BOOM! Kicks off a line of deluxe trade paperbacks, starting with The Savage Brothers ~ What'cha Reading?

BOOM! Kicks off a line of deluxe trade paperbacks, starting with The Savage Brothers


There’s no stopping BOOM! these days. They’ve g0t the crazy successful Ka-Boom! line, the new Peanuts graphic novel, the graphic revival of Big Trouble in Little China, and the huge success of the original comic The Woods, to name just a few. And now, they’re introducing a new line of full-sized, deluxe trade paperbacks.

From BOOM!:

Just as the dead walk again, THE SAVAGE BROTHERS have returned! The popular BOOM! Studios title is being resurrected to kick off the publisher’s new line of full-sized, deluxe editions, leading into the publisher’s 10th anniversary in 2015. These deluxe editions of early BOOM! Studios series are perfect for new readers or for existing fans who are looking to enjoy the book in its larger format.

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Written by Andrew Cosby (co-creator of the hit SyFy show Eureka) and Johanna Stokes (Eureka, THE CALLING: CTHULHU CHRONICLES), THE SAVAGE BROTHERS DELUXE EDITION TPnew cover by interior artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Animal Man). By the way, SAVAGE BROTHERS was Albuquerque’s first work on a full-length American series. Before he perfected vampires, he was giving you another monster—zombies! Never has the zombie apocalypse looked so rich and vibrant.

“Reprinting some of our classic BOOM! titles and giving them the deluxe edition treatment is something we’ve been itching to do,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Starting off with SAVAGE BROTHERS is a perfect entry point; this is the series that Rafael cut his teeth on before he went on to become the star he is today. And we had to have him come back to do a new cover!”

When the living want their undead loved ones put out of their misery, the Savage Brothers are the only two guys for the job. But their latest job takes them on a strange trip, involving virgin strippers, heads in jars, and the secret of the zombie apocalypse! This special edition also contains two terrifying reprints of Zombie Tales stories from Johanna Stokes, J.K. Woodward, and Keith Giffen.

Other upcoming Deluxe Editions from BOOM! Studios include TAG by Keith Giffen, Kody Chamberlain, and Chee; and TALENT by Christopher Golden and Paul Azaceta. Previous series recollected in the Deluxe Edition format include 2 GUNS by Steven Grant and Mateus Santolouco and DINGO by Michael Alan Nelson and Francesco Biagini.

THE SAVAGE BROTHERS DELUXE EDITION TP arrives in comic shops on June 11th with a cover price of $9.99 under Diamond order code MAR140961 and ISBN number 978-1-60886-387-7, featuring a new cover by series artist Rafael Albuquerque. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( 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 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.

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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