BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1.
The press release follows:
Media Release — BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1, available in stores on April 3, 2019. In this exciting first issue in the limited comic book series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), everyone’s favorite wallaby, Rocko, is trying to survive the zombie outbreak that’s taken over his home of O-Town!
Welcome to the future of O-town where everyone’s cell phone is glued to their hands, Heffer makes a living streaming video games online, and the latest app lets you avoid all contact with everyone else without even looking up from your gadget! But even in the midst of this techno-utopia, there’s something not quite right with Rocko’s fellow citizens as the authorities call for a city-wide lockdown. While Rocko takes the two weeks as a time to chill and unplug from technology, the rest of the town seems to be going mad. When danger comes knocking at his door, the newly zen wallaby will have to choose whether to stay barricaded within his increasingly surrounded home or venture forth into a wasteland filled with mindless versions of his friends and neighbors.
“Anthony and Mattia bring a fresh and hilarious take to everyone’s favorite neurotic wallaby. Rocko has to find the resolve to brave the undead and save his friends ” said Matthew Levine, Editor. “Come for the mindless zombie hordes and stay for the social satire as Rocko and the rest of O-town find out exactly who they are when society breaks down around them.”
ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1, featuring a main cover by Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Invader Zim) and preorder variant cover by illustrator and artist Joey McCormick (Teen Titans Go To The Movies), is the latest release as part of the partnership between Nickelodeon and BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers, including licensed series such as Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Steven Universe, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
Print copies of ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1 will be available on April 3, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on March 13, 2019 or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.