Netflix Animated Series Stretch Armstrong Comes To Comics At IDW

by Hannah Means Shannon

IDW have announced that animated series hero Stretch Armstrong will soon be coming to comics in Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters.

The first issue of the new comic series will arrive in January 2018, based on the Netflix animated series.

In the mythos of Stretch, Jake Armstrong is a teenage superhero who teams up with his high school friends “after they are exposed to experimental chemicals that give them amazing powers”. Along with his partners Ricardo Perez, AKA Omni-Mass, and Nathan Park, AKA Wingspan, they “attend high school by day and fight crime by night in the futuristic Charter City!”

The comics will be written by series Executive Producers and head writers Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt with art by Nikos Koutsis (Savage Dragon). Cover art will be provided by Aluir Amancio (Superman Adventures) and Koutsis.

Burke says:

We’re so excited to bring STRETCH ARMSTRONG into comics with IDW. Our teen superhero TV series is very much influenced by classic comics, so Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters having their own monthly print adventures feels like a perfect fit.

Wyatt explains:

We’re carefully designing the STRETCH ARMSTRONG comic book stories to work as ‘stand alones’ for people who haven’t seen the Netflix series yet, but to also reward viewers of the show with more depth on their favorite characters. We’re having a blast writing these issues.

The forthcoming comic book series will take place during the events of this Fall’s debut season of the Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters animated series.

IDW teases that fans who pick up the comic series will get “an early glimpse at a new villain” introduced in the comics before making its broadcast debut.