(San Diego, May 20, 2008)   On May 21st, IDW Publishing will release the first full color issue of Igor: Movie Prequel. Written Dara Naraghi (Lifelike) with art and cover by Grant Bond (Clockwork Girl), IDW’s Igor titles are an adaptation of the Exodus Film Group’s upcoming CGI-animated feature, Igor, produced by the Weinstein Co. and scheduled for worldwide theatrical release October 24, 2008.   

Igor: Movie Prequel is a four-issue series of all-new, original stories, which will serve as a lead-in to the movie by introducing audiences to Igor, Scamper, Brain, and all the other delightfully twisted characters from the land of Malaria.

The prequel series will be followed by a four-issue Igor movie adaptation (also helmed by Naraghi and Bond), taking fans through the film and beyond. This will be followed by a full-color paperback, collecting each miniseries.

The film is a playfully irreverent comedy that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre, and features voice work from John Cleese, John Cusack, Arsenio Hall, Eddie Izzard, and many others. In a world filled with Mad Scientists and Evil Inventions, one talented evil scientist’s hunch-backed lab assistant has big dreams of becoming a Mad Scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair. The voice cast includes Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cusack, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, and Christian Slater. The film is dark and edgy, with disturbing characters like a reanimated bunny (voiced by Steve Buscemi) that longs to be dead again, and spends most of the movie trying to kill himself.

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“IDW has built a name for itself by producing good horror comics and good licensed comics,” said IDW’s Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. “The chance to combine the two in the form of a visually rich film like ‘Igor’ is a perfect convergence of genres and will also appeal to younger readers.”

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