Dynamite Comics gears up to expand its Disney comic collection in 2024 with the incorporation of Lilo & Stitch. Set subsequent to the events of the initial film, this series follows the adventures of Stitch and his Ohana as they confront fresh challenges in Dynamite’s latest expansion of Disney-themed comics, joining its array of titles including the Disney Villains series, Darkwing Duck, and Gargoyles.
In anticipation of New York Comic Con, Dynamite Comics has unveiled the new Lilo & Stitch comic series scheduled for 2024, revealing it to be written by Grek Pak, with covers designed by Jennifer L. Meyer, Joshua Middleton, David Nakayama, and Craig Rousseau, as reported by Comics Beat. An early announcement regarding the series suggests that it will feature ‘mysterious giant robots seeking samples of Stitch’s DNA,’ leading the Disney duo on a thrilling global escapade.
The Lilo & Stitch series will mark the duo’s inaugural comic adventure conceived and published in America, in contrast to previous comics featuring Stitch, which were translated manga series from Japan. These included Disney Stitch! (2016) and Stitch and the Samurai (2020), both published by TOKYOPOP. This new series from Dynamite presents an exciting opportunity to delve deeper into the adventures of these beloved characters and introduce a new host of challenges for them to overcome.
The narrative will revolve around colossal robots on the prowl for Stitch’s genetic material, compelling Experiment 626 to defend his family and home. Introduced in the original film, Stitch was one of the 629 experiments crafted by Dr. Jumba Jookiba. Lilo & Stitch The Series chronicled the escapades of the central duo as they crossed paths with the other experiments, serving as an extension of the original film prior to the release of the direct-to-home-video sequels. While past series like the Japanese anime Stitch! and the manga Stitch and the Samurai explored alternate storylines, the Dynamite comic is expected to remain loyal to the original source material while building upon its intricate lore.
Dynamite Comics has been actively broadening the Lilo & Stitch universe, establishing sequel series that add new layers to existing characters and storylines. For instance, Hades’ endeavors before encountering Hercules are unveiled in the Disney Villains series, while an upcoming series featuring Cruella de Vil is anticipated to delve into her pursuit of canine vengeance. Similarly, the Disney Afternoon series, encompassing Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles, have contributed fresh, original adventures to the canonical narratives of beloved heroes. With the introduction of Lilo & Stitch, Dynamite Comics continues its trend of expanding the offerings in its Disney-themed comic portfolio. Enthusiasts can look forward to the release of Dynamite Comics’ Lilo & Stitch series, slated to debut in January 2024.
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