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The Mary Sue Exclusive Announcement: BOOM! Box 2015 Mixtape #1


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Hey gang! We’ve got something super rad to announce to you today: BOOM! Studios’ BOOM! Box 2015 Mix Tape! That’s! A lot! Of Exclamation! Points!!

This mix tape is an oversized compilation issue featuring some of BOOM! Studios’ favorite creators. They asked each of them to bring some seriously wacky characters to life in some seriously wacky stories, and they’ve collected it all in one massive issue for you. They were also kind enough to let us share the cover art, which you can see above. We’ve also got the variant cover art here:

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Check out the full solicitation information below, and get your pull lists ready for this one!

BOOM! Box 2015 Mix Tape #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios

Writers: John Allison, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, John Kovalic, Jon Chad, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and more

Artist: John Allison, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, John Kovalic, Jon Chad, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and more

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Jake Lawrence

Incentive Cover: Jake Lawrence

Price: $9.99

Format: 48 pages, 8.5″ x 11″

On Sale: December

What’s to Love: If you’re loving the comics being released under the BOOM! Box imprint, delve into a world of more of the same stories! From the wacky to the touching, you’ll never know what you’re going to get. Here’s a hint: brand-new Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Munchkin, Cyanide & Happiness, and Power Up stories, plus a sneak peek of Jon Chad’s Bad Mask!

What It Is: We reached out to a bunch of our favorite creators with one mission in mind: to bring original, unconventional characters and stories to life. The Mix Tape is an eclectic collection of stories based on characters that are anything but your average lot. Narwhal Janitors and Urban Cowboys are just the tip of these stories that are best described as “off the beaten track.”

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