The first issue the Invader Zim comics, based on Jhonen Vazquez’s cult cartoon, arrives on July 8th, and Oni is making a big deal out of it because…well it is a big deal. The alien conqueror’s return will be celebrated in several ways: A panel The Return of Invader Zim, Saturday 7/11 at 2 pm in Room 29AB with Vasquez, original show staff and creative staff on the new Zim comic Aaron Alexovich, original show writer and comic staff Eric Trueheart, Inker on the new Invader Zim comic Megan Lawton, and Oni Press Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. And then you will be able to buy a SDCC exclusive variant at the Oni Booth  (#1833).

There will be signings but please note, tickets will be required for Friday and Saturday. Tickets will be given out at the Oni Press booth from the start of the show on respective days with fans selected for spots in those signings announced at the Oni Press booth and via Oni Press’ Twitter an hour before the Friday and Saturday signings. Attendees will be limited to signings for two items.

Thursday 7/9
11 am – Aaron Alexovich, Megan Lawton

Friday 7/10

4 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Bryan Konietzko

Saturday 7/11

3:30 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton

Sunday 7/12

2 pm – Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton

And here’s the variants!

This unique Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim) cover (shown at top of post) for this first issue of Invader Zim #1 will be available at all retailers.


K.C. Green (Gunshow) variant available through Ghost Variant Partner Stores:


Vincent Perea (Where’s My Water?) variant available through Comics Dungeon:



Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim) variant available through Rebel Base Comics & Toys:



Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim) variant available through Midtown Comics:



Julieta Colás (Rick and Morty) variant available through Books-a-Million stores :



J.R. Goldberg (Jellyfist) variant available through Newbury Comics:



Tyson Hesse (World of Gumball, Bravest Warriors) variant available through Hastings:



Mariel Cartwright (Skullgirls) variant available through GameStop:



Dave Crosland (Scarface) variant available through Hot Topic:



Mariel Cartwright (Skullgirls) variant available through I Want More Comics:



Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time) variant available through Diamond Comic Distributors:


Bryan Konietzko (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra) variant available through Oni Press at San Diego Comic-Con 2015


9d4ae241-7a00-4927-9571-d446ab015c10Standard retail cover by Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim)