A little birdie in the sky has alerted us to four Angry Birds tie-in books due out in July—and they appear to be space-themed…and include comics. The books are:
Angry Birds Space Sticker Book 100 pages $6.99
Angry Birds Space Baby Comic: Colors 10p $5.99
Angry Birds Space Baby Comic: Superhero 10p $5.99
Angry Birds Space Poster Pack 7p $10.99
Using incredible deductive powers, one would assume that Angry Birds Space is a new spin-off of the world-conquering mobile game. The wheeeeeeeee-BLAM clan has already breached the ozone layer: last summer there was a bonus Space level to mark the final Space Shuttle launch. And a couple of iPads and an Angry Bird plush toy were rocketed up to the International Space Station at the request of a cosmonaut’s daughter. So there are literally already Angry Birds in space.
Angry Birds already has comics tie-ins as well—they’ve released webcomics for a few of their Seasons updates, and last fall Diamond signed a distribution agreement with parent company Rovio. So expect to see these at your local comics shop in summer. And expect to spend hours and hours of precious life you will never get back shooting birds around in zero g game mode.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.