Hey, Ben 10™ fans! In March 2019, you can get your hands on the first in a series of original Ben 10™ graphic novels from Cartoon Network and BOOM! Studios via the KaBOOM! imprint. First up is Ben 10™: The Truth Is Out There, wherein Ben and his cousin Gwen are loath to enjoy nature and put down their electronic devices, like Grandpa Max thinks they should.
Where Ben goes, aliens are sure to follow (especially since he has a magical device that can turn him into 10 different alien heroes, which helps him, Gwen and Grandpa Max stop evildoers on the animated series), so surely the boredom he and Gwen feel won’t last for very long.
“We’re thrilled to kick off our big plans for Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max with Ben 10™: The Truth Is Out There,” said Cameron Chittock, editor at BOOM!, in a statement. “[Writer] CB [Lee] and [artist] Lidan [Chen] have captured the voice and spirit of this beloved show with an exciting new adventure that explores the power of family and uncovers the secret behind the most famous monster of all.”
Ben 10™: The Truth Is Out There will hit comics shops on March 20, 2019 and then make its way to bookstores and the BOOM! Studios webstore on March 26. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Writer: CB Lee
Artist: Lidan Chen
Colorist: Meg Casey
Letterer: Warren Montgomery
Cover: Mattie Di Meo
Publisher: KaBoom!/BOOM! Studios
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