Pixar’s first-family of animated superheroes are on the way to the printed page thanks to Dark Horse Comics. The publisher is readying a series and a standalone graphic novel.
The Incredibles is easily one of Pixar’s best-loved films. I don’t think there’s any challenging that statement. The movie starred a family of super-powered characters who had to come together as a team to beat the fowl villain Syndrome. And then… nothing.
Calls had been there for years for Pixar to produce a sequel, but there seemed to be little interest from the studio. Well, for a while anyway. The sequel was eventually announced. And now we find ourselves right on the edge of its release, this summer.
But as we mentioned, the Incredibles action won’t stop there. Dark Horse Comics has announced today that the family will be starring in a pair of books from the company. First and foremost will be Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home, which is the self-contained graphic novel.
Watch for this one on June the 12th.
Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home finds Dash and Violet doing their best to help out at home while their mom and dad—Mr. and Mrs. Incredible—take on new and very different jobs. First, Dash and Violet must secretly go into Super mode when they interrupt criminal activity on a routine grocery trip to pick up some essentials! Then, helping out at home, their efforts to keep up with their chores are unknowingly obstructed by the innocent mischief of their little brother, Jack-Jack!
Writer Liz Marsham (Disney Princess Beginnings) pens this graphic novel while artist Nicoletta Baldari (Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny) brings her illustrative skills to the Parr family’s latest crime-stopping mission. Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Heroes at Home features stories that are accessible to young readers—but enjoyable for everyone! In these two tales featuring story elements from the film, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack must balance their everyday lives with being secret Supers.
That’s the graphic novel, but remember there’s a series too. Set to run for three issues, the first issue of the mini will hit this coming July the 11th.
Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories #1 contains part 1 of “Crisis in Mid-Life!,” part 1 of “Bedtime Story,” and a standalone Jack-Jack story. While dedicating a new submarine, Mr. Incredible is interrupted by the dastardly Bomb Voyage—who is intent on crushing the crowd of onlookers underneath the sub! Mr. Incredible struggles to save the day, which has him questioning his super powers—could something be wrong? In “Bedtime Story” part 1, Bob tells Jack-Jack a bedtime story that has Violet and Dash calling foul: this battle from his glory days seems too amazing to be true. Then in his own adventure, at a visit to the park, Jack-Jack uses his powers to overcome a worthy opponent!
The adventures of the Parr family—AKA, The Incredibles—continue in this super comics collection, written by Christos Gage, and Landry Q. Walker, and illustrated by Gurihiru, J.Bone, and Andrea Greppi and Roberta Zanotta. Every issue in the three-issue miniseries will feature two original ongoing stories, plus Jack-Jack focused shorts in issues #1 and #2, set during and after the events of Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2.