NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Sequel Comes to Comic Books

Napoleon Dynamite #1
Credit: IDW Publishing

Credit: IDW Publishing

2004’s cult-hit Napoleon Dynamite will get a sequel in the form of a IDW comic book limited series, the Hollywood Reporter first reported. Lauching in September, the four-issue Napoleon Dynamite picks up right after the events of the film, where “Pedro’s reign as student body president threatened when he’s accused of having cheated in the election, pushing Napoleon and Deb to have to uncover the truth to clear Pedro’s name before it’s too late.”

Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo, co-creators of Time Cheetah, will write with Adventure Time’s Jorge Monlongo on art. The debut issue features cover art by Sara Richard, as well as variant covers featuring artwork from Monlongo and a photo from the film.

“Napoleon Dynamite is a pop-culture staple, a coming-of-age cult classic that spoke to the weirdo in all of us. It’s an honor to have the chance to expand on the lives of Napoleon, Deb, and Pedro — characters that continue to resonate to this day. I still see people wearing ‘Vote for Pedro’ t-shirts!” Verdugo said in a statement.

“With this new story, we’re focusing on matching the movie’s unique tone, finding that perfect blend of oddball comedy and charming slice-of-life drama,” added Guzman-Verdugo. “It’s certainly been a challenge but one we’re sure will pay off for long-time fans.”

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