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EXCLUSIVE: "Invader Zim" SDCC Variant Cover by "Korra," "Avatar" Co-Creator

When Oni Press descends upon San Diego for Comic-Con International in July, the publisher will celebrate the launch of its anticipated series "Invader Zim" with a special, convention-only variant cover. Today, CBR presents the exclusive first look at "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Legend of Korra" co-creator Bryan Konietzko's variant for Issue #1. Konietzko worked on the "Invader Zim" animated series as a storyboard artist.

Oni's "Invader Zim" features the return of Jhonen Vasquez's hit Nickelodeon creation, which ran from 2001 to 2006. In an interview with CBR News regarding the new lease on life for Zim, GIR, Dib and the rest of the cartoon's cast, Vasquez said that while there have been some tweaks made in bringing the show to comics, "Zim himself, he's pretty much unchanged, and he's the one thing that I don't think should be tweaked at all. He is Zim! You can't mess with that."

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"Invader Zim" #1, by Vasquez, penciler and writer Aaron Alexovich, writer Eric Trueheart, inker Megan Lawton and colorist Rikki Simons -- who happens to be the voice of GIR in the cartoon -- lands in comic stores July 1, 2015.

The SDCC-exclusive cover will be available from Oni Press at SDCC (Booth #1833). Comic-Con International in San Diego will take place July 9 through July 12, with its annual Preview Night on July 8.

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