One of the top names in independent comic book publishing, Boom! Studios just nabbed a deal with 20th Century Fox that’s going to get a lot more eyes on their books.
Shopping itself around since February, Fox has now acquired “a significant minority stake” with the publisher in addition to the first-look feature film and television deal they already had together.
Boom! were looking for the investment so they could create more comics and hire on more creators and with a rumored low-eight-figure deal, it looks like they might be able to do just that.
There are already several projects in the works, such as an adaptation of the graphic novel Tag, which more or less kicked this partnership off, Malignant Man, Irredeemable, The Empty Man, and Deep State. Hard not to understand why these are being looked at so well given names like James Wan, Mark Waid, and Cullen Bunn were behind their creation.
Now believe it or not, Boom! does prepare for this whenever it creates a new property as its both the creators and Boom! that own whatever are made together so that film and TV rights may be established and sold, unlike places like Image and Dark Horse where creators of the book own 100% of their IP.
Boom has plenty of popular original properties in its lineup today such as The Woods (which is in development as a TV series at SyFy), the very well beloved Lumberjanes, Giant Days, and Grass Kings in addition to their licensed comics for Planet of the Apes, Sons of Anarchy, Big Trouble in Little China, and various Jim Henson properties. Boom! does also have an all-ages imprint called KaBOOM!
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