IDW Will Publish Comics Based on Cartoon Network Shows

Posted by at 8:15 am on February 26, 2013

IDW LogoIDW Publishing has announced a partnership with Cartoon Network to produce a new line of comics based on some of the network’s most popular shows throughout history including fan-favorites like “Samurai Jack,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Ben 10” and more. The comics are set for release later in 2013.

“Many of these Cartoon Network shows have only grown in popularity since they originally aired,” IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall said via press release, “and we’re excited to be able to offer new iterations of the characters in comic-book form alongside both our planned reprint material and also some new animated ventures Cartoon Network has planned, too. There’s a wealth of fun properties to play with here, and we’ve already got some unique things in mind for them.”

Cartoon+NetworkCartoon Network is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System, a Time Warner company, and the network’s comic adaptations have understandably been mostly published by DC Comics.

An ongoing “Cartoon Network Presents” series was published between 1999 and 2001 as part of DC’s Johnny DC line that featured one-shot stories from across the network’s cartoon lineup. “Cartoon Network Action Pack” followed in 2006 and lasted for 67 issues before its end last March.

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