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Mark Evanier and IDW Announce Rocky and Bullwinkle Comic

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With this and the Mr. Peabody movie, I’m getting the sense that Jay Ward’s daughter Tiffany has been gearing up for 2014 for quite a while now, and thankfully realized that live-action really isn’t the way to go when it comes to reviving the characters. For the comic, I certainly can’t think of a better writer than the guy from Groo the Wanderer.

The comic comes out in March. Here are the highlights of the announcement:

This Rocky & Bullwinkle series will be brought to life by a creative team that is truly one for the books! Best known for his humor work, Eisner-winner Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Garfield and Friends) is a natural fit as the series writer, while the incomparable Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show, Popeye) provides pitch-perfect interior art, and fan-favorite Stephanie Buscema (My Little Pony, Powerpuff Girls) brings her unique style to the not-to-be-missed variant covers.

“I grew up, to the extent I grew up, on these characters,” says Mark Evanier, “I watched ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS? the first day it was on and I got a lot of my sense of humor, such as it is, from those cartoons. (I was going to say, ‘I was watching it before I was old enough to get all the jokes, but I’m still catching on to what some of them mean.’)”

Each issue will be a self-contained story featuring your favorite Rocky & Bullwinkle characters in all-new antics, as well as contain a supporting Dudley Do-Right story, just like the original show. Get ready, because the madcap adventures are about to start!!! But beware, Snidely Whiplash, Boris Badenov, and Natasha Fatale are always lurking…

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