Boom! Acquires Archaia

  • Comicmix
June 24th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Boom! Studios, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher and two-time winner of Diamond Comics Distributors’ prestigious “Best Publisher” Gem Award, has merged with Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Archaia Entertainment, the publisher of graphic novels including Mouse Guard, A Tale of Sand, Rust, Spera, Cowboy, and Gunnerkrigg Court. Boom! Studios will be the surviving company and the Archaia brand shall be maintained as a distinct imprint of Boom!. The addition of Archaia positions Boom!’s catalog of intellectual property as the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney). Boom!’s comic books and graphic novels pioneer a new business model, sharing intellectual property ownership between the company and the creators who generate the content. Boom!’s Chief Executive Officer and founder, Ross Richie, noted, “Our creator-friendly model
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