Boom! Studios has revealed that they’ll be publishing a new original graphic novel in February 2019 that will be written and illustrated by Joey McCormick (Adventure Time), with colors by Whitney Cogar (Steven Universe).
In The Great Wiz and the Ruckus:
“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…”
Joey McCormick explains:
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. 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.
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.