Dynamite Entertainment is getting into the NYCC ’23 spirit with a bunch of cool announcements this week ahead of the big show. First, the publisher has dropped news about a “first-of-its-kind ongoing comic book series starring Disney’s beloved Lilo & Stitch!” Writer Greg Pak and artist Giulia Giacomino lead the book debuting in January.

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Read the details below:

Following the events of the iconic 2002 animated film, the alien Stitch has found his place in Hawaii with his ‘ohana, which includes his best friend Lilo, Lilo’s older sister Nani, Nani’s boyfriend David, the aliens Dr. Jumba and Agent Pleakley, and social worker Cobra Bubbles. With the support of this extended found family, Lilo and Stitch are learning to somewhat moderate their sometimes destructive impulses with a new sense of responsibility. They all get to enjoy the beautiful sights, sounds, and tastes of Hawaii — and the waves!

That is, until a new threat comes hunting for everyone’s favorite, fuzzy blue boy — mysterious giant robots seeking samples of Stitch’s own DNA for their own nefarious purposes! In a brand new journey that will take readers across the world, will Stitch be able to protect his home and loved ones? And how can he ever be reunited with his ‘ohana if his presence always seems to endanger them?

“The Lilo & Stitch movie blew me away back in the day with its gorgeous, organic animation and its hugely fun sci-fi elements,” said Pak. “But above all else, I loved its focus on the everyday struggles of an incredibly relatable family on the edge and a little girl and a little monster who somehow manage to save each other. It’s a thrill to have the chance to work on this new series with this tremendous team.”

Lilo & Stitch

Pak is known for Star Wars and Darth Vader, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Superman, Batman, and more. His independent comic book series Mech Cadet Yu, co-created with artist Takeshi Miyazawa, has been adapted into the Mech Cadets animated series from Netflix.

Giacomino is making her major interior art debut on both line art and colors. She is also part of Mirka Andolfo’s Arancia Studio.

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As for covers, look for entries from David Nakayama, Joshua Middleton, Jennifer L. Meyer, and Craig Rousseau.

Lili & Stitch #1 is set to release in January. Fans can preorder at their favorite comic shop in November. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.