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Garfield The Cat Comes to KaBoom!

KaBoom reveals plans to publish a monthly series featuring the laziest cat in comics.

Last week we saw the release of the first issue of ADVENTURE TIME #1 by KaBoom!, a division of Boom Studios. Today, the children's comic publisher announced they would be taking the reigns of another popular franchise and begin to bring it to kids of all ages. KaBoom! will begin publishing Jim Davis' Garfield in an all new monthly series. The new title will be written by Mark Evanier who will be joined on the book by artist Gary Barker.

This isn't the first time that Evanier has had his hands on Garfield; in fact, the writer was responsible for bringing the laziest cat in comics to television as the writer for the animated 'Garfield and Friends' television series from September 17th, 1988 to December 10th, 1994.

Creator Jim Davis first came up with the idea for Garfield back in the 1970's, so how is it that this property has managed to be such a success after all these years? According to Evanier in a recent interview it's very easy to relate to Garfield's character.

Garfield embodies qualities that we all see in so many people around us -- and too often in ourselves. He's lazy. He overeats. He's enormously self-obsessed. Everyone either identifies with him or with all the other folks in his world who have to put up with him.

Evanier was chosen by Garfield creator Jim Davis himself. What do you think of the upcoming Garfield monthly comic book series from KaBoom! ? Are you looking forward to checking it out?

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Posted by pikahyper

Hmm this could be good :D

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Posted by NightFang

Garfield has been making a come back in television and now comics.

Posted by The Poet

Boom is getting so many great contracts! This is really great for them!

I will check it out (though I don't know if my budget would support Garfield :P)

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Whos the chick?

Posted by BlackArmor

If this is the "Garfield and Friends" version I'm going to by three issues and love them for ever and ever, If this is the "Garfield Show" version, I'm going to buy 1 copy and burn it...burn it hard

Posted by NightFang

@spiderbat87: You mean the Pink cat? That's Arlene Garfield's girlfriend. Show looks better in the new cartoon.

Posted by The Poet

@BlackArmor said:

If this is the "Garfield and Friends" version I'm going to by three issues and love them for ever and ever, If this is the "Garfield Show" version, I'm going to buy 1 copy and burn it...burn it hard

my sentiments exactly...

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Posted by haydenclaireheroes

That will be great for Garfield fans ,but I do not think I am a big enough Garfield fan to pick up this series

Posted by The Impersonator

@pikahyper said:

Hmm this could be good :D

Posted by Wattup

I want a dog like Odie.

Posted by Meteorite

I'm actually looking for a new series to pick up once Moon Knight finishes, I might pick this up!

Posted by moywar700

I was a Garfield fan back when I was 10, I'm not really interested in him anymore.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Aww this looks awesome :) If Jim Davis chose Evanier for this, that's good enough for me!

Posted by ZombiePie

And U.S. Acres continues to get no love..........

Posted by Misterwizz

@BlackArmor:

Don't worry Mark Evanier wrote every episode of Garfield and Friends.

Posted by Video_Martian

Sorry, new Garfield comics suck, imo...

Edited by BlackArmor

@Misterwizz said:

@BlackArmor:

Don't worry Mark Evanier wrote every episode of Garfield and Friends.

Great, guess I'll be picking this up