Friday, March 29, 2019

Preview: First Look at ‘Rocko’s Modern Afterlife’ from BOOM! Studios | Sneak Peek [Updated w/ Issues 2 & 3]

Update (3/28) - BOOM! Studios has released details and previews for Rocko's Modern Afterlife issues #2 and #3 - click here for more info!

YOUR FIRST LOOK AT ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE FROM BOOM! STUDIOS

O-Town Overrun by Mysterious Epidemic in April 2019


Rocko's Modern Life is about to get a lot more terrifying as tech-obsessed 'zombies' overrun his home of O-Town in April 3's Rocko's Modern Afterlife #1. But when Rocko himself unplugs, he'll be the only one left to set things right.

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1, available in stores on April 3, 2019! In this exciting first issue in the limited comic book series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), everyone’s favorite wallaby of the west, Rocko, is trying to survive the zombie outbreak that’s taken over his home of O-Town!

Welcome to the future of O-town where everyone’s cell phone is glued to their hands, Heffer makes a living streaming video games online, and the latest app lets you avoid all contact with everyone else without even looking up from your gadget! But even in the midst of this techno-utopia, there’s something not quite right with Rocko’s fellow citizens as the authorities call for a city-wide lockdown. While Rocko takes the two weeks as a time to chill and unplug from technology, the rest of the town seems to be going mad. When danger comes knocking at his door, the newly zen wallaby will have to choose whether to stay barricaded within his increasingly surrounded home or venture forth into a wasteland filled with mindless versions of his friends and neighbors.

“Anthony and Mattia bring a fresh and hilarious take to everyone’s favorite neurotic wallaby. Rocko has to find the resolve to brave the undead and save his friends,” said Matthew Levine, Editor. “Come for the mindless zombie hordes and stay for the social satire as Rocko and the rest of O-town find out exactly who they are when society breaks down around them.”

ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1, featuring a main cover by Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Invader Zim) and preorder variant cover by illustrator and artist Joey McCormick (Teen Titans Go To The Movies), is the latest release as part of the partnership between Nickelodeon and BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers, including licensed series such as Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Steven Universe, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.

Print copies of ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1 will be available on April 3, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Stay tuned for further announcement at www.boom-studios.com or by following @boomstudios on Twitter.



Comic Listing:

ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1
Publisher : KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Anthony Burch
Artist: Mattia Di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ian McGinty
Preorder Cover: Joey McCormick
Synopsis:

- Rocko returns in this new limited series from writer Anthony Burch ( Borderlands 2 ) and Mattia Di Meo ( Ben 10: For Science! ) for a spooky look at everyone’s favorite wallaby!

- Something is turning the good people of O-Town into mindless zombies and Rocko wants nothing to do with it. He barricades himself and Spunky in their home and is determined to outlast the hoards outside.

- But desperate times calls for desperate measures when Rocko’s best friend Heffer becomes infected, Rocko will have to risk it all to save his friends and his city.

ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #2

Publisher : KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Anthony Burch
Artist: Mattia Di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Ian McGinty
Preorder Cover: Joey McCormick
Release date: Wednesday 1st May 2019

Synopsis: Rocko and Spunky must brave the zombified landscape of O-Town to make it to Filburt's house, who has taken up quite a few odd survivalist habits.


ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #3

Publisher : KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Anthony Burch
Artist: Mattia Di Meo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover (APR191254): Ian McGinty
Preorder Cover (APR191255): Joey McCormick
In Shops: Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Synopsis: Rocko and Filburt finally manage to make it to Heffer’s house, but have they made it in time to prevent their dear pal from turning into a zombie? Dr. Hutchison makes her debut in the series with an earth-shaking revelation about what’s causing the outbreak.


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H/T: But Why Tho? Podcast; Additional sources: Newsarama (II, III), SYFY WIRE (II), Forbidden Planet, Previews World.

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