Okay, we had an inkling this was coming. Invader Zim is back from the dead. Though for some, he never went away, Take creator Jhonen Vasquez…
“I’m always confused when people say how much they miss Invader Zim because the show never stopped running in my head, and then I remember everyone else isn’t in my head,” said show creator Jhonen Vasquez. “I try to imagine the world for all those people who don’t know what Zim’s been up to since the show went off the air and it makes me shudder. How can people live that way? Hopefully this comic helps make the world a better place.”
Announced at comic store retailer shindig ComicsPRO in Portland, local publisher Oni Press announced a new Invader Zim comic book in collaboration with creator Jhonen Vasquez and Nickelodeon for July.
Zim, the diminutive, naïve Irken soldier, is assigned to invade Earth to keep him from disrupting his leaders’ plans to expand their empire. Arriving on the unsuspecting planet, he tries to blend in by disguising himself and his malfunctioning robot sidekick GIR as a human boy and his dog. Zim is constantly hounded by his nemesis Dib, who recognizes his alien nature, and Dib’s younger sister Gaz.