Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chip Mosher Has Been In My Inbox All Day...

(which to the disappointment of many of you weirdos is nowhere near as gay as it sounds)

Lots happening over at Boom Studios today and of course, their Marketing and Sales Director, Chip Mosher has been on the case supplying the Pulp 2.0 Inbox with a plethora of press releases.

The first announcement is that all their kid-friendly Disney/Pixar titles (The Incredibles: Family Matters, Cars: The Rookie and The Muppet Show) will all be priced at $2.99. This is a full dollar less than most titles currently being released.

We love that. You will too, see?

The second announcement is that a new one-shot Potter's Field: Stone Cold from series creator Mark Waid and artist Paul Azaceta (Daredevil, B.P.R.D.) will ship to stores this March.

"I'm excited to return to this character," said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. "I'm genuinely fascinated by the concept of a nameless avenger going out of his way to help everyone but himself, embarking on what seems to be a totally impossible mission. I created John Doe with a simple idea in mind, but the storytelling potential keeps me up at night. POTTER'S FIELD: STONE COLD gives me a chance to explore real-world crime drama."

Giving names back to the dead, John Doe calls upon the New York City's greatest natural resource, its people, to solve the mysteries others didn't care to solve or couldn't."

Which leads us to the third announcement today that Boom has launched another website:

BOOM! Studios Editor-In Chief Mark Waid, award-winning writer of such series as KINGDOM COME, EMPIRE, 52, and AMAZING-SPIDER MAN and a longtime industry veteran, hits the keyboard to blog regularly at MARKWAID.COM about his years of experience in the field. Updated daily with new content, MARKWAID.COM will feature free webcomics, podcasts, vlogs, script tutorials, rants, and special guests on a regular basis.

"Who better to hand a megaphone to than a comics vet who's seen it all and done it all?" said BOOM! Studios marketing and sales director Chip Mosher. "Mark's earned a reputation for being outspoken. BOOM! is proud to sponsor a site where Mark can stand on his soapbox and harangue readers far and wide!"

"I don't know if 'harangue' is the word I'd use," added Mark Waid while glaring at Mosher, "but I've been searching for a regular venue where I can upload some of my comics stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes and, in general, go on at droning length about comics history and comics criticism, turn over some rocks, and see how long I can go without saying something stupid and inflammatory that will send the collective wrath of comics fandom down on me. What time is it now?"

MARKWAID.COM kicks off by posting, free for viewing, the entire first issue of POTTER'S FIELD, the critically acclaimed series from Waid and artist Paul Azaceta. The series follows the mysterious detective known only as "John Doe" as he pins identities to New York City's anonymous dead. Other web-posted comics will follow, as will video and audio interviews, essays, and eyewitness tales of comics history.

1 comment:

chris said...

I hate to be a negative Nellie, but Boom would probably do better to put out their Pixar titles in $10 96 page black and white manga digests. It's what the kids want nowadays. $2.99 is a lot for 22 pages.