‘Invader Zim’ is ‘Returnening’ Just in Time to Invade San Diego Comic-Con

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Zim1Once upon a time there was a human named Jhonen Vasquez. Now Jhonen, in his infinite wisdom created comic books, but not just any comic books. No, these “comic books” were black and white truth pamphlets that illuminated the glories and terrors of human existence in such a way that they spawned many imitators and homage-ers, and created a niche in what was already a niche market.

One day Jhonen was approached by the guys behind television. They wanted some of what Jhonen was cooking. And when a man and a corporation love each other, yadda yadda, and months later Invader Zim was born.

And it was glorious.

And one day, it was gone.

Jhonen and the corporation had a fight, and their relationship was forever sullied. There was a messy custody battle, and Zim was lost to the corporation. For a time at least. Or something. I wasn’t there, so this is purely conjecture on my part.

Johnen went off to do what Jhonens do; make the funny on the Twitters. Then one day Jhonen met Oni Press. Oni Press and Jhonen now share custody of Zim with the corporation, and want to share him with all of you because Jhonen loves you. Except you. You’re a dick.

July 8th sees Invader Zim‘s glorious return, and here is a very special preview, and an exclusive variant cover, that Jhonen and Oni Press are whoring out before the consumer mecca that is Comic-Con that very same week. Coincodence? I think not.

Damn you, Jhonen.

Invader Zim #1 comes out July 8th from Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Rikki Simons, Eric Trueheart, and Megan Lawton. Only from Oni Press. BAM!

 

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