BOOM! Studios is proud to announce THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS, an all-new original graphic novel by cartoonist Joey McCormick (Adventure Time), with colors by Whitney Cogar (Steven Universe) and arriving in stores February 2019.
Red, a blind Wiz is tasked with finding the Wiz’s of the realm so that they can destroy the Ruckus, a darkness that is threatening to take over the world once again! On this journey, he brings together some of the strongest Wiz’s around, Bog Wiz, Sad Dad, and Feather Duster but soon they realize that their fate will fall on the shoulders of a young Wiz named Bean who is too strong, too hot-headed, and completely untested to be any real help.
But even if Bean isn’t quite ready to be the hero the world needs, Red must bring the young Wiz and an odd group of heroes together to save the day or the Ruckus will plunge the world into darkness! Now if only these heroes can find a way to get along…
“The Tower on the Edge is lit, the Ruckus has returned, and no one knows why. THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS is a story about good versus evil as well as becoming part of something more than yourself,” said Joey McCormick. “Games like the Final Fantasy series, Earthbound, and Kingdom Hearts were huge inspirations. I always loved the epic tales that could be cut with comedy, personal stories and the relationships that drive us. Taking the time to get to know the full cast so you can feel the weight of their journey. With THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS I hope to capture a small sense of that feeling. Even if you're just a little Bean, through your friends you can do great things.”
THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Rugrats, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, and The Deepby Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
“THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS is a refreshing tale on good versus evil, about working together to achieve your goals, and about the sacrifices you might have to make on the way,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios.” This story is fantastic and it’s something any reader, young and old, will enjoy. Joey has created a cast of heroes that will find their way into your hearts, terrifying villains that seem too strong to handle, and an unexpected adventure that brings all these amazing characters together in an action-packed story that will have you hooked.”
Print copies of THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS will be available for sale in February 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.