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] 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