Ever since the first trailer dropped, the anticipation for Detective Pikachu to hit theaters has been building. Now we have learned that the story will be coming to the page as well. Legendary Comics announced at ECCC 2019 that a POKÉMON Detective Pikachu graphic novel that will serve as a companion to the movie.
The story will be written by Brian Buccellato with art by Nelson Dániel. No official release date was given, only that it will be some time in the Summer of 2019 at your local comics shop and digital retailers. Keep in mind that the Detective Pikachu movie releases from Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures on May 10th. Details were not released, but we do know the story will follow the main characters Tim Goodman and Pikachu.
In a press release, statements were released by both Legendary Comics and Pokémon Company International:
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to work with The Pokémon Company International,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “Pokémon is a globally-adored brand, and we absolutely loved expanding the story of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu onto the page with the help of Brian’s words and Nelson’s art.”
“Legendary Comics has done an outstanding job of bringing the world of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu to life in the form of this graphic novel,” said Heather Dalgleish, Director of Publishing at The Pokémon Company International. “We’re excited to be working with the Legendary Comics team on this initiative and can’t wait for readers to dive in to this Pokémon story.”
How excited for you for Detective Pikachu, and will you add the graphic novel to your collection?