The “Skylanders” series will debut in July at Comic-Con International : San Diego 2014 via IDW Publishing in conjunction with Activision.
It starts with a 16 page #0 issue , a prequel which will introduce Skylanders World and its characters from the upcoming game “Skylanders Trap Team” video game slated to hit shelves in October.
Skylanders #0 will be launched in both print and digital during SDCC weekend.
The “Skylanders” series will be written by renowned comic-book writer, Ron Marz (“Green Lantern,” “Silver Surfer”). The lead artists for the series are Mike Bowden (“BubbleGun”) and David Baldeon (“Nova”).
“We are thrilled to be combining Skylanders, the pioneer of the toys to life video game genre, with IDW, one of the industry’s leading comic-book publishers in the U.S.,” said Ashley Maidy, vice president of global licensing and partnerships at Activision. “The comic-book series will offer fans a glimpse into the backstories of their favorite Skylanders characters, expanding on the universe that they’ve embraced so enthusiastically in the franchise’s short history. To explore the world of Skylands beyond the game is an opportunity we know our fans have long been awaiting, and we couldn’t be more excited to see this manifested through a comic series.”