1:09pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Despicable Me' Spinoff 'Minions' Head to Comics This Summer (Exclusive)
Not content with stealing the show in two Despicable Me movies and graduating to their own big screen adventure, Universal and Illumination's Minions will be conquering comics this summer with the launch of their own series of comics and graphic novels from Titan Comics.
Tying in with the July release of the Minions movie, animators Didier Ah-koon and Renaud Collin will bring Stuart, Kevin, Bob and the rest of the bright yellow henchbeings to comics in a deal with the British-based publisher that will see the release of four comic book issues, two digest collections, two hardcover editions and a paperback collection.
Nick Landau, Titan publisher, said that the company is "so excited to be part of this wonderful franchise."
The line launches on June 17, with the release of the first issue of the Minions comic book digitally and in comic book stores, as well as the first digest collection in bookstores. Minions will be released in theaters July 10.