By now, you’ve no doubt seen Funko Pop! Vinyls at retailers – most likely Hot Topic, where they dominate a good chunk of floor or wall space – and possibly own one yourself, or at least know somebody who can’t get enough of the cutesy interpretations of pop culture characters.
This May, thanks to publisher IDW, Funko are set to take the leap into comics as part of “Funko Universe Month.” At first, I was wondering if they’d have to create original characters before getting the full details that came with the announcement, but luckily, they’re taking full advantage of some of the many popular franchises IDW has license to.
As for which properties will get the treatment, readers can look forward to five one-shots that will give some of their favorite characters the small body, big head makeover: Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake and Judge Dredd. Not too shabby, eh?
In addition to those, the following titles will join the fun, too, as they’ll be granted Funko-themed variant covers: 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.
Greg Goldstein, President and COO of IDW Publishing, had this to say about the partnership:
“FUNKO’s popularity is off the charts, and IDW is excited to bring these characters to life in comic book fashion. We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with FUNKO with this unique event.”
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