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Disney•Pixar Comics Go BOOM!

BOOM! Studios and Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today that together they will bring news stories to the Pixar world in the form of comic books. Pixar films being used include Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and WALL•E

BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief, Mark Waid will be penning The Incredibles comic reports IGN.

To commemorate this historic partnership, BOOM! will be releasing a special preview book featuring sneak previews of upcoming projects using the characters from TOY STORY, FINDING NEMO, and MONSTERS, INC. Featuring commentary by Waid, this preview will give comic fans and interested parents a look at the quality comics BOOM! will be producing for a younger audience by the end of the year.

says the site. This book will be available at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con for $5 from the BOOM! Studios booth, #2543. 

0 Responses to Disney•Pixar Comics Go BOOM!

  1. Netbug009 says:

    Did I hear new stories, comics, and WALL-E?

    I’ve been wanting this so badly. 8D

  2. Anonymous says:

    I thought The Incredibles was Brad Bird’s baby. Did he approve the eventual use of his characters by Mark Waid? For that matter, did the other Pixar team members that created all of these wonderful films give their blessing for such a license? Frankly, there are so many talented artists at Pixar, including Ted Mathot, Mark Andrews, Nate Wragg, Enrico Casarosa, Bill Presing, Lou Ramano, and Ronnie del Carmen, that it’s a surprise these books aren’t going to be done in house. I’d love to hear John Lasetter’s opinion about the entire thing.

  3. bawpcwpn says:

    In response to anonymous, I semi-agree with you. I agree with you that there are plenty of talented artists at Pixar who do currently make their own comics, but see they’d have to do it in their spare time, and making a comic is no easy thing. It’s taken Ted Mathot quite a while to make Cora, from inception to final product, while juggling all his other comic book works and his job at Pixar. I think maybe though, they could get the Pixar guys that want to in to draw a few panels or something.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sweet now we have comics of Walle
    This is perfect.

    But it seriously will be different.

  5. mnmears says:

    Some of Pixar’s artists have created art for the Little Golden Story Books and other publications, but those Netbug named and others at Pixar probably enjoy working on something that is really, truely THEIR OWN — and the moments they can get away from those characters are probably very healthy for them and may actually stretch new artistic muscles.

    I’m sure that the Pixar Comic Book project has been licensed and approved by the Brain Trust at Pixar …

    And, I know John Lasseter is very concerned about the toys that are made and look. Take this quote from a KGO radio show interview about two years ago:

    Question: “I wondered if you have input on how they create the toys from the movies that you’ve been involved with?”

    Lasseter: “Yes, I have worked very closely with all of the toy makers on all of our movies. Again, I love toys and I want to make them really great. Also very important to me is to make them look like the characters in the movie.”

    I’d bet it’s no different with the new comic book line — with someone giving an OK to both the ART and the STORIES.

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