Detective Pikachu is Getting an Official Companion Graphic Novel


The POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie opens in theaters on May 10, and if that’s not enough of a talking ‘Chu fix for you, an official graphic novel is on the way this summer. Legendary Comics announced plans at Emerald City Comic Con, with Brian Buccellato writing and Nelson Dániel handling art. 


The comic version draws inspiration from the movie, as Tim Goodman sets out in Ryme City in search of his missing father. Together with Pikachu—you’ll have to supply the Ryan Reynolds voiceover in your head—Tim gets sucked into a sprawling mystery. Check out the cover below.


Detective Pikachu is Getting an Official Companion Graphic Novel


For more on the folks behind the comic, here are the creator bios: 


Brian Buccellato is a New York Times best-selling writer best-known for his work on Flash and Injustice for DC Comics. Brian started in comics as a colorist for the Marvel/DC crossover Punisher/Batman and went on to color for all the major publishers, including work on The Uncanny X-Men, Superman and The Flash. He began writing as part of The Story Company, where he collaborated on a number of screenplays. Buccellato started his comic writing career at Top Cow with The Darkness before teaming with Francis Manapul to co-write The Flash and Detective Comics at DC. He is the creator of Foster, Sons of the Devil and co-creator of Cannibal for Image Comics. His most recent work includes Lowlifes from IDW and Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger for Legendary. He currently lives in West Hollywood with a very small cat and dog.


Nelson Dániel has worked for over 15 years in films and commercials as an art director, production designer, storyboard and concepts artist for films like Aftershock and Eli Roth’s Green Inferno, Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, among others. Nelson lives in Chile, where he has published the graphic novel, Lucca.  His latest graphic novels, 1899 and 1959 will be published in Europe this year. He also did all art and colors on The Cape: 1969, monthly series Judge DreddDungeons and DragonsClue, and the Stephen King/Joe Hill collaboration, Road Rage, in addition to the single issues of GhostbustersGI JoeTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. He has also worked as colorist for Marvel and IDW on series such as The CapeWild Blue Yonder and the 2015 Eisner Award-winning best limited series, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, where he was also nominated for best colorist.



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