Wilkinson contribute LIMBO'S ASSASSIN, a prose story written by Niles, featuring art by Wilkinson. In this macabre tale of crime and punishment, a hired killer comes face-to-face with his victims and finds that perhaps he wasn't as evil as he thought he was.
B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck contribute the debut of BLUEJACKET, illustrated by Chris Samnee. Former 1930s crimefighter-now-corporate-mogul Bluejacket and his supporting crew, the Men of Adventure, tangle with an Aztec were-jaguar. But he's not half as bad as Bluejacket's board of directors!
Created by Josh Fialkov and Andy B, NEWT LAWMAN AND THE SECRETS OF THE VALLEY is the story of the rootin'ist, tootin'ist cowboy in all of the Southwest, Newt Lawman, who's found himself and his Indian pal Running Bear in a heap of trouble. They must square off against the protectors of the Golden Ox or the evil Hayes Rutherford will kill Newt's ladylove, Maggie Mae!
THE CRESCENT FLAME!, written by Kody Chamberlain, focuses on a down-on-his-luck would-be photojournalist who may very well have snapped the photo that makes his career. That is, until the subject of the photo, the mysterious Crescent Flame, shows up with an alternate proposition.
Tony Fleecs' CRASH WINTERS: PALOOKA P.I. features one-time champion brawler Marion (Crash) Winters, who has set up shop as Los Angeles' punchiest gumshoe. When his movie-star client takes a dive off the roof of her hotel, will Crash be able to wrap her case up? Or will he once again find himself down for the count?
"When I was approached by BOOM! Studios to shepherd this project, I signed on right away" said Dan Taylor, PULP TALES acting editor. "Having known Josh for a handful of years, and knowing what a good person he is beyond just his artistic talents, it wasn't hard to assemble a cast of creators to contribute to the cause. I appreciate the time and effort that the artists and writers put forth on this project to help Josh out - thanks again."
"Comics are tricky when it comes to real issues like cancer," said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. "This is an industry that deals with men and women who are larger than life, who by all rights could cure cancer in an afternoon. But those heroes can't do that, even in a world of limitless possibility - they are powerless because we are. Using PULP TALES to raise money for Josh Medors proves just how powerful comics and their fans can be in the face of adversity, and the important thing here is showing Josh and his family how true that is."
PULP TALES is edited by Dan Taylor and designed by Ed Dukeshire, who both donated their time to this book.
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BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new 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.