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October 8, 2014

BOOM!’s ‘Day Men Vol 1’ Trade to debut for only $9.99!


October 7,  2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that the Day Men Vol. 1 trade paperback, which collects the first four issues of the thrilling series by industry legend Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics) and writers Matt Gagnon (Freelancers) and Michael Alan Nelson (Hexed), is set to debut this November at the introductory price of just $9.99. Critically acclaimed, Day Men features a complex network of secret vampire covens that control the world and the human bodyguards—or Day Men—who work for and protect their masters during the day. Day Men is currently under option for the big screen by Universal Studios.
“November 5th is a big day for Day Men,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief and the creator and co-writer of Day Men, Matt Gagnon. “We were able to pull off what I was hoping for: a same-day release of the volume one trade and issue #5, which is the start of our new arc ‘Ex Curia.’ We wanted to give all of our awesome retailers and readers an easy access point to the series. We’re pricing the trade at $9.99, so anybody can get caught up on the entire story thus far for 14 bucks. Our beloved ‘vampire noir’ series is back in a big way next month, and we can’t wait to share it with you!”

For thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the “50 Families,” a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer and protector. Trained for centuries to be the mortal soldiers of their vampire employers, the Day Men go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping benefactors.

Praise for Day Men:

“Day Men…is a great example of a book in which execution is superior to concept. Very often, it’s the other way round.” – Comic Book Resources

“Breathing new life in what has felt like an overplayed concept, Day Men shows us there is plenty more to the idea of vampires and the world they live in.” – Comic Vine

“…each new issue of Day Men succeeds a little bit more in establishing a unique tone and approach to the vampire concept.” – IGN

“With Draculas and Lestats in the world, it’s refreshing to get a new viewpoint on the vampire mythos. Day Men delivers on that promise…” – Geeked Out Nation

“…Day Men has a lot of potential and exceeds initial expectations. Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson write a great multi-dimensional plot that balances well with Brian Stelfreeze’s detailed artwork. Day Men is a great read for any vampire fan.” – Major Spoilers

“If you’re into a rich, alternate vampire story, Matt Gagnon & Michael Alan Nelson serve up a meaty one you can really sink your teeth into!” – Word of the Nerd

“This book is a perfect example of how the script and the art working together can make for some pretty magical storytelling.” – Comic Bastards

“There isn’t one panel that won’t just ‘wow’ you, whether it’s filled with attack dogs defending a distillery or a Virgo family meeting. Between Stelfreeze’s pencils and Darrin Moore’s colors you will be hard pressed to find a book that looks better than this.” – Comic Attack

The Day Men Vol. 1 TP collects issues #1-4 and will be available for purchase at the local comic shop nearest you on November 5th—the same day that issue #5 comes out—and carries an introductory retail price of $9.99. The Final Order Cutoff date for retailers is October 13th under Diamond Order Code MAY141152 for Day Men Vol. 1 TP and under Diamond Order Code SEP141124 for Day Men #5. Retailers are encouraged to take advantage of the FOC incentive to receive additional copies of Day Men Vol. 1 TP. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use or to find one. It’s also available for order directly from


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