Mummy Elvis Returns For A Prequel In IDW’s Bubba Ho-Tep And The Cosmic Blood-Suckers

by Hannah Means Shannon

A prequel is coming to comics set before events of the original Bubba Ho-Tep cult film story, telling the tale of when mummy Elvis was enlisted by President Nixon to defeat an alien threat. Because of course he was. IDW will be publishing Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers in March.

Joe R. Lansdale will be joined by writer Joshua Jabcuga and artist Tadd Galusha (Godzilla: Rage Across Time) on the series.

Lansdale says:

Bubba Ho-Tep was an accidental story that turned out to be my first film adaptation, and it’s still going strong in story and film. And finally, it has inspired a background story that was first a novel, and is now represented in the medium that first made me want to be a writer: comics. Graphic novels. What we used to call Funny Books. I’m excited and looking forward to readers discovering it all in color and looking fine. May more Bubba comics burst into existence and give the world the true story of how the world has been protected from evil, and for quite some time. Thank goodness these defenders are out there, working in the shadows.

IDW explains:

Part of a secret government organization designed to protect civilians, Elvis Presley and a group of hardcore warriors set out to save the world from an invasion of hive-minded, shape-shifting, vampire-like creatures from a dark dimension.

Issue one arrives in March 2018 with covers by Galusha, Baldemar Rivas, and Timothy Truman.