Invader Zim is Coming Back In A New Comic-Book Series

Invader Zim is Coming Back in a New Comic-Book Series

He was only with us for such a short time, that snarky green alien who posed as a human being. But the love for Zim never stopped and in fact only grew stronger. Now fans everywhere will be getting their wish: more Invader Zim is coming this July from comics publisher Oni Press.

The new series is being developed in collaboration with show creator Jhonen Vasquez and cable network Nickelodeon, with the first issue due out on July 1st. In a quote provided by Oni Press, Vasquez said the following:

"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. 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."

Invader Zim is Coming Back in a New Comic-Book Series

Sounds like time might have passed between where the show starts off and where the comic picks up. You can see the full press release below.

COMIC REVIVAL OF THE LANDMARK ANIMATED SERIES BY JHONEN VASQUEZ

PORTLAND, OR February 18, 2015 — 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."

Zim, the diminutive, naïve Irken soldier, is assigned to invade Earth to keep him from disrupting his leaders' plans to expand their empire. Arriving on the unsuspecting planet, he tries to blend in by disguising himself and his malfunctioning robot sidekick GIR as a human boy and his dog. Zim is constantly hounded by his nemesis Dib, who recognises his alien nature, and Dib's younger sister Gaz.

In 2001 animation fans were introduced to Zim, his oft-foiled plots to enslave the Earth and Jhonen Vasquez's dark, funny universe on Nickelodeon. The show and Vasquez's iconic characters went on to become cult classics with a following to this day. Fans have been waiting for the return of Zim and GIR; now they will get it in the first all-Zim comic book, part of Nickelodeon's commitment to bring its beloved classic characters to new audiences.


Comments

    In the words of Zim.

    I have a MIGHTY NEEEEED!

      Invader's blood marches through my veins like giant radioactive rubber pants! The pants command me! Do not ignore my veins!

        As a show of... gratitude for your service in the past... eh... Here's a sandwich.

        Last edited 22/02/15 12:04 am

    Fuck Yeah. Now if only he would finish the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac comics I could die happy.

    As someone with a GIR tattoo, this tickles my every fancy. Yay.

      GET. OUT. No way!

      I didn't actually think it was possible for someone to be that cool.

        I think you mean that much of a doofus, haha. I got it when I was like, 20, I think, back in the ZIM heyday - I'll take a photo and post it in TAY sometime this week :D

    I'm the biggest fan of this show in my country, at least the only one I know of. I've read Vasquez work in comics(Johnny the Homicidal Maniac) and I hope now that they're not bound by the censors, they don't go off the deep end of that comic. I don't think I need to worry though, Nick's partnering with Vasquez with this one. Here's hoping for a cartoon revival someday.

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