KaBOOM! (an imprint of BOOM! Studios) and Cartoon Network Enterprises announced awhile back they would be joining forces to bring popular Cartoon Network Series Uncle Grandpa to the comic book universe. For those waiting in heavy anticipation, this week BOOM! has released more details on the forthcoming comic adaptation. The Uncle Grandpa cartoon, which was created by Peter Browngardt for Cartoon Network in 2013, follows the story of a magical uncle (and grandpa) who travels the world in an enchanted RV in the hopes of helping people all over the world however and whenever they need it. The comic series, also titled Uncle Grandpa, will feature the creative team of Zac Gorman (Adventure Time), Kevin Burkhalter (Regular Show), Pranas Naujokaitis (Regular Show), Jimmy Giegerich (Regular Show 2014 Annual) and even more as yet unannounced writers and artists. The series, which BOOM! has stated will have a “MAD Magazine-style” will feature shorts, games, and strips starring the regular cast of the show including Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and more.
In the official press release from BOOM! this week, BOOM! Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon said, “This creative lineup for Uncle Grandpa is a powerhouse team, especially within this experimental and unique format. Having some of our brightest KaBOOM! veterans play in this world is going to ensure the very best (and craziest) adventures Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, and all of our favorite characters from the show.”
Issue #1 of Uncle Grandpa is scheduled to hit stores on October 1, 2014.