‘Regular Show’ Comes To Comics On Free Comic Book Day, Could An Ongoing Series Be On The Way?
When we covered the announcement of some of the Free Comic Book Day 2013 books earlier today, sharp-eyed readers might have noticed something interesting about the Kaboom! Summer Blast from Boom! Studios. In addition to Kaboom staples like Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Garfield and Peanuts, the kid-friendly release will also include a comic based on Cartoon Network’s Regular Show.
And what’s more the solicitation text describes this story as an “excerpt,” which is starting to give me the idea that May 4 won’t be the only time we see Mordecai and Rigby in comics.If the appearance on Free Comic Book Day is a sign of a larger series, then Regular Show will be joining its fellow Cartoon Network series, Adventure Time, at Kaboom. It makes sense that they’d be looking to expand their tie-ins, too, since Adventure Time‘s been both critically acclaimed and popular enough to spawn two spin-off titles, Marceline and the Scream Queens and the upcoming gender-flipped Fionna and Cake series. On the other hand, it is a little surprising, since Cartoon Network’s parent company owns DC, a comic company that a few of you may have heard of.
Either way, it’s pretty exciting news for fans of the show who crave more adventures of Mordecai, Rigby and the rest of the gang down at the park. Honestly, the 23 times a week it comes on Cartoon Network simply aren’t enough.
If you haven’t seen the show or don’t spend all of your time watching cartoons and pro wrestling, Regular Show follows the adventures of Mordecai and Rigby, two slackers in their early 20s with jobs as groundskeepers at a park, who also happen to be a bluejay and a raccoon, respectively. Most of their time is spent figuring out ways to get out of work so that they can play video games and watch VHS tapes. Even with the magical realism that their adventures turn to — like the episode where a giant David Lo Pan tries to suck the park into his fanny-pack, or when the spirit of video games fuses them into a four-armed monster to reward their friendship — it’s something that I can identify with. Especially since CA Editor Caleb Goellner is also a gumball machine. [Editor's Note: ...it's true, you guys]
So if this is in fact a sign of a larger Regular Show comic, I’m looking forward to it — and with Kaboom’s recent knack for tapping webcomic talent to bring cartoons to the page, it’ll be interesting to see who’s behind it.