Oops, sorry. Wrong license.
Continuing their Road to San Diego marketing campaign (it’s a long road apparently), BOOM! Studios announced they’ve acquired the license to produce Ben 10 comics and graphic novels. They intend to kick things off with a new original graphic novel by CB Lee and Lidan Chen called Ben 10: The Truth is Out There. The book hits stores in March of 2019, but the press release hints that BOOM! has big things in store for the license.
And of course, being a press release, everyone involved said some press release-y stuff, starting with CB Lee:
I am so thrilled to be working with BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network on the Ben 10 original graphic novels. I grew up watching cartoons and had so much fun getting to follow my favorite characters to far-off worlds, and especially following their adventures, seeing friendships form and fighting for what you believe in. Ben 10 absolutely encompasses everything I love about storytelling – it’s so clever and has so much humor and heart. The original graphic novels will follow Ben, Gwen, Grandpa Max on all new adventures with mischief, monsters, and more mayhem with Ben and his aliens — and will be fun for fans of the show who want more of the Ben 10 universe, as well as a wonderful way to introduce new people to this series. I can’t wait to share these new adventures with all of you!
And followed by Lidan Chen:
Ben 10 is a cartoon I love very much, so working on this graphic novel is a great opportunity and a big challenge. I’m enjoying drawing all the characters – especially the aliens because they are really cool!
And then BOOM! Editor Whitney Leopard (not an actual leopard) (we’re pretty sure):
The Ben 10 creators have mixed charming characters with absolutely unforgettable adventures that have you rooting for Ben at every chance. We’re excited explore the mythology in comic book form, and BEN 10: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE is the first graphic novel where we get to join Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max in the Rust Bucket and explore the summer with them. There will be hijinks, there will be aliens, and there is going to be a lot fun.
Ben 10: The Truth is Out There hits stores in March with a cover by Ling Chen.
Ben 10 introduces fun loving, 10-year-old, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during summer vacation. Once Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different heroic aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.