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Detective Pikachu will also patrol store shelves in comic book form

March 16, 2019 1 min read

Legendary Comics are to release a comic-book adaptation of what is surely to be the feel-good movie of the Summer; Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. The movie, which hits theaters in May, will receive the extended one-shot comic soon afterward.

The Detective Pikachu comic will be a straight recreation of the movie, as young Tim Goodman and his furry, coffee-addled sidekick search Ryme City for the former's missing dad. The comic is written by Brian Buccellato (The Flash, Injustice) with artwork by Nelson Daniel (Ghostbusters, Dungeons & Dragons).

"We are thrilled for the opportunity to work with the Pokémon Company International", said Robert Napton, Senior V.P. of Legendary Comics. "Pokémon is a globally-adored brand, and we absolutely loved expanding the story of Detective Pikachu onto the page with the help of Brian’s words and Nelson’s art".

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters from May 10. The comic adaptation will be available digitally and in stores this Summer.

Detective Pikachu will also patrol store shelves in comic book form screenshot