PRESS RELEASE –
Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is excited to support the second annual Local Comic Shop Day (LCSD) with INVADER ZIM #0 and the second installment of the over-sized RICK AND MORTY TREASURY!
Invader ZIM #0 is a comic-sized zine from Dib Membrane’s favorite alien conspiracy website, Truthshrieker! Written and illustrated by the masterminds of the original Nickelodeon animated series, including character designer Aaron Alexovich, GIR voice actor Rikki Simons, screenwriter Eric Trueheart, and, of course, the Control Brain himself, animated series creator Jhonen Vasquez!
Fans couldn’t get enough of our over-sized treasury editions last year, so we’re excited to offer a second 8.5”x13” RICK AND MORTY TREASURY EDITION with stories written and illustrated by Tom Fowler (MAD Magazine, Quantum and Woody) and 2016 Eisner Award-nominee Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Invader ZIM)!
These LCSD exclusives will be available to participating comic shop retailers with Diamond Code AUG168316 for Invader ZIM #0 and Diamond Code AUG168317 for the Rick and Morty Treasury Edition #2.
This year’s Local Comic Shop Day takes place on November 19, 2016. An annual event sponsored by ComicsPRO, Local Comic Shop Day is the only comic book industry event developed and conducted by retailers for retailers. The event calls attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role in pop culture. Participating stores can be found with Local Comic Shop Day’s Event Locator.
INVADER ZIM #0 LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY EDITION
(W) Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Rikki Simons, Eric Trueheart
(A) Aaron Alexovich and Megan Lawton with Rikki Simons
(CA) Hilary Thompson
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: AUG168316
Were you aware that Truthshrieker, the website oft-visited by Dib in the middle of the night, has a publication? Printed on paper? Paper from dead trees? Ghost trees? There might even be an article ABOUT ghost trees in here! PRINTED ON GHOST TREES! Okay, there’s not, but you WILL get such thrilling articles as: “Screamin’ Goat Snake Menace!!” and “Is This Bee Haunted?” as well as “I Know There Are Aliens Hidden In This Mall Because I Looked For Them and Didn’t Find Any Therefore They Are Hidden!”
RICK AND MORTY LCSD TREASURY EDITION #2
(W/A) Tom Fowler, Kyle Starks
(C) Ryan Hill, Katy Farina
(CA) Chrystin Garland
DIAMOND CODE: AUG168317
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious hit [adult swim]animated show RICK AND MORTY has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate super scientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry.
This special double-size treasury edition for Local Comic Shop Day includes two amazing sports-themed issues: “The Big Game” written and illustrated by Tom Fowler with colorist Ryan Hill, and “Morty Bounce To The Ounce” written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Kyle Starks with colorist Katy Farina! Also includes a preview of RICK AND MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR #1 by Sarah Graley with Mildred Louis!
About Oni Press, Inc.:
Oni Press is a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1997, Oni Press is run by Founder and Publisher Joe Nozemack and Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. Oni Press’s curated line includes a variety of best-selling, award-winning, original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: [adult swim]’s Rick and Morty, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, Scott Pilgrim, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, Wasteland, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, The Life After, The Coldest City, and Kaijumax.