IDW Publishing just announced the latest addition to their Marvel Action line of comics aimed at middle grade readers:
Captain Marvel will come out in August from the creative team of writer Sam Maggs, artist Sweeney Boo, and colorist Brittany Peer.
The story tells of Carol Danvers’ quiet night with “BFF” Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) but takes a catastrophic turn when Manhattan’s bodegas are suddenly overrun by a host of angry felines! And not just any felines—Flerkens, the pocket-dimension-holding, tentacle-devouring kitty-look-alikes who are actually formidable foes.
“I feel so privileged to help launch Captain Marvel’s solo title for Marvel Action,” says Sam Maggs. “Carol has always been my favorite super hero; I love how she’s truly come into her own, culturally, and is finally being widely-recognized as the star that she is. Being able to write for Carol is the most exciting and terrifying thing that’s ever happened to me. I can’t wait to share this arc with everyone!”
Sweeney Boo says, “This comic is for everyone! If you have seen Captain Marvel’s movie and want more of her, and if you are a cat lover, this is definitely for you. This title has everything – it’s funny and sweet, it has powerful moments, and it’s absolute cat madness!”
“Working with Sam and Sweeney on a story featuring one of the most iconic super heroes of our time has been a dream,” says Megan Brown, assistant editor. “I adore Carol — she’s strong, capable, funny, and someone that anyone can look up to. In Marvel Action, we’re also highlighting the strength of her friendship with Jessica Drew, and it’s been such a positive, uplifting experience bringing this rock-solid bond between two absolutely amazing ladies to life.”
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel will be available with a regular cover by Sweeney Boo, plus a retailer incentive variant by Brianna Garcia.
Will this be another hit for IDW? Their Rick & Morty Meets Dungeons and Dragons series regularly hit around 25,000 in monthly sales, with their Sonic ongoing hovering around the 12,000 level, and April’s Marvel Action Black Panther #1 sold over 16,000 units to retailers. We’ll see when this issue comes out in August.