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Monday, June 24, 2013

Archaia Studios Acquired by Boom! Studios: The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal All Under Same Comic Roof

Today, Boom! (The Muppet Show comics) announced that they’ll be expanding with the acquisition of Archaia Studios, the publisher behind Mouse Guard and the comic adaptations of The Jim Henson Company's Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand.

From the press release:
The addition of Archaia positions BOOM!’s catalog of intellectual property as the largest independent company-controlled comic book and graphic novel library, behind only industry titans DC Entertainment (Warner Bros.) and Marvel Entertainment (Disney). BOOM!’s comic books and graphic novels pioneer a new business model, sharing intellectual property ownership between the company and the creators who generate the content. BOOM!’s Chief Executive Officer and founder, Ross Richie, noted, “Our creator-friendly model ensures that creatives are rewarded financially as they generate the franchises of tomorrow. Archaia operates with the same philosophy and objectives, which is one of the many reasons this combination is such a great fit.”

The Archaia name will still exist as an imprint under Boom!’s publishing label.

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