|Parent company||BUBBLE Comics|
|Country of origin||Russia|
|Key people||Roman Kotkov, Editor-in-chief|
Evgeniy Fedotov, writer
Anastasia Kim, artist
Natalia Zaidova, artist
Andrey Vasin, artist
|Fiction genres||Comics, Superheroes|
BUBBLE Comics (Russian: Издательство BUBBLE) is the largest Russian comic book publisher which was founded in 2011. It is the only publishing house in Russia which monthly produces original non-franchised comic books. Its original slate consisted of four titles: Demonslayer, Major Grom, Friar and Red Fury, they were later joined by Exlibrium and Meteora. The original four titles concluded their run in December 2016 at 50 issues each. In January 2017 four brand new ongoing series were launched in their place: Allies, Demonslayer vol. 2, Igor Grom and Realmwalkers.
BUBBLE Comics was founded in 2011 by journalist Artem Gabrelyanov, as part of News Media company owned by his father, media mogul Aram Gabrelyanov. Initially it published the eponymous "Bubble" magazine with collections of satirical comics, such as Bruce UnMighty, Dick Adequate, HastarbAnime and Mister Policeman.
In October 2012 the publisher started releasing 4 ongoing monthly series: Major Grom, Demonslayer, Friar, Red Fury. In October 2014, at the very first Comic Con Russia in Moscow, BUBBLE Comics announced two new series – Exlibrium and Meteora. First issues of each came out the same month.
In May 2016 BUBBLE launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish the English-language hardcover edition of Exlibrium. The project was successfully funded, raising $24,554 in total — almost two and a half times more than a goal of $10,000.
List of comics
- Demonslayer (Бесобой, 2012–2016) - a low fantasy series about a demon hunter in modern Moscow.
- Demonslayer vol.2 (2017–present)
- Major Grom (Майор Гром, 2012–2016) - a satirical detective series that follows a Russian policeman hunting a brutal vigilant.
- Igor Grom (Игорь Гром, 2017–present)
- Friar (Инок, 2012–2016) - a time travel fantasy based on Russian history and Orthodox Christianity.
- Realmwalkers (Мироходцы, 2017–present)
- Red Fury (Красная Фу��ия, 2012–2016) - a spy\heist series.
- Meteora (Метеора, 2014–present) - a space opera series about cosmic smugglers.
- Exlibrium (Экслибриум, 2014–present) - a low fantasy series about a secred order of magicians who protect Earth from fictional characters becoming real.
- Allies (Союзники, 2017–present) - the crossover of all six series.
- Time of the Raven (2015–2016)
In October 2015 BUBBLE Comics announced the establishment of a Film Production Department, BUBBLE Studios, that will be responsible for adapting their comics to movies. Vladimir Besedin was named the head of that department. Shortly after that BUBBLE Studios started production on its first project, short film Major Grom. The trailer for the movie was released in October 2016. The film, directed by Vladimir Besedin, premiered on February 21, 2017 on BUBBLE YouTube channel. Soon after that BUBBLE Studios began the development of a feature-length film Major Grom: Plague Doctor, with the premiere set for 2018.
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