In the 21st Century, an age of on-demand movies and viral videos, having a true cult hit is harder to achieve than ever. But if any film in recent memory succeeded at this, it has to be Wet Hot American Summer. The film came out in 2001, having been made for less than 2 million dollars. It flopped both commercially and critically. But in the years since it has become a beloved film comedy by its legion of fans and is now recognized as the launching pad for much of modern American comedy. Netflix has produced two series based on the original film. And now, BOOM! Studios has announced they will release an original graphic novel in June 2018.
Wet Hot American Summer was written by David Wain (who also directed) and Michael Showalter of the hugely influential comedy troupe “The State,” and subsequent TV sketch show “Stella.” The film starred Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde-Pierce, Zak Orth, Michael Ian Black, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Ken Marino, Joe La Truglio, Molly Shannon, and a whole lot of other people who have made you laugh.
Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios says, “We’re excited to reveal more story details and the full creative team of this brand-new addition to the world of Wet Hot American Summer, but we know when you see the beautiful cover by Joe Quinones, you’ll understand why this will be one of our biggest releases in 2018.”
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
BOOM! Studios Announces
Wet Hot American Summer
Original Graphic Novel
The Ultimate Summer Camp Comes to Comics in June 2018
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (August 7, 2017) – BOOM! Studios, Enter These Dark Woods, and Creative Licensing are proud to announce the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER original graphic novel (OGN), arriving in stores June 2018. Set in between the eponymous film and Netflix prequel series, your favorite characters from Camp Firewood return for an all-new story in this first-ever graphic fiction tie-in to the franchise.
“Wet Hot American Summer is one of those magical films that not only helped launch the career of a dozen household names, but resonated with a generation of viewers over many repeat viewings,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “We’re excited to reveal more story details and the full creative team of this brand-new addition to the world of Wet Hot American Summer, but we know when you see the beautiful cover by Joe Quinones, you’ll understand why this will be one of our biggest releases in 2018.”
“We love the BOOM! Studios guys’ work and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the them on the Wet Hot graphic novel,” said Howard Bernstein, producer of the 2001 film. “It’s exciting for us to bring to the billions of Wet Hot fans across the globe another way to enjoy the characters.”
Wet Hot American Summer is the renowned 2001 cult comedy classic starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, and many others. Written by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Hello My Name Is Doris) and David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust) and directed by Wain, this iconic film was the launching pad for many comedy greats. The Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, was released in Summer 2015, and a follow-up Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, was released this summer.