Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has released a first look at The Great Wiz and the Ruckus, the new OGN from cartoonist Joey McCormick with colors by Whitney Cogar coming to stores in February. The comic will be released through BOOM!’s equally explosive but less consistently capitalized middle-grade readers imprint, KaBOOM! There must be a lot of shouting at BOOM! Studios meetings just to pronounce the company’s imprint names.
BOOM! Editor Whitney Leopard was tapped to deliver a quote for the press release, which is like 30% of the job responsibilities of a BOOM! Studios editor due to how many of these press releases they send out every day.
THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS has everything you could want in an adventure – lovable heroes, awesome friends and an epic tale of good versus evil. Joey has created an exciting new world of magic that shows us what we sacrifice to achieve our goals, but even more importantly, all that we gain from doing it with friends by our side.
The Great Wiz and the Ruckus hits comic shops on February 13th and bookstores on February 19th.
Red, a blind Wiz, is tasked with gathering the Wiz’s of the realm so that they can destroy the Ruckus, a great and terrible darkness that is threatening to take over the world! Red’s quest brings together some of the greatest Wiz’s around, Bog Wiz, Sad Dad, and Feather Duster, but they soon realize that the fate of their world will fall on the shoulders of Bean, a young Wiz who is too strong, too hot-headed, and too untested to be any real help.
But even if Bean isn’t quite ready to be the hero the world needs, Red must bring the young Wiz and this odd band of heroes together to save the day or the Ruckus will plunge the world into darkness!