As part of its Comic-Con International 2014 announcement slate, IDW Publishing has revealed its plans for a “Garbage Pail Kids” comic book series, based on the Topps property of the same name. Although no details were released as to whether it will be an ongoing or miniseries, the adaptation is currently planned as an anthology of loosely connected stories by writers and artists from across the comics industry.
“As a child of the Eighties, I was at ground zero for the ‘Garbage Pail Kids’ phenomenon,” series editor Denton J. Tipton said. “The profoundly irreverent stickers spoke directly to the rascal inside each and every one of my classmates, and helped us drive our teachers to the brink of insanity. I couldn’t be more happy to be working with some of the giants of alternative comics to push the buttons of an entirely new generation of educators, many of which likely remember when the poo-covered sneaker was on the other foot.”
As part of the announcement IDW debuted an image from cartoonist Peter Bagge of new character Comic-Con Ron in the same style of the pop culture satire the trading card series expressed when it debuted in 1985 at the hands of legendary creator Art Spiegelman. The series is set to launch in 2015, in time for the property’s 30th anniversary.