BOOM! Studios, the publisher behind Power Rangers and Wynd, has announced a pair of exciting new series that will debut in comic book stores in November 2022.
First up Behold, Behemoth, a brand new horror series from the bestselling House of Slaughter’s Tate Brombal, as he brings his first original series alongside highly acclaimed artist Nick Robles (The Dreaming: Waking Hours), and letterer AndWorld Design (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr), about how a man’s fracturing world and monstrous nightmares foreshadow the unthinkable
Greyson’s world is crumbling following his brother’s sudden and mysterious death. His sleepless nights are haunted by vivid nightmares of a terrifying monster, pushing him to the brink of losing both his sanity and his job as a social worker. But he’s truly shaken to the core when his newest case—a young orphaned girl named Wren—is found at the scene of a brutal murder, just hours after first meeting Greyson. The line between nightmare and waking life blurs as Greyson soon discovers that the monster from his dreams might just be real—a mythical, ancient beast that is bringing about the end of the world, with shocking connections to both him and Wren…
Tate Brombal is a comic book writer from Toronto, Canada. He is best known for his work as a writer on the bestselling House of Slaughter, set in the world of James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera’s Something is Killing the Children, and on Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer Universe at Dark Horse Comics, most notably for writing the Eisner and GLAAD Award-nominated Barbalien: Red Planet. His comic The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos is currently being serialized online with James Tynion IV’s Tiny Onion Studios.
“Behold, Behemoth may be the most ambitious, exhilarating comic of my career, solely because we are building something that comics hasn’t quite seen before,” said Brombal. “It is psycho-horror meets post-apocalypse by way of biblical fantasia, all spinning around the complicated bond between a grieving man and an orphaned girl. And I cannot wait for everyone to witness the culmination of Nick Robles’ entire creative career in these pages. But, for now, simply behold… BEHEMOTH!”
Nick Robles is a freelance artist who entered the comic world in 2014. Since then he has worked with a wide array of publishers, and co-created the original comic book series Euthanauts with Tini Howard at IDW. Most recently, he finished work on a successful run of The Dreaming: Waking Hours with G. Willow Wilson for DC Comics’ Black Label imprint.
“Just going by the name alone, it really feels like we have something special here…BEHOLD, BEHEMOTH! It conjures the promise of something beyond us, and that’s exactly what we’re setting out to create with this book!” said Robles.
Behold, Behemoth features main cover art by series artist Robles, and variant covers by acclaimed comics creator Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Sweet Tooth) with colors by Patricio Delpeche, artist Andrea Sorrentino (Gideon Falls) with colors by Dave Stewart, and more.
Next up is Specs, a mysterious new series from highly acclaimed writer David M. Booher (Canto, All-New Firefly), artist Chris Shehan (House of Slaughter) and colorist Roman Stevens, about a group of misfit teens who mail-order a pair of novelty glasses, and realize they’ve received much more than they bargained for.
All that high school students Kenny and Ted want is to not feel like outcasts in their small town in Ohio. But their world is turned upside down when the Magic Specs they ordered unlock a world of unforeseen possibilities. . . and consequences. Their fun starts out innocent enough, but when they wish that their bully would disappear, things take a cursed turn, with far darker results than they thought possible…
Channeling his love of 80’s sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, David M. Booher writes for TV, film, and comics. He co-created and wrote fan-favorite fantasy Canto from IDW, now in development as a motion picture with Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and with David adapting the screenplay. David’s credits also include All-New Firefly for BOOM! Studios, Killer Queens from Dark Horse Comics, the comic adaptation of Joe Hill’s novella Rain for Image Comics, and Alien Bounty Hunter and Powerless from Vault Comics. An attorney by training, David lives in Los Angeles with his husband and the true brains behind their operation—their adopted greyhounds.
“Specs is my most personal story so far. As a gay kid who grew up in the Midwest, I know how it feels not to fit it. Kenny and Ted’s story as outsiders, filtered through the lenses of wish-granting novelty glasses, is my way of reminding that little kid that he’ll find his place in the world,” said Booher.
Chris Shehan is an American comic artist living in Austin, TX. They have been published by Vault Comics, Black Mask Studios, Scout Comics, A Wave Blue World, and Titan Books. Chris is best known as the artist for the bestselling series House of Slaughter from BOOM! Studios. They are also the artist and co-creator of The Autumnal from Vault Comics.
“A story about a magic item that grants wishes… what could possibly go wrong?” said Shehan. “David Booher, as usual, poured a lot of heart into SPECS and bringing that to life has been such a joy for me.”
Specs #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed artist Skylar Patridge (Trial of the Amazons), and variant covers by fan-favorite illustrators Kevin Wada (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Chris Shehan (House of Slaughter), David Talaski (Nightwing), and more.
“Specs is ’80s adventure movies, supernatural horror, and small town kids going through some very strange events that will change them and their friendships forever,” said Elizabeth Brei, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “David and Chris have perfectly captured the chaos of teens caught in a trap of their own making and it’ll be up to you, dear readers, to find out if they manage to escape with their lives or sanity intact.”
Print copies of Behold, Behemoth #1 and Specs #1 will be available for sale in November 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.