Wet Hot American Summer was originally released in 2001 and became the very definition of a cult comedy film. There have since been two prequel series on Netflix. Since the OGN is set in between the Netflix prequels and the film, that would technically make it a prequel to the original and a sequel to the prequel.
More details are doubtless forthcoming, but for now BOOM! is content to tease the series by showing off the Joe Quinones cover you’ll find to the left.
Official PR follows:
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (August 7, 2017) – BOOM! Studios, Enter These Dark Woods, and Creative Licensing are proud to announce the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER original graphic novel (OGN), arriving in stores June 2018. Set in between the eponymous film and Netflix prequel series, your favorite characters from Camp Firewood return for an all-new story in this first-ever graphic fiction tie-in to the franchise.
“Wet Hot American Summer is one of those magical films that not only helped launch the career of a dozen household names, but resonated with a generation of viewers over many repeat viewings,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “We’re excited to reveal more story details and the full creative team of this brand-new addition to the world of Wet Hot American Summer, but we know when you see the beautiful cover by Joe Quinones, you’ll understand why this will be one of our biggest releases in 2018.”
“We love the BOOM! Studios guys’ work and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the them on the Wet Hot graphic novel,” said Howard Bernstein, producer of the 2001 film. “It’s exciting for us to bring to the billions of Wet Hot fans across the globe another way to enjoy the characters.”
Wet Hot American Summer is the renowned 2001 cult comedy classic starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, and many others. Written by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Hello My Name Is Doris) and David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust) and directed by Wain, this iconic film was the launching pad for many comedy greats. The Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, was released in Summer 2015, and a follow-up Netflix series, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, was released this summer.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.