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February 27, 2019



            The Once And Future BOOM! Revolution


I often tell people visiting Friendly Neighborhood Comics that we are living in a golden age of comics reading!  The naysayers on the internet may tell you that circulation of traditional superhero comics is down. The reality is that there are more choices than ever before.  And these choices include horror, science fiction, fantasy, crime and more. All ages, middle ages and Young Adult stories fill our shelves. There truly is something for everyone!

One of our favorite publishers is BOOM! Studios.  BOOM! publishes a wide variety of cool and interesting books.  Their recent revitalization of the Firefly and Buffy franchises has produced some truly entertaining stories. BOOM! is also a terrific retail partner, offering new series to comic shops at no risk. The folks at BOOM! are doing their part to ensure a healthy comics market for future generations.

This August, meet ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire and her unsuspecting grandson Duncan in ONCE AND FUTURE, a new limited series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Die) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus)!

When a group of Nationalists use an ancient artifact to bring a villain from Arthurian myth back from the dead to gain power, ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan, a museum curator, into a world of magic and mysticism to defeat a legendary threat. Now the two must navigate the complicated history of the McGuire family and combat the deadly secrets of England’s past that threaten its very future.

“I’ve been chewing over how the classic explorer adventure serial could operate in the twenty-first century for a while. Doctor Aphra transplanting the genre to space was one conclusion. ONCE AND FUTURE is another, taking a genre whose core has barely changed since the 19th century, and updating it for the now,” said writer Kieron Gillen. “Adventure, romance, supernatural horror and too much bloody research, as always. When BOOM! Studios told me one of the most talented action artists of his generation was interested in collaborating, I knew that we had all the ingredients we needed to create gold. Gold which, inevitably, our heroes will steal.”

“Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora are two of my favorite storytellers in comics, hands down. Not only was
bringing them together a dream come true speaking personally, but ONCE AND FUTURE has also blown away all of our expectations,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. “Kieron & Dan are crafting a world of adventure that’s both epic and intimate, timeless and immediately relevant. This is truly one of the biggest projects in our company’s history.”

Print copies of ONCE AND FUTURE #1, featuring a cover by Dan Mora, will be available for sale on August 2019 at Friendly Neighborhood Comics.
The first issue is available for only $3.99 and comes with an FNC Money Back Guarantee.  Simply purchase a copy of ONCE AND FUTURE #1 from us, and if you don't enjoy it return it for a full refund, no questions asked.
Not near a comic shop? Want to make sure you receive a copy? If you would like to preorder ONCE AND FUTURE, you may do so here:

Once And Future 1

For international orders outside the United States, please contact us for shipping cost.
I hope you'll join me in the BOOM! Revolution!
Thank you,
Ernie / FNC

February 18, 2019

More than a crime mystery, Poacher's Son is a novel about fathers and sons and the pains that can cross generations. Part psychological thriller, part Maine woods adventure, the novel introduces us to Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch. A flawed and damaged man, Bowditch attempts to do what's right, even if he isn't sure what that is. I enjoyed this first trip to Maine and will be coming back for more.

The Mike Bowditch series of novels by Paul Doiron is available at Friendly Neighborhood Comics.