"Muppet Show," "Incredibles" Comics Sell Out Before Hitting the Stands

Thu, March 26th, 2009 at 7:49am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

BOOM! Studios announced today that the premiere titles of their new BOOM! Kids imprint, THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 and THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1, have sold out. Tremendous re-order activity just prior to both comics release ensured a sell out before either comic hit stands this Wednesday.

Fans should keep in mind, while distributor Diamond Comics are completely sold out, THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 and THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1 may still be found at direct market retailers across the country.

Diamond Comics Distributors is making the second printings of THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 and THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1 available for retailers to order immediately. THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS #1 second print (FEB098554) will reprint all covers A through D but this time feature a special recolored "Night Version" of the 4 interconnecting covers by Michael Avon Oeming. THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #1 second print (FEB098555) features a brand new cover by Roger Langridge focusing on Kermit the Frog.

Second printings should hit store shelves by the end of April.

"I am giddy. I am thrilled. The fact that these books that everyone worked so hard on are finding a large audience is just really gratifying on all levels," said BOOM! KIDS editor Paul Morrissey. "On a personal note, I am happy for Waid, who wrote the perfect INCREDIBLES comic and Roger Langridge, who wrote the perfect MUPPET SHOW comic. Seriously, those guys make my job look easy."

"I've never seen anything like this. Sure, with the current economic climate, we are definitely printing more conservatively than years before, but even so, the velocity of late in the game re-order activity for these books have been totally out of this world," said Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher. "Those re-orders ate up all the leftover stock at Diamond and then some. Not in our wildest dreams could we predict that we would effectively be sold out the day before these books hit the stands. Once we saw what was happening, we went into overdrive to get second prints of both books rolling into Diamond."

BOOM! Studios announced the launch of their new imprint, "BOOM! Kids" earlier this week. 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 shipping 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.

Earlier today, BOOM! Studios announced a national newsstand distribution aggreement with Kable Distribution Services, Inc. for the BOOM! KIDS line of the monthly publication to the newsstand market.

For additional titles and release dates, 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.

TAGS:  boom! studios, the muppet show, the incredibles, pixar, jim henson

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