By The Editor
February 22, 2008 - 04:52
|Blood Bowl: Killer Contract #1, Cover A|
BLOOD BOWL COMING TO BOOM!
BOOM! Studios is putting the fantasy back into fantasy football (as in elves, dwaves, orcs, and ogres) with the release of Blood Bowl: Killer Contract #1. The five-issue mini-series brings together best-selling Blood Bowl novelist Matt Forbeck and his trademark twisted blend of humor and action with soon to be fan-favorite artist Lads Helloven for the first-ever Blood Bowl comic book.
The new miniseries Blood Bowl: Killer Contract, brings to life the world-renowned Games Workshop's tabletop fantasy football game, Blood Bowl.
"This miniseries is a natural fit for BOOM! after doing the WARHAMMER 40,000 and WARHAMMER series," said Ross Richie, Co-Founder of BOOM! Studios, "BLOOD BOWL combines the best parts of fantasy and football: gore and guts."
Bestselling author Matt Forbeck kicks off the Blood Bowl miniseries with a throw-down between the legendary Bad Bay Hackers and their hated rivals: the Orcland Raiders. Artist Lads Helloven's detailed and hilarious illustrations will make readers both cringe and laugh at the on-field violence.
BOOM! Studios adds Blood Bowl to its already-existing line of hugely successful comic books and graphic novels based on Games Workshop properties, including the worlds of WARHAMMER and WARHAMMER 40,000.
"I love games, I love Blood Bowl, and I love comics," said Matt Forbeck, writer of Blood Bowl: Killer Contract. "Working with BOOM! on this has been a dream: a funny, twisted, violent dream about humans, ogres, and orcs fighting over a prized pigskin decorated with sharp and shiny spikes."
Besides the best-selling Blood Bowl series of novels for the Black Library, Matt Forbeck has written numerous novels and comics including Eberron: Marked for Dath, Dracula’s Revenge, Deadlands: One Shot, Secret of the Spiritkeeper, and the novelization of the upcoming Mutant Chronicles film.
Matt Forbeck is also a leading game developer with twelve Origins awards and five ENnie awards, having developed and co-wrote THE LORD OF THE RINGS ROLEPLAYING GAME and REDHURST ACADEMY OF MAGIC, and designed the games BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME and MARVEL HEROES BATTLE DICE, among countless others. He also co-wrote the recent Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law video game for the PS2, the PSP, and the Wii.
Blood Bowl: Killer Contract #1 is featured in this month's February 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in April of this year. Blood Bowl: Killer Contract #1 Cover A has a Diamond Code of FEB083594 and Cover B has a Diamond Code of FEB083595.
There will be an extremely limited C cover for Blood Bowl: Killer Contract #1 available as a 1-in-10 retailer incentive. Fans should check with their retailer for details on availability.