Media Release — IDW Publishing and Top Shelf are partnering to give cartoonist James Kochalka’s SUPERF*CKERS new life as a five-issue comic-book miniseries, SUPERF*CKERS FOREVER, launching in August. As an added bonus, each issue of the monthly comic will also feature a variant cover by an acclaimed indie artist, and a 4-page back-up story by another such idiosyncratic artist.
Foul-mouthed, filthy-minded, and completely oblivious, the young “heroes” of SUPERF*CKERS do everything BUT fight crime – they’re too busy getting high, hazing the new kids, playing video games, scheming to be team leader, and designing new costumes.
SUPERF*CKERS was created by writer/artist/musician Kochalka in 2005. In addition to their original mini-series (now collected as a graphic novel) and the digital comic SUPERF*CKERS Save Christmas, the characters have also starred in an animated series on YouTube’s Cartoon Hangover. To date, the YouTube series has garnered over 1.4 million plays.
“In an era of ongoing over-the-top comic-book events, Superf*ckers Forever out-events all others,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “Or it will at least out-crazy them, likely out-curse them and maybe even out-shock all the others, too. And even better than Kochalka unleashed here, the series also has contributions from additional amazing talents, all of whom are only too happy to get silly within the confines of the world James has created.”
August’s SUPERF*CKERS #1, in addition to the lead story by Kochalka, features a variant cover by Invincible artist Ryan Ottley and a back-up story by Jake Lawrence. Subsequent issues will see covers and stories by the likes of Laura Knetzger, Box Brown, Rachel Lindsay, Julian Glander, Daryl Ayo, Debora Cheyenne Cruchon, Levin Jihanian, and Michael Fiffe.
To get an animated taste of SuperF*ckers, check out the whole series on YouTube’s Cartoon Hangover. To catch up on the team’s adventures, pick up the SuperF*ckers graphic novel and get ready for more in August!
IDW is a fully integrated media company which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. All divisions of IDW are owned by IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (IDWM) which provides a wide range of entertainment products worldwide.
IDW Publishing’s renowned line includes some of the most popular comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks in the industry: Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Ghostbusters, multiple monthly Disney titles, and many more licensed titles. At the core of IDW is its commitment to creator-owned comics, beginning with the company’s first comic series – 30 Days of Night. Other notable and award-winning titles include Locke & Key, Wormwood, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and the award-winning IDW Artist’s Edition line.
IDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to develop, finance and produce television properties based both on IDW Publishing properties and 3rd party content. The division is currently airing Wynonna Earp on Syfy and in production on Dirk Gently, Douglas Adam’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle) for BBC America, and Brooklyn Animal Control for USA Network starring Stephen Graham (“Boardwalk Empire”). IDW Entertainment has a slate of development that includes the vampire thriller, “V Wars,” by New York Times best-seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (“Dexter”, “Smallville”); political conspiracy series, Cobb, with writer/executive producer Thania St. John (“Chicago Fire”, “Covert Affairs”); and supernatural action series, Pantheon, with co-creator Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”).
IDW also has a theatrical project in development at Sony, Zombies vs. Robots with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.