January 25, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – What goes down when the capes come off? This March, BOOM! Studios debuts SUPURBIA — written by Bleeding Cool’s Grace Randolph (Marvel’s NATION X, HER-OES) and drawn by red hot artist Russell Dauterman — a new series that features the secret lives of the world’s greatest heroes’ spouses!
Housewives to the all-powerful tell all! We all know that behind every great hero is the woman or man who makes their world run. SUPURBIA tells the other side of the superhero story… and a whole lot more. This 4-issue series brings you a can’t-turn-away look at the private lives of superheroes and the drama, conflict and outrageous behavior of their everyday lives. When the hero’s away…
“So often in superhero comics, the girlfriend or boyfriend is left totally in the dark and unable to participate in their loved one’s heroic activities. But in the real world, significant others not only know what their other half is up to, but they have an opinion!” said writer Grace Randolph. “These couples have a fabulous and fascinating mix of ordinary problems seen through the superhero lens, and superhero problems seen through the ordinary lens. However, what really makes this book soar is that with BOOM! I’m able to push these characters in directions that the bigger publishers simply can’t or won’t. See your favorite archetypes explored as you only wish they could be and should be.”
“Superheros are an institution in comic books. It’s always fun and interesting to tell a story that shows a different side of the genre,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Grace’s writing is top-notch. It delivers all the drama of a really juicy tabloid story.”
Meet the Real Housewives of Earth’s greatest super-team, the Meta Legion! It’s the egos, the tantrums, and the betrayals of the super set. Find out what happens behind the masks as superhero families are faced with the sordid problems of everyday life — and then some! This series takes the familiar super-team and turns it on its head with a scandalous, TMZ-fueled look at what it’s like to live with a superhero! Let the battle for the neighborhood begin!
SUPURBIA #1 by writer Grace Randolph and artist Russell Dauterman will ship in March, with an Alè Garza cover and 32 pages of story for $3.99 carrying a Diamond Order Code of JAN120927 .
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” and an Eisner and Harvey Award winner, generating a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.