With the ending of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon this year, Comics Pit Ace cartoons reporter Zechs will need a little more color in his life to fill the gap. Luckily, IDW (who also publish the My Little Pony comics) is here to help! The company has announced that they will be publishing new Care Bears comics starting this Summer.
Care Bears started life in 1981 as mascots on American Greetings cards. They later became plush toys, a number of animated series, toys, and other products. The bears each have a different color and symbol and magic, just like Zechs’ other favorite animal characters. Their most recent relaunch was last year, as an animated series on Boomerang streaming titled Care Bears: Unlock the Magic. That animated series will be the basis for the upcoming IDW title. Here is how the title is described:
Welcome to The Silver Lining in Care Bears #1 – a mystical realm full of mirth and magic! The Care Bears, along with their pals the Whiffles, protect this realm from the negative influence of the mischievous Bluster and his Bad Crowd! With engaging, unique characters and an irreverent and heartwarming sense of humor, this new comic book is perfect for anyone looking for more magic in their lives!
The comic will be written by Matthew Erman and Nadia Shammas with art and first issue cover by Agnes Garbowska. Tony Fleecs will provide a variant cover for Care Bears #1 which will unlock in July.