BOOM! Studios announce “The Great Wiz and The Ruckus”
Today in “Great Comic Book Series Titles” comes The Great Wiz and The Ruckus from BOOM! Studios. Seriously, just try and find a better name for a series than that.
Due early next year, the original graphic novel will come to us from cartoonist Joey McCormick and colorist Whitney Cogar. It’s about a group of Wiz who rally together to defeat the Ruckus, an ever-encroaching darkness. With inviting character designs and great names like “Bean,” “Feather Duster” and “Sad Dad,” The Great Wiz and The Ruckus looks like it could be a whimsical fantasy classic.
BOOM! Studios Announces
THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS
Original Graphic Novel
Discover The Epic Team Up of Wizards to Battle Evil in February 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 1, 2018) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce THE GREAT WIZ AND THE RUCKUS, an all-new original graphic novel by cartoonist Joey McCormick (Adventure Time), with colors by Whitney Cogar (Steven Universe) and arriving in stores February 2019.
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…
“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,” said Joey McCormick. “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.”
The Great Wiz and The Ruckus will hit comic shops in February 2019.