IDW invite you back to Care-a-Lot with brand new "Care Bears" comics
There are just some properties that fill you with a warm sense of nostalgia, no matter how far removed from them you’ve become. For me, any time I see Winnie the Pooh or any of his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, I feel like I’m a kid again. That world is free of cynicism and any real danger, focusing instead on what it means to be a good friend and caring for other people.
To a lesser degree, I feel the same way about the Care Bears, those adorable citizens of Care-a-Lot. They fly around in cars literally made of clouds! Adorable!
Like Pooh and his friends, the Care Bears are all about… well, it’s right there in the name: they care about people.
…even if their movies could unintentionally scar children with how frightening they were. But still! Good prevailed in the end, and that’s what matters. The folks over at IDW will stoke those nostalgic fires this July when they kick off a brand new line of Care Bears comics and original graphic novels. Based on the streaming series Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, the first comic series will have stories from Matthew Erman and Nadia Shammas along with some wonderfully endearing art from Agnes Garbowska.
Now let’s just hope they’ll leave room for the Care Bear Cousins, because Lotsa Heart Elephant rules.
Check out the details below.
IDW Publishing Unlocks the Magic with Care Bears
Introducing All-New Comic Books and Graphic Novels Based on Boomerang’s Wildly Popular Care Bears Cartoon
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 31, 2019) – Following the success of the new hit Boomerang cartoon, IDW Publishing and Cloudco Entertainment are proud to announce an all-new Care Bears comic book and graphic novel program. Expanding upon the imaginative Care Bears: Unlock the Magic streaming series with new story content, IDW will debut its first fun-filled issue in July 2019.
Welcome to The Silver Lining in Care Bears #1 – a mystical realm full of mirth and magic! The Care Bears, along with their pals the Whiffles, protect this realm from the negative influence of the mischievous Bluster and his Bad Crowd! With engaging, unique characters and an irreverent and heartwarming sense of humor, this new comic book is perfect for anyone looking for more magic in their lives!
IDW’s Care Bears will be illustrated by all-ages superstar Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony, DC Super Hero Girls) and feature a story by Matthew Erman and Nadia Shammas. The launch will include a whimsical regular cover by Garbowska and a special variant edition by Tony Fleecs.
"I am extremely excited to be working on Care Bears since it was such a huge part of my childhood and impacted me greatly. I hope the series brings the same love and joy to new fans as it did for me," says Agnes Garbowska.
John Barber, Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, says, “Care Bears has been a touchstone for generations. I had their toys and stuffed animals when I was a kid, and my daughter has them now. They’re characters parents and kids get to share — and just like the Care Bears:Unlock the Magic animated series, our comic brings them into modern times while staying true to the characters we love!”
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with IDW Publishing on a new comic book series that will appeal to Care Bears fans of all ages. Care Bears #1 introduces fresh content to our heritage fans while creating a new and exciting world for young fans to explore,” says Sean Gorman, President, Cloudco Entertainment.
IDW is an industry leader in developing comic books for the youth market, proudly bringing reading enjoyment to children of all ages. Their extensive library includes such global brands as Disney’s Tangled, Hasbro’s My Little Pony, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scholastic’s Goosebumps, and Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog.
For information on how to secure copies of Care Bears #1, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Care Bears #1 will kick off the new line of comics and graphic novels when it hits comic shops and digital retailers this July.