BOOM! Studios’ “Once and Future” heads back for a fourth printing ahead of release
Take it from me, friends, the fact that BOOM! Studios’ Once & Future #1 has now gone back for a fourth printing before the first printing even hits comic shops is well-deserved. It’s an exciting, funny piece of adventure storytelling, and one of my favorite debuts of the year. Check out the details about the other printings below, along with Dan Mora’s newly-revealed, totally boss cover for the third printing.
ONCE & FUTURE #1 Fast-Tracks Fourth Printing to Meet Unprecedented Demand Before On-Sale
Highly Anticipated New Series Debuts a Fourth Printing with Brand New Cover Artist in September 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 13, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today that ONCE & FUTURE #1, the extra-sized issue kicking off an all-new series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars), Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus), and acclaimed colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol), has sold out of its third printing at the distributor level before the series debut tomorrow on August 14, 2019.
Due to the unprecedented demand from retailers and fans alike, BOOM! Studios has fast-tracked the ONCE & FUTURE #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT, featuring an all-new cover by artist Jakub Rebelka (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Judas), arriving in stores on September 11, 2019.
The most anticipated original series launch of the year, ONCE & FUTURE introduces readers to ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, who must pull her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat when a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead. Now Bridgette and Duncan must navigate the complicated history of the McGuire family and combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.
“We're excited for fans to go to their comic shops at midnight tonight to discover just why ONCE & FUTURE #1 is the hottest series launch in BOOM! Studios history,” said Filip Sablik, President of Sales and Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “And to make sure that readers don’t miss out on this historic launch, BOOM! Studios is fast tracking even more copies of the series premiere.”
You can also download the official ONCE & FUTURE trailer right here: ONCE & FUTURE #1 Trailer
ONCE & FUTURE #1 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; along with the upcoming Something is Killing The Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera and Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of ONCE & FUTURE #1 First Printing, featuring cover art by artist Dan Mora, will officially be available for sale on August 14, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore.
ONCE & FUTURE #1 Second Printing, featuring a new variant cover by Dan Mora will be available for sale on August 28, 2019 at comic shops.
And ONCE & FUTURE #1 Third Printing, with a new variant cover by Dan Mora, will be available on September 4, 2019 at local comic book shops. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Once & Future #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers tomorrow, August 14. The fourth printing will be available in comic shops on September 11.