Ocean’s 11 meets Galaxy Quest in Palmiotti’s THE BIG CON JOB

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BOOM! Studios latest creator-owned series, The Big Con Job, is an idea so brilliant I’m surprised nobody has thought of it before.

Coming from writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Matt Brady, with art by Domo Stanton, the series introduces us to a group of aging, down-on-their-luck celebrities working the convention circuit who come up with the boldly ambitious plan to rob one of the world’s biggest cons!

The series is coming this March, and you can find out more in the official press release below – as well as feasting your eyes on some of the cover variants.

Count us in for this one.

What do you do when you’re a down-on-your-luck, Hollywood has-been? Steal the show—literally! This March, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the debut of Palmiotti & Brady’s The Big Con Job, a new limited series in the vein of Ocean’s 11 meets Galaxy Quest from writers Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn) and Matt Brady (Buck Rogers), and artist Dominike “Domo” Stanton (Deadpool).

“Jimmy is well-known for writing sharp characters and hilarious hijinks,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Combine that with the talents of writer Matt Brady and phenomenal artist Dominike Stanton, and you’ve got a team brazen enough to take on a con of epic proportions. This is a comic book crime caper and a love letter to comic conventions. If you’re a  comic book fan of any fashion, this book will speak to your inner love for our medium.”

After working the same convention circuit for many years, a group of flabby action heroes, aging sex symbols, and sci-fi bit players have become close friends as they watch their lines get shorter and their autographs get cheaper. That is, until they hire a cocky new booking agent who offers them their only chance at a comfortable retirement by robbing one of the largest cons in the country!

Palmiotti & Brady’s The Big Con Job #1 arrives in comic shops on March 4th with a main cover by Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JAN151104. Also available in a limited quantity are a Jackpot variant cover by Jay Shaw (Evil Empire), a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Trevor Hairsine (Captain America, Eternal Warrior), and a retailer incentive cover by Dan McDaid (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is February 9th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one! It’s also available for order directly from


Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.


576682_510764502303144_947146289_nThe writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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