It was announced this week that IDW Publishing will be releasing a sequel to the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite as a comic book. This approach is interesting as normally movies are made from comics and not the other way around. Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo will write the four issue mini-series with art by Jorge Monlongo.
The series will pick up right after the film ended as Napoleon’s best friend Pedro becomes student body president. But the good times might not last when a fellow student accuses Pedro of cheating in the election. Napoleon and Deb have to clear Pedro’s name before the principal can impeach him.
Comicspit EXXXCLUSIVELY talked to actor Jon Heder, who portrayed the role of Napoleon Dynamite in the film. He said, “I’ve played a lot of classic roles in my career. Napoleon Dynamite in the movie Napoleon Dynamite. Napoleon Dynamite in the tv series Napoleon Dynamite. Even Napoleon Bonafrog in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I can say for certain that if there’s an adaptation of this comic book, I’ll be there to read for it.”
Napoleon Dynamite #1 will debut with a cover by Sara Richard, with special Photo Edition and Jorge Monlongo “Swords and Sorcery and Sci-Fi and Skills” variant covers as well.