Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming release of Doodle Jump Comics #1, hitting stores everywhere in June. This original series brings the adorable star of Doodle Jump, the hugely popular mobile game, to a fresh platform with a new narrative perfect for readers of all ages!
“One of the most exciting things about these comics is the opportunity to tell the Doodler’s backstory for the very first time,” notes Dynamite series Editor Rich Young. “You have this totally unique game with so many fans around the globe, but there’s never been any background offered for its hip little world and the clever characters that inhabit it… until now!”
In the first issue, our jump-inclined hero lands on a mysterious, wintry world — and an inhospitable one, at that! With the help of an enthusiastic new friend, can the Doodler dodge killer penguins and weather the storm? And in issue #2, the Doodler and his new pal, Triple, find themselves on a shadowy ninja world. They’re in for a few unwelcome surprises – unless they can pull together as a team. Future issues will find the Doodler making his way up and through other areas, meeting characters and creatures from the game… as well as some new ones!
The Doodle Jump comics are co-written by Meredith Gran (Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens, Octopus Pie) and Mario Udzenija, featuring fantastic art and colors by Steve Uy (Avengers Initiative, JSA: Classified).
“When Dynamite approached me with the chance to combine my comic book and video game experience as the artist for the Doodle Jump series, it was a no-brainer,” says artist Steve Uy. “As someone passionate for both of these mediums, I think fans will enjoy exploring the hidden depths of the Doodle Jump universe with our original take on this beloved franchise!”
Co-writer Meredith Gran explains: “We’ve taken some fun elements from the game and created a cool world for the characters to play in. The end result is quite charming!”
“All of us at Lima Sky are doing backflips over Dynamite’s premiere Doodle Jump comic book,” says Lima Sky’s Chief Licensing Officer, Eric Karp. “We’re certain that fans of all ages will love reading the Doodler’s first adventures in print.”
Initially released in 2009, Doodle Jump is one of mobile gaming’s most successful titles, having earned continuous praise for its innovative design and delightful user experience. Its addictive yet accessible gameplay has made it a must-have classic and the #3 All-Time Top Paid iPhone app. Described by some as “Pac Man meets Ugly Dolls,” Doodle Jump is everywhere – from primetime entertainment (BIG BANG THEORY) to late-night TV (JIMMY FALLON) to pop star fashion accessory (LADY GAGA).
Slated for release on June 18th, 2014, Doodle Jump #1 will be solicited in the April Previews catalog of Diamond Comic Distributors, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Doodle Jump #1 with their local comic book retailers. Doodle Jump #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of ComiXology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
Also, each issue of the Doodle Jump comic will feature a separate cover paying homage to great video games of the past, with issue 1 featuring Donkey Kong and issue 2 featuring Q*Bert!”
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About Doodle Jump
Doodle Jump is an Apple Design Award-winning game and one of mobile gaming’s most successful titles. First released in 2009, Doodle Jump has earned continual praise for its excellence in innovation, performance, and user experience, while its addictive yet accessible gameplay has made it a must-have classic and the #3 All-Time Top Paid iPhone app. Doodle Jump is available on the iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian, and Windows Phone platforms.
About Lima Sky
Lima Sky, creators of the bestselling Doodle Jump, is an award-winning video game and app development studio. It was founded in July 2008 by Igor Pusenjak, a graduate and faculty at the MFA interactive design program at Parsons School of Design in New York, and Marko Pusenjak, a veteran mobile applications developer. As one of the world’s leading independent publishers, Lima Sky is dedicated to creating entertaining and innovative games across multiple platforms.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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