Nate Cosby (Cow Boy, Buddy Cops), and artists Scott Brown (Nightfall) and Ruairi Coleman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures) are going to be creating a new comic for Dynamite Entertainment based on the popular app game Fruit Ninja. Launching on September 6th, the series is based on the mobile game by Halfbrick which has over a billion downloads world-wide, according to the publisher.
In this series and game, the Fruit Ninjas have “mastered the art of Juice Jitsu” which unlocks hidden powers through the slicing of fruit, so they can protect their neighbors from “time-traveling super-villains”! Because of course they have.
Fruit Ninja #1 will also feature two bonus-stories including an “ancient Fruit Ninjas tale” from a thousand years ago, as well as a “Jetpack Joyride” story.
Writer Nate Cosby says:
I don’t want to get everybody TOO excited, but Fruit Ninja may end up being the greatest comic series ever created. Because there’s fruit and there’s ninjas and there’s jetpacks made of cake and attack hippos wearing goggles that come out of tubes and an army of hyper-aggressive ants that know how to drive peaches. And…that’s…JUST…THE FIRST ISSUE…
The debut issue of Fruit Ninja features cover art from interior artist, Scott Brown, as well as a game play option. Limited variant editions in “Black & White” and “Virgin” formats are also available as retailer incentives.
Fruit Ninja #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September.