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BOOM! announces ‘Briar’ #1 has sold out and gets second printing

What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know!

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BOOM! Studios has revealed Briar #1 has already sold out before release and will be getting a second printing. If you can’t find a copy in your local comic shop, you can get the second printing on October 26th. The first issue releases in comic shops tomorrow, written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Germán García and colors by Matheus Lopes.

“Fans and readers aren’t sleeping in on their BRIAR alarms,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “Cantwell, García, Lopes, and AndWorld Design have created a post-apocalyptic fantasy blockbuster that readers and fans can’t afford to miss, and we’re thrilled to go back to press to ensure everyone can jump into this new series from the beginning!”

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The second printing cover will feature a design variant by series artist Germán García. You can check out the designs here. Check out the second printing cover below.

BOOM! announces 'Briar' #1 has sold out and gets second printing

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 27, 2022) – BOOM! Studios revealed today that BRIAR #1, the premiere issue of the brand new four-issue limited comic book series from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell (Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body, Iron Man, Halt and Catch Fire), acclaimed artist Germán García (Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land), colorist Matheus Lopes (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow), and letterer AndWorld Design (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr) that reimagines the classic fairy tale as an epic dark fantasy adventure, has sold out at the distributor level ahead of release!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced BRIAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, featuring character design cover art by series artist García, available in stores October 26, 2022.

What if Sleeping Beauty never got her happily ever after… and instead had to save herself? Set in a brutal fantasy world that time forgot, this isn’t the fairy tale you know!

“Fans and readers aren’t sleeping in on their BRIAR alarms,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “Cantwell, García, Lopes, and AndWorld Design have created a post-apocalyptic fantasy blockbuster that readers and fans can’t afford to miss and we’re thrilled to go back to press to ensure everyone can jump into this new series from the beginning!”

BRIAR is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan and the upcoming series The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: Waters of Kanly from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Francesco Mortarino; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Mat Groom, Moises Hidalgo, and Marco Renna; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of BRIAR #1 FIRST PRINTING will be available for sale on September 28, 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

For continuing news on BRIAR and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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