Family Comic Friday: Invader Zim Quarterly #1
Invader Zim might have ended with issue #50. But the fun continues in the over-sized new series Invader Zim Quarterly from Oni Press. This premier issue is a big one as it presents one of the ‘lost’ cancelled stories from the Invader Zim TV show for the very first time!
Invader Zim Quarterly #1
Written by Eric Trueheart
Art by Aaron Alexovich
Published by Oni Press
Fans of Invader Zim are going to want to get their hands on this new quarterly comic! Several episodes of Invader Zim‘s second season on Nickelodeon went unproduced due to slumping ratings and production costs. The subject of this first issue, ‘Gir’s Big Day’ is one of those stories.
Zim sends his faithful, but rather dim robot helper Gir out in search of a tool. But along the way, Gir, in his green dog costume, is put through a series of hilarious misadventures! It all starts with being kidnapped by a mad scientist and then things get really crazy!
Original series writer Eric Trueheart returns to finish the story he never got to see aired on TV. This is the next best thing to an actual episode of Invader Zim. Gir’s dialogue is perfectly scripted in his frank yet dumb nature. There are some very funny moments in this book. But to explain much more would really spoil the fun!
Invader Zim monthly series artist Aaron Alexovich is also back. He presents your favorite characters in their animated series style glory. But what he does with the new characters is so very clever. I loved the assortment of lab animals he created and there’s another set of characters that look like something else. Let’s just say how Gir deals with those creatures was deliciously gory!
I had a lot of fun reading this over-sized issue of Invader Zim. There’s not very much of Zim. But that’s okay. Gir does a fantastic job as the star for once!
I don’t say it often as I feel that the term has lost a lot of meaning in the comic book realm. But with it’s never-before-seen story, Invader Zim Quarterly is a true collector’s item for fans of the series!
Invader Zim Quarterly debuts in print and other digital formats on June 17th 2020.
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