Funko has been releasing animated shorts for quite some time of Funko-ized versions of your favorite heroes and villains and it was inevitable that it wouldn't end there.
IDW announced today that they have partnered with Funko for series of one-shot comics showcasing Funko-ized versions of IDW's current properties which include the Ghostbusters, TMNT, X-Files, Judge Dredd and even Strawberry Shortcake.
The Funko Universe one shots will not be the only Funko influence in the IDW catalog as the following books will be getting Funko inspired variant covers: Back to the Future #20, Orphan Black: Deviations #3, Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #8, Star Trek: Boldly Go #8,The Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #1,Donald Duck #20,Mickey Mouse #20,Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #738, all hitting comic shops this May.
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Funko Comic Book Universe Is Born At IDW
Funko Universe Month Launches with Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake, and Judge Dredd
San Diego, CA (February 17, 2017) – Get your FUNKO on this May! The insanely popular Pop! vinyl figures have successfully reshaped the collectibles landscape and are now primed to take comics by storm in a special month-long event from IDW Publishing. FUNKO and IDW are combining forces to bring fans FUNKO-ized versions of some of the most recognizable and beloved characters in all of pop culture.
FUNKO UNIVERSE MONTH will feature some of the most sought after Pop! vinyl figures coming to life in five off–the-wall one-shots courtesy of IDW’s creative stable: GHOSTBUSTERS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, THE X-FILES, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, and JUDGE DREDD.
“FUNKO’s popularity is off the charts, and IDW is excited to bring these characters to life in comic book fashion,” said Greg Goldstein, President, and COO, IDW Publishing. “We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with FUNKO with this unique event.”
“Funko collectibles began in comic book shops. We’re thrilled to get back to our roots in this one-of-a-kind collaboration!” said Ben Butcher, Vice President of Creative, Funko.
“The marriage of IDW’s powerful storytelling ability with the exuberant style of the Funko brand is a perfect match and we can’t wait for fans everywhere to see what we’ve created!” said David Hedgecock, Editor-in-Chief, IDW Publishing.
The fun of FUNKO UNIVERSE MONTH will also extend beyond the core titles above to include special variant covers for Back to the Future #20, Orphan Black: Deviations #3, Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #8, Star Trek: Boldly Go #8,The Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #1,Donald Duck #20,Mickey Mouse #20,Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #738, all hitting comic shops this May.