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New York Comic Con may be kicking off this weekend (taking over Manhattan’s Javits Centre from Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th October), but that doesn’t mean the action starts right then. A number of exhibitors, publishers and companies are planning to get the ball rolling sooner than that and one of those companies include BOOM! Studios who clearly feel they have stamina to spare.

Tomorrow night (Wednesday 7th October), the L.A. based publisher will be showing the East Coast how they roll westside with the taking over of the Forbidden Planet comic book shop on 832 Broadway from 7pm, bringing with them a plethora of incredible creative talent from their roster.

James Tynion IV (writer, THE WOODS / APOCALYPTIC TRILOGY), Michael Dialynas (artist, THE WOODS), Eryk Donovan (artist, APOCALYPTIC TRILOGY), Clay McLeod Chapman (writer, LAZARETTO) and Alan Robert (writer/artist, THE BEAUTY OF HORROR: A GORE-GEOUS COLORING BOOK) will be on hand to meet-and-greet with fans, as well as signing copies of their works.

The final issue of THE WOODS, issue #36, releases on October 11, 2017, closing out a three-year, epic run on the series by creators James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas. The series is currently up to Volume 7 in collected format. THE WOODS is the story of 513 people—the entire student body, faculty, and staff of a Wisconsin high school—who vanish without a trace and wind up in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine.

The first issue of EUGENIC debuts on October 4, 2017 from creators James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan. EUGENIC is the pair’s final entry in their APOCALYPTIC TRILOGY, which began with MEMETIC and continued with COGNETIC. EUGENIC is a horror comic unlike any other in that each of the oversized three issues is set 200 years apart. When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

LAZARETTO is a new horror series that launched in September. Issue #2 is slated for release on October 11, 2017. From writer Clay McLeod Chapman and artist Jey Levang comes a story that unfolds at a dorm complex at a small American college after a pandemic strikes. The students are quarantined and trapped within. What first starts out as youthful freedom from authority soon devolves into a violent new society—it’s LORD OF THE FLIES on a college campus.


Check out more about the event on its Facebook Event page, and also by following BOOM! Studios on their other social media (Instagram and Twitter), and also Forbidden Planet Noo Yerk (Instagram and Twitter). The whole thing should be a blast… if you’re planning on heading along, please share any pics with us on our Twitter so we can pass on all the fun and games, too.

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