9:52am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Wet Hot American Summer' Graphic Novel Sets Creative Team
Boom! Studios has named the counselors responsible for taking readers back to Camp Firewood, with Gwenpool writer Christopher Hastings and artist Noah Hayes teaming up to bring Wet Hot American Summer to comics in an all-new graphic novel later this year.
The graphic novel sees Beth have to deal with a surprise camp inspection by the police after just one week as camp director, leaving her 24 hours to rally Coop, Katie, Andy, Susie, Gene, Nancy, Victor, Ben, McKinley, J.J., Gary, Gail, and the rest of the fan-favorite crew to clean up their act, or close down the camp for good.
"This is such a wonderful and unexpected crossing of my comedy nerdom, and my standard issue comic book nerdom, and I think it will be for readers as well,” Hastings said in a statement. “I've watched the movie more times than I can count, and I also happen to be a comic book writer who for the life of me, cannot write a somber story. I've been looking out for new character interactions that we haven't seen before, new things to do with spoofing camp movie culture, and I'm also bringing a lot to this from my own time working as a teen camp counselor. I cannot wait for Wet Hot fans to get to read this graphic novel."
Hayes, an illustrator of Boom!’s hit YA series Goldie Vance, said that he is “wildly excited” to be part of the project, adding, “Surreal, visual humor and vibrant, eccentric characters are some of my favorite things to work with in comics, and such a core part of [Wet Hot American Summer] itself. It’s a privilege and an honor to be on the team.”
The graphic novel, which features a cover by Joe Quinones (above), will be in stores November 2018.