[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
June 13th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that in less than 24 hours since its release, “Six-Gun Gorilla #1” has sold out at at the distributor level and the publisher has rushed to a second printing.
Comic book fans should keep in mind first printings of “Six-Gun Gorilla #1” may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use www.comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
Inspired by an obscure public domain character, Six-Gun Gorilla is created and written by Simon Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Were Here) with interior art by Jeff Stokely (Fraggle Rock, The Reason for Dragons) and featuring a cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez (A Tale of Sand, Wolverine & the X-Men) Six-Gun Gorilla is a pulpy mash-up of Western weirdness and lo-fi science fiction unlike anything else on the stands!
Welcome to “the Blister,” a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly-contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there.
“Six-Gun Gorilla #1” second print ships with a striking new cover by Joe Querio (Extermination) with a retail price of $3.99.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk, Clive Barker’s Next Testament and Hellraiser, Paul Jenkins’s and Humberto Ramos’s Fairy Quest, Planet of the Apes, Max Bemis’s Polarity and Mark Waid’s Irredeemable. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures August 2 starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Jim Davis’s Garfield, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Regular Show, Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning Snarked.