The Regular Show Comic Jumps 25 Years Ahead In New Series

by Hannah Means Shannon

As discussed in their panel at Emerald City Comic Con, Boom! Studios are going to be bringing a new series of Regular Show comics to fans, but this new series has a twist: in the comic, things have jumped 25 years into the future.

Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1 is the first of a six-issue limited comic book series arriving in stores in June 2018.

We will journey 25 years into the future with writer Christopher Hastings (Deadpool) and the debut of artist Anna Johnstone.

Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1 features a main cover by JK Phan, with variant covers by Cole Closser (Adventure Time Comics) and Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes).

Writer Christopher Hastings says:

I love the relative elegance of a Regular Show story. Start with a mundane problem, try to weasel out of it, and then plunge into madness. The characters are completely grounded, have real relationships with each other, and then you take them and stick them in the most bonkers, surreal, fantasy/sci-fi/horror/everything impossible scenarios you can think of. It’s a simple combo, but it gives you room for a countless amount of new stories. The tricky part was figuring out how to get the older and MUCH more mature Mordecai and Rigby to jump into that dance again. They’ve traded their insane adventures for family and career. Seeing how these wiser old pals handle the temptations of adventure will be a big part of the fun of this series, not to mention just catching up with all the other characters, seeing what’s changed in their lives, or what’s stayed the same.

Anna Johnstone explains:

When I got asked to work on the new Regular Show comic series I was super excited to meet the challenge. The show has a great sense of humour and as a fan I can’t wait to see what kinds of weird stuff they get up to ’25 years later’… plus the best part, I get to draw it!

Print copies of Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1 will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.