Twentieth Century Fox Invests Heavily in BOOM Studios

first_img With all the biggest box office hits being comic book adaptations, it might be a good idea to have a stake in a comics company. Twentieth Century Fox Film announced a “strategic investment” in comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios. According to a press release, the investment gives Fox a “significant minority stake” in the largest independent comics publisher.BOOM! is a huge independent comics company that shares ownership of its series with their creators. In the past eight years, they’ve won the Best Publisher Gem Award seven times, and claimed several Harvey and Eisner Awards. You might know them as the publishers of Lumberjanes, The Woods, Klaus and Mouse Guard. They’ve also published the WWE and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comics, as well a few Cartoon Network and Jim Henson company titles. (The Muppet Show Comic Book is a personal favorite.)This isn’t the first time BOOM! and Twentieth Century Fox have worked together. Fox has gets a first look at any film or television adaptations BOOM! wants to pursue. Currently, the studio is developing series based on Irredeemable, Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, Imagine Agents, and Malignant Man, a comic created by Furious 7-director James Wan. Currently, a film based on The Empty Man is in post-production. Twentieth Century Fox Film CEO and Chairman Stacey Snider said the investment will allow the company to work more closely with BOOM!’s writers and artists.BOOM! CEO and Founder Ross Richie said the investment will enable them to create even more original content. “Fox has been an incredibly supportive partner and our creative alliance has been tremendously successful… Now BOOM! can greenlight more new series from comic book creators, deepen its distribution relationships, and widen its marketing reach,” he said. “It means BOOM! will have better support and resources to publish world-class content!”The investment is definitely a smart move on Fox’s part. Comic book movies are consistently the biggest money-makers of the year, and they’re going to need more than X-Men to compete with Disney and Warner Bros. Hopefully for us audience members, the move means we’ll start seeing more comic book movies that aren’t the standard superhero fare. Can’t wait to see what that Lumberjanes movie turns out to be. Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) Stay on targetlast_img read more