Get a first look at BOOM! Studios' spooky and silly "Rocko's Modern Afterlife" #1
Some titles just write themselves. Case in point? Rocko’s Modern Afterlife. It’s a fun play on words that tells you everything you need to know about the book: it’s the beloved Nickelodeon series Rocko’s Modern Life… and also zombies.
Yes, the walking dead have invaded the peaceful borough of O-Town, and BOOM! have given us a sneak peek at the first issue. Check it out below.
Your First Look at ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1 from BOOM! Studios
O-Town Overrun by Mysterious Epidemic in April 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 8, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1, available in stores on April 3, 2019. In this exciting first issue in the limited comic book series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and artist Mattia Di Meo (Adventure Time/Regular Show), everyone’s favorite wallaby, Rocko, is trying to survive the zombie outbreak that’s taken over his home of O-Town!
Welcome to the future of O-town where everyone’s cell phone is glued to their hands, Heffer makes a living streaming video games online, and the latest app lets you avoid all contact with everyone else without even looking up from your gadget! But even in the midst of this techno-utopia, there’s something not quite right with Rocko’s fellow citizens as the authorities call for a city-wide lockdown. While Rocko takes the two weeks as a time to chill and unplug from technology, the rest of the town seems to be going mad. When danger comes knocking at his door, the newly zen wallaby will have to choose whether to stay barricaded within his increasingly surrounded home or venture forth into a wasteland filled with mindless versions of his friends and neighbors.
“Anthony and Mattia bring a fresh and hilarious take to everyone’s favorite neurotic wallaby. Rocko has to find the resolve to brave the undead and save his friends ” said Matthew Levine, Editor. “Come for the mindless zombie hordes and stay for the social satire as Rocko and the rest of O-town find out exactly who they are when society breaks down around them.”
ROCKO’S MODERN AFTERLIFE #1, featuring a main cover by Ian McGinty (Adventure Time, Invader Zim) and preorder variant cover by illustrator and artist Joey McCormick (Teen Titans Go To The Movies), is the latest release as part of the partnership between Nickelodeon and BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers, including licensed series such as Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Steven Universe, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Mega Princess by Kelly Thompson and Brianne Drouhard, Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Ruinworld by Derek Laufman, and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
Rocko’s Modern Afterlife #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on April 3.