The all-ages branch of BOOM! Studios announces the return of “Herobear and the Kid” with the 2013 Annual, a special Halloween edition, written by Mike Kunkel. The issue takes place on Halloween night, and Tyler and his pal Herobear are on a mission to gather as much candy as possible.
Official press release:
October 1, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – KaBOOM! Studios, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the upcoming release of the HEROBEAR AND THE KID 2013 ANNUAL. Mike Kunkel’s beloved, Eisner Award-winning series returns with a brand-new, oversized adventure later this month.
“I’m so excited to share this adventure with everyone,” enthused Kunkel. “It’s been so much fun to create a story of Herobear and Tyler that immerses into one of my favorite childhood memories: trick or treating. I also think the fun of this story is that it carries further than just one holiday—it’s all about the joy of Fall.”
WHY WE LOVE IT: Herobear and the Kid was a self-published, all-ages hit before all-ages comics were in vogue. It’s a beautifully drawn, endearing story that connects both with kids and the kid in all of us who dreamed of having a hero best friend.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Mike Kunkel’s charming art will remind you of classic animation techniques and his stories will inspire and warm your heart. It’s a perfect comic to hand to the young dreamer in your life or share with your family.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s Halloween, one of Tyler’s favorite times of the year. Everyone loves to dress up, hang out with friends, and of course, the free candy! Tyler tries his best to do what all kids aim to do on Halloween and that’s getting all the candy possible. Good thing he has Herobear to help him this year!
The HEROBEAR AND THE KID 2013 ANNUAL debuts in comic book shops on October 30th. The stand-alone issue retails for $3.99 with 32 pages of all-new story and art by Mike Kunkel. HEROBEAR AND THE KID 2013 ANNUAL ships with a full-color cover by Kunkel and is available for order under Diamond order code AUG131111.