‘HEROBEAR AND THE KID’ RETURNS
WITH FIRST NEW ORIGINAL SERIES
IN OVER A DECADE
March 25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – KaBOOM!, an imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the April debut of HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1, the first original limited series in over a decade from Mike Kunkel’s beloved HEROBEAR AND THE KID franchise. This new, five-issue limited series will feature covers by Kunkel that will connect into one giant HEROBEAR AND THE KID image. Join Tyler and Herobear as they race to save their butler and friend, Henry, in this all-new adventure!
“We are extremely proud and excited to debut the first, new HEROBEAR AND THE KID comics series in over 10 years,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Mike is a one-of-a-kind creator, and SAVING TIME is a beautiful story that will please longtime fans and new readers alike.”
WHY WE LOVE IT: Tyler and Herobear are back in an all-new original adventure! We’ve been waiting to see these two back in action and we’re looking forward to see what shenanigans these two get up to in SAVING TIME, the first new Herobear series in over 10 years.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Whether you’re already a fan of this dynamic duo, or new to HEROBEAR AND THE KID, nobody does the magic of childhood quite like Mike Kunkel.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Henry, the family’s magical butler, is missing!! It’s up to Tyler and Herobear to figure out what happened to their friend—only they might learn a lot more about Henry than they initially thought and be forced to get help from an unsuspected source.
HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 arrives in comic shops on April 23rd with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code FEB141078. The first issue will ship with two, retailer incentive variant covers by industry favorites Humberto Ramos (Superior Spider-Man, FAIRY QUEST) and George Pérez (World’s Finest, SHE-DEVILS). 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.
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.