As you've been reading, Boom Studios announced some major talent scalps today, with Marvel's Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and returning artist Simone Di Meo (who Marvel had poached from Boom for Champions) debuting their first-ever creator-owned series in They Only Find Us When They're Dead and Marvel and DC's Tom Taylor (Wolverine and DCeased) joining with Power Rangers artist Daniel Di Nicuolo for Seven Secrets, their first creator-owned book too. Those books, along with Spurrier & Wildgoose's recent Alienated and the upcoming (and sure to be controversial) Faithless II from Azzarello and Llovet, formed the majority of Boom's "Must Read" list for 2020.
But Boom's Filip Sablik and Morgan Perry also just teased a new project in October from a "top secret" creative team that they "Guarantee" will drive new readers into comic shops. So just what is going on here?
It's safe to assume this is a name – or names – outside of comics. Boom hasn't been quiet about poaching the biggest names from Marvel, DC and Image so I don't expect they'd be so coy about a name that the industry knows so well. That means it's someone even bigger.
So Hollywood seems like the answer – after all, Boom is one of the most active publishers in the space and now attract A level talent like Seth Rogen to their projects.
But just who could be behind this project? I expect the bar chatter at ComicsPRO this week, along with the upcoming C2E2 and WonderCon, might provide answers if our reporters listen closely enough…
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