I love the idea of urban exploration – checking out old, abandoned buildings, wandering into the underworld that so many of our cities are built on – I have a list of some of the better urban exploring blogs bookmarked, and I never tire of the creepy, otherworldly feel these places give off.
Archaia’s new book, The Last Broadcast, that takes a look at the world of urban exploration, with a dash of conspiracy, some occultism, and vaudeville magicians. It’s an eclectic-sounding mix, and I’m looking forward to checking it out.
Ever wonder what’s behind that “No Trespassing” sign? Debuting this May from Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, THE LAST BROADCAST will show you what you’ve been missing. Co-creators André Sirangelo and Gabriel Iumazark take us deep into the renegade world of urbEx (urban exploration) with the cunning, daredevil members of Backbone to create an intricate, decades-old conspiracy involving vaudeville magicians and occult spiritualists in San Francisco, presented in Iumazark’s fresh, Brazilian/Japanese-fusion indie art style.
“Archaia returned to single issues with HACKTIVIST earlier this year, and THE LAST BROADCAST continues this new wave of beautiful comics that push the boundaries,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “André Sirangelo and Gabriel Iumazark have created a rich, underground world that goes unseen by everyone who stops at the ‘No Trespassing’ sign. Throw in occult conspiracies and a vaudeville magician’s secret bunker, and you have one of the most unique series to hit the stands this year.”
An urban exploration group in San Francisco discovers a secret bunker belonging to the long-vanished 1930s stage magician Blackhall the Incredible at the same time as young, out-of-work magician Ivan receives a mysterious package that points him toward a possible conspiracy involving Blackhall’s death in 1934. Both groups dive into the mystery, not yet realizing that it’s about the change their lives forever. Fans of Thief of Thieves and the film Now You See Me will find a lot that entices them, and the urbEx members of Backbone will win you over as the ragtag, Ocean’s Eleven-style crew of the sewers and abandoned warehouses.
Archaia’s THE LAST BROADCAST #1 arrives in comic shops on May 21st with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAR140976. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.