IDW Publishing to launch 'Angry Birds' comics

Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment’s blockbuster mobile game turned multimedia sensation, will continue its global conquest of pop culture in June, when IDW Publishing launches a comics adaptation by such creators as Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin.

“We're very happy to be in business with Rovio on Angry Birds comics,” IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall said in a statement. “Rovio has taken what was once a captivating game and built it into an interesting world filled with interesting and, uh, feathered characters who will make a perfect addition to our growing line of fun, all-ages comics.”

Debuting in December 2009 as a simple mobile game in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs, Angry Birds soon spawned sequels, including two Star Wars crossovers, and a Bad Piggies spinoff, and expanded to consoles. As if 2 billion downloads weren't enough evidence of the property's success, it has also branched out into toys and animated television, with a feature film in development.

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