IDW Caught Moose And Squirrel: New ROCKY & BULLWINKLE Adventures On The Way

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rockyIDW has already published a few issues in their Mr. Peabody & Sherman series based on Peabody’s Improbable History segments of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, but now the dynamic duo of moose and squirrel will be joining the IDW family. The publisher announced today that Jay Ward’s The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show will be getting the comic book treatment. Mark Evanier will write the series with Roger Langridge providing art. Stephanie Buscema will be providing variant covers as well. Joining Rocket “Rocky” J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose will be Dudley Do-Right. The famous Mountie will be getting a supporting story in each self-contained issue of the series. All this means that Snidely Whiplash, Natasha, and Boris will be tagging along to cause trouble as well. You can read the full press release below for more details about the series as well as a few words from the creative and editorial team.

                                                                                               

San Diego, CA (December 30, 2013) – Jay Ward’s The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show™, was known for its wry humor, quality writing, and appeal to both adults and children.  Now, in partnership with Bullwinkle Studios and DreamWorks Animation, IDW Publishing will keep that tradition alive through the magic of comic books with the release of Rocky & Bullwinkle this March.

This Rocky & Bullwinkle series will be brought to life by a creative team that is truly one for the books!  Best known for his humor work, Eisner-winner Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Garfield and Friends) is a natural fit as the series writer, while the incomparable Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show, Popeye) provides pitch-perfect interior art, and fan-favorite Stephanie Buscema (My Little Pony, Powerpuff Girls) brings her unique style to the not-to-be-missed variant covers.

“I grew up, to the extent I grew up, on these characters,” says Mark Evanier, “I watched ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS™ the first day it was on and I got a lot of my sense of humor, such as it is, from those cartoons.  (I was going to say, ‘I was watching it before I was old enough to get all the jokes, but I’m still catching on to what some of them mean.’)”

“Rocky and Bullwinkle wasn’t shown in New Zealand when I was growing up, but I was familiar with the comics,” says Roger Langridge, “I particularly love the newspaper strip work of Al Kilgore—his design sense and crisp line are just breathtaking to look at. I’m having to work hard to make sure my art doesn’t suffer too much by comparison. It’s been a real education to go back to the source and find out where those connections lie.”

“My dad, Jay Ward, would be delighted as he was always a huge comic book fan,” says Tiffany Ward daughter of Jay Ward and President of Ward Productions Inc. “It is so exciting to work with IDW Publishing on these new and wonderful releases that will carry on the comic legacy of his characters! It is certainly a special treat for myself and the fans.”

Each issue will be a self-contained story featuring your favorite Rocky & Bullwinkle characters in all-new antics, as well as contain a supporting Dudley Do-Right story, just like the original show. Get ready, because the madcap adventures are about to start!!! But beware, Snidely Whiplash, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale are always lurking…

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