Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming July release of Bob’s Burgers #1, the first issue in an ongoing series that presents all-new adventures and antics of the Belcher Family, the beloved cast of the popular FOX animated comedy series. Building upon the success of their five-issue 2014 miniseries, Dynamite and partner Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products welcome a creative team assembled from the actual television show producers and animators to deliver the engaging Belcher Family fun that millions of fans adore.
“Bringing Bob’s Burgers to the comic book medium is a lot of fun, because it allows us to tell stories that we wouldn’t normally do on the TV show and it allows our artists to illustrate them in equally unique styles,” says Mike Olsen, one of the contributing writers for the Bob’s Burgers comic book series.
Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob’s Burgers, says, “We want the comic to appeal to fans of the show, and to that end, we strive to protect the tone, the heart, and most importantly, the characters, just as fiercely as we do when we’re working on the TV show. If you enjoy the show and you don’t enjoy the comic book, then we owe you a comic book, or at least an apology.”
“We’re very fortunate that Loren Bouchard and his creative team of writers and artists are able to take the time to create some of the best comics in the industry today. We wanted to wait to launch the ongoing series until Loren and his team were able to create enough material to do so, instead of continuing series of mini-series. Bob’s Burgers has been successful thanks to the execution of Loren and his creative team. When you think about it, Bob’s Burgers is the only television-based comic in the industry that has an entire team of show writers and artists working on the comic. It truly is canon,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.
The second-ever series of the Bob’s Burgers comic book gives each member of the Belcher Family a chance to shine. Each monthly issue will include new installments of Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction, Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities, Gene’s Rhymey Rhymes That Could Someday Be Songs, Linda’s Attempts to Take a Nice Family Picture in Front of the Restaurant (And How It Always Goes Wrong), and Bob’s Fantasy Food Trucks (If Money Were No Object).
The announcement of the ongoing Bob’s Burgers series follows upon not only a bestselling 2014 miniseries, but the strong comic shop retailer support of Bob’s Burgers as part of the worldwide Free Comic Book Day 2015 event. Taking place on Saturday, May 2nd, Free Comic Book Day will welcome fans of all ages to pick up copies of Dynamite’s exclusive FCBD offering for the year, a special Bob’s Burgers one-shot comic that’s free for customers while supplies last. The inclusion of Bob’s Burgers in this highly publicized annual event promises to attract the porgram’s fans of all ages to comic shops — fans that will be eager for more Bob’s Burgers comics come July.
Bob’s Burgers follows the ups and downs of Bob Belcher, who runs the family restaurant with the help of his wife Linda and their three kids, Tina, Gene, and Louise. Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service and sophistication. The show debuted in 2011, and airs Sunday nights. Numerous critics have applauded the series’ offbeat sense of humor. The show was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, and was also a Critics’ Choice Television nominee for Best Animated Series.
The July Bob’s Burgers release will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May 2015 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Bob’s Burgers #1 with their local comic book retailers. Bob’s Burgers will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
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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, Red Sonja, 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, 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.
About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products:
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners. Press release written by Keith Davidsen.