SDCC 2018: Boom! Launches Ben 10 Graphic Novel Program With ‘The Truth Is Out There’

by Hannah Means Shannon

Boom! Studios have been continuing in their Road to San Diego announcement and have added the news that the publisher has acquired the comic book and graphic novel license to Cartoon Network’s animated series Ben 10.

The first release from this partnership will be original graphic novel Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There from writer CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick) and artist Lidan Chen in March 2019. It will be based on Cartoon Network’s 2017 relaunched franchise and is the first in a series of original graphic novels.

Here’s our official description for the new book:

Ben 10 introduces fun loving, 10-year-old, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during summer vacation. Once Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different heroic aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.

CB Lee says:

I am so thrilled to be working with BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network on the Ben 10 original graphic novels. I grew up watching cartoons and had so much fun getting to follow my favorite characters to far-off worlds, and especially following their adventures, seeing friendships form and fighting for what you believe in. Ben 10 absolutely encompasses everything I love about storytelling – it’s so clever and has so much humor and heart. The original graphic novels will follow Ben, Gwen, Grandpa Max on all new adventures with mischief, monsters, and more mayhem with Ben and his aliens — and will be fun for fans of the show who want more of the Ben 10 universe, as well as a wonderful way to introduce new people to this series. I can’t wait to share these new adventures with all of you!

Lidan Chen adds:

Ben 10 is a cartoon I love very much, so working on this graphic novel is a great opportunity and a big challenge. I’m enjoying drawing all the characters – especially the aliens because they are really cool!

Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There features a new cover by artist Ling Chen (Regular Show).

Print copies of Ben 10: The Truth Is Out There will be available for sale in March 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores and the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.

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