STRETCH ARMSTRONG Extends His Reach Into Comics
While the first day of HASCON has showcased and revealed many upcoming Transformers products, other Hasbro properties are refusing to let Transformers take all the limelight. IDW has revealed that Stretch Armstrong will be flexing his multi-media muscles even further this coming January when the first issue of Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters arrives this January. Continue reading for IDW’s official press release.
STRETCH ARMSTRONG Extends
His Reach Into ComicsThe Netflix Animated Series ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’ based on the Hasbro Property receives a Comic Book tie-in from IDW Publishing
San Diego, CA (September 8, 2017) –STRETCH ARMSTRONG will be flexing his multi-media muscles even further this coming January when the first issue of STRETCH ARMSTRONG AND THE FLEX FIGHTERS arrives.
Based on the all-new Netflix animated series and inspired by the classic toy line, Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters features Jake Armstrong, a teenage superhero who teams up with his high school friends after they are exposed to experimental chemicals that give them amazing powers. Along with his partners Ricardo Perez, AKA Omni-Mass, and Nathan Park, AKA Wingspan, they’re a diverse group of heroes who attend high school by day and fight crime by night in the futuristic Charter City!
The comics will be written by series Executive Producers and head writers Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt with art by Nikos Koutsis(Savage Dragon). Cover art will be provided by Aluir Amancio (Superman Adventures) and Koutsis. Burke & Wyatt developed STRETCH ARMSTRONG for television in collaboration with fellow Executive Producer, Victor Cook.
“We’re so excited to bring STRETCH ARMSTRONG into comics with IDW,” says Burke. “Our teen superhero TV series is very much influenced by classic comics, so Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters having their own monthly print adventures feels like a perfect fit.”
“We’re carefully designing the STRETCH ARMSTRONG comic book stories to work as ‘stand alones’ for people who haven’t seen the Netflix series yet, but to also reward viewers of the show with more depth on their favorite characters,” says Wyatt. “We’re having a blast writing these issues.”
The forthcoming comic book series will take place during the events of this fall’s debut season of the Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fightersanimated series. Fans who pick up the comic series will get an early glimpse at a new villain introduced in the comics before making its broadcast debut, laying the groundwork for more adventures to come! It wouldn’t be a stretch to say Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters #1 will be available in print and digital January 2018.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
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IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.
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