Comic-Con 2017: BOOM! Studios And Nickelodeon Take You Back

New publishing partnership begins with 'Rugrats'

There’s a dim memory of Rugrats having a comic before, though it’s also possible that it just seems like there should have been. In theory, Rugrats has a strong whiff of nostalgia, and that’s one reason Nickelodeon is putting it back out there. In practice, I’d bet that a well-written Rugrats book will feel fresh and timeless, with two audiences — the all growed up adults who loved the show when they were little, and the kids now whose parents keep telling them how good this is.

Jorge Corona’s cover reflects that — every character looks like the original Klasky-Czupo design, but with a slight twist that puts it in 2017.

From BOOM! Studios:

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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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric’s Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek’s voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.