Twentieth Century Fox Film noted on Thursday that they had made a strategic investment in comic book and graphic novel publisher Boom! Studios. Boom! Studios was founded in 2005 by Ross Richie & Andrew Cosby. The BOOM! Studios imprint publishes action-oriented fare targeted at teens and older readers. Boom! “differs from other major publishers in the space by partnering with creators to share ownership of original series” said CEO and chairman Stacey Snider.
Ross Richie said, “Now Boom! can greenlight more new series from comic book creators, deepen its distribution relationships, and widen its marketing reach,” he added. “Great news for our creators, retail partners, and fans. Fox is committed to Boom!’s creators through this deal and it means Boom! will have better support and resources to publish world class content.”
Boom! is known for publishing many adaptations of popular films including its Planet of the Apes series of comics which is the longest-running adaptation of the series, publishing more comics than Marvel (29 issues) and Malibu (50 issues). BOOM! has published a number of series that are based on television shows like Sleepy Hollow and Sons of Anarchy. Fox is in post-production on a feature film based on Boom!’s “The Empty Man,” from the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.