Over The Garden Wall Returns From Boom! With “Hollow Town”

by Hannah Means Shannon

Boom! Studios have announced that Over the Garden Wall will be returning from the publisher in an all-new five issue limited comic series.
Over the Garden Wall: Hollow Town will be written by Celia Lowenthal (The Storyteller: Fairies) and drawn by artist Jorge Monlongo (Powerpuff Girls, Rugrats).

Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice will be taking on an all-new adventure in the Unknown as they “stumble on a small town inhabited entirely by eerie porcelain doll-people”. After Greg loses a shoe to a pond-turtle, it’s up to Wirt to earn money for a new pair, “leading him to babysit some doll-children that may cause Wirt to stay in town forever…”

The first issue of the series features a main cover by Celia Lowenthal, along with variant covers by Natalie Hall (Adventure Time) and Miguel Mercado (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers).

Celia Lowenthal comments:

With OVER THE GARDEN WALL: HOLLOW TOWN, I’ve been trying to lean into and expand upon some of the great aspects of the show: adolescent social anxiety, patterns and tropes from fairytales, and – of course – spooky things from the woods that aren’t quite what they seem. Over The Garden Wall is just such a good story; it’s really awesome to get to play around in its universe and, hopefully, do something new and fun!

Jorge Monlongo reflects:

I love everything about Over The Garden Wall –  the characters, colors, music… and the way horror and tenderness blend together. Working on this new series so exciting.I enjoy drawing old houses and antique clothes, malefic trees, sinister creatures and frogs. But what I love the most is drawing Greg!

Print copies of Over the Garden Wall: Hollow Town #1 will be available for sale in September 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.

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