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Twentieth Century Fox Film Announces Strategic Investment in Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publisher BOOM! Studios


Twentieth Century Fox Film (TCFF) today announced a strategic investment
in award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios.

The investment gives TCFF a significant minority stake in the largest
independently-controlled comic book and graphic novel library. Differing
from other major publishers in the space, BOOM! partners with creators
to share ownership of original series.

"We're committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and supports
artists and storytellers, and this investment in BOOM! allows us to work
even more closely with their incredible stable of writers and artists,"
said TCFF CEO and Chairman Stacey Snider. "We look forward to the
projects we have with them ahead, and are proud to have an opportunity
to further energize their storytelling through this partnership."

"Fox's investment will fuel BOOM!'s generation of more original content
like Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, and Grass Kings. Fox
has been an incredibly supportive partner and our creative alliance has
been tremendously successful — high level directors, big screenwriters,
and marquee talent have found BOOM! an attractive platform. Now BOOM!
can greenlight more new series from comic book creators, deepen its
distribution relationships, and widen its marketing reach. Great news
for our creators, retail partners, and fans. Fox is committed to BOOM!'s
creators through this deal and it means BOOM! will have better
support and resources to publish world class content," says Ross Richie,
CEO and Founder of BOOM! Studios.

Over the past four years, BOOM! has been the fastest growing company in
the comic book Direct Market, winning the industry's "Best Publisher"
Gem Award seven of the past eight years; an array of Eisner and Harvey
Awards; the 2016 and 2017 GLAAD Media Awards; and along the way
publishing a string of New York Times best-selling graphic novels.

The publisher entered a first-look film deal with TCFF in the Fall of
2013 and currently has in development with the studio Irredeemable,
the James Wan-created comic book Malignant Man, Imagine Agents,
Mouse Guard, and Lumberjanes, among many others. TCFF is
currently in post-production on a feature film based on BOOM!'s The
Empty Man
, from the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del

BOOM! has also had a first-look deal for television rights with 20th
Century Fox Television since 2014.

Both deals will be extended as part of TCFF's investment in the Company.


BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus
of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for
all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints — BOOM!
Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia — BOOM! has produced
award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods,
Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also
breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty
Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company
properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through
unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with
Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit
for more information. For news and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned
and follow @boomstudios
on Twitter.


One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion
pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes
motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced
or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth
Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox
International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.


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