PRESS RELEASE – Jack is back! Samurai Jack, that is, and he’s making his grand return to comics, courtesy of writer Fabian Rangel Jr. (‘Namwolf) and artist Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Tank Girl). Hot off the heels of the critically acclaimed Helena Crash, the pair are re-teaming for a bold new take on the iconic samurai.
Remember how much you loved Samurai Jack when it debuted like a million and a half years ago? Remember how dejected you felt when the series was cancelled? Well today you have a chance to relive your favorite animated series one more time as a new fan film that keeps hope alive that one day Genndy Tartakovsky will bring the show back in some way, shape, or form.
“Gotta get back, back to the past. Samurai Jack. Jack. Jack. Jack.” Those are words from the theme song of the Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated Samurai Jack, which aired 52 episodes on Cartoon Network from August 10, 2001, to October 29, 2004. I was gripped because the stories more closely resembled anime than American cartoons, and I do love my variety. Well, there has been good news for me and other Jack fans: For the last year or so, IDW Publishing has been publishing a new comic based on the series, and the twelfth issue just hit local comics shops!