Gosh! Napoleon Dynamite is getting a second-life thanks to IDW Publishing.
The publisher announced it would be launching a comic book sequel to the cult-favorite film, Napoleon Dynamite, this September. The four-issue series will hail from the writing team of Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo (Time Cheetah), and artist Jorge Monlongo (Adventure Time). The cover for the first issue, which you can see below, features artwork by Sara Richard (My Little Pony); however, there will also be options for variant covers featuring a photo from the original movie, as well as artwork from Monlongo.
The limited series will talk place after the events of the film, focusing on Pedro’s reign as student body president. The description suggests Pedro's presidency will be threatened after he is accused of cheating during the election. This leads to Napoleon and Deb seeking to clear Pedro's name as they go in search of the truth.
"Napoleon Dynamite is a pop-culture staple, a coming-of-age cult classic that spoke to the weirdo in all of us," Verdugo said in a statement. "It’s an honor to have the chance to expand on the lives of Napoleon, Deb, and Pedro — characters that continue to resonate to this day. I still see people wearing ‘Vote for Pedro’ t-shirts!"
Napoleon Dynamite, starring Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Tina Majorino, debuted in 2004 and quickly went on to become an instant classic among teens. Produced for a meager $400,000, Napoleon Dynamite would go on to earn an impressive $46 million at the worldwide box office and eventually spawn a short-lived animated series on Fox.