Samurai Jack makes a comeback!

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Samurai Jack was a cartoon series on Cartoon Network, one that started in 2001 and ended its run in 2004. To those unfamiliar with the series, it starts off where a young prince of Feudal Japan is on the hunt for the demon wizard, Aku, who destroyed his father’s empire. The journey takes Jack across time, fighting everything from monsters to robots.

Samurai Jack is an irresistible mix of high adventure, comedy and mythic storytelling,” said series writer Jim Zub.

During its time, it captured much of the audience’s attention with its pulp stylized approach and later led to the team’s development of the Star Wars – Clone Wars mini-series.

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IDW will be heralding the return of Samurai Jack, unleashing a five-issue arc that continues where the series left off. IDW has been recognized for publishing some successful adaptations of popular series: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO’s True Blood, and Doctor Who.

With Samurai Jack being accepted into the fold, Jim Zub will be joined by Andy Suriano, a character designer on the original Samurai Jack television series. Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator/director of Samurai Jack, will draw variant covers for the first five issues.

“As a Jack and Genndy fan I’m thrilled to be writing new stories that continue where the TV series left off. I’m channeling my inner samurai to deliver a fun action-packed ride each and every issue,” expresses Jim Zub. Keep a look-out at your local comic shop, as the journey continues this October!

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