BOOM! Studios is an independent comic book company. It was founded in June 2005 with Zombie Tales #1. The company was named Wizard Magazine's Best New Publisher of 2005, only four months after their first book was published.
BOOM! Studios was founded in 2005 by Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby. The company publishes a wide variety of material, from the humor of Hero Squared, Planetary Brigade and What Were They Thinking to horror with Cthulhu Tales and Fall of Cthulhu, to crime with 2 Guns and sci-fi with Salvador.
Prior to BOOM!, Richie and Cosby worked at Malibu Comics from 1993 to 1995. The duo left the comic book business to pursue careers in feature films and were involved producing the feature film adaptation of Mage by legendary comic book creator Matt Wagner with Spyglass Entertainment, and had various projects with Mike Medavoy (Phoenix Pictures),Mark Canton (The Canton Company), Akiva Goldsman, and Casey Silver. Working with Dark Horse Comics, the duo set up Damn Nation at MTV Films/Paramount Pictures, a comic book Cosby created. Cosby adapted his own comic book and the partnership are attached to produce.