The animated series Invader ZIM first debuted on Nicekodeon back in 2001. While the show never found a Spongebob Squarepants-level audience, its unique style and sense of humor attracted a cult following that remains even ten years after the final episodes aired. Now those fans can take heart that ZIM and friends are returning. Not in another animated series, but in a new ongoing comic book from Oni Press.
ZIM creator Jhonen Vasquez is involved with that new comic, steering its development and even writing the first two issues. We recently had the chance to speak to Vasquez via email. He discussed the joys and challenges of returning to this oddball universe after so long, how closely he and other Invader ZIM veterans are involved and in what page of the first issue GIR will die. Wait, what?
Along with that interview, we also have an exclusive look at four pages from the first issue, which will be released on Wednesday, July 8.