IDW Publishing has just announced that Samurai Jack makes his triumphant return to graphic literature “with a quantum twist.” The press release drops science as follows:
Critically Acclaimed Team Behind “Helena Crash” Take On The Adult Swim Character in New Comic Series From IDW Publishing This September
San Diego, CA (June 20, 2017) – Jack is back! Samurai Jack, that is, and he’s making his grand return to comics, courtesy of writer Fabian Rangel Jr. (‘Namwolf) and artist Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Tank Girl). Hot off the heels of the critically acclaimed Helena Crash, the pair are re-teaming for a bold new take on the iconic samurai.
The story, entitled “Quantum Jack,” sees Jack like we’ve never seen him before. After getting zapped by an experimental Quantum Ray, Jack is sent hurtling into one alternate reality after another, his memories erased, but his spirit intact. Can you imagine Jack as the leader of a ruthless biker gang of bounty hunters? Thanks to the warped minds of Rangel Jr. and Cadwell, you don’t have to. They’ve done it for you! And that’s just the beginning…
Rangel Jr. says “I’m beyond thrilled to be working on new Samurai Jack comics. Samurai Jack is a huge influence on my storytelling, and on Helena Crash especially. I think fans of the show will dig what Warwick and I have been cooking up!”
Cadwell adds, “Samurai Jack has been an inspiration and constant source of encouragement for me since I first saw it, in terms of art, narrative, and just plain enjoyment. It’s fantastic to be able to work on and I hope our love for the show will come through in what Fabian and I are doing here.”
In addition to Cadwell’s highly stylized art giving Samurai Jack fans a different, yet familiar, spin on the character, artists Michael Avon Oeming, Alexis Zirritt, and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky, will all be providing cover art for the debut issue.
IDW’s acclaimed history of publishing high-octane Samurai Jack comics will resume this September as a new chapter emerges from the time stream and new versions of Jack with it!