- Posted by Johanna on March 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm
- Category: Comic News
Cartoon Network now has two major comic publishers working with their properties.
Now available for ordering from IDW Publishing is Super Secret Crisis War!, the first issue in a six-issue miniseries that crosses over The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Ben 10, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Ed, Edd, & Eddy. (All except the last also have individual comic titles from IDW.) That title tickles me, since I’ve seen too many goofy superhero crossovers with similar monickers!
It’s written by the ever-talented Louise Simonson and drawn by Derek Charm, with a selection of variant covers. And of course, there will be tie-ins, with the following additional one-shots due later:
- Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, written by Ivan Cohen
- Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, written by Kate Leth
- Johnny Bravo, written by Erik Burnham
- Codename: Kids Next Door, written by Scott Peterson
- Cow and Chicken, written by Jim Zub
Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! can be ordered now from comic shops with the Diamond code APR14 0354. It’s due at the end of June for $3.99.
Meanwhile, Boom! Studios, publisher of Adventure Time and Regular Show comics, has announced that they entered a publishing “first look deal” with Cartoon Network Enterprises, the network’s licensing and merchandising arm. According to their press release,
“The partnership will give the award-winning comic book publisher the first option to license all-new Cartoon Network original comedies for adaptation into comics and graphic novels. [It] will allow Boom! to work with Cartoon Network Enterprises to introduce new animated comedy properties to the comic book and book markets closer to the debut of each show.”
First property under the deal is Steven Universe, which will be launched as a comic series in August. Since the Adventure Time comic won an Eisner for Best Publication for Kids, I’m sure expectations are high.
Looks like IDW is the publisher for old CN favorites, while Boom! is tackling the newer, younger-skewing shows.