[Update] Hold on to Your Squeedly-Spooch: Oni Press Teases Invader Zim Comic
A weird chihuahua has appeared beside you.
[Update] An Invader Zim comic from Oni Press is really happening in real life!
From the Oni Press press release:
Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today it is collaborating with Jhonen Vasquez and Nickelodeon in producing an ongoing comic book series based on the beloved animated show Invader Zim. The series will explore a new chapter in Zim’s Earth invasion and the adventures of GIR, Dib and Gaz. The first comic will release on July 1st, 2015.
“All of us at Oni Press are elated to be bringing the first new Invader Zim stories in years to a rabid fanbase,” explained Oni Press Editor in Chief, James Lucas Jones. “Getting to tell those tales with folks from the show like Jhonen, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, and Rikki Simons just makes it all the more sweet.”
“I’m always confused when people say how much they miss Invader Zim because the show never stopped running in my head, and then I remember everyone else isn’t in my head,” said show creator Jhonen Vasquez. “I try to imagine the world for all those people who don’t know what Zim’s been up to since the show went off the air and it makes me shudder. How can people live that way? Hopefully this comic helps make the world a better place.”
Stay tuned for more – 2/20/15 pic.twitter.com/7keel6CWUE
— Oni Press (@OniPress) February 14, 2015
Yup, that’s the Invader Zim font. And yup, that’s the word that Invader Zim ruined for the use of dramatic tension, “doom.” (I love you, Invader Zim, just don’t talk to me about reading the “Drums in the Deep” chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring out loud.)
Jhonen Vasquez, creator of the too-much-for-Nickelodeon series about an alien as tiny as he is megalomaniacal and whose incompetence is matched only by his human nemesis’ streak of bad luck, even retweeted it. But so far, we’ve got no other info forthcoming from Oni Press, publishers of Queen & Country, The Sixth Gun, and Scott Pilgrim. And Vasquez has joked (or perhaps trolled) about the future of Invader Zim before. So don’t count your headpigeons before they’ve hatched, but maybe think about breaking out that balogna you’ve been saving for a special occasion.