It’s actually happening. A Funko comic book universe will be making its debut this May!
The Pop! vinyl figures that have taken over collector’s hearts whether at comic cons across the nation or at your local shop will be storming onto comic book shelves courtesy of IDW Publishing.
The Funko universe will begin with five one shots that will take over five of IDW’s current line up. Those books include Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake, and Judge Dredd.
“FUNKO’s popularity is off the charts, and IDW is excited to bring these characters to life in comic book fashion,” said Greg Goldstein, President and COO, IDW Publishing. “We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with FUNKO with this unique event.”
“Funko collectibles began in comic book shops. We’re thrilled to get back to our roots in this one-of-a-kind collaboration!” said Ben Butcher, Vice President of Creative, Funko.
“The marriage of IDW’s powerful storytelling ability with the exuberant style of the Funko brand is a perfect match and we can’t wait for fans everywhere to see what we’ve created!”
said David Hedgecock, Editor-in-Chief, IDW Publishing.
Along with the five one shots, there will also be Funko variant covers for Back to the Future #20, Orphan Black: Deviations #3, Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #8, Star Trek: Boldly Go #8, The Powerpuff Girls: The Time Tie #1, Donald Duck #20, Mickey Mouse #20, and Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #738. All of these issues will be available in May!