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IDW to publish Jurassic World comics in 2017!

Universal Pictures may not have a panel at San Diego Comic Con 2016, but their licensing partners do and we just got a megaton: IDW Comics will produce and publish Jurassic World comics for 2017! Information is scarce, but Bleeding Cool has the details from the panel:

IDW Jurassic Park cover art, circa 2009
IDW Jurassic Park cover art, circa 2009

“[IDW] to return to Jurassic Park with Jurassic World comics (…) based on the recent remake movie, and scheduled for 2017.

It’s too early to state creative teams. But not too early to state that there will be no feathers.”

Finally! It’s long overdue, but I’m thrilled to learn comics are inbound. The concept of the Jurassic franchise adopting an expanded canon is incredibly exciting, and I cannot wait to see how the story evolves. Here’s hoping hoping for some complex and nuanced stories coupled with kick-ass artwork.

That said, it always bugs me when the Jurassic Park franchise brags about abandoning feathers. Not all Dinosaurs were feathered, but plenty were, and that’s not a bad thing. With the right art direction feathers on some new species to the franchise could look killer. Plus, adhering to modern science (with creative liberties) and depicting the dinosaurs as animals rather than monsters is a Jurassic Park staple.

Be sure to check back for updates on this, in case more information arises from the panel. Are you excited for some new Jurassic fiction to digest? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Bleeding Cool

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9 thoughts on “IDW to publish Jurassic World comics in 2017!

  1. Hm. Hopefully better than two thirds of their last attempt at trying JP. That being said, maybe finally they’ll release the TLW graphic novel.

    1. They did make the TLW graphic novel…it just disappeared. Even some of their reprint collections have gone scarce or are being sold for like 200 + bucks. I hope this does mean a rerelease. I don’t get to finish my collection.

  2. Isn’t it common knowledge now that MANY dinosaurs had feathers? This bragging about not having them is so odd, especially when the original took the scientific idea of them being more bird-like, warm blooded animals and cemented it into everyone’s idea of dinosaurs. The same could be done with these new movies and feathers/quills. Very disappointing.

    I do have hopes that they’ll take Wu’s line to Masrani that if the dinosaurs DNA was authentic they’d look much different, along with companies outside of INGEN creating their own dinosaurs gives us some feathers…but I’m not holding my breath.

    1. I think feathers are erased, because people as mammals fear more reptiles that birds.
      And since dinosaurs are meant to be awesome and menacing at the same time, the logical assumption would be to leave them without feathers.

  3. About damn time! We NEED comics for this series for a long time. Doubt getting ANY games though. Console type games, not mobile.

  4. Agreed, we already know that the JP/JW franchise isn’t about accuracy, but it isn’t either about monsters, so even if you plan to avoid feathers (or any paleontological/scientific concept), there’s no need to brag about it like if it was a cuality standard (quite de opposite), even the raptors have been prortrayed as feathered in the comics and the world didn’t fell apart

    But anyway, it’s good to see that the comics will make a return

  5. I hated the last batch of comics I adore the original Topps comics they better do a good job and use some of the dinos confirmed but we never got to see.

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