BOOM! Box, has recently announced that the world of Munchkin is coming to comics, via BOOM! Box, which is an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios. The publisher is thrilled to announce the January debut of the new ongoing series, which is based on the best-selling Munchkin card game, about dungeon adventure as created by Steve Jackson Games. What is even more exciting is that every first-printing copy of the comic will include a brand-new exclusive card that can be used in the game! Writers Tom Siddell (Gunnerkrigg Court), Jim Zub (Wayward), and John Kovalic (Dork Tower), who is also the official artist of the game and illustrates his own stories in the comics, along with artists Mike Holmes (Bravest Warriors) and Rian Sygh (Teen Dog), translate the world of Munchkin into an adventure series where readers can join the power-hungry, emotional, and untrustworthy group as they continue the satirical battles made famous through the card game. “We’re big believers in publishing things that we love and have passion for,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief, Matt Gagnon. “Munchkin lands firmly in that category. We’re inviting our fellow Munchkin fans to explore this world, beyond what it says on the cards, in our new BOOM! Box, comic book series. Plus, we have an exclusive card we’re packaging with the first printing of every issue. Just to reiterate, these won’t be found anywhere else!” The Munchkin comic series takes place in a very flexible mash up of genres, which was originally a satire of fantasy roleplaying. The game however has since then taken on non-fantasy and non-gaming elements, and the new comic series builds upon that. Munchkin #1 features four stories set in and around the world of the game, featuring Spyke and the other characters, monsters, and weapons that players have come to love. Munchkin #1 arrives in comic shops from BOOM! Box, on January 28th, 2015, with a cover price of $3.99. Every copy of the first printing includes an exclusive brand-new Munchkin card able to be used in the game. The main cover is illustrated by Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors), with a 1-in-99 “Jackpot” variant cover by Evan Palmer (Fables), a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time), and a retailer incentive cover by John Kovalic. Edited By: Tye Bourdony Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, as well as a science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and the H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently serves in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator for Osceola County, and also sits on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Osceola County, with a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, as well as at www.thelightersideofscifi.com. You can also send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Munchkin comic set to debut January 28th, 2015
BOOM! Box invites all Munchkin fans to explore this world, beyond what it says on the cards, in the new comic book series
January 7, 2015