The comic story of how Madballs and GPK met continues! Dynamite Comics has announced Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids Slime Again Issue #3. The preview for this issue reads, “The Garbage Pail Kids and Madballs ride the range as cowpokes (hey, someone’s got to poke those cows). But their competition to see who can make their ghost town more ghastly soon means this town ain’t big enough for the both of them! Plus: In the world of 1950s drag-racing greasers, there’s nobody greasier than the Madballs and the Garbage Pail Kids! When they go head-to-disembodied head in a drag race of souped-up hot rods (powered by the high-octane of week-old cabbage soup), it’s winner take all!” The comic is written by Sholly Frisch with all the artwork done by Jason Crosby. Once again there are covers from Joe Simko, Crosby, and a special Vintage Foght Poster by Ken Haeser. There are sure to be a number of limited and exclusive cover variants also released. The comics should be available to preorder wherever comics are sold. Slime Again #3 is scheduled to hit comic store shelves on Apr. 12, 2023.
The comic series that shows the world just how the Garbage Pail Kids met the Madballs continues with their second issue. Dynamite Entertainment has posted the preview for Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids Slime Again Issue #2. The preview for this issue reads, “Arrrh, mateys! Weigh anchor for horrible hijinks on the high seas as the Madballs set sail for a pirate adventure with Skullface on their flag and…well, never mind what’s on the poop deck. Plus: Italy in the 16th Century: The Sistine Chapel needs a paint job…and the GPK and Madballs both want the gig! There’s only one way to choose: a no-holds-barred paint-off!” The comic is written by Sholly Frisch with all the artwork by Jason Crosby. Covers for this issue are being done by Crosby, Joe Simko, and a fight poster done by Ken Haeser. There will be more variant and exclusive covers announced. The comics can be preordered now wherever comics are sold. Issue #2 is scheduled to hit comic stores on 3/15/23.
The Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids comic book series from Dynamite Comics has been chosen to be part of the 2023 National Free Comic Book Day. A special comic featuring a collection of stories from the first Madballs vs GPK series will be offered for free in comic book stores across the country. The popular promotion is scheduled to take place on May 6, 2023.
The partnership between Garbage Pail Kids and Madballs will continue in the comics. Dynamite Comics announced Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids Slime Again Issue #1. This will be the second limited comic series to feature the two iconic 80’s brands together. This time the story will tell the origins of the their feud through the history of time. The preview for this issue reads, “In this issue: At the dawn of time, the Earth is ruled by furry, apelike beasts – oh, wait, that’s just Kim Kong! From their neighboring caves, the Cro-Madballs and Neanderthal Pail Kids constantly try to one-up each other! Plus: the star-crossed crush between Hornhead and Scary Carrie triggers war between the Trojan GPK and Greek Madballs!” Jason Crosby returns as the artist of the comics, along with writer Sholly Fisch. So far there are announced covers from Joe Simko, Jason Crosby, and a vintage fight poster cover. There are sure to be many move limited covers announced. The comic will be available to preorder soon wherever comics are sold. Issue #1 is set to his store shelves on Feb. 15, 2023.
The comic story behind the origins of GPKs is set to come to a dramatic conclusion. Dynamite Comics has released the preview for Garbage Pail Kids Origins Issie #3. This is the final issue in the short comic series that was the brain child of Jeff Zapata. Like the other issues, the comic was written by Zapata, Adam F. Goldberg, and Hans Rodionoff. Zapata and Chris Meeks did the artwork for the comic, while Dustin’s Graham worked on coloring in this issue. The preview for this issue reads, “The stunning conclusion to the most important Garbage Pail Kids comic book OF ALL TIME! This unprecedented “origin” series has an epic conclusion you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!” Covers being offers for this release were done by Zapata, Tom Bunk, Frank Kadar, and a trading card cover featuring Adam Boom. There are also virgin covers of all three being offered, along with many more to be announced in the coming weeks. Preorders will be available wherever comics are sold. The final GPK Origins Issue #3 is set to hit store shelves 12/14/22.
The comic story behind the Garbage Pail Kids continues with Dynamite Comics’ Garbage Pail Kids Origins Issue #2. The preview for the next issue is out now and once again features the origins for GPK characters that artist Jeff Zapata dreamed up years ago. The comic is written by Zapata, Adam F Goldberg, and Hans Rodionoff. Zapata and Chris Meeks did the artwork for the comic, while Dustin Graham worked on coloring in this issue. The preview for issue #2 reads, “In issue #2, it’s a battle of brother vs. brother – Garbage Pail Kids style! No worries though, there’s only the fate of the world at stake! What could go wrong….?! Only everything!” There will be covers done by Bekki Sharp, Tom Bunk, Jeff Zapata, and a trading card cover featuring Nasty Nick. There are sure to be many additional variants announced soon. Preorders will be available soon wherever comics are sold. Issue #2 is set to hit comic book store shelves on 11/9/22.
The four issue comic series pitting two iconic 80’s brands is coming to a conclusion. Dynamite Comics has revealed the info for the final Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids issue #4. Like with previous issues, it is written by Sholly Fisch with art by Jason Crosby. There are covers once again from Jason Crosby, Joe Simko, and a trading card variant cover. There are sure to be a number of other variant covers revealed soon. The description for the final issue reads, “This issue: the momentous conclusion with a full-length story… don’t miss “Family Feud”!” The comic will be available soon to preorder wherever comics are sold. Issue #4 of Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids is set to hit store shelves on 10/19/22.
The Garbage Pail Kids look to become superheroes in an upcoming comic book series from Dynamite Comics. As part of their 2022 SDCC announcements they announced Garbage Pail Kids Origins Issue #1. The series finally brings to life Jeff Zapata’s action GPK drawings he’s been working on and sharing with the community for years. Zapata is handling the art direction and assisting in developing the story for the series. Zapata and Chris Meeks will handle all the artwork for the comic. Artist Dan Contois helped with coloring on issue 1, with Dustin Graham on issues 2 & 3. The story will be written by longtime GPK super collector and Goldberg’s creator, Adam F. Goldberg, along with Hans Rodionoff. Issue #1 variant covers were shown from Zapata, Ray Lago, and Tom Bunk, all previous artists for GPKs through the years. An Adam Bomb trading card cover variant was also announced. The comics will tell the superhero backstory for many classic GPKs. Issue #1 tells the story of how Adam Bomb becomes a superhero and helps win WWII against the evil Nasty Nick. The comic is set to be released in October. It will be available for preorder wherever comic books are sold in early August.
As the release date for Dynamite’s Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids comic approaches, more and more variants of issue #1 are revealed. Dynamite is holding their first NTWRK show 7/7/22 at 3:00 PM EST. Among others comics, they will show off some of the new Madballs vs. GPK comic book series. The show can be viewed on the NTWRK mobile app. They are advertising two new variants, the Ashcan Retailer version, and the Ashcan NTWRK Premiere version. Both versions will be available for preordering on the NTWRK app during their show tomorrow.
There have also been a number of comic book store exclusive variants to surface the past couple of weeks. Variants can be ordered from; Gotham City Comics, Ken Salines Variant, Alan Quah Homage, Easton Hawk Variant, Juan Navarro Variant, Juan Navarro Virgin Variant, These are all in addition to the 16 various variants available wherever comics are sold. So far that makes a total of 24 different variants of issue #1 available for preorder!!! Notice any missing? Let me know!
Dynamite Comics has released information for issue #3 of the Madballs vs. Garbage Pail Kids comic. The comic is written by Sholly Fisch and illustrated by Jason Crosby. Like the previous issues, there are three cover variations, one by Joe Simko, another by Crosby, and a third trading card team up cover. Also like the first two issues, there will be a number of variations of those covers available. So far all three covers are available in a virgin variant, while the Simko and Crosby covers are available in B&W variants. This issue is advertised to have, “This issue: ”Block Busted”- ”Disorder in the Court-” and two (!) Puzzle Pages!” The comics are available to preorder, or will be soon, wherever you purchase comics. Issue #3 is set to hit the shelves on 9/14/22.