In 2017, the annual comics jamboree that is Free Comic Book Day falls on May 6. As part of this year's festivities, BOOM! Studios, in association with ABC Television Network & Twentieth Century Fox Television, will be releasing a special superhero-themed comic spin-off based on the ABC sitcom "Fresh Off The Boat."
"Fresh Off The Boat Presents: Legion of Dope-itude, Featuring Lazy Boy" is penned by the award-winning Gene Luen Yang ("American Born Chinese,") with art and cover by Jorge Corona of "Teen Titans Go!" fame.
The story, which will expand on the plot of an upcoming episode of the show, sees superheroic versions of the Huang family created by Eddie and Emery for a comic book contest come to life, and quickly eclipse the real Huangs in terms of popularity.
Speaking about the project, Yang said “I've been a fan of 'Fresh Off the Boat' since it first aired… Working on a comic book tie-in with the uber-talented Jorge Corona and the show's production team has been a blast! If you're a fan of the show, we hope the comic will be an added level of fun for you. And if you haven't seen the show yet, we hope the comic will convince you to give it a try!”
Meanwhile, Corona described the plot as being “a story about identity and acceptance that takes an important relevance in today’s world. A fun, action-packed comic filled with love for the classics. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it."
Based on the memoir of chef and restauranteur Eddie Huang, "Fresh off The Boat" focuses on the Huangs, a Taiwanese-American family who moved to Orlando, Florida, in the 1990s. The series stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang and Forrest Wheeler and airs Tuesdays, 9/8c on ABC.