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Full details on all Invader Zim #1 covers and our Invader Zim plans for San Diego Comic-Con!

INVADER ZIM SET TO INVADE JULY 8TH, 2015

NICKELODEON AND JHONEN VASQUEZ’S LANDMARK ANIMATED SERIES RETURNS IN COMIC FORM NEXT WEEK WITH A MASSIVE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON APPEARANCE AND A NUMBER OF VARIANT COVERS FROM FAN-FAVORITE ARTISTS

PORTLAND, OR July 1, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is set to launch the first issue of the sure-to-be hit Invader Zim comic series next week on Wednesday, July 8th. The comic will launch with a number of activities at San Diego Comic-Con and several alternate covers from fan-favorite artists.

Invader Zim #1 will arrive in stores next Wednesday, July 8th, just in time to make San Diego Comic-Con a major event for Invader Zim fans. Oni Press will host a panel, The Return of Invader Zim, Saturday 7/11 at 2 pm in Room 29AB that features original creator Jhonen 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. Questions for the panel will be accepted via responses to a specific message on Oni Press’ Twitter in the week leading up to Comic-Con, with those whose questions are selected winning a copy of Invader Zim #1. Invader Zim cosplayers visiting Oni Press’ booth (#1833) at SDCC will also receive Invader Zim #1. Bryan Konietzko (creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and staff member on original Invader Zim show) has produced a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover for the first issue that will be available exclusively at Oni Press’ SDCC booth. Finally, Oni Press will host the following signings for the Invader Zim comic creative team at their SDCC booth #1833:

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

Due to the massive demand for Friday and Saturday’s signings, 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.

When Invader Zim #1 arrives in stores on July 8th, along with the standard retail cover, fans will have a large selection of alternate covers to choose from.

Jhonen Vasquez’s unique cover for this first issue of Invader Zim #1 will be available at all retailers and is certain to be a must-have for all Invader Zim fans.

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

http://bit.ly/1U95zbz

Vincent Perea (Where’s My Water?) variant available through Comics Dungeon: http://bit.ly/1GpfKo8

Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim) variant available through Rebel Base Comics & Toys: http://bit.ly/1LDLzdv

Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim) variant available through Midtown Comics: http://bit.ly/1ejTjEe

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

http://bit.ly/1JxsHx2

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

http://bit.ly/1GPoTn1

Tyson Hesse (World of Gumball, Bravest Warriors) variant available through Hastings: http://bit.ly/1BZf5Ih

Mariel Cartwright (Skullgirls) variant available through GameStop:

http://bit.ly/1U9alFN

Dave Crosland (Scarface) variant available through Hot Topic:

http://bit.ly/1LDO6nT

Mariel Cartwright (Skullgirls) variant available through I Want More Comics: http://bit.ly/1FRXI7n

Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time) variant available through Diamond Comic Distributors: http://bit.ly/1FDMgAH

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

Standard retail cover by Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim)

Oni Press is excited for the launch of the very first issue of Invader Zim on July 8th and for the continued popularity of the series in the months and years to come.

Oni Press can be found at San Diego Comic-Con booth #1833, across the aisle from Sideshow Collectibles.

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Doing the schedule for the first time for July, spam my inbox should there be any inaccuracies with the new schedule. And the Abyss spawn on the 23rd is special because it will always be a guaranteed Grade 2.

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Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes order the Zentraedi fleet to bombard and bury the mounds housing the remains of the space battle fortresses SDF-1 and SDF-2 as well as the flagship of the renegade Khyron. This slightly gratuitous end to the “Mars Base One” serial’s framing sequence comes courtesy of Tommy Yune, Simon Yeung, and Omar Dogan, from the pages of Robotech Invasion #5 (DC/Wildstorm, May 2004).

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Australian Spotted Jellyfish - Phyllorhiza punctata - A beautiful but annoying invader

Phyllorhiza punctata (Rhizostomae - Mastigiidae) is a large jellyfish with a rounded and somewhat flattened gelatinous bell that is clear or possibly tinted brown with many small white crystalline refractive spots close to the surface. 

P. punctata is a coastal and estuarine jellyfish whose wide native distribution includes Australia and much of the Indo-Pacific including the Philippine archipelago. 

This species was recorded only from Indo-Pacific waters prior to the 1950s.  Since 1995 there are several reports of populations of the Australian Spotted Jellyfish in the Atlantic (Brazil), Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the East Pacific (California), where the species is considered introduced, invasive and nuisance, impacting fisheries, injuring swimmers, and clogging the intakes of power plants, among other effects. 

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Photo credit: ©Ray Froend | Locality: Swan River, Western Australia (2007)