The lights are on
Skylanders are everywhere. They are plastered on backpacks, thermoses, phone cases, pajamas, and bathroom accessories. It was only a matter of time until their stories were told in print. Starting this October, IDW Publishing and Activision are joining forces to bring Skylanders to comic books.
The first issue is a prequel story to Skylanders: Trap Team, penned by Ron Marz, with art from Mike Bowden and David Baldeon. According to IDW, we'll get our first look at a few new Skylanders in this story.
Prior to the release of this issue, IDW is bringing a special issue zero to San Diego Comic Con in July. Don't worry, you won't have to go to the show to read it, as a digital version will be available on the same day.
“The comic-book series will offer fans a glimpse into the
backstories of their favorite Skylanders characters, expanding on
the universe that they’ve embraced so enthusiastically in the
franchise’s short history," says Ashley Maidy,
Activision's vice president of global licensing and partnerships. "To explore the world of Skylands
beyond the game is an opportunity we know our fans have long been
awaiting, and we couldn’t be more excited to see this
manifested through a comic series.”
Our TakeThe only thing I can really say: I'm surprised it took this long. This property is primed to expand into other forms of entertainment. I'm guessing TV and movies could be next.
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