Monday, July 17, 2017

Nickelodeon And BOOM! Studios Partner For '90s Nicktoons Comics; To Launch "Rugrats" Comic Series In October 2017

Few Nickelodeon properties have ever garnered as much love as the Rugrats, and now the adorable babies are coming to comics thanks to a new partnership between Nickelodeon and BOOM! Studios!


Writer Box Brown and artist Lisa Dubois are bringing Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil along on a new adventure, and of course, Angelica and Susie will be making appearances as well. Their first adventure kicks off with the kids attempting to figure out how their parents know their every move. Once they discover why it will be about teamwork to figure out a way around it!

“As longtime fans of Nickelodeon’s innovative, outstanding programming, we couldn’t be happier to kick off our partnership with the return of Rugrats,” Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios told ComicBook. “The entire team at Nickelodeon has been a fantastic partner, working with us to deliver the best all-new stories of your favorite animated shows in comic book form through our all-ages KaBOOM! imprint.”

This is the first of several projects between the two companies, and there's no better way to kick it off than with Tommy and company taking on a new adventure. Rugrats #1 is set to hit comic stores in October of 2017, and you can find the official solicitation and cover below.


Rugrats #001 front cover artwork | Photo: BOOM! Studios

Rugrats #1
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Format: 32 pages, full color
Writer: Box Brown
Artist: Lisa Dubois
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Corona
Lunchbox Subscription Variant Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Variant Cover (1:20): Art Baltazar
Blank Sketch Variant Cover: N/A

Price: $3.99
On sale: October 2017

Hang on to your diapies, babies! We’re teaming up with Nickelodeon for all-new Rugrats adventures featuring the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen!

Tommy, Chucky, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing they can do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!

You can view the official press release below.

BOOM! Studios and Nickelodeon today announced a new partnership that will see the award-winning publisher produce comic books and graphic novels based on a number of the network’s original ’90s animated shows. The first comic book comes to market this October with Rugrats #1, featuring all-new adventures of the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen!

BOOM! Studios’ agreement with Nickelodeon is the latest licensing partnership to fall under BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of acclaimed, all-ages licensed series from a lineup of all-star content providers. As the fastest-growing publisher in the comic book industry, BOOM! Studios is the leader in innovative all-ages comics publishing, delivering high-quality licensed and original series from top creators.

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Update, below is BOOM! Studios' full press release, via from The Beat:

July 17, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – BOOM! Studios and Nickelodeon today announced a new partnership that will see the award-winning publisher produce comic books and graphic novels based on a number of the network’s original ’90s animated shows. The first comic book comes to market this October with Rugrats #1, featuring all-new adventures of the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen!


“As longtime fans of Nickelodeon’s innovative, outstanding programming, we couldn’t be happier to kick off our partnership with the return of Rugrats,” says Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “The entire team at Nickelodeon has been a fantastic partner, working with us to deliver the best all-new stories of your favorite animated shows in comic book form through our all-ages KaBOOM! imprint.”

In Rugrats #1, from award-winning writer Box Brown and rising-star artist Lisa Dubois, Tommy, Chucky, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing that they do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!

Rugrats #1 features covers by Jorge Corona (The Flash), Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Adventure Time), and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans). It will be available for sale at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com) or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app. Rugrats #1 is scheduled for release on October 18.

BOOM! Studios’ agreement with Nickelodeon is the latest licensing partnership to fall under BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of acclaimed, all-ages licensed series from a lineup of all-star content providers. As the fastest-growing publisher in the comic book industry, BOOM! Studios is the leader in innovative all-ages comics publishing, delivering high-quality licensed and original series from top creators.

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